News related to Omniscan (Gadodiamide) and/or conditions it is approved for
Diagnostic errors linked to high incidence of incorrect antibiotic use
Source: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses News From Medical News Today [2015.05.19]
New research finds that misdiagnoses lead to increased risk of incorrect antibiotic use, threatening patient outcomes and antimicrobial efficacy, while increasing healthcare costs.
E-skin and pocket-sized diagnostic machines give patients the power back
Source: Hypertension News From Medical News Today [2015.05.15]
New bio-sensing technologies give us cheap, fast and convenient health dataWearable E-skin that can measure heart rate and blood pressure, and paper diagnostic machines the size of a credit card...
Heel pain, common and debilitating, often misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis - use of diagnostic ultrasound leads to more accurate diagnosis
Source: Bones / Orthopedics News From Medical News Today [2015.05.05]
A new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) finds that a safe and painless ultrasound test can pinpoint the exact cause of heel pain, a common ailment that can be severely...
Optimizing treatment protocols when diagnostics are costly
Source: HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today [2015.04.30]
Optimal treatment strategies in the context of 'treatment for prevention' against HIV-1.
Study: MRI Missed 1 in 6 High-Grade Prostate Cancers
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines [2015.05.20]
Men with elevated PSA underwent diagnostic mpMRI and then were double-checked with ultrasound-guided biopsy. The newer tool was not flawless.
Medscape Medical News
Study results published suggest Veracyte's Percepta Bronchial Genomic Classifier can reduce unnecessary invasive procedures in lung cancer diagnosis
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2015.05.19]
Veracyte, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company pioneering the field of molecular cytology, has announced online publication in the New England Journal of Medicine of results from two large...
New Test Distinguishes Benign From Malignant Thyroid Nodules
Source: Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology Headlines [2015.05.17]
A study finds that the ThyraMIR microRNA gene-expression classifier combined with the genetic mutation panel ThyGenX reduces the rate of avoidable diagnostic surgeries by 69%.
Medscape Medical News
MRI - prostate cancer screening for the future?
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2015.05.14]
A screening method that combines a traditional PSA test with an MRI detects a significantly greater number of prostate cancer cases and improves diagnostic accuracy.
Romania: High prevalence of undisclosed neuropathy in diabetic patients
Source: Pain / Anesthetics News From Medical News Today [2015.05.07]
A survey of 25,000 Romanians with diabetes has revealed that diabetic neuropathy (DN), a complication of diabetes, is highly prevalent in these patients, even in the absence of a diagnostic, and...
VivoSight OCT clinical study: Results demonstrate clinical value of OCT in basal cell carcinoma diagnosis
Source: Dermatology News From Medical News Today [2015.04.30]
Michelson Diagnostics, the UK-based medical device company focused on multi-beam Optical Coherence Tomography ('OCT') technology, announces the publication on-line in the British Journal of...
Computer-assisted diagnosis tool helps physicians assess skin conditions
Source: Dermatology News From Medical News Today [2015.04.26]
Tool harnesses photo database to improve diagnostic accuracyIn the first major study to examine the use of a computer-assisted, photo-driven differential diagnosis generator for skin conditions...
New study suggests ways to avoid catching diseases from pets - It's a matter of finding the right pet for the right family, veterinarian says
Source: Veterinary News From Medical News Today [2015.04.22]
As new medical diagnostics become available, researchers are increasingly discovering situations in which pets can transmit diseases to humans - especially when an owner's immune system is...
CareDx cell-free DNA (cFDNA) biomarker in combination with AlloMap increases accuracy of identification of rejection in heart transplant recipients
Source: Transplants / Organ Donations News From Medical News Today [2015.04.20]
CareDx, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company focused on the development and commercialization of clinically differentiated, high value, non-invasive surveillance solutions for transplant...
Dogs could be 'noninvasive, inexpensive' diagnosis aids for thyroid cancer
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat News From Medical News Today [2015.03.09]
Canine scent detection may be a noninvasive, inexpensive diagnostic technique for thyroid cancer, a new study claims, after a dog was able to detect the disease in human urine.
Potential cause of preeclampsia may share links with disorders such as Alzheimer's
Source: CJD / vCJD / Mad Cow Disease News From Medical News Today [2014.07.19]
New research has identified a potential cause of and a better diagnostic method for preeclampsia, one of the most deadly and poorly understood pregnancy-related conditions in the world.