News related to Optimark (Gadoversetamide) and/or conditions it is approved for
Rapid diagnostics for multidrug resistant organisms in combat-related infection
Source: MRSA / Drug Resistance News From Medical News Today [2016.05.10]
The occurrence of multidrug resistant infection is a major concern in Wounded Warriors and military Veterans, especially in combat-related injuries.
Zika: Portable, rapid diagnostic test could reach clinical use in months
Source: Tropical Diseases News From Medical News Today [2016.05.06]
Researchers have created a low-cost, portable test that has been shown to quickly detect Zika virus in infected monkeys. They say it could reach clinical use in several months.
Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off, Perhaps Reflecting Diagnostic Changes
Source: MedicineNet Thyroid Cancer Specialty [2016.04.15]
Title: Thyroid Cancer Cases in U.S. Level Off, Perhaps Reflecting Diagnostic Changes
Category: Health News
Created: 4/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Flexible future of point-of-care disease diagnostic
Source: Bird Flu / Avian Flu News From Medical News Today [2015.07.29]
The world-wide deployment of biomedical devices for health monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics and environmental sensing is hampered by their high cost that is not readily affordable for e.g.
Molecular Thyroid Nodule Test No Help in Surgery Decision
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines [2016.05.26]
Diagnostic molecular testing of thyroid nodules did not significantly affect decision-making in thyroid surgery and may even have led to some overtreatment in a recent trial.
Reuters Health Information
Use of Coronary CTA to Guide Management of Coronary Disease
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines [2016.05.23]
Can coronary computed tomography angiography, a noninvasive diagnostic test for coronary heart disease, appropriately guide referral for more invasive procedures and improve overall outcomes?
Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Little cost difference between CT angiography and stress test for diagnosing heart disease
Source: Cardiovascular / Cardiology News From Medical News Today [2016.05.23]
For patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), computed tomographic angiography (CTA) and functional diagnostic testing strategies have similar costs through 3 years of follow up.
ADHD in young adulthood examined in JAMA Psychiatry studies
Source: ADHD / ADD News From Medical News Today [2016.05.18]
Many Young Adults with ADHD Did Not Have Childhood Diagnosis Among a group of young adults with ADHD at age 18, many of them did not meet diagnostic criteria for ADHD at any assessment in...
Zika virus: Optimized tests for reliable diagnosis
Source: Tropical Diseases News From Medical News Today [2016.05.13]
DZIF scientists from the University of Bonn have shown that not all conventional Zika virus molecular diagnostic tests are sufficiently reliable.
How to Avoid Misdiagnosis
Source: MedPage Today Allergy & Immunology [2016.05.13]
(MedPage Today) -- How a patient makes you feel may affect your diagnostic acumen
Breath test may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome
Source: Irritable Bowel Syndrome News From Medical News Today [2016.05.11]
There is currently no specific diagnostic test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but now researchers have identified a combination of 16 different substances in the breath that, when measured...
Nearly half of heart bypass patients skip medications that keep blood flowing
Source: Statins News From Medical News Today [2016.05.03]
Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University discovered that nearly half of coronary artery bypass patients are not taking statins and aspirin together when they are referred for diagnostic cardiac...
Videogames against malaria: learn through playing
Source: IT / Internet / E-mail News From Medical News Today [2016.04.25]
A Malaria "Candy Crush" to research new diagnostic tools involving citizen participation.Shoot bubbles while helping research against malaria?
AMP genomic sequencing procedure microcosting & health economic cost-impact analyses
Source: Hearing / Deafness News From Medical News Today [2016.04.14]
The Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP), the premier global, non-profit organization serving molecular diagnostic professionals, has announced the results from a 2015 analysis of the costs...
New assay offers improved detection of deadly prion diseases
Source: CJD / vCJD / Mad Cow Disease News From Medical News Today [2016.04.11]
Timed amyloid seeding assay achieves or surpasses sensitivity of currently available tests for transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, according to a report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.
Ethnic differences in cystic fibrosis genetic coding not addressed in screening tests for nonwhite patients
Source: Cystic Fibrosis News From Medical News Today [2015.12.17]
Recommended Screening Test Reflects Genetic Variants Characteristic of White Populations, According to a Report in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics.
Study shows test aids physicians in Tamoxifen drug monitoring, including non-compliance due to side effects
Source: Compliance News From Medical News Today [2015.12.15]
A study from Quest Diagnostics medical experts shows how a lab-developed test could help assess levels of several tamoxifen drug metabolites in a blood specimen.
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.