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APA Leaders Defend New Diagnostic Guide
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular [2013.05.18]
SAN FRANCISCO (MedPage Today) -- The fifth edition of the "psychiatrist's bible" was officially released here in all its 947-page glory, with its developers offering a spirited rebuttal to their critics.
Topol on Using Smartphones for Complex Diagnostic Challenges
Source: Medscape Allergy & Clinical Immunology Headlines [2013.05.15]
Eric J. Topol, MD, describes how smartphones and supercomputers will partner to help clinicians with challenging medical diagnoses and treatments.
FDA Approves New Lung Cancer Diagnostic "Cobas EGFR Mutation Test"
Source: Cancer / Oncology News From Medical News Today [2013.05.15]
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the cobas EGFR Mutation Test, a companion diagnostic for the cancer drug Tarceva (erlotinib). This is the first FDA-approved companion diagnostic that detects epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) gene mutations, which are present in approximately 10 percent of non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLC)...
Medical Diagnostic Device Employs Wireless Signals To Identify Brain Swelling Or Bleeding
Source: Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today [2013.05.15]
New technology developed at the University of California, Berkeley, is using wireless signals to provide real-time, non-invasive diagnoses of brain swelling or bleeding. The device analyzes data from low energy, electromagnetic waves, similar to the kind used to transmit radio and mobile signals...
FDA Approves Companion Genetic Diagnostic Test for Tarceva
Source: Medscape Today Headlines [2013.05.14]
The FDA has approved the first companion diagnostic test that can detect EGFR mutations in non-small cell lung cancer.
Genome-Sequencing Diagnostics For Rare Diseases: A Cautionary Tale
Source: Genetics News From Medical News Today [2013.05.14]
Children born with rare, inherited conditions known as Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation, or CDG, have mutations in one of the many enzymes the body uses to decorate its proteins and cells with sugars...
In Older People, Traumatic Brain Injury Poses Complex Diagnostic, Management And Treatment Challenges
Source: Seniors / Aging News From Medical News Today [2013.05.08]
Each year more than 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The incidence of TBI in older adults poses special diagnostic, management and treatment challenges, say experts in a special collection of papers on TBI in the elderly in NeuroRehabilitation: An Interdisciplinary Journal...
Diagnostic Errors Cause Up To 160,000 Deaths Annually, USA
Source: Litigation / Medical Malpractice News From Medical News Today [2013.04.24]
Misdiagnosing patients or making diagnostic errors is one of the most costly and dangerous mistakes made by doctors in the U.S., resulting in up to 160,000 deaths per year. Johns Hopkins researchers have reviewed over 350,000 malpractice claim payouts in the U.S over the past 25 years...
Proposed Revision Of The Diagnostic Criteria For Wolfram Syndrome
Source: Hearing / Deafness News From Medical News Today [2013.03.04]
Researchers at IDIBELL and CIBERER Virginia Nunes and Miguel Lopez de Heredia have collected data from 400 patients with Wolfram syndrome published worldwide in the last fifteen years to better understand the natural history of disease. The findings lead them to propose a revision of the diagnostic criteria of the disease because 15% of paediatric patients escape from diagnosis...
Patients Often Dissatisfied When Doctors Utilize Digital Diagnostic Tools
Source: Compliance News From Medical News Today [2013.01.29]
Health care practitioners now can access patients' data using electronic medical records, which often include information systems that assess individuals' medical histories and clinical research to facilitate doctors' diagnoses...
Brain MRIs May Provide An Early Diagnostic Marker For Dyslexia
Source: Dyslexia News From Medical News Today [2012.01.24]
Children at risk for dyslexia show differences in brain activity on MRI scans even before they begin learning to read, finds a study at Children's Hospital Boston. Since developmental dyslexia responds to early intervention, diagnosing children at risk before or during kindergarten could head off difficulties and frustration in school, the researchers say...
DSM-5: Past Imperfect
Source: Medscape Headlines [2013.05.18]
A psychiatrist weighs in with his opinion on the newly released fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
DSM-5: Setting the Record Straight
Source: Medscape Headlines [2013.05.18]
President-elect of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman, comments on his recent joint statement with the NIMH and the future of psychiatric diagnostics.
DSM-IV Boss Presses Attack on New Revision
Source: MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians [2013.05.17]
(MedPage Today) -- A new edition of psychiatry's diagnostic guide "will probably lead to substantial false-positive rates and unnecessary treatment,” charged the man who led development of the last version.
Asymptomatic Carriage Of M. Pneumoniae Common In Children
Source: Respiratory / Asthma News From Medical News Today [2013.05.14]
The bacterium M. pneumoniae is carried at high rates in the upper respiratory tracts of healthy children and usual diagnostic tests cannot differentiate between such asymptomatic carriage and actual respiratory tract infection, according to a study by Dutch researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine...
'Appreciable Correspondence' Between DSM-IV And DSM-5 Alternative Model For Personality Disorder Diagnoses
Source: Psychology / Psychiatry News From Medical News Today [2013.05.14]
A new "alternative model" included in the upcoming Fifth Edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM -5) lines up well with the current approach to diagnosis of personality disorder, according to a study in the May Journal of Psychiatric Practice...
Gene Test Estimates 5yr Risk Of Recurrence For Breast Cancer Patients, Says Studies
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.05.08]
Positive Results from Two Studies of the PAM50-Based In Vitro Diagnostic Assay will be Presented at the Annual IMPAKT Breast Cancer Conference NanoString Technologies, Inc...
Rapid, Accurate Diagnosis Of Tuberculosis And Other Bacterial Infections Using Portable Device
Source: Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today [2013.05.08]
A handheld diagnostic device that Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators first developed to diagnose cancer has been adapted to rapidly diagnose tuberculosis (TB) and other important infectious bacteria...
Lantheus Medical Imaging To Proceed With Flurpiridaz F 18 Phase 3 Clinical Program Based On Interim Analysis Of Data From First Phase 3 Study
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2013.05.03]
Lantheus Medical Imaging, Inc., a global leader in developing, manufacturing and distributing innovative diagnostic imaging agents, today announced an important milestone for its Phase 3 flurpiridaz F 18 clinical program. An interim analysis of the first of two Phase 3 studies has met the criteria for completion...
Improved Screening Tests For Liver Cancer
Source: Liver Disease / Hepatitis News From Medical News Today [2013.04.29]
New data from two clinical trials presented at the International Liver Congress™ 2013 demonstrate substantial improvements in the detection of both hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and cholangiocarcinoma (CC) using diagnostic urine tests. HCC is common throughout the world and most often develops as a late complication of chronic viral hepatitis or cirrhosis of any cause...
Study Examines Methods, Procedures For Improved Diagnosis Of Ectopic Pregnancy
Source: Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today [2013.04.26]
For women with abdominal pain or vaginal bleeding during early pregnancy, patient history and clinical examination alone are insufficient to indicate or eliminate the possibility of ectopic pregnancy, while transvaginal sonography appears to be the single best diagnostic method for evaluating suspected ectopic pregnancy, according to an analysis of previous studies reported in ...
Changes To Autism Diagnosis: Benefits And Challenges Ahead
Source: Autism News From Medical News Today [2013.04.23]
Next month, the American Psychiatric Association will release its new edition of the psychiatry diagnostic "bible" of mental disorders. The new Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) will have a strong impact on how clinicians diagnose many mental health conditions, including autism...
UK's Low Bowel Cancer Survival Likely Due To Differences In Staging And Treatment
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.04.18]
Incomplete diagnostic investigation and failure to get the best treatment are the most likely reasons why survival for bowel cancer patients is lower in the UK than in other comparable countries, according to new research published in the journal Acta Oncologica...
Expanding Obstetric And Breast Imaging Programs In Underserved Area Of Uganda
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2013.04.16]
Radiologists are a step closer to implementing a program in an underserved region of Uganda for diagnosing and treating women with palpable breast masses. The program combines a unique diagnostic algorithm along with targeted community outreach, said medical student Chris Duncan working with the organization Imaging the World...
In Frontotemporal Degeneration, Improved Detection May Aid Clinical Trial Efforts
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2013.03.19]
A series of studies demonstrate improved detection of the second most common form of dementia, providing diagnostic specificity that clears the way for refined clinical trials testing targeted treatments...
High Quality CT Colonography Can Be Maintained With Reduced Radiation
Source: Colorectal Cancer News From Medical News Today [2013.03.14]
A new study by a Rhode Island Hospital researcher has found it's possible to maintain high-quality CT colonography diagnostic images while reducing the radiation dose. This is important as the use of CT colonography, or virtual colonoscopy, becomes more widely used for colorectal cancer screenings. Through his research, Kevin J. Chang, M.D...
Testing For Huntington Disease Streamlined By Novel Test
Source: Huntingtons Disease News From Medical News Today [2013.02.15]
High level of sensitivity and specificity reduces need for additional testing, reported in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics A new test may help to streamline genetic testing for Huntington Disease (HD) by generating accurate results, avoiding unnecessary additional testing, and improving turnaround time...