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Study examines diagnostic accuracy of pathologists interpreting breast biopsies
Source: Breast Cancer News From Medical News Today [2015.03.20]
In a study in which pathologists provided diagnostic interpretation of breast biopsy slides, overall agreement between the individual pathologists' interpretations and that of an expert consensus...

Comparing the diagnostic criteria for the DSM-5 and ICD-10
Source: Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs News From Medical News Today [2015.03.19]
Both the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5), and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems, 10th Edition (ICD-10)...

ACP releases High Value Care advice for 1 of the most common diagnostic tests in US
Source: Medical Devices / Diagnostics News From Medical News Today [2015.03.18]
American College of Physicians advises not to screen for cardiac disease in adults at low risk for coronary heart diseasePhysicians should not screen for cardiac disease in adults at low risk for...

CTA Improves Diagnostic Certainty in Chest-Pain Patients
Source: theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology Headlines [2015.03.15]
SCOT-HEART investigators say CTA reduced the need for further stress testing, increased use of invasive coronary angiography, and resulted in more focused treatment regimens.
Heartwire from Medscape

ACC: CT No Better Than Stress Test as Chest Pain Diagnostic (CME/CE)
Source: MedPage Today Radiology [2015.03.14]
(MedPage Today) -- No difference in outcomes but more radiation with CT angiography.

Cochrane Review of effectiveness of point of care diagnostics for schistosomiasis
Source: Tropical Diseases News From Medical News Today [2015.03.13]
Researchers from the Cochrane Infectious Disease Group, hosted at LSTM, have conducted an independent review to assess how well point of care tests detect Schistosoma infections in people living in...

ACC: Sessions PROMISE Diagnostic Smackdown
Source: MedPage Today Nephrology [2015.03.12]
(MedPage Today) -- Stress test versus CT imaging in the PROMISE trial among the top news expected.

New diagnostic test for bowel diseases
Source: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome News From Medical News Today [2014.03.31]
A novel method for distinguishing different types of bowel disease using the stool samples of patients has been created by a group of researchers in the UK.

New Market for Liver Disease Spawns Race for Better Testing
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines [2015.03.19]
As drugmakers develop new medicines to battle a liver disease epidemic, they have created an urgent need for better diagnostics to select patients for treatment and assess their drugs' effectiveness.
Reuters Health Information

Malpractice Risks When Diagnosing Patients; More
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines [2015.03.17]
New report highlights the source of diagnostic errors; Will nursing homes enjoy this wider protection?; Celebrity med-mal suit withdrawn, at least for now
Medscape Business of Medicine

VolitionRx initiates second prostate cancer pilot study assessing Nucleosomics(R) technology
Source: Clinical Trials / Drug Trials News From Medical News Today [2015.03.10]
VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests for a broad range of cancer types and other conditions, today announced that it has initiated a pilot...

Thyroid nodule identification: new data supporting use of ThyraMIR announced
Source: Endocrinology News From Medical News Today [2015.03.10]
PDI, Inc. subsidiary, Interpace Diagnostics, has announced new data supporting the use of combination platform testing with ThyraMIR, the first and only microRNA expression classifier, and ThyGenX...

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.

Lab tests and ultrasounds identify children who need surgical treatment for appendicitis
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2015.02.23]
Data from two standard diagnostic tests commonly obtained in children evaluated for abdominal pain - when combined - can improve the ability of emergency department physicians and pediatric surgeons...

Scientists at Mainz University identify a new population of regulatory T-cells
Source: Allergy News From Medical News Today [2015.02.11]
Discovery improves understanding of the cause of allergic asthma and may serve as an early diagnostic markerWhen the mucosal surfaces in the lungs of healthy people come into contact with...

MRI technique developed for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in children
Source: MRI / PET / Ultrasound News From Medical News Today [2015.02.09]
Study makes strides toward noninvasive diagnostic for increasingly common pediatric liver diseaseThis is an MRI of child's liver with severe NAFLD -- 38 percent is fat whereas 1 percent is normal.

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.

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