Miscellaneous Diagnostic Tests
"Polygenic hazard scores can be used for personalized genetic risk estimates that can predict for age at onset of aggressive PCa," the authors write.
The Delta CHA2DS2-VASc score significantly better predicted ischemic stroke compared to baseline or follow-up CHA2DS2-VASc scores
The researchers found that the AUC of the DLS for referable diabetic retinopathy was 0.936, and sensitivity and specificity were 90.5 and 91.6%, respectively
The Lia Pregnancy Test is made with the same plant based fibers as most toilet paper and weighs less than 6 squares of the leading 3-ply toilet paper.
The FDA has seen an increase in the number of reported adverse events, including one death, related to biotin interference with lab tests.
The InSure ONE requires a sample of water from the toilet bowl, after the stool surface has been brushed to release any blood.
To compare the value of soluble interleukin 2 receptor (sIL-2R) with ACE as diagnostic biomarkers of sarcoidosis in patients with uveitis.
The newly cleared ASTs include: Hardy Diagnostics' Delafloxacin Antimicrobial Susceptibility Disk (HardyDisk), Liofilchem Delafloxacin MIC Test Strip (MTS), and Thermo Scientific Sensititre MIC System.
"Together, these findings demonstrate in a large clinical cohort the utility of ctDNA methylation markers in the diagnosis, surveillance, and prognosis of HCC," write the authors.
By measuring drug and antibody concentrations physicians can adapt treatment strategies and guide patients toward more personalized medicine.
The PROMETHEUS Monitr Crohn's Disease test can be used as an adjunct to endoscopy or by itself between endoscopies.
Ambulatory settings are a frequent site of medical errors, and the most commonly reported errors were related to diagnosis and patient-provider communications.
African-American patients harbored significantly more tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes than European Americans among early-stage (I to II), but not late-stage (III to IV), patients.
For women aged 21 to 29 years, the USPSTF recommends screening for cervical cancer with cervical cytology alone every 3 years. For women aged 30 to 65 years, the USPSTF recommends screening every 3 years with cervical cytology alone or every 5 years with hrHPV testing alone (A recommendation).
Sensitivities were low for common complete blood cell count thresholds: white blood cell count <5,000/µL, 10%; white blood cell count ≥15,000/µL, 27%; absolute neutrophil count ≥10,000/µL, 18%; and platelets <100 × 10³/µL, 7%.
Using a handheld wireless remote control, the patient can adjust the compression force after breast positioning by a technologist.
The rapid detection tests consists of a self-contained collection cup and test device with auto-activated results seen in 5 minutes with no tipping of the cup.
The data informs labs and clinicians on the type of leukemia or lymphoma present by marking proteins found on the surface of cells with fluorescent dyes. These markers are further analyzed on a flow cytometer.
Although 49% of patients stay with their doctor for 5 years or more, the authors note that 1 quarter of patients are likely to switch physician if they find a doctor with a more positive attitude.
The approval for Tafinlar and Mekinist combination therapy was based on a Phase 2 international, multicenter, 3-cohort, non-randomized, non-comparative, open-label trial (Study BRF113928) in patients with locally confirmed stage IV NSCLC with BRAF V600E mutation.
Combining cholesterol uptake capacity with known cardiovascular disease risk factors also significantly improved the power of those factors to predict patients who would re-develop heart disease.
A paper-based test was created which requires a small sample of blood (10mcL). If the ST2 antigen is present in the sample, a blue dot appears on the strip; if the BNP antigen is present in the sample, then a green dot appears.
Certain lead tests manufactured by Magellan Diagnostics may have provided inaccurate results to patients, according to the Food and Drug Administration.