Miscellaneous Diagnostic Agents
"Few indoor tanners (ITs) have been screened for skin cancer, although skin cancer (SC) rates are higher than among non-tanners," the authors write. "It is not surprising that SC screening is associated with SC risk factors (e.g., family history of SC and age) among ITs."
The researchers found that 2,355 of the 9,583 patients (24.6%) who presented to the emergency department during the study period were approached by the HIV counseling and testing staff; 72.8% of patients accepted testing.
Among patients admitted to the hospital for a provisional diagnosis of cellulitis, early dermatologic consultation was associated with improved recognition of pseudo-cellulitis, decreased antibiotic use, and earlier discharge.
Using a simple swab from the infection site, DxWound uses a special transport buffer that preserves the wound microbiome during transit.
Researchers at the University of Texas, who developed the MasSpec Pen device, tested its capability on 20 thin tissue sections (including breast tissues, thyroid tissues, papillary thyroid carcinoma, and follicular thyroid adenoma tissues) and 253 human patient tissue samples (including lung, ovary, thyroid and breast samples) some normal and some cancerous.
The patient presented with complaints of increased muscle tone in her back muscles and the right side of her body starting in adolescence.
Many emergency physicians are performing low-value services, despite patients being deemed low-risk. The findings come from a cross-sectional sample survey of nearly 800 emergency physicians.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved the marketing of the Seeker System (Baebies, Inc.) for the screening of four rare lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) in newborns.
A blood test may help determine a patient's chance of surviving Ebola infection, according to a study published online January 19 in Genome Biology.
Luminex announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted clearance for the ARIES Flu A/B & RSV Assay to detect and differentiate 3 key respiratory pathogens: influenza A virus, influenza B virus, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).
LabCorp announced the nationwide availability of the CDC Zika AMC-ELISA Test for use in the diagnosis of Zika virus infection in eligible individuals.
At the 68th AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, researchers presented data from a new blood test to help identify which patients are at a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is weighing whether to loosen its classification of marijuana, which would remove many restrictions on its use in medical research.
A fast, inexpensive test that detects the Zika virus in monkeys might be useful for doctors working far from hospitals, according to a study published online May 6 in Cell.
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is associated with more appropriate use of invasive angiography and increased use of preventive therapies.
An in vivo transplantation model has been used to develop a three-dimensional (3D) integumentary organ system from induced pluripotent stem cells, according to research published online in Science Advances.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the availability of an investigational test by Roche Molecular Systems to screen blood donations for Zika virus.
Physicians can help to identify and assist trafficking victims, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).
Roche announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its hepatitis C virus (HCV) quantitative RNA test, COBAS AmpliPrep/COBAS TaqMan HCV Test v2.0, to aid in the diagnosis of HCV infection for certain patient populations.
Spending on prescription medications for insured Americans increased about 5% in 2015, with the increase half of that seen in 2014, the Associated Press reported.
Implementation of a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) policy suppressing substance abuse-related claims in the Medicare and Medicaid Research Identifiable Files correlated with an immediate reduction in inpatient diagnoses for conditions commonly co-occurring with substance abuse,
Clinician communication and prescribing behavior reinforce parents' understanding of antibiotic treatment, according to a study published in the March/April issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.
The overdose death rate related to benzodiazepines has increased more than four-fold since 1996, a new study published in the American Journal of Public Health has found.
Feedback from a high-profile messenger can reduce antibiotic prescribing on a national scale, according to a study published online in The Lancet.
Low-dose biplanar radiography (EOS) may perform as well as conventional computed tomography (CT) scans in assessing limb length, according to an experimental study published in the January issue of the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics.
Projected immunizations are estimated to yield returns that are greater than costs in low- and middle-income countries during 2011 to 2020, according to a study published in Health Affairs.
A computer-assisted stethoscope can quickly and accurately identify respiratory sounds, according to a research letter published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.