Navigation Links
Benefit of PET or PET/CT in recurrent bowel cancer is not proven
Date:12/10/2012

nostic power of PET or PET/CT had been compared with other diagnostic techniques. This referred to the question as to how often a PET investigation provides a correct result. On the one hand, true malignant tumours should be overlooked as rarely as possible, while on the other, false suspicions should not be aroused.

The results of a total of 5 evidence syntheses and 13 individual studies regarding this question could be evaluated. The conclusion on recurrence detection was as follows: PET and PET/CT appear capable of detecting or excluding recurrences more reliably than a conventional diagnostic intervention consisting solely or predominantly of CT. This applies particularly to local recurrences and distant metastases. It is not possible to state with certainty whether PET and PET/CT differ in terms of their diagnostic accuracy.

Further study results needed

Important questions in relation to PET technology remain unanswered. For example, it has not yet been examined whether the higher accuracy of PET or PET/CT has a positive effect on mortality, the burden of disease or quality of life.

As long as this deficiency remains, a patient-relevant benefit of PET or of PET/CT as a supplementation to a suspicion-driven diagnostic investigation with conventional methods is not proven. For instance, it is particularly doubtful whether a recurrence detected by using PET or PET/CT can actually be better treated and thereby produce a perceptible advantage for patients. Experts are therefore eagerly awaiting the results of a Canadian study with more than 400 patients, which is to be published shortly.

Missing information can lead to false conclusions

Stefan Lange, the Deputy Director of IQWiG, commented on the new information gained by IQWiG during the assessment procedure of the study on laparotomies: "The fact that the only benefit study on PET turned out to be unsuitable is extremely regrettable. The rupture
'/>"/>

Contact: Anna-Sabine Ernst
presse@iqwig.de
49-221-356-850
Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Probiotic Action Responds to an Article Discussing the Health Benefits of Probiotics
2. HRAs vs. GAP Health: Zane Benefits Publishes Information
3. Penalties for Individuals Not Purchasing Health Insurance in 2014 - Zane Benefits Publishes Information
4. No Benefit Seen in Extending Herceptin for Breast Cancer
5. Rilpivirine for HIV: Added benefit for single agent proven
6. ISA Surgical Publishes Real Stories of the Benefits of Medical Tourism In Mexico From US And Canadian Patients
7. Fasting may benefit patients with epilepsy, Johns Hopkins Childrens Center study suggests
8. Defined Contribution: A Healthcare Win for Brokers, Employers & Employees - Zane Benefits Publishes Information
9. Women and men appear to benefit in different ways from AA participation
10. Dec. 12 Atlantic Information Services Webinar to Address the Nuances of New HHS Essential Health Benefits Regulations
11. Benefit6 Whole Body Protection, a New Product by I Do Strive LLC, Provides Increased Energy Production According to Recent Studies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Serving contented ... in India, Profit By Outsourcing is now offering ... services. The company gives emphasize on putting forward the ... product to clients. Their dedicated team of professionals and ... results. They can handle even the critical issues of ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Saturday 30 August 2014: Transvenous lead extraction (TLE) is ... to data from the European Lead Extraction ConTRolled (ELECTRa) ... Congress 2014 by Dr Maria Grazia Bongiorni, chair of ... number of cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIED) implant procedures ... the number of complications has increased and leads are ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Top10BestSEOHosting.com is a well-known review website. Recently, the ... http://secure.hostgator.com/~affiliat/cgi-bin/affiliates/clickthru.cgi?id=seohosts is the best Windows Hosting supplier ... that Bluehost and Arvixe are excellent companies for ... Top 10 Web Hosting in 2014, is a ... offers rich features and great Windows hosting solutions ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... OK (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 LiveStreamingFitness.com, a ... well as other healthy lifestyle resources, is proud to announce ... nationwide resources for at home fitness solutions by ABC’s Good ... recent featured story on ABC’s Good Morning America, “Live Streaming ... you can streamline your day by streamlining your workout…to boot ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... McLeod's Sunset Park Auto Service , a family ... ties to the community celebrates sixty years in business. In ... been chosen by The Tampa Tribune’s readers again ... Tim McLeod’s father, Norris (most know him as Mac) opened ... son, Tim runs the day to day, taking on the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Profit By Outsourcing Offering Discount for Labor Day on all Web Development Services 2Health News:Transvenous lead extraction clinically successful in 98 percent of cases 2Health News:Transvenous lead extraction clinically successful in 98 percent of cases 3Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com: HostGator.com Is The Best Windows Hosting Supplier 2Health News:LiveStreamingFitness.com is New Trend In Fitness 2Health News:McLeod's Sunset Park Auto Service Celebrates 60 Years Honored with Best of South Tampa 2
... 3 Inverness Medical,Innovations (Amex: IMA ) today ... of both core laboratory and point of care,diagnostic testing ... addition Inverness will pay an earn out up to ... Bio-Stat had,revenues of approximately $29.5m in 2006 and has ...
... Group wants to buy 27 nursing homes in ... DETROIT, Oct. 3 SEIU Healthcare Michigan launched a,radio ... Wall,Street investment firm,s planned purchase of 27 nursing homes in ... the homes, endanger seniors,and send nurses to the unemployment line ...
... study brings relief to new parents who, while navigating a ... through as many as 15 pokes by his or her ... Journal of Pediatrics, shows that no efficacy or safety is ... the process in effect, tripling up three of the ...
... ,Unilens Vision Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: UVICF) (TSX Venture ... has been named,the exclusive worldwide distributor of the UniVision(R) ... as the exclusive distributor,for North and South America and ... in the rest of the world. "We feel ...
... and Services for AARP,s 39 Million,Members, ... new catalog, "AARP Health Essentials by Walgreens" ... provide AARP,s 39 million members,access to discounted ... catalog,and website offers a 5 percent discount, ...
... (Amex: PTG ), a leading supplier of ... center solutions,announced today that its SI Systems, brand ... an automated light-picking system and related,software modules for ... The contract calls for SI Systems to provide ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Inverness Medical Innovations Acquires Bio-Stat Healthcare Group 2Health News:SEIU Launches Ad Campaign Opposing Corporate Raider's Plan to Buy Mich. Nursing Homes 2Health News:Combination vaccines okay for infants, study shows 2Health News:Combination vaccines okay for infants, study shows 3Health News:Unilens Names Eschenbach Optik Exclusive Worldwide Distributor of the UniVision(R) Low Vision Lens 2Health News:Unilens Names Eschenbach Optik Exclusive Worldwide Distributor of the UniVision(R) Low Vision Lens 3Health News:Walgreens Launches New Health Essentials Catalog and Website for AARP Members Featuring More Than 20,000 Health-Related Products 2Health News:Walgreens Launches New Health Essentials Catalog and Website for AARP Members Featuring More Than 20,000 Health-Related Products 3Health News:Paragon Technologies' SI Systems Brand Awarded A $1.0 Million System Expansion Contract for an Automated Light-Picking System 2Health News:Paragon Technologies' SI Systems Brand Awarded A $1.0 Million System Expansion Contract for an Automated Light-Picking System 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... , August 29, 2014 ... Seed Oil Market by Extraction type (SFE, Cold ... & Personal Care, Pharmaceutical, Food Supplements, Fragrance, & Others) ... by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the Amaranth Seed ... the market size in terms of value. The ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Corporation , a neurodiagnostics medical device company based in ... Forcht Dagi , MD, DmedSc, MPH, MBA, FACS, FRCSEd  was ... " Teo Forcht Dagi is an experienced leader with ... said Remis Bistras , President and CEO of Vittamed. ... entrepreneurial expertise to our Board." Dr. Dagi is ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage will ... the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society,s ... Sciences in Adelaide, Australia . ... concerning the advancements that hyperspectral imaging can bring ... Jeffrey Beckstead , Director of Product Development at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 2Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 3Amaranth Seed Oil Market worth $700.6 Million by 2019 4Vittamed Adds Prominent Neurosurgeon and Venture Capitalist T. Forcht Dagi to Board of Directors 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 2ChemImage to Discuss Hyperspectral Imaging for Forensic Investigation at the ANZFSS 22nd International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences 3
Femoral selective catheter. Catheter material used is polyurethane (DUCOR). Guidewire campatibility is 0.038". Packaging 5/Box....
Femoral selective diagnostic catheter.The material used is polyurethane (DUCOR). All selective shapes have thrulumen design. Guidewire campatibility is 0.038". Packaging 5/Box....
Cordis DUCOR Catheters are available in a broad variety of French sizes and configurations. These catheters combine an atraumatic tip with either a braided or non-braided body....
... has a complete offering of cardiology catheters. ... these catheters are designed with excellent torque, ... and better push-ability, and large inner lumens ... 5, 6 and 7 French sizes with ...
Medicine Products: