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Knowing What to Look for Can Aid in Proper Diagnosis & Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006), approximately 1.5 million Americans sustain traumatic brain injuries every year, 75 percent of which are considered mild. There has been a recent surge in interest concerning mild...

Errors in diagnosis of depression lead to over and under diagnosis in primary care

A meta-analysis of more than 50,000 patients has shown that general practitioners (GPs) have great difficulty separating those with and without depression, with substantial numbers of missed and misidentified. GPs looking for depression make more misidentifications (false positives of depressi...

Queen's University study aims at early diagnosis for ADHD and Parkinson's disease

Eye movement tests developed by Queen's University researchers to aid in understanding childhood brain development and healthy aging may also help in the diagnosis of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and detecting the early onset of Parkinson's disease. The project has received close to $1...

Increasing Diagnosis Rates and Growing Use of Key Agents Such as Pfizer's Lyrica Will Drive Eight Percent Annual Growth in the Fibromyalgia Drug Market Through 2018

WALTHAM, Mass., July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that increased use of key agents such as Pfizer's Lyrica, Eli Lilly/Boehringer Ingelheim's Cymbalta/Xeristar/Ariclaim and Forest Labora...

Doctors Talk Frankly About What Encourages and Impedes Early Diagnosis of Alzheimer's

VIENNA, Austria, July 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A doctor's positive attitude to Alzheimer's diagnosis and their trusting, personal relationships with local dementia support service providers are powerful enablers for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's, according to new research reported ...

Changing Paradigms in Hereditary Angioedema: A Focus on Timely Diagnosis and New Therapies

VOORHEES, N.J., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an autosomal dominant disease affecting approximately 10,000 people in the United States. HAE causes recurrent attacks of intense localized edema involving the skin, airway, and visceral organs. While chronic therapy with attenu...

SpectraScience Secures Distribution for WavSTAT(R) Cancer Diagnosis System in France

SAN DIEGO, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpectraScience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SCIE), a San Diego based medical device company, today announced that it has established a distribution partnership in France through Medipartner, a Paris based firm specializing in the marketing and distribution...

Changing Paradigms in Hereditary Angioedema: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

Complimentary Continuing Education Monograph for Healthcare Professionals VOORHEES, N.J., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Hereditary angioedema (HAE) is an autosomal dominant disease affecting between 4,000 and 10,000 people in the United States. HAE causes recurrent attacks of intense localized edem...

SpectraScience Secures Distribution for WavSTAT(R) Cancer Diagnosis System in Spain

SAN DIEGO, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpectraScience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SCIE), a San Diego based medical device company, today announced that it has established a distribution partnership in the Spanish market through SIM, a Madrid based firm specializing in the marketing and distri...

Cancer Diagnosis May Tax Physical, Mental Health

Treatment, too, affects quality of life, studies show,, TUESDAY, June 9 (HealthDay News) -- A cancer diagnosis can take a physical and mental toll in the years after treatment, a new study says. Bryce B. Reeve of the U.S. National Cancer Institute and a team of researchers looked at...

A real-time diagnosis for a treatable cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer, America's third leading type of cancer, is also one of the most preventable. One-third of all colorectal cancer deaths could be avoided by simple screening, they say. But colonoscopies, though highly effective, can also be painful, and c...

MedSolutions: Accurate Diagnosis Is Critical to Reducing Healthcare Costs

Leader in medical cost management presents its latest solution - Premerus(SM) Diagnostic Accuracy - at AHIP; demonstrates key role it plays in improving quality, cutting costs for payors FRANKLIN, Tenn., June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- MedSolutions , a leading provider of medical cost managemen...

Revolutionizing the diagnosis of serious disease

Revolutionary ultrasonic nanotechnology that could allow scientists to see inside a patient's individual cells to help diagnose serious illnesses is being developed by researchers at The University of Nottingham. The new technique would utilise ultrasound technology more commonly used to look ...

Experts reach consensus on diagnosis and treatment of bleeding disorders in women

New York, New York, June 2, 2009 Because bleeding from the reproductive tract is a naturally occurring event during menstruation and childbirth, women who exhibit menorrhagia, or excessive bleeding after their menstrual cycle, may have underlying diseases that are underdiagnosed. In order to addr...

The Diagnosis Every Woman Dreads - Ovarian Cancer

SARASOTA, Fla., May 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As a health care practitioner, Trina Hammack knew the statistics. So when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she knew her prognosis was bleak. Fortunately, Hammack was familiar with a clinic in Mexico offering effective new treatments for ovarian cancer...

Haverford Wellness Center Launches Web Site Devoted to Accurate Diagnosis and Proper Treatment to Cure Lyme Disease

The Haverford Wellness Center, one of the nation's leaders in diagnosing and treating Lyme disease, has launched a new website devoted to providing the most up-to-date information on the accurate diagnosis and treatment and cure of this highly debated disease. Havertown...

Siemens Demonstrates Groundbreaking Approach to Stroke Diagnosis at ASNR 2009

Rapid volume perfusion acquisition, intuitive post-processing and remote access highlight new CT Neuro Engine for comprehensive workflow efficiency and patient care MALVERN, Pa., May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- As the third leading cause of death in the United States, stroke effects approximately 795...

Early Alzheimer's diagnosis offers large social, fiscal benefits

MADISON Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's disease could save millions or even billions of dollars while simultaneously improving care, according to new work by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers. Patients with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias are heavy users of long-...

T-System Releases Free Clinician Swine Flu Templates, Incorporating Updated CDC Interim Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment

Downloadable Templates Available Online for Emergency Clinicians and Other Healthcare Professionals DALLAS, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the 2009 Swine Flu outbreak, T-System, Inc., the nation's largest provider of emergency department (ED) clinical documentation solutions...

Data Show Dutasteride Reduces Prostate Cancer Diagnosis in Men With Increased Risk

REDUCE Trial data presented during American Urological Association Annual Meeting, April 27 CHICAGO, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dutasteride (Avodart), a commonly prescribed drug to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, has been shown to lower the risk of prostate cancer by 23 percen...

New women's imaging technique allows for a more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer

Breast elastography allows physicians to give a more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a study performed at Singapore General Hospital in Singapore. Breast elastography is a new technique which looks at the mechanical properties of tissues (relative stiffness) as opposed to convent...

Faster, better diagnosis for patients with heart rhythm disorders

TORONTO (March 25, 2009)- Patients with heart rhythm disorders can look forward to better and faster diagnosis and treatment thanks to the latest generation of electrophysiology equipment used this week for the first time in North America at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. "This state-of-the-art...

China Yongxin Pharmaceuticals Inc. Launches Electronic Diagnosis System in its Changchun Drugstores

CHANGCHUN, China and LOS ANGELES, March 16 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Yongxin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("China Yongxin Pharmaceuticals" or "the Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: CYXN), a leading manufacturer, distributor and retailer of pharmaceuticals in Northeastern China, today announced th...

SpectraScience Secures Distribution for WavSTAT(R) Cancer Diagnosis System in Greece & Cyprus

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SpectraScience, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SCIE), a San Diego based medical device company, today announced that it has established a distribution partnership for the Greek and Cyprus markets through M.S. Jacovides Hellas S.A . , an Athens-based firm spe...

Pregnancy has no impact on breast cancer, but can delay diagnosis and treatment

A new study finds women who develop breast cancer while pregnant or soon afterwards do not experience any differences in disease severity or likelihood of survival compared to other women with breast cancer. The study is published in the March 15, 2009 issue of CANCER , a peer-reviewed journal of...

Frost & Sullivan Lauds Toscana Biomarkers' Outstanding Contributions to the R&D of Novel Biomarkers for the Diagnosis of Autoimmune Diseases

LONDON, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the autoimmune disease diagnostics markets, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Toscana Biomarkers with the 2008 European Frost & Sullivan Excellence in Research Award. The company demonstrated that the incorporation of synthetically ...

A breakthrough in diagnosis of enteric lesions

Capsule endoscopy (CE), which is virtually a micro-camera, is a revolutionary diagnostic tool in diagnosing small bowel diseases, and CE can obtain 40-60 thousand images of the GI tract, though the number of the images for the lesions is smaller than 500 in most of the patients. The CE reader stil...

MRI brain scans accurate in early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease

Tampa, FL (Dec. 18, 2008) -- MRI scans that detect shrinkage in specific regions of the mid-brain attacked by Alzheimer's disease accurately diagnose the neurodegenerative disease, even before symptoms interfere with daily function, a study by the Florida Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC)...

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science First in Illinois to Equip Students With Computerized Diagnosis System

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) is the first medical school in Illinois and one of the first in the nation to provide its students with an advanced computer system that helps diagnose patients and recommend treatments. The...

Light shines for potential early cancer diagnosis technique

A team led by a Northwestern University biomedical engineer has developed a new optical technique that holds promise for minimally invasive screening methods for the early diagnosis of cancer. The researchers have shown for the first time that nanoscale changes are present in cells extremely ea...

New technique enables faster genetic diagnosis for hereditary diseases

Antwerp, Belgium − VIB researchers connected to the University of Antwerp have developed a new method that enables them to track down the cause of hereditary diseases more quickly and efficiently. By means of this technique, genetic tests that take a long time today − such as screening...

New Research Reports on Interventions that May Alter the Course of Epilepsy Diagnosis and Management

Data to be Presented at 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Epilepsy Society SEATTLE, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- New studies presented at the 62nd annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society (AES) will preview interventions that may alter the course of epilepsy diagnosis and management to...

Molecular Breast Imaging Outperforms MRI for Patients With Inconclusive Results in the Diagnosis of Cancer

CHICAGO, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) has equivalent sensitivity and better specificity than breast MRI in patients with inconclusive findings after mammography and ultrasound in the diagnosis of breast cancer, according to findings presented today at the annual meet...

Consumers Uncertain About Their Medical Diagnosis & Treatment

Clinical Case Reviews Reveal Deficiencies in Care for Individuals across the Country BOSTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Members who recently sought expert medical consultations from Best Doctors, Inc., expressed deep uncertainty about their initial diagnosis or course of treatment, according...

Future Looks Bright For Non-Invasive Diagnosis Of Skin Cancer; Study Shows Novel Light Device Detects Cancerous Lesions From Normal Tissue

Researchers report promising results for the viability of a portable, handheld device using a specialized light technique that may enhance the differential diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancers, inflamed scar tissue and normal skin in vivo. Recently published in "Lasers in Surgery and Medi...

Wisconsin Health System Installs Computer System for Diagnosis Support

EAU CLAIRE, Wis., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Luther Midelfort-Mayo Health System is the first healthcare provider in Wisconsin to implement the Isabel System, a computer program that helps physicians make diagnoses by tapping a massive medical knowledge data base to match symptoms with diseases. ...

More People Living Longer After Cancer Diagnosis

Advances in prevention, detection and treatment offer encouragement for people with cancer; Allsup honors cancer survivors by celebrating Cancer Awareness Month in November Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) November 7, 2008 -- Advances in treatment and prevention of cancer offer...

Study reports Double Balloon Endoscopy useful for diagnosis and treatment of obscure GI bleeding

OAK BROOK, Ill. October 31, 2008 A study by researchers in Japan concludes that Double Balloon Endoscopy™ (DBE) was very useful in the diagnosis of obscure gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding and had a therapeutic impact on the majority of patients. The study appears in the October issue of G...

Pathwork Tissue of Origin Test Shows Potential to Aid in the Diagnosis of Cancer of Unknown Primary

Data Presented at AMP Indicates Potential New Application of Tissue of Origin Test SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Pathwork Diagnostics, a molecular diagnostics company focused on oncology, will present three studies involving the gene expression based Pathwork(R) Tissue of Origin...

WVU study demonstrates efficacy of CT perfusion in diagnosis of acute ischemic stroke

MORGANTOWN, W. Va., October 29, 2008 --- A study conducted by a team of stroke experts from West Virginia University Health Sciences Center demonstrates that CT (computed tomography) perfusion imaging - a technology which measures blood flow and is available to most hospitals - may dramatically im...
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