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Saliva Could Hold Clues To Parkinson's Detection
2013-01-11 10:58:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The search for a diagnostic test for Parkinson´s disease may soon be over, as new research suggests that testing part of a patient´s saliva gland could detect the degenerative disorder. As part of a study released Thursday, Charles Adler of the Mayo Clinic in Arizona and colleagues recruited 15 Parkinson´s patients with an average age of 68. The study participants had dealt with the disease for an average of 12...

2013-01-09 12:30:05

BMJ Editor says all trials must be registered and the results published A special report published by the BMJ today finds that thousands of melanoma patients around the world are undergoing an expensive and invasive procedure called sentinel node biopsy, despite a lack of clear evidence and concerns that it may do more harm than good. Although not recommended for routine use in England, it has become the standard care for melanoma patients in several countries including the United...

2012-12-04 12:58:35

UI finding might help improve 'liquid biopsy' approach for detecting cancer cells in blood A surprising discovery about the physical properties of cancer cells could help improve a new diagnostic approach–a liquid biopsy–that detects, measures, and evaluates cancer cells in blood. Cancer cells circulating in the bloodstream can form metastases–new tumors. Detecting these rare circulating cancer cells in a blood sample is much less invasive than a standard tumor biopsy,...


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Sigmoidoscopy
2013-03-04 10:30:47

Sigmoidoscopy is a medical procedure in which the physician is able to visualize the inside walls of the large intestine with a scope placed in the rectum. Only the distal part of the colon, or the sigmoid, is examined as opposed to the entire bowel in a colonoscopy. Reasons for procedure The use of this procedure is mainly for early detection of colorectal cancer, vascular abnormalities or polyps. Studies have shown that this procedure has aided in early detection of colorectal cancer...

Gastroscopy
2013-03-04 10:13:56

The esophagogastroduodenoscopy is a medical diagnostic procedure used in internal medicine to view the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. This non-invasive procedure is used for many complaints and requires little to no time for recovery from the procedure. Reasons for the Procedure Patients present to their physician with physical complaints. For example, a patient may come into the office and say they have been feeling tired and forgetful. Through many tests and evaluations,...

Colposcopy
2012-12-31 11:42:30

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual assault...

Medical Inspection
2012-11-19 10:14:39

Medical inspection is a head to toe exam completed by a physician. This inspection can either be for a well-check or for diagnosis. During this exam several techniques, tools and outside resources may be utilized in order to complete. A systematic approach will give the physician more uniform results that will be more useful for diagnosis and monitoring patient health. Common practice of this inspection will also build a better patient knowledge and relationship. Technique Providers have...

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