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2011-07-14 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Naviscan, Inc., the worldwide leader in 3D Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI), announced today that Andre Cheng MD, PhD has joined the Naviscan Board of Directors. Dr. Cheng has extensive clinical and business experience related to reimbursement in the medical device industry. He served as the Vice President of Medical Affairs and Reimbursement at Acclarent, Inc. After acquisition by Ethicon, Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, he served as...

2011-07-07 18:53:52

A new study has found that most patients undergoing biopsy of the small intestine do not have the recommended number of samples to diagnose celiac disease. The study, published in the July 2011 issue of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, analyzed a national database of biopsy specimens maintained by Caris Life Sciences (Irving, TX). More than 100,000 patients had a biopsy of the small intestine, but only 35 percent of them had at least four samples taken, the number recommended by professional...

2011-06-07 14:45:00

SAN ANTONIO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Presented today at the Society of Nuclear Medicine 2011 Annual Meeting researchers from Swedish Medical Center and the University of Washington showed that FDG dose for Positron Emission Mammography (PEM) may be reduced by at least 50% without altering image quality. PEM is the breast application of the Naviscan high-resolution PET scanner showing the location as well as the metabolic phase of a lesion. The metabolic view assists physicians in...

2011-06-02 14:46:00

SAN DIEGO, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data to be presented in a poster at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) taking place in Chicago, Illinois June 3-7 by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Biocept, Inc. show that a laboratory test developed by Biocept, Inc. for the evaluation of HER2 status of Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) and Disseminated Tumor Cells (DTCs) can provide potentially valuable information to...

2011-05-25 16:31:00

CINCINNATI, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Devicor(TM) Medical Products, Inc. (Devicor), a portfolio company of leading private equity firm GTCR, announced today it has signed an asset purchase agreement with Neoprobe Corporation to acquire the neoprobe® GDS portfolio of products. Devicor currently provides distribution and marketing services to Neoprobe for the gamma detection systems covered by this agreement. Financial terms of the agreement include $30 million cash at...

2011-05-24 06:30:00

RARITAN, N.J., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Veridex, LLC today announced the launch of the CELLTRACKS® Circulating Melanoma Cell (CMC) kit, providing research scientists with a fast, convenient and reliable way to capture CMCs for research studies. Using proprietary immunomagnetic technology to capture and count CMCs, the CELLTRACKS® CMC kit is designed to offer data that support researchers engineering investigational therapies that are based on a...

2011-05-19 13:12:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two studies published in Digestive Diseases and Sciences have demonstrated that an improved method for performing the standard upper endoscopy examination done on over eight million Americans with heartburn each year increases the detection of pre-cancerous cells in the esophagus by over 40 percent. Esophageal adenocarcinoma has increased by 600 percent over the last 25 years, making it the fastest growing form of cancer in the United States. It is...

2011-05-18 16:13:25

New study defuses controversy, shows why individual patient trends are critical A man's rising PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level over several years "“ which had been seen as a possible warning sign of prostate cancer "“ has recently come under fire as a screening test because it sometimes prompts biopsies that turn out to be normal. A new study, however, shows nearly 70 percent of men who had rising PSA levels and subsequent normal biopsies were eventually diagnosed with...

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2011-05-17 12:05:00

A new study has found that there is no physical explanation for delusional infestations, and those patients who complained of being infected with bugs or eggs generally had a clean report on medical exams. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who suffer from delusional infestation have also reported fatigue, joint pain, and short term memory loss. In cases of delusional infestation, "patients often complain that the physician isn't examining their skin closely...

2011-05-17 07:05:00

Pathologist available to discuss warning signs and how brain tumors are diagnosed NORTHFIELD, Ill., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by College of American Pathologists: WHAT: Mary Tyler Moore, the actress best known for her roles on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and the "Mary Tyler Moore Show" was recently diagnosed with a meningioma brain tumor. Meningiomas account for more than 25 percent of primary brain tumors. Usually, most meningiomas are...


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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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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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