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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.
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.
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.
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 neoprobeÂ® GDS portfolio of products.
RARITAN, N.J., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Veridex, LLC today announced the launch of the CELLTRACKSÂ® Circulating Melanoma Cell (CMC) kit, providing research scientists with a fast, convenient and reliable way to capture CMCs for research studies.
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.
A man's rising PSA (prostate-specific antigen) level over several years â€“ which had been seen as a possible warning sign of prostate cancer â€“ has recently come under fire as a screening test because it sometimes prompts biopsies that turn out to be normal.
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.
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.
Dermatopathologist Dr. George Hollenberg urgently encourages people to visit a dermatologist for yearly skin cancer exams. More than one million new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed in the United States each year, outnumbering all other cancers combined.
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...
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,...
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 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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