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2013-04-30 23:01:54

Isabel diagnosis decision support tool to educate and assist clinicians with differential diagnosis generation. Isabel will provide diagnosis decision support but also access to clinical reference material to support efficient decision making. Ann Arbor, MIchigan (PRWEB) April 30, 2013 Isabel Healthcare announced today that St. Luke´s Cornwall Hospital has implemented and made available the Isabel diagnosis decision support tool to clinicians throughout their healthcare enterprise....

2013-04-29 20:50:00

Neurons in the nose could be the key to early, fast, and accurate diagnosis, says a TAU researcher A debilitating mental illness, schizophrenia can be difficult to diagnose. Because physiological evidence confirming the disease can only be gathered from the brain during an autopsy, mental health professionals have had to rely on a battery of psychological evaluations to diagnose their patients. Now, Dr. Noam Shomron and Prof. Ruth Navon of Tel Aviv University's Sackler Faculty of...

2013-04-23 10:14:15

In reviewing 25 years of U.S. malpractice claim payouts, Johns Hopkins researchers found that diagnostic errors – not surgical mistakes or medication overdoses – accounted for the largest fraction of claims, the most severe patient harm, and the highest total of penalty payouts. Diagnosis-related payments amounted to $38.8 billion between 1986 and 2010, they found. "This is more evidence that diagnostic errors could easily be the biggest patient safety and medical malpractice...

Colic May Lead To Migraines Later On
2013-04-17 05:48:42

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While colic in newborn babies has long been considered to be a gastrointestinal condition, new research suggests that migraine headaches might actually be to blame. The study claims that children who were diagnosed with migraines were more likely (72.6 percent) to experience colic — a condition in which an otherwise healthy infant cries or displays symptoms of distress for long periods of time and for no apparent reason...

2013-04-12 23:04:24

TeleHealth Medical Group utilizes Isabel tool in their innovative tele-consult model. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Isabel Healthcare announced today that TeleHealth Medical Group has implemented the Isabel diagnosis decision support tool to enhance the tele-consulting services provided and improve the diagnosis skills of clinical learners rotating through the practice. TeleHealth Medical Group provides an innovative medical tele-consulting service that can deliver cost effective,...

Multiple Factors Responsible For Triggering Painful Migraines
2013-04-08 14:47:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Migraine sufferers are constantly searching for the one thing that triggers their unbearable headaches so they can learn to avoid it at all costs. A team of American researchers that has also been trying to identify these triggers has now found too many confounding factors associated with the condition to place the blame on any single cause. According to two new reports in the journal Headache, the team tried to determine the source of...

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2013-04-30 09:55:53

Electrocardiography, sometimes called ECG or EKG, is a measurement of the electrical activity of the heart as the linear process unfolds. With the use of electrodes that are attached to the skin, this non-invasive test can provide vast information as to the patient’s status. By leaving the electrodes attached, the patient’s status can be monitored over intervals of time and recorded on the device. This data can be sent electronically for consults about potential treatments without delay....

2012-11-18 19:26:05

Auscultation performed by a physician during a physical exam can give the physician clues whether the body is performing as it should or help pinpoint problems that may be occurring. Immediate auscultation was a procedure used to assist the physician with diagnosis and dates back to possibly Ancient Egypt. This is where no instrument is used and the sounds are heard with the ear being placed upon the patient. History Ascultation is based on a Latin verb auscultare, which means to listen....

2010-09-24 17:35:29

The stethoscope is an acoustic medical device used for listening the internal sounds of the body. It can be used to listen to lung, heart, and intestines as well as blood flow in the arteries. With a sphygmomanometer it can be used to measure blood pressure. Along with listening to bodies a stethoscope might be employed to listen to automobiles to diagnose any damage as well as used to check scientific vacuum chambers for leaks. A phonendoscope is a stethoscope that intensifies sounds. In...

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