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2014-04-28 23:05:53

A new blood test that has the potential to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in an individual and significantly advances drug testing and research on the disease, has been developed through grant funding by the Cure Alzheimer's Fund. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 A new blood test that has the potential to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease in an individual and significantly advances drug testing and research on the disease, has been developed through grant funding by the Cure...

2014-04-28 12:32:20

The IOM to tackle an issue that affects more than 12 Million Americans each year ST. JAMES, N.Y., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), a non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce diagnostic error, today addressed the first meeting of a new Institute of Medicine (IOM) committee studying the problem. The IOM committee will examine a spectrum of issues, including definitions, epidemiology, the burden of harm and costs, and will...

2014-04-23 12:30:45

Quest Diagnostics' specialty neurology business unveils 10 new epilepsy diagnostic services, including industry's first clinical multi-analyte test for autoimmune epilepsy MADISON, N.J., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, today announced a suite of new testing services from its Athena Diagnostics specialty neurology business designed to help physicians more reliably and quickly diagnose the...

2014-04-17 09:45:29

Equal to 12 million people nationwide; half of errors potentially harmful, say researchers At least one in 20 adults is misdiagnosed in outpatient clinics in the US every year, amounting to 12 million people nationwide, and posing a "substantial patient safety risk," finds research published online in BMJ Quality & Safety. Half of these errors could be potentially harmful, say the authors, who add that their findings should prompt renewed efforts to monitor and curb the numbers of...

2014-04-16 20:22:38

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diagnostic errors--missed opportunities to make a timely or correct diagnosis based on available evidence--occur in about 5 percent of adults in the United States, according to a new study published in the April 21 issue of BMJ Quality & Safety. The study, partially funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), estimates that approximately 12 million adults in the United States could experience an...

2014-04-14 23:03:11

In-home Care Provider Publishes Nutrition Guide, Whole 24, To Assist Seniors with Diet-Planning for Specific Diagnoses (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Whole 24™: A Guide to Optimal Health Through Diagnosis-specific Nutrition, an independently published nutrition guide by in-home care provider, 24Hr HomeCare, received over 1,000 downloads in its first 5 days on Amazon Kindle eBooks. Within the 5-day period, Whole 24™ secured the #7 spot in the popular Disorders & Diseases category, a...

2014-04-09 12:31:38

DUBLIN, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2zb2gs/vital_signs) has announced the addition of the "Vital Signs Monitoring Market - Market Landscape Analysis of Blood Pressure Monitoring Devices, Pulse Oximeters and Temperature Monitoring Devices - Forecasts up to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2zb2gs/vital_signs ] report to their offering. (Logo:...

2014-04-08 08:30:59

Canadian Healthcare Professionals Now Can Receive Lab-Accurate Diagnostic Results at the Point-of-Care using the Piccolo® Blood Chemistry Analyzer. UNION CITY, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abaxis, Inc. (NasdaqGS: ABAX), a medical products company manufacturing point-of-care blood analysis systems, today announced Health Canada approved the Piccolo Xpress® and Piccolo Reagent Discs as a Class III medical device for use throughout Canada. With this reclassification,...

2014-04-04 23:38:06

While most people think they don’t need colonoscopy screenings, Western Washington Medical Group explains dangers of underestimating susceptibility to colorectal cancer. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 “Think of this,” says a new article released by Western Washington Medical Group, “Nearly all of the 150,000 cases of colorectal cancer that are developed each year could have been prevented or detected in early stages if people had had their recommended screenings.”...

2014-04-02 11:14:07

In a personal view published today, a general practitioner says that the new targets for diagnosing dementia will lead to more harm than good The government is putting pressure on commissioners, and in turn general practitioners, to make more diagnoses of dementia, but no analysis has been done to assess the harm that these targets could cause. Dr Martin Brunet, a GP from Surrey, says that "medicine depends on a fundamental, unspoken agreement between patients and doctors […] the only...


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Electrocardiography
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....

Auscultation
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....

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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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