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2013-09-21 23:04:13

Vidacare Corporation has launched a new iOS app to supplement clinical training on the OnControl® powered bone access system for interventional radiologists and cancer center clinicians. The app is free, and is currently available for download in the App Store. San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) September 21, 2013 Vidacare Corporation has launched a new iOS app to supplement clinical training on the OnControl® powered bone access system for interventional radiologists and cancer center...

2013-09-20 23:04:43

6th International Conference: Diagnostic Error in Medicine Held in Chicago, IL September 22 – 25, 2013 Omaha, NE (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 QualityStar, an independent quality consortium, announces that it will participate in the Annual Conference for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. QualityStar’s Quality Consortium provides retrospective, random case review by external specialists and subspecialists. Case review/peer review is an important component of a diagnostic...

2013-09-20 23:03:40

Findings Could Lead to Improved Treatment, Presented at ASCP 2013 Chicago Chicago (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Researchers have identified the epigenetic markers that determine whether breast cancer will spread to the brain, which could lead to earlier diagnoses and more effective treatment, suggests a study being presented today at ASCP 2013 Chicago, the annual meeting of the American Society for Clinical Pathology. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer and the second most common...

2013-09-20 23:03:31

Concorde identifies increasing need for lab technicians as healthcare needs rise. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 Concorde Career Colleges, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its Medical Laboratory Technician program at the Aurora, Colorado campus. Students can now receive this Associate of Applied Science degree and become an essential member of a healthcare team in just 20 months. The healthcare industry will continue to see a demand for laboratory technicians as...

2013-09-18 23:26:46

An increased presence at ACG 2013 provides an opportunity to showcase Miraca's new solutions for healthier patients, and a healthier practice. IRVING, Texas (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Miraca Life Sciences, the leading pathology services provider that collaborates to make patients and practices better, today announced that it will have a significant presence at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG tradeshow), the annual scientific meeting for GI professionals October 11 –...

2013-09-18 23:01:21

Laboratory experts discuss patient-centered care at ASCP Annual Meeting, ASCP 2013 Chicago. Chicago (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 The rapid evolution in health care is providing pathologists and laboratory professionals with an unprecedented opportunity to move beyond the lab and be recognized for their sustaining impact on the effective delivery of health care. This was discussed in detail at "Pathology Leadership in the Patient-Centered Era," presented Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013,...

2013-09-18 12:30:56

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Innovative Blood Resources is pleased to announce new appointments to its senior leadership team as the non-profit continues to refine the alignment of its organizational structure with the ever-changing needs of hospital customers for blood banking services and life-saving blood products. Ellen DiSalvo, MBA, MT(ASCP), SBB, DLM, previously Vice President of Laboratory Services, now oversees all operations of Innovative Blood...

2013-09-17 23:17:43

The Digital Pathology Association (DPA), a non-profit organization comprised of pathologists, scientists, technologists and representatives from the industry that facilitates education and awareness of digital pathology applications, is offering more educational opportunities in 2013. In the coming weeks, the DPA will host a seminar at the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP’s) annual conference, a workshop at the National Society for Histotechnology’s (NSH’s) annual...

2013-09-17 23:02:51

ASCP’s “Building a Laboratory Workforce for the Future” aims to stem the critical workforce shortage in laboratory medicine Chicago (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 Nearly 200 ninth grade Chicago Public Schools students will be immersed in real-life scientific learning at a gathering of 1,500 pathologists and laboratory professionals during the American Society for Clinical Pathology’s (ASCP) Annual Meeting, Sept. 18-21, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. ASCP will host students from...

2013-09-13 23:04:44

NovoPath, an industry leader in anatomic pathology (AP) lab management and reporting IT solutions, announces the addition of a dedicated client services group to its professional staff, coinciding with a significant expansion of its Princeton, NJ office space. Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) September 13, 2013 NovoPath, an industry leader in anatomic pathology (AP) lab management and reporting IT solutions, announces the addition of a dedicated client services group to its professional staff,...


Latest Pathology Reference Libraries

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paragonimus westermani is a species of fluke, or flatworm that is classified within the Platyhelminthes phylum. This species is abundant in South America and Asia and affects the lungs of humans and other hosts. It was first discovered in 1878 in Europe after two Bengal tigers died. In 1879, Ringer found this species in the lungs of a human. Manson and Erwin von Baelz identified the sputum and eggs separately in 1880, after which Manson asserted that a snail was most likely the worm's...

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2011-04-28 17:50:48

Wolbachia is a genus of bacteria which infects arthropod species, including a high proportion of insects (~60% of species). It is one of the world's most common parasitic microbes and possibly the most common reproductive parasite in biosphere. Studies have suggested that 25-70% of all insect species are estimated to be potential hosts. Marshall Hertig and Burt Wolbach first identified the bacterium in 1924 in a species of mosquito. Hertig described the genus as Wolbachia pipientis. Not...

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2011-04-28 15:17:59

Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a curved, rod-shaped, Gram-negative bacterium found in brackish saltwater, which, when ingested, causes gastrointestinal illness in humans. V. parahaemolyticus is oxidase positive, facultatively aerobic, and does not form spores. This species is motile, with a single, polar flagellum. Ingestion of raw or undercooked seafood is the most common cause of the acute gastroenteritis caused by V. parahaemolyticus. Infection can also occur from fecal-oral route as well...

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2011-04-14 15:49:49

Burkholderia cepacia complex (BCC), is a group of catalase-producing, non-lactose-fermenting Gram-negative bacteria composed of at least nine different species. It is an important human pathogen that often causes pneumonia in immunocompromised individuals with underlying lung disease. They are typically found in water and soil and can survive for prolonged periods in moist environments. Spread between people occurs often in hospitals, clinics, and camps. Infected hosts are often treated in...

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2011-04-14 13:54:22

Actinomyces israelii is a species of Actinomyces and is sometimes known as the "most misdiagnosed disease" since it is often confused with neoplasms. It is a colonizer of the vagina, colon, and mouth. Infection happens through breach of the mucosal barrier during various procedures, aspiration, or pathologies such as diverticulitis. The chronic phase is also known as the classic phase due to the acute, early phase being commonly missed by health care providers. It is characterized by slow...

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