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2014-04-03 13:14:03

Belgian study shows osteoporosis screening strategy using FRAX as pre-screening tool is cost-effective if there is optimum follow-up and adherence to medication In new research presented at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases today, investigators showed that an osteoporosis screening strategy using FRAX as a pre-screening tool is cost-effective if the follow up of the screening and medication adherence are optimized. FRAX (WHO Fracture Risk...

2014-04-03 11:51:14

A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer. The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Colonoscopies screen for colorectal cancer by detecting early, curable cancers. Precancerous adenomas — a type of colon polyp — can also be detected and removed, thereby preventing cancers from developing. "We found that higher levels of detection were associated...

2014-04-02 16:31:57

OAKLAND, Calif., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A study of over 224,000 patients and more than 314,000 colonoscopies found that adenoma detection rates closely tracked the future risk of colorectal cancer. The study was published in The New England Journal of Medicine. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Colonoscopies screen for colorectal cancer by detecting early, curable cancers. Precancerous adenomas -- a type of colon polyp -- can also be detected and...

2014-04-02 11:24:05

UCSF-Harvard study finds tests offer limited benefit to oldest female patients Doctors should focus on life expectancy when deciding whether to order mammograms for their oldest female patients, since the harms of screening likely outweigh the benefits unless women are expected to live at least another decade, according to a review of the scientific literature by experts at UCSF and Harvard medical schools. National guidelines recommend that doctors make individualized screening...

2014-04-02 10:46:54

Complex benefits and harms of mammography require individualized approach A comprehensive review of 50 year's worth of international studies assessing the benefits and harms of mammography screening suggests that the benefits of the screening are often overestimated, while harms are underestimated. And, since the relative benefits and harms of screening are related to a complex array of clinical factors and personal preferences, physicians and patients need more guidance on how best to...

2014-04-01 14:20:53

Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower recall and biopsy rates than screen film mammography (SFM), suggesting that FFDM may reduce the number of diagnostic workups and biopsies that do not lead to diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Previous population-based studies comparing the accuracy of SFM versus FFDM have reported conflicting results, and reported recall rates—or the...

2014-03-31 23:00:44

Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower recall and biopsy rates than screen film mammography (SFM), suggesting that FFDM may reduce the number of diagnostic workups and biopsies that do not lead to diagnosis of breast cancer, according to a new study published online, April1, in the journal Radiology. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Population-based screening with full-field digital mammography (FFDM) is associated with lower...

2014-03-27 23:21:29

Oral cancer is the leading cancer in the head and Dr. Michael Wong of San Mateo, CA is offering oral cancer screenings for early detection. San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 April is Oral Cancer Prevention Month and Dr. Michael Wong of San Mateo Center for Cosmetic Dentistry wants to make sure that patients are taking the right steps to early detection. A large amount of oral cancer can actually be caught in very early or pre-cancer stages and with early detection, survival rates are...

2014-03-27 10:47:11

Ethical, legal and social issues should be weighed before adopting the technology in public programs, researchers argue That question is likely to stir debate in coming years in many of the more-than-60 countries that provide newborn screening, as whole-genome sequencing (WGS) becomes increasingly affordable and reliable. Newborn screening programs – which involve drawing a few drops of blood from a newborn's heel – have been in place since the late 1960s, and are credited with having...

2014-03-26 16:25:15

DUBLIN, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3gb8bq/prenatal_and) has announced the addition of the "Prenatal and New-born Genetic Testing Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/3gb8bq/prenatal_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Genetic testing is a...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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