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2014-08-06 20:23:57

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Therapath LLC (www.Therapath.com),a leader in neuropathology laboratory services, has established normative values for two upper limb body sites that can now be used to evaluate 3mm punch skin biopsy specimens for Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density (ENFD) and Sweat Gland Nerve Fiber Density (SGNFD). The additional body sites were determined in an IRB approved clinical study of normal adult subjects. The new biopsy sites are defined as the Proximal...

2014-07-25 10:41:50

Temple University Health System Asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help doctors decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous, according to a new study headed by Gil Yosipovitch, MD, Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Temple University School of Medicine. The study, published online by JAMA Dermatology on July 23, 2014, found that nearly 36. 9 percent of skin cancer lesions are accompanied by itching, while 28.2 percent involve pain....

2014-06-10 13:39:38

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center MD Anderson study also highlights surgeon’s influence on patient care, decision-making Needle biopsy, the standard of care radiological procedure for diagnosing breast cancer, is underused with too many patients undergoing the more invasive, excisional biopsy to detect their disease, according to research from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, also finds...

2014-04-17 23:02:49

Medical animation and illustration firm promotes health literacy through popular social media channels. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Nucleus Medical Media offers no-charge informational medical animations in recognition of May 2014 as Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says, “Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States. Ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV...

2013-01-09 12:30:05

BMJ Editor says all trials must be registered and the results published A special report published by the BMJ today finds that thousands of melanoma patients around the world are undergoing an expensive and invasive procedure called sentinel node biopsy, despite a lack of clear evidence and concerns that it may do more harm than good. Although not recommended for routine use in England, it has become the standard care for melanoma patients in several countries including the United...

2012-10-01 20:23:18

Journal of American College of Surgeons study reports needle biopsy is a more efficient, less invasive way to get the same diagnosis as traditional open biopsy Women suspected of having breast cancer now have more reasons to be diagnosed with a needle biopsy instead of a traditional open surgical biopsy. Besides avoiding the risks and discomfort of an open surgical procedure, needle biopsies can also lead to improved treatment outcomes according to findings from a new study published in...

2012-06-05 23:01:32

East Tennessee laboratory implements latest software, improves accuracy and reporting Knoxville, TN (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 KDL Pathology, a privately-held specialty pathology group offering rapid, comprehensive testing for complex inflammatory and neoplastic skin diseases, is increasing diagnostic safety and improving patient care with the implementation of a new specimen and data tracking solution. The new workflow and software system have drastically reduced the possibility of human error...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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