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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...

2013-11-11 08:28:48

BOSTON, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Watching Star Trek, most of the show's devotees wished they could likewise say "Beam me up, Scotty," and then -- thanks to the transporter, a fictional teleportation device -- instantly reappear in another location. We'll have to wait for that invention, but another medical device that appeared on Star Trek -- the tricorder, which noninvasively scanned living matter to collect health information -- is already a reality and in use worldwide. That...

2013-10-22 12:28:32

BOSTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One in five Americans will develop skin cancer. According to a 2007 study in Archives of Dermatology, more than 3.5 million skin cancers are diagnosed annually--more new cases than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. One might think that most people wouldn't hesitate to consult a dermatologist or their general practitioner about any bump, mole or discoloration on their body, since many skin cancers can now be successfully treated...

2013-04-29 12:28:59

VERONA, Va., April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Personna Medical, a leading provider of high quality blades for medical applications, announced today that it will showcase the world's premier shave biopsy instrument, the Personna DermaBlade® at the Pri-Med West Conference & Exhibition in Anaheim, California (May 1-4, 2013 - Booth # 957). The DermaBlade, invented by dermatologist, Dr. Robert Segal, is a flexible, sterile instrument specifically designed for cutaneous surgery. The...

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...

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2011-05-17 12:05:00

A new study has found that there is no physical explanation for delusional infestations, and those patients who complained of being infected with bugs or eggs generally had a clean report on medical exams. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, people who suffer from delusional infestation have also reported fatigue, joint pain, and short term memory loss. In cases of delusional infestation, "patients often complain that the physician isn't examining their skin closely...

2009-10-07 15:09:27

Alarming number of women undergo open surgery when minimally invasive biopsy has demonstrated equivalent accuracy, less cost and reduced risk of scarring A special report published in the October issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons indicates that an alarming 35% of initial diagnostic breast biopsies in the United States are still being done using unnecessary open surgical techniques. This in spite of the fact that it costs as much as three times more than the much less...

2009-02-02 15:29:49

Stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast needle biopsy, a common minimally invasive biopsy method used in the US, is more effective with an 11-gauge needle than the 14-gauge needle decreasing a physician's chances of false-negative diagnoses, according to a study performed at the Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, CA.The study included 1,280 breast lesions that were consecutively biopsied using a 14-gauge or 11-gauge vacuum needle. Results showed that cancer was missed in 3/68...