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2014-04-22 12:07:09

Anxiety over false positive does not negatively influence future screening choices Dartmouth researchers have found that the anxiety experienced with a false-positive mammogram is temporary and does not negatively impact a woman's overall well-being. Their findings are reported in "Consequences of False-Positive Screening Mammograms," which was published online in the April 21, 2014 JAMA Internal Medicine. Anywhere from 40 to 60 percent of women who undergo routine screening mammography...

2014-04-15 08:28:48

-- Octava(TM) Breast Cancer Tests Are Designed for Adjunctive Use with Screening Mammography to Help Identify False Positive and False Negative Results -- MIAMI, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eventus Diagnostics, Inc. (EventusDx) today announced completion of a $2.72 million financing. The financing was led by a new family office private investor, and existing investors also participated. Proceeds of the financing will mostly be used to support the continued development and...

2013-10-17 23:25:41

StealthSEEK provides organizations of any size with a simple-to-deploy, easy-to-use solution for identifying high-risk and sensitive information across unstructured, distributed file systems. With the addition of data action facilities to quickly consolidate and secure sensitive data, false-positive flagging to refine scan results, and enhanced features for permissions analysis, reporting, and scan criteria, StealthSEEK v2.0 provides an end-to-end workflow to discover, analyze, and secure...

2013-03-08 23:00:47

Advances in refractometer technology have made urine test strips for sports hydration testing obsolete. Newer dip-style units, like ATAGO's PEN-Wrestling, are more hygienic, more accurate, time saving, and are cheaper than strips in the long run. Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) March 08, 2013 Any high school athletic trainer will tell you that current NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations) guidelines for high school wrestler weigh-in require a urine specific gravity test done by...

Baby Soap Triggers False-Positive Test Results For Marijuana
2012-06-20 13:15:20

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com Marijuana screening tests performed on newborns can be contaminated by use of common baby soaps and shampoos that give false-positive results, a new study by researchers at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, has found. According to the researchers, just a minute amount -- 0.1 milliliters or less -- of the products found in a urine sample was enough to give the positive result. The results could prove frightening for parents, who, in some...

False-positive Mammograms Linked To Higher Cancer Risk
2012-04-06 05:10:58

Women who receive “false-positive” mammography results may be at higher risk of breast cancer later in life, a new study suggests. The Danish study of more than 58,000 women found that those with mammogram results initially suggesting breast cancer, although none was present, had a 67 percent greater risk of developing breast cancer compared with women with negative mammograms. Screening mammography can sometimes produce false-positive results in disease-free women. ...

2011-12-10 01:17:10

In populations with a low prevalence of tuberculosis (TB), the majority of positives with the three tests commercially available in the U.S for the diagnosis of TB are false positives, according to a new study. "We compared commercially available tests for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in a diverse population with a low LTBI prevalence," said James Mancuso, MD, DrPH, of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research Preventive Medicine Residency Program. "Our results suggest that in...

Many Women Receive False-positives With Annual Mammogram
2011-10-19 03:23:43

During a decade of receiving mammograms, more than half of cancer-free women will be among those summoned back for more testing because of false-positive results, and about one in 12 will be referred for a biopsy. Simply shifting screening to every other year lowers a woman's probability of having one of these false-positive episodes by about a third — from 61 percent to 42 percent — over the course of a decade. A new study delving into false-positives in mammography looked...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.