Search Tag: Biomarkers

ICU Management

Reappraisal of Biomarkers in Sepsis Management

2020 13 Jun

Sepsis biomarkers have an important role in the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of sepsis management. If timely and accurate information about biomarkers becomes available, the physician can not only make better therapeutic choices but also monitor the efficacy of the intervention in progress and adjust it accordingly.  In a previous review... Read more

IMAGING Management

New UK Cancer Imaging Network

2020 31 Mar

  Nine world-class imaging centres from around the UK are joining forces to create an integrated network for standardisation and validation of use of state-of-the-art imaging techniques in cancer treatment.   You might also like: Deep Mining Reveals Omics Promise for Cancer Biomarkers The  National Cancer Imaging Translational Accelerator... Read more

Executive Health Management

Bright Ideas

2020 09 Mar

HealthManagement.org rounds up exciting developments that have all the marks of healthcare game changers. What do you think? Advancements in Cardiac Imaging Conventional imaging still remains important for the assessment of cardiac structure and function. However, advanced echocardiography with strain imaging techniques, tissue characterisation... Read more

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PET/MRI Pinpoint Notable Breast Cancer Biomarkers

2020 28 Jan

  Researchers have pinpointed breast cancer biomarkers that have the potential to indicate malignancy presence and risk.   A research team from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York compared healthy contralateral breast tissue of patients with malignant breast tumours and benign breast tumors. They found that PET/MRI imaging could... Read more

ICU Management

Top ICU Stories of 2019

2019 28 Dec

As we move into 2020, here's a quick recap of our most clicked stories in ICU in 2019:  Using Biomarkers for Mortality Prediction in Patients With Sepsis A new study evaluated the prognostic value of six biomarkers at onset of sepsis in adult patients with sepsis or septic shock. Risk Factors for Frailty and Death in the ICU... Read more

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Retinal Imaging Biomarker for Early Alzheimer's Detection

2019 19 Nov

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is difficult to detect primarily because of the lack of measurable indicators – or biomarkers – before patients exhibit symptoms of this form of dementia. However, damage to the brain occurs years before AD is already symptomatic and advanced. New research from the University of Minnesota has looked into a promising... Read more

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Radiogenomic Correlations in CT Imaging and MicroRNAs

2019 29 Oct

Finding new molecular biomarkers could help improve the diagnosis and treatment of clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). A recent study in Italy compared quantitative parameters obtained from computed tomography texture analysis and microRNAs expression profile of ccRCC looking for correlation between them.   Results of this pilot study indeed... Read more

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Blood Test Unmasks Concussions Absent on CT Scans

2019 28 Aug

It has been highlighted that patients suffering from a concussion can have CT scans which show no irregularities and patients can go on to be discharged with no further treatment. A new, cost-effective blood test may be able to identify these patients for subsequent evaluation.   The study, from UC San Francisco, analysed 450 patients who had obtained... Read more

Executive Health Management

Monitor Me! Infographic

2019 26 Aug

An overview of mHealth and its application and implementation in healthcare. Read more

ICU Management

Monocyte Distribution Width as Biomarker for Early Sepsis Detection

2019 25 Jul

Existing biomarkers provide limited use for rapid detection of sepsis since they cannot accurately distinguish sepsis from other common conditions encountered in the emergency department (ED). Now a U.S. clinical trial suggests that the monocyte distribution width (MDW) can be a useful indicator of Sepsis-2 and Sepsis-3 in high-risk ED patients. "Changes... Read more