Search Tag: early detection

Health Management

2016 17 Nov

I first became interested in early detection of breast cancer as a child when my aunt died of it at age 60 after initial diagnosis at age 40. Eight years later, my mother was diagnosed with it when I was in high school. She had nipple retraction. Her mammogram was normal and she had dense breasts. The surgeon had her admitted to the hospital, telling... Read more

ICU Management

Study: Modelling At-Risk Sepsis Patients in the ED

2016 26 Aug

A model using five parameters has sufficient sensitivity and an acceptable false positive rate to identify patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with sepsis.A group, led by Samuel M. Brown, MD, of Intermountain Medical Center, Utah, developed a probabilistic model to identify septic patients presenting to the emergency department (ED)... Read more

IMAGING Management

DCIS Picked up in Screening, Fewer Invasive Cancers

2015 07 Dec

A new UK study shows that screening for and treatment of an early form of breast cancer — ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) — is effective in preventing subsequent invasive cancer. Results of the study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are published in The Lancet Oncology.Ongoing public debate about the harm caused by mammography screening... Read more

IMAGING Management

Adding Ultrasound to Breast Screening Improves Detection

2015 10 Nov

A large study in Japan finds improved rates of detection for breast cancer in women when ultrasound was added to standard mammography tests in breast screening. In addition to accurately detecting more cases of breast cancer, the combo method increased detection rate of early cancers, according to the results published in The Lancet.Early detection... Read more

Cardiology Management

Gold Nanoparticles Advance Early Detection of Heart Attacks

2015 20 Jan

In collaboration with Peking University, NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering professors have been working on a new test strip using gold nanoparticles generated by microplasma that demonstrates immense potential for the early detection of certain heart attacks. The novel method works by sensing a specific marker which is several thousand times higher... Read more

ICU Management

"Sepsis Sniffer": Prediction Tool For Early ID and Care

2014 14 Oct

Researchers at Penn Medicine have developed an early warning and response tool dubbed the “sepsis sniffer” which uses laboratory data and vital sign readings in patients’ electronic health records to automatically alert physicians when a patient has reached a dangerous threshold and should be stabilised. By identifying those patients at high risk for... Read more

IMAGING Management

Volpara Solutions Wins Technology Innovation Award

2014 19 Sep

Frost & Sullivan have recently recognised Volpara Solutions with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. This award is presented each year to a company that demonstrates uniqueness in developing and leveraging new technologies that can have an impact on the functionality and customer value of the new products... Read more


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