Search Tag: early detection

IMAGING Management


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

ICU Management


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

Cardiology Management


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

IMAGING Management


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

IMAGING Management


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

ICU Management


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...Read more

IMAGING 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


2017 24 May

Using electronic health records (EHRs) to identify patients in hospital at risk for sepsis is now possible using machine learning. Machine learning does not rely on rules, but is able to learn complex patterns in data without being programmed to do so. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania Health System presented their study of a machine-learning...Read more

Health Management


2018 21 Aug

Αdvances in technology and the advent of precision medicine point to a move away from ‘one size fits all’ breast cancer screening. Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cause of death from cancer in women worldwide and the second leading cause of death from cancer in women in developed countries (Ferlay et al. 2014a; 2014b). Breast...Read more

ICU Management


2018 11 Dec

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) results in substantial mortality but remains underdiagnosed in clinical practice. For this reason, automated “sniffer” systems that analyse electronic records have been developed to assist clinicians with ARDS diagnosis. However, a new systematic review found that these sniffer tools had moderate to high predictive...Read more

ICU Management


2021 19 Apr

Sepsis incidence in very old patients is high and related mortality and morbidity are a major health concern. Frailty and severity of illness, not just age or sepsis diagnosis, are the determinant factors in outcome. Early identification and treatment are decisive in their survival. N owadays, we are facing some important facts: there has...Read more

IMAGING Management


2023 03 May

A three-year Pan-European project, known as the PRAISE-U project, aims to reduce morbidity and mortality caused by prostate cancer through smart early detection.   Prostate cancer is the leading and second leading cause of cancer death among men in northern and western Europe. Every year, an estimated 450,000 European men are diagnosed with prostate...Read more

Health Management


2023 30 Aug

The scale of destruction wreaked on human life and happiness by cancer hardly needs any illustration. Significant disparities exist between countries, caused primarily by differences in national wealth and income. OncoSeek provides good accuracy in detection and diagnosis and will be a game-changing and life-saving multi-cancer early detection test....Read more