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Topic of the Month September: Diagnostics
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Napoleon followed the same principles: Those who want to fight an enemy first have to know exactly against whom they battle. In medicine it is the same. For those who want to help a patient first have to establish an exact diagnosis.
In September, MEDICA.de's Topic of the Month is concerned with diagnostics.
Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's in their early stages can be difficult for physicians to spot, and many diagnoses are incorrect. A finding by researchers may soon help in the diagnosis of such diseases.
- Alzheimer’s: Spot the Disease with New Biomarkers
A new study shows: The increase of obesity in the United States doubled the number of inconclusive diagnostic imaging exams over a 15-year period.
- Obesity: An Increasing Obstacle to Medical Diagnosis
Prenatal diagnostic tests to identify genetic or chromosomal abnormalities have a lower risk of miscarriage than previously believed, according to a study.
- Miscarriage: Risk Decreases for Prenatal Testing
Researchers from Roswell Park Cancer Institute and the University at Buffalo discovered biomarkers for ovarian cancer which might be developed into a screening test.
- Ovarian Cancer: Earlier Diagnosis
New articles (currently added):
- Nitric Oxide: New Test Determines Treatment for Chronic Cough
- Liver Fibrosis: Earlier Diagnosis Due to New Technique
Our Spotlight Diagnostics 2006