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Mexican - Americans Have Increased Risk for Liver Disease
Less likely to have hepatitis B, C virus, but more likely to be obese, have diabetes, be heavy drinkers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 26, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Conference News, Source Type: news

I Treated Breast Cancer for Years as a Doctor. Then I Was Diagnosed
I was a cancer expert long before I was a patient: in control, passionate about my work and invulnerable. Yet all of this would change with one phone call. It was a morning like many before. While discussing a complicated case with a colleague, my cell phone began to vibrate. Seeing the familiar number from the university’s radiology department, I knew it would be a “finding of concern.” With a pang of sadness, I pondered which of my patients I would soon be calling with bad news. The voice on the other end of the line sounded cheerful and upbeat. She told me that they had found five little “irregul...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Pamela Munster Tags: Uncategorized Breast Cancer breast cancer diagnosis breast cancer treatment i have breast cancer oncologist oncology TIME Health Breast Cancer what is breast cancer Source Type: news

How Close Is the End of Private Practice Pathology as We ’ve Known It?
Payers are cutting reimbursements for anatomic pathology services, making it essential for every pathology group to understand its financial present and future Certain pathology business leaders are warning their colleagues that the era of private pathology group practice domination of the anatomic pathology marketplace is about to end. The only question is how rapidly the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 25, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations AIM Specialty Health anatomic pathology Avalon Healthcare Solutions BeaconLBS Br Source Type: news

APOE Allele Type Tied to Mortality Risk
No racial difference in the association between these alleles and mortality (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 23, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Exosomes are the missing link to insulin resistance in diabetes
Chronic tissue inflammation resulting from obesity is an underlying cause of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes and, according to a paper published inCell, exosomes have an important role in this pathology.Medical Xpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - September 22, 2017 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Because of Expanded Numbers of Patients with High-deductible Health Plans, Patients Are Now Responsible for 30% of Hospital Revenues
Medical laboratories and pathology groups should expect point-of-service collection strategies to become increasingly important to their overall success Not only is patient bad debt a growing problem for the nation’s hospitals, but it is now getting national attention within the hospital industry. This is bad news for clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups, because the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 22, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement AccuReg Avality Brian Sanderson ClearBalance clinical laborat Source Type: news

Mutational Profiles of Primary Myelofibrosis and Other MPNs Mutational Profiles of Primary Myelofibrosis and Other MPNs
This study analyzed the mutational profiles and cytogenetic abnormalities of three common chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms, with the aim of facilitating diagnosis between them.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Scientists Edit Embryos' Genes to Study Early Human Development Scientists Edit Embryos' Genes to Study Early Human Development
British scientists have used the genome editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 to knock out a gene in embryos just a few days old, testing the technique's ability to decipher key gene functions in early human development.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Childhood - Onset IBD May Raise Risk of Cancer
Researchers think chronic inflammation in gastrointestinal tract may be driving force (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 21, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

She chose to die so she could give birth. Now her newborn is dead, too.
The headaches began in March. The couple didn’t think much of them — until Carrie DeKlyen began vomiting. An initial scan showed a mass in her brain. More tests showed that it was a form of cancer, possibly lymphoma, but treatable. But a pathology exam revealed a more grim diagnosis. The 37-year-old mother of five from Wyoming, […]Related:Primal screams, blood and burns: What it’s like to survive a lightning strikeIvanka Trump reveals struggles with postpartum depression on ‘Dr. Oz’Could some ADHD be a type of sleep disorder? That would fundamentally change how we treat it. (S...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnesium Levels Tied to Dementia Risk
Both too high and too low of levels tied to increased dementia risk (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Energy-efficient Green Buildings May Emit Hazardous Chemicals Energy-efficient Green Buildings May Emit Hazardous Chemicals
Newly renovated low-income housing units in Boston earned awards for green design and building but flunked indoor air-quality tests, a new study shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

General, Central Obesity Linked to Specific Breast Cancer Risk
General obesity, indicated by BMI, more strongly linked to ER + /PR + subtype (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Histamine May Play Role in Colorectal Tumorigenesis
Histamine - producing probiotic reduces inflammation, suppresses colon tumors in mice (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 20, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medicare Clinical Laboratory Price Cuts and Cost-cutting Predicted to be 2018 ’s Two Biggest Trends for Medical Laboratories in the United States
To offset the loss of revenue from the price cuts to Medicare Part B clinical laboratory tests, labs will need to aggressively—but wisely—slash costs to balance their budgets Any day now, Medicare officials will announce the Medicare Part B Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) for 2018. Both the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 20, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections dark daily home page darkdaily.com Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operations News Source Type: news

Business/Legal Handbook for Pathology Providers Business/Legal Handbook for Pathology Providers
This useful handbook serves as a guide to business and legal matters as they pertain to the practice of pathology.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Pathology Case: A Snake in the Grass Pathology Case: A Snake in the Grass
Review the histology to determine the cause of this 77-year-old man's hematuria.Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Oxidative stress produces damage linked with increased risk of preterm birth
This study is currently available in The American Journal of Pathology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Total of 0.21 Years Lost Due to Opioid - Related Poisoning Deaths
Drug - related poisoning deaths up from 2000 to 2015, with most of the increase due to opioid deaths (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Thyroid Function Starting at Age 50 Tied to Life Expectancy Thyroid Function Starting at Age 50 Tied to Life Expectancy
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Half of Repeat Antibiotics in Australia Extend Initial Rx
More than one in five occur at least one month after the initial prescription (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Deaths, Cardiac Arrest Not Rare in Triathlon Participants
Incidence of death or cardiac arrest 1.74 per 100,000 participants; higher incidence in men, with age (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 19, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Monthly Feedback Linked to Improved Colonoscopy Quality
But no improvement observed with quarterly feedback (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

ACP Does Not Support Legalization of Assisted Suicide
Legalization would affect trust in the patient - physician relationship, and in the medical profession (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

PD - L1 Mainly Expressed in Metastatic CRC Lesions
Overall, 81.8 percent of metastatic CRCs and 40.9 percent of primary lesions had PD - L1 expression (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Expected Burden of Lung Cancer High for People Living With HIV
PLWH who adhere to antiretroviral tx but smoke are substantially more likely to die from lung cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 19, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

New Link Seen Between Gene Fusion and Bladder Cancer
Previously overlooked section of fusion found to negatively impact cancer cells, researchers say (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 18, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Owlstone Medical and UK ’s NHS Study Whether Breath Contains Useful Biomarkers That Could Be Used in Medical Laboratory Tests for Multiple Cancers
Owlstone Medical’s breath biopsy platform takes aim at breath biomarkers for an earlier diagnosis of cancer; could it supplant tissue biopsies sent to pathology labs? For many years, medical laboratory scientists and pathologists have known that human breath contains molecules and substances that have the potential to be used as biomarkers for detecting different diseases […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 18, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Testing Uncategorized Addenbrooke’s Hospital Aviva Ventures Billy Boyle Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre cl Source Type: news

Congenital Heart Disease and Sudden Infant/Perinatal Death Congenital Heart Disease and Sudden Infant/Perinatal Death
Despite modern advances in maternal-infant care, the basic pathobiology of sudden infant death syndrome has proved difficult to determine.Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Physicians Tweeting About Drugs May Have Conflict of Interest
Physicians with financial conflict of interest often mention specific drugs for which they have a conflict (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Cellular Tango: How Immune and Nerve Cells Work Together to Fight Gut Infection Cellular Tango: How Immune and Nerve Cells Work Together to Fight Gut Infection
New research shows that nerve cells in the gut play a key role helping the body mount an immune response to infection, a finding that could have implications for treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other immune-related disorders, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Tailored Treatment for Head-and-Neck Cancer Mystery
Treatment TermsHead and Neck Cancer Overview Rob Vaughn found a lump on his neck that turned out to be cancer that had spread from somewhere else in his body. The trouble was, doctors couldn ’t find the original site of the cancer. That made his treatment decisions difficult -- until two Duke specialists offered him options, including the option for watchful waiting instead of extensive treatment. Hero Image20170914_robvaughn_neckcancer_083_herocrop.jpg Preview Image Content Blocks Header A Search for the Source of Cancer ContentVaughn, a Charlotte, NC, father of two, was 47 and in good health when he felt th...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

EHR Data May Beat Claims Data in Assessing Sepsis Incidence
Based on clinical data, no change seen in incidence of sepsis, combined outcome of death or discharge (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical Laboratories Could Be Threatening the Survival of Horseshoe Crabs
Horseshoe crabs have been utilized by the biomedical industry to save millions of lives around the globe for years. But now researchers fear the practice of bleeding them may be threatening their survival Many medical laboratory scientists are aware that horseshoe crabs are harvested to get their blue blood and the limulus amebocyte lysate, or […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 15, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Source Type: news

GATA1 as a Marker for Erythroid and Megakaryocytic Lineages GATA1 as a Marker for Erythroid and Megakaryocytic Lineages
This study investigated the use of GATA binding factor 1 as a marker for neoplastic cells of pure erythroleukemia and acute megakaryoblastic leukemia.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Assay Can ID M. tuberculosis Resistance Mutations
Assay detects mutations associated with resistance to isoniazid, fluoroquinolones, aminoglycosides (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Eye-Saving New Treatment Options for Uveal Melanoma Eye-Saving New Treatment Options for Uveal Melanoma
Gene testing and immunotherapy have opened the door to treatments that could save the eyesight and the lives of people with uveal melanoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Novel Assay Distinguishes Bacterial From Viral Infection in Kids Novel Assay Distinguishes Bacterial From Viral Infection in Kids
A novel assay can distinguish bacterial from viral infection with a high degree of accuracy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Fibrous Dysplasia Associated With Increased Breast Cancer Risk
Breast cancer risk is more than three times as high in FD patients as in the general population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Mutational Signatures Can More Accurately ID MMR Deficiency
Mutational signatures better report mismatch repair deficiency than sequencing of MMR genes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

AACR Releases 2017 Cancer Progress Report
Twenty - five percent decrease in age - adjusted U.S. cancer death rate from 1991 to 2014 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Some Aspects of Empathy Improve During Medical Training
Decrease in empathy as assessed by JSPE, but overall cognitive empathy improved on the QCAE (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

β - Adrenergic Receptor Signaling Affects Tumor Microenvironment
Reducing signaling facilitates conversion of tumors to immunologically active microenvironment in mice (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection Non - Inferior to Axillary Node
Findings among women with T1 or T2 invasive primary breast cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

USPSTF Backs Cervical Cancer Screening With Cytology or hrHPV
Recommendations for screening with cytology alone every three years or hrHPV testing every five years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 13, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Reference Pricing and Price Shopping Hold Potential Peril for Both Clinical Laboratories and Consumers
While multiple studies show reference pricing is an effective approach to reduce the cost of testing and procedures, medical laboratories and consumers alike must continue to focus on quality to ensure positive outcomes The Dark Report in its September 2016 issue highlighted how reference pricing is positioned to become one of the biggest contributors to […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 13, 2017 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing CalPERS Castlight Health Change Healthcare Corporation clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report Source Type: news

The role of forensic botany in solving a case: scientific evidence on the falsification of a crime scene - Aquila I, Gratteri S, Sacco MA, Ricci P.
We report the case of a man who arrived at the hospital and died shortly afterward. The body showed widespread electrical lesions. The statements of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Organizational Benchmarks for Test Utilization Performance Organizational Benchmarks for Test Utilization Performance
This study aimed to provide a proof of concept for an organizational-level metric of laboratory test utilization.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Extramural Venous Invasion in Colorectal Cancer Stage I Extramural Venous Invasion in Colorectal Cancer Stage I
The authors propose an alternative technique of specimen dissection to determine extramural venous invasion in early stage colorectal cancers.Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Distal Bicep Tendon Rip Tied to Transthyretin Amyloidosis
Findings in patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 13, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news