Post-Prostatectomy Radiation Therapy: Patient Selection, Timing, Imaging, and Therapy Intensification
A 62-year-old man with prostate adenocarcinoma elected to proceed with radical prostatectomy as definitive management. After his pathology report showed stage IIIB disease, he elected for observation. What happened next? (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tyler P. Robin, MD, PhD, Paul D. Maroni, MD, Bennett B. Chin, MD, Francisco G. La Rosa, MD, Brandon Bernard, MD, MPH, Thomas J. Pugh, MD Source Type: news

UC Davis Researchers Develop Microscope That Uses Ultraviolet Light for Diagnosis, Eliminates Need for Traditional Histology Slide Preparation
MUSE microscope speeds up some anatomic pathology laboratory processes and removes exposure to toxic fixative chemicals Because they handle tissue specimens, histotechnologists, anatomic pathologists, and hospital nurses are exposed to deadly chemicals such as formaldehyde, formalin, Xylene, and Toluene. The risks associated with these chemicals has been covered regularly by Dark Daily as recently as […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 18, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Source Type: news

Lower Risk Of Follicular Lymphoma Transformation With Rituximab Lower Risk Of Follicular Lymphoma Transformation With Rituximab
The risk of transformation of follicular lymphoma is significantly lower with rituximab treatment, according to results from the Aristotle study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 18, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Cortical spreading depression denotes concussion injury - Bouley J, Chung DY, Ayata CY, Brown RH, Henninger N.
Cortical spreading depression (CSD) has been described after moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, it is uncertain whether CSD occurs after mild, concussive TBI and whether it relates to brain pathology and functional outcome. Male C57B... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Genesis of Toxic Tau in Alzheimer's Disease Revealed Genesis of Toxic Tau in Alzheimer's Disease Revealed
New research provides novel insights into the shape-shifting nature of tau protein and suggests new avenues for Alzheimer's drug development.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Prostate Core Biopsy: Good Predictor of Adverse Pathology? Prostate Core Biopsy: Good Predictor of Adverse Pathology?
Don't necessarily discount active surveillance for patients with adverse pathology on prostate core biopsy, says Dr Chodak.Medscape Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Commentary Source Type: news

Ghana:37 Military Hospital Pathology Lab Becomes West Afrrica's 1st ISO Accredited Lab
[Ghanaian Times] The Pathology Laboratory of the 37 Military Hospital has become the first in the sub-region to be accredited with an International Standard Organisation (ISO) certification. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 16, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Genomics and Proteomics and Interactomics, Oh, My! Researchers Conclude Metabolite-Protein Interactions are Important to Cellular Processes; Could New Omics Be Added to Clinical Laboratories ’ Test Menus?
This potential new source of diagnostic biomarkers could give clinical labs a new tool to diagnose disease earlier and with greater accuracy Clinical laboratories may soon have a new “omics” in their toolkit and vocabulary. In addition to genomics and proteomics, anatomic pathologists could also be using “interactomics” to diagnose disease earlier and with increased […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 16, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Testing Molecular Diagnostics, Genetic Testing, Whole Gene Sequencing News From Dark Daily anatomic pathology Balázs Papp PhD Biognosys Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy o Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury biomarker shows promise to support rapid damage evaluation and predict outcomes
(Elsevier) A new study in The American Journal of Pathology found that a brain lipid molecule, lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), was significantly increased after traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a preclinical animal model. They also found that it was elevated in areas associated with cell death and axonal injury, both major hallmarks of moderate and severe TBI. This strengthens the evidence that LPA could be used as a biomarker of TBI through blood testing, potentially providing a prognostic indicator of injury and outcome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Flavorings May Damage Blood Vessels and Heart E-Cigarette Flavorings May Damage Blood Vessels and Heart
E-cigarette liquids sweetened with flavorings like clove and vanilla may damage endothelial cells in the blood vessels and heart, a small experiment suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Bham investment firm acquires $27M Austin hospital
A Birmingham health care real estate investment company has made a multimillion purchase in a suburb of Austin. The Sanders Trust acquired Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital at 5980 Kyle Parkway in Kyle, Texas, in a $27 million deal. The two-story, 54,400-square-foot hospital is leased by a joint venture between Post Acute Medical, Seton Healthcare and Medcore Partners. In addition to medical rehabilit ation management, the hospital provides physical therapy, speech language pathology, occupational… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Oxford Nanopore Technologies Raises $180 Million to Expand Development of Its Revolutionary Hand-held DNA Sequencer; Might Medical Labs Get a POCT Solution?
Popularity of the pocket-sized gene-sequencing device continues to prove that DNA testing away from clinical laboratories in remote clinics and outlying field laboratories is not just possible, but in some cases preferable Once again, Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) is demonstrating how next-generation gene sequencing technology can make it cheaper, simpler, and faster to sequence without […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 13, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Lab and Pathology Mergers, Acquisitions, Valuations Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Source Type: news

Looking at the urine and blood may be best in diagnosing myeloma
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) When it comes to diagnosing a condition in which the plasma cells that normally make antibodies to protect us instead become cancerous, it may be better to look at the urine as well as the serum of our blood for answers, pathologists say. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

There ’s More Good News About Immune Therapies for Cancer
There has been welcome excitement in the cancer field lately about immune-based treatments, which co-opt the body’s own immune system to fight tumors. The so-called immunotherapies have transformed everything from solid cancers like melanoma and lung, to blood cancers like lymphoma and leukemia. In the latest study involving one of the first immunotherapies approved by the Food and Drug Administration, researchers report that an immune-based approach can even help people with advanced melanoma, which has spread to the brain, to live longer. The study, published in Cancer Immunology Research, included more than 2,700 ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Cancer healthytime Innovation Health Source Type: news

Advanced Prostate Cancer Variant More Common Than Thought
Incidence of tx - emergent small - cell neuroendocrine prostate cancer 17 percent among those with mCRPC (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Clinical Laboratory Compliance Practices Under Pressure as Federal Spotlight Is Aimed at Common Fraud and Abuse Schemes; Penalties for Violations Surge
New healthcare fraud prevention partnership white paper outlines the most common abuses and the reasons clinical laboratories are susceptible to fraudulent practices When it comes to questionable marketing and billing practices for lab testing, clinical laboratory companies can expect increased scrutiny and enforcement actions by federal healthcare authorities. That’s one message in a recently-issued white […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 11, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Clinical Laboratory Compliance Consultants Clinical Laboratory/ Pathology Coding, Billing, and Collection Resources Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Management & Operations Webinars AKS anatomic path Source Type: news

Vitamin D Toxicity: A 16-Year Retrospective Study Vitamin D Toxicity: A 16-Year Retrospective Study
The rise in interest in vitamin D supplementation has increased the potential for vitamin D toxicity. How common are toxic effects, at what dosage do they occur, and what are the symptoms?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

AMA Calls for Inclusive Family, Medical Leave Policies
Association will advocate for policies inclusive of LGBTQ workers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 11, 2018 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

Patient Interest Fairly High for Melanoma Genetic Risk Testing
Reduced interest seen in minority and less educated populations (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Error Rate 7.4 Percent in Speech Recognition - Assisted Notes
Overall, 15.8 percent of errors at level of speech recognition - assisted notes involve clinical info (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - July 10, 2018 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

Complex Glandular Patterns in Lung Adenocarcinoma Complex Glandular Patterns in Lung Adenocarcinoma
This study provides new insight into the potential role of complex glandular patterns in clinical management of lung adenocarcinoma.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Drops Zika Testing for Blood Donors
Agency recommends moving away from testing each individual donation to testing pooled donations (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Infections, Oncology, Pathology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Lipoprotein Apheresis Acutely Improves Coronary Microvascular Function Lipoprotein Apheresis Acutely Improves Coronary Microvascular Function
Lipoprotein apheresis acutely improves coronary microvascular function in patients with severe hypercholesterolemia, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The role of gender, child maltreatment, alcohol expectancies, and personality pathology on relationship violence among undergraduates - M énard KS, Dowgwillo EA, Pincus AL.
Male ( n = 1,104) and female ( n = 1,337) college students' self-report surveys on childhood maltreatment, alcohol expectancies, and narcissistic personality traits are examined to determine their associations with relationship violence. Intimate partner v... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

TEDDY: More Small Clues to the Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes TEDDY: More Small Clues to the Pathogenesis of Type 1 Diabetes
Latest TEDDY findings point to childhood infections, in particular gastrointestinal infections, as drivers of islet autoimmunity subtypes in the pathogenesis of type 1 diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

New Diagnostic Criteria May Up Risk of Misdiagnosing Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma New Diagnostic Criteria May Up Risk of Misdiagnosing Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma
Reclassification of a type of thyroid cancer as noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features (NIFTP) may lead to misdiagnosis of classic papillary thyroid carcinoma with prominent follicular pattern, according to a review of recently published studies.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 9, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Canadian Company Prepares to Use Biometric Facial Recognition for Positive Patient Identification with an In-Home Prescription Drug Dispensing Device
Could biometrics increase security and safety of clinical laboratory patient identification and specimen tracking processes as well? Positive patient identification is a common problem for all healthcare providers, including medical laboratories. That is why there is strong interest in developing technologies that use biometric data to identify patients. The challenge has been to find a […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 9, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Clinical Laboratory Proficiency Testing Services Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News La Source Type: news

Are These Ocular Symptoms Common or Concerning? Are These Ocular Symptoms Common or Concerning?
Can you correctly categorize these five common ocular symptoms and determine which might potentially indicate a worrisome pathology?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Article Source Type: news

Assessing Hepatitis C Spontaneous Clearance Assessing Hepatitis C Spontaneous Clearance
How common is clearance of HCV without treatment, and how does this vary over time? What demographic and clinical factors are associated with spontaneous clearance?Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - July 6, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Aalto University Researchers Develop Plasmonic Biosensor That Can Distinguish Differences in Exosomes, Giving Clinical Laboratories New Tool for Spotting Disease in Human Blood with Naked Eye
Analysis performed by this new biosensor could help identify inflammatory bowel diseases, cancer, and other chronic diseases, and contribute to influencing the best treatment options, a critical aspect of personalized medicine Anatomic pathologists and clinical laboratories have long known that disease, as the saying goes, “is written in the blood.” How to spot the disease […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 6, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Clinical Laboratory/Pathology Automation, Analyzers, Testing Systems Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Aalto University anato Source Type: news

County to develop “single service” pathology joint venture
Acute trusts across Kent have agreed to create a joint venture to deliver a single pathology service for the county, despite years of work, developing two services in the county. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - July 5, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Automated Bone Scan Index Prognostic for Prostate Cancer
aBSI validated as prognostic biomarker of survival in metastatic castration - resistant prostate cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Nigeria:Why Nigeria Cannot Start Producing Vaccines Now - Professor of Virology
[Premium Times] Oyewale Tomori is a professor of virology, educational administrator and former vice chancellor. He is a fellow of the Academy of Science of Nigeria, fellow of the College of Veterinary Surgeons of Nigeria and fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists of the United Kingdom. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

An Audit of Repeat Testing at an Academic Medical Center An Audit of Repeat Testing at an Academic Medical Center
How prevalent is the problem of potentially unnecessary repeat testing in a large medical center? Which tests are most often involved, and what factors contribute to this?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Rebates, Pharmacy Benefit Managers, and ‘Gag Clauses’ Under Fire as Pricing Transparency Concerns Rise Surrounding Drug Prices
Growing interest in more transparency for the prices of prescription drugs is reflected in a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that highlights disparities in pharma prices for patients, pharmacies, and payers Consumer demand for increased transparency in the prices patients, health insurers, and others pay for healthcare services continues. […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 2, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Michael Tags: Clinical Laboratory Compliance Consultants Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations News From Dark Daily Alex Azar anatomic Source Type: news

Repeated mild closed head injuries induce long-term white matter pathology and neuronal loss that are correlated with behavioral deficits - Gold EM, Vasilevko V, Hasselmann J, Tiefenthaler C, Hoa D, Ranawaka K, Cribbs DH, Cummings BJ.
An estimated 5.3 million Americans are living with a disability from a traumatic brain injury (TBI). There is emerging evidence of the detrimental effects from repeated mild TBIs (rmTBIs). rmTBI manifests its own unique set of behavioral and neuropathologi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Can aspirin treat Alzheimer's?
A regimen of low-dose aspirin potentially may reduce plaques in the brain, which will reduce Alzheimer's disease pathology and protect memory, according to neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center, who published the results of their study today in the July issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

June 2018 Briefing - Pathology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pathology for June 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can aspirin treat Alzheimer's?
(Rush University Medical Center) regimen of low-dose aspirin potentially may reduce plaques in the brain, which will reduce Alzheimer's disease pathology and protect memory, according to neurological researchers at Rush University Medical Center, who published the results of their study today in the July issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

No Plant Oils for Cradle Cap?
Discussion During growth, plants first store their energy as carbohydrates but during ripening switch over to carbon-rich triglycerides. Triglycerides also occur in yeasts, molds and animal fats. A few higher plants store lipids in other forms. One example is the Jojoba which stores its oil as a lipid wax. Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) is a specialty-cultivated plant found mainly in the American Southwest and Mexican Northwest. Jojoba seed oil has> 50% of its weight as liquid wax esters that are used in personal care products and lubricants. Jojoba oil is naturally extracted from the seed or synthetically produced. Natu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Lab companies Quest and CPL face lawsuits in Ireland over missed cervical cancer diagnoses
Two American lab companies, Quest Diagnostics and Clinical Pathology Laboratories, have processed cervical cancer screenings for women in Ireland. But a government review in 2014 found the labs mistakenly cleared more than 200 women there who were later diagnosed with cervical cancer. CBS News' Roxana Saberi spoke with two women who received settlements. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - June 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AMA Calls for Electronic Health Record Training
Association says medical students, residents should undergo training with evaluative feedback (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 29, 2018 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

UnitedHealth Group Soon to Be Largest Employer of Doctors in the US; Clinical Laboratory Outreach More Critical than Ever Before
While consolidation is a common trend across many sectors—including anatomic pathology groups and hospital systems—UnitedHealth Group is the latest example of the payer-provider consolidation trend impacting medical laboratories nationwide Pending the successful completion of a $4.9-billion acquisition of DaVita Medical Group, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) will be poised to become the largest single employer of doctors […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 29, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Advisory Board aetna anatomic pathology Andrew Hayek Avalere Health clinical laboratory CVS Health Source Type: news

VA Hospital to Hold Town Hall about Impaired Pathologist
The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks says it will hold a town hall meeting next month to provide an update into an investigation of an impaired pathologist who is linked to at least seven missed diagnoses and a potential death. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 28, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Narcissistic Teens Maybe Perform Better In School, Researchers Find
BOSTON (CBS) – Could a little narcissism be a good thing? Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast looked at 340 teens at three different schools in Italy and found that narcissistic adolescents tended to perform better in school than their peers. People who are narcissistic believe they’re better than anyone else and deserve a reward, but researchers say that heightened sense of self-worth encourages people to accept challenges and allows them to succeed under pressure. True narcissism is considered a pathology or dysfunction, but the researchers say sub-clinical narcissism or having narcissistic person...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Teenagers Source Type: news

New Guidelines Increase Melanoma Staging Reproducibility
Greater reproducibility and higher concordance for melanoma staging with implementation of AJCC 8 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 28, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

New Discovery by Massachusetts General Hospital May Help Medical Laboratories Preserve Blood for DNA Analysis, Thus Allowing Isolation of CTCs up to 72 Hours after Collection
Using GPIIb/IIIa inhibition, and ion chelation, researchers have developed a “universal” method for preserving blood up to 72 hours while keeping it viable for advanced rare-cell applications Through microfluidics and automation, clinical laboratories and anatomic pathologists have been able to detect ever-smaller quantities of biomarkers and other indicators of chronic disease. However, preserving sample quality […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 27, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic p Source Type: news

Spurious Thrombocytopenia in Automated Platelet Count Spurious Thrombocytopenia in Automated Platelet Count
This article underscores the need for healthcare professionals to be aware of the possibility of spurious data from automated PLT counts. What factors might contribute to these false results?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Higher Cancer Rates Confirmed in Women With Dense Breasts
Higher rate of recall, lower sensitivity, larger tumor diameter, and more lymph node - positive disease (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 27, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news