Promising New Way to Identify Breast Cancer Tumors
Technology can be used to identify the molecular markers of breast cancer tumors (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sensitivity for CRC Detection Up With Decreasing FIT Threshold
Reducing positivity threshold also increased number of positive test results per cancer case (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 21, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sloan Kettering's Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar Sloan Kettering's Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar
A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the cancer center ’ s vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns among pathologists at the hospital, as well as experts in nonprofit law and corporate governance.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

HSJ Weekly Catch Up: CQC's mounting concerns, progress over pathology and Babylon calling
Your essential update on health for the week. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - September 21, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

IBM ’s Watson Not Living Up to Hype, Wall Street Journal and Other Media Report; ‘Dr. Watson’ Has Yet to Show It Can Improve Patient Outcomes or Accurately Diagnose Cancer
Wall Street Journal reports IBM losing Watson-for-Oncology partners and clients, but scientists remain confident artificial intelligence will revolutionize diagnosis and treatment of disease What happens when a healthcare revolution is overhyped? Results fall short of expectations. That’s the diagnosis from the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) and other media outlets five years after IBM marketed its […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 21, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing anatomic pathology clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Report David Howard PhD Emory University harvard m Source Type: news

Radiological Case: Multiple Myeloma Radiological Case: Multiple Myeloma
This 93-year-old male initially presented with clinical findings and history most suggestive of genitourinary pathology. How was the eventual diagnosis of multiple myeloma made?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Research Links Doctor Burnout to Patient Safety Incidents
Physician burnout linked to increased risk of patient safety incidents, reduced patient satisfaction (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 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

Residents Should Take Advantage of Paid Time Off
Residents report making time for family, pursuing interests, and squeezing in important trips (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

Meeting pathology demand: histopathology workforce census
This workforce census finds that only 3% of NHS histopathology departments have enough staff to meet clinical demand. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 20, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Is AI the Key to Diving Deeper into Images and Pathology?
In a tale of two studies, it appears artificial intelligence is helping researchers analyze cells in ways that weren't possible before. In one study, published this week in Nature Methods, scientists at the Allen Institute in Seattle, WA used machine learning to train computers to see parts of the cell that the human eye cannot easily distinguish. Using 3D images of fluorescently labeled cells, the team taught computers to find structures inside living cells without fluorescent labels, using only black and white images generated by an inexpensive technique known as brightfield microscopy. Fluorescence microscop...
Source: MDDI - September 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Second HPV - Related Primary Cancers Common in Survivors
Persistent HPV infection may be associated with second HPV - related primary cancers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 19, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Opioid Deaths 1999 to 2015 May Be Dramatically Underestimated
Incomplete death certificates led to under - reporting of 70,000 likely opioid deaths (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

New Baptist M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is game-changer for Southeast
It took four years and $184 million to build Baptist Health ’s M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. But now that the facility is complete, Baptist is poised to make a name for itself as a leader in cancer treatment in the Southeast. The 330,000-square-foot building serves as a one-stop destination for everything a cancer patient needs – pathologists, radiologi sts, a pharmacy that has every cancer drug on the market, clinical trials of the latest treatments and a team of experts collaborating on the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Allison Colburn Source Type: news

MEDACorp Survey of Hospital Administrators Shows Inpatient Care is Decreasing; Could Change From Where Clinical Laboratories Receive Orders
As inpatient care declines, outpatient care expands, signaling a shift from where physician orders for medical laboratory tests originate It’s a well-established fact that the year-over-year increase in the volume of outpatient procedures is consistently greater than 8%, while the annual growth in inpatient admissions is at or below 3%. Clinical laboratory managers and anatomic […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 19, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations ambulatory surgery centers Ana Gupte PhD anatomic pathology clinical laboratory Dark Daily dar Source Type: news

Critically Elevated Potassium in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Critically Elevated Potassium in Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
A misdiagnosis as to the cause of hyperkalemia in this patient led to unnecessary dialysis, demonstrating the need to be alert to potentially false potassium results in patients with elevated WBC counts.Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Review: Treatments for Primary Basal Cell Carcinoma Compared
Similarly low recurrence rates for excision, Mohs sx, curettage and diathermy, external - beam radiation (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Researchers find adult stem cell characteristics in aggressive cancers from different tissues
UCLA researchers have discovered  genetic similarities between the adult stem cells responsible for maintaining and repairing epithelial tissues — which line all of the organs and cavities inside the body — and the cells that drive aggressive epithelial cancers. Their findings could bring about a better understanding of how ag gressive, treatment-resistant cancers develop and progress, and could eventually lead to new drugs for a range of advanced epithelial cancers such as lung, prostate and bladder cancers. The study, led by senior authors Owen Witte and Thomas Graeber, both of the  UCLA E...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 18, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

CMS Finalizes Rule Rebranding ‘Meaningful Use’ Program to ‘Promoting Interoperability’
Ongoing federal regulatory push for EHR interoperability requires medical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups to have strategies for ensuring seamless interfaces with providers and hospitals What difference does a name make? Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups soon may know the answer to that question following the renaming of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 17, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Clinical Laboratory Information Systems (LIS) Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement Management & Operat Source Type: news

Infant Eye Trouble Similar With Confirmed and Suspected Antenatal Zika Exposure Infant Eye Trouble Similar With Confirmed and Suspected Antenatal Zika Exposure
Babies with suspected and confirmed antenatal Zika virus exposure have similar ocular abnormalities, and even well-appearing infants may have Zika-related eye manifestations, report clinicians from Brazil.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 17, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

What Type of Conservative Treatments Can Help for Plantar Fasciitis?
Discussion The plantar fascia consists of 3 bands of dense connective tissue that originates in the medical calcaneal tubercle and inserts into the base of each of the 5 proximal phalyanxes in a fan-shaped distribution. It acts as a shock absorber and reinforces the medial longitudinal arch as the foot undergoes forward propulsion. The -itis in plantar fasciitis (PF) is a misnomer as it is not an acute inflammation but is a chronic degenerative process involving the plantar fascia aponeurosis of the foot usually at the medial tubercle of the calcaneous. Repetitive strain seems to cause microtearing which then causes a repa...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 17, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pathologists shortage 'delaying cancer diagnosis'
Severe staff shortages are affecting services vital to diagnosing cancer, according to a report. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patients Who Post Negative Comments about Healthcare Experiences on Social Media Review Sites Are Being Sued by Physicians and Hospitals; Clinical Laboratories Might Be Similarly Vulnerable to Being Drawn into Lawsuits
Defamation, libel, harassment, and causing emotional distress are some of the charges patients who launched online negative review campaigns are defending themselves against in court Healthcare systems, surgeons, family practitioners, clinical laboratories, anatomic pathologists—none are immune to receiving negative online reviews from patients who believe they’ve been damaged by their caregivers. And these reviews can […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 14, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Albert Carlotti MD anatomic pathology Arizona Medical Board Bahman Guyuron MD ce Source Type: news

Case Western Reserve's Dr. Lan Zhou receives $2M to study colorectal cancer development
(Case Western Reserve University) Lan Zhou, MD, PhD, associate professor of pathology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health to study human colorectal cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A potential new way to treat some of the most common blinding diseases
(Elsevier) Many eye diseases exhibit increased permeability of blood vessels in the macular portion of the retina leading to abnormal fluid accumulation and vision loss. Therapies targeting a specific cytokine, VEGF, have transformed clinical care; however, not all patients respond well. A new report in The American Journal of Pathology shows that inhibiting a specific signaling molecule, atypical protein kinase C reduces increased vessel permeability and blocks inflammation. Blocking aPKC may help protect vision in potentially blinding eye diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

At Least 15 Men Near Ground Zero Have Breast Cancer
Many exposed to the WTC site appear to experience a greater cancer burden (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Leapfrog Group Report Shows Hospitals Failing to Eliminate Hospital-Acquired Infections; Medical Laboratories Can Help Providers ’ Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs
Contrary to CMS and Joint Commission programs implemented in 2017 to reduce them, incidents of hospital-acquired infections have risen for the past few years Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathologists know that hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) can be deadly, not just for patients, but for their caregivers and families as well. Even one HAI is too many. […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 12, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations anatomic pathology antimicrobial stewardship programs C. difficile Castlight Health catheter-associated urinary tract Source Type: news

FREE SPECIAL EDITION WHITE PAPER How to Create a Patient-centered Lab with Breakthrough Blood Collection Technology: Microsampling takes blood collection out of the clinic
Breakthrough methods in blood collection technology have the ability to expedite your lab’s move to patient-centered care, as well as answer the challenges of changing remote patient requirements. The Dark Report is pleased to offer this FREE White Paper, an ideal resource for those interested in new microsampling technology—what it is, how it works, and how it can transform your lab. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 11, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology White Papers blood technology white paper dark daily white paper free white paper pathology white paper patient centered white paper Source Type: news

Total of 43,371 New Cases of HPV - Associated Cancers in 2015
Decreases in cervical cancer, vaginal SCC from 1999 to 2015; increases in oropharyngeal, anal, vulvar SCC (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 11, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Metabolomic Analyses Predict Lung Injury After 9/11 Disaster Metabolomic Analyses Predict Lung Injury After 9/11 Disaster
Metabolomic analyses of rescue workers at the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster on September 11, 2001 have identified pathways associated with loss of lung function that might be used to inform treatment of similar lung injuries, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 11, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Developmental phosphoproteomics identifies the kinase CK2 as a driver of Hedgehog signaling and a therapeutic target in medulloblastoma
A major limitation of targeted cancer therapy is the rapid emergence of drug resistance, which often arises through mutations at or downstream of the drug target or through intrinsic resistance of subpopulations of tumor cells. Medulloblastoma (MB), the most common pediatric brain tumor, is no exception, and MBs that are driven by sonic hedgehog (SHH) signaling are particularly aggressive and drug-resistant. To find new drug targets and therapeutics for MB that may be less susceptible to common resistance mechanisms, we used a developmental phosphoproteomics approach in murine granule neuron precursors (GNPs), the developm...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - September 11, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Purzner, T., Purzner, J., Buckstaff, T., Cozza, G., Gholamin, S., Rusert, J. M., Hartl, T. A., Sanders, J., Conley, N., Ge, X., Langan, M., Ramaswamy, V., Ellis, L., Litzenburger, U., Bolin, S., Theruvath, J., Nitta, R., Qi, L., Li, X.-N., Li, G., Taylor, Tags: STKE Research Articles Source Type: news

Exclusive: Healthcare startup closes seed round
SpIntellx Inc. has two products, one that uses AI to provide spatial analysis for pathologists and the other that can determine the analyzes the spatial relationships between cells inside a tumor. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Paul J. Gough Source Type: news

Administrative Costs Highest in US, According to NEJM and Health Affairs Studies; Reduction Efforts Will Impact Clinical Laboratories
Clinical laboratory test claims make up a substantial proportion of all claims filed each year. Thus, any effort to streamline or reform claims adjudication and administration in the US will alter how labs and pathologists conduct business Clinical laboratory managers and anatomic pathologists know how costly and complex the US healthcare system can be. However, […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 10, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations administrative costs anatomic pathology athenahealth Barak Richman JD PhD clinical laboratory Source Type: news

Metabolite Analysis IDs Pathways Associated With WTC - Lung Injury
Findings in small study of firefighters with World Trade Center Lung Injury (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pathology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Are Patients Becoming the New Payers? Analysis by TransUnion Suggests This Might Be the Case and the Implications for Clinical Laboratories Could Be Profound
Healthcare revenue cycle consultant Jonathan Wiik suggests healthcare providers must prepare their organizations for patients who need help paying increasing medical costs When patients cannot pay their bills, all of healthcare—including clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups—also struggle. And, according to experts, medical laboratories already complying with federal value-based payment programs and precision medicine directives […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 7, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement advanced beneficiary notices anatomic pathology centers for medicare and medicaid services charity care clinical l Source Type: news

Psychiatric disorders associated with acquired brain pathology - Ardila A.
Acquired brain pathology can be associated with diverse psychiatric manifestations. Three major types of psychiatric disorders potentially found in cases of acquired brain pathology are examined: (1) psychosis, (2) mood disorders, and (3) personality disor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Scandal-Ridden Blood-Testing Company Theranos Will Dissolve Scandal-Ridden Blood-Testing Company Theranos Will Dissolve
The blood-testing company Theranos will dissolve after years of scandal and after failing to meet its obligations to Fortress Investment Group, a New York City-based private-equity firm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Cumulative BP Measures Better for CV Risk Prediction Cumulative BP Measures Better for CV Risk Prediction
Algorithms used for risk prediction of cardiovascular disease would be more accurate if they included a more sophisticated measure of blood pressure history rather than a single current value as is the case currently, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Combined adult neurogenesis and BDNF mimic exercise effects on cognition in an Alzheimers mouse model
Adult hippocampal neurogenesis (AHN) is impaired before the onset of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology. We found that exercise provided cognitive benefit to 5xFAD mice, a mouse model of AD, by inducing AHN and elevating levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). Neither stimulation of AHN alone, nor exercise, in the absence of increased AHN, ameliorated cognition. We successfully mimicked the beneficial effects of exercise on AD mice by genetically and pharmacologically inducing AHN in combination with elevating BDNF levels. Suppressing AHN later led to worsened cognitive performance and loss of preexisting...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Choi, S. H., Bylykbashi, E., Chatila, Z. K., Lee, S. W., Pulli, B., Clemenson, G. D., Kim, E., Rompala, A., Oram, M. K., Asselin, C., Aronson, J., Zhang, C., Miller, S. J., Lesinski, A., Chen, J. W., Kim, D. Y., van Praag, H., Spiegelman, B. M., Gage, F. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Neuroscience, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Fostamatinib Seems Effective for Immune Thrombocytopenia
Overall response of platelet count ≥ 50,000/ μ L seen in 43 percent of patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

~ 3,000 Excess Deaths Estimated Due to Hurricane Maria
Reported death counts limited by physician lack of awareness of death certification process (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 5, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Institutional, Source Type: news

Simple CT Scan Eliminates Need for Surgery in Kidney Cancer Simple CT Scan Eliminates Need for Surgery in Kidney Cancer
A simple CT scan measurement discriminates between a benign form of kidney cancer and a more lethal subtype with high degree of accuracy, allowing surgery to be avoided.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Kalorama Report Analyzes Global EMR/EHR Market as Tech Giants Apple, Google, and Microsoft Prepare to Launch Their Own Offerings. Will This Alter Current Conditions for Clinical Laboratories and Pathologists?
While approaches differ between the three companies, heavy investment in EMR/EHR and other HIT solutions could signal significant changes ahead for a market currently dominated by only a few major developers If healthcare big data is truly a disruptive force in healthcare’s transformation, then a big battle looms for control of that data. Some experts […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - September 5, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing allscripts Amazon anatomic pathology Apple Apple Health Apple Health API Arielle Trzci Source Type: news

Manual vs Automated Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen Assays Manual vs Automated Squamous Cell Carcinoma Antigen Assays
Does the automated Elecsys SCC assay provide comparable performance to a manual assay for determining squamous cell carcinoma antigen levels?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Months before drug launch, this Peninsula company drew people to get its sweat stopper
Months before winning regulatory approval of its drug against excessive sweating — and nearly a year ahead of the drug's expected launch next month — Dermira Inc. targeted potential users of the drug. In a series of online ads that started in December, followed by television ads in June, the Menlo Park company laid out the pathology of a condition that affects some 15 milli on Americans who produce more underarm sweat than necessary to control their body temperature. In one ad, a young woman… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Months before drug launch, this Peninsula company drew people to get its sweat stopper
Months before winning regulatory approval of its drug against excessive sweating — and nearly a year ahead of the drug's expected launch next month — Dermira Inc. targeted potential users of the drug. In a series of online ads that started in December, followed by television ads in June, the Menlo Park company laid out the pathology of a condition that affects some 15 milli on Americans who produce more underarm sweat than necessary to control their body temperature. In one ad, a young woman… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

August 2018 Briefing - Pathology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pathology for August 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Endocervical Cells With Gastric-Type Mucin on Pap Smears Endocervical Cells With Gastric-Type Mucin on Pap Smears
Does gastric-type mucin observed on Pap smears provide diagnostic value for endocervical adenocarcinoma and its precursors?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Pathology and social interactions: Safety in numbers
(CNRS) What if social behavior affected the progression of even noncontagious diseases? This is precisely what has been demonstrated by French CNRS teams, with support from IRD, CEA, Paris-Sud and Montpellier universities, and colleagues from Spain and Australia. Using a fly model of intestinal cancer, the researchers have shown that disease progression is impacted both by social isolation -- which has a negative effect -- and the composition of the social group with which individuals associate. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 3, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Previously High-Flying Theranos Provides Clinical Laboratories and Pathology Groups with Valuable Lesson on How Quickly Consumer Trust Can Be Lost
Affected patients speak about emotional, financial, and medical costs of receiving inaccurate results from the startup’s faulty Edison ‘finger-stick’ blood draw testing device Healthcare consumers trust America’s clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups to provide accurate test results. When those test results are inaccurate, the loss of public trust can trigger a sharp decline in […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - August 31, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Bloomberg Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services clinic Source Type: news

Dead Reckoning: America's System of Coroners and Medical Examiners is Facing Unprecedented Challenges
Details the increased workload on coroners, medical examiners, and forensic pathologists in part due to the opioid epidemic, focusing on Kentucky to shine a light on the national issue. Coroners' offices are struggling under the increased workload and expense, in some cases risking or even losing their accreditation. But even with funding, medical examiners can be difficult to recruit or retain due to high medical school debt and the lower pay scale and there are only 500 board-certified forensic pathologists in the country, less than half of the estimated need. This increased pressure can lead to less in-depth investigati...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - August 31, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news