Associations of specific and multiple types of childhood abuse and neglect with personality pathology among adolescents referred for mental health services - Charak R, Tromp NB, Koot HM.
The present study investigated the unique association between five types of childhood abuse and neglect and 18 lower-order dimensions of personality pathology, and using latent classes analysis (LCA) explored patterns of childhood abuse or neglect experien... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New Breast-Imaging Technique May Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies New Breast-Imaging Technique May Reduce Unnecessary Biopsies
A new breast-image analysis technique may help reduce unnecessary breast biopsies, costs and patient anxiety, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Saliva Testing Accurately Identifies Children With Autism Saliva Testing Accurately Identifies Children With Autism
A salivary test based on multiple RNA features can accurately identify children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 18, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Fund Open-Source Global Disease Tracker; May Be Useful Resource for Microbiology Laboratories
Cloud-based platform—IDseq—shows potential to track the causes and spread of infectious diseases worldwide using metagenomic data Here’s the latest example of how big data and related technologies can give physicians—as well as microbiologists and clinical pathologists—a new tool for understanding infectious disease and tracking outbreaks anywhere in the world. This project is being funded and […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 17, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations anatomic pathology Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Chan Zuckerberg Initiative chikungunya Source Type: news

Neuromics FBS at 259 USD/500 ml.
Only 2 Weeks LeftWe wanted to get ourFBS in the hands of more cell culturing experts. Our low pricing has accelerated purchasing of this culture supplement.More importantly, we are pleased with the positive feedback. Here are some recentreviews.Linda S.on BirdEye  ★★★★★9 days agoMy experience with Neuromics was very positive. I asked for a sample of FBS and after to use the FBS I received. Peter T.on BirdEye ★★★★★month agoI purchased FBS from Neuromics. It was shipped to Canada without any problems. It arrived safely and still frozen. Cells grow well in the product. Customer ser...
Source: Neuromics - December 15, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: FBS Fetal Bovine Serum Source Type: news

Medtech Hasn ’t Abandoned the Thought of M & amp;A yet in 2018
The year might be rapidly ending, but there’s still enough time for medtech companies to do some fairly large deals before 2019. Sonic Healthcare is taking a plunge into M&A before year’s end and picking up Aurora Diagnostics for $540 million. The deal would give Australia-based Sonic Healthcare a stronger foothold in the U.S. Palm Beach FL-based Aurora Diagnostics specializes in pathology services. The acquisition would also allow pathologists provide critical mass for growth in the anatomical and clinical pathology markets, both organically and via additional acquisitions Sonic sai...
Source: MDDI - December 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Subfertility Linked to Increased Asthma Risk in Offspring
Asthma risk also increased with maternal history of miscarriages at 12 weeks or earlier (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - December 14, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Gynecology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Microhospital Trend is Gathering Momentum and Could Provide Revenue to Independent Clinical Laboratories
Though they mostly receive medical laboratory services from their parent health networks, microhospitals may, nevertheless, need services from independent clinical laboratories as well For years, independent clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups have been adapting to healthcare networks undergoing changes based on increased demand for convenient, affordable medical services. One such innovation is the growing […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 14, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations Abrazo Community Health Network Allegheny Health anatomic pathology clinical laboratory Cynthia Hund Source Type: news

Changes in Renal Cell Carcinoma Pathologic Staging and Histologic Grading
The most important prognostic factor when treating renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is tumor staging. Larger tumors (greater than 4 cm to 5 cm) need to be carefully assessed for the possibility of renal sinus invasion, according to a new review published Surgical Pathology Clinics.12/13/2018 (Source: Kidney Cancer Association)
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - December 13, 2018 Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: news

Novel Breast Imaging Technique Might Cut Unnecessary Biopsies
Method combines radiomics with three - compartment breast image analysis of dual - energy mammography (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 13, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Is Alzheimer's Infectious? Intriguing Findings From New Mouse Study
(MedPage Today) -- Experiment shows amyloid beta pathology can be transmitted (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - December 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Transcriptome-wide isoform-level dysregulation in ASD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder
Most genetic risk for psychiatric disease lies in regulatory regions, implicating pathogenic dysregulation of gene expression and splicing. However, comprehensive assessments of transcriptomic organization in diseased brains are limited. In this work, we integrated genotypes and RNA sequencing in brain samples from 1695 individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, as well as controls. More than 25% of the transcriptome exhibits differential splicing or expression, with isoform-level changes capturing the largest disease effects and genetic enrichments. Coexpression networks isolate ...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 13, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Gandal, M. J., Zhang, P., Hadjimichael, E., Walker, R. L., Chen, C., Liu, S., Won, H., van Bakel, H., Varghese, M., Wang, Y., Shieh, A. W., Haney, J., Parhami, S., Belmont, J., Kim, M., Moran Losada, P., Khan, Z., Mleczko, J., Xia, Y., Dai, R., Wang, D., Tags: Genetics, Online Only special/r-articles Source Type: news

More Big Companies Engage Health Networks Directly to Cover Their Employees ’ Healthcare: Should Medical Laboratories Be Talking to Self-Insuring Employers?
By negotiating directly with healthcare systems employers garner cost savings, while creating opportunities for clinical laboratories willing to be flexible about claims and reimbursement It’s a healthcare trend called “direct contracting” and it is the latest method that self-insuring employers are using to better manage the cost of their health benefits plan, while maintaining access […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 12, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Adventist Health System Amazon anatomic pathology Berkshire Hathaway Boeing Cisco Systems clinical laboratory D Source Type: news

Fecal Occult Blood Testing in Hospitalized and ED Patients Fecal Occult Blood Testing in Hospitalized and ED Patients
Would eliminating the routine diagnostic use of fecal occult blood tests during hospitalization or in the emergency department compromise patient care?Laboratory Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Improved understanding of the pathology of dwarfism may lead to new treatment targets
(Elsevier) Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a severe inherited dwarfing condition In PSACH, a genetic mutation leads to abnormal retention of cartilage oligomeric matrix protein (COMP) within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) of cartilage-producing cells (chondrocytes), which interferes with function and cell viability. In a report in The American Journal of Pathology, investigators describe how this protein accumulation results in 'ER stress' and initiates a host of pathologic changes. These findings may open up new ways to treat PSACH and other ER-stress-related conditions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

High-Performing Centenarians Have Increased T Cell Telomere Length and Telomerase Activity High-Performing Centenarians Have Increased T Cell Telomere Length and Telomerase Activity
Telomere length and telomerase activity following stimulation are greater in T cells of high-performing centenarians than in low-performing centenarians, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 12, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

U.S. Medical Schools See Increase in Diversity
More female, black, and Hispanic matriculants seen after diversity accreditation standards implemented (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - December 12, 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

Kenya: Aga Khan Hospital Gets Accreditation for Its Laboratory Services
[Nation] The Aga Khan University Hospital has been accredited by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) for its laboratory services. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Hologic wins FDA nod, launches next-gen Omni hysteroscope
Hologic (NSDQ:HOLX) said today that it launched its next-gen Omni hysteroscope in the U.S. after having received FDA 510(k) clearance earlier in the month. The newly cleared Omni hysteroscope features a three-in-one modular scope and is intended for both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, the Marlborough, Mass.-based company said. “Experts agree that direct visualization of the uterine cavity in women with abnormal uterine bleeding is the gold standard that allows physicians to accurately identify and collect quality samples and remove pathology – in a safer and more effective manner than blind biopsy ...
Source: Mass Device - December 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Women's Health Hologic Source Type: news

Independent Clinical Laboratories in Maryland May Need to Step-up Outreach with Hospitals as New CMS Program Launches Jan. 1
Clinical laboratory leaders will want to pay close attention to a significant development in Maryland. The state’s All-Payer Medicare program—the nation’s only all-payer hospital rate regulation system—is broadening in scope to include outpatient services starting Jan. 1. The expanded program could impact independent medical laboratories, according to the Maryland Hospital Association (MHA), which told Dark […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 10, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations Uncategorized All-Payer Model anatomic pathology asthma Blue Cross and Blue Shie Source Type: news

A pathology not be overlooked in blunt chest trauma: analysis of 181 patients with bilateral pneumothorax - Özdil A, Kavurmacı Ö, Akçam Tİ, Ergönül AG, Uz İ, Şahutoğlu C, Yüzkan S, Çakan A, Çağırıcı U.
BACKGROUND: Bilateral pneumothorax (BPTx) can become tension PTx and a cause of mortality, especially in severe multi-trauma patients. The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence, morbidity, mortality, and associated factors of BPTx in multi-tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Chemicals in Cosmetics, Soaps Tied to Early Puberty in Girls Chemicals in Cosmetics, Soaps Tied to Early Puberty in Girls
Girls who are exposed before birth to chemicals commonly found in toothpaste, makeup, soap and other personal care products may hit puberty earlier than their peers who aren't exposed to these chemicals in the womb, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Facing Increasing Pressure from an Evolving Regulatory Environment, Clinical Laboratories Need to be ‘Inspection Ready’ in 2019
Experts say medical laboratories must overcome staffing challenges and develop a culture of continual inspection readiness Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups will be entering 2019 facing not only financial upheaval from Medicare Part B fee cuts and narrowing payer networks, but also an increasingly rigorous and ever-evolving regulatory environment. Although the Clinical Laboratory Improvement […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 7, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Accumen anatomic pathology Anne T. Daley CAP Today Chi Solutions CLIA clinical la Source Type: news

Hypertonic-Saline Inhalation Boosts Lung Function in Infants With Cystic Fibrosis Hypertonic-Saline Inhalation Boosts Lung Function in Infants With Cystic Fibrosis
Inhalation of hypertonic saline improves lung function and growth in infants with cystic fibrosis (CF), according to the results of the PRESIS randomized controlled trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 7, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Colonoscopy Receipt Varies After Advanced Adenoma Diagnosis
Percent of patients receiving subsequent colonoscopy within 3.5 years varies from 18.3 to 59.5 percent (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Smartphone App Uses Fingernail Bed Images to Detect Anemia
App uses color and metadata from fingernails to detect hemoglobin levels in the blood (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

WHO Looks at Standards in & quot;Uncharted Water & quot; of Gene Editing WHO Looks at Standards in & quot;Uncharted Water & quot; of Gene Editing
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday that gene editing may have"unintended consequences" and said it was establishing a team of experts to set clear guidelines and standards after studying ethical and safety issues.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Blood and Ileal T Cell Expression Profiles Differ in Crohn's Disease Blood and Ileal T Cell Expression Profiles Differ in Crohn's Disease
T cells in peripheral blood and ileal biopsies show markedly different expression profiles in patients with Crohn's disease (CD), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Biomarkers in traumatic brain injury (TBI): a review - Dadas A, Washington J, Diaz-Arrastia R, Janigro D.
Biomarkers can be broadly defined as qualitative or quantitative measurements that convey information on the physiopathological state of a subject at a certain time point or disease state. Biomarkers can indicate health, pathology, or response to treatment... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Houston Methodist launches real-time flu tracker website
(Houston Methodist) Pathologists at Houston Methodist developed a real-time website to track flu cases, just in time to assist physicians, the CDC and patients for the fall 2018 flu season. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

TNBC Study of Capecitabine Mostly Disappoints, With One Exception TNBC Study of Capecitabine Mostly Disappoints, With One Exception
A study of adjuvant capecitabine in triple-negative breast cancer was largely negative, but disease-free and overall survival were improved in a subset of patients with the nonbasal-like phenotype.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 6, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Visikol Appoints Pharmaceutical Industry Leader, Stewart Hunt, as...
Over the last two years, Visikol has developed into a drug discovery contract research organization leader in the fields of digital pathology, 3D tissue imaging, high content screening, 3D cell...(PRWeb December 06, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/visikol_appoints_pharmaceutical_industry_leader_stewart_hunt_as_director_of_us_sales/prweb15970931.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - December 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Duke University Researchers Unveil New Method for Detecting Blood Doping in Athletes by Analyzing Changes in RNA in Red Blood Cells That Could Lead to Opportunities for Clinical Laboratories
Until now, blood doping by athletes to increase performance has been difficult to detect by organizations dedicated to doping-free sports Research into DNA and RNA keeps resulting in potential new opportunities for anatomic pathologists and clinical laboratories to conduct more precise testing. One recent example comes from Duke University (Duke) where researchers announced they’ve created […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 5, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing ABP anatomic pathology angiogenin Athlete Biological Passport autologous transfusion blood banks blood doping blood storage clinical laboratory Dark Daily dark intelligence group Dark Repor Source Type: news

New PET tracer identified for imaging Tau in Alzheimer's disease patients
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) Tau tangles in the brain are markers of Alzheimer's disease and are also potential therapy targets. A study featured in the December issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine reports on the identification of a promising second-generation positron emission tomography (PET) tracer for imaging and measuring tau pathology, contributing to understanding of Alzheimer's and related dementias. The new research featured in the December 2018 issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

At - Home Self - Collected Samples Valid for Detecting High - Risk HPV
Participants report no difficulty understanding directions for self - collection, willing to use in future (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Infections, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Vestibular dysfunction and concussion - Mucha A, Fedor S, DeMarco D.
The assessment and treatment of sport-related concussion (SRC) often requires a multifaceted approach. Vestibular dysfunction represents an important profile of symptoms and pathology following SRC, with high prevalence and association with prolonged recov... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Lipoprotein(a) Shows Linear Link With Aortic-Stenosis Progression Lipoprotein(a) Shows Linear Link With Aortic-Stenosis Progression
Elevated levels of lipoprotein(a) -Lp(a) - and associated compounds are tied to a higher rate of calcific aortic-valve stenosis (CAVS), according to a secondary analysis of trial data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 4, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Rare Variants Associated With Interval Breast Cancers
The presence of these variants is also linked to increased risk for death (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 4, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Why It ’s Time for All Clinical Laboratories and Anatomic Pathology Groups to have a Genetic Testing and Gene Sequencing Strategy
As personalized medicine becomes more popular, clinical laboratories, and anatomic pathologists are uniquely positioned to use next-generation sequencing to advance their scope among regulators, insurers, providers and patients, while adding clinical value and generating a new revenue source By now, most clinical pathologists and medical laboratory scientists recognize that genetics, genetic testing, and gene sequencing […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - December 3, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations anatomic pathology Brian Keefe Cancer Treatment Source Type: news

Namibia: State of the Art Japanese Blood Analysers for State Laboratories in Windhoek, Rundu and Oshakati
[Namibia Economist] Namibia's pathological capacity received a significant boost with the arrival and commissioning of world-class Japanese technology to improve and expedite blood tests, and to ensure adherence to international pathology standards in two of the three clinics operated by the Namibia Institute of Pathology. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

HSV-1 qPCR for Diagnosis of Lower Respiratory Tract Infection HSV-1 qPCR for Diagnosis of Lower Respiratory Tract Infection
This study indicates that HSV qPCR is more rapid and accurate for identification of HSV-1 in lower respiratory tract specimens than viral culture and more sensitive than cytologic evaluation.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

November 2018 Briefing - Pathology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pathology for November 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 - December 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Does She Have SCID?
Discussion Severe-combined immunodefiency (SCID) is actually a group of inherited disorders with an absence or dysfunction of T, B and NK cells that results in severe dysfunction of the immune system. SCID is a primary immunodeficiency. SCID was thought to be a rare disorder but with the advent of neonatal screening the incidence in the US general population is estimated at ~1 in 58,000 live births, but with numbers higher or lower depending on the specific population. Patients often have failure to thrive, oral candidiasis, and diarrhea as infants as well as a variety of infectious diseases. They can also have interstit...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 3, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Excessive $48,329 Charge for California Patient ’s Outpatient Clinical Laboratory Testing Calls Attention to Chargemaster Rates and New CMS Price Transparency Rule
Studies show medical laboratories may be particularly hit by adjustments to hospital chargemasters as hospitals prepare to comply with Medicare’s New Transparency Rule Recently, Kaiser Health News (KHN) published a story about a $48,329 bill for allergy testing that cast a spotlight on hospital chargemaster rates just as healthcare providers are preparing to publish their […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - November 30, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Managed Care Contracts & Payer Reimbursement News From Dark Daily anatomic pathology Anthem Blue Cross California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development CDM centers for medicare and medi Source Type: news

Rapid Decline in Lung Function Linked to CVD Risk Rapid Decline in Lung Function Linked to CVD Risk
Observational data from the ARIC study suggest that a rapid decline in lung function is associated with higher CVD risk, particularly heart failure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Liquid Biopsy Can Assess Tx Response of Peds Brain Tumors
Study is the first to document the utility of liquid biopsy in a pediatric brain tumor population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - November 29, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Neurology, Oncology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

How Can Nanotechnologies Aid Implantable Drug-Delivery Systems?
Implantable technologies have come a long way over the years, and advancements in micro and nanotechnologies have helped device developers continue to push the envelope even further. Within the realm of drug delivery, advances in nanotechnologies have consistently improved patient outcomes by enabling sustained drug delivery to help treat chronic conditions. These scalable technologies have even offered localized drug delivery that can further improve bioavailability. While many of these technologies offer a variety of opportunities, we’re still eagerly awaiting to see the impact of these advancements onc...
Source: MDDI - November 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Kristopher Sturgis Tags: BIOMEDevice San Jose Implants Source Type: news

Patient's Elevated Airway Pressure Puzzles Providers
Discussion Whether they’re “sensed” through difficulty in ventilating a patient manually via a bag-valve mask or noted because of a ventilator alarm, elevated airway pressures present a risk of harm to the patient. Many ventilators are set to not only alarm at certain airway pressures, but to alter the inspiratory flow delivered to a patient in order to avoid further elevations in airway pressure. This may result in a reduction in the tidal volume delivered to the patient and/or reduced minute ventilation, both of which may result in hypoventilation and resulting hypercapnia. This adjustment, which ventil...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: John Freese, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

In South Africa, Commercial Tests Miss Many Cases of Multidrug-Resistant TB In South Africa, Commercial Tests Miss Many Cases of Multidrug-Resistant TB
In South Africa, commercial tests miss many cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDRTB) that harbor the Ile491Phe mutation in the rpoB gene, leading to increased drug resistance and silent disease spread, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Pathology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

New Research on Gambling Use Disorder
“Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing from something.” – Wilson Mizner Who doesn’t enjoy a game of chance now and then? Trying your luck on an inexpensive lottery ticket can seem innocent enough, and might even net you considerable return. Spurred on by the lure of winning the big jackpot through television, radio, Internet, newspaper and other media ads may even prompt you to spend more than you intended. And it’s not just lottery tickets that people become hooked on but other forms of gambling as well: horse racing, slot machines, card games, sports betting. It should come as no surpris...
Source: Psych Central - November 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Substance Abuse Source Type: news