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Newer imaging techniques may lead to over-treatment

...d a single-detector CT examination. The radiology examinations came back negative, and the patients did not undergo anticoagulant treatment. MDCT is now more widely used to examine patients with suspected pulmonary embolism. It allows radiologists to see more of the arteries throughout the lungs, and to detect s...

Unchaperoned examinations risk misconduct allegations

Doctors who continue performing intimate examinations unchaperoned risk allegations of misconduct, warn ...nitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics, where intimate examinations are routine. A total of 252 patients took part in the survey during June and December 2003. Ninety t...

Prenatal sonography has no effect on the intellectual capacity of the developing child

...00 boys born in the 1970s, when routine ultrasonic examinations of foetal development were first introduced in Sweden. Almost 20 years later, the young men were given intelligence tests on signing up for their military service. When researchers compared the boys who had been scanned with those that had not, it tr...

The World Congress on Cornelia de Lange Syndrome in Italy

...t been defined; therefore, there are no laboratory examinations useful in confirming a clinical suspicion and there is no diagnostic laboratory test for a certain and direct pre-natal diagnosis. A NIPBL gene was identified about one year ago, localised on the short arm of chromosome 5, the mutations of which can...

New study suggests older patients have high rates of unmet eye care needs

...ecommendations as to the frequency of diabetic eye examinations don't take into account the presence of other age-related eye conditions such as cataracts and glaucoma. This study suggests that more research is needed to identify health care system-level factors that can be changed to improve the management of ey...

Older adults with diabetes in managed care networks have higher rates of untreated eye disease

...alth care and eye care service use. Ophthalmologic examinations were performed to assess need for eye care services. The researchers also evaluated whether the rates of need for eye care differed in fee-for-service Medicare and the for-profit Medicare + Choice network model (MC) managed care plan. The need for ey...

Ultrasound images transmitted over phone allow real-time diagnosis of patients in poorer countries

...ossible, potentially paving the way for ultrasound examinations to be performed in poorer areas of the world, inexpensively transmitted via the Internet, and read by experienced radiologists elsewhere, a new study shows. The study was prompted, in part, by a medical student in the U.S. who wanted the chance to he...

Ultrasound images transmitted over the phone allow radiologists to diagnose patients in real time

...ossible, potentially paving the way for ultrasound examinations to be performed in poorer areas of the world, inexpensively transmitted via the Internet, and read by experienced radiologists elsewhere, a new Dartmouth Medical School study shows. The study was prompted in part by Veljko Popov, an MD/PhD student a...

Chest CT can be first step to identifying if patient has had a heart attack

...o had undergone chest CT examinations; none of the examinations were ordered specifically to look at the heart, said Linda Haramati, MD, professor of clinical radiology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and one of the authors of the study. Previous studies, not performed in a clinical setting, had indicated ...

CAD system makes breast MRI more effective, efficient

... Vilanova said. "In fact, the number of breast MRI examinations has increased by 50% in the last nine months," he added. Dr. Vilanova will present his study at the American Roentgen Ray Society Annual Meeting on May 19 in New Orleans, LA....

New MRI techniques may help patients avoid knee surgery

...y rate of 96% in detecting meniscal tears. The MRI examinations were able to identify 108 of the 112 meniscal tears that were found when arthroscopic surgery was performed, said Tom Magee, MD, from Neuroskeletal Imaging in Merritt Island, FL, and the lead author of both studies. There were three cases in which th...

Fluorescence device to diagnose atherosclerosis and tumors described at optics conference

...s Department of Surgery. "Results of spectroscopic examinations might be used to determine the most effective drug or treatment approach for a particular plaque. Physicians would be able to use this technology to determine whether plaque is stable or unstable, and they could use it to monitor the efficacy of a th...

May/June 2005 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...eceiving mammography (21 percent), clinical breast examinations (24 percent), and Pap smears (9 percent). After controlling for socioeconomic factors, however, foreign-born Latinas were more likely to report mammography use in the previous two years and a Pap smear in the previous three years than non-Latina whit...

Variant prion protein causes infection but no symptoms

...f scrapie disease. Subsequent electron microscopic examinations at UCSD, however, confirmed that they produced amyloid fibrils, an abnormal form of prion protein, and that they even had brain lesions. More remarkably, according to Dr. Chesebro, the diseased brain tissue resembled that found in Alzheimer's disease...

Diabetic retinopathy occurs in pre-diabetes

...e eye, often leads to loss of vision. Regular eye examinations to diagnose retinopathy are recommended for patients with diabetes because treatment with laser photocoagulation can often prevent blindness in more advanced cases. Diabetic retinopathy is still the most common cause of blindness in adults. (For m...

Report describes details of four transplant recipients who contracted rabies from donor

...cute neurological illnesses have histopathological examinations of brain tissue prior to their organs being transplanted. It is reasonable, however, to suggest that this be done as soon as possible with the plan to treat the organ recipients if a treatable infectious disease is detected." Dr. Roos warns that se...

Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, June 21, 2005

... Damage Physicians performing independent medical examinations (IMEs) for a third party, such as an employer in disability dispute, still owe some legal duties to the patient, even in the absence of a traditional physician-patient relationship (Perspective, p. 974). A commentator reviews judicial rulings, outli...

Most primary care physicians believe annual physical examinations are valuable

... of primary care physicians toward annual physical examinations have not been previously assessed. Allan V. Procha... attitudes and practices regarding annual physical examinations of a random sample of primary care physicians (PCPs) including physicians specializing in internal m...

Greater use of evidence-based medicine needed in US outpatient care

...avoiding routine urinalysis during general medical examinations (63 vs. 73 percent), and avoiding inappropriate medications in the elderly (92 vs. 95 percent). "We observed that similar, although less than optimal, care is being provided on a per-visit basis regardless of patient racial/ethnic background," the au...

ARRS president responds to NAS report on ionizing radiation

...ologists for the performance and interpretation of examinations that require X-rays," he said....

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