Death rates from prostate cancer are predicted to fall in 2020 in the EU, largely due to better diagnosis and treatment, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology. Death rates from lung and pancreatic cancers continue to rise in women. A total of 1.4 million people are predicted to die from all cancers by the end of 2020.
In a New England Journal of Medicine paper, researchers urge a coordinated global effort in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, with countries around the world [taking] concrete steps to assist Africa in staying ahead of the curve, even as they confront their own epidemics.
In the world of allergy diagnostics, the familiar blood samples and unpleasant skin prick procedures for testing allergen tolerance may soon be a thing of the past. A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Helmholtz Zentrum München has demonstrated that sufficient quantities of allergy antibodies for a diagnosis can be effectively measured in nasal secretions.
Researchers discovered that ACOX1 is involved in two distinct neurodegenerative disorders.
To date, the radiology literature on coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pneumonia has consisted of limited retrospective studies that do not substantiate the use of CT as a diagnostic test for COVID-19, according to an open-access article in the American Journal of Roentgenology. Test performance and management issues arise when inappropriate and potentially overreaching conclusions regarding the diagnostic performance of CT for COVID-19 are based on low-quality studies with biased cohorts, confounding variables, and faulty design characteristics.
The IOF Capture the Fracture® Working Group in collaboration with the FFN Secondary Fragility Fracture Special Interest Group and NOF has developed a patient-level Key Performance Indicator (KPI) set for Fracture Liaison Services (FLSs). The patient-level KPIs will help FLS examine their current performance and add service improvement cycles to their routine service provision, and will permit further benchmarking against FLSs regionally, nationally and internationally.
Researchers from Ghent University, Belgium, together with researchers from the University of Turku, Finland, have developed a new method for biomarker discovery of urological cancers. The method enables timely diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Urological cancers include e.g. prostate, bladder and kidney cancers.
A better framework for the reanalysis of genetic data, a game-changing process which could improve diagnostic rates by up to 32 per cent, was needed, a new study has found.
A new technique that combines CT and MRI can bolster coronary artery disease diagnosis and help to define appropriate treatment for patients suffering from the disease, according to a new study.
A patient in the hospital for metastatic Hodgkin lymphoma with significant abdominal distention displayed sudden onset of ST-segment elevations -- often an indicator of a heart attack -- however the heart attack symptoms improved when the cardiovascular care team pressed on the abdomen during a standard exam, according to a case published in JACC: Case Reports.