Items Tagged ‘diagnosis’

April 12, 2013

Study reports adenoma detection rates are higher than current guidelines suggest in both men and women

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

“The aim of our study was to determine gender-specific average-risk screening adenoma detection rates and the prevalence of adenomas by location, size, shape, and degree of dysplasia in each gender from our prospective study on adenoma detection. Recent data in abstract form report ADRs for women exceeding 25 percent. We hypothesized that ADRs for women […]

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Tags: adenoma, adenoma detection, ADR, diagnosis, Dr. Michael B. Wallace, rate increase, Science Codex

April 5, 2013

Team Players

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

When Kimberly Mazur received a diagnosis of Hodgkin Lymphoma in 1989 at age 26, a small cluster of medical professionals – including a few oncologists, nurses and social workers – coordinated every aspect of her year-long treatment…”The care team I work for now is very large and very different from the past,” says Mazur, now […]

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Tags: care team, coordination, CURE Magazine, diagnosis, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Kimberly Mazur

March 29, 2013

Using Your Head: Mayo Clinic finding a way to diagnose concussions with more certainty

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

At the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, neurologists are discovering new ways to diagnose concussions. Research shows that autonomic reflex testing, which measures involuntary changes in heart rate and blood pressure, consistently shows significant changes in those with concussions. The findings were presented at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting held in San Diego last […]

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Tags: American Academy of Neurology, autonomic reflex testing, blood pressure, Chicago Health, concussion, diagnosis, heart rate

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