News tagged with diagnostic procedure

Hospital acquisitions leading to increased patient costs

The trend of hospitals consolidating medical groups and physician practices in an effort to improve the coordination of patient care is backfiring and increasing the cost of patient care, according to a new study led by the ...

Oct 21, 2014
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ACMG releases statement on noninvasive prenatal screening

The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) has just released an important new Policy Statement on "Noninvasive Prenatal Screening for Fetal Aneuploidy." The Statement can be found in the Publications section ...

Apr 08, 2013
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Therapy for stroke patients improved

Painkilling drugs that make many therapies possible are a blessing for patients. Thanks to modern anesthetics, not only can surgical operations be conducted without causing pain, they are also used for various ...

Nov 05, 2012
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Advanced CT scans accurately assess coronary blockages

An ultra-fast, 320-detector computed tomography (CT) scanner can accurately sort out which people with chest pain need – or don't need – an invasive procedure such as cardiac angioplasty or bypass surgery to restore blood ...

Aug 28, 2012
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Benefit of PET and PET/CT in ovarian cancer is not proven

Due to the lack of studies, there is currently no proof that patients with ovarian cancer can benefit from positron emission tomography (PET) alone or in combination with computed tomography (CT). As regards diagnostic accuracy, ...

Aug 08, 2012
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New drug approved for colonoscopy preparation

(HealthDay) -- Prepopik (sodium picosulfate, magnesium oxide and citric acid) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for adults preparing for a colonoscopy, a diagnostic procedure to inspect the colon's ...

Jul 17, 2012
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