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Invasive procedures down with noninvasive prenatal testing

(HealthDay)—The number of invasive diagnostic procedures, including amniocentesis, is down significantly after the introduction of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT), according to a study published in the January issue ...

Surgery

Urine test can diagnose, predict kidney transplant rejection

Analysis of three biomarkers in the urine of kidney transplant recipients can diagnose—and even predict—transplant rejection, according to results from a clinical trial sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and ...

Medical research

Amyloid imaging shows promise for detecting cardiac amyloidosis

While amyloid imaging may now be most associated with detecting plaques in the brain, it has the potential to change the way cardiac amyloidosis is diagnosed. According to first-of-its-kind research published in the February ...

Oncology & Cancer

New noninvasive test for colorectal cancer shows promise

A new noninvasive test for colorectal cancer screening demonstrated high sensitivity for detecting colorectal cancer, in particular precancers that are most likely to develop into cancer, according to data presented at the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Diagnosing developmental coordination disorder

Children showing difficulty carrying out routine actions, such as getting dressed, playing with particular types of games, drawing, copying from the board in school and even typing at the computer, could be suffering from ...

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