Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound no aid for metastasis detection

(HealthDay)—Contrast-enhanced laparoscopic ultrasonography (CE-LUS) does not appear to increase the detection rate of liver metastasis during robotic-assisted surgery for primary colorectal cancer (CRC), according to a ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bone strength + bone mineral density screening cost-effective

(HealthDay)—Combined assessment of bone strength and bone mineral density is a cost-effective strategy for osteoporosis screening in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in the November issue of Radiology.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New screening tool can identify diabetic retinopathy

(HealthDay)—A new screening tool can adequately detect risk of diabetic retinopathy in adults with diabetes in low-income communities in Mexico, according to a study published in the October issue of Preventing Chronic ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Simple screening tool helps determine COPD risk

A simple 7-item screening tool can help clinicians identify patients at risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), even if they are not experiencing any symptoms.

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Improper prescribing common at hospital discharge of seniors

(HealthDay)—More than one in three older adults are given at least one potentially inappropriate prescription (PIP) at the time of hospital discharge, according to a study published March 21 in the Journal of Evaluation ...

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