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Patients diagnosed with cancer after skipping appointment more likely to die within a year
Cancer patients who miss an urgent referral appointment for their symptoms are 12% more likely to die within 12 months of diagnosis, a major new study has found. (2019-09-12)
UK improves cancer survival, but is still behind other high-income countries
Cancer survival in the UK has improved since 1995, although it still lags behind other high-income countries, according to new analysis by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP), which is managed by Cancer Research UK. (2019-09-11)
Tobacco cessation after cancer diagnosis: Declaration from the IASLC
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer today used the platform of its largest international meeting to call attention to the importance of tobacco cessation after cancer diagnosis, and urged all physicians to screen cancer patients for tobacco use and recommend tobacco cessation. (2019-09-07)
Vast majority of dementia patients don't receive specialty diagnosis and care, study finds
In the first large study to examine the diagnosis of dementia in older Americans over time, researchers found the vast majority never meet with a dementia specialist and 85% of individuals were first diagnosed by a non-dementia specialist physician. (2019-09-04)
Internal bleeding after heart attack may trigger suspicion of cancer
Bleeding during the first six months after discharge from hospital for a heart attack is linked with a subsequent cancer diagnosis, according to research presented today at ESC Congress 2019 together with the World Congress of Cardiology. (2019-08-31)
Artificial intelligence could yield more accurate breast cancer diagnoses
UCLA researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that could help pathologists read biopsies more accurately and to better detect and diagnose breast cancer. (2019-08-09)
GW researchers identify barriers to fungal infection diagnosis
A new survey from the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, published in the Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, identifies several barriers that prevent the consistent use of fungal diagnostic preparations to correctly identify cutaneous fungal infections. (2019-08-08)
Study compares HIV, cancer treatments, outcomes in older patients
This study compared outcomes after a cancer diagnosis in patients with and without HIV who were 65 or older, had similar stages of cancer, and had received stage-appropriate cancer treatment in the year following diagnosis. (2019-08-01)
Study finds transgender, non-binary autism link
New research indicates that transgender and non-binary individuals are significantly more likely to have autism or display autistic traits than the wider population -- a finding that has important implications for gender confirmation treatments. (2019-07-16)
Osteoarthritis linked to higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have investigated the link between osteoarthritis and mortality in an epidemiological study. (2019-07-16)
Diabetes patients experiencing empathy from PCPs have lower risk of mortality
A United Kingdom study designed to examine the association between primary care practitioner empathy and incidence of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality among type 2 diabetes patients found that those patients experiencing greater empathy in the year following their diagnosis saw beneficial long-term clinical outcomes. (2019-07-10)
New technique developed to detect autism in children
Researchers have developed a new technique to help doctors more quickly and accurately detect autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children. (2019-07-09)
There's need to intensify diabetes screening amongst older patients living with HIV
This study examines the prevalence of diabetes mellitus in newly diagnosed HIV-positive patients in Buffalo City Municipality, East London, South Africa. (2019-06-28)
New, noninvasive test for bowel diseases
Gut diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are increasingly prevalent worldwide, especially in industrialized countries. (2019-06-26)
Sometimes, a non-invasive procedure will suffice
When a patient complains about chest pain, diagnosis will usually involve catheter angiography to evaluate the adequacy of blood supply to the heart. (2019-06-25)
New research hopes to identify individuals at risk of clinically significant COPD
New research from UAB provides evidence, for the first time, to continue using the criteria set by major respiratory societies for the diagnosis of airflow obstruction and COPD. (2019-06-25)
Scientists identify genes associated with biliary atresia survival
Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have identified an expression pattern of 14 genes at the time of diagnosis that predicts two year, transplant-free survival in children with biliary atresia -- the most common diagnosis leading to liver transplants in children. (2019-06-19)
Good physical fitness in middle age linked to lower chronic lung disease risk
Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests Danish research published online in the journal Thorax. (2019-06-18)
Brain disorder leaves lasting legacy of disability, study finds
Four out of five people with a hidden brain condition that causes limb weakness or paralysis experience lasting physical difficulties. (2019-06-05)
Best practices of nucleic acid amplification tests for the diagnosis of clostridioides (clostridium)
A new review looks at the challenges of testing for Clostridioides (Clostridium) difficile infection (CDI) and recommendations for newer diagnostic tests. (2019-06-04)
Critical need for greater understanding into diagnosis of inherited heart disease
Results of a study carried out by researchers at the Centenary Institute in collaboration with Wiser Healthcare, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney, have shown that the use of advanced imaging equipment is driving a significant increase in the diagnosis of a little known inherited heart disease in adults. (2019-05-30)
ASCO 2019: Delays lead to late-stage diagosis of young people with colorectal cancer
Median 294 days passed between the first time patients noticed rectal bleeding and the time they were diagnosed. (2019-05-29)
Rates of long-term opiate use rises in Medicare cancer survivors each year after diagnosis
Using Medicare data, new findings from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston show for the first time that the rates of long term opiate therapy for older cancer survivors remain high for at least five years in cancer survivors. (2019-05-14)
Statins linked to lower risk of early death in patients with colorectal cancer
Use of statins before or after a diagnosis of colorectal cancer was linked with a lower risk of premature death, both from cancer and from other causes, in a Cancer Medicine analysis of published studies. (2019-05-09)
Cancer risk tools underused in general practice, research shows
Potentially life-saving cancer risk assessment tools are being widely underused by general practices across the UK, according to new research. (2019-05-07)
AI can detect depression in a child's speech
A machine learning algorithm can detect signs of anxiety and depression in the speech patterns of young children, potentially providing a fast and easy way of diagnosing conditions that are difficult to spot and often overlooked in young people. (2019-05-06)
Immediate HIV treatment initiation: Increased but not yet universal in NYC
A new study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases found that immediate treatment initiation for HIV infection has improved since local and federal guidelines began to recommend universal treatment for all persons diagnosed with HIV, regardless of their disease stage. (2019-05-06)
Men's knowledge on prostate cancer needs improving
UBC researchers have determined the majority of men struggle when it comes to understanding the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. (2019-04-16)
Some patients with imminently fatal cancer still receive treatment
Patients who died within one month of being newly diagnosed with metastatic cancer in the United States received ineffective surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and hormonal therapy. (2019-04-15)
UK study shows most patients with suspected urinary tract infection and treated with antibiotics actually lack evidence of this infection
New research presented at this week's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (April 13-16, 2019) shows that only one third of patients that enter the emergency department with suspected urinary tract infection (UTI) actually have evidence of this infection, yet almost all are treated with antibiotics, unnecessarily driving the emergence of antimicrobial resistance. (2019-04-11)
Study of multiple sclerosis patients shows 18 percent misdiagnosed
A recent study found that nearly 18 percent of patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis before being referred to two major Los Angeles medical centers for treatment actually had been misdiagnosed with the autoimmune disease. (2019-04-08)
GPs key in ensuring the new Faster Diagnosis Standard for Cancer is a success
GPs will have a pivotal role in ensuring the success of the new Faster Diagnosis Standard (FDS) for Cancer, new research from the University of Surrey finds. (2019-03-25)
African-Americans more likely to be misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, Rutgers study finds
African-Americans with severe depression are more likely to be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia, according to a new Rutgers study. (2019-03-21)
Mental health state associated with higher death rates for prostate and urological cancers
Patients with prostate, bladder or kidney cancers are at greater risk of dying if they have had psychiatric care prior to the cancer treatment. (2019-03-17)
Researchers ID gene that may predict pancreatic cancer in people with Type 2 diabetes
Mayo Clinic researchers have identified a gene called ''UCP-1'' that may predict the development of pancreatic cancer in people with Type 2 diabetes. (2019-02-25)
Recurring infections could lead to delayed bladder or kidney cancer diagnosis
Women with bladder or kidney cancer may lose out on a prompt diagnosis if they are already being regularly treated for recurring urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to new research presented at Cancer Research UK's Early Diagnosis Conference in Birmingham today (Wednesday). (2019-02-13)
Only 'modest' improvement in heart failure survival rates since 2000
Survival after a diagnosis of heart failure in the United Kingdom has shown only modest improvement in the 21st century and lags behind other serious conditions, such as cancer, finds a large study published by The BMJ today. (2019-02-13)
Are most patients with fibromyalgia misdiagnosed?
Recent studies have suggested that most people who have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia by physicians may not actually have the condition. (2019-02-06)
Difference in brain connectivity may explain autism spectrum disorder
Researchers have identified a possible mechanism of human cognition that underlies autism spectrum disorders, or ASD. (2019-01-30)
Study uncovers ethnic differences in cognition and age in people diagnosed with dementia
In an International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry study of individuals diagnosed with dementia in the United Kingdom, people from minority ethnic backgrounds (Asian and black patients) had lower cognitive scores and were younger when they were diagnosed with dementia than white patients. (2019-01-24)
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