Besides the patient's condition, pneumococcal DNA also appears to provide information about the course of an infection. Researchers describe several pneumococcal genes predicting whether a patient runs the risk of developing meningitis or dying from the disease. Use of such genetic tests can improve infection diagnostics.
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A study determines that AI algorithms detect and highlight cancer cells in images of human tissue. An augmented reality microscope that could be used to help physicians diagnose patients. When pathologists are analyzing biological tissue to see if there are signs of cancer and if so, how much and what kind the process can be quite time-consuming.
But in many places, adopting AI technology isn't feasible. The company, however, believes this microscope could allow groups with limited funds, such as small labs and clinics, or developing countries to benefit from these tools in a simple, easy-to-use manner. Google says the scope could "possibly help accelerate and democratize the adoption of deep learning tools for pathologists around the world.
It is currently recommended in Europe that screening for hepatitis C virus (HCV) should target people at high risk of infection. In France, public health data suggest that in 2014 approximately 75,000 people aged 18 to 80 were infected by HCV, but were unaware of their status. In at least one in ten cases, these people are at an advanced stage of the disease when diagnosed.
ACL injuries are one of the most common sports injuries affecting adolescent athletes, leading to lost playing time and high healthcare costs. Research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in San Diego shows athletes who experience fatigue — tested on a standardized assessment – demonstrated increased risk of ACL injury. The study is the first to measure the direct impact of fatigue on injury risk in the adolescent population.
According to a new study, researchers examine that pelvic exam does not improve a physician's ability to diagnose certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in adolescent female patients. That is chief among several reasons why the exam's "routine performance should be reconsidered. The study was published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Shortly after he turned 2, Yadriel Hernandez started struggling to breathe. His doctor prescribed an inhaler and an allergy pill for asthma, and his symptoms were mostly under control.
An analysis by a team from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute, looking at the pembrolizumab trials in multiple myeloma might serve as a wake-up call to clinicians about the limitations of single-arm trials.
With the Fourth of July approaching, ophthalmologists are issuing a warning on the dangers of fireworks and the risk they pose for eye injuries, according to the research
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common form of skin cancer, and its incidence is increasing. When surgical management is not an option, finding a safe and efficacious treatment is a challenge. Mounting evidence suggests that the human papillomavirus (HPV) is involved in the pathogenesis of some SCCs. The study was published online in JAMA Dermatology.
Medication-related harm (MRH) is common in older adults following hospital discharge. A study found that clinical judgment of doctors is not a reliable tool to predict MRH in older adults post-discharge.
Trust uses Patientrack e-observations system to enhance fluid balance monitoring, reducing risks for patients and becoming shortlisted for national Patient Safety Awards.
Continuous antibiotic prophylaxis in children with vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) cuts the risk of urinary tract infection (UTI), but increases uropathogen multidrug resistance, according to a new meta-analysis