Tag: diagnostic

Rare disease diagnosis by 100,000 genomes pilot

Rare diseases are a global healthcare challenge, with almost 10,000 conditions that affect 6% of the Western population. There is a genetic component to more than 80% of rare diseases, and these conditions can be disabling and costly to treat. With the development of next-generation sequencing in recent years, the diagnosis rates of rare diseases

Hi-tech lab taps advanced technology to boost Singapore's future pandemic response

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Pathnova Laboratories, a medical diagnostic company backed by Temasek Life Sciences Accelerator and headquartered in Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory, is contributing to Singapore's COVID-19 diagnostic capability through its partnership in a new clinical diagnostic laboratory. Amid the ongoing global COVID-19 situation, the lab plans to tap advanced technology

KAUST researchers develop a safe, fast and cheap testing method to detect viruses

A safe, fast and cheap testing method that uses magnetic nanoparticles to detect viruses in both clinical and wastewater samples has been developed by KAUST researchers. The centrifuge-free approach is compatible with magnetic bead-based automated systems that are already used to process hundreds of samples. Our silica magnetic nanoparticle-based workflow can be assembled from scratch

COVID-19 and lung cancer have a common pathway, say researchers

The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a transmissible viral disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the pathogen responsible for the ongoing global pandemic. The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, at the end of 2019 and to date has caused over 109 million infections worldwide. With over 2.4 million

Schizophrenia Signs and Symptoms

A person diagnosed with schizophrenia may demonstrate auditory hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized and unusual thinking and speech; this may range from loss of train of thought and subject flow, with sentences only loosely connected in meaning, to incoherence, known as word salad, in severe cases. Social isolation commonly occurs for a variety of reasons. Impairment

X-Linked Hypophosphatemia Diagnosis

X-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH) is the most common cause of hereditary rickets in children. Its early recognition is crucial to appropriate pediatric management and surveillance for complications related to the disease as well as to its treatment. Diagnosis The clinical features of rickets is the bowing of the lower extremity bones following the initiation of weight

What is Dual-Energy Computed Tomography?

Diagnostic imaging has been a widely used tool in the detection and treatment of various diseases. Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) is an emerging imaging technique that combines information collected with various x-ray energy fields. Doctor and patient in the room of computed tomography at hospital. Image Credit: Romaset / Shutterstock What is computed tomography? Computed

New diagnostic technique accounts for patient resilience

Medical diagnoses mostly focus on resolving isolated issues. But fixing one problem may create others, and even invoke an overall health collapse. Scientists now report a new approach to assess the risks of such collapse in humans and other animals using data from wearable sensors. Staying alive requires resilience, the capacity to bounce back from

Diagnostic strategy can rule out PE in pregnant women

(HealthDay)—A diagnostic strategy based on pretest clinical probability assessment, high-sensitivity D-dimer testing, bilateral lower-limb compression ultrasonography (CUS), and computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) can safely rule out pulmonary embolism (PE) in pregnant women, according to a study published online Oct. 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Marc Righini, M.D., from Geneva University Hospitals, and