Tag: biological marker

AAP Releases Guidelines for Febrile Infants

The long-anticipated American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines for the treatment of well-appearing febrile infants have arrived, and key points include updated guidance for cerebrospinal fluid...

A Centuries Old ‘Superfood’ as Diabetes Treatment

If asked to think of a camel, many will invariably call up the emblematic image of a humped animal crossing the horizon in a blazing...

Biologics for Asthma Also Improve Chronic Rhinosinusitis

Biologics used as an asthma treatment also appear to improve symptoms of coexisting chronic rhinosinusitis in some patients, according to results from a real-world study...

Gut Microbiome May Offer Novel Bacterial Markers in Kids With Autism

(Reuters Health) – Children with autism spectrum disorder may have a distinctive and underdeveloped gut microbiome that isn’t related to their eating habits, a small...

Building a Better FIT Test for Colon Cancer Screening

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – An antibody-based multitarget fecal immunochemical test (mtFIT) for colorectal cancer (CRC) screening is more accurate in detecting advanced neoplasia compared...

Protein Expression May Predict HBV DNA Suppression

Stopping nucleoside analog therapy in patients with hepatitis B viral (HBV) infections results in sustained viral suppression in only a minority of patients, but a...

Assays May Guide SGLT2 Inhibitor Use in High CV-Risk Diabetes

Heart failure (HF) guidelines and practice have been quick to embrace the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor drug class after DAPA-HF, EMPEROR-Reduced, and other trials...

‘Smart Bed’ May Detect, Track COVID-19 Symptoms

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Smart-bed technology may help predict and track symptoms of COVID-19 and...

IL-6 Levels Predict Distant Breast Cancer Recurrence

The inflammatory cytokine interleukin 6 may be a biomarker for distant recurrence of breast cancer among patients treated for stage II-III HER2-negative disease, investigators have...

‘Calcium Imbalance’ Linked to Bipolar Severity

Calcium homeostasis may play a role in bipolar disorder (BD) severity, with raised serum vitamin D and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels linked to worse clinical...

Blood Biomarker a ‘Promising Predictor’ of Psychosis Relapse

Copeptin, a small peptide secreted with the hormone vasopressin, appears to be one of the first promising biomarkers for predicting psychosis relapse, results of an...

Motor Abnormalities a Harbinger of Serious Mental Illness?

Motor problems in children may be a harbinger of serious mental illness, new research suggests. Investigators found that motor abnormalities were twice as common among...

A New Biomarker of Traumatic Brain Injury?

Plasma levels of von Willebrand factor may be a useful biomarker of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and its severity, new research suggests. “Reliable detection of...

Heart Rate Variability a Biomarker of Bipolar Disorder Severity?

Reduced heart rate variability (HRV) is associated with severity in patients with bipolar disorder (BD), in terms of both individual and overall measures of disease...

Evobrutinib May Help Reduce MS Nerve Damage

Oral evobrutinib, an investigational highly selective Bruton’s tyrosine kinase inhibitor, may have a beneficial effect on reducing nerve damage in multiple sclerosis¬†(MS), based on how...

New Test Could Help Primary Care Docs Chart Kidney Disease

A novel test that estimates the risk of a patient with type 2 diabetes developing end-stage kidney disease significantly outperformed more conventional risk-prediction methods in...

Can a ‘Sweat Sticker’ Improve Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis?

A soft, flexible device that sticks on skin to capture sweat and measure sweat chloride may help doctors diagnose cystic fibrosis in infants, according to...

Testosterone Decline After Steroid Abuse Revealed With Biomarker

Levels of insulinlike factor 3 (INSL3) drop noticeably in men who have abused anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), even well after stoppage. The results suggest that...

Blood Test Predicts Organ Rejection Risk After Kidney Transplant

A functional immunologic assay that could easily be incorporated into routine laboratory work can predict which patients are at high risk for rejection of their...

NYC Officials Downplay Concern Over New Coronavirus Variant

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mayor Bill de Blasio’s chief medical adviser on Thursday downplayed the results of two studies that may suggest a new coronavirus...

Liquid Biopsies Helpful in Prostate Cancer, but Most Not Ready for Routine Use

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Liquid biopsies have the potential to guide therapeutic decision making in prostate cancer, but issues such as assay standardization, cost...

Brazilian Researchers Tracking Reinfection by New Virus Variant

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Just as Brazil surpassed 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 on January 7,...

Gut Microbiome Predicts Nivolumab Efficacy in Gastric Cancer?

Preliminary data suggest that a certain pattern of gut microbes may be useful in predicting which patients with advanced gastric cancer are likely to benefit...

Differences in Right vs Left Colon in Black vs White Individuals

The right colon appears to age faster in Black people than in White people, perhaps explaining the higher prevalence of right-side colon cancer among Black...

Heavy Drinking by Teens May Affect White Matter Integrity

Heavy alcohol use in adolescence is linked to disruptions in white matter integrity, new research suggests. In a case control study of more than 400...