Tag: biopsy

Indoor Tanning ICD-10 Codes May Be Underused

Evaluation of a large insurance claims database has provided some insight into how ICD-10 indoor tanning codes are being used in practice, according to a...

Surprising Percentage of Biopsy Samples Retained in GI Endoscopes

Researchers examining GI endoscopes after colonoscopy and esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) procedures found a “startingly high” rate of retained biopsy samples in the endoscope accessory channel or...

FDA Approves First AI Device to Detect Colon Lesions

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday announced its first-ever approval of an artificial intelligence device to help find colon lesions during colonoscopy....

Liquid vs Tissue Biopsy in Prostate Cancer: Why Not Both?

The genomic landscape of circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) was comparable to the landscape of tissue biopsies in a large study of patients with metastatic castration-resistant...

MRI-Guided Prostate Biopsy Prevails in PRECISE Trial

Here’s welcome news for men of a certain age: new results support a less invasive approach to investigations for suspicion of prostate cancer. An approach...

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...

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...

Invasive Tests Prompted by Cancer Screening Show High Real-World Complication Rate

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In real-world circumstances, procedures such as biopsy indicated by lung-cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) may not go quite...

Doctors Worry About Patients Soon Reading Their Clinical Notes

Patients will soon be able to read the notes that physicians make during an episode of care, as well as information about diagnostic testing and...

New Standard Emerges for Locally Advanced Rectal Cancer

A new approach to the treatment of patients with high-risk, locally advanced rectal cancer reduces the rate of treatment failure, and may also increase rate...

‘Hidden’ Prostate Cancer Usually Means Good Outcome

         By Robert Preidt                   HealthDay Reporter              ...

Study IDs Microbial Signature of Celiac Disease in Children

Eleven operational taxonomic units (OTUs) of fecal bacteria were less abundant in children with celiac disease than in healthy children, according to the findings of...

Iatrogenic Injury During Cervical Cancer Screening

Cervical cancer screening is a routine procedure, but in rare instances, there can be medical complications. A new study finds that, compared to women who...

New Thermography Shows Efficacy for Breast Cancer Screening

Sensitivity and area under the curve (AUC) analyses of thermography that is combined with diagnostic software demonstrate “the efficacy of the tool for breast cancer...

Image-Guided Biopsy May Help Some Avoid Breast Cancer Surgery

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Following neoadjuvant chemotherapy, image-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) can reliably identify a subgroup of patients with no residual disease in the...

New Technologies Show Promise for Treating Pigmented Lesions

Picosecond and nanosecond lasers are far more effective for treating individual lentigines, compared with other types of devices, but ultrashort pulses carry a higher risk...

Chronicles of Cancer: A History of Mammography

The history of mammography provides a powerful example of the connection between social factors and the rise of a medical technology. It is also an...

‘Every Patient Would Applaud’ Bladder Cancer Surveillance Study

A new, less intensive approach to follow-up of patients with high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) after surgery appears feasible. Usually, such patients follow an...

COVID-19 Breast Cancer Patient Triage Guidelines (CPBCC)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 08, 2020 — The guideline on COVID-19–related triage of patients with breast cancer was released on...