Tag: tissue

‘Hidden Tongue-Ties’ in Infants Have Scant Scientific Backing

When Amanda Green had a baby in 2015, she had no idea how hard it would be to feed him. After struggling to breastfeed for...

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...

Lasting Norovirus Immunity May Depend on T Cells

Protection against norovirus gastroenteritis is supported in part by norovirus-specific CD8+ T cells that reside in peripheral, intestinal, and lymphoid tissues, according to investigators. These...

Abandoned Cardiac Device Leads Don’t Rule Out MRI

Data from an observational cohort study suggest that the presence of abandoned leads in patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) should no longer be...

Outcomes Have Improved for PAH in Connective Tissue Disease

Survival rates for patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with connective tissue diseases have improved significantly in recent years, and there is growing evidence that...

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...

FDA Clears Device to Remove Dead Pancreatic Tissue

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the EndoRotor System (Interscope, Inc) for removal of necrotic tissue in patients with walled-off pancreatic necrosis...

Smartphone App May Help Detect Diabetes

A smartphone app (Azumio Instant Heart Rate) may be a non-invasive method for identifying individuals with diabetes by detecting a “digital biomarker” of vascular changes,...