Tag: Diagnosis

Impending sale of federal helium reserve raising concerns over supply chain disruptions

Editor's Note The US government's sale of the Federal Helium Reserve, a large underground helium stockpile in Amarillo, Texas, has raised concerns about the supply of helium for critical healthcare applications, especially MRI machines, NBC News reported January 25. The Federal Helium Reserve reportedly provides up to 30% of the…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
January 31, 2024
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Cancer diagnoses rise; shift to younger demographic

Editor's Note:  Although overall mortality from cancer continues to decline, diagnoses continue to increase and have shifted from older to middle-aged adults. These are among the conclusions of the latest report from the American Cancer Society, which was published in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians. “Among adults younger than 50…

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By: Matt Danford
January 17, 2024
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Study: AI model explanations fail to combat bias

Editor's Note New data raise questions about the effectiveness of image-based AI model explanations in helping clinicians recognize systematic bias when diagnosing hospitalized patients. The findings appeared in JAMA on December 19. Researchers looked at the diagnostic accuracy of 457 hospital physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants in diagnosing patients…

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By: Brita Belli
December 20, 2023
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Study: Are clinicians undervaluing patient diagnostic feedback?

Editor’s Note Lending greater weight to patient opinions could help clinicians diagnose certain conditions, according to a study published in Rheumatology on December 18.  The study focused specifically on neuropsychiatric lupus, an autoimmune disease that is difficult to diagnose and includes symptoms such as headache, fatigue, and hallucinations that can…

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By: Brita Belli
December 18, 2023
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Smartwatches detect irregular heart rhythms in kids

Editor’s Note Smartwatches can detect and diagnose irregular heart rhythms in children that standard physician monitoring may miss, Medical Xpress reports. Published on December 13 in Communications Medicine, the findings are based on a survey of 4 years’ worth of electronic medical records for pediatric cardiology patients at Stanford Medicine…

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By: Brita Belli
December 13, 2023
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New MRI scanner is reportedly 10 times more powerful than regular machines

Editor's Note An international team of researchers has unveiled a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner that is reportedly significantly more powerful than conventional MRI machines, a November 27 article published by Nature Methods reports. The new MRI is said to record up to 10 times with more detail than…

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By: Brita Belli
November 27, 2023
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Research study assessing accuracy of ChatGPT in medical diagnoses

Editor's Note A May 2023 study shows that ChatGPT–a large language model artificial intelligence chatbot–can make accurate diagnoses and care management decisions but is less adept at differential diagnosis. The findings were published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research.  The research team from Mass General Brigham inputted all 36…

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By: Brita Belli
November 14, 2023
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American Cancer Society updates lung cancer screening guidelines

Editor's Note The American Cancer Society (ACS) has updated its lung cancer screening recommendations from 2013 in an effort to reduce deaths based on smoking history, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians November 1 reports. According to the updated guidelines, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in…

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By: Brita Belli
November 1, 2023
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AI apps accurately diagnose pigmented skin cancer

Editor's Note A new study analyzed the accuracy of diagnosis and therapy recommendations of two AI-based smartphone apps compared to recommendations coming from doctors. The findings were published in The Lancet Digital Health in October 2023.   In the study, the AI-assisted app was compared with both medical experts and less…

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By: Brita Belli
October 24, 2023
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Issues with EHR shown to contribute to diagnostic errors

Editor's Note A qualitative study funded by Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and published in JAMA Network Open in April 2023 found that a majority of diagnostic errors are "at least partially caused by problems with electronic health records" (EHR), the American Organization for Nursing Leadership May 9…

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By: Tarsilla Moura
May 12, 2023
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