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Blood-based biomarkers may lead to earlier diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

Blood-based biomarkers may lead to earlier diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

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Marijuana use may cause severe cyclic nausea, vomiting, a little-known, but costly effect

Marijuana use may cause severe cyclic nausea, vomiting, a little-known, but costly effect

ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2012) — Marijuana use — both natural and synthetic — may cause cannabinoid hyperemesis (CH) a little-known but costly effect that researchers suggest is a serious burden to the health care system as it often leads to expensive diagnostic tests and ineffective treatments in an effort to find the cause of a patient’s symptoms and provide relief, according to two separate case reports unveiled October 22 at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas. Continue reading

Marijuana use may cause severe cyclic nausea, vomiting, a little-known, but costly effect

Marijuana use may cause severe cyclic nausea, vomiting, a little-known, but costly effect

ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2012) — Marijuana use — both natural and synthetic — may cause cannabinoid hyperemesis (CH) a little-known but costly effect that researchers suggest is a serious burden to the health care system as it often leads to expensive diagnostic tests and ineffective treatments in an effort to find the cause of a patient’s symptoms and provide relief, according to two separate case reports unveiled October 22 at the American College of Gastroenterology’s (ACG) 77th Annual Scientific meeting in Las Vegas Continue reading

Psychopaths’ brains show differences in structure and function

Psychopaths’ brains show differences in structure and function

ScienceDaily (Nov. 22, 2011) — mages of prisoners’ brains show important differences between those who are diagnosed as psychopaths and those who aren’t, according to a new study led by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers Continue reading

Ability to ride a bike can aid differential diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in any setting

Ability to ride a bike can aid differential diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in any setting

ScienceDaily (Oct. 6, 2011) — In a new study published October 6 in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease , Japanese researchers report that the ability to ride a bike can differentiate between atypical parkinsonism and Parkinson’s disease, regardless of the environment or situations for bicycling Continue reading

The emotional brain in youth: Research suggests how to diagnose and treat mood disorders in children and adolescents

The emotional brain in youth: Research suggests how to diagnose and treat mood disorders in children and adolescents

ScienceDaily (Sep. 4, 2011) — Recognition of bipolar disorder in adolescents is now clearly established. Continue reading

Positron emission tomography may help identify the presence of Alzheimer’s disease lesions in the brain

Positron emission tomography may help identify the presence of Alzheimer’s disease lesions in the brain

ScienceDaily (July 12, 2011) — The use of positron emission tomography (PET) imaging may help identify findings in brain tissue associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to two articles published Online First by Archives of Neurology , one of the JAMA / Archives journals. Continue reading

Blood test for Alzheimer’s: Study identifies procedure that detects early stages

Blood test for Alzheimer’s: Study identifies procedure that detects early stages

ScienceDaily (May 4, 2011) — A new blood test that will diagnose Alzheimer’s disease may soon hit the market, thanks to an innovative study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). Continue reading

Results show benefits in using acute kidney injury criteria in the diagnosis of cirrhosis

Results show benefits in using acute kidney injury criteria in the diagnosis of cirrhosis

ScienceDaily (Mar. 31, 2011) — The first clinical study investigating the use of the AKIN criteria (Acute Kidney Injury Network) in cirrhosis has shown significant benefits that have the potential to change future diagnosis, according to results from a Spanish study presented March 31 at the International Liver Congress. Continue reading

Results show benefits in using acute kidney injury criteria in the diagnosis of cirrhosis

Results show benefits in using acute kidney injury criteria in the diagnosis of cirrhosis

ScienceDaily (Mar. 31, 2011) — The first clinical study investigating the use of the AKIN criteria (Acute Kidney Injury Network) in cirrhosis has shown significant benefits that have the potential to change future diagnosis, according to results from a Spanish study presented March 31 at the International Liver Congress. As screening and differential diagnosis is becoming increasingly important in relation to managing health service provision, if these results are confirmed in larger studies, the AKIN criteria has the potential to replace current screening and diagnosis criteria in hospitalised cirrhotic patients Continue reading