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Misdiagnosis of the ‘big three’ results in ‘serious harm’

Misdiagnosis of the ‘big three’ results in ‘serious harm’

Diagnostic mistakes are the most frequent medical error as well as the most serious, according to researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, MD. New research identifies 15 conditions that doctors often misdiagnose. It is not clear exactly how many people errors in diagnosis affect. However, between 40,000 and 80,000 deaths in United States hospitals […]

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What to know about the protein test and results

What to know about the protein test and results

The total protein test is a simple, routine urine or blood test. It looks for normal or abnormal protein levels in the body. Having too many or too few proteins can lead to unexpected weight loss, fatigue, or inflammatory disease. The total protein test can help diagnose liver and kidney diseases, along with other conditions. […]

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What can we see with an abdominal ultrasound?

What can we see with an abdominal ultrasound?

Abdominal ultrasounds use sound waves to create images of structures and blood flow in the abdomen. These ultrasound images are a useful way of examining organs, tissues, blood vessels, and other structures within the abdomen. Ultrasound imaging involves sending high-frequency sound waves into the body. These waves reflect off of organs and other structures inside […]

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Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy

Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy

The colon or large intestine is a vital part of the digestive tract that needs periodic screenings in older adults. A colonoscopy is a procedure that is carried out to detect any abnormalities in the colon, such as colorectal cancer or polyps that may develop into cancer. Before a person has a colonoscopy, they will […]

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Flexible future of point-of-care disease diagnostic

Flexible future of point-of-care disease diagnostic

The world-wide deployment of biomedical devices for health monitoring, point-of-care diagnostics and environmental sensing is hampered by their high cost that is not readily affordable for e.g. developing countries. The primary task is therefore to reduce the price of the devices and allow for their high-volume delivery in a cost efficient manner, e.g. container transportation. […]