Research & Development
Pneumonia: Page 2
ATS, IDSA revamp pneumonia testing guidance
The new recommendations apply to the diagnosis and treatment of community-acquired pneumonia, from the time of signs and symptoms through treatment with antibiotics and follow-up chest imaging. They were published by a multidisciplinary team, including Dr. Joshua Metlay, PhD, chief of internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, October 1, 2019, Vol. 200:7, pp. e45-e65).
October 2, 2019
MicroRNAs predict problems in pneumonia patients
Identifying particular microRNAs -- small molecules involved in the regulation of gene expression -- using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing at the time patients are hospitalized with severe pneumonia could alert health professionals to risks and help prevent complications, reported Dr. Francisco Sanz, a pulmonologist at Consorci Hospital General Universitari de València, and colleagues. Testing is affordable, is readily available in hospitals, and takes from one to three hours, the researchers noted.
October 2, 2019
Labcorp to pay $19M to settle kickback, false claims lawsuit
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In pilot study, liquid biopsy test differentiates between localized and metastatic cancer to inform tailored treatment
Deepcell releases single-cell morphology data sets at AGBT general meeting
Siemens Healthineers, Unilabs ink 200-million euro agreement
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