Category list : Patient screening/testing
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Researchers have found two biomarkers they say could be used in primary care to identify the heart condition atrial fibrillation in patients who have three clinical risk factors.
Large differences in radiation doses used for computed tomography (CT) scans are mainly due to how the scanners are used by staff rather than differences in patients or machines, a study suggests.
A specialist nurse is set to take on a half marathon to raise money for a machine that will help minimise “distress” for children who need regular blood tests.
A study is investigating whether home eye tests will benefit patients with wet age-related macular degeneration and, as a result, significantly reduce the burden on the NHS.
Simple tests by nurses in GP surgeries could potentially double the diagnosis rate of liver disease where patients are not displaying any symptoms, according to UK researchers.
Frontline NHS nurses were left “overwhelmed” and placed under needless added pressure after tens of thousands of women were wrongly told they had missed a routine breast cancer screening, an independent review has today found.
A charity is encouraging nurses to support its appeal to develop the world’s first screening tool for ovarian cancer.
Researchers have published the first set of indicators intended to specially help measure the quality and impact of palliative day services across the UK.
New faster flu test 'could save NHS £24m'Subscription
A revolutionary new test that can diagnose influenza in 20 minutes has helped to prevent unnecessary bed closures and improve “timely treatment for patients”, says a head of nursing.
More regular checks of vitamin B12 levels in patients with type 2 diabetes could help prevent irreversible and debilitating nerve damage, according to a new study by a Nottingham GP practice.