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April 2009 - Posts

David Plaut: Off the Cuff

Screening for Ovarian Cancer With Biomarkers: Are We There Yet?
April 29, 2009 5:04 PM by David Plaut
CA-125 is used mainly to monitor patients with ovarian cancer (OC), in part due to the low level of sensitivity when CA-125 is used alone. In an effort to improve the early detection of OC while keeping the number of false positives low (higher specificity), Read More...
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BNP Testing and Clinical Outcomes
April 13, 2009 1:56 PM by David Plaut
From Annals of Internal Medicine: At two Australian teaching hospital emergency departments, 612 consecutive patients who presented with acute severe shortness of breath were assigned through randomized numbers to receive BNP testing (n = 306) or no testing Read More...
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