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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...
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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