New News information at Practical Patient Care New and updated information from News listed on en-us New News information at Practical Patient Care Difficile measures by <br/> <br/> <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/6716926/thumbnail.jpg'/></a>A missed diagnosis of Clostridium difficile infection can cost a hospital tens of thousands of dollars, Dr Glen Hansen, associate professor at the University of Minnesota, tells Practical Patient Care. Now, with physicians still struggling to accurately spot and treat patients suffering from this difficult-to-detect illness, a pioneering detection method developed by immunodiagnostics company Singulex may offer healthcare professionals a better weapon in their battle against the disease. Wed, 22 Aug 2018 08:59:00 GMT Image problem – the CERN EndoTOFPET-US project by <br/> <br/> <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/5756081/thumbnail.gif'/></a>Because pancreatic cancer is nearly always detected at a late stage, there is a pressing need for better diagnostic techniques. The EndoTOFPET-US project based at CERN has developed an endoscopic PET scanner that could be used to find biomarkers of early-stage pancreatic cancer, thus improving the prognosis. Abi Millar speaks to Dr Paul Lecoq, a physicist at CERN, about what this technology entails and what it means for the future of medical imaging in cancer treatments. Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Reducing radiation dose for paediatric CT by <br/> <br/> Radiation dose, always a concern in CT, is particularly risky for children. Luckily, there is a new way to reduce the dose without adversely affecting image quality, according to a study published online in Radiology. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:27:00 GMT Heart can heal using own immune cells, say US researchers by <br/> <br/> The heart contains its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal after injury, according to new research in the US. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:27:00 GMT EWMA 2016 Conference announced by <br/> <br/> The European Wound Management Association (EWMA) has announced that the 26th EWMA Conference will take place in the German city of Bremen from 11-13 May 2016. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:42:00 GMT Tim Kelsey to say farewell to NHS technology community at EHI Live 2015 by <br/> <br/> Departing NHS England patient and information director to deliver swansong speech at UK’s largest digital health show. Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:10:00 GMT Fluorescent dyes 'light up' brain cancer cells by <br/> <br/> New fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells may revolutionise the way in which brain tumours are diagnosed and treated. Agents known as CLR1501 and CLR1502 have been shown to able to differentiate potentially malignant growths from normal brain tissue in mice in a study performed by Dr John S. Kuo and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, US. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:37:00 GMT FDA approves drug to treat binge eating disorder by <br/> <br/> A new drug that treats moderate-to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults has been approved by FDA, The Obesity Society (TOS) has reported. The prescription drug, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, under the brand name Vyvanse, is the first of its kind specifically indicated for BED.<br />BED is an eating disorder that affects only a portion of those with the medical disease obesity. While as many as 30% of people seeking obesity treatment may report some degree of binge eating, those who meet clinical criteria for BED likely represent only 7-10% of all obesity treatment seekers. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:00:00 GMT Report finds growth in UK childhood obesity is slowing by <br/> <br/> A study by researchers at King's College London has found that childhood obesity among young children has started to level off.<br /><br />The team analysed trends in data from electronic health records for 370,544 children aged two-15 years, from 37 general practices in England, for the report published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:30:00 GMT Researchers double the storage life of joint donor tissue by <br/> <br/> A method for preserving donor joint tissue has been developed by researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) School of Medicine. <br />The technology, called the Missouri Osteochondral Allograft Preservation System (MOPS), more than doubles the storage life of bone and cartilage grafts from donors compared with the preservation method currently used by tissue banks. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:11:00 GMT