Decision-making between patient and doctor is crucial before lung cancer screening

In a viewpoint perspective published in JAMA on March 9, 2021, a University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher and two other experts endorsed the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) requirement for a patient and their doctor to engage in a shared discussion of benefits and harms before proceeding with a low-dose spiral computed tomography (LDCT) […]

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Ocular Hypertension: Diagnosis and Treatment

Ocular hypertension is a condition characterized by high internal pressure within the eye, which increases the risk of developing glaucoma. Tef | Shutterstock How is ocular hypertension diagnosed? A diagnosis of ocular hypertension is primarily confirmed by examining the eye pressure. In order to do this, an ophthalmologist measures the pressure using an instrument called tonometer. A healthy eye pressure […]

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Micro-computed tomography provides new insights into Paget’s disease

A MedUni Vienna study group led by Peter Pietschmann from the Institute of Pathophysiologyand Allergy Research in cooperation with the University of Vienna and the Museum of Natural History Vienna has made a detailed analysis of the microarchitecture of bones affected by the bone metabolic disease known as Paget’s disease. High-resolution micro-computed tomography techniques offer insights into the course of […]

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