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Serial change in troponin I aids in early diagnosis of MI

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In patients presenting with chest pain, troponin I levels measured on admission and at 3 hours reliably rule out or rule in acute MI -- whether measured with a high sensitivity assay or a standard contemporary assay, a German team reports in the Journal of the American Medical...

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Anti-p155 autoantibody signals cancer in adults with dermatomyositis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Testing for autoantibody against the 155-kDa protein is a “highly accurate” tool for diagnosing cancer-associated myositis in adults with dermatomyositis, according to a meta-analytic review of relevant research by researchers from Spain. “Anti-p155 antibody will help...

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High false-negative rate seen with RT-PCR assay for HER2 status

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The Oncotype DX test, based on reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), for HER2 gene amplification in breast cancers has an “unacceptable” false-negative rate, according to a report in the Journal of Clinical Oncology online October 11. That conclusion...