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Link: New clinic software to advance rare disease treatment

Marshfield Clinic has made researching and finding treatments for rare diseases a little easier.

A software program developed at the Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation will be available at no cost to health care institutions and patient advocacy groups to develop rare disease registries to be included in the Global Rare Diseases Patient Registry Data Repository, or GRDR.

The full text of this article can be found at http://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com/. The article refers to a clinic in Marshfield, WI USA.

 

Copyright © News-Herald Media December 6, 2014 | by Marisa Cuellar

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Link: New CT Scan Images From GE Show Unprecedented Level Of Detail

William Shakespeare may consider eyes to be the windows to the soul, but doctors would rather stick with computed tomography. CT scans, as they’re more commonly known, use radiation to see inside a patient’s body, and usually one region in particular. They let doctors track organ function in real-time and do things sci-fi writers in decades past could have only written about.

The full article can be found at http://www.medicaldaily.com/.

 

Copyright © Medical Daily | by Chris Weller

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Link: [C]-(R)PK11195 tracer kinetics in the brain of glioma patients and a comparison of two referencing approaches

The full text of this study of Translocator Protein (TSPO) as a biomarker for neuroinflamation can be found at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00259-013-2447-2/fulltext.html. You may download the PDF of this article by following this link.

 

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Link: Comparison of MRI based and PET template based approaches in the quantitative analysis of amyloid imaging with PIB-PET

This link leads to the full abstract for a study conducted using FDG-PET scanning for brain amyloid to track the progression of Alzheimer’s Disease. We have been unable to find the full article; however, it can be purchased at Science Direct. The full abstract does provide interesting information for further research, if desired.

Copyright © NeuroImage, Volume 70 15th April, 2013 P. Edison, S.F. Carter, J.O. Rinne, G. Gelosa, K. Herholz, A. Nordberg, D.J. Brooks, R. Hinz

 

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Link: The added value of 18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography in the diagnosis of the behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia.

The full abstract can be found at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24576796; however, to read the entire study you will need a Sage Publications account. We have not been able to find the full study online at this time.

 

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Video: Patient.co.uk – How do I view my medical record?

This video gives details on  how you can access your GP practise medical records using Patient Access via their website.

http://patient.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/articles/214226-how-do-i-view-my-medical-record

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Video: Microsoft HealthVault – YouTube

This YouTube.com site belongs to Microsoft Health Vault. This video will give a brief overview of how Health Vault can help you manage your health records from your iPhone, your home computer, and share this information with other apps and your family doctor or specialist/consultant.

 

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Link: NHS – How PET Scan Works

This link will take you to NHS Choices which provides a wealth of information about NHS services, medical conditions, and many more useful resources.

To read the full text and find more information from the NHS about PET scans, please visit http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/PET-scan/Pages/How-does-it-work.aspx.

NHS Choices is a freely available website. The above content is owned by NHS and gov.uk for education purposes.

 

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Link: FDG-PET findings in patients with suspected encephalitis.

To read the full text of this document, you may  have to sign up with one of the full-text services linked to on this page. However, the synopsis offers useful information about FDG-PET scanning and diagnosing encephalitis.

The general synopsis of this study is located at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15365433

 

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Link: Helping Patients Test Treatments for Chronic Illness

This technologyreview.com article talks about new advances in tracking chronic medical illnesses with new technology. The full article can be found at http://www.technologyreview.com/news/424658/helping-patients-test-treatments-for-chronic-illness/.

 

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