|A multianalyte algorithm PCR-based blood test outperforms single analyte ELISA-based blood tests for neuroendocrine tumor detection|
Mark Kidd, Irvin M Modlin, Daniele Alaimo, Stephen Callahan, Nancy Teixiera, Lisa Bodei, Ignat Drozdov
In a prospective study, in age-/sex- and ethnicity-matched patients and controls (n=82), a 51 panel multigene blood transcript test (NETest) was identified to be significantly more sensitive and accurate (>93%) than any single analyte assay (Chromogranin A, Pancreastatin or Neurokinin A) for neuroendocrine tumor detection.
|Low-cost “Plug & Play” On-Chip Valve and Pump for Thermoplastic Microfluidics|
Mousavi Shaegh Seyed Ali, Wang Zhenfeng, Toh Guek Geok, Soh Yong Chear
Scientists have developed a novel on-chip valving solution for thermoplastic microfluidic devices, which is reliable, easy to implement, and has low-cost fabrication.
|Evaluation of 2012 Bowel Cancer Awareness and Early Diagnosis Campaign at a District General Hospital|
M Alkhusheh, H Asalieh, N Smith
Following the regional Be Clear on Cancer campaign, the Department of Health launched a national bowel cancer awareness campaign from 30 January 2012. The campaign ran until the end of March.
|FDG PET/CT Utility in Gynecologic Malignancies: A comprehensive review of anatomy, pathways of metastatic spread and scan findings|
Nicholas Plaxton, MD, Aruna Polsani, MD, Raghuveer Halkar, MD, Karen Godette, MD, Barron, Bruce, MD
Our objective was to review the five major gynaecologic cancers (cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar) and demonstrate the role of FDG PET/CT in diagnosis, surveillance, FIGO staging and treatment strategy.
|Saliva’s Diagnostic Potential|
Advantages and disadvantages of using saliva as a diagnostic source of information.
|A Systematic Review of Lifestyle Modification in Adults with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease|
C. Thoma, C. P. Day and M. I. Trenell, Newcastle University
This study reviews the causes of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and the associated risk factor for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
|Rapid PCR for Integration in Sample-to-answer Analysis Platforms|
S. Brunklaus, T.E. Hansen-Hagge, J. Erwes, J. Höth, M. Jung, D. Latta, X. Strobach, C. Winkler, T. Röser, M. Ritzi-Lehnert, K.S. Drese
This poster describes how molecular testing at the point-of-care can increase time to results and yield rather specific information, concentrating on PCR on a chip layout which proves to be fast and robust.
|Identification of novel autoantigensin patients with liver autoimmune diseases by Protein MicroArray|
C. Zingaretti1, M. Arigò1, A. Cardaci1, A. Sinisi1, L. Muratori3, P. Colombatto4, F. Bonino2, P. Invernizzi5, , A.L. Zignego6 MC. Crosti1, M. Moro1, J. Geginat1, Pagani M.1, R. De Francesco1, S. Abrignani1. & M. Bombaci1
The characterization of autoimmune disease-specific biomarkers are of primary importance for the development of diagnostic tools and the comprehension of pathogenetic mechanisms leading to autoimmunity. To this aim a protein microarray was employed to analyze serum samples from patients with autoimmune hepatitis (e.g. AIH & PBC) and of healthy as controls. A panel of autoantigens able to discriminate among the groups of patients was identified for potential use as biomarkers.
|MicroRNA expression in normal and malignant prostate tissues|
In this study the aim was to identify a miRNA expression signature that could be used to separate between normal and malignant prostate tissues. Nine miRNAs were found to be differentially expressed and they could be used to separate between the normal and malignant tissues. A cross-validation procedure confirmed the generality of this expression signature, showing an accuracy of 85%.