Psychiatry

Lipid Signature May Flag Schizophrenia

12 days ago   |   By Medscape

A specific lipid profile can identify patients with schizophrenia, possibly paving the way to the first clinically useful diagnostic test for a severe psychiatric illness, new research suggests.
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Blood Test Bests Standard OA Prognostic Models in Early Study

Blood Test Bests Standard OA Prognostic Models in Early Study

12 days ago   |   By MedPageToday

A set of 15 blood-based biomarkers outperformed conventional prediction methods for knee osteoarthritis progression in a large preliminary study, researchers said.
Based on data from 596 individuals with mild to moderate...
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New blood test ‘more accurate' in identifying, predicting osteoarthritis progression

New blood test ‘more accurate' in identifying, predicting osteoarthritis progression

12 days ago   |   By Healio

A new blood test may offer a more accurate way to track and predict the progression of knee osteoarthritis than current approaches, according to a press release from Duke Health.
The test relies on a set of biomarkers and fills an “important void” in OA research, as researchers have been generally unable to enroll suitable patients into clinical trials in the absence of reliable ways to identify and predict the risk for OA progression, read a statement from Duke Health, in Durham, North Carolina.
“Therapies are lacking, but it's difficult to develop and test new
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