PSA level three months after radiation Tx may predict outcome

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels three months after radiotherapy (RT) are strong markers of prostate cancer outcomes for patients with intermediate- and high-risk disease, according...

Paediatric and law experts define abusive head trauma

Abusive head trauma (AHT), a medical diagnosis of infants and young children who suffer from inflicted intracranial and associated spinal injuries, is often misrepresented in legal...

SASCRO Census: relative shortage of practising oncologists countrywide

Among the more significant challenges facing the country’s oncology services at present is the “progressive decrease” in specialist radiation oncologists in the academic/state sector,...

Second opinions of outside mammograms find more cancer

Second-opinion reads of mammograms initially performed at an outside facility identify more cancers and improve the positive predictive value of biopsy, even in patients...

Ultrasound reveals thickened bowel walls in ulcerative colitis flares

The vast majority of patients with ulcerative colitis who experience clinical flares show thickening of the bowel wall on ultrasound, researchers in Germany have...

Artificial Intelligence improves stroke and dementia diagnosis in brain scans

New software, created by scientists at Imperial College London and the University of Edinburgh, has been able to identify and measure the severity of small vessel...

July 2018: 39th Annual Medical Congress

For more information, contact:T: 081 148 4526/ 081 250 4869E: congress@man.com.nawww.man.com.na 

HES-containing products

Dear Healthcare Professional,BackgroundThe European Medical Agency’s (EMA) Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) has recommended the suspension of the marketing authorisations for hydroxyethyl-starch (HES) solutions...

Expert consensus on ionizing radiation in CV imaging

Cardiovascular (CV) procedures that use ionizing radiation are being performed with increasing frequency, which has led the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in collaboration...

Health Market Inquiry postpones publication of provisional findings

  The Competition Commission’s Health Market Inquiry (HMI) has postponed the publication of its Provisional Findings and Recommendations Report to 31 May 2018.  The HIMI says this is...

Breast cancer overdiagnosis important screening consideration

Overdiagnosis of breast cancer, i.e. detection of cancer on screening that would not necessarily become apparent in a woman's lifetime, is cited as one...

‘Orangeworm’ hacker group targets healthcare with virus

A new hacker group called Orangeworm has developed a computer virus that specifically targets the healthcare sector. The virus has already been detected on...

Medical graduates fail competency test

Registrar of the Health Professions Councils of Namibia (HPCNA), Cornelius Weyulu, this week confirmed that of the 99 graduates who underwent the evaluation in...

SAPPF AGM for Joburg in July

The SA Private Practitioners Forum (SAPPF) has given notice that the Ninth Annual General Meeting of the company will be held on Saturday, 14 July 2018, at...

New staging system estimates time to kidney failure in children

Clinicians can use a combination of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), proteinuria, and type of chronic kidney disease to estimate how soon children will progress to...

Novel PET imaging agent could help guide therapy for brain diseases

Researchers have developed a new imaging agent that could help guide and assess treatments for people with various neurological diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis....

App performs better than traditional exam in cardiac assessment

A smartphone application using the phone's camera function performed better than traditional physical examination to assess blood flow in a wrist artery for patients undergoing coronary...