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Many False-Positive HIV Test Results for Those in AIDS Vaccine Trials by HealthFinder Posted Sun 18 Jul 2010 10:00am healthnewslink Almost half get the erroneous result, causing stigma and hampering trial enrollment, experts say. By Amanda Gardner HealthDay Reporter ... Read on »
Many False-Positive HIV Test Results for Those in AIDS Vaccine Trials by Medline Plus Posted Mon 19 Jul 2010 3:00am Almost half get the erroneous result, causing stigma and hampering trial enrollment, experts say Monday, July 19, 2010 SUNDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- Almost half of HIV-negative people who participate in clinical trials for HIV vaccines end up testing positive on routine HIV tests -- even though t ... Read on »
FDA Class One Recall for Triage Diagnostics Tests (Multiple)–Potential For Increased Frequency of False Positive or False by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 11 Jul 2012 6:08pm The units recalled consist of a meter and various test devices that aid in the diagnosis of diseases and health conditions including heart failure and myocardial infarction.  They can also be used to assess pulmonary embolism.  The FDA states that all units recalled should be discarded and replacements may not be readily available to subst ... Read on »
A+PSA New Test For Prostate Cancer Is More Specific and Reduces False-Positives-Study at UCLA by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 16 May 2011 5:43pm The A+PSA test measures levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) as well as six specific antibodies.  Fast positives are also smaller in number, not drastically different but enough to make a difference.  The big difference is the overall accuracy which was 79 percent compared to 52 percent with just the PSA test.  Recently at UCLA ther ... Read on »
Annual Mammograms Increase Risk of False Positive by Alvin B. Lin Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Wed 19 Oct 2011 3:01am No one's perfect, least of all physicians, try as much as we do.  It was only a few generations ago that we actually advertised that smoking tobacco was good for you!  However, the expectations aren't any lower despite the understanding of our limitations, especially financial ones given our current economic constraints.  After all, do you ... Read on »
XMRV: False Positive in chronic fatigue syndrome by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Mon 03 Oct 2011 2:13pm Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus ( XMRV ) has been suggested as linked to chronic fatigue syndrome and autism. This has been rather controversial in both cases. Before we get to the “false positive” report, Science published one of the papers on XMRV and chronic fatigue syndrome Murine leukemia viruses (MLV), in ... Read on »
Beware the "false positive" stress test by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm There's a widely-known (among cardiologists) problem with nuclear stress tests. It's called the "false positive." (Nuclear stress tests are known as stress Cardiolites, stress thalliums, stress Myoviews, persantine stress tests, adenosine stress tests) Stress tests, nuclear and otherwise, are helpful for identifying areas of poor bloo ... Read on »
“False positive” data from the European screening trial and other matters by Dr. Arnon Krongrad Medical Doctor Posted Mon 11 Jan 2010 12:00am The “game” of retrospectively analyzing every possible piece of data from the European Randomized Screening Study for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) has been under way for a while now … and we can expect this game to produce lots and lots of controversial information and media coverage. But much of the data from these subset ... Read on »
Your heart scan is just a "false positive" by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 8:26pm 1 Comment I've seen this happen many times. Despite the great media exposure and the growing acceptance of my colleagues, heart scans still trigger wrong advice. I had another example in the office today. Henry got a CT heart scan in 2004. His score: 574. In his mid-50s, this placed him in the 90th percentile, with a heart attack risk of 4% per year ... Read on »
False positive diagnosis in breast FNAC. by Dr.Prashant Jani Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm Some common lesion leading to false positive diagnosis in FNA of breast are listed with Keys to differentiate them. Artifactual Atypia Most common of these is disruption of cell aggregates by too vigorous smearing, which can mimic the loss of cohesion characteristic of malignant epithelial cells . Excessive smearing pressure can also cause ... Read on »