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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 »
In Education Reports There Would Always Be False Negatives And False Positives by Education & Tech Patient Expert Posted Fri 20 Nov 2009 10:00pm There is not doubt the teaching career as it is now was originated as a slavery profession back in history. Anywhere I have been, the problem for teachers seems to be the same, no value in regards of their the time, effort, sweat, and even tears that goes into daily teaching activities. Following a considerable number of edublogs and websites ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
“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 »
Can ketosis cause false positives on DUI breathalizers? by Big Daddy D. Patient Expert Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 8:59am I ran across a blog entry claiming that a low-carb diet can cause false positives on breathalizer tests. They include links to a couple of sites making similar claims. This gist is that when the body produces ketosis as it burns stored body fat for energy, consumption of carboh ... Read on »