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Diagnosing rare diseases is about to get easier

Diagnosing rare diseases is about to get easier

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Identifying rare diseases is often a "diagnostic odyssey", says Dr Zornitza Stark from the Victorian Clinical Genetics Service. But the use of genomic sequencing is set to change all that.

Breathless patients pose diagnostic challenge

Breathless patients pose diagnostic challenge

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Patients presenting with dyspnoea are a diagnostic challenge for doctors, who must decide between a cardiac or pulmonary cause for their symptoms, a leading cardiologist says.

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Gut instincts

Gut instincts

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Question are asked after several medical examinations fail to ascertain the cause of a young woman’s abdominal pain.

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How would doctors fare without pathologists?

How would doctors fare without pathologists?

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If pathologists didn't exist where would the answers come from? This is the question being posed by the RCPA in two new comedy videos aim to raise awareness of a critical shortage of pathologists.

What is the true harm of overtreatment?

What is the true harm of overtreatment?

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VIDEO: Findings from an investigation by the BMJ show that overly aggressive treatment is estimated to cause 30,000 deaths among government-funded patients in the US each year.

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