This week's research roundup features a study on late relapses in patient with diffuse large b-cell lymphoma who were treated with immunochemotherapy.
Rondell P. Graham, M.B.B.S., gives an overview of this test available through Mayo Clinic Laboratories. He discusses when this testing should be ordered, how this testing improves upon previous testing approaches, what clinical action can be taken due to the results of this testing.
Every week, Mayo Clinic microbiologist Bobbi Pritt, M.D., posts a new Parasite Wonders case. This week's case, generously donated by Dr. Tara Ness, with filming credit to the Lab Hlathi Team in eSwatini. See a video of this parasite here. The following arthropod was found in the urine specimen of a man with HIV and a history of dysuria. What's the identification?
Patients with autoimmune myelopathy present with subacute onset and rapid progression of spinal cord symptoms (weakness, gait difficulties, loss of sensation, neuropathic pain, and bowel and bladder dysfunction). Autoimmune myelopathy evaluation of serum and spinal fluid can assist in the diagnosis and aid distinction from other causes of myelopathy (multiple sclerosis, sarcoidosis, and vascular disease). Early diagnosis may assist in diagnosis of occult cancer, prompt initiation of immune therapies, or both.
Top highlights include: a new study shows white meat may be bad for cholesterol level, Mayo Clinic receives gift to boost research and companies are reporting progress on cancer blood tests.