Thursday, August 21, 2008

Medical News Flash!

Sometimes it's worthwhile to receive bulk emails from dog-knows-who. Today, one rolled in from eMedicine containing this urgent snippet:
Ten-minute leprosy diagnosis
A new dipstick assay offers up to 97% sensitivity in detecting Mycobacterium leprae–specific phenolic glycolipid-I (PGL-I) antibodies.
What a relief! The next time my digits start rotting and falling off, I'll know just what dipstick assay to request from my doctor.

1 comment:

Kim Stagliano said...

I just saw an ad for artificial hip joints on CNN. So now we're supposed to tell our docs which surgical products to use? It's nuts. Get the darn pharma ads OFF TV. I'd actually prefer the Marlboro man.