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Celiac.com 01/07/2018 - imaware™ is a pioneering at-home health testing platform that provides accurate and actionable at-home disease screening. The imaware™ mission is to empower patients with the ability to accurately screen for diseases from the comfort of their own home by removing the existing barriers to testing. imaware™ believes this will increase the likelihood of early detection and diagnosis dramatically, and earlier medical diagnosis will enable health and lifestyle adjustments that can significantly improve quality of life. Through the imaware™ platform, patients can easily order an at-home testing kit, take the test at their own convenience, and mail back their sample for lab processing. The tests are processed by our CLIA certified laboratory using small volume microarray lab equipment, which multiplexes multiple biomarkers, and results are made available to patients online within 3 days. imaware™ designs and validates each of their at-home tests alongside a panel of leading medical and scientific advisors. The first test available on the imaware™ platform is for celiac disease. Celiac Disease is one of the most under-diagnosed diseases in the United States, with over 3 million Americans currently affected by celiac disease, and over 60% of those affected remaining undiagnosed. It currently takes the average patient over 5 years from recognizing initial symptoms to be diagnosed, which makes it difficult and costly to make the necessary lifestyle changes to reduce potential damage. imaware™ has worked with leading medical experts such as Dr. Gaundalini, Medical Director of the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center and Dr. Schuppan, who discovered the tTG biomarker for use in the identification of Celiac Disease to develop their leading at-home celiac disease test, which is currently available for $99 online. Home-based testing for a healthier future Many people could be making healthier decisions in their lives if they knew more about their health. There are many diseases that are significantly under-diagnosed, especially if the symptoms are not as "direct" and observable. It is in these spaces that imaware™ wants to impact positive change. Currently the imaware™ at-home test for celiac disease is available ffor purchase, and a new test to support celiac disease monitoring for those already diagnosed will launch in January 2019. Additional tests for rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease and prostate cancer are planned for release the coming months. For more information about the imaware™ and to purchase the celiac disease at-home test please visit our website.
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Jefferson Adams posted an article in Celiac Disease Research Projects, Fundraising, Epidemiology, Etc.Celiac.com 07/02/2018 - We know from earlier studies that diagnosed celiac disease is more common in women than in men, but there isn’t much good data on sex-based differences in undiagnosed celiac disease. To address this discrepancy, Claire L. Jansson-Knodell, MD, and her colleagues at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, conducted a meta-analysis of studies that performed both a screening and confirmatory test that included either a second serological study or a small intestine biopsy, and that that provided clear and complete data regarding sex. According to data they presented at Digestive Disease Week 2018 in Washington, D.C., women are significantly more likely than men to have undiagnosed celiac disease, and the numbers are even higher for younger girls. In all, the researchers found 88 studies that met their inclusion criteria. These studies included data on nearly 300,000 patients. When they got done crunching the numbers, the research team demonstrated for the first time that women also had a higher rate of undetected celiac disease than men. When the team analyzed data from one subgroup focused on children, they found that rates of undiagnosed celiac disease were even higher in girls compared with boys. Timely diagnosis of celiac disease is important for preventing unnecessary suffering, and potential damage and disease associated with untreated celiac disease. In one recent case, a doctors found that a woman's psychotic delusions were caused by undiagnosed celiac disease and an adverse reaction to continued gluten exposure. Her condition improved quickly once she began a gluten-free diet. The research team says that their findings could change approaches to clinical screening, diagnosis and management of celiac disease. They also suggest that physicians might do well to increase their suspicion levels for celiac disease when evaluation women and girls. Source: Helio.com