Medical imaging could benefit from new X-ray detector
Boost in sensitivity could reduce radiation exposure during CT scans
Conclusion: We observed significantly reduced (1) weight gaining ratio (average -1.86%, up to -3.3%), (2) visceral fat accumulation ratio (average -4.30%, up to -9.1%), and (3) changes in gut microbiota population. All these consequences could support the "health benefit" functionality of AMW. PMID: 31827547 [PubMed]
We present a 48 year-old active duty physician who initially presented in 2007 with dyspnea and cough. Despite the absence of variable obstruction on spirometry, a clinical diagnosis of asthma was made. The patient's symptoms were temporized with inhaled corticosteroids and bronchodilators, titrated to his symptoms, until eventual therapeutic failure resulted in re-referral to pulmonary. Chest computed tomography (CT) showed ground-glass nodules and patchy airspace opacities with evidence of thoracic lymphadenopathy. A positron emission tomography CT (PET CT) showed diffuse adenopathy throughout his thorax and abdomen with...
Conclusion: 3D printing technology provides an effective alternative for spinal deformity surgery when expensive medical equipment, such as intraoperative navigation and robotic systems, is unavailable. PMID: 31828123 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: Root canal morphology showed a wide variation and complicated structure. The single-rooted teeth were more common in the Chinese adolescent population, and the majority of maxillary first premolars have two canals. PMID: 31828103 [PubMed - in process]
ConclusionsWe defined human IVC morphology essential for endovascular therapy and developed parameters for fenestrated IVC endografts to address retrohepatic caval injuries in trauma patients. Although additional study and testing are required, this proof-of-concept study supports the hypothesis that exclusion of the most devastating retrohepatic IVC injuries can be achieved with a reasonable number of off-the-shelf fenestrated endografts. These findings form the basis for additional research toward the development of novel devices for endovascular therapy of these often lethal injuries.
ConclusionCommon Iliac Artery Aneurysms should be considered in a differential diagnosis of lower abdominal mass. If presenting in this manner, the aneurysm can be of significant size and at high risk of rupture, requiring urgent surgical intervention.
Conclusionsin pre-operative evaluation of EOC patients, WB DW MRI is accurate for assessment of multiple sites and it is significantly more accurate than CT for specific unresectable sites. In our series, significant sites of disease for suboptimal cytoreduction were mesenteric carcinomatosis, mesenteric retraction and large bowel carcinomatosis.
Conclusion: FDG-PET/CT findings were shown to be more accurate for assessing MPM recurrence and more often led to therapy change than contrast-enhanced CT. PMID: 31827724 [PubMed]
In this study, we aimed to stress the importance of antrum wall thickness in CT examination. Method: The study included 111 patients between ages of 18 and 95 who had antral wall thickening in computed tomography and also had endoscopic evaluation performed in the same clinic. The patients were divided into two groups as benign and malignant according to the pathology results. The thickness of the antrum wall in computed tomography, hemoglobin and albumin levels, and age was compared among these two groups. Parameters with significant differences were further analyzed by multivariate analysis using logistic regression ...
CONCLUSIONS: Fresh frozen homologous bone seems to have a good healing pattern and to be a successful and steady grafting material for the treatment of maxillary ridge atrophy. It might be considered a valid alternative to autologous bone in sinus floor augmentation procedures. PMID: 31822046 [PubMed - in process]