Extrathoracic manifestations of tuberculosis.
This article summarizes and discusses the various radiological manifestations of extrathoracic manifestation of TB. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Radiological modalities for screening extrathoracic TB are CT and MRI. Conventional X‑radiographs do not play a role in the diagnosis of extrathoracic TB. PRACTICAL RECOMMENDATIONS: The possibility of extrathoracic TB should be considered particularly in immunosuppressed patients, such as the homeless, alcoholics or drug addicts or in patients with an immigrant background from the endemic areas of TB. The most likely site of extrathoracic TB is the abdomen; however, infections of the CNS or musculoskeletal systems and multisystem infections can also occur. In patients with suspected extrathoracic TB, radiological modalities for screening are CT, especially for abdominal infections and lymphadenopathy and MRI with contrast media for the musculoskeletal system and the CNS. PMID: 27638822 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Guo L, Chen B, Zhang L, Deng Y, Li H, Shi QD Abstract A 49-year-old female patient developed chest tightness and shortness of breath without apparent cause and presented to a local hospital. Chest radiography indicated increased thickening of the lung texture, increased multiple patchy densities in the lower lobes of the bilateral lungs and a slightly enlarged thyroid. The patient was treated for pulmonary infection with antibiotics but the symptoms persisted. A repeated CT scan revealed ground-glass attenuation of the bilateral lungs with multiple flaky exudates and visible bronchogenic signs. The symptom...
Conclusions: Results of the study suggest that when certain conditions are met, they can significantly influence the behavior of psychiatric patients, with notable differences in each group. PMID: 31803291 [PubMed]
Conclusions: The successful treatment of this patient was the result of the collaboration between the neurology and neuroradiology departments.The first therapeutic option in carotid dissection has to be stenting, under certain conditions. PMID: 31803282 [PubMed]
Publication date: 1 January 2020Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, Volume 185Author(s): Wan Bei, Li Jing, Nie ChenAbstractWogonin, one of the main active ingredients of Scutellaria radix, is a kind of flavonoid compound. In the present study, we report that wogonin nanoparticles (Wog np) protect Isoproterenol (ISO) induced Myocardial Infarction (MI) rats. Nanoparticles of sizes less than 200 nm with spherical shape were prepared using Polylactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) and Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) respectively as polymer and stabilizer. Male Wistar rats were divided into 4 groups. Group 1 as a control group a...
In this study, we constructed a PEG-MnO2-OPN siRNA nanocomplex via a modular streptavidin bridge for the theranostic treatment of renal carcinoma in vitro and in vivo. This strategy of utilizing PEG-MnO2 nanosheets for OPN siRNA delivery showed effective tumor growth inhibition of 786-O tumor-bearing mice, and such a process could be monitored by the activated T1-weight MRI, illustrating the promising potential of PEG-MnO2 nanosheets for the fabrication of an MRI-based theranostic system.
Publication date: December 2019Source: Journal of Visceral Surgery, Volume 156, Issue 6Author(s): N. Szabla, A. Alves, X. Tillou
CONCLUSION: Peripherally inserted central catheter moves toward the heart when the arm position changes from abduction to adduction. Peripherally inserted central catheter tip placement at the peak P wave with patient's arm in adduction is accurate and can prevent the catheter from advancing too low. R wave can function as a reference for observing P wave changes during peripherally inserted central catheter placement. PMID: 31808719 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Xu J, Wang X, Xiao H, Xu J Abstract BACKGROUND To determine the difference in size-specific dose estimates (SSDEs), separately based on effective diameter (deff) and water equivalent diameter (dw) of the central slice of the scan range in computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA). MATERIAL AND METHODS There were 134 patients who underwent CTCA examination, were electronically retrieved. SSDEs (SSDEdeff and SSDEdw) were calculated using 2 approaches: deff and dw. The median SSDEs and mean absolute relative difference of SSDEs were calculated. Linear regression model was used to assess the absolute rel...
(Rutgers University) People in treatment for opioid addiction are more likely to relapse when they become more tolerant of risks, according to a study by Rutgers and other institutions. The findings can help clinicians better predict which patients are most vulnerable.
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) A computer betting game can help predict the likelihood that someone recovering from opioid addiction will reuse the pain-relieving drugs, a new study shows.