Condylar response to functional therapy with Twin-Block as shown by cone-beam computed tomography.
Condylar response to functional therapy with Twin-Block as shown by cone-beam computed tomography. Angle Orthod. 2014 Apr 9; Authors: Yildirim E, Karacay S, Erkan M Abstract Objective: To evaluate the condylar changes through cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images in patients treated with Twin-Block functional appliance. Materials and Methods: In this retrospective study, CBCT images of 30 patients who were treated with the Twin-Block appliance were used. Mandible was segmented and pretreatment and posttreatment (T0 and T1) condylar volume was compared. The angle between sella-nasion-Point A (SNA), angle between sella-nasion-Point B (SNB), angle between Point A-nasion-Point B (ANB), midfacial length (Co-A), mandibular length (Co-Gn), and the distances from right condylion to left condylion (CoR-CoL) were also measured on three-dimensional images. Differences were analyzed with Wilcoxon signed rank tests, and Mann-Whitney U-tests were used to compare the scores of male and female participants. Significance was set at P
Conclusion: In clinical practice, the possibility of unilateral chorea should be considered for diabetic patients with poor blood glucose control.
ConclusionsWe revealed that deterioration of HRCT findings may predict disease progression after the initial decline in %FVC in IPF patients treated with pirfenidone.
ConclusionsChest CT findings would therefore be useful for distinguishing PTB and MACLD when typical findings are observed.
ConclusionOur study demonstrates that an AI solution can help radiologists to diagnose ICH and thus decrease the error rate. AI solution can serve as a prospective peer review tool for non-contrast head CT scans to identify ICH and thus minimize false negatives.
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation Intervention: Procedure: Magnetic resonance imaging Sponsors: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris; University Hospital, Bordeaux; Centre Cardiologique du Nord Not yet recruiting
ConclusionsCT ‐guided biopsy is a safe and highly accurate diagnostic method for SCLNs.
Authors: Wang H, Liu Z, Shen Z, Fang L, Zhang S Abstract OBJECTIVES: To identify the predictors of coronary involvement, and to determine the impact of coronary involvement on long-term outcomes in patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TAK). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study of TAK patients with coronary evaluation by angiography or computed tomography angiography was conducted in a tertiary center between 1990 and 2018. Risk factors for coronary involvement and predictors of overall survival, cardiovascular event-free survival, and relapse-free survival were investigated. RESULTS: The median follow-up...
Diagnosis, treatment &management of prosthetic valve thrombosis: the key considerations. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2020 Feb 21;: Authors: Gündüz S, Kalçık M, Gürsoy MO, Güner A, Özkan M Abstract Introduction: Prosthetic heart valve thrombosis is a life-threatening complication after valve replacement surgery. Although subtherapeutic anticoagulation is the main cause, there are many other conventional and esoteric predisposing factors.Areas covered: The etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and management of prosthetic heart valve thrombosis with particular focus on conventional...
Conclusions: Clinical features of Korean patients with PPFE were similar to those reported previously; however, lower lobe involvement was more frequent. During follow-up, one-fourth of the patients experienced pneumothorax and one-fifth died from pneumonia. PMID: 32088939 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]