Impact of low coagulation factor XIII activity in patients with chronic subdural hematoma associated with cerebrospinal fluid hypovolemia: A retrospective study.
CONCLUSION: In patients with CSFH, low CFXIII activity is one of the risk factors for both the development of a CSH and the post-treatment exacerbation CSH. PMID: 28868204 [PubMed]
CONCLUSIONS: This smartphone application coupled with targeting device can be used in various settings such as EVD placement in hydrocephalus and in other brain targeting candidates in emergency settings. Also, it may be used in any emergency or neurosurgery department centers with no access to advanced neuro-imaging facilities, only using patient's simple cranial measures to achieve acceptable and highly accurate brain targeting compared with conventional, time consuming and costly techniques. We plan to expand this study to clinical trials for further evaluation. PMID: 31802048 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Oshita A, Kono Y, Miyoshi T, Suzuki M, Kazatani T, Matsuoka H, Kawakami H Abstract A 77-year-old man with symptoms of chest pain was diagnosed with immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease. Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) revealed an intense uptake in the submandibular gland, lymph nodes and abdominal aortic wall. Diffusion-weighted imaging with body signal suppression (DWIBS) revealed signal enhancements at the same location as those of the FDG-PET/CT findings. The DWIBS signal intensity decreased after steroid treatment, so we decreased the steroid dosage....
Authors: Ji X, Zhou S, Yang P, Liu F, Li Y, Li H Abstract Ultrasound (US) combined with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the diagnosis of primary hepatocellular carcinoma (PHCC) and recurrent hepatocellular carcinoma (RHCC) were compared. The clinical data of 329 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) admitted to Qingdao Women and Children's Hospital from June 2015 to December 2017 were collected. One hundred and sixty patients with PHCC were regarded as the PHCC group, and the other 169 patients with RHCC were regarded as the RHCC group. US and MRI were used in the imaging diagnosis of both groups and the...
To perform a meta-analysis of the literature to compare the diagnostic performance of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) versus 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) for gynecological malignancies of the pelvis.
ConclusionCT utilization decreased throughout the 2008 –2017 study period.
Conclusion: ASA occlusion was not observed in CCM patients with spinal canal sagittal diameter compression of more than 80%. PMID: 31791211 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
This article discusses the 4 main imaging modalities used to evaluate reproductive-aged women: ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and fluoroscopy. For each modality, major clinical indications are described, along with important technical considerations unique to imaging reproductive-aged women. Finally, key safety issues are discussed, particularly with regard to imaging pregnant patients.
In this report, we present peroperative, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and histopathological findings of a very rare case of generalized cystic lymphangiomatosis recognized in adulthood.
AbstractCardiac myxomas (CM) is by far the most common type of primary cardiac neoplasm that commonly arise within the left atria and is composed of primitive connective tissue cells and stroma. Despite the benign nature, the CMs are often surgically removed because they can lead to severe complications. Large, thin, and hypermobile forms are unusual. The frequency of recurrence is about 22% for complex forms and 12% for other familial forms and 1% to 3% for sporadic myxomas, which seldom recur after surgery. Although transesophageal echocardiography shows usually accurate imaging capabilities to detect the myxoma, further...
ConclusionsSingle modality 3D echocardiography ‐based modeling allows for a quantitative description of the aortic valve and root geometry. This technique together with novel indices will improve our understanding of normal and pathologic geometry in the BAV population and may help to identify geometric predictors of adverse remodeling and gui de tailored surgical therapy.