Canadian patients help bottom line at local MRI providers

Hundreds of patients cross the border each year for MRI and CT scans in Western New York, avoiding wait times back home that can exceed 100 days.
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CONCLUSION: Introducing surface perforations presents a viable method of improving polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane poly(carbonate-urea) urethane as a tissue-engineered scaffold. PMID: 30898188 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 March 2019Source: Heart &LungAuthor(s): Dinesh Malcolm Gerard Fernando, Solokara Mudiyanselage Nirmani Kaushalya Thilakarathne, Chathula Ushari WickramasingheAbstractPulmonary artery dissection (PAD) is considered to be a rare condition with a very high mortality. Since a comprehensive review on PAD has not yet been done, we analysed all the available reports on PAD. In this analysis and review we searched the databases; Medline, PubMed Central, Directory of Open Access Journals, Google Scholar using the search term “Pulmonary Artery Dissection” with no language restric...
Source: Heart and Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Forster F, Schulte W Abstract Here we present an extremely rare but important cause of pulmonary hemorrhage during pregnancy. A 41-year-old patient was seen with hemoptysis in the 29th week of her pregnancy which was initially assessed as unspecific inflammation. At the 34th week of pregnancy, she presented again, this time with hemoptoe and dizziness caused by an unknown idiopathic pulmonary AV malformation. The patient underwent extensive interdisciplinary evaluation including bronchoscopy, emergency cesarean section was performed, which was followed by CT scan and VATS/minithoracotomy with segment resec...
Source: Pneumologie - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pneumologie Source Type: research
We present on a case of a thirty-two-year-old man admitted to our department for acute onset of paraplegia and sensitive anesthesia below T1 level; a CT scan showed a C6–C7 fracture of the body, involving the posterior elements and characterized by high instability with 20° of kyphosis. The patient underwent a C2-T7 posterior fixation. At the 3-month follow-up, the patient recovered partial motility on the lower limbs and the implant appeared stable. In general, no single treatment modality has proven effective in arresting the disease. Only eight cases have been treated by surgical fixation. In fact, the literat...
Source: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Subject-specific tibia models can provide even great insights into the mechanisms of stress fracture injury, which are common in military and athletic settings. Rapid development of 3D tibia models allows for the future work of determining peak stress-related injury correlates to stress fracture outcomes. PMID: 30901405 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: IVC shrank early but collapsed late during the acute hemorrhage in swine. The finding of collapsed IVC on CT scans suggested severe hypovolemic shock. Evaluation of the IVC at the CT scans can be an adjunctive test of the hemodynamic status in trauma patients. PMID: 30894039 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Investigative Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: J Invest Surg Source Type: research
Authors: Wang S, Niu X, Bao X, Wang Q, Zhang J, Lu S, Wang Y, Xu L, Wang M, Zhang J Abstract Non‑small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) metastasis commonly occurs in bone, which often results in pathological fractures. Sustained phosphoinositide‑3‑kinase (PI3K) signalling promotes the growth of PI3K‑dependent NSCLC and elevates osteoclastogenic potential. The present study investigated the effects of a PI3K inhibitor on NSCLC growth in bone and osteoclast formation, and aimed to determine whether it could control symptoms associated with bone metastasis. A bone metastasis xenograft model was established by implanti...
Source: Oncology Reports - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncol Rep Source Type: research
ConclusionBowel perforation in the elderly, presenting with cachexia and treatment-induced pancytopenia for advanced ovarian cancer, is often a harbinger of early death. Selected patients may benefit from a minimally invasive approach by an experienced gynecologic oncologist instead of vertical laparotomy, abdominal washout, diversion and the potential sequelae of an open abdomen.
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Authors: Ravaioli F, Colecchia A, Alemanni LV, Vestito A, Dajti E, Marasco G, Sessa M, Pession A, Bonifazi F, Festi D Abstract INTRODUCTION: Veno-occlusive-disease (VOD), known also as sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome (SOS), is one of the main complications of haematopoietic stem cell transplantation and is related to the treatment with pyrrolizidine alkaloids or other toxic agents (chemotherapy for liver-metastasis). Clinical diagnosis using the recent criteria from the European Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation, is the reference for VOD/SOS diagnosis. However, increasing evidence suggests the emerg...
Source: Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Expert Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol Source Type: research
Pulmonary embolism often is thought of as a great mimicker, as it can masquerade as many other diseases. Once a computed tomography scan reveals a main pulmonary artery mass in a patient with chest pain and shortness of breath, most jump quickly to the potential diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. However, not all pulmonary artery masses are clot. Primary pulmonary sarcoma can and does mimic the mimicker. In this issue, Sanders and colleagues eloquently describe and document a case of primary pulmonary artery sarcoma with the diagnosis made at the time of surgery.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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