Deep learning can quantify CAC on low-dose CT

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Publication date: Available online 5 December 2018Source: The Lancet Diabetes &EndocrinologyAuthor(s): Henrik Svanström, Peter Ueda, Mads Melbye, Björn Eliasson, Ann-Marie Svensson, Stefan Franzén, Soffia Gudbjörnsdottir, Kristian Hveem, Christian Jonasson, Björn PasternakSummaryBackgroundTrial evidence shows that the glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonist liraglutide significantly reduces the risk of major cardiovascular events among patients with type 2 diabetes who have established cardiovascular disease or are at high cardiovascular risk. We aimed to assess the cardiovascular effectiven...
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This bioreactor allows mechanical stimulation via pulsatile flow and electrical stimulation through a pacemaker. Our stem cell-polyurethane constructs displayed survival after conditioning. This system shows feasibility in preliminary tests. PMID: 30530957 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Bio-Medical Materials and Engineering - Category: Materials Science Authors: Tags: Biomed Mater Eng Source Type: research
Conclusions: In our community based sample, higher endostatin predicted incident myocardial infarction predominantly in women but not independently of CRP. Thus, our findings do not support a broad utility of endostatin measurements for the prediction of incident myocardial infarction in clinical practice. PMID: 30474426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
Volumetric black-blood cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has been hampered by long scan times and flow sensitivity. The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of black-blood, electrocardiogr...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
This study is the culmination of a decade of research that has repeatedly demonstrated that this vaccine can effectively and safely target in animal models what we think may cause Alzheimer's disease. I believe we're getting close to testing this therapy in people." Although earlier research established that antibodies significantly reduce amyloid buildup in the brain, researchers needed to find a safe way to introduce them into the body. A vaccine developed elsewhere showed promise in the early 2000s, but when tested in humans, it caused brain swelling in some patients. The new idea was to start with DNA codin...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
This article describes the process of performing a computed tomography scan for coronary artery calcium, quantifying the score and interpreting the results. PMID: 30454806 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Radiologic Clinics of North America - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiol Clin North Am Source Type: research
Publication date: 1 March 2019Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 282Author(s): Guo-Cheng Han, Xiaorui Su, Jiating Hou, Annaleizle Ferranco, Xiao-Zhen Feng, Ruosheng Zeng, Zhencheng Chen, Heinz-Bernhard KraatzAbstractThe abnormal content of hemoglobin in human body can lead to several diseases such as anemia, thalassemia, leukemia, heart disease. Therefore, it is very important for sensitive detection of hemoglobin in clinical analysis. An electrochemical approach is presented for detecting hemoglobin using disposable electrochemical sensors, which were based on the ability of the redox active ferrocene group...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Introduction: Thirty-day readmission risk is widely accepted as an indicator of quality of care. Sickle cell disease (SCD) has one the highest hospital readmission risk with a wide variation between different studies. In recent studies, older age, insurance status, and systemic complications including sepsis, renal and liver disease increased the risk of readmission whereas blood transfusion reduced the risk. During hospital stay, patients experience a variety of changes in their symptoms and laboratory measures. Evidence on the role of these changes on readmission risk is limited. In the current study, we aimed to assess ...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 114. Hemoglobinopathies, Excluding Thalassemia-Clinical: Poster II Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: This study provides a comprehensive overview of the treatment patterns and burden of uncontrolled CS symptoms and CHD using Swedish national register data. Increases in medical interventions and examinations HRU and increased SSA use suggest that SSA dose escalation alone may not effectively control the symptoms associated with uncontrolled CS, highlighting an unmet treatment need in this patient group. PMID: 30449217 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: It is important to be aware of the increased incidence of CHF in some immigrant groups, especially from countries and areas where the immigrants have been refugees, in order to enable for a timely diagnosis, treatment of and prevention of CHF and its debilitating complications. PMID: 30445882 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Cardiovascular Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Scand Cardiovasc J Source Type: research
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