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Study finds gadolinium retention causes no neurologic harm

CHICAGO - Gadolinium accumulation in the brain after an MRI scan does not degrade...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Norris lawsuit puts personal face on gadolinium debate Action star Chuck Norris, wife file gadolinium MRI lawsuit FDA panel votes to add retention warning to GBCA labels Study measures allergic event rates for gadolinium contrast Gadolinium retention in brain may be underestimated
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Authors: Bojanich MV, Basualdo JA, Giusiano G Abstract The degree of antagonism exercised by fungi on geohelminth development varies according to the morphological alterations caused by different fungal species. Saprophytic fungi may exert ovicidal or ovistatic effects. The aim of this study was to apply scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to observe the action of two soil saprophytic species of Chrysosporium (C. indicum and C. keratinophylum) on Toxocara canis eggs. The fungal strains to be tested were incubated for 28 days at 28°C in 2% water agar with a suspension of unembryonated T. canis eggs. A suspension ...
Source: Revista Argentina de Microbiologia - Category: Microbiology Tags: Rev Argent Microbiol Source Type: research
We present a case of enterogenous cyst in an adult female who underwent a resection of the tumour. RESULTS: After two years of observation, there is no evidence of tumour recurrence. PMID: 29221426 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research
This study shows that real time measurement of the thickness of aluminum oxide film is feasible as it closely matched the thickness determined by SEM and other electrochemistry techniques.
Source: Journal of Saudi Chemical Society - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
Abstract Patellar tendinopathy (PT) is a frequent overuse‐injury of the extensor knee apparatus whereas as up to 30% of the athletes might suffer from persisting symptoms during their entire career. In the present case‐control study, 47 patients (30.8±11.4 years) with PT with intra‐tendinous alteration (PTita) of a minimum of ≥ 25% of the axial surface on MRI and minimum Blazina score of II (pain during without limiting sports activity) were included; MR images were analysed for trochlear geometry, patellar height/tilt, and tibial tubercle trochlear groove distance (TT–TG). The control group (CG) comp...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
While a biopsychosocial ‘model’ (or sociopsychobiological framework) has been widely adopted when attempting to understand pain, many critics argue that it just doesn’t give clinicians a clear way to integrate or prioritise clinical information and generate treatments. The ‘model’ itself has been challenged from many angles – it’s too complex, too simplistic, relies on Bertalanffy’s “general systems theory” which has itself been challenged, it’s too “fuzzy”, and of course there are many who think that psychological and sociocultural aspects of hu...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Clinical reasoning Coping strategies Professional topics Research Science in practice biopsychosocial treatment Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Medical human resource planning in Europe is inconsistent. Political implementation of the results of forecasting projections is essential to insure efficient planning. However, crucial elements such as mobility data between Member States are poorly understood, impairing medical supply regulation policies. These policies are commonly limited to training regulations, while horizontal and vertical substitution is less frequently taken into consideration. PMID: 29217324 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue d Epidemiologie et de Sante Publique - Category: Epidemiology Tags: Rev Epidemiol Sante Publique Source Type: research
Authors: Han L, Kamdar MR Abstract Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM), a malignant brain tumor, is among the most lethal of all cancers. Temozolomide is the primary chemotherapy treatment for patients diagnosed with GBM. The methylation status of the promoter or the enhancer regions of the O6-methylguanine methyltransferase (MGMT) gene may impact the efficacy and sensitivity of temozolomide, and hence may affect overall patient survival. Microscopic genetic changes may manifest as macroscopic morphological changes in the brain tumors that can be detected using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which can serve as noninva...
Source: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing - Category: Bioinformatics Tags: Pac Symp Biocomput Source Type: research
Authors: Adhikari BM, Jahanshad N, Shukla D, Glahn DC, Blangero J, Reynolds RC, Cox RW, Fieremans E, Veraart J, Novikov DS, Nichols TE, Hong LE, Thompson PM, Kochunov P Abstract Big data initiatives such as the Enhancing NeuroImaging Genetics through Meta-Analysis consortium (ENIGMA), combine data collected by independent studies worldwide to achieve more generalizable estimates of effect sizes and more reliable and reproducible outcomes. Such efforts require harmonized image analyses protocols to extract phenotypes consistently. This harmonization is particularly challenging for resting state fMRI due to the wide ...
Source: Pacific Symposium on Biocomputing - Category: Bioinformatics Tags: Pac Symp Biocomput Source Type: research
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Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
Authors: Miller GH, Fried CF Abstract Preview Pulmonary embolism, a common complication off deep venous thrombosis that may cause sudden death or chronic disability is notoriously difficult to diagnose. It may be silent, or it may mimic precisely the typical presentation of numerous other diseases. In this article, the authors describe the classic signs and symptoms and discuss current procedures that must be used in evaluation. They also provide a work sheet to aid physicians in the clinical application of ventilation-perfusion scan results. PMID: 29219776 [PubMed]
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research
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