CCTA readings differ between core labs and local sites

When coronary CT angiography (CCTA) images are viewed at a core laboratory,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologists now use CCTA more than cardiologists do CCTA increases emergency room costs, length of stay PROMISE: CCTA better than functional cardiac testing Study finds differences in CCTA plaque measurements All the same? Costs vary little in coronary disease tests
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Indocyanine green (ICG) is a near-infrared dye that has been used in the clinic for retinal angiography, and defining cardiovascular and liver function for over 50 years. Recently, there has been an increasing interest in the incorporation of ICG into nanoparticles (NPs) for cancer theranostic applications. Various types of ICG-incorporated NPs have been developed and strategically functionalised to embrace multiple imaging and therapeutic techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment. This review systematically summaries the biodistribution of various types of ICG-incorporated NPs for the first time, and discusses the pri...
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
Conclusions: In this feasibility study we have demonstrated the ability of acoustic angiography to detect longitudinal changes in vascular density, which was shown to be a potential biomarker for tumor response to RT.
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
Conclusions: Exosomes derived from patients with myocardial ischemia promote angiogenesis via the miR-939-iNOS-NO pathway. Our study highlights that coronary serum exosomes serve as an important angiogenic messenger in patients suffering from myocardial ischemia.
Source: Theranostics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Research Paper Source Type: research
This article reviews the imaging diagnosis of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding, the techniques of diagnostic and therapeutic angiography, the angiographic appearance of the various etiologies of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding, the rationale behind case-specific selection of embolic agents as well as the anticipated outcome of transcatheter arterial embolization.
Source: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion This study shows that significant PAD is present in almost 15% of ischemic Egyptian patients. We recommend ABI to be done routinely in patients with significant CAD for exclusion or diagnosis of PAD to help in treatment and improving quality of life in addition to modification of cardiac rehabilitation program in presence of PAD according to its severity.
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion DADA2 should be included in the differential diagnosis of young patients presenting with ischemic and/or hemorrhagic lesions located in the brain stem and deep gray matter, especially if they have a family history or additional systemic abnormalities.
Source: Journal of Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
We report a fatal case of massive hemothorax due to a spontaneous rupture of the left pulmonary artery branch micro-aneurysm in a NF 1 patient. Indeed, spontaneous rupture of these pathologic vessels is very rare in clinical practice and the literature, but, for its potentially life-threatening complications, there is the need for it to be taken into account in differential diagnosis. The origin of bleeding was first confirmed by computed tomography angiography (CTA). The patient ’s condition worsened suddenly leading to pulmonary hemorrhage and death. A clinical autopsy was required to assess the definitive cause of death.
Source: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology - Category: Forensic Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: In patients with BRC, foveal choroidal thinning and increase of SCF at 2-year follow-up can be observed, even in the absence of visual loss.Ophthalmologica
Source: Ophthalmologica - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Conclusion : The novel combined vessel segmentation strategy can be used to obtain improved vessel segmentation results from 4D ASL MRA and other dynamic series of images. Significance: Improved vessel segmentation of 4D ASL MRA allows a fast and accurate assessment of cerebrovascular structures.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The HEART Pathway had a 100% NPV for 1 year safety outcomes (MACE) without increasing downstream hospitalizations or ED visits. Reduction in 1 year objective testing was not significant. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. PMID: 29920834 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Accident and Emergency Nursing - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Acad Emerg Med Source Type: research
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