Proposal of a new preliminary scoring tool for early identification of significant blunt bowel and mesenteric injuries in patients at risk after road traffic crashes - Raharimanantsoa M, Zingg T, Thiery A, Brigand C, Delhorme JB, Romain B.

PURPOSE: Blunt bowel and mesenteric injuries (BBMI) are regularly missed by abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans. The aim of this study was to develop a risk assessment tool for BBMI to help clinicians in decision-making for blunt trauma after road tra...
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The American Lung Association's Saved by the Scan campaign materials encourage patients to talk to their doctor but omit a vital piece of information: A CT scan comes with risk as well as benefit.Medscape Radiology
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Article Source Type: news
Six months ago, I had severe right flank pain. In the ER, I had an ultrasound showing a possible kidney stone. I deferred a CT scan and went home with medication. I fit the textbook picture: I had abnormal imaging, and I was given a treatment and discharged. I was advised to return if the pain worsened or failed to resolve. I briefly improved, but then the pain returned much worse. Ten days later, I returned to the ER. I was given ketorolac and had a CT, which showed no stone. The ER attending advised me to go home and take ibuprofen. At that point, my pain was 8/10, and I was having significant trouble moving despite the ...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Emergency Medicine Nephrology Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: This study demonstrates that virtual surgical planning and three-dimensional craniofacial surgical guide creation can be performed using black bone MRI with accuracy comparable to that of CT. This could dramatically reduce radiation exposure of craniofacial reconstruction patients.
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Pediatric/Craniofacial: Original Article Source Type: research
Angela Harris has been here in the hospital for six hours, awaiting the results of her CT scan. I won’t take responsibility for all of that wait time: complicated CT scans and labs do take a significant amount of time to perform. But she didn’t need to wait the last hour. She was waiting on me — her emergency physician — because I needed to confirm her cancer diagnosis with radiology, arrange some oncology follow-up … and find the most appropriate phraseology for: “You have stage IV cancer, but you don’t meet admission criteria.” I’ve delivered this diagnosis five time...
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Conclusion: The mathematical predictive model has high accuracy in estimating the malignant probability of patients with SPNs. PMID: 29789808 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
Conclusion Sacituzumab govitecan may present a new treatment option for recurrent USC patients harboring Trop-2+ tumors resistant to chemotherapy. Clinical trials with sacituzumab govitecan are warranted.
Source: Gynecologic Oncology Reports - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Govt plans to set quality standards for implantable medical devices and equipment, including defibrillators, dialysis and X-ray machines as well as PET, CT scan and MRI equipment.
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Conclusions The study showed 18F-FDG PET/CT could be an important tool in the evaluation of IMIED as it can support the characterization of this entity providing the diagnosis of unknown or underestimated secondary IMIED. Nevertheless, we consider PET is not an adequate tool to approach the inner ear because of the small size and volume of the cochlea which makes the assessment very difficult.
Source: Revista Espanola de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
Use of three-dimensional fusion has been shown to significantly reduce radiation exposure and contrast material use in complex (fenestrated and branched) endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Cydar software (CYDAR Medical, Cambridge, United Kingdom) is a cloud-based technology that can provide imaging guidance by overlaying preoperative three-dimensional vessel anatomy from computed tomography scans onto live fluoroscopy images both in hybrid operating rooms and on mobile C-arms. The aim of this study was to determine whether radiation dose reduction would occur with the addition of fusion imaging to infrarenal repair in al...
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical paper Source Type: research
Recent research suggests that obesity can be controlled by regulating the satiety cascade, including influencing the nerves carrying hunger signals. Global obesity levels have almost doubled in the last 30 years. This is a worrying fact, especially when considering that obesity represents one of the major risk factors for many chronic diseases, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in particular. Thus, it is not surprising that conditions like insulin resistance, pre-diabetes, and diabetes are becoming increasingly common worldwide. Although it is clear that obesity develops when caloric energy intake exceeds energy expen...
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