Log in to search using one of your social media accounts:

 

Siemens Healthineers inks long-term collaborative deal with Florida Hospital

Siemens (NYSE:SI) Healthineers today announced a multi-phase agreement with Florida Hospital to develop outcomes-based collaborative projects. During the first phase of the collaborative deal, the two groups will look to incorporate cardiac computed tomography angiography into Florida Hospital’s clinical protocol. “Siemens Healthineers has a longstanding creative backbone, and they’re always looking to create new solutions and innovative ways of delivering care across the health continuum. I’m really excited that we’re addressing affordability and accessibility by creating cutting-edge health care that connects with people in a new and different way,” Florida Hospital senior exec officer Eric Stevens said in a prepared statement. “Clearly, Florida Hospital is an innovative organization that is pushing the envelope to advance the way in which health care should be delivered in the future. Siemens Healthineers is pleased to collaborate with such a forward-thinking organization,” Siemens Healthineers diagnostic imaging senior VP Michael Wendt said in a press release. The project will culminate in a six-month study which looks to optimally assess and manage intermediate-risk patients who arrive at Celebration Health’s emergency department with acute chest pain, Siemens said. The study will use Celebration Health’s Somatom definition flash dual source CT system from Siemens Healthineers, the German industrial conglom...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Hospital Care Siemens Source Type: news

Related Links:

We read the article “Arteriovenous fistula: an uncommon cause of heart failure,” reported by Koratala et al,1 with great interest. The study reported a 72-year-old patient with arteriovenous fistula that resulted in heart failure. Recently we encountered an 84-year-old patient suffering from aorta–aorta fistula w ith chest discomfort. The initial chest computed tomography angiography of the patient showed a descending aorta–pulmonary aorta fistula with collateral vessels (Figure). However, the chest pain was considered as unstable angina, for which the patient received 2 coronary stents.
Source: The American Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Letter Source Type: research
Coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) has become an essential component of the care pathway of patients with stable and acute chest pain. Beyond depicting the coronary lumen and describing the presence and degree of stenosis, it is the only non-invasive imaging modality that can reliably characterize the morphology of coronary artery disease and assess the composition of atherosclerotic plaques. In addition to the conventional classification of plaques into non-calcified, partially calcified and calcified lesions, we are able to derive valuable information from CTA images on plaque quantity and high-risk plaque fe...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Authors: Sakamoto Y, Hiruta R, Iijima A, Sakuma Y, Konno Y Abstract A 60-year-old man was admitted to our hospital because of abdominal pain and disturbed consciousness. Head magnetic resonance imaging showed right vertebral artery dissection and abdominal enhanced computed tomography showed dissection of the superior mesenteric artery. The patient was diagnosed as having fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) based on conventional angiography. Although multiple vascular bed involvement is observed in approximately 40% of FMD patients, reports of sequential symptomatic dissections in various vascular beds are rare. Patients...
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
A 43-year-old female patient with migraines presented with right-sided headaches, jaw and ear pain, tongue and uvula deviation, right arm weakness, and dysphagia of solids and liquids resulting in a 7-pound weight loss. Neurologic examination included serologic and cerebrospinal fluid evaluation, which ruled out infectious, inflammatory, and paraneoplastic diseases. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and computed tomography angiography of the head and neck ruled out cerebrovascular accident and vasculitis.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vascular images Source Type: research
We examined index and 30 Day outcomes by diagnosis for each scanner and the human reader. 60% of cases could be triaged by the computer. Sensitivity was approximately 85% for both scanners, with specificity at 50.6% for the 64 slice and at 56.5% for the 320 slice scanner (per person measures). The NPV was 97.8 and 97.1 for the 64 and 320 slice scanners, respectively. Results for the four major vessels were similar with negative predictive values ranging from 97 to 100%. The ROC for Computer Aided Diagnosis for the 64 and 320 Slice Scanners, using the human reader as the gold standard was 0.6794 and 0.7097 respectively. The...
Source: The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
A 43-year-old female patient with migraines presented with right-sided headaches, jaw and ear pain, tongue and uvula deviation, right arm weakness, and dysphagia of solids and liquids resulting in a 7-pound weight loss. Neurologic examination included serologic and cerebrospinal fluid evaluation, which ruled out infectious, inflammatory, and paraneoplastic diseases. Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain and computed tomography angiography of the head and neck ruled out cerebrovascular accident and vasculitis.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Vascular images Source Type: research
Background and Objectives Accidental breach of the vertebral artery (VA) during the performance of cervical pain blocks can result in significant morbidity. Whereas anatomical variations have been described for the foraminal (V2) segment of the VA, those involving its V3 portion (between the C2 transverse process and dura) have not been investigated and may be of importance for procedures targeting the third occipital nerve or the lateral atlantoaxial joint. Methods Five hundred computed tomography angiograms of the neck performed in patients older than 50 years for the management of cerebrovascular accident or cervic...
Source: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain: Original Articles Source Type: research
Discussion Oropharyngeal trauma is common and ranges from minor contusions to severe trauma of the head and neck. Sudden movement while having a foreign object in the mouth is a very common scenario with falls or collisions being common mechanisms. Common objects include toys, sticks, pens/pencils, chopsticks, toothbrushes, and popsicle sticks. Many of these injuries cause minimal problems such as a contusion to lips (i.e. “fat lip”). In general, the more anterior the location the more common the injury and the less likely to have a severe injury (i.e. lips). Whereas posterior structures are more protected, bu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
This study demonstrates that small peptide domains derived from native protein amelogenin can be utilized to construct a mineral layer on damaged human enamel in vitro. Six groups were prepared to carry out remineralization on artificially created lesions on enamel: (1) no treatment, (2) Ca2+ and PO43- only, (3) 1100 ppm fluoride (F), (4) 20 000 ppm F, (5) 1100 ppm F and peptide, and (6) peptide alone. While the 1100 ppm F sample (indicative of common F content of toothpaste for homecare) did not deliver F to the thinly deposited mineral layer, high F test sample (indicative of clinical varnish treatment) formed mainly C...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
We present an interesting case with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) accompanied by Buerger ’s disease. A 43-year-old man was referred to our neuro-ophthalmology clinic with a complaint of visual deterioration in the left eye that started 5 days ago. He suffered from Buerger’s disease, and he had acute pain in the right lower limb below the knee. His best corrected visual acuity was 1 0/10 in the right eye and 2/10 in the left eye by Snellen chart. There was a relative afferent pupil defect in the left eye. The right optic disc was normal on fundus examination, and blurring, hemorrha...
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
More News: Angiography | Cardiology | Cardiovascular | CT Scan | Emergency Medicine | Germany Health | Health Management | Heart | Hospitals | Pain | Study