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Rapid blood vessel scan tolerated by claustrophobic patients unable to stand longer tests

(European Society of Cardiology) Doctors have developed a new five-minute procedure to scan the blood vessels which offers hope for claustrophobic patients unable to tolerate the conventional longer test. The research is presented today at CMR 2018.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

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CTsim is a vital first step in the radiation therapy (RT) process. Delays in the acquisition of a CTsim scan result in delays in the start of treatment, with the potential for a negative impact on local control. “No shows” and patients requiring rebooking after attending without proper dietary and bower/bladder preparation wastes hospital resources. It also negatively impacts on the patient experience, and decreases patients' trust in the system. The aim of this quality improvement project was to decrea se the number of no-shows and improperly prepared patients at CTsim using several Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycles.
Source: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Takenobu M, Moritani S, Yoshioka K, Morisaki T, Kitano H Abstract Thyroid metastasis from head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a very rare form of rarely observed metastatic thyroid tumor. We herein report a case of thyroid metastasis from oropharyngeal SCC (OSCC). The patient was a 68-year-old male diagnosed with p16-positive tonsillar OSCC on the right side with multiple lymph node metastases and a thyroid mass, which was determined as metastatic p16-positive OSCC by immunohistochemistry of specimens collected by fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC). He received one cycle of induction chemoth...
Source: Endocrine Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr J Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Bacterial and histopathological analyses combined with an increase of spine fixation and adapted antimicrobial therapy are a safe management for ALS. PMID: 29448993 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Neurochirurgie - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Neurochirurgie Source Type: research
Conclusion: More body fat and abdominal fat, more abdominal body fat distribution, more left ventricular mass, and increased left atrial size were all associated with higher levels of galectin-3. Increase in total body fat over 2  years was also associated with higher levels of galectin-3.What is Known:•Galectin-3 has been linked to obesity and been proposed to be a novel biomarker for cardiovascular disease in adults.•Information on this subject in children is very scarce.What is New:•The present study demonstrates a relationship between galectin-3 levels and total body fat, abdominal fat, body fat dis...
Source: European Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
ConclusionsAmong individuals with religious affiliations, those who reported more religiosity on four of five indices had increased odds of PEs. Focussed and more qualitative research will be required to unravel the interrelationship between religiosity and PEs.
Source: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Source: Transplantation - Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: In View: People in Transplantation Source Type: research
Authors: Xavier S, Cúrdia Gonçalves T, Dias de Castro F, Magalhães J, Rosa B, Moreira MJ, Cotter J Abstract OBJECTIVES: Perianal Crohn's disease (CD) prevalence varies according to the disease location, being particularly frequent in patients with colonic involvement. We aimed to evaluate small bowel involvement and compare small bowel capsule endoscopy findings and inflammatory activity between patients with and without perianal disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective single-center study including 71 patients - all patients with perianal CD (17 patients) who performed a small bowel c...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
A data-based hypothesis explicating the observations that "Smoking is associated with risk for developing inflammatory bowel disease including late onset ulcerative colitis: a prospective study". Scand J Gastroenterol. 2018 Feb 15;:1 Authors: Greenstein RJ, Brown ST PMID: 29447017 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Diby Paul The present study was aimed at using cellulolytic bacterium Enhydrobacter and fungi Aspergillus sp. for preparing compost from rice husk (RH). Further, the prepared compost was tested for their effect on blackgram growth promotion along with different levels of recommended dose of fertilizer (RDF) in black soil (typic Haplustalf) and red soil (typic Rhodustalf) soil. The results revealed that, inoculation with lignocellulolytic fungus (LCF) Aspergillus sp. @ 2% was considered as the most efficient method of composting within a short period. Characterization of composted rice husk (CRH) was examined through sc...
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 February 2018 Source:The Lancet Neurology Author(s): Shu-Ying Liu, Daryl J Wile, Jessie Fanglu Fu, Jason Valerio, Elham Shahinfard, Siobhan McCormick, Rostom Mabrouk, Nasim Vafai, Jess McKenzie, Nicole Neilson, Alexandra Perez-Soriano, Julieta E Arena, Mariya Cherkasova, Piu Chan, Jing Zhang, Cyrus P Zabetian, Jan O Aasly, Zbigniew K Wszolek, Martin J McKeown, Michael J Adam, Thomas J Ruth, Michael Schulzer, Vesna Sossi, A Jon Stoessl Background Markers of neuroinflammation are increased in some patients with LRRK2 Parkinson's disease compared with individuals with idiopathic Parkinso...
Source: The Lancet Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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