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Google ‘robomedics’ spot disease faster than doctors

Google ’s London-based AI firm, DeepMind, used retinal scans from thousands of patients to develop an algorithm that spots disease.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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This article reviews normal variants and potential pitfalls encountered in PET assessment of gynecologic malignancies to provide useful information for the referring and reporting physicians.
Source: PET Clinics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionThe results showed that accurate quantitative mapping of T1, , and proton density fat fraction with a single breath‐hold was achieved using our approach.
Source: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: FULL PAPER Source Type: research
Could radiologists in either field comment on the differences between these 2 practice settings? I know that academics are expected to do research and private practice doctors have to read a lot of scans at a very fast pace. What about other factors: - Hours per week? - Environment/camaraderie? - Is PP reading pace truly uncomfortable to where job satisfaction goes down? Are there other downsides to PP radiology I don't know about? - Are there other downsides to academic radiology that I... Academic vs PP Radiology
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Source Type: forums
Natural compounds containing polysaccharide ingredients have been employed as candidates for treatment of skin tissue. Herein, for the first time, electrospinning setup was proposed to fabricate an efficient composite nanofibrous structure of Beta vulgaris (obtained from Beet [Chenopodiaceae or Amaranthaceae]) belonged to polysaccharides and an elastic polymer named nylon 66 for skin tissue engineering. Both prepared scaffolds including noncomposite and composite types were studied by Scanning electron microscope (SEM), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, mechanical assay, and contact angle. Scanning electron m...
Source: ASAIO Journal - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Tissue Engineering/Biomaterials Source Type: research
Right heart failure is a potentially devastating complication of mechanical circulatory support, occurring at a rate of 0.49 events per 100 patient-months.1 Pulmonary vasodilators such as phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE5i) have been frequently used to unload the right ventricle in left ventricular assist device (LVAD) patients, but there is scant evidence to support this practice.2,3 The purpose of this analysis is to provide additional data regarding the safety and efficacy of the PDE5i sildenafil in a real world population of patients supported with LVADs at Washington University in St. Louis. Sildenafil use was not ...
Source: ASAIO Journal - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Brief Communication Source Type: research
Implantable continuous flow left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) are increasingly used in end-stage heart failure treatment as a bridge-to-transplant and destination therapy (DT). However, LVADs still have major drawbacks, such as infections that can cause morbidity and mortality. Unfortunately, appropriate diagnosis of LVAD-related and LVAD-specific infections can be very cumbersome. The differentiation between deep and superficial infections is crucial in clinical decision-making. Despite a decade of experience in using fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) to diagnose va...
Source: ASAIO Journal - Category: Medical Devices Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research
Conclusions Streptococcus pyogenes PP is more common than previously reported, is associated with physical findings of acute abdomen, is usually accompanied by circulatory shock, and is almost always clinically responsive to treatment with operative and antimicrobial agent interventions.
Source: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Review Articles Source Type: research
Authors: Enomoto Y, Yamauchi K, Asano T, Otani K, Iwama T Abstract Background and purpose C-arm cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) has the drawback that image quality is degraded by artifacts caused by implanted metal objects. We evaluated whether metal artifact reduction (MAR) prototype software can improve the subjective image quality of CBCT images of patients with intracranial aneurysms treated with coils or clips. Materials and methods Forty-four patients with intracranial aneurysms implanted with coils (40 patients) or clips (four patients) underwent one CBCT scan from which uncorrected and MAR-corrected CB...
Source: Interventional Neuroradiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Interv Neuroradiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Ferric carboxymaltose was found to be an effective and well tolerated treatment for iron deficiency anemia in patients with IBD. The results of our study further strengthen the current knowledge of the effectiveness and safety of the treatment. PMID: 29468908 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In a New Zealand setting, LA affect fit patients, and primary abscesses account for almost half of all presentation. PD is effective treatment in most LA although prolonged drainage and treatment with antibiotics may be necessary. PMID: 29470473 [PubMed - in process]
Source: New Zealand Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: N Z Med J Source Type: research
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