What can radiology learn from tort reform in Tenn.?

Do recent efforts at tort reform in Tennessee offer any lessons for the rest...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Malpractice claim rate against U.S. physicians drops State tort reform reduces orders for x-rays Malpractice nondisclosure terms can vary Ortho surgeons spend $2B per year on 'defensive medicine' NEJM: Radiology suits are uncommon, payouts below average
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In this study, we compared the long-term side effects of proton radiation to equivalent doses of X-rays in the initiation and progression of premalignant lesions in a lung cancer susceptible mouse model (K-rasLA1). We show proton irradiation causes more complex DNA damage that is not completely repaired resulting in increased oxidative stress in the lungs both acutely and persistently. We further observed K-rasLA1 mice irradiated with protons had an increased number and size of initiated and premalignant lesions and adenomas that were often infiltrated with inflammatory cells. Proton irradiated mice had a lower median surv...
Source: Life Sciences in Space Research - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Abstract Deciduous leaves (n = 87) from beech (Fagus sylvatica), birch (Betula spp.) and oak (Quercus spp.) trees have been collected from three metal mine-impacted sites in southwest England and tested for concentrations of trace elements (As, Cu, Pb and Zn) using a field-portable-x-ray fluorescence (FP-XRF) spectrometer configured in a low density mode and housed in a stand. When intact leaves were analysed directly, mean detection limits ranged from about 10 (As) to 70 μg g-1 (Cu) on a fresh weight basis; after freeze-drying, respective limits increased to about 20 and 120 μg g-1 on a dry weig...
Source: Chemosphere - Category: Chemistry Authors: Tags: Chemosphere Source Type: research
Authors: Lee Y, Kim YJ, Ryu HY, Ku GW, Sung TY, Yoon YS, Kim TK Abstract Background: Primary spontaneous pneumothorax (PSP) affects patients without clinically apparent lung disorder found in tall and thin young male. Scoliosis refers to curves exceeding 10° Cobb angle observed through chest X-ray and affects 2% to 4% of adolescents. Both conditions are commonly encountered in primary health care setting. The aim of this study is to access the correlation of thoracic scoliosis and PSP in adolescent. Methods: A retrospective analysis was conducted for patients diagnosed for PSP in Konyang University Hospital...
Source: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Tags: Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg Source Type: research
By MATTHEW HOLT Another one of my favorites, although this one is much more recent than those published so far–dating back to only March 2015. It was the written version of a talk I gave in September 2014 following the birth of my son Aero on August 26, 2014. So if we are discussing birthdays (and re-posting classics as, yes, it’s still THCB’s 15th birthday week!) we might as well have one that is literally about the confluence of a birthday and the state of health IT, health business, care for the underserved and much more! Today is the kick-off of the vendor-fest that is HIMSS. Late last week on TH...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health 2.0 Matthew Holt Tech Epic Interoperability Nadine Burke Sutter Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 16 August 2018Source: Advances in Space ResearchAuthor(s): K.K. Singh, H. Bhatt, S. Bhattacharyya, N. Bhatt, A.K. Tickoo, R.C. RannotAbstractIn this work, we study the short term flaring activity from the high synchrotron peaked blazar Mrk 501 detected by the FACT and H.E.S.S. telescopes in the energy range 2-20 TeV during June 23-24, 2014 (MJD 56831.86-56831.94). We revisit this major TeV flare of the source in the context of near simultaneous multi-wavelength observations of γ–rays in MeV-GeV regime with Fermi-LAT, soft X-rays in 0.3-10 keV range with Swift-XRT, hard X-rays ...
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By Medidata Solutions As big data grows and competition rises, stricter regulatory guidance looms Today’s medical device industry is being transformed by the generation and analysis of vast amounts of data. However, the traditional approaches to data collection and analyses in clinical trials don’t necessarily apply. Along with this massive volume of siloed, disparate data comes unique challenges — from unstructured datasets and data ownership and privacy issues to storing global post-market surveillance data and adhering to evolving regulatory definitions and requirements. These challenges demand the ado...
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Chem. Commun., 2018, Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C8CC05430D, CommunicationLewis C. F. Morgan, Yejin Kim, Jack N. Blandy, Claire A. Murray, Kirsten E. Christensen, Amber L. Thompson Attempts to study “diffuse modulation” in Br(Coll)2ClO4 have shown that these non-Bragg features disappear very rapidly on exposure to synchrotron radiation, an observation that has implications for those using X-rays as a probe. To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above. The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry
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CONCLUSIONS: Atypical impaction of the third molars could result from small size of skull and could have significantly deteriorated the quality of life of the individual. PMID: 30106461 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Folia Morphologica - Category: Anatomy Tags: Folia Morphol (Warsz) Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: By using a diverse dataset and comparing the diagnostic accuracy of three imaging modalities commonly used in breast cancer detection and diagnosis, this study also demonstrated that mammography, ultrasonography and MRI had different diagnostic performance in breast tumor identification. Among them, MRI yielded the highest performance even though the unexpected specificity may lead to over-diagnosis, and ultrosonography is slightly better than mammography. PMID: 30103371 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
In this study, we focused on the pre-reconstruction space based on the photoelectric and Compton effect decomposition model to characterize different material components, and proposed an efficient method to calculate the projection decomposition coefficient. We converted the complex projection integral into a linear equation by calculating the equivalent monochromatic energy from the high and low energy spectrum. Meanwhile, we constructed a dual-energy CT system based on a photon-counting detector to take small animal scan and material discrimination analysis. Finally, the results of simulation and experimental study demon...
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
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