Emphasizing the role of multi-detector computed tomography chest in the etiological diagnosis of pulmonary bronchiectasis
Conclusion The role of MDCT imaging in diagnosis and evaluation of bronchiectasis is crucial.
ConclusionsWe revealed that deterioration of HRCT findings may predict disease progression after the initial decline in %FVC in IPF patients treated with pirfenidone.
ConclusionsChest CT findings would therefore be useful for distinguishing PTB and MACLD when typical findings are observed.
ConclusionOur study demonstrates that an AI solution can help radiologists to diagnose ICH and thus decrease the error rate. AI solution can serve as a prospective peer review tool for non-contrast head CT scans to identify ICH and thus minimize false negatives.
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation Intervention: Procedure: Magnetic resonance imaging Sponsors: Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris; University Hospital, Bordeaux; Centre Cardiologique du Nord Not yet recruiting
ConclusionsCT ‐guided biopsy is a safe and highly accurate diagnostic method for SCLNs.
Authors: Wang H, Liu Z, Shen Z, Fang L, Zhang S Abstract OBJECTIVES: To identify the predictors of coronary involvement, and to determine the impact of coronary involvement on long-term outcomes in patients with Takayasu's arteritis (TAK). METHODS: This retrospective cohort study of TAK patients with coronary evaluation by angiography or computed tomography angiography was conducted in a tertiary center between 1990 and 2018. Risk factors for coronary involvement and predictors of overall survival, cardiovascular event-free survival, and relapse-free survival were investigated. RESULTS: The median follow-up...
Diagnosis, treatment &management of prosthetic valve thrombosis: the key considerations. Expert Rev Med Devices. 2020 Feb 21;: Authors: Gündüz S, Kalçık M, Gürsoy MO, Güner A, Özkan M Abstract Introduction: Prosthetic heart valve thrombosis is a life-threatening complication after valve replacement surgery. Although subtherapeutic anticoagulation is the main cause, there are many other conventional and esoteric predisposing factors.Areas covered: The etiopathogenesis, diagnosis and management of prosthetic heart valve thrombosis with particular focus on conventional...
CONCLUSION: Bone-anchored hearing devices can be implanted by prior imaging and using a template to identify the area of appropriate skull thickness to implant the abutment safely. PMID: 32079553 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions: Our results indicate that insulin resistance is associated with plasma XOR activity and that relationship is independent of visceral adiposity and adiponectin level, suggesting that the development of insulin resistance resulting from increased visceral adiposity and/or reduced serum adiponectin contributes to increased uric acid production by stimulating XOR activity. PMID: 32082372 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 23 February 2020Source: Composites Science and TechnologyAuthor(s): Elena Dilonardo, Michele Nacucchi, Fabio De Pascalis, Mauro Zarrelli, Cinzia GianniniAbstractThe aim of the current study is to propose a versatile, non-destructive inspection strategy to evaluate the structure of two different aircraft carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) -based composite configurations, which are widely used for structural elements, respectively layered composite and sandwich structure. X-ray computed tomography (CT) has been used as a flexible method for assessment of porosity levels in CFRP componen...