Role of MDCT in evaluation of epicardial fat volume as an independent risk factor for coronary atherosclerosis

ConclusionThe estimation of EAT volume could be considered as a screening test for any patients suspicious for CAD.
Source: The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology - Category: Rheumatology Tags: Clin Exp Rheumatol Source Type: research
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AbstractBackgroundPituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide-38 (PACAP38) induces headache in healthy volunteers but the precise mechanisms by which PACAP38 leads to headache are unclear. We investigated the headache preventive effect of sumatriptan and ketorolac on PACAP38-induced headache in healthy volunteers. In addition, we explored contribution of vascular mechanisms to PACAP38-induced headache using high resolution magnetic resonance angiography.MethodsThirty-four healthy volunteers were divided in two groups (A and B) and received infusion of PACAP38 (10 picomol/kg/min) over 20  min. Group A was pret...
Source: The Journal of Headache and Pain - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
ConclusionCovered stent placement is a safe and effective alternative for treating HAP patients with high risk of severe complications after hepatic artery embolization. Larger stent grafts (>  4 mm in diameter) may achieve better prognosis.
Source: Abdominal Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Percutaneous rheolytic thrombectomy is safe and effective for thrombosed arteriovenous grafts, with acceptable primary and secondary patency rates. Higher clinical success was found in patients never treated before and when the procedure was carried out within 24 h from the clinical onset of thrombosis. PMID: 32081070 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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ConclusionsCT angiography imaging findings have the potential to identify patients with head and neck cancer at higher risk of bleeding.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionHigh-quality CT and CT angiography can be achieved in ECMO patients of different ages and clinical issues considering the type of ECMO circulation, ECMO cannulation sites, preferred contrast phase and anatomy of interest. CT diagnoses affect the treatment of the patient.
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J reconstr Microsurg DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1702176 Background Given the national trends in obesity, reconstructive surgeons are faced with an increasing number of overweight and obese women interested in postmastectomy breast reconstruction. While the link between obesity and adverse postoperative outcomes is well established, few studies have explored the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and the vasculature of the anterior abdominal wall. Methods A radiographic review was conducted on female patients who underwent computed tomographic angiography (CTA) of the anterior abdominal wall. CTA studies we...
Source: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Conclusion Both the Intra.Ox and the SPY detected clinically relevant changes in bowel oxygenation following transection and ligation. The use of intravenous ICG dye did not appear to affect measurements of tissue oxygenation obtained using the Intra.Ox. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Authors: Nguyen P, Seto A Abstract Introduction: Angiography is routinely used to perform percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). However, angiography has many limitations that prevent accurate assessment of coronary lesions. The development and evolution of intravascular imaging has offset the limitations of angiography. Overwhelming evidence supports intravascular imaging guidance to optimize PCI results and studies have shown that it is associated with better outcomes. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are the most commonly used modalities and both have far greater spatial ...
Source: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy - Category: Cardiology Tags: Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther Source Type: research
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