MRI can be safe for patients with implanted devices

Multiparametric 1.5-tesla MRI scans can be performed safely for certain prostate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NEJM: No long-term effects on cardiac devices with MRI Implantable cardiac devices OK for MRI scans Cardiac implants may be safer in MRI than thought Teamwork improves safety for MRI scans of cardiac devices MRI looks safe for implantable cardiac devices
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We report our experience in conservative management of patients with prenatal and neonatal diagnosis of severe bilateral ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO), focusing on the actual predictors of renal function impairment or spontaneous resolution. Between 1996 and 2006, 20 patients with bilateral severe hydronephrosis related to UPJO were included in the study. Indications for surgery were an increased hydronephrosis, decreased renal function, onset of symptoms. Conservatively treated patients were followed up for 3 months to 10 years with renal ultrasound, DTPA diuretic, urine culture. At first renal scan, 22 out of...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
Authors: special issue: “Focus on pediatric nephrology”, Scuderi MG, Spampinato G, Milazzo G, Betta P, Fusco M, Arena S, Falsaperla M, Chimenz R, Di Benedetto V Abstract Pelviureteric junction obstruction (PUJO) due to intrinsic or extrinsic causes is a common problem in childhood. Extrinsic compression by a lower pole-crossing blood vessel can present symptomatically in older children. In these cases, laparoscopies Vascular Hitch can represent a valid alternative to pyeloplasty dismembered. We analyzed the data of 4 children affected by extrinsic PUJO treated at our institution with the laparoscopic Va...
Source: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Biol Regul Homeost Agents Source Type: research
Previous central nervous systems Oncology Scan articles in this publication have discussed treatment and molecular characterization of low-,1 intermediate-,2 and high-grade3,4 gliomas, controversies in the management of brain metastases,5-8 and evolving approaches to atypical meningiomas.9 Although arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) are nononcologic entities, optimal management of patients with this disease presents many of the same questions involved in the treatment of low-grade tumors: when, whom, or even if to treat.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Feature Source Type: research
We read with interest the Oncology Scan feature by Minniti et  al regarding the role of immunotherapy in treatment of melanoma brain metastases.1 Although we agree with the facts articulated by authors' review of the 3 articles, we strongly disagree with the premise that the efficacy of multiagent immunotherapy may obviate the need for stereotactic radiosurge ry (SRS) as an important component of optimal care. Although the 57% 6-month local control rate (with a 26% complete response rate) provided by multiagent immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI) alone is impressive, these numbers still fall well short of the 87% to 91...
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Comment Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 October 2019Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related DisordersAuthor(s): Anna M. Pietroboni, Francesca Schiano di Cola, Annalisa Colombi, Tiziana Carandini, Chiara Fenoglio, Laura Ghezzi, Milena A. De Riz, Fabio Triulzi, Elio Scarpini, Alessandro Padovani, Daniela GalimbertiAbstractBackgroundNeurodegeneration is present from the earliest stages of multiple sclerosis (MS) and is critically involved in MS related clinical disability. Aim of the present study was to assess the connection between amyloid burden and early cerebellar grey matter (GM) atrophy compared to early brain GM atrophy ...
Source: Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 21 October 2019Source: The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAuthor(s): Ji-Won Park, Jung-Sub An, Won Hee Lim, Bum-Soon Lim, Sug-Joon AhnAbstractStatement of problemThe single-species biofilm method cannot represent the interaction and complex functions of microorganisms associated with oral biofilms.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to investigate microbial changes in biofilms on composite resins of varying surface roughness by using a multispecies biofilm model with early-colonizing streptococci, middle colonizer, and late-colonizing gram-negative anaerobes.Material and me...
Source: The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
ConclusionThese formulas are suggested to be used to calculate residual size of bone lesion after cystostomy and cystectomy to predict postoperative bone healing.Clinical relevanceThe formulas are based on deliberately simple measurement using only panoramic radiographs to encourage their application in daily clinical practice.
Source: Clinical Oral Investigations - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis case series demonstrates that the use of a high frequency jet ventilator for cardiac MRI was feasible, safe, providing good quality cardiac imaging and avoiding anesthesia personnel to be inside the hazardous environment of MRI room. Future studies are needed to confirm its safety and efficiency in pediatric patients.ResumoJustificativa e objetivosA ressonância magnética (RM) cardíaca é uma técnica utilizada na avaliação de crianças com cardiopatias congênitas. A anestesia geral garante imobilidade, especialmente em pacientes não cooperador...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 22 October 2019Source: Autoimmunity ReviewsAuthor(s): Daniel Blockmans, Raashid Luqmani, Lucia Spaggiari, Carlo SalvaraniAbstractWith advances in our understanding of the pathogenesis of large vessel vasculitides, we recognise the persistence of inflammation in large vessels, sometimes despite therapy to control clinical symptoms. Achieving an early diagnosis and establishing the extent of disease are important steps in improving our management of these diseases. Imaging is playing an increasing role in the assessment of these patients from diagnosis to prognosis. We review the current an...
Source: Autoimmunity Reviews - Category: Allergy & Immunology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The relative proportion of IPUD is increasing in our population in contrast to the drop of H. pylori-PUD. Treatment with high-dose PPI, and for a long duration, heals IPUD and protects from recurrence. PMID: 31630582 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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