Can economic indicators predict infectious disease spread? A cross-country panel analysis of 13 European countries.
Conclusions: Social and economic factors can be correlated with many infections. However, the trend is not always in the same direction, and these associations are often non-linear. Economic downturn or recessions as indicators of increased disease risk may be better replaced by GDPpc or unemployment measures. PMID: 31291826 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
PURPOSE: To describe vicarious posttraumatic growth in U.S. military nurses who served in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. DESIGN: A cross-sectional descriptive design was used. METHODS: Respondents were asked to complete the Posttraumatic Gr...
Purpose: The use of FDG PET has become more readily available over the past 15 years. It can be used to aid initial staging of testicular tumours and also assess the response to treatment in the metastatic setting, especially as residual masses are frequently seen after chemotherapy. There have been some recent concerns that FDG PET used to assess for residual disease may have a low positive predictive value . A retrospective audit was carried out to look at the performance of FDG PET in seminoma patients treated at the Edinburgh Cancer Centre.
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) had significantly lower recall rates than...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Benefits of DBT for screening stand the test of time 10-minute breast MRI scan beats DBT for invasive cancer DBT finds more cancers, reduces unnecessary recalls Doubts persist over DBT's clinical impact DBT decreases the need for short-term follow-up
UPDATE OF LIVER TRANSPLANTATION - NEWER ASPECTS. Turk J Med Sci. 2020 Mar 28;: Authors: Metin RO, Şimşek C, Gürakar AÖ Abstract Liver transplantation (LT) remainsas the only therapeutic option offering gold standard treatment for end-stage liver disease (ESLD) and acute liver failure (ALF), as well as for certain early-stage liver tumors. Currently, the greatest challenge facing LT is the simple fact that there are not adequate livers for all the potential patients that could benefit from LT. Despite efforts to expandthe donor pool to include the living and deceased donors, organ shortage i...
ConclusionsThe dissolution of 3 ‐D tablets in the small intestine could be controlled by the tablet geometrical structure.
In conclusion, when treating elderly men with a smoking history, physicians need to carefully examine the walls of cystic airspaces on CT for fetal adenocarcinoma.Key pointsSignificant findings of the study•Pulmonary high‐grade fetal adenocarcinoma may be associated with emphysematous bullae manifesting as cystic air spaces as shown by computed tomography.What this study adds•When scanning by computed tomography, physicians should carefully examine the pulmonary cystic airspace walls in elderly men with a smoking history.
Publication date: Available online 29 March 2020Source: Radiation Physics and ChemistryAuthor(s): Fernanda Guerra Paiva, Priscilla do Carmo Santana, Arnaldo Prata Mourão
Two novelN‐6‐18F ‐alkyl amino acid imaging agents,18F ‐FHex‐α‐l‐Glu and18F ‐FHex‐β‐Glu, were designed and synthesized as potential probes for PET imaging of tumors.18F ‐FHex‐α‐l‐Glu and18F ‐FHex‐β‐Glu were synthesized in decay‐uncorrected yields of 16 ± 4% (n = 5) within about 50 minutes and 11 ± 3% (n = 3) in about 60 minutes, respectively. Their radiochemical purities were more than 95%. N‐18F ‐labeled amino acids are important substitutes for new positron emission tomography (PET) imaging tracers complementing the deficiency of18F ‐fluorodeoxy...
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We present surface X-ray diffraction and fast scanning tunneling microscopy results to elucidate the nature of the surface phase transition on magnetite (001) from a ( √2 x √2) R45° reconstructed... The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry