Safety and tolerability of iobitridol in cerebral angiography: a prospective, multicenter study.
Safety and tolerability of iobitridol in cerebral angiography: a prospective, multicenter study. Acta Radiol. 2019 Jul 18;:284185119861902 Authors: Heo YJ, Jeong HW, Kim D, Baek JW, Lee TH, Hwangbo L, Shin SH PMID: 31319690 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 14 November 2019Source: Autoimmunity ReviewsAuthor(s): Thibaud Chazal, Mathieu Kerneis, Paul Guedeney, Julien Haroche, Alexis Mathian, Pierre Rufat, Fleur Cohen Aubart, Gilles Montalescot, Zahir Amoura
ConclusionIn dogs, CTA is effective for diagnosis of coronary artery anomalies. Printed 3D models of ECG-gated studies were of excellent quality and allowed direct visualization of abnormal coronary artery anatomy. The usefulness of these models to improve the understanding of anomalous coronary artery anatomy could be evaluated in future studies.
CONCLUSION: Patients with RAO had a higher prevalence of subclinical obstructive CAD with a more extensive and heavier burden of coronary artery plaques than did age- and gender-matched controls. Physicians should understand the potential risk of CAD in RAO patients. PMID: 31726494 [PubMed - in process]
Study Design. Retrospective cohort study. Objective. Compare a novel two-step algorithm for indicating a computed tomography angiography (CTA) in the setting of a cervical spine fracture with established gold standard criteria. Summary of Background Data. As CTA permits the rapid detection of blunt cerebrovascular injuries (BCVI), screening criteria for its use have broadened. However, more recent work warns of the potential for the overdiagnosis of BCVI, which must be considered with the adoption of broad criteria. Methods. A novel two-step metric for indicating CTA screening was compared with the American Coll...
CONCLUSIONS: LCx dominance, number of branches, vessel size, and dominance among diagonal branches determined the myocardial territory of diagonal branches. Clinical application of prediction models based on these anatomical attributes can help determine the clinically relevant diagonal branches in the cardiac catheterization laboratory. PMID: 31719001 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractWe studied whether previously developed cardiac risk scores —including history, ECG, age, risk factors, and troponin (HEART); Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI); Global Registry of Acute Coronary Events (GRACE); and Emergency Department Assessment of Chest Pain (EDACS)—could be applied to predict major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients with possible coronary artery disease, including anginal equivalents. Patients with chest pain or anginal equivalents who underwent coronary computed tomographic angiography were included. The primary outcome was 30-day MACE. We compared the cardiac risk...
Despite the widespread use of computed tomography pulmonary angiography with contrast media for the diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism, high-quality evidence on risk factors for postcontrast acute kidney injury related to its use is lacking.
ConclusionsCM for RSH was more likely to fail in patients with active extravasation on CT angiography, larger hematoma volume, pRBC transfusion of ≥ 4 U, and higher rate of hemoglobin decrease. Using these parameters, a scoring system was created that achieved high sensitivity and specificity in identifying patients who would require embolization.
ConclusionDSCT, using a single prospective ECG-triggered ultra-high pitch acquisition, is feasible for TAVI planning and in the assessment of coronary stenosis. CT performed worse in patients with severe coronary calcifications.
Authors: Hau SC, Devarajan K, Ang M Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility of using anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS-OCT) and AS-OCT angiography (AS-OCTA) in assessing patients with episcleritis and scleritis.Methods: Degree of vascularity [vessel density index (VDI)], measured with AS-OCTA, and sclera thickness [conjunctiva epithelium (CE), conjunctiva/episclera complex (CEC), and episclera/sclera complex (ESC)], measured with AS-OCT were compared.Results: A total of 37 eyes (13 episcleritis, 11 scleritis, 13 controls) were analyzed. VDI was lowest for controls for the various tissue depths (p