MRI, blood test uncover signs of mild TBI in athletes

The combination of MRI and blood biomarker analysis revealed damage to the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fast MRI technique benefits kids with head trauma Blood test detects concussions not visible on CT scans Early MRI aids in prognosis for severe TBI MRI shows brain injury in nearly half of ex-NFL players MRI reveals football's toll on high school athletes
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Conclusions: The clinical and audiometric presentations of patients with concurrent otosclerosis and SCD are often indistinguishable from those of patients with only otosclerosis. Computed tomography of the temporal bone is the only way to identify concurrent SCD. Stapedotomy in these patients typically results in a persistent conductive hearing loss, though 14 to 33% of patients experience near-complete closure of their air bone gap. SCD symptoms are unmasked in 57 to 63% of patients who undergo stapedotomy. Further work is needed to delineate the utility of routine preoperative computed tomography scan in otosclerosis ...
Source: Otology and Neurotology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: OTOSCLEROSIS Source Type: research
4D CT scans showed that an anticoagulant-based treatment strategy was more...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D printing helps evaluate leaks after TAVR procedures ACC: CT detects blood clots that reduce valve motion Artifact reduction algorithm boosts utility of 4D CT CT better than echo for aortic annulus before TAVR 4D CT of subtalar joint aids ankle instability assessment
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Conclusion: Our data suggest that lean body mass can be a relevant prognostic factor in patients with gastric or esophageal cancer, and that CT measurements should be included in the routine preoperative evaluation, because it may provide information that aids nutritional and clinical care for these patients.Resumo Objetivo: Investigar se medidas antropom étricas e tomografia computadorizada (TC) da composição corporal podem predizer morbimortalidade pós-operatória em pacientes com câncer gástrico e/ou esofágico. Materiais e Métodos: Estudo retrospectivo que rev...
Source: Radiologia Brasileira - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
A new biomechanics technique can estimate the long-term prognosis of abdominal...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM: AI boosts triage efficiency for aortic tears on CTA USPSTF proposes to reaffirm stance on AAA screening Value of AAA screening drops as smoking declines Cinematic rendering aids diagnosis in aortic complication CT scans of ex-NFL athletes reveal enlarged aortas
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ConclusionIt is important to maintain a suspicion for GI tract metastasis in breast cancer patients who present with abdominal mass or GI symptoms, as this aids in prompt institution of accurate and appropriate management.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Conclusion Clinical assessment and X-rays are typically sufficient for a hand specialist to diagnose and manage chronic wrist pain and few patients require additional imaging. Level of Evidence This is a Level III study. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Wrist Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research
Purpose of review The approach to diagnose invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in the absence of lung biopsy in ICU patients is reviewed. This approach should be based on four pillars: mycology, medical imaging, underlying conditions, and acute disease expression. Recent findings Diagnosing invasive pulmonary aspergillosis in the absence of histopathologic evidence is a matter of probability weighting. Initiating antifungal therapy in an early phase and with a lower likelihood of disease might outweigh further diagnostic workout with further delay in appropriate treatment. However, in ICU patients, a preemptive antifunga...
Source: Current Opinion in Critical Care - Category: Nursing Tags: SEVERE INFECTIONS: Edited by Michael S. Niederman Source Type: research
Abstract Brain imaging with MRI identifies structural cerebral pathology that may give rise to seizures. The greatest yield is from MRI at 3T using epilepsy protocols, and reported by expert neuroradiologists who possess the full clinical data. X-ray CT scanning has a role in assessing patients with seizures in the context of an acute neurological illness. Identifying a relevant structural lesion with MRI is fundamental in the consideration of epilepsy surgery; it is crucial to establish if a lesion is relevant to the epilepsy or not. If no lesion is identified, developmental MRI and image processing may identify ...
Source: Practical Neurology - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Pract Neurol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: PET-CT is a useful tool in the staging and subsequent management of melanoma. Its utility is pronounced in advanced and recurrent melanoma. PMID: 31392864 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Tags: S Afr J Surg Source Type: research
Conclusions: This cadaveric study aids in establishing the prevalence of LSTV (12.7%) in a random population and the frequency of the various Castellvi LSTV morphologies. An association was found between type Ia morphology and L4–L5 osteoarthritis which has not been reported in the past, suggesting that mild LSTV may carry more significance to lumbar pathology than previously considered.
Source: Journal of Spinal Disorders and Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: PRIMARY RESEARCH Source Type: research
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