New technique unravels 3D MRI scans of placenta

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Conclusion These results confirmed that glibenclamide nanosuspension inhaler enhance hypoglycemic effectiveness and reduce adverse effect of glibenclamide, opening up new dosage form in Diabetes mellitus treatment. PMID: 32250179 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Dev Ind Pharm Source Type: research
Conclusions: Precise preformulation parameters of GSH were obtained, and these are imperative for the development and optimization of advanced GSH formulations. PMID: 32249604 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Dev Ind Pharm Source Type: research
Authors: Demeter M, Ďuriček M, Vorčák M, Hyrdel R, Kunda R, Bánovčin P Abstract Background: Standard treatment for esophageal epiphrenic diverticula associated with achalasia includes surgical diverticulectomy, myotomy and anterior fundoplication. However, several case reports published recently suggest that endoscopic approach using per oral endoscopic myotomy is a safe and effective alternative.Methods: This is a retrospective review of a single center case series of patients with achalasia and epiphrenic diverticula. During the treatment, the POEM guided on the opposite site of the diverticular...
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
Objectives: We have previously shown that patterns of splenic arterial enhancement on computed tomography scan change following liver transplantation. We suggested that this is related to changes in portal venous pressure. The aim of this study was to see if similar patterns occur in patients with and without portal hypertension and in patients before and after portal systemic shunts (transjugular portosystemic shunts). Methods: We evaluated contrast enhanced computed tomography scans in patients being evaluated for liver disease and compared those from patients with and without portal hypertension. In addition we eva...
Source: European Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Hepatology Source Type: research
By administering a "fast-track allergy workup," clinicians can prevent pediatric...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Might manganese make gadolinium obsolete for MRI scans? Patients at risk for NSF might be safe with certain GBCAs Be mindful of respiratory, motion issues with GBCAs Gadolinium MRI scans most common early in pregnancy Study shines more light on GBCA-related adverse reactions
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AbstractPurposeRecently, some attempts have been made to integrate lung ultrasound (LUS) teaching into medical curricula. However, current education studies of LUS are extremely heterogeneous due to the lack of evidence-based guidelines on LUS education. In particular, the assessment of competencies is poorly standardized and mostly relies on non-validated scales. A new validated tool, the objective structured assessment of lung ultrasound skills (LUS-OSAUS), has the potential to overcome these limitations. Therefore, we adopted the LUS-OSAUS tool to assess the competencies of a group of LUS-trained undergraduates. Existin...
Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
The positive relationship between socioeconomic status (SES) and cognitive performance is mediated, in part, by differences in brain structure in typically developing youth. Associations between brain regions that relate to SES overlap with brain regions known to be sensitive to prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Animal models demonstrate that PAE attenuates neural and cognitive benefits of early life enrichment. However, whether or not environmental factors related to SES are associated with brain development in youth affected by PAE remains unknown in humans.MethodsT1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans were ob...
Source: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Purpose of review The present review describes the current role of metabolic imaging techniques such as multiparametric MRI (mpMRI), magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging (MRSI), hyperpolarized MRSI, and positron emission tomography (PET) in the diagnosis of primary prostate cancer, surveillance of low-grade disease, detection of metastases, and evaluation of biochemical recurrence after therapy. Recent findings The natural history of prostate cancer ranges from indolent disease that is optimally monitored by active surveillance, to highly aggressive disease that can be lethal. Current diagnostic methods remain imp...
Source: Current Opinion in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: GENITOURINARY SYSTEM: Edited by Arif Hussain Source Type: research
Conclusion Potassium iodate blockade is more efficacious compared with potassium perchlorate within the cohort observed. Both visual and quantitative data indicate that potassium iodate given at 30–60 min before 123I-mIBG injection provides comparable blockade effectiveness to lengthier administrations, suggesting that a single dose is well tolerated and practical.
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Aim The mylohyoid muscle is often believed to exhibit high physiologic fluoro-deoxy-glucose (FDG) uptake. Aim of this study was to use PET/MR for adequately assessing the normal FDG distribution in floor of the mouth (FOM) muscles and neighboring major salivary glands. Materials and methods Patients scanned with a simultaneous PET/MRI system for initial staging or follow-up of head and neck tumors, with no malignant lesions in salivary glands or in FOM, were included. Volumes-of-interest (VOIs) were positioned separately for bilateral mylohyoid, digastric, genioglossus, and geniohyoid muscles, based on T2-weighted and...
Source: Nuclear Medicine Communications - Category: Nuclear Medicine Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
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