CTCA Does Not Reduce Time to Diagnosis in Suspected ACS CTCA Does Not Reduce Time to Diagnosis in Suspected ACS

The addition of CT coronary angiography to acute triage and management of patients with suspected ACS did not reduce median hospital length of stay or cost, findings of the PROTECCT trial show.Medscape Medical News
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

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ConclusionsThe carotid bifurcation is in close proximity to various calcified anatomical structures. This should be taken into account when diagnosing CCPs in panoramic radiographs (PRs). In the coronal view, CCPs and the cervical spine are often superimposed; thus, coronal images are not recommended for confirmation of putative carotid calcifications diagnosed on PRs.
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusion: Neuro-endoscopic hematoma removal may be the optimal management method for hemorrhagic MMD in the acute stage in terms of the maximum preservation of pre-existing collateral anastomosis without affecting the potential donor vessels used for future revascularization surgery. Abbreviations: MMD: Moyamoya disease; STA: Superficial temporal artery; MCA: Middle cerebral artery; JAM: Japan Adult Moyamoya; ICH: Intracerebral hemorrhage; IVH: Intraventricular hemorrhage; SAH: Subarachnoid hemorrhage; CT: Computed tomography; TE: Total evacuation; PE: Partial evacuation; SMR: Light mass reduction; MR: Magnetic resonance...
Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Blunt neck trauma is uncommon but usually presents in polytrauma. Imaging has inaccuracies when compared with operative findings, regardless of radiological experience. PMID: 31607275 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In procedures performed using ICA distal filtering CPD systems, RAO as a complication of CAS (performed for severe stenosis) showed a relationship to ECA-supplied OA. For older patients, simultaneous use of ICA-ECA CPDs might help prevent such complications. PMID: 31606959 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Korean Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Most CPAFs identified on CCTA have a favorable prognosis. Observation with OMT is usually an appropriate strategy. Fistula size is a possible determinant for surgical treatment. PMID: 31606954 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Korean Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research
Authors: Lee JW, Hur JH, Yang DH, Lee BY, Im DJ, Hong SJ, Kim EY, Park EA, Jo Y, Kim J, Park CH, Yong HS Abstract Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) is expected to be increasingly used in Korea due to technological advances and the expanded national insurance coverage of CMR assessments. For improved patient care, proper acquisition of CMR images as well as their accurate interpretation by well-trained personnel are equally important. In response to the increased demand for CMR, the Korean Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (KOSCI) has issued interpretation guidelines in conjunction with the Korean Soci...
Source: Korean Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Tags: Korean J Radiol Source Type: research
Conditions:   Coronary Artery Disease;   Angina, Unstable;   Angina, Stable;   Non STEMI;   Non ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction;   Acute Coronary Syndrome;   Atheroscleroses, Coronary;   Atherosclerotic Heart Disease With Ischemic Chest Pain;   Chest Pain;   Myocardial Infar ction;   Myocardial Ischemia;   ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) Interventions:   Procedure: distal radial artery access in coronary angiography and angioplasty;   Procedure: ...
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Aortoenteric fistula (AEF) is a rare cause of gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. If not promptly diagnosed and treated the associated mortality is very high. The role of endovascular treatment is not yet defined. In this paper we report a clinical case of a 94-year-old male admitted in the emergency department with rectal bleeding. Due to detection of a pulsatile abdominal mass, a computed tomography angiography (CTA) scan was performed, which established the diagnosis of aorto-enteric fistula due to a left common iliac artery aneurysm (CIAA) ruptured to the sigmoid colon and also revealed an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) a...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
PP Batchala, PK RehmJournal of Postgraduate Medicine 2019 65(4):237-240 A 66-year-old female underwent preoperative evaluation for primary hyperparathyroidism. Ultrasound (US) neck and technetium (Tc)-99m-sestamibi planar scintigraphy were negative, but single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) demonstrated a tracer-avid retropharyngeal nodule compatible with parathyroid adenoma (PTA). A retrospective review of CT neck angiogram (CTA) and neck magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) performed 4 months earlier for stroke evaluation revealed arterial phase hyperenhancing retropharyngeal tissue, whic...
Source: Journal of Postgraduate Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
It is 7:00am on Monday morning and the surgical department has gathered for Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conference. Picture the following case presentation. A 75-year-old male presents to the hospital with a necrotic right great toe. He is admitted and a work-up in the vascular lab identifies him as having severe right-sided peripheral arterial disease. The attending tells the team during rounds to consent and book the patient for surgery. The resident then goes to obtain consent for a right lower extremity angiography, possible angioplasty, possible stent, and possible amputation.
Source: Journal of the American College of Surgeons - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Ethics Source Type: research
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