Medical radiation dose dips 20% in U.S., NCRP reports

Is medical imaging making headway in its efforts to reduce patient exposure...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiologist leadership cuts CT lung screening radiation New study links medical imaging radiation to cancer risk Concerns grow over CT radiation for kidney stones 3 ways to lower CT radiation dose across the hospital CT radiation dose levels vary widely, new study finds
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AbstractThis is the first prospective study to investigate the association between kidney stones, bone mineral density, serum testosterone, colon cancer andO. formigenes colonization. 40 kidney stone patients and 85 controls were enrolled.O. formigenes colonization was established. BMD was examined from T- and Z-scores using dual energy absorptiometry.O. formigenes was found in 28 of 40 cases and 80 of 85 controls. BMD was significantly reduced in patients (p  
Source: International Urology and Nephrology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
A 54-year-old woman with a history of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and breast cancer with bilateral mastectomy presented to the nephrology clinic for evaluation of nephrolithiasis. She was first diagnosed with nephrolithiasis 3 years prior to arrival requiring lithotripsy and was treated with oral potassium citrate. On physical examination, she was a pleasant woman of middle age with normal blood pressure, regular pulse, and mild costovertebral tenderness bilaterally. Her laboratory studies were remarkable for serum creatinine of 1.29 mg/dL (normal value 0.5-1.2 mg/dL), serum calcium 10.7 mg/dL (normal value 8.8-10.7 Lg/dL), s...
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A 54-year-old woman with a history of Type 2 diabetes mellitus and breast cancer with bilateral mastectomy presented to the nephrology clinic for evaluation of nephrolithiasis. She was first diagnosed with nephrolithiasis 3 years prior to arrival requiring lithotripsy and treated with oral potassium citrate. On physical examination, she was a pleasant, middle aged woman with normal blood pressure, regular pulse and mild costovertebral tenderness bilaterally. Her laboratory studies were remarkable for serum creatinine of 1.29 mg/dl (normal value 0.5-1.2 mg/dl), serum calcium 10.7 mg/dl (normal value 8.8-10.7 mg/dl), serum a...
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Authors: Apaydın T, Yavuz DG Abstract Parathyroid cancer is a rare malignancy and an uncommon cause of hyperparathyroidism. In the present study, we present seven cases of parathyroid carcinoma. The female ratio was 5/7 (71.4%). Median age at diagnosis was 47 years, and median follow-up duration was 60 months (IQR 29-75). Mean calcium level at diagnosis was 12.7 mg/dL (range, 11.3-13.9), and mean parathormone level was 1115 ng/L (IQR 287-1470). Two patients (28.5%) had a palpable neck mass. Coexisting brown tumor was present in three patients (42.8%), and nephrolithiasis was found in one patien...
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Cancers, Vol. 12, Pages 1654: Prognostic Effect of Comorbid Disease and Immune Gene Expression on Mortality in Kidney Cancer—A Population Based Study Cancers doi: 10.3390/cancers12061654 Authors: Chung-Shun Wong Tzu-Ting Chen Wei-Pin Chang Henry Sung-Ching Wong Mei-Yi Wu Wirawan Adikusuma Yuh-Feng Lin Wei-Chiao Chang The effect of comorbidities and the immune profiles of the kidney cancer microenvironment play a major role in patients’ prognosis and survival. Using the National Health Insurance Research Database (Taiwan), we identified patients aged >20 years with a first diagno...
Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 June 2020Source: Seminars in Cancer BiologyAuthor(s): Shruti Gupta, Shamsher Singh Kanwar
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By AMY E. KRAMBECK, MD With the exceptions of pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology, women make up fewer than half of all medical specialists. Representation is lowest in orthopedics (8%), followed by my own specialty, urology (12%). I can testify that the numbers are changing in urology – women are up from just 8% in 2015, and the breakdown in our residency program here at Indiana University is now about 20% of the 5-year program. One reason for the increase is likely the growth of women in medicine – 60% of doctors under 35 are women, as are more than half of medical school enrollees. I also credit a...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Medical Practice Physicians Amy Krambeck female physicians majority male specialties Patients Source Type: blogs
CT can effectively define the scope of trauma in pediatric bicycle handlebar...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Academic pediatric facilities have lower CT radiation dose Did Image Gently reduce CT use for kidney stones? CT scans may be linked to brain cancer in kids CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals
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Question: A 64-year-old man with a 4-month history of intermittent abdominal pain, fevers to 38 °C, chills, fatigue, anorexia, and weight loss visited our clinic because the discomforts have gotten worse over the past week. Physical examination was unremarkable. His medical and surgical history included right hemicolectomy 23 years ago for adenocarcinoma of the ascending colon, coronary ather osclerotic heart disease, kidney stones, cholecystolithiasis, and type II diabetes. He had a 40-year history of cigarette smoking and no family history of cancer.
Source: Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Clinical Challenges and Images in GI Source Type: research
Conclusions: Lower back pain is a serious health problem, and this review article will help educate physicians and physiotherapists dealing with LBP in the options of evidence-based treatment. Ultimately, the article introduces and postulates the need to systematize therapeutic procedures in LBP therapy, with a long-term perspective. PMID: 32256908 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
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