UCSF launches study of CT image quality

How radiologists perceive the image quality of CT scans is the subject of a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JAMA: Medical imaging use rates continue to rise More pregnant women are undergoing imaging CT radiation dose levels vary widely, new study finds
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ConclusionA small, preliminary COVID-19 clinical study reported complete clearance of virus after combined administration of azithromycin and hydroxychloroquine as measured by realtime PCR of nasopharyngeal swabs. No study of azithromycin alone was conducted. Despite azithromycin's reputation as an antibacterial agent, scattered reports of in vivo and in vitro antiviral activity for this drug have been reported.
Source: Depth-First - Category: Chemistry Authors: Source Type: blogs
CT scans revealed rapid progression of abnormalities in COVID-19 patients,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT details effect of COVID-19 on pregnant women CT illuminates COVID-19 in Diamond Princess cases 3 factors linked to risk of death from coronavirus Radiologists distinguish COVID-19 pneumonia on CT CT findings for coronavirus may overlap with adenovirus
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CONCLUSIONS: Both epidural and general anesthesia were safely used for Cesarean delivery in the parturients with COVID-19. Nevertheless, the incidence of hypotension during epidural anesthesia appeared excessive. Proper patient transfer, medical staff access procedures, and effective biosafety precautions are important to protect medical staff from COVID-19. PMID: 32180175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Can J Anaesth Source Type: research
ABSTRACTAt birth the neonatal skeleton contains 20 –30 g Ca, it is hypothesized maternal bone mineral may be mobilized to support fetal skeletal development, though evidence of pregnancy‐induced mineral mobilization is limited. We recruited healthy pregnant (n = 53) and non‐pregnant non‐lactating (NPNL, n = 37) women aged 30–45 yea rs (mean 35.4 ± 3.8 years) and obtained peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) and high‐resolution pQCT (HR‐pQCT) scans from the tibia and radius at 14–16 and 34–36 weeks pregnancy,...
Source: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Abstract Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is performed by a physician at the bedside and is standard practice in obstetric, emergency, and musculoskeletal medicine. When compared with formal sonography, POCUS is equivalent in screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and as accurate in diagnosing deep venous thrombosis. POCUS has high accuracy for diagnosing pneumonia and detecting acute decompensated heart failure but is less accurate than computed tomography for identifying pulmonary embolism. POCUS confirmation of intrauterine pregnancy rules out an ectopic pregnancy. In the third trimester of high-risk preg...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate the clinical characteristics of COVID-19 in pregnancy and the intrauterine vertical transmission potential of COVID-19 infection.MethodsClinical records, laboratory results, and chest CT scans were retrospectively reviewed for nine pregnant women with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 pneumonia (ie, with maternal throat swab samples that were positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 [SARS-CoV-2]) who were admitted to Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Wuhan, China, from Jan 20 to Jan 31, 2020. Evidence of intrauterine vertical transmission was assessed by testing for the pre...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionIn such cases, whenever the conventional imaging modalities like the X-rays such as intra oral peri-apical views and orthopantomograms are unavailable, or where use of ionizing radiation is a grave concern (especially in children and pregnant patients), ultrasonography offers a non-invasive diagnostic imaging method which helps in diagnosis of the condition and also helps in supplementing the clinical information, thereby helping in better understanding of the underlying condition.
Source: African Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractDue to the growing use of cross-sectional imaging in emergency departments, acute gynaecologic disorders are increasingly diagnosed on urgent multidetector computed tomography (CT) studies, often requested under alternative presumptive diagnoses in reproductive-age women. If clinical conditions and state-of-the-art scanner availability permit, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is superior to CT due to its more in-depth characterisationof abnormal or inconclusive gynaecological findings, owing to excellent soft-tissue contrast, intrinsic multiplanar capabilities and lack of ionising radiation.This pictorial review ai...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractAcute gynaecologic disorders are commonly encountered in daily clinical practice of emergency departments (ED) and predominantly occur in reproductive-age women. Since clinical presentation may be nonspecific and physical findings are often inconclusive, imaging is required for a timely and accurate diagnosis. Although ultrasound is the ideal non-invasive first-line technique, nowadays multidetector computed tomography (CT) is extensively used in the ED, particularly when a non-gynaecologic disorder is suspected and differential diagnosis from gastrointestinal and urologic diseases is needed. As a result, CT often ...
Source: Insights into Imaging - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Summary: Acquired digital arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is a relatively rare form of AVM that occurs in the fingers. Together with a review of the literature, we report a rare case of acquired digital AVM that enlarged after pregnancy. The patient was a 32-year-old woman with the chief complaint of digital swelling accompanied by a burning sensation. During her pregnancy, the swelling of the fingers recurred, with a symptom of throbbing sensation. After giving birth, the swelling reduced but did not completely disappear. At the first visit, we observed purple discoloration and swelling of the ulnar aspect of the proxi...
Source: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open - Category: Cosmetic Surgery Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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