MRI Room Service: Portable Machine Brings In-Room Scans to Stroke Patients

Bedside MRI could offer stroke patients a safer alternative to conventional MRI.
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Brain MRI New Products Stroke Source Type: news

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By STEPHEN BORSTELMANN, MD Occasionally, you get handed a question you know little about, but it’s clear you need to know more.  Like most of us these days, I was chatting with my colleagues about the novel coronavirus. It goes by several names: SARS-CoV-2, 2019-nCoV or COVID-19 but I’ll just call it COVID.  Declared a pandemic on March 12, 2020 by the World Health Organization (WHO), COVID is diagnosed by laboratory test – PCR.  The early PCR test used in Wuhan was apparently low sensitivity (30-60%), lengthy to run (days), and in short supply.  As CT scanning was relatively availa...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: COVID-19 Hospitals Medical Practice Physicians coronavirus CT scans Imaging infecton control Pandemic Radiology Stephen Borstelmann Source Type: blogs
ConclusionsThis retrospective study suggests that SHPD may play a protective role in HT appearance and evolution, which requires verification by a randomized clinical trial.
Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Preliminary literature suggests that FMT may be a promising treatment option for several neurological disorders. However, available evidence is still scanty and some contrasting results were observed. A limited number of studies in humans have been performed or are ongoing, while for some disorders only animal experiments have been conducted. Large double-blinded randomized controlled trials are needed to further elucidate the effect of FMT in neurological disorders.
Source: Frontiers in cellular and infection microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
AbstractMost of the acute ischemic events, such as acute coronary syndromes and stroke, are attributed to vulnerable plaques. These lesions have common histological and pathophysiological features, including inflammatory cell infiltration, neo-angiogenesis, remodelling, haemorrhage predisposition, thin fibrous cap, large lipid core, and micro-calcifications. Early detection of the presence of a plaque prone to rupture could be life-saving for the patient; however, vulnerable plaques usually cause non-haemodynamically significant stenosis, and anatomical imaging techniques often underestimate, or may not even detect, these ...
Source: Annals of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Source Type: research
The ultrasound technology used to image fetuses is being adapted to visualise the brain, perhaps allowing for rapid diagnosis of stroke or sports head injuries
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
Diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI-MRI) has proven accuracy in diagnosing and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DWI-MRI predicts stroke recurrence in low-risk patients AI can differentiate parkinsonism on DWI-MRI DWI helps predict breast cancer cases with metastasis DWI-MRI may be best for indeterminate lung nodules Novel MRI scanner fits extremity imaging like a glove
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CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggests that the rat strain does not influence infarct volumes following MCAo. PMID: 32194078 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Brain Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Brain Res Source Type: research
Conclusion: Considering that the number of patients admitted for stroke treatment will increase even further with a larger therapeutic window for mechanical thrombectomy and for thrombolysis, a diagnostic decision-making algorithm for stroke patients is required in order to reinforce the suspicion of stroke indicating an urgent MRI.Resumo Uma janela terap êutica maior para o tratamento do AVC exige uma mudança significativa na organização dos serviços de emergência, para evitar o aumento do número de exames de imagem e indiretamente o tempo de tratamento. Objetivo: destacar a ...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Purpose of review Since the development of intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) for acute ischemic stroke (AIS), functional outcome has improved when treatment occurs within 4.5 h of stroke onset and treatment benefits are greater with earlier treatment. Endovascular revascularization also is better the sooner it is delivered. Recent findings The Get with the Guidelines Stroke registry found that less than one-third of treatment-eligible AIS patients receive intravenous tPA within 60 min of hospital arrival. Initiatives have tried to improve public education and awareness of stroke symptoms to decrease t...
Source: Current Opinion in Critical Care - Category: Nursing Tags: ACUTE NEUROLOGICAL PROBLEMS: Edited by Peter Le Roux Source Type: research
AbstractInformation on microstructural white matter integrity has been shown to explain post-stroke recovery beyond clinical measures and focal brain damage. Especially, knowledge about early white matter changes might improve prediction of outcome. We investigated 42 acute reperfused ischemic stroke patients (mean age 66.5  years, 40% female, median admission NIHSS 9.5) with a symptomatic MRI-confirmed unilateral middle cerebral artery territory infarction 24–72 h post-stroke and after 3 months. All patients underwent neurological examination and brain MRI. Fifteen older healthy controls (mean age 57....
Source: Translational Stroke Research - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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