Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound of Focal Liver Masses: A Success Story
The epidemic of increasing fatty liver disease and liver cancer worldwide, and especially in Western society, has given new importance to non-invasive liver imaging. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using microbubble contrast agents provides unique advantages over computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the currently established methods. CEUS provides determination of malignancy and allows excellent differential diagnosis of a focal liver mass, based on arterial phase enhancement patterns and assessment of the timing and intensity of washout.
Publication date: Available online 8 April 2020Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Weixiao Liu, Yulin Cheng, Zaiyi Liu, Chunling Liu, Renee Cattell, Xinyan Xie, Yingyi Wang, Xiaojun Yang, Weitao Ye, Cuishan Liang, Jiao Li, Ying Gao, Chuan Huang, Changhong Liang
Conclusion: The nine-gene signature was correlated with drug sensitivity, mutational landscape, immune infiltrates, clinical characteristics and survival from PCa. PMID: 32253914 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: This study showed that women's intention to screen for cervical cancer was low. Positive attitudes towards cervical cancer screening (CCS), subjective norms, and perceived behavioral control were predictors of women's intention to screen for cervical cancer. Thus, efforts should be exerted to improve the attitude of women involving influential people, which could improve women's intention for cervical cancer screening. Moreover, behavioral change communication focusing on the constructs of the theory of planned behavior is crucial. PMID: 32256590 [PubMed]
Conclusions: This is an institution-based, detailed, and descriptive epidemiological study of patients with primary CNS tumors in Saudi Arabia. In contrast to other regional and international studies, the medulloblastomas in our institution are more frequent than pilocytic astrocytomas. Limitations to our study included the referral bias and histology-based methodology. PMID: 32256589 [PubMed]
Curative treatments for metastatic prostate, renal, and urothelial cancer should continue as usual amid the pandemic, but palliative and (neo)adjuvant treatments should be reconsidered, experts say.Medscape Medical News
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CONCLUSIONS: Older university students are less likely to drink more than two standard drinks on any day than their younger counterparts. SO WHAT?: It is recommended that interventions target younger students, however, older students may assist in understanding factors that influence low risk alcohol consumption. PMID: 32268453 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
A public research symposium involving Virginia Tech students studying the history of data in social context through individual and collaborative primary-source research at the National Library of Medicine and elsewhere. During the symposium, the students will present their research on various aspects of the 1918 pandemic, including newspaper reporting at the peak of the epidemic (late September to early November 1918), contemporary social distancing policies and procedures, and how contemporaries determined that the epidemic was ending, and how they remembered the remarkable experience of this intense, but brief, crisis in...
CONCLUSIONS: It can be assumed that the media exert differential influence on individuals through news coverage. Within the present reporting framework, the availability and usefulness of information are likely to depend solely on individuals' capabilities, such as financial and health literacy; this dependency has a negative impact on knowledge gaps and health inequities. PMID: 32268467 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]