Radiation dose assessment of 64 Multi-Slices Computed Tomography scanner
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Radiation Physics and ChemistryAuthor(s): R.S. Omar, S. Hashim, S.K. Ghoshal, D.A. Bradley, N.D. Shariff
Combination of Fluorine-18 Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron-Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (¹⁸F-FDG PET/CT) and Tumor Markers to Diagnose Lymph Node Metastasis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC): A Retrospective and Prospective Study. Med Sci Monit. 2020 Jun 02;26:e922675 Authors: Zhai X, Guo Y, Qian X Abstract BACKGROUND The early diagnosis of lymph node (LN) metastasis is crucial for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the diagnosis of LN metastasis mainly dependent on ¹⁸F-FDG PET/CT (fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron-emission tomography/computed tomo...
Authors: Vijayvergiya R, Kanabar K, Kaushal S, Lal A, Krishnan S Abstract A 42-year-old female with end-stage chronic kidney disease, who was on maintenance hemodialysis for the last 3 years, presented with facial and upper-limb swelling of 2-month duration. A computed tomography (CT) scan confirmed significant stenosis of the superior vena cava (SVC). Following discussion in a multidisciplinary meeting, it was proposed to perform a repeat endovascular intervention to relieve the SVC obstruction and manage the migrated stent. PMID: 32479419 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: CT-guided pudendal nerve block at the sacrospinous ligament and the Alcock's canal was effective in improving premature ejaculation. Therefore, pudendal nerve entrapment may be a curable cause of sensory premature ejaculation. PMID: 32476566 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
In conclusion, we suggest that in the presence of intolerance or resistance to colchicine, interleukin (IL)-1 inhibition could suppress peritoneal inflammation and prevent MSTs. PMID: 32477360 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusions: According to this study, ventilatory limitation, pulmonary involvement, and deconditioning are the main causes of activity limitations in sarcoidosis patients. PMID: 32476953 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSION: In patients with peripheral calcific disease, the TMJ is more commonly involved than previously reported and this is more common in females compared to males. PMID: 32479114 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
AbstractPurposeThe purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical accuracy of the fusion of intra-oral scans in cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans using two commercially available software packages.Materials and methodsTen dry human skulls were subjected to structured light scanning, CBCT scanning, and intra-oral scanning. Two commercially available software packages were used to perform fusion of the intra-oral scans in the CBCT scan to create an accurate virtual head model: IPS CaseDesigner ® and OrthoAnalyzer™. The structured light scanner was used as a gold standard and was superimposed on the vir...
Myoepithelial carcinoma is a rare pathological variant, usually expressed in salivary gland. This case report describes a case of pediatric myoepithelial carcinoma in the urinary bladder. A 4-year-old male patient was admitted to a specialized hospital in Lima, Peru for hematuria. A CT scan showed a tumor lesion in the bladder wall, and biopsy revealed myoepithelial carcinoma of urinary bladder. 6 courses of chemotherapy + partial cystectomy + radiotherapy was completed. The treatment was defined based on the pathological variant and the tumor location.
We have read with great interest a recent study of Prof. Jin regarding the clinical features and outcomes of pregnant women suspected of 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19)1, especially the significance of pulmonary CT scan plus blood routine examination for screening COVID-19. Due to the worldwide outbreak of infection in the past few months, there were quite a number of urgent hospital admissions for delivery, many effective measures have been taken to reduce the incidence of nosocomial infection and the expansion of the epidemic.
AbstractObjectivesThe purpose of this study is to test the safety and effectiveness of individually or simultaneously blocking IL-6, IL-6 receptor and IL-1 versus standard of care on blood oxygenation and systemic cytokine release syndrome in patients with COVID-19 coronavirus infection and acute hypoxic respiratory failure and systemic cytokine release syndrome.Trial designA phase 3 prospective, multi-center, interventional, open label, 6-arm 2x2 factorial design study.ParticipantsSubjects will be recruited at the specialized COVID-19 wards and/or ICUs at 16 Belgian participating hospitals. Only adult ( ≥18y old) patie...