AI enables noninvasive tumor pathology mapping on brain MRI
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Authors: Sinclair G, Johnstone P, Hatiboglu MA Abstract Up until, June 13, 2020,>7,500,000 cases of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and>400,000 deaths, across 216 countries, have been confirmed by the World Health Organization (WHO). With reference to the two previous beta-CoV outbreaks (SARS-CoV and middle east respiratory syndrome [MERS]), this paper examines the pathophysiological and clinical similarities seen across all three CoVs, with a special interest in the neuroinvasive capability and subsequent consequences for patients with primary or metastatic brain tumors. More wid...
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As the surge in cases of COVID-19 in Massachusetts occupies us day and night, I sit with my 22-year-old patient to discuss the guarded prognosis of his newly diagnosed brain tumor. I have this complex, heavy-hearted, and nuanced discussion with my overwhelmed patient while he is alone, his fianc é and mother sitting at home, barred from entering the hospital due to the COVID-19 crisis, and the thought occurs to me: “I’ve been here before.” I was a medical student and trainee in San Francisco during the AIDS epidemic.
ConclusionPatients with cancer who need treatment can be treated by taking some measures. These measures include observing individual and collective protection principles in patients and health-care personnel, increasing patients ’ awareness particularly about self-care behavior, performing a COVID-19 test, and taking a chest X-ray, before the treatment starts
In carefully selected patients who have few comorbidities, outpatient treatment may be appropriate and preferable for brain tumor resection during the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News
AbstractObjectivesPrimary Objective:The primary objective is to reduce initiation of mechanical ventilator dependency in patients with moderate to severe CoViD- 19. This will be measured as the difference between the control group and active group for subjects admitted to the hospital for CoViD-19.Secondary Objectives:• To evaluate cytokine trends / Prevent cytokine storms• To evaluate supplemental oxygen requirements• To decrease mortality of CoViD-19 patients• Delay onset of ventilationTrial designThe study is a single centre, 2-arm, prospective, randomized (ratio 1:1), controlled trial with parallel ...
We report the results of the first 100 patients who have experienced radiotherapy treatment since the state of alarm (66 women and 34 men). In these patients, the FI is 12.12-lower than previous years. PMID: 32565905 [PubMed]
“Today, we got called on a patient in the ICU who recently had a new brain mass removed surgically. The specimen came back positive for an aggressive brain tumor known as glioblastoma multiforme. We discussed his diagnosis and prognosis with him at bedside alone, with his wife and daughter on speakerphone given visitor restrictions due […]Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Natura non facit saltus: a phase 2 proposal to manage brain tumors cases from the neuro-oncology section of the Italian Society of Neurosurgery (SINch®). J Neurosurg Sci. 2020 Jun 11;: Authors: Angileri FF, Sabatino G, Cavallo LM, Pessina F, Ius T, De Divitiis O, Esposito F, Grimod G, Raffa G, Spena G, Cardali S, Esposito V, Germanó A, Maiuri F, Fontanella M, Cenzato M, neuro-oncology section of the Italian Society of Neurosurgery (SINch®) Abstract The Coronavirus (COVID 19) pandemic has fast spread throughout the world in more than 200 countries, resulting in the need for a de-prioritiz...