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PET/CT helps identify best prostate cancer regimen
Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) PET/CT scans can help identify prostate...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDG-PET/CT could improve treatment for NSCLC patients FDG-PET/CT contributes to anal cancer follow-up AI algorithm can classify bone lesions on PET/CT images FDG-PET/CT foretells melanoma therapy response New PET tracer could work well for prostate cancer (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Self-inflicted dry wall screws in the sagittal sinus - Guppy KH, Ochi C.
A 30-year-old right hand male with a history of schizophrenia presented with two self-inflicted drywall screws in the skull. The patient was sleepy but easily arousable with blood tests showing he had taken methamphetamines. Computed Tomography (CT) and Co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

HeartFlow stakes $90m step toward $150m Series E
HeartFlow took a $90 million step toward the $150 million it hopes to raise in a Series E round for the cardiac imaging technology it’s marketing. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. Last week reports surfaced that the company was eyeing a $150 million raise, which would vault it into “unicorn” territory with a $1.4 billion valuation. HeartFlow’s $99.9 million Series D valued the comp...
Source: Mass Device - December 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Imaging Wall Street Beat HeartFlow Source Type: news

Introducing 3d printed models as demonstrative evidence at criminal trials - Baier W, Warnett JM, Payne M, Williams MA.
This case report presents one of the first reported uses of a 3D printed exhibit in an English homicide trial, in which two defendants were accused of beating their victim to death. The investigation of this crime included a micro-CT scan of the victim's s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Report: HeartFlow ’ s estimated $150m Series E would make it medtech ’ s latest unicorn
A reported Series E round for HeartFlow, estimated at $150 million, would value the company at more than $1 billion, vaulting it into unicorn territory. Redwood City, Calif.-based HeartFlow’s FFRct technology works by taking the data from a standard CT scan and applying algorithms that result in a color-coded 3D “map” detailing the changes in flow across coronary lesions. According to a Delaware regulatory filing uncovered by PitchBook and reported by Recode.net, the $25.33 per share valuation would make HeartFlow worth $1.4 billion. HeartFlow’s $99.9 million Series D valued the company at...
Source: Mass Device - December 1, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Cardiovascular Funding Roundup Imaging Wall Street Beat HeartFlow Source Type: news

How Physicians Perform Prehospital ECMO on the Streets of Paris
The objective of ECPR is to perfuse the brain while the cause of the cardiac arrest is sought and treated at a specialty hospital (e.g., by coronary angiography, CT scan, etc.). Indeed, the primary objective is to obtain return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), however, long-term survival depends on the neurological prognosis of the patient. Once ECPR has been initiated, acceptable blood flow is restored to the whole body, and especially to the brain and coronary arteries in order to limit ischemic consequences. Many studies, both clinical and experimental, have shown that the blood flow delivered by ECPR is much highe...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Alice Hutin, MD, MSc Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

A Medical Director's Personal Experience with ECMO Reveals Several Lessons Learned
My personal experience with ED ECMO What does it take to save the life of someone who's in shock and suffering from an acute massive pulmonary embolism? The answer is a comprehensive system of medical care that starts in the field with well-trained providers and is seamlessly backed up by hospitals that can provide highly sophisticated treatments that can now be started in the ED. As a cardiologist and the operational medical director for the city of Richmond, Va., and the surrounding Henrico County, I've had the privilege of helping to develop a comprehensive, regional system of care. In this article, I'm going t...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - December 1, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Joseph P. Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP Tags: Patient Care Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news

Rural Hospitals Balk as Insurers Narrow Coverage Sites
Focuses on a specific Critical Access Hospital in Indiana to highlight the impact of a change in health insurance policy. Some health insurers no longer pay for outpatient MRI and CT scans unless they are done in free-standing imaging centers, which are typically less expensive. However, because hospitals have to have their imaging machines available at all times for emergencies, sending patients elsewhere can significantly affect their bottom lines, especially for small and rural hospitals. Additionally, this rule may force patients to travel further for care. (May require registration for full article.) (Source: News sto...
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - December 1, 2017 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Egg accumulation with 3D embryos provides insight into the life history of a pterosaur
Fossil eggs and embryos that provide unique information about the reproduction and early growth of vertebrates are exceedingly rare, particularly for pterosaurs. Here we report on hundreds of three-dimensional (3D) eggs of the species Hamipterus tianshanensis from a Lower Cretaceous site in China, 16 of which contain embryonic remains. Computed tomography scanning, osteohistology, and micropreparation reveal that some bones lack extensive ossification in potentially late-term embryos, suggesting that hatchlings might have been flightless and less precocious than previously assumed. The geological context, including at leas...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 30, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Wang, X., Kellner, A. W. A., Jiang, S., Cheng, X., Wang, Q., Ma, Y., Paidoula, Y., Rodrigues, T., Chen, H., Sayao, J. M., Li, N., Zhang, J., Bantim, R. A. M., Meng, X., Zhang, X., Qiu, R., Zhou, Z. Tags: Paleontology reports Source Type: news

Are patients sufficiently shielded against stray radiation during CT scans?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) Radiation exposure during diagnostic imaging such as computed tomography (CT) contributes to a small, but potentially preventable percentage of cancers, yet a new study reports that 40 percent of hospitals surveyed do not routinely utilize CT shielding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 21, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

CT scans of ex-NFL athletes reveal enlarged aortas
CT scans show that some former NFL players had considerably wider aortas than...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SPECT finds low cerebral blood flow in NFL players MRI shows brain injury in nearly half of ex-NFL players Concussion effects vary among former football players FDDNP-PET gives insight into brain trauma of NFL players Radiologists score growing role in sports medicine for NFL teams (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 20, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Software that allows clinicians a " surgical dress rehearsal " gets FDA nod
A new product that allows surgeons to pre-plan endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms was recently cleared by the FDA. EndoVantages ’ SurgicalPreview is a cloud-based computer modeling platform that lets surgeons upload individual patient’s CT scans and then creates a 3D model of the brain with anatomical measurements.  (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2017 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Pricey ER Tests for Chest Pain Often Unnecessary
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 -- ER doctors frequently use pricey but unnecessary tests to determine whether people with chest pain are having a heart attack, a new study reveals. Results show that patients don't do any better when CT scans or treadmill... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 15, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NYPD Honors Flores for Work with Asbestos-Related Diseases
New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill recently appointed mesothelioma specialist Dr. Raja Flores to the Society of Honorary Police Surgeons. The prestigious appointment stems from Flores’ continued, long-running service to so many first responders — particularly policemen and firemen from the 9/11 World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attack in 2001. Although Flores has received many honors throughout his medical career, this one might be his most appreciated. “This is a huge honor for me,” Flores told Asbsetos.com. “I come from a family of cops. Police work is in my blood. My gra...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 13, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Daniel King Tags: 9/11 9/11-related cancer James O’Neill Mount Sinai Hospital New York City Police Commissioner NYPD Raja Flores Society of Honorary Police Surgeons twin towers World Trade Center World Trade Center Health Program Source Type: news

The use of ct-scan in foreign body aspiration in children: a 6 years' experience - Pitiot V, Grall M, Ploin D, Truy E, Ayari Khalfallah S.
INTRODUCTION: A foreign body aspiration is a risky situation, common in pediatric emergency. The "gold standard" to rule out a foreign body or proceed to its extraction, is rigid bronchoscopy (RB) under general anesthesia. However, RB is an intrusive exam ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Cervical injury related to mandibular fractures. A retrospective study of 315 cases - Cutilli T, Scarsella S, Di Fabio D, Oliva A, Continenza MA, Sollecchia G, Necozione S, Bernardi S.
OBJECTIVE To define the association between mandibular fractures and alterations of the cranio-atlo-axial joint (CAAJ). METHODS 315 cases of displaced mandibular fractures were retrospectively evaluated by CT scan and cervical X-ray for associated ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

FDG-PET/CT could improve treatment for NSCLC patients
Using FDG-PET/CT, researchers in Italy have found a correlation between cell-free...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study questions value of CT scans after NCSLC surgery PET identifies cell mutations in NSCLC patients ASTRO: Negative PET/CT doesn't always mean dormant NSCLC SNMMI: FDG-PET can monitor immunotherapy for NSCLC (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Insurer's new policy sends Colorado patients out of hospitals to get MRIs and CT scans
Doctors have complained to the Colorado Division of Insurance about the two-month-old policy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Insurer's new policy sends Colorado patients out of hospitals to get MRIs and CT scans
Doctors have complained to the Colorado Division of Insurance about the two-month-old policy. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 6, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ed Sealover Source Type: news

Role of whole-brain computed tomography perfusion in head injury patients to predict outcome - Bindu TS, Vyas S, Khandelwal N, Bhatia V, Dhandapani S, Kumar A, Ahuja CK.
PURPOSE: To evaluate utility, pattern, and extent of perfusion abnormalities in traumatic brain injury by using whole-brain computed tomography perfusion (CTP) and to assess co-relation of CTP data clinically with Glasgow outcome score (GOS). MATER... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

HeartFlow wins CMS new tech payment classification for FFRct analysis
HeartFlow said today that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services finalized a new technology ambulatory payment classification for its HeartFlow FFRct analysis designed to help diagnose suspected coronary artery disease. Under the newly finalized payment decision, Medicare-enrolled hospitals will be eligible for reimbursements of $1,450.50 for each technical component of the FFRct analysis. The new rules are set to take effect on January 1, 2018. “CMS’s decision to assign a New Technology APC for FFRct technology for Medicare recipients is a recognition of the value of this technology and its demo...
Source: Mass Device - November 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Blood Management Business/Financial News Diagnostics HeartFlow Source Type: news

OHSU study validates deep brain surgery while asleep for Parkinson's patients
Most brain surgeons in the U.S. perform the procedure with patients awake the whole time. Not at OHSU.Most surgeons perform deep brain stimulation to ease the effects of Parkinson ’s disease while the patient is awake. Not at Oregon Health& Science University. OHSU neurologists stopped doing awake surgeries in January 2011. They pioneered a technique to accurately map the brain before and during the procedure, allowing the patient to remain asleep with general anesthesia all the while. With DBS, surgeons implant electrodes into specific areas of the brain that control movement in order to improve motor function a...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

OHSU study validates deep brain surgery while asleep for Parkinson's patients
Most brain surgeons in the U.S. perform the procedure with patients awake the whole time. Not at OHSU.Most surgeons perform deep brain stimulation to ease the effects of Parkinson ’s disease while the patient is awake. Not at Oregon Health& Science University. OHSU neurologists stopped doing awake surgeries in January 2011. They pioneered a technique to accurately map the brain before and during the procedure, allowing the patient to remain asleep with general anesthesia all the while. With DBS, surgeons implant electrodes into specific areas of the brain that control movement in order to improve motor function a...
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

FDA Cautions Cancer Patients About Medical Marijuana
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a stern warning Wednesday to companies marketing medical marijuana to cure or inhibit cancer — including mesothelioma — and cautioned patients about unsubstantiated claims. The FDA sent warning letters to four particular companies, citing deceptive marketing in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. “We don’t let companies market products that deliberately prey on sick people with baseless claims that their substance can shrink or cure cancer,” said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb in a press release Wednesday. “And we&rsqu...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - November 2, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: FDA marijuana warning marijuana for cancer medical marijuana for cancer Source Type: news

Computed Tomography Features Vary Based on BRCA Status
Differences seen between BRCA - mutant versus BRCA wild - type high - grade serous ovarian cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - October 31, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

New Study Shows Improved Peritoneal Mesothelioma Survival
Patients with malignant peritoneal mesothelioma who completed a novel, two-stage cytoreduction and intraperitoneal chemotherapy regimen had a median overall survival of 6.65 years. Almost 30 percent of those patients had a survival estimate of more than 10 years after the second stage of treatment, according to a study published recently in the Annals of Surgical Oncology. The study involved 113 patients from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. Researchers demonstrated the therapeutic advances concerning this once unbeatable cancer. While progress has been slow in improving current pleural me...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - October 31, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: Columbia University Medical Center Dr. Michael Kluger Dr. Paul Sugarbaker HIPEC for peritoneal mesothelioma New York-Presbyterian Hospital peritoneal mesothelioma treatment Source Type: news

Belly Fat Widens Odds of Emergency Surgery Troubles
MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 -- Excess belly fat dramatically increases the risk of complications and death after emergency surgery, a new study finds. The research included more than 600 patients who had emergency surgery and underwent CT scans of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 30, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Anatomics ’ custom 3D-printed sternum implant used in US 1st replacement procedure
Anatomics said this month that a custom 3D-printed implant it created was successfully implanted to replace the sternum and partial ribcage of a 20-year old patient who had lost significant bone mass to Chondrosarcoma, touting the procedure as a 1st for the US. The implant was composed of composite titanium and porous polyethylene designed using high-resolution CT scans of the patient’s chest, approved by an operating surgeon. The implant was only the 2nd of its kind to use the company’s PoreStar technology, though Anatomics has been innovating in the field of 3D printing for over 2 decades. Anatomics has been ...
Source: Mass Device - October 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Implants Research & Development Surgical anatomics Source Type: news

Biomarkers can reveal traumatic brain injury, even when concussions don ’t show up on CAT scan
FINDINGSUCLA researchers have identified four biomarkers that could help doctors diagnose brain trauma and concussions through a simple blood test. The biomarkers are proteins, from brain cells called astrocytes, which are released instantly into the bloodstream when astrocytes ’ outer membranes rupture from blunt impact or whiplash trauma.BACKGROUNDMild traumatic brain injuries, also called concussions, often go undiagnosed, but they can lead to lasting neurological impairment, especially after repeated occurrences.Currently, doctors use CT scans or a standard scoring system to describe the level of consciousness in...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Courtney ’s story: Piecing together a genetic puzzle
Courtney Whitmore was born 22 years ago with a cleft palate, two clubbed feet and fists that were so tightly clenched they couldn’t be pulled apart. Since Courtney was an otherwise happy and healthy baby, neither her parents nor her doctor saw cause to be concerned about these seemingly unrelated conditions. What they didn’t realize was that these were the first clues to a genetic puzzle that would take ten years to unravel. The next clue came at age 3. “One day my dad and I were playing peekaboo, and suddenly I couldn’t see,” says Courtney. “My parents rushed me to the hospital and the ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 25, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories brain aneurysm Cardiovascular Genetics Program Cerebrovascular Surgery and Interventions Center Dr. Darren Orbach Dr. Lawrence Karlin Dr. Pedro del Nido Dr. Ronald Lacro Loeys-Dietz syndrome Source Type: news

I Had No Clue Men Could Get Breast Cancer — Until I Was Diagnosed
By Ronnie Pace as told to Sarah Klein In 2013, I had a CT scan after seeing a couple of specialists about a dry cough. When (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UR ’s Seymour Schwartz, Surgery Icon, Honored on National Stage
Fifty years ago when Seymour I. Schwartz, M.D., finished writing the first-edition manuscript of a textbook that ’s known as the “surgeon’s Bible,” there were no CT scans, no biomarkers, and the most common way to diagnose cancer was to open up the patient in the operating room. (Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases)
Source: University of Rochester Medical Center Press Releases - October 24, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: University of Rochester Medical Center Source Type: news

Schizophrenia disrupts the brain's entire communication system, researchers say
(University of Southern California) Some 40 years since CT scans first revealed abnormalities in the brains of schizophrenia patients, international scientists say the disorder is a systemic disruption to the brain's entire communication system. The study sets the stage for future research on the debilitating mental illness that affects more than 21 million people worldwide. It is the largest analysis of 'white matter' differences in a psychiatric disorder to date. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When Is Digital Technology Not a Medical Device in the US?
Conclusion Whether you are an incumbent, a contender, or a hopeful, the direction of FDA regulation in this area is positive. Since the first iPad was launched, several types of healthcare software have moved from regulated to not regulated, and FDA’s guidance documents confirm that they intend to focus their enforcement resources on high-risk software products. If companies design their products in ways such that they are fairly described as not “active” or not “primary,” then the five “non-medical device” categories of the Cures Act will become the standard way to consciousl...
Source: MDDI - October 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Roger Cepeda Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Clinical and cranial computed tomography scan findings in adults following road traffic accidents in Kampala, Uganda - Erem G, Bugeza S, Malwadde EK.
BACKGROUND: Globally, road traffic accidents are a major cause of death and disability. The developing countries bear a disproportionately large share of the RTAs which account for about 85% of the deaths. Most of these RTAs result in head injury, which gl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 16, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Effect of fatigue on reading computed tomography examination of the multiply injured patient - Krupinski EA, Schartz KM, Van Tassell MS, Madsen MT, Caldwell RT, Berbaum KS.
Our goal was to ascertain how fatigue affects performance in reading computed tomography (CT) examinations of patients with multiple injuries. CT images with multiple fractures from a previous study of satisfaction of search (SOS) were read by radiologists... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Researchers treat first cancer patients with BTG ’s microscopic, drug-loaded beads
Researchers from the UCL Cancer Institute and BTG (LON:BTG) have started the first clinical trial of microscopic beads loaded with a targeted, cancer-fighting drug for patients with primary liver cancer or metastatic colorectal cancer. The trial is designed to evaluate the experimental therapy’s ability to deliver a precise amount of vandetanib directly to the arteries feeding a liver tumor using a radiopaque bead which can be seen on CT scans. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Researchers treat first cancer patients with BTG’s microscopic, drug-loaded beads ...
Source: Mass Device - October 10, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat BTG Source Type: news

Updated Algorithm for Managing Incidental Liver Lesions on CT Updated Algorithm for Managing Incidental Liver Lesions on CT
Size and radiological features should determine how to manage liver lesions detected incidentally on CT scan, says the American College of Radiology (ACR) Incidental Findings Committee in an updated algorithm.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - October 9, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Giant python receives CT scan
Medical staff performed a CT scan on an 8-ft python at Modern Health Care Clinic...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT shows dinosaur tail, bird precursor Just keep scanning: Project builds CT database of fish Dinosaur vertebra fossil rises up in 3D from CT data Troubled Texas sea turtles aided by CT CT digs into dinosaur's cranial anatomy, feeding habits (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 6, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Back in Kosovo after life-saving surgery, Lis ’s heart remains in Boston
Like many kids, Lis Spahiu loves wearing his Boston Celtics and New England Patriots t-shirts. His mom, Zana, jokes that sometimes she needs to hide them so he’ll wear something else. But Lis isn’t a typical Boston sports fan. This 5-year-old from Kosovo has grown to love Boston, and its sports teams, after several trips to the Boston Children’s Hospital to receive life-saving care for his heart. “In Kosovo, the health care system is very poor,” explains Lis’s mom Zana. “So when Lis contracted Kawasaki disease at 5 months old, he was misdiagnosed.” Kawasaki disease cause...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 6, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Ellen Greenlaw Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Coronary Artery Program Dr. Jane Newburger Dr. Luis Quinonez Kawasaki disease Kawasaki Disease Program Source Type: news

Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging findings in a case of colonic intramural hematoma after mild blunt abdominal trauma - Torres US, Cesar DN, D ʼIppolito G.
Intramural hematomas can occur along any part of the gastrointestinal tract, being more common in the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum. Intramural colonic hematomas are very rare, and their main causes include abdominal trauma, anticoagulation, and coagulopath... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Computed tomography pattern of traumatic head injury in Niger Delta, Nigeria: a multicenter evaluation - Onwuchekwa CR, Alazigha NS.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Traumatic head injury has a high mortality and morbidity in low- and middle-income countries. Brain injury following trauma is the cause of death in about one-third of patients that die after trauma. The aim of the study was to asse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Low-cost, high-volume services make up big portion of spending on unneeded health care
Low-cost, high-volume health services account for a high percentage of unnecessary health spending, adding strain to the health care system,  new UCLA-led research suggests.Analyzing data on 5.5 million patients in Virginia, the researchers found that services providing no net health benefits to patients cost that state ’s health care system more than $586 million in 2014. Of that amount, 65 percent went to low-cost, high-volume services such as unnecessary lab tests.The findings arepublished in the October issue of the peer-reviewed journal  Health Affairs.The researchers relied on a large Virginia claims ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 4, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Tablet-based patient-centered decision support for minor head injury in the emergency department: pilot study - Singh N, Hess E, Guo G, Sharp A, Huang B, Breslin M, Melnick E.
BACKGROUND: The Concussion or Brain Bleed app is a clinician- and patient-facing electronic tool to guide decisions about head computed tomography (CT) use in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with minor head injury. This app integrates ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Coronary CT Angiography vs. Stress Testing: Meta-Analysis Offers Mixed Results (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD In patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) is associated with lower risk for myocardial infarction — but no … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 2, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

The Checkup: Managing Head Trauma in Children
Children ’ s head injuries are scary for parents — and doctors — but it ’ s possible to reduce CT scans and keep children safe. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PERRI KLASS, M.D. Tags: Children and Childhood Head (Body Part) Concussions Sports Injuries Brain Computerized Axial Tomography (CAT Scans) Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Parenting Source Type: news

What Clinical Signs Can Be Associated With Benign External Hydrocephalus?
Discussion Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles and/or subarachnoid spaces. External hydrocephalus is a communicating hydrocephalus often defined as the patient having a rapidly enlarging head circumference (HC) and enlargement of the subarachnoid spaces especially over the frontal lobes with normal or moderately enlarged ventricles. Benign external hydrocephalus (BEH) is a self-limited external hydrocephalus that occurs during infancy and resolves spontaneously in childhood, usually by age 2 years, that is felt to not cause significant problems. It was first described by...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 2, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Quantitative Imaging Predicts Microvascular Invasion in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Quantitative Imaging Predicts Microvascular Invasion in Hepatocellular Carcinoma
Quantitative image analysis of preoperative CT scans can be used to predict microvascular invasion in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Canadian patients help bottom line at local MRI providers
Hundreds of patients cross the border each year for MRI and CT scans in Western New York, avoiding wait times back home that can exceed 100 days. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Canadian patients help bottom line at local MRI providers
Hundreds of patients cross the border each year for MRI and CT scans in Western New York, avoiding wait times back home that can exceed 100 days. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 29, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news