Systematic Review of VAP Diagnostics in Intensive Care Systematic Review of VAP Diagnostics in Intensive Care
A new review highlights the need for standardized diagnostic criteria for ventilator-associated pneumonia in critically ill patients.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Percutaneous Laser Ablation of Benign Thyroid Nodules Percutaneous Laser Ablation of Benign Thyroid Nodules
What have we learned about the safety and long-term efficacy of ultrasound-guided laser ablation for the treatment of benign thyroid nodules?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Safe, Effective Under Local Anesthesia Transperineal Prostate Biopsy Safe, Effective Under Local Anesthesia
Transperineal prostate biopsy with local anesthesia is safe and achieved similar outcomes to sedation in detecting clinically significant cancer in a small retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Medicare Proposes Direct Payments to PAs, Telehealth Expansion Medicare Proposes Direct Payments to PAs, Telehealth Expansion
The draft physician fee schedule for 2022 also proposes changes for E/M services and seeks to tie performance payments for a diabetes prevention program to achievement of goals such as weight loss.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Latest FDA Pembrolizumab Approval Expands Label to Cutaneous SCCs Latest FDA Pembrolizumab Approval Expands Label to Cutaneous SCCs
The objective response rate with treatment in a cohort of 54 patients with locally advanced disease was 50%.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Chopstick Pieces Stuck in Woman's Nose for a Week Chopstick Pieces Stuck in Woman's Nose for a Week
The woman told doctors she had two plastic-wood chopsticks shoved up her nose during a fight and had eye swelling and a mild nosebleed afterward.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

St. Jude to Pay $27 Million to End DOJ Suit Over Faulty ICDs St. Jude to Pay $27 Million to End DOJ Suit Over Faulty ICDs
The government alleges that St. Jude knowingly sold defective implantable defibrillators to healthcare facilities, which resulted in patient injuries and two deaths.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ASCO Data Present'Clear Roadmap' to Treat Locally Advanced NSCLC ASCO Data Present'Clear Roadmap' to Treat Locally Advanced NSCLC
' These studies point to the need for multimodality therapy for the patients with locally advanced NSCLC,'says Dr Mark Kris.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Nickel-and-Diming Cancer Patients to Death Nickel-and-Diming Cancer Patients to Death
Some cancer centers are charging patients exorbitant fees just to park their cars for treatment.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Blog Source Type: news

Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy May Have Edge in Curbing Pain of Spinal Metastases Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy May Have Edge in Curbing Pain of Spinal Metastases
Pain from spinal metastases, a frequent manifestation of systemic cancer, appears to be better relieved by stereotactic body radiotherapy than conventional external beam radiotherapy, according to findings from a multinational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Kathy O'Brien, Critic of Cancer Bell Ringing, Dies at 55 Kathy O'Brien, Critic of Cancer Bell Ringing, Dies at 55
She lived 12 years with metastatic breast cancer and was a unique voice in the American cancer community, with many physician admirers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

New Migraine Treatments: Which Is Right for Your Patients? New Migraine Treatments: Which Is Right for Your Patients?
Dr Burch discusses the array of therapeutic options and what to consider when prescribing them.American Headache Society and Medscape (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

LV Lateral Wall Function May Be Marker of Need for Resynchronization in LBBB LV Lateral Wall Function May Be Marker of Need for Resynchronization in LBBB
Left ventricular lateral wall function may help determine the optimal timing for cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with left bundle branch block with mild-to-moderate reduction in global LV function, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 29, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Contrast-Free Imaging Can Spot Postop Crohn's Recurrence Contrast-Free Imaging Can Spot Postop Crohn's Recurrence
For the diagnosis of postoperative recurrence of Crohn's disease at the anastomotic site, diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) is on par with contrast-enhanced MRE, report radiologists from France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Wrist Fracture Outcomes Similar for Casting, Surgery Wrist Fracture Outcomes Similar for Casting, Surgery
"Treat the patient, not the x-ray," says the study author.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Shame in Medical Training, and Owning Our Stories Shame in Medical Training, and Owning Our Stories
Does the medical training culture perpetuate a legacy of shame? A reflection by Dr Jennifer Lycette on how this harms our trainees, and how we can overcome it and change the culture.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 23, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Blog Source Type: news

In Early Lung Cancer, Immunotherapy Plus Targeted Radiation May Up Response Rate In Early Lung Cancer, Immunotherapy Plus Targeted Radiation May Up Response Rate
Patients with non-small-cell lung cancer may respond more quickly to neoadjuvant durvalumab combined with stereotactic body radiotherapy than to immunotherapy alone, an early industry-funded trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Molecules Are the New Microchip: Walter Isaacson on CRISPR Molecules Are the New Microchip: Walter Isaacson on CRISPR
Talking with Eric Topol and Abraham Verghese, Walter Isaacson describes the stories behind his latest book,'The Codebreaker,'including how he contrived a Zoom meeting between key players who'd drifted apart.Medscape (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Ovarian Masses and O-RADS Ovarian Masses and O-RADS
This review describes a stepwise approach to evaluating and characterizing adnexal masses in non-pregnant patients utilizing ultrasound and the O-RADS classification system.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lumbar Scoliosis and Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women Lumbar Scoliosis and Osteoporosis in Postmenopausal Women
Does lumbar scoliosis contribute to the development of osteoporosis among older women?Journal of the Endocrine Society (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

More Questions Than Answers? Thyroid Biopsy Differs by Specialty More Questions Than Answers? Thyroid Biopsy Differs by Specialty
At a single experienced academic center, the frequency of nondiagnostic cytopathology of ultrasound-guided FNA was much lower for radiologists than for pathologists or endocrinologists.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

One Quarter of 30 –49-Year-Olds Have Abnormal Colonoscopy Results One Quarter of 30 –49-Year-Olds Have Abnormal Colonoscopy Results
The largest study to date has found that more than a quarter of colonoscopies for individuals aged 30 to 49 years reveal some type of neoplasm, and about 6% show advanced cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 7, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Michael Lewis on the Mirage That Is America's Public Health System Michael Lewis on the Mirage That Is America's Public Health System
Gaps in public health preparation and priorities appeared years before SARS-CoV-2 arrived in the US.'What happened before told you so much about what would happen during the pandemic,'Lewis says.Medscape (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

My Body, My Records My Body, My Records
The hurdles of red tape one doctor had to jump over to get her own medical records.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 2, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Infectious Diseases Blog Source Type: news

Floating Holograms Coming to a Clinic Near You Floating Holograms Coming to a Clinic Near You
Airborne three-dimensional images that doctors can use to explain health problems are being generated by engineers from beams of laser light, just like in Star Wars.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 20, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Radiologists ’ Earnings Down, and Some Expect Long Recovery Radiologists ’ Earnings Down, and Some Expect Long Recovery
Radiologists detail earnings, job rewards, and challenges in the Medscape Compensation Report 2021.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

CT Scans for Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Also Show Cardiovascular Risk CT Scans for Breast Cancer Radiotherapy Also Show Cardiovascular Risk
Coronary-artery calcium measured automatically on radiotherapy-planning CT scans in women being treated for breast cancer may be used to spot those at increased risk for CVD, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Imagine the Worst, or We're at Our Own Peril: Osterholm Imagine the Worst, or We're at Our Own Peril: Osterholm
At home with politicians and news anchors, CIDRAP's Michael Osterholm shares three rules of science and the media, and explains why policy and science belong together like chocolate and peanut butter.Medscape (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Erythema Nodosum: A Practical Approach and Diagnostic Algorithm Erythema Nodosum: A Practical Approach and Diagnostic Algorithm
This review presents a diagnostic algorithm to optimize the initial work-up, differential diagnosis, and recommended therapies for erythema nodosum.American Journal of Clinical Dermatology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Dermatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Low Diagnostic Yield With Cystoscopy and CT Urography for Urinary Tract Cancers Low Diagnostic Yield With Cystoscopy and CT Urography for Urinary Tract Cancers
Few patients with microhematuria who undergo evaluation for urinary tract cancers with cystoscopy or CT urography are diagnosed with a malignancy, a systematic review and meta-analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 12, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

After Hundreds of Interviews, Here's John Whyte's View of COVID After Hundreds of Interviews, Here's John Whyte's View of COVID
Our problem with vaccines is that we talk about people instead of talking with people and listening to their perspectives.Medscape (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Osteoporosis in Patients With Developmental Disabilities Osteoporosis in Patients With Developmental Disabilities
Review the unique challenges in the diagnosis, prevention, and management of osteoporosis in patients with developmental and intellectual disabilities.Southern Medical Journal (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - May 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Hyperprogression on Immunotherapy: When Outcomes Are Much Worse Hyperprogression on Immunotherapy: When Outcomes Are Much Worse
Oncologists now accept that hyperprogression on immunotherapy, in which a patient fares much worse than expected, is a real phenomenon, but there is still no uniform definition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Radiological and Functional Lung Sequelae of COVID-19 Radiological and Functional Lung Sequelae of COVID-19
A follow-up of COVID-19 patients provides insight into the radiological findings and lung function after recovery.BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

IAMs for Acute Ischemic Stroke During Mechanical Thrombectomy IAMs for Acute Ischemic Stroke During Mechanical Thrombectomy
This study investigated the role of intra-arterial adjunctive medications as rescue or concurrent therapy in combination with mechanical thrombectomy. Does it improve outcomes compared with MT alone?Stroke (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

A New Frontier in Papillary Thyroid Cancer Treatment A New Frontier in Papillary Thyroid Cancer Treatment
What is the best course of treatment for small, low-risk papillary thyroid cancer? New developments have created opportunities to deliver care in a more individualized manner.American Thyroid Association (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Commentary Source Type: news

Sex-Selective Abortion Continues to Widen India's Gender Divide Sex-Selective Abortion Continues to Widen India's Gender Divide
A cultural preference for sons has led to an increasing number of sex-selected abortions throughout India -- resulting in as many as 22 million fewer female births over 35 years, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 19, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

A'Mess' of a Diagnosis: Is it Type 2 MI or a Nonischemic Imposter? A'Mess' of a Diagnosis: Is it Type 2 MI or a Nonischemic Imposter?
Often tough to tell apart and with surprisingly poor prognoses, type 2 MI and nonischemic myocardial injury lack trials to guide therapy. Whether they require routine angiography is now being explored.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

NLR May Be Tied to Survival in Patients With NSCLC Brain Metastases NLR May Be Tied to Survival in Patients With NSCLC Brain Metastases
In patients with non-small cell lung cancer brain metastases treated with immune-checkpoint inhibitors and upfront steroids, a low NLR was associated with lower overall survival.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pancreatic Cancer Surveillance in High-Risk: No Better Outcomes Pancreatic Cancer Surveillance in High-Risk: No Better Outcomes
Surveillance of people at high hereditary risk for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma can lead to diagnosis at an earlier stage, but as yet there is no clear survival benefit, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Sinus Inflammation May Inhibit Aspects of Brain Connectivity Sinus Inflammation May Inhibit Aspects of Brain Connectivity
People with sinonasal inflammation show decreased functional brain connectivity, according to a small proof-of-concept study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Experts Recommend Key Modifications to High-Resolution Manometry Experts Recommend Key Modifications to High-Resolution Manometry
An updated classification system reshapes the diagnosis of esophageal motility disorders.Medscape Gastroenterology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Gastroenterology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Risk-Based Mammography Proposed for Times of Reduced Capacity Risk-Based Mammography Proposed for Times of Reduced Capacity
During times when healthcare access may be limited, such as during the COVID-19 pandemic, a risk-based approach can help pinpoint the women who are most likely to benefit from mammogram screening.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Radiological Case: Barth Syndrome: A Rare Cause of CHF in Boys Radiological Case: Barth Syndrome: A Rare Cause of CHF in Boys
Review the radiological findings and differential diagnosis of Barth syndrome, a rare X-linked recessive disorder which causes congestive heart failure in young males.Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Patients With Cancer: Imaging Concerns Can't Delay COVID Vaccine Patients With Cancer: Imaging Concerns Can't Delay COVID Vaccine
Patients with cancer shouldn't delay COVID-19 vaccination despite the potential for clinically evident adenopathy on imaging done after vaccination, according to scientific experts.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Helping COVID'Long Haulers' in Primary Care Helping COVID'Long Haulers' in Primary Care
Long-haul COVID-19 is nowhere near being well understood, but Dr Chuck Vega has guidance for supporting patients through their long-term symptoms.Medscape Family Medicine (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Commentary Source Type: news

Pulmonary Cavitation: A Complication of Severe COVID-19 Pulmonary Cavitation: A Complication of Severe COVID-19
A new study examines the prevalence of lung cavitation due to COVID-19. Are you aware of this complication that can develop in patients with severe disease?BMC Pulmonary Medicine (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Wiped Out Cancer Research Fundraising COVID-19 Has Wiped Out Cancer Research Fundraising
' The impact on fundamental translational clinical research will be enormous and will echo forward for many years,'Dr Kerr laments.Medscape Oncology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 17, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Commentary Source Type: news

Radiology Gets a Smaller Slice of the MPFS Pie Radiology Gets a Smaller Slice of the MPFS Pie
The 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule prescribes an estimated 11% reduction to radiology payments. Why and how did this come about?Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Don't Throw the Stethoscope Away! Don't Throw the Stethoscope Away!
In this brief commentary, physicians from China highlight the many reasons why the stethoscope is still invaluable and often preferable to ultrasound during the COVID-19 outbreak.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - February 15, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news