In adult patients with severe traumatic brain injury, does the use of norepinephrine for augmenting cerebral perfusion pressure improve neurological outcome? A systematic review - Lloyd-Donald P, Spencer W, Cheng J, Romero L, Jithoo R, Udy A, Fitzgerald MC.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Despite multiple interventions, mortality due to severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) within mature Trauma Systems has remained unchanged over the last decade. During this time, the use of vasoactive infusions (commonly norepineph... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Program and Other Evaluations, Effectiveness Studies Source Type: news

Cerebral perfusion disturbances in chronic mild traumatic brain injury correlate with psychoemotional outcomes - Papadaki E, Kavroulakis E, Manolitsi K, Makrakis D, Papastefanakis E, Tsagaraki P, Papadopoulou S, Zampetakis A, Malliou M, Vakis A, Simos P.
The study explored associations between hemodynamic changes and psychoemotional status in 32 patients with chronic mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and 31 age-matched healthy volunteers. Cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebral blood volume (CBV) values we... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

COVID-19 patients at risk for heart complications
Cardiac MRI shows that patients who have recovered from COVID-19 disease may...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Circle Cardiovascular partners with medneo on cardiac MRI What can AI do to speed up cardiac MRI interpretations? Is perfusion MRI best to rule on revascularization? AI model could enable gadolinium-free cardiac MRI Metastasis or incidental finding? Cardiac MRI gives answers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 27, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cerebral perfusion is associated with blast exposure in military personnel without moderate or severe TBI - Sullivan DR, Miller MW, Wolf EJ, Logue MW, Robinson ME, Fortier CB, Fonda JR, Wang DJ, Milberg WP, McGlinchey RE, Salat DH.
Due to the use of improvised explosive devices, blast exposure and mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) have become hallmark injuries of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Although the mechanisms of the effects of blast on human neurobiology remain active areas ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Dual-energy CT, CTA reveal COVID-19 lung patterns
Abnormal pulmonary vessel and perfusion patterns often appear on CT pulmonary...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: TEE is 'invaluable tool' for patients with COVID-19 MRI shows 8 neuroradiologic patterns of COVID-19 GE, Oxford to create COVID-19 pneumonia AI algorithms SARS helped Singapore department prepare for COVID-19 MRI tracks brain damage caused by COVID-19 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Many Discarded Livers Could Be Safely Transplanted Many Discarded Livers Could Be Safely Transplanted
Viability testing during normothermic machine perfusion (NMP) can identify transplantable livers that would otherwise be discarded, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

AI can aid radiologists in detecting pancreatic cancer
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm helped radiologists from Taiwan improve...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO updates guidance on pancreatic cancer CT perfusion shows promising utility in cancer treatment Cinematic rendering tops CT to visualize patient anatomy Can radiomics detect pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma? Case report: Necrotizing pancreatitis after SAE (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Diagnostic utility of arterial spin labeling in identifying changes in brain perfusion in patients with carbon monoxide poisoning - Cebeci H, Durmaz MS, Arslan S, Arslan A, Tekin AF, Habibi HA, Koylu R.
OBJECTIVE: Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is one of the most common poisonings worldwide. The affinity of hemoglobin for CO is significantly higher than that for oxygen, and the formation of carboxy-hemoglobin leads to a decrease in the capacity of blood t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Ventilation-Perfusion Mismatches Common With COVID-19-Related Hypoxemia Ventilation-Perfusion Mismatches Common With COVID-19-Related Hypoxemia
Ventilation-perfusion mismatches in the lungs contribute to hypoxemia in patients with COVID-19, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 5, 2020 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

What Causes Tachycardia?
Discussion Tachycardia is a rapid heart rate that is above normal for age and level of exertion. Tachycardia is common, particularly sinus tachycardia due to normally encountered circumstances such as pain, fever or exercise. It is usually a normal physiologic process but sustained tachycardia often indicates a potentially abnormal underlying cause. Sinus tachycardia has a rapid heart rate with normal P waves and P-R intervals and variations from moment to moment and respiration. Generally it is not over 200 beats/minute. Vagal stimulation can slow the heart rate; this is a gradual slowing, not an abrupt slowing seen in ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Cocoa a Novel Rx for Peripheral Artery Disease? Cocoa a Novel Rx for Peripheral Artery Disease?
Results of a pilot randomized trial suggest a beverage with>85% cacao may also improve symptoms of PAD, including 6-minute walk and perfusion in the legs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - February 26, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

AI Imaging Analysis Prognostic in Coronary Artery Disease
FRIDAY, Feb. 21, 2020 -- Reduced myocardial blood flow (MBF) and myocardial perfusion reserve (MPR) are prognostic for patients with coronary artery disease, according to a study published online Feb. 14 in Circulation. Kristopher D. Knott,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AI predicts heart attack, stroke on cardiac MRI
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm that quantifies blood flow on cardiac...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What can AI do to speed up cardiac MRI interpretations? AI can find patients at risk for MRI safety issues Advances in imaging, AI make cardiac MRI more accessible Is perfusion MRI best to rule on revascularization? AI model could enable gadolinium-free cardiac MRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 21, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

A good blood supply is good for memory
(DZNE - German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases) Memory performance and other cognitive abilities benefit from a good blood supply to the brain. This applies in particular to people affected by a condition known as 'sporadic cerebral small vessel disease'. Researchers of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and the University Medicine Magdeburg report on this in the journal 'BRAIN'. Their study suggests that blood perfusion of the so-called hippocampus could play a key role in age- and disease-related memory problems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 14, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The gut microbiome distinguishes mortality in trauma patients upon admission to the emergency department - Burmeister DM, Johnson TR, Lai Z, Scroggins S, DeRosa M, Jonas RB, Zhu C, Scherer E, Stewart RM, Schwacha MG, Jenkins DH, Eastridge BJ, Nicholson SE.
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury can lead to a compromised intestinal epithelial barrier, decreased gut perfusion, and inflammation. While recent studies indicate that the gut microbiome (GM) is altered early following traumatic injury, the impact of GM change... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

CT radiomics unlocks basal ganglia stroke onset time
The combination of radiomics and a machine-learning algorithm can determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI may help improve management of stroke patients AI finds infarction in stroke patients on unenhanced CT CT plus CT perfusion predicts stroke surgery outcomes CTA lowers costs, improves outcomes for minor stroke Can AI find brain hemorrhage as well as radiologists? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI may help improve management of stroke patients
Artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can determine from multiparametric...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI finds infarction in stroke patients on unenhanced CT CT plus CT perfusion predicts stroke surgery outcomes Mobile CT unit boosts efficiency of stroke triage 3 CTA signs show which stroke patients can skip surgery Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI finds infarction in stroke patients on unenhanced CT
Canadian researchers found that their artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT plus CT perfusion predicts stroke surgery outcomes CTA lowers costs, improves outcomes for minor stroke Can AI find brain hemorrhage as well as radiologists? Mobile CT unit boosts efficiency of stroke triage SIR: Stroke treatment training program improves outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Successful recovery in a paediatric patient with polytrauma following multiple gunshot wounds: Case report and review of literature - Salim A, Ahmed R, Aziz A, Dogar SA.
Our case report evaluates a 2 ½ year old boy who presented to emergency care, following multiple gunshot injuries and was managed emergently using a multidisciplinary surgical approach at our center. The patient was unresponsive, had poor perfusion, bilate... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

CT Predicts Stroke Patients Benefitting From Endovascular Thrombectomy
When used together, non-contrast simple CT and CT perfusion have higher prediction rates (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - January 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: CT Ischemic stroke Source Type: news

Both Simple and Advanced CT Effectively Predict Stroke
When used together, non-contrast simple CT and CT perfusion have higher prediction rates (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - January 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: CT Ischemic stroke Source Type: news

CT plus CT perfusion predicts stroke surgery outcomes
The combination of standard noncontrast CT and CT perfusion can identify which...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CTA lowers costs, improves outcomes for minor stroke CT matches MRI for late-window stroke evaluation 3 CTA signs show which stroke patients can skip surgery 5 risk factors help predict brain hemorrhage on CT Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

From a pressure-guided to a perfusion-centered resuscitation strategy in septic shock: Critical literature review and illustrative case
We support a paradigm shift in the management of septic shock from pressure-guided to perfusion-centered, expected to improve outcome while reducing adverse effects from vasopressor therapy and aggressive fluid resuscitation. We propose focusing the hemodynamic management of septic shock on reversing organ hypoperfusion instead of attaining a predefined MAP target as the key strategy for improving outcome. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Progress in studies on obstructive sleep apnea and intestinal microecological balance - Chen QC, Wang HY, Zhang PP, Fu AS, Ge YL, Zhu XY, Zhang Q, Zhang X, Yu HL.
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is closely related to the development of various diseases. Hypoxic perfusion caused by OSA can mediate the occurrence of inflammatory reactions or aggravate metabolic disorders to affect intestinal microecological balance.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

What Is the Classic Clinical Presentation of Pericarditis?
Discussion The pericardium is a bi-layered membrane that envelops the heart and provides a barrier to prevent disease and also decreases friction as the heart moves. Pericarditis is the inflammation of pericardium. The incidence is underreported as asymptomatic or mild disease may go unrecognized. From hospitalized patient data, 0.2-5% of patients with various cardiac disease had pericarditis. An incidence rate for hospitalizations of 3.32 per 100,000 person years has been cited. Percarditis occurs more often in adolescent males. Treatment of the underlying cause or suspected cause is important, along with close monitorin...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 13, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Prognosis of β-adrenergic blockade therapy on septic shock and sepsis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled studies.
β-adrenoceptor antagonist (β-blocker) may have potential in the treatment of septic shock and sepsis. However, the relevant research findings are still controversial. β-blocker of esmolol is safe and effective in improving 28-day mortality and controlling ventricular rate in patients with sepsis after fluid resuscitation, and has no significant adverse effect on tissue perfusion. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

20 Private Companies to Watch in 2020
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - December 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

20 Private Medtech Companies to Watch in 2020
MD+DI has taken a hard look at the private medtech sector and developed this list of 20 private companies we will be paying particularly close attention to in the new year. It was not an easy task. There are so many interesting private companies in the industry right now that we started with a much longer list and whittled it down to the 20 companies that stood out most to us. So without further ado, here are the 20 companies that made the cut: 4C Medical is developing the AltaValve, a transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) platform designed to address mitr...
Source: MDDI - December 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Ready or not (to apply)? Autoregulatory dysfunction indices and lesion progression in traumatic brain injury - Muehlschlegel S.
When it comes to intracranial pressure (ICP) and cerebral perfusion pressure (CPP) targets in traumatic brain injury (TBI), the notion that “one size does not fit all” has been displayed by several important studies. For example, investigators from... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Texas Heart Institute perfusion student awarded prestigious scholarship
(Texas Heart Institute) Texas Heart Institute (THI) School of Perfusion Technology student,   Leslie Gonzalez   was awarded the prestigious Perfusion Without Borders scholarship and will travel with the Novick Cardiac Alliance to Medellin, Colombia in February of 2020. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lung Transplant With Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Feasible
Method increases number of available lungs with comparable patient outcomes (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 23, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pathology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Lung Transplant With Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion Feasible
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 -- Use of ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP)-treated lungs increases the number of patients undergoing transplantation with comparable long-term outcomes, according to a study published online Oct. 9 in JAMA Surgery. Chandima... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Method Supports Sustained Perfusion of Transplanted Bioengineered Livers New Method Supports Sustained Perfusion of Transplanted Bioengineered Livers
A new optimized method for revascularizing bioengineered livers provides up to 15 days of continuous perfusion after transplantation into immunosuppressed pigs.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 20, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Ethicon Launches New Powered-Circular Stapler
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon business has launched what is being called the industry’s first powered circular stapler. Somerville, NJ-based Ethicon’s Echelon Circular Powered stapler was developed to help address anastomotic leaking, a serious complication associated with colorectal, gastric, and thoracic surgery The company said Echelon reduces leaks by 61% when compared to Dublin-based Medtronic’s DST Series EEA Stapler. Echelon Circular’s one-finger push-button firing reduces force to fire by 97% and delivers 37% less movement a...
Source: MDDI - September 24, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Sterilization Source Type: news

Baxter to Acquire 1 of the 16 Most Promising Private Companies in Medtech
Baxter Healthcare is set to acquire Cheetah Medical, a firm an analyst identified earlier this year as one of 16 disruptive private companies in medtech. The transaction consists of an upfront cash consideration of $190 million, with potential for an additional $40 million based on clinical and commercial milestones. It is set to close in 4Q19. Boston and Tel Aviv, Israel-based Cheetah Medical is a major provider of non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring technologies. The addition of Cheetah Medical is expected to enhance Deerfield, IL-based Baxter’s presence in the specialized patient monitoring space with ...
Source: MDDI - September 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: IV Products Business Source Type: news

Stroke care looks skyward with new mobile CT program
The notion that stroke care could one day take to the skies seems more likely...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Mobile CT unit boosts efficiency of stroke triage Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment UCLA offers ambulatory stroke care with mobile CT Mobile stroke units, spectral CT take spots on ECRI watch list Mobile stroke unit with CT scanner speeds care in Cleveland (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASNC releases directive on cardiac amyloidosis imaging
The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) has published a set of recommendations...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Imaging groups oppose cuts in myocardial PET rates ASNC names Beanlands as president ASNC releases new guidelines for SPECT MPI SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET ASNC, SNMMI advise on cardiac sarcoidosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Mobile CT unit boosts efficiency of stroke triage
Mobile stroke ambulances equipped with a CT scanner and medical personnel can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3 CTA signs show which stroke patients can skip surgery Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment Head CT algorithm a step toward faster stroke care Mobile stroke unit with CT scanner speeds care in Cleveland Ambulance with mobile CT cuts stroke treatment times (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

MRI of LV hypertrophy helps predict severe outcomes
Using MRI to measure left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy enables clinicians to...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Cardiac MRI plan hikes myocarditis detection rate Is perfusion MRI best to rule on revascularization? AI model could enable gadolinium-free cardiac MRI Cardiac MRI flags signs of early heart disease in women Coronary calcium predicts events, death, in younger adults (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 27, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Which nuclear modality has the lowest dose for CHD?
Reducing radiation exposure from myocardial perfusion imaging is a key priority,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: NRC proposes changes to rules on radiotracer patients Cardiologist self-referral of MPI remains a concern PET MPI identifies heart attack risk in diabetics Deep learning advances SPECT MPI SNMMI: AI enables stress-first SPECT MPI protocol (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Perfusion Assessment Key for Critical Limb Ischemia Diagnosis
MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 -- Strategies for perfusion assessment necessary for critical limb ischemia (CLI) diagnosis remain limited, according to an American Heart Association scientific statement published online Aug. 12 in Circulation. To prepare the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 12, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cardiologist self-referral of MPI remains a concern
Overall usage of standard myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) exams has declined,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: PET MPI identifies heart attack risk in diabetics Deep learning advances SPECT MPI SNMMI: AI enables stress-first SPECT MPI protocol CCTA usage rate rises sharply, but still eclipsed by MPI ASNC releases guidance on MPI in women (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

3D bioprinting of collagen to rebuild components of the human heart
We present a method to 3D-bioprint collagen using freeform reversible embedding of suspended hydrogels (FRESH) to engineer components of the human heart at various scales, from capillaries to the full organ. Control of pH-driven gelation provides 20-micrometer filament resolution, a porous microstructure that enables rapid cellular infiltration and microvascularization, and mechanical strength for fabrication and perfusion of multiscale vasculature and tri-leaflet valves. We found that FRESH 3D-bioprinted hearts accurately reproduce patient-specific anatomical structure as determined by micro–computed tomography. Car...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 1, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Lee, A., Hudson, A. R., Shiwarski, D. J., Tashman, J. W., Hinton, T. J., Yerneni, S., Bliley, J. M., Campbell, P. G., Feinberg, A. W. Tags: Engineering, Medicine, Diseases reports Source Type: news

Effects of mean arterial pressure on arousal in sedated ventilated patients with septic shock: a SEPSISPAM post hoc exploratory study
It is unknown whether the recommended mean arterial pressure (MAP) target of 65 mmHg during initial resuscitation of septic shock is sufficient to maintain cerebral perfusion. Thus, we tested the hypothesis that a higher MAP target in patients with septic shock may improve level of arousal. In patients with septic shock who were mechanically ventilated and sedated, resuscitation with MAP target between 80 and 85 mmHg was associated with higher arousal level as compared to a MAP target between 65 and 70 mmHg. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Importance of diastolic arterial pressure in septic shock: PRO
Along with heart rate, the arterial blood pressure is the most commonly used variable to assess the cardiovascular status in the general population. Physicians caring patients with chronic hypertension are well aware of the necessity to target a very tight safe range of diastolic arterial pressure (DAP), when using anti-hypertensive drugs. We believe that the DAP as a marker of arterial tone and as the upstream pressure for the left ventricular perfusion, is as an important variable to be considered in patients with septic shock. Since the DAP is easily obtained in such patients using an arterial catheter, it would be regr...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sepsis: Noninvasive Assessment
Early recognition and treatment of patients with sepsis remains essential to improving outcomes. Interventions focus on identifying and treating the source of the infection and supporting the patient's tissue perfusion through fluid resuscitation. Both invasive and noninvasive assessments can be used to evaluate tissue perfusion and often less invasive techniques are often overlooked. Incorporating noninvasive assessment techniques can assist the perianesthesia nurse in gathering data to evaluate the patient's response to treatment. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Gadobutrol (Gadavist) Contrast Agent for Cardiac MR FDA Approves Gadobutrol (Gadavist) Contrast Agent for Cardiac MR
The new MR indication for Bayer's gadolinium-based agent, its fourth from the FDA, includes resting and stress myocardial perfusion in adults with known or suspected coronary artery disease.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - July 15, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves Gadavist (gadobutrol) Contrast Agent for Use in Cardiac MR in Adult Patients with Known or Suspected Coronary Artery Disease
WHIPPANY, N.J., July 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer announced today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Gadavist (gadobutrol) injection for use in cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to assess myocardial perfusion (stress,... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - July 15, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

CT perfusion shows promising utility in cancer treatment
The CT perfusion scans of patients with pancreatic cancer revealed that those...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT matches MRI for late-window stroke evaluation Is CT or MR perfusion better for diagnosing CAD? Perfusion imaging expands window for stroke treatment CTA plus stress tests help predict heart attacks ISCT: Is CT perfusion dead beyond the head? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 11, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cardiac MRI plan hikes myocarditis detection rate
Swiss and German researchers have devised an effective diagnostic cardiac MRI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Is perfusion MRI best to rule on revascularization? MRI aids in assessing cocaine-related heart damage AI model could enable gadolinium-free cardiac MRI Cardiac MRI flags signs of early heart disease in women Underutilized cardiac MRI stress test predicts mortality (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news