What Is Going on With Catheter-Based Pulmonary Embolism Devices in the Real World?
(MedPage Today) -- LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Big Data may provide some answers to the many questions surrounding advanced catheter-based pulmonary embolism (PE) therapies, a buzzing field that otherwise has little evidence from real-world practice... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 5, 2024 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Understanding CT flow artifacts is key to better disease diagnosis
Understanding the mechanics of flow artifacts on CT or CT angiography (CTA) and how these artifacts are created is key to better disease diagnosis, according to a review published April 25 in RadioGraphics. In the review, a team led by Caroline Robb, MD, of Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO, described flow artifacts and how they are different from several types of conditions. "At first glance, flow artifacts may appear as a simple distractor to the discerning eye of a radiologist," Robb and colleagues noted. "However, there are many instances when identification of these artifact...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 26, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: CT Cardiovascular Radiology Source Type: news

What Causes Hemoptysis?
Discussion True hemoptysis is a very uncommon or rare problem in pediatrics but can be potentially life-threatening. Massive hemoptysis has a high mortality (up to 50%) mainly from asphyxia and inability to ventilate and oxygenate the patient because of blood in the pulmonary airways. Fortunately, most hemoptysis is small in amount that resolves within 24 hours. Initial evaluation for hemoptysis can include complete blood count, coagulation studies, C-reactive protein, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, urinalysis (possible pulmonary-renal problems), radiographic imaging including chest x-ray and/or computed tomography, and...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 22, 2024 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

MT Improves Outcomes for Pulmonary Hypertension MT Improves Outcomes for Pulmonary Hypertension
The use of mechanical thrombectomy was associated with short- and long-term improvements in pulmonary hypertension in adults with pulmonary embolism.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 1, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Source Type: news

Can Chat GPT accurately refer patients to IR for treatment?
Chloe Cross, MD, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.In interventional radiology (IR), most of us quickly become accustomed to needing to explain what we do -- to other clinicians, patients, their families, and even our own families. But how do patients get their own information about IR, if at all? When a patient receives a diagnosis, they may have multiple medical specialists offering various treatment recommendations, so they may be unsure which to follow.If patients search for information using new tools like artificial intelligence, what is it telling them? How much does AI know about IR? Does ...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 1, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Chloe G. Cross, MD Tags: Interventional Interventional Radiology Source Type: news

I was looking death in the eye
I was looking at dying young as a foregone fact of my life. I suffered from a long list of major health issues including stage 3b kidney failure, Type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, and a history of pulmonary embolism. After a back surgery in July 2023, I…#kellogg #corewellhealth #nudjhealth #xxl (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 29, 2024 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avicenna.AI secures FDA clearance for CINA-iPE and CINA-Aspects
Medical imaging AI company Avicenna.AI has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its CINA-iPE and CINA-Aspects software. CINA-iPE is an AI-powered tool that detects incidental pulmonary embolism during routine CT scans. The algorithm identifies lung blood clots detected during routine CT scans for a variety of health conditions. Scan types may include full-body scans, scans of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis, as well as scans of the thoracic area along with the abdomen and pelvis. CINA-Aspects is for stroke severity assessment, automatically processing non-contrast CT scans and cal...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Source Type: news

CTPA rates increase among pregnant women
The use rate of CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) has increased among pregnant women -- but outcomes from these studies are often negative, researchers have reported. A team led by Sameer Goyal, MD, of Northwell Health, Manhasset, New York, discovered that the rate of CTPA exams for PE among pregnant patients increased by more than 70% over a 10-year time period without a simultaneous increase in positive findings -- results that underscore the importance of assessing the risk of radiation exposure in this group. The study findings were published March 18 in the Journal of the A...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 19, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Industry News Ob/Gyn Source Type: news

BMA advice on PAs 'would have saved our daughter's life', says Chesterton family
The parents of a woman who died from a pulmonary embolism after being treated by a physician associate (PA) - who she thought was a doctor - believe she would still be alive if she had seen a GP. (Source: GP Online News)
Source: GP Online News - March 7, 2024 Category: Primary Care Tags: Workforce Source Type: news

NLP model used with radiology reports identifies PE patients
A natural language processing (NLP)-based model using information from radiology reports can accurately identify patients presenting in the emergency department (ED) with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE), researchers have found. The study results could help clinicians determine appropriate treatment, wrote a team led by Krunal Amin, MD, of Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. The group's findings were published March 2 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. "[Our work suggests that] a natural language processing-based clinical decision support tool … can identify patients presenting to the emergency departm...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 6, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Kate Madden Yee Tags: Imaging Informatics Source Type: news

ECR: More anatomical changes seen on angio-CT in COVID patients
Patients with COVID-19 experience a higher incidence of anatomical changes at the cardiac level on pulmonary angio-CT, suggest findings presented February 29 at ECR 2024. In her presentation, Ana Filipa Colucas, MD, PhD, from the University of Algarve in Faro, Portugal, discussed her team’s findings, which also showed how the use of pulmonary angio-CT scans has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic. “There were more changes in the diameter of the pulmonary artery trunk and the right ventricle in patients in the 41 to 60 years age group and in males,” Colucas said. Previous studies suggest an association between CO...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 29, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: Amerigo Allegretto Tags: CT Source Type: news

Two-thirds ED Visits for Low-Risk PE Admitted Unnecessarily Two-thirds ED Visits for Low-Risk PE Admitted Unnecessarily
Nearly two thirds of ED visits by patients with acute pulmonary embolism resulted in unnecessary hospitalization, suggested a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 19, 2024 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine Source Type: news

Avicenna.AI and Blackford enter strategic partnership
French AI software developer Avicenna.AI will integrate its CINA-iPE pulmonary embolism detection algorithm on Blackford’s AI platform. The collaboration will offer clinicians new capabilities for detecting incidental blood clots during chest CT angiography scans, Avicenna said. Blackford’s AI platform provides access to more than 115 AI products designed to drive clinical efficiencies and improve patient outcomes, the company noted. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 14, 2024 Category: Radiology Authors: AuntMinnie.com staff writers Tags: Industry News Artificial Intelligence Source Type: news

Little Change Seen in Rates of ED Discharge After Acute Pulmonary Embolism
MONDAY, Jan. 29, 2024 -- For patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE), the rates of discharge from the emergency department were stable between 2012 and 2020, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 29, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Artificial intelligence technologies expanding possibilities in health care
Never miss an episode of Getting Health Care Right. Subscribe today on  Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Pulmonary embolism kills more patients than HIV, breast cancer and motor vehicle accidents combined, according TriHealth’s Dr. Chris Hayner, a specialist in critical care and pulmonology,  in the latest episode of the Getting Health Care Right podcast.  “It’s a fairly prominent problem, and for probably 40 years, we really only had two forms of treatment — either to give patients blood… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - January 26, 2024 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: TriHealth Source Type: news