Imaging and Intervention

Reports of high-impact imaging and Intervention studies by medical professionals

Intra-articular corticosteroids unlikely to benefit osteoarthritis patients

1. In this double blind, randomized controlled trial, intra-articular triamcinolone injections did not prevent cartilage degeneration compared to saline injection controls. 2. Triamcinolone injections did...

Decision aid and patient navigator associated with improved colorectal cancer screening in vulnerable populations

1. In this randomized control trial, an intervention directed towards improving education and reducing barriers to colorectal cancer screening in vulnerable populations was associated...

Prognostic indicators for transarterial chemoembolization in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma with extrahepatic spread identified

1. In a retrospective study of 111 patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with extrahepatic spread (EHS) treated with transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), median overall survival...

Structured protocol adherence linked to improved efficiency and favorable outcomes in stroke at stroke...

1. Adherence to a structured protocol improved efficiency in time to mechanical thrombectomy for patients with suspected large-vessel occlusion stroke presenting to a primary...

Current trends in financial relationships between industry and physicians

1. In this 2015 US-based, retrospective study, half of physicians received payments from industry. 2. Surgeons had the highest likelihood of receiving payments with the...

Novel imaging agent could enable pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis and monitoring [PreClinical]

  1. A gallium-labeled, collagen-binding peptide (68Ga-CBP8) specifically identified fibrotic tissue via positron emission tomography (PET) imaging in two mouse models of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis...

A routine invasive strategy may significantly reduce death risk in unstable angina

1. Routine invasive coronary angiography was associated with a reduction in 12-month mortality in patients with unstable angina. 2. The survival benefit of invasive coronary...

Ultrasound and cystoscopy may be most cost-effective for asymptomatic microscopic hematuria

1. In this decision-analytic model-based cost-effectiveness analysis of diagnostic tools used to investigate asymptomatic microscopic hematuria (AMH), the most frequently used diagnostic tool was...

Midlife vascular risk factors linked with higher brain amyloid in later life

1. In this prospective cohort study, the presence of vascular risk factors during midlife were associated with higher brain amyloid in later life. 2. Higher...

Higher incidence of stroke and greater prevalence of stroke risk factors in younger adults...

1. Rates of hospitalization for acute ischemic stroke increased significantly for men and women aged 18-54 over the study period from 2003 to 2012. 2....
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