Imaging and Intervention

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

High school football participation not linked with late life cognitive impairment or depression

1. In this study of a cohort of high school students from Wisconsin enrolled in 1957, participation in high school football was not associated...

Radiofrequency denervation not effective in chronic low back pain

1. This series of multi-center, non-blinded randomized control trials found that there was either no improvement or no clinically important improvement in chronic low...

Cardiovascular testing after emergency department presentation may not reduce risk of myocardial infarction

1. Based on this retrospective cohort study, noninvasive testing done within 30 days of patient presentation with chest pain at the emergency department reduced...

Electroacupuncture linked to improvements for stress urinary incontinence

1. Electroacupuncture was found to result in less urinary leakage for women with stress urinary incontinence compared to sham electroacupuncture after 6 weeks. Evidence Rating...

ICD therapy significantly reduces death risk in patients with ischemic or nonischemic cardiomyopathy

1. Patients with ICD therapy had an overall reduction in all-cause mortality compared to conventional care. 2. The rate of sudden death was decreased in...

Device thrombosis more likely with bioresorbable scaffolds versus drug-eluting stents

1. Device thrombosis occurred at a higher rate in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) utilizing a bioabsorbable scaffold compared to a metallic stent,...

New standardized score identifies patients who should be treated with shorter duration dual-antiplatelet therapy

1. Standardized score suggests that prolonged dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) is harmful for patients with low DAPT scores. 2. Prolonged DAPT may reduce risk of...

Small and very small unruptured intracranial aneurysms may have little risk for rupture

1. Poor-quality evidence suggests unruptured intracranial aneurysms have low growth and rupture rates. 2. Very small unruptured intracranial aneurysms are associated with little or no...

Liver cirrhosis linked to increased risk of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke

1. In this retrospective cohort study of Medicare patients, history of liver cirrhosis was associated with increased risk of stroke compared with patients without...

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...
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