Imaging and Intervention

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

Pembrolizumab improves median survival amongst those with recurrent urothelial carcinoma

1. Patients with recurrent urothelial carcinoma experienced significantly longer median survival times when treated with pembrolizumab compared with chemotherapy agents.   2. Fewer treatment-related adverse events...

Ischemic stroke from cervical artery dissection associated with history of migraine

1. In this case-control study of ischemic strokes in younger adults, stroke from cervical artery dissection (CEAD) was associated with increased prevalence of history...

Ultrasound specific but not sensitive for perforated versus nonperforated appendicitis in children

1. In a prospective study of over 570 children with appendicitis, ultrasound (US) is highly specific but not sensitive in the detection of appendix...

Increased ultrasound utilization in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in children

1. In a retrospective review of over 96 000 children with acute appendicitis, there was a significant decrease in the utilization of computed tomography...

No cardiac events in patients with pacemakers or ICDs who underwent MRI: The MagnaSafe...

1. This prospective cohort study of patients with cardiac pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated no deaths, episodes of lead...

Transient elastography may be effective in evaluating endovascular treatment of Budd-Chiari syndrome

1. In a retrospective study of 25 patients with Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) treated with endovascular interventions, the decrease in liver stiffness (LS) observed on...

Clinical decision tool may discriminate need for ICU in children with traumatic brain injury...

1. Based on this secondary analysis of a prospective cohort study, certain clinical features, including lower GCS score, and head CT findings, including midline...

Ultrasound-guided microwave ablation may be effective in severe secondary hyperparathyroidism

1. In a prospective cohort study of 51 patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) and severe secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), ultrasound-guided percutaneous microwave ablation (MWA)...

Prophylactic LMWH not associated with prevention of VTE after arthroscopy or casting: The POT-KAST...

1. Prophylactic low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) for 8 days post knee arthroscopy demonstrated no change in the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) or major bleeding...

Adding antiandrogen therapy to radiation improves overall survival in recurrent prostate cancer

1. The addition of biclutamide (antiandrogen) to radiation therapy for recurrent prostate cancer improved overall survival compared to radiation alone. 2. Radiation therapy and biclutamide...
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