Imaging and Intervention

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

PET imaging of tau may help distinguish Alzheimer Disease from other neurodegenerative disorders

1. In this cross-sectional study, the tau marker flortaucipir accurately distinguished Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) dementia from other non-AD neurodegenerative disorders about 90% of the...

Addition of CT angiography to standard care for stable chest pain reduces mortality due...

1. Patients with stable chest pain referred to a cardiology clinic who received standard care plus coronary CT angiography (CTA) experienced lower 5-year rate...

Despite guidelines, use of CT for head trauma in children remains unchanged

1. The Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) published clinical prediction rules in 2009 to identify children with head trauma for whom computed...

Transcranial direct current stimulation linked to improved object naming post-stroke

1. In this randomized trial of patients with aphasia, use of anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (A-tDCS) demonstrated improved object naming compared to sham...

Improved cardiovascular health associated with lower incidence of dementia in older adults

1. In this prospective cohort study, older patients with more optimal cardiovascular (CV) health metrics had a lower rate of developing dementia in a...

Optimization of cardiovascular health metrics associated with better cerebrovascular structure and function in young...

1. In this cross-sectional study, young adults with a greater number of modifiable cardiovascular (CV) risk factors at recommended levels was associated with higher...

Alteplase unlikely to reduce disability after mild stroke without disabling deficits

1. In this randomized controlled trial, administration of alteplase within 3 hours of mild stoke did not lead to a reduction in disability at...

Active EKG monitoring screening leads to earlier diagnosis and treatment for atrial fibrillation compared...

1. In this randomized controlled trial, patients who received immediate atrial fibrillation (AF) monitoring with a new, wearable EKG were more likely to have...

Placement of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators significantly decreases following Department of Justice investigation

1. In this multicenter, longitudinal, serial cross-sectional analysis, there were 457 hospitals across 43 states that reached a monetary settlement with the Department of...

Quality improvement interventions increase adherence to performance measures for stroke in China

1. In this cluster-randomized clinical trial, quality improvement interventions led to slightly greater adherence of evidence-based, performance measures compared to care as usual for...
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