Imaging and Intervention

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

Quick Take: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis versus Multifocal Motor Neuropathy: Utility of MR Neurography

Both multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) affect the peripheral nervous system and present with palsies. Differentiating between these two diseases...

Quick Take: Association of Blood and Cerebrospinal Fluid Tau Level and Other Biomarkers With...

Human prion disease, also known as Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), is a neurodegenerative disease caused by abnormally folded prion proteins. The progression of CJD is...

PET scans show high tau levels in former NFL players with potential chronic traumatic...

1. Former National Football League (NFL) players with cognitive and neurological symptoms showed higher tau amyloid levels as detected on positron emission tomography (PET)...

Patent foramen ovale associated with four-fold increased risk for ischemic stroke in patients with...

1. In this prospective cohort study, patients with symptomatic pulmonary embolism (PE) and a patent foramen ovale (PFO) were found to have a significantly...

No decrease in risk of deep vein thrombosis seen with adjunctive pneumatic compression

1. A randomized control trial of adult ICU patients randomized to receive either adjunct intermittent pneumatic compression with pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis versus pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis only...

Catheter-based renal denervation reduces blood pressure in patients with uncontrolled hypertension

1. Meta-analysis of sham-controlled randomized trials of catheter-based renal denervation demonstrated reduction in ambulatory and office systolic blood pressures.2. Second-generation trials demonstrated greater reduction...

Quick Take: Functional Outcome of Intravenous Thrombolysis in Patients With Lacunar Infarcts in the...

Intravenous thrombolytic therapy with alteplase (recombinant human tissue plasminogen activator) is approved for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. However, whether it is efficacious...

Amyloid-PET imaging leads to changes in management in patients with dementia

1. In this prospective cohort study, changes in clinical management occurred after amyloid-PET imaging for a majority of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...

Quick Take: Diffusion-weighted Imaging of Invasive Breast Cancer: Relationship to Distant Metastasis–free Survival

For breast cancer patients, determining the risk of developing distant metastasis continues to present as a challenge, as the precise mechanism leading to distant...

Mesenchymal precursor cell transplant did not improve weaning from device support in LVAD patients

1. In this randomized controlled trial, the injection of mesenchymal precursor cells into the myocardium of patients undergoing a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)...
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