Imaging and Intervention

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

Lack of superiority of rivaroxaban for secondary prevention of embolic stroke of undetermined source

1. At a median follow-up of eleven months, rivaroxaban was not superior to aspirin for prevention of secondary stroke after an initial primary embolic...

Early endovenous ablation of leg ulcers improves healing: The EVRA trial

1. Patients with leg ulcers caused by superficial venous reflux treated with compression therapy experienced earlier time to healing if they were treated with...

MRI pattern selects patients with unknown stroke time who benefit from thrombolysis

1. Stroke patients with unknown time of stroke onset and DWI-FLAIR mismatch indicative of a stroke within the prior 4.5 hours who were randomized...

ECMO for severe ARDS does not improve mortality

1. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) did not show a 60-day mortality benefit compared to conventional ventilation and...

Computer analysis is not better than human clinical evaluation when it comes to measuring...

1. Similar associations were observed with clinical BI-RADS and automated BI-RADS with respect to interval and screen-detected cancer. 2. Both automated and clinical BI-RADS showed...

Sickle cell trait not linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke

1. In this meta-analysis of prospective population-based studies, sickle cell trait (SCT) was not associated with any difference in risk of first ischemic stroke. 2....

Addition of ticagrelor to aspirin significantly increased graft patency after elective CABG

1. In this randomized controlled trial, saphenous vein graft patency after elective CABG was significantly improved in patients treated with ticagrelor plus aspirin versus...

Sigmoidoscopy reduces colon cancer risk for men, but not women

1. Sigmoidoscopy was associated with a reduction in the prevalence of colon cancer mortality in men. 2. Sigmoidoscopy did not appear to have a significant...

Centrifugal-flow pumps improve complication free survival compared to axial flow-pumps: The MOMENTUM 3 trial

1. Advanced heart failure patients randomized to receive centrifugal-flow pumps demonstrated higher rates of 2-year survival free of disabling stroke or reoperation to remove...

Higher short-term mortality demonstrated for women compared with men after ST-elevation myocardial infarction

1. In a modern cohort of patients with readily available primary percutaneous coronary intervention, woman experienced greater mortality rates then men following ST-elevation myocardial...
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