Tag: ct

Chopstick Pieces Stuck in Woman’s Nose for a Week

A 29-year-old woman in Taiwan had chopstick fragments in her sinuses for a week after she was reportedly attacked by her sister at the dinner...

In Alleged Money Grab, Hospital Chain Cashes In on Trauma Centers

Ed Knight was taken to Chippenham Hospital after cutting his arm in a fall from a ladder. For stitching up his wound and sending him...

Tocilizumab May Improve Lung Function in Early Systemic Sclerosis

Treatment with tocilizumab (Actemra) could stabilize or improve lung function in people with early interstitial lung disease associated with systemic sclerosis (SSc-ILD), a new study...

Different Ways of Estimating Postreperfusion Infarct Volume Have Comparable Results

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In assessing post-reperfusion final infarct volume (FIV) and functional outcomes in certain stroke patients, noncontrast computed tomography (NCCT) e-Stroke Suite...

Invasive Tests Prompted by Cancer Screening Show High Real-World Complication Rate

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – In real-world circumstances, procedures such as biopsy indicated by lung-cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) may not go quite...

Many With Vaping Lung Injury May Have Lingering Symptoms

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Most patients who develop e-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) are young white males, and nearly all admit...

Lung Cancer CT Is Chance for ‘Opportunistic’ Osteoporosis Check

Low-dose chest CT for lung cancer screening provides the opportunity to simultaneously screen patients for osteoporosis, detecting notably higher rates of osteoporosis in men than...

Surveillance After CRC Resection Does Not Improve Survival

Intensive surveillance with carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) testing and CT scans after colorectal cancer resection did not improve recurrence-free or overall survival when compared with standard...

Death Knell for Phosphate Binders in Nondialysis CKD Patients?

The non–calcium phosphate binder lanthanum carbonate (Fosrenol) had absolutely no effect on any intermediate marker of cardiovascular (CV) risk or bone and mineral metabolism in...

COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the US

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Just over 6 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19...

Chronicles of Cancer: A History of Mammography

The history of mammography provides a powerful example of the connection between social factors and the rise of a medical technology. It is also an...

Epilepsy After TBI Linked to Worse 12-Month Outcomes

The severity of head injury in traumatic brain injury (TBI) is significantly linked with the risk of developing posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE) and seizures, and PTE...

New Guidance to Protect Providers, Manage Stroke in COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. An international panel of stroke experts from 18 countries has issued...

‘Every Patient Would Applaud’ Bladder Cancer Surveillance Study

A new, less intensive approach to follow-up of patients with high-risk, non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) after surgery appears feasible. Usually, such patients follow an...

Predictors of ICH After Thrombectomy Identified

A clinical score may help clinicians predict which patients undergoing mechanical thrombectomy up to 24 hours after a stroke are at higher risk of developing...

Consensus Statement on Chest Imaging in Patients with COVID-19 (Fleischner Society, 2020)

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 27, 2020 — An multinational consensus statement from the Fleischner Society on the role of chest...

Can Patients Demand Your COVID Status?

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 24, 2020 — Last week I met with someone who was going to start cancer treatment....

Will Coronavirus Restrictions Lead to More Advanced Cancers?

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: APRIL 22, 2020 — My pathology lab once faced a daily flood of colon polyps, pap smears,...

New Treatment Guidelines, Surge Preparation

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Normal Chest X-ray Doesn’t Rule Out COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. Patients presenting at urgent care centers with symptoms that warrant suspicion...

Imaging Recommendations Issued for COVID-19 Patients

A consensus statement on the role of imaging during the acute work-up of COVID-19 patients called for liberal use in patients with moderate to severe...