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ICU Management

New tool for detecting aneurysm risk in ER headache patients

2017 14 Nov

Identifying headache patients who are at risk of aneurysms can be difficult as they often seem otherwise well. In view of this, researchers at The Ottawa Hospital (Ontario) have developed a new tool designed to help emergency departments identify high-risk patients and improve survival rates. The tool is called The Ottawa Subarachnoid Haemorrhage Rule... Read more

IMAGING Management

Lower Dose, Lower Contrast Possible for CTA Scans

2015 26 Dec

A CTA scan (a scan of the arteries) can be performed with a contrast medium volume reduction of up to 75 percent and up to 50 percent reduction in radiation dose, according to a new study from the University of Twente in Enschede, Netherlands. Researchers say the study's results can almost directly be applied in hospitals today, thus providing enormous... Read more

IMAGING Management

Aneurysms May Recur Years After Endovascular Treatment

2015 10 Jun

While endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding, this may be followed by aneurysm recurrences in a significant proportion of cases. In particular, patients with larger aneurysms or incomplete occlusion face a long-term risk of aneurysm recurrences.The findings are based on a new magnetic resonance... Read more

Executive Health Management

Overdiagnosis Risk In Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

2015 04 Mar

It is unknown whether the benefits outweigh the risks of screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). AAA involves the swelling of the main blood vessel that leads away from the heart and down through the abdomen. An undetected rupture in the wall of the artery is fatal in 80 percent of cases, most of which involve men older than age 65, with smoking... Read more