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13-01-2013 | Radiology | Article

Beta blocker use linked to NSCLC patient survival

Beta blockers may boost survival in patients undergoing definitive radiotherapy for non-small-cell lung cancer, suggests research published in the

Annals of Oncology


10-01-2013 | Surgery | Article

Repeat angiography worthwhile in subarachnoid hemorrhage

A second or even third attempt at catheter angiography may reveal vascular abnormalities after an initial negative result in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage, say researchers.

08-01-2013 | Endocrinology | Article

Surgical methods outperform radiation therapy in prostate cancer

A surgical method for treating localized prostate cancer may be a better option for patients than radiation therapy, show findings from a cost-effectiveness analysis.

08-01-2013 | Surgery | Article

Oxaliplatin and bevacizumab disappoint for rectal cancer

The addition of bevacizumab and oxaliplatin to standard neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy does not enhance clinical response rates in rectal cancer, show phase II study results.

06-01-2013 | Radiology | Article

Multiple birth hip dysplasia screening questioned

Ultrasound screening for developmental dysplasia of the hip is unnecessary in twins and triplets without signs of the condition, say UK researchers.

02-01-2013 | Internal medicine | Article

MRI could serve as lumbar puncture proxy

Structural brain patterns on magnetic resonance imaging predict cerebrospinal fluid biomarker levels in patients with suspected Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal lobar degeneration, preliminary research suggests.

30-12-2012 | Cardiology | Article

Stent placement ‘effective alternative to IVT in stroke patients’

In stroke patients in whom intravenous thrombolysis is either contraindicated or has failed, intra-arterial revascularization with cerebral angioplasty and stent placement is an effective and well-tolerated treatment, say Czech researchers.

27-12-2012 | Surgery | Article

Routine reimaging unnecessary after mild head injury

Scheduling a repeat computed tomography scan for patients with mild traumatic brain injury and stable neurologic signs is unnecessary, given that it rarely changes management, say Canadian researchers.

26-12-2012 | Stroke | Article

Structure, training support reliable telestroke service

Clinically relevant misinterpretation of computed tomography images via telemedicine is rare in a system that uses a structured assessment of images, say German researchers.

23-12-2012 | Surgery | Article

MRI fused with ultrasound to strengthen prostate cancer diagnosis

Researchers have developed a technique that fuses magnetic resonance imaging with ultrasound to improve the detection and treatment of prostate cancer.

23-12-2012 | Immunology | Article

TNF inhibitor efficacy may depend on brain activity

How well a patient responds to tumor necrosis factor inhibitor therapy may depend on brain activity reflecting the individual’s perception of their rheumatoid arthritis, scientists believe.

23-12-2012 | Endocrinology | Article

Computed tomography-induced cancer risk may be overstated

Clinicians should be careful not to overemphasize the risk for radiation-induced cancer when counseling patients on undergoing surveillance computed tomography imaging, caution US scientists.

23-12-2012 | Surgery | Article

BRCA gene testing impact on ovarian cancer prevention revealed

Research shows that women without a confirmed


mutation are choosing to undergo screening or surgery to prevent ovarian cancer, despite little evidence to support their use in this population.

20-12-2012 | Oncology | Article

Optic nerve assessment predicts retinoblastoma outcomes

Magnetic resonance imaging scans taken pre- and post-neoadjuvant chemotherapy for International Retinoblastoma Staging System stage III retinoblastoma can indicate a patient's likely event-free and overall survival, indicate study results.

16-12-2012 | Breast cancer | Article

18FDG–PET–CT improves breast cancer staging

A prospective study has shown fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography to be a powerful tool for the detection of nodal and distant metastatic disease in patients with breast cancer.

11-12-2012 | Surgery | Article

Radioactive iodine benefits selected papillary thyroid cancer patients

Radioactive iodine may be selectively used for the treatment of intermediate-risk papillary thyroid cancer in patients who are aged over 45 years with tumors smaller than 4 cm that are confined to the thyroid gland, say US scientists.

09-12-2012 | Radiology | Article

Erect radiographs reveal missed cervical spine instability

Erect radiographs are necessary to rule out unstable cervical spine injuries, UK researchers report.

02-12-2012 | Radiology | Article

Single-dose radiotherapy best for painful spine metastases

Research supports the use of single-fraction radiotherapy for the treatment of painful vertebral bone metastases.

28-11-2012 | Surgery | Article

Imaging window into future for brain injury patients

A model based on quantitative diffusion tensor imaging findings predicts outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury better than current methods, shows a multicenter study.

27-11-2012 | Sports medicine | Article

Brain effects of high-altitude sickness retained long term

Mountaineers who experience high-altitude cerebral edema often retain traces of the bleed in their brains for many years afterward, show study findings.