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Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound in Children

Researchers from the United Kingdom analyzed adverse incidents encountered in pediatric CEUS, and sought to determine if there were financial benefits to reducing the number of CT and MRI examinations among children. The researchers analyzed all CEUS examinations performed on children aged 18 and younger between January 2008 and December 2015. The children received a median dose of 2.4 mL of a sulfur hexafluoride microbubble contrast agent, with ranges from 0.1 mL to 4.8 mL. All immediate reactions deemed due to contrast examinations were documented in radiology reports. Electronic patient records were examined for adverse reactions within 24 hours not due to an underlying pathologic condition. Costs were also compared: CEUS utilization cost at $94, CT at $168, and MRI at $274. The results showed that of 187 boys and 118 girls (305 children total), 147 studies (48.2%) were ordered to characterize liver lesions and 113 studies (37.1%) for trauma. The remaining 45 studies (14.8%) were …

Are e-cigarette flavorings toxic to the heart

Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology conclude that the chemicals used to create these flavors could be damaging blood vessels and the cells that line the inside of the heart. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) were first introduced to the United States in 2006 and were marketed as a safer alternative to cigarettes. These battery-powered devices heat a liquid solution that is then inhaled by the user. However, e-cigarettes can still contain nicotine and some of the chemicals used in regular cigarettes. Since their introduction, they have gained popularity and are widely used as an alternative to smoking traditional tobacco products. They are often used to help people quit smoking with the belief being that they offer fewer health risks. They have also gained popularity among young people. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there was an increase in middle and high school students using e-cigarettes from 2011 to 2016. However, they are not r…

Global Large Bore Vascular Closure System Market 2018

QYResearch recently announces a latest research report titled “Effective Market Analysis of Global Large Bore Vascular Closure System Industry 2018” which highlights the Large Bore Vascular Closure System market size, comprehensive Large Bore Vascular Closure System industry dynamics and high-tech updates of global Large Bore Vascular Closure System market with respect to Large Bore Vascular Closure System industry opportunities, threats, challenges, constraints, cost structure and current trends in the Large Bore Vascular Closure System industry. This Large Bore Vascular Closure System research guide consist of top Large Bore Vascular Closure System manufacturers, Large Bore Vascular Closure System market segmentation by Types, Application and Large Bore Vascular Closure System market division based on geographical locations. The Large Bore Vascular Closure System research report primarily focuses on providing in-depth Large Bore Vascular Closure System research analysis and forecas…

Smoking, Diabetes Can Increase Risk Of Dementia; Dementia Risk Factors You Must Know

Smoking is one heinous habit which is responsible for a number of health hazards. Similarly, diabetes is a chronic condition which can affect the quality of life of a person to a great extent. The two have been popular to increase risks of cancer and heart disease. Now, researchers have warned that the two can clog the region of brain which is crucial to memory and increase risk for dementia. Some recent findings have shown that smoking and diabetes can increase risk of calcification (calcium salt deposits) in hippocampus – a brain structure which is important for short and long-term memory storage. Any decline in the functioning of hippocampus can cause Alzheimer’s disease, which is the most common kind of dementia. The study, which was published in journal Radiology, found out the association between cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure and hippocampal calcifications. Around 1,991 people aged 78 years participated in the study, reports IANS. Ef…