Acceleration-selective arterial spin-labeling MR angiography provides superior visualization of distal cerebral arteries and collateral vessels in patients with Moyamoya disease than is possible with time-of-flight (TOF) magnetic resonance (MR) angiography, according to a new study.
A fuller picture of the association between autism-related traits, inattention and measures of white matter organization, especially in the corpus callosum, is emerging as the result of new research. The investigators undertook their work because while the clinical overlap between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has become increasingly apparent, little has been known about the brain mechanisms that underlie this overlap.
By using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to study the organization of the brain’s connectome, researchers have shown certain alterations in the brain’s connectivity correlate with symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD), such as motor disturbances.
A recent study compared intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) for procedural guidance of left atrial appendage occlusions. Both approaches proved to be safe and effective, with no increase in procedure-related complications arising with ICE.
An aortic anastomosis leak (AAL) is a complication that’s difficult to address after surgery, but a case study from Chinese researchers offers a possible alternative to the usual method of handling this challenging issue—which is to operate.
Bioresorbable vascular scaffolds (BVS) appear to offer a safe, innovative therapy for those difficult-to-treat patients who experience in-stent restenosis (ISR), according to a new multicenter study conducted in Europe.
An educational intervention designed to reduce ordering of transthoracic echocardiograms (TTEs) informs physicians about their own test-ordering patterns and how their performance compares to their peers, according to recent research. Such knowledge can reduce inappropriate use of the tests.
Survival with favorable quality of life improved among patients with refractory out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation (VF)/ventricular tachycardia (VT) cardiac arrest when they were quickly taken to a cardiac catheterization laboratory (CCL) for extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and revascularization, as opposed to being treated with prolonged resuscitation efforts at the scene of their heart attack, according to new research.