PET Scans Help Decisions In ER And Breast Cancer

PET Scans Help Decisions In ER + Breast Cancer

A study has found 100% accuracy for subsequent outcomes with hormonal therapy A small prospective study showed that PET imaging of the progesterone receptor (PgR) response to an estradiol challenge the usual predicted breast cancer response to hormonal therapy. PET with a progestin-analog tracer showed increased PgR levels, indicative of functional estrogen receptors (ERs), in…

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Telemedicine In ICU Saves Lives— Tele-Intensivist Care Linked To 18% Lower Mortality Over A Decade

Telemedicine In ICU Saves Lives— Tele-Intensivist Care Linked To 18% Lower Mortality Over A Decade

A study recently found that in facilities where 24/7 intensivist care was not available, outcomes for patients were better when care was delivered by “tele-intensivists” compared to traditional care models. Within the Cleveland Clinic Health System, patients treated by ICU telemedicine at one of their hospitals were found 18% less likely to die and were…

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Pulmonary Nodules: What Radiologists Should Recommend

Pulmonary Nodules: What Radiologists Should Recommend

Recently, it was acknowledged that radiologists vary widely in whether they recommend follow ups for pulmonary modules. But this is something that deeply needs examination. A new study by Brigham and Women’s Hospital, published Sunday in JACR, claims organizations need to reform this. They remind us that lung cancer is still the deadliest form of…

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