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Panel advocates for increased adoption of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in peripheral vascular interventions

Kaplan–Meier curve of 12-month freedom from binary restenosis after femoropopliteal endovascular intervention using angiography (blue) and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) + angiography (red) in a single-center randomized trial. Reprinted with permission from Allan et al, 2022. Credit: Journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions (2024). DOI: 10.1016/j.jscai.2023.101205 Proceedings from an expert consensus roundtable that

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Different biological variants discovered in Alzheimer’s disease

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Dutch scientists have discovered five biological variants of Alzheimer’s disease, which may require different treatments. As a result, previously tested drugs may incorrectly appear to be ineffective or only minimally effective. This is the conclusion of researcher Betty Tijms and colleagues from Alzheimer Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC and Maastricht University. Their

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Study finds clear link between autoimmune disease and perinatal depression

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Women with autoimmune disease are more likely to suffer from depression during pregnancy and after childbirth; conversely, women with a history of perinatal depression are at higher risk of developing autoimmune disease, a new study from Karolinska Institutet published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry reports. In autoimmune disease, the immune system

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New research identifies high rates and common causes of diagnostic errors in hospitals across the nation

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A new study from researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in collaboration with researchers at the University of California San Francisco, has shed light on the rate and impact of diagnostic errors in hospital settings. In an analysis of electronic health records from 29 hospitals across the country of 2,428 patients

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Targeted MRI detects chronic liver disease

Stained tissue from mice with experimental liver fibrosis (top) compared to liver tissue from normal mice (bottom). Credit: Bawendi laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Chemistry Chronic liver diseases such as hepatitis, liver cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma are a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Fibrosis—the thickening and scarring of connective tissue—plays a

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A novel method for lung image registration

Respiratory motion modeling. (The cover picture of Volume 28 Issue 4, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Science). This article was the cover article of that issue.). Credit: Peizhi Chen, Yifan Guo, Dahan Wang, Chinling Chen. Research published in Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (Science) has proposed a new method for lung image registration named Dlung.

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