Phantom limb pain is a severe side effect of limb amputation with limited options of controlling. This chronic pain emanating from the site of amputated limbs can decrease quality of live even more. Use of percutaneous cryoablation in the area of scar and distal nerves of residual limb was proposed during Society of Interventional Radiology’s 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Telemedicine is a modern form of medical care. It makes possible to diagnose and treat a patient even when the doctor is hundred kilometers away. It is used to monitor many chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension or asthma. It is used even in surgery when a surgeon who is on other continent gives pieces of advice to operating colleagues. Can telemedicine be used in diagnostics and treatment of a stroke? Read full text »
Mammography is recently gaining important extension, increasing sensitivity and specificity of imaging early stages of breast cancer. The tomosynthesis technique combined with classic mammography can provide earlier and more accurate identification of breast lesions. Read full text »
Effective and save imaging of neoplasmatic diseases in the youngest patients is curently a topic of several researches. The assessment of novel whole-body diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging was recently presented in „The Lancet”, including it’s comparison with computed tomography and 8F-fludeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography. The research focused on cancer staging in pediatric patients. Promising results can result with defining the new standards in cancer imaging for this group of patients. Read full text »
Vitamin E, which is commonly considered to have positive influence on reproduction, was subjected to analysis by Japanese scientists who stated that it reduces the bone mass. The results of their research were published in “Nature Magazine” in 2012. Read full text »
Currently, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the most important imaging examinations. Selection of a suitable diagnostic method is a key factor affecting both, the quality of treatment and the financial situation in health care. The subject of our study was to analyze referrals to CT and MRI examinations, as well as analysis of these examinations’ results. Read full text »
Outcomes of one of the largest clinical trials comparing transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) to open heart surgery aortic valve replacement (AVR) were published. Non-inferiority of the TAVI procedure has been demonstrated for mortality and overall clinical outcomes (1). Read full text »