Navigation Links
Lowering Contrast Material Injection in Aged Patients is Cost-effective and can Offset Risks

A new study has found that it is better to alter the dosage of senior patients undergoing multi-detector CT examination of the pancreas //and biliary region, by bringing it down by 10%. This would lower the cost of the examination as well as the risk of complications. This study was conducted by the Department of Technical Radiology at Nagoya University School of Health Science in Nagoya, Japan.

"When interpreting CT images acquired using the established protocol in our clinical practice, it was noted that in some examinations of elderly patients, contrast enhancement of the pancreatic parenchyma was too intense," said Shigeki Itoh, MD, lead author of the study. "Therefore, we speculated that it might be possible to reduce the dose and rate of contrast material injection without adversely affecting the degree of contrast enhancement in elderly patients," said Dr. Itoh.

The study included 112 patients, ranging from 23-80 years old who had known or suspected pancreatobiliary disease who were split into three groups (60 years old or younger with a contrast injection of 0.08 milliliters/kg/sec, 60 years old or older with a contrast injection of 0.08 milliliters/kg/sec, and 60 years old or older with a contrast injection of 0.07 milliliters/kg/sec).

Group 3 had a 12.2% reduction in the volume and rate of contrast material injection. According to previous studies, contrast enhancement in the vessels and the organs of the abdomen increases with an increase in the volume and rate of contrast material injection. However, Dr. Itoh said that this wasn't the case in his study. Dr. Itoh noted it is essential to administer contrast material only at the volume and rate needed to achieve an adequate level of contrast enhancement for diagnosis.



Source-Eurekalert
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Lowering blood pressure beneficial for PAD patients
2. Lowering Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence
3. Multi-Drug Therapy Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure
4. Multi-Drug Therapy Found To Be More Effective in Lowering B.P
5. Almonds found To Be Effective In Lowering Cholesterol
6. Almonds As Effective As Certain Drugs In Lowering Cholesterol
7. Using Cholesterol Lowering Drugs Effectively
8. Lowering cholesterol with vegetables in your diet
9. Fibre Rich Food A Boon For Lowering Cholesterol
10. Dark Chocolate Is Helpful In Lowering Blood Pressure.
11. Plant – based Foods More Effective In Lowering Cholesterol
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/17/2014)... Nwe is the co-author of a new weight loss book ... the Ace Medical Weight Loss Center in Rock Hill, SC. ... the industry of weight loss, and how several fad diets ... television shows, however, she says the topic of obesity is ... basic laughs, which she believes impacts whether Americans view it ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 17, 2014 HeartMath® Inc., recognized ... stress, heart rate variability (HRV), heart coherence and ... extensive HRV databases and algorithms to chipset manufacturers ... enable HeartMath’s partners to offer its HRV solutions, ... as well as its normative HRV databases and ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... No matter how far modern medicine advances, ... head louse parasite—a common childhood malady and a source ... six and twelve million individuals will suffer an infestation. ... company comes to the rescue, providing an all-natural treatment ... track record of customer service, and effectiveness in getting ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- As gas prices rose in recent years, so ... In times of gas increases, more people start ... the researchers explained. They examined data gathered between ... number of motorcycle registrations in the United States and ... analysis revealed a strong association between rising gas prices ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Poor students get more fruits ... new study finds. But, the opposite is true for ... fruits and vegetables at school may give a healthy boost ... no matter what the family income level, students all ate ... study found. The study was published recently in the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Obesity Should Not Be a Hollywood Punchline, Weight Loss Doc Says 2Health News:HeartMath® Inc.’s HRV Platform Solutions Available for Licensing 2Health News:HeartMath® Inc.’s HRV Platform Solutions Available for Licensing 3Health News:Lice Troopers Announces New Lice Treatment Clinic in Coral Gables to Service Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Brickell & South Miami 2Health News:When Gas Prices Go Up, So Do Motorcycle Accidents, Study Finds 2Health News:Poor Students Eat Healthier Foods at School, Study Finds 2
... TUESDAY, April 10 (HealthDay News) -- Although research has suggested ... to an increased risk of death in heart-failure patients compared ... the case. "Use of this and other similar drugs ... with heart failure," said Dr. Gregg Fonarow, co-director of the ...
... Barrett, MD will represent Kessler Foundation,s Stroke Rehabilitation Research ... at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New ... abstracts will be presented representing the Laboratory,s collaborative investigation ... stroke. Spatial neglect is a hidden disability of functional ...
... health concern in low- and middle-income countries, and there ... contribution to help tackle the disease, states an analysis ... Cancer kills more people than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria ... a projected rise through 2030 of 82% in low- ...
... By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter , ... urinary incontinence, the available treatments may cause more problems ... because of side effects that can include dry mouth ... is marked by frequent, sudden urges to urinate that ...
... registration is now open online for TCT 2012 ... the Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Every year, TCT ... leading medical researchers and clinicians from around the ... research developments in interventional cardiovascular medicine. Now in ...
... , MONDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- Even small ... illnesses such as diabetes, heart failure and lung disease ... a new study indicates. Researchers from the Harvard ... related to climate change could claim thousands of lives ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Common Blood Pressure Drug Safe for Heart Failure: Study 2Health News:Common Blood Pressure Drug Safe for Heart Failure: Study 3Health News:NJ stroke researchers report advances in spatial neglect research at AAN Conference 2Health News:Urinary Incontinence Drugs May Be More Trouble Than They're Worth 2Health News:Climate Change Could Be Tough on Seniors' Health: Study 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... -- IGI Laboratories, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IG; "IGI" or the ... $125 million aggregate principal amount of 3.75% Convertible Senior ... and sold only to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to ... amended (the "Securities Act"). The Notes bear ... payable semiannually in arrears on June 15 and December ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... RALEIGH, N.C. , Dec. 17, ... (CTMC), and Integrated Clinical Trial Services, LLC (ICTS), ... for clinical trials announce that they have formed ... Services (i-CTMS). i-CTMS will provide a broad range ... biotechnology and medical device companies. i-CTMS ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... , December 15, 2014 ... Am 19. und 20. Februar sind ... Aegate SAFE MEDICINE ECOSYSTEM PARTNER PROGRAMM ™ ... zu besuchen. Diese Tagung soll ... die Möglichkeit geben, die neue profitablen Unternehmensdienstleistungen, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 2IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 3IGI Laboratories Announces Closing of $125 Million of 3.75% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2019 4Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 2Integrated Clinical Trial Services and Clinical Trial Marketing Communications Form Joint Venture 3Symposium über Aegates Ecosystem-Partner-Programm für sichere Medikamente vom 19. - 20. Februar 2015 in Amsterdam 2
... COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 8 IntelligentMDx a developer and ... that verification studies of the IntelligentMDx BK Viral ... the Limit of Detection, linearity, specificity and reproducibility ... were determined. The data obtain agreed with internally ...
... have identified mutations in a gene that predict a high ... Although the researchers caution that further research is needed to ... or IKAROS, lead to leukemia relapse, the findings ... to assess the risk of treatment failure. By using a ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Verification Studies of IntelligentMDx's Proprietary Molecular Diagnostic Assay Process Have Been Completed 2Verification Studies of IntelligentMDx's Proprietary Molecular Diagnostic Assay Process Have Been Completed 3Gene Abnormality Found to Predict Childhood Leukemia Relapse 2Gene Abnormality Found to Predict Childhood Leukemia Relapse 3Gene Abnormality Found to Predict Childhood Leukemia Relapse 4Gene Abnormality Found to Predict Childhood Leukemia Relapse 5Gene Abnormality Found to Predict Childhood Leukemia Relapse 6
... VISION is Guidant's first cobalt chromium stent ... MINI VISION to have remarkably thin struts ... creating a highly deliverable stent. Less metal, ... outcomes in small vessel treatment. The Guidant ...
... IRIS Medical IQ 810 infrared diode ... retinal disorders and glaucoma. The Companys ... technological innovation and is designed to ... (MIP) procedures in the office and ...
... early is best corrected with GP lenses. ... be present, GP lenses will help the ... will neutralize the distortions of the corneal ... is a fitting challenge for even the ...
... "a quantum leap forward in the evolution of ... Rose K lens has become the world's most ... keratoconus.,Unlike traditional contact lenses, the complex geometry built ... the cone like shape of the cornea, for ...
Medicine Products: