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:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... After more than ... Food and Drug Administration, GlobalSun (TM) — sunscreen specifically formulated for the unique skin ... rating of 35, hits the market just in time to help protect the skin ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... DC (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 , ... The ... and the Sierra Club, announced the first-ever Why We Care Youth contest today. Why ... to share what access to reproductive health and contraception has personally meant to them, ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) , ... June 30, 2015 ... ... Duke Brain Tumor Center, has joined Allegheny Health Network (AHN) as ... research interests involve the management of primary brain tumors, brain metastases, leptomeningeal disease ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... The Citizens Commission on ... (D-IL) for writing to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), requesting ... system, Universal Health Services (UHS).[1] CCHR is expanding its seven-year review of UHS ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... The League for Innovation ... Strategy Officer at Predictive Analytics Reporting (PAR) Framework, and Susan Rundell Singer, Director ... provide keynote addresses at the 2015 STEMtech conference in Phoenix, Arizona, November 1-4. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:GlobalSun – The First Sunscreen Developed for All People of Color – Hits The Market 2Health News:UN Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Sierra Club Launch Why We Care Youth to Amplify Young Voices on Critical Importance of International Reproductive Health and Contraception 2Health News:UN Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Sierra Club Launch Why We Care Youth to Amplify Young Voices on Critical Importance of International Reproductive Health and Contraception 3Health News:UN Foundation, Planned Parenthood Federation of America & Sierra Club Launch Why We Care Youth to Amplify Young Voices on Critical Importance of International Reproductive Health and Contraception 4Health News:Noted Duke Brain Cancer Specialist to Direct Allegheny Health Network Neuro-Oncology Program 2Health News:Noted Duke Brain Cancer Specialist to Direct Allegheny Health Network Neuro-Oncology Program 3Health News:CCHR Seeks Public Input on Psychotropic Drug Billing and Psychiatric Abuse: Applauds Congressmen for Behavioral Hospitals Investigation Call 2Health News:CCHR Seeks Public Input on Psychotropic Drug Billing and Psychiatric Abuse: Applauds Congressmen for Behavioral Hospitals Investigation Call 3Health News:CCHR Seeks Public Input on Psychotropic Drug Billing and Psychiatric Abuse: Applauds Congressmen for Behavioral Hospitals Investigation Call 4Health News:CCHR Seeks Public Input on Psychotropic Drug Billing and Psychiatric Abuse: Applauds Congressmen for Behavioral Hospitals Investigation Call 5Health News:League for Innovation Announces Distinguished Keynote Presenters for STEMtech Conference 2Health News:League for Innovation Announces Distinguished Keynote Presenters for STEMtech Conference 3
... Ranbaxy Laboratories and Cipla announced an alliance to ... had recently received Drug Controller General of India’s ... a unique dosage form of the broad-spectrum antibiotic. ... be around Rs 310 crore. //,Ciprofloxacin ...
... antioxidants, often as compounds known as flavonoids. It has ... levels of health-promoting flavonoids than apples or orange juice. ... are produced when oxygen burns glucose in cells to ... like DNA and proteins, setting the scene for heart ...
... There are many grueling and expensive options to explore for ... being Acupuncture. ,According to an article from the San ... may have been through the other options. They usually face ... born with a certain number of eggs, hundreds are lost ...
... fruits and vegetables, but don't forget whole grains, if ... disease and cancer, researchers say. Fruits and vegetables especially ... risk by about 32%. , According to a study ... of two to three slices of whole-grain bread each day were ...
... can keep lungs from deteriorating and reduce the risk ... of Ohahio, Dr.Margit Pelkon and collegues investigated the effects ... Finnish participants in four groups:// those who had never ... quit intermittently, and those who had never quit. ...
... the US suggest that acupuncture is at least as ... evidence on the safety of complementary and alternative medicine(CAM). ... of the first serious safety assessments on acupuncture. In ... agreed to record any adverse events occurring between June ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:6/30/2015)... June 30, 2015 First Choice Wellness Care ... Astanza Duality and is the only clinic in the ... tattoo removal treatments. The practice has recently expanded their ... brand to showcase their focus in the procedure. They ... results, faster ink clearance, and superior service. ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... JERUSALEM , June 30, 2015 ... http://www.oramed.com ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical Company focused on the ... the first patient has been screened in the Company,s ...  This U.S. based study will be performed under the ... the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... 30, 2015  EnteroMedics Inc. (NASDAQ: ETRM ), ... technology to treat obesity, metabolic diseases, and other gastrointestinal ... offering  of 40,229,886 units. Each unit consists of one ... warrant to purchase one share of common stock, and ... share of common stock, at a purchase price of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:First Choice Wellness Care Becomes Tallahassee Leader In Tattoo Removal With Astanza Duality 2First Choice Wellness Care Becomes Tallahassee Leader In Tattoo Removal With Astanza Duality 3Oramed Enrolls First Patient in its Phase IIb Oral Insulin Study 2Oramed Enrolls First Patient in its Phase IIb Oral Insulin Study 3EnteroMedics Inc. Announces Pricing of $35.0 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 2EnteroMedics Inc. Announces Pricing of $35.0 Million Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants 3
... Company Focused on IND-Enabling Work with Protein Therapeutics that ... Modulate Alternative Pathway of Complement System, CAMBRIDGE, ... has initiated a corporate growth plan with the,appointment of ... of its headquarters in Cambridge, Mass. Dr. Celniker succeeds,Woodruff ...
... Nonin Medical, a leading innovator,of physiological monitoring solutions ... testing phase with its breakthrough technology to measure,regional ... is the continuous monitoring of the regional blood ... testing data and outcomes from an ongoing clinical ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Taligen Therapeutics Initiates Corporate Growth Plan with Appointment of Abbie Celniker, Ph.D., as CEO and Establishment of Cambridge, Mass., Headquarters 2Taligen Therapeutics Initiates Corporate Growth Plan with Appointment of Abbie Celniker, Ph.D., as CEO and Establishment of Cambridge, Mass., Headquarters 3Nonin Medical Inc. Announces Entry Into the Cerebral Oximeter Market 2
... AggRAM, for platelet aggregation and ristocetin ... with the power of Windows-based software ... to two AggRAM modules can be ... computer so you can configure your ...
The Multiple Perfusion set provides simultaneous perfusion of the aortic root and up to three or more vein grafts. The set features an inlet port with female luer and clamp attached to an adapter whi...
The Aortic Root Cannulae With Vent Line are flanged, with radiopaque tips; two side holes in tip....
The KAVD Venous Cannula is the first of its kind. It is a combination of cannulae/venous line designed to "bridge the gap between the patient and the Medtronic Resting Heart System circuit....
Medicine Products: