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Prophylactic Hydration For Contrast-induced Nephropathy: Doubts About Efficacy, Cost-effectiveness

Prophylactic Hydration For Contrast-induced Nephropathy: Doubts About Efficacy, Cost-effectiveness

Study from The Netherlands randomly assigned 660 high-risk patients undergoing elective procedures involving iodinated contrast material to receive no prophylaxis or intravenous hydration.

Patients Underestimate Radiation Involved in Spinal Imaging

Patients Underestimate Radiation Involved in Spinal Imaging

Cross-sectional survey study examines patients undergoing spine surgery and their knowledge of radiation exposure.

Ultrasound Identifies Tenosynovitis in RA Patients With Low DAS28 Scores

Ultrasound Identifies Tenosynovitis in RA Patients With Low DAS28 Scores

Standardized ultrasound assessment of rheumatoid arthritis disease activity may aid healthcare practitioners in comprehensive management.

Cognitive Dysfunction, Memory Impairment Evaluated by fMRI in Non-Neuropsychiatric SLE

Cognitive Dysfunction, Memory Impairment Evaluated by fMRI in Non-Neuropsychiatric SLE

Functional MRI imaging in patients with non-neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus found that defects in spatial working memory and cognitive dysfunction were related to damage in specific neural networks.

ACR/EULAR Develop Classification Criteria for Primary Sjögren Syndrome

ACR/EULAR Develop Classification Criteria for Primary Sjögren Syndrome

American and European experts forge first commonly accepted and validated classification criteria for Sjögren syndrome.

Whole Genome Sequencing Identifies Overlapping Molecular Disease

Whole Genome Sequencing Identifies Overlapping Molecular Disease

In 4.9% of cases that were ultimately informative with whole-exome sequencing, multiple molecular diagnoses were found.

Diagnostic Sensitivity of Ultrasound vs Crystal Analysis for Gout

Diagnostic Sensitivity of Ultrasound vs Crystal Analysis for Gout

The use of ultrasound for gout diagnosis was found to have high specificity and modest sensitivity.

Patient-Derived Disease Activity Scores Related to DAS28, CDAI

Patient-Derived Disease Activity Scores Related to DAS28, CDAI

The establishment of thresholds for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activities and response criteria for the patient reported outcome measure (PROM), Patient-based Disease Activity Score (PDAS) 1 and 2 were recently described.

Troponin T and Cerebral Microbleeds in Rheumatic Heart Disease

Troponin T and Cerebral Microbleeds in Rheumatic Heart Disease

In the future, hs-cTnT may be a possible risk marker upfront of treatment decisions, especially in patients combined with detected CMBs.

Diagnostic Accuracy of Physicians vs Computer Algorithms

Diagnostic Accuracy of Physicians vs Computer Algorithms

The diagnostic accuracy of physicians and computerized symptom checkers were compared by researchers.

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