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Oncology February 2020 Edition

Deep Learning May Help Diagnose MRI-Negative Epilepsy

Algorithm detected focal cortical dysplasia with high sensitivity A deep learning algorithm successfully detected type II focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) in epilepsy patients initially diagnosed as MRI-negative, Canadian researchers said.The algorithm had a sensitivity...

Growth In Children

The aim is To evaluate growth in a population of patients with Fontan circulation. We performed a cross-sectional evaluation of patients followed in our multidisciplinary Fontan clinic from January 2011 through August 2015. We reviewed the historical data,...

Drug Resistant C Jejuni Outbreaks Linked to Pet Store Puppies

Drug-resistant bacteria has circulated among pet store customers/employees for at least 10 years A CDC survey study found that puppies from commercial pet stores were linked to outbreaks of extensively drug-resistant Campylobacter jejuni (C jejuni) infections among...

Cancer Incidence Not Associated with RAI Tx for Hyperthyroidism

However, higher dose RAI seemed to increase mortality from breast, solid cancers The incidence of—and mortality from—cancer was not increased by exposure to radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy for hyperthyroidism, with the exception of thyroid cancer, a...

FDA Panel OKs Booster mRNA Covid-19 Vax for Adults 65 and Older

ACIP will meet Sept. 22-23 to discuss Covid-19 booster dosing After a full day of discussion, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory panel recommended authorization of a booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech’s mRNA Covid-19 vaccine for older adults ages...

Deep Learning May Help Diagnose MRI-Negative Epilepsy

Algorithm detected focal cortical dysplasia with high sensitivity A deep learning algorithm successfully detected type II focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) in epilepsy patients initially diagnosed as MRI-negative, Canadian researchers said.The algorithm had a sensitivity...

Growth In Children

The aim is To evaluate growth in a population of patients with Fontan circulation. We performed a cross-sectional evaluation of patients followed in our multidisciplinary Fontan clinic from January 2011 through August 2015. We reviewed the historical data,...

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