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By Dr John-Paul J Yu


Workflow disruptions are ubiquitous within cognitively demanding and complex work environments and are associated with errors, workflow inefficiency, and task prolongation. The healthcare work environment is one such example of an intrinsically complex work environment that often finds individuals engaging in rapid task switching and task shortening with concomitant deleterious effects on patient safety, workflow efficiency, and other quality outcomes [1].




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By Dr G. Andrade & Dr D. G. Abud

Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive procedure that is being increasingly accepted as an alternative treatment of the lower urinary tract symptoms caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). PAE is a time-consuming and technically challenging procedure due to the thinness of prostatic arteries and complex anatomic variations.



By Dr Stephanie Marchesseau

This review summarizes recently published findings that confirmed the role of 18F-NaF PET/CT in the imaging of culprit coronary atheromata while demonstrating for the first time the potential of 18F-NaF PET/MRI to identify infarcted myocardium [1].





By Olivier F. Clerc, Basil P. Kaufmann, Mathias Possner, Riccardo Liga, Jan Vontobel, Fran Mikulicic, Christoph Gräni,Dominik C. Benz, Tobias A. Fuchs, Julia Stehli, Aju P. Pazhenkottil, Oliver Gaemperli, Philipp A. Kaufmann, and Ronny R.Buechel

This article summarizes our recent study of the long-term prognostic performance of low-dose coronary computed tomography angiography (CCTA) with prospective
ECG triggering [1]. Patient stratification using coronary lesion severity in CCTA with low radiation dose accurately predicted the risk of major adverse cardiac events
in the long term.


By Dr Sophie Mavrogeni, Dr George Markousis-Mavrogenis & Dr Genovefa Kolovou

Immunoglobulin 4-related disease (IgG4-related disease) is a systemic inflammatory disease characterized by an increase in serum levels of IgG4 and by fibrosclerosis, lymphocytic infiltration and IgG4-positive plasma cells. Assay of serum IgG4 levels and biopsy of involved organs are necessary for diagnosis. The disease usually responds to treatment with corticosteroids and/or immunosuppressive medication.


By Dr F Nahab, Dr G Mahmoud & Dr M Ross

This article summarizes the results of a recently published study [1]whose primary objective was to describe the relative contribution of Trans Thoracic Echocardiography (TTE) in the cardiac evaluation of patients with Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) in emergency department.


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