Medicine and Radiology - Theses
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Clinical application of non-contrast MRA techniques in the era of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and gadolinium deposition
Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) is clinically used for both arterial and venous assessment. It is an attractive alternative to CTA in younger patients, where risks of ionising radiation are greatest. Beyond neurovascular ...
Optimising the role of auxiliary midwives to improve maternal and newborn health care in Myanmar: the potential for task shifting
Background: Over 800 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth every day, almost all of them in low and middle-income countries. Human resource constraints, both in terms of numbers and quality, ...
The effect of midlife cardiovascular risk factors on late life brain structure and cognitive function in normal ageing women
Cardiovascular disease and dementia are amongst the major threats to heath and quality of life for Australian women. Since neurodegenerative pathologies develop before the onset of dementia, a life course prospective study ...
Impact of the change in WHO's severe pneumonia case definition on hospitalized pneumonia epidemiology: case studies from six countries
(WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION, 2019-06-01)
Objective: To quantify the impact of the change in definition of severe pneumonia on documented pneumonia burden. Methods: We reviewed existing data acquired during observational hospitalized pneumonia studies, before the ...
Use of FDG PET/CT for investigation of febrile neutropenia: evaluation in high-risk cancer patients
PURPOSE: Febrile neutropenia (FNP) is a frequent complication of cancer care and evaluation often fails to identify a cause. [(18) F]FDG PET/CT has the potential to identify inflammatory and infectious foci, but its potential ...
Is general anaesthesia preferable to conscious sedation in the treatment of acute ischaemic stroke with intra-arterial mechanical thrombectomy? A review of the literature
INTRODUCTION: Intra-arterial mechanical thrombectomy (IAMT) is an endovascular technique that allows for the acute retrieval of intravascular thrombi and is increasingly being used for the treatment of acute ischaemic ...
How specific is the MRI appearance of supratentorial atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumors?
BACKGROUND: Supratentorial atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor (ATRT) in many cases has a distinctive appearance on post-gadolinium MRI. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine whether this is a unique appearance allowing ATRT to ...
TROG 15.03 phase II clinical trial of Focal Ablative STereotactic Radiosurgery for Cancers of the Kidney - FASTRACK II
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy (SABR) is a non-invasive alternative to surgery to control primary renal cell cancer (RCC) in patients that are medically inoperable or at high-risk of post-surgical ...
Repeated mild traumatic brain injuries induce persistent changes in plasma protein and magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers in the rat
(NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP, 2019-10-10)
A single mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) typically causes only transient symptoms, but repeated mTBI (RmTBI) is associated with cumulative and chronic neurological abnormalities. Clinical management of mTBI is challenging ...