Imaging speeds lifesaving care to stroke victims

A commonly available imaging technique can identify stroke patients most likely to benefit from a procedure to restore blood flow, a potential breakthrough in care that could save thousands of lives every year, according to a study in Radiology. Large vessel occlusion strokes occur when a clot travels up from…

3D imaging reveals neural vicious cycle in fatty liver disease

With the application of a novel three-dimensional imaging technology, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have discovered that one portion of the autonomic nervous system in the liver undergoes severe degeneration in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The study, which is conducted in mice and human liver tissue, shows that the degeneration of…

Study uncovers clues to COVID-19 using imaging

Since the pandemic hit, researchers have been uncovering ways COVID-19 impacts other parts of the body, besides the lungs. Now, for the first time, a visual correlation has been found between the severity of the disease in the lungs using CT scans and the severity of effects on patient’s brains,…

What is a Concussion?

Skip to: What is a concussion? What are the signs and symptoms? Can concussion be dangerous? How can concussion be prevented? How to diagnose a concussion? How to treat a concussion? A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury that causes temporary loss of normal brain activities. It…

What is Polymyalgia Rheumatica?

Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) is a rheumatic disease characterized by recurrent inflammatory episodes. PMR is usually seen in Caucasians living in Northern Europe and North America. The condition generally affects people over the age of 50 years (with average patient age being above 70 years), and is more common in women…