MRI scans of healthy military recruits reveal sacroiliac joint damage that mimics axial spondyloarthritis
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  November 8, 2017  
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 MRI scans of healthy military recruits reveal sacroiliac joint damage that mimics axial spondyloarthritisMRI scans of healthy military recruits reveal sacroiliac joint damage that mimics axial spondyloarthritis
 
The magnetic resonance imaging scans of healthy military recruits showed sacroiliac joint damage similar to that found in axial spondyloarthritis after just six weeks of intensive physical training, reinforcing the importance of exercising caution when interpreting MRI results, according to new research findings presented this week at the 2017 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in San Diego.
 
 
 CMS report on radiation oncology alternative payment model provides viable path to better cancer careCMS report on radiation oncology alternative payment model provides viable path to better cancer care
 
The American Society for Radiation Oncology today called on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to move forward urgently with the development of a radiation oncology alternative payment model following a new report to Congress from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.
 
   Researchers develop new, three-step system to eliminate colorectal cancerResearchers develop new, three-step system to eliminate colorectal cancer
 
Researchers at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston have developed a new, three-step system that uses nuclear medicine to target and eliminate colorectal cancer.
 
   DZHK studies to investigate non-invasive diagnosis of diastolic heart failure with the help of CMRDZHK studies to investigate non-invasive diagnosis of diastolic heart failure with the help of CMR
 
Two new studies on diastolic heart failure are starting at the German Centre for Cardiovascular Research. They will investigate whether this form of heart failure can be better diagnosed and its causes clarified with the help of cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging.
 
   CRFA better than steroid injection for managing pain from knee osteoarthritisCRFA better than steroid injection for managing pain from knee osteoarthritis
 
For patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, a minimally invasive procedure called cooled radiofrequency ablation provides better pain reduction and functional improvement compared to steroid injection of the knee, concludes a study in Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, published by Wolters Kluwer.
 
 Body Composition Analysis (BCA) using minispec Analyzer
 
Body Composition Analysis (BCA) using minispec AnalyzerTime-domain NMR, also known as TD-NMR, allows a simple measurement of body composition in conscious animals.
 
 
 Children with Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy
 
Children with Hypoxic Ischemic EncephalopathyHIE (hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy) is a birth injury that children obtain due to lack of oxygen and blood flow at, or near, the time of birth. The condition causes brain injuries, and often results in developmental and cognitive impairments – including cerebral palsy. HIE is also called birth asphyxia, neonatal encephalopathy and perinatal asphyxia.
 
 
 Poor white matter health may contribute to persistent musculoskeletal pain in Gulf War veterans
 
Poor white matter health may contribute to persistent musculoskeletal pain in Gulf War veteransA study from the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, has shown that structural damage in the white matter of the brain may be linked to chronic musculoskeletal pain in Gulf War veterans.
 
 
 Starving childhood brain tumor of amino acid could improve effect of chemotherapy, study shows
 
Starving childhood brain tumor of amino acid could improve effect of chemotherapy, study showsStarving a childhood brain tumor of the amino acid glutamine could improve the effect of chemotherapy, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London and funded by Children with Cancer UK and the Medical Research Council.
 
 
 FDG PET/CT imaging shows correlation between amount of cfDNA and cancer aggressiveness
 
FDG PET/CT imaging shows correlation between amount of cfDNA and cancer aggressivenessItalian researchers have demonstrated a better way of determining the aggressiveness of tumors in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).
 
 
 University of Birmingham researchers receive £1.5 million to find new treatments for bowel cancer
 
University of Birmingham researchers receive £1.5 million to find new treatments for bowel cancerCharity Cancer Research UK has awarded the University of Birmingham £1.5 million to fund a five-year research program aimed at finding new treatments for bowel cancer.
 
 
 Pioneering research to grow mini bowel cancer tumor models in the lab
 
Pioneering research to grow mini bowel cancer tumor models in the labCharity Cancer Research UK has awarded the University of Birmingham £1.5 million to fund a five-year research program aimed at finding new treatments for bowel cancer.
 
 
 Outlook for Carcinoids
 
Outlook for CarcinoidsLarge-scale research demonstrates that very small carcinoids exist in 1 out of 100 individuals throughout their lifespan, without causing any complications. They constitute only 1% of all the GI tract cancers, whilst malignant carcinoids make up approximately 50% of all cancers of the small intestine.
 
 
 Broken Heart/Takotsubo Syndrome Signs and Symptoms
 
Broken Heart/Takotsubo Syndrome Signs and SymptomsTakotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM), also known as apical ballooning syndrome or acute stress-induced cardiomyopathy, is a condition in which the heart suddenly dysfunctions. The tip of the left ventricle becomes enlarged and weakened due to sudden intense physical or emotional stress. It is a temporary condition typically followed by complete recovery of the affected individual within a few weeks.