Researchers from the Mayo Clinic Rochester performed a retrospective study of data from 5758 adults with chronic kidney disease (CKD; stages 1−5) who underwent either noncontrast CT or iodixanol-enhanced contrast CT and who had pre- and post-CT serum creatinine measurements. All of…
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An elevated peripheral neutrophil-lymphocyte ratio is an indicator of inflammation. Investigators from a Turkish university hospital hypothesized that this ratio might differ in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) versus those with other headache syndromes. They performed a retrospective study of…
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Prior to the revised Swedish lumbar puncture guideline, a CT scan was often performed prior to lumbar puncture when acute bacterial meningitis was suspected. Taking the time to perform a CT scan of the head before lumbar puncture delays treatment…
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