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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821411/diagnosis-and-treatment-in-chronic-pancreatitis-an-international-survey-and-case-vignette-study
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Yama Issa, Hjalmar C van Santvoort, Paul Fockens, Marc G Besselink, Thomas L Bollen, Marco J Bruno, Marja A Boermeester
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the current opinion and clinical decision-making process of international pancreatologists, and to systematically identify key study questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pancreatitis (CP) for future research. METHODS: An online survey, including questions regarding the diagnosis and treatment of CP and several controversial clinical case vignettes, was send by e-mail to members of various international pancreatic associations: IHPBA, APA, EPC, ESGE and DPSG...
August 15, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820309/advanced-cone-beam-ct-venous-angiographic-imaging
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Visish M Srinivasan, Gouthami Chintalapani, Edward A M Duckworth, Peter Kan
OBJECTIVE The evaluation of the venous neurovasculature, especially the dural venous sinuses, is most often performed using MR or CT venography. For further assessment, diagnostic cerebral angiography may be performed. Three-dimensional rotational angiography (3D-RA) can be applied to the venous system, producing 3D rotational venography (3D-RV) and cross-sectional reconstructions, which function as an adjunct to traditional 2D digital subtraction angiography. METHODS After querying the database of Baylor St...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819715/automatic-detection-of-hemorrhagic-pericardial-effusion-on-pmct-using-deep-learning-a-feasibility-study
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Lars C Ebert, Jakob Heimer, Wolf Schweitzer, Till Sieberth, Anja Leipner, Michael Thali, Garyfalia Ampanozi
Post mortem computed tomography (PMCT) can be used as a triage tool to better identify cases with a possibly non-natural cause of death, especially when high caseloads make it impossible to perform autopsies on all cases. Substantial data can be generated by modern medical scanners, especially in a forensic setting where the entire body is documented at high resolution. A solution for the resulting issues could be the use of deep learning techniques for automatic analysis of radiological images. In this article, we wanted to test the feasibility of such methods for forensic imaging by hypothesizing that deep learning methods can detect and segment a hemopericardium in PMCT...
August 18, 2017: Forensic Science, Medicine, and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819093/non-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumor-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
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Paolo K Soriano, Muhammad F Iqbal, Omar M Siddiqui, Jeff F Wang, Meghna R Desai
BACKGROUND Primary mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCTs) are aggressive and carry a poor five-year disease free survival rate even with aggressive treatment. We describe a young adult male with primary mediastinal NSGCT presenting with airway obstruction and superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). CASE REPORT The patient presented with four weeks of nonproductive cough, weight loss, and right-sided pleuritic chest pain. Chest computed topography (CT) imaging demonstrated a right-sided mediastinal mass determined as a yolk sac tumor on biopsy...
August 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815426/identification-and-red-blood-cell-automated-counting-from-blood-smear-images-using-computer-aided-system
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Vasundhara Acharya, Preetham Kumar
Red blood cell count plays a vital role in identifying the overall health of the patient. Hospitals use the hemocytometer to count the blood cells. Conventional method of placing the smear under microscope and counting the cells manually lead to erroneous results, and medical laboratory technicians are put under stress. A computer-aided system will help to attain precise results in less amount of time. This research work proposes an image-processing technique for counting the number of red blood cells. It aims to examine and process the blood smear image, in order to support the counting of red blood cells and identify the number of normal and abnormal cells in the image automatically...
August 17, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814763/spatial-genomic-heterogeneity-in-multiple-myeloma-revealed-by-multi-region-sequencing
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L Rasche, S S Chavan, O W Stephens, P H Patel, R Tytarenko, C Ashby, M Bauer, C Stein, S Deshpande, C Wardell, T Buzder, G Molnar, M Zangari, F van Rhee, S Thanendrarajan, C Schinke, J Epstein, F E Davies, B A Walker, T Meissner, B Barlogie, G J Morgan, N Weinhold
In multiple myeloma malignant plasma cells expand within the bone marrow. Since this site is well-perfused, a rapid dissemination of "fitter" clones may be anticipated. However, an imbalanced distribution of multiple myeloma is frequently observed in medical imaging. Here, we perform multi-region sequencing, including iliac crest and radiology-guided focal lesion specimens from 51 patients to gain insight into the spatial clonal architecture. We demonstrate spatial genomic heterogeneity in more than 75% of patients, including inactivation of CDKN2C and TP53, and mutations affecting mitogen-activated protein kinase genes...
August 16, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809677/application-of-the-4d-xcat-phantoms-in-biomedical-imaging-and-beyond
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W Paul Segars, B M W Tsui, Jing Cai, Fang-Fang Yin, George S K Fung, Ehsan Samei
The four dimensional (4D) eXtended CArdiac-Torso (XCAT) series of phantoms was developed to provide accurate computerized models of the human anatomy and physiology. The XCAT series encompasses a vast population of phantoms of varying ages from newborn to adult, each including parameterized models for the cardiac and respiratory motions. With great flexibility in the XCAT's design, any number of body sizes, different anatomies, cardiac or respiratory motions or patterns, patient positions and orientations, and spatial resolutions can be simulated...
August 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808921/volumetric-abnormalities-of-thalamic-subnuclei-in-medication-overuse-headache
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Zhiye Chen, Zhihua Jia, Xiaoyan Chen, Mengqi Liu, Shuangfeng Liu, Lin Ma, Shengyuan Yu
BACKGROUND: The thalamus exerts a pivotal role in pain processing and cortical excitability control and a previous voxel-based morphometry study confirmed increased volume in bilateral thalamus in medication-overuse headache (MOH). The aim of this study is to investigate altered thalamic subnuclei volume in MOH compared with normal controls, and to evaluate the relationship of each thalamic subnuclei volume with the clinical variables. METHODS: High resolution three-dimensional T1-weighted fast spoiled gradient recalled echo MR images were obtained from 27 patients with MOH and 27 normal controls (NC)...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808792/using-natural-language-processing-of-free-text-radiology-reports-to-identify-type-1-modic-endplate-changes
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Hannu T Huhdanpaa, W Katherine Tan, Sean D Rundell, Pradeep Suri, Falgun H Chokshi, Bryan A Comstock, Patrick J Heagerty, Kathryn T James, Andrew L Avins, Srdjan S Nedeljkovic, David R Nerenz, David F Kallmes, Patrick H Luetmer, Karen J Sherman, Nancy L Organ, Brent Griffith, Curtis P Langlotz, David Carrell, Saeed Hassanpour, Jeffrey G Jarvik
Electronic medical record (EMR) systems provide easy access to radiology reports and offer great potential to support quality improvement efforts and clinical research. Harnessing the full potential of the EMR requires scalable approaches such as natural language processing (NLP) to convert text into variables used for evaluation or analysis. Our goal was to determine the feasibility of using NLP to identify patients with Type 1 Modic endplate changes using clinical reports of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examinations of the spine...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807753/a-critical-evaluation-of-validity-and-utility-of-translational-imaging-in-pain-and-analgesia-utilizing-functional-imaging-to-enhance-the-process
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Jaymin Upadhyay, Christian Geber, Richard Hargreaves, Frank Birklein, David Borsook
Assessing clinical pain and metrics related to function or quality of life predominantly relies on patient reported subjective measures. These outcome measures are generally not applicable to the preclinical setting where early signs pointing to analgesic value of a therapy are sought, thus introducing difficulties in animal to human translation in pain research. Evaluating brain function in patients and respective animal model(s) has the potential to characterize mechanisms associated with pain or pain-related phenotypes and thereby provide a means of laboratory to clinic translation...
August 11, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807107/etiologies-and-management-of-cutaneous-flushing-nonmalignant-causes
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REVIEW
Azeen Sadeghian, Hailey Rouhana, Brittany Oswald-Stumpf, Erin Boh
The flushing phenomenon may represent a physiologic or a pathologic reaction. Although flushing is usually benign, it is prudent that the physician remains aware of potentially life-threatening conditions associated with cutaneous flushing. A thorough investigation should be performed if the flushing is atypical or not clearly associated with a benign underlying process. The diagnosis often relies on a pertinent history, review of systems, physical examination, and various laboratory and imaging modalities, all of which are discussed in the 2 articles in this continuing medical education series...
September 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800287/measuring-and-establishing-the-accuracy-and-reproducibility-of-3d-printed-medical-models
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Elizabeth George, Peter Liacouras, Frank J Rybicki, Dimitrios Mitsouras
Despite the rapid growth of three-dimensional (3D) printing applications in medicine, the accuracy and reproducibility of 3D printed medical models have not been thoroughly investigated. Although current technologies enable 3D models to be created with accuracy within the limits of clinical imaging spatial resolutions, this is not always achieved in practice. Inaccuracies are due to errors that occur during the imaging, segmentation, postprocessing, and 3D printing steps. Radiologists' understanding of the factors that influence 3D printed model accuracy and the metrics used to measure this accuracy is key in directing appropriate practices and establishing reference standards and validation procedures...
August 11, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792434/collective-migration-of-lens-epithelial-cell-induced-by-differential-microscale-groove-patterns
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Chunga Kwon, Youngjun Kim, Hojeong Jeon
Herein, a micro-patterned cell adhesive surface is prepared for the future design of medical devices. One-dimensional polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) micro patterns were prepared by a photolithography process. We investigated the effect of microscale topographical patterned surfaces on decreasing the collective cell migration rate. PDMS substrates were prepared through soft lithography using Si molds fabricated by photolithography. Afterwards, we observed the collective cell migration of human lens epithelial cells (B-3) on various groove/ridge patterns and evaluated the migration rate to determine the pattern most effective in slowing down the cell sheet spreading speed...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Functional Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789867/malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-segmentation-for-photodynamic-therapy-planning
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Wael Brahim, Makram Mestiri, Nacim Betrouni, Kamel Hamrouni
Medical imaging modalities such as computed tomography (CT) combined with computer-aided diagnostic processing have already become important part of clinical routine specially for pleural diseases. The segmentation of the thoracic cavity represents an extremely important task in medical imaging for different reasons. Multiple features can be extracted by analyzing the thoracic cavity space and these features are signs of pleural diseases including the malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) which is the main focus of our research...
July 26, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780955/a-review-of-peer-assisted-learning-to-deliver-interprofessional-supplementary-image-interpretation-skills
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REVIEW
P Bain, A Wareing, I Henderson
BACKGROUND: Peer-assisted learning provides a means through which individuals can learn from one another through a reciprocal process. Radiographic image interpretation skills are fundamental to both diagnostic radiography students and medical students due to their shared role in preliminary evaluation of conventional radiographic images. Medical students on graduation, may not be well prepared to carry out image interpretation, since evidence suggests that they perform less well than radiographers in e...
September 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776479/parenteral-product-error-detection-before-and-after-implementation-of-intravenous-workflow-management-technology
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Kelly R Wright, Brian Dekarske, John S Clark, Bruce W Chaffee
Objective To assess the difference in pharmacy error detection rates when using a manual process compared to an intravenous workflow management system for the preparation of parenteral medications. Methods Baseline error data were collected by staff using a standard form over a four-day time period before intravenous workflow management system implementation and compared to 48 weeks of electronically collected data following implementation. The chi-square test was used for statistical comparisons. Results The ability to detect an error during the intravenous preparation process increased immediately following implementation, but this difference was not sustained and was not statistically different when the entire post-implementation time period was compared to the baseline sample...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Oncology Pharmacy Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28775284/a-post-processing-method-for-three-dimensional-electrical-impedance-tomography
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Sébastien Martin, Charles T M Choi
Electrical impedance tomography is a modern biomedical imaging method. Its goal is to image the electrical properties of human tissues. This approach is safe for the patient's health, is non-invasive and has no known hazards. However, the approach suffers from low accuracy. Linear inverse solvers are commonly used in medical applications, as they are strongly robust to noise. However, linear methods can give only an approximation of the solution that corresponds to a linear perturbation from an initial estimate...
August 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774439/a-hybrid-algorithm-for-speckle-noise-reduction-of-ultrasound-images
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Karamjeet Singh, Sukhjeet Kaur Ranade, Chandan Singh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Medical images are contaminated by multiplicative speckle noise which significantly reduce the contrast of ultrasound images and creates a negative effect on various image interpretation tasks. In this paper, we proposed a hybrid denoising approach which collaborate the both local and nonlocal information in an efficient manner. The proposed hybrid algorithm consist of three stages in which at first stage the use of local statistics in the form of guided filter is used to reduce the effect of speckle noise initially...
September 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774434/automatic-measurement-of-the-sinus-of-valsalva-by-image-analysis
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Fabrice Mairesse, Cédric Blanchard, Arnaud Boucher, Tadeusz Sliwa, Alain Lalande, Yvon Voisin
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Despite the importance of the morphology of the sinus of Valsalva in the behavior of heart valves and the proper irrigation of coronary arteries, the study of these sinuses from medical imaging is still limited to manual radii measurements. This paper aims to present an automatic method to measure the sinuses of Valsalva on medical images, more specifically on cine MRI and Xray CT. METHODS: This paper introduces an enhanced method to automatically localize and extract each sinus of Valsalva edge and its relevant points...
September 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774262/parallel-multiple-instance-learning-for-extremely-large-histopathology-image-analysis
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Yan Xu, Yeshu Li, Zhengyang Shen, Ziwei Wu, Teng Gao, Yubo Fan, Maode Lai, Eric I-Chao Chang
BACKGROUND: Histopathology images are critical for medical diagnosis, e.g., cancer and its treatment. A standard histopathology slice can be easily scanned at a high resolution of, say, 200,000×200,000 pixels. These high resolution images can make most existing imaging processing tools infeasible or less effective when operated on a single machine with limited memory, disk space and computing power. RESULTS: In this paper, we propose an algorithm tackling this new emerging "big data" problem utilizing parallel computing on High-Performance-Computing (HPC) clusters...
August 3, 2017: BMC Bioinformatics
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