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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337353/gastric-duplication-a-rare-cause-of-recurrent-vomiting
#1
Brahmananda Koduri, Katie McHale, Christina Yost, Michael H Goodman, Dennis Hoelzer
Vomiting is a physical finding that can occur at any age but presents the greatest challenge when it is recurrent in a child. The etiology is varied (Sieunarine and Manmohansingh, 1989; Suzuki, 1982), and recurrent vomiting can be a symptom of life threatening medical or surgical emergencies. Early recognition is mandatory for preventing delay in management and potential complications. Gastric duplication is rare and mostly diagnosed in infancy with only a few cases documented in the medical literature presenting in childhood...
2017: Case Reports in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331532/vitamin-d-a-possible-modifying-factor-linking-obesity-to-vascular-calcification-in-hemodialysis-patients
#2
Jwa-Kyung Kim, Mi Jin Park, Young Rim Song, Hyung Jik Kim, Sung Gyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a risk factor for increased cardiovascular disease. Whether vitamin D deficiency modifies this association is unclear. Here, we examined the association of obesity and vitamin D deficiency with vascular calcification score (VCS) in incident end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted with 213 ESRD patients. Vitamin D deficiency was defined as serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) levels below 10 ng/mL, and obesity was defined as a percentage of body fat (PBF) higher than the sex-specific median value in the cohort (>26...
2017: Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324716/postnatal-mri-for-cdh-a-pictorial-review-of-late-presenting-and-recurrent-diaphragmatic-defects
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REVIEW
Wendy Kim, Jesse Courtier, Cara Morin, Narendra Shet, Eric Strauch, Jane S Kim
Late-presenting or recurrent diaphragmatic defects can pose a diagnostic challenge due to varying clinical presentations. Current diagnostic approaches include plain film radiograph for initial assessment, with other imaging modalities such as fluoroscopy, ultrasound, CT and MRI mainly utilized for troubleshooting. As a radiation-free modality, MRI can provide a more definitive diagnosis in particular cases due to its ability to visualize discontinuity of the diaphragm, distinguishing it from eventration. MRI can also accurately characterize hernia contents, defect location and size...
March 8, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306628/pediatric-spinal-cord-injury-without-radiographic-abnormality-in-the-era-of-advanced-imaging
#4
Caitlin A Farrell, Megan Hannon, Lois K Lee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review describes the current evidence on pediatric spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality (SCIWORA) with attention to the definition, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of the condition, as well as common MRI findings, management strategies, and outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent literature demonstrates that with more widespread MRI use, our understanding of SCIWORA has improved. The new literature, although still limited, provides a more granular conceptualization of patterns of injury as well as potential prognostic stratification of patients based on MRI findings...
March 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298577/trauma-imaging-a-literature-review
#5
Jason Heath Vela, Christopher Ira Wertz, Kimberly L Onstott, Joss R Wertz
PURPOSE: To inform radiologic technologists about which imaging modalities and examinations are best suited for evaluating specific anatomical structures in patients who have sustained a traumatic injury. METHODS: Two scholarly research databases were searched to identify articles focused on trauma imaging of the head, cervical spine, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Articles focused on trauma diagnosis were excluded. Thirty-two articles were selected for analysis. DISCUSSION: Physical examination and plain-film radiographs typically are used to assess nasal bone fracures...
January 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290340/are-reporting-radiographers-fulfilling-the-role-of-advanced-practitioner
#6
R C Milner, B Snaith
BACKGROUND: Advanced practice roles are emerging in all disciplines at a rapid pace and reporting radiographers are ideally placed to work at such level. Advanced practitioners should demonstrate expert practice and show progression into three other areas of higher level practice. Most existing literature has focussed on the image interpretation aspect of the role, however there is little evidence that plain film reporting radiographers are undertaking activities beyond image interpretation and fulfilling the role of advanced practitioner...
February 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285781/calciphylaxis-comparison-of-radiologic-imaging-and-histopathology
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Charles L Halasz, David P Munger, Heather Frimmer, Michael Dicorato, Sandra Wainwright
BACKGROUND: The current gold standard for diagnosis of calciphylaxis is a skin biopsy specimen demonstrating calcification of small-caliber arteries or arterioles. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to compare diameters of calcified vessels seen in skin biopsy specimens and radiology images of patients with calciphylaxis. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of patients with known calciphylaxis from 2009 to 2016 at a community hospital who had both skin biopsy specimens and radiology images taken as part of their routine care...
March 9, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267552/safety-issues-and-updates-under-mr-environments
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REVIEW
Soo Jung Kim, Kyung Ah Kim
Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is a useful imaging tool with superior soft tissue contrast for diagnostic evaluation. The MR environments poses unique risks to patients and employees differently from ionizing radiation exposure originated from computed tomography and plain x-ray films. The technology associated with MR system has evolved continuously since its introduction in the late 1970s. MR systems have advanced with static magnetic fields, faster and stronger gradient magnetic fields and more powerful radiofrequency transmission coils...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242358/staged-protocol-for-the-treatment-of-chronic-femoral-shaft-osteomyelitis-with-ilizarov-s-technique-followed-by-the-use-of-intramedullary-locked-nail
#9
Po-Hsin Chou, Hsi-Hsien Lin, Yu-Pin Su, Chao-Ching Chiang, Ming-Chau Chang, Chuan-Mu Chen
BACKGROUND: Infected nonunion of the femoral shaft is uncommon, and usually presents with challenging therapeutic and reconstructive problems. There are still controversies over treating infected nonunion of the femoral shaft. The purposes of this retrospective study were to review the treatment outcomes and describe a staged protocol for spontaneous wound healing. METHODS: Six patients with chronic femoral shaft infected-nonunion from October 2002 to September 2010 were included in this retrospective study...
February 24, 2017: Journal of the Chinese Medical Association: JCMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237300/radiographer-workforce-role-expansion-to-improve-patient-safety-related-to-nasogastric-tube-placement-for-feeding-in-adults
#10
G Roe, K M Harris, H Lambie, D J M Tolan
AIM: To determine whether the active involvement of radiographers in nasogastric tube (NGT) management at a large multisite healthcare institution can contribute to risk reduction regarding feeding through misplaced NGTs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Despite national guidance in the National Health Service advising on safe practice to confirm NGT position, a number of "never events" (feeding through misplaced NGT) continue to occur due to misinterpretation of the check radiograph...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217025/the-imaging-findings-of-erdheim-chester-disease-a-multimodality-approach-to-diagnosis-and-staging
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Patrick Martineau, Matthieu Pelletier-Galarneau, Wanzhen Zeng
Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD) is a rare, non-Langerhans histiocytic disorder. The most common manifestations consist of polyostotic sclerotic lesions with the majority of cases also demonstrating soft tissue involvement of the sinuses, retroperitoneum, large vessels, heart, lungs, and central nervous system. Nuclear medicine can play an important role in assessing the extent of the disease with bone scintigraphy and fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET). We present the case of a middle-aged female who initially presented with tooth pain...
January 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185760/why-we-need-a-higher-suspicion-index-of-urolithiasis-in-children
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REVIEW
Pierluigi Marzuillo, Stefano Guarino, Andrea Apicella, Angela La Manna, Cesare Polito
BACKGROUND: Most children with symptoms of urolithiasis and urinary solute excretion abnormalities leading to stone formation have no calculi revealed by ultrasound or X-ray plain film ("occult urolithiasis"). This covers a large group of children presenting with common symptoms such as abdominal pain, hematuria, and dysuria, often faced by general practitioners and pediatricians. However, half or more of children with urolithiasis could present with abdominal/flank pain without specific urinary symptoms...
January 29, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181076/visual-evoked-potential-in-rcs-rats-with-okayama-university-type-retinal-prosthesis-ourep%C3%A2-implantation
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Alamusi, Toshihiko Matsuo, Osamu Hosoya, Tetsuya Uchida
Photoelectric dye-coupled polyethylene film, designated Okayama University type-retinal prosthesis or OUReP™, generates light-evoked surface electric potentials and stimulates neurons. The dye-coupled films or plain films were implanted subretinally in both eyes of 10 Royal College of Surgeons rats with hereditary retinal dystrophy at the age of 6 weeks. Visual evoked potentials in response to monocular flashing light stimuli were recorded from cranially-fixed electrodes, 4 weeks and 8 weeks after the implantation...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Artificial Organs: the Official Journal of the Japanese Society for Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166168/evaluation-of-intra-articular-fracture-extension-following-gunshot-wounds-to-the-lower-extremity-plain-radiographs-versus-computer-tomography
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John S Hwang, Kenneth L Koury, George Gorgy, Michael S Sirkin, Mark C Reilly, Valdis Lelkes, Mark R Adams
OBJECTIVE: This study was to compare the use of computer tomography to plain radiographs for the evaluation of intra-articular extension of long bone fractures in the lower extremity following low-energy gunshot wounds. DESIGN: Retrospective chart and radiographic review SETTING:: Level 1 Trauma CenterPatients/Participants: Data was collected from a single institution from 2000 to 2014. Inclusion criteria consisted of patients aged greater than 17 years, low-velocity gunshot injuries causing fracture of the femur or tibia, plain radiographs with adequate films and CT imaging of the fracture...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155509/skin-delivery-of-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-egcg-and-hyaluronic-acid-loaded-nano-transfersomes-for-antioxidant-and-anti-aging-effects-in-uv-radiation-induced-skin-damage
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Kiran S Avadhani, Jyothsna Manikkath, Mradul Tiwari, Misra Chandrasekhar, Ashok Godavarthi, Shimoga M Vidya, Raghu C Hariharapura, Guruprasad Kalthur, Nayanabhirama Udupa, Srinivas Mutalik
The present work attempts to develop and statistically optimize transfersomes containing EGCG and hyaluronic acid to synergize the UV radiation-protective ability of both compounds, along with imparting antioxidant and anti-aging effects. Transfersomes were prepared by thin film hydration technique, using soy phosphatidylcholine and sodium cholate, combined with high-pressure homogenization. They were characterized with respect to size, polydispersity index, zeta potential, morphology, entrapment efficiency, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR), Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), in vitro antioxidant activity and ex vivo skin permeation studies...
November 2017: Drug Delivery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127330/diagnostic-efficacy-of-digital-waters-and-caldwell-s-radiographic-views-for-evaluation-of-sinonasal-area
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Hamed Ebrahimnejad, Seyed Hosein Hoseini Zarch, Adineh Javadian Langaroodi
OBJECTIVES: New digital two-dimensional imaging systems are considered as an easily accessible modality for sinonasal evaluation. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic efficacy of digital Waters' and Caldwell's radiographic views for evaluation of sinonasal area. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 273 patients fulfilling the inclusion criteria were enrolled in this descriptive-analytical study. Complete opacification or mucosal thickening of frontal, ethmoidal and maxillary sinuses and nasal septum deviation were assessed on digital Waters and Caldwell images...
September 2016: Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126673/niosome-based-hydrogel-of-resveratrol-for-topical-applications-an-effective-therapy-for-pain-related-disorder-s
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Poonam Negi, Madhur Aggarwal, Gajanand Sharma, Charul Rathore, Gaurav Sharma, Bhupinder Singh, O P Katare
The present work endeavors for development and evaluation of resveratrol loaded niosomal hydrogel system for its anti-inflammatory action. Niosomes were prepared by thin film hydration and ether injection methods employing Span 80 as a surfactant at three different levels. Best optimized formulation was selected on the basis of entrapment efficiency (% EE), mean particle size, sedimentation volume, and microscopy. The vesicular and spherical nature of the niosomes was confirmed by optical microscopy and transmission electron microscope (TEM)...
April 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123616/simplified-point-of-care-ultrasound-protocol-to-confirm-central-venous-catheter-placement-a-prospective-study
#18
Sean P Wilson, Samer Assaf, Shadi Lahham, Mohammad Subeh, Alan Chiem, Craig Anderson, Samantha Shwe, Ryan Nguyen, John C Fox
BACKGROUND: The current standard for confirmation of correct supra-diaphragmatic central venous catheter (CVC) placement is with plain film chest radiography (CXR). We hypothesized that a simple point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) protocol could effectively confirm placement and reduce time to confirmation. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled a convenience sample of patients in the emergency department and intensive care unit who required CVC placement. Correct positioning was considered if turbulent flow was visualized in the right atrium on sub-xiphoid, parasternal or apical cardiac ultrasound after injecting 5 cc of sterile, non-agitated, normal saline through the CVC...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119013/bedside-sonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-esophageal-food-impaction
#19
Jennifer Singleton, Jesse M Schafer, Jeremiah M Hinson, Erin M Kane, Sherieka Wright, Beatrice Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: Esophageal foreign body (EFB) and impaction are common gastrointestinal emergencies. Detection with standard imaging can be challenging. Computed tomography is a commonly used non-invasive imaging modality, but is not 100% sensitive and not always feasible. Sensitivity of plain film x-ray varies widely and the addition of a barium swallow can obscure evaluation by subsequent esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD). Use of emergency ultrasound (EUS) for detection of EFB in adults has not been previously studied...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099351/effectiveness-of-a-radiation-reduction-campaign-targeting-children-with-gastrointestinal-symptoms-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
#20
Hyuksool Kwon, Jae Yun Jung
Children feature more active cellular division and a smaller body area, which leads to a greater radiation dosage accumulation. We tried to reduce radiation hazards by reducing unnecessary radiological studies in a pediatric emergency department (PED) through the radiation reduction campaign.Our campaign involved a reduction from 2 (erect and supine) to 1 ordered abdominal plain radiograph (erect). This quasi-experimental, uncontrolled before-and-after study aimed to evaluate the campaign effect. We compared simple radiograph orders, length of stay (LOS) in PED, and return visit (RV) to PED between the before period (June 1, 2011-May 30, 2014) and the after period (June 1, 2014-May 30, 2015)...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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