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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241912/radiofrequency-ablation-for-selective-reduction-in-complex-monochorionic-multiple-pregnancies-a-case-series
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Hong-Mei Wang, Hong-Yan Li, Xie-Tong Wang, Yan-Yun Wang, Lei Li, Bo Liang, Jing Wang, Jia Song
OBJECTIVE: To determine the safety and efficacy of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for selective fetal reduction in complex monochorionic multiple pregnancies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From July 2011 to January 2015, data on all cases treated with RFA were collected prospectively in our hospital. Indications, procedure details, cause of fetal demise and pregnancy outcomes were analyzed. Sonography and magnetic resonance imaging were performed to detect fetal brain damage...
December 2017: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238923/endoscopic-therapy-and-curative-effect-in-pituitary-adenoma-patients-complicated-by-acromegalic-cardiomyopathy
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Heping Zhou, Zhengjiang Zha, Xiangdong Li, Xinsheng Chen, Jing Wang, Zhongzhou Su
The study aimed to retrospectively analyze the clinical characteristics of patients with pituitary adenomas complicated by acromegalic cardiomyopathy and to evaluate the effect of endoscopic surgery. Eighty-six pituitary adenoma patients complicated by acromegalic cardiomyopathy who were treated with endoscopic surgery in the First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University from January 2010 to December 2016 were enrolled. We noted patient clinical characteristics and explored the relationships with surgical treatment...
December 13, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238689/baha-attract-our-experience
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Hetal Marfatia, Keya Shah, Sheetal Shelke, Kartik Krishnan
In this study, we have highlighted our experience with a new transcutaneous bone conduction hearing device, the Baha Attract System along with finer details on its surgical technique, some challenges faced intraoperatively and the surgical outcome. This study was carried out in our tertiary care hospital over the last 1 year. Our study included the first 4 patients, all of which were males; with a mean age of 13.25 years in whom the new Baha Attract System was used. The mean air-bone gap was 48 dB. Bone smoothening around the implant was needed in 2 patients...
December 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238487/morphology-of-the-corpus-callosum-and-schizophrenia-a-case-control-study-in-kashan-iran
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Afshin Ahmadvand, Shahab Bagherzadeh Shahidi, Hamidreza Talari, Fatemeh Sadat Ghoreishi, Gholam Abbas Mousavi
Background: Corpus Callosum (CC) plays a significant role in hemispheric communication and in lateralized brain function and behaviors. Structural abnormalities in the corpus callosum of schizophrenic patients were reported. However, previous studies regarding the relationship between morphology of CC in patients with schizophrenia and healthy people are controversial. Objective: To evaluate the morphological differences of the CC between patients with chronic schizophrenia and healthy people and to examine the relationship between the characteristics of the CC and schizophrenia severity...
October 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29238362/combined-thrombectomy-and-intracoronary-administration-of-glycoprotein-iib-iiia-inhibitors-improves-myocardial-reperfusion-in-patients-undergoing-primary-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-a-meta-analysis
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Xiao-Wei Niu, Jing-Jing Zhang, Ming Bai, Yu Peng, Zheng Zhang
Background: Suboptimal myocardial reperfusion is common in patients with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) undergoing primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). Furthermore, it results in increased infarct size and mortality rates. We performed a meta-analysis to evaluate the role of aspiration thrombectomy (AT) combined with intracoronary administration of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (GPI) in the improvement of myocardial reperfusion and clinical outcomes...
October 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236273/prognosticating-hearing-outcome-in-patients-with-idiopathic-sudden-sensorineural-hearing-loss-by-means-of-otoacoustic-emissions-and-auditory-brainstem-response
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Masoud Motasaddi Zarandy, Mohammad Taghi Ashtiani, Shahin Bastaninejad, Sasan Dabiri Satri, Sevil Nasirmohtaram, Nourullah Agha Ebrahimi
This is an analytic-descriptive study, parallel with a randomized, controlled trial performed at Amir'Alam Hospital, a tertiary referral center, with the aim of evaluating the correlation between otoacoustic emission (OAE) and auditory brainstem response (ABR) findings with hearing outcome after treatment of idiopathic sudden sensorineural hearing loss (SSNHL). Sixty patients with idiopathic SSNHL who presented to the emergency services and otology clinics between 2012 and 2014, and whose symptoms had begun <10 days previously, enrolled in this study...
December 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236181/ultrasound-based-logistic-regression-model-lr2-versus-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-discriminating-between-benign-and-malignant-adnexal-masses-a-prospective-study
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Kanane Shimada, Koji Matsumoto, Takashi Mimura, Tetsuya Ishikawa, Jiro Munechika, Yoshimitsu Ohgiya, Miki Kushima, Yusuke Hirose, Yuka Asami, Chiaki Iitsuka, Shingo Miyamoto, Mamiko Onuki, Hajime Tsunoda, Ryu Matsuoka, Kiyotake Ichizuka, Akihiko Sekizawa
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic performances of the International Ovarian Tumor Analysis (IOTA) ultrasound-based logistic regression model (LR2) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in discriminating between benign and malignant adnexal masses have not been directly compared in a single study. METHODS: Using the IOTA LR2 model and subjective interpretation of MRI findings by experienced radiologists, 265 consecutive patients with adnexal masses were preoperatively evaluated in two hospitals between February 2014 and December 2015...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236169/current-treatment-of-central-retinal-artery-occlusion-a-national-survey
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Teddy S Youn, Patrick Lavin, Morgan Patrylo, Joseph Schindler, Howard Kirshner, David M Greer, Matthew Schrag
BACKGROUND: Central retinal artery occlusion (CRAO) is an ophthalmological emergency, the retinal analog of a stroke. To date there is no consensus or national guidelines on how this disorder should be managed. As academic neurologists and ophthalmologists treat CRAO frequently, we set out to understand how these clinicians approach patients with CRAO with a national survey. METHODS: We identified university-associated teaching hospitals offering vascular neurology, neuro-ophthalmology and/or retina fellowships in the US and asked the directors of the programs to respond to questions in an open response format to profile the acute management of CRAO at their institution...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233150/a-prospective-study-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-ultrasonography-mri-us-fusion-targeted-biopsy-and-concurrent-systematic-transperineal-biopsy-with-the-average-of-18-cores-to-detect-clinically-significant-prostate-cancer
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Yuji Hakozaki, Hisashi Matsushima, Jimpei Kumagai, Taro Murata, Tomoko Masuda, Yoko Hirai, Mai Oda, Nobuo Kawauchi, Munehiro Yokoyama, Yukio Homma
BACKGROUND: This study compared the detection rates for clinically significant prostate cancer (CSPC) between magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonography (MRI/US)-fusion-targeted biopsy (TB), systematic biopsy (SB) and combination of TB and SB. METHODS: This prospective study evaluated simultaneous TB and SB for consecutive patients with suspicious lesions that were detected using pre-biopsy multiparametric MRI. A commercially available real-time virtual sonography system was used to perform the MRI/US-fusion TB with the transperineal technique...
December 12, 2017: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29233014/family-perceptions-of-family-nursing-in-a-magnet-institution-during-acute-hospitalizations-of-older-adult-patients
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Kara Misto
Family involvement during hospitalizations of older adults with chronic illnesses may benefit both patients and family. However, there is a limited amount of research focused on families of older adults managing chronic illness. This study describes family member perceptions of the relationship between family and nurses when an older adult with diabetes is hospitalized in a Magnet institution. The Calgary Family Intervention Model guided the study. A family member of 60 older adult patients completed the Family Function, Family Health, and Social Support Instrument...
December 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232802/-sarcomatoid-urothelial-carcinoma-of-the-bladder-including-an-osteosarcoma-element
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Kouzaburou Tanuma, Koji Kawai, Haruki Tsuchiya, Yoshitaka Matsumoto, Shuya Kandori, Takahiro Kojima, Tomokazu Kimura, Akira Joraku, Jun Miyazaki, Hiroyuki Nishiyama, Akiko Sakata
A 68-year-old Japanese man was referred to Tsukuba University Hospital for bladder cancer treatment. He had undergone a transurethral resection of a bladder tumor (TURBT) at a local hospital, but the pathological specimen did not contain muscle layer. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a 3 cm non-papillary bladder tumor with muscle invasion, but there was no apparent calcification. The patient underwent re-TURBT at our hospital for diagnosis and staging. A non-papillary pedunculated tumor was identified in the bladder dome, and it contained a small papillary part...
November 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232799/-a-case-of-adult-mature-teratoma-located-in-retroperitoneum
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Kimiaki Takagi, Yuka Maekawa, Kenichi Minoshima, Masayoshi Yamaha, Toshio Kato, Shigeaki Yokoi, Masanobu Horie
A 35-year-old man wasreferred to our hospital for treatment of a right adrenal tumor detected by ultrasonography during a physical check-up. Contrast-enhanced abdominal computed tomography revealed a poorly enhanced 74 mm tumor situated adjacent to the upper pole of the right kidney. The tumor consisted of fat with peripheral calcification. Magnetic resonance imaging also revealed a right retroperitoneal tumor with fatty contents and well-circumscribed capsule. The endocrine examination revealed the tumor as non-functioning...
November 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232798/-solitary-fibrous-tumor-of-the-kidney
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Masaomi Ikeda, Yusuke Sakata, Takashi Tachibana, Hideyuki Yamashita, Rikiya Takashima, Atsuko Hara, Shojiroh Morinaga, Akira Irie
A 59-year-old woman was referred to our hospital with the finding of an incidentaloma in her right kidney. Computed tomographyand magnetic resonance imaging showed a solid tumor, approximately8 cm in diameter, at the lower pole of the right kidney. Partial nephrectomy was performed without a renal vessel clamp. Histopathologically, fibroblast-like spindle cells were proliferating with rich collagenous fibers, and tumor cells were infiltrated into the renal parenchyma. The tumor cells were stained positive with CD34, CD99, and bcl-2...
November 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232680/is-outpatient-control-of-long-term-non-invasive-ventilation-feasible-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-patients
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Sarah Bettina Schwarz, Jens Callegari, Christine Hamm, Wolfram Windisch, Friederike Sophie Magnet
BACKGROUND: Long-term non-invasive ventilation (NIV) is an established and increasingly used treatment option for patients with chronic hypercapnic chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Following inpatient NIV establishment, inpatient control visits regularly occur thereafter. However, it remains unclear whether such control visits can also be performed in an outpatient setting, which, in turn, would reduce costs, patient burden and the complications related to hospitalization...
December 12, 2017: Respiration; International Review of Thoracic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230512/rebound-associated-vertebral-fractures-after-discontinuation-of-denosumab-for-the-treatment-of-maxillitis
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R Niimi, T Kono, A Nishihara, M Hasegawa, T Kono, A Sudo
We reported a 69-year-old female who discontinued denosumab due to dental treatment and subsequently suffered rebound-associated vertebral fractures 10 months after the last injection. This case raised an alarm regarding the discontinuation of denosumab for dental treatment. Denosumab, a human monoclonal antibody administered by subcutaneous injection, to the best of our knowledge, is the only fully investigated inhibitor of receptor activator of nuclear factor kappa B ligand. Discontinuation of denosumab leads to bone turnover rebound and rapid bone mineral density loss...
December 11, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224651/role-of-doppler-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-assessment-in-fontan-patients
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Alexander Egbe, Arooj R Khan, Sana F Khan, Nandan S Anavekar, Sameh M Said, Philip M Young, Emmanuel Akintoye, William R Miranda, Mohamad N Al-Otaibi, Gruschen R Veldtman, Heidi M Connolly
BACKGROUND: To determine (1) correlation between Doppler stroke volume index (SVI) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) SVI and (2) association between Doppler SVI and Fontan-associated diseases (FAD) and Fontan failure. METHODS: Review of Fontan patients who underwent same-day CMRI and transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), 2005 to 2015. We defined FAD as cardiac thrombus, protein-losing enteropathy, arrhythmia, and hospitalization for heart failure. Fontan failure was defined as Fontan conversion or revision, heart transplantation or listing, or death...
January 2018: American Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223709/bone-marrow-edema-syndrome-of-the-medial-femoral-condyle-treated-with-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-a-clinical-and-mri-retrospective-comparative-study
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Matteo Vitali, Nadim Naim Rodriguez, Alberto Pedretti, Andreas Drossinos, Pierluigi Pironti, Gaia Di Carlo, Gianfranco Fraschini
OBJECTIVE: To determine the validity of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in the treatment of Bone Marrow Edema (BME) of the medial condyle of the knee DESIGN: Retrospective STUDY SETTING: IRCCS San Raffaele Hospital, Orthopedics Outpatient Clinic PARTICIPANTS: Fifty-six symptomatic patients affected by bone marrow edema of the medial condyle of the knee. Patients were equally divided in a ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) treated group and a control group, which was managed conservatively...
December 6, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223565/compressively-sampled-mr-image-reconstruction-using-generalized-thresholding-iterative-algorithm
#18
Sana Elahi, Muhammad Kaleem, Hammad Omer
Compressed sensing (CS) is an emerging area of interest in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). CS is used for the reconstruction of the images from a very limited number of samples in k-space. This significantly reduces the MRI data acquisition time. One important requirement for signal recovery in CS is the use of an appropriate non-linear reconstruction algorithm. It is a challenging task to choose a reconstruction algorithm that would accurately reconstruct the MR images from the under-sampled k-space data...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221514/yield-of-brain-mri-in-clinically-diagnosed-epilepsy-in-the-kingdom-of-bhutan-a-prospective-study
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Veronica Bruno, Joshua P Klein, Dechen Nidup, Damber K Nirola, Lhab Tshering, Sonam Deki, Sarah J Clark, Kristin A Linn, Russell T Shinohara, Chencho Dorji, Dili Ram Pokhrel, Ugyen Dema, Farrah J Mateen
BACKGROUND: People with epilepsy (PWE) in low- and middle-income countries may not access the health resources that are considered optimal for epilepsy diagnosis. The diagnostic yield of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has not been well studied in these settings. OBJECTIVES: To report the diagnostic yield of brain MRI and identify clinical associations of abnormal MRI findings among PWE in a neurocysticercosis-endemic, resource-limited setting and to identify the proportion and putative structural brain causes of drug-resistant epilepsy...
May 2017: Annals of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221334/minimally-invasive-multi-disciplinary-approach-for-surgical-management-of-a-mediastinal-congenital-bronchogenic-cyst-in-a-6-month-old-infant
#20
Xiao-Hua Li, Tao Zhang, Sheng Wang, Biao-Chuan He, Xue-Ning Yang, Wen-Zhao Zhong, Ji-Mei Chen
We present a case of prenatal diagnosis of a mediastinal cyst by ultrasound, confirmed during infancy through computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A 6-month-old male infant was admitted to the hospital. A mid-mediastinal cyst was detected through a province-wide fetal ultrasonography screening program. During the infancy stage, the CT scan and the MRI confirmed the finding of a mediastinal cyst. Based on the findings on prenatal ultrasonography and postnatal imaging studies (CT, MRI), a benign mediastinal cyst was suspected...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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