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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29588837/nasal-unsedated-seated-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-nupeg-a-safe-and-effective-technique-for-percutaneous-endoscopic-gastrostomy-placement-in-high-risk-candidates
#1
Adam McCulloch, Ovishek Roy, Dunecan Massey, Rachel Hedges, Serena Skerratt, Nicola Wilson, Jeremy Woodward
Objective: Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement is associated with a high risk of cardiorespiratory complications in patients with significant respiratory compromise. This study reports a case series of high-risk patients undergoing PEG placement using a modified technique-nasal unsedated seated PEG (nuPEG) placement. Design: Retrospective review of 67 patients at high risk of complications undergoing PEG placement between September 2012 and December 2016...
April 2018: Frontline Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550867/non-sedation-of-the-neonate-for-radiologic-procedures
#2
REVIEW
Richard B Parad
On Dec. 16, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning regarding the potential neurotoxicity of anesthesia and sedation agents on the developing brain in children younger than 3 years and in women during their 3rd trimester of pregnancy. These concerns have relevance to the pediatric radiologist who must take into consideration how the child's state might impact image quality. In this review the author provides background on the special concerns in the potentially highest-risk group, pre-term and term neonates, and provides guidance and rationale for the avoidance of sedation in procedural imaging of the newborn...
April 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29537305/practical-implications-of-motion-correction-with-motion-insensitive-radial-k-space-acquisitions-in-mri
#3
Mustafa M Almuqbel, Gareth Leeper, Ross Keenan, David N Plamer, Tracy R Melzer
OBJECTIVES: To highlight specific instances when radial k-space acquisitions in magnetic resonance imaging result in image artifacts and how to ameliorate such artifacts. METHODS: We acquired axial T2  weighted MR images on (1) the American College of Radiology (ACR) phantom and (2) a sedated sheep with rectilinear and multi-blade radial k-space filling acquisitions. Images were acquired on four (2 × 1.5T and 2 × 3T) different MRI scanners. For the radial k-space acquisitions, we acquired images with and without motion correction...
March 14, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528013/early-postoperative-infections-after-liver-transplant
#4
Ebru H Ayvazoglu Soy, Aydincan Akdur, Sedat Yildirim, Hande Arslan, Mehmet Haberal
OBJECTIVES: Despite surgical advances and effective prophylactic strategies in liver transplant, infection is still a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Up to 80% of liver recipients will develop at least 1 infection during the first year after liver transplant. The spectrum and manifestations of these infections are broad and variable. Their diagnosis and treatment are often delayed because immunosuppressive therapy diminishes inflammatory responses. However, if an infection is not identified early enough and treated properly, it can have devastating consequences...
March 2018: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29521816/incidence-and-causes-of-adverse-events-in-diagnostic-radiological-studies-requiring-anesthesia-in-the-wake-up-safe-registry
#5
Asad A Khawaja, Dmitry Tumin, Ralph J Beltran, Joseph D Tobias, Joshua C Uffman
OBJECTIVES: General anesthesia or sedation can facilitate the completion of diagnostic radiological studies in children. We evaluated the incidence, predictors, and causes of adverse events (AEs) when general anesthesia is provided for diagnostic radiological imaging. METHODS: Deidentified data from 24 pediatric tertiary care hospitals participating in the Wake-Up Safe registry during 2010-2015 were obtained for analysis. Children 18 years or younger receiving general anesthesia for radiological procedures were identified using Current Procedural Terminology codes, and reported AEs were analyzed if they were associated with anesthetic care at magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomography locations...
March 8, 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29513802/radiological-study-of-megacolon-in-trypanosoma-cruzi-infected-rats
#6
Carlos Edmundo Rodrigues Fontes, Ana Paula de Abreu, Aretuza Zaupa Gasparim
BACKGROUND: Researches on Chagas disease still use several animals and rats, due to size and susceptibility were preferred by many authors. AIM: To develop an experimental model of megacolon in rats inoculated with the strain Y of Trypanosoma cruzi. METHODS: Thirty male Wistar rats were distributed in three groups inoculated with different inoculants: Group A: 600000, Group B: 1000000 and Group C: 1500000 blood trypomastigotes of T. cruzi...
March 1, 2018: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479939/advantages-of-b-mode-ultrasound-combined-with-strain-elastography-in-differentiation-of-idiopathic-granulomatous-mastitis-from-malignant-breast-lesions
#7
Serdar Arslan, Fatih Öncü, Mehmet Ali Eryılmaz, Mehmet Sedat Durmaz, Ayşegül Altunkeser, Yaşar Ünlü
Background/aim: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of strain elastography (SE) combined with B-mode ultrasound in distinguishing between idiopathic granulomatous mastitis (IGM) and malignant breast lesions. Materials and methods: Seventy-seven malignant breast lesions and 36 IGM were assessed using B-mode ultrasound and SE. Ultrasonographic findings for all the breast lesions were classified based on the 2013 American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS-US), and the SE findings were evaluated based on the strain ratio and a five-point scale...
February 23, 2018: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29461406/interventional-procedures-outside-of-the-operating-room-results-from-the-national-anesthesia-clinical-outcomes-registry
#8
Beverly Chang, Alan D Kaye, James H Diaz, Benjamin Westlake, Richard P Dutton, Richard D Urman
OBJECTIVES: This study examines the impact of procedural locations and types of anesthetics on patient outcomes in non-operating room anesthesia (NORA) locations. The National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry database was examined to compare OR to NORA anesthetic complications and patient demographics. METHODS: The National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry database was examined for all patient procedures from 2010 to 2013. A total of 12,252,846 cases were analyzed, with 205 practices contributing information, representing 1494 facilities and 7767 physician providers...
March 2018: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452811/effects-on-adult-cognitive-function-after-neonatal-exposure-to-clinically-relevant-doses-of-ionising-radiation-and-ketamine-in-mice
#9
S Buratovic, B Stenerlöw, S Sundell-Bergman, A Fredriksson, H Viberg, T Gordh, P Eriksson
BACKGROUND: Radiological methods for screening, diagnostics and therapy are frequently used in healthcare. In infants and children, anaesthesia/sedation is often used in these situations to relieve the patients' perception of stress or pain. Both ionising radiation (IR) and ketamine have been shown to induce developmental neurotoxic effects and this study aimed to identify the combined effects of these in a murine model. METHODS: Male mice were exposed to a single dose of ketamine (7...
March 2018: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443785/can-endotracheal-intubation-be-the-first-step-in-management-of-nonconvulsive-status-epilepticus-a-case-report
#10
Saad Warraich, Abbas Ali, Atif Nizami, Moiz Bakhiet
RATIONALE: Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is prolonged seizure activity without motor manifestations. Clinically, there are certain examination findings, in addition to elements of history, that help differentiate it from other encephalopathies. When diagnosing NCSE, the physician faces significant difficulties due to inconsistent clinical presentation and somewhat nonspecific electroencephalogram (EEG) criteria. PATIENT CONCERNS: To highlight the problems faced when dealing with such a patient, a case of a 29-year-old male who presented with an altered state of consciousness is put forth for the reader...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417268/retrospective-single-arm-cohort-study-of-patients-with-hepatocellular-adenomas-treated-with-percutaneous-thermal-ablation
#11
Oleg Mironov, Arash Jaberi, Robert Beecroft, John R Kachura
PURPOSE: To assess the safety and efficacy of percutaneous thermal ablation for the treatment of hepatocellular adenomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This is an ethics board-approved, single-arm, retrospective, cohort study of patients with pathologically proven hepatocellular adenomas treated with percutaneous thermal ablation at a tertiary referral center from 1999 to 2016. Demographic, procedural, and outcome data were collected and summarized with appropriate measures of central tendency and dispersion...
February 7, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363517/use-of-intranasal-dexmedetomidine-as-a-solo-sedative-for-mri-of-infants
#12
Gokhan Olgun, Mir Hyder Ali
BACKGROUND: Dexmedetomidine, a selective α-2 receptor agonist, can be delivered via the intranasal (IN) route and be used for procedural sedation. The drug's favorable hemodynamic profile and relative ease of application make it a promising agent for sedation during radiologic procedures, although there are few studies on its efficacy for MRI studies. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed between June 2014 and December 2016. Outpatients between 1 and 12 months of age who received 4 μg/kg of IN dexmedetomidine for MRI were included in the analysis...
January 23, 2018: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334501/practice-guidelines-for-moderate-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia-2018-a-report-by-the-american-society-of-anesthesiologists-task-force-on-moderate-procedural-sedation-and-analgesia-the-american-association-of-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgeons-american-college
#13
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314070/diagnostic-reliability-of-pretreatment-biopsy-in-malignant-nasoethmoidal-tumors-a-retrospective-study-of-77-cases
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Alberto Schreiber, Vittorio Rampinelli, Marco Ferrari, Davide Mattavelli, Davide Farina, Simonetta Battocchio, Piero Nicolai
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Pretreatment biopsy is crucial in histology-based management of malignant nasoethmoidal tumors, because misdiagnosis can lead to inadequate therapeutic planning. Factors influencing the reliability of biopsy were retrospectively investigated in a tertiary referral center. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: All patients who underwent biopsy, staging magnetic resonance, surgery, and histologic diagnosis for nasoethmoidal tumors in our hospital were retrospectively evaluated...
January 4, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234838/clinical-characteristics-and-prognosis-of-traumatic-head-injury-following-road-traffic-accidents-admitted-in-icu-analysis-of-694-cases
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Hedi Chelly, Mabrouk Bahloul, Rania Ammar, Ahmed Dhouib, Khaireddine Ben Mahfoudh, Mohamed Zaher Boudawara, Olfa Chakroun, Imen Chabchoub, Anis Chaari, Mounir Bouaziz
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to analyze the clinical and epidemiological characteristics of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) following Road Traffic Accidents (RTAs). Moreover, we aim to evaluate the outcome of the TBI victims referred to our medico-surgical Intensive Care Unit (ICU), and to define predictive factors associated with poor prognosis. METHODS: A retrospective study over a 4-year period (2009 to 2012) of 694 patients with head injuries, incurred during road traffic accidents, admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a university hospital (Sfax-Tunisia)...
December 12, 2017: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230889/use-of-personal-protective-equipment-in-a-radiology-room-at-a-veterinary-teaching-hospital
#16
Monique N Mayer, Niels K Koehncke, Alexandra F Belotta, Isaac T Cheveldae, Cheryl L Waldner
The use of personal protective equipment by veterinary workers during radiographic imaging is inconsistent. While the self-reported use of leaded aprons and thyroid shields approaches 100% in some studies, the use of leaded gloves and eyeglasses is much lower. Previous studies describing personal protective equipment use are based on self-reporting. Objectives of this prospective, observational study were to describe use of leaded personal protective equipment during radiographic imaging by veterinary workers, and to compare observed use with self-reported use...
March 2018: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205678/perioperative-management-of-gastrostomy-tube-placement-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-adolescent-and-young-adult-patients-a-role-for-a-perioperative-surgical-home
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Ariane Boivin, Richard Antonelli, Navil F Sethna
BACKGROUND: In past decades, Duchenne muscular dystrophy patients have been living longer and as the disease advances, patients experience multisystemic deterioration. Older patients often require gastrostomy tube placement for nutritional support. For optimizing the perioperative care, a practice of multidisciplinary team can better anticipate, prevent, and manage possible complications and reduce the overall perioperative morbidity and mortality. AIMS: The aim of this study was to review our experience with perioperative care of adolescent and young adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy undergoing gastrostomy by various surgical approaches in order to identify challenges and improve future perioperative care coordination to reduce morbidity...
February 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29187664/-clinical-characteristics-of-hemichorea-associated-with-non-ketotic-hyperglycemia-in-3-patients-case-report-and-literature-review
#18
Yacen Hu, Yafang Zhou, Fang Yi, Lingyan Yao, Hongwei Xu, Lin Zhou
To investigate the pathophysiology, clinical manifestation and neuroimaging characteristics and therapeutic experiences for hemichore associated with non-ketotic hyperglycemia (HC-NH).
 Methods: Clinical data of three patients with HC-NH from Xiangya Hospital, Central South University were analyzed retrospectively, and the related literature was reviewed.
 Results: The core clinical features of HC-NH were characterized by acute/subacute onset of hemichorea with non-ketotic hyperglycemia in the elderly females...
November 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170353/56-manipulation-and-reduction-of-paediatric-forearm-fractures-using-es-ketamine-in-a-paediatric-emergency-department-a-5-year-study
#19
Shirley Mulvaney
BACKGROUND: Forearm fractures are the most common paediatric injury presenting to A+E.1,2 Literature supports safe and effective treatment of these injuries in A+E using a variety of sedation methods, including ketamine.3,4 The Paediatric Orthopaedic Trauma Snapshot (POTS) study showed that only 35% of A+Es nationally allow manipulation of these injuries in the department. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was undertaken of all patients presenting with fractures of the forearm between January 2012 to December 2016 who were treated with reduction and manipulation in the Alder Hey A+E department using Es-ketamine...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142969/elucidation-of-renal-scars-in-children-with-vesicoureteral-reflux-using-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-a-pilot-study
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David S Hains, Harris L Cohen, M Beth McCarville, Ellen E Ellison, Amy Huffman, Stacey Glass, Aslam H Qureshi, Keith R Pierce, Ashlyn L Cahill, Ashley Dixon, Noel Delos Santos
Introduction: Vesicoureteral reflux is a common disorder in children but can result in kidney scarring following acute pyelonephritis. The gold standard diagnostic to detect renal scars in children is99m Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy. DMSA has a number of limitations including radiation exposure, need for sedation, and radiotracer supply shortages. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a technique whereby biocompatible microspheres of inert gas are administered i.v. that reflect ultrasonography sound waves and do not involve radiation...
May 2017: KI Reports
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