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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528351/the-influence-of-critical-shoulder-angle-on-secondary-rotator-cuff-insufficiency-following-shoulder-arthroplasty
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Simone Cerciello, Andrew Paul Monk, Enrico Visonà, Stefano Carbone, Thomas Bradley Edwards, Nicola Maffulli, Gilles Walch
INTRODUCTION: Secondary cuff failure after shoulder replacement is disabling and often requires additional surgery. Increased critical shoulder angle (CSA) has been found in patients with cuff tear compared to normal subjects. The interobserver reliability of the CSA and the relationship between CSA and symptomatic secondary cuff failure after shoulder replacement were investigated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen patients with symptomatic cuff failure after anatomic shoulder replacement (mean FU 45 months) were compared to a control group of 29 patients showing no signs of symptomatic cuff failure (mean FU 105...
May 20, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525476/magnetic-resonance-classification-system-of-cervical-intervertebral-disk-degeneration-its-validity-and-meaning
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Akinobu Suzuki, Michael D Daubs, Tetsuo Hayashi, Monchai Ruangchainikom, Chenjie Xiong, Kevin Phan, Trevor P Scott, Jeffery C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of kinetic magnetic resonance images (kMRIs). OBJECTIVE: (1) To analyze the changes seen on MRI related to disk degeneration and to develop a new grading system for cervical disk degeneration. (2) To evaluate the reliability and validity of the grading system. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Few have studied the relationship between changes seen on MRI with cervical disk degeneration and the chronological order of disk degeneration...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523306/a-novel-method-for-measuring-subcutaneous-adipose-tissue-using-ultrasound-in-children-interobserver-consistency
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Adela ChiriŢă-Emandi, Maria Camelia Papa, Liliana Abrudan, Mihaela Amelia Dobrescu, Maria Puiu, Iulian Puiu Velea, Corina Paul
BACKGROUND: Currently, sufficiently accurate field methods for body composition assessment in children are missing. The ultrasound method for assessing adipose tissue thickness has been used extensively in sport medicine. However, there are no studies looking at the reliability of this method in non-athletic children. This paper aims to determine the inter-observer reliability in measuring the uncompressed subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness using ultrasound, in children. SUBJECTS, MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty healthy children (20 males, 20 females), median age 11...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523301/large-variability-of-the-activity-and-chronicity-indexes-within-and-between-histological-classes-of-lupus-nephritis
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Tudor Azoicăi, Ioana Mădălina Belibou, Ludmila Lozneanu, Simona Eliza Giuşcă, Elena Cojocaru, Irina Draga Căruntu
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by a multifaceted pathogenesis and a heterogeneous clinical expression. The kidney involvement is almost unavoidable in all forms of SLE with chronic evolution, 75% of patients developing renal lesions defined as lupus nephritis (LN) - a glomerulonephritis with an extremely diverse lesion spectrum. The present study aimed to reevaluate a series of cases diagnosed as LN, focusing on the histological features in correlation with the level of activity and chronicity...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522664/non-contrast-enhanced-silent-scan-mr-angiography-of-intracranial-anterior-circulation-aneurysms-treated-with-a-low-profile-visualized-intraluminal-support-device
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N Takano, M Suzuki, R Irie, M Yamamoto, K Teranishi, K Yatomi, N Hamasaki, K K Kumamaru, M Hori, H Oishi, S Aoki
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device comprises a small-cell nitinol structure and a single-wire braided stent that provides greater metal coverage than previously reported intracranial stents, as well as assumed strong susceptibility artifacts. This study aimed to assess the benefits of non-contrast-enhanced MRA by using a Silent Scan (Silent MRA) for intracranial anterior circulation aneurysms treated with Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device stents...
May 18, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522258/high-resolution-3%C3%A2-t-mri-of-traumatic-and-degenerative-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-tfcc-abnormalities-using-palmer-and-outerbridge-classifications
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T Nozaki, G Rafijah, L Yang, T Ueno, S Horiuchi, D Hitt, H Yoshioka
AIM: To investigate the usefulness of high-resolution 3 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the evaluation of traumatic and degenerative triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) abnormalities among three groups: patients presenting with wrist pain who were (a) younger than age 50 years or (b) age 50 or older (PT<50 and PT≥50, respectively), and (c) asymptomatic controls who were younger than age 50 years (AC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: High-resolution 3 T MRI was evaluated retrospectively in 96 patients, including 47 PT<50, 38 PT≥50, and 11 AC...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520513/rectal-mucinous-adenocarcinoma-mr-imaging-assessment-of-response-to-concurrent-chemotherapy-and-radiation-therapy-a-hypothesis-generating-study
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Seung Hyun Park, Joon Seok Lim, Jinae Lee, Ha Yan Kim, Woong Sub Koom, Hyuk Hur, Mi-Suk Park, Myeong-Jin Kim, Honsoul Kim
Purpose To develop a system for assessment of tumor regression grade (TRG) with magnetic resonance (MR) imaging that is applicable to rectal mucinous adenocarcinoma (RMAC) and to obtain a preliminary evaluation of the association of MR imaging assessment of TRG with response to preoperative concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy (CCRT). Materials and Methods This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and informed consent was waived. Pre- and post-CCRT MR images of 59 patients with RMAC (median age, 59 years; range, 29-80 years; 42 men [median age, 59 years; range, 36-80 years] and 17 women [median age, 57 years; range, 29-79 years]) who underwent CCRT and subsequent elective resection from July 2005 to June 2015 were analyzed...
May 18, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515041/multidisciplinary-evaluation-of-interstitial-lung-diseases-current-insights-number-1-in-the-series-radiology-edited-by-nicola-sverzellati-and-sujal-desai
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Simon L F Walsh
Multidisciplinary team (MDT) diagnosis is regarded as the diagnostic reference standard for interstitial lung disease (ILD). Several studies have reported that MDT diagnosis is associated with higher levels of diagnostic confidence and better interobserver agreement when compared to the individual components of the MDT in isolation. Although this recommendation is widely accepted, no guideline statement specifies what constitutes an MDT meeting and how its participants should govern it. Furthermore, the precise role of an MDT meeting in the setting of ILD may vary from one group to another...
June 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514940/the-effect-of-initial-teaching-on-evaluation-of-left-ventricular-volumes-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-between-complete-and-intermediate-beginners-and-experienced-observers
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Erik Hedström, Masaki Ishida, Alvaro Sepúlveda-Martínez, Daniel Salehi, Johannes Sperling, Henrik Engblom, Eike Nagel
BACKGROUND: High reproducibility and low intra- and interobserver variability are important strengths of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). In clinical practice a significant learning curve may however be observed. Basic CMR courses offer an average of 1.4 h dedicated to lecturing and demonstrating left ventricular (LV) function analysis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of initial teaching on complete and intermediate beginners' quantitative measurements of LV volumes and function by CMR...
May 17, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514880/the-uterocervical-angle-and-its-relationship-with-preterm-birth
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Alba Farràs Llobet, Laia Regincós Martí, Teresa Higueras, Inés Zulema Calero Fernández, Andrea Gascón Portalés, María M Goya Canino, Elena Carreras Moratonas
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether the uterocervical angle (UCA) correlates with the risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) <34 weeks and assess its interobserver variability. STUDY DESIGN: Case-control study of 275 women including 34 who started labor spontaneously and gave birth before 34 weeks of gestation (preterm group) and 241 who gave birth at term (control group). Images used to report cervical length were re-measured for UCA. RESULTS: Mean UCA in the second trimester was wider in the preterm group (105...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510583/liver-fibrosis-staging-with-a-new-2d-shear-wave-elastography-using-comb-push-technique-applicability-reproducibility-and-diagnostic-performance
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Sang Min Lee, Jeong Min Lee, Hyo-Jin Kang, Hyung Kung Yang, Jeong Hee Yoon, Won Chang, Su Joa An, Kyoung Bun Lee, Seung Yon Baek
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the applicability, reproducibility, and diagnostic performance of a new 2D-shear wave elastography (SWE) using the comb-push technique (2D CP-SWE) for detection of hepatic fibrosis, using histopathology as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was approved by the institutional review board, and informed consent was obtained from all patients. The liver stiffness (LS) measurements were obtained from 140 patients, using the new 2D-SWE, which uses comb-push excitation to produce shear waves and a time-aligned sequential tracking method to detect shear wave signals...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509414/the-normal-fetal-pancreas
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Zvi Kivilevitch, Reuven Achiron, Sharon Perlman, Yinon Gilboa
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the sonographic feasibility of measuring the fetal pancreas and its normal development throughout pregnancy. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional prospective study between 19 and 36 weeks' gestation. The study included singleton pregnancies with normal pregnancy follow-up. The pancreas circumference was measured. The first 90 cases were tested to assess feasibility. RESULTS: Two hundred ninety-seven fetuses of nondiabetic mothers were recruited during a 3-year period...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507661/bone-marrow-aspirate-concentrate-in-combination-with-intravenous-iloprost-increases-bone-healing-in-patients-with-avascular-necrosis-of-the-femoral-head-a-matched-pair-analysis
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Hakan Pilge, Bernd Bittersohl, Johannes Schneppendahl, Tobias Hesper, Christoph Zilkens, Martin Ruppert, Rüdiger Krauspe, Marcus Jäger
With disease progression, avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head may lead to a collapse of the articular surface. The exact pathophysiology of AVN remains unclear, although several conditions are known that can result in spontaneous cell death, leading to a reduction of trabecular bone and the development of AVN. Hip AVN treatment is stage-dependent in which two main stages of the disease can be distinguished: pre-collapse (ARCO 0-II) and post-collapse stage (ARCO III-IV, crescent sign). In the pre-collapse phase, core decompression (CD), with or without the addition of bone marrow (e...
November 17, 2016: Orthopedic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506798/evaluation-of-a-semi-automated-software-program-for-the-identification-of-vertebral-fractures-in-children
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F F Alqahtani, F Messina, E Kruger, H Gill, M Ellis, I Lang, P Broadley, A C Offiah
AIM: To assess observer reliability and diagnostic accuracy in children, of a semi-automated six-point technique developed for vertebral fracture (VF) diagnosis in adults, which records percentage loss of vertebral body height. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Using a semi-automated software program, five observers independently assessed T4 to L4 from the lateral spine radiographs of 137 children and adolescents for VF. A previous consensus read by three paediatric radiologists using a simplified algorithm-based qualitative technique (i...
May 12, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506510/can-occult-invasive-disease-in-ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-be-predicted-using-computer-extracted-mammographic-features
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Bibo Shi, Lars J Grimm, Maciej A Mazurowski, Jay A Baker, Jeffrey R Marks, Lorraine M King, Carlo C Maley, E Shelley Hwang, Joseph Y Lo
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine whether mammographic features assessed by radiologists and using computer algorithms are prognostic of occult invasive disease for patients showing ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) only in core biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective study, we analyzed data from 99 subjects with DCIS (74 pure DCIS, 25 DCIS with occult invasion). We developed a computer-vision algorithm capable of extracting 113 features from magnification views in mammograms and combining these features to predict whether a DCIS case will be upstaged to invasive cancer at the time of definitive surgery...
May 11, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504354/new-methodology-to-reconstruct-in-2-d-the-cuspal-enamel-of-modern-human-lower-molars
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Mario Modesto-Mata, Cecilia García-Campos, Laura Martín-Francés, Marina Martínez de Pinillos, Rebeca García-González, Yuliet Quintino, Antoni Canals, Marina Lozano, M Christopher Dean, María Martinón-Torres, José María Bermúdez de Castro
OBJECTIVES: In the last years different methodologies have been developed to reconstruct worn teeth. In this article, we propose a new 2-D methodology to reconstruct the worn enamel of lower molars. Our main goals are to reconstruct molars with a high level of accuracy when measuring relevant histological variables and to validate the methodology calculating the errors associated with the measurements. METHODS: This methodology is based on polynomial regression equations, and has been validated using two different dental variables: cuspal enamel thickness and crown height of the protoconid...
May 15, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500365/capsule-septum-and-t2-hyperintense-foci-for-differentiation-between-large-hepatocellular-carcinoma-%C3%A2-5-cm-and-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-on-gadoxetic-acid-mri
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Jiyoung Hwang, Young Kon Kim, Ji Hye Min, Seo-Youn Choi, Woo Kyung Jeong, Seong Sook Hong, Hyun-Joo Kim, Soohyun Ahn, Hyeon Seon Ahn
OBJECTIVE: To determine the added value of capsule, septum, and T2 hyperintense foci for differentiating large hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC; ≥ 5 cm) from intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) using gadoxetic acid MRI. METHODS: The study included 116 patients (94 men, 22 women; mean age, 56.8 years) with surgically confirmed HCCs (n = 87, 5.0-18.0 cm) or ICCs (n = 29, 5.0-14.0 cm) who underwent gadoxetic acid MRI. Three observers independently reviewed MRIs in two sessions, examining enhancement patterns only and then adding capsule, septum, and T2 hyperintense foci...
May 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500176/mitral-aortic-flow-reversal-in-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-coupling-with-ejection-and-impact-of-variations-in-atrioventricular-delay
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Daniel Rodríguez Muñoz, José Luis Moya Mur, Javier Moreno, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Eduardo Franco, Bostjan Berlot, Juan Manuel Monteagudo, Roberto Matía Francés, Antonio Hernández Madrid, José Luis Zamorano
BACKGROUND: Flow entering the left ventricle is reversed toward the outflow tract through rotating reversal flow around the mitral valve. This was thought to facilitate early ejection, but had not been proved to date. We hypothesized that perfect coupling between reversal and ejection flow would occur at optimal atrioventricular delay (AVD), contributing to its hemodynamic superiority, and evaluated its applicability for AVD optimization. METHODS AND RESULTS: Forty consecutive patients with cardiac resynchronization therapy underwent intracardiac flow analysis and AVD optimization...
May 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495949/the-central-bright-spot-sign-a-potential-new-mr-imaging-sign-for-the-early-diagnosis-of-anterior-ischemic-optic-neuropathy-due-to-giant-cell-arteritis
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P Remond, A Attyé, A Lecler, L Lamalle, N Boudiaf, F Aptel, A Krainik, C Chiquet
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: A rapid identification of the etiology of anterior ischemic optic neuropathy is crucial because it determines therapeutic management. Our aim was to assess MR imaging to study the optic nerve head in patients referred with anterior ischemic optic neuropathy, due to either giant cell arteritis or the nonarteritic form of the disease, compared with healthy subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients with giant cell arteritis-related anterior ischemic optic neuropathy and 15 patients with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy from 2 medical centers were prospectively included in our study between August 2015 and May 2016...
May 11, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495945/role-of-high-resolution-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-with-golden-angle-radial-sparse-parallel-reconstruction-to-identify-the-normal-pituitary-gland-in-patients-with-macroadenomas
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R Sen, C Sen, J Pack, K T Block, J G Golfinos, V Prabhu, F Boada, O Gonen, D Kondziolka, G Fatterpekar
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Preoperative localization of the pituitary gland with imaging in patients with macroadenomas has been inadequately explored. The pituitary gland enhancing more avidly than a macroadenoma has been described in the literature. Taking advantage of this differential enhancement pattern, our aim was to evaluate the role of high-resolution dynamic MR imaging with golden-angle radial sparse parallel reconstruction in localizing the pituitary gland in patients undergoing trans-sphenoidal resection of a macroadenoma...
May 11, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
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