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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898129/trans-atlantic-comparison-of-ct-radiation-doses-in-the-era-of-radiation-dose-tracking-software
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Anushri Parakh, Andre Euler, Zsolt Szucs-Farkas, Sebastian T Schindera
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to compare diagnostic reference levels from a local European CT dose registry, using radiation-tracking software from a large patient sample, with preexisting European and North American diagnostic reference levels. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data (n = 43,761 CT scans obtained over the course of 2 years) for the European local CT dose registry were obtained from eight CT scanners at six institutions. Means, medians, and interquartile ranges of volumetric CT dose index (CTDIvol), dose-length product (DLP), size-specific dose estimate, and effective dose values for CT examinations of the head, paranasal sinuses, thorax, pulmonary angiogram, abdomen-pelvis, renal-colic, thorax-abdomen-pelvis, and thoracoabdominal angiogram were obtained using radiation-tracking software...
September 12, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895455/cross-sectional-analysis-of-the-relationship-between-paranasal-sinus-balloon-catheter-dilations-and-industry-payments-among-otolaryngologists
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Rance J T Fujiwara, Allen F Shih, Saral Mehra
Objective To characterize the relationship between industry payments and use of paranasal sinus balloon catheter dilations (BCDs) for chronic rhinosinusitis. Study Design Cross-sectional analysis of Medicare B Public Use Files and Open Payments data. Setting Two national databases, 2013 to 2014. Subjects and Methods Physicians with Medicare claims with Current Procedural Terminology codes 31295 to 31297 were identified and cross-referenced with industry payments. Multivariate linear regression controlling for age, race, sex, and comorbidity in a physician's Medicare population was performed to identify associations between use of BCDs and industry payments...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894828/the-role-of-antibiotics-in-pediatric-chronic-rhinosinusitis
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REVIEW
Itzhak Brook
OBJECTIVES: Presenting the role of antibiotics in pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis based on its pathophysiology and microbiology. DATA SOURCE: Review of the literature searching PubMed for microbiology and treatment of pediatric chronic rhinosinusitis. RESULTS: Chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) is an inflammatory condition of the paranasal sinuses that persists for 12 weeks or longer, despite medical management. The microbiology of rhinosinusitis evolves through several stages...
June 2017: Laryngoscope Investigative Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893971/computed-tomographic-assessment-of-equine-maxillary-cheek-teeth-anatomical-relationships-and-paranasal-sinus-volumes
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Tiziana Liuti, Richard Reardon, Paddy M Dixon
Disorders affecting the equine maxillary cheek teeth and paranasal sinuses are relatively common, but limited objective information is available on the dimensions and relationships of these structures in horses of different ages. The aims of this study were to assess age-related changes in the positioning and anatomical relationships of the individual maxillary cheek teeth with the infraorbital canal and maxillary septum and the volumes of the individual sinus compartments. CT and gross examination were performed on 60 normal equine cadaver heads that were aged by their dentition...
September 11, 2017: Veterinary Record
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893000/detection-of-dental-pathologies-in-routine-paranasal-ct-scans-a-retrospective-study
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Erdogan Bulbul, Bahar Yanik, Gulen Demirpolat
INTRODUCTION: Multidetector Computed Tomography (MDCT) is a widespread method for evaluating paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity in daily practice. The maxillary teeth are in field of view in a paranasal sinus CT scan and it is possible to detect dental pathologies with CT. AIM: To determine the incidence of maxillary teeth pathologies in routine paranasal sinus CT scans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted. Consecutive 395 paranasal sinus CT scans were evaluated...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892944/endoscopic-endonasal-approach-of-blow-out-fracture-reduction-a-novel-technique
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Vinod Felix, Narendrakumar Veerasigamani
Blunt trauma to orbit can lead to orbital blow out fracture. Computerized tomography of paranasal sinuses plays the main role in diagnosing it. Repairing the defect and restoring the orbital contents is a challenging task for the surgeon. Endoscopic endonasal approach in reduction of blow out fracture provides good cosmetic outcomes and grossly minimize surgical complications. We report a case of 18-year-old male presented with diplopia, restriction of eye movements and enophthalmos due to Road traffic accident...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892898/atypical-presentation-of-isolated-cerebral-aspergillosis-in-a-renal-allograft-recipient
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Minaxi H Patel, Aruna V Vanikar, Himanshu V Patel, Rashmi D Patel
The immunosuppressive state in organ transplantation leads to infectious complications responsible for high mortality rate. Fungal infections account for 5% of all infections in Renal Transplantation (RT) recipients. Aspergillus species are filamentous fungi frequently causing fungal infections in RT recipients. Lungs and paranasal sinuses are the usual portal of entry from where it disseminates to other organs. Here, we are reporting a case of 14-year-old boy with RT from mother's kidney, who had atypical presentation of isolated cerebral aspergillosis at 19 months post-transplant without identified portal of entry...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877060/clinicopathologic-diversity-of-undifferentiated-sarcoma-with-bcor-ccnb3-fusion-analysis-of-11-cases-with-a-reappraisal-of-the-utility-of-immunohistochemistry-for-bcor-and-ccnb3
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Atsuji Matsuyama, Eisuke Shiba, Yoshihisa Umekita, Kanae Nosaka, Takihiro Kamio, Hiroyuki Yanai, Chika Miyasaka, Reiko Watanabe, Ichiro Ito, Tomoko Tamaki, Shinichi Hayashi, Masanori Hisaoka
Undifferentiated sarcoma harboring the BCOR-CCNB3 fusion is characterized by its predilection to affect skeletons of adolescent males, cellular small round/spindle cell morphology, and CCNB3 immunoreactivity. We analyzed 11 cases of BCOR-CCNB3 sarcoma, 10 of which were identified in a reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction-based screen of 85 patient samples recorded in our database as unclassified small round or spindle cell sarcomas. BCOR rearrangements were confirmed by fluorescence in situ hybridization in 8 tumors...
September 4, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28872554/detection-of-non-fdg-avid-residual-sinonasal-malignant-melanoma-in-the-skull-base-with-11c-choline-pet-and-contrast-enhanced-mri
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Chunxia Qin, Fan Hu, Maher Mohamad Rajab Arnous, Xiaoli Lan
Primary sinonasal melanoma is a rare disease. We present a case of melanoma in sinuses without abnormal F-FDG activity anywhere in the scanned portion of the body. In further assessment, C-choline PET/CT revealed high activity in the paranasal sinuses, skull base, and adjacent brain, in agreement with the high signal on contrast-enhanced T1-weighted MRI scan, which suggested the residual tumor.
September 1, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871995/a-multicenter-study-of-carbon-ion-radiation-therapy-for-head-and-neck-adenocarcinoma
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Jun-Ichi Saitoh, Masashi Koto, Yusuke Demizu, Hiroaki Suefuji, Tatsuya Ohno, Hiroshi Tsuji, Tomoaki Okimoto, Yoshiyuki Shioyama, Kenji Nemoto, Takashi Nakano, Tadashi Kamada
PURPOSE: Head and neck (HN) adenocarcinoma is rare, and to date, there have been no reports of prospective studies. We retrospectively evaluated the efficacy and safety of carbon-ion radiation therapy (C-ion RT) for HN adenocarcinoma in institutions in Japan. METHODS AND MATERIALS: HN adenocarcinoma patients with N0M0 or N1M0 disease who were treated with C-ion RT at institutions in Japan between November 2003 and December 2014 were analyzed retrospectively. We enrolled 47 patients (30 male and 17 female patients; median age, 60 years) with HN adenocarcinoma...
October 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868197/combined-simultaneous-transcranial-and-endoscopic-endonasal-resection-of-sphenoorbital-meningioma-extending-into-the-sphenoid-sinus-pterygopalatine-fossa-and-infratemporal-fossa
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Masahide Matsuda, Hiroyoshi Akutsu, Shuho Tanaka, Akira Matsumura
BACKGROUND: Sphenoorbital meningiomas are surgically challenging because of their nature to extend to adjacent structures. Here, we describe a case of recurrent sphenoorbital meningioma extending into the sphenoid sinus, pterygopalatine fossa, and infratemporal fossa, which was resected using combined simultaneous transcranial and endoscopic endonasal approaches. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 62-year-old man who had 15 years earlier undergone partial resection of a left sphenoorbital meningioma presented with a 1-year history of progressive proptosis of the left eye...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28859703/sinus-bacteriology-in-patients-with-cystic-fibrosis-or-primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-a-systematic-review
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Maria E Møller, Mikkel C Alanin, Christian Grønhøj, Kasper Aanæs, Niels Høiby, Christian von Buchwald
BACKGROUND: A correlation exists between the microbial flora of the upper and lower airways in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) or with primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD). The sinuses can function as a bacterial reservoir where gram-negative bacteria adapt to the airways and repeatedly are aspirated to and colonize the lungs according to the theory of the united (unified) airways. Whereas the pattern of bacterial flora in the lower airways has been extensively studied, the upper airways have drawn limited attention...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844040/rhino-orbito-cerebral-mucormycosis-recovery-against-the-odds
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Saman Zafar, Aparna Prabhu
A 22-year-old woman presented with diabetic ketoacidosis, acute right eye blindness and complete ophthalmoplegia. Despite early suspicion and treatment for rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis, her extensive spread of infection led to right internal carotid artery occlusion and cavernous sinus thrombosis, right-sided cerebral watershed infarctions and large abscesses in her right cerebellum, temporal lobe and pons. She underwent surgical removal of her right eye, paranasal sinuses, maxilla and palate, suboccipital craniectomy and shunting for hydrocephalus...
August 26, 2017: Practical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28839485/role-of-sinonasal-anatomic-variations-in-the-development-of-maxillary-sinusitis-a-cone-beam-ct-analysis
#14
Leila Khojastepour, Abdolaziz Haghnegahdar, Negar Khosravifard
BACKGROUND: Several anatomical variations can lead to the inflammation of the paranasal sinuses; therefore, surgeons should be familiar with these variations and their impacts on the status of the paranasal sinuses. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed to determine the prevalence of Haller cells and its association with patients' sex and age. Furthermore, the relationships between the presence and size of Haller cells, deviation of the uncinate process and size of the maxillary sinus ostium with the occurrence of maxillary sinusitis were investigated...
2017: Open Dentistry Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831857/paranasal-sinus-disease-in-children-with-headache
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Ronan J Vieira Neto, Karine C S Teixeira, Marilisa M Guerreiro, Maria Augusta Montenegro
BACKGROUND: Sinus headache is one of the most frequent misdiagnosis given to children with headache. The objective of this study is to evaluate the frequency of sinus disease in children with headache that do not fulfill the criteria for headache attributed to disorder of the nose or paranasal sinuses. METHODS: This is a prospective study conducted at the authors' pediatric neurology clinic. Data from children with headache was evaluated and compared with a disease control group composed of children without history of headache...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828252/beyond-the-carapace-skull-shape-variation-and-morphological-systematics-of-long-nosed-armadillos-genus-dasypus
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Lionel Hautier, Guillaume Billet, Benoit de Thoisy, Frédéric Delsuc
BACKGROUND: The systematics of long-nosed armadillos (genus Dasypus) has been mainly based on a handful of external morphological characters and classical measurements. Here, we studied the pattern of morphological variation in the skull of long-nosed armadillos species, with a focus on the systematics of the widely distributed nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus). METHODS: We present the first exhaustive 3D comparison of the skull morphology within the genus Dasypus, based on micro-computed tomography...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828240/the-hidden-anatomy-of-paranasal-sinuses-reveals-biogeographically-distinct-morphotypes-in-the-nine-banded-armadillo-dasypus-novemcinctus
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Guillaume Billet, Lionel Hautier, Benoit de Thoisy, Frédéric Delsuc
BACKGROUND: With their Pan-American distribution, long-nosed armadillos (genus Dasypus) constitute an understudied model for Neotropical biogeography. This genus currently comprises seven recognized species, the nine-banded armadillo (D. novemcinctus) having the widest distribution ranging from Northern Argentina to the South-Eastern US. With their broad diversity of habitats, nine-banded armadillos provide a useful model to explore the effects of climatic and biogeographic events on morphological diversity at a continental scale...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822578/improving-rhinology-skills-with-simulation
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REVIEW
Andrew Y Lee, Marvin P Fried, Marc Gibber
The convergence of technology and medicine has led to many advances in surgical training. Novel surgical simulators have led to significantly improved skills of graduating surgeons, leading to decreased time to proficiency, improved efficiency, decreased errors, and improvement in patient safety. Endoscopic sinus surgery poses a steep learning curve given the complex 3-dimensional anatomy of the nasal and paranasal cavities, and the necessary visual-spatial motor skills and bimanual dexterity. This article focuses on surgical simulation in rhinological training and how innovative high-fidelity and low-fidelity simulators can maximize resident training and improve procedural skills before operating in the live environment...
August 16, 2017: Otolaryngologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822416/-analyses-of-misdiagnosis-of-two-cases-of-nasal-cavity-and-paranasal-sinus-tuberculosis
#19
J D Chen, M C Sun, L M Song, L Song, L L Zhang, J Lin
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August 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819530/assessment-of-sphenoid-sinus-related-anatomic-variations-with-computed-tomography
#20
Figen Tunalı Turkdogan, Kenan Ahmet Turkdogan, Murat Dogan, Mehmet Haydar Atalar
INTRODUCTION: Frequent and broad application of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in parallel with experience makes it imperative to know the anatomy and the existing pathology very well before surgery. This study examines the association between anomalies in the sphenoid sinus area in paranasal sinuses computed tomography (PNS-CT) and pathological findings and determines variations of sphenoid sinus. METHODS: A total of 200 cases (100 women, 100 men) who had PNS-CT in the emergency and radiology polyclinics within the period of one year were included in this study...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
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