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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911264/percutaneous-radiologically-guided-gastrostomy-tube-placement-comparison-of-antegrade-transoral-and-retrograde-transabdominal-approaches
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Zachary M Haber, Hearns W Charles, Jonathan S Gross, Daniel Pflager, Amy R Deipolyi
PURPOSE: We aimed to compare the antegrade transoral and the retrograde transabdominal approaches for fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous gastrostomy tube (G-tube) placement. METHODS: Following institutional review board approval, all G-tubes at two academic hospitals (January 2014 to May 2015) were reviewed retrospectively. Retrograde approach was used at Hospital 1 and both antegrade and retrograde approaches were used at Hospital 2. Chart review determined type of anesthesia used during placement, dose of radiation used, fluoroscopy time, procedure time, medical history, and complications...
December 2, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878338/reporting-standards-for-the-imaging-based-diagnosis-of-renal-masses-on-ct-and-mri-a-national-survey-of-academic-abdominal-radiologists-and-urologists
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Matthew S Davenport, Eric M Hu, Andrew D Smith, Hersh Chandarana, Khaled Hafez, Ganesh S Palapattu, J Stuart Wolf, Stuart G Silverman
PURPOSE: To define important elements of a structured radiology report of a CT or MRI performed to evaluate an indeterminate renal mass. METHODS: IRB approval was waived for this multi-site prospective quality improvement study. A 35-question survey investigating elements of a CT or MRI report describing a renal mass was created through an iterative process by the Society of Abdominal Radiology Disease-Focused Panel on renal cell carcinoma. Surveys were distributed to consenting abdominal radiologists and urologists at nine academic institutions...
November 22, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876683/preferences-of-referring-physicians-regarding-the-role-of-radiologists-as-direct-communicators-of-test-results
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Nuri Erdoğan, Hakan İmamoğlu, Süreyya Burcu Görkem, Serap Doğan, Serkan Şenol, Ahmet Öztürk
PURPOSE: Currently, there is a growing need for patient-centered radiology in which radiologists communicate with patients directly. The aim of this study is to investigate the preferences of referring physicians (RPs) regarding direct communication between radiologists and patients. METHODS: This study was conducted in a single academic hospital using a survey form. The survey items investigated the preferences of RPs regarding: 1. who should be the communicator of test results when a patient with abnormal findings requests information (the options were the radiologist; another health professional with communication skills training (CST); and the RP with CST); and 2...
November 23, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27844217/assessing-inaccuracies-in-automated-information-extraction-of-breast-imaging-findings
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Ronilda Lacson, Martha E Goodrich, Kimberly Harris, Phyllis Brawarsky, Jennifer S Haas
We previously identified breast imaging findings from radiology reports using an expert-based information extraction algorithm as part of the National Cancer Institute's Population-based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR) initiative. We validate this algorithm and assess inaccuracies in a different institutional setting. Mammography, ultrasound (US), and breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) reports of patients at an academic health system between 4/2013 and 6/2013 were included for analysis...
November 14, 2016: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27829093/postoperative-pulmonary-complications-early-mortality-and-hospital-stay-following-noncardiothoracic-surgery-a-multicenter-study-by-the-perioperative-research-network-investigators
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Ana Fernandez-Bustamante, Gyorgy Frendl, Juraj Sprung, Daryl J Kor, Bala Subramaniam, Ricardo Martinez Ruiz, Jae-Woo Lee, William G Henderson, Angela Moss, Nitin Mehdiratta, Megan M Colwell, Karsten Bartels, Kerstin Kolodzie, Jadelis Giquel, Marcos Francisco Vidal Melo
Importance: Postoperative pulmonary complications (PPCs), a leading cause of poor surgical outcomes, are heterogeneous in their pathophysiology, severity, and reporting accuracy. Objective: To prospectively study clinical and radiological PPCs and respiratory insufficiency therapies in a high-risk surgical population. Design, Setting, and Participants: We performed a multicenter prospective observational study in 7 US academic institutions...
November 9, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815052/academic-medical-centers-and-community-hospitals-integration-trends-and-strategies
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Howard B Fleishon, Jason N Itri, Giles W Boland, Richard Duszak
Academic medical centers are widely recognized as vital components of the American health care system, generally differentiated from their community hospital peers by their tripartite mission of clinical care, education, and research. Community hospitals fill a critical and complementary role, serving as the primary sites for health care in most communities. Health care reform initiatives and economic pressures have created incentives for hospitals and health systems to integrate, resulting in a nationwide trend toward consolidation with academic medical centers leveraging their substantial assets to merge, acquire, or establish partnerships with their community peers...
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814821/direct-interactive-public-education-by-breast-radiologists-about-screening-mammography-impact-on-anxiety-and%C3%A2-empowerment
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Jiyon Lee, Lara A Hardesty, Nathan M Kunzler, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
PURPOSE: Anxiety has been called a "harm" of screening mammography. The authors provided direct, interactive education to lay audiences and measured these sessions' impact on anxiety and any increased understanding of breast cancer screening. METHODS: Academic breast radiologist provided seven 1-hour sessions of structured lectures and question-and-answer periods. Lay language and radiologic images were used to discuss disease background, screening guidelines, and areas of debate...
November 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788586/imaging-biobanks-in-oncology-european-perspective
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Emanuele Neri, Daniele Regge
Imaging biobanks as defined by the European Society of Radiology are "organised databases of medical images, and associated imaging biomarkers (radiology and beyond), shared among multiple researchers, linked to other biorepositories". Oncologic imaging biobanks are developed mainly for research purposes. These biobanks may be developed in academic centers, or with the support of industry. The awareness of their importance is gradually increasing in the oncologic community. It is difficult to determine which oncologic domain of research will benefit from the implementation of imaging biobanks...
October 28, 2016: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27787547/adjuvant-weekly-girentuximab-following-nephrectomy-for-high-risk-renal-cell-carcinoma-the-ariser-randomized-clinical-trial
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Karim Chamie, Nicholas M Donin, Pia Klöpfer, Paul Bevan, Barbara Fall, Olaf Wilhelm, Stephan Störkel, Jonathan Said, Michael Gambla, Robert E Hawkins, Gustavo Jankilevich, Anil Kapoor, Evgeny Kopyltsov, Michael Staehler, Kimmo Taari, Alberto J A Wainstein, Allan J Pantuck, Arie S Belldegrun
Importance: Girentuximab is a chimeric monoclonal antibody that binds carbonic anhydrase IX, a cell surface glycoprotein ubiquitously expressed in clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC). Its safety and activity in phase 2 studies prompted investigation into its use as adjuvant monotherapy in participants with high-risk ccRCC. Objective: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of adjuvant girentuximab on disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) in patients with localized completely resected high-risk ccRCC...
October 27, 2016: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785341/sex-and-gender-medicine-in-physician-clinical-training-results-of-a-large-single-center-survey
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Shivani Dhawan, May Bakir, Erika Jones, Sarah Kilpatrick, C Noel Bairey Merz
BACKGROUND: "Sex and Gender Medicine" is a novel medical discipline that takes into account the effects of sex and gender on the health of women and men. The Institute of Medicine in the USA declared in its 2001 and 2010 statements that being a woman or a man significantly impacts the course of diseases, and therefore, this fact must be considered in diagnosis and therapy. We evaluated the representation of Sex and Gender Medicine in clinical training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a large, tertiary, non-profit, academic medical training center in the Western United States...
2016: Biology of Sex Differences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27779999/appendicitis-in-cancer-patients-is-often-observed-and-can-represent-appendiceal-malignancy
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David Santos, Yi-Ju Chiang, Brian Badgwell
Appendectomy is standard of care for uncomplicated appendicitis, but cancer patients may not be optimal surgical candidates. Interval appendectomy is controversial, and appendiceal malignancy is rare. Study objectives were to review the role of surgery, observation, and interventional radiology (IR)-guided drainage in patients with appendicitis and advanced malignancy. Retrospective review was performed on cancer patients presenting to a tertiary academic cancer center from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2014...
October 2016: American Surgeon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778204/rates-and-predictors-of-endoscopic-and-clinical-recurrence-after-primary-ileocolic-resection-for-crohn-s-disease
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Kyle Joshua Fortinsky, David Kevans, Judy Qiang, Wei Xu, Felipe Bellolio, Hillary Steinhart, Raquel Milgrom, Gordon Greenberg, Zane Cohen, Helen Macrae, Joanne Stempak, Robin McLeod, Mark S Silverberg
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The utility of postoperative medical prophylaxis (POMP) and the treatment of mild endoscopic recurrence remain controversial. METHODS: This study is a retrospective review of patients undergoing a primary ileocolic resection for CD at a single academic center. Endoscopic recurrence (ER) was defined using the Rutgeerts score (RS), and clinical recurrence (CR) was defined as symptoms of CD with endoscopic or radiologic evidence of neo-terminal ileal disease...
October 24, 2016: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27760438/white-paper-radiological-curriculum-for-undergraduate-medical-education-in-germany
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Purpose: Radiology represents a highly relevant part of undergraduate medical education from preclinical studies to subinternship training. It is therefore important to establish a content base for teaching radiology in German Medical Faculties. Materials and Methods: The German Society of Radiology (DRG) developed a model curriculum for radiological teaching at German medical universities, which is presented in this article. There is also a European model curriculum for undergraduate teaching (U-level curriculum of the European Society of Radiology)...
November 2016: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27758995/pulmonary-stenting-for-the-treatment-of-sarcoid-induced-pulmonary-vascular-stenosis
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Jose F Condado, Vasilis Babaliaros, Travis S Henry, Brian Kaebnick, Dennis Kim, Gerald W Staton
BACKGROUND: The best treatment of patients with external pulmonary vascular compression due to advanced sarcoidosis is unknown. OBJECTIVES: To report a single-center experience of percutaneous treatment for pulmonary vascular stenosis caused by external compression due to advanced sarcoidosis. METHODS: We report a case series of 5 patients with biopsy confirmed advanced sarcoidosis, seen at our academic institution with worsening dyspnea despite increase of immunosuppressive therapy...
October 7, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27753752/percutaneous-lung-biopsy-in-the-molecular-profiling-era-a-survey-of-current-practices
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Christopher Lee, Phillip L Guichet, Fereidoun Abtin
PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the current practice patterns of radiologists performing percutaneous lung biopsies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study used a web-based survey sent to the Society of Thoracic Radiology membership from August to October 2015. Responses were collected anonymously, and results were tallied. RESULTS: A total of 244 Society of Thoracic Radiology members responded to the survey. One hundred thirty-seven radiologists regularly perform percutaneous lung biopsies, of whom 102 (74%) practice at an academic teaching hospital...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27742179/a-guide-to-writing-academic-portfolios-for-radiologists
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John V Thomas, Rupan Sanyal, Janis P O'Malley, Satinder P Singh, Desiree E Morgan, Cheri L Canon
The academic educator's portfolio is a collection of materials that document academic performance and achievements, supplementing the curriculum vitae, in order to showcase a faculty member's most significant accomplishments. A decade ago, a survey of medical schools revealed frustration in the nonuniform methods of measuring faculty's medical education productivity. A proposed solution was the use of an academic educator's portfolio. In the academic medical community, compiling an academic portfolio is always a challenge because teaching has never been confined to the traditional classroom setting and often involves active participation of the medical student, resident, or fellow in the ongoing care of the patient...
October 11, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709278/trends-and-patterns-of-computed-tomography-scan-use-among-children-in-the-netherlands-1990-2012
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Johanna M Meulepas, Anne M J B Smets, Rutger A J Nievelstein, Patrycja Gradowska, Jonathan Verbeke, Herma C Holscher, Matthieu J C M Rutten, Mariëtte Kieft, Cécile M Ronckers, Michael Hauptmann
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate trends and patterns in CT usage among children (aged 0-17 years) in The Netherlands during the period 1990-2012. METHODS: Lists of electronically archived paediatric CT scans were requested from the Radiology Information Systems (RIS) of Dutch hospitals which reported >10 paediatric CT scans annually in a survey conducted in 2010. Data included patient identification, birth date, gender, scan date and body part scanned. For non-participating hospitals and for years prior to electronic archiving in some participating hospitals, data were imputed by calendar year and hospital type (academic, general with <500 beds, general with ≥ 500 beds)...
October 5, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27693643/timing-of-upper-endoscopy-influences-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-nonvariceal-upper-gi-bleeding
#18
Navin L Kumar, Aaron J Cohen, Jennifer Nayor, Brian L Claggett, John R Saltzman
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines advise that upper endoscopy be performed within 24 hours of presentation in patients with acute nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB). However, the role of urgent endoscopy (< 12 hours) is controversial. AIM: Our aim was to assess whether patients admitted with acute nonvariceal UGIB with lower-risk versus high-risk bleeding have different outcomes with urgent compared with non-urgent endoscopy. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted of patients admitted to an academic hospital with nonvariceal UGIB...
September 29, 2016: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681086/emergency-radiology-fellowship-training-in-the-usa-a-web-based-survey-of-academic-programs
#19
Mougnyan Cox, David Hansberry, Rashmi Balasubramanya, Zhengteng Li, Ashish Gandhe, Santosh Selvarajan, Pranshu Sharma
Interest in emergency radiology as a distinct subspecialty within radiology continues to rise in the USA and globally. While acute care imaging has been performed since the earliest days of the specialty, fellowship training in emergency radiology is a relatively new phenomenon. The purpose of this study was to examine the current status of emergency radiology training in the USA, using data derived from the official websites of US residency training programs. The most current list of radiology residency programs participating in the 2017 match was obtained from the official Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) website...
September 28, 2016: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27657356/differences-in-perceptions-among-radiologists-referring-physicians-and-patients-regarding-language-for-incidental-findings-reporting
#20
Andrew B Rosenkrantz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to compare radiologists', referring physicians', and patients' interpretations of expressions within radiology reports to describe findings of likely low clinical significance. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Surveys were completed by abdominal radiologists (n = 13), physicians referring patients for abdominal CT (n = 59), and outpatients awaiting imaging (n = 51) at a large urban academic medical center. Surveys presented 10 expressions for describing an incidental 5-mm liver lesion and asked respondents to select from a list of choices their perceived likelihood that the lesion represented malignancy...
September 22, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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