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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231149/radiopharmaceuticals-labelled-with-copper-radionuclides-clinical-results-in-human-beings
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Giulia Anna Follacchio, Maria Silvia De Feo, Francesco Monteleone, Giuseppe De Vincentis, Mauro Liberatore
Positron emission tomography (PET) is an instrumental diagnostic modality based on the representation (by images or numeric parameters) of the spatial and temporal distribution of molecules labelled with positron-emitting radionuclides. PET makes it possible to study biochemical processes underlying the function of several organs, providing information otherwise achievable only with bioptic assessment. PET has been developed around the positron-emitting radioisotopes of biologically important elements such as carbon, oxygen and nitrogen (11C, 15O, 13N), which enable PET imaging to identify the biodistribution of a wide range of small molecules...
December 11, 2017: Current Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228929/virtual-bronchoscopic-navigation-without-x-ray-fluoroscopy-to-diagnose-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions-a-randomized-trial
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Fumihiro Asano, Takashi Ishida, Naofumi Shinagawa, Noriaki Sukoh, Masaki Anzai, Kenya Kanazawa, Akifumi Tsuzuku, Satoshi Morita
BACKGROUND: Transbronchial biopsy for peripheral pulmonary lesions is generally performed under X-ray fluoroscopy. Virtual bronchoscopic navigation (VBN) is a method in which virtual images of the bronchial route to the lesion are produced based on CT images obtained before VBN, and the bronchoscope is guided using these virtual images, improving the diagnostic yield of peripheral pulmonary lesions. VBN has the possibility of eliminating the need for X-ray fluoroscopy in the bronchoscopic diagnosis of peripheral lesions...
December 11, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227200/telepsychiatry-for-children-and-adolescents-a-review-of-the-prometted-project
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Catherine M Doyen, Marie-Joëlle Oreve, Eric Desailly, Virginie Goupil, Kevin Zarca, Yann L'Hermitte, Pauline Chaste, Marie-Ode Bau, Didier Beaujard, Sliman Haddadi, Ana Bibay, Yves Contejean, Marie-Thérèse Coutrot, Liora Crespin, Isabelle Frioux, Mario Speranza, Nolwenn Francois, Kelley Kaye
BACKGROUND: Telemedicine for children and adolescents is a public health topic, and since 2009 in France, the legal framework defines practical modalities. Some children with Attention Deficit with or without Hyperactivity Disorder, social anxiety, or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can be easily engaged within a teleconsultation model. Literature suggests new opportunities to facilitate the care process for the ASD person and his family: diagnosis with the use of validated instruments and parental accompaniment...
December 11, 2017: Telemedicine Journal and E-health: the Official Journal of the American Telemedicine Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226448/better-measurement-for-performance-improvement-in-low-and-middle-income-countries-the-primary-health-care-performance-initiative-phcpi-experience-of-conceptual-framework-development-and-indicator-selection
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Jeremy Veillard, Krycia Cowling, Asaf Bitton, Hannah Ratcliffe, Meredith Kimball, Shannon Barkley, Laure Mercereau, Ethan Wong, Chelsea Taylor, Lisa R Hirschhorn, Hong Wang
Policy Points: Strengthening accountability through better measurement and reporting is vital to ensure progress in improving quality primary health care (PHC) systems and achieving universal health coverage (UHC). The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) provides national decision makers and global stakeholders with opportunities to benchmark and accelerate performance improvement through better performance measurement. Results from the initial PHC performance assessments in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are helping guide PHC reforms and investments and improve the PHCPI's instruments and indicators...
December 2017: Milbank Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226007/houston-methodist-variant-viewer-an-application-to-support-clinical-laboratory-interpretation-of-next-generation-sequencing-data-for-cancer
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Paul A Christensen, Yunyun Ni, Feifei Bao, Heather L Hendrickson, Michael Greenwood, Jessica S Thomas, S Wesley Long, Randall J Olsen
Introduction: Next-generation-sequencing (NGS) is increasingly used in clinical and research protocols for patients with cancer. NGS assays are routinely used in clinical laboratories to detect mutations bearing on cancer diagnosis, prognosis and personalized therapy. A typical assay may interrogate 50 or more gene targets that encompass many thousands of possible gene variants. Analysis of NGS data in cancer is a labor-intensive process that can become overwhelming to the molecular pathologist or research scientist...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223567/predictive-ability-of-the-evaruci-scale-and-comhon-index-for-pressure-injury-risk-in-critically-ill-patients-a-diagnostic-accuracy-study
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M de Los Ángeles Leal-Felipe, M Del Carmen Arroyo-López, M Del Cristo Robayna-Delgado, Ana Gómez-Espejo, Patricia Perera-Díaz, Carmen D Chinea-Rodríguez, Natalia García-Correa, Alejandro Jiménez-Sosa
BACKGROUND: Hospital-acquired pressure injuries are a costly and largely preventable complication occurring in a variety of acute care settings. Patients admitted to the intensive care unit are at greater risk of developing pressure injuries. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the efficiency of scales to measure pressure injury risk increase when a continuously updated 3-day moving average method is used. METHODS: With a retrospective cohort design we recruited 3085 patients treated between June 2011 and February 2015 in the intensive care unit of a tertiary level university hospital...
December 6, 2017: Australian Critical Care: Official Journal of the Confederation of Australian Critical Care Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222080/the-12-item-self-report-world-health-organization-disability-assessment-schedule-whodas-2-0-administered-via-the-internet-to-individuals-with-anxiety-and-stress-disorders-a-psychometric-investigation-based-on-data-from-two-clinical-trials
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Erland Axelsson, Elin Lindsäter, Brjánn Ljótsson, Erik Andersson, Erik Hedman-Lagerlöf
BACKGROUND: The World Health Organization Disability Assessment Schedule 2.0 (WHODAS 2.0) is a widespread measure of disability and functional impairment, which is bundled with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition) for use in psychiatry. Administering psychometric scales via the Internet is an effective way to reach respondents and allow for convenient handling of data. OBJECTIVE: The aim was to study the psychometric properties of the 12-item self-report WHODAS 2...
December 8, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217972/clinical-aspects-and-antenatal-diagnosis-of-invasive-placenta-a-review-of-ten-years-experience-of-a-multi-profile-hospital-in-lithuania
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Jelena Volochovič, Diana Ramašauskaitė, Ramunė Šimkevičiūtė
Background: Invasive placenta is a rare obstetrical pathology that is life-threatening to mother and child. It is important to diagnose this pathology as early as possible and to plan further optimal care of patients in order to minimize life-threatening complications. The aim of this study was to analyze the frequency of cases of invasive placenta, the peculiarities of their clinical manifestation in women who gave birth from 2006 to 2015, to evaluate diagnostic and treatment options of this pathology, and to review their changes when the level of services provided by the institution changes...
2017: Acta Medica Lituanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216580/microfluidic-magnetic-fluidized-bed-for-dna-analysis-in-continuous-flow-mode
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Iván Hernández-Neuta, Iago Pereiro, Annika Ahlford, Davide Ferraro, Qiongdi Zhang, Jean-Louis Viovy, Stéphanie Descroix, Mats Nilsson
Magnetic solid phase substrates for biomolecule manipulation have become a valuable tool for simplification and automation of molecular biology protocols. However, the handling of magnetic particles inside microfluidic chips for miniaturized assays is often challenging due to inefficient mixing, aggregation, and the advanced instrumentation required for effective actuation. Here, we describe the use of a microfluidic magnetic fluidized bed approach that enables dynamic, highly efficient and simplified magnetic bead actuation for DNA analysis in a continuous flow platform with minimal technical requirements...
November 26, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214372/a-review-of-the-clinical-utility-of-systematic-behavioral-observations-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-adhd
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Franziska Minder, Agnieszka Zuberer, Daniel Brandeis, Renate Drechsler
This review evaluates the clinical utility of tools for systematic behavioral observation in different settings for children and adolescents with ADHD. A comprehensive search yielded 135 relevant results since 1990. Observations from naturalistic settings were grouped into observations of classroom behavior (n = 58) and of social interactions (n = 25). Laboratory observations were subdivided into four contexts: independent play (n = 9), test session (n = 27), parent interaction (n = 11), and peer interaction (n = 5)...
December 6, 2017: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214067/malignant-central-airway-obstruction
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REVIEW
Lakshmi Mudambi, Russell Miller, George A Eapen
This review comprehensively describes recent advances in the management of malignant central airway obstruction (CAO). Malignant CAO can be a dramatic and devastating manifestation of primary lung cancer or metastatic disease. A variety of diagnostic modalities are available to provide valuable information to plan a therapeutic intervention. Clinical heterogeneity in the presentation of malignant CAO provides opportunities to adapt and utilize endoscopic technology and tools in many ways. Mechanical debulking, thermal tools, cryotherapy and airway stents are methods and instruments used to rapidly restore airway patency...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214064/bronchoscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-peripheral-lung-lesions
#12
REVIEW
Samjot Singh Dhillon, Kassem Harris
Peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) are generally considered as lesions in the peripheral one-third of the lung although a precise definition and radiographic anatomical landmarks separating central and peripheral lesion does not yet exist. The radiographic detection of such lesions has increased significantly with the adoption of lung cancer screening programs. These lesions are not directly visible by regular flexible bronchoscopes as they are usually distal to the lobar and segmental bronchi. Traditionally, depending on location and clinical stage at presentation, these lesions were typically sampled by computerized tomography (CT) guided needle or surgical biopsy although some centers also used ultrasound and fluoroscopy guided percutaneous needle biopsy...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29213526/mini-mental-state-exam-for-children-mmc-in-children-with-hemiplegic-cerebral-palsy
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Ricardo Moura, Peterson Marco Oliveira Andrade, Patrícia Lemos Bueno Fontes, Fernanda Oliveira Ferreira, Larissa de Souza Salvador, Maria Raquel Santos Carvalho, Vitor Geraldi Haase
Cognitive impairment is frequent in cerebral palsy (CP) and there is a lack of multiprofessional screening instruments. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of the Mini-Mental State Examination for Children (MMC), an adapted version of the Mini-Mental State Examination, in screening for cognitive impairments in children with CP. METHODS: We assessed 397 Brazilian children, 310 with typical development and 87 with CP (hemiplegic and quadriplegic forms), aged 5-16 years...
July 2017: Dementia & Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29209604/development-of-all-india-institute-of-medical-sciences-modified-international-clinical-epidemiology-network-diagnostic-instrument-for-neuromotor-impairments-in-children-aged-1%C3%A2-month-to-18%C3%A2-years
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Sheffali Gulati, Harsh Patel, Biswaroop Chakrabarty, Rachana Dubey, N K Arora, R M Pandey, Vinod K Paul, Konanki Ramesh, Vyshakh Anand, Ankit Meena
Introduction: There is shortage of specialists for the diagnosis of children with neuromotor impairments (NMIs), especially in resource limited settings. Existing International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) instrument for diagnosing NMI have been validated for children aged 2-9 years. The current study modified the same including wider symptomatology and age group (1 month to 18 years). Methods: The Modified INCLEN diagnostic tool (INDT) was developed by a team of experts by modifying the existing tool to widen the age range (1 month to 18 years) and include broader symptomatology (inclusion of milestones from the first 2 years of life and better elucidation of cerebellar and extrapyramidal features) in a tertiary care teaching hospital of North India between January and April 2015...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29208984/a-nonlinear-approach-to-identify-pathological-change-of-thyroid-nodules-based-on-statistical-analysis-of-ultrasound-rf-signals
#15
Huan Xu, Chunrui Liu, Ping Yang, Juan Tu, Bin Yang, Dong Zhang
In order to reassure the majority of patients with benign nodules from unnecessary needle biopsy, there is an increasing clinical requirement to identify benign and malignant thyroid nodules during ultrasound diagnosis. A nonlinear approach based on statistical analysis of ultrasound radio-frequency (RF) signals was developed for differential diagnosing the thyroid nodules to improve the diagnostic accuracy. Data from 44 patients with solitary thyroid nodules were collected, following with the ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) as the ground truth...
December 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207228/-clinical-practice-for-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-arrhythmias-in-patients-on-renal-replacement-therapy-data-from-a-lombard-survey
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Simonetta Genovesi, Elisa Nava, Alice Pasa, Enzo Corghi, Patrizia Ondei, Elisabetta Marta, Antonio Bellasi, Fabio Malberti, Ugo Teatini, Carlo Maria Guastoni, Leonardo Spatola, Maria Carmen Luise, Renza Tiboldo, Silvio Bertoli, Piergiorgio Messa, Maria Doria, Maurizio Gallieni, Mario Cozzolino, Donatella Spotti, Valeria Sala, Elisabetta Sironi, Giuseppe Boriani
Among dialysis patients, 40% of deaths are due to cardiovascular causes, and 60% of cardiac deaths are due to an arrhythmia. The purpose of this survey, carried out with the organizational support of the Lombard Section of the Italian Society of Nephrology, is to evaluate the frequency and mode of use of non-invasive instruments for the diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmias in the dialysis centers of Lombardy. Information on the prevalence and type of cardiac devices at December 1, 2016 in this population was also required...
December 5, 2017: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205934/advances-in-nanoporous-anodic-alumina-based-biosensors-to-detect-biomarkers-of-clinical-significance-a-review
#17
REVIEW
Gayathri Rajeev, Beatriz Prieto Simon, Lluis F Marsal, Nicolas H Voelcker
There is a strong and growing demand for compact, portable, rapid, and low-cost devices to detect biomarkers of interest in clinical and point-of-care diagnostics. Such devices aid in early diagnosis of diseases without the need to rely on expensive and time-consuming large instruments in dedicated laboratories. Over the last decade, numerous biosensors have been developed for detection of a wide range of clinical biomarkers including proteins, nucleic acids, growth factors, and bacterial enzymes. Various transduction techniques have been reported based on biosensor technology that deliver substantial advances in analytical performance, including sensitivity, reproducibility, selectivity, and speed for monitoring a wide range of human health conditions...
December 5, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205141/deep-spinal-infection-in-instrumented-spinal-surgery-diagnostic-factors-and-therapy
#18
M Dobran, A Marini, M Gladi, D Nasi, R Colasanti, R Benigni, Francesca Mancini, M Iacoangeli, M Scerrati
AIM: Postoperative surgical site infections (SSI) are complication of spinal surgery. These complications may lead to a poor outcome with neurological deficits, spinal deformity and chronic pain. The purpose of this study is to explore the statistical value of diagnostic parameters and the proper therapy. METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed 550 patients who underwent spinal instrumentation at our department from January 2011 to December 2015. The SSI was present in 16 patients out of 550 operated...
May 2017: Il Giornale di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202925/the-investigation-of-suspected-fracture-a-comparison-of-ultrasound-with-conventional-imaging
#19
Gordian Lukas Schmid, Stefan Lippmann, Susanne Unverzagt, Christiane Hofmann, Tobias Deutsch, Thomas Frese
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound imaging can be used to diagnose fractures in patients with acute trauma. Its main advantages over conventional imaging are the absence of radiation exposure and its greater availability. METHODS: A systematic search in electronic databases (Medline, Embase, Cochrane CENTRAL) was supplemented by a manual search on the Internet and in the reference lists of pertinent publications. The QUADAS-2 instrument was used to assess the quality of the individual studies retrieved...
November 10, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202549/clonidine-sedation-effects-in-children-during-electroencephalography
#20
Mohammad Barzegar, Reza Piri, Mohammad Naghavi-Behzad, Masoumeh Ghasempour
It is very important to have proper management in children with Seizure. Electroencephalography (EEG) as a diagnostic instrument has a key role in determining the management method of seizure in children. Because of poor cooperation of some children (especially children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders and developmental disorders) in performing EEG, it is the best choice to sedate children before EEG. The aim of present study is to evaluate the sedation efficacy of clonidine in children before EEG...
September 2017: Acta Medica Iranica
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