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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802981/errors-in-patient-positioning-for-bone-mineral-density-assessment-by-dual-x-ray-absorptiometry-effect-of-technologist-retraining
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Sasivimol Promma, Chanika Sritara, Saowanee Wipuchwongsakorn, Krisanat Chuamsaamarkkee, Chirawat Utamakul, Wichana Chamroonrat, Arpakorn Kositwattanarerk, Yoch Anongpornjossakul, Kanungnij Thamnirat, Boonsong Ongphiphadhanakul
Improper positioning is one of the factors that can lead to incorrect bone mineral density (BMD) results. This study aimed to assess the frequencies of erroneous positioning during three periods: before retraining of the technologists (BR), after retraining (AR), and at the current timepoint 8 years after retraining (C). The BMD images of the first 150 consecutive patients who underwent DXA of the lumbar spine and hip during each of the three periods were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were excluded if they had severe scoliosis, rendering proper positioning impossible...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798322/luciferase-expression-allows-bioluminescence-imaging-but-imposes-limitations-on-the-orthotopic-mouse-4t1-model-of-breast-cancer
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V P Baklaushev, A Kilpeläinen, S Petkov, M A Abakumov, N F Grinenko, G M Yusubalieva, A A Latanova, I L Gubskiy, F G Zabozlaev, E S Starodubova, T O Abakumova, M G Isaguliants, V P Chekhonin
Implantation of reporter-labeled tumor cells in an immunocompetent host involves a risk of their immune elimination. We have studied this effect in a mouse model of breast cancer after the orthotopic implantation of mammary gland adenocarcinoma 4T1 cells genetically labelled with luciferase (Luc). Mice were implanted with 4T1 cells and two derivative Luc-expressing clones 4T1luc2 and 4T1luc2D6 exhibiting equal in vitro growth rates. In vivo, the daughter 4T1luc2 clone exhibited nearly the same, and 4T1luc2D6, a lower growth rate than the parental cells...
August 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781228/assessment-of-the-bone-mineral-content-in-the-mandible-by-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-to-evaluate-short-term-change
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Yun Sun, Min Min An, Jingmei Wang, Fan Yang, Liying He, Chad A Dudzek, Congjin Liu, Patrick C Cunniff, Xingdang Liu, Tom V Sanchez
With the objective of being able to assess response to disease or clinical treatment, the densitometry community has long sought the ability to assess short-term change in bone density. The mandible, known to have a high bone turnover, an increased vascularity, and a greater susceptibility to osteoclastic and osteoblastic activities, has long been suggested but has fallen short as a site from which to monitor an early change in the response to a treatment or a disease. The current study developed a method to assess bone density in the superimposed left and right mandibles...
August 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766134/bone-health-in-long-term-gastric-cancer-survivors-a-prospective-study-of-high-dose-vitamin-d-supplementation-using-an-easy-administration-scheme
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Marta Climent, Manuel Pera, Isabel Aymar, José M Ramón, Luis Grande, Xavier Nogués
Bone disease in long-term survivors after gastric cancer resection has received little research attention. This study aimed to investigate bone health after curative resection of gastric cancer and the consequences of high-dose vitamin D supplementation in patients with low levels of 25-(OH)-vitamin D. Disease-free patients at least 24 months after gastric cancer resection represented the study cohort. Serum markers of bone metabolism were assessed at baseline and at 3 and 12 months. Bone mineral density and presence of fractures were assessed by X-ray at baseline...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755448/short-term-in%C3%A2-vivo-precision-of-whole-body-composition-measurements-on-the-horizon-a-densitometer
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Michael Nowitz, Paula Monahan
INTRODUCTION: Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is increasingly being used to assess abnormalities in body composition associated with a wide variety of conditions including obesity, sarcopenia, diabetes, anorexia, human immunodeficiency virus lipodystrophy, malabsorption and neuromuscular disorders. The objective of this study was to determine the short-term in vivo precision and least significant change in serial body composition measurements provided by the Hologic Horizon A densitometer as there is no published, peer reviewed body composition precision data on Horizon scanners in the medical literature...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752358/capsule-commentary-on-vangompel-et-al-incidence-and-predictors-of-repeat-bone-mineral-densitometry-a-longitudinal-cohort-study
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Kay M Johnson
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 27, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748194/recurrent-metatarsal-fractures-in-postmenopausal-woman-with-low-serum-alkaline-phosphatase-a-rare-diagnosis-not-to-miss
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Umair Iqbal, Hafsa Anwar, Ahmad Chaudhary, Madiha Alvi, Amy Freeth
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare inborn error of metabolism due to a loss-of-function mutation in the gene for tissue nonspecific isoenzyme of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) that results in low levels of ALP. The clinical presentation of HPP is variable and in adults can easily be misdiagnosed as other forms of osteomalacia. We present a case of a 53-year-old Caucasian female who was evaluated for recurrent metatarsal fractures. She reported her first metatarsal fracture at age 21, and since then had at least 8 more metatarsal fractures over her lifetime, most without injury other than weight bearing...
July 2017: Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743847/-new-methods-for-the-evaluation-of-bone-quality-bone-quality-evaluation-by-qus
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Mami Matsukawa
The conventional ultrasonic bone densitometry systems(quantitative ultrasound:QUS)are now popular for the initial screening of osteoporosis. These systems can give us velocity(SOS)and broadband attenuation(BUA)of ultrasonic waves, which propagated in the heel. This paper describes the physical meaning of these parameters and introduces the idea of standardization, s-SOS and s-BUA. In addition, new QUS techniques for the further investigation of bone quality are also introduced. These techniques, two wave phenomenon and Axial Transmission(AT)can induce the individual properties of cortical and cancellous bones by the ultrasonic measurements...
2017: Clinical Calcium
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743356/association-between-body-mass-index-and-osteoporosis-in-women-from-northwestern-rio-grande-do-sul
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Letícia Mazocco, Patrícia Chagas
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association between body mass index (BMI) and bone mineral density (BMD) in postmenopausal women. METHODS: Observational study with postmenopausal women who underwent bone densitometry in Palmeira das Missões - RS. Sociodemographic data, risk for osteoporosis and food intake were assessed through a specific form. BMI was calculated according to WHO criteria. The assessment of BMD was performed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and classified according to WHO...
July 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740145/validation-of-asynchronous-quantitative-bone-densitometry-of-the-spine-accuracy-short-term-reproducibility-and-a-comparison-with-conventional-quantitative-computed-tomography
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Ling Wang, Yongbin Su, Qianqian Wang, Yangyang Duanmu, Minghui Yang, Chen Yi, Xiaoguang Cheng
Asynchronous calibration quantitative computed tomography (QCT) is a new tool that allows the quantification of bone mineral density (BMD) without the use of a calibration phantom during scanning; however, this tool is not fully validated for clinical use. We used the European spine phantom (ESP) with repositioning during scanning and assessed the accuracy and short-term reproducibility of asynchronous QCT. Intra-scanner and intra-observer precision were each calculated as the root mean square of the standard deviation (RMSSD) and the coefficient of variation (CV-RMSSD)...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739082/osteoporosis-risk-calculators
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Beatrice J Edwards
Osteoporosis is a silent disease until fractures occur, patient recognition is the greatest clinical challenge. Although more than 20 million women in the US are estimated to have established osteoporosis the majority are not appropriately identified. Bone densitometry is the current gold standard for diagnosis of osteoporosis; but may not be feasible or cost-effective to recommend for all postmenopausal women. Therefore, questionnaires incorporating risk factors have been developed to aid the clinician in identifying women with osteoporosis...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735723/a-rate-independent-continuum-model-for-bone-tissue-with-interaction-of-compressive-and-tensile-micro-damage
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Philippe K Zysset, Uwe Wolfram
Low bone strength is a major risk factor for osteoporotic fractures and is only partially determined by clinical densitometry. Accumulated micro-damage induces residual strains, degrades elastic modulus and reduces bone strength independently of bone mineral density. Histologically, overloading of bone in compression and tension leads to distinct crack size, distribution and orientation which interact during combined loading scenarios. Statistics of rheological models can describe this process and reproduce experimental stress-strain curves with an unprecedented realism, but are computationally expensive and therefore difficult to generalize to 3D...
July 8, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726652/investigation-of-bone-mineralization-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-complicated-by-chronic-heart-failure-stage-ii-a
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I Krynytska, M Marushchak, T Zaets, I Savchenko, H Habor
The majority of the studies have shown that individuals with cardiovascular diseases have a higher risk of experiencing bone loss and thus greater predisposition to risk of fracture. On the other hand there is growing evidence that individuals with low bone mass have higher mortality for cardiovascular events compared to patients with cardiovascular disease with normal bone mass. This research aims to investigate bone mineralization in patients with coronary heart disease complicated by stage II-A chronic heart failure...
June 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716553/regional-analysis-of-age-related-local-bone-loss-in-the-spine-of-a-healthy-population-using-3d-voxel-based-modeling
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Alexander Valentinitsch, Stefano Trebeschi, Eva Alarcón, Thomas Baum, Johannes Kaesmacher, Claus Zimmer, Cristian Lorenz, Jan S Kirschke
Local variations in bone loss may be of great importance to individually predict osteoporotic fractures but are neglected by current densitometry techniques. The purpose of this study was to evaluate regional variations of normal bone loss at the spine among different age groups using voxel-based morphometry. Non-contrast MDCT scans of 16 patients under the age of 40 (mean age 26years) without spinal pathology were identified as a reference cohort, where each thoracolumbar vertebra was assessed individually...
July 14, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713511/accuracy-of-densitometry-of-two-cone-beam-computed-tomography-equipment-in-comparison-with-computed-tomography
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Sina Haghanifar, Sajad Yousefi, Ehsan Moudi, Farida Abesi, Ali Bijani, Ali Akbar Moghadamnia, Mehrdad Nabahati
BACKGROUND: The use of oral implants has been growing, and cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT) has become the method of choice for oral and maxillofacial radiology. OBJECTIVE: To assess the accuracy of bone densitometry in two different CBCT devices in comparison with MDCT (multi-detector CT). METHODS: Different concentrations of urografin, including 2.5%, 5%, 7.5%, 10%, 12.5%, were prepared, and the Hounsfield unit of these solution was measured by two CBCT devices (SORDEX CRANEX 3D and NEWTOM 5G) and one spiral CT device (SOMATOM SENSATION)...
May 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712984/quantitative-computed-tomography-current-status-and-new-developments
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Klaus Engelke
This review focuses on new developments and current controversies in the field of quantitative computed tomography. Recent positions of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry acknowledged the clinical value of quantitative computed tomography of the spine and the hip using clinical whole-body computed tomography (CT) scanners. Opportunistic screening summarizes a number of new approaches describing the dual use of clinical CT scans. For example, CT scans may have been taken for tumor diagnosis but may also be used for the prediction of high or low fracture risks as an additional benefit for the patient...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711461/prevalence-of-comorbidities-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-evaluation-of-their-monitoring-in-clinical-practice-the-spanish-cohort-of-the-comora-study
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Alejandro Balsa, Leticia Lojo-Oliveira, Mercedes Alperi-López, María García-Manrique, Carmen Ordóñez-Cañizares, Lorena Pérez, Virginia Ruiz-Esquide, Alfonso Corrales, Javier Narváez, José Rey-Rey, Carlos Rodríguez-Lozano, Soledad Ojeda, Santiago Muñoz-Fernández, Joan M Nolla, José García-Torrón, Fernando Gamero, Rosario García-Vicuña, Blanca Hernández-Cruz, José Campos, José Rosas, José Francisco García-Llorente, Antonio Gómez-Centeno, Rafael Cáliz, Raimon Sanmartí, Alberto Bermúdez, Lydia Abasolo-Alcázar, Antonio Fernández-Nebro, Luis Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Carlos Marras, Miguel Ángel González-Gay, Ihsane Hmamouchi, Emilio Martín-Mola
OBJECTIVES: To describe the prevalence of comorbidities in patients with RA in Spain and discuss their management and implications using data from the Spanish cohort of the multinational study on COMOrbidities in Rheumatoid Arthritis (COMORA). METHODS: This is a national sub-analysis of the COMORA study. We studied the demographics and disease characteristics of 200 adults patients diagnosed with RA (1987 ACR), and routine practices for screening and preventing the following selected comorbidities: cardiovascular, infections, cancer, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, osteoporosis and depression...
July 12, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708200/periacetabular-bone-densitometry-after-total-hip-arthroplasty-with-highly-porous-titanium-cups-a-2-year-follow-up-prospective-study
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Leo Massari, Alessandro Bistolfi, Pier Paolo Grillo, Alda Borré, Gaetano Gigliofiorito, Carlotta Pari, Andrea Francescotto, Piermario Tosco, Davide Deledda, Laura Ravera, Araldo Causero
INTRODUCTION: Trabecular Titanium is an advanced cellular solid structure, composed of regular multiplanar hexagonal interconnected cells that mimic the morphology of the trabecular bone. This biomaterial demonstrated improved mechanical properties and enhanced osteoinduction and osteoconduction in several in vitro and in vivo studies. The aim of this study was to assess Trabecular Titanium osseointegration by measuring periacetabular changes in bone mineral density (BMD) with dual-emission X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA)...
July 1, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692232/-osteoporosis-in-menopausal-women-between-40-and-65-years-old-an-algorithm-for-the-gynaecologist
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Anna Surbone, Nicolas Vulliemoz, Elena Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Jean-Paul Chatelain, Olivier Lamy
Osteoporosis is a bone disease that promotes the development of fragility fractures. An algorithm is proposed for the gynaecologists'use to diagnose and treat osteoporosis in young menopausal women. The fracture risk can be calculated with the FRAX tool. If the 10-year fracture risk is ≥ 10 %, a bone densitometry is recommended, and the result is integrated in the FRAX tool. If the risk is between 10 and 20 %, a treatment should be discussed individually and, in some cases, a pharmacologic preventive treatment, by menopause hormonal treatment or SERMs, can be initiated...
October 26, 2016: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689731/surgical-management-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism-a-single-center-experience
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David Kwan-Ru Huang, Fong-Fu Chou, Shun-Yu Chi, Yi-Chia Chan, Shun-Chen Huang
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) can occur at any age. This study aimed to compare the necessity, feasibility, safety, and outcomes of parathyroidectomy in the management of minor-symptomatic or asymptomatic PHPT patients according to age (young vs. old). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 146 consecutive patients who underwent surgery for PHPT from January 2005 to June 2016 in our institution. The patients ranged in age from 12 to 85 years...
July 7, 2017: Asian Journal of Surgery
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