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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467027/quality-of-reporting-of-outcomes-in-phase-iii-studies-of-pulmonary-tuberculosis-a-systematic-review
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Laura Jayne Bonnett, Gie Ken-Dror, Geraint Rhys Davies
BACKGROUND: Despite more than 60 years of clinical trials, tuberculosis (TB) still causes a high global burden of mortality and morbidity. Treatment currently requires multiple drugs in combination, taken over a prolonged period. New drugs are needed to shorten treatment duration, prevent resistance and reduce adverse events. However, to improve on current methodology in drug development, a more complete understanding of the existing clinical evidence base is required. METHODS: A systematic review was undertaken to summarise outcomes reported in phase III trials of patients with newly diagnosed pulmonary TB...
February 21, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446673/a-systematic-review-of-fatigue-in-radiology-is-it-a-problem
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Nadia Stec, Danielle Arje, Alan R Moody, Elizabeth A Krupinski, Pascal N Tyrrell
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to review current literature regarding radiologist fatigue. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A literature search was performed using PubMed. Key words and Medical Subject Heading terms were used to generate refined queries with inclusion and exclusion criteria, focusing on fatigue and error. Results were selected according to these criteria: examined radiologist fatigue and radiologic error stemming from fatigue; experimental results measured as accuracy, error, or performance; and peer-reviewed publication...
February 15, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445846/prostatic-artery-embolization-for-benign-prostatic-obstruction-assessment-of-safety-and-efficacy
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REVIEW
Daniel Christidis, E Clarebrough, V Ly, M Perera, H Woo, N Lawrentschuk, D Bolton
PURPOSE: Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) has seen a recent increase in interest as a treatment for men with benign prostatic obstruction (BPO). The appeal of this intervention lies in reported reduction in morbidity and its minimally invasive nature. The purpose of this review is to assess the safety and efficacy of PAE as a new treatment in BPO and explore risks surrounding its performance. METHODS: A review of the literature was performed. Medical databases searched included PubMed, EMBASE, and Cochrane databases, limited to English, peer-reviewed articles...
February 14, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440159/multicentre-study-on-capsular-closure-versus-non-capsular-closure-during-hip-arthroscopy-in-danish-patients-with-femoroacetabular-impingement-fai-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Christian Dippmann, Otto Kraemer, Bent Lund, Michael Krogsgaard, Per Hölmich, Martin Lind, Karen Briggs, Marc Philippon, Bjarne Mygind-Klavsen
INTRODUCTION: Hip arthroscopy has become a standard procedure in the treatment of hip joint pain not related to osteoarthritis or dysplasia in the young and active patient. There has been increasing focus on the contribution of the hip capsule to function and on stability following hip arthroscopy. It has been suggested that capsular closure after hip arthroscopy may prevent microinstability and macroinstability of the hip joint and reduce revision rate. However, it remains unknown whether capsular closure should be performed as a standard procedure when performing hip arthroscopies, especially in patients without additional risk factors for instability such as hypermobility or dysplasia of the hip...
February 10, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29426991/post-contrast-acute-kidney-injury-part-1-definition-clinical-features-incidence-role-of-contrast-medium-and-risk-factors-recommendations-for-updated-esur-contrast-medium-safety-committee-guidelines
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Aart J van der Molen, Peter Reimer, Ilona A Dekkers, Georg Bongartz, Marie-France Bellin, Michele Bertolotto, Olivier Clement, Gertraud Heinz-Peer, Fulvio Stacul, Judith A W Webb, Henrik S Thomsen
PURPOSE: The Contrast Media Safety Committee (CMSC) of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) has updated its 2011 guidelines on the prevention of post-contrast acute kidney injury (PC-AKI). The results of the literature review and the recommendations based on it, which were used to prepare the new guidelines, are presented in two papers. AREAS COVERED IN PART 1: Topics reviewed include the terminology used, the best way to measure eGFR, the definition of PC-AKI, and the risk factors for PC-AKI, including whether the risk with intravenous and intra-arterial contrast medium differs...
February 9, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29417249/post-contrast-acute-kidney-injury-part-2-risk-stratification-role-of-hydration-and-other-prophylactic-measures-patients-taking-metformin-and-chronic-dialysis-patients-recommendations-for-updated-esur-contrast-medium-safety-committee-guidelines
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Aart J van der Molen, Peter Reimer, Ilona A Dekkers, Georg Bongartz, Marie-France Bellin, Michele Bertolotto, Olivier Clement, Gertraud Heinz-Peer, Fulvio Stacul, Judith A W Webb, Henrik S Thomsen
OBJECTIVES: The Contrast Media Safety Committee (CMSC) of the European Society of Urogenital Radiology (ESUR) has updated its 2011 guidelines on the prevention of post-contrast acute kidney injury (PC-AKI). The results of the literature review and the recommendations based on it, which were used to prepare the new guidelines, are presented in two papers. AREAS COVERED IN PART 2: Topics reviewed include stratification of PC-AKI risk, the need to withdraw nephrotoxic medication, PC-AKI prophylaxis with hydration or drugs, the use of metformin in diabetic patients receiving contrast medium and the need to alter dialysis schedules in patients receiving contrast medium...
February 7, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29413742/current-evidence-regarding-the-diagnostic-methods-for-pediatric-lumbar-spondylolisthesis-a-report-from-the-scoliosis-research-society-evidence-based-medicine-committee
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Han Jo Kim, Charles H Crawford, Charles Ledonio, Shay Bess, A Noelle Larson, Marilyn Gates, Matthew Oetgen, James O Sanders, Douglas Burton
STUDY DESIGN: Structured literature review. OBJECTIVES: The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) requested an assessment of the current state of peer-reviewed evidence regarding pediatric lumbar spondylolisthesis with the goal of identifying what is known and what gaps remain in further understanding the diagnostic methods for pediatric spondylolisthesis. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Spondylolisthesis in the lumbar spine is common among children and adolescents and no formal synthesis of the published literature regarding diagnostic methods has been previously performed...
March 2018: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331975/is-postoperative-bracing-after-pedicle-screw-fixation-of-spine-fractures-necessary-study-protocol-of-the-ornot-study-a-randomised-controlled-multicentre-trial
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Arjen Johannes Smits, Jaap Deunk, Agnita Stadhouder, Mark Cornelis Altena, Diederik Hendrik Ruth Kempen, Frank Willem Bloemers
INTRODUCTION: The most common surgical treatment of traumatic spine fractures is through a posterior approach using pedicle screws and rods. Postoperative treatment protocols including the use of postoperative orthoses however differ between hospitals and surgeons. A three-point hyperextension orthosis is designed to support proper posture and unload the anterior column. Some motion remains when wearing an orthosis, and its main value in postoperative treatment is therefore believed to be pain relief and patient confidence...
January 13, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323555/practical-suggestions-on-how-to-move-from-peer-review-to-peer-learning
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Lane F Donnelly, David B Larson, Richard E Heller Iii, Jonathan B Kruskal
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to outline practical steps that a department can take to transition to a peer learning model. CONCLUSION: The 2015 Institute of Medicine report on improving diagnosis emphasized that organizations and industries that embrace error as an opportunity to learn tend to outperform those that do not. To meet this charge, radiology must transition from a peer review to a peer learning approach.
January 11, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317459/incidence-of-neonatal-necrotising-enterocolitis-in-high-income-countries-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Cheryl Battersby, Tharsika Santhalingam, Kate Costeloe, Neena Modi
OBJECTIVE: To conduct a systematic review of neonatal necrotising enterocolitis (NEC) rates in high-income countries published in peer-reviewed journals. METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, Embase and PubMed databases for observational studies published in peer-reviewed journals. We selected studies reporting national, regional or multicentre rates of NEC in 34 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries. Two investigators independently screened studies against predetermined criteria...
January 9, 2018: Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29291453/climate-change-and-landscape-development-in-post-closure-safety-assessment-of-solid-radioactive-waste-disposal-results-of-an-initiative-of-the-iaea
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T Lindborg, M Thorne, E Andersson, J Becker, J Brandefelt, T Cabianca, M Gunia, A T K Ikonen, E Johansson, V Kangasniemi, U Kautsky, G Kirchner, R Klos, R Kowe, A Kontula, P Kupiainen, A-M Lahdenperä, N S Lord, D J Lunt, J-O Näslund, M Nordén, S Norris, D Pérez-Sánchez, A Proverbio, K Riekki, A Rübel, L Sweeck, R Walke, S Xu, G Smith, G Pröhl
The International Atomic Energy Agency has coordinated an international project addressing climate change and landscape development in post-closure safety assessments of solid radioactive waste disposal. The work has been supported by results of parallel on-going research that has been published in a variety of reports and peer reviewed journal articles. The project is due to be described in detail in a forthcoming IAEA report. Noting the multi-disciplinary nature of post-closure safety assessments, here, an overview of the work is given to provide researchers in the broader fields of radioecology and radiological safety assessment with a review of the work that has been undertaken...
December 29, 2017: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248885/occupational-radiation-exposure-and-its-health-effects-on-interventional-medical-workers-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Seulki Ko, Hwan Hoon Chung, Sung Bum Cho, Young Woo Jin, Kwang Pyo Kim, Mina Ha, Ye Jin Bang, Yae Won Ha, Won Jin Lee
INTRODUCTION: Although fluoroscopically guided procedures involve a considerably high dose of radiation, few studies have investigated the effects of radiation on medical workers involved in interventional fluoroscopy procedures. Previous research remains in the early stages and has not reached a level comparable with other occupational studies thus far. Furthermore, the study of radiation workers provides an opportunity to estimate health risks at low doses and dose rates of ionising radiation...
December 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239834/do-residency-selection-factors-predict-radiology-resident-performance
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Vikas Agarwal, Gregory M Bump, Matthew T Heller, Ling-Wan Chen, Barton F Branstetter, Nikhil B Amesur, Marion A Hughes
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study is to determine what information in medical student residency applications predicts radiology residency success as defined by objective clinical performance data. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of residents who entered our institution's residency program through the National Resident Matching Program as postgraduate year 2 residents and completed the program over the past 2 years...
November 24, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130789/the-evaluation-of-radiologic-methods-for-access-guidance-in-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Alberto Breda, Angelo Territo, Cesare Scoffone, Christian Seitz, Thomas Knoll, Thomas Herrmann, Mariannhe Brehmer, Palle J S Osther, Evangelos Liatsikos
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) is the treatment of choice for larger and complex renal calculi. First step in performing PNL is to obtain access to the renal cavity using either fluoroscopy or ultrasound (US) guidance or a combination of both. Which guiding method to choose is controversial? A systematic review of the literature was performed comparing image guidance modalities for obtaining access in PNL. Evidence acquisition and synthesis: A PubMed, Scopus and Cochrane search for peer-reviewed studies was performed using the keywords "ultrasound" AND "fluoroscopy" AND "Percutaneous nephrolithotomy"...
November 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114633/surgical-management-of-degenerative-meniscus-lesions-the-2016-esska-meniscus-consensus
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P Beaufils, R Becker, S Kopf, M Englund, R Verdonk, M Ollivier, R Seil
Purpose  A degenerative meniscus lesion is a slowly developing process typically involving a horizontal cleavage in a middle-aged or older person. When the knee is symptomatic, arthroscopic partial meniscectomy has been practised for a long time with many case series reporting improved patient outcomes. Since 2002, several randomised clinical trials demonstrated no additional benefit of arthroscopic partial meniscectomy compared to non-operative treatment, sham surgery or sham arthroscopic partial meniscectomy...
June 2017: Joints
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114613/acr-appropriateness-criteria-for-external-beam-radiation-therapy-treatment-planning-for-clinically-localized-prostate-cancer-part-ii-of-ii
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REVIEW
Nicholas G Zaorsky, Timothy N Showalter, Gary A Ezzell, Paul L Nguyen, Dean G Assimos, Anthony V D'Amico, Alexander R Gottschalk, Gary S Gustafson, Sameer R Keole, Stanley L Liauw, Shane Lloyd, Patrick W McLaughlin, Benjamin Movsas, Bradley R Prestidge, Al V Taira, Neha Vapiwala, Brian J Davis
Purpose: To present the most updated American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria formed by an expert panel on the appropriate delivery of external beam radiation to manage stage T1 and T2 prostate cancer (in the definitive setting and post-prostatectomy) and to provide clinical variants with expert recommendations based on accompanying Appropriateness Criteria for target volumes and treatment planning. Methods and materials: The ACR Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a panel of multidisciplinary experts...
July 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101995/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-tinnitus
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Marcus M Kessler, Marwan Moussa, Julie Bykowski, Claudia F E Kirsch, Joseph M Aulino, Kevin L Berger, Asim F Choudhri, Terry D Fife, Isabelle M Germano, A Tuba Kendi, Jeffrey H Kim, Michael D Luttrull, Diego Nunez, Lubdha M Shah, Aseem Sharma, Vilaas S Shetty, Sophia C Symko, Rebecca S Cornelius
Tinnitus is the perception of sound in the absence of an external source. It is a common symptom that can be related to hearing loss and other benign causes. However, tinnitus may be disabling and can be the only symptom in a patient with a central nervous system process disorder. History and physical examination are crucial first steps to determine the need for imaging. CT and MRI are useful in the setting of pulsatile tinnitus to evaluate for an underlying vascular anomaly or abnormality. If there is concomitant asymmetric hearing loss, neurologic deficit, or head trauma, imaging should be guided by those respective ACR Appropriateness Criteria® documents, rather than the presence of tinnitus...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101994/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-thoracic-aorta-interventional-planning-and-follow-up
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Gregory Bonci, Michael L Steigner, Michael Hanley, Aaron R Braun, Benoit Desjardins, Ron C Gaba, Kenneth L Gage, Jon S Matsumura, Eric E Roselli, David M Sella, Richard Strax, Nupur Verma, Clifford R Weiss, Karin E Dill
Thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR) has undergone rapid evolution and is now applied to a range of aortic pathologies. Imaging plays a vital role in the pre- and postintervention assessment of TEVAR patients. Accurate characterization of pathology and evaluation for high-risk anatomic features are necessary in the planning phase, and careful assessment for graft stability, aortic lumen diameter, and presence of endoleak are paramount in the follow-up period. CTA is the imaging modality of choice for pre- and postintervention assessment, and MRA is an acceptable alternative depending on patient stability and graft composition...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101993/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-staging-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Aliya Qayyum, Eric P Tamm, Ihab R Kamel, Peter J Allen, Hina Arif-Tiwari, Victoria Chernyak, Tamas A Gonda, Joseph R Grajo, Nicole M Hindman, Jeanne M Horowitz, Harmeet Kaur, Michelle M McNamara, Richard B Noto, Pavan K Srivastava, Tasneem Lalani
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is associated with poor overall prognosis. Complete surgical resection is the only possible option for cure. As such, increasingly complex surgical techniques including sophisticated vascular reconstruction are being used. Continued advances in surgical techniques, in conjunction with use of combination systemic therapies, and radiation therapy have been suggested to improve outcomes. A key aspect to surgical success is reporting of pivotal findings beyond absence of distant metastases, such as tumor size, location, and degree of tumor involvement of specific vessels associated with potential perineural tumor spread...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101992/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-sinonasal-disease
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Claudia F E Kirsch, Julie Bykowski, Joseph M Aulino, Kevin L Berger, Asim F Choudhri, David B Conley, Michael D Luttrull, Diego Nunez, Lubdha M Shah, Aseem Sharma, Vilaas S Shetty, Rathan M Subramaniam, Sophia C Symko, Rebecca S Cornelius
Imaging of sinonasal pathology may occur for assessment of rhinosinusitis or mass lesions. Rhinosinusitis is prevalent in up to 16% of the US population with annual economic burdens estimated at 22 billion dollars. Rhinosinusitis is characterized as acute or chronic based on symptom duration; if four or more episodes occur annually, the term recurrent acute rhinosinusitis (RARS) is used. In acute uncomplicated rhinosinusitis when inflammatory change remains in the paranasal sinuses and nasal cavity, imaging may not be required...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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