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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322907/-turn-laterally-to-the-left-the-need-for-uniform-c-arm-communication-terminology-during-orthopaedic-trauma-surgery
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R-J De Muinck Keizer, D S Klei, P J Van Koperen, C N Van Dijk, J C Goslings
To avoid disturbed teamwork, unnecessary radiation exposure, and procedural delays, we designed and tested a uniform communication language for use in fluoroscopy-assisted surgical procedures. Input of surgeons and radiographers was used to create a set of commands. The potential benefit of this terminology was explored in an experimental setting. There was a tremendous diversity in the currently used terminology. Use of the newly designed terminology showed a reduction of procedural time and amount of images needed...
March 2017: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319650/decreasing-radiation-exposure-in-pediatric-trauma-related-to-cervical-spine-clearance-a-quality-improvement-project
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January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319649/decreasing-radiation-exposure-in-pediatric-trauma-related-to-cervical-spine-clearance-a-quality-improvement-project
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Valerie Ann Waddell, Susan Connelly
STUDY DESIGN: Quality improvement project. OBJECTIVES: Reduce the amount of radiation exposure in the pediatric trauma population 5 years of age and older in relation to cervical spine clearance. BACKGROUND: The evaluation of pediatric cervical spine injuries must be accurate and timely to avoid missed injuries. The difficult clinical examination in pediatric trauma patients necessitates the use of radiologic examinations to avoid missing catastrophic injuries...
January 2018: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250697/two-girl-patients-with-medulloblastoma-case-reports
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Laura Daniela Marinău, Cristina Elena Singer, Cristian Meşină, Elena Carmen Niculescu, Ileana Puiu, Ileana Octavia Petrescu, Cristiana Geormăneanu, Augustina Cornelia Enculescu, Daniela Elise Tache, Ştefana Oana Purcaru, Simona Răciulă, Cosmina Lucia Damian
In childhood, the most common type of brain tumors is medulloblastoma, a highly malignant primary brain tumor that is found in the cerebellum or posterior fossa. The tumor mass increases and generates obstructive hydrocephalus. Risk factors (that might be involved in some cases) include the genetic syndrome such as type 1 neurofibromatosis, exposure to ionizing radiation and Epstein-Barr virus. Medulloblastoma is associated with recessively inherited Turcot disease and with conditions as ataxia-telangiectasia syndrome in several cases...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247815/-over-the-hill-and-falling-down-can-the-nexus-criteria-be-applied-to-the-elderly-prospective-cohort-study
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Amani Jambhekar, Ryan Lindborg, Vincent Chan, Adriana Fulginiti, Bashar Fahoum, James Rucinski
INTRODUCTION: The National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS) criteria have been criticized due to the presumed unreliability of the clinical exam in elderly patients. The objective of this study was to determine if the NEXUS criteria can be safely applied to this vulnerable group of patients. METHODS: 596 trauma patients over the age of 65 were enrolled in a prospectively designed study between April 1, 2015 and October 1, 2016. The study was designed to encourage the use of the NEXUS criteria for all trauma patients including the elderly...
December 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229219/computer-assisted-navigation-for-intramedullary-nail-fixation-of-intertrochanteric-femur-fractures-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Ryan J Lilly, Denise M Koueiter, Kelly C Graner, Gregory P Nowinski, Jason Sadowski, Kevin D Grant
INTRODUCTION: Lag screw cutout is one of the most commonly reported complications following intramedullary nail fixation of intertrochanteric femur fractures. However, its occurrence can be minimized by a well-positioned implant, with a short Tip-to-Apex Distance (TAD). Computer-assisted navigation systems provide surgeons with the ability to track screw placement in real-time. This could allow for improved lag screw placement and potentially reduce radiation exposure to the patient and surgeon...
December 7, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204237/pediatric-adrenal-trauma-evaluation-and-follow-up-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus
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Vasileios Rafailidis, Annamaria Deganello, Maria E Sellars, Erica Makin, Paul S Sidhu
Adrenal trauma is rarely encountered in the pediatric population, often as a component of multi-organ injury and often presenting with hematoma formation. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) is the established imaging modality both for initial evaluation and follow-up of patients with blunt abdominal trauma. In children, radiation exposure should be minimized and alternative imaging strategies are needed. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has recently been successfully used for evaluation of patients with hepatic, renal and splenic injury...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29202925/the-investigation-of-suspected-fracture-a-comparison-of-ultrasound-with-conventional-imaging
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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/29202259/bedside-lung-ultrasound-in-the-care-of-the-critically-ill
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Máté Rudas, Sam Orde, Marek Nalos
OBJECTIVE: To describe the technique and review the utility of bedside lung ultrasound in acute care. SUMMARY: Lung ultrasound is a useful point-of-care investigation in acute care, especially in patients with dyspnoea or haemodynamic instability. Although normal lung parenchyma is not accessible to ultrasound, distinctive artefacts arising from parietal and visceral pleura indirectly imply the presence of normal lung. As aeration of lung tissue reduces with disease process, visual assessment of several pathologic entities by ultrasound becomes possible...
December 2017: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29188679/a-new-surgical-positioning-system-for-robotic-assisted-minimally-invasive-spine-surgery-and-transpedicular-approach-to-the-disc
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G Vadalà, D Accoto, F Russo, I Portaccio, M Rossini, S Valentini, R Papalia, V Denaro
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) procedures for the treatment of spinal pathologies have experienced exponential growth due to improved techniques and decreased trauma to the patient. Several MISS procedures that require the use of a trans-pedicular cannula as a guiding tool for pedicle screw placement, delivery of biomaterials to the vertebral body or injection of biologics to the disc space have been described. Although these are clear advantages of MISS, the limited dissection and exposure may reduce the accuracy and stability of operation and make spine surgeons rely heavily on intraoperative fluoroscopy, raising concerns over the level of radiation exposure...
October 2017: Journal of Biological Regulators and Homeostatic Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174941/is-delayed-phase-computed-tomography-imaging-necessary-after-blunt-renal-trauma-in-children
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Molly E Fuchs, Nicholas Beecroft, Daniel G Dajusta, Daryl J McLeod
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the utilization of delayed phase computed tomography (CT) imaging in blunt renal trauma and determine if the omission of delayed phase CT imaging affected clinical outcomes in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospectively collected trauma database was reviewed between 2006 and 2016 to identify patients aged ≤21 years with a diagnosis of renal injury from blunt trauma. Demographic characteristics, injury grade, Injury Severity Score, non-kidney organ injuries, radiologic studies, and clinical course were reviewed...
November 23, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170332/35%C3%A2-to-pan-scan-or-not-to-pan-scan-further-analysis-of-the-tarn-database-2012-2017
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Paul Hunt, Fiona Lecky, Omar Bouamra
BACKGROUND: A 'whole body' or 'pan-scan' computed tomography (CT) imaging approach is now becoming the standard of care during the early management of adult patients with suspected severe blunt multitrauma. A number of studies have variously reported a mortality benefit or no benefit from a pan-scan approach compared to that of carrying out body region-focused CT and/or plain radiographs or a mixture of imaging modalities. However, unanswered questions still remain due to the significant heterogeneity in practice between institutions, and the limitations of published studies...
December 2017: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29149393/challenges-in-minor-tbi-and-indications-for-head-ct-in-pediatric-tbi-an-update
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Navneet Singh, Ash Singhal
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric head trauma is one of the commonest presentations to emergency departments. Over 90% of such head injuries are considered mild, but still present risk acute clinical deterioration and longer term morbidity. Identifying which children are at risk of clinically important brain injuries remains challenging and much of the data on minor head injuries is based on the adult population. CHALLENGES IN PEDIATRICS: Children, however, are different, both anatomically and in terms of mechanism of injury, to adults and, even within the pediatric group, there are differences with age and stage of development...
October 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130874/do-routine-radiographs-obtained-at-initial-outpatient-postoperative-visit-change-management
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Eric Grenier, Dave Tennent, Jean Patzkowski, Joseph Hsu, Anthony Johnson
Routine postoperative radiographs are commonly obtained at the initial postoperative visit. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the clinical utility of routine postoperative radiographs and quantify the radiation exposure and cost to the health care system. All orthopaedic surgeries performed during 2007 at a level I trauma center were retrospectively analyzed. Surgical procedures that were likely to require follow-up radiographs were included. Analysis demonstrated 878 procedures with 471 procedures (54%) receiving initial postoperative radiographs...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125812/is-talon-tibial-intramedullary-nailing-clinically-superior-compared-to-conventional-locked-nailing
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Yalkın Çamurcu, Hakan Sofu, Ahmet Issın, Nizamettin Koçkara, Erdinç Genç, Mehmet Çetinkaya
OBJECTIVES: This study aims to compare the results of talon tibial intramedullary (IM) nailing with the results of conventional distal locked tibial IM nailing. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study included 60 patients (37 males, 23 females; mean age 42.2 years; range 18 to 92 years) who underwent tibial IM nailing with the diagnosis of unilateral, closed or open (Gustilo-Anderson type 1) tibial diaphyseal fracture (Orthopaedic Trauma Association 42) between January 2013 and January 2016...
December 2017: Eklem Hastalıkları Ve Cerrahisi, Joint Diseases & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116329/digital-tomography-for-detection-of-acute-occult-scaphoid-fractures
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Anthony M Barcia, Liang Zhou, Jay B Cook, Kenneth K Lindell, Rey D Gumboc, Aaron D Dykstra, Robert J Lachky, Steven H Shaha, Kenneth F Taylor
Diagnosis of occult scaphoid fractures remains a challenge. Traditional management consisting of 2 weeks of immobilization and repeat radiographs results in unnecessary immobilization of many patients without fracture. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is sensitive but expensive. Digital tomography (DT) is an imaging technique that provides fine-cut visualization with minimal radiation exposure and may be used when there is high clinical suspicion despite negative findings on initial radiographs. The authors compared the ability of DT vs MRI to detect acute occult scaphoid fractures...
November 1, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074334/robotically-assisted-long-bone-biopsy-under-mri-imaging-workflow-and-preclinical-study
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Kevin Cleary, Sunghwan Lim, Changhan Jun, Reza Monfaredi, Karun Sharma, Stanley Thomas Fricke, Luis Vargas, Doru Petrisor, Dan Stoianovici
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Our research team has developed a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-compatible robot for long bone biopsy. The robot is intended to enable a new workflow for bone biopsy in pediatrics under MRI imaging. Our long-term objectives are to minimize trauma and eliminate radiation exposure when diagnosing children with bone cancers and bone infections. This article presents our robotic systems, phantom accuracy studies, and workflow analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This section describes several aspects of our work including the envisioned clinical workflow, the MRI-compatible robot, and the experimental setup...
October 23, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057711/the-effects-of-childhood-maltreatment-on-brain-structure-in-adults-with-eating-disorders
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Alessio Maria Monteleone, Palmiero Monteleone, Fabrizio Esposito, Anna Prinster, Valeria Ruzzi, Antonietta Canna, Marco Aiello, Francesco Di Salle, Mario Maj
OBJECTIVES: Childhood maltreatment is a non specific risk factor for eating disorders (EDs). However, no study assessed so far the impact of childhood maltreatment on brain structure of adults with EDs. Therefore, we investigated brain areas volumes and fiber tracts integrity of childhood maltreated (Mal) and non-maltreated (noMal) patients with EDs. METHODS: Thirty-six ED women and 16 healthy women underwent a MRI scanning including acquisition of a diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) sequence and a high resolution T1-weighted scan...
October 23, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049266/the-cost-and-utility-of-postreduction-radiographs-after-closed-reduction-of-pediatric-wrist-and-forearm-fractures
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Avi D Goodman, Mark Zonfrillo, Daniel Chiou, Craig P Eberson, Aristides I Cruz
BACKGROUND: Formal radiographs are frequently obtained after reduction of closed pediatric wrist and forearm fracture performed under mini C-arm fluoroscopy. However, their utility has not been clearly demonstrated to justify the increased time, cost, and radiation exposure. We hypothesized that formal postreduction radiographs do not affect the rereduction rate of pediatric wrist and forearm fractures. We further sought to determine the time, monetary, and opportunity costs associated with obtaining these radiographs...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033151/is-it-adequate-to-carry-out-a-chest-ct-in-patients-with-mild-moderate-chest-trauma
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V García de Pereda de Blas, M Carreras Aja, S Carbajo Azabal, E Arana-Arri
Mild-moderate blunt chest trauma is defined as a blunt chest trauma that is not caused by a high-energy mechanism, causing thoracic tenderness with or without rib fractures and that has no immediate life-threatening consequences for the patient. It is a frequent clinical situation in the emergency department. The most common radiological techniques that are used in this context are chest X-ray and thoracic computed tomography (CT). The CT scan is set as the gold standard. However, there are no current clinical-radiological guidelines that establish the adequacy of the requests of the CT scan...
October 12, 2017: Radiología
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