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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318729/acute-cerebellitis-in-paediatric-patients-our-experience
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J P García-Iñiguez, F J López-Pisón, P Madurga Revilla, I Montejo Gañán, M Domínguez Cajal, L Monge Galindo, S B Sánchez Marco, M C García Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: Acute cerebellitis is a rare inflammatory disease with a highly variable clinical course that ranges from benign self-limiting symptoms to a fulminant presentation associated with a high risk of death due to compression of the posterior fossa, acute hydrocephalus, and intracranial hypertension. METHODS: We reviewed clinical, laboratory, and radiological findings from children diagnosed with acute cerebellitis between May 2007 and November 2016. We analysed treatments and clinical and radiological progression...
March 15, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315844/cerebral-glucose-metabolism-and-cognition-in-newly-diagnosed-parkinson-s-disease-icicle-pd-study
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M J Firbank, A J Yarnall, R A Lawson, G W Duncan, T K Khoo, G S Petrides, J T O'Brien, R A Barker, R J Maxwell, D J Brooks, D J Burn
OBJECTIVE: To assess reductions of cerebral glucose metabolism in Parkinson's disease (PD) with 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET), and their associations with cognitive decline. METHODS: FDG-PET was performed on a cohort of 79 patients with newly diagnosed PD (mean disease duration 8 months) and 20 unrelated controls. PD participants were scanned while on their usual dopaminergic medication. Cognitive testing was performed at baseline, and after 18 months using the Cognitive Drug Research (CDR) and Cambridge Neuropsychological Test Automated Battery (CANTAB) computerised batteries, the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE), and the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA)...
April 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274672/the-role-of-screening-expectations-in-modifying-short-term-psychological-responses-to-low-dose-computed-tomography-lung-cancer-screening-among-high-risk-individuals
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Charlotte E Dunn, Adrian Edwards, Ben Carter, John K Field, Kate Brain, Kate J Lifford
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to examine the relationship between pre-screening expectations and psychological responses to low-dose computerised tomography (LDCT) screening among high-risk individuals in the United Kingdom Lung Cancer Screening (UKLS) pilot trial. METHODS: Prior to screening, high-risk individuals randomised into the intervention arm of the UKLS were asked about their expected screening test result. Their actual LDCT scan result was compared with their baseline screening expectation to determine the level of congruence...
February 27, 2017: Patient Education and Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256425/comparison-of-99m-tc-mdp-spect-qualitative-vs-quantitative-results-in-patients-with-suspected-condylar-hyperplasia
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D F López Buitrago, J Ruiz Botero, C M Corral, A R Carmona, A Sabogal
OBJECTIVE: To compare qualitative vs quantitative results of Single Photon Emission Computerised Tomography (SPECT), calculated from percentage of (99m)Tc-MDP (methylene diphosphonate) uptake, in condyles of patients with a presumptive clinical diagnosis of condylar hyperplasia. MATERIALS AND METHOD: A retrospective, descriptive study was conducted on the (99m)Tc-MDP SPECT bone scintigraphy reports from 51 patients, with clinical impression of facial asymmetry related to condylar hyperplasia referred by their specialist in orthodontics or maxillofacial surgery, to a nuclear medicine department in order to take this type of test...
February 28, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249359/identifying-high-risk-individuals-for-targeted-lung-cancer-screening-independent-validation-of-the-plcom2012-risk-prediction-tool
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Marianne Weber, Sarsha Yap, David Goldsbury, David Manners, Martin Tammemagi, Henry Marshall, Fraser Brims, Annette McWIlliams, Kwun Fong, Yoon Jung Kang, Michael Caruana, Emily Banks, Karen Canfell
Lung cancer screening with computerised tomography holds promise, but optimising the balance of benefits and harms via selection of a high risk population is critical. PLCOm2012 is a logistic regression model based on U.S. data, incorporating sociodemographic and health factors, which predicts 6-year lung cancer risk among ever-smokers, and thus may better predict those who might benefit from screening than criteria based solely on age and smoking history. We aimed to validate the performance of PLCOm2012 in predicting lung cancer outcomes in a cohort of Australian smokers...
March 1, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239591/role-of-ct-mastoids-in-the-diagnosis-and-surgical-management-of-chronic-inflammatory-ear-diseases
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Juveria Majeed, L Sudarshan Reddy
Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM) is a chronic inflammation of middle ear cleft. It presents with discharging ear and decreased hearing. The diagnosis is mostly on clinical examination with otoscope or oto endoscope. Computerised Tomography (CT) of mastoids is done to evaluate the extent of the disease and its complication. High resolution CT is now the investigation of choice for temporal bone disease. This study emphasizes on the importance of CT scan in diagnosis of inflammatory ear diseases and most importantly identifying pitfalls or complications which a surgeon can come across during surgery...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28239583/correlation-of-radiological-and-endoscopic-findings-in-patients-presenting-with-dysphagia
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Kavita Sachdeva, Vineet Kaul
Dysphagia is a common symptom with diverse etiology in otolaryngology. In the present study clinicopathological, radiological and endoscopic evaluation of patients was done in a tertiary care hospital in patients presenting with dysphagia. A prospective nonrandomized observational study was carried out on total of 80 cases having dysphagia during March 2015 to August 2016. In the present study, out of 80 patients, youngest case was a three years old child while oldest case was an 85 years old female. The mean age was 48...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209203/crizotinib-associated-renal-cysts-carcs-incidence-and-patterns-of-evolution
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Laird B Cameron, Damian H S Jiang, Kate Moodie, Catherine Mitchell, Benjamin Solomon, Bimal Kumar Parameswaran
BACKGROUND: Novel therapeutic agents recently introduced for the treatment of cancer have several unusual side effects. An increased incidence of renal cystic lesions, often with features concerning for malignancy or infection, has been reported in patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) - rearranged advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) treated with Crizotinib. Many of these lesions undergo spontaneous resolution despite developing complex features on imaging. We assess the incidence and patterns of evolution of Crizotinib Associated Renal Cysts [CARCs] at our institute and provide histopathology correlation of their benign nature...
February 16, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188621/the-analgesic-efficacy-of-pre-operative-bilateral-erector-spinae-plane-esp-blocks-in-patients-having-ventral-hernia-repair
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K J Chin, S Adhikary, N Sarwani, M Forero
Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair is an operation associated with significant postoperative pain, and regional anaesthetic techniques are of potential benefit. The erector spinae plane (ESP) block performed at the level of the T5 transverse process has recently been described for thoracic surgery, and we hypothesised that performing the ESP block at a lower vertebral level would provide effective abdominal analgesia. We performed pre-operative bilateral ESP blocks with 20-30 ml ropivacaine 0.5% at the level of the T7 transverse process in four patients undergoing laparoscopic ventral hernia repair...
April 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188088/high-dose-neural-stem-cell-radiation-may-not-improve-survival-in-glioblastoma
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R Achari, M Arunsingh, R K Badgami, A Saha, S Chatterjee, R K Shrimali, I Mallick, B Arun
AIMS: To evaluate the effect of radiotherapy dose-volume parameters of neural stem cell (NSC) compartment on progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival after post-resection chemoradiation in newly diagnosed glioblastoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty-one patients with unifocal glioblastoma were included. Ipsilateral (NSC_Ipsi), contralateral (NSC_Contra) and combined NSC (NSC_Combined) were contoured on radiotherapy planning computerised tomography datasets...
February 8, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170371/imaging-tests-in-staging-and-surveillance-of-non-metastatic-breast-cancer-changes-in-routine-clinical-practice-and-cost-implications
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S De Placido, C De Angelis, M Giuliano, C Pizzi, R Ruocco, V Perrone, D Bruzzese, G Tommasielli, M De Laurentiis, S Cammarota, G Arpino, G Arpino
BACKGROUND: Although guidelines do not recommend computerised tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the staging or follow-up of asymptomatic patients with non-metastatic breast cancer, they are often requested in routine clinical practice. The aim of this study was to determine the staging and follow-up patterns, and relative costs in a large population of breast cancer patients living and treated in a Southern Italian region. METHODS: We analysed the clinical computerised information recorded by 567 primary-care physicians assisting about 650 000 inhabitants in the Campania region...
March 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159044/a-simplified-validated-protocol-for-measuring-fibular-reduction-on-ankle-ct
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Christopher Patrick Prior, James Christopher Widnall, Amer Kemall Rehman, David Marc Weller, Edward Vaughan Wood
BACKGROUND: Inadequate ankle syndesmotic reduction is a common and important cause of poor outcome after surgery. It is not clear what magnitude or planes of displacement impact most. Many computerised tomography (CT) measurement techniques rely on landmarks that are difficult to reproduce, and none measure all types of mal-positioning in a single protocol. The purpose of this study was to design and validate a protocol for measuring the distal tibio-fibular relationship. METHODS: We devised a method for measuring fibular diastasis, antero-posterior translation (APT) and fibular length on CT images...
March 2017: Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148578/hypokalaemia-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-the-missing-piece
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Umer Farooq Khan, Lee Chun Tsu, Kong-Bing Tan, Jingxiang Huang, Audrey LiAnn Wong
A 58-year-old Chinese woman with well controlled type 1 diabetes mellitus presented with acute and progressive bilateral lower limb weakness. Investigations revealed severe hypokalaemia (1.3 mmol/L) and hypophosphataemia (<0.32 mmol/L) with rhabdomyolysis and electrocardiogram changes, without other concurrent biochemical abnormalities. Immediate intravenous and oral potassium and phosphate replacement was initiated with objective improvement in weakness with replenished electrolyte levels. Urine studies confirmed renal potassium wasting...
February 2017: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134482/modelling-of-aortic-aneurysm-and-aortic-dissection-through-3d-printing
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Daniel Ho, Andrew Squelch, Zhonghua Sun
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to assess if the complex anatomy of aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection can be accurately reproduced from a contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan into a three-dimensional (3D) printed model. METHODS: Contrast-enhanced cardiac CT scans from two patients were post-processed and produced as 3D printed thoracic aorta models of aortic aneurysm and aortic dissection. The transverse diameter was measured at five anatomical landmarks for both models, compared across three stages: the original contrast-enhanced CT images, the stereolithography (STL) format computerised model prepared for 3D printing and the contrast-enhanced CT of the 3D printed model...
March 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112037/basidiobolomycosis-complicated-by-hydronephrosis-and-a-perinephric-abscess-presenting-as-a-hypertensive-emergency-in-a-7-year-old-boy
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Sriram Krishnamurthy, Rakesh Singh, Venkatesh Chandrasekaran, Gopinathan Mathiyazhagan, Meenachi Chidambaram, S Deepak Barathi, Subramanian Mahadevan
A 7-year-old boy presented with a chronic, indurated, tender left thigh swelling in association with a hypertensive emergency. He had a bilateral moderate degree of hydronephrosis and a left perinephric abscess, and MRI features of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome. Histopathological examination of the biopsy specimen demonstrated eosinophilic fasciitis with filamentous fungi. Basidiobolus ranarum was isolated from the culture. The fungus was also isolated from a perinephric fluid aspirate. Computerised tomography of the abdomen demonstrated features consistent with fungal invasion of the pelvic floor muscles and urinary bladder, leading to bilateral hydronephrosis...
January 23, 2017: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103749/clinical-practice-with-anti-dementia-drugs-a-revised-third-consensus-statement-from-the-british-association-for-psychopharmacology
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John T O'Brien, Clive Holmes, Matthew Jones, Roy Jones, Gill Livingston, Ian McKeith, Peter Mittler, Peter Passmore, Craig Ritchie, Louise Robinson, Elizabeth L Sampson, John-Paul Taylor, Alan Thomas, Alistair Burns
The British Association for Psychopharmacology coordinated a meeting of experts to review and revise its previous 2011 guidelines for clinical practice with anti-dementia drugs. As before, levels of evidence were rated using accepted standards which were then translated into grades of recommendation A-D, with A having the strongest evidence base (from randomised controlled trials) and D the weakest (case studies or expert opinion). Current clinical diagnostic criteria for dementia have sufficient accuracy to be applied in clinical practice (B) and both structural (computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) and functional (positron emission tomography and single photon emission computerised tomography) brain imaging can improve diagnostic accuracy in particular situations (B)...
February 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102546/ataluren-and-similar-compounds-specific-therapies-for-premature-termination-codon-class-i-mutations-for-cystic-fibrosis
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REVIEW
Aisha A Aslam, Colin Higgins, Ian P Sinha, Kevin W Southern
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis is a common life-shortening genetic disorder in the Caucasian population (less common in other ethnic groups) caused by the mutation of a single gene that codes for the production of the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator protein. This protein coordinates the transport of salt (and bicarbonate) across cell surfaces and the mutation most notably affects the airways. In the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis, defective protein results in a dehydrated surface liquid and compromised mucociliary clearance...
January 19, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090187/recurrent-intestinal-obstruction-in-a-patient-with-selective-iga-deficiency
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Chee-Kin Hui
A 32 year old woman presented with acute onset of abdominal pain and fever. An urgent computerised tomography (CT) of the whole abdomen showed dilated loop at the terminal ileum in the right lower abdomen with thickening of the wall and oedema. The CT was suggestive of distal small bowel obstruction at the ileum with surrounding wall oedema. Multiple biopsies taken from the terminal ileum and colon on colonoscopy were all unremarkable. She represented one-year later with a recurrence of intestinal obstruction...
November 2016: Malaysian Journal of Medical Sciences: MJMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012704/tomosynthesis-a-new-radiologic-technique-for%C3%A2-rapid-diagnosis-of-scaphoid-fractures
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N Compton, L Murphy, F Lyons, J Jones, P MacMahon, J Cashman
Scaphoid fractures constitute 71% of all carpal bone fractures.(1) Early diagnosis and treatment has significant bearing on fracture union rates and better clinical outcomes. While displaced fractures can be readily seen on plain radiograph, undisplaced fractures can require advanced imaging modalities to confirm that diagnosis. Advanced imaging such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Computerised tomography (CT) and bone scintigraphy are routinely used for the diagnosis of scaphoid fractures but require significant radiation exposure, increased cost and can be difficult to access...
December 21, 2016: Surgeon: Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927829/lesson-of-the-month-1-lobar-pulmonary-consolidation-in-an-immunocompromised-host
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Daniel J Reynolds, Carl A Andersen, Sumedh S Hoskote, Hee Eun Lee, Aditya Raghunathan, Sanjay Kalra, Andrew H Limper
A 19-year-old male with a history of idiopathic panuveitis, currently taking methotrexate and infliximab, presented to our institution with 6 weeks of cough, dyspnoea and fevers. He had failed outpatient antimicrobial therapy. Computerised tomography (CT) of the chest revealed the presence of a lobar pneumonia and he was treated with broad spectrum antibiotics, which did not improve his symptoms. Bronchoalveolar lavage was performed with a transbronchial lung biopsy because of the diagnostic uncertainty of the patient's presentation...
December 2016: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
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