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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680828/viral-pneumonia-etiologies-and-treatment
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Dima Dandachi, Maria C Rodriguez-Barradas
Viral pathogens are increasingly recognized as a cause of pneumonia, in immunocompetent patients and more commonly among immunocompromised. Viral pneumonia in adults could present as community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), ranging from mild disease to severe disease requiring hospital admission and mechanical ventilation. Moreover, the role of viruses in hospital-acquired pneumonia and ventilator-associated pneumonia as causative agents or as co-pathogens and the effect of virus detection on clinical outcome are being investigated...
April 20, 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679341/biliary-mucinous-cystic-neoplasm-a-classic-presentation-of-a-rare-neoplasm
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Shashank Sharma, Kazunari Sasaki, Daniela Allende, Ana Bennett, Federico N Aucejo
Biliary mucinous cystic neoplasms are rare parenchymal neoplasms with a considerable malignant potential. Due to a lack of diagnostic imaging criteria, histopathologic evaluation remains the definitive method of diagnosis. Resection is the treatment of choice. Here, the authors present a case of biliary mucinous neoplasm in a 39-year-old female with the associated radiographic and histopathologic findings.
April 20, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675357/radiological-signs-associated-with-pulmonary-multi-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-an-analysis-of-published-evidences
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Yì Xiáng J Wáng, Myung Jin Chung, Aliaksandr Skrahin, Alex Rosenthal, Andrei Gabrielian, Michael Tartakovsky
Background: Despite that confirmative diagnosis of pulmonary drug-sensitive tuberculosis (DS-TB) and multidrug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is determined by microbiological testing, early suspicions of MDR-TB by chest imaging are highly desirable in order to guide diagnostic process. We aim to perform an analysis of currently available literatures on radiological signs associated with pulmonary MDR-TB. Methods: A literature search was performed using PubMed on January 29, 2018...
March 2018: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674818/efficacy-of-denoising-and-enhancement-filters-for-detection-of-approximal-and-occlusal-caries-on-digital-intraoral-radiographs
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Abbas Shokri, Shahin Kasraei, Sima Lari, Majid Mahmoodzadeh, Amin Khaleghi, Saeid Musavi, Vahid Akheshteh
Background and Objectives: Image processing and enhancement filters can significantly improve the diagnostic value of digital radiographs. Evidence shows that increasing the contrast and filtering improve the diagnostic accuracy for caries detection. This study sought to assess the diagnostic accuracy of original and enhanced digital radiographs for the detection of approximal and occlusal caries. Subjects and Methods: In this experimental study, incipient carious lesions were artificially created on 120 proximal and occlusal surfaces of human extracted permanent molar and premolar teeth...
March 2018: Journal of Conservative Dentistry: JCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674403/unexpected-case-of-pneumomediastinum-and-subcutaneous-emphysema-primary-or-secondary-aetiology
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Amanda J L Cheng, Timothy J Sadler
A 77-year-old man was admitted with a relapse of antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-positive vasculitis with pulmonary involvement and acute kidney injury. There was a background of pulmonary fibrosis (non-specific interstitial pneumonia type pattern) and superadded pulmonary haemorrhage, acute pulmonary oedema and sepsis. The patient was intubated for 4 days and remained dependent on high flow oxygen and continuous positive airway pressure after extubation. A chest radiograph performed 2 weeks after extubation demonstrated unexpected, extensive pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema...
April 19, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673811/endovascular-aortic-repair-follow-up-protocol-based-on-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-is-safe-and-effective
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Emiliano Chisci, Linda Harris, Azzurra Guidotti, Angelica Pecchioli, Clara Pigozzi, Enrico Barbanti, Leonardo Ercolini, Stefano Michelagnoli
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to define the safety and effectiveness of a contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) based follow up for endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) surveillance at a mid-term period (4 years). METHODS: At the tertiary referral centre EVAR surveillance was based on plain abdominal radiograph and duplex ultrasound (CDU), with computed tomography angiography (CTA) reserved for any non-diagnostic imaging during the period 1999-2011 (Group A)...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673719/radioluminescence-sensing-of-radiology-exposures-using-p-doped-silica-optical-fibres
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D A Bradley, H T Zubair, A Oresegun, G T Louay, Alawiah Ariffin, Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Khalid S Alzimami, H A Abdul-Rashid
In previous work we investigated the real-time radioluminescence (RL) yield of Ge-doped silica fibres and Al2 O3 nanodot media, sensing electron- and x-ray energies and intensities at values familiarly obtained in external beam radiotherapy. The observation of an appreciable low-dose sensitivity has given rise to the realisation that there is strong potential for use of RL dosimetry in diagnostic radiology. Herein use has been made of P-doped silica optical fibre, 2 mm diameter, also including a 271 µm cylindrical doped core...
February 21, 2018: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672807/imaging-to-differentiate-the-various-forms-of-seronegative-arthritis
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Iris Eshed, Kay-Geert A Hermann, Anna Zejden, Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska
Spondyloarthritis (SpA) is a group of diseases characterized by back pain, spinal inflammation, human leukocyte antigen-B27 positivity, and peripheral findings such as dactylitis, enthesitis, and uveitis. It includes ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, reactive arthritis, arthritis associated with inflammatory bowel disease, and undifferentiated SpA. The role of imaging in the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of patients with SpA has become dramatically more important with the introduction of new therapies such as tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitors...
April 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671193/diagnostic-performance-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-whole-body-mri-before-and-early-after-treatment-of-multiple-myeloma-a-prospective-comparative-study
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Mohammad Abd Alkhalik Basha, Maged Abdel Gelil Hamed, Rania Refaat, Mohamad Zakarya AlAzzazy, Manar A Bessar, Elshaimaa Mohamed Mohamed, Ayman F Ahmed, Heba Fathy Tantawy, Khaled Mohamed Altaher, Ahmed Ali Obaya, Amira Hamed Mohamed Afifi
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of WB-MRI and 18 F-FDG PET/CT in detecting infiltration pattern, disease activity, and response to treatment in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-six patients with confirmed MM were included in the present study for pre-treatment evaluation. Among these individuals, 22 patients were available for the post-treatment evaluation of response to therapy. All patients were imaged with both WB-MRI and 18 F-FDG PET/CT...
April 18, 2018: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670722/stafne-s-bone-defect-in-a-metastatic-prostate-cancer-patient-a-diagnostic-conundrum
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Wagner-Gomes da Silva, Aristilia-Tahara Kemp, Alan-Roger Dos Santos-Silva, Maria Del Pilar-Estevez Diz, Thais-Bianca Brandão
Stafne's bone defect (SBD) is an uncommon bone alteration that affects the mandible and usually presents as an asymptomatic radiolucency located in the posterior region of body or angle of the mandible, below the alveolar canal. Although clinical and radiographic features are more often sufficient for the diagnosis, other lesions and bone alterations have been described in the differential diagnosis and may lead to a misinterpretation and an incorrect diagnosis. Herein, we report a case of an 89-yearold man with metastatic prostate cancer to multiple bones, presenting an asymptomatic solitary well-defined radiolucent image on the right side of the posterior body of the mandible, in close contact with its inferior border...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668068/epidemiology-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-invasive-aspergillosis-in-solid-organ-transplant-recipients-in-the-swiss-transplant-cohort-study
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D Neofytos, O Chatzis, D Nasioudis, E Boely Janke, T Doco Lecompte, C Garzoni, C Berger, A Cussini, K Boggian, N Khanna, O Manuel, N J Mueller, C van Delden
BACKGROUND: There is lack of recent multicenter epidemiological data on invasive aspergillosis (IA) among solid organ transplant recipient (SOTr) in the mold-acting antifungal era. We describe the epidemiology and outcomes of IA in a contemporary cohort of SOTr using the Swiss Transplant Cohort Study. METHODS: All consecutive SOTr with proven or probable IA between 01.05.2008 and 31.12.2014 were included. A case-control study to identify IA predictors was performed: 1-case was matched with 3-controls based on SOT type, transplant center, and time post-SOT...
April 18, 2018: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665230/spindle-cell-rhabdomyosarcoma-of-the-anterior-mandible-manifesting-as-a-periapical-lesion-of-pulpal-origin-case-report
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Vanitha Sadhasivam, I Anand Sherwood, James L Gutmann, N Gururaj, V Mahalakshmi, Daffney M Doss
A 25-year-old male patient presented with swelling and pain in the mandibular anterior region for the previous 6 months. He had a history of repeated traumatic episodes associated with his lower incisors. A periapical radiograph revealed a radiolucent lesion involving the apices of the lower incisors, whereas cone beam computed tomography revealed a large osteolytic lesion involving all mandibular incisors and loss of labial and lingual cortical plates. Histological, immunohistochemical and bone scan examination of the curetted tissue established a differential diagnosis of spindle cell rhabdomyosarcoma of the anterior mandible...
April 17, 2018: Australian Endodontic Journal: the Journal of the Australian Society of Endodontology Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665140/review-functional-and-hybrid-imaging-of-bone-metastases
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Gary J R Cook, Vicky Goh
Bone metastases are common, cause significant morbidity and impact on healthcare resources. While radiographs, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and bone scintigraphy have frequently been used for staging the skeleton, it is recognized that these methods are insensitive and non-specific for monitoring treatment response in a clinically relevant time frame. We summarize several recent reports on new functional and hybrid imaging methods including single photon emission CT / CT, positron emission tomography / CT and whole-body MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661672/development-and-validation-of-the-foot-union-scoring-evaluation-tool-for-arthrodesis-of-foot-structures
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Timothy A Karthas, Jeremy J Cook, Michael R Matthews, Michael L Sganga, Daniel D Hansen, Byron Collier, Philip Basile, Emily A Cook
Reliable evaluation of osseous consolidation after pedal arthrodesis can be difficult, and the presence or absence of radiographic healing often dictates care. Plain radiographs remain the mainstay imaging tool owing to their cost, efficiency, and low radiation exposure. Applying radiographic parameters that can reliably determine osseous healing is essential. However, currently, no reliable or validated measures are available to determine osseous union of any joint in the foot or ankle. The purpose of the present study was to develop a radiographic healing scoring system that would enhance the diagnostic healing assessment after joint arthrodesis of the foot or ankle...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660779/clinical-findings-and-diagnostic-procedures-in-270-small-ruminants-with-obstructive-urolithiasis
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Anna-Katharina Riedi, Gabriela Knubben-Schweizer, Mireille Meylan
BACKGROUND: Details of the clinical signs of obstructive urolithiasis in male small ruminants have not been documented in a large population. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinical presentation and diagnostic procedures in a large group of small ruminants with urolithiasis. ANIMALS: Two hundred and seventy small ruminants (158 sheep and 112 goats). METHODS: Retrospective study of 270 cases identified based on clinical records...
April 16, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658341/calcific-myonecrosis-diagnostic-dilemma
#16
H E Matar, P Stritch, S Connolly, N Emms
Calcific myonecrosis is a rare benign condition affecting mainly the muscles of a single leg compartment. It is thought to follow a history of trauma with a latent period of years. Patients present with a slowly growing mass. Differential diagnosis from a malignant tumour can be made from the history and the distinctive radiographical features of a fusiform lesion with predominantly peripheral calcifications. Magnetic resonance imaging may be necessary to confirm the diagnosis; treatment is largely symptomatic...
April 16, 2018: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657459/stress-radiographs-for-evaluating-acromioclavicular-joint-separations-in-an-active-duty-patient-population-what-have-we-learned
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K Aaron Shaw, John Synovec, Josef Eichinger, Christopher J Tucker, Jason A Grassbaugh, Stephen A Parada
Introduction: Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation is a common entity in athletic patient populations. The surgical treatment of these injuries varies based upon extent of injury, with numerous imaging modalities recommended to differentiate injury severity and treatment options. The use of weighted stress radiographs is controversial in the diagnostic evaluation of AC separation with previous consensus recommending against their use. No study to date has investigated the clinical utilization of diagnostic studies in the evaluation of AC joint separations in a military surgeon population...
March 2018: Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650028/a-rare-presentation-of-pulmonary-sarcoidosis-as-a-solitary-lung-mass-a-case-report
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Dylan W Kelleher, Madeleine Yaggi, Robert Homer, Erica L Herzog, Changwan Ryu
BACKGROUND: Sarcoidosis is a multisystem, chronic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that predominantly affects the lungs. Pulmonary sarcoidosis classically presents with constitutional symptoms and computed tomographic scan findings of bilateral, symmetric micronodules in a peribronchovascular distribution with upper and middle lung zone predominance accompanied by bilateral, symmetric hilar lymphadenopathy. A solitary lung mass is a rare finding for pulmonary sarcoidosis, and with its associated constitutional symptoms, it strongly mimics a malignancy...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644422/-etiology-diagnostics-and-classification-of-lunate-bone-necrosis
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T Lögters, C Büren, J Windolf
Kienböck's disease, also known as avascular necrosis of the lunate bone describes the slowly progressive osteonecrosis of the lunate bone with secondary development of osteoarthritis and carpal collapse. In order to emphasize the atraumatic origin of the disease, this is normally referred to as aseptic, idiopathic or avascular lunate necrosis. There are thought to be a number of factors predisposing to Kienböck's disease, such as ulnar negative variance, the shape of the lunate itself and various types of vascular anatomy...
April 11, 2018: Der Unfallchirurg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644318/radiographically-occult-perforation-and-dissection-of-the-common-carotid-artery-following-stab-injury-to-the-neck
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Sebastian Gamba, Mario Lachat, Hatem Alkadhi, Hans-Peter Simmen, Kai Oliver Jensen
In recent years, many diagnostic algorithms have been devised to reduce the rate of negative explorations associated with indiscriminate surgical management of penetrating neck injuries. In hemodynamically stable patients, the need for surgical intervention is usually determined by integrating both clinical signs and radiological findings; if such investigations remain unremarkable, recommended treatment consists in close observation and sequential physical examinations. We report on a 29-year-old male who was admitted to a Swiss tertiary care hospital after sustaining a penetrating injury to his left neck following a knife attack...
June 2017: Trauma Case Reports
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