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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937415/biomarkers-in-vasculitis
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Gulen Hatemi, Sinem N Esatoglu, Yusuf Yazici
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Biomarkers are considered to be helpful in diagnosing, monitoring, predicting treatment response, and prognosis in clinical practice and as outcomes in clinical trials. In this article, we review the recent literature on new biomarkers and the expanding use of older ones in vasculitic conditions. RECENT FINDINGS: In antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitis patients antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody type may be useful as a predictor of relapse and response to rituximab...
September 21, 2017: Current Opinion in Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935835/total-body-pet-maximizing-sensitivity-to-create-new-opportunities-for-clinical-research-and-patient-care
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Simon R Cherry, Terry Jones, Joel S Karp, Jinyi Qi, William Moses, Ramsey Badawi
Positron emission tomography (PET) is widely considered as the most sensitive technique available for non-invasively studying physiology, metabolism and molecular pathways in the living human being. However, the utility of PET, being a photon deficient modality, remains constrained by factors including low signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), long imaging times and concerns regarding radiation dose. Two developments offer the potential to dramatically increase the effective sensitivity of PET. First by increasing the geometric coverage to encompass the entire body, sensitivity can be increased by a factor of ~40 for total-body imaging or a factor of ~4-5 for imaging a single organ such as the brain or heart...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934249/variability-in-objective-and-subjective-measures-affects-baseline-values-in-studies-of-patients-with-copd
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Wayne H Anderson, Jae Wook Ha, David J Couper, Wanda K O'Neal, R Graham Barr, Eugene R Bleecker, Elizabeth E Carretta, Christopher B Cooper, Claire M Doerschuk, M Bradley Drummond, MeiLan K Han, Nadia N Hansel, Victor Kim, Eric C Kleerup, Fernando J Martinez, Stephen I Rennard, Donald Tashkin, Prescott G Woodruff, Robert Paine, Jeffrey L Curtis, Richard E Kanner
RATIONALE: Understanding the reliability and repeatability of clinical measurements used in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of disease progression is of critical importance across all disciplines of clinical practice and in clinical trials to assess therapeutic efficacy and safety. OBJECTIVES: Our goal is to understand normal variability for assessing true changes in health status and to more accurately utilize this data to differentiate disease characteristics and outcomes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930942/surgical-residents-interpretation-of-diagnostic-radiologic-imaging-in-the-traumatically-injured-patient
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Elias Fakhoury, Daria Abolghasemi, Justin McKinney, Alena Naumova, Scott Wessner, Osama Elsawy, Jamshed Zuberi, Robert V Madlinger
BACKGROUND: Senior surgical residents are of paramount importance in directing further therapeutic modalities based on their interpretation of critical diagnostic imaging. We propose that senior surgical residents are proficient with interpreting radiologic imaging studies in the trauma patient. METHODS: A prospective cohort study was performed comparing surgery resident interpretations of computerized tomography (CT) scans of the head, maxillofacial bones, spine (cervical, thoracic, lumbar), chest, abdomen, pelvis, and chest X-rays versus final radiologists' reports at a level II trauma center from September 2014 to May 2015...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930843/clinical-characteristics-of-a-kif21a-mutation-in-a-chinese-family-with-congenital-fibrosis-of-the-extraocular-muscles-type-1
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Huiqiong Chen, Tangbing Liu, Zhenhai Zeng, Yufei Wang, Yuanyuan Lin, Lulu Cheng, Qintuo Pan, Feng Gu, Zongming Song, Zongduan Zhang
The aim of the study is to characterize the clinical ocular phenotype with congenital fibrosis of the extraocular muscles type 1 (CFEOM1) and to confirm whether the kinesin family member 21A (KIF21A) mutation was the pathogenic gene in this Chinese family.Three affected individuals and 2 asymptomatic kinsfolk from a Chinese family underwent comprehensive ophthalmic examinations, orbital computerized tomography (CT), and postoperative histological examinations were performed in the proband. All the recruited members were screened for 3 exons (8, 20, and 21) of KIF21A mutations using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification and direct sequencing of corresponding PCR products...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930492/time-trends-in-concussion-symptom-presentation-and-assessment-methods-in-high-school-athletes
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Dustin W Currie, Matthew J Kraeutler, John B Schrock, Eric C McCarty, R Dawn Comstock
BACKGROUND: Concussion rates have increased significantly over the past decade. This may reflect an increase in the knowledge and diagnosis of the symptoms of a concussion rather than a true increase in the incidence. Assessing trends in the way that concussions are presenting to and being identified by clinicians over the same period may provide additional insight into the apparent rise in concussions. PURPOSE: To evaluate patterns of change in concussion symptom presentation, diagnostic/evaluation methods, and symptom resolution time reported for United States high school athletes from the 2007-2008 through 2014-2015 academic years...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929100/advents-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-ischemic-colitis
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REVIEW
Evangelos P Misiakos, Dimitrios Tsapralis, Theodore Karatzas, Irene Lidoriki, Dimitrios Schizas, George S Sfyroeras, Konstantinos G Moulakakis, Chrysostomos Konstantos, Anastasios Machairas
BACKGROUND: Ischemic colitis (IC) is a common type of ischemic insult, resulting from decreased arterial blood flow to the colon. This disease can be caused from either atherosclerotic occlusive vascular disease or non-occlusive disease. The aim of this study is to present the diagnostic methodology and management of this severe disease based on current literature. METHODS: A literature search has been done including articles referring to modern diagnosis and management of IC...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929033/baastrup-s-disease-interspinal-bursitis-and-dorsal-epidural-cysts-radiologic-evaluation-and-impact-on-treatment-options
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REVIEW
Jesse Hatgis, Michelle Granville, Robert E Jacobson
Baastrup's disease or "kissing spines syndrome" was first described as a cause of lumbar pain before computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanning existed. The diagnosis was based on x-ray studies, which showed that the spinous processes, especially in the lower lumbar spine, became approximated to each other and this was a generator of positional back pain. Biomechanically, the interspinous and supraspinous ligaments that are degenerated in Baastrup's disease normally contribute significantly to sagittal alignment...
July 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924524/retrospective-review-on-accuracy-a-pilot-study-of-robotically-guided-thoracolumbar-sacral-pedicle-screws-versus-fluoroscopy-guided-and-computerized-tomography-stealth-guided-screws
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Brian Fiani, Syed A Quadri, Vivek Ramakrishnan, Blake Berman, Yasir Khan, Javed Siddiqi
Introduction Pedicle screw insertion is the mainstay of thora-cic and lumbosacral posterior spinal instrumentation. However, it may be associated with complications such as screw mal-positioning. The purpose of this study was to develop a pilot study to compare the accuracy of robot-guided screw insertion versus hand-guided screw placement for spinal instrumentation. The hand-guided screws were placed with assistance from computerized tomography (CT) stealth guidance or fluoroscopy. Materials and methods A retrospective analysis of medical records was done for all patients that had pedicle screw insertion for instrumentation between the dates of December 2013 and January 2016 with post-screw placement CT imaging...
July 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918531/penetrating-orbital-trauma-leading-to-trans-orbital-brain-herniation
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Siddharth Vankipuram, Chittij Srivastava, B K Ojha, Sushant Sahoo
INTRODUCTION: Development of a posttraumatic herniation of brain parenchyma through the orbit is a rare complication of orbital roof fracture. Mostly, the injury is due to a direct impact to the frontal region resulting in orbital roof fracture with dural defect and herniation of cerebrospinal fluid or brain parenchyma. These patients present with acute or gradually progressive proptosis with impending risk of loss of vision and mandate surgical decompression of optic nerve with watertight closure of the dural defect...
September 16, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918167/different-nutritional-assessment-tools-as-predictors-of-postoperative-complications-in-patients-undergoing-colorectal-cancer-resection
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Sílvia Fernandes Maurício, Jingjie Xiao, Carla M Prado, Maria Cristina Gonzalez, Maria Isabel Toulson Davisson Correia
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Malnutrition in patients with colorectal cancer contributes to increased postoperative complications. The aim of the study was to evaluate the prognostic value of several nutritional assessment parameters: body mass index versus percentage of weight loss grading system (BMI/%WL); Patient-Generated Subjective Global Assessment (PG-SGA); standardized phase angle (SPA) by BIA; muscle strength by handgrip strength; muscle mass by computerized tomography; and the combination of muscle mass and strength in patients undergoing resection surgery...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917584/pneumatoceles-in-pediatric-blunt-trauma-common-and-benign
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Lindsey B Armstrong, David P Mooney
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic pneumatoceles are reported to be rare in children and to have an uncertain clinical significance. We report a single institution series of traumatic pneumatoceles to better define their frequency and clinical significance. METHODS: After obtaining approval from the IRB, data were extracted from the trauma registry of a level 1 pediatric trauma center on children diagnosed with a pulmonary contusion (International Classification of Diseases-9th edition diagnosis codes: 861...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916622/quantification-and-determination-of-normal-123-i-meta-iodobenzylguanidine-heart-to-mediastinum-ratio-hmr-from-cardiac-spect-ct-and-correlation-with-planar-hmr
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Raza Alvi, Edward J Miller, Taraneh Hashemi Zonouz, Veronica Sandoval, Noor Tariq, Rachel Lampert, Albert J Sinusas, Yi-Hwa Liu
Assessment of cardiac (123)I-mIBG uptake relies on the heart-to-mediastinal ratio (HMR) derived from planar images. We have developed novel semi-automated quantitative methodologies for assessing HMR from single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) images using a dedicated cardiac multi-pinhole SPECT/computerized tomography (CT) system and determined the lower limit of normal (LLN) SPECT-derived HMR and the correlation to planar-derived HMR. Methods: Twenty-one healthy volunteers were injected with (123)I-meta Iodobenzylguanidine ((123)I-mIBG) and imaged using two different cameras...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916549/positron-emission-tomography-computerized-tomography-in-newly-diagnosed-patients-with-giant-cell-arteritis-who-are-taking-glucocorticoids
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Alison H Clifford, Elana M Murphy, Steven C Burrell, Mathew P Bligh, Ryan F MacDougall, J Godfrey Heathcote, Mathieu C Castonguay, Min S Lee, Kara Matheson, John G Hanly
OBJECTIVE: Large vessel uptake on positron emission tomography/computerized tomography (PET/CT) supports the diagnosis of giant cell arteritis (GCA). Its value, however, in patients without arteritis on temporal artery biopsy and in those receiving glucocorticoids remains unknown. We compared PET/CT results in GCA patients with positive (TAB+) and negative temporal artery biopsies (TAB-), and controls. METHODS: Patients with new clinically diagnosed GCA starting treatment with glucocorticoids underwent temporal artery biopsy and PET/CT...
September 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914870/-shunt-induced-craniosynostosis-topicality-of-the-problem-choice-of-the-approach-and-features-of-surgical-treatment
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S A Kim, G V Letyagin, V E Danilin, A A Sysoeva
RATIONALE: Shunt-induced craniosynostosis is one of the late complications of CSF shunting surgery, which affects the patient's condition, clinical picture, and treatment approach. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the prevalence rate and clinical significance of this disease, define the indications for surgery, and choose the optimal surgical approach. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study included 59 children with shunt system dysfunction, aged 1 to 14 years, who were treated at the Department in the period from 2014 to 2016...
2017: Zhurnal Voprosy Neĭrokhirurgii Imeni N. N. Burdenko
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913516/a-rare-erosive-orbital-mass-in-a-child-case-report-of-myofibroma
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Bahram Eshraghi, Shima Dehghani, Ghasem Saeedi-Anari
PURPOSE: To present the clinical, histological, and radiographic findings of a case of orbital myofibroma in an unusual location. The literature is reviewed and the clinical relevance discussed. METHODS: A 5-year-old boy was examined with a 1.5-month history of progressive swelling in the left supraorbital region. RESULTS: Examination revealed a firm, painless mass in the supralateral region of the left orbit with slight reddish discoloration of the overlying skin...
September 2017: Journal of Current Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912978/anoxic-brain-injury-presenting-as-pseudosubarachnoid-hemorrhage-in-the-medical-intensive-care-unit
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O'Dene Lewis, Samina Afreen, Supo Folaranmi, Marie Fidelia-Lambert, Vishal Poddar, Alicia Thomas
Anoxic encephalopathy is frequently encountered in the medical intensive care unit (ICU). Cerebral edema as a result of anoxic brain injury can result in increased attenuation in the basal cisterns and subarachnoid spaces on computerized tomography (CT) scans of the head. These findings can mimic those seen in acute subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and are referred to as pseudosubarachnoid hemorrhage (pseudo-SAH). Pseudo-SAH is a diagnosis critical care physicians should be aware of as they treat and evaluate their patients with presumed SAH, which is a medical emergency...
2017: Case Reports in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911147/kif5b-ret-rearrangement-in-a-carcinoma-of-the-thyroid-gland-a-case-report-of-a-fatal-disease
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David Viola, Carlotta Giani, Salvatore Mazzeo, Clara Ugolini, Raffaele Ciampi, Eleonora Molinaro, Laura Agate, Nicla Borrelli, Antonio Chella, Gabriella Fontanini, Fulvio Basolo, Rossella Elisei
Background: The diffuse sclerosing variant of papillary thyroid cancer (DSV-PTC) is a rare variant of papillary thyroid cancer (PTC) with different clinicopathological features compared with conventional PTC. Case: An advanced DSV-PTC was diagnosed in a 39-year-old man. The radioiodine posttherapeutic whole-body-scan showed only an uptake in the central neck, whereas the computerized tomography showed multiple latero-cervical and mediastinum lymph node metastases, a single and spiculated lung lesion and multiple bilateral cerebellum metastases...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905840/giant-eyelid-eccrine-hidrocystoma-induced-progressive-ptosis-in-childhood
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Dhivya Ashok Kumar, Amar Agarwal
An upper lid eccrine hidrocystoma presenting as early childhood progressive ptosis is very rare. We present a 9-year-old female child with droopy right upper lid since birth and progressive increase in symptoms. She had right upper lid ptosis (marginal reflex distance 1 of -1 mm) with fair levator function (8 mm) and abnormal cystic change on the conjunctival side. Computerized tomography imaging delineated the well-defined cystic lesion with homogeneous cavity with no contrast enhancement. Following the cyst excision, a giant eccrine hidrocystoma measuring 25 mm × 15 mm was removed, the largest reported in pediatric eyes...
September 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28902252/assessing-bone-thickness-in-the-infrazygomatic-crest-area-aiming-the-orthodontic-miniplates-positioning-a-tomographic-study
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Aline Rode Santos, Marcelo Castellucci, Iêda Margarida Crusoé-Rebello, Márcio Costa Sobral
Introduction: Due to the increasing use of miniplates for anchorage purposes in orthodontics, it is very important to know more about infrazigomatic crest anatomy (thickness), in adult patients. Objectives: Evaluate the infrazygomatic crest region thickness, in adult (male and female) patients. Methods: Cone-beam computerized tomography (CBCT) images from 40 patients were used to assess cross-sectional measurements of the infrazygomatic crest region...
July 2017: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
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