Read by QxMD icon Read

invasive radiology

Marco Lucioni, Marco Lionello, Piernicola Machin, Federica Sovran, Fabio Canal, Andy Bertolin, Giuseppe Rizzotto
BACKGROUND: Given the relevance of any tumor invasion of the arytenoid cartilage or crico-arytenoid unit to the planning open partial horizontal laryngectomy (OPHL) for laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC), it is important to have a reliable radiological test to assess impairments of these structures. METHODS: We retrospectively compared the endoscopic, radiological, and pathological findings in patients with glottic LSCC who underwent OPHL. RESULTS: The endoscopic finding of a reduced (impaired or absent) vocal cord motility proved more sensitive, with better positive and negative predictive values, but less specific than the radiological finding of complete arytenoid sclerosis in detecting histologically assessable infiltration of the arytenoid cartilage...
December 7, 2018: Head & Neck
Anne Line Engsbro, Sara Najat, Karin Meinike Jørgensen, Jørgen A L Kurtzhals, Maiken Cavling Arendrup
1,3-β-D-glucan (BG), a cell-wall component of most fungi including Pneumocystis (PC), is recommended by international guidelines for screening for pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) in hematologic patients. We retrospectively validated the BG test in our tertiary university hospital. Forty-five patients (median age 53 years, 33% female) tested for PC by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and/or immunoflourescence (IF)-microscopy with a stored blood sample within ±5 days of the PC test were tested by the Fungitell (cutoff <60 and >80 pg/ml)...
December 11, 2018: Medical Mycology: Official Publication of the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology
Taylor S Harmon, Travis E Meyer, Jerry Matteo
Establishing venous access in chronic dialysis patients is conducted by the insertion of polytetrafluoroethylene arterial-venous (AV) grafts. The continual access of these grafts allows for potential failure over extended periods of hemodialysis treatment, as a result of thrombosis and pseudoaneurysm formation. Patency of AV grafts requires interventional management of thrombosis and pseudoaneurysm formation, including thrombectomy and covered stent placement, respectively. In 2013, the Food and Drug Administration approved the Gore REVISE study, giving indication for covered stents within AV grafts...
October 1, 2018: Curēus
(no author information available yet)
OBJECTIVE: Somatostatin receptor (SSTR) expression constitutes a pivotal cornerstone for accurate radiological detection and medical treatment of small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs), and the development of somatostatin analogues for these purposes have revolutionized the clinical work-up. Previous assessments of SSTR isoform expression in SI-NETs have found correlations to overall prognosis and treatment response, however these analyses usually report overall tumoral immunoreactivity, and little is reported regarding histo-regional differences in expressional patterns...
October 10, 2018: Neuro Endocrinology Letters
N Khoueir, B Verillaud, P Herman
INTRODUCTION: Chronic invasive fungal rhinosinusitis (CIFR) is a rare entity generally observed in immunodepressed subjects. The pathogen most frequently identified is Aspergillus spp. Imaging generally reveals invasive pseudoneoplastic features. We report a case of Scedosporium apiospermum (S. apiospermum) CIFR with an atypical clinical and radiological presentation. CASE REPORT: A 72-year-old immunocompetent man presented with chronic headache, neck pain and bilateral limitation of lateral gaze...
December 4, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
Hugo Barret, Matthias Winter, Olivier Gastaud, David J Saliken, Marc Olivier Gauci, Nicolas Bronsard
INTRODUCTION: Surgical treatment of distal biceps tendon ruptures is recommended in an active population to avoid loss of strength, especially in supination and flexion. HYPOTHESIS: A double incision repair technique with immediate postoperative mobilization for acute distal biceps tendon ruptures is safe and provides good results after 2 years in active patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-four men (47±7 years) with acute tears of the distal biceps tendon tears were included in this retrospective single-center study...
December 4, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Marco Racioppi, Luca Di Gianfrancesco, Mauro Ragonese, Giuseppe Palermo, Emilio Sacco, Pier Francesco Bassi
BACKGROUND: In case of high grade non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (HG-NMIBC), intravesical BCG represents the first-line treatment; despite the "gold" standard therapy, up to 50% of patients relapse, needing radical cystectomy. Hence, alternative therapeutic strategies have been developed. The aim of the study was to evaluate a first-line salvage treatment with EMDA®-MMC in patients with HGNMIBC unresponsive to BCG. METHODS: We carried out a prospective, single-center, single-arm Phase II study in order to evaluate the efficacy (in terms of recurrence and progression) and the safety of the EMDA®-MMC treatment in 26 (21 male, 5 female) consecutive patients with "BCG refractory" HGNMIBC on a 3 years follow-up...
December 6, 2018: BMC Cancer
Saleh Alqhamdi, Bandar Idress, Ashwag Alharbi, Nawaf Aljurais
INTRODUCTION: Mucormycosis is a life threatening fungal infection that occurs in immunocompromised patients. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 36-year-old Saudi male with known case of Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Mellitus (IDDM), who was presented with productive cough and diarrhea. Computed tomography (CT) revealed a disseminated fungal invasion of the lungs and spleen with invading the fundus of the stomach. An aggressive surgical approach and amphotericin B treatment resolved his condition...
November 29, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
I Karamouzis, M Caputo, C Mele, A Nuzzo, M Zavattaro, P Car, G Panzarasa, F Prodam, P Marzullo, Gianluca Aimaretti
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate early results of transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas. DESIGN: Retrospective evaluation of 90 consecutive patients undergoing endoscopic pituitary adenoma surgery (2007-2016) at "Maggiore della Carità" Hospital in Novara, Italy. Age at diagnosis, sex, symptoms at presentation, hormonal and radiological data, complications of surgery, and short-term follow-up information were collected. RESULTS: The majority of patients were male (M/F: 1...
December 4, 2018: Hormones: International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Stefania Rizzo, Marco Femia, Valentina Buscarino, Dorella Franchi, Annalisa Garbi, Vanna Zanagnolo, Maria Del Grande, Lucia Manganaro, Sarah Alessi, Caterina Giannitto, Francesca Ruju, Massimo Bellomi
Endometrial cancer is the most common gynaecologic malignancy in developed countries and its incidence is increasing. First-level treatment, if no contraindicated, is based on surgery. Pre-operative imaging is needed for evaluation of local extent and detection of distant metastases in order to guide treatment planning. Radiological evaluation, based on transvaginal ultrasound, MR and CT, can make the difference in disease management, paying special attention to assessment of entity of myometrial invasion, cervical stromal extension, and assessment of lymph nodal involvement and distant metastases...
December 4, 2018: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
Audrey Fohlen, Celine Bazille, Benjamin Menahem, Marc Antoine Jegonday, Benoit Dupont, Vincent Le Pennec, Jean Lubrano, Boris Guiu, Jean Pierre Pelage
PURPOSE: This study was conducted in order to investigate the safety and accuracy of percutaneous transluminal forceps biopsy (PTFB) during percutaneous biliary drainage (PTBD) in patients with a suspicion of malignant biliary stricture. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients with obstructive jaundice underwent PTFB during PTBD. Biopsy specimens were obtained using 5.2-F flexible biopsy forceps and these specimens were independently analysed by two pathologists...
December 3, 2018: European Radiology
Jinqiu Zhao, Shujun Zhang, Xiaosong Li, Bin He, Yunsheng Ou, Dianming Jiang
BACKGROUND This cohort study compared the efficacy and safety of minimally invasive versus open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (Mis-TLIF versus Open-TLIF) for lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy. MATERIAL AND METHODS From July 2016 to September 2017, we recruited 37 patients suffering from lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy. Seventeen patients underwent Mis-TLIF (Mis group) and 20 patients underwent Open-TLIF (Open group). Baseline characteristics were similar between the 2 groups before surgery...
December 1, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Saleh Daher, Namma Lev Cohen, Muhammad Massarwa, Mahmud Mahamid, Mira Nasser, Wadi Hazou, Rani Oren, Rifaat Safadi, Tawfik Khoury
BACKGROUND AND AIM: The progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is believed to be the driver for future development of fibrosis and cirrhosis. Nevertheless, there remains a clear deficit in non-invasive methods for the diagnosis of NASH. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the prevalence of portal lymphadenopathy (PL) in biopsy- proven NAFLD patients and to determine whether PL correlates with NAFLD stage and severity. METHODS: A retrospective study included biopsy-proven NAFLD patients with up to date (within one year) abdominal imaging by computed tomography (CT) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
2018: PloS One
Haruhiko Takeda, Norihiro Nishijima, Akihiro Nasu, Hideyuki Komekado, Ryuichi Kita, Toru Kimura, Masatoshi Kudo, Yukio Osaki
BACKGROUND: Lenvatinib is a novel multi-kinase inhibitor, which has recently demonstrated antitumor activity against hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in a phase III trial. We report the case of a woman in whom lenvatinib showed long-term antitumor activity, and in whom CT scans demonstrated a series of suggestive radiological changes on the intra-tumor vascularity. CASE PRESENTATION: A 68-year-old woman with hepatitis C virus-related liver disease presented with multiple HCCs...
November 29, 2018: Hepatology Research: the Official Journal of the Japan Society of Hepatology
Ediel Valerio, Ana Goes, Mariana Andozia, Mauricio Amoedo, Gislaine Porto, Mauro Saieg
In about 25-30% of patients with primary renal cell carcinoma, metastasis is not uncommon and usually does not give rise to difficulties in diagnosis. However, its presentation as a subcutaneous mass following an elapse of several years after the initial diagnosis is not only uncommon but may be also mistaken for a thrombus in imaging studies due to its common high vascularization. We present here a case of a 70-year-old woman with an oncologic history of renal cell carcinoma who noticed after five years a mass in the auricular region radiologically suggestive of a vascular thrombus...
November 29, 2018: Diagnostic Cytopathology
Doris Leithner, Benjamin Kaltenbach, Petra Hödl, Volker Möbus, Volker Brandenbusch, Stephan Falk, Clara Park, Thomas J Vogl, Markus Müller-Schimpfle
Background: The management of intraductal papilloma without atypia (IDP) in breast needle biopsy remains controversial. This study investigates the upgrade rate of IDP to carcinoma and clinical and radiologic features predictive of an upgrade. Methods: Patients with a diagnosis of IDP on image-guided (mammography, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging) core needle or vacuum-assisted biopsy and surgical excision of this lesion at a certified breast center between 2007 and 2017 were included in this institutional review board-approved retrospective study...
October 2018: Breast Care
Hengrui Chang, Zhanle Zheng, Yiyang Yu, Jiasheng Shao, Yingze Zhang
BACKGROUND: Minimally invasive treatment of complex tibial plateau fracture represents one of the most challenging problems in orthopedic surgery. We intended to describe the percutaneous surgery involving an originally designed traction device which might facilitate the closed reduction for bicondylar tibial plateau fractures. Further, to assess the clinical outcomes of this minimally invasive technique. METHODS: Between December 2015 and July 2016, Twenty-one patients, mean age 43...
November 29, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
Daniele Di Mascio, Giuseppe Calì, Francesco D'antonio
Placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) disorders is a multifactorial process that encompasses a heterogeneous group of conditions characterized by an abnormal invasion of trophoblastic tissue through the myometrium and uterine serosa. PAS is associated with a high burden of adverse maternal outcomes including severe life-threatening hemorrhage, need for blood transfusion, damage to adjacent organs, and death. Prenatal screening of PAS is mandatory so that women may be counselled about the severity of this condition to plan management with a multidisciplinary team and delivery in a specialized center...
November 27, 2018: Minerva Ginecologica
Thibaut Liernur, Christophe E Iselin, Jacques Klein
Discovery of small solid renal masses via echography, CT-scan or MRI is common in current medical practice, with more than 70 % found incidentally. Although they include benign lesions, most are renal cell carcinomas. A radiological assessment, associated if necessary with a percutaneous renal biopsy, leads to their diagnosis in the vast majority of cases. Minimally invasive partial nephrectomy has become the standard surgical technique in specialized centers. Ablative therapies (radiofrequency and cryotherapy) and active surveillance are other possible therapeutic approaches...
November 28, 2018: Revue Médicale Suisse
Mayumi Shimizu, Warangkana Weerawanich
Sonography is a simple, inexpensive, and non-invasive diagnostic modality. Although tissues behind bony structures and deep tissues are not delineated, sonography can depict superficial soft tissues very clearly. In the head and neck region, however, it has not yet been used widely, as the anatomical structures are complicated, and considerable experience is needed both to perform an examination and to make a diagnosis. To perform examinations efficiently, operators must be familiar with the sonographic system in use, and take images at standard planes...
November 3, 2018: Oral Radiology
Fetch more papers »
Fetching more papers... Fetching...
Read by QxMD. Sign in or create an account to discover new knowledge that matter to you.
Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"