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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324671/dose-de-escalation-of-intrapleural-tissue-plasminogen-activator-therapy-for-pleural-infection-the-adapt-project
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Natalia Popowicz, Oliver Bintcliffe, Duneesha De Fonseka, Kevin G Blyth, Nicola A Smith, Francesco Piccolo, Geoffrey Martin, Donny Wong, Anthony Edey, Nick Maskell, Y C Gary Lee
RATIONALE: Intrapleural therapy with a combination of tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) 10mg and deoxyribonuclease (DNase) 5mg administered twice daily has been shown in randomized and open-label studies to enable adequate drainage of over 90% of infected pleural effusions without surgery. Potential bleeding risks associated with intrapleural tPA and the drug costs remain important concerns. The ongoing ADAPT (Alteplase Dose Assessment for Pleural infection Therapy) project aims to investigate the efficacy and safety of dose de-escalation for intrapleural tPA...
March 21, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324617/rare-localized-extralobar-sequestration-with-congenital-cystic-adenomatoid-malformation-a-case-report
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Satoshi Nagasaka, Satsuki Kina, Yoshihito Arimoto, Fumi Yokote, Tsuyoshi Uchida, Hirochika Matsubara
Extralobar sequestrations constitute a rare form of congenital pulmonary airway malformations that are difficult to diagnose. Here, we report a rare case of a localized extralobar sequestration in the right superior portion of the mediastinum accompanied by congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation.A 19-year-old man presented with a right upper mediastinal mass that was detected using chest radiography, had a history of left spontaneous pneumothorax, and had undergone a bullectomy 4 years previously.The initial diagnosis included a mature teratoma and a bronchogenic cyst in the mediastinum; however, the presence of a cystic mass in the right upper lobe of the lung prompted further examination...
December 2017: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324121/-impingement-syndrome-of-the-ankle
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R-I Milos, L B Fritz, C Schueller-Weidekamm
Impingement syndrome of the ankle is a clinical diagnosis caused posttraumatically by overuse due to repetitive mechanical loading or the presence of predisposing anatomical variants. Ankle impingement syndrome is characterized by chronic pain and limited range of movement caused by mechanical compression of bony or soft tissues within the joint compartments. Ankle impingement syndrome is classified according to the various anatomical locations around the tibiotalar joint as anterior, anterolateral, anteromedial, posterior or posteromedial...
March 21, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323711/effect-of-bone-cement-volume-fraction-on-adjacent-vertebral-fractures-after-unilateral-percutaneous-kyphoplasty
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Dasheng Lin, Jianming Hao, Lin Li, Lei Wang, Huantang Zhang, Weitao Zou, Kejian Lian
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Complications of the bone cement used in vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedures have received increasingly more attention, especially for bone cement volume. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to retrospectively assess the relationship between bone cement volume fraction and adjacent vertebral fracture (AVF) after unilateral percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between 2006 and 2011, 495 patients with single-level osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF) were surgically treated by unilateral PKP and had completed 12-month follow-up in our hospital...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323691/mri-may-serve-as-a-valid-alternative-to-standing-radiography-in-evaluating-the-sagittal-alignment-of-the-upper-thoracic-spine
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Fei Wang, Xu Sun, Saihu Mao, Zhen Liu, Jun Qiao, Feng Zhu, Zezhang Zhu, Tao Pan, Ling Chen, Qinghua Zhao, Yong Qiu
STUDY DESIGN: This study is of a retrospective radiographic design. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to compare supine magnetic resonance images (MRI) with standing x-ray scanning in the evaluation of the sagittal alignment of the upper thoracic spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: X-ray films have been reported to be inaccurate in evaluating the proximal thoracic sagittal alignment because of poor visibility of the upper thoracic region...
April 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319643/grooved-glaucoma-drainage-devices-that-continuously-deliver-cyclosporine-a-decrease-postsurgical-scar-formation-in-rabbit-eyes
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Zhaoxing Dai, Xiaobo Yu, Jianguo Sun, Xinghuai Sun
Purpose: To study the functional outcomes of filtration surgery by implanting improved glaucoma drainage devices (GDDs) comprising surface grooves and a composite coating of cyclosporine A (CsA) and PLGA in experimental rabbit eyes. Methods: Improved GDDs were designed and prepared by modifying normal GDD with surface grooves and a CsA-PLGA composite coating. Normal GDDs, grooved GDDs (G-GDDs), and G-GDDs with a CsA-PLGA composite coating (CsA@G-GDD) were implanted into 18 rabbit eyes (six eyes per group)...
March 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306496/use-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-biopsy-of-a-vertebral-body-mass-to-diagnose-osteosarcoma-in-a-rottweiler
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Rebecca A Krimins, Jan Fritz, Larry A Gainsburg, Patrick R Gavin, Elizabeth A Ihms, David L Huso, Dara L Kraitchman
CASE DESCRIPTION A 9-year-old spayed female Rottweiler with hind limb ataxia was examined because of anorexia and an acute onset of hind limb paresis. CLINICAL FINDINGS Neurologic evaluation revealed hind limb ataxia and symmetric paraparesis with bilaterally abnormal hind limb postural reactions including hopping, hemiwalking, hemistanding, and delayed proprioception, which were suggestive of a lesion somewhere in the T3-L3 segment of the spinal cord. Thoracolumbar radiography revealed an abnormal radiopacity suggestive of a mass at T11...
April 1, 2017: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304116/diagnostic-accuracy-of-computed-tomography-guided-biopsy-in-pathological-fractures
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Christopher M Stokes, Osama Elsewaisy, Grant Pang, John L Slavin, Stephen M Schlicht, Peter F M Choong
BACKGROUND: Obtaining a histological diagnosis is essential for appropriate management of pathological fractures. Computed tomography (CT) is an accurate method of obtaining diagnosis for musculoskeletal tumours. We analysed whether diagnostic accuracy was maintained in the evaluation of pathological fractures. METHODS: A retrospective review of 101 consecutive patients presenting to our tertiary musculoskeletal tumour centre with pathological fracture was performed...
March 17, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303708/the-assessment-of-the-ionizing-radiation-dose-received-by-patients-during-some-diagnostic-x-ray-examinations-carried-out-on-the-basis-of-the-working-procedures-in-the-health-care-entities
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Marcin Bekas, Elżbieta Waśniewska, Adam Wardziński, Kamil Wieprzowski
Background: X-ray examination is a popular and universally used injury and disease diagnostic method. A distinctive X ray examination feature is that it can be done quickly which is extremely important in case of the need for rapid diagnosis of patients in life threatening condition. Another advantage of the X-ray examinations is also relatively low cost of carry. However, X-ray examination involve adverse health effects. During the examination the patient is subjected to ionizing radiation that might have impact on his health...
2017: Roczniki Państwowego Zakładu Higieny
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303011/elemental-contrast-x-ray-tomography-using-ross-filter-pairs-with-a-polychromatic-laboratory-source
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Benedicta D Arhatari, Timur E Gureyev, Brian Abbey
The majority of current laboratory based X-ray sources are polychromatic and are not tuneable. This lack of monochromaticity limits the range of applications for these sources and in particular it reduces the elemental specificity of laboratory based X-ray imaging experiments. Here we present a solution to this problem based on the use of Ross filter pairs. Although such Ross filter arrangements have been applied in proof-of-principle spectroscopy experiments, to date there have been no reports of this approach used for full-field X-ray imaging...
March 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301584/diagnostic-accuracy-and-added-value-of-dual-energy-subtraction-radiography-compared-to-standard-conventional-radiography-using-computed-tomography-as-standard-of-reference
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Katharina Martini, Marco Baessler, Stephan Baumueller, Thomas Frauenfelder
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate diagnostic performance of dual-energy subtraction radiography (DESR) for interpretation of chest radiographs compared to conventional radiography (CR) using computed tomography (CT) as standard of reference. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 199 patients (75 female, median age 67) were included in this institutional review board (IRB)-approved clinical trial. All patients were scanned in posteroanterior and lateral direction with dual-shot DE-technique...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301024/comparison-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-and-intraoral-radiography-in-detection-of-recurrent-caries-under-composite-restorations
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Shahin Kasraei, Abbas Shokri, Jalal Poorolajal, Samira Khajeh, Hamid Rahmani
Secondary caries is the most common cause of dental restoration failures. This study aimed to compare the diagnostic accuracy of conventional and digital intraoral radiography and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for detection of recurrent caries around composite restorations. mesio-occluso-distal (MOD) cavities were prepared using bur on 45 extracted sound human molar teeth. The teeth were divided into 3 groups. In the control group, cavities were restored with composite resin after etching and bonding (n=15)...
January 2017: Brazilian Dental Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300741/unusual-route-of-a-bullet-from-scapula-to-eye
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Elif Demirkilinc Biler, Melis Palamar Onay, Naim Ceylan, Bilge Yildirim Ceper
Herein, an awkward case of globe perforation with a bullet-entering from the right posterior scapular region and leaving the body from the right orbit through the eye - is reported. Route of the bullet could be devastating - as it passed through the neck and the maxillofacial region-however by chance no vital damage occurred. Its path was assessed by plain radiography and computed tomography scans. Sometimes prediction of the trajectory is very difficult without additional radiological investigations. Especially, in the case of any high velocity projectile wounding, physician must be aware of the fact that the bullet's course will not be a linear but most probably a complicated one...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300371/energy-dependence-and-angular-dependence-of-an-optically-stimulated-luminescence-dosimeter-in-the-mammography-energy-range
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Ai Kawaguchi, Yuta Matsunaga, Shoichi Suzuki, Koichi Chida
This study aimed to investigate the energy dependence and the angular dependence of commercially available optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) point dosimeters in the mammography energy range. The energy dependence was evaluated to calculate calibration factors (CFs). The half-value layer range was 0.31-0.60 mmAl (Mo/Mo 22-28 kV, Mo/Rh 28-32 kV, and W/Rh 30-34 kV at 2-kV intervals). Mo/Rh 28 kV was the reference condition. Angular dependence was tested by rotating the X-ray tube from -90° to 90° in 30° increments, and signal counts from angled nanoDots were normalized to the 0° signal counts...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298944/4-point-ultrasonography-to-confirm-the-correct-position-of-the-nasogastric-tube-in-114-critically-ill-patients
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Marianna Zatelli, Norberto Vezzali
PURPOSE: Nasogastric feeding tube is routinely positioned in intensive care units. The complications of misplacement are rare but very dangerous for the patients. The aim of this study is to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of this new technique, 4-point ultrasonography to confirm nasogastric tube placement in intensive care. METHODS: One hundred fourteen critical ill patients monitored in ICU were included. The intensivist provided in real time to perform the exam in four steps: sonography from either the right or left side of the patient's neck to visualize the esophagus, sonography of epigastrium to confirm the passage through the esophagogastric junction and the positioning in antrum, sonography of the fundus...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298819/diagnostic-accuracy-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography-in-identification-and-postoperative-evaluation-of-furcation-defects
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Natasha Pajnigara, Abhay Kolte, Rajashri Kolte, Nilufer Pajnigara, Vrushali Lathiya
BACKGROUND: Decision-making in periodontal therapeutics is critical and is influenced by accurate diagnosis of osseous defects, especially furcation involvement. Commonly used diagnostic methods such as clinical probing and conventional radiography have their own limitations. Hence, this study was planned to evaluate the dimensions of furcation defects clinically (pre- and post-surgery), intra-surgically, and by cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) (pre- and post-surgery). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised a total of 200 Grade II furcation defects in forty patients, with a mean age of 38...
July 2016: Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298577/trauma-imaging-a-literature-review
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Jason Heath Vela, Christopher Ira Wertz, Kimberly L Onstott, Joss R Wertz
PURPOSE: To inform radiologic technologists about which imaging modalities and examinations are best suited for evaluating specific anatomical structures in patients who have sustained a traumatic injury. METHODS: Two scholarly research databases were searched to identify articles focused on trauma imaging of the head, cervical spine, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Articles focused on trauma diagnosis were excluded. Thirty-two articles were selected for analysis. DISCUSSION: Physical examination and plain-film radiographs typically are used to assess nasal bone fracures...
January 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298576/radiography-faculty-engaged-in-online-education-perceptions-of-effectiveness-satisfaction-and-technological-self-efficacy
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Shirley J Cherry, Bethany H Flora
PURPOSE: To assess radiography faculty perceptions of the effectiveness of online courses. METHODS: An original survey instrument was created by selecting items from 3 instruments used in prior research and adding unique questions designed to elicit demographic data from faculty. The sample included a national dataset of radiography faculty members employed in Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology-accredited programs in the United States. RESULTS: Findings showed that faculty perceptions of online course effectiveness are not affected significantly by faculty position, type of institution, faculty age, or years of teaching experience...
January 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297858/quantitative-shadowgraphy-and-proton-radiography-for-large-intensity-modulations
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Muhammad Firmansyah Kasim, Luke Ceurvorst, Naren Ratan, James Sadler, Nicholas Chen, Alexander Sävert, Raoul Trines, Robert Bingham, Philip N Burrows, Malte C Kaluza, Peter Norreys
Shadowgraphy is a technique widely used to diagnose objects or systems in various fields in physics and engineering. In shadowgraphy, an optical beam is deflected by the object and then the intensity modulation is captured on a screen placed some distance away. However, retrieving quantitative information from the shadowgrams themselves is a challenging task because of the nonlinear nature of the process. Here, we present a method to retrieve quantitative information from shadowgrams, based on computational geometry...
February 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297454/evaluation-of-cassette-based-digital-radiography-detectors-using-standardized-image-quality-metrics-aapm-tg-150-draft-image-detector-tests
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Guang Li, Travis C Greene, Thomas K Nishino, Charles E Willis
The purpose of this study was to evaluate several of the standardized image quality metrics proposed by the American Association of Physics in Medicine (AAPM) Task Group 150. The task group suggested region-of-interest (ROI)-based techniques to measure nonuniformity, minimum signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), number of anomalous pixels, and modulation transfer function (MTF). This study evaluated the effects of ROI size and layout on the image metrics by using four different ROI sets, assessed result uncertainty by repeating measurements, and compared results with two commercially available quality control tools, namely the Carestream DIRECTVIEW Total Quality Tool (TQT) and the GE Healthcare Quality Assurance Process (QAP)...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
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