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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232762/review-article-best-practice-management-of-low-back-pain-in-the-emergency-department-part-1-of-the-musculoskeletal-injuries-rapid-review-series
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Kirsten Strudwick, Megan McPhee, Anthony Bell, Melinda Martin-Khan, Trevor Russell
Low back pain (LBP) is a common presentation to the ED, and a frequent cause of disability globally. The ED management is often associated with high rates of imaging, misuse and overuse of pharmacology and subsequent financial implications. Given this, improved quality of care for patients with LBP in ED is essential. This rapid review investigated best practice for the assessment and management of LBP in the ED. PubMed, CINAHL, EMBASE, TRIP and the grey literature, including relevant organisational websites, were searched in 2015...
December 12, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232401/dynamic-mri-to-quantify-musculoskeletal-motion-a-systematic-review-of-concurrent-validity-and-reliability-and-perspectives-for-evaluation-of-musculoskeletal-disorders
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Bhushan Borotikar, Mathieu Lempereur, Mathieu Lelievre, Valérie Burdin, Douraied Ben Salem, Sylvain Brochard
PURPOSE: To report evidence for the concurrent validity and reliability of dynamic MRI techniques to evaluate in vivo joint and muscle mechanics, and to propose recommendations for their use in the assessment of normal and impaired musculoskeletal function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The search was conducted on articles published in Web of science, PubMed, Scopus, Academic search Premier, and Cochrane Library between 1990 and August 2017. Studies that reported the concurrent validity and/or reliability of dynamic MRI techniques for in vivo evaluation of joint or muscle mechanics were included after assessment by two independent reviewers...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231969/patient-reported-outcomes-enhance-the-survival-prediction-of-traditional-disease-risk-classifications-an-international-study-in-patients-with-myelodysplastic-syndromes
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Fabio Efficace, Francesco Cottone, Gregory Abel, Pasquale Niscola, Gianluca Gaidano, Franck Bonnetain, Amelie Anota, Giovanni Caocci, Angel Cronin, Luana Fianchi, Massimo Breccia, Reinhard Stauder, Uwe Platzbecker, Giuseppe A Palumbo, Mario Luppi, Rosangela Invernizzi, Micaela Bergamaschi, Lorenza Borin, Anna Angela Di Tucci, Huiyong Zhang, Mirjam Sprangers, Marco Vignetti, Franco Mandelli
BACKGROUND: Current prognostic systems for myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) are based on clinical, pathologic, and laboratory indicators. The objective of the current study was to develop a new patient-centered prognostic index for patients with advanced MDS by including self-reported fatigue severity into a well-established clinical risk classification: the International Prognostic Scoring System (IPSS). METHODS: A total of 469 patients with advanced (ie, IPSS intermediate-2 or high-risk) MDS were analyzed...
December 12, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230871/prospective-motion-correction-enables-highest-resolution-time-of-flight-angiography-at-7t
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Hendrik Mattern, Alessandro Sciarra, Frank Godenschweger, Daniel Stucht, Falk Lüsebrink, Georg Rose, Oliver Speck
PURPOSE: Higher magnetic field strengths enable time-of-flight (TOF) angiography with higher resolution to depict small-vessel pathologies. However, this potential is limited by the subject's ability to remain motionless. Even small-scale, involuntary motion can degrade vessel depiction, thus limiting the effective resolution. The aim of this study was to overcome this resolution limit by deploying prospectively motion-corrected (PMC) TOF. METHODS: An optical, marker-based, in-bore tracking system was used to update the imaging volume prospectively according to the subject's head motion...
December 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229628/nationwide-multicenter-study-on-the-management-of-pulmonary-neuroendocrine-carcinoid-tumors
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Samira Mercedes Sadowski, Emanuel Christ, Benoit Bedat, Attila Kollar, Wolfram Karenovics, Aurel Perren, Frederic Triponez
Background/ Aim: To analyze the management and outcome of patients with primary typical (TC) and atypical lung carcinoids (AC) in Switzerland. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients selected from a neuroendocrine tumor (NET) registry. Patients were divided into TC and AC according to pathology reports, and surgical procedures were grouped as wedge/ segmentectomy, lobectomy/ bi-lobectomy and pneumectomy. Survival analysis was performed using the Kaplan-Meier method and log-rank test...
December 11, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229350/predictors-of-readmissions-and-reoperations-related-to-venous-thromboembolic-events-after-spine-surgery-a-single-institution-experience-with-6-869-patients
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Michael Cloney, Ekamjeet S Dhillon, Helena Roberts, Zachary A Smith, Tyler R Koski, Nader S Dahdaleh
BACKGROUND: Readmission and reoperation are used as hospital and surgeon quality metrics. Venous thromboembolic events (VTE), including deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), are a major cause of readmission, morbidity, mortality, after spine surgery. Specific procedural, perioperative, and patient characteristics may be associated with these outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively examined records from 6869 consecutive spine surgeries at our institution...
December 8, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29227055/does-the-reporting-of-gastro-intestinal-endoscopy-meet-the-minimal-terminology-standard-at-king-edward-viii-hospital
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S P Maharaj, M A Noorbhai, T E Madiba
BACKGROUND: The Minimal Standard Terminology (MST) was developed to standardise endoscopic reporting. This study is aimed at assessing current reporting at a tertiary hospital and whether it meets this Minimal Standard Terminology. METHOD: This was a retrospective observational study of upper endoscopy reports between January and December 2014. The data extracted were compared to the current reporting standard listed in the MST. To assess and grade the quality of reporting we developed a Gastrointestinal Reporting Score, which incorporates MST variables in addition to demographic details, indication for endoscopy, report legibility, sedation and the use of classification systems to describe pathology...
November 2017: South African Journal of Surgery. Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Chirurgie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226862/the-rationale-and-design-of-the-reducing-pathology-in-alzheimer-s-disease-through-angiotensin-targeting-radar-trial
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Patrick G Kehoe, Peter S Blair, Beth Howden, David L Thomas, Ian B Malone, Jeremy Horwood, Clare Clement, Lucy Selman, Hannah Baber, Athene Lane, Elizabeth Coulthard, Anthony Peter Passmore, Nick C Fox, Ian B Wilkinson, Yoav Ben-Shlomo
BACKGROUND: Anti-hypertensives that modify the renin angiotensin system may reduce Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology and reduce the rate of disease progression. OBJECTIVE: To conduct a phase II, two arm, double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial (ISRCTN: 93682878; EudraCT: 2012-003641-15) of losartan to test the efficacy of Reducing pathology in Alzheimer's Disease through Angiotensin TaRgeting (RADAR). METHODS: Men and women aged at least 55 years with mild-to-moderate AD will be randomly allocated 100 mg encapsulated generic losartan or placebo once daily for 12 months after successful completion of a 2-week open-label phase and 2-week placebo washout to establish drug tolerability...
December 6, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226627/data-visualizations-to-detect-systematic-errors-in-laboratory-assay-results
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Jörn Lötsch
The measurement of concentrations of drugs and endogenous substances is widely used in basic and clinical pharmacology research and service tasks. Using data science-derived visualizations of laboratory data, it is demonstrated on a real-life example that basic statistical exploration of laboratory assay results or advised standard visual methods of data inspection may fall short in detecting systematic laboratory errors. For example, data pathologies such as generating always the same value in all probes of a particular assay run may pass undetected when using standard methods of data quality check...
December 2017: Pharmacology Research & Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226069/do-older-adults-need-sleep-a-review-of-neuroimaging-sleep-and-aging-studies
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Michael K Scullin
Purpose of Review: Sleep habits, sleep physiology, and sleep disorders change with increasing age. However, there is a longstanding debate regarding whether older adults need sleep to maintain health and daily functioning (reduced-sleep-need view). An alternative possibility is that all older adults need sleep, but that many older adults have lost the ability to obtain restorative sleep (reduced-sleep-ability view). Prior research using behavioral and polysomnography outcomes has not definitively disentangled the reduced-sleep-need and reduced-sleep-ability views...
September 2017: Current Sleep Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226007/houston-methodist-variant-viewer-an-application-to-support-clinical-laboratory-interpretation-of-next-generation-sequencing-data-for-cancer
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Paul A Christensen, Yunyun Ni, Feifei Bao, Heather L Hendrickson, Michael Greenwood, Jessica S Thomas, S Wesley Long, Randall J Olsen
Introduction: Next-generation-sequencing (NGS) is increasingly used in clinical and research protocols for patients with cancer. NGS assays are routinely used in clinical laboratories to detect mutations bearing on cancer diagnosis, prognosis and personalized therapy. A typical assay may interrogate 50 or more gene targets that encompass many thousands of possible gene variants. Analysis of NGS data in cancer is a labor-intensive process that can become overwhelming to the molecular pathologist or research scientist...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226006/next-generation-quality-assessing-the-physician-in-clinical-history-completeness-and-diagnostic-interpretations-using-funnel-plots-and-normalized-deviations-plots-in-3-854-prostate-biopsies
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Michael Bonert, Ihab El-Shinnawy, Michael Carvalho, Phillip Williams, Samih Salama, Damu Tang, Anil Kapoor
Background: Observational data and funnel plots are routinely used outside of pathology to understand trends and improve performance. Objective: Extract diagnostic rate (DR) information from free text surgical pathology reports with synoptic elements and assess whether inter-rater variation and clinical history completeness information useful for continuous quality improvement (CQI) can be obtained. Methods: All in-house prostate biopsies in a 6-year period at two large teaching hospitals were extracted and then diagnostically categorized using string matching, fuzzy string matching, and hierarchical pruning...
2017: Journal of Pathology Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224807/construction-of-mass-spectra-database-and-diagnosis-algorithm-for-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Kei Ashizawa, Kentaro Yoshimura, Hisashi Johno, Tomohiro Inoue, Ryohei Katoh, Satoshi Funayama, Kaname Sakamoto, Sen Takeda, Keisuke Masuyama, Tomokazu Matsuoka, Hiroki Ishii
OBJECTIVES: Intraoperative identification of tumor margins is essential to achieving complete tumor resection. However, the process of intraoperative pathological diagnosis involves cumbersome procedures, such as preparation of cryosections and microscopic examination, thus requiring more than 30 min. Moreover, intraoperative diagnoses made by examining cryosections are occasionally inconsistent with postoperative diagnoses made by examining paraffin-embedded sections because the former are of poorer quality...
December 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222437/digital-pcr-for-gene-expression-impact-from-inherent-tissue-rna-degradation
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Melanie J Millier, Lisa K Stamp, Paul A Hessian
Subtle molecular differences indicate the heterogeneity present in a number of disease settings. Digital-PCR (dPCR) platforms achieve the necessary levels of sensitivity and accuracy over standard quantitative RT-PCR (qPCR) that promote their use for such situations, detecting low abundance transcript and subtle changes from gene expression. An underlying requisite is good quality RNA, principally dictated by appropriate tissue handling and RNA extraction. Here we consider the application of dPCR to measures of gene expression in pathological tissues with inherent necrosis, focusing on rheumatoid subcutaneous nodules...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221784/assessment-of-intervention-related-changes-in-non-rapid-eye-movement-sleep-depth-importance-of-sleep-depth%C3%A2-changes-within-stage-2
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Sultan Qanash, Eleni Giannouli, Magdy Younes
OBJECTIVES: Depth of sleep within non-rapid-eye-movement (non-REM) stage-2 (N2-depth) varies from being nearly similar to stage-1 to nearly similar to stage-3. Differences in N2-depth are not captured by conventional indices of sleep depth (N1-N3 times, arousal/awakening index) when comparing sleep depth under different conditions. Magnitude of changes in N2-depth in the same individual under different experimental conditions, and the importance of measuring these changes are unknown...
December 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221678/hybrid-imaging-in-foot-and-ankle-disorders
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R García Jiménez, F J García-Gómez, E Noriega Álvarez, C Calvo Morón, J J Martín-Marcuartu
Disorders of the foot and ankle are some of the most frequent ones affecting the musculoskeletal system and have a great impact on patients' quality of life. Accurate diagnosis is an important clinical challenge because of the complex anatomy and function of the foot, that make it difficult to locate the source of the pain by routine clinical examination. In the study of foot pathology, anatomical imaging (radiography, magnetic resonance imaging [MRI], ultrasound and computed tomography [CT]) and functional imaging (bone scan, positron emission tomography [PET] and MRI) techniques have been used...
December 5, 2017: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218804/impact-of-diabetes-on-free-flap-surgery-of-the-head-and-neck-a-nsqip-analysis
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Jacob S Brady, Aparna Govindan, Meghan M Crippen, Andrey Filimonov, Jean Anderson Eloy, Soly Baredes, Richard Chan Woo Park
OBJECTIVE: Diabetes is associated with microvascular pathology and may predispose patients undergoing microvascular surgery to complications. This study assesses diabetes as a risk factor for complications following free flap surgery of the head and neck. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In this retrospective cohort study, data on free flap surgeries of the head and neck between 2005 and 2014 was collected from the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (NSQIP) database...
December 8, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218684/feasibility-of-arthroscopic-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation-in-the-hip-using-an-injectable-hydrogel
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Steffen Thier, Florian Baumann, Christel Weiss, Stefan Fickert
INTRODUCTION: In the long term the treatment of articular cartilage defects of the hip has the most direct impact on the postoperative outcome and should diminish degenerative changes caused by different pathologies. The purpose of this prospective feasibility study is to describe technical aspects of arthroscopic, injectable autologous chondrocyte implantation in the hip and to report the short-term outcome. METHODS: Full-thickness cartilage defects of 13 patients were treated arthroscopically with an injectable autologous chondrocyte transplantation product (Novocart Inject, Tetec) in a 2-step surgical procedure...
December 8, 2017: Hip International: the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Research on Hip Pathology and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218420/an-improved-pathological-brain-detection-system-based-on-two-dimensional-pca-and-evolutionary-extreme-learning-machine
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Deepak Ranjan Nayak, Ratnakar Dash, Banshidhar Majhi
Pathological brain detection has made notable stride in the past years, as a consequence many pathological brain detection systems (PBDSs) have been proposed. But, the accuracy of these systems still needs significant improvement in order to meet the necessity of real world diagnostic situations. In this paper, an efficient PBDS based on MR images is proposed that markedly improves the recent results. The proposed system makes use of contrast limited adaptive histogram equalization (CLAHE) to enhance the quality of the input MR images...
December 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216923/supervised-learning-for-infection-risk-inference-using-pathology-data
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Bernard Hernandez, Pau Herrero, Timothy Miles Rawson, Luke S P Moore, Benjamin Evans, Christofer Toumazou, Alison H Holmes, Pantelis Georgiou
BACKGROUND: Antimicrobial Resistance is threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases and overuse of antimicrobials to treat human infections in hospitals is accelerating this process. Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSSs) have been proven to enhance quality of care by promoting change in prescription practices through antimicrobial selection advice. However, bypassing an initial assessment to determine the existence of an underlying disease that justifies the need of antimicrobial therapy might lead to indiscriminate and often unnecessary prescriptions...
December 8, 2017: BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
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