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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724050/higher-meld-score-increases-the-overall-cost-on-the-waiting-list-for-liver-transplantation-a-micro-costing-analysis-based-study
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Jose Antonio Orellana Turri, Tassia Cristina Decimoni, Leandro Augusto Ferreira, Marcio Augusto Diniz, Luciana Bertocco de Paiva Haddad, Alessandro Gonçalves Campolina
BACKGROUND: The pre-transplant period is complex and includes lots of procedures. The severity of liver disease predisposes to a high number of hospitalizations and high costs procedures. Economic evaluation studies are important tools to handle costs on the waiting list for liver transplantation. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the present study was to evaluate the total cost of the patient on the waiting list for liver transplantation and the main resources related to higher costs...
July 13, 2017: Arquivos de Gastroenterologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724045/spinal-tumors-in-children
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Andrei Fernandes Joaquim, Enrico Ghizoni, Marcelo Gomes Cordeiro Valadares, Simone Appenzeller, Simone Dos Santos Aguiar, Helder Tedeschi
Introduction: Spinal tumors are rare in the pediatric population, presenting many specific peculiarities when compared to adults. We have performed a broad narrative review to describe the most common spinal tumors in children, discussing their main characteristics and management options. Method: The authors have performed an extensive review of the peer-reviewed literature addressing the aforementioned objectives. Results: Multimodality radiological studies (plain films, 3D computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging) are necessary for proper evaluation and differential diagnosis of spinal tumors in children...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723848/progression-of-macular-atrophy-in-eyes-with-type-1-neovascularization-and-age-related-macular-degeneration-receiving-long-term-intravitreal-anti-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-therapy-an-optical-coherence-tomographic-angiography-analysis
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Joseph G Christenbury, Nopasak Phasukkijwatana, Fatimah Gilani, K Baily Freund, SriniVas Sadda, David Sarraf
PURPOSE: To evaluate the size and location of macular atrophy in eyes with Type-1 neovascularization (NV) and age-related macular degeneration receiving chronic intravitreal anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy. METHODS: A retrospective review of a case series of 27 eyes with Type-1 NV and retinal pigment epithelial detachment (PED) having a minimum of 12 months follow-up was performed. Demographic information and visual acuity at baseline and the final follow-up were collected...
July 18, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723840/cervical-spine-evaluation-and-clearance-in-the-intoxicated-patient-a-prospective-western-trauma-association-multi-institutional-trial-and-survey
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Matthew J Martin, Lisa D Bush, Kenji Inaba, Saskya Byerly, Martin Schreiber, Kimberly A Peck, Galinos Barmparas, Jay Menaker, Joshua P Hazelton, Raul Coimbra, Martin D Zielinski, Carlos V R Brown, Chad G Ball, Jill R Cherry-Bukowiec, Clay Cothren Burlew, Julie Dunn, C Todd Minshall, Matthew M Carrick, Gina M Berg, Demetrios Demetriades, William Long
INTRODUCTION: Intoxication often prevents clinical clearance of the cervical spine (Csp) after trauma leading to prolonged immobilization even with a normal CT scan. We evaluated the accuracy of CT at detecting clinically significant Csp injury, and surveyed participants on related opinions and practice. METHODS: A prospective multicenter study (2013-2015) at 17 centers. All adult blunt trauma patients underwent structured clinical examination and imaging including a Csp CT, with follow-up thru discharge...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723817/a-systematic-review-of-the-effects-of-resistance-training-on-body-image
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Nicholas J SantaBarbara, James W Whitworth, Joseph T Ciccolo
The purpose of this systematic review was to identify and appraise the literature that has specifically tested the independent effects of resistance training (i.e., weight lifting) on body image in adults. A comprehensive search through December 2016 of electronic databases PubMed, Scopus, PsycNET, and Web of Science for relevant studies published in peer-reviewed journals was conducted, and PRISMA guidelines were followed. Inclusion criteria were that a study had to be: a) written in English; b) published in a peer-reviewed journal; c) conducted an assessment of body image using a validated scale before and after a stand-alone resistance training intervention (i...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723776/a-case-of-idiopathic-hypertrophic-pachymeningitis-presenting-with-chronic-headache-and-multiple-cranial-nerve-palsies-a-case-report
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Yuanyuan Huang, Jun Chen, Li Gui
RATIONALE: Idiopathic hypertrophic pachymeningitis (IHP) is a rare condition, characterized by a chronic fibrosing inflammatory process usually involving either the intracranial or spinal dura mater, but rarely both. Here, we report a rare case of IHP affecting both the intracranial and spinal dura mater. We also discussed the diagnosis, management, and outcome of IHP. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reviewed the case of a 60-year-old woman presenting with chronic headache, multiple cranial nerve palsies and gait disturbance...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723772/anatomic-investigation-of-lumbar-transforaminal-fenestration-approach-and-its-clinical-application-in-far-lateral-disc-herniation
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Baoshan Xu, Haiwei Xu, Jean Destandau, Xinlong Ma, Jian He, Qun Xia, Ning Ji, Qiang Yang, Yue Liu, Hongfeng Jiang
Treating lumbar disease at the intervertebal foramina is controversial because we lack an approach providing sufficient exposure and preserving spinal stability. The primary objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of the transforaminal fenestration (TFF) approach for treating lumbar disease involving the intervertebal foramina.In the anatomic study of 30 adult cadaveric lumbar spine specimens, the TFF approach was used from L1 to S1. The scope of resection was measured manually and on 3D CT images...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723750/sphincter-preserving-surgery-for-low-middle-rectal-cancer-can-we-predict-feasibility-with-high-resolution-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Hai-Bin Zhu, Lin Wang, Zi-Yu Li, Xiao-Ting Li, Xiao-Yan Zhang, Ying-Shi Sun
The study proposed to evaluate the feasibility of predicting sphincter-sparing surgery (SSS) preoperatively in low-middle rectal cancer by using magnetic resonance (MR).The study included both retrospective and prospective design. In the retrospective design, the distance from lower edge of tumor to upper margin of the internal sphincter (Dis1) and distance to anal verge (Dis2) were measured on MR, the distance to anal verge recorded by colonoscopy (Dis3) and digital rectal examination (Dis4) were also obtained...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723741/characterization-of-small-%C3%A2-3%C3%A2-cm-hepatic-lesions-with-atypical-enhancement-feature-and-hypointensity-in-hepatobiliary-phase-of-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri-in-cirrhosis-a-stard-compliant-article
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Seung Kak Shin, Yun Soo Kim, Seung Joon Choi, Young Sup Shim, Dong Hae Jung, Oh Sang Kwon, Duck Joo Choi, Ju Hyun Kim
It is difficult to characterize the nodular lesions in cirrhotic liver if typical enhancement pattern is not present on dynamic contrast-enhanced imagings. Although the signal intensity of the hepatobiliary phase in gadoxetic acid-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is helpful for characterization of the lesions, some dysplastic nodules may also exhibit low signal intensity in the hepatobiliary phase. We aimed to assess the usefulness of gadoxetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced MRI including diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) for differentiation between atypical small hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) and dysplastic nodules showing low signal intensity (SI) in the hepatobiliary phase, and to evaluate the MRI findings in determining the histological grade of atypical HCCs in patients with cirrhosis...
July 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723715/novel-weight-based-dose-threshold-for-18f-naf-pet-ct-imaging-using-advanced-pet-ct-systems-a-potential-tool-for-reducing-radiation-burden
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Fahad Marafi, Abdulreda Esmail, Rashid Rasheed, Fareeda Alkandari, Sharjeel Usmani
BACKGROUND: Fluorine-18-sodium fluoride (F-NaF) PET/CT is an important tool for detecting and evaluating metastatic bone cancer. Besides traditional dose metrics, recent methods such as real-time dose mapping, dose calculation from DICOM information, and their relevance to entrance skin exposure are currently in use to reduce the radiation burden. In this study, we have analyzed the data of 1062 patients retrospectively to evaluate patterns of absorbed dose for institutional weight-based dose protocol as compared with fixed dose method guidelines of Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)...
July 18, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723521/bone-scan-index-and-progression-free-survival-data-for-progressive-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-patients-who-received-odm-201-in-the-arades-multicentre-study
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Mariana Reza, Robert Jones, John Aspegren, Christophe Massard, Leena Mattila, Mika Mustonen, Per Wollmer, Elin Trägårdh, Eva Bondesson, Lars Edenbrandt, Karim Fizazi, Anders Bjartell
BACKGROUND: ODM-201, a new-generation androgen receptor inhibitor, has shown clinical efficacy in prostate cancer (PCa). Quantitative methods are needed to accurately assess changes in bone as a measurement of treatment response. The Bone Scan Index (BSI) reflects the percentage of skeletal mass a given tumour affects. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive value of the BSI in metastatic castration-resistant PCa (mCRPC) patients undergoing treatment with ODM-201...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723520/bone-scan-index-as-an-imaging-biomarker-in-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-a-multicentre-study-based-on-patients-treated-with-abiraterone-acetate-zytiga-in-clinical-practice
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Mariana Reza, Mattias Ohlsson, Reza Kaboteh, Aseem Anand, Ingela Franck-Lissbrant, Jan-Erik Damber, Anders Widmark, Camilla Thellenberg-Karlsson, Lars Budäus, Thomas Steuber, Till Eichenauer, Per Wollmer, Lars Edenbrandt, Elin Trägårdh, Anders Bjartell
BACKGROUND: Abiraterone acetate (AA) prolongs survival in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) patients. To measure treatment response accurately in bone, quantitative methods are needed. The Bone Scan Index (BSI), a prognostic imaging biomarker, reflects the tumour burden in bone as a percentage of the total skeletal mass calculated from bone scintigraphy. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the value of BSI as a biomarker for outcome evaluation in mCRPC patients on treatment with AA according to clinical routine...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723518/mid-term-outcomes-following-salvage-lymph-node-dissection-for-prostate-cancer-nodal-recurrence-status-post-radical-prostatectomy
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Fabio Zattoni, Avinash Nehra, Christopher R Murphy, Laureano Rangel, Lance Mynderse, Val Lowe, Eugene Kwon, R Jeffrey Karnes
BACKGROUND: Patients with oligometastatic prostate cancer lymph node recurrence can be treated with many options including salvage lymph node dissection (sLND). OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of outcomes of sLND and identification of clinicopathologic features in predicting further biochemical and radiological relapse after sLND for prostate cancer. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Between November 1, 2009 and March 31, 2015, 117 patients with biochemical recurrence (BCR) after radical prostatectomy (RP) underwent sLND by a single surgeon after a standardized 11C-choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography...
December 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723504/active-surveillance-for-small-renal-masses-when-less-is-more
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Benjamin T Ristau, Alexander Kutikov, Robert G Uzzo, Marc C Smaldone
CONTEXT: A marked increase in incidentally detected small renal masses (SRMs) has occurred over the past decade. Active surveillance (AS) has emerged as an initial management option for these patients. OBJECTIVE: (1) To determine selection criteria, assess appropriate imaging modalities and surveillance frequencies, and define triggers for delayed intervention (DI) for patients on AS. (2) To describe oncologic outcomes for patients on AS protocols. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: The PubMed database was queried for English language articles using the keywords "surveillance" and "renal mass" or "renal cell carcinoma" or "kidney cancer...
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723379/minilaparoendoscopic-single-site-pyeloplasty-the-best-compromise-between-surgeon-s-ergonomy-and-patient-s-cosmesis-ideal-phase-2a
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Francesco Greco, Giovannalberto Pini, Stefano Alba, Vincenzo Maria Altieri, Paolo Verze, Vincenzo Mirone
BACKGROUND: Laparoendoscopic single-site (LESS) surgery and minilaparoscopy (ML) represent the evolution of laparoscopy for the treatment of urologic diseases. OBJECTIVE: To describe the technique and report the surgical outcomes of minilaparoendoscopic single-site dismembered pyeloplasty (MILESS-DP), a new technique overcoming the technical limitations of LESS and ML, and equally combining the advantages of both these surgical procedures. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS: Twenty consecutive patients underwent MILESS-DP for ureteropelvic junction obstruction...
August 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723169/nanoantenna-enhanced-infrared-spectroscopic-chemical-imaging
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Lucca Kühner, Mario Hentschel, Ute Zschieschang, Hagen Klauk, Jochen Vogt, Christian Huck, Harald Giessen, Frank Neubrech
Spectroscopic infrared chemical imaging is ideally suited for label-free and spatially resolved characterization of molecular species, but often suffers from low infrared absorption cross sections. Here, we overcome this limitation by utilizing confined electromagnetic near-fields of resonantly excited plasmonic nanoantennas, which enhance the molecular absorption by orders of magnitude. In the experiments, we evaporate microstructured chemical patterns of C60 and pentacene with nanometer thickness on top of homogeneous arrays of tailored nanoantennas...
May 26, 2017: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722766/comparative-analysis-of-the-radiology-of-osteoporotic-vertebral-fractures-in-women-and-men-cross-sectional-and-longitudinal-observations-from-the-canadian-multicentre-osteoporosis-study-camos
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Brian C Lentle, Claudie Berger, Linda Probyn, Jacques P Brown, Lisa Langsetmo, Ben Fine, Kevin Lian, Arvind K Shergill, Jacques Trollip, Stuart Jackson, William D Leslie, Jerilynn C Prior, Stephanie M Kaiser, David A Hanley, Jonathan D Adachi, Tanveer Towheed, K Shawn Davison, Angela M Cheung, David Goltzman
We compared two methods for osteoporotic vertebral fracture (VF) assessment on lateral spine radiographs, the Genant semi-quantitative (GSQ) technique and a modified algorithm-based qualitative (mABQ) approach. We evaluated 4465 women and 1771 men > 50 years old from the Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study with available X-ray images at baseline. Observer agreement was lowest for grade 1 VFs determined by GSQ. Among physician readers, agreement was greater for VFs diagnosed by mABQ [ranging from 0...
July 19, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722699/added-value-of-parotid-r2-values-for-evaluation-of-sj%C3%A3-gren-syndrome-a-preliminary-study
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Chen Chu, Nan Zhou, Huayong Zhang, Xin Dou, Ming Li, Song Liu, Jie Wang, Weibo Chen, Queenie Chan, Lingyun Sun, Jian He, Zhengyang Zhou
OBJECTIVE: To explore the application of parotid R2* values for evaluating Sjögren syndrome (SS). METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive SS patients and 24 sex-matched and age-matched healthy volunteers underwent bilateral parotid 3.0 T magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, including blood oxygenation level dependent sequence. Parotid R2* values of SS patients and volunteers were compared. A receiver operating characteristic analysis was used to evaluate the diagnostic performance of parotid R2* value alone and in combination with MR nodular grade...
July 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722698/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-parotid-gland-tumors-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-sequence-evaluation
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Xavier Stefanovic, Yassine Al Tabaa, Gregory Gascou, Sandy Lacombe, Yves Auge, Philippe Delort, Paul Hagen, Renaud Garrel, Alain Bonafe, Jean-Pierre Daures, Jean-François Vendrell
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to evaluate dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging in the characterization of parotid gland tumors. METHODS: Fifty-five parotid lesions in 55 patients were retrospectively included. Two observers interpreted 2 reading protocols derived from all MR imaging in 2 distinct sessions, independently and blinded. Benign versus malignant distinction was carried out for protocol 1 (without contrast administration) and protocol 2 (with dynamic contrast-enhanced sequence)...
July 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722506/diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-parotid-glands-before-and-after-abatacept-therapy-in-patients-with-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome-associated-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-utility-to-evaluate-and-predict-response-to-treatment
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Hiroyuki Takahashi, Hiroto Tsuboi, Masahiro Yokosawa, Hiromitsu Asashima, Tomoya Hirota, Yuya Kondo, Isao Matsumoto, Takayuki Sumida
OBJECTIVE: To compare parotid diffusion-weighted images (DWIs) taken before and after abatacept therapy in patients with Sjögren's syndrome (SS) associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to examine the utility in evaluation and prediction of response to therapy. METHODS: DWIs of the parotid glands taken at baseline and 52 weeks after initiation of abatacept were analyzed in nine SS patients with RA using relative standard deviation (RSD) of the entire glands and signal intensity ratio (SIR) within the residual parenchyma...
July 19, 2017: Modern Rheumatology
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