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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812190/diagnostic-value-of-the-stand-alone-synthetic-image-in-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-examinations
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Julia Garayoa, Margarita Chevalier, Maria Castillo, Ignacio Mahillo-Fernández, Najim Amallal El Ouahabi, Carmen Estrada, Alejandro Tejerina, Olivia Benitez, Julio Valverde
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the non-inferiority of synthetic image (SI) mammography versus full-field digital mammography (FFDM) in breast tomosynthesis (DBT) examinations. METHODS: An observational, retrospective, single-centre, multireader blinded study was performed, using 2384 images to directly compare SI and FFDM based on Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BIRADS) categorisation and visibility of radiological findings. Readers had no access to digital breast tomosynthesis slices...
August 15, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812114/-thoracic-and-abdominal-imaging-in-immunocompromised-patients
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REVIEW
J R Kroeger, D Maintz, D-H Chang
The number of patients with immunosuppression is rising worldwide. The spectrum of diseases and pathogens in these patients differs widely from that of immunocompetent patients due to frequent opportunistic infections. Symptoms are sometimes unspecific, and imaging plays a key role in the management of these patients. The lungs are a frequent site of infection in immunosuppressed patients. Chest X‑ray is the starting point for radiological diagnostics, but shows only limited sensitivity and specificity for infections with atypical pathogens...
August 15, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811770/clinical-and-laboratory-profile-of-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-experience-of-a-tertiary-care-center-in-pakistan
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Danish Abdul Aziz, Abdul Gaffar Billoo, Ahad Qureshi, Misha Khalid, Salman Kirmani
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical presentation, diagnostic investigations and laboratory workup done in admitted children with cystic fibrosis at Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan. METHODS: This is athree years retrospective study from January 2013 to December 2015 conducted at The Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi Pakistan, enrolling admitted patient from birth to 15 years of either gender, diagnosed with CF on the basis of clinical features and positive sweat chloride test...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810902/the-isotype-and-igg-subclass-distribution-of-anti-carbamylated-protein-antibodies-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Myrthe A M van Delft, Marije K Verheul, Leonie E Burgers, Veerle F A M Derksen, Annette H M van der Helm-van Mil, Diane van der Woude, Tom W J Huizinga, René E M Toes, Leendert A Trouw
BACKGROUND: Anti-carbamylated protein (anti-CarP) antibodies have recently been reported to occur in around 45% of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and to have prognostic and diagnostic properties. At present, the breadth and molecular make-up of the anti-CarP antibody response is ill defined. To understand the anti-CarP antibody immune response and potential immune effector mechanisms it can recruit, we determined the anti-CarP antibody isotype and IgG-subclass usage in RA patients...
August 15, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810883/treatment-of-localized-gastric-and-gastroesophageal-adenocarcinoma-the-role-of-accurate-staging-and-preoperative-therapy
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REVIEW
Brian Badgwell, Prajnan Das, Jaffer Ajani
Gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death worldwide, although it is not in the top 10 causes of cancer death in Northern America. Due to clear differences in incidence, screening, risk factors, tumor biology, and treatment between gastric cancers from Eastern and Western countries, our treatment is primarily guided by trials from Western countries. Patients undergo an extensive staging evaluation including high-quality CT imaging, endoscopic ultrasound, and diagnostic laparoscopy with peritoneal washings for cytology...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808795/cerebral-venous-thrombosis-continental-disparities
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Laith Maali, Sheema Khan, Fares Qeadan, Mahmoud Ismail, Davana Ramaswamy, Vishnumurthy S Hedna
Cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT) usually accounts for < 1% of all strokes. Global disparity and diversity in their demographics, etiology, clinical features, radiological presentation, and mortality have not been previously explored. A systematic search was performed for publications in PubMed using key words "cerebral venous thrombosis," "Cerebral vein thrombosis," and "Cortical vein Thrombosis." A total of 600 relevant studies were abstracted with strict selection criteria, and a total of 7048 patient's data were used for the final analysis...
August 14, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807736/uterine-didelphys-with-bilateral-cervical-agenesis-in-a-15-year-old-female
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Kate C Arnold, Theresa C Thai, LaTasha B Craig
BACKGROUND: Isolated uterine didelphys requires no treatment in contrast to cervical agenesis, which requires a hysterectomy. Given this, correct diagnosis of Müllerian anomalies is paramount for making recommendations for patient care. CASE: A 15-year-old presented to clinic with pelvic pain and primary amenorrhea. Uterine didelphys with bilateral cervical agenesis was diagnosed by imaging. Hysterectomy was recommended and diagnosis was confirmed at surgery and by anatomic pathology...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806184/noninfectious-aortitis-what-the-cardiologist-needs-to-know
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Ingolf Töpel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To sum up a group of noninfectious inflammatory diseases of the aorta and its branches relevant to a cardiologist's daily routine. To describe pathogenetic and clinical advances as well as modern diagnostic tools. To overview most recent treatment options and patient-tailored therapies. To provide an insight in future directions of research. RECENT FINDINGS: Pathophysiology of large vessel vasculitides (LVV) are still poorly defined. At least a certain number of patients with idiopathic periaortitis seem to part of the group of IgG4-related diseases which has implications for therapy...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804909/evaluation-of-clinical-laboratory-imaging-findings-and-outcome-in-99-dogs-with-leptospirosis
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S Knöpfler, A Mayer-Scholl, E Luge, R Klopfleisch, A D Gruber, K Nöckler, B Kohn
OBJECTIVE: To report clinical, laboratory and diagnostic imaging features and prognostic factors in dogs with leptospirosis from North-East Germany. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of dogs diagnosed with leptospirosis from 2006 to 2013 were evaluated retrospectively. RESULTS: The study included 99 dogs. At initial presentation, the most common clinical signs were lethargy (96%), anorexia (88%), vomiting (85%), painful abdomen (39%), diarrhoea (38%), oliguria (27%) and tachypnoea (26%)...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804821/d-dimer-testing-laboratory-aspects-and-current-issues
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Jecko Thachil, Giuseppe Lippi, Emmanuel J Favaloro
D-dimer has become one of the commonly requested coagulation tests, especially in the venous thromboembolism rule out setting. Appropriate D-dimer testing has significantly decreased the number of radiological investigations in this clinical scenario. D-dimer testing also plays an important role in the diagnostic process of the systemic coagulation disorders, especially disseminated intravascular coagulation in conjunction with other coagulation tests. However, widespread D-dimer testing without good understanding of the technical issues related to the test has recently caused some concerns...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804643/local-staging-of-sigmoid-colon-cancer-using-mri
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Claus Dam, Jan Lindebjerg, Anders Jakobsen, Lars Henrik Jensen, Hans Rahr, Søren Rafael Rafaelsen
BACKGROUND: An accurate radiological staging of colon cancer is crucial to select patients who may benefit from neoadjuvant chemotherapy. PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in identifying locally advanced sigmoid colon cancer, poor prognostic factors, and the inter-observer variation of the tumor apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Using 1...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804639/tuberculosis-joint-infections-in-four-domestic-cats
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Stephanie M Lalor, Stephen Clarke, Jonathan Pink, Andrew Parry, Emma Scurrell, Noel Fitzpatrick, Fraje Watson, Conor O'Halloran, Danielle Gunn-Moore
CASE SERIES SUMMARY: This paper describes the clinical presentation, diagnostic imaging findings and outcome in four cats with confirmed joint-associated tuberculosis. The cats were 2-6 years of age, and immune competent. Three cases had tuberculosis affecting only one joint, whereas one case had at least three joints affected. Two cases were caused by Mycobacterium bovis, and the other two were caused by Mycobacterium microti. Radiological findings included osteolysis, periosteal reaction and associated soft tissue swelling...
July 2017: JFMS open reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802094/oncocytic-variant-of-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-a-rare-tumor-with-numerous-diagnostic-mimics-by-fine-needle-aspiration
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Sharon B Sams, Kenneth D Tompkins, Sarah Mayson, Christopher D Raeburn, Sanjana Mehrotra
Oncocytic variant of medullary thyroid carcinoma is rare form of thyroid carcinoma that is easily misdiagnosed on fine needle aspiration specimens due to it is low incidence and cytomorphologic overlap with other more common Hurtle cell lesions. A correct initial diagnosis by fine needle aspiration is imperative as the clinical treatment for medullary carcinoma differs significantly from the mimickers. We present a case of this rare variant tumor that on initial fine needle aspiration was described as a Hurthle cell lesion and was subsequently correctly classified on the resection specimen...
August 12, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796410/steatosis-severity-affects-the-diagnostic-performances-of-noninvasive-fibrosis-tests-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Sae Kyung Joo, Won Kim, Donghee Kim, Jung Ho Kim, Sohee Oh, Kook Lae Lee, Mee Soo Chang, Yong Jin Jung, Young Ho So, Myoung Seok Lee, Jeong Mo Bae, Byeong Gwan Kim
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) includes a wide spectrum of heterogeneous metabolic subtypes. This study compared the diagnostic performances of noninvasive fibrosis tests in predicting advanced fibrosis in patients with NAFLD and examined the effects of the subgroup on their diagnostic performances. METHODS: Three hundred fifteen patients with biopsy-proven NAFLD were prospectively enrolled. Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging (ARFI) was performed to obtain liver stiffness measurements (LSMs)...
August 10, 2017: Liver International: Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of the Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796066/a-new-diagnostic-marker-for-differentiating-multicentric-gliomas-from-multiple-intracranial-diffuse-large-b-cell-lymphomas-on-18f-fdg-pet-images
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Kai Wang, Xiaobin Zhao, Qian Chen, Di Fan, Zhen Qiao, Song Lin, Tao Jiang, Jianping Dai, Lin Ai
Intracranial gliomas and lymphomas may share similar radiological manifestations, while the treatment strategies for them are different. The aim of the study was to investigate the diagnostic value of fluorine-18-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (F-FDG) positron emission computed tomography (PET) for differentiation of multicentric gliomas and intracranial multiple diffuse large B-cell lymphomas (DLBCLs) as a study of diagnostic accuracy.A total of 32 patients with multiple intracranial tumors visualized on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were retrospectively evaluated...
August 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795336/the-ever-evolving-role-of-pathologists-in-the-management-of-breast-cancer-with-neoadjuvant-treatment-recommendations-based-on-the-spanish-clinical-experience
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O Burgués, Mª Á López-García, B Pérez-Míes, P Santiago, B Vieites, J F García, V Peg
PURPOSE: To compare the current international standards for neoadjuvant systemic therapy (NAST) protocols, and establish consensus recommendations by Spanish breast pathologists; and to look into the Spanish reality of defining pathological complete response in daily practice. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A modified Delphi technique was used to gain consensus among a panel of 46 experts with regard to important issues about NAST specimens, with the objective of standardize handling and analysis of these breast cancer specimens...
August 9, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794660/a-renal-colic-fast-track-pathway-to-improve-waiting-times-and-outcomes-for-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department
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Omar Al Kadhi, Kate Manley, Madhavi Natarajan, Valmiki Lutchmedial, Abbi Forsyth, Kate Tabrett, Jonathan Betteridge, William Finch, Heinrich Hollis
INTRODUCTION: Renal colic is commonly encountered in the emergency department (ED). We validated a fast track renal colic (FTRC) initiative to decrease patient waiting times and streamline patient flow. METHOD: The FTRC pathway was devised according to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence clinical summary criteria for the management of patients with suspected renal colic. ED triage nurses use the pathway to identify patients with likely renal colic suitable for fast track to analgesia, investigation and management...
2017: Open Access Emergency Medicine: OAEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794358/the-clinical-and-hormonal-characteristics-of-primary-adrenal-lymphomas-the-necessity-of-early-detection-of-adrenal-insufficiency
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Ko Harada, Kosuke Kimura, Masaya Iwamuro, Tomohiro Terasaka, Yoshihisa Hanayama, Eisei Kondo, Eiko Hayashi, Tadashi Yoshino, Fumio Otsuka
Objective To analyze the clinical and endocrine characteristics of patients with primary adrenal lymphoma. Patients We retrospectively reviewed the cases of five patients with primary adrenal lymphoma who were treated in our hospital between April 2004 and March 2015. We investigated the characteristics of the clinical and pathological findings, treatment, prognosis and complications of adrenal insufficiency. Results Adrenal insufficiency, which was confirmed by the laboratory data at the initial presentation, was observed in two cases...
August 10, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794143/differential-diagnosis-of-granulomatous-lung-disease-clues-and-pitfalls-number-4-in-the-series-pathology-for-the-clinician-edited-by-peter-dorfm%C3%A3-ller-and-alberto-cavazza
#19
Shinichiro Ohshimo, Josune Guzman, Ulrich Costabel, Francesco Bonella
Granulomatous lung diseases are a heterogeneous group of disorders that have a wide spectrum of pathologies with variable clinical manifestations and outcomes. Precise clinical evaluation, laboratory testing, pulmonary function testing, radiological imaging including high-resolution computed tomography and often histopathological assessment contribute to make a confident diagnosis of granulomatous lung diseases. Differential diagnosis is challenging, and includes both infectious (mycobacteria and fungi) and noninfectious lung diseases (sarcoidosis, necrotising sarcoid granulomatosis, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, hot tub lung, berylliosis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis, eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis, rheumatoid nodules, talc granulomatosis, Langerhans cell histiocytosis and bronchocentric granulomatosis)...
September 30, 2017: European Respiratory Review: An Official Journal of the European Respiratory Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791885/shunt-preserving-disconnection-of-the-portal-to-systemic-circulation-in-patients-with-hepatic-encephalopathy
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Osamu Ikeda, Seijiro Inoue, Yoshitaka Tamura, Yo-Ichi Yamashita, Hideo Baba, Yukihiro Inomata, Yasuyuki Yamashita
Background Portosystemic shunt obliteration by surgical or interventional radiological techniques can be effective for patients with hepatic encephalopathy (HE) although this approach is often associated with accumulation of ascites and/or formation of esophageal varices. Purpose To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of shunt-preserving disconnection of the portosystemic circulation (SPDPS) in patients with HE. Material and Methods Nine patients with HE and a splenorenal shunt were treated by SPDPS: eight underwent selective coil embolization of the splenic vein and one underwent stent-graft closure of the shunt...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
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