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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535206/clinical-exome-sequencing-reports-current-informatics-practice-and-future-opportunities
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Rajeswari Swaminathan, Yungui Huang, Caroline Astbury, Sara Fitzgerald-Butt, Katherine Miller, Justin Cole, Christopher Bartlett, Simon Lin
The increased adoption of clinical whole exome sequencing (WES) has improved the diagnostic yield for patients with complex genetic conditions. However, the informatics practice for handling information contained in whole exome reports is still in its infancy, as evidenced by the lack of a common vocabulary within clinical sequencing reports generated across genetic laboratories. Genetic testing results are mostly transmitted using portable document format, which can make secondary analysis and data extraction challenging...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534063/-the-new-law-on-radiation-protection-as-a-consequence-of-the-eu-safety-standard-of-2013
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REVIEW
G Layer
The transformation of a European guideline (2013/59/Euratom) from 2013 into national law requires adaptation of the national statutory regulations. This year, all areas of protection from ionizing radiation will be subject to the new radiation protection law (StrlSchG). Through this, the German X‑ray and Radiation Protection Acts will be combined to form a higher level of authority. The main parts of the StrlSchG will receive a new classification and will be organized according to the exposure scenario: radiation protection in planned exposure scenarios, radiation protection in emergency exposure scenarios, radiation protection in existing exposure scenarios, and the regulation of overall exposure scenarios...
May 22, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534040/elsberg-syndrome-a-rarely-recognized-cause-of-cauda-equina-syndrome-and-lower-thoracic-myelitis
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Filippo Savoldi, Timothy J Kaufmann, Eoin P Flanagan, Michel Toledano, Brian G Weinshenker
OBJECTIVE: Elsberg syndrome (ES) is an established but often unrecognized cause of acute lumbosacral radiculitis with myelitis related to recent herpes virus infection. We defined ES, determined its frequency in patients with cauda equina syndrome (CES) with myelitis, and evaluated its clinical, radiologic, and microbiologic features and outcomes. METHODS: We searched the Mayo Clinic medical records for ES and subsequently for combinations of index terms to identify patients with suspected CES and myelitis...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534037/otogenic-meningitis-a-comparison-of-diagnostic-performance-of-surgery-and-radiology
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Luca Bruschini, Simona Fortunato, Carlo Tascini, Annalisa Ciabotti, Alessandro Leonildi, Belinda Bini, Simone Giuliano, Arturo Abbruzzese, Stefano Berrettini, Francesco Menichetti
Development of intracranial complications from middle ear infections might be difficult to diagnose. We compared radiological and surgical findings of 26 patients affected by otogenic meningitis. Results of our analysis showed that surgery is more reliable than imaging in revealing bone defects. Therefore, suggest that surgery be performed for diagnosis and eventual management of all cases of suspected otogenic meningitis.
2017: Open Forum Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532172/cranio-spinal-rosai-dorfman-disease-case-series-and-literature-review
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Shashank S Joshi, Shilpa Joshi, Girish Muzumdar, Keki E Turel, Rajan M Shah, Indoo Ammbulkar, Muhammad Masood Hussain, Kishor A Choudhari
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare condition similar to lymphomas, presenting with cervical lymphadenopathy in young adults. Extra-nodal involvement is relatively common but involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) is rare. Cranial RDD presents with symptoms of raised intracranial pressure, focal or generalised seizures, while spinal RDD presents with pain, peripheral neurological deficits and radiculopathy. In contrast to other similar neoplastic or degenerative conditions affecting the CNS, RDD is a benign, non-infective, granulomatous disorder...
May 22, 2017: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530770/diagnostic-value-of-appendicular-doppler-ultrasonography-in-acute-appendicitis
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Hüseyin Uzunosmanoğlu, Yunsur Çevik, Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Emine Akıncı, Hakan Buluş, Kadir Ağladıoğlu
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of acute abdominal pain prompting emergency department (ED) visits. It is critical for the physicians to promptly and accurately diagnose acute appendicitis. The present study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of Doppler ultrasonography (USG) in patients with acute appendicitis and compare this new method with other commonly used radio-diagnostic tools. METHODS: All patients who were diagnosed with acute appendicitis at the Kecioren Training and Research Hospital ED and later underwent appendectomy between October 2012 and April 2013 were included in the study...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530019/men1-in-children-and-adolescents-data-from-patients-of-a-regional-referral-center-for-hereditary-endocrine-tumors
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Letizia Vannucci, Francesca Marini, Francesca Giusti, Simone Ciuffi, Francesco Tonelli, Maria Luisa Brandi
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the age of onset of MEN1-associated lesions in a group of affected children and adolescents and to compare the clinical features of our series with the evidence derived from the literature. METHODS: The study population consisted of 22 Italian children and adolescents (age 6-31 years at the time of the inclusion in this study) all with a clinical and/or a genetic diagnosis of MEN1 performed before the age of 16 who have been followed-up regularly from 1998 to 2016 at the Regional Referral Center for Hereditary Endocrine Tumors...
May 22, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529193/laparoscopy-has-a-therapeutic-role-in-the-management-of-abdominal-trauma-a-matched-pair-analysis
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Saurav Chakravartty, Ameet Patel, Diwakar R Sarma, Muhammad Noor, Spyros Panagiotopoulos, Ameet G Patel
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopy is increasingly utilised as a diagnostic tool in management of abdominal trauma; however its role in therapeutic intervention remains unexplored. The aim of this study is to compare laparoscopy with laparotomy in the treatment of abdominal trauma in haemodynamically stable patients. METHODS: A review of patients undergoing surgery for abdominal trauma between January 2004-2014 identified 25 patients who underwent laparoscopy for therapeutic intervention (TL)...
May 18, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528855/patterns-of-recent-national-institutes-of-health-nih-funding-to-diagnostic-radiology-departments-analysis-using-the-nih-reporter-system
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Ana M Franceschi, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to characterize recent National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for diagnostic radiology departments at US medical schools. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study did not use private identifiable information and thus did not constitute human subjects research. The public NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tools Expenditure and Results system was used to extract information regarding 887 NIH awards in 2015 to departments of "Radiation-Diagnostic/Oncology...
May 18, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527963/clinical-significance-of-spontaneous-pneumomediastinum
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Brittany A Potz, Linda H Chao, Thomas T Ng, Ikenna C Okereke
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous pneumomediastinum (SPM) is classified as free air in the mediastinum in the absence of any precipitating cause. It is relatively uncommon, and the clinical significance and risk associated with SPM is not well understood and has not been widely documented in the literature. Our goals were to determine the outcomes of patients who presented with SPM and to determine predictors of severe pathology associated with SPM. METHODS: From 2004 through 2013, a retrospective review was conducted of patients who presented with SPM to our institution...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525493/influence-of-myelography-and-postmyelographic-ct-on-therapeutic-decisions-in-degenerative-diseases-of-the-cervical-spine
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Thomas Westermaier, Christina Doerr, Christian Stetter, Thomas Linsenmann, Stefan Koehler, Joerg Eriskat, Laszlo Solymosi, Ralf-Ingo Ernestus
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective analysis of clinical records and radiologic imaging by 3 independent reviewers to assess the indication for surgical treatment with and without myelography and postmyelographic computed tomography (MCT). OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether myelography and MCT obtained in addition to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) influence therapeutic decisions in degenerative diseases of the cervical spine. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: MRI has become the standard examination in spinal diseases...
June 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525410/sm22-a-plasma-biomarker-for-human-transmural-intestinal-ischemia
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Dirk H S M Schellekens, Kostan W Reisinger, Kaatje Lenaerts, M'hamed Hadfoune, Steven W Olde Damink, Wim A Buurman, Cornelis H C Dejong, Joep P M Derikx
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic potential of smooth muscle protein of 22 kDa (SM22) as plasma biomarker for the detection of transmural intestinal ischemia. BACKGROUND: Acute mesenteric ischemia is an abdominal emergency requiring rapid diagnosis and treatment. Especially, detection of transmural damage is imperative because it mandates emergency surgery. Since early clinical and radiological signs are nonspecific, there is an urgent need for accurate biomarkers...
May 18, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525201/-macrocystic-serous-cystadenoma-of-the-pancreas-about-a-case
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H Adamou, I Amadou Magagi, O Adakal, O Habou, T Tchindo, L Kolle, A Illo
Serous cystadenomas of pancreas are unusual cystic tumour. The microcystic forms is more common and its radiological diagnosis is easy. However, the macrocystic unilocular form of serous cystadenoma can be mistaken with other malignant macrocystic lesions of the pancreas. We report the case of a 17 year-old girl, admitted to the National Hospital of Niamey (Niger), with abdominal pain and an unilocular macrocystic serous cystadenoma of pancreas, diagnosed after histological examination of the surgical specimen...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523491/-practical-radiation-protection-of-the-patient-in-radiological-diagnostics
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REVIEW
M Fiebich
BACKGROUND: The use of radiation protection equipment can reduce the radiation exposure of patients. OBJECTIVES: The aim was to show which patient shields should be used for the different types of examination. METHODS: The results of multiple studies were compiled and analyzed and recommendations made for the use of patient shields. The absolute dose values and the protective effect were considered. RESULTS: Radiological protection should be used in many investigations; particularly in the case of CT investigations, a reasonable dose reduction potential exists due to the higher radiation dose...
May 18, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523289/core-canonical-pathways-involved-in-developing-human-glioblastoma-multiforme-gbm
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Somiranjan Ghosh, Sisir Dutta, Gabriel Thorne, Ava Boston, Alexis Barfield, Narendra Banerjee, Rayshawn Walker, Hirendra Nath Banerjee
Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and aggressive type of the primary brain tumors with pathologic hallmarks of necrosis and vascular proliferation. The diagnosis of GBM is currently mostly based on histological examination of brain tumor tissues, after radiological characterization and surgical biopsy. The ability to characterize tumors comprehensively at the molecular level raises the possibility that diagnosis can be made based on molecular profiling with or without histological examination, rather than solely on histological phenotype...
February 2017: Int J Sci Res Sci Eng Technol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522186/molar-incisor-malformation-in-six-cases-description-and-diagnostic-protocol
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Ingvild Johnsen Brusevold, Thea Martine Granvoll Bie, Christine Sophie Baumgartner, Runa Das, Ivar Espelid
OBJECTIVE: The term molar-incisor malformation (MIM) has recently been presented in the scientific literature, where it is described as a condition with localized impaired root development. Here we present 6 recently discovered cases referred to our departments. STUDY DESIGN: The patients were enrolled in the study after referral and were examined clinically and radiologically. Two extracted teeth were further examined with micro-computed tomography or microscopy...
April 4, 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521029/soluble-taci-and-soluble-bcma-as-biomarkers-in-primary-central-nervous-system-lymphoma
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Franziska S Thaler, Sarah A Laurent, Marion Huber, Matthias Mulazzani, Martin Dreyling, Uwe Ködel, Tania Kümpfel, Andreas Straube, Edgar Meinl, Louisa von Baumgarten
Background: B-cell survival is regulated through interactions of B-cell-activating factor (BAFF) and a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) with their receptors transmembrane activator and CAML interactor (TACI) and B-cell maturation antigen (BCMA). We evaluated the diagnostic potential of soluble TACI (sTACI) and soluble BCMA (sBCMA) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum as biomarkers in primary CNS lymphoma (PCNSL). Methods: CSF (n=176) and serum samples (n=105) from patients with clinically or radiologically suspected PCNSL as well as from control patients were collected prospectively...
May 17, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516046/image-quality-assessment-of-a-1-5t-dedicated-magnetic-resonance-simulator-for-radiotherapy-with-a-flexible-radio-frequency-coil-setting-using-the-standard-american-college-of-radiology-magnetic-resonance-imaging-phantom-test
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Oi Lei Wong, Jing Yuan, Siu Ki Yu, Kin Yin Cheung
BACKGROUND: A flexible RF coil setting has to be used on an MR-simulator (MR-sim) in the head and neck simulation scan for radiotherapy (RT) purpose, while the image quality might be compromised due to the sub-optimized flexible coil compared to the normal diagnostic radiological (DR) head coil. In this study, we assessed the image quality of an MR-sim by conducting the standard American College of Radiology (ACR) MRI phantom test on a 1.5T MR-sim under RT-setting and comparing it to DR-setting...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515964/radiologic-pathologic-correlation-acellular-dermal-matrix-alloderm-%C3%A2-used-in-breast-reconstructive-surgery
#19
Christine U Lee, Aleh Bobr, Jorge Torres-Mora
Acellular dermal matrix (ADM) such as Alloderm(®) is sometimes used in tissue reconstruction in primary and reconstructive breast surgeries. As ADM is incorporated into the native tissues, the evolving imaging findings that would correlate with varying degrees of host migration and neoangiogenesis into the matrix can be challenging to recognize. In the setting of a palpable or clinical area of concern after breast reconstructive surgery following breast cancer, confident diagnosis of a mass representing ADM rather than recurring or developing disease can be challenging...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515583/cavernous-sinus-melanoma-a-rare-tumor
#20
Shaileshkumar Garge, Sunithi Mani, Alfred Inbaraj, Vedantam Rajshekhar, Priyanka Mohapatra
Primay melanoma of the cavernous sinus is very rare with only few cases reported in the literature. We present the cross-sectional imaging findings of this rare tumor. The differential diagnosis for cavernous sinus mass lesion is wide as it contains vital neurovascular structures that may be affected by vascular, neoplastic, infective, and infiltrative lesions arising in the cavernous sinus proper or via extension from adjacent intra and/or extracranial regions. Radiologic imaging can narrow the differential diagnosis, however, imaging cannot definitely reach single diagnosis if they present in atypical form with hemorrage and cystic degeneration...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
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