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Ghaneh Fananapazir, Robert Benzl, Michael T Corwin, Ling-Xin Chen, Junichiro Sageshima, Susan L Stewart, Christoph Troppmann
Purpose To determine whether the predonation computed tomography (CT)-based volume of the future remnant kidney is predictive of postdonation renal function in living kidney donors. Materials and Methods This institutional review board-approved, retrospective, HIPAA-compliant study included 126 live kidney donors who had undergone predonation renal CT between January 2007 and December 2014 as well as 2-year postdonation measurement of estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR). The whole kidney volume and cortical volume of the future remnant kidney were measured and standardized for body surface area (BSA)...
March 20, 2018: Radiology
C M Chingkoe, A Brook, A J Moser, K J Mortele
PURPOSE: At our tertiary medical center, multidisciplinary subspecialists meet twice a week during a CME-accredited conference to discuss oncologic and non-oncologic patients with pancreatic diseases at which time a subspecialized abdominal staff radiologist reinterprets the patient's relevant imaging studies. This study assesses the changes in patient management due to imaging reinterpretation during multidisciplinary pancreas conference (MPC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective, IRB-approved, HIPAA-compliant study, imaging studies of all patients discussed at MPC between July 1 and December 31, 2015 were assessed for technical adequacy, and original reports analyzed for congruency with reinterpretation...
March 17, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Mohammad Zahidul Hasan, Md Safiur Rahman Mahdi, Md Nazmus Sadat, Noman Mohammed
Human genomic information can yield more effective healthcare by guiding medical decisions. Therefore, genomics research is gaining popularity as it can identify potential correlations between a disease and a certain gene, which improves the safety and efficacy of drug treatment and can also develop more effective prevention strategies [1]. To reduce the sampling error and to increase the statistical accuracy of this type of research projects, data from different sources need to be brought together since a single organization does not necessarily possess required amount of data...
March 14, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Richelle Marting
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March 2018: Family Practice Management
Leon Chen, Adam M Parsons, Alexander B Aria, Ana M Ciurea, Anisha B Patel, Christopher Chan, John R Griffin, Tri H Nguyen, Michael R Migden
BACKGROUND: Various means to facilitate accurate biopsy site identification have been proposed. OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of biopsy site identification using photos taken with a patient's digital device by a dermatologist versus professional medical photography. METHODS: Photographs of circled biopsy sites were taken with personal digital devices by the principal investigator (PI). Another set of photographs were taken by a professional photographer...
March 7, 2018: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Niam Yaraghi, Ram D Gopal
Policy Points: Frequent data breaches in the US health care system undermine the privacy of millions of patients every year-a large number of which happen among business associates of the health care providers that continue to gain unprecedented access to patients' data as the US health care system becomes digitally integrated. Implementation of the HIPAA Omnibus Rules in 2013 has led to a significant decrease in the number of privacy breach incidents among business associates. CONTEXT: Frequent data breaches in the US health care system undermine the privacy of millions of patients every year...
March 2018: Milbank Quarterly
Lauren A Roller, Ivan Chebib, Miriam A Bredella, Connie Y Chang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical and radiological features of pathology-proven extraskeletal osteosarcomas. METHODS: This retrospective study was IRB-approved and HIPAA-compliant. Our pathology database was queried for cases of extraskeletal osteosarcoma. Tumor location, size, imaging appearance, presence of metastases, and clinical outcome were documented. RESULTS: Nineteen patients met inclusion criteria (age 59 ± 15 (range 28-85) years; 15 male, 4 female)...
March 3, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
M M McNamara, J V Thomas, L F Alexander, M D Little, D N Bolus, Yufeng E Li, D E Morgan
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the sensitivity and specificity of diffusion-weighted liver MRI alone with complete, multiphasic gadoteridol-enhanced MRI for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma in cirrhotic patients before liver transplant. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single institution retrospective study was performed after IRB approval and was HIPAA compliant. MRI scans of 37 patients who underwent liver transplant were evaluated and findings correlated with liver explant (36) or biopsy (1)...
March 3, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Nathaniel P Roberson, Jonathan R Dillman, Sara M O'Hara, William R DeFoor, Pramod P Reddy, Richard M Giordano, Andrew T Trout
BACKGROUND: The incidence of pediatric nephrolithiasis in the United States is increasing. There is a paucity of literature comparing the diagnostic performance of computed ultrasound (US) to tomography (CT) in the pediatric population. OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic performance of renal US for nephrolithiasis in children using a clinical effectiveness approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval with a waiver of informed consent was obtained for this retrospective, HIPAA-complaint investigation...
February 23, 2018: Pediatric Radiology
Sree Harsha Tirumani, Jyothi P Jagannathan, Marta Braschi-Amirfarzan, Lei Qin, Patricia Balthazar, Nikhil H Ramaiya, Atul B Shinagare
OBJECTIVE: To compare hepatocellular phase imaging after intravenous gadoxetate disodium with other MRI pulse sequences and with extracellular agent for assessing hepatic metastases from gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms (GEP-NEN). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this IRB-approved, HIPAA-compliant retrospective study, we included 30 patients (15 women, mean age: 58 years, range 44-77 years) with GEP-NEN metastatic to the liver, who underwent MRI with gadoxetate disodium...
February 22, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
Alana A Lewin, Yiming Gao, Leng Leng Lin Young, Marissa L Albert, James S Babb, Hildegard K Toth, Linda Moy, Samantha L Heller
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether false-positive stereotactic vacuum-assisted breast biopsy (SVAB) affects subsequent mammographic screening adherence. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This Institutional Review Board-approved, HIPAA-compliant retrospective review of women with SVAB was performed between 2012 and 2014. Patient age, clinical history, biopsy pathology, and first postbiopsy screening mammogram were reviewed. Statistical analyses were performed using Fisher's exact, Mann-Whitney, and χ2 tests...
February 8, 2018: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
Diana Flood
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June 2017: Journal of AHIMA
Lou Ann Wiedemann
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April 2017: Journal of AHIMA
Debi Primeau
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April 2017: Journal of AHIMA
Mary Butler
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April 2017: Journal of AHIMA
Fernando U Kay, Noah E Canvasser, Yin Xi, Daniella F Pinho, Daniel N Costa, Alberto Diaz de Leon, Gaurav Khatri, John R Leyendecker, Takeshi Yokoo, Aaron H Lay, Nicholas Kavoussi, Ersin Koseoglu, Jeffrey A Cadeddu, Ivan Pedrosa
Purpose To assess the diagnostic performance and interreader agreement of a standardized diagnostic algorithm in determining the histologic type of small (≤4 cm) renal masses (SRMs) with multiparametric magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. Materials and Methods This single-center retrospective HIPAA-compliant institutional review board-approved study included 103 patients with 109 SRMs resected between December 2011 and July 2015. The requirement for informed consent was waived. Presurgical renal MR images were reviewed by seven radiologists with diverse experience...
February 1, 2018: Radiology
Mark A Rothstein
The duty to warn genetically at-risk relatives of patients is one of the most misunderstood legal and ethical issues affecting clinical genetics. The legal doctrines are often associated with three state appellate court cases beginning in the mid-1990s. Since the HIPAA Privacy Rule went into effect in 2003, the duty to warn must be accomplished by warning the patient of the genetic nature of a diagnosed disorder or genetic risk and the necessity of warning at-risk relatives. Health-care providers are neither required nor permitted to warn at-risk relatives without the consent of their patients...
February 1, 2018: Genetics in Medicine: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Genetics
Yiming Gao, Marissa Albert, Leng Leng Young Lin, Alana A Lewin, James S Babb, Samantha L Heller, Linda Moy
Purpose To assess adherence with annual or biennial screening mammography after a diagnosis of high-risk lesion(s) at stereotactic biopsy with or without surgical excision and to identify clinical factors that may affect screening adherence after a high-risk diagnosis. Materials and Methods This institutional review board-approved HIPAA-compliant retrospective study included 208 patients who underwent stereotactic biopsy between January 2012 and December 2014 that revealed a high-risk lesion. Whether the patient underwent surgical excision and/or follow-up mammography was documented...
January 29, 2018: Radiology
Kyle R Eberlin, Galen Perdikis, Lynn Damitz, Dan J Krochmal, Loree K Kalliainen, Steven C Bonawitz
BACKGROUND: With the advancement of technology, electronic communication has become an important mode of communication within plastic and reconstructive surgery. This can take the form of e-mail, text messaging, video conferencing, and social media, among others. There are currently no defined American Society of Plastic Surgeons guidelines for appropriate professional use of these technologies. METHODS: A search was performed on PubMed and the Cochrane database; terms included "telemedicine," "text messaging," "HIPAA," "metadata," "video conferencing," "photo sharing," "social media," "Facebook," "Twitter," and "Instagram...
February 2018: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Bettina Siewert, Noam Z Millo, Kamaldeep Sahi, Robert G Sheiman, Olga R Brook, Maryellen R M Sun, Robert A Kane
Purpose To evaluate whether an incidentally noted splenic mass at abdominal computed tomography (CT) requires further imaging work-up. Materials and Methods In this institutional review board-approved HIPAA-compliant retrospective study, a search of a CT database was performed for patients with splenic masses at CT examinations of the abdomen and chest from 2002 to 2008. Patients were divided into three groups: group 1, patients with a history of malignancy; group 2, patients with symptoms such as weight loss, fever, or pain related to the left upper quadrant and epigastrium; and group 3, patients with incidental findings...
January 24, 2018: Radiology
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