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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29468355/incidental-findings-in-multislice-computed-tomography-prior-to-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-frequency-clinical-relevance-and-outcome
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Teresa Trenkwalder, Anna Lena Lahmann, Magdalena Nowicka, Costanza Pellegrini, Tobias Rheude, N Patrick Mayr, Stephanie Voss, Sabine Bleiziffer, Rüdiger Lange, Michael Joner, Albert M Kasel, Adnan Kastrati, Heribert Schunkert, Oliver Husser, Martin Hadamitzky, Christian Hengstenberg
Multislice computed tomography (MSCT) has emerged as the mainstay in patients planned for transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Incidental findings (IF) in MSCT are common. However, the exact incidence, clinical relevance and further consequences of IF are unclear and it is controversial whether IF adversely affect patients' outcome. We analyzed MSCT data of 1050 patients screened for TAVI between January 2011 and December 2014. Median follow-up of patients was 20 months. In total, 3194 IF were identified, which were classified into clinically non-relevant IF (2872, 90%) and clinically relevant IF (322, 10%)...
February 21, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447888/pathogenesis-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-patients-affected-by-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-and-sickle-cell-anaemia-post-allogenic-bone-marrow-transplant
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F Martino, R Di Mauro, K Paciaroni, J Gaziev, C Alfieri, L Greco, R Floris, S Di Girolamo, M Di Girolamo
OBJECTIVES: Sickle cell anemia (SCA) and β -thalassemia major are well-recognized beta-globin gene disorders of red blood cells associated to mortality and morbidity included bone morbidities due to ineffective erythropoiesis and bone marrow expansion, which affect every part of the skeleton. While there are an abundance of described disease manifestations of the head and neck, the manner of paranasal sinuses involvement and its relations to β-thalassemia and SCA process was not studied yet...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434630/the-role-of-echocardiography-and-ct-angiography-in-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-patients
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REVIEW
Emmanouil Chourdakis, Ioanna Koniari, Nicholas G Kounis, Dimitrios Velissaris, Nikolaos Koutsogiannis, Grigorios Tsigkas, Karl Eugen Hauptmann, Bruno Sontag, George Hahalis
The transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) consist an alternative treatment in patients with severe aortic stenosis. Multimodality imaging using transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) or transesophageal echocardiography (TOE) and multislice CT (MSCT) constitute cornerstone techniques for the pre-operative management, peri-procedural guidance, follow up and recognition of possible transcatheter valve related complications. CT angiography is much more accurate regarding the total definition of aortic annulus diameter and circumferential area...
January 2018: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420710/accuracy-and-reproducibility-of-aortic-annular-measurements-obtained-from-echocardiographic-3d-manual-and-semi-automated-software-analyses-in-patients-referred-for-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation-implication-for-prosthesis-size-selection
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Stefano Stella, Leonardo Italia, Giulia Geremia, Isabella Rosa, Francesco Ancona, Claudia Marini, Cristina Capogrosso, Manuela Giglio, Matteo Montorfano, Azeem Latib, Alberto Margonato, Antonio Colombo, Eustachio Agricola
Aims: A 3D transoesophageal echocardiography (3D-TOE) reconstruction tool has recently been introduced. The system automatically configures a geometric model of the aortic root and performs quantitative analysis of these structures. We compared the measurements of the aortic annulus (AA) obtained by semi-automated 3D-TOE quantitative software and manual analysis vs. multislice computed tomography (MSCT) ones. Methods and results: One hundred and seventy-five patients (mean age 81...
February 6, 2018: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29416073/diagnostic-accuracy-of-three-dimensional-turbo-field-echo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-sequence-in-pediatric-tracheobronchial-anomalies-with-congenital-heart-disease
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QiaoRu Hou, Wei Gao, YuMin Zhong, AiMin Sun, Qian Wang, LiWei Hu, JingLei Wang
Tracheobronchial anomalies are common in congenital heart disease (CHD), including tracheobronchial stenosis, tracheal bronchus, cardiac bronchus, and bronchial isomerism, which can cause varying degrees of respiratory illness. It is necessary to assess tracheobronchial anomalies and make a preoperative airway evaluation. Multi-slice computed tomography (MSCT) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are the most effective noninvasive modalities for the diagnosis of CHD and the associated tracheobronchial anomalies...
February 7, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392879/one-year-clinical-outcomes-and-multislice-computed-tomography-angiographic-results-following-implantation-of-the-neovas-bioresorbable-sirolimus-eluting-scaffold-in-patients-with-single-de-novo-coronary-artery-lesions
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Xiao-Zeng Wang, Yao-Jun Zhang, Guo-Sheng Fu, Quan-Min Jing, Bo Xu, Ya-Ling Han
BACKGROUND: Tremendous efforts have been made to establish the concept of vascular restoration therapy with a fully bioresorbable scaffold for coronary artery disease. With an improved scaffold design and technologies, the novel NeoVas scaffold has shown promising clinical performance at 6 months follow-up. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the 1 year clinical outcomes and multislice computed tomography (MSCT) angiographic results after implantation of the NeoVas scaffold in patients with single de novo coronary artery lesions...
February 2, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29388022/assessment-of-condylar-morphology-and-position-using-msct-in-an-asian-population
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Qi Liu, Xiaoer Wei, Juanjuan Guan, Ran Wang, Derong Zou, Lvfeng Yu
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to investigate the volume, surface, morphometric index (MI), and position of the condyle in a normal population by applying Mimics 17.0 software. Then, the difference between left and right sides, sex, and age can be explored, which will contribute to establish the reference value of condylar morphology and position in normal individuals, and help us to study characteristics of condylar morphology and position in abnormal individuals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three-hundred subjects were enrolled in our study from the radiology department of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Affiliated Sixth People's Hospital...
February 1, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380262/multi-slice-ct-examinations-of-adult-patients-at-sudanese-hospitals-radiation-exposure-based-on-size-specific-dose-estimates-ssde
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Einas H Bashier, I I Suliman
The aim of this study was to update the radiation exposure for adult patients undergoing multi-slice CT (MSCT) examinations using size-specific dose estimates (SSDE). Console, displayed CTDIvol and scan parameters were retrospectively recorded for 423 adult patients in seven Sudanese hospitals. Patient torso diameters were measured using digital calipers on the scanner console. SSDE was determined based on transverse images (SSDEtrans) and scout radiographs (SSDEsco). Size-specific conversion factors were used to translate the recorded CTDIvol into SSDE according to the procedure described in the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Report 204...
January 30, 2018: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29376589/-application-of-3d-soft-print-models-of-the-kidney-for-treatment-of-patients-with-localized-cancer-of-the-kidney-a-pilot-study
#9
Yu G Alyaev, E S Sirota, E A Bezrukov, D N Fiev, M D Bukatov, A V Letunovskii, I Sh Byadretdinov
AIM: To evaluate the possibility of using 3D-printing in the management of patients with localized kidney cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised five patients with localized kidney cancer who were treated at the Urology Clinic of the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University from January 2016 to April 2017. Along with the standard examination, the patients underwent multispiral computed tomography (MSCT) to produce patient-specific 3D-printed models of the kidney tumors using 3D modeling and 3D printing...
December 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363384/analysis-of-dental-injuries-with-clinical-implications-a-forensic-case-report
#10
Si-Lei Tan, Shu-Ya Peng, Lei Wan, Jie-Min Chen, Wen-Tao Xia
Dental injuries, especially of the incisors, caused by punches in violent criminal attacks could be seen in daily forensic casework involving the identification of injuries to a living body. Sometimes, when there is neither circumstantial evidence nor information about the surrounding circumstances, it is difficult to discern the cause of these injuries and the manner in which they were inflicted. As an example of clinical forensic medicine, we present the case of a 58-year-old woman whose teeth were injured when fighting with her son-in-law over household affairs with no witnesses present...
January 1, 2018: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326419/evaluation-of-multislice-spiral-computed-tomography-perfusion-imaging-for-the-efficacy-of-preoperative-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy-in-middle-aged-and-elderly-patients-with-locally-advanced-gastric-cancer
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Jian-Xiao Liang, Xiu-Juan Bi, Xiao-Mei Li, Zhen-Li Gao, Feng Suo, En-Gang Cui, Hong-Fu Li, Hai-Lian Lv
BACKGROUND This study aimed to investigate the predictive value of multislice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) perfusion imaging for the efficacy of preoperative concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in middle-aged and elderly patients with locally advanced gastric cancer (LAGC). MATERIAL AND METHODS One-hundred twenty-six middle-aged and elderly patients with LAGC were selected. MSCT was performed before and after CCRT to obtain perfusion parameters: blood flow volume (BF), blood volume (BV), mean transit time (MTT), and permeability surface (PS)...
January 12, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260777/-sanation-of-petrous-bone-cholesteatoma-in-the-otosurgical-practice
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I A Anikin, N N Khamgushkeeva, S N Ilyin, T A Bokuchava
The present article reports the clinical cases of the surgical intervention on 20 patients presenting with petrous bone cholesteatoma. We have identified several clinical variants of petrous bone cholesteatoma based on the results of multispiral computed tomography (MSCT) of the temporal bones and categorized them into the following types in accordance with the classification proposed by Moffat-Smith an M. Sanna for this pathological condition: supralabyrinthine (n=8), supralabyrinthine-apical (n=2), infralabyrinthine (n=3), infralabyrinthine-apical (n=5), massive (n=1), and massive - apical (n=1)...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240061/-hybrid-treatment-of-patients-with-aneurysms-and-dissections-of-the-aortic-arch-and-descending-portion-of-the-thoracic-aorta
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V V Shlomin, M L Gordeev, D A Zverev, E A Shloĭdo, V E Uspenskiĭ, E D Zvereva, P B Bondarenko, P D Puzdriak
The authors share herein their experience with hybrid surgical treatment of 21 patients presenting with lesions of the aortic arch and descending thoracic aorta. Aortic pathology included dissection of the thoracoabdominal aorta (n=15), a sacciform aneurysm of the aortic arch (n=5), and a spindle-shaped aneurysm of the distal portions of the aortic arch (n=1). The first stage consisted of the following operations: transposition of the left subclavian artery into the left common carotid artery (n=9; 42.8%), partial debranching (n=11; 52...
2017: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236870/accuracy-of-linear-measurements-performed-with-two-imaging-software-in-cone-beam-computed-tomography-scans-of-dry-human-mandibles
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Alessandro A L S Silva, Ademir Franco, Ângela Fernandes, Claudio Costa, Jorge S Barbosa, Fernando H Westphalen
The present study aimed to assess the accuracy of linear measurements performed with two software packages in multislice (MSCT) and cone beam (CBCT) computed tomography (CT) images. The sample consisted of 10 human mandibles marked standardly 8 times with metallic orthodontic wires. The mandibles underwent both MSCT and CBCT scanning and were measured linearly and digitally with two software packages, namely Studio 3.1® (Anne Solutions®, SP, Brazil) (ST) and Implant Viewer 2.817® (Anne Solutions®, SP, Brazil) (IV)...
December 7, 2017: Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225363/forensic-identification-of-decomposed-human-body-through-comparison-between-ante-mortem-and-post-mortem-ct-images-of-frontal-sinuses-case-report
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Rhonan Ferreira Silva, Fernando Fortes Picoli, Tessa de Lucena Botelho, Roberta Gomes Resende, Ademir Franco
Objective: The aim of this paper is to report on a case of positive human identification of a decomposed body after the comparison of ante-mortem (AM) and port-mortem (PM) computed tomography images of frontal sinus. Case report: An unknown, highly decomposed human body, aged between 30 and 40 years, was found in a forest region in Brazil. The dental autopsy revealed several teeth missing AM and the presence of removable partial prostheses. The search for AM data resulted in a sequence of 20 axial images of the paranasal sinuses obtained by Multislice Computed Tomography (MSCT)...
September 2017: Acta Stomatologica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221262/differences-in-airway-remodeling-and-airway-inflammation-among-moderate-severe-asthma-clinical-phenotypes
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Wen-Jing Ye, Wei-Guo Xu, Xue-Jun Guo, Feng-Feng Han, Juan Peng, Xiao-Ming Li, Wen-Bin Guan, Li-Wei Yu, Jin-Yuan Sun, Zhi-Lei Cui, Lin Song, Yue Zhang, Yan-Min Wang, Tian-Yun Yang, Xia-Hui Ge, Di Yao, Song Liu
Background: To identify asthma clinical phenotypes using cluster analysis and improve our understanding of heterogeneity in asthma. Methods: Clustering approaches were applied to 203 patients who were diagnosed with asthma in XinHua Hospital (January 2012 to December 2015). One hundred and twenty patients underwent multi-slice spiral computed tomography (MSCT) examination and 30 underwent bronchial mucosal biopsy for evaluation of airway remodeling and airway inflammation among the phenotypes...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29181399/mri-based-estimation-of-scalar-cochlear-implant-electrode-position
#17
A Stratmann, P Mittmann, G Rademacher, G Grupe, S Hoffmann, S Mutze, A Ernst, I Todt
The position of the cochlear-implant electrode is important to audiological outcomes after cochlear implantation. The common technique to evaluate the intracochlear electrode's position involves the use of ionized radiation in MSCT, DVT, or flat-panel tomography (FPT). Recent advances in knowledge regarding the handling of MRI artifacts in cochlear implantees indicate that estimating the intracochlear electrode's position with an MRI could be possible. This study's aim was to evaluate the ipsilaterally position of electrodes using MRI at 1...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142489/correlation-between-osteoprotegerin-serum-level-and-coronary-calcification-using-coronary-artery-calcium-score-in-patient-with-moderate-severe-cardiovascular-risk-factor
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J Nugroho, Widorini Widorini
Coronary artery calcification is a part of atherosclerosis process associated with coronary heart disease. Recently, coronary artery calcification assessment using computed tomography (CT) is still the best noninvasive imaging with high sensitivity and specificity. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) is one of vascular calcification marker that through its role to bind receptor activator of nuclear factor-κβ ligand and inhibit osteoclastogenesis is suspected of playing a role for coronary calcification in atherosclerosis process...
December 2017: International Journal of Angiology: Official Publication of the International College of Angiology, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139242/-the-effiectiveness-of-extracorporeal-shock-wave-lithotripsy-in-treating-proxima-ureteral-stones
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M I Kogan, I I Belousov, A M Yassine
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has proven efficacy in the treatment of proximal ureteral stones. The research to date has not been able to establish real time to spontaneous stone clearance after ESWL and the appropriateness and effectiveness of -blockers in stimulating residual stone clearance after ESWL. AIM: To conduct a comprehensive assessment of the effectiveness of ESWL in treating proximal ureteral stones and determine the appropriateness of using -blockers to stimulate residual stone clearance...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135151/-case-report-of-rare-co-occurrence-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-and-crossed-renal-dystopia-l-shaped-kidney
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V N Bakov, M S Los
L-shaped kidney refers to a rare anomaly of the relative kidney positioning. Due to low prevalence, the literature on the co-occurrence of this anomaly with malignancy is lacking. And, if the diagnosis of a renal anomaly does not present difficulties, if a tumor is detected in such a kidney, even MSCT does not always help differentiate a pelvic tumor from a tumor of the renal parenchyma spreading to the pelvicalyceal system. This has important implications for choosing an appropriate surgical strategy. A feature of the presented clinical observation is the co-occurrence of the rare anomaly of kidney position and locally advanced renal cell carcinoma spreading to the renal pelvis...
October 2017: Urologii︠a︡
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