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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527200/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-renal-imaging-at-an-interdisciplinary-ultrasound-centre-possibilities-of-dynamic-microvascularisation-and-perfusion
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Franz Josef Putz, Anna Erlmeier, Isabel Wiesinger, Niklas Verloh, Christian Stroszczynski, Bernhard Banas, Ernst Michael Jung
OBJECTIVE: To identify the indications for CEUS in renal imaging in an interdisciplinary ultrasound department. METHODS: 102 CEUS examinations of the kidney in 82 patients between September 2014 and July 2016 were analysed regarding the indication for ultrasound. CEUS was performed by one experienced sonographer agent after bolus injection of 1.0 up to 2.4 ml sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles using multifrequency probes with Contrast Harmonic imaging. RESULTS: CEUS of the kidney was performed in patients from 20 to 87 years...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525977/the-intracerebral-hemorrhage-acutely-decreasing-arterial-pressure-trial-ii-ich-adapt-ii-protocol
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Laura Gioia, Ana Klahr, Mahesh Kate, Brian Buck, Dariush Dowlatshahi, Thomas Jeerakathil, Derek Emery, Kenneth Butcher
BACKGROUND: Aggressively lowering blood pressure (BP) in acute intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) may improve outcome. Although there is no evidence that BP reduction changes cerebral blood flow, retrospective magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies have demonstrated sub-acute ischemic lesions in ICH patients. The primary aim of this study is to assess ischemic lesion development in patients randomized to two different BP treatment strategies. We hypothesize aggressive BP reduction is not associated with ischemic injury after ICH...
May 19, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522378/a-comparative-study-of-risk-factors-for-pancreatic-fistula-after-pancreatoduodenectomy-or-distal-pancreatectomy
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James M Halle-Smith, Eduardo Vinuela, Rachel M Brown, James Hodson, Zergham Zia, Simon R Bramhall, Ravi Marudanayagam, Robert P Sutcliffe, Darius F Mirza, Paolo Muiesan, John Isaac, Keith J Roberts
BACKGROUND: Evidence associates various biometric and histological variables such as steatosis and absence of fibrosis as risk factors for post-operative pancreatic fistula (POPF) after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD). Following distal pancreatectomy (DP), the association between these factors and POPF is less clear. This study of patients, drawn from the same background population, undergoing PD or DP at a single centre is a comparative study of the risk factors for POPF after these two operations...
May 15, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521576/rethinking-the-foam-cosmesis-for-people-with-lower-limb-absence
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Nicola Cairns, Jonathan Corney, Kevin Murray, Karena Moore-Millar, Gillian D Hatcher, Saeed Zahedi, Richard Bradbury, Joe McCarthy
BACKGROUND AND AIM: A recent survey of people with lower limb absence revealed that patients' satisfaction with their foam cosmesis is lower than desired. The aim of this project was to improve the lifelike appearance, functionality and durability of the cosmesis through a user-centred design methodology. TECHNIQUE: Concept development and prototyping led to a new cosmesis design which features a cut-out located at the knee, inserted with an artificial patella made of a more rigid foam...
May 1, 2017: Prosthetics and Orthotics International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520598/imaging-plus-x-multimodal-models-of-neurodegenerative-disease
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Neil P Oxtoby, Daniel C Alexander
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This article argues that the time is approaching for data-driven disease modelling to take centre stage in the study and management of neurodegenerative disease. The snowstorm of data now available to the clinician defies qualitative evaluation; the heterogeneity of data types complicates integration through traditional statistical methods; and the large datasets becoming available remain far from the big-data sizes necessary for fully data-driven machine-learning approaches...
May 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514940/the-effect-of-initial-teaching-on-evaluation-of-left-ventricular-volumes-by-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-between-complete-and-intermediate-beginners-and-experienced-observers
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Erik Hedström, Masaki Ishida, Alvaro Sepúlveda-Martínez, Daniel Salehi, Johannes Sperling, Henrik Engblom, Eike Nagel
BACKGROUND: High reproducibility and low intra- and interobserver variability are important strengths of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). In clinical practice a significant learning curve may however be observed. Basic CMR courses offer an average of 1.4 h dedicated to lecturing and demonstrating left ventricular (LV) function analysis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of initial teaching on complete and intermediate beginners' quantitative measurements of LV volumes and function by CMR...
May 17, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509337/impact-of-induction-chemotherapy-hyperfractionated-accelerated-radiotherapy-and-high-dose-thiotepa-on-brain-volume-loss-and-functional-status-of-children-with-primitive-neuroectodermal-tumour
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Elwira Szychot, Kiran Seunarine, Kshitij Mankad, Steffi Thust, Chris Clark, Mark N Gaze, Antony Michalski
BACKGROUND: The introduction of aggressive chemo-radiotherapy regimens has improved overall survival in children with primitive neuroectodermal tumours (PNET). However, these combinations may result in neurotoxicity. Previously reported magnetic resonance imaging abnormalities in children receiving intensive sequential chemotherapy, hyperfractionated accelerated radiotherapy (HART) and high-dose thiotepa prompted us to investigate the degree of brain volume loss and patients' functional status after therapy...
May 16, 2017: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509335/dignity-conserving-care-actions-in-palliative-care-an-integrative-review-of-swedish-research
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Carina Werkander Harstäde, Karin Blomberg, Eva Benzein, Ulrika Östlund
BACKGROUND: Previous research has proposed that persons in need of palliative care often have a loss of functions and roles that affects social and existential self-image. Moreover, these individuals also commonly suffer from complex multisymptoms. This, together with the situation of facing an impending death, can lead to a loss of dignity. Therefore, supporting these persons' dignity is a crucial challenge for professional nurses. The 'Dignity Care Intervention' addresses the multidimensionality of dignity by identifying patients' dignity-related concerns and suggests care actions to address them...
May 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508764/current-incidence-of-different-morphological-types-of-malignant-metastases-to-the-spine-based-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Grzegorz Guzik
BACKGROUND: Malignant tumours particularly often metastasise to the spine, causing considerable pain and limiting the patient's physical function. Standard therapy consists in surgical treatment with adjuvant radiotherapy. The qualification for surgery is a multifaceted process and detailed analysis of the morphology of the metastasis is a key factor. Numerous types of classification of metastatic lesions exist, among which the Tomita system, based on MRI findings, appears to be the most practical...
April 12, 2017: Ortopedia, Traumatologia, Rehabilitacja
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508466/comparison-of-the-time-taken-for-localised-breast-surgery-pre-and-post-introduction-of-intra-operative-digital-specimen-mammography
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Vinicius Carraro do Nascimento, Anita G Bourke
INTRODUCTION: More than half of the patients with an impalpable malignant breast lesion have a mammographically detected and imaged-guided localisation, which can be technically challenging for the breast surgeon. Specimen imaging is used to confirm successful excision of the localised index lesion and has improved the operating list efficiency resulting in a higher number of excisions per surgical list. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether introducing IDSM (intra-operative digital specimen mammography) saved operation time for localised breast surgery...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504223/belgium-coronary-and-structural-heart-interventions-from-2010-to-2015
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Walter Desmet, Adel Aminian, Joëlle Kefer, Joseph Dens, Johan Bosmans, Marc Claeys, Christophe Dubois, Olivier Gach, Luc Janssens, Erwin Schroeder, Paul Vermeersch, Marc Carlier, Edouard Benit, Claude Hanet
In a ranking of the gross domestic product per capita in 2015, Belgium ranked 19th in the world according to the International Monetary Fun1d and the World Bank. It has a Human Development Index of 0.890, in which it is preceded by only 20 other countries in the world. This is, at least in part, due to a well-developed social security system on which all citizens can rely. Over the last 5-10 years, however, this system has come under increasing pressure. This has resulted in insufficient, incomplete and late reimbursement of all technologies that were introduced over the last ten years in the cathlab: intracoronary imaging techniques are not reimbursed at all, and FFR only to a vastly insufficient degree...
May 15, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503230/utility-of-preoperative-3-tesla-pelvic-phased-array-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-prediction-of-extracapsular-extension-and-seminal-vesicle-invasion-of-prostate-cancer-and-its-impact-on-surgical-margin-status-experience-at-a-canadian-academic
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Taehyoung Lee, Jen Hoogenes, Ian Wright, Edward D Matsumoto, Bobby Shayegan
INTRODUCTION: To evaluate the utility of 3 Tesla (3T) pelvic phased-array (PPA) multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) to predict extracapsular extension (ECE) and seminal vesicle invasion (SVI) and its subsequent effect on radical prostatectomy (RP) surgical margin status. METHODS: A retrospective evaluation was conducted of RP patients who underwent preoperative 3T PPA mpMRI (without endorectal coil) based on clinical probability of adverse pathological features...
May 2017: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502274/superior-petrosal-sinus-causing-superior-canal-dehiscence-syndrome
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S M D Schneiders, J W Rainsbury, E F Hensen, R M Irving
OBJECTIVE: To determine signs and symptoms for superior canal dehiscence syndrome caused by the superior petrosal sinus. METHODS: A review of the English-language literature on PubMed and Embase databases was conducted, in addition to a multi-centre case series report. RESULTS: The most common symptoms of 17 patients with superior petrosal sinus related superior canal dehiscence syndrome were: hearing loss (53 per cent), aural fullness (47 per cent), pulsatile tinnitus (41 per cent) and pressure-induced vertigo (41 per cent)...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502273/modiolar-ossification-in-paediatric-patients-with-auditory-neuropathy
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L Wang, Z Wang, F Gao, K A Peng
OBJECTIVE: To describe our finding of increased ossification of the modiolus in paediatric patients with auditory neuropathy who met criteria for cochlear implantation. METHODS: A retrospective case series with a comparison group at a tertiary referral centre is described. Seven paediatric patients with auditory neuropathy who met criteria for and underwent cochlear implantation were identified. Fifteen paediatric implantees with bilateral profound sensorineural hearing loss were included as the comparison group...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499659/-spinal-stereotactic-body-radiotherapy-french-assessment-in-2016
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I Pougnet, E Jaegle, R Garcia, F Tessier, J C Faivre, G Louvel, E Gross, L Gonzague, M Benchalal, A Ducteil, S Supiot, D Autret, J B Clavier, X Mirabel, A Bellière, D Wdowczyk, S Heymann, I Barillot, B de La Lande, V Passerat, M P Sunyach, F Lipinski, D Thibouw, F Guichard, B Chauvet, J Thariat, A Arnaud
PURPOSE: Stereotactic body radiotherapy to vertebral column remains uncommon practice and only relevant in selected group of patients. The main objective of the study was to describe the current state of medical practices of stereotactic body radiotherapy to vertebral column in France in 2016 and to assess the diversity of practices to identify areas for improvement and establish a common database set for this technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A questionnaire was written with contribution of a medical physicist, a radiation oncologist, an information technologist and a radiotherapy resident...
May 9, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499627/clinical-application-of-moskin-dosimeters-to-rectal-wall-in-vivo-dosimetry-in-gynecological-hdr-brachytherapy
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M Carrara, A Romanyukha, C Tenconi, D Mazzeo, A Cerrotta, M Borroni, D Cutajar, M Petasecca, M Lerch, J Bucci, A Richetti, S Presilla, C Fallai, G Gambarini, E Pignoli, A Rosenfeld
PURPOSE: Three MOSkins dosimeters were assembled over a rectal probe and used to perform in vivo dosimetry during HDR brachytherapy treatments of vaginal cancer. The purpose of this study was to verify the applicability of the developed tool to evaluate discrepancies between planned and measured doses to the rectal wall. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MOSkin dosimeters from the Centre for Medical Radiation Physics are particularly suitable for brachytherapy procedures for their ability to be easily incorporated into treatment instrumentation...
May 9, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495536/neoaortoiliac-system-procedure-to-treat-infected-aortic-grafts
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Chris Klonaris, Nikolaos Patelis, Athanasios Katsargyris, Dimitrios Athanasiadis, Andreas Alexandrou, Theodoros Liakakos
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this case series is to report the results of our centre in the surgical treatment of infected abdominal aortic grafts using the neo-aortoiliac system (NAIS) procedure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Four male and two female patients underwent a NAIS repair after endovascular (n=3), open (n=2) or combined surgery (n=1) in our centre. Mean age was 73±5.2 years. Graft infection was diagnosed by computed tomography angiography (CTA) and only in two cases further imaging was necessary...
May 8, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493483/preoperative-imaging-and-prediction-of-oesophageal-conduit-necrosis-after-oesophagectomy-for-cancer
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P Lainas, D Fuks, S Gaujoux, Z Machroub, A Fregeville, T Perniceni, F Mal, B Dousset, B Gayet
BACKGROUND: Oesophageal conduit necrosis following oesophagectomy is a rare but life-threatening complication. The present study aimed to assess the impact of coeliac axis stenosis on outcomes after oesophagectomy for cancer. METHODS: The study included consecutive patients who had an Ivor Lewis procedure with curative intent for middle- and lower-third oesophageal cancer at two tertiary referral centres. All patients underwent preoperative multidetector CT with arterial phase to detect coeliac axis stenosis...
May 11, 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490932/contextualizing-the-use-of-oncologic-imaging-within-treatment-phases-imaging-trends-and-modality-preferences-2000-2014
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T P Copeland, J M Creasman, D J Seidenwurm, B L Franc
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we retrospectively evaluated the use of tomographic imaging in adult cancer patients to clarify how recent growth plateaus in the use of tomographic imaging in the United States might have affected oncologic imaging during the same period. METHODS: At a U.S. academic cancer centre, 12,059 patients with dates of death from January 2000 through December 2014 were identified. Imaging was restricted to brain and body computed tomography (ct), brain and body magnetic resonance (mr), and body positron-emission tomography (pet) with and without superimposed ct...
April 2017: Current Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489689/half-body-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-with-resolution-recovery-for-the-evaluation-of-metastatic-bone-disease-implementation-into-routine-clinical-service
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Michael B Hanney, Philip G Hillel, Andrew D Scott, Eleanor Lorenz
OBJECTIVES: Typically, scintigraphic evaluation of metastatic bone disease uses planar imaging. Although single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) offers increased clinical utility, the acquisition time necessary to cover the required scan range (at our centre, skull vertex to mid-femur) has made its use in place of planar imaging impracticable. Recently, reconstruction with resolution recovery (RR) has allowed SPECT acquisition times to be shortened while maintaining acceptable image quality...
May 9, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
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