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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658131/polymyalgia-rheumatica-and-giant-cell-arteritis-three-challenges-consequences-of-the-vasculitis-process-osteoporosis-and-malignancy-a-prospective-cohort-study-protocol
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Amir Emamifar, Søren Hess, Oke Gerke, Anne Pernille Hermann, Helle Laustrup, Per Syrak Hansen, Peter Thye-Rønn, Niels Marcussen, Frank Svendstrup, Rannveig Gildberg-Mortensen, Jacob Christian Bang, Ziba Ahangarani Farahani, Stavros Chrysidis, Pia Toftegaard, Rikke Asmussen Andreasen, Sebastian le Greves, Hanne Randi Andersen, Rudolf Nezlo Olsen, Inger Marie Jensen Hansen
INTRODUCTION: Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR) and giant cell arteritis (GCA) are common inflammatory conditions. The diagnosis of PMR/GCA poses many challenges since there are no specific diagnostic tests. Recent literature emphasizes the ability of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) to assess global disease activity in inflammatory diseases. 18F-FDG PET/CT may lead to the diagnosis at an earlier stage than conventional imaging and may also assess response to therapy...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645964/the-predictive-value-of-serial-changes-in-diaphragm-function-during-the-spontaneous-breathing-trial-for-weaning-outcome-a-study-protocol
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Pengmin Zhou, Zhongheng Zhang, Yucai Hong, Huabo Cai, Hui Zhao, Peifeng Xu, Yiming Zhao, Shengping Lin, Xuchang Qin, JiaWei Guo, Yun Pan, Junru Dai
INTRODUCTION: There is a variety of tools being used in clinical practice for the prediction of weaning success from mechanical ventilation. However, their diagnostic performances are less than satisfactory. The purpose of this study is to investigate the value of serial changes in diaphragm function measured by ultrasound during the spontaneous breathing trial (SBT) as a weaning predictor. METHODS AND ANALYSIS: This is a prospective observational study conducted in a 10-bed medical emergency intensive care unit (EICU) in a university-affiliated hospital...
June 23, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603465/spinal-cord-as-an-adjunct-to-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-defining-no-evidence-of-disease-activity-in-multiple-sclerosis
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Subhash Tummala, Tarun Singhal, Vinit V Oommen, Gloria Kim, Fariha Khalid, Brian C Healy, Rohit Bakshi
ACTIVITY AVAILABLE ONLINE: To access the article, post-test, and evaluation online, go to http://www.cmscscholar.org. TARGET AUDIENCE: The target audience for this activity is physicians, physician assistants, nursing professionals, and other health-care providers involved in the management of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). LEARNING OBJECTIVES: 1) Describe the concept of "no evidence of disease activity" in MS.2) Recognize the role of spinal cord imaging in routine monitoring of MS disease activity...
May 2017: International Journal of MS Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583277/dual-time-point-18-f-fdg-pet-and-pet-ct-for-differentiating-benign-from-malignant-musculoskeletal-lesions-opportunities-and-limitations
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REVIEW
Rahul V Parghane, Sandip Basu
In this review, we summarize the false-positive and false-negative results of standard (18)F-FDG-PET/CT in characterizing musculoskeletal lesions and discussed the added value and limitations of dual-time point imaging (DTPI) and delayed imaging in differentiating malignant from benign musculoskeletal lesions, based on review of the peer-reviewed literature. The quantitative and semiquantitative parameters adopted for DTPI are standardized uptake value (mainly maximum standardized uptake value [SUVmax]) and retention index (RI), calculated as RI (%) = 100% × (SUV [maxD-Delayed] - SUV [maxE-Early])/SUV [maxE-Early], although the criteria and cutoff for diagnosing malignancy in studies have varied considerably...
July 2017: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527976/eagle-syndrome-a-comprehensive-review
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REVIEW
Arvind Badhey, Ameya Jategaonkar, Alexander Joseph Anglin Kovacs, Sameep Kadakia, Peter Paul De Deyn, Yadranko Ducic, Stimson Schantz, Edward Shin
The objective of this report is to summarize the symptoms, diagnostic workup, necessary imaging, and management of Eagle syndrome. A comprehensive literature review was conducted on peer-reviewed publications of Eagle syndrome across multiple disciplines in order to gain a thorough understanding of the presentation, diagnosis, and management of this disorder. Diagnoses of Eagle Syndrome have increased, in part due to the awareness of physicians to patient symptomatology. While cervical pain and dysphagia are among the typical symptoms, patients can present with a wide spectrum of benign and dangerous symptoms...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473089/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-suspected-osteomyelitis-septic-arthritis-or-soft-tissue-infection-excluding-spine-and-diabetic-foot
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Francesca D Beaman, Paul F von Herrmann, Mark J Kransdorf, Ronald S Adler, Behrang Amini, Marc Appel, Erin Arnold, Stephanie A Bernard, Bennett S Greenspan, Kenneth S Lee, Michael J Tuite, Eric A Walker, Robert J Ward, Daniel E Wessell, Barbara N Weissman
Infection of the musculoskeletal system is a common clinical problem. Differentiating soft tissue from osseous infection often determines the appropriate clinical therapeutic course. Radiographs are the recommend initial imaging examination, and although often not diagnostic in acute osteomyelitis, can provide anatomic evaluation and alternative diagnoses influencing subsequent imaging selection and interpretation. MRI with contrast is the examination of choice for the evaluation of suspected osteomyelitis, and MRI, CT, and ultrasound can all be useful in the diagnosis of soft tissue infection...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473087/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-sudden-onset%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-cold-painful-leg
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Clifford R Weiss, Ezana M Azene, Bill S Majdalany, Ali F AbuRahma, Jeremy D Collins, Christopher J Francois, Marie D Gerhard-Herman, Heather L Gornik, John M Moriarty, Patrick T Norton, Thomas Ptak, Stephen P Reis, Frank J Rybicki, Sanjeeva P Kalva
Acute limb ischemia (ALI) requires urgent diagnosis and treatment to prevent limb loss. Invasive digital subtraction arteriography (DSA) is the gold standard for diagnosing ALI. DSA is the only diagnostic modality that permits simultaneous treatment of acute arterial occlusion. Noninvasive imaging with MRA or CT angiography may also be appropriate before treatment, especially when the diagnosis of ALI is in doubt or where DSA is unavailable. Other imaging and noninvasive physiologic tests may prove important for longer term management but are less recommended in the acute setting...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473086/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-stress-fatigue-insufficiency-fracture-including-sacrum-%C3%A2-excluding-other-vertebrae
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Jenny T Bencardino, Taylor J Stone, Catherine C Roberts, Marc Appel, Steven J Baccei, R Carter Cassidy, Eric Y Chang, Michael G Fox, Bennett S Greenspan, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Mary G Hochman, Jon A Jacobson, Douglas N Mintz, Gary W Mlady, Joel S Newman, Zehava S Rosenberg, Nehal A Shah, Kirstin M Small, Barbara N Weissman
Stress fractures, including both fatigue and insufficiency types, are frequently encountered in clinical practice as a source of pain in both athletes and patients with predisposing conditions. Radiography is the imaging modality of choice for baseline diagnosis. MRI has greatly improved our ability to diagnose radiographically occult stress fractures. Tc-99m bone scan and CT may also be useful as diagnostic tools. Although fatigue and insufficiency fractures can be self-limited and go onto healing even without diagnosis, there is usually value in initiating prompt therapeutic measures as incomplete stress fractures have the potential of progressing to completion and requiring more invasive treatment or delay in return to activity...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473081/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-breast%C3%A2-pain
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Peter M Jokich, Lisa Bailey, Carl D'Orsi, Edward D Green, Anna I Holbrook, Su-Ju Lee, Ana P Lourenco, Martha B Mainiero, Linda Moy, Karla A Sepulveda, Priscilla J Slanetz, Sunita Trikha, Monica M Yepes, Mary S Newell
Breast pain (or tenderness) is a common symptom, experienced by up to 80% of women at some point in their lives. Fortunately, it is rarely associated with breast cancer. However, breast pain remains a common cause of referral for diagnostic breast imaging evaluation. Appropriate workup depends on the nature and focality of the pain, as well as the age of the patient. Imaging evaluation is usually not indicated if the pain is cyclic or nonfocal. For focal, noncyclic pain, imaging may be appropriate, mainly for reassurance and to identify treatable causes...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473077/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-palpable-breast%C3%A2-masses
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Linda Moy, Samantha L Heller, Lisa Bailey, Carl D'Orsi, Roberta M DiFlorio, Edward D Green, Anna I Holbrook, Su-Ju Lee, Ana P Lourenco, Martha B Mainiero, Karla A Sepulveda, Priscilla J Slanetz, Sunita Trikha, Monica M Yepes, Mary S Newell
Breast cancer is the most common female malignancy and the second leading cause of female cancer death in the United States. Although the majority of palpable breast lumps are benign, a new palpable breast mass is a common presenting sign of breast cancer. Any woman presenting with a palpable lesion should have a thorough clinical breast examination, but because many breast masses may not exhibit distinctive physical findings, imaging evaluation is necessary in almost all cases to characterize the palpable lesion...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473076/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-acute-chest-pain-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Jacobo Kirsch, Richard K J Brown, Travis S Henry, Cylen Javidan-Nejad, Clinton Jokerst, Paul R Julsrud, Jeffrey P Kanne, Christopher M Kramer, Jonathon A Leipsic, Kalpesh K Panchal, James G Ravenel, Amar B Shah, Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Pamela K Woodard, Suhny Abbara
Pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a common and important clinical condition that cannot be accurately diagnosed on the basis of signs, symptoms, and history alone. The diagnosis of PE has been facilitated by technical advancements and multidetector CT pulmonary angiography, which is the major diagnostic modality currently used. Ventilation and perfusion scans remain largely accurate and useful in certain settings. Lower-extremity ultrasound can substitute by demonstrating deep vein thrombosis; however, if negative, further studies to exclude PE are indicated...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473075/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-osteoporosis%C3%A2-and%C3%A2-bone-mineral-density
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Robert J Ward, Catherine C Roberts, Jenny T Bencardino, Erin Arnold, Steven J Baccei, R Carter Cassidy, Eric Y Chang, Michael G Fox, Bennett S Greenspan, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Mary G Hochman, Douglas N Mintz, Joel S Newman, Charles Reitman, Zehava S Rosenberg, Nehal A Shah, Kirstin M Small, Barbara N Weissman
Osteoporosis is a considerable public health risk, with 50% of women and 20% of men >50 years of age experiencing fracture, with mortality rates of 20% within the first year. Dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the primary diagnostic modality by which to screen women >65 years of age and men >70 years of age for osteoporosis. In postmenopausal women <65 years of age with additional risk factors for fracture, DXA is recommended. Some patients with bone mineral density above the threshold for treatment may qualify for treatment on the basis of vertebral body fractures detected through a vertebral fracture assessment scan, a lateral spine equivalent generated from a commercial DXA machine...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473074/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-nonvariceal%C3%A2-upper%C3%A2-gastrointestinal-bleeding
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Nimarta Singh-Bhinder, David H Kim, Brian P Holly, Pamela T Johnson, Michael Hanley, Laura R Carucci, Brooks D Cash, Ankur Chandra, Kenneth L Gage, Drew L Lambert, Angela D Levy, Isabel B Oliva, Christine M Peterson, Richard Strax, Frank J Rybicki, Karin E Dill
Upper gastrointestinal bleeding (UGIB) remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality with mortality rates as high as 14%. This document addresses the indications for imaging UGIB that is nonvariceal and unrelated to portal hypertension. The four variants are derived with respect to upper endoscopy. For the first three, it is presumed that upper endoscopy has been performed, with three potential initial outcomes: endoscopy reveals arterial bleeding source, endoscopy confirms UGIB without a clear source, and negative endoscopy...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473067/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-chylothorax-treatment-planning
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Bill S Majdalany, Douglas A Murrey, Baljendra S Kapoor, Thomas R Cain, Suvranu Ganguli, Michael S Kent, Fabien Maldonado, Joseph J McBride, Jeet Minocha, Stephen P Reis, Jonathan M Lorenz, Sanjeeva P Kalva
Chylothorax is an uncommon but serious medical condition, which arises when intestinal lymphatic fluid leaks into the pleural space. Treatment strategies depend on the daily output and underlying etiology, which may be due to direct injury to lymphatic vessels or a nontraumatic disorder. Chest radiographs confirm the presence of pleural fluid and lateralize the process. In the setting of direct injury, lymphangiography can often be both diagnostic and facilitate a minimally invasive attempt at therapy. CT and MRI in this setting may be appropriate for cases when lymphangiography is not diagnostic...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420329/contrast-enhanced-us-with-perfluorobutane-sonazoid-used-as-a-surveillance-test-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-in-cirrhosis-scan-an-exploratory-cross-sectional-study-for-a-diagnostic-trial
#15
MULTICENTER STUDY
Ji Hoon Park, Mi-Suk Park, So Jung Lee, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Jae Young Lee, Min Jung Park, Kyunghwa Han, Chung Mo Nam, Seong Ho Park, Kyoung Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonography (US) is widely used as a standard surveillance tool for patients who are at a high risk of having hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC); however, conventional B-mode US appears to be insufficient in order to ensure the early detection of HCC. Perfluorobutane allows very stable Kupffer phase imaging for at least 60 min, which is tolerable for examinations of the entire liver. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the added value of contrast-enhanced US using perfluorobutane to that of conventional B-mode US as an HCC surveillance tool for patients with liver cirrhosis...
April 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374195/pathbot-a-radiology-pathology-correlation-dashboard
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Linda C Kelahan, Amit D Kalaria, Ross W Filice
Pathology is considered the "gold standard" of diagnostic medicine. The importance of radiology-pathology correlation is seen in interdepartmental patient conferences such as "tumor boards" and by the tradition of radiology resident immersion in a radiologic-pathology course at the American Institute of Radiologic Pathology. In practice, consistent pathology follow-up can be difficult due to time constraints and cumbersome electronic medical records. We present a radiology-pathology correlation dashboard that presents radiologists with pathology reports matched to their dictations, for both diagnostic imaging and image-guided procedures...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259272/current-evidence-regarding-diagnostic-imaging-methods-for-pediatric-lumbar-spondylolysis-a-report-from-the-scoliosis-research-society-evidence-based-medicine-committee
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Charles G T Ledonio, Douglas C Burton, Charles H Crawford, Robert Shay Bess, Jacob M Buchowski, Serena S Hu, Baron S H Lonner, David W Polly, Justin S Smith, James O Sanders
BACKGROUND: Spondylolysis is common among the pediatric population, yet no formal systematic literature review regarding diagnostic imaging has been performed. The Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) requested an assessment of the current state of peer reviewed evidence regarding pediatric spondylolysis. METHODS: Literature was searched professionally and citations retrieved. Abstracts were reviewed and analyzed by the SRS Evidence-Based Medicine Committee. Level I studies were considered to provide Good Evidence for the clinical question...
March 2017: Spine Deformity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106934/neuroimaging-the-neural-correlates-of-increased-risk-for-substance-use-disorders-in-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Vitria Adisetiyo, Kevin M Gray
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are nearly three times more likely to develop substance use disorders (SUD) than their typically developing peers. Our objective was to review the existing neuroimaging research on high-risk ADHD (ie, ADHD with disruptive behavior disorders, familial SUD and/or early substance use), focusing on impulsivity as one possible mechanism underlying SUD risk. METHODS: A PubMed literature search was conducted using combinations of the keywords "ADHD," "substance use," "substance use disorder," "SUD," "addiction," "dependence," "abuse," "risk," "brain" "MRI," "imaging" and "neuroimaging...
March 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072628/clinical-recommendations-of-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-part-i-ischemic-and-valvular-heart-disease-a-position-paper-of-the-working-group-applicazioni-della-risonanza-magnetica-of-the-italian-society-of-cardiology
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Giovanni Donato Aquaro, Gianluca Di Bella, Silvia Castelletti, Viviana Maestrini, Pierluigi Festa, Lamia Ait-Ali, Pier Giorgio Masci, Lorenzo Monti, Gabriella di Giovine, Manuel De Lazzari, Alberto Cipriani, Andrea I Guaricci, Santo Dellegrottaglie, Alessia Pepe, Martina Perazzolo Marra, Gianluca Pontone
Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has emerged as a reliable and accurate diagnostic tool for the evaluation of patients with cardiac disease in several clinical settings and with proven additional diagnostic and prognostic value compared with other imaging modalities. This document has been developed by the working group on the 'application of CMR' of the Italian Society of Cardiology to provide a perspective on the current state of technical advances and clinical applications of CMR and to inform cardiologists on how to implement their clinical and diagnostic pathways with the inclusion of this technique in clinical practice...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959264/-hourglass-neurinoma-resulted-in-symptoms-of-polyneuropathy
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Louise Feldborg Lyckhage, Peer Tfelt-Hansen, Troels Wesenberg Kjær
Distal symmetric polyneuropathy (DSP) is a common condition where limited diagnostic evaluation is usually required. We present a case story of a 50-year-old male who had symptoms of DSP, but electrodiagnostic testing suggested a more proximal lesion, and magnetic resonance imaging showed a spinal nerve root schwannoma. The patient recovered completely after surgery. This case exemplifies relevant use of electrodiagnostic testing. Based on a recent review, we briefly mention atypical features which should prompt further testing, emphasizing that evaluation should be reserved to a limited group of patients...
December 5, 2016: Ugeskrift for Laeger
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