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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539039/isolated-pyogenic-pancreatic-abscess-successfully-treated-via-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-drainage
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Jung Yeop Lee, Tae Hyeon Kim, Hyung Ku Chon
An isolated pyogenic pancreatic abscess (IPPA) without pancreatitis is extremely rare but can occur in patients with uncontrolled diabetes. This pathologic condition poses a clinical challenge in diagnosis and management because it can be confused easily with a malignancy. Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) may be a useful diagnostic modality for indeterminate pancreatic lesions and IPPA. Here, we report two cases with elevated carbohydrate antigen 19-9 levels and pancreatic masses on cross sectional imaging. The patients were subsequently diagnosed with IPPA by EUS...
May 25, 2017: Korean Journal of Gastroenterology, Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe Chi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538702/translational-development-and-application-of-1%C3%A2-3-%C3%AE-d-glucan-for-diagnosis-and-therapeutic-monitoring-of-invasive-mycoses
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Matthew W McCarthy, Ruta Petraitiene, Thomas J Walsh
Early diagnosis and prompt initiation of appropriate antimicrobial therapy are crucial steps in the management of patients with invasive fungal infections. However, the diagnosis of invasive mycoses remains a major challenge in clinical practice, because presenting symptoms may be subtle and non-invasive diagnostic assays often lack sensitivity and specificity. Diagnosis is often expressed on a scale of probability (proven, probable and possible) based on a constellation of imaging findings, microbiological tools and histopathology, as there is no stand-alone assay for diagnosis...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538602/pelvic-organ-prolapse-does-hormone-therapy-use-matter
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Erika J Wasenda, Ixora Kamisan Atan, Nishamini Subramaniam, Hans Peter Dietz
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of hormone therapy (HT) use on pelvic organ support. METHODS: A retrospective observational study involving postmenopausal women with pelvic floor dysfunction attending a tertiary urogynecology center between January 2012 and March 2015. All underwent a clinical examination including International Continence Society Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification and 4D translabial ultrasound imaging. Information on current or former use of systemic HT and current local estrogen use was collected...
May 22, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538567/hyperspectral-imaging-provides-early-prediction-of-random-axial-flap-necrosis-in-a-preclinical-model
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Michael S Chin, Ava G Chappell, Giorgio Giatsidis, Dylan J Perry, Jorge Lujan-Hernandez, Anthony Haddad, Hajime Matsumine, Dennis P Orgill, Janice F Lalikos
BACKGROUND: Necrosis remains a significant complication in cutaneous flap procedures. Monitoring, and ideally prediction, of vascular compromise in the early postoperative period may allow surgeons to limit the impact of complications by prompt intervention. Hyperspectral imaging could be a reliable, effective, and noninvasive method for predicting flap survival postoperatively. In this preclinical study, the authors demonstrate that hyperspectral imaging is able to correlate early skin perfusion changes and ultimate flap survival in a preclinical model...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538555/the-anatomy-of-the-facial-vein-implications-for-plastic-reconstructive-and-aesthetic-procedures
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Sebastian Cotofana, Hanno Steinke, Alexander Schlattau, Markus Schlager, Jonathan M Sykes, Malcolm Z Roth, Alexander Gaggl, Riccardo E Giunta, Robert H Gotkin, Thilo L Schenck
BACKGROUND: Anatomical knowledge of the facial vasculature is crucial for successful plastic, reconstructive, and minimally invasive procedures of the face. Whereas the majority of previous investigations focused on facial arteries, the precise course, variability, and relationship with adjacent structures of the facial vein have been widely neglected. METHODS: Seventy-two fresh frozen human cephalic cadavers (32 male and 40 female cadavers; mean age, 75.2 ± 10...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538530/clinical-assessment-and-diagnostics-of-patients-with-hand-disorders-a-case-study-approach
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Mabel Qi He Leow, Rebecca Qian Ru Lim, Shian Chao Tay
Clinical assessment of the hand is important for diagnosing underlying hand disorders. Using a case study approach, the clinical assessment for three disorders of the hands is presented: trigger finger (stenosing tenosynovitis), carpal tunnel syndrome, and ulnar-sided wrist injury (styloid impingement). We assess the annular one pulley and finger range of motion for patients with trigger finger. To diagnose for carpal tunnel syndrome, assessment for Tinel's sign, Phalen's sign, abductor pollicis brevis muscle bulk, two-point discrimination, and obtaining a nerve conduction study are performed...
May 2017: Orthopaedic Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538526/responsiveness-and-minimal-important-changes-of-the-scoliosis-research-society-22-patient-questionnaire-in-subjects-with-mild-adolescent-and-moderate-adult-idiopathic-scoliosis-undergoing-multidisciplinary-rehabilitation
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Marco Monticone, Emilia Ambrosini, Barbara Rocca, Calogero Foti, Simona Ferrante
STUDY DESIGN: Single-center, prospective study. OBJECTIVE: Evaluating the responsiveness and minimal important changes (MICs) for the Scoliosis Research Society-22 Patient Questionnaire (SRS-22) in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and adult idiopathic scoliosis (AS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Despite the SRS-22 properties have been investigated in various different languages, there is still a lack of information concerning responsiveness and MIC, limiting the use of SRS-22 for clinical and research purposes...
June 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538449/sonographic-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-characteristics-of-juvenile-papillomatosis-three-cases-with-different-manifestations
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Ravza Yilmaz, Zuhal Bayramoglu, Fuat Bicen, Arda Kayhan, Semen Yesil, Gulden Acunas
Juvenile papillomatosis (JP) is an infrequently seen benign proliferative lesion in women younger than 30 years. Herein, we present different clinical manifestations of histopathologically proven JP of the breast, in addition to magnetic resonance and sonographic imaging features of these cases. Patient 1 exhibited nipple discharge and papillary carcinoma accompanied after the operation. Patient 2 presented with a giant mass with cystic and numerous solid nodular components that filled the entire right breast...
June 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538448/ultrasonography-for-preoperative-diagnosis-of-retroperitoneal-fibrosis
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Sheng-Jiang Chen, Ling Qin, Yu-Juan Xie, Jian-Ping Zhu, Qiang Zhang, Mei Chen
This study aimed to assess the application of ultrasonography for preoperative diagnosis of retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF). A total of 51 patients with clinically suspected RPF underwent transabdominal ultrasonography and ultrasound-guided histopathologic biopsy (tAU-UGHB). Retroperitoneal fibrosis was diagnosed in 35 patients; of these, 31 cases (88.6%) received a diagnosis using tAU-UGHB. The ultrasonographic images mainly showed solid, irregular isoechoic masses, which were present behind the retroperitoneum and surrounded the abdominal aorta, inferior vena cava, and ureters and had clear borders with the encapsulated structures...
June 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538414/clinical-predictors-for-the-manifestation-of-late-gadolinium-enhancement-after-acute-myocardial-infarction
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Nadine Abanador-Kamper, Lars Kamper, Marc Vorpahl, Hilmar Brinkmann, Vasiliki Karamani, Patrick Haage, Melchior Seyfarth
Despite prompt revascularization, some patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) develop myocardial scars, which can be visualized by late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) in cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR). Our goal was to identify angiographic findings that were predictive for scar development in patients after reperfused AMI.We examined 136 patients after first ST-elevated myocardial infarction by CMR after a median of 4 days (range: 2-7). Patients with manifestation of LGE were matched to patients without LGE by means of age and gender...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538394/123i-ioflupane-brain-spect-and-123i-mibg-cardiac-planar-scintigraphy-combined-use-in-uncertain-parkinsonian-disorders
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Susanna Nuvoli, Angela Spanu, Maria Rita Piras, Antonio Nieddu, Aldo Mulas, Gaia Rocchitta, Grazia Galleri, Pier Andrea Serra, Giuseppe Madeddu
We evaluated the clinical usefulness of the combined use of I-ioflupane brain single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and I-metaiodobenzylguanidine (MIBG) cardiac scintigraphy in discriminating uncertain parkinsonism with vascular lesions in striatal nuclei at magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Forty-three consecutive patients with uncertain parkinsonism and vascular lesions at MRI in striatal nuclei were retrospectively evaluated; the uncertain differential diagnosis was between Parkinson's disease and vascular parkinsonism (PD/VP) in 22 patients, between PD and other neurodegenerative parkinsonism (PD/PS) in 11 patients and between Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer disease (LBD/AD) in the remaining 10 cases...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538334/influence-of-optic-disc-size-on-identifying-glaucomatous-optic-neuropathy
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Gregory J Nixon, Ronald K Watanabe, Michael Sullivan-Mee, Anthony DeWilde, Lisa Young, G Lynn Mitchell
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to use a large group of observers to test prior research findings that suggest optic disc size, clinical evaluation of the neuroretinal rim (ISNT rule), and practitioner characteristics influence the accuracy of differentiating normal from glaucomatous optic nerves. METHODS: Participant observers were optometrists, optometry students, and vision scientists/researchers attending the 2013 American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting...
June 2017: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538286/any-cortical-bridging-predicts-healing-of-supracondylar-femur-fractures-after-treatment-with-locked-plating
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Patrick K Strotman, Madhav A Karunakar, Rachel Seymour, William D Lack
OBJECTIVES: To determine the accuracy and reliability of radiographic cortical bridging criteria in predicting the final healing of supracondylar femur fractures after treatment with locked plating. DESIGN: Retrospective review SETTING:: Two level 1 trauma centers PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS:: We retrospectively reviewed the records at two level 1 trauma centers for patients who presented with supracondylar femur fractures (AO/OTA 33A, C) and were treated with locking plate fixation between 1/1/2004 and 1/1/2011...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538267/cirrhosis-has-no-impact-on-therapeutic-responses-of-entecavir-for-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Pin-Chao Wang, Tao-Yang Wei, Tai-Chung Tseng, Hans Hsienhong Lin, Chia-Chi Wang
OBJECTIVE: As the efficacy of a direct antiviral agent is reduced in cirrhotic chronic hepatitis C patients, prolonged duration of treatment or addition of ribavirin is recommended to improve the rates of sustained virological response. However, the impact of cirrhosis on the efficacy of antiviral treatment for chronic hepatitis B (CHB) remained unclear. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective cohort study screened entecavir (ETV)-treated CHB patients in Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital from January 2007 till October 2014...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538262/parafoveal-microvascular-features-on-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography-in-eyes-with-circumscribed-choroidal-hemangioma
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Kareem Sioufi, Emil A T Say, Sandor C Ferenczy, Carol L Shields
PURPOSE: To evaluate parafoveal microvasculature in eyes with circumscribed choroidal hemangioma using optical coherence tomography angiography. METHODS: Fourteen eyes with unilateral circumscribed choroidal hemangioma were imaged using OCT for central macular thickness and optical coherence tomography angiography for superficial and deep foveal avascular zone area, and superficial and deep capillary density (CD), comparing affected and paired fellow eyes. RESULTS: Mean patient age was 53 years, and mean visual acuity was 20/60 in the involved eye and 20/25 in the fellow eye...
May 19, 2017: Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538087/total-brain-and-hippocampal-volumes-and-cognition-in-older-american-indians-the-strong-heart-study
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Brenna Cholerton, Adam Omidpanah, Tara M Madhyastha, Thomas J Grabowski, Astrid M Suchy-Dicey, Dean K Shibata, Lonnie A Nelson, Steven P Verney, Barbara V Howard, William T Longstreth, Thomas J Montine, Dedra Buchwald
BACKGROUND: Estimates of hippocampal volume by magnetic resonance imaging have clinical and cognitive correlations and can assist in early Alzheimer disease diagnosis. However, little is known about the relationship between global or regional brain volumes and cognitive test performance in American Indians. MATERIALS AND METHODS: American Indian participants (N=698; median age, 72 y) recruited for the Cerebrovascular Disease and its Consequences in American Indians study, an ancillary study of the Strong Heart Study cohort, were enrolled...
April 2017: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538065/squamosal-suture-synostosis-incidence-associations-and-implications-for-treatment
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Blake D Murphy, Navid Ajabshir, Nolan Altman, S Anthony Wolfe, Chad Perlyn
Squamosal suture craniosynostosis is thought to be a relatively rare entity. In the authors' experience, it is underreported in imaging examinations and the existing literature. The authors sought to determine the incidence of squamosal synostosis, whether it is increasing in frequency, and its relationship with synostosis of the major calvarial sutures.Patients undergoing computed tomography imaging for suspected craniosynostosis over a 15-year period were reviewed by a plastic surgeon and pediatric neuroradiologist...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538033/ultrasound-evaluation-as-a-complementary-test-in-hidradenitis-suppurativa-proposal-of-a-standarized-report
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Antonio Martorell, Ximena Wortsman, Fernando Alfageme, Gaston Roustan, Salvador Arias-Santiago, Orlando Catalano, Maria Scotto di Santolo, Kian Zarchi, Marcio Bouer, Diana Gaitini, Claudia Gonzalez, Robert Bard, F Javier García-Martínez, Anitha Mandava
BACKGROUND: Staging and monitoring of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) have been traditionally based on clinical findings. However, the physical examination may show important limitations because of its poor sensitivity for differentiating between different lesion subtypes, and its low sensitivity to define the disease's activity. OBJECTIVE: To develop a consensus ultrasound (US) report that could summarize the relevant anatomical characteristics and staging of patients considering the experience of radiologists and dermatologists working on imaging of HS...
May 22, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538027/dermatoscopic-patterns-of-nonfacial-actinic-keratosis-characterization-of-pigmented-and-nonpigmented-lesions
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Clarissa P H Reinehr, Gabriela C Garbin, Renato M Bakos
BACKGROUND: Actinic keratoses (AKs) are dysplastic proliferations of keratinocytes. Studies evaluating nonfacial dermatoscopic pattern of AKs are scarce. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the dermatoscopic patterns of AKs located in nonfacial sites and to compare their patterns with facial lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with concomitant facial and nonfacial AKs were recruited to participate and evaluated by clinical and dermatoscopic images of their AKs...
May 22, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538023/magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-assessment-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphoedema-tissue-composition
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Marco Borri, Kristiana D Gordon, Julie C Hughes, Erica D Scurr, Dow-Mu Koh, Martin O Leach, Peter S Mortimer, Maria A Schmidt
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to propose a magnetic resonance imaging acquisition and analysis protocol that uses image segmentation to measure and depict fluid, fat, and muscle volumes in breast cancer-related lymphoedema (BCRL). This study also aims to compare affected and control (unaffected) arms of patients with diagnosed BCRL, providing an analysis of both the volume and the distribution of the different tissue components. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The entire arm was imaged with a fluid-sensitive STIR and a 2-point 3-dimensional T1W gradient-echo-based Dixon sequences, acquired in sagittal orientation and covering the same imaging volume...
May 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
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