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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430391/analysis-of-pulmonary-embolus-size-at-the-time-of-recurrence-compared-with-presentation-a-single-centre-retrospective-study
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W Thomas, O Firth, M Besser, M Beveridge, T Baglin
BACKGROUND: the size of recurrent pulmonary embolus (PE) in relation to a prior event could be a factor in deciding whether to continue anticoagulation. There is no published data on this subject to help with counselling patients. OBJECTIVES: to determine whether size of a first PE predicts the size at recurrence. PATIENTS AND METHODS: retrospective cohort study of consecutive patients over 25 months, at a single tertiary centre, with recurrent PE...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429143/how-to-treat-lumbar-disc-herniation-in-pregnancy-a-systematic-review-on-current-standards
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Alberto Di Martino, Fabrizio Russo, Luca Denaro, Vincenzo Denaro
PURPOSE: In this systematic review, we aim to illustrate the current and safe concepts in the assessment, diagnosis and management of herniated lumbar disc (HLD) during pregnancy. METHODS: A systematic review and reporting on the diagnosis, treatment and clinical results of HLD during pregnancy is performed. RESULTS: The MRI represents the first level and safest diagnostic tool for pregnant women affected by spinal problems allowing for a noninvasive and detailed radiological examination of the spine...
April 20, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427449/urolithiasis-analysis-in-a-multiethnic-population-at-a-tertiary-hospital-in-nairobi-kenya
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Francis K Wathigo, Alfred Hayombe, Daniel Maina
BACKGROUND: Urolithiasis is a global problem whose incidence is reported to be on the rise across the world. Previously, urolithiasis was reported as being rare among the indigenous African population but recent data suggest otherwise. This study reviewed the demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with urolithiasis seen at the Aga Khan University hospital Nairobi (AKUHN) as well as the chemical composition of the stones and the modalities of therapy used. METHODS: This was a retrospective study which utilized patients' clinical and laboratory records from 2013 to 2014...
April 20, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422806/improvement-of-image-quality-in-unenhanced-dual-layer-ct-of-the-head-using-virtual-monoenergetic-images-compared-with-polyenergetic-single-energy-ct
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Victor Neuhaus, Nuran Abdullayev, Nils Große Hokamp, Gregor Pahn, Christoph Kabbasch, Anastasios Mpotsaris, David Maintz, Jan Borggrefe
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to compare virtual monoenergetic images and polyenergetic images reconstructed from unenhanced dual-layer detector computed tomography (DLCT) of the head and to determine kiloelectron volt levels that optimize image quality, particularly the gray-white matter contrast, and reduce beam hardening artifacts caused by the skull. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained. Forty patients that received DLCT were included in this retrospective study; of these patients, 22 were women and 18 were men...
April 19, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419804/simultaneous-reconstruction-of-the-medial-and-lateral-collateral-ligaments-for-chronic-combined-ligament-injuries-of-the-ankle
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Toshito Yasuda, Hiroaki Shima, Katsunori Mori, Seiya Tsujinaka, Masashi Neo
BACKGROUND: Objective data on chronic injuries of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the ankle are scarce. Chronic MCL injuries are frequently associated with lateral collateral ligament (LCL) injuries. For patients with chronic combined MCL and LCL injuries, the authors have performed simultaneous surgery of the 2 ligaments. HYPOTHESIS: Simultaneous surgery of the 2 ligaments may be effectively used to treat chronic combined MCL and LCL injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
April 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419674/prognostic-risk-factors-of-first-recurrence-in-patients-with-primary-stage-i-ii-cutaneous-malignant-melanoma-from-the-population-based-swedish-melanoma-register
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J Lyth, M Falk, M Maroti, H Eriksson, C Ingvar
BACKGROUND: Prognostic factors in patients with localised primary cutaneous malignant melanoma (CMM) are well described. However, prognostic factors for recurrence are less documented. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to identify prognostic risk factors for first recurrence in patients with localised stage I-II CMM using population-based data. METHODS: This study included 1 437 CMM patients registered in one region of Sweden during 1999-2012 followed-up through December 31, 2012...
April 17, 2017: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology: JEADV
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419645/diagnostic-performance-of-different-imaging-modalities-in-the-assessment-of-distant-metastasis-and-local-recurrence-of-tumor-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Yoshiharu Ohno, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Yuji Kishida, Shinichiro Seki, Hisanobu Koyama, Masao Yui, Yoshimori Kassai, Kota Aoyagi, Shigeo Kaminaga, Kazuro Sugimura
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic performance of positron emission tomography with [18F] fluoro-2-deoxy-glucose (FDG-PET) coregistered with magnetic resonance imaging (FDG-PET/MRI), MRI with and without diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), FDG-PET fused with computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) with brain contrast-enhanced (CE-) MRI, and routine radiological examination for assessment of postoperative recurrence in nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 96 consecutive postoperative NSCLC patients (52 men, 44 women; mean age 72 years) prospectively underwent whole-body 3T MRI with and without DWI; PET/CTs and routine radiological examinations consisted of CE-brain MRI, whole-body CE-CT, and bone scintigraphy...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405549/cutaneous-manifestations-of-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-clinical-study
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Mohammad Abid Keen, Iffat Hassan Shah, Gousia Sheikh
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most common endocrine disorders in women, affecting 5-10% of reproductive-aged women. The dermatologic manifestations of hyperandrogenism, chiefly hirsutism, acne vulgaris, androgenic alopecia, and acanthosis nigricans, are among the cardinal manifestations of PCOS. AIM: To study the incidence and prevalence of various cutaneous manifestations in patients with PCOS and to correlate these skin manifestations with hormonal changes...
March 2017: Indian Dermatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402133/journal-club-structured-feedback-from-patients-on-actual-radiology-reports-a-novel-approach-to-improve-reporting-practices
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Andrew J Gunn, Brian Gilcrease-Garcia, Mark D Mangano, Dushyant V Sahani, Giles W Boland, Garry Choy
OBJECTIVE: Patient perceptions of radiology reports are largely unknown. The objective of the present study is to describe our experience receiving structured feedback from patients on actual radiology reports as a means of improving reporting practices. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight reports (two for radiographs, two for ultrasound images, two for CT scans, and two for MR images) were randomly selected from our system for review. For each report, patients were asked to rate their level of comprehension, identify any problems in the report, and, in the free-text portion of the feedback form, indicate any questions about the report that they may have...
April 12, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398930/management-of-mesh-and-graft-complications-in-gynecologic-surgery
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This document focuses on the management of complications related to mesh used to correct stress urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse. Persistent vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, or recurrent urinary tract infections after mesh placement should prompt an examination and possible further evaluation for exposure or erosion. A careful history and physical examination is essential in the diagnosis of mesh and graft complications. A clear understanding of the location and extent of mesh placement, as well as the patient's symptoms and therapy goals, are necessary to plan treatment approaches...
April 10, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398504/degenerative-inter-vertebral-disc-disease-osteochondrosis-intervertebralis-in-europe-prevalence-geographic-variation-and-radiological-correlates-in-men-and-women-aged-50-and-over
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Gabriele Armbrecht, Dieter Felsenberg, Melanie Ganswindt, Mark Lunt, Stephen K Kaptoge, Klaus Abendroth, Antonio Aroso Dias, Ashok K Bhalla, Jorge Cannata Andia, Jan Dequeker, Richard Eastell, Krzysztof Hoszowski, George Lyritis, Pavol Masaryk, Joyce van Meurs, Tomasz Miazgowski, Ranuccio Nuti, Gyula Poór, Inga Redlund-Johnell, David M Reid, Helmut Schatz, Christopher J Todd, Anthony D Woolf, Fernando Rivadeneira, Muhammad K Javaid, Cyrus Cooper, Alan J Silman, Terence W O'Neill, Jonathan Reeve
Objectives.: To assess the prevalences across Europe of radiological indices of degenerative inter-vertebral disc disease (DDD); and to quantify their associations with, age, sex, physical anthropometry, areal BMD (aBMD) and change in aBMD with time. Methods.: In the population-based European Prospective Osteoporosis Study, 27 age-stratified samples of men and women from across the continent aged 50+ years had standardized lateral radiographs of the lumbar and thoracic spine to evaluate the severity of DDD, using the Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) scale...
April 7, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396005/transradial-access-for-interventional-radiology-single-centre-procedural%C3%A2-and-clinical-outcome-analysis
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Avnesh S Thakor, Mohammed T Alshammari, David M Liu, John Chung, Stephen G F Ho, Gerald M Legiehn, Lindsay Machan, Aaron M Fischman, Rahul S Patel, Darren Klass
PURPOSE: The study sought to describe a single centre's technical approach to transradial intervention and report on clinical outcomes and safety. METHODS: A total of 749 transradial access (TRA) procedures were performed at a single hospital in 562 patients (174 women and 388 men). Procedures included 445 bland embolizations or chemoembolizations of the liver, 88 uterine artery embolizations, and 148 procedures for Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (Y90), which included mapping and administration...
April 7, 2017: Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal, Journal L'Association Canadienne des Radiologistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390819/ywhae-rearranged-high-grade-endometrial-stromal-sarcoma-two-center-case-series-and-response-to-chemotherapy
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Matthew L Hemming, Andrew J Wagner, Marisa R Nucci, Sarah Chiang, Lu Wang, Martee L Hensley, Suzanne George
OBJECTIVES: YWHAE-rearranged high-grade endometrial stromal sarcoma (HG-ESS) is a rare, recently defined uterine sarcoma harboring t(10;17)(q22;p13) resulting in YWHAE-NUTM2A/B fusion. Chemotherapy sensitivity of metastatic YWHAE-rearranged HG-ESS is unknown. We reviewed the response to chemotherapy in women with YWHAE-rearranged HG-ESS to provide guidance for clinical management. METHODS: We retrospectively identified patients diagnosed with YWHAE-rearranged HG-ESS who received treatment for metastatic disease at our institutions...
April 5, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389482/what-are-the-risks-and-benefits-of-temporarily-discontinuing-medications-to-prevent-acute-kidney-injury-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Penny Whiting, Andrew Morden, Laurie A Tomlinson, Fergus Caskey, Thomas Blakeman, Charles Tomson, Tracey Stone, Alison Richards, Jelena Savović, Jeremy Horwood
OBJECTIVES: To summarise evidence on temporary discontinuation of medications to prevent acute kidney injury (AKI). DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised and non-randomised studies. PARTICIPANTS: Adults taking diuretics, ACE inhibitors (ACEI), angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), direct renin inhibitors, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, metformin or sulfonylureas, experiencing intercurrent illnesses, radiological or surgical procedures...
April 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387631/aneurysm-wall-enhancement-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging-as-a-risk-factor-for-progression-of-unruptured-vertebrobasilar-dissecting-aneurysms-after-reconstructive-endovascular-treatment
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Yisen Zhang, Binbin Sui, Jian Liu, Yang Wang, Zhongbin Tian, Junfan Chen, Zhongxue Wu, Xinjian Yang
OBJECTIVE The recurrence rate of vertebrobasilar dissecting aneurysms (VBDAs) after reconstructive endovascular treatment (EVT) is relatively high. The aneurysm wall enhancement on high-resolution MRI (HRMRI) reportedly predicts an unsteady state of an intracranial aneurysm. The authors used HRMRI to investigate the relationship between wall enhancement on HRMRI and progression of VBDAs after reconstructive EVT. METHODS From January 2012 to December 2015, patients with an unruptured VBDA who underwent reconstructive EVT were enrolled in this study...
April 7, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384540/efficacy-and-acceptability-of-long-term-norethindrone-acetate-for-the-treatment-of-rectovaginal-endometriosis
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Matteo Morotti, Pier Luigi Venturini, Ennio Biscaldi, Annalisa Racca, Luana Calanni, Valerio Gaetano Vellone, Cesare Stabilini, Simone Ferrero
OBJECTIVE: To study the efficacy of long-term treatment with norethindrone acetate (NETA) in patients with rectovaginal endometriosis. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study included 103 women with pain symptoms caused by rectovaginal endometriosis. Patients received NETA alone (2.5mg/day up to 5mg/day) for 5 years. Primary outcome was the degree of satisfaction with treatment after 5 years of progestin therapy. Secondary outcomes were the assessment of any variation in pain symptoms and the volumetric assessment of the disease by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
March 27, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383700/measuring-health-related-quality-of-life-in-women-with-endometriosis-comparing-the-clinimetric-properties-of-the-endometriosis-health-profile-5-ehp-5-and-the-euroqol-5d-eq-5d
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G Aubry, P Panel, G Thiollier, C Huchon, A Fauconnier
STUDY QUESTION: Which of the Endometriosis Health Profile-5 (EHP-5) and the EuroQol-5D (EQ-5D) is the most efficient to assess quality of life in women suffering from endometriosis? SUMMARY ANSWER: Although EHP-5 and EQ-5D instruments had an excellent responsiveness, EHP-5 has a better discriminative ability than EQ-5 to measure health-related quality of life (HrQoL). WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Proper measurement of HrQoL is important in endometriosis...
April 4, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381271/association-between-air-pollution-and-mammographic-breast-density-in-the-breast-cancer-surveilance-consortium
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Lusine Yaghjyan, Robert Arao, Cole Brokamp, Ellen S O'Meara, Brian L Sprague, Gabriela Ghita, Patrick Ryan
BACKGROUND: Mammographic breast density is a well-established strong risk factor for breast cancer. The environmental contributors to geographic variation in breast density in urban and rural areas are poorly understood. We examined the association between breast density and exposure to ambient air pollutants (particulate matter <2.5 μm in diameter (PM2.5) and ozone (O3)) in a large population-based screening registry. METHODS: Participants included women undergoing mammography screening at imaging facilities within the Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium (2001-2009)...
April 6, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379913/misaligned-versus-straight-placement-of-anterior-cervical-plates-a-clinical-and-radiologic-outcomes-study
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Kingsley R Chin, Fabio J R Pencle, Shannon D Francis, Chloe A Francis, Jason A Seale, Elijah A Hothem
BACKGROUND: In anterior cervical diskectomy and fusion (ACDF), misaligned plates are concerning because of the risk of screw-and-plate failure; however, these plates also hypothetically have the potential for asymmetric micromotion on the facet and uncovertebral joint. The aim of this study was to determine whether misaligned plate placement during ACDF had clinical benefits compared with straight plate placement. METHODS: Postoperative AP radiographs of 128 consecutive patients who underwent ACDF with anterior cervical plate (ACP) fixation were reviewed, and plate alignment was assessed...
May 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379565/high-evening-cortisol-level-is-associated-with-low-tbs-and-increased-prevalent-vertebral-fractures-osteolaus-study
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Elena Gonzalez Rodriguez, Olivier Lamy, Delphine Stoll, Marie Metzger, Martin Preisig, Christine Kuehner, Peter Vollenweider, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Gérard Waeber, Bérengère Aubry-Rozier, Didier Hans
Context: Increased evening cortisol levels, observed with aging and psychological stress, have been implicated in bone mineral density (BMD) loss. The effect on bone microarchitecture and fracture risk has never been studied. Objective: To study the relationship between salivary cortisol circadian rhythm and: 1) Trabecular Bone Score (TBS), a texture parameter correlated with bone microarchitecture, 2) fracture prevalence. Design, Setting, Patients, and Interventions: Cross-sectional study including 608 women >50 years old (mean 65...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
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