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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656522/hybrid-t-2-and-t-1-weighted-radial-acquisition-for-free-breathing-abdominal-examination
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Thomas Benkert, John P Mugler, David S Rigie, Daniel K Sodickson, Hersh Chandarana, Kai Tobias Block
PURPOSE: Most clinical MR examinations require acquisition of different image contrasts. For abdominal exams, the scans are conventionally performed as separate acquisitions using respiratory gating or repeated breath holding, which can be time-inefficient and challenging for patients. Here, a hybrid imaging approach is described that creates T2 - and T1 -weighted images from a single scan and allows for free-breathing acquisition. THEORY AND METHODS: T2 -weighted data is collected using 3D fast spin-echo (FSE) acquisition with motion-robust radial stack-of-stars sampling...
April 15, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655809/acute-limb-ischemia-in-an-8-year-old-patient-case-report
#2
Young Erben, Samuel M Miller, Brandon J Sumpio, Brian J Dillon, Alfred I Lee, Peter Blume, Bauer E Sumpio, Carlos Mena-Hurtado
We report the case of an 8-year-old patient with a history of nephrotic syndrome (NS), who presented to the emergency department (ED) with right foot pain. The patient's mother described intermittent pain that woke her son from sleep and was accompanied by the foot turning purple and becoming cold to touch. Physical exam revealed capillary refill of over ten seconds in the right and less than two seconds in the left foot. Ankle-brachial indices (ABI) were 0.0 on the right and 0.96 on the left. The patient was admitted and started on therapeutic intravenous heparin...
April 12, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655617/novel-treatment-of-papillomatous-conjunctival-lesions-using-pattern-scanning-laser-photocoagulation-1-year-results
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R N Belfort, J Isenberg, A G Castillejos, R Sant'ana, A O Romano
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and 1-year effect of pattern scanning laser photocoagulation treatment for pedunculated papillomatous and sessile conjunctival lesions in a low-resource setting with extremely limited operating room access. METHODS: Adult patients with clinical diagnosis of conjunctival papilloma underwent complete ophthalmologic exam including anterior segment photography. After topical anesthesia and toluidine blue 1% instillation, the lesion was treated by pattern scanning photocoagulation using a duration time that varied from 20 to 100 ms and power from 600 to 1800 mW, treating the entire lesion surface with a 2 mm margin...
April 12, 2018: Ocular Surface
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29655374/surveying-cystic-fibrosis-care-centers-to-assess-adoption-of-infection-prevention-and-control-recommendations
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Lisa Saiman, Juyan J Zhou, Xiaotong Jiang, Michael R Kosorok, Marianne S Muhlebach
OBJECTIVEIn 2013, the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation developed an updated guideline for infection prevention and control (IP&C) practices for CF. We sought to assess the adoption of specific recommendations by CF care centers.METHODSDirectors of the 277 CF care centers in the United States were asked to complete a confidential online survey regarding the adoption of selected IP&C recommendations. Selected recommendations were those we considered less likely to be incorporated into a center's written IP&C policies...
April 15, 2018: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29653319/analysis-of-fatal-accidents-with-tractors-in-the-centre-of-portugal-ten-years-analysis
#5
Soraia M Antunes, Cristina Cordeiro, Helena M Teixeira
Tractors have been described as one of the deadliest farming implements concerning agricultural activity. In Portugal, the scientific investigations about this problem are practically non-existent, with only statistical studies performed by entities related to road traffic safety, not in accordance to the study now performed, pinpointing the possibility of an underreporting of these accidents. This work aims to characterize the fatal tractor accidents in Portugal, autopsied at the Forensic Pathology Department of the Centre Branch of the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences of Portugal, analysing several variables: gender, age, occupation, survival time, the victim position in the tractor, cause of death, toxicological and histological exams, year/month/day of the week, type of agricultural machine, existence of rollover protective structures (ROPS), type of accident, ground conditions, circumstantial information and geographic distribution of the accidents...
April 6, 2018: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650457/-non-palpable-testicular-tumors-in-adults-a-management-based-on-imaging-issue-from-the-french-urologic-association-genital-cancer-committee-s-edit
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L Rocher, L Feretti, P Camparo, P H Savoie, N Morel-Journel, T Murez, P Sebe, A Flechon, A Méjean, X Durand
BACKGROUND: Help in management of non-palpable testicular tumors. French Urologic Association Genital cancer committee's Edit. OBJECTIVES: To review their characterization at imaging findings of non-palpable testicular tumors. DOCUMENTARY SOURCES: Literature review (PubMed, Medline) of urological and radiological studies dealing with testicular tumors using keywords: non-palpable/incidental testicular tumors; color Doppler ultrasound; US elastography; magnetic resonance imaging; contrast enhanced sonography; partial surgery...
April 9, 2018: Progrès en Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650397/assessment-of-five-different-probes-for-lung-ultrasound-in-critically-ill-patients-a-pilot-study
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Xavier Bobbia, Margaux Chabannon, Thierry Chevallier, Jean Emmanuel de La Coussaye, Jean Yves Lefrant, Sarah Pujol, Pierre-Géraud Claret, Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Claire Roger, Laurent Muller
INTRODUCTION: The present study was aimed at comparing the diagnosis concordance of five echo probes of lung ultrasound (LUS) with CT scans in intensive care and emergency patients with acute respiratory failure. MATERIALS: This prospective, observational, pilot study involved 10 acute patients in whom a thoracic CT scan was performed. An expert performed an LUS reference exam using five different probes: three probes with a high-quality conventional echo machine (cardiac phased-array probe, abdominal convex probe, linear probe) and two probes (cardiac and linear) with a pocket ultrasound device (PUD)...
April 3, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650285/physical-activity-sedentary-behavior-and-retirement-the-multi-ethnic-study-of-atherosclerosis
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Sydney A Jones, Quefeng Li, Allison E Aiello, Angela M O'Rand, Kelly R Evenson
INTRODUCTION: Physical activity and sedentary behavior are major risk factors for chronic disease. These behaviors may change at retirement, with implications for health in later life. The study objective was to describe longitudinal patterns of moderate to vigorous and domain-specific physical activity and TV watching by retirement status. METHODS: Participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (n=6,814) were recruited from six U.S. communities and were aged 45-84 years at baseline...
April 9, 2018: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649953/prevalence-and-variables-associated-with-an-abnormal-ankle-brachial-index-among-patients-with-human-immunodeficiency-virus-acquired-immunodeficiency-syndrome
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Carlos A Hinojosa, Ana E Nunez-Salgado, Javier E Anaya-Ayala, Hugo Laparra-Escareno, Laura J Ortiz-Lopez, Jaime O Herrera-Caceres, Brenda E Crabtree-Ramirez, Juan G Sierra-Madero
Objectives The longer survival of patients with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and the introduction of the highly active antiretroviral therapy have increased the number of chronic conditions; among these, cardiovascular diseases. The aim of this study is to determine patient, disease, and factors associated with peripheral arterial disease in a population of patients with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Methods A prospective nested case-control study of a cohort of patients with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome was conducted in a tertiary medical center in Mexico City...
January 1, 2018: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649016/thyroid-cancer-management-from-a-suspicious-nodule-to-targeted-therapy
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Francesco Perri, Antonio Giordano, Salvatore Pisconti, Franco Ionna, Maria G Chiofalo, Francesco Longo, Davide Leopardo, Giuseppina Della Vittoria Scarpati, Luciano Pezzullo
Thyroid nodules are very common, and their frequency is four to five times higher in women than in men. Most of them are benign, with only a very little percentage revealing a malignant neoplasm. About 50% of thyroid nodules are detected by self-palpation of neck, whereas the other 50% are diagnosed by neck ultrasonography and following fine-needle aspiration. Management of thyroid nodules is very difficult, because benign nodules are prevalent, whereas thyroid carcinoma is uncommon, representing only 1% of all malignancies...
April 11, 2018: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29648956/chronic-health-risks-in-commercial-fishermen-a-cross-sectional-analysis-from-a-small-rural-fishing-village-in-alaska
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Carly Eckert, Torie Baker, Debra Cherry
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study is to evaluate chronic health risks before and during the fishing season in a sample of commercial fishermen, addressing the NIOSH priority of Total Worker HealthTM . METHODS: Gillnet license holders in Cordova, Alaska (n = 607) were contacted to participate in a preseason survey (March 2015) assessing health behaviors. A mid-season survey (July 2015) was also conducted. Physical exams and additional assessments were performed on a subset of these fishermen...
2018: Journal of Agromedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644467/proficiency-based-preparation-significantly-improves-fes-certification-performance
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Angela A Guzzetta, Joshua J Weis, Sara A Hennessy, Ross E Willis, Victor Wilcox, Brian J Dunkin, Deborah C Hogg, Daniel J Scott
BACKGROUND: The Fundamentals of Endoscopic Surgery (FES) certification has recently been mandated by the American Board of Surgery but best methods for preparing for the exam are lacking. Our previous work demonstrated a 40% pass rate for PGY5 residents in our program. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of a proficiency-based skills and cognitive curriculum for FES certification. METHODS: Residents who agreed to participate (n = 15) underwent an orientation session, followed by skills pre-testing using three previously described models (Trus, Operation targeting task, and Kyoto) as well as the actual FES skills exam (vouchers provided by the FES committee)...
April 11, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644465/impact-of-one-to-one-tutoring-on-fundamentals-of-laparoscopic-surgery-fls-passing-rate-in-a-single-center-experience-outside-the-united-states-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Federico Gheza, Paolo Raimondi, Leonardo Solaini, Federico Coccolini, Gian Luca Baiocchi, Nazario Portolani, Guido Alberto Massimo Tiberio
BACKGROUND: Outside the US, FLS certification is not required and its teaching methods are not well standardized. Even if the FLS was designed as "stand alone" training system, most of Academic Institution offer support to residents during training. We present the first systematic application of FLS in Italy. Our aim was to evaluate the role of mentoring/coaching on FLS training in terms of the passing rate and global performance in the search for resource optimization. METHODS: Sixty residents in general surgery, obstetrics & gynecology, and urology were selected to be enrolled in a randomized controlled trial, practicing FLS with the goal of passing a simulated final exam...
April 11, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644453/analysis-of-factors-predicting-surgical-intervention-and-associated-costs-in-pediatric-breast-masses-a-single-center-study
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E Graham Englert, Guillermo Ares, Andrea Henricks, Karen Rychlik, Catherine J Hunter
PURPOSE: Finding a breast mass in a child provokes apprehension in parents, especially in those with a family history of breast cancer. Clinicians must decide between serial imaging or biopsy of the mass. Herein, we identify management differences in those with and without a positive family history, as well as identify cost differences. METHODS: An institutional retrospective review was performed of patients (2-18 years of age) with a diagnosis of breast mass...
April 11, 2018: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644414/bone-and-soft-tissue-nasal-angles-discrepancies-and-overlying-skin-thickness-a-computed-tomography-study
#15
Sami Alharethy, Sama Alohali, Ibrahim Alquniabut, Yong Ju Jang
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to derive the normal values for bone and soft tissue nasal angles as well as the overlying skin thickness and to attempt to determine the correlation between differences in bone and soft tissue angles and overlying skin thickness in Middle Eastern patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three-dimensional cephalometric analysis was performed for 100 patients who underwent computed tomography of the paranasal sinuses. The nasofrontal angle, pyramidal angle-nasal root, pyramidal angle-tip of the nasal bone, and overlying skin thickness were measured, and the results were analyzed according to sex, age, and body mass index (BMI)...
April 11, 2018: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644300/a-rare-case-of-a-superior-lumbar-hernia-secondary-to-penetrating-injury
#16
Serena J Day, Paige L Myers, Derek E Bell
Lumbar hernias are rare occurrences, with only 300 cases reported in the literature. We present a unique case of a superior lumbar hernia secondary to penetrating trauma to the right flank. We performed a herniorrhaphy using porcine mesh, and provided additional support by mobilizing the external oblique and latissimus dorsi into the defect. At follow up three months after repair, the patient was asymptomatic and exam revealed an intact lumbar abdominal wall with normal contour. Although literature displays a consensus on the need for lumbar hernia repair, specific repair techniques must be tailored to defect etiology, size, location, and contents...
April 2018: Trauma Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644294/isolated-right-atrial-appendage-rupture-following-blunt-chest-trauma
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Rakesh Hegde, Nathan Lafayette, Michael Sywak, Gregory Ricketts, Jorge Otero, Scott Kurtzman, Zhongqiu Zhang
Background: Right sided tears or rupture are the most common injury to the heart after blunt chest trauma. The majority of these injuries are to the thin walled atrium. Reports of localized right atrial appendage rupture are rare. The classical features of Beck's triad are unreliable in the trauma bay. With the advent of EFAST (Focused assessment with sonography for trauma extended to thorax), Beck's triad should be considered but not used as the primary clinical tool for diagnosis of cardiac tamponade [1]...
February 2018: Trauma Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29644156/group-a-streptococcal-pyomyositis-in-a-previously-healthy-six-year-old-girl
#18
Daniel Tawfik, Wendy L Hobson
A six-year-old previously healthy girl was seen in an outpatient pediatric clinic in the western United States for thigh pain. The pain was accompanied by an initial fever and was most severe after periods of prolonged rest. During the evaluation, her exam rapidly progressed with severe episodic pain and tenderness of the right anteromedial thigh. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated signal enhancement at the insertion of the right obturator externus muscle. Blood culture was positive for Group A Streptococcus...
February 8, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643802/the-beneficial-effects-of-cognitive-training-with-simple-calculation-and-reading-aloud-scra-in-the-elderly-postoperative-population-a-pilot-randomized-controlled-trial
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Kay Kulason, Rui Nouchi, Yasushi Hoshikawa, Masafumi Noda, Yoshinori Okada, Ryuta Kawashima
Background: There has been little research conducted regarding cognitive treatments for the elderly postsurgical population. Patients aged ≥60 years have an increased risk of postoperative cognitive decline, a condition in which cognitive functions are negatively affected. This cognitive decline can lead to a decline in quality of life. In order to maintain a high quality of life, the elderly postsurgical population may benefit from treatment to maintain and/or improve their cognitive functions. This pilot study investigates the effect of simple calculation and reading aloud (SCRA) cognitive training in elderly Japanese postsurgical patients...
2018: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29643798/rapid-capsular-contraction-with-secondary-intraocular-lens-dislocation-associated-with-unspecified-rod-cone-dystrophy-a-case-report
#20
Jocelyn Lam, Bradley Sifrig, Hoon Jung
Purpose: We report an unusual case of rapid and severe anterior capsular contraction associated with secondary intraocular lens (IOL) dislocation following cataract surgery in a patient with unspecified rod-cone dystrophy. Case Report: A 68-year-old woman with a history of uncharacterized bilateral rod-cone dystrophy presented with blurry vision 1 month after cataract surgery. Best corrected visual acuity was 20/40 in the operative eye. Slit-lamp exam showed severe anterior capsular phimosis limiting view of the fundus...
January 2018: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
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