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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147912/tracheal-agenesis-optimization-of-computed-tomography-diagnosis-by-airway-ventilation
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Marirosa Cristallo Lacalamita, Sebastien Fau, Aurelie Bornand, Isabelle Vidal, Antonella Martino, Isabelle Eperon, Seema Toso, Anne-Laure Rougemont, Sylviane Hanquinet
Tracheal agenesis is a rare and often lethal congenital defect that leads to airway emergency at birth. Computed tomography (CT) is the modality of choice to evaluate anomalous tracheal anatomy. The absence of spontaneous aeration of the tracheobronchial tree in children with tracheal agenesis makes CT interpretation difficult. We describe a procedure of airway management applied in two newborns with suspected tracheal agenesis. Correct airway management was performed immediately prior to CT examination by airway ventilation, with bag-valve mask alone in one case, and attached to an endotracheal tube placed into the esophagus in the other case...
November 17, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147870/changes-in-body-composition-and-muscle-attenuation-during-taxane-based-chemotherapy-in-patients-with-metastatic-breast-cancer
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Hánah N Rier, Agnes Jager, Stefan Sleijfer, Joost van Rosmalen, Marc C J M Kock, Mark-David Levin
PURPOSE: Body composition parameters including low muscle mass, muscle attenuation (which reflects muscle quality) and adipose tissue measurements have emerged as prognostic factors in cancer patients. However, knowledge regarding the possibility of excessive muscle loss during specific systemic therapies is unknown. We describe the changes in body composition and muscle attenuation (MA) during taxane- and anthracycline-based regimens and its association with overall survival (OS) in metastatic breast cancer patients...
November 17, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141673/a-customized-fixation-plate-with-novel-structure-designed-by-topological-optimization-for-mandibular-angle-fracture-based-on-finite-element-analysis
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Yun-Feng Liu, Ying-Ying Fan, Xian-Feng Jiang, Dale A Baur
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to design a customized fixation plate for mandibular angle fracture using topological optimization based on the biomechanical properties of the two conventional fixation systems, and compare the results of stress, strain and displacement distributions calculated by finite element analysis (FEA). METHODS: A three-dimensional (3D) virtual mandible was reconstructed from CT images with a mimic angle fracture and a 1 mm gap between two bone segments, and then a FEA model, including volume mesh with inhomogeneous bone material properties, three loading conditions and constraints (muscles and condyles), was created to design a customized plate using topological optimization method, then the shape of the plate was referenced from the stress concentrated area on an initial part created from thickened bone surface for optimal calculation, and then the plate was formulated as "V" pattern according to dimensions of standard mini-plate finally...
November 15, 2017: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141515/mri-powered-biomedical-devices
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Sierra Hovet, Hongliang Ren, Sheng Xu, Bradford Wood, Junichi Tokuda, Zion Tsz Ho Tse
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is beneficial for imaging-guided procedures because it provides higher resolution images and better soft tissue contrast than computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, and X-ray. MRI can be used to streamline diagnostics and treatment because it does not require patients to be repositioned between scans of different areas of the body. It is even possible to use MRI to visualize, power, and control medical devices inside the human body to access remote locations and perform minimally invasive procedures...
November 16, 2017: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140964/whole-body-computed-tomography-in-severely-injured-patients
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Stefan Huber-Wagner, Karl-Georg Kanz, Marc Hanschen, Martijn van Griensven, Peter Biberthaler, Rolf Lefering
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To provide an update on the relevant and recent studies on whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) imaging of severely injured patients. RECENT FINDINGS: The advantages of WBCT in time saving, diagnostic accuracy and even in survival have been proven in numerous studies. WBCT can also be beneficial in haemodynamically unstable major trauma patients. The CT scanner should be located close to the emergency department or even in the trauma room. The issue of radiation is still quite important, however, iterative as well as split-bolus protocols can nowadays reduce radiation significantly...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140684/janus-gold-nanoplatform-for-synergetic-chemoradiotherapy-and-computed-tomography-imaging-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Zheng Wang, Dan Shao, Zhimin Chang, Mengmeng Lu, Yingshuai Wang, Juan Yue, Dian Yang, Mingqiang Li, Qiaobing Xu, Wen-Fei Dong
There is a pressing need to develop nanoplatforms that integrate multimodal therapeutics to improve treatment responses and prolong the survival of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Mesoporous silica-coated gold nanomaterials have emerged as a novel multifunctional platform combining tunable surface plasmon resonance and mesoporous properties that exhibit multimodality properties in cancer theranostics. However, their reduced radiation-absorption efficiency and limited surface area hinder their further radiochemotherapeutic applications...
November 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139182/deep-level-defect-enhanced-photothermal-performance-of-bismuth-sulfide-gold-heterojunction-nanorods-for-ct-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy-of-cancer
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Yan Cheng, Yun Chang, Yanlin Feng, Hui Jian, Zhaohui Tang, Haiyuan Zhang
Bismuth sulfide (Bi2S3) nanomaterials are emerging as a promising theranostic platform for CT imaging and photothermal therapy of cancer. Herein, the photothermal property of Bi2S3 nanorods (NRs) was unveiled to intensely correlate to their intrinsic deep level defects (DLDs) that potentially could work as electron-hole nonradiative recombination centers to promote phonon production, ultimately leading to photothermal performance. Bi2S3-Au heterojunction NRs were designed to hold more significant DLD property, exhibiting more potent photothermal performance than Bi2S3 NRs...
November 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131073/an-introduction-to-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-nephrologists
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Emily H Chang
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an emerging technology with no known nephrotoxicity. CEUS has been utilized in cardiac and abdominal imaging for decades in Asia and Europe and has recently received greater attention in the United States with its approval for characterization of indeterminate liver lesions. Emerging data suggest that CEUS has potential as a diagnostic imaging tool among individuals who have contraindications to CT and MRI. Few nephrologists are aware of CEUS and even fewer are aware of its potential applications among individuals with kidney disease...
November 9, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130951/prehospital-computed-tomography-angiography-in-acute-stroke-management
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Michael Kettner, Stefan Alexander Helwig, Andreas Ragoschke-Schumm, Lenka Schwindling, Safwan Roumia, Isabel Keller, Daniel Martens, Johann Kulikovski, Matthias Manitz, Martin Lesmeister, Silke Walter, Iris Quasar Grunwald, Thomas Schlechtriemen, Wolfgang Reith, Klaus Fassbender
BACKGROUND: An ambulance equipped with a computed tomography (CT) scanner, a point-of-care laboratory, and telemedicine capabilities (mobile stroke unit [MSU]) has been shown to enable the delivery of thrombolysis to stroke patients directly at the emergency site, thereby significantly decreasing time to treatment. However, work-up in an MSU that includes CT angiography (CTA) may also potentially facilitate triage of patients directly to the appropriate target hospital and specialized treatment, according to their individual vascular pathology...
October 31, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128993/pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-cross-sectional-imaging-techniques
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Naveen M Kulkarni, David M Hough, Parag P Tolat, Erik V Soloff, Avinash R Kambadakone
Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is a common malignancy that has a poor prognosis. Imaging is vital in its detection, staging, and management. Although a variety of imaging techniques are available, MDCT is the preferred imaging modality for staging and assessing the resectability of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. MR also has an important adjunct role, and may be used in addition to CT or as a problem-solving tool. A dedicated pancreatic protocol should be acquired as a biphasic technique optimized for the detection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and to allow accurate local and distant disease staging...
November 11, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128041/intraperitoneal-urinary-bladder-perforation-with-pneumoperitoneum-in-association-with-indwelling-foley-catheter-diagnosed-in-emergency-department
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Chenyang Zhan, Pedro P Maria, R Joshua Dym
BACKGROUND: Indwelling Foley catheter is a rare cause of urinary bladder perforation, a serious injury with high mortality that demands accurate and prompt diagnosis. While the gold standard for diagnosis of bladder injury is computed tomography (CT) cystography, few bladder ruptures associated with Foley catheter have been reported to be diagnosed in the emergency department (ED). CASE REPORT: An 83-year-old man with indwelling Foley catheter presented to the ED for hematuria and altered mental status...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127246/non-oncologic-applications-of-pet-ct-and-pet-mr-in-musculoskeletal-orthopedic-and-rheumatologic-imaging-general-considerations-techniques-and-radiopharmaceuticals
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Ali Gholamrezanezhad, Kyle Basques, Ali Batouli, Mojtaba Olyaie, George Matcuk, Abass Alavi, Hossein Jadvar
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is often underutilized in the field of musculoskeletal imaging, with key reasons including the excellent performance of conventional musculoskeletal MRI, the limited spatial resolution of PET, and the lack of reimbursement for PET for non-oncologic musculoskeletal indications. However, with improvements in PET/CT and PET/MR imaging over the last decade as well as an increased understanding of the pathophysiology of musculoskeletal diseases, there is an emerging potential for PET as a primary or complementary modality in the management of rheumatologic and orthopedic patients...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126847/visualization-of-painful-inflammation-in-patients-with-pain-after-traumatic-ankle-sprain-using-11-c-d-deprenyl-pet-ct
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Mikko Aarnio, Lieuwe Appel, Mats Fredrikson, Torsten Gordh, Olof Wolf, Jens Sörensen, Måns Thulin, Magnus Peterson, Clas Linnman
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Positron emission tomography (PET) with the radioligand [(11)C]-D-deprenyl has shown increased signal at location of pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis and chronic whiplash injury. The binding site of [(11)C]-D-deprenyl in peripheral tissues is suggested to be mitochondrial monoamine oxidase in cells engaged in post-traumatic inflammation and tissue repair processes. The association between [(11)C]-D-deprenyl uptake and the transition from acute to chronic pain remain unknown...
November 7, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122512/-salvage-prostate-brachytherapy-a-solution-for-local-failures-after-a-primary-radiation-therapy
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J-M Cosset, G Créhange
Salvage brachytherapy after a first prostate radiation therapy is an emerging technique, which has to be considered in the therapeutic armamentarium in the clinically challenging context of patients with isolated local failure from prostate cancer who may still be considered for cure. These occult failures are more and more frequently diagnosed at an early stage, thanks to targeted biopsies and advances in imaging modalities, such as multiparametric MRI and PET-CT. Salvage brachytherapy benefits from the implantation accuracy of brachytherapy procedures using 3D dosimetry and has resulted in more than 50% tumour control rates with long-term...
November 6, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122207/-massive-pulmonary-embolism-when-medical-treatment-is-not-enough
#15
B Gerardin, M Glorion, A Rodriguez, C Garcia, F Stephan, D Fabre, O Mercier, P Brenot, E Fadel
Emergency bedside veno-arterious ECMO implantation can be the only saving gesture in the suspicion of acute massive pulmonary embolism leading to haemodynamic failure, even before CT-scan imaging. Once the massive pulmonary embolism is confirmed it is possible to undergo surgical or percutaneous pulmonary thrombectomy, when thrombolytic therapy is contraindicated.
November 6, 2017: Annales de Cardiologie et D'angéiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121144/positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-based-assessments-of-androgen-receptor-expression-and-glycolytic-activity-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-for-metastatic-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer
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Josef J Fox, Somali C Gavane, Estelle Blanc-Autran, Sadek Nehmeh, Mithat Gönen, Brad Beattie, Hebert A Vargas, Heiko Schöder, John L Humm, Samson W Fine, Jason S Lewis, Stephen B Solomon, Joseph R Osborne, Darren Veach, Charles L Sawyers, Wolfgang A Weber, Howard I Scher, Michael J Morris, Steven M Larson
Importance: Androgen receptor-signaling inhibitor (ARSi) drugs prolong life in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), but such tumors eventually become resistant and progress. Comprehensive positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging using fluoro-2-D-deoxyglucose F 18 ([18F]-FDG) for glycolysis (Glyc) and fluorodihydrotestosterone F 18 ([18F]-FDHT) for androgen receptor (AR) expression determine heterogeneity of imaging phenotypes, which may be useful in distinguishing patients who will benefit from ARSi drugs from those who need alternative treatments...
November 9, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116545/intravenous-thrombolysis-in-sle-related-stroke-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Xiaodong Chen, Gelin Xu
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) bear an increased risk of ischemic stroke. However, evidences for treating acute stroke due to artery thrombosis in SLE patients are extremely limited. A 45-year-old woman experienced sudden left hemiplegia. She was transported to the emergency department of our hospital 2 hours after the initial symptom. According to the medical records, the patient was diagnosed with SLE at the age of 28. CT scanned 150 min after the initial symptom showed no evidence of acute changes or hemorrhage...
November 7, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112522/implementing-the-national-institute-for-health-and-clinical-excellence-head-injury-2014-guidelines-in-a-major-children-s-hospital-emergency-department
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Natalie Ramjeeawon, Fiona Lecky, Derek P Burke, Shammi Ramlakhan
OBJECTIVES AND BACKGROUND: Head injury is a common paediatric emergency department presentation. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence updated its guidance in January 2014 regarding imaging required for adults and children following a head injury (CG176). This study looked at the rates of computed tomography (CT) head scans performed and adherence rates to CG176. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A single-centre audit was carried out, examining imaging practice in children with head injuries...
November 6, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29107471/quality-of-care-indicators-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-in-a-tertiary-referral-center-with-open-access-and-objective-assessment-policies
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Lorant Gonczi, Zsuzsanna Kurti, Petra Anna Golovics, Barbara Dorottya Lovasz, Orsolya Menyhart, Anna Seres, Liza Dalma Sumegi, Alexander Gal, Akos Ilias, Papp Janos, Krisztina Barbara Gecse, Talat Bessisow, Waqqas Afif, Alain Bitton, Zsuzsanna Vegh, Peter Laszlo Lakatos
BACKGROUND: In the management of inflammatory bowel diseases, there is considerable variation in quality of care. AIMS: The aim of this study was to evaluate structural, access/process components and outcome quality indicators in our tertiary referral IBD center. METHODS: In the first phase, structural/process components were assessed, followed by the second phase of formal evaluation of access and management on a set of consecutive IBD patients with and without active disease (248CD/125UC patients, median age 35/39 years)...
October 9, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104834/a-case-of-spontaneous-isolated-celiac-artery-dissection-with-pseudoaneurysm-formation
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John Kim, Lamar H Moree, Michael J Muehlberger
Spontaneous isolated celiac artery dissection is a rare disease and patients without evidence of significant complications often resolve with medical therapy alone; however, the extension of the dissection can lead to more serious complications including aneurysmal dilatation, complete occlusion, and rupture of a visceral artery. In these patients, optimal management has not yet been clearly defined and treatment primarily depends on clinical presentation and lesions identified on imaging studies. This case report demonstrates the conservative management of spontaneous celiac artery dissection...
August 27, 2017: Curēus
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