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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638568/dizziness-in-a-community-hospital-central-neurological-causes-clinical-predictors-and-diagnostic-yield-and-cost-of-neuroimaging-studies
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Hussam Ammar, Rukma Govindu, Ragai Fouda, Wael Zohdy, Emilio Supsupin
Objectives: Neuroimaging is contributing to the rising costs of dizziness evaluation. This study examined the rate of central neurological causes of dizziness, relevant clinical predictors, and the costs and diagnostic yields of neuroimaging in dizziness assessment. Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the records of 521 adult patients who visited the hospital during a 12-month period with dizziness as the chief complaint. Clinical findings were analyzed using Fisher's exact test to determine how they correlated with central neurological causes of dizziness identified by neuroimaging...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638256/comparison-of-ultrasonography-and-low-dose-computed-tomography-for-the-diagnosis-of-pediatric-urolithiasis-in-the-emergency-department
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Recep Sade, Hayri Ogul, Suat Eren, Akin Levent, Mecit Kantarci
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare ultrasonography (US) and low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for diagnosing pediatric urolithiasis in the emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional ethics committee, and informed consent was waived. From March 2016 to March 2017, 100 consecutive patients met the selection criteria and were enrolled in the study. Patients were randomly selected in a 1:1 ratio and were allocated to one of the following two imaging groups: US or abdominal LDCT...
June 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634529/duodenal-diverticulum-incidental-finding-with-potentially-dangerous-outcomes
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Stephen Melnick, Shoaib Fareedy, David Gish, Salik Nazir
We present the case of an 83-year-old woman with a past medical history significant for schizoaffective disorder, presenting to our emergency department with the complaint of 'pain'. Given the non-specific complaint and the limited history obtained, CT imaging was performed on her chest and abdomen which incidentally found a large duodenal diverticulum. This manuscript discusses the incidence of duodenal diverticula and the potential associated complications.
January 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631433/forensic-radiology-pitfalls-ct-imaging-in-gunshot-wounds-of-the-head
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Mark A Giffen, Jason A Powell, Jerri McLemore
Computed tomography (CT) imaging is increasingly used in emergency departments and trauma services and is being offered as a supplemental tool with autopsy in coroner's and medical examiner's offices throughout the United States. The availability of CT images in lieu of traditional X-rays for medicolegal autopsies may lead to misinterpretation of images for forensic pathologists who are not familiar with these types of images. Forensic pathologists must become familiar with CT imaging, the basis of CT image formation and how to interpret CT images appropriately...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628416/case-243-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-in-an-adrenal-myelolipoma
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James Tanner, Shalini Malhotra, Hesham El-Daly, Edmund M Godfrey
History A 30-year-old man presented to the emergency department with epigastric pain. He was vomiting and in distress, and he had a history of thalassemia. Physical examination findings were unremarkable. Pertinent blood results were a hemoglobin level of 10.5 g/dL (6.52 mmol/L) (normal range, 13.5-18.0 g/dL [8.38-11.17 mmol/L]) and a bilirubin level of 62 µmol/L (normal range, 3-17 µmol/L). The remaining hematologic and biochemical results were normal. Aortic dissection was suspected clinically, so the patient was referred for imaging...
July 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616787/subtle-radiographic-signs-of-hamate-body-fracture-a-diagnosis-not-to-miss-in-the-emergency-department
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Nathan D Cecava, Mary F Finn, Liem T Mansfield
Hamate fractures are estimated to represent 1.7% of all carpal fractures and can occur at the hamulus (hook) or hamate body depending on mechanism of injury. Fractures of the hamate body can be exceedingly difficult to identify on standard wrist and hand radiographs in the emergency department. If the diagnosis is missed in the emergency department, orthopedic referral is often delayed. This can result in lasting functional disability for the patient, as these fractures have a propensity to destabilize the fourth and fifth carpometacarpal (CMC) joints...
June 14, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616760/liver-segmentation-indications-techniques-and-future-directions
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Akshat Gotra, Lojan Sivakumaran, Gabriel Chartrand, Kim-Nhien Vu, Franck Vandenbroucke-Menu, Claude Kauffmann, Samuel Kadoury, Benoît Gallix, Jacques A de Guise, An Tang
OBJECTIVES: Liver volumetry has emerged as an important tool in clinical practice. Liver volume is assessed primarily via organ segmentation of computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) images. The goal of this paper is to provide an accessible overview of liver segmentation targeted at radiologists and other healthcare professionals. METHODS: Using images from CT and MRI, this paper reviews the indications for liver segmentation, technical approaches used in segmentation software and the developing roles of liver segmentation in clinical practice...
June 14, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616378/primary-ciliary-dyskinesia-presenting-with-spontaneous-pneumothorax-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jia Hou, Yanan Zhang, Ri Gong, Xiwei Zheng, Xia Yang
BACKGROUND: Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) is an autosomal recessive heterogeneous group of conditions with variable clinical findings. CASE PRESENTATION: A 36-year-old nonsmoking Chinese man present to the emergency department of our hospital with acute-onset breathlessness and sudden-onset left-sided chest pain. The patient had 6 years primary infertility and suffered from recurrent episodes of respiratory tract infections since childhood. Chest X-ray was performed, which showed a left-sided pneumothorax with lung collapse...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610777/a-meta-analysis-of-the-efficacy-of-whole-body-computed-tomography-imaging-in-the-management-of-trauma-and-injury
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Swathikan Chidambaram, En Lin Goh, Mansoor A Khan
BACKGROUND: Traumatic injury is the third leading cause of death overall. To optimize the outcomes in these patients, hospitals employ whole-body computed tomography (WBCT) imaging due to the high diagnostic yield and potential to identify missed injuries. However, this delays time-critical interventions. Currently, there is an absence of any high-level evidence to support or refute either view. We present a meta-analysis of the available literature to elucidate the efficacy of WBCT in improving the outcomes of trauma, specifically the mortality rate...
June 9, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601689/epilepsy-management-in-older-people-lessons-from-national-audit-of-seizure-management-in-hospitals-nash
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B Ziso, P A Dixon, A G Marson
PURPOSE: Epilepsy is the third most common diagnosis in older people, however management in this group remains variable. National Audit of Seizure management in Hospitals (NASH) set out to assess care provided to patients attending hospitals in England following a seizure. METHOD: 154 Emergency Departments (EDs) across the UK took part. 1256 patients aged 60 years or over were included for analysis (median age 74 years, 54% men). 51% were known to have epilepsy, 17% had history of previous seizure or blackout and 32% presented with a suspected first seizure...
May 30, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601333/variability-in-ct-imaging-of-blunt-trauma-among-ed-physicians-surgical-residents-and-trauma-surgeons
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Melissa K James, Shi-Wen Lee, Jennifer A Minneman, Maureen D Moore, Taylor R Klein, R Jonathan Robitsek, Phillip S Barie, Sebastian D Schubl
BACKGROUND: Trauma triage decisions can be influenced by both knowledge and experience. Consequently, there may be substantial variability in computed tomography (CT) scans desired by emergency medicine physicians, surgical chief residents, and attending trauma surgeons. We quantified this difference and studied the effects of each group's decisions on missed injuries, cost, and radiation exposure. METHODS: All blunt trauma activations at an urban level 1 trauma center were studied over a 6-mo period...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601258/computed-tomography-perfusion-abnormalities-in-bilateral-thalamic-infarction-due-to-artery-of-percheron-occlusion
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Adam MacLellan, Karl Boyle
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to report a novel case of hyperacute computed tomography (CT) perfusion imaging abnormalities in artery of Percheron infarction. METHODS: We described a case of a 74-year-old man who presented acutely to the emergency room with witnessed sudden onset altered level of consciousness. RESULTS: Although initial hyperacute CT brain imaging was reported as normal, subsequent magnetic resonance imaging revealed bilateral paramedian thalamic infarction...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600002/diagnostic-yield-of-fdg-pet-ct-in-fever-of%C3%A2-unknown-origin-a-systematic-review-meta-analysis-and-delphi-exercise
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T Bharucha, A Rutherford, S Skeoch, A Alavi, M Brown, J Galloway
AIM: To perform a systematic review, meta-analysis and Delphi exercise to evaluate diagnostic yield of combined 2-[(18)F]-fluoro-2-deoxy-d-glucose (FDG) positron-emission tomography and computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) in fever of unknown origin (FUO). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four databases were searched for studies of FDG-PET/CT in FUO 1/1/2000-1/12/2015. Exclusions were non-English language, case reports, non-standard FDG radiotracer, and significant missing data...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598461/acute-retropharyngeal-abscess-masquerading-as-meningitis
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P Sakthivel, R Yogal, H Verma, A Saini, A Chandran
Retropharyngeal abscess is a potentially serious deep neck space infection occurring more frequently in children than in adults. The clinical picture of RPA is highly variable with paucity of physical findings. Prompt diagnosis of RPA especially in infants is mandatory to prevent potential fatal complications including airway obstruction. The diagnosis of RPA should be based on high index of clinical suspicion with supportive imaging studies like lateral X-ray of neck and CT. We present a case of acute retropharyngeal abscess which was initially misdiagnosed as meningitis and led to airway obstruction...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596822/ethmoid-malformation-associated-with-pediatric-nasal-polyposis-and-allergic-fungal-sinusitis
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Cameron G Hanson, Todd B Proctor
A 17-year-old female with allergic fungal sinusitis and nasal polyposis presented with epistaxis in the emergency room. On examination, right-sided proptosis and irregular nasal obstruction were observed in the right nasal cavity. CT imaging revealed massive right-sided polyposis and significant ipsilateral malformation with boney architecture preservation of the ethmoidal labyrinth and lamina papyracea. The patient was treated surgically with symptomatic improvement. These findings indicate a unique malformation of the ethmoid while the patient was in development...
June 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589253/early-pet-imaging-with-68-ga-psma-11-increases-the-detection-rate-of-local-recurrence-in-prostate-cancer-patients-with-biochemical-recurrence
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Christian Uprimny, Alexander Stephan Kroiss, Josef Fritz, Clemens Decristoforo, Dorota Kendler, Elisabeth von Guggenberg, Bernhard Nilica, Johanna Maffey-Steffan, Gianpaolo di Santo, Jasmin Bektic, Wolfgang Horninger, Irene Johanna Virgolini
PURPOSE: PET/CT using (68)Ga-labelled prostate-specific membrane antigen PSMA-11 (HBEDD-CC) has emerged as a promising imaging method in the diagnostic evaluation of prostate cancer (PC) patients with biochemical recurrence. However, assessment of local recurrence (LR) may be limited by intense physiologic tracer accumulation in the urinary bladder on whole-body scans, normally conducted 60 min post-tracer injection (p.i.). It could be shown on early dynamic imaging studies that (68)Ga-PSMA-11 uptake in PC lesions occurs earlier than tracer accumulation in the urinary bladder...
June 6, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584070/the-natural-history-of-prenatally-diagnosed-congenital-cystic-lung-lesions-long-term-follow-up-of-119-cases
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James Cook, Lyn S Chitty, Paolo De Coppi, Michael Ashworth, Colin Wallis
BACKGROUND: A paucity of evidence regarding the natural history of congenital pulmonary airway malformations (CPAMs) and pulmonary sequestration (PS) has resulted in a divergence in management strategy of asymptomatic cases. METHODS: We describe the long-term clinical course of 119 children diagnosed with these lesions treated at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH). Cases were identified via the GOSH patient database. Study entry required the identification of a cystic lung lesion on prenatal ultrasound and confirmation of CPAM/PS on postnatal CT imaging...
June 5, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583900/ph-responsive-unimolecular-micelle-gold-nanoparticles-drug-nanohybrid-system-for-cancer-theranostics
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Wenjing Lin, Na Yao, Long Qian, Xiaofang Zhang, Quan Chen, Jufang Wang, Lijuan Zhang
The development of an in situ formed pH-responsive theranostic nanocomposite for anticancer drug delivery and computed tomography (CT) imaging was reported. β-cyclodextrin-{poly(lactide)-poly(2-(dimethylamino) ethyl methacrylate)-poly[oligo(2-ethyl-2-oxazoline)methacrylate]}21 [β-CD-(PLA-PDMAEMA-PEtOxMA)21] unimolecular micelles served as a template for the in situ formation of gold nanoparticles (GNPs) and the subsequent encapsulation of doxorubicin (DOX). The formation of unimolecular micelles, microstructures and the distributions of GNPs and DOX were investigated through the combination of experiments and dissipative particle dynamics (DPD) simulations...
June 3, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580043/delayed-small-bowel-perforation-with-findings-of-severe-ischemia-following-blunt-abdominal-trauma
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Sehnaz Evrimler, Irfan Okumuser, Deniz Delibas
BACKGROUND: Isolated small bowel perforation following blunt abdominal trauma (BAT) is an uncommon situation with high morbidity and mortality rates, and delayed small bowel perforation is even rarer. The pathophysiology of this condition is not clear in all cases. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case report of delayed small bowel perforation following BAT with extensive portomesenteric vein gas. CASE REPORT: A 33-year-old male patient was admitted to the emergency department after a car accident...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572490/a-modular-dual-labeling-scaffold-that-retains-agonistic-properties-for-somatostatin-receptor-targeting
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Sukhen C Ghosh, Melissa Rodriguez, Kendra S Carmon, Julie Voss, Nathaniel L Wilganowski, Agnes Schonbrunn, Ali Azhdarinia
Fluorescence-guided surgery is an emerging imaging technique that can enhance the ability of surgeons to detect tumors when compared with visual observation. To facilitate characterization, fluorescently labeled probes have been dual-labeled with a radionuclide to enable cross-validation with nuclear imaging. In this study, we selected the somatostatin receptor (SSTR) imaging agent, DOTA-Phe1-Tyr3-octreotide (DOTA-TOC), as the foundation for developing a dual-labeled analog. We hypothesized that a customized dual labeling approach with a multimodality chelation (MMC) scaffold would minimize steric effects of dye conjugation and retain agonist properties...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
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