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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913856/direct-oral-anticoagulants-an-overview-for-the-interventional-radiologist
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Pradesh Kumar, Rajeev Ravi, Gaurav Sundar, Caroline Shiach
The direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have emerged as a good alternative for the treatment of thromboembolic diseases, and their use in clinical practice is increasing rapidly. The DOACs act by blocking the activity of one single step in the coagulation cascade. These drugs act downstream in the common pathway of the coagulation cascade by directly antagonising the action of thrombin or factor Xa. The development of DOACs represents a paradigm shift from the oral vitamin K antagonists such as warfarin. This article aims to describe the properties of the currently available DOACs including pharmacology and dosing...
December 2, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913340/efficient-3d-reconstruction-in-ultrasound-elastography-via-a-sparse-iteration-based-on-markov-random-fields
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Atul Ingle, Tomy Varghese, William Sethares
Percutaneous needle-based liver ablation procedures are becoming increasingly common for treatment of small isolated tumors in hepatocellular carcinoma patients who are not candidates for surgery. Rapid three dimensional visualization of liver ablations has potential clinical value because it can enable interventional radiologists to plan and execute needle-based ablation procedures with real time feedback. Ensuring the right volume of tissue is ablated is desirable to avoid recurrence of tumors from residual untreated cancerous cells...
November 29, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907939/intraoperative-intermittent-blocking-of-the-common-iliac-arteries-in-cases-of-placenta-percreta-without-the-use-of-fluoroscopy
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S Heinze, B Filsinger, G Kastenholz, R J Schröder
Background: The number of patients with placenta accreta, percreta and increta is increasing. The morbidity and mortality are higher mostly due to hemorrhage. Therefore, new methods to reduce the risk of severe bleeding are necessary. Methods: Three patients were treated in collaboration by obstetricians, urologists, anesthesiologists, and radiologists. An MRI of the pelvis was performed and the diameters and lengths of the iliac arteries were measured to avoid fluoroscopy during the preoperative placement of catheter balloons into the iliac arteries...
December 2016: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904251/pediatric-biliary-interventions-in-the-native-liver
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REVIEW
Lisa H Kang, Colin N Brown
Biliary disease in infants and children frequently presents diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Pediatric interventional radiologists are often involved in the multidisciplinary teams who care for these patients. This article reviews several notable causes of biliary disease in children who have not undergone liver transplantation, describes the role of percutaneous interventional procedures in managing these conditions, and details applicable biliary interventional techniques.
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904250/diagnosis-and-management-of-postoperative-biliary-leaks
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REVIEW
Arian M Nikpour, R Justin Knebel, Danny Cheng
Postoperative biliary leaks have become more common in the past three decades since the development of laparoscopic biliary surgery. The role of the radiologist and interventional radiologist is important in the diagnosis and treatment of such complications, and can play an adjunctive role in the definitive surgical repair. Ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, nuclear medicine cholescintigraphy studies, and percutaneous transhepatic cholangiograms (PTC) are the various imaging modalities used for diagnosis...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904244/management-of-malignant-biliary-obstruction
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REVIEW
Jonathan M Lorenz
The diagnosis of malignant biliary obstruction combines the use of clinical evaluation, diagnostic imaging, tissue sampling, and minimally invasive options with the initial goal of identifying candidates for curative resection. The most common causes of obstruction are pancreatic adenocarcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma, and most cases are too advanced for surgical options. Interventional radiologists and gastroenterologists offer palliative options for biliary drainage such as plastic stents and catheters, bare metal stents, and covered stents...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900216/predictors-of-renal-recovery-in-renal-failure-secondary-to-bilateral-obstructive-urolithiasis
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Muthukrishna P Rajadoss, Chandrasingh Jeyachandra Berry, Grace J Rebekah, Vinu Moses, Shyamkumar N Keshava, Kuruthukulangara S Jacob, Santosh Kumar, Nitin Kekre, Antony Devasia
OBJECTIVES: To identify factors predicting renal recovery in patients presenting with renal failure secondary to bilateral obstructing urolithiasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data from electronic records of consecutive adult patients presenting with bilateral obstructing urolithiasis between January 2007 and April 2011 were retrieved. Ultrasonography of the abdomen, and kidney, ureter, bladder (KUB study) X-ray or abdominal non-contrast computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898253/establishing-equipoise-national-survey-of-the-treatment-of-pediatric-para-pneumonic-effusion-and-empyema
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Morgan K Richards, Jarod P Mcateer, Todd C Edwards, Lucas R Hoffman, Matthew P Kronman, Dennis W Shaw, Adam B Goldin
BACKGROUND: Despite six randomized trials of various treatments for pediatric para-pneumonic effusion (PPE), management approaches differ. The purpose of this study was to gain insight into opinions on PPE treatment with the goal of designing a definitive trial to generate consensus intervention guidelines. METHODS: To evaluate physician opinions regarding PPE management, we developed a survey based on input from a nationwide, multi-disciplinary advisory group that established content validity...
November 29, 2016: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896385/pictorial-review-the-pearls-and-pitfalls-of-the-radiological-manifestations-of-gallstone-ileus
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REVIEW
Phei Shan Chuah, John Curtis, Nikhil Misra, Dina Hikmat, Sumita Chawla
We present a pictorial review of a range of typical and atypical cases of gallstone ileus (GI), across a wide range of imaging modalities. GI is a complication of gallstone disease causing mechanical intestinal obstruction due to impaction of gallstone in the gastrointestinal tract. The spectrum of presentation can vary enormously, and we highlight the importance of accurate imaging diagnosis of GI especially early use of computed tomography. This will lead to timely and appropriate surgical intervention with the potential avoidance of unnecessary outcomes...
November 28, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895242/availability-of-endovascular-therapies-for-cerebrovascular-disease-at-primary-stroke-centers
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Mark J Alberts, Jean Range, William Spencer, Vicki Cantwell, M J Hampel
BACKGROUND: Endovascular therapies (EVTs) are useful for treating cerebrovascular disease. There are few data about the availability of such services at primary stroke centers (PSCs). Our hypothesis was that some of these services may be available at some PSCs. METHODS: We conducted an internet-based survey of hospitals certified as PSCs by the Joint Commission. The survey inquired about EVTs such as intra-arterial (IA) lytics, IA mechanical clot removal, coiling of aneurysms, and cervical arterial stenting, physician training, coverage models, hospital type, and outcomes...
November 28, 2016: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891328/abnormal-course-of-right-coronary-artery-together-with-variant-left-coronary-artery-and-partial-atresia-of-cicumflex-artery
#11
Rajani Singh
Heart is supplied by right and left coronary arteries. Therefore, the knowledge of normal and variant anatomy of both these arteries and their configurations is indispensable for proper understanding of diagnosis and treatment of dreaded cardiac diseases. During routine cadaveric dissection, a heart of an adult female with anomalous course of Right Coronary Artery (RCA), new variant of trifurcated Left Coronary Artery (LCA) and partial atresia of circumflex (CX) artery was detected. Trifurcation of LCA into anterior interventricular, CX and a ramus intermedius without giving accessory branches has been reported...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885073/evaluation-of-eye-lens-doses-of-interventional-cardiologists
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Sumi Yokoyama, Shoichi Suzuki, Hiroshi Toyama, Shinji Arakawa, Satoshi Inoue, Yutaka Kinomura, Ikuo Kobayashi
The effective dose of medical staff members, especially interventional radiologists and cardiologists, is classified as a relatively high level. We measured the dose for interventional cardiologists by using optically stimulated luminescence dosimeters (OSLDs). However, this quantity is not the same as Hp (3). In experiments, the dose at the eye-lens position of a phantom were measured using OSLDs and thermoluminescence dosimeters (TLDs). A conversion factor from dose measured by using TLDs to OSLDs was estimated from these results...
November 24, 2016: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862091/predictors-of-adequate-ultrasound-quality-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-surveillance-in-patients-with-cirrhosis
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O Simmons, D T Fetzer, T Yokoo, J A Marrero, A Yopp, Y Kono, N D Parikh, T Browning, A G Singal
BACKGROUND: Abdominal ultrasound fails to detect over one-fourth of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) at an early stage in patients with cirrhosis. Identifying patients in whom ultrasound is of inadequate quality can inform interventions to improve surveillance effectiveness. AIM: To evaluate and identify predictors of ultrasound quality in patients with cirrhosis. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study among patients who underwent ultrasound examination for a cirrhosis-related indication between April 2015 and October 2015...
January 2017: Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27832304/the-challenging-sonographic-inguinal-canal-evaluation-in-neonates-and-children-an-update-of-differential-diagnoses
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Yoshino T Sameshima, Maurício G I Yamanari, Mariana A Silva, Miguel J Francisco Neto, Marcelo B G Funari
Bulging of the inguinal region is a frequent complaint in the pediatric population and sonographic findings can be challenging for radiologists. In this review we update the sonographic findings of the most common disorders that affect the inguinal canal in neonates and children, with a focus on the processus vaginalis abnormalities such as congenital hydroceles, indirect inguinal hernias and cryptorchidism, illustrated with cases collected at a quaternary hospital during a 7-year period. We emphasize the importance of correctly classifying different types of congenital hydrocele and inguinal hernia to allow for early surgical intervention when necessary...
November 10, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826789/avoiding-complications-in-bone-and-soft-tissue-ablation
#15
A Nicholas Kurup, Grant D Schmit, Jonathan M Morris, Thomas D Atwell, John J Schmitz, Adam J Weisbrod, David A Woodrum, Patrick W Eiken, Matthew R Callstrom
As with percutaneous ablation of tumors in the liver, lungs, and kidneys, ablation of bone and non-visceral soft tissue tumors carries risk, primarily from collateral damage to vital structures in proximity to the target tumor. Certain risks are of particular interest when ablating bone and non-visceral soft tissue tumors, namely neural or skin injury, bowel injury, fracture, and gas embolism from damaged applicators. Ablation of large volume tumors also carries special risk. Many techniques may be employed by the interventional radiologist to minimize complications when treating tumors in the musculoskeletal system...
November 8, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815925/microbiological-diagnosis-of-implant-related-infections-scientific-evidence-and-cost-benefit-analysis-of-routine-antibiofilm-processing
#16
Lorenzo Drago, Elena De Vecchi
Prosthetic joint infection is one of the most severe complication following joint arthroplasty, producing a significant worsening of patient's quality of life. Management of PJIs requires extended courses of antimicrobial therapy, multiple surgical interventions and prolonged hospital stay, with a consequent economic burden, which is thought to markedly increase in the next years due to the expected burden in total joint arthroplasties. The present review summarizes the present knowledge on microbiological diagnosis of prosthetic joint infections, focusing on aethiological agents and discussing pros and cons of the available strategies for their diagnosis...
November 5, 2016: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796535/the-essentials-of-parathyroid-hormone-venous-sampling
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Bedros Taslakian, Scott O Trerotola, Barry Sacks, Rahmi Oklu, Amy Deipolyi
Hyperparathyroidism is an excess of parathyroid hormone in the blood due to over-activity of one or more parathyroid gland. Localization of abnormal glands with noninvasive imaging modalities, such as technetium sestamibi scan and cross-sectional imaging, has a high success rate. Parathyroid venous sampling is performed for patients with persistent or recurrent disease after previous parathyroid surgery, when repeat noninvasive imaging studies are negative or discordant. The success of invasive localization studies and results interpretation is dependent on the interventional radiologist's understanding of the normal and ectopic anatomic locations of parathyroid glands, as well as their blood supply and venous drainage...
October 28, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790413/variations-in-the-origin-and-course-of-right-hepatic-artery-and-its-surgical-significance
#18
Narayanaperumal Mugunthan, Rajendran Kannan, Christilda Felicia Jebakani, Jayaram Anbalagan
INTRODUCTION: Variations in the Right Hepatic Artery (RHA) are exceedingly common and these variations are of great importance to surgeons and interventional radiologists. A thorough knowledge of the right hepatic arterial anatomy is mandatory while performing hepatic surgery and hepatic arteriography. AIM: To find out the variations in the origin and course of the RHA and its surgical significance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted in 60 embalmed adult cadavers of both sexes of age group between 50 to 80 years...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783022/new-trends-in-interventional-pulmonology
#19
Angela Roberts Selzer, Matthew Murrell, Eugene Shostak
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: As the field of interventional pulmonology continues to expand and develop at a rapid pace, anesthesiologists are increasingly called upon to provide well tolerated anesthetic care during these procedures. These patients may not be candidates for surgical treatment and often have multiple comorbidities. It is important for anesthesiologists to familiarize themselves with these procedures and their associated risks and complications. RECENT FINDINGS: The scope of the interventional pulmonologist's practice is varied and includes both diagnostic and therapeutic procedures...
October 25, 2016: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778309/infection-prevention-and-ultrasound-probe-decontamination-practices-in-europe-a-survey-of-the-european-society-of-radiology
#20
Christiane Marita Nyhsen, Hilary Humphreys, Carlos Nicolau, Gerhard Mostbeck, Michel Claudon
OBJECTIVES: Although ultrasound (US) is considered one of the safest imaging modalities, concerns have been raised regarding potential infection transmission risks through US procedures. A survey was undertaken by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) to establish infection prevention and control measures in US and to highlight the importance of good medical practice. METHODS: An online survey was sent to all 22,000 full ESR members. RESULTS: The response rate of completed surveys was 4...
December 2016: Insights Into Imaging
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