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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806184/noninfectious-aortitis-what-the-cardiologist-needs-to-know
#1
Ingolf Töpel
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To sum up a group of noninfectious inflammatory diseases of the aorta and its branches relevant to a cardiologist's daily routine. To describe pathogenetic and clinical advances as well as modern diagnostic tools. To overview most recent treatment options and patient-tailored therapies. To provide an insight in future directions of research. RECENT FINDINGS: Pathophysiology of large vessel vasculitides (LVV) are still poorly defined. At least a certain number of patients with idiopathic periaortitis seem to part of the group of IgG4-related diseases which has implications for therapy...
August 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738834/the-value-of-99m-tc-methylene-diphosphonate-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-in-diagnosis-of-fibrous-dysplasia
#2
Linqi Zhang, Qiao He, Wei Li, Rusen Zhang
BACKGROUND: Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare benign bone disorder in which the normal bone is replaced by immature fibro-osseous tissue. However, some case reports have reported that FD showed significantly increased (99m)Tc-methylene diphosphonate ((99m)Tc-MDP) uptake on whole-body bone scintigraphy (WBS), which may mimic bone metastasis or skeletal involvement of the patients with known cancer. Thus, the purpose of present study is to observe the reliable characteristics and usefulness of single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) for the diagnosis of FD...
July 24, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733704/-adverse-effects-of-immunotherapy-clinical-aspects-radiological-and-nuclear-medicine-results
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REVIEW
G Widmann, V A Nguyen, J Plaickner, W Jaschke
BACKGROUND: The increasing use of immunotherapy in oncology increases the need for radiologic evaluation of frequent and severe immune-related adverse events. OBJECTIVE: Determination of the incidence and manifestation of radiologic and nuclear medicine findings of immune-related adverse events. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Literature review of clinical and imaging findings of immune-related adverse events induced by the immune checkpoint inhibitors ipilimumab, nivolumab and pembrolizumab...
July 21, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724045/spinal-tumors-in-children
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Andrei Fernandes Joaquim, Enrico Ghizoni, Marcelo Gomes Cordeiro Valadares, Simone Appenzeller, Simone Dos Santos Aguiar, Helder Tedeschi
Introduction: Spinal tumors are rare in the pediatric population, presenting many specific peculiarities when compared to adults. We have performed a broad narrative review to describe the most common spinal tumors in children, discussing their main characteristics and management options. Method: The authors have performed an extensive review of the peer-reviewed literature addressing the aforementioned objectives. Results: Multimodality radiological studies (plain films, 3D computed tomography scan and magnetic resonance imaging) are necessary for proper evaluation and differential diagnosis of spinal tumors in children...
May 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674196/integrated-residency-in-radiology-and-nuclear-medicine-in-the-netherlands
#5
Jan P J van Schaik, Roelof J Bennink
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28673776/private-practice-radiologist-subspecialty-classification-using-medicare-claims
#6
Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Wenyi Wang, Sudheshna Bodapati, Danny R Hughes, Richard Duszak
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to assess both existing Medicare provider code assignments and a new claims-based system for subspecialty classification of private practice radiologists. METHODS: Websites of the 100 largest US radiology private practices were used to identify 1,476 radiologists self-identified with a single subspecialty ([1] abdominal, [2] breast, [3] cardiothoracic, or [4] musculoskeletal imaging; [5] nuclear medicine; [6] interventional radiology; [7] neuroradiology)...
June 30, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657406/a-review-of-radiation-countermeasures-focusing-on-injury-specific-medicinals-and-regulatory-approval-status-part-ii-countermeasures-for-limited-indications-internalized-radionuclides-emesis-late-effects-and-agents-demonstrating-efficacy-in-large-animals-with
#7
Vijay K Singh, Melissa Garcia, Thomas M Seed
PURPOSE: The threat of a radiological/nuclear event is a critical concern for all government agencies involved in national security and public health preparedness. Countermeasures that are safe, easily administered, and effective at diminishing or eliminating adverse health effects to individuals and the overall public health impact of radiation exposure are urgently needed. Radiation countermeasures included in this three-part series have been classified under various subheadings based specifically on their developmental stages for United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657400/a-review-of-radiation-countermeasures-focusing-on-injury-specific-medicinals-and-regulatory-approval-status-part-iii-countermeasures-under-early-stages-of-development-along-with-standard-of-care-medicinal-and-procedures-not-requiring-regulatory-approval-for
#8
Vijay K Singh, Briana K Hanlon, Paola T Santiago, Thomas M Seed
PURPOSE: Terrorist attacks, with their intent to maximize psychological and economic damage as well as inflicting sickness and death on given targeted populations, are an ever-growing worldwide concern in government and public sectors as they become more frequent, violent, and sensational. If given the chance, it is likely that terrorists will use radiological or nuclear weapons. To thwart these sinister efforts, both physical and medical countermeasures against these weapons are currently being researched and developed so that they can be utilized by the first responders, military, and medical providers alike...
June 28, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650707/a-review-of-radiation-countermeasures-focusing-on-injury-specific-medicinals-and-regulatory-approval-status-part-i-radiation-sub-syndromes-animal-models-and-fda-approved-countermeasures
#9
Vijay K Singh, Thomas M Seed
PURPOSE: The increasing global risk of nuclear and radiological accidents or attacks has driven renewed research interest in developing medical countermeasures to potentially injurious exposures to acute irradiation. Clinical symptoms and signs of a developing acute radiation injury, i.e. the acute radiation syndrome, are grouped into three sub-syndromes named after the dominant organ system affected, namely the hematopoietic, gastrointestinal, and neurovascular systems. The availability of safe and effective countermeasures against the above threats currently represents a significant unmet medical need...
June 26, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650133/imaging-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism-focus-on-the-evidence-based-diagnostic-performance-of-different-methods
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Giorgio Treglia, Pierpaolo Trimboli, Martin Huellner, Luca Giovanella
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common endocrine disorder usually due to hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands (HP). Surgical removal of HP is the main treatment in PHPT, particularly in symptomatic patients. The correct detection and localization of HP is challenging and crucial as it may guide surgical treatment in patients with PHPT. To date, different imaging methods have been used to detect and localize HP in patients with PHPT including radiology, nuclear medicine and hybrid techniques...
June 23, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646645/comorbidity-assessment-in-patients-with-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-can-imaging-techniques-fludeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomographic-computed-tomography-and-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-provide-additional-information
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Matthias Troeltzsch, Florian Andreas Probst, Axel Rominger, Ulrich Müller-Lisse, Monika Probst, Katharina Obermeier, Michael Ehrenfeld, Sven Otto
PURPOSE: This study evaluated the role of imaging staging examinations (positron-emission tomographic computed tomography [PET/CT] and contrast-enhanced computed tomography [ceCT]) for the assessment of the comorbidity status of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). A binary null hypothesis was drafted: 1) imaging staging examinations do not augment knowledge about the comorbidity status of patients with OSCC and 2) there is no difference between PET/CT and ceCT in this regard...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643106/-new-and-old-aspects-of-retroperitoneal-fibrosis
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REVIEW
A S Brandt, N M Dreger, E Müller, S Kukuk, S Roth
Retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF) is an uncommon chronic inflammatory disease of the rear abdomen and it is commonly associated with the complication of uni- or bilateral hydronephrosis. Despite the rarity of this disease, multiple publications concerning etiology, diagnosis, therapy monitoring and both medical and surgical therapy have been published in recent years. Recent research has focused on asbestos exposure as a possible risk factor, the meaning of IgG4-associated RPF, measuring disease activity using different radiological and nuclear medicine procedures, and new approaches to medical therapy...
July 2017: Der Urologe. Ausg. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28584743/benign-and-malignant-thyroid-gland-diseases-in-the-patients-with-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Mehmet Celik, Sibel Guldiken, Semra Ayturk, Buket Yilmaz Bulbul, Ebru Tastekin, Nuray Can, Atakan Sezer, Funda Ustun, Ahmet Kucukarda
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed to evaluate concurrently detected thyroid pathologies in the patients who underwent surgery for primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we retrospectively analyzed the files of the patients who underwent surgery for PHPT between 2012 and 2015. Pre- and post-operative laboratory examination results and preoperative radiological and nuclear medicine findings of the patients were retrospectively recorded...
April 2017: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581035/effective-doses-and-standardised-risk-factors-from-paediatric-diagnostic-medical-radiation-exposures-information-for-radiation-risk-communication
#14
Giovanni Bibbo
INTRODUCTION: In the paediatric medical radiation setting, there is no consistency on the radiation risk information conveyed to the consumer (patient/carer). Each communicator may convey different information about the level of risk for the same radiation procedure, leaving the consumer confused and frustrated. There is a need to standardise risks resulting from medical radiation exposures. In this study, paediatric radiographic, fluoroscopic, CT and nuclear medicine examination data have been analysed to provide (i) effective doses and radiation induced cancer risk factors from common radiological and nuclear medicine diagnostic procedures in standardised formats, (ii) awareness of the difficulties that may be encountered in communicating risks to the layperson, and (iii) an overview of the deleterious effects of ionising radiation so that the risk communicator can convey with confidence the risks resulting from medical radiation exposures...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529726/pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-the-basics-the-gray-zone-and-the-target
#15
REVIEW
Dionysia Kelgiorgi, Christos Dervenis
Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs) manifest with a range of symptoms and pose a therapeutic challenge. A team approach, in which many specialists come together, is necessary in the quest for the best patient-tailored treatment. Disciplines such as oncology, surgery, basic science, endocrinology, radiology, and nuclear medicine need to work side by side, equally contributing to patient care and to advancing our better understanding of this fascinating disease.
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506452/performing-nuclear-medicine-examinations-in-pregnant-women
#16
REVIEW
Paolo Zanotti-Fregonara, Elif Hindie
The number of nuclear medicine examinations performed worldwide has been steadily increasing over the last few years. By consequence, an ever increasing number of pregnant women are likely to be exposed to radioisotopes. The range of doses encountered in nuclear medicine practice is well below the threshold for deterministic effects, such as embryonic death, birth defects or mental retardation. According to the linear no-threshold hypothesis, however, stochastic effects (e.g. an increased risk of cancer) remain possible even at this dose range...
May 11, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500447/-certification-guidelines-and-qualification-courses
#17
REVIEW
R Loose, M Wucherer
German regulations require a license for using ionizing radiation in medicine. This license-called "Fachkunde"-varies for different medical procedures such as CT, fluoroscopy, radiography, or mammography. The required frequencies and training times also vary for different medical disciplines such as radiology, cardiology, vascular surgery, traumatology, nuclear medicine, and radiotherapy, among others. The quality criteria for a specific license require a minimum training time under supervision and a minimum frequency of a wide range of procedures...
May 12, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490467/dose-optimization-to-minimize-radiation-risk-for-children-undergoing-ct-and-nuclear-medicine-imaging-is-misguided-and-detrimental
#18
Jeffry A Siegel, Bill Sacks, Charles W Pennington, James S Welsh
A debate exists within the medical community on whether the linear no-threshold model of ionizing radiation exposure accurately predicts the subsequent incidence of radiogenic cancer. In this article, we evaluate evidence refuting the linear no-threshold model and corollary efforts to reduce radiation exposure from CT and nuclear medicine imaging in accord with the as-low-as-reasonably-achievable principle, particularly for children. Further, we review studies demonstrating that children are not, in fact, more radiosensitive than adults in the radiologic imaging dose range, rendering dose reduction for children unjustifiable and counterproductive...
June 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473601/american-college-of-radiology-and-society-of-nuclear-medicine-and-molecular-imaging-joint-credentialing-statement-for-pet-mr-imaging-body
#19
Rathan M Subramaniam, Hossein Jadvar, Patrick M Colletti, Alexander Guimaraes, Rao Gullapali, Andrei H Iagaru, Jonathan McConathy, Carolyn C Meltzer, Helen Nadel, Richard B Noto, Alan B Packard, Eric Rohren, M Elizabeth Oates
This joint statement is intended to guide credentialing bodies that privilege physicians to oversee the performance of and participation in the interpretation of PET/MR imaging in adult and pediatric patients in the United States.
May 4, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473084/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-renal-transplant%C3%A2-dysfunction
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Myles T Taffel, Paul Nikolaidis, Michael D Beland, M Donald Blaufox, Vikram S Dogra, Stanley Goldfarb, John L Gore, Howard J Harvin, Marta E Heilbrun, Matthew T Heller, Gaurav Khatri, Glenn M Preminger, Andrei S Purysko, Andrew D Smith, Zhen J Wang, Robert M Weinfeld, Jade J Wong-You-Cheong, Erick M Remer, Mark E Lockhart
Renal transplantation is the treatment of choice in patients with end-stage renal disease because the 5-year survival rates range from 72% to 99%. Although graft survival has improved secondary to the introduction of newer immunosuppression drugs and the advancements in surgical technique, various complications still occur. Ultrasound is the first-line imaging modality for the evaluation of renal transplants in the immediate postoperative period and for long-term follow-up. In addition to depicting many of the potential complications of renal transplantation, ultrasound can also guide therapeutic interventions...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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