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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431009/artefact-free-late-gadolinium-enhancement-imaging-in-patients-with-implanted-cardiac-devices-using-a-modified-broadband-sequence-current-strategies-and-results-from-a-real-world-patient-cohort
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Sebastian Hilbert, Alexander Weber, Kay Nehrke, Peter Börnert, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Sabrina Oebel, Ricardo Spampinato, Cathleen Rogge, Sergio Richter, Gerhard Hindricks, Ingo Paetsch, Cosima Jahnke
Aims: Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging in patients with implanted cardiac devices is often limited by device-related imaging artefacts. Limitations can potentially be overcome by employing a broadband late gadolinium enhancement (LGE)-CMR imaging technique. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between implanted cardiac devices and the optimal frequency offset on broadband LGE-CMR imaging to increase the artefact-free visibility of myocardial segments. Methods and results: A phantom study was performed to characterize magnetic field disturbances related to 15 different cardiac devices...
April 18, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417170/reduced-dose-ct-with-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-compared-to-standard-dose-ct-of-the-chest-abdomen-and-pelvis-in-oncology-patients-intra-individual-comparison-study-on-image-quality-and-lesion-conspicuity
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Linda Nayeli Morimoto, Aya Kamaya, Isabelle Boulay-Coletta, Dominik Fleischmann, Lior Molvin, Lu Tian, George Fisher, Jia Wang, Jürgen K Willmann
PURPOSE: To compare image quality and lesion conspicuity of reduced dose (RD) CT with model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) compared to standard dose (SD) CT in patients undergoing oncological follow-up imaging. METHODS: Forty-four cancer patients who had a staging SD CT within 12 months were prospectively included to undergo a weight-based RD CT with MBIR. Radiation dose was recorded and tissue attenuation and image noise of four tissue types were measured...
April 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415099/p594contrast-transthoracic-echocardiography-as-a-gatekeeper-for-patent-foramen-ovale-closure
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M Muratori, G Italiano, E Innocenti, L Fusini, M Mapelli, G Tamborini, S Ghulam Ali, P Gripari, A Maltagliati, F Celeste, M Pepi
Background.: The presence of patent foramen ovale (PFO) has been linked to many illness, including cryptogenic stroke, transient ischemic attack, migraine, platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome and decompression sickness in scuba divers. Transesophageal echocardiography is the gold standard technique for the visualization of atrial septal anatomy, but it is a secondary level exam, not always available, with additional associated costs and not completely free from procedural risks. Standard transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has a too low sensitivity for PFO screening...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412573/patient-characteristics-associated-with-differences-in-radiation-exposure-from-pediatric-abdomen-pelvis-ct-scans-a-quantile-regression-analysis
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Jennifer N Cooper, Daniel L Lodwick, Brent Adler, Choonsik Lee, Peter C Minneci, Katherine J Deans
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) is a widely used diagnostic tool in pediatric medicine. However, due to concerns regarding radiation exposure, it is essential to identify patient characteristics associated with higher radiation burden from CT imaging, in order to more effectively target efforts towards dose reduction. Our objective was to identify the effects of various demographic and clinical patient characteristics on radiation exposure from single abdomen/pelvis CT scans in children...
April 12, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410945/diagnostic-approach-in-fetal-coarctation-of-the-aorta-a-cost-utility-analysis
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Patrick D Evers, Daksha Ranade, Mark Lewin, Bhawna Arya
BACKGROUND: Coarctation of the aorta (CoA) is difficult to diagnose by fetal echocardiogram (F-Echo), often requiring multiple F-Echos during gestation and neonatal echocardiograms (N-Echos) after birth. Furthermore, CoA is the most common ductal-dependent lesion missed on routine physical exam. OBJECTIVES: We sought to determine the most cost-effective diagnostic approach in caring for infants in whom an initial F-Echo is concerning for CoA. METHODS: Four paradigms for management after initial F-Echo could not rule out CoA were compared, with a single paradigm involving additional F-Echos: (1) multiple F-Echos for diagnostic clarity and performance of N-Echo on neonates with remaining high suspicion for CoA on F-Echos (prenatal-multiple), (2) no further F-Echo and performance of N-Echo on neonates with high suspicion for CoA on initial F-Echo (postnatal-selective), (3) no further F-Echo and performance of N-Echo on all neonates (postnatal-all), and (4) no further F-Echo or N-Echo with reliance on routine physical exam to identify afflicted infants (postnatal-none)...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406949/antimicrobial-resistant-infections-among-postpartum-women-at-a-ugandan-referral-hospital
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Lisa M Bebell, Joseph Ngonzi, Joel Bazira, Yarine Fajardo, Adeline A Boatin, Mark J Siedner, Ingrid V Bassett, Dan Nyehangane, Deborah Nanjebe, Yves Jacquemyn, Jean-Pierre van Geertruyden, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire, David R Bangsberg, Laura E Riley, Yap Boum
INTRODUCTION: Puerperal sepsis causes 10% of maternal deaths in Africa, but prospective studies on incidence, microbiology and antimicrobial resistance are lacking. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study of 4,231 Ugandan women presenting to a regional referral hospital for delivery or postpartum care, measured vital signs after delivery, performed structured physical exam, symptom questionnaire, and microbiologic evaluation of febrile and hypothermic women...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405947/accuracy-and-reliability-of-infrared-thermography-in-assessment-of-the-breasts-of-women-affected-by-cancer
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Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro, Maíta Marade Oliveira Lima Leite Vaz, Lais Mara Siqueira das Neves, Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho, Hélio Humberto Angotti Carrara, Elaine Caldeira de Oliveira Guirro
Evaluate reliability and accuracy of infrared thermography in the assessment of women wth breasts cancer. Thirty-five participants had unilateral breast cancer and 17 control subjects were assessed using infrared thermography. To evaluate reliability, two professionals, who were experienced, measured the temperature of the infrared images in two different moments, with a one-week interval. Biopsy was used as a gold standard exam with regard identify breast cancer. The analysis illustrated excellent reliability in terms of the affected, contralateral and control breasts with the intra-class correlation coefficient values ranging from 0...
May 2017: Journal of Medical Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28399448/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-adc-of-the-vitreous-humor-and-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-swi-of-the-retina-in-abused-children-with-retinal-hemorrhages
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Misun Hwang, Samuel S Shin, Matthew A Thimm, Anish Ghodadra, Christin L Sylvester, Ken Nischal, Ashok Panigrahy, Giulio Zuccoli
This study speculated that the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) of the vitreous humor might be altered in the setting of abusive head trauma (AHT) with retinal hemorrhages (RH). Fourty-four subjects were analyzed (n=20 AHT cases; n=24 controls). There was no statistically significant difference in normalized ADC values between the cases and controls (-0.14 and -0.08 respectively, p=0.46), but analysis of RH by susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) compared to dilated funduscopic exam demonstrated statistically significant correlation (p=0...
April 3, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396906/the-lausanne-geneva-cohort-study-of-offspring-of-parents-with-mood-disorders-methodology-findings-current-sample-characteristics-and-perspectives
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Caroline L Vandeleur, Marie-Pierre F Strippoli, Enrique Castelao, Mehdi Gholam-Rezaee, François Ferrero, Pierre Marquet, Jean-Michel Aubry, Martin Preisig
PURPOSE: Studies focusing on the offspring of affected parents utilize the well-established familial aggregation of mood disorders as a powerful tool for the identification of risk factors, early clinical manifestations, and prodromes of mood disorders in these offspring. The major goals of the Lausanne-Geneva mood cohort study are to: (1) assess the familial aggregation of bipolar and unipolar mood disorders; (2) prospectively identify risk factors for mood disorders as well as their early signs and prodromes; (3) identify their endophenotypes including cognitive features, alterations in brain structure, HPA-axis dysregulation, and abnormalities of the circadian rhythm of activity...
April 10, 2017: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393623/clinical-comparison-of-conventional-and-mobile-endockscope-videocystoscopy-using-an-air-or-fluid-medium
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Rahul Dutta, Renai Yoon, Roshan M Patel, Kyle Spradling, Zhamshid Okhunov, William Sohn, Hak J Lee, Jaime Landman, Ralph Clayman
OBJECTIVE: To compare conventional videocystoscopy to a novel and affordable (approximately $45) mobile cystoscopy system, the Endockscope. We evaluated the Endockscope system using both fluid (Endockscope-Fluid) and air (Endockscope-Air) to fill the bladder in an effort to expand the global range of flexible cystoscopy. METHODS: The Endockscope system is comprised of a portable 1,000 lumen LED self-contained cordless light source and a 3D printed adaptor which connects a mobile phone to a flexible fiberoptic cystoscope...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392625/neuropsychological-assessments-of-cognitive-aging-in-monolingual-and-bilingual-older-adults
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John A E Anderson, Somayya Saleemi, Ellen Bialystok
Standardized neuropsychological tests are routinely used as diagnostic criteria in aging populations and are an important piece of evidence for the identification of clinical pathology and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. Tests include such measures as the Mini Mental Status Exam, Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System, Montreal Cognitive Assessment, and others. These tests cover a range of functions including working memory, verbal fluency, prospective memory, and task switching. Interpretation of test results is based on comparison of the participant's score to standard scores that have been normed on a population database...
August 2017: Journal of Neurolinguistics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383859/-ultrasonographic-measurement-of-the-optical-nerve-sheath-for-the-diagnosis-of-intracranial-hypertension-in-the-emergency-room-a-case-report
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R Levy, B Kerzmann, V Franssen, A S Schwab, J F Adam, Th Sottiaux
Early diagnosis and treatment of intracranial hypertension (ICHT) are major components of the management of neurological emergencies. The optic nerve sheath diameter is closely dependent on intracranial pressure and can be measured by bedside ultrasound (US). We report the story of a 70-year-old COPD patient initially admitted to the emergency room for a sepsis of pulmonary origin. An unusual confusion prompted us to perform an US of the optic nerve sheath. This exam clearly suggested the presence of an ICHT...
June 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383625/the-saxophonist-s-hernia-a-rare-case-report-of-anterior-primary-perineal-hernia-in-a-young-male-patient
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V D Palumbo, B Di Trapani, B Molinelli, S Tomasini, A Bruno, G Tomasello
Perineal hernia is the protrusion of an intra-abdominal structure into the perineal area, that could be primitive or secondary to trauma or abdominoperineal resection. Main treatment could be transabdominal, transperineal or combined. Here is a rare case of anterior perineal hernia in a young saxophone male patient, treated with a mininvasive perineal approach. A 25-year-old Caucasian male patient referred 1-year history of perineal pain. The pain was more severe when he played his saxophone. Local exam was negative but a dynamic perineal ultrasonography revealed a small anterior perineal hernia...
March 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383613/can-psa-reflex-algorithm-be-a-valid-alternative-to-other-psa-based-prostate-cancer-screening-strategies
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G Caldarelli, G Troiano, D Rosadini, N Nante
BACKGROUND: The available laboratory tests for the differential diagnosis of prostate cancer, are represented by the total PSA, the free PSA, and the free/total PSA ratio. In Italy most of doctors tend to request both total and free PSA for their patients even in cases where the total PSA doesn't justify the further request of free PSA, with a consequent growth of the costs for the National Health System. The aim of our study was to predict the saving in Euro (due to reagents) and reduction in free PSA tests, applying the "PSA Reflex" algorithm...
May 2017: Annali di Igiene: Medicina Preventiva e di Comunità
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383601/temporomandibular-joint-involvement-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-association-between-clinical-and-tomographic-data
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Patrícia Cf Cordeiro, Josemar P Guimaraes, Viviane A de Souza, Isabela M Dias, Jesca Nn Silva, Karina L Devito, Leticia L Bonato
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation and synovial hyperplasia, which usually affects multiple joints. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) becomes susceptible to the development of changes resulting from RA. The aim of this study was to evaluate the presence of TMD and degenerative bone changes in TMJ in patients diagnosed with RA (rheumatoid arthritis). The Research Diagnostic Criteria for Temporomandibular Disorders (RDC/ TMD) questionnaire was used for clinical evaluation of the TMJ and for TMD classification of 49 patients of both sexes and all ages...
December 2016: Acta Odontológica Latinoamericana: AOL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379901/the-utility-of-teleultrasound-to-guide-acute-patient-management
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Christian Becker, Mario Fusaro, Dhruv Patel, Isaac Shalom, William H Frishman, Corey Scurlock
Ultrasound has evolved into a core bedside tool for diagnostic and management purposes for all subsets of adult and pediatric critically-ill patients. Teleintensive care unit coverage has undergone a similar rapid expansion period throughout the United States. Round-the-clock access to ultrasound equipment is very common in today's intensive care unit, but 24/7 coverage with staff trained to acquire and interpret point-of-care ultrasound in real time is lagging behind equipment availability. Medical trainees and physician extenders require attending level supervision to ensure consistent image acquisition and accurate interpretation...
May 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378409/diffusion-of-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-among-women-in-primary-care-associations-with-insurance-type
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Cheryl R Clark, Tor D Tosteson, Anna N A Tosteson, Tracy Onega, Julie E Weiss, Kimberly A Harris, Jennifer S Haas
Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has shown potential to improve breast cancer screening and diagnosis compared to digital mammography (DM). The FDA approved DBT use in conjunction with conventional DM in 2011, but coverage was approved by CMS recently in 2015. Given changes in coverage policies, it is important to monitor diffusion of DBT by insurance type. This study examined DBT trends and estimated associations with insurance type. From June 2011 to September 2014, DBT use in 22 primary care centers in the Dartmouth -Brigham and Women's Hospital Population-based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens research center (PROSPR) was examined among women aged 40-89...
April 4, 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374073/liver-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-on-ct-and-gadoxetic-acid-enhanced-mri-with-diffusion-weighted-imaging
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Dong Ik Cha, Kyung Mi Jang, Seong Hyun Kim, Tae Wook Kang, Kyoung Doo Song
OBJECTIVES: To assess major imaging features of Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) on contrast-enhanced CT and gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI and to estimate whether the combination of signal intensity favouring HCC on hepatobiliary phase (HBP) and diffusion-weighted images (DWI) can act as a major feature in LI-RADS. METHODS: Four hundred twenty one patients with 445 observations were included. Major features of LI-RADS on CT and MRI as well as HBP and DWI features were assessed...
April 3, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373472/prognostic-value-of-prepectoral-edema-in-mr-mammography
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Clemens G Kaiser, Michael Herold, Julia Krammer, Pascal Baltzer, Mieczyslaw Gajda, Oumar Camara, Stefan Schoenberg, Werner A Kaiser, Matthias Dietzel
BACKGROUND/AIM: Previous studies have indicated a highly significant correlation between invasive tumors and accompanying prepectoral edema (PE) in MR-mammography (MRM). The aim of the present study was to identify prognostic factors associated with PE as a diagnostic sign. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 1,109 consecutive MRM exams were included in this study. Exclusion criteria were previous operation, biopsy, intervention, chemotherapy, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) or previous mastitis...
April 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366535/aspiration-and-cytological-evaluation-of-idiopathic-bone-cavities-of-the-jaw
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Elena Riet Correa Rivero, Felipe Perozzo Daltoé, Fernanda Weber Mello, Carlos Eduardo Chrzanowski Pereira de Souza, Liliane Janete Grando
The idiopathic bone cavity (IBC) is an intraosseous pseudocyst devoid of epithelial lining. Clinically, IBCs of the jaw are asymptomatic and normally found in routine radiographic exams. Although the literature regarding the content of IBCs is controversial, the final diagnosis is usually aided by the discovery of an empty cavity upon surgical exploration. The aim of this study was to perform cytological and histological analysis of IBC contents. Cytological analysis of nine cases of IBC was performed after puncture and processed by the cell block technique...
March 20, 2017: Tissue & Cell
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