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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231244/unexpectedly-high-leprosy-seroprevalence-detected-using-a-random-surveillance-strategy-in-midwestern-brazil-a-comparison-of-elisa-and-a-rapid-diagnostic-test
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Marco Andrey C Frade, Natália A de Paula, Ciro M Gomes, Sebastian Vernal, Fred Bernardes Filho, Helena B Lugão, Marilda M M de Abreu, Patrícia Botini, Malcolm S Duthie, John S Spencer, Rosa Castália F R Soares, Norma T Foss
BACKGROUND: Leprosy diagnosis is mainly based on clinical evaluation, although this approach is difficult, especially for untrained physicians. We conducted a temporary campaign to detect previously unknown leprosy cases in midwestern Brazil and to compare the performance of different serological tests. METHODS: A mobile clinic was stationed at the main bus terminal in Brasília, Brazil. Volunteers were quizzed and given a clinical exam to allow categorization as either patients, known contacts of patients or non-contacts, and blood was collected to determine anti-PGL-I and anti-LID-1 antibody titers by ELISA and by the NDO-LID rapid test...
February 23, 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227879/wearable-diagnostic-system-for-age-related-macular-degeneration
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N Mohaghegh, E Ghafar Zadeh, S Magierowski, N Mohaghegh, E Ghafar Zadeh, S Magierowski, N Mohaghegh, E Ghafar Zadeh, S Magierowski
This paper presents a novel head-mounted point-of-care diagnostic system for detection and continuous monitoring of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD). This wearable embedded open-source platform enables accurate monitoring of AMD by taking advantage of multiple standard graphical interface techniques such as Amsler Grid, Threshold Amsler Grid, Macular Computerized Psychophysical Test and Preferential Hyperacuity Perimeter (PHP). Here, we describe the proposed multi-Grid or so-called NGRID software and elaborate on the hardware prototype...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221302/diagnostic-criteria-for-small-fiber-neuropathy
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Derrick Blackmore, Zaeem A Siddiqi
OBJECTIVES: Despite its relative common occurrence, definitive diagnosis of small fiber neuropathy (SFN) remains problematic. In practice, patients with pain, numbness, and/or paresthesias in their lower limbs are diagnosed with SFN if found to have dissociated sensory loss in their feet, that is, impaired pinprick perception (PP) but relatively preserved vibration. We sought to assess the sensitivity and specificity of clinical examination and various diagnostic tools available for screening SFN...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215847/prostate-cancer-screening-in-men-aged-50-to-69-years-sthlm3-a-prospective-population-based-diagnostic-study-gr%C3%A3-nberg-h-adolfsson-j-aly-m-nordstr%C3%A3-m-t-wiklund-p-brandberg-y-thompson-j-wiklund-f-lindberg-j-clements-m-egevad-l-eklund-m-lancet-oncol-2015-dec-16
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Eggener Scott, J Adolfsson, M Aly, T Nordström, P Wiklund, Y Brandberg, J Thompson, F Wiklund, J Lindberg, M Clements, L Egevad, M Eklund
BACKGROUND: The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test is used to screen for prostate cancer but has a high false-positive rate that translates into unnecessary prostate biopsies and overdiagnosis of low-risk prostate cancers. We aimed to develop and validate a model to identify high-risk prostate cancer (with a Gleason score of at least 7) with better test characteristics than that provided by PSA screening alone. METHODS: The Stockholm 3 (STHLM3) study is a prospective, population-based, paired, screen-positive, diagnostic study of men without prostate cancer aged 50 to 69 years randomly invited by date of birth from the Swedish Population Register kept by the Swedish Tax Agency...
March 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214369/diagnostic-accuracy-of-history-physical-exam-laboratory-tests-and-point-of-care-ultrasound-for-pediatric-acute-appendicitis-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Roshanak Benabbas, Mark Hanna, Jay Shah, Richard Sinert
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common surgical emergency in children. Accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial but challenging due to atypical presentations and the inherent difficulty of obtaining a reliable history and physical examination in younger children. OBJECTIVES: To determine the utility of history, physical exam, laboratory tests, Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS) and Emergency Department-Point-of-Care Ultrasound (ED-POCUS) in the diagnosis of AA in ED pediatric patients...
February 18, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213826/diagnostic-yield-of-ct-urography-in-the-evaluation-of-hematuria-in-young-patients-in-a-military-population
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Laura R Mace, Terrel L Galloway, Andrew Ma, Richard S Montgomery, Ryan C Rockhill, William W Reynolds, Robert M Marks
PURPOSE: To assess the diagnostic yield of a computed tomography urography (CTU) study in patients less than 50 years of age, who have a history of military service, and who are at increased risk of urological cancers secondary to harmful practices and work-related exposures. METHODS: 137 Consecutive patients who underwent CTU between 2012 and 2013 for new onset of hematuria were included. Initial review of the clinical interpretations of the CTU studies grouped the studies into negative and positive exams for any urological findings...
February 17, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210364/caudal-edge-of-the-liver-in-the-right-upper-quadrant-ruq-view-is-the-most-sensitive-area-for-free-fluid-on-the-fast-exam
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Viveta Lobo, Michelle Hunter-Behrend, Erin Cullnan, Rebecca Higbee, Caleb Phillips, Sarah Williams, Philips Perera, Laleh Gharahbaghian
INTRODUCTION: The focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) exam is a critical diagnostic test for intraperitoneal free fluid (FF). Current teaching is that fluid accumulates first in Morison's pouch. The goal of this study was to evaluate the "sub-quadrants" of traditional FAST views to determine the most sensitive areas for FF accumulation. METHODS: We analyzed a retrospective cohort of all adult trauma patients who had a recorded FAST exam by emergency physicians at a Level I trauma center from January 2012 - June 2013...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206672/assessment-of-a-novel-point-of-care-ultrasound-curriculum-s-effect-on-competency-measures-in-family-medicine-graduate-medical-education
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Paul Bornemann
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care ultrasound has been shown to decrease the use of expensive diagnostic studies and improve quality outcome measures. Currently, there is a large desire for training in family medicine residencies, but very few programs have established curricula. We sought to develop a family medicine residency curriculum and evaluate it with tools we developed. We wanted our curriculum to be easy to adopt by other residency programs, even if they did not have many well-trained ultrasound faculty...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205476/an-experimental-survey-on-the-effect-of-using-the-cts-6-tool-on-the-diagnosis-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-by-hand-surgeons
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Richard L Hutchison, Alan L Hutchison, Maureen A Hirthler
BACKGROUND: This controlled randomized experiment tested the research hypothesis that providing the CTS-6 quantitative diagnostic information to hand surgeons affects the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS: Surgeon members of American Association for Hand Surgery participated in an online survey. Demographic and practice pattern information was collected. Few surgeons routinely use diagnostic questionnaires or algorithms. Each member was given four clinical scenarios...
March 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery Asian-Pacific Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202051/variability-of-radiation-doses-of-cardiac-diagnostic-imaging-tests-the-radio-evinci-study-radiationdose-subproject-of-the-evinci-study
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Clara Carpeggiani, Eugenio Picano, Marco Brambilla, Claudio Michelassi, Juhani Knuuti, Philipp Kauffman, S Richard Underwood, Danilo Neglia
BACKGROUND: Patients with coronary artery disease can accumulate significant radiation dose through repeated exposures to coronary computed tomographic angiography, myocardial perfusion imaging with single photon emission computed tomography or positron emission tomography, and to invasive coronary angiography. Aim of the study was to audit radiation doses of coronary computed tomographic angiography, single photon emission computed tomography, positron emission tomography and invasive coronary angiography in patients enrolled in the prospective, randomized, multi-centre European study-EVINCI (Evaluation of Integrated Cardiac Imaging for the Detection and Characterization of Ischemic Heart Disease)...
February 16, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198957/nursing-diagnoses-of-hospitalized-patients-with-heart-failure-a-longitudinal-study
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Juliana de Melo Vellozo Pereira, Paula Vanessa Peclat Flores, Lyvia da Silva Figueiredo, Cristina Silva Arruda, Keila Mara Cassiano, Gláucia Cristina Andrade Vieira, Thais de Rezende Bessa Guerra, Vanessa Alves da Silva, Ana Carla Dantas Cavalcanti
OBJECTIVE: Identifying Nursing Diagnoses of fatigue, activity intolerance and decreased cardiac output in hospitalized patients with heart failure and verifying the association between the defining characteristics and the Nursing Diagnoses. METHOD: A longitudinal and prospective study that followed hospitalized patients with heart failure for three weeks. The data collected through interviews and physical examinations were sent to expert nurses for diagnostic inference...
November 2016: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da U S P
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197875/mri-us-or-real-time-virtual-sonography-in-the-evaluation-of-adenomyosis
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Valeria Vinci, Matteo Saldari, Maria Eleonora Sergi, Silvia Bernardo, Giuseppe Rizzo, Maria Grazia Porpora, Carlo Catalano, Lucia Manganaro
PURPOSE: Real-time virtual sonography (RVS) allows displaying and synchronizing real-time US and multiplanar reconstruction of MRI images. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility and ability of RVS to assess adenomyosis since literature shows US itself has a reduced diagnostic accuracy compared to MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted over a 4-month period (March-June 2015). We enrolled in the study 52 women with clinical symptoms of dysmenorrhea, methrorragia and infertility...
February 15, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194292/cystic-echinococcosis-a-case-of-extrahepatic-intra-abdominal-involvement
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Patrícia Leitão, André Carvalho, Teresa Fernandes, José Gonçalves
Hydatid disease, or echinococcal disease, is a parasitic infestation caused by the larval stage of the Echinococcus tapeworm and it primarily affects the liver and lung but involvement of other organs is also possible secondary to peritoneal seeding or hematogeneous dissemination. We describe a rare case of extensive abdominal disease, with lesions affecting the liver, peritoneum, and lesser omentum, requiring aggressive surgical intervention. Complementary diagnostic exams were crucial to reach the diagnosis and evaluate the extension of the disease...
2017: Case Reports in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185714/choosing-wisely-the-top-5-recommendations-from-the-italian-panel-of-the-national-guidelines-for-the-management-of-acute-pharyngitis-in-children
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Elena Chiappini, Barbara Bortone, Giuseppe Di Mauro, Susanna Esposito, Luisa Galli, Massimo Landi, Andrea Novelli, Paola Marchisio, Gian Luigi Marseglia, Nicola Principi, Maurizio de Martino
PURPOSE: With the aim to reduce waste in the health care system and avoid risks associated with unnecessary treatment, the Italian Panel of the National Guidelines for the Management of Acute Pharyngitis in Children joined the Choosing Wisely initiative. METHODS: An ad hoc Choosing Wisely task force was selected to develop a candidate list of items for the top-5 list on pharyngitis medicine. Through a process of literature review and consensus, the final list of 5 items was chosen...
February 6, 2017: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185125/ulnar-sided-wrist-pain-in-the-athlete-tfcc-druj-ecu
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REVIEW
Eric Quan Pang, Jeffrey Yao
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this manuscript is to review key historic and recent literature regarding extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU), triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) and distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) injuries, particularly in athletes. RECENT FINDINGS: Many recent studies examining the ECU focus on clinical and radiographic diagnosis. Several physical exam findings are described in addition to the use of MRI and US. Imaging studies must be clinically correlated due to high incidence of findings in asymptomatic patients...
February 9, 2017: Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180201/thyroid-ultrasound-state-of-the-art-part-1-thyroid-ultrasound-reporting-and-diffuse-thyroid-diseases
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REVIEW
Manjiri Dighe, Richard Barr, Jörg Bojunga, Vito Cantisani, Maria Cristina Chammas, David Cosgrove, Xin Wu Cui, Yi Dong, Franziska Fenner, Maija Radzina, Sudhir Vinayak, Jun Mei Xu, Christoph F Dietrich
Accurate differentiation of focal thyroid nodules (FTL) and thyroid abnormalities is pivotal for proper diagnostic and therapeutic work-up. In these two part articles, the role of ultrasound techniques in the characterization of FTL and evaluation of diffuse thyroid diseases is described to expand on the recently published World Federation in Ultrasound and Medicine (WFUMB) thyroid elastography guidelines and review how this guideline fits into a complete thyroid ultrasound exam.
January 31, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168342/spinal-rosai-dorfman-disease-case-report-and-literature-review
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Haocheng Xu, Fan Zhang, Feizhou Lu, Jianyuan Jiang
OBJECTIVE: Sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy or Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare benign disease of dubious etiology that arises predominantly in lymph nodes with generalized fever and malaise. Isolated intraspinal involvement has its unique characteristics. The purpose of this study is to present the largest series of cases in the spinal Rosai-Dorfman disease literature to increase familiarity with its clinicopathologic features, diagnosis, and treatment of RDD from spine...
February 6, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167457/laparoscopic-diagnosis-and-repair-of-spigelian-hernia-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Raul Mederos, Jose R Lamas, Javier Alvarado, Moises Matos, Ivett Padron, Anika Ramos
INTRODUCTION: Spigelian hernias are a rare type of hernia which protrude through the abdominal wall at the semilunar line. They are especially difficult to diagnose due to their location and non-specific symptoms and are often overlooked because of their positioning between muscular layers. Patients may present with localized pain which can aid the diagnosis. CT and ultrasound are also helpful. PRESENTATION OF CASE: We present the case of a 75-year-old female patient who presented to Hialeah Hospital with a one-year history of abdominal pain localized to the left lower quadrant...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154911/comparative-performance-of-non-contrast-mri-with-haste-vs-contrast-enhanced-mri-3d-mrcp-for-possible-choledocholithiasis-in-hospitalized-patients
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Stella K Kang, Laura Heacock, Ankur M Doshi, Justin R Ream, Jeffrey Sun, James S Babb
PURPOSE: To compare the performance of non-contrast MRI with half-Fourier acquisition single-shot turbo spin echo (HASTE) vs. contrast-enhanced MRI/3D-MRCP for assessment of suspected choledocholithiasis in hospitalized patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: 123 contrast-enhanced abdominal MRI/MRCP scans in the hospital setting for possible choledocholithiasis were retrospectively evaluated. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, intraoperative cholangiogram or documented clinical resolution served as the reference standard...
February 2, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152925/time-stamps-used-to-measure-the-patient-s-clinic-experience
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Roy Brown, Gay Riegel, Lalan S Wilfong, John Russell Hoverman
: 150 Background: In 2013, a patient reported satisfaction survey indicated 19% of patients waited 20-40 minutes, 8% 40-60 minutes and 4% over 1 hour. We initiated a project to objectively quantify the components of wait times to investigate opportunities for improvement. METHODS: Utilizing existing technology in the practice management system, clinic staff use the Day List feature to capture time stamps as patients move through the clinic. We focused on provider appointments but these visits could also include business office, labs, infusion and diagnostics...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
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