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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913068/occult-infratemporal-fossa-neurofibroma-presenting-with-persistent-unilateral-tinnitus-and-middle-ear-effusion-more-than-meets-the-eye
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Lucas P Carlstrom, Kathryn M Van Abel, Matthew L Carlson, Eric J Moore, Janalee K Stokken
Herein, we present the case of a previously healthy 54year-old female who developed several weeks of unilateral tinnitus and aural fullness. She subsequently underwent unilateral pressure equalization tube placement at an outside institution after exam demonstrated a middle ear effusion, conductive hearing loss and normal nasopharyngoscopy. Ultimately, an MRI revealed an occult mass in the infratemporal fossa (ITF), which was successfully removed via an endoscopic transnasal ITF approach. Following resection of a histopathologically confirmed benign neurofibroma, she reported complete resolution of her symptoms...
November 23, 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908963/anomalous-mesenteric-vessel-a-rare-etiology-of-intermittent-partial-small-bowel-obstruction
#2
Natasha Hansraj, Shannon M Larabee, Kimberly M Lumpkins
We report a case of an 11-year with recurrent episodes of abdominal pain and vomiting. Diagnostic laparoscopy during a severe episode demonstrated an anomalous blood vessel incompletely encircling the bowel, leading to transient partial small bowel obstruction. This likely represents a remnant vessel from the omphalomesenteric duct. Recurrent abdominal pain and vomiting in the pediatric population requires careful history and physical exam, and a willingness to entertain unusual diagnoses.
December 1, 2016: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907983/north-korean-refugee-doctors-preliminary-examination-scores
#3
Sung Uk Chae, Jeong Hee Yang, Joon Seop Hyun, June Hee Kim, Seok Hoon Kang
PURPOSE: Although there have been studies emphasizing the re-education of North Korean (NK) doctors for post-unification of the Korean Peninsula, study on the content and scope of such re-education has yet to be conducted. Researchers intended to set the content and scope of re-education by a comparative analysis for the scores of the preliminary examination, which is comparable to the Korean Medical Licensing Examination (KMLE). METHODS: The scores of the first and second preliminary exams were analyzed by subject using the Wilcoxon signed rank test...
December 2016: Korean Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906953/what-s-tramadol-got-to-do-with-it-a-case-report-of-rebound-hypoglycemia-a-reappraisal-and-review-of-potential-mechanisms
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Charles A Odonkor, Akhil Chhatre
BACKGROUND: Tramadol has gained traction as an analgesic of choice among pain practicing physicians. However some concerns regarding a previously unlabeled adverse reaction - hypoglycemia - have cast it in a dim light. Prior reports have noted an associated risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia after tramadol use, but whether tramadol is the main causal agent is poorly understood and the underlying mechanisms are not well delineated. We present a unique case of rebound hypoglycemia as a variation of the theme of tramadol's adverse effect profile in a patient with type 1 diabetes mellitus, and reappraise potential mechanisms underlying this underappreciated phenomenon...
November 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903809/the-bimanual-ovarian-palpation-examination-in-the-prostate-lung-colorectal-and-ovarian-cancer-screening-trial-performance-and-complications
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Maryam Doroudi, Barnett S Kramer, Paul F Pinsky
OBJECTIVE: To provide evidence about the performance characteristics and consequences of bimanual ovarian palpation. SETTING AND METHODS: The Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian cancer screening trial randomized 154,900 individuals to either an intervention or control arm. Enrolled eligible participants were aged 55-74, had no history of trial cancers, and no current treatment for cancer. Intervention arm women received CA-125 tests and transvaginal ultrasound...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Medical Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894786/mr-angiography-can-guide-ed-management-of-suspected-acute-aortic-dissection
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Gary X Wang, Sandeep S Hedgire, Thang Q Le, Jonathan D Sonis, Brian J Yun, Michael H Lev, Ali S Raja, Anand M Prabhakar
BACKGROUND: Aortic dissection is typically evaluated with computed tomography angiography (CTA). However, the feasibility of using magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in the ED is unclear. This study examined the indications and outcomes of MRA in suspected aortic dissection evaluation in the ED. METHODS: An IRB approved review identified patients who underwent MRA in the ED for acute thoracic aortic dissection from January 2010 to June 2016. Demographics, clinical assessment, CTA contraindications, outcomes, and ED disposition were analyzed...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889836/clinical-validation-of-synthetic-brain-mri-in-children-initial-experience
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Hollie West, James L Leach, Blaise V Jones, Marguerite Care, Rupa Radhakrishnan, Arnold C Merrow, Enrique Alvarado, Suraj D Serai
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of synthetic MR sequences generated through post-acquisition processing of a single sequence measuring inherent R1, R2, and PD tissue properties compared with sequences acquired conventionally as part of a routine clinical pediatric brain MR exam. METHODS: Thirty-two patients underwent routine clinical brain MRI with conventional and synthetic sequences acquired (22 abnormal). Synthetic axial T1, T2, and T2 fluid attenuation inversion recovery or proton density-weighted sequences were made to match the comparable clinical sequences...
November 26, 2016: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888430/radiation-exposure-in-diagnostic-imaging-wisdom-and-prudence-but-still-a-lot-to-understand
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Paolo Tomà, Vittorio Cannatà, Elisabetta Genovese, Andrea Magistrelli, Claudio Granata
Since 2000, a series of scientific articles on CT have been raising increasing concern about the risk of radiation induced cancer in children. The alarming conclusions of some of these articles had international echo through global media, provoking widespread public concern. Actually, many of these alarming scientific publications appeared to be flawed by poor study design, but their conclusions were not openly contradicted. In US and Europe pediatric radiologists had to face a huge challenge, which brought to the Image Gently campaign and the Eurosafe initiative with the aim to rebut misinformation and to support medical radiation protection...
November 25, 2016: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27874958/diagnostic-accuracy-of-mdct-in-the-evaluation-of-patients-with-peritoneal-carcinomatosis-from-ovarian-cancer-is-delayed-enhanced-phase-really-effective
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E Rodolfino, E Devicienti, M Miccò, A Del Ciello, S E Di Giovanni, M Giuliani, C Conte, B Gui, A L Valentini, L Bonomo
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of delayed enhanced phase in addition to portal enhanced phase in MDCT imaging for depicting peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) implants in patients with ovarian cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed double-phase, portal enhanced phase (PEP) and delayed enhanced phase (DEP), MDCT-examinations of 40 patients with clinical suspicion of recurrent PC from histopathologically-proven ovarian cancer, previously treated with both cytoreductive surgery and adjuvant/neoadjuvant chemotherapy...
November 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871685/comparison-of-ultrasound-frequency-in-laryngeal-ultrasound-for-vocal-cord-evaluation
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Jung-Woo Woo, Inhye Park, Jun Ho Choe, Jung-Han Kim, Jee Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal ultrasound is a new method of vocal cord evaluation in patients at risk for vocal cord palsy. However, the previously described laryngeal ultrasound reportedly has a high failure rate of vocal cord visualization in male patients. We compared 2 ultrasound frequencies in laryngeal ultrasound to improve on the limitations of this method. METHOD: A total of 301 (55 male, 246 female) consecutive laryngeal ultrasound and direct laryngoscopy exams were performed for patients with thyroidectomy and other neck operations...
November 18, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871202/corticobasal-syndrome-due-to-sporadic-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-a-review-and-neuropsychological-case-report
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David Andrés González, Jason R Soble
OBJECTIVE: Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) is a rare, rapidly progressive, and fatal neurodegenerative disease with neuropsychological sequelae. This study highlighted a rare presentation of CJD (e.g. corticobasal syndrome [CBS]), reviewed updated diagnostic criteria and procedures for CJD (e.g. diffusion weighted imaging [DWI], real-time quaking-induced conversion [RT-QuIC]), and discussed differential diagnoses. METHOD: Case report methodology focused on a 68-year-old, Hispanic, right-handed man with 11 years of education...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Neuropsychologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867079/variability-in-diagnostic-error-rates-of-ten-mri-centers-performing-lumbar-spine-mri-exams-on-the-same-patient-within-a-three-week-period
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Richard Herzog, Daniel R Elgort, Adam E Flanders, Peter J Moley
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: In today's healthcare climate, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is often perceived as a commodity - a service where there are no meaningful differences in quality and thus an area in which patients can be advised to select a provider based on price and convenience alone. If this prevailing view is correct, then a patient should expect to receive the same radiological diagnosis regardless of which imaging center he or she visits or which radiologist reviews the examination...
November 17, 2016: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863016/appropriateness-and-diagnostic-yield-of-inpatient-pediatric-echocardiograms
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Sean M Lang, Elijah Bolin, Joshua A Daily, Xinyu Tang, R Thomas Collins
OBJECTIVE: Multiple reports have shown echocardiograms for certain indications are neither cost-effective nor of high diagnostic yield. Given the ease with which tests can be obtained at a tertiary academic children's hospital, our aims were to: (1) determine the diagnostic yield of inpatient studies by in-hospital location; (2) evaluate inpatient echocardiograms to determine indications and level of appropriateness; and (3) evaluate the frequency of cardiology involvement prior to those echocardiograms...
November 8, 2016: Congenital Heart Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862628/history-physical-exam-laboratory-testing-and-emergency-department-ultrasonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-cholecystitis
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Ashika Jain, Ninfa Mehta, Michael Secko, Joshua Schecter, Dimitri Papanagnou, Shreya Pandya, Richard Sinert
BACKGROUND: Acute Cholecystitis (AC) is a common differential for patients presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) with abdominal pain. The diagnostic accuracy of history, physical exam and bedside lab tests for AC have not been quantitatively described. OBJECTIVES: We performed a systematic review to determine the utility of History/Physical exam (H&P), Laboratory studies and Ultrasonography (US) in diagnosing AC in the ED. METHODS: We searched medical literature from January 1965 to March 2016 in PubMed, EMBASE and SCOPUS using a strategy derived from the following formulation of our clinical question: Patients: ED patients suspected of AC...
November 15, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858686/inter-rater-reliability-of-diagnostic-criteria-for-sacroiliac-joint-disc-and-facet-joint-pain
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Cornelis W J van Tilburg, Johannes G Groeneweg, Dirk L Stronks, Frank J P M Huygen
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVE: Several diagnostic criteria sets are described in the literature to identify low back pain subtypes, but very little is known about the inter-rater reliability of these criteria. We conducted a study to determine the reliability of diagnostic tests that point towards SI joint-, disc- or facet joint pain. METHODS: Inter-rater reliability study alongside three randomized clinical trials. Multidisciplinary pain center of general hospital. Patients aged 18 or more with medical history and physical examination suggestive of sacroiliac joint-, disc- and facet joint pain on lumbar level...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27856968/estrogen-induced-monocytic-response-correlates-with-temporomandibular-disorder-pain-a-case-control-study
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M C Ribeiro-Dasilva, R B Fillingim, S M Wallet
Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are a set of conditions characterized by pain and dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint and muscles of mastication. These pain conditions are associated with considerable morbidity, societal costs, and reduced quality of life. The prevalence varies between 4% and 10%, with females at higher risk, and a higher prevalence occurs during reproductive years. The increased prevalence of TMD in females and low prevalence in childhood reinforce that sex hormones, like estrogen, play an important, complex role in the pathophysiology of these disorders...
November 16, 2016: Journal of Dental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27849256/fragmented-qrs-for-risk-stratification-in-patients-undergoing-first-diagnostic-coronary-angiography
#17
Mehmet Eyuboglu, Mehmet Akif Ekinci, Suleyman Karakoyun, Ugur Kucuk, Omer Senarslan, Bahri Akdeniz
BACKGROUND: Only a small proportion of patients referred for coronary angiography with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) have the diagnosis of obstructive CAD confirmed by the exam. For this reason, further strategies for risk stratification are necessary. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship of the presence of fragmented QRS (fQRS) on admission electrocardiogram with angiographically detected CAD and CAD severity in patients without known vascular diseases and myocardial fibrosis, undergoing first diagnostic coronary angiography...
October 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819757/urethral-pressure-variation-a-neglected-contributing-factor-in-patients-with-overactive-bladder-syndrome
#18
Kirschner-Hermanns Ruth, Anding Ralf, Gadzhiev Nariman, Campbell Adele, Goping Ing, Huppertz Nadine
OBJECTIVE: To study urethral pressure variations during the whole filling phase among different groups of patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We investigated 79 consecutive patients from January 2011 to June 2012. All patients were recruited within our routine practice in our continence clinic and were evaluated with urodynamic exam according to the standards of the International Continence Society (ICS) with an additional continuous measurement of the urethral pressure profile (cUPP) that was done in a supine position...
November 2, 2016: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818547/unusual-lesions-that-distend-the-knee-joint-pictorial-essay
#19
Luana T Barros de Lima, Eolo Santana de Albuquerque Filho, Laecio Leitão Batista, Talita Peixoto de Moraes, Bruno Perez Guedes Pereira
The high number of knee imaging exams at radiology clinics, together with the wide variety of knee disorders, calls for expanding the knowledge about the less common lesions seen in routine diagnostic practice. The purpose of this pictorial essay was to illustrate unusual lesions that distend the knee joint, selected by relevance and evaluated with multiple imaging modalities, including X-ray, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, as well as to perform a brief review of the literature.
September 2016: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814818/digital-breast-tomosynthesis-utilization-in-the-united-states-a-survey-of-physician-members-of-the-society-of-breast-imaging
#20
Lara A Hardesty, Sarah M Kreidler, Deborah H Glueck
PURPOSE: To assess utilization of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and examine criteria for offering DBT to patients. METHODS: We created an online survey for physician members of the Society of Breast Imaging to assess their use of DBT. The questions covered availability of DBT at the participant's practice, whether DBT was used for clinical care or research, clinical decision rules guiding patient selection for DBT, costs associated with DBT, plans to obtain DBT, and breast imaging practice characteristics...
November 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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