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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938234/is-early-total-care-a-safe-and-effective-alternative-to-staged-protocol-for-the-treatment-of-schatzker-iv-vi-tibial-plateau-fractures-in-patients-older-than-50-years
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Amrut Borade, Harish Kempegowda, Raveesh Richard, Jove Graham, Michael Suk, Daniel S Horwitz
OBJECTIVES: To compare "Early Total Care" (ETC) with "Staged Protocol" (SP) for the treatment of Schatzker IV-VI tibial plateau fractures in patients older than 50 years regarding safety and effectiveness. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: An academic level 1 US trauma center. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS: Eighty-one patients older than 50 years with Schatzker grade IV-VI tibial plateau fractures were included. INTERVENTION: Fifty-three patients were treated under SP with immediate external fixation followed by definitive internal fixation...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937264/multidisciplinary-team-and-clinical-meeting-data-jrf-national-survey-of-trainees-2015
#2
Sarah R Hudson, David Little, Anup Mathew, Diana Rosof-Williams, Fiona Pathiraja, Kabir Varghese, James Stephenson
OBJECTIVE: To collect radiology trainees' views on training for clinic-multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTMs), identify aspects requiring improvement and develop a guide to aid training. This is central to quality assurance and is within the core RCR curriculum. METHODS: The Junior Radiology Forum National Training Survey 2015 was emailed to 1222 UK trainees. Questions related to role in MDTMs, training, use of the MDTM eportfolio tool and experience of leading meetings...
September 13, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936574/-imaging-techniques-in-modern-trauma-diagnostics
#3
T J Vogl, K Eichler, I Marzi, S Wutzler, K Zacharowski, C Frellessen
Modern trauma room management requires interdisciplinary teamwork and synchronous communication between a team of anaesthesists, surgeons and radiologists. As the length of stay in the trauma room influences morbidity and mortality of a severely injured person, optimizing time is one of the main targets. With the direct involvement of modern imaging techniques the injuries caused by trauma should be detected within a very short period of time in order to enable a priority-orientated treatment. Radiology influences structure and process quality, management and development of trauma room algorithms regarding the use of imaging techniques...
September 21, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934936/transitional-cell-carcinoma-involving-graft-kidney-in-a-kidney-transplant-recipient-a-case-report
#4
Yu Ah Hong, Hyeon Seok Hwang, Hae Joung Sul, Suk Young Kim, Yoon Kyung Chang
BACKGROUND: Kidney transplantation (KT) is the treatment option for patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) to prolong survival and improve quality of life. Although the use of potent immunosuppressive agents increases graft survival in kidney transplantation recipients (KTRs), it may lead to the development of malignancy, including transitional cell carcinoma (TCC). TCC developing in the pelvis of graft kidney is very rare in KTRs. CASE PRESENTATION: A 40-year-old male visited hospital with complaints of nausea, vomiting and gross hematuria...
September 21, 2017: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932160/family-medicine-practice-in-saudi-arabia-the-current-situation-and-proposed-strategic-directions-plan-2020
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Yahia M Al-Khaldi, Essam A Al-Ghamdi, Tariq I Al-Mogbil, Hesham I Al-Khashan
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to assess the current situation of the teaching and training of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in family medicine in KSA, assess the current practice of family medicine, and draw a roadmap to achieve Saudi vision 2020. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was conducted with the support and collaboration of the Primary Health Care Department of the Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia, and World Health Organization (EMRO) in November 2015...
September 2017: Journal of Family & Community Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929187/morden-synthetic-material-is-a-safe-and-effective-alterative-for-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction
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Paul Y F Lee, David Golding, Sam Rozewicz, Amit Chandratreya
PURPOSE: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is often performed using gracilis autografts, which may be associated with donor site morbidity and complications. The use of a synthetic material can circumvent a harvest operation and has previously been demonstrated to be effective in other types of reconstructive procedures and may be effective in MPFL reconstruction. This study reports the clinical result with the use of a morden ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene with a braided jacket of polyester tape (FT) in MPFL reconstruction compared to using standard autografts...
September 19, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927746/-proposal-of-screening-for-diffuse-low-grade-gliomas-in-the-population-from-20-to-40years
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Emmanuel Mandonnet, Luc Taillandier, Hugues Duffau
Diffuse low-grade gliomas (DLGG) are cerebral tumors occurring in young adults, with an inescapable progression to higher grade of malignancy, resulting in functional impairment and death. DLGG evolve in several phases: an asymptomatic period despite a slow radiological growth; a period in which inaugural symptoms occur, usually epilepsy with possible mild cognitive disorders; then a phase with malignant transformation generating disabling neurological deficits; and ultimately the terminal stage. Early maximal surgical resection significantly increases overall survival while preserving quality of life...
September 15, 2017: La Presse Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924574/structural-similarity-index-family-for-image-quality-assessment-in-radiological-images
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Gabriel Prieto Renieblas, Agustín Turrero Nogués, Alberto Muñoz González, Nieves Gómez-Leon, Eduardo Guibelalde Del Castillo
The structural similarity index (SSIM) family is a set of metrics that has demonstrated good agreement with human observers in tasks using reference images. These metrics analyze the viewing distance, edge information between the reference and the test images, changed and preserved edges, textures, and structural similarity of the images. Eight metrics based on that family are proposed. This new set of metrics, together with another eight well-known SSIM family metrics, was tested to predict human performance in some specific tasks closely related to the evaluation of radiological medical images...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924521/hindgut-duplication-a-unique-case-of-six-perineal-openings
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Shujaul Haq, Adeel Nasrullah, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haider Ghazanfar, Abu Baker Sheikh, Aisha Akhtar
Complete hindgut duplication is a rare and intriguing entity, often coupled with genitourinary abnormalities and neural tube defects. The diagnosis demands a thorough clinical exam and radiological workup. Timely recognition and expeditious treatment of these patients can lead to a better quality of life. We present a case of a 10-month-old female with complete hindgut duplication and associated genitourinary duplication treated with surgical intervention.
July 6, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914430/position-paper-recommendations-for-a-digital-mammography-quality-assurance-program%C3%A2-v4-0
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J C P Heggie, P Barnes, L Cartwright, J Diffey, J Tse, J Herley, I D McLean, F J Thomson, R K Grewal, L T Collins
In 2001 the ACPSEM published a position paper on quality assurance in screen film mammography which was subsequently adopted as a basis for the quality assurance programs of both the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (RANZCR) and of BreastScreen Australia. Since then the clinical implementation of digital mammography has been realised and it has become evident that existing screen-film protocols were not appropriate to assure the required image quality needed for reliable diagnosis or to address the new dose implications resulting from digital technology...
September 15, 2017: Australasian Physical & Engineering Sciences in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913488/bilateral-thoracic-paravertebral-nerve-blocks-for-placement-of-percutaneous-radiologic-gastrostomy-in-patients-with-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-a-case-series
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Arun Kalava, Steven Clendenen, J Mark McKinney, Elird Bojaxhi, Roy A Greengrass
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: To assess the efficacy of bilateral thoracic paravertebral nerve blocks (PVB) in providing procedural anesthesia and post-procedural analgesia for placement of percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy tubes (PRG) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). METHODS: We prospectively observed 10 patients with ALS scheduled for PRG placement that had bilateral thoracic PVBs at thoracic 7, 8, and 9 levels with administration of a mixture of 3 mL of 1% ropivacaine, 0...
October 2016: Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910133/a-comparison-of-2-year-outcomes-in-patients-undergoing-tibiofemoral-or-patellofemoral-matrix-induced-autologous-chondrocyte-implantation
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Jay R Ebert, Adrian Schneider, Michael Fallon, David J Wood, Gregory C Janes
BACKGROUND: Matrix-induced autologous chondrocyte implantation (MACI) has demonstrated encouraging clinical results in the treatment of knee chondral defects. However, earlier studies suggested that chondrocyte implantation in the patellofemoral (PF) joint was less effective than in the tibiofemoral (TF) joint. PURPOSE: To compare the radiological and clinical outcomes of those undergoing MACI to either the femoral condyles or PF joint. STUDY DESIGN: Cohort study; Level of evidence, 3...
September 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905656/comparison-of-low-dose-and-standard-dose-abdominal-ct-scan-in-body-stuffers
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Hooman Bahrami-Motlagh, Zahra Mahboubi-Fooladi, Babak Salevatipour, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Seyyed Hadi Mirhashemi
PURPOSE: Detection of body stuffers is challenging in emergency departments. Because of the small size of baggies, plain radiograph is of little value in most suspects. On the other hand, abdomen CT scan is burdened by high cost and radiation dose. This study was performed to compare the image quality, radiation dose and accuracy of low-dose CT scan in comparison with standard dose. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In this prospective study, suspected body stuffers who were referred to the radiology department underwent two different protocols of abdominal non-contrast CT scan simultaneously: low-dose (with equivalent dose to conventional abdominal x-ray) and standard dose...
September 14, 2017: Clinical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899859/development-of-a-surveillance-system-for-pediatric-hospital-acquired-venous-thromboembolism
#14
Laura H Brower, Erin E Shaughnessy, Ranjit S Chima
BACKGROUND: Pediatric hospital-acquired (HA) venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a vexing problem with improvement efforts hampered by lack of robust surveillance methods to establish accurate rates of HA-VTE. METHODS: At a freestanding children's hospital, a multidisciplinary team worked to develop a comprehensive surveillance strategy for HA-VTE. Starting with diagnosis codes, we implemented complementary detection methods, including clinical and radiology data, to develop a robust surveillance system...
September 12, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899704/2017-acr-annual-meeting-open-microphone-session-navigating-the-landscape-of-changing-practice-models-private-practice-corporate-radiology-and-enterprise-systems
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Eric J Stern, Catherine Everett, Eric B Friedberg, Amy L Kotsenas, McKinley Glover, Johnson B Lightfoote, Neil Lall, Timothy L Swan
Many practice groups are considering adopting new practice models, primarily to secure their practices by adapting to new payment models, government compliance and regulation, and increasing IT and infrastructure costs. As we move toward value-based care and capitation, the value equation (value = quality/cost) will lead us to also compete on cost to improve value. No matter what payment models ultimately dominate, we need to be prepared to lead in a value-based care environment. Measures of value will either be defined by radiologists or imposed by outside entities...
September 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899702/giving-taking-and-matching-leveraging-the-power-of-diverse-collaborative-behaviors-to-build-a-successful-radiology-team
#16
Nupur Verma, Tan-Lucien Mohammed, Puneet Bhargava
Within a radiology team, members individually lean toward being givers or takers. Radiology leadership must recognize this characteristic and leverage the strengths of givers and takers to best assist the team and to provide effective motivation. Understanding the importance of balancing these qualities within a team improves productivity and morale and reduces burnout.
September 9, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898128/technologist-directed-repeat-musculoskeletal-and-chest-radiographs-how-often-do-they-impact-diagnosis
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Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Jill E Jacobs, Nidhi Jain, Geraldine Brusca-Augello, Michael Mechlin, Marc Parente, Michael P Recht
OBJECTIVE: Radiologic technologists may repeat images within a radiographic examination because of perceived suboptimal image quality, excluding these original images from submission to a PACS. This study assesses the appropriateness of technologists' decisions to repeat musculoskeletal and chest radiographs as well as the utility of repeat radiographs in addressing examinations' clinical indication. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included 95 musculoskeletal and 87 chest radiographic examinations in which the technologist repeated one or more images because of perceived image quality issues, rejecting original images from PACS submission...
September 12, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892987/a-comparison-of-the-clinico-radiological-outcomes-with-proximal-femoral-nail-pfn-and-proximal-femoral-nail-antirotation-pfna-in-fixation-of-unstable-intertrochanteric-fractures
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Anirudh Sharma, Anupam Mahajan, Bobby John
INTRODUCTION: Management of unstable intertrochanteric fractures poses challenges in terms of obtaining stable fixation and good postoperative outcomes. There is a paucity of clinical data comparing the commonly used Proximal Femoral Nail (PFN) and Proximal Femoral Nail Antirotation (PFNA) implants, especially in relation to osteoporosis. AIM: To assess comparative performance of PFN and PFNA in the setting of osteoporosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients presenting with unstable intertrochanteric fractures (AO 31...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891453/management-of-hemophilic-arthropathy-of-the-ankle
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E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan
BACKGROUND: Hemophilic arthropathy (HA) of the ankle is prevalent in people with hemophilia (PWH). It is frequently severe and incapacitating, due to recurrent bleeding into the ankle articulation during infancy. Around 50% of hemophilic patients suffer from ankle pain and radiological signs of HA. OBJECTIVE: To review current treatment of HA of the ankle in PWH. METHOD: A literature review of hemophilic ankle arthropathy in PWH was performed utilizing MEDLINE (PubMed) and the Cochrane Library...
September 7, 2017: Cardiovascular & Hematological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888878/effect-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-on-knee-osteoarthritis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomized-clinical-trials
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Naicheng Diao, Bo Yang, Fei Yu
OBJECTIVE: To provide evidence regarding the effect of vitamin D supplementation on symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS: A systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to quantitatively pool the results from randomized clinical trials. Studies were identified from a search of the Embase, MEDLINE and Web of Science databases up to January 22, 2017, and also from conference abstracts, ClinicalTrials.gov and the reference lists of identified studies...
September 6, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
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