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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933409/imaging-trends-in-suspected-appendicitis-a-canadian-perspective
#1
Victoria F Tan, Michael N Patlas, Douglas S Katz
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study was to assess trends in the imaging of suspected appendicitis in adult patients in emergency departments of academic centers in Canada. METHODS: A questionnaire was sent to all 17 academic centers in Canada to be completed by a radiologist who works in emergency radiology. The questionnaires were sent and collected over a period of 4 months from October 2015 to February 2016. RESULTS: Sixteen centers (94%) responded to the questionnaire...
December 8, 2016: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932248/effect-of-template-reporting-of-brain-mris-for-multiple-sclerosis-on-report-thoroughness-and-neurologist-rated-quality-results-of-a-prospective-quality-improvement-project
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Elliot Dickerson, Matthew S Davenport, Faiz Syed, Olaf Stuve, Jeffrey A Cohen, John R Rinker, Myla D Goldman, Benjamin M Segal, Bradley R Foerster
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of structured reporting templates on the objective and subjective quality of radiology reports for brain MRIs in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). METHODS: A HIPAA-compliant prospective quality improvement initiative was undertaken to develop and implement a 12-item structured reporting template for brain MRI examinations in patients with known or suspected MS based on published guidelines. Reports created 1 year before implementing the template served as the baseline...
December 5, 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928780/elective-laparoscopic-deroofing-to-treat-the-spontaneous-rupture-of-a-large-simple-liver-cyst-a-case-report
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Yuki Imaoka, Masahiro Ohira, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Seiichi Shimizu, Hiroyuki Tahara, Shintaro Kuroda, Kentaro Ide, Kohei Ishiyama, Hideki Ohdan
BACKGROUND: The spontaneous rupture of nonparasitic liver cysts (NLC) is sometimes seen in clinical practice. However, there are no guidelines that describe the optimal treatment strategy and the surgical indications for an NLC rupture due to a small number of reports. Here, we present a case who underwent elective laparoscopic deroofing to treat a spontaneously ruptured NLC that had undergone conservative treatment. CASE PRESENTATION: A 67-year-old woman was referred to our hospital for the evaluation of acute abdominal pain after the conservative treatment of an NLC at another hospital...
December 2016: Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927939/have-clinicians-adopted-the-use-of-brain-mri-for-patients-with-tia-and-minor-stroke
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Seemant Chaturvedi, Susan Ofner, Fitsum Baye, Laura J Myers, Mike Phipps, Jason J Sico, Teresa Damush, Edward Miech, Mat Reeves, Jason Johanning, Linda S Williams, Greg Arling, Eric Cheng, Zhangsheng Yu, Dawn Bravata
BACKGROUND: Use of MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can identify infarcts in 30%-50% of patients with TIA. Previous guidelines have indicated that MRI-DWI is the preferred imaging modality for patients with TIA. We assessed the frequency of MRI utilization and predictors of MRI performance. METHODS: A review of TIA and minor stroke patients evaluated at Veterans Affairs hospitals was conducted with regard to medical history, use of diagnostic imaging within 2 days of presentation, and in-hospital care variables...
December 7, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924366/utility-of-plain-radiographs-and-mri-in-cervical-spine-clearance-in-symptomatic-non-obtunded-pediatric-patients-without-high-impact-trauma
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Justin M Moore, Jonathan Hall, Michael Ditchfield, Christopher Xenos, Andrew Danks
PURPOSE: The optimal imaging modality for evaluating cervical spine trauma and optimizing management in the pediatric population is controversial. In pediatric populations, there are no well-established guidelines for cervical spine trauma evaluation and treatment. Currently, there is virtually no literature regarding imaging and management of symptomatic pediatric patients who present with cervical spine trauma without high-impact mechanism. This study aims to establish an optimal imaging strategy for this subgroup of trauma patients...
December 6, 2016: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921160/european-society-of-urogenital-radiology-esur-guidelines-mr-imaging-of-pelvic-endometriosis
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M Bazot, N Bharwani, C Huchon, K Kinkel, T M Cunha, A Guerra, L Manganaro, L Buñesch, A Kido, K Togashi, I Thomassin-Naggara, A G Rockall
: Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition of unknown aetiology that primarily affects women of reproductive age. The accepted first-line imaging modality is pelvic ultrasound. However, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is increasingly performed as an additional investigation in complex cases and for surgical planning. There is currently no international consensus regarding patient preparation, MRI protocols or reporting criteria. Our aim was to develop clinical guidelines for MRI evaluation of pelvic endometriosis based on literature evidence and consensus expert opinion...
December 5, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918345/stereoelectroencephalography-interpretation
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Juan C Bulacio, Patrick Chauvel, Aileen McGonigal
Intracranial EEG has been in use for more than 50 years in the presurgical evaluation of patients with medically intractable focal epilepsy. The stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) method has expanded very significantly over the last 5 years, in parallel with the increase in the number of complex cases (i.e., MRI-negative) being referred with medically intractable focal epilepsy to major epilepsy surgery centers. Some centers with extensive experience in subdural electrodes are indeed changing or have changed to SEEG as the principal exploration technique, which suggests that SEEG might offer specific benefits through its approach to accurately localizing the epileptogenic zone...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913818/-amyloid-positron-emission-tomography-with-18-%C3%A2-f-florbetaben-in-the-diagnostic-workup-of-dementia-patients
#8
S Schönecker, C Prix, T Raiser, N Ackl, E Wlasich, G Stenglein-Krapf, E Mille, M Brendel, O Sabri, M Patt, H Barthel, P Bartenstein, J Levin, A Rominger, A Danek
BACKGROUND: To this day the definite diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease still relies on post-mortem histopathological detection of neurofibrillary tangles and beta-amyloid deposits. Amyloid positron emission tomography (PET) is a new diagnostic tool that enables the in vivo quantification of pathological beta-amyloid deposits. The aim of the current study was to evaluate to what extent (18)F-florbetaben-PET (FBB-PET) influences the diagnosis of patients with dementia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Imaging with FBB-PET was performed on 33 patients from our outpatient department for cognitive neurology...
December 2, 2016: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911458/spondylodiscitis-a-rare-complication-following-percutaneous-nephrostomy
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Francesco Chiancone, Maurizio Fedelini, Clemente Meccariello, Luigi Pucci, Marco Fabiano, Paolo Fedelini
Spondylodiscitis is an inflammation of the intervertebral disc and the adjacent vertebral bodies. The spondylodiscitis can not only be a complication of medical interventions such as an operation near spinal column but also urogenital and vascular interventions and intravenous catheter use. A 71-year-old man was admitted to our emergency department with fever and severe abdominal pain. Antibiotic therapy had been performed with intravenous administration of 2 g of ceftriaxone and the patient underwent the placement of a percutaneous nephrostomy according to Seldinger technique...
November 28, 2016: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909801/increasing-the-sensitivity-of-mri-for-the-detection-of-multiple-sclerosis-lesions-by-long-axial-coverage-of-the-spinal-cord-a-prospective-study-in-119-patients
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Michael O Breckwoldt, Johann Gradl, Stefan Hähnel, Thomas Hielscher, Brigitte Wildemann, Ricarda Diem, Michael Platten, Wolfgang Wick, Sabine Heiland, Martin Bendszus
Diagnostic imaging criteria of multiple sclerosis (MS) include the spatial and temporal dissemination of cerebral and/or spinal cord lesions. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the method of choice for initial diagnosis and follow-up disease monitoring. Current guidelines for spinal MRI recommend sagittal imaging of the spinal cord and lesion confirmation on axial planes if lesions are detected. Sagittal imaging is, however, hampered by technical (e.g. partial volume effects, motion artifacts) and anatomical (e...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905051/seom-clinical-guideline-of-management-of-soft-tissue-sarcoma-2016
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A López-Pousa, J Martin Broto, J Martinez Trufero, I Sevilla, C Valverde, R Alvarez, J A Carrasco Alvarez, J Cruz Jurado, N Hindi, X Garcia Del Muro
Soft-tissue sarcomas are uncommon and heterogeneous tumors of mesenchymal origin. A soft-tissue mass that is increasing in size, greater than 5 cm, or located under deep fascia are criteria for suspicion of sarcoma. Diagnosis, treatment, and management should preferably be performed by a multidisciplinary team in reference centers. MRI and lung CT scan are mandatory for local and distant assessment. A biopsy indicating histological type and grade is needed previous to the treatment. Wide surgical resection with tumor-free tissue margin is the primary treatment for localized disease...
December 2016: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904816/an-unusual-presentation-of-nocardiosis-in-an-allogeneic-transplant-recipient
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Uroosa Ibrahim, Amina Saqib, Farhan Mohammad, Terenig Terjanian
Nocardiosis is a rare cause of opportunistic infection post hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) occurring in about 0.3% of patients. The risk factors include delayed immune reconstitution, prolonged neutropenia, and graft-versus-host disease. The most common site of infection is the lung, followed by the brain and the skin. Concomitant pulmonary and central nervous system (CNS) nocardiosis is an extremely rare entity as presented in our case. We present the case of a 72-year-old male at 137 days post transplant presenting with complaints of headache and slurred speech...
October 17, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901596/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-pre-surgical-staging-of-breast-cancer-our-experience
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Paola Rabasco, Rocchina Caivano, Giuseppina Dinardo, Matilde Gioioso, Antonella Lotumolo, Giancarlo Iannelli, Antonio Villonio, Giuseppe La Torre, Stefano D'Errico, Luca Macarini, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Aldo Cammarota
PURPOSE: To investigate the clinical impact of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the detection of multifocal-multicentric breast cancers, already identified by mammography and ultrasound, and analyzed histologically, to evaluate its role in preoperative staging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2012 to February 2014, 188 patients, aged 28 to 74 years, newly diagnosed with breast cancer on conventional imaging (mammography and ultrasound) were enrolled. They underwent preoperative contrast-enhanced 3T MRI...
November 30, 2016: Cancer Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889236/pacemakers-and-mri-a-protocol-in-line-with-international-guidelines-and-approved-by-the-sficv-french-society-of-cardiovascular-imaging
#14
Y Cruypeninck, B Dubourg, P Michelin, B Godin, C Savoye-Collet, E Gérardin, J-N Dacher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 23, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888059/towards-a-consensus-regarding-global-signal-regression-for-resting-state-functional-connectivity-mri
#15
Kevin Murphy, Michael D Fox
The number of resting state functional connectivity MRI studies continues to expand at a rapid rate along with the options for data processing. Of the processing options, few have generated as much controversy as global signal regression and the subsequent observation of negative correlations (anti-correlations). This debate has motivated new processing strategies and advancement in the field, but has also generated significant confusion and contradictory guidelines. In this article, we work towards a consensus regarding global signal regression...
November 22, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886888/imaging-of-oculomotor-third-cranial-nerve-palsy
#16
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Michael S Vaphiades, Glenn H Roberson
When evaluating a patient with an oculomotor cranial nerve palsy it may be unclear which neuroimaging modality is optimal; MRI, MR angiography, computed tomography, computed tomography angiography, or intraarterial digital subtraction angiography. We discuss the clinical guidelines in the evaluation of such patients and review neuroimaging techniques, outlining the advantages and disadvantages of each.
February 2017: Neurologic Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885679/clinical-auditing-as-an-instrument-for-quality-improvement-in-breast-cancer-care-in-the-netherlands-the-national-nabon-breast-cancer-audit
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Annelotte C M van Bommel, Pauline E R Spronk, Marie-Jeanne T F D Vrancken Peeters, Agnes Jager, Marc Lobbes, John H Maduro, Marc A M Mureau, Kay Schreuder, Carolien H Smorenburg, Janneke Verloop, Pieter J Westenend, Michel W J M Wouters, Sabine Siesling, Vivianne C G Tjan-Heijnen, Thijs van Dalen
BACKGROUND: In 2011, the NABON Breast Cancer Audit (NBCA) was instituted as a nation-wide audit to address quality of breast cancer care and guideline adherence in the Netherlands. The development of the NBCA and the results of 4 years of auditing are described. METHODS: Clinical and pathological characteristics of patients diagnosed with invasive breast cancer or in situ carcinoma (DCIS) and information regarding diagnosis and treatment are collected in all hospitals (n = 92) in the Netherlands...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884018/blood-transfusion-during-radical-chemo-radiotherapy-does-not-reduce-tumour-hypoxia-in-squamous-cell-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck
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Liam Welsh, Rafal Panek, Angela Riddell, Kee Wong, Martin O Leach, Mahvash Tavassoli, Durdana Rahman, Maria Schmidt, Tara Hurley, Lorna Grove, Thomas Richards, Dow-Mu Koh, Christopher Nutting, Kevin Harrington, Kate Newbold, Shreerang Bhide
BACKGROUND: Patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) undergoing radical chemo-radiation (CRT) frequently receive transfusion with packed red cells (PRCT) during radiotherapy on the basis that PRCT increases tumour oxygenation and overcomes hypoxia-induced radio-resistance. This is likely to be a significant oversimplification given the fact that tumour hypoxia is the result of several intrinsic and extrinsic factors, including many that are not directly related to serum haemoglobin (Hb)...
November 24, 2016: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883254/the-degree-of-extramural-spread-of-t3-rectal-cancer-an-appeal-to-the-ajcc
#19
R Zinicola, G Pedrazzi, N Haboubi, R J Nicholls
AIM: The T3 category of the TNM classification includes over 60% of all rectal tumours and encompasses the greatest variance in cancer specific end points than any other T category. The most recent edition of the cancer staging handbook of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) (1) dated 2010 does not divide T3 tumours into subgroups which reflect cancer specific outcome more sensitively. The original aim of the present study was to review the literature to assess the influence of the degree of extramural extent of T3 rectal cancer on local recurrence and survival...
November 24, 2016: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882326/ventricular-fibrillation-induced-cardiac-arrest-results-in-regional-cardiac-injury-preferentially-in-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-territory-in-piglet-model
#20
Giridhar Kaliki Venkata, John R Forder, Dan Clark, Andre Shih, Sharda Udassi, Srinivasarao Badugu, Melissa A Lamb, Stacy L Porvasnik, Renata S Shih, Dalia Colon-Lopez, Arno L Zaritsky, Ikram U Haque, Jai P Udassi
Objective. Decreased cardiac function after resuscitation from cardiac arrest (CA) results from global ischemia of the myocardium. In the evolution of postarrest myocardial dysfunction, preferential involvement of any coronary arterial territory is not known. We hypothesized that there is no preferential involvement of any coronary artery during electrical induced ventricular fibrillation (VF) in piglet model. Design. Prospective, randomized controlled study. Methods. 12 piglets were randomized to baseline and electrical induced VF...
2016: BioMed Research International
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