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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549021/crus-atrophy-accuracy-of-computed-tomorgraphy-in-diagnosis-of-diaphragmatic-paralysis
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Warawut Sukkasem, Sherine G Moftah, Gregory Kicska, J David Godwin, Sudhakar Pipavath, Eric Stern
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to measure the association between crus atrophy as depicted by computed tomography (CT) and fluoroscopic diagnosis of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis in patients with suspected diaphragmatic dysfunction. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patient data was approved by our institutional review board and was HIPPA-compliant. We reviewed 90 patients who had undergone diaphragmatic fluoroscopy; 72 had CT scans available for measurement of crus thickness at the levels of the celiac and superior mesenteric arteries and the L1 vertebral body...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548196/-declaration-of-the-chilean-academy-of-medicine-of-law-20-850-%C3%A2-on-clinical-trials-of-pharmaceutical-products-and-medical-devices%C3%A2-and-of-the-bylaw-that-will-regulate-its-application
#2
Gloria López S, Gloria Valdés S, Emilio Roessler B, Vicente Valdivieso D
In Chile, high cost treatments required by selected medical conditions are financed by the State, according to Law 20.850. A bylaw under discussion by the Senate regulates clinical trials, posing complex issues that will endanger local interest in front-line research: 1. The exclusive and mandatory control bestowed to the Institute of Public Health during all stages of the trials and also the surveillance of institutions performing clinical trials, overriding their Clinical Research Review Boards; 2.The 10 year period during which any adverse event is assumed to have been caused by the medication or devise evaluated by the trial, unless the contrary is proven in a judicial process; 3...
March 2017: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547268/primary-care-providers-experience-management-and-referral-patterns-regarding-pelvic-floor-disorders-a-national-survey
#3
Donna Mazloomdoost, Catrina C Crisp, Steven D Kleeman, Rachel N Pauls
INTRODUCTION AND HYPOTHESIS: Primary care physicians can impact womens' access to care. We assessed primary care providers' experience and management regarding pelvic floor disorders. METHODS: This Institutional Review Board approved study invited internal and family Medicine Program Directors to complete and distribute to faculty an online survey designed to query demographics, perceptions, management, and referral patterns regarding urinary incontinence (UI), overactive bladder (OAB), and pelvic organ prolapse (POP) in females...
May 25, 2017: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546781/role-of-adult-asthma-education-in-improving-asthma-control-and-reducing-emergency-room-utilization-and-hospital-admissions-in-an-inner-city-hospital
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Rashmi Mishra, Muhammad Kashif, Sindhaghatta Venkatram, Teresa George, Kristina Luo, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes
Objective. Asthma education programs have been shown to decrease healthcare utilization and improve disease control and management. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the impact of an outpatient adult asthma education program in an inner city hospital caring for patients with low socioeconomic and educational status. Methods. An asthma education program was implemented in September 2014. Patients who received education from September 2014 to July 2015 were evaluated. Outcomes were compared for the same group of patients before and after education...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546032/application-of-prostate-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-version-2-pi-rads-v2-interobserver-agreement-and-positive-predictive-value-for-localization-of-intermediate-and-high-grade-prostate-cancers-on-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Frank Chen, Steven Cen, Suzanne Palmer
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate interobserver agreement with the use of and the positive predictive value (PPV) of Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System version 2 (PI-RADS v2) for the localization of intermediate- and high-grade prostate cancers on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective, institutional review board-approved study, 131 consecutive patients who had mpMRI followed by transrectal ultrasound-MR imaging fusion-guided biopsy of the prostate were included...
May 22, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543915/cross-sectional-correlation-between-hepatic-r2-and-proton-density-fat-fraction-pdff-in-children-with-hepatic-steatosis
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Adrija Mamidipalli, Gavin Hamilton, Paul Manning, Cheng William Hong, Charlie C Park, Tanya Wolfson, Jonathan Hooker, Elhamy Heba, Alexandra Schlein, Anthony Gamst, Janis Durelle, Melissa Paiz, Michael S Middleton, Jeffrey B Schwimmer, Claude B Sirlin
PURPOSE: To determine the relationship between hepatic proton density fat fraction (PDFF) and R2* in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant, Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved, cross-sectional study, we conducted a secondary analysis of 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exams performed as part of prospective research studies in children in whom conditions associated with iron overload were excluded clinically...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542096/modified-dual-energy-algorithm-for-calcified-plaque-removal-evaluation-in-carotid-computed-tomography-angiography-and-comparison-with-digital-subtraction-angiography
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Manoj Mannil, Jaychandran Ramachandran, Ilaria Vittoria de Martini, Susanne Wegener, Bernhard Schmidt, Thomas Flohr, Bernhard Krauss, Antonios Valavanis, Hatem Alkadhi, Sebastian Winklhofer
OBJECTIVES: Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is a valuable tool for the assessment of carotid artery stenosis. However, blooming artifacts from calcified plaques might result in an overestimation of the stenosis grade. The aim of this study was to investigate a new dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) technique with a modified 3-material decomposition algorithm for calcium removal in extracranial carotid artery stenosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective, institutional review board-approved study, 30 calcified carotid plaques in 22 patients (15 men; mean age, 73 ± 10 years) with clinical suspicion of stroke were included...
May 24, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542094/virtual-monoenergetic-imaging-and-iodine-perfusion-maps-improve-diagnostic-accuracy-of-dual-energy-computed-tomography-pulmonary-angiography-with-suboptimal-contrast-attenuation
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Doris Leithner, Julian L Wichmann, Thomas J Vogl, Jesko Trommer, Simon S Martin, Jan-Erik Scholtz, Boris Bodelle, Carlo N De Cecco, Taylor Duguay, John W Nance, U Joseph Schoepf, Moritz H Albrecht
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI+) and dual-energy computed tomography perfusion maps (DECT-PMs) on reader confidence and diagnostic accuracy in dual-energy computed tomography pulmonary angiography (DE-CTPA) studies with suboptimal contrast attenuation, compared with standard linearly blended reconstruction series. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Dual-energy computed tomography pulmonary angiography examinations with suboptimal contrast attenuation of 68 patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE) were included in this institutional review board-approved retrospective study...
May 24, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541021/predictors-of-active-cancer-thromboembolic-outcomes-mortality-associated-with-calf-deep-vein-thrombosis
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Juan P Salazar Adum, Harry E Fuentes, Benjamin B Lind, Alfonso J Tafur, Joseph A Caprini
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a leading cause of mortality in patients with cancer. Outcomes, including mortality data, in the cancer population are limited in those with calf deep vein thrombosis (CDVT) compared to individuals with proximal deep vein thrombosis. AIM: To assess the prognosis among patients with active cancer and CDVT. METHODS: Single institution inception cohort of cancer-associated CDVT patients who presented with thrombosis distal to popliteal level confirmed objectively by ultrasound...
May 24, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540809/percutaneous-ct-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-for-patients-with-extrahepatic-oligometastases-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-long-term-results
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Luwen Mu, Lin Sun, Tao Pan, Ning Lyu, Shaolong Li, Xishan Li, Jianpeng Wang, Qiankun Xie, Haijing Deng, Lie Zheng, Jianhong Peng, Lujun Shen, Weijun Fan, Peihong Wu, Ming Zhao
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the therapeutic outcome of percutaneous computed tomography (CT)-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for extrahepatic oligometastases of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained for this retrospective study, and all patients provided written informed consent. Between April 2004 and December 2015, 116 oligometastases (diameter, 5-50 mm; 20.3 ± 10.4) in 79 consecutive HCC patients (73 men and 6 women; average age, 50...
May 2, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540783/role-of-dual-energy-computed-tomography-in-detecting-early-recurrences-of-lung-tumours-treated-with-radiofrequency-ablation
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Jean Izaaryene, Vincent Vidal, Jean-Michel Bartoli, Anderson Loundou, Jean-Yves Gaubert
PURPOSE: Detecting a recurrence after lung radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is based on a group of arguments that include CT, positron emission tomography (PET-CT) at 3 months and clinical patient follow-up. There is no one examination that is absolutely reliable. Recurrences are diagnosed tardily, when the cancers are locally extended, or when the patients are metastatic. The purpose of this article is to investigate the utility of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) in order to assess therapeutic responses to RFA for lung neoplasia...
March 23, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540506/assessing-the-feasibility-of-the-effectiveness-of-discontinuing-bisphosphonates-trial-a-pilot-study
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N C Wright, P J Foster, A S Mudano, J A Melnick, M E Lewiecki, W J Shergy, J R Curtis, G R Cutter, M I Danila, M L Kilgore, E C Lewis, S L Morgan, D T Redden, A H Warriner, K G Saag
The Effectiveness of Discontinuing Bisphosphonates (EDGE) study is a planned pragmatic clinical trial to guide "drug holiday" clinical decision making. This pilot study assessed work flow and feasibility of such a study. While participant recruitment and treatment adherence were suboptimal, administrative procedures were generally feasible and minimally disrupted clinic flow. INTRODUCTION: The comparative effectiveness of continuing or discontinuing long-term alendronate (ALN) on fractures is unknown...
May 24, 2017: Osteoporosis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540195/conversion-from-prolonged-intravenous-fentanyl-infusion-to-enteral-methadone-in-critically-ill-children
#13
Vijay Srinivasan, Daniel Pung, Sean P O'Neill
AIM: To describe our institutional experience with conversion from intravenous (IV) fentanyl infusion directly to enteral methadone and occurrence of withdrawal in critically ill mechanically ventilated children exposed to prolonged sedation and analgesia. METHODS: With Institutional Review Board approval, we retrospectively studied consecutively admitted invasively mechanically ventilated children (0-18 years) sedated with IV fentanyl infusion > 5 d and subsequently converted directly to enteral methadone...
May 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540152/epidemiological-clinical-and-microbiological-characteristics-of-patients-with-post-traumatic-osteomyelitis-of-limb-fractures-in-southwest-china-a-hospital-based-study
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Jiachen Peng, Youliang Ren, Wenbin He, Zhengdao Li, Jin Yang, Yi Liu, Zhonghui Zheng, Stephen L Kates, Edward M Schwarz, Chao Xie, Youjia Xu
Objective To determine the epidemiological, clinical and microbiological characteristics, of patients with post-traumatic osteomyelitis of extremity fractures, and provide evidence-based guidelines for early diagnosis and treatment, including empiric antibiotic therapy. Methods Human subject research was performed using institutional review board approved protocols. A retrospective chart review was conducted on 5,368 patients diagnosed with extremity traumatic fractures from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2015, to identify osteomyelitis patients...
2017: J Bone Jt Infect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539235/multi-institutional-evaluation-of-women-at-high-risk-of-developing-breast-cancer
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David J Hermel, Marie E Wood, Jennifer Chun, Tiffany Rounds, Melissa Sands, Shira Schwartz, Freya R Schnabel
INTRODUCTION: We performed the present study to better understand the practices and preferences of women with an elevated risk of breast cancer by merging the registries from 2 separate institutions and comparing the clinical characteristics and outcomes. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The data from women enrolled in institutional review board-approved registries from 2003 to 2015 at the New York University Langone Medical Center and University of Vermont Medical Center were evaluated...
April 14, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536856/pathologically-benign-lymph-nodes-can-mimic-malignancy-on-imaging-in-patients-with-angiomatoid-fibrous-histiocytoma
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Gary A Ulaner, John H Healey, Edward A Athanasian
BACKGROUND: Angiomatoid fibrous histiocytoma (AFH) is a rare soft tissue neoplasm, and its rarity makes studying it difficult. We found that several of our patients with AFH presented with radiologically suspicious local lymph nodes that were sampled because of their imaging characteristics, but the nodes proved to be benign on pathologic evaluation. Although the frequency of this finding is unknown, it seems important for orthopaedic oncologists who care for patients with AFH to know whether suspicious-appearing associated nodes in these patients warrant aggressive management...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536493/postoperative-chemotherapy-with-s-1-plus-oxaliplatin-versus-s-1-alone-in-locally-advanced-gastric-cancer-rescue-gc-study-a-protocol-for-a-phase-iii-randomized-controlled-trial
#17
Xiang Hu, Lin Chen, Yian Du, Biao Fan, Zhaode Bu, Xin Wang, Yingjiang Ye, Zhongtao Zhang, Gang Xiao, Fei Li, Qingsi He, Guoli Li, Xian Shen, Bin Xiong, Liming Zhu, Jiwei Liu, Lian Liu, Tao Wu, Jing Zhou, Jun Zhang, Gang Zhao, Xulin Wang, Pin Liang, Xinxin Wang, Yan Zhang, Xiaojiang Wu, Ji Zhang, Xin Ji, Xianglong Zong, Tao Fu, Ziyu Jia, Jiafu Ji
BACKGROUND: The ACTS-GC study had shown postoperative adjuvant therapy with S-1 improved survival of patients with locally advanced gastric cancer. Addition of oxaliplatin to S-1 is considered to be acceptable as one of the treatment options for gastric cancer patients after radical gastrectomy with D2 lymph node excision. METHODS: We have commenced a randomized phase III trial in December 2016 to evaluate S-1 plus oxaliplatin compared with S-1 alone in the adjuvant setting for locally advanced gastric cancer...
April 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535887/discrepancies-between-protocols-and-publications-of-clinical-drug-trials-results-of-an-inception-cohort-study
#18
Cornelis A van den Bogert, Patrick C Souverein, Cecile Tm Brekelmans, Susan Wj Janssen, Gerard H Koëter, Hubert Gm Leufkens, Lex M Bouter
OBJECTIVE: To identify the occurrence and determinants of protocol-publication discrepancies in clinical drug trials. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: All published clinical drug trials reviewed by the Dutch Institutional Review Boards in 2007 were analyzed. Discrepancies between trial protocols and publications were measured among key reporting aspects. We evaluated the association of trial characteristics with discrepancies in primary endpoints by calculating the risk ratio (RR) and 95% confidence interval (CI)...
May 20, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535711/applications-for-research-concerning-fetal-or-placental-tissue-and-expected-institutional-review-board-responses
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Lynn Borgatta, David Kaufman, Judith Parsells Kelly, David Babaian, Mary Banks
Proposals for research concerning fetal and/or placental tissue may be refused institutional review board (IRB) review, effectively preventing the research from occurring. We conducted an anonymous electronic survey of IRB chairs to determine their assessment of the likely response to research projects using fetal/placental tissue obtained from various procedures. We found that proposals concerning tissue obtained from diagnostic procedures or miscarriage were anticipated to be considered at most institutions...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics: JERHRE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535567/radiation-dose-and-procedure-time-for-994-ct-guided-spine-pain-control-procedures
#20
Matthew S Lazarus, Rebecca B Forman, Alan L Brook, Todd S Miller
BACKGROUND: Image guidance for spine pain control procedures, including epidural steroid injection, nerve root block, and facet block, can be performed with either computed tomography (CT) or conventional fluoroscopy. CT has the advantage of improved anatomic localization and use of air for contrast; however, there are concerns that CT leads to higher radiation dose and longer procedure time. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate procedure time and radiation dose for multiple types of spine pain control procedures performed under CT guidance...
May 2017: Pain Physician
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