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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453512/global-and-japanese-regional-variations-in-radiologist-potential-workload-for-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-examinations
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Kanako K Kumamaru, Akihiro Machitori, Ritsuko Koba, Shinpei Ijichi, Yasuo Nakajima, Shigeki Aoki
PURPOSE: To investigate the global variation in radiologist potential workload for CT and MRI examinations, and the regional variation in potential workload and extent of radiologists' involvement in CT and MRI examinations in Japan. METHODS: "Radiologist potential workload" was defined as the annual number of CT plus MRI examinations divided by the total number of diagnostic radiologists. The extent of radiologists' involvement was measured as the proportion of CT and MRI examinations to which "Added-fees for Radiological Managements on Imaging-studies (ARMIs)" were applied among eligible examinations...
February 16, 2018: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453480/limited-open-reduction-and-percutaneous-plate-osteosynthesis-alternative-option-to-minimally-invasive-plate-osteosynthesis-in-management-of-distal-tibia-fractures
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Shambhu Sah, Bikash Kc, Sailoj Jung Dangi, Rem Kumar Rai, Roshan Yadav
INTRODUCTION: The management of distal tibia fracture is challenging because of the limited soft tissue coverage and poor vascularity around the bone in that area. Minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis is a novel technique in this regard but needs fluoroscopy. In unavailability of fluoroscopy or its technical malfunction, limited open reduction percutaneous plate osteosynthesis becomes useful. The aim of this study is to compare the outcomes of distal tibia fractures treated by LORPPO and MIPPO techniques in terms of duration of hospital stay, full weight bearing, union time and complications...
October 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453163/incidentally-discovered-persistent-m%C3%A3-llerian-duct-syndrome-in-a-45-year-old-male-presenting-with-germ-cell-tumor-and-bilateral-cryptorchidism-a-rare-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Turki Z Al Harbi, Kareem Ayman Azzam, Ayman Azzam, Tarek Amin, Nasir Bakshi
INTRODUCTION: Persistent Müllerian Duct Syndrome (PMDS) is a rare sexual disease. It is characterized by the presence of female reproductive structures such as uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and upper part of vagina in a normal genotypically and phenotypically male. The diagnosis is usually incidental since the patients will present with normal external genitalia and secondary sexual characteristics. Imaging techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) scan, or ultrasound (US) could help in the diagnosis...
February 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452616/tuberculosis
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REVIEW
Alfred O Ankrah, Andor W J M Glaudemans, Alex Maes, Christophe Van de Wiele, Rudi A J O Dierckx, Mariza Vorster, Mike M Sathekge
Tuberculosis (TB) is currently the world's leading cause of infectious mortality. Imaging plays an important role in the management of this disease. The complex immune response of the human body to Mycobacterium tuberculosis results in a wide array of clinical manifestations, making clinical and radiological diagnosis challenging. 18 F-FDG-PET/CT is very sensitive in the early detection of TB in most parts of the body; however, the lack of specificity is a major limitation. 18 F-FDG-PET/CT images the whole body and provides a pre-therapeutic metabolic map of the infection, enabling clinicians to accurately assess the burden of disease...
March 2018: Seminars in Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451396/vacuum-assisted-breast-biopsy-vab-excision-of-subcentimeter-microcalcifications-as-an-alternative-to-open-biopsy-for-atypical-ductal-hyperplasia
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Schiaffino Simone, Massone Elena, Gristina Licia, Fregatti Piero, Rescinito Giuseppe, Alessandro Villa, Friedman Daniele, Calabrese Massimo
OBJECTIVE: To report the results of the conservative management with mammographic checks of patients with ADH diagnosed by vacuum assisted breast biopsy (VAB), without residual calcifications. METHODS: The authors accessed the institutional database of radiological, surgical and pathologic anatomy. Inclusion criteria were: ADH diagnosed by VAB on a single group of microcalcifications, without residual post-procedure; follow-up at least of 12 months. Exclusion criteria were the presence of personal history of breast cancer or other high risk lesions; association with other synchronous lesions, both more and less advanced proliferative lesions...
February 16, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451037/esophageal-hiatal-hernia-risk-diagnosis-and-management
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Hai-Xiang Yu, Chun-Shan Han, Jin-Ru Xue, Zhi-Feng Han, Hua Xin
Esophageal hiatal hernia involves abnormal abdominal entry into thoracic cavity. It is classified based on orientation between esophageal junction and diaphragm. Sliding hiatal hernia (Type-I) comprises the most frequent category, emanating from right crus of diaphragm. Type-II esophageal hernia engages both left and right muscular crura. Type-III and IV additionally include the left crus. Age and increased body mass index are key risk factors, and congenital skeletal aberrations trigger pathogenesis through intestinal malrotations...
February 16, 2018: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448991/paediatric-pelvic-fractures-a-review-of-2-cohorts-over-22-years
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Neil Chotai, Sulaiman Alazzawi, Syeda Saman Zehra, Matthew Barry
AIMS: The aim of this retrospective review was to identify all children that presented to our institution with a pelvic or acetabular fracture and to compare these children to a previous cohort of paediatric pelvic fractures that we have reported. PATIENTS: 53 children under the age of 16 were identified over a ten year period. METHODS: We reviewed our trauma database, hospital records and radiological imaging to determine the age, gender, fracture pattern, associated injuries and management of the pelvic fracture...
February 11, 2018: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447888/pathogenesis-of-chronic-rhinosinusitis-in-patients-affected-by-%C3%AE-thalassemia-major-and-sickle-cell-anaemia-post-allogenic-bone-marrow-transplant
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F Martino, R Di Mauro, K Paciaroni, J Gaziev, C Alfieri, L Greco, R Floris, S Di Girolamo, M Di Girolamo
OBJECTIVES: Sickle cell anemia (SCA) and β -thalassemia major are well-recognized beta-globin gene disorders of red blood cells associated to mortality and morbidity included bone morbidities due to ineffective erythropoiesis and bone marrow expansion, which affect every part of the skeleton. While there are an abundance of described disease manifestations of the head and neck, the manner of paranasal sinuses involvement and its relations to β-thalassemia and SCA process was not studied yet...
March 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447826/impact-of-age-on-the-anatomy-of-the-pediatric-pterygopalatine-fossa-and-its-relationship-to-the-suprazygomatic-maxillary-nerve-block
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Alexander P Marston, Glenn Merritt, Jonathan M Morris, Shelagh A Cofer
OBJECTIVES: The suprazygomatic maxillary nerve block is associated with improved post-operative pain management after select craniofacial surgical procedures. This study's objective is to better define the impact of pediatric facial skeletal growth on techniques for accessing the pterygopalatine fossa (PPF). METHODS: Pediatric patients with prior thin-slice maxillofacial computed tomography imaging were identified in an institutional radiology database. Aquarius image-processing software (Ver...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447798/papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-presenting-as-acute-suppurative-thyroiditis-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Shabana Kalladi Puthanpurayil, Gary L Francis, Adele O Kraft, Uma Prasad, Rajanya S Petersson
Acute suppurative thyroiditis is a rare, potentially life-threatening condition. We report the case of a 17-year-old male who initially presented with a thyroid abscess. Due to persistent symptoms and lack of evidence for underlying predisposing factors, he was followed closely and subsequently diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. He was successfully managed with surgery. His clinical course, radiological evaluation, and pathology reports are presented here along with a review of the literature. This case of papillary thyroid cancer highlights the need for close follow-up of patients presenting with a thyroid abscess, when other predisposing risk factors are not evident...
February 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447082/radiologic-measurement-of-brain-swelling-in-patients-with-large-hemispheric-infarctions-during-targeted-temperature-management
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Won Joo Jeong, Jae Seung Bang, Kyu Sun Yum, Sangkil Lee, Inyoung Chung, O-Ki Kwon, Chang Wan Oh, Beom Joon Kim, Hee-Joon Bae, Moon-Ku Han
Brain herniation is most often the result of severe brain swelling and can rapidly lead to death or brain death. We retrospectively identified radiologic indicators to evaluate the effects of targeted temperature management (TTM) on the extent of cerebral edema and determine the cutoff values that best predict TTM outcomes in patients with large hemispheric infarction. We retrospectively reviewed brain computed tomography (CT) scans of 21 patients with large hemispheric infarctions, who were treated with TTM...
February 15, 2018: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446979/synovial-sarcoma-mimicking-a-thoracic-dumbell-schwannoma-a-case-report
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Susanth Subramanian, Gandham Edmond Jonathan, Bimal Patel, Krishna Prabhu
INTRODUCTION: Synovial sarcoma is a rare mesenchymal malignant neoplasm that accounts for less than 10% of soft tissue sarcomas. About 95% of the sarcomas occur in the extremities. Primary synovial sarcomas of the spine are a rare tumor arising from the paravertebral regions, paraspinal muscles or epidural spaces. PURPOSE: To report an atypical radiological presentation of synovial sarcoma of the thoracic spine mimicking a nerve sheath tumor in an elderly adult and describe the management with review of the literature...
February 15, 2018: British Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446672/choledochal-malformations-surgical-implications-of-radiologic-findings
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James S Banks, Gaurav Saigal, Joseph M D'Alonzo, Maria D'Almeida Bastos, Nguyen V Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review the relevant pathophysiologic features, appearances, and surgical implications of choledochal malformations. CONCLUSION: Choledochal malformations, colloquially called choledochal cysts, initially described in 1723, have been recategorized multiple times, the most widely accepted being the Todani classification based on morphologic features and location. Although readily applied to imaging findings, this classification system does not correlate well with clinical and surgical management...
February 15, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444764/clinical-radiological-pathological-correlation-in-an-unusual-case-of-refractory-epilepsy-a-two-year-journey-of-whodunit
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Deepak Menon, Ramshekhar N Menon, Chandrasekharan Kesavadas, Anita Mahadevan, Ashalatha Radhakrishnan, Sudheeran Kannoth, Pradeep P Nair, Mathew Abraham, Bejoy Thomas, Sanjeev V Thomas
New-onset refractory focal epilepsy poses significant challenges to the clinician in the absence of specific diagnostic biomarkers. Differential diagnoses based on imaging may be expanded by a veritable spectrum of peri-ictal imaging findings that may mask the underlying substrate. We report a 13-year-old girl who presented with refractory focal seizures of left parieto-occipital origin with cytotoxic gyral oedema noted over the same region on imaging. Despite an initial negative autoantibody profile, the patient was treated with immunosuppression, followed by serial relapses requiring immune-modulation...
February 14, 2018: Epileptic Disorders: International Epilepsy Journal with Videotape
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443785/can-endotracheal-intubation-be-the-first-step-in-management-of-nonconvulsive-status-epilepticus-a-case-report
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Saad Warraich, Abbas Ali, Atif Nizami, Moiz Bakhiet
RATIONALE: Nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) is prolonged seizure activity without motor manifestations. Clinically, there are certain examination findings, in addition to elements of history, that help differentiate it from other encephalopathies. When diagnosing NCSE, the physician faces significant difficulties due to inconsistent clinical presentation and somewhat nonspecific electroencephalogram (EEG) criteria. PATIENT CONCERNS: To highlight the problems faced when dealing with such a patient, a case of a 29-year-old male who presented with an altered state of consciousness is put forth for the reader...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443411/intravascular-access-devices-from-an-interventional-radiology-perspective-indications-implantation-techniques-and-optimizing-patency
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REVIEW
Kristen A Lee, Raja S Ramaswamy
Central venous access has become invaluable in the treatment of patients with a wide array of acute and chronic disease entities. Central venous catheters provide durable, short-term and long-term access solutions while saving the patient from repeated peripheral needle sticks. Central venous catheters include: non-tunneled central venous catheters, tunneled central venous catheters, and port catheters. Typically, the placement of a central venous catheter is performed by Vascular and Interventional Radiologists...
February 2018: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29442478/a-clinical-audit-diagnostic-and-epidemiological-evaluation-of-the-adrenal-incidentaloma-ai
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Vincenzo Nuzzo, Tiziana Attardo, Giuseppe Augello, Davide Brancato, Salvatore Camerlingo, Clelia Canale, Federica Coretti, Alessandro Franco, Francesco Giacometti, Maurizio Gambacorta, Massimo Loreno, Ada Maffettone, Vincenzo Provenzano, Alfonso Zuccoli
Audit is a clinical instrument of government characterized by a whole process of evaluation inter pares to improve medical behaviors in the clinical practice. Different endocrinopathies are underestimated in the clinical and diagnostics practice but they can be a real problem in patients admitted in the departments of Internal Medicine. The Adrenal Incidentaloma (AI) is an accidental discovery with an incidence equal to 4% in radiologic studies but it's rarely considereted in the internal disorders. In the departments of Internal Medicine are hospitalized each year approximately 1...
February 13, 2018: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441675/uterine-adenosarcoma-in-japan-clinicopathologic-features-diagnosis-and-management
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Keisei Tate, Reiko Watanabe, Hiroshi Yoshida, Hanako Shimizu, Takashi Uehara, Mitsuya Ishikawa, Shun-Ichi Ikeda, Nobuyoshi Hiraoka, Tomoyasu Kato
AIM: Uterine adenosarcoma is a rare malignancy with limited cohort data in Asian countries. This study evaluated the clinicopathologic features of Japanese patients with uterine adenosarcoma and their potential treatment challenges. METHODS: A retrospective chart review was performed at the National Cancer Center Hospital, Japan from 2000 to 2016. A literature search for Japanese cases of uterine adenosarcoma was conducted using PubMed, Japanese Central Review of Medicine, and the Annual of Pathological Autopsy Cases in Japan...
February 14, 2018: Asia-Pacific Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441473/cost-and-cost-effectiveness-of-treatments-for-psoriatic-arthritis-a-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Lucia Sara D'Angiolella, Paolo Angelo Cortesi, Alessandra Lafranconi, Mariangela Micale, Sveva Mangano, Giancarlo Cesana, Lorenzo Giovanni Mantovani
BACKGROUND: Psoriatic arthritis is a long-term inflammatory arthropathy occurring in a subgroup of patients with psoriasis. In addition to irreversible bone erosions, joint destruction, and skin manifestations, psoriatic arthritis is associated with numerous comorbid conditions. Over the last 5 years, new treatments emerged; the analysis and comparisons of their additional costs and the added benefits have become increasingly important to optimize the limited resources available. METHODS: A systematic literature review covering PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library was performed from May 2012 to October 2017 focusing on the most recent evidence of costs, benefits, and burden of psoriatic arthritis and its treatments...
February 13, 2018: PharmacoEconomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440836/saccular-pseudoaneurysm-of-the-left-common-carotid-artery-in-an-adolescent-management-with-a-covered-stent
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Laurent Van Camp, Werner Budts, Geert Maleux
An adolescent patient with a previous history of surgical repair for interrupted aortic arch type B presented with an asymptomatic, saccular pseudoaneurysm of the proximal, common left carotid artery, identified on a follow-up magnetic resonance angiography of the thoracic large vessels. The pseudoaneurysm was successfully excluded with a covered stent. Clinical and radiological follow-up after 2 years was uneventful.
January 2018: Annals of Pediatric Cardiology
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