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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045241/taking-assent-to-new-heights-a-case-report-on-do-not-resuscitate-status-in-pediatric-palliative-care-procedures
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Heather A Ballard, Santhanam Suresh
Dying adolescents presenting for palliative procedures have complicated developmental and ethical issues, especially when reconsidering do-not-resuscitate orders. Though the American Academy of Pediatrics has guidelines, there is limited information in the literature on how to take care of these patients. We describe the case of a 14-year-old patient presenting to the interventional radiology suite for management of superior vena cava syndrome. The patient's goals of treatment were elucidated through a comprehensive care team consisting of the procedural and oncology teams...
October 17, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043428/magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-clinical-management-of-rectal-cancer-updated-recommendations-from-the-2016-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-and-abdominal-radiology-esgar-consensus-meeting
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Regina G H Beets-Tan, Doenja M J Lambregts, Monique Maas, Shandra Bipat, Brunella Barbaro, Luís Curvo-Semedo, Helen M Fenlon, Marc J Gollub, Sofia Gourtsoyianni, Steve Halligan, Christine Hoeffel, Seung Ho Kim, Andrea Laghi, Andrea Maier, Søren R Rafaelsen, Jaap Stoker, Stuart A Taylor, Michael R Torkzad, Lennart Blomqvist
OBJECTIVES: To update the 2012 ESGAR consensus guidelines on the acquisition, interpretation and reporting of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for clinical staging and restaging of rectal cancer. METHODS: Fourteen abdominal imaging experts from the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR) participated in a consensus meeting, organised according to an adaptation of the RAND-UCLA Appropriateness Method. Two independent (non-voting) Chairs facilitated the meeting...
October 17, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043423/preliminary-report-from-the-world-health-organisation-chest-radiography-in-epidemiological-studies-project
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REVIEW
Nasreen Mahomed, Nicholas Fancourt, John de Campo, Margaret de Campo, Aliu Akano, Thomas Cherian, Olivia G Cohen, David Greenberg, Stephen Lacey, Neera Kohli, Henrique M Lederman, Shabir A Madhi, Veronica Manduku, Eric D McCollum, Kate Park, Jose Luis Ribo-Aristizabal, Naor Bar-Zeev, Katherine L O'Brien, Kim Mulholland
Childhood pneumonia is among the leading infectious causes of mortality in children younger than 5 years of age globally. Streptococcus pneumoniae (pneumococcus) is the leading infectious cause of childhood bacterial pneumonia. The diagnosis of childhood pneumonia remains a critical epidemiological task for monitoring vaccine and treatment program effectiveness. The chest radiograph remains the most readily available and common imaging modality to assess childhood pneumonia. In 1997, the World Health Organization Radiology Working Group was established to provide a consensus method for the standardized definition for the interpretation of pediatric frontal chest radiographs, for use in bacterial vaccine efficacy trials in children...
October 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043417/community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children-a-changing-spectrum-of-disease
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REVIEW
David M le Roux, Heather J Zar
Pneumonia remains the leading cause of death in children outside the neonatal period, despite advances in prevention and management. Over the last 20 years, there has been a substantial decrease in the incidence of childhood pneumonia and pneumonia-associated mortality. New conjugate vaccines against Haemophilus influenzae type b and Streptococcus pneumoniae have contributed to decreases in radiologic, clinical and complicated pneumonia cases and have reduced hospitalization and mortality. The importance of co-infections with multiple pathogens and the predominance of viral-associated disease are emerging...
October 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042755/clinical-data-combined-with-radiological-imaging-improves-the-accuracy-of-tnm-staging-of-pancreatic-body-and-tail-adenocarcinoma
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Wei Xu, Bo Jiang, Xinmin Yin
PURPOSE: Pancreatic body and tail adenocarcinoma (PBTA) remains one of the deadliest cancers, and current radiological modalities still have limitations on the staging of PBTA. Improving PBTA staging will contribute to the management of this disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinicopathological characteristics of 91 surgically treated PBTA patients were retrospectively retrieved. Clinical data associated with postoperative tumor staging (pTNM) were assessed using ordinal logistic regression model...
2017: Patient Preference and Adherence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040892/majority-of-flat-epithelial-atypia-diagnosed-on-biopsy-do-not-require-surgical-excision
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Patrick Mun Yew Chan, Niketa Chotai, Eileen Shujuan Lai, Pei Yi Sin, Juliana Chen, Sarah Qinghui Lu, Mui Heng Goh, Bee Kiang Chong, Bernard Chi Shern Ho, Ern Yu Tan
BACKGROUND: Borderline risk lesions such as flat epithelial atypia (FEA) are increasingly being diagnosed on biopsy. The need for surgery is being debated. In this study, we determined the frequency of histological upgrade following a diagnosis of FEA on biopsy and evaluated potential predictive factors. METHODS: Retrospective review was done of 194 women who underwent biopsy of indeterminate lesions (total 195 lesions) that were diagnosed as FEA. The review covered a 10-year period...
October 14, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040146/the-role-of-preoperative-imaging-in-the-management-of-nonsyndromic-lambdoid-craniosynostosis
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Kavitha Ranganathan, Antonio Rampazzo, Asra Hashmi, Karin Muraszko, Jennifer Strahle, Christian J Vercler, Steven R Buchman
BACKGROUND: The necessity of imaging for patients with craniosynostosis is controversial. Lambdoid synostosis is known to be associated with additional anomalies, but the role of imaging in this setting has not been established. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of preoperative imaging on intraoperative and postoperative management among patients undergoing operative intervention for lambdoid craniosynostosis. METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing cranial vault remodeling for lambdoid craniosynostosis between January 2006 and 2014 was conducted...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038858/surgical-management-of-primary-hyperparathyroidism
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Stephen Ryan, Danielle Courtney, Julia Moriariu, Conrad Timon
We reviewed the surgical management of primary hyperparathyroidism through a retrospective chart review of 200 parathyroidectomy procedures performed over a 12 year period. Epidemiological data and accuracy of radiological investigations used in identifying pathological parathyroid tissue location were assessed. We determined how often simultaneous removal of thyroid tissue was required during parathyroidectomy and the associated pathology. Radiology reports were screened to determine if confirmed thyroid pathology from histological specimens were referenced pre-operatively...
October 16, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035698/denosumab-as-a-treatment-alternative-for-central-giant-cell-granuloma-a-long-term-retrospective-cohort-study
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Marius Bredell, Tamara Rordorf, Sabine Kroiss, Martin Rücker, Daniel Fritz Zweifel, Claudio Rostetter
PURPOSE: Giant cell granuloma (GCG) of the jaw is a rare disease with high morbidity. Various treatment options have been discussed in the past. Since 2010, a pharmaceutical therapy with denosumab seems to have been successful for giant cell tumors of the femur. The authors hypothesized the equally successful use of denosumab for GCGs of the jaws. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present retrospective cohort study, 5 patients with large GCGs of the jaws were treated with denosumab with a follow-up of 25 to 49 months...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033772/intraparenchymal-hemorrhage-due-to-brain-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Rafael Sartori Balbinot, Ana Laura Facco Muscope, Mateus Dal Castel, Silvana Sartori Balbinot, Raul Angelo Balbinot, Jonathan Soldera
Although extrahepatic metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are present in only 5-15% of cases, they are certainly factors associated with poor prognosis. The main sites include lung, lymph nodes, bones, and adrenal glands, in descending order. Metastasis in the central nervous system is extremely rare, and the incidences vary from 0.6 to 1.7%. We report a case of a 54-year-old man previously diagnosed with alcohol-induced cirrhosis of the liver and HCC. The patient was admitted presenting progressive left hemiparesis and headache which started 2 days earlier, with no history of cranioencephalic trauma...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033308/2017-annual-meeting-of-the-american-college-of-radiology-moreton-lecture-forecasting-the-futures-of-radiology
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Jeffrey C Bauer
PURPOSE: The traditional forces of change in health care are no longer working as they did in the past. Political gridlock has destroyed Washington's ability to create sensible policy for reforming the medical marketplace, creating chaos for providers. Fortunately, chaos creates opportunity. The idea of creating one's future has never been more relevant and necessary. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Predicting-the science of extrapolating future values from historical data-is not a valid method for looking ahead when causal relationships that explained change in the past are themselves being redefined (the current situation)...
October 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032282/atypical-ductal-hyperplasia-our-experience-in-the-management-and-long-term-clinical-follow-up-in-71-patients
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Antuono Latronico, Luca Nicosia, Angela Faggian, Francesca Abbate, Silvia Penco, Anna Bozzini, Christine Cannataci, Giovanni Mazzarol, Enrico Cassano
INTRODUCTION: Atypical ductal hyperplasia (ADH) is a high-risk benign lesion found in approximately 1-10% of breast biopsies and associated with a variable incidence of carcinoma after surgical excision. The main goal of our study is to present our experience in the management and long-term follow-up of 71 patients with ADH diagnosed on breast biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Results of 3808 breast biopsy specimens from 1 January 2000 to 31 December 2005 were analyzed to identify all biopsies which resulted in a diagnosis of ADH...
October 11, 2017: Breast: Official Journal of the European Society of Mastology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032235/variation-in-radiologic-and-urologic-computed-tomography-interpretation-of-urinary-tract-stone-burden-results-from-resku
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David T Tzou, Dylan Isaacson, Manint Usawachintachit, Zhen J Wang, Kazumi Taguchi, Nancy K Hills, Ryan S Hsi, Benjamin A Sherer, Shalonda Reliford-Titus, Brian Duty, Jonathan Harper, Mathew Sorensen, Roger L Sur, Marshall L Stoller, Thomas Chi
OBJECTIVE: To compare the measured stone burden recorded between urologists and radiologists, and examine how these differences could potentially impact stone management. As current urologic stone surgery guideline recommendations are based on stone size, accurate stone measurements are crucial to direct appropriate treatment. This study investigated the discrepant interpretation that often exists between urologic surgeons and radiologists' estimation of patient urinary stone burden. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From November 2015 through August 2016, new patients prospectively enrolled into the Registry for Stones of the Kidney and Ureter (ReSKU™) were included if they had computed tomography images available and an accompanying official radiologic report at the time of their urologist provider visit...
October 12, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29032158/location-affects-the-management-of-liver-haemangioma-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Xiaolei Liu, Zhiying Yang, Haidong Tan, Li Xu, Liguo Liu, Jia Huang, Shuang Si, Yongliang Sun
BACKGROUND: The location of liver haemangioma may affect surgical decisions, but no study has ever examined this issue. METHODS: A retrospective study was performed on 338 liver haemangioma patients who visited at clinic. The collected data included demographics, location, symptoms and whether surgical treatment was performed. For patients with surgical treatment, the collected data included radiologic characteristics, surgical procedures, surgical variables, postoperative stay, morbidity, and mortality...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031464/moving-concussion-care-to-the-next-level-the-emergence-and-role-of-concussion-clinics-in-the-uk
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Osman H Ahmed, Mike Loosemore, Katy Hornby, Bhavesh Kumar, Richard Sylvester, Hegoda Levansri Makalanda, Tim Rogers, David Edwards, Akbar de Medici
Concussion is a worldwide issue in sports medicine at present, and in recent years has evolved into a major consideration for sports in the United Kingdom (UK). Governing bodies, sports clinicians, and indeed athletes themselves are dealing with the implications that this injury brings. In parallel with this, innovative means of managing this condition are emerging. The creation of specialized concussion clinics (which mirror those present in the United States and Canada) is one means of enhancing concussion care in the UK...
2017: Progress in Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030285/clinical-applications-of-3d-printing-primer-for-radiologists
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REVIEW
David H Ballard, Anthony Paul Trace, Sayed Ali, Taryn Hodgdon, Matthew E Zygmont, Carolynn M DeBenedectis, Stacy E Smith, Michael L Richardson, Midhir J Patel, Summer J Decker, Leon Lenchik
Three-dimensional (3D) printing refers to a number of manufacturing technologies that create physical models from digital information. Radiology is poised to advance the application of 3D printing in health care because our specialty has an established history of acquiring and managing the digital information needed to create such models. The 3D Printing Task Force of the Radiology Research Alliance presents a review of the clinical applications of this burgeoning technology, with a focus on the opportunities for radiology...
October 10, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030284/structured-reporting-in-radiology
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REVIEW
Dhakshinamoorthy Ganeshan, Phuong-Anh Thi Duong, Linda Probyn, Leon Lenchik, Tatum A McArthur, Michele Retrouvey, Emily H Ghobadi, Stephane L Desouches, David Pastel, Isaac R Francis
Radiology reports are vital for patient care as referring physicians depend upon them for deciding appropriate patient management. Traditional narrative reports are associated with excessive variability in the language, length, and style, which can minimize report clarity and make it difficult for referring clinicians to identify key information needed for patient care. Structured reporting has been advocated as a potential solution for improving the quality of radiology reports. The Association of University Radiologists-Radiology Research Alliance Structured Reporting Task Force convened to explore the current and future role of structured reporting in radiology and summarized its finding in this article...
October 10, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030279/posterior-cranial-vault-distraction-osteogenesis-in-craniofacial-surgery-technical-note
#18
Q de Kerangal, A Paré, A Joly, N Travers, D Goga, B Laure
INTRODUCTION: Posterior cranial vault distraction is a treatment for intracranial hypertension in certain cases of craniosynostosis and faciocraniosynostosis. It allows the harmonisation of the skull back and prevents turricephaly. This study presents the surgical technique. TECHNICAL NOTE: Posterior cranial vault distraction osteogenesis consists of a circular osteotomy of the skull back. Four distractors are placed on the cranial flap without detachment of the dura mater...
October 10, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030073/comparative-analysis-of-surgery-thermal-ablation-and-active-surveillance-for-renal-oncocytic-neoplasms
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Brady L Miller, Lori Mankowski Gettle, Jason R Van Roo, Timothy J Ziemlewicz, Sara L Best, Shane A Wells, Meghan G Lubner, J Louis Hinshaw, Fred T Lee, Stephen Y Nakada, Wei Huang, E Jason Abel
OBJECTIVE: To compare oncologic and procedural outcomes for renal oncocytic tumors treated with surgery, thermal ablation or active surveillance. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Clinical and pathologic data were collected for consecutive patients with a histological diagnosis of oncocytoma, oncocytic neoplasm or chromophobe renal cell cancers (chRCC) from 2003-2016. Independent pathology and radiology review was performed for this study. RESULTS: Of 171 patients, tumor histology included oncocytoma (n=122), chRCC (n=47) and oncocytic neoplasm not otherwise specified (n=2)...
October 10, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029539/therapeutic-evaluation-of-arterio-portal-fistula-related-gastroesophageal-variceal-bleeding
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Xiaoquan Huang, Wen Zhang, Shiyao Chen, Chengfeng Liu, Ruofan Sheng, Feng Li, Jian Wang, Jianjun Luo, Pengju Xu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Intrahepatic arterio-portal fistula is an uncommon etiology of portal hypertension, which presents diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. This study aimed to assess the efficacy and outcomes of gastroesophageal variceal bleeding caused by arterio-portal fistula using different therapeutic approaches. METHODS: Medical records of 451 consecutive patients with arterio-portal fistula were reviewed from January 1, 2009, to July 15, 2016, and patients suffered variceal bleeding were eligible for the study...
September 12, 2017: Oncotarget
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