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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078457/equal-patient-satisfaction-quality-of-life-and-objective-recurrence-rate-after-laparoscopic-hiatal-hernia-repair-with-and-without-mesh
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Jan H Koetje, Jelmer E Oor, David J Roks, Henderik L Van Westreenen, Eric J Hazebroek, Vincent B Nieuwenhuijs
INTRODUCTION: Laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair has become standard practice for most surgeons performing antireflux surgery. Hiatal hernia repair consists of cruroplasty with sutures only or additional reinforcement using mesh. Use of mesh was initiated to reduce recurrence rates. Recent analyses show that use of mesh may influence radiologic recurrence rates, but it does not seem to prevent symptomatic recurrences and the need for reoperation. This study compares clinical and radiologic outcomes of primary cruroplasty and cruroplasty with non-absorbable mesh after laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair...
January 11, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078378/post-procedural-care-in-interventional-radiology-what-every-interventional-radiologist-should-know-part-i-standard-post-procedural-instructions-and-follow-up-care
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Bedros Taslakian, Divya Sridhar
Interventional radiology (IR) has evolved into a full-fledged clinical specialty with attendant patient care responsibilities. Success in IR now requires development of a full clinical practice, including consultations, inpatient admitting privileges, and an outpatient clinic. In addition to technical excellence and innovation, maintaining a comprehensive practice is imperative for interventional radiologists to compete successfully for patients and referral bases. A structured approach to periprocedural care, including routine follow-up and early identification and management of complications, facilitates efficient and thorough management with an emphasis on quality and patient safety...
January 11, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076977/combining-microfractures-autologous-bone-graft-and-autologous-matrix-induced-chondrogenesis-for-the-treatment-of-juvenile-osteochondral-talar-lesions
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Riccardo D'Ambrosi, Camilla Maccario, Chiara Ursino, Nicola Serra, Federico Giuseppe Usuelli
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes of patients younger than 20 years, treated with the arthroscopic-talus autologous matrix-induced chondrogenesis (AT-AMIC) technique and autologous bone graft for osteochondral lesion of the talus (OLT). METHODS: Eleven patients under 20 years (range 13.3-20.0) underwent the AT-AMIC procedure and autologous bone graft for OLTs. Patients were evaluated preoperatively (T0) and at 6 (T1), 12 (T2), and 24 (T3) months postoperatively, using the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Ankle and Hindfoot (AOFAS) score, the visual analog scale and the SF-12 respectively in its Mental and Physical Component Scores...
January 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076290/tailored-interactive-sequences-for-continuous-mr-image-guided-freehand-biopsies-of-different-organs-in-an-open-system-at-1-0-tesla-t-initial-experience
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Florian Streitparth, Christian Althoff, Martin Jonczyk, Felix Guettler, Martin Maurer, Hendrik Rathke, Keno Moritz Sponheuer, Bernd Hamm, Ulf K Teichgräber, Maximilian de Bucourt
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility, image quality, and accuracy of freehand biopsies of liver, bone, muscle, vertebral disc, soft tissue, and other lesions using balanced steady-state free precession (SSFP, balanced fast field echo: bFFE), spoiled and nonspoiled gradient echo (FFE), and turbo spin echo (TSE) sequences for interactive continuous navigation in an open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system at 1.0 tesla (T). METHODS: Twenty-six MR-guided biopsies (five liver, five bone, four muscle, four vertebral disc, one lung, one kidney, one suprarenal gland, and five soft or other tissue) were performed in 23 patients in a 1...
January 11, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075621/key-principles-in-quality-and-safety-in-radiology
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Hani Abujudeh, Rathachai Kaewlai, Khalid Shaqdan, Michael A Bruno
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to introduce the reader to basic concepts of quality and safety in radiology. CONCLUSION: Concepts are introduced that are keys to identifying, understanding, and utilizing certain quality tools with the aim of making process improvements. Challenges, opportunities, and change drivers can be mapped from the radiology quality perspective. Best practices, informatics, and benchmarks can profoundly affect the outcome of the quality improvement initiative we all aim to achieve...
January 11, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075196/typhlitis-neutropenic-enterocolitis-in-patients-with-acute-leukemia-a-review
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Rodrigo Portugal, Marcio Nucci
Typhlitis is an abdominal complication of cancer chemotherapy, affecting mostly patients receiving intensive chemotherapeutic regimens with high potential to induce mucosal damage, such as patients with acute leukemia. Despite being relatively frequent, there are no randomized trials or high-quality cohort studies addressing important aspects of the diagnosis and management of the disease. Areas covered: In this review we discuss the gaps in the literature, acknowledging that the evidences for recommendations regarding the management of typhlitis are mostly expert opinion...
January 11, 2017: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070707/value-based-assessment-of-radiology-reporting-using-radiologist-referring-physician-two-way-feedback-system-a-design-thinking-based-approach
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Faiq Shaikh, Kenneth Hendrata, Brian Kolowitz, Omer Awan, Rasu Shrestha, Christopher Deible
In the era of value-based healthcare, many aspects of medical care are being measured and assessed to improve quality and reduce costs. Radiology adds enormously to health care costs and is under pressure to adopt a more efficient system that incorporates essential metrics to assess its value and impact on outcomes. Most current systems tie radiologists' incentives and evaluations to RVU-based productivity metrics and peer-review-based quality metrics. In a new potential model, a radiologist's performance will have to increasingly depend on a number of parameters that define "value," beginning with peer review metrics that include referrer satisfaction and feedback from radiologists to the referring physician that evaluates the potency and validity of clinical information provided for a given study...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069356/radiology-reports-what-you-think-you-re-saying-and-what-they-think-you-re-saying
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Bonmyong Lee, Matthew T Whitehead
BACKGROUND: Image interpretation and translation into written language is an imperfect process. Yet, the radiology report represents the link between radiologist's opinion and patient's images. Increased access to images through remote viewing stations has made direct communication between radiologists and clinicians less commonplace. We are interested in how accurately the descriptive contents within radiology reports convey the feelings of the radiologist to the referring clinician...
November 16, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068306/revision-knee-arthroplasty-in-patients-with-inherited-bleeding-disorders-a-single-center-experience
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Andrzej Kotela, Magdalena Wilk-Frańczuk, Piotr Żbikowski, Paweł Łęgosz, Paweł Ambroziak, Ireneusz Kotela
BACKGROUND The results of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in patients with inherited bleeding disorders (IBDs) are poorer when compared with those in the general population, with a notably higher risk of complications and higher revision rates. Thus, revision procedures are becoming a growing concern in this group of patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of revision TKA in patients with IBD. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study with longitudinal assessment of hemophilia patients scheduled for revision TKA between January 2010 and September 2015 was performed...
January 9, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067089/metabolomic-applications-in-radiation-biodosimetry-exploring-radiation-effects-through-small-molecules
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Evan L Pannkuk, Albert J Fornace, Evagelia C Laiakis
PURPOSE: Exposure of the general population to ionizing radiation has increased in the past decades, primarily due to long distance travel and medical procedures. On the other hand, accidental exposures, nuclear accidents, and elevated threats of terrorism with the potential detonation of a radiological dispersal device or improvised nuclear device in a major city, all have led to increased needs for rapid biodosimetry and assessment of exposure to different radiation qualities and scenarios...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062151/comparable-results-with-porous-metal-augments-in-combination-with-either-cemented-or-uncemented-cups-in-revision-hip-arthroplasty-an-analysis-of-one-hundred-forty-seven-revisions-at-a-mean-of-five-years
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Ahmed Nageeb Mahmoud, Martin Sundberg, Gunnar Flivik
BACKGROUND: Porous metal augments have been used successfully for management of large acetabular defects during revision hip arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to retrospectively review and compare the clinical and radiographic outcomes of porous metal augments in cemented and uncemented acetabular revisions, all performed at the same institution. METHODS: Using our institutional clinical databases, the clinical and radiological outcomes of 104 cemented and 43 uncemented acetabular revisions with metal augments, performed between 2006 and 2015, were studied and compared...
December 18, 2016: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061962/radiological-medical-device-innovation-approvals-via-the-premarket-approval-pathway-from-2000-to-2015
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Comeron W Ghobadi, Emily L Hayman, Joshua H Finkle, Jessica R Walter, Shuai Xu
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to critically assess the clinical evidence leading to radiologic medical device approvals via the premarket approval pathway from 2000 to 2015. METHODS: This study used the publically available FDA premarket database for radiologic device approvals over the past 15 years (September 1, 2000, to August 31, 2015). Approval characteristics were collected for each device, and statistical analysis was performed on the data for each pivotal trial...
January 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056376/technical-note-a-preliminary-comparative-study-between-classical-and-interventional-radiological-approaches-for-multi-phase-post-mortem-ct-angiography
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Fatima-Zohra Mokrane, Frederic Savall, Laurent Dercle, Eric Crubezy, Norbert Telmon, Hervé Rousseau, Fabrice Dedouit
PURPOSE: Multi-phase post-mortem computed tomography angiography (MPMCTA) is a new diagnostic tool, used in forensic pathology. On the one hand, this technique allows a better and direct visualization of vascular and solid organ lesions. On the other hand, the invasiveness of the procedure-which requires surgical denudation (inguinal and/or cervical) and the insertion of surgical cannulas-leads to many relatives refusing scientific autopsies. Our hypothesis states that a minimally-invasive procedure combining interventional radiological techniques with MPMCTA (replacement of surgical cannulas by radiological catheters) will improve the approval rate of scientific autopsies by families...
December 19, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052186/axillary-treatment-for-operable-primary-breast-cancer
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Nathan Bromham, Mia Schmidt-Hansen, Margaret Astin, Elise Hasler, Malcolm W Reed
BACKGROUND: Axillary surgery is an established part of the management of primary breast cancer. It provides staging information to guide adjuvant therapy and potentially local control of axillary disease. Several alternative approaches to axillary surgery are available, most of which aim to spare a proportion of women the morbidity of complete axillary dissection. OBJECTIVES: To assess the benefits and harms of alternative approaches to axillary surgery (including omitting such surgery altogether) in terms of overall survival; local, regional and distant recurrences; and adverse events...
January 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050717/improving-patient-safety-avoiding-unread-imaging-exams-in-the-national-va-enterprise-electronic-health-record
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Sarah Bastawrous, Benjamin Carney
In the current digital and filmless age of radiology, rates of unread radiology exams remain low, however, may still exist in unique environments. Veterans Affairs (VA) health care systems may experience higher rates of unread exams due to coexistence of Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) imaging and commercial picture archiving and communication systems (PACS). The purpose of this patient safety initiative was to identify any unread exams and causes leading to unread exams...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050715/workflow-lexicons-in-healthcare-validation-of-the-swim-lexicon
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Chris Meenan, Bradley Erickson, Nancy Knight, Jewel Fossett, Elizabeth Olsen, Prerna Mohod, Joseph Chen, Steve G Langer
For clinical departments seeking to successfully navigate the challenges of modern health reform, obtaining access to operational and clinical data to establish and sustain goals for improving quality is essential. More broadly, health delivery organizations are also seeking to understand performance across multiple facilities and often across multiple electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Interpreting operational data across multiple vendor systems can be challenging, as various manufacturers may describe different departmental workflow steps in different ways and sometimes even within a single vendor's installed customer base...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050458/congenital-cystic-adenomatoid-malformation-a-tertiary-care-hospital-experience
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Asmita Anilkumar Mehta, Naveen Viswanathan, Anil Kumar Vasudevan, Roopa Paulose, Mohan Abraham
INTRODUCTION: Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM) is an uncommon developmental deformity affecting the terminal respiratory structures. It is characterized by broncho pulmonary foregut malformations. The reason behind it is an arrest in lung development between 4(th) and 7(th) week of fetal life. AIM: The present study was conducted to assess the clinical and radiological profile and also to study the role of surgical intervention in patients with CCAM...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048775/mo-fg-campus-tep1-04-pseudo-in-vivo-dose-verification-of-a-new-mono-isocentric-technique-for-the-treatment-of-multiple-brain-metastases
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E P Pappas, N Papanikolaou, G Kalaitzakis, T Boursianis, D Makris, V Lahanas, I Genitsarios, S Stathakis, L Watts, T Maris, E Pappas
PURPOSE: To validate dose calculation and delivery accuracy of a recently introduced mono-isocentric technique for the treatment of multiple brain metastases in a realistic clinical case. METHODS: Anonymized CT scans of a patient were used to model a hollow phantom that duplicates anatomy of the skull. A 3D printer was used to construct the phantom of a radiologically bone-equivalent material. The hollow phantom was subsequently filled with a polymer gel 3D dosimeter which also acted as a water-equivalent material...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048741/mo-g-204-00-the-american-board-of-radiology-maintenance-of-certification-process
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G Donald Frey
1. The participants will understand how to comply with the revised ABR MOC requirements 2. The participants be able to utilize the new Participatory PQI into their MOC program 3. The participants will be able to comply with the ABR MOC simplified attestation requirements 4. The participants will be able to meet the requirements for the annual ABR MOC lookback This presentation will update medical physicists about the American Board of Radiology Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process. The MOC process has recently undergone a number of significant changes and this presentation will review these for the attendees...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048692/mo-fg-207b-01-thorax-lung
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H Aerts
State-of-the-Art in Radiomics in Radiology and Radiation Oncology Radiomics is the science of converting medical images into mineable data, data that are descriptive of "phenotypes," which may provide diagnostic, prognostic, or therapeutic information. Genomics is the science of sequencing and analyzing the function and structure of genomes; the complete set of DNA in a single cell of an organism. In turn, imaging genomics (or radiogenomics) is concerned with the correlation between image-based features, as determined by radiomics, and gene expression, as determined by genomics...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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