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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819674/-imaging-techniques-in-modern-trauma-diagnostics
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T J Vogl, K Eichler, I Marzi, S Wutzler, K Zacharowski, C Frellessen
Modern trauma room management requires interdisciplinary teamwork and synchronous communication between a team of anaesthesists, surgeons and radiologists. As the length of stay in the trauma room influences morbidity and mortality of a severely injured person, optimizing time is one of the main targets. With the direct involvement of modern imaging techniques the injuries caused by trauma should be detected within a very short period of time in order to enable a priority-orientated treatment. Radiology influences structure and process quality, management and development of trauma room algorithms regarding the use of imaging techniques...
August 17, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819603/bilateral-ankle-fusion-in-leak-syndrome-induced-deformity-a-case-report
#2
Luis Sobral, Ana C Ângelo, Afonso Caetano, Joaquim Rodeia, Isabel Rosa
INTRODUCTION: Systemic capillary leak syndrome (SCLS) is a rare condition of unknown etiology defined by sudden episode of hypotension, high hematocrit, and low serum protein concentration due to capillary hyperpermeability. Several treatments have been published for this pathology and eventual compartment syndrome but not for the disabling consequences. This clinical case highlights the negative orthopedic consequences of a severe systemic attack and reports a subsequent deformity treatment option that resulted in the patient quality of life improvement...
March 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815163/does-operative-or-nonoperative-treatment-achieve-better-results-in-a3-and-a4-spinal-fractures-without-neurological-deficit-systematic-literature-review-with-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Elke Rometsch, Maarten Spruit, Roger Härtl, Robert Alton McGuire, Brigitte Sandra Gallo-Kopf, Vasiliki Kalampoki, Frank Kandziora
STUDY DESIGN: Systematic literature review with meta-analysis. OBJECTIVE: Thoracolumbar (TL) fractures can be treated conservatively or surgically. Especially, the treatment strategy for incomplete and complete TL burst fractures (A3 and A4, AOSpine classification) in neurologically intact patients remains controversial. The aim of this work was to collate the clinical evidence on the respective treatment modalities. METHODS: Searches were performed in PubMed and the Web of Science...
June 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28814379/are-routine-radiographs-needed-the-day-after-open-reduction-and-internal-fixation-surgery-for-distal-radius-and-ankle-fractures-study-protocol-for-a-prospective-open-label-randomized-controlled-trial
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Florian Oehme, Annika Rühle, Julia Mühlhäusser, Lana Fourie, Björn-Christian Link, Reto Babst, Frank Jp Beeres
BACKGROUND: Distal radius and ankle fractures are one of the most common operatively treated fractures. To date, there is no consensus concerning the need for a standard postoperative radiograph. This leads to undesirable practice variations. A standardized radiograph in the department of radiology would theoretically be more reproducible and operator independent than an intraoperatively obtained fluoroscopic image. However, if adequate intraoperative radiographs have been obtained, it is questionable if these postoperative radiographs are necessary and will lead to changes in the treatment strategy...
August 16, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810883/treatment-of-localized-gastric-and-gastroesophageal-adenocarcinoma-the-role-of-accurate-staging-and-preoperative-therapy
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REVIEW
Brian Badgwell, Prajnan Das, Jaffer Ajani
Gastric cancer is the third most common cause of cancer death worldwide, although it is not in the top 10 causes of cancer death in Northern America. Due to clear differences in incidence, screening, risk factors, tumor biology, and treatment between gastric cancers from Eastern and Western countries, our treatment is primarily guided by trials from Western countries. Patients undergo an extensive staging evaluation including high-quality CT imaging, endoscopic ultrasound, and diagnostic laparoscopy with peritoneal washings for cytology...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Hematology & Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808792/using-natural-language-processing-of-free-text-radiology-reports-to-identify-type-1-modic-endplate-changes
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Hannu T Huhdanpaa, W Katherine Tan, Sean D Rundell, Pradeep Suri, Falgun H Chokshi, Bryan A Comstock, Patrick J Heagerty, Kathryn T James, Andrew L Avins, Srdjan S Nedeljkovic, David R Nerenz, David F Kallmes, Patrick H Luetmer, Karen J Sherman, Nancy L Organ, Brent Griffith, Curtis P Langlotz, David Carrell, Saeed Hassanpour, Jeffrey G Jarvik
Electronic medical record (EMR) systems provide easy access to radiology reports and offer great potential to support quality improvement efforts and clinical research. Harnessing the full potential of the EMR requires scalable approaches such as natural language processing (NLP) to convert text into variables used for evaluation or analysis. Our goal was to determine the feasibility of using NLP to identify patients with Type 1 Modic endplate changes using clinical reports of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging examinations of the spine...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807987/use-of-noninvasive-ventilation-during-feeding-tube-placement
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REVIEW
Paolo Banfi, Eleonora Volpato, Chiara Valota, Salvatore D'Ascenzo, Chiara Bani Alunno, Agata Lax, Antonello Nicolini, Nicola Ticozzi, Vincenzo Silani, John R Bach
Parenteral nutrition is indicated in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) when dysphagia, loss of appetite, and difficulty protecting the airways cause malnutrition, severe weight loss, dehydration, and increased risk of aspiration pneumonia. The aim of this review is to compare percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), radiologically inserted G-tube (RIG), and percutaneous radiologic gastrostomy (PRG) in patients with ALS, performed with or without noninvasive ventilation (NIV). We searched PubMed, MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), the EBSCO Online Research Database, and Scopus up to December 2015...
August 14, 2017: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807652/severity-indices-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-systematic-review
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Esther Toledano, M Jesús García de Yébenes, Isidoro González-Álvaro, Loreto Carmona
OBJECTIVE: To identify tools designed to evaluate the severity of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in order to use them in the investigation of prognostic markers in early arthritis. METHODS: We conducted a systematic review of studies that developed/validated an index for RA disease severity. They were analyzed using the COSMIN checklist to assess their methodological quality. In addition, all the variables included were evaluated for their clarity of definition, feasibility and probability of being present in each outcome during the first 2 years of the disease course...
August 11, 2017: Reumatología Clinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802624/a-portable-real-time-in-situ-gamma-ray-analysis-system
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Cong Wei, Kelly Garnick, Thomas Scott, Elon Malkin, Jennifer Szymanski, Steve Laskos, Jeffrey Raimondi, James Cocks, Kara Morris, Wilhelm Mueller, James Zickefoose
A portable CeBr3 based gamma-ray detection system was designed and built for rapid turnaround, high throughput, real-time, and in situ sample analysis. The new technique allows automated data transmission from the field unit to a central laboratory controller to ensure laboratory quality of the data collected by field users without gamma-ray spectroscopy expertise. The method validation data indicates that the system's data quality objectives are adequate for radiological or nuclear emergency response or targeted surveillance programs where gamma-ray analysis is needed...
August 2, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795915/where-teachers-are-few-documenting-available-faculty-in-five-tanzanian-medical-schools
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Charles A Mkony, Ephata E Kaaya, Alex J Goodell, Sarah B Macfarlane
Background Faced with one of the lowest physician-to-population ratios in the world, the Government of Tanzania is urging its medical schools to train more physicians. The annual number of medical students admitted across the country rose from 55 in the 1990s to 1,680 approved places for the 2015/16 academic year. These escalating numbers strain existing faculty. Objective To describe the availability of faculty in medical schools in Tanzania. Design We identified faculty lists published on the Internet by five Tanzanian medical schools for the 2011/12 academic year and analyzed the appointment status, rank, discipline, and qualifications of faculty members...
December 2016: Global Health Action
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791500/correlation-of-volumetric-growth-and-histological-grade-in-50-meningiomas
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Wai Cheong Soon, Daniel M Fountain, Kacper Koczyk, Mutwakil Abdulla, Sachin Giri, Kieren Allinson, Tomasz Matys, Mathew R Guilfoyle, Ramez W Kirollos, Thomas Santarius
INTRODUCTION: Advances in radiological imaging techniques have enabled volumetric measurements of meningiomas to be easily monitored using serial imaging scans. There is limited literature on the relationship between tumour growth rates and the WHO classification of meningiomas despite tumour growth being a major determinant of type and timing of intervention. Volumetric growth has been successfully used to assess growth of low-grade glioma; however, there is limited information on the volumetric growth rate (VGR) of meningiomas...
August 9, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790036/surgical-treatment-of-femoroacetabular-impingement-following-slipped-capital-femoral-epiphysis-a-systematic-review
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K O Oduwole, D de Sa, J Kay, F Findakli, A Duong, N Simunovic, Y Yi-Meng, O R Ayeni
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the existing literature from 2005 to 2016 reporting on the efficacy of surgical management of patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) secondary to slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE). METHODS: The electronic databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, and PubMed were searched and screened in duplicate. Data such as patient demographics, surgical technique, surgical outcomes and complications were retrieved from eligible studies...
August 2017: Bone & Joint Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782699/does-curettage-cement-packing-for-treating-giant-cell-tumors-at-the-knee-lead-to-osteoarthritis
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A Caubère, S Harrosch, M Fioravanti, G Curvale, A Rochwerger, J C Mattei
INTRODUCTION: Giant cell tumors (GCTs) make up 15% to 20% of bone-related tumors in adults. They are often found around the knee in the metaphysis and epiphysis area, contacting the joint cartilage. The aims of our study were to evaluate the presence of early knee osteoarthritis (OA) in patients with GCTs in the knee area treated by curettage-cement packing, and to evaluate whether replacing subchondral bone with acrylic cement has an effect on the functional outcomes and quality of life...
August 3, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782106/sirolimus-as-treatment-for-19-patients-with-refractory-cervicofacial-lymphatic-malformation
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Julie E Strychowsky, Reza Rahbar, Meghan J O'Hare, Alexandria L Irace, Horacio Padua, Cameron C Trenor
OBJECTIVE: Lymphatic malformations (LMs) are challenging to manage, particularly those involving the cervicofacial region and airway. Traditional therapy is sclerotherapy and/or resection. We aim to establish the emerging therapeutic role of sirolimus. STUDY DESIGN: Institutional review board-approved retrospective review. METHODS: All patients treated for cervicofacial LM with sirolimus at Boston Children's Hospital, Massachusetts, from November 2012 to October 2016 were included...
August 7, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781925/mandibular-canal-enlargement-clinical-and-radiological-characteristics
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Chong Jun Ai, Nazimi Abd Jabar, Tan Huann Lan, Roszalina Ramli
Enlargement of the mandibular canal is a rare radiological finding. Clinically, it may or may not be associated with sensory deficits. We report four cases of widening of the mandibular canal observed with various methods of imaging with different clinical characteristics. We describe this unique radiological finding and elaborate the importance of quality assessment of the imaging that is vital for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning. Clinicians should be mindful when assessing the imaging whenever the size of the mandibular canal is implicated...
2017: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777662/clinical-and-radiological-regeneration-of-large-and-deep-osteochondral-defects-of-the-knee-by-bone-augmentation-combined-with-matrix-guided-autologous-chondrocyte-transplantation
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Johannes Zellner, Stephan Grechenig, Christian G Pfeifer, Werner Krutsch, Matthias Koch, Goetz Welsch, Madeleine Scherl, Johannes Seitz, Florian Zeman, Michael Nerlich, Peter Angele
BACKGROUND: Large osteochondral defects of the knee are a challenge for regenerative treatment. While matrix-guided autologous chondrocyte transplantation (MACT) represents a successful treatment for chondral defects, the treatment potential in combination with bone grafting by cancellous bone or bone block augmentation for large and deep osteochondral defects has not been evaluated. PURPOSE: To evaluate 1- to 3-year clinical outcomes and radiological results on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after the treatment of large osteochondral defects of the knee with bone augmentation and MACT...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776531/does-a-quality-assurance-training-course-on-chest-radiography-for-radiological-technologists-improve-their-performance-in-laos
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Akihiro Ohkado, Marvin Mercader, Takuji Date
BACKGROUND: It is of critical importance to improve and maintain the quality of chest radiography (CXR) to avoid faulty diagnosis of respiratory diseases. The study aims to determine the effectiveness of a training program in improving the quality of CXR among radiological technologists (RTs) in Laos. DESIGN: This was a cross-sectional study, conducted through on-site investigation of X-ray facilities, assessment of CXR films in Laos, both before and after a training course in November 2013...
July 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774580/advancing-imaging-technologies-for-patients-with-spinal-pain-with-a-focus-on-whiplash-injury
#18
James M Elliott, Mark J Hancock, Rebecca J Crawford, Andrew C Smith, David M Walton
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Radiological observations of soft-tissue changes that may relate to clinical symptoms in patients with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal disorders are highly controversial. Studies are often of poor quality and findings inconsistent. A plethora of evidence suggests some pathoanatomical findings from traditional imaging applications are common in asymptomatic participants across the life span, which further questions the diagnostic, prognostic, and theranostic value of traditional imaging...
July 31, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764971/development-and-validation-of-two-phantoms-for-quality-control-in-cone-beam-ct
#19
Wilson Otto Gomes Batista
This study aimed at the development and validation of the models of phantom: CQ-02-IFBA and CQ-01-IFBA, the first filled with water and the second fully with a solid structure in polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). Both models allow its use in various models of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), independent of the size of the field of view. The two phantoms are used to evaluate seven parameters of quality control: intensity or average value of pixels of five different plastics, signal to noise ratio, resolution, low contrast, spatial resolution, the accuracy of distances on the z axis, the geometric distortion and image uniformity...
July 27, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762364/brain-and-spine-imaging-artefacts-on-low-field-magnetic-resonance-imaging-spectrum-of-findings-in-a-nigerian-tertiary-hospital
#20
Godwin Ogbole, Joseph Odo, Richard Efidi, Richard Olatunji, Ayotunde Ogunseyinde
BACKGROUND: Low-field (LF) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technology that is widely used in resource-limited settings for clinical imaging. The images produced, even though of low resolution with noise and artefacts, provide valuable information and guidance for patient assessment and treatment. This study shows a spectrum of MRI artefacts that affect image quality during routine clinical neuroradiology practice using LF MRI in a Nigerian hospital and suggests ways to avoid them...
April 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
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