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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913978/case-series-study-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis
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Ana I Aller-García, Carmen Castro-Méndez, Ana Alastruey-Izquierdo, Elena M Marín-Martínez, Ismail Zakariya-Yousef Breval, Carmen Couto-Caro, Juan C López-Marín, Nicolás Peña-Griñán, Maite Ruiz de Pipaon, Ana M Romero-Mejías, Estrella Martín-Mazuelos
Diagnosis of invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is challenging. The objective of the study was to assess the value of microbiological tests to the diagnosis of IPA in the absence of non-specific radiological data. A retrospective study of 23 patients with suspicion of IPA and positivity of some microbiological diagnostic tests was performed. These tests included conventional microbiological culture, detection of Aspergillus galactomannan (GM) antigen and in some patients (1 → 3)-β-D-glucan (BDG) and Aspergillus fumigatus DNA using the LightCycler(®) SeptiFast test...
December 2, 2016: Mycopathologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913970/radiological-and-biochemical-effects-ctx-ii-mmp-3-8-and-13-of-low-level-laser-therapy-lllt-in-chronic-osteoarthritis-in-al-kharj-saudi-arabia
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Gopal Nambi S, Walid Kamal, Julie George, Elbagir Manssor
Inflammation of synovial membrane and degeneration of articular cartilage in osteoarthritis (OA) lead to major changes in joint space width (JSW) and biochemical components such as collagen-II telopeptide (CTX-II) and matrix metallo protineases (MMP-3, 8, and 13). Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is thought to have an analgesic effect as well as biomodulatory effect on microcirculation and cartilage regeneration in animal studies. The objective of this study was to examine the analgesic and biochemical effect of LLLT in patients with knee osteoarthritis...
December 3, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909135/new-radiological-parameters-for-the-assessment-of-atlantoaxial-instability-in-children-with-down-syndrome-the-normal-values-and-the-risk-of-spinal-cord-injury
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N Nakamura, Y Inaba, Y Aota, M Oba, J Machida, N Aida, K Kurosawa, T Saito
AIMS: To determine the normal values and usefulness of the C1/4 space available for spinal cord (SAC) ratio and C1 inclination angle, which are new radiological parameters for assessing atlantoaxial instability in children with Down syndrome. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We recruited 272 children with Down syndrome (including 14 who underwent surgical treatment), and 141 children in the control group. All were aged between two and 11 years. The C1/4 SAC ratio, C1 inclination angle, atlas-dens interval (ADI), and SAC were measured in those with Down syndrome, and the C1/4 SAC ratio and C1 inclination angle were measured in the control group...
December 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908306/comparing-diffusion-weighted-imaging-with-clinical-and-blood-parameters-and-with-short-tau-inversion-recovery-sequence-in-detecting-spinal-and-sacroiliac-joint-inflammation-in-axial-spondyloarthritis
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Ho Yin Chung, Xiaopei Xu, Vince Wing Hang Lau, Grace Ho, Ka Lai Lee, Philip Hei Li, Helen Hoi Lun Tsang, Suet Kei Kwok, Chak Sing Lau, Chun Sing Wong
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the usefulness of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) by comparing with clinical features, blood parameters and traditional short tau inversion recovery (STIR) sequence in detecting spinal and sacroiliac (SI) joint inflammation in axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) patients. METHODS: One hundred and ten axSpA patients were recruited. Clinical, radiological and blood parameters were recorded. DWI and STIR MRI were performed simultaneously and results were scored according to the Spondyloarthritis Research Consortium of Canada (SPARCC) for comparison...
November 13, 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908253/assessment-of-bone-quality-in-osteoporosis-treatment-with-bone-anabolic-agents-really-something-new
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Fabio Massimo Ulivieri, Renata Caudarella, Marzia Camisasca, Daniela Maria Cabrini, Ilaria Merli, Carmelo Messina, Luca Petruccio Piodi
Osteoporosis is a chronic pathologic condition, particularly of the elderly, in which a reduction of bone mineral density (BMD) weakens bone, leading to the so-called fragility fractures, most often of spine and femur. The gold standard exam for the quantitative measurement of BMD is the dual X-ray photon absorptiometry (DXA), a radiological method. However, a relevant number of fragility fractures occurs in the range of normal BMD values, meaning that also qualitative aspects of bone play a role, namely bone architecture and bone geometry...
December 1, 2016: Current Rheumatology Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905957/factors-associated-with-no-shows-and-rescheduling-mri-appointments
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Majeed O AlRowaili, Anwar E Ahmed, Hasan A Areabi
BACKGROUND: One of the major challenges facing global radiology services comes from delays connected to long waiting lists for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedures. Such delays in diagnostic procedures could lead to poorer patient care outcomes. This study intended to estimate the rate of "No-Shows" or "Reschedule" MRI appointments. We also investigated the factors correlating No-Shows and Reschedule MRI appointments. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in Saudi Arabia using data obtained via MRI schedule reviews and self-administrated questionnaires...
December 1, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904729/treatment-of-late-onset-legg-calve-perthes-disease-by-arthrodiastasis
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Sung Soo Kim, Chan Woo Lee, Hyeon Jun Kim, Hyun Ho Kim, Lih Wang
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy of arthrodiastasis for Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. METHODS: Arthrodiastasis was conducted using external fixator devices (Orthofix) in 7 patients at least 8 years of age with a diagnosis of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease. The average follow-up was 80 months (range, 32 to 149 months), and their average age was 9.1 years (range, 8 to 12 years). The results of treatment were evaluated by measuring the degree of hip pain and the range of motion of the hip at 6 months after the operation and comparing the values with preoperative measurements...
December 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904215/morphometry-of-distal-end-radius-in-the-indian-population-a-radiological-study
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Pankaj Kumar Mishra, Manoj Nagar, Suresh Chandra Gaur, Anuj Gupta
INTRODUCTION: The morphometry of distal end radius (DER) comprises the four necessary parameters: radial inclination, palmer tilt, radial height, and ulnar variance. The unblemished intellect about the morphometry is urged for the management of fracture of DER. The goal of our study was to determine the values of morphometric parameters of the DER from the adult Indian. MATERIALS AND METHODS: It was a single hospital- based observational cross-sectional, prospective study...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27902604/the-use-of-delta-neutrophil-index-and-myeloperoxidase-index-as-diagnostic-predictors-of-strangulated-mechanical-bowel-obstruction-in-the-emergency-department
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Yong Sung Cha, Kang Hyun Lee, Jong Wook Lee, Eun Hee Choi, Hyung Il Kim, Oh Hyun Kim, Kyoung Chul Cha, Hyun Kim, Sung Oh Hwang
Early detection of bowel strangulation is difficult in patients with mechanical bowel obstruction (MBO). There have been no previous reports of predicting strangulation in MBO cases using the delta neutrophil index (DNI), which is a measure of the proportion of circulating immature granulocytes, or the myeloperoxidase index (MPXI), which is a measure of serum myeloperoxidase level. Therefore, we evaluated differences in initial DNI and MPXI upon presentation at the emergency department (ED) according to strangulation presence in MBO patients...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900924/-persistent-shoulder-symptoms-in-calcific-tendinitis-clinical-and-radiological-predictors
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P B de Witte, R A van Adrichem, J W Selten, J Nagels, M Reijnierse, R G H H Nelissen
OBJECTIVE: We assessed the most important demographics and radiological characteristics at the time of diagnosis of rotator cuff calcific tendinitis (RCCT), and their associations with long-term clinical outcome. DESIGN: Observational study. METHOD: Baseline characteristics and treatment were evaluated in 342 patients in whom RCCT had been diagnosed. Interobserver agreement of the radiological investigations was analysed. Patients were sent a general questionnaire and 2 shoulder questionnaires, the "Western Ontario rotator cuff" (WORC) and the "Disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand" (DASH) for evaluation of long-term clinical outcome...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896628/clinical-translation-of-tumor-acidosis-measurements-with-acidocest-mri
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Kyle M Jones, Edward A Randtke, Eriko S Yoshimaru, Christine M Howison, Pavani Chalasani, Robert R Klein, Setsuko K Chambers, Phillip H Kuo, Mark D Pagel
PURPOSE: We optimized acido-chemical exchange saturation transfer (acidoCEST) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a method that measures extracellular pH (pHe), and translated this method to the radiology clinic to evaluate tumor acidosis. PROCEDURES: A CEST-FISP MRI protocol was used to image a flank SKOV3 tumor model. Bloch fitting modified to include the direct estimation of pH was developed to generate parametric maps of tumor pHe in the SKOV3 tumor model, a patient with high-grade invasive ductal carcinoma, and a patient with metastatic ovarian cancer...
November 28, 2016: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896452/optimization-of-image-quality-and-dose-in-digital-mammography
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Agnes M F Fausto, M C Lopes, M C de Sousa, Tânia A C Furquim, Anderson W Mol, Fermin G Velasco
Nowadays, the optimization in digital mammography is one of the most important challenges in diagnostic radiology. The new digital technology has introduced additional elements to be considered in this scenario. A major goal of mammography is related to the detection of structures on the order of micrometers (μm) and the need to distinguish the different types of tissues, with very close density values. The diagnosis in mammography faces the difficulty that the breast tissues and pathological findings have very close linear attenuation coefficients within the energy range used in mammography...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895867/detection-of-second-mesiobuccal-canals-in-maxillary-first-molars-using-a-new-angle-of-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Ali Murat Aktan, Cihan Yildirim, Emre Culha, Erhan Demir, Mehmet Ertugrul Ciftci
BACKGROUND: The localization of the additional canal orifice is one of the primary factors influencing the success of endodontic treatment. To deal with this problem, several techniques that each have their own advantages and disadvantages have been discussed in the literature. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present in vitro study was to review a new approach to localizing second mesiobuccal (MB2) canals in maxillary first molars using cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)...
October 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895731/advantages-and-disadvantages-of-f-18-fluorodeoxyglucose-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary
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Xiaozhou Yu, Xiaofeng Li, Xiuyu Song, Dong Dai, Lei Zhu, Yanjia Zhu, Jian Wang, Huiqin Zhao, Wengui Xu
Carcinoma of unknown primary is a type of malignant disease where the primary carcinoma cannot be identified by conventional examination, which presents challenges in diagnosis and therapy. This study aims to evaluate the detailed clinical value and indications of using fluorine-18-2-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (F-18 FDG PET/CT) in a large sample. A total of 449 patients who were selected under strict standards were retrospectively included in this study. F-18 FDG PET/CT accurately detected the primary carcinoma in 115 of 449 patients whose primaries could not be detected by conventional examination (25...
November 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895274/disease-severity-prediction-by-spirometry-in-adults-with-visceral-leishmaniasis-from-minas-gerais-brazil
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Isabel A Maia, Frank S Bezerra, André Luis Pereira de Albuquerque, Heitor F Andrade, Valdir S Amato
Visceral leishmaniasis (VL) is associated with interstitial pneumonitis according to histology and radiology reports. However, studies to address the functional impact on respiratory function in patients are lacking. We assessed pulmonary function using noninvasive spirometry in a cross-sectional study of hospitalized adult VL patients from Minas Gerais, Brazil, without unrelated lung conditions or acute infections. Lung conditions were graded as normal, restrictive, obstructive, or mixed patterns, according to Brazilian consensus standards for spirometry...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894178/comparison-of-radiological-parameters-between-normal-and-patellar-dislocation-groups-in-korean-population-a-rotational-profile-ct-based-study
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Jatin Prakash, Jong-Keun Seon, Seong-Hwan Woo, Cheng Jin, Eun-Kyoo Song
Purpose: Patellofemoral instability is a common cause of anterior knee pain in adolescents and young adults. Most normal and pathological values for diagnosing patellofemoral instability are based on Western literature. We conducted this radiological study to determine normal values for different patellofemoral parameters in a Korean population and to evaluate their usefulness in diagnosis. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the rotational profile computerized tomography (CT) scans of the patellar dislocation and control groups...
December 1, 2016: Knee Surgery & related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893457/core-ethical-values-of-radiological-protection-applied-to-fukushima-case-reflecting-common-morality-and-cultural-diversities
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Chieko Kurihara, Kunwoo Cho, Richard E Toohey
The International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) has established Task Group 94 (TG94) to develop a publication to clarify the ethical foundations of the radiological protection system it recommends. This TG identified four core ethical values which structure the system: beneficence and non-maleficence, prudence, justice, and dignity. Since the ICRP is an international organization, its recommendations and guidance should be globally applicable and acceptable. Therefore, first this paper presents the basic principles of the ICRP radiological protection system and its core ethical values, along with a reflection on the variation of these values in Western and Eastern cultural traditions...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893456/updated-effective-doses-in-radiology
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Jorge Vilar-Palop, José Vilar, Ildefonso Hernández-Aguado, Isabel González-Álvarez, Blanca Lumbreras
The aim of this study was to review recent literature in order to provide updated values of the typical effective doses associated with the top 20 imaging tests for adults and children and for the most widely used set of weights (ICRP60) as well as for the most recent one (ICRP103). We performed a systematic research on radiation dosimetry in radiology published from 2007 onwards through the Medline, Embase and Cochrane Library Plus databases. We also included studies backed by scientific or governmental organizations...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891409/distal-femur-locking-plate-the-answer-to-all-distal-femoral-fractures
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Jagandeep Singh Virk, Sudhir Kumar Garg, Parmanand Gupta, Vivek Jangira, Jagdeep Singh, Sudhir Rana
INTRODUCTION: Good results have been published by researchers with distal femur nail, dynamic condylar screw and even addition of a medial plate to a distal femur locking plate for treating distal femur fractures. By this study, we explore the capability of a distal femur locking plate to counter distal femur fractures of extra- articular, partial or intra- articular nature. Positive results have been published by various groups from all over the world. AIM: To study the functional and radiological outcome of distal femoral fractures in skeletally mature patients treated by open reduction and internal fixation with distal femur locking plate...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891371/prediction-of-post-operative-mortality-in-patients-with-hcv-related-cirrhosis-undergoing-non-hepatic-surgeries
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Khalid Hemida, Reham Ezzat Al Swaff, Sherif Sadek Shabana, Hani Said, Fatma Ali-Eldin
INTRODUCTION: Patients with chronic liver diseases are at great risk for both morbidity and mortality during the post-operative period due to the stress of surgery and the effects of general anaesthesia. AIM: The main aim of this study was to evaluate the value of Model for End-stage Liver Disease (MELD) score, as compared to Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) score, for prediction of 30- day post-operative mortality in Egyptian patients with liver cirrhosis undergoing non-hepatic surgery under general anaesthesia...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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