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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081341/association-of-neutrophil-lymphocyte-ratio-with-the-degree-ofinterstitial-lung-disease-in-systemic-sclerosis
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Nurhan Atilla, Gözde Yıldırım Çetin, Ayşe Balkarlı
BACKGROUND/AIM: Determining the severity of systemic sclerosis related interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) is based on clinical and radiological findings, inflammation marker levels, and carbon monoxide diffusing capacity of the lung (DLCO). Recently studies are ongoing for objective and easy markers. Neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (NLR) is shown to be a good marker for inflammation in recent clinical trials. In this study, we aimed to identify the possible relationship between NLR and carbon monoxide transfer coefficient (KCO) of SSc-ILD patients...
December 20, 2016: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081195/assessment-of-volumetric-versus-manual-measurement-in-disseminated-testicular-cancer-no-difference-in-assessment-between-non-radiologists-and-genitourinary-radiologist
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Çiğdem Öztürk, Ton Velleman, Alphons H H Bongaerts, L M Bergman, Robert J van Ginkel, Jourik A Gietema, Harald J Hoekstra
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and reproducibility of semi-automatic volumetric measurement of retroperitoneal lymph node metastases in testicular cancer (TC) patients treated with chemotherapy versus the standardized manual measurements based on RECIST criteria. METHODS: 21 TC patients with retroperitoneal lymph node metastases of testicular cancer were studied with a CT scan of chest and abdomen before and after cisplatin based chemotherapy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079845/predictive-value-of-c-reactive-protein-and-clinically-relevant-baseline-variables-in-sarcoidosis
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Melissa J McDonnell, Mohammed I Saleem, Deidre Wall, J J Gilmartin, R M Rutherford, Anthony O'Regan
BACKGROUND: This study aims to examine the predictive and prognostic implications of C-reactive protein (CRP) and clinically relevant baseline variables in determining treatment indication and disease progression in a large clinical cohort of patients with stable sarcoidosis. METHODS: A retrospective observational study of 328 sarcoidosis patients attending a regional tertiary referral centre over a 26-year period was performed. Clinical, biochemical, radiological and physiological data were analysed according to a clinically relevant dichotomous cutpoint of CRP...
December 23, 2016: Sarcoidosis, Vasculitis, and Diffuse Lung Diseases: Official Journal of WASOG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079799/risk-factors-for-recollapse-of-the-augmented-vertebrae-after-percutaneous-vertebroplasty-for-osteoporotic-vertebral-fractures-with-intravertebral-vacuum-cleft
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Weibo Yu, De Liang, Zhensong Yao, Ting Qiu, Linqiang Ye, Xuecheng Huang, Xiaobing Jiang
To determine risk factors related to recollapse of the augmented vertebrae after percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures (OVCFs) with intravertebral vacuum cleft (IVC).Fifty-two patients treated with PVP for single OVCFs with the IVC were retrospectively reviewed. The follow-up period was at least 2 years. Vertebral height loss ≥15% or kyphotic angle ≥10° at the final follow-up in relation to the immediately postoperative values were adopted as a definition of recollapse of the augmented vertebrae...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079562/can-an-age-adjusted-d-dimer-level-be-adopted-in-managing-venous-thromboembolism-in-the-emergency-department-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Tom Jaconelli, Mazin Eragat, Steven Crane
INTRODUCTION: Patients suspected of having venous thromboembolism (VTE), with a low pretest probability, undergo D-dimer testing. A negative D-dimer, in a low-risk patient rules out VTE with a high degree of certainty because of its high sensitivity. It is, however, a poorly specific test, and the absolute value increases with age. The aim of this study was to establish whether an age-adjusted D-dimer could be safely used instead of a standard cut-off level in low-risk patients over the age of 50 years...
January 10, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
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/28066933/performance-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-pulmonary-fungal-disease-compared-to-high-resolution-computed-tomography
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Ana Sartori, Arthur Souza, Matheus Zanon, Klaus Irion, Edson Marchiori, Guilherme Watte, Bruno Hochhegger
To evaluate the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) compared to computed tomography (CT) in patients diagnosed with pulmonary mycosis. We prospectively included 21 patients diagnosed with pulmonary mycosis between January 2013 and October 2014. Inclusion criteria were presence of respiratory symptoms, histopathological diagnosis of mycosis and absence of mycosis treatment. Reviewers identified one predominant imaging pattern per patient: nodular, reticular or airspace pattern. Afterwards, all CT findings were analysed separately per lobe and compared to MRI...
January 9, 2017: Mycoses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065377/prognostic-value-of-computed-tomography-pulmonary-angiography-indices-in-patients-with-cancer-related-pulmonary-embolism-data-from-a-multicenter-cohort-study
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Juana María Plasencia-Martínez, Alberto Carmona-Bayonas, David Calvo-Temprano, Paula Jiménez-Fonseca, Francisco Fenoy, Mariana Benegas, Marcelo Sánchez, Carme Font, Diego Varona, David Martínez de la Haza, Jesús Pueyo, Mercè Biosca, Maite Antonio, Carmen Beato, Pilar Solís, Laura Fáez, Irma de Al Haba, Susana Hernández-Muñiz, Olga Madridano, Mar Martín, Eduardo Castañón, Avinash Ramchandani, Pablo Marchena, Manuel Sánchez-Cánovas, María Ángeles Vicente, Mari José Martínez, Ángela Fernández-Plaza, Lourdes Martínez-Encarnación, Alejandro Puerta, Ángel Domínguez, Daniel Rodríguez, Gema Marín, Remedios Otero, Fernando Sánchez-Lasheras, Vicente Vicente
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the prognostic value of pulmonary artery obstruction versus right-ventricle (RV) dysfunction radiologic indices in cancer-related pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: We enrolled 303 consecutive patients with paraneoplastic PE, evaluated by computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) between 2013 and 2014. The primary outcome measure was serious complications at 15days. Multivariate analyses were conducted by using binary logistic and robust regressions...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061965/report-of-the-acr-s-economics-committee-on-value-based-payment-models
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Giles W Boland, Lucille Glenn, Shlomit Goldberg-Stein, Saurabh Jha, Mark Mangano, Samir Patel, Kurt A Schoppe, David Seidenwurm, John Lohnes, Ezequiel Silva, Richard Abramson, Daniel J Durand, Laura Pattie, Pamela Kassing, Richard E Heller
A major outcome of the current health care reform process is the move away from unrestricted fee-for-service payment models toward those that are based on the delivery of better patient value and outcomes. The authors' purpose, therefore, is to critically evaluate and define those components of the overall imaging enterprise that deliver meaningful value to both patients and referrers and to determine how these components might be measured and quantified. These metrics might then be used to lobby providers and payers for sustainable payment solutions for radiologists and radiology services...
January 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059707/ct-accuracy-of-extrinsic-tongue-muscle-invasion-in-oral-cavity-cancer
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J C Junn, K L Baugnon, E A Lacayo, P A Hudgins, M R Patel, K R Magliocca, A S Corey, M El-Deiry, J T Wadsworth, J J Beitler, N F Saba, Y Liu, A H Aiken
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Extrinsic tongue muscle invasion in oral cavity cancer upstages the primary tumor to a T4a. Despite this American Joint Committee on Cancer staging criterion, no studies have investigated the accuracy or prognostic importance of radiologic extrinsic tongue muscle invasion, the feasibility of standardizing extrinsic tongue muscle invasion reporting, or the degree of agreement across different disciplines: radiology, surgery, and pathology. The purpose of this study was to assess the agreement among radiology, surgery, and pathology for extrinsic tongue muscle invasion and to determine the imaging features most predictive of extrinsic tongue muscle invasion with surgical/pathologic confirmation...
November 10, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059654/clinical-features-and-surgical-outcomes-of-patients-with-skull-base-chordoma-a-retrospective-analysis-of-238-patients
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Liang Wang, Zhen Wu, Kaibing Tian, Ke Wang, Da Li, Junpeng Ma, Guijun Jia, Liwei Zhang, Junting Zhang
OBJECTIVE Skull base chordoma is relatively rare, and a limited number of reports have been published regarding its clinical features. Moreover, the factors associated with extent of resection, as well as the value of marginal resection for long-term survival, are still in question for this disease. The objective of this study was to investigate these factors by evaluating their clinical features and surgical outcomes. METHODS A retrospective analysis of 238 patients with skull base chordomas, who met the inclusion criteria, was performed...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058967/the-value-of-computed-tomography-in-detecting-distal-radio-ulnar-joint-instability-after-a-distal-radius-fracture
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R H van Leerdam, M M E Wijffels, M Reijnierse, W Stomp, P Krijnen, I B Schipper
: This study evaluated the value of computed tomography scans for the diagnosis of distal radioulnar joint instability. A total of 46 patients, conservatively treated for a unilateral distal radius fracture, were evaluated. Clinical instability was tested using the stress test and clunk test. A computed tomography scan of both wrists was performed in pronation and supination. Two independent observers reviewed the computed tomography scans using: the radioulnar line, subluxation ratio, epicentre and radioulnar ratio methods...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058099/adenomatoid-tumor-of-the-adrenal-gland-in-young-woman-from-clinical-and-radiological-to-pathological-study
#14
Brankica Krstevska, Sasha Jovanovska Mishevska, Rubens Jovanovic
Adenomatoid tumors are neoplasms of mesothelial origin, usually occurring in the male and female genital tracts. Extragenital localization sites such as adrenal glands are rare but have been reported. When found in the adrenals, they represent great clinical, radiological and pathological diagnostic challenge, with wide range of differential diagnoses to be considered. We present a case of a 30 years old female, with incidental ultrasound finding of unilateral tumor in the right adrenal gland. Multi slices CT scan was of value in localizing this tumor, but not in the precise diagnosis...
November 17, 2016: Rare Tumors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053391/a-prospective-study-to-evaluate-the-clinico-radiological-outcomes-of-arthroscopic-single-bundle-versus-double-bundle-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction
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Ashish Devgan, Rajesh Rohilla, Amanpreet Singh, Milind Tanwar, Radhika Devgan, Karan Siwach
INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to compare clinical and radiological outcomes of arthroscopic single-bundle versus double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. PATIENT AND METHODS: 60 patients with isolated ACL injury were divided into single bundle (SB) (n = 30) and double bundle (DB) reconstruction groups (n = 30) and operated between July 2009 and July 2012. Outcome evaluation was performed using GNRB arthrometer, International Knee Documentation Committee & Lysholm scale...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053390/effectiveness-of-arthroscopic-elbow-synovectomy-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients-long-term-follow-up-of-clinical-and-functional-outcomes
#16
Vivek Shankar, Pankaj Sharma, Ravi Mittal, Samarth Mittal, Uma Kumar, Shivanand Gamanagatti
OBJECTIVE: To determine the long-term clinical and functional results of arthroscopic elbow synovectomy in rheumatoid arthritis patients with refractory elbow synovitis in terms of improvement in pain, function, and active range of motion (AROM) or arc of motion. METHOD: Fifteen rheumatoid elbows in 13 patients, not responding to DMARD therapy and with radiological changes not more than Larsen grade 3 were taken, who underwent arthroscopic elbow synovectomy. The main outcome measured in forms of Mayo Elbow Performance Scale (MEPS) score, measurement of pain using a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), radiological angles of elbow, disease activity score (DAS-28), arc of motions (AOM) and complications, which were assessed at follow-up periods of 6 months, 24 months, and 30 months...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053386/early-clinical-and-radiological-results-of-minimally-invasive-total-hip-replacement
#17
Özgür Karakoyun, Mehmet Fatih Erol, Ahmet Aslan, Mesut Karıksız, Burak Günaydın
INTRODUCTION: It is critical to achieve both proper component positioning and intact muscle balance if satisfactory results are to be attained after total hip replacement (THR). There have been fewer studies on minimally invasive (MI) THR than standard approaches. The objective of this paper is to present the early clinical and radiological results of posterolateral MI THR. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The retrospective analysis of the records of patients undergoing posterolateral MI THR surgery between 2011 and 2014 was the basis of this study...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052454/estimated-ventricle-size-using-evans-index-reference-values-from-a-population-based-sample
#18
D Jaraj, K Rabiei, T Marlow, C Jensen, I Skoog, C Wikkelsø
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Evans index is an estimate of ventricular size used in the diagnosis of idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH). Values >0.3 are considered pathological and are required by guidelines for the diagnosis of iNPH. However, there are no previous epidemiological studies on Evans index, and normal values in adults are thus not precisely known. We examined a representative sample to obtain reference values and descriptive data on Evans index. METHODS: A population-based sample (n = 1235) of men and women aged ≥70 years was examined...
January 4, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052269/observational-study-of-switching-from-natalizumab-to-immunomodulatory-drugs
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Ramón Villaverde-González, Julia Gracia Gil, Angel Pérez Sempere, Jorge Millán Pascual, José Marín Marín, María Carcelén Gadea, Laura Gabaldón Torres, Antonio Moreno Escribano, Antonio Candeliere Merlicco
OBJECTIVE: To determine the effect of disease-modifying drugs (DMDs) on disease activity rebound in patients discontinuing natalizumab (NTZ). METHODS: Twenty-one patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) treated with NTZ for ≥1 year and who switched to DMDs (glatiramer acetate [GA] or interferon) were followed up for 12 months in clinical practice. Clinical outcomes after NTZ cessation were assessed every 3 months for 1 year and MRI was performed at 12 months...
January 5, 2017: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050472/use-of-lung-ultrasound-for-diagnosing-acute-heart-failure-in-emergency-department-of-southern-india
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Manav Aggarwal, Mrigakshi Gupta, Vikrant Vijan, Anjith Vupputuri, Sanjeev Chintamani, Bishnukiran Rajendran, Rajesh Thachathodiyal, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosing heart failure is often a challenge for the healthcare providers due to it's non-specific and usually subtle physical presentations. The outcomes for treatment are strongly related to the stage of the disease. Considering the importance of early and accurate diagnosis, it is important to have an easy, inexpensive, non-invasive, reliable and reproducible method for diagnosis of heart failure. Recent advancement in radiology and cardiology are supporting the emerging technique of lung ultrasound through B-line evaluation for identifying extravascular lung water...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
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