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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535658/-value-of-the-endoscopic-diagnosis-on-the-lesions-of-the-skull-base-in-postradiotherapeutic-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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J Y Lyu, F Y Liang, P Han, X M Huang
Objective: To evaluate the diagnostic value of the endoscopic biopsy operation to the lesions of the skull base in the patients with nasopharyngealcarcinoma after radiotherapy. Methods: From February 2006 to February 2010, 84 patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma suffered from the lesions of the skull base after radiotherapy were included in this study. The relationship between the pathologic results of endoscopic biopsies from the skull base and the imaging results by Magnetic Resonance Imaging(MRI) was compared and discussed...
May 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535624/-utilisation-of-electrical-impedance-tomography-and-or-ultrasound-and-mammography-in-breast-disease-diagnosis-a-controlled-study
#2
F Xu, M X Li, H Z Jusko, Hongchuan Jiang
Objective: To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of electrical impedance tomography (EIT) for benign and malignant breast diseases incomparison to conventional ultrasonography and mammography. Methods: A total of 121 patients with 126 breast lesions who underwent mammography ultrasonography and EIT were enrolled in the study. All of these lessions were were confirmed by pathological biopsy. The accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value and negative predictive value of EIT, ultrasonography and mammography were calculated with histology as the gold standard...
May 16, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535623/-the-breast-cancer-diagnosis-accuracy-of-the-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-technique
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H W Zhang, J T Li, M H Lü, L Qin, L F Li, S D Cui, H Liu
Objective: To explore the Digital breast tomosynthesis technique (DBT) in breast cancer diagnosis accuracy. Methods: Choose 263 cases of patients with breast lesions, using DBT combined FFDM (Full field digital mammography) independent FFDM, evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of breast cancer. Results: The ROC curve area (AUC) of two kinds of breast cancer diagnosis methods (DBT combined FFDM and independent FFDM) were 0.954±0.014 and 0.907±0.019, with significant difference (P=0.000 3). In premenopausal patients and breast density ACR3-4 cases, DBT combined FFDM diagnosis accuracy is higher than FFDM alone group, with significant difference (P<0...
May 16, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535400/comparison-of-the-cervista-hpv-hr-test-and-luminex-xmap-technology-for-the-diagnosis-of-cervical-intraepithelial-neoplasia
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Pei-Yu Zhao, Hui-Ci Jiang, Yue Li, Jin-Bo Wang, Ting-Ting Zhang, Cheng-Hua Liu, Li-Wen Song, Jia-Jing Cheng
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to compare the Cervista high risk (HR) human papillomavirus (HPV) test with Luminex XMAP technology for the detection of the relationship between HPV infection and cervical intraepithelial neoplasia. METHODS: In total, 3280 patients in a cervical specialty clinic were divided into two groups for either Cervista (1855 patients) or Luminex (1425 patients). Subsequent colposcopy examinations were performed in 1270 women with cytologic results showing ASCUS or higher level lesions...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535120/differentiation-of-recurrent-glioblastoma-from-delayed-radiation-necrosis-by-using-voxel-based-multiparametric-analysis-of-mr-imaging-data
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Ra Gyoung Yoon, Ho Sung Kim, Myeong Ju Koh, Woo Hyun Shim, Seung Chai Jung, Sang Joon Kim, Jeong Hoon Kim
Purpose To assess a volume-weighted voxel-based multiparametric (MP) clustering method as an imaging biomarker to differentiate recurrent glioblastoma from delayed radiation necrosis. Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and waived the informed consent requirement. Seventy-five patients with pathologic analysis-confirmed recurrent glioblastoma (n = 42) or radiation necrosis (n = 33) who presented with enlarged contrast material-enhanced lesions at magnetic resonance (MR) imaging after they completed concurrent chemotherapy and radiation therapy were enrolled...
May 23, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535056/solid-state-nmr-structure-based-inhibitor-design-to-achieve-selective-inhibition-of-the-parallel-in-register-%C3%AE-sheet-versus-antiparallel-iowa-mutant-%C3%AE-amyloid-fibrils
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Qinghui Cheng, Wei Qiang
Solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance (ssNMR) spectroscopy has been widely applied to characterize the high-resolution structures of β-amyloid (Aβ) fibrils. While these structures provide crucial molecular insights on the deposition of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer's diseases (AD), ssNMR structures have been rarely used so far as basis for designing inhibitors. It remains a challenge because the ssNMR-based Aβ fibrils structures were usually obtained with sparsely-isotope-labeled peptides with limited experimental constraints, where the structural models, especially the side-chain coordinates showed restricted precision...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534892/minimizing-next-generation-sequencing-errors-for-hiv-drug-resistance-testing
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José A Fernández-Caballero, Natalia Chueca, Eva Poveda, Federico García
Next-generation sequencing prototypes for the routine diagnosis of resistance to antiretrovirals approved for the treatment of HIV infection are now being used in many clinical diagnostic laboratories. As some of the next-generation sequencing platforms may be a source of errors, it is necessary to improve the currently available protocols and implement bioinformatic tools that may help to correctly identify the presence of resistance mutations with clinical impact. Several studies have addressed these issues in recent years...
May 23, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534694/the-heart-score-for-early-rule-out-of-acute-coronary-syndromes-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Patricia Van Den Berg, Richard Body
AIMS: The objective of this systematic review was to summarise the current evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of the HEART score for predicting major adverse cardiac events in patients presenting with undifferentiated chest pain to the emergency department. METHODS AND RESULTS: Two investigators independently searched Medline, Embase and Cochrane databases between 2008 and May 2016 identifying eligible studies providing diagnostic accuracy data on the HEART score for predicting major adverse cardiac events as the primary outcome...
May 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534544/-factors-predicting-failure-in-empirical-antibiotic-treatment
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REVIEW
E J García-Lamberechts, J González-Del Castillo, A I Hormigo Sánchez, M J Núñez-Orantos, F J Candel, F J Martín-Sánchez
Infections are one of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in the population. The choice of empirical treatment is one of the most common decisions facing the physician. This first decision has consequences in the prognosis of the patient and the costs associated with the process. This review attempts to summarize the aspects that can lead to failure of antibiotic treatment by considering microbiological and pharmacological aspects, patient profile and infectious focus control. In addition, a series of recommendations are established to minimize this risk, from the point of view of diagnostic accuracy, adequate severity stratification of the patient, knowledge of the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic aspects of antibiotics and control of the infectious focus...
April 30, 2017: Anales del Sistema Sanitario de Navarra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534354/the-value-of-stereotactic-vacuum-assisted-breast-biopsy-in-the-investigation-of-microcalcifications-a-six-year-experience-with-853-patients
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Panagiotis M Safioleas, Dimitra Koulocheri, Nikolaos Michalopoulos, Paraskevi Liacou, Ioannis Flessas, Afroditi Nonni, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, George C Zografos
PURPOSE: Vacuum Assisted Breast Biopsy (VABB) is a minimal invasive technique, in the diagnostic approach for non palpable lesions. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and accuracy of VABB in the investigation of breast microcalcifications, a significant mammographic sign of early breast cancer. The rate of histological underestimation and the false negative rate were assessed based on the follow up data and the histological examination of the surgical specimens. METHODS: From January 2005 to November 2011, 853 women with mammographically detected microcalcifications, classified as BI-RADS 3-5, were referred to our Breast Unit for evaluation...
March 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534335/-consistency-analysis-between-preoperative-ct-enterography-and-intraoperative-findings-in-patients-undergoing-surgery-for-crohn-s-disease
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Jianbo Yang, Jianfeng Gong, Yi Li, Lili Gu, Weiming Zhu, Jieshou Li
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of preoperative CT enterography (CTE) on obstruction, fistula and abscess formation compared to intraoperative findings in patients undergoing surgery for Crohn's disease(CD), aiming to provide reference to clinical practice. METHODS: Preoperative CTE data of 176 CD patients confirmed by clinic, endoscopy, imaging, operation and pathology at the Department of General Surgery in Nanjing Jinling Hospital from January 2013 to December 2015 were enrolled in retrospective cohort study...
May 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534226/the-diagnostic-value-of-a-modified-neer-test-in-identifying-subacromial-impingement-syndrome
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Yu Guosheng, Ren Chongxi, Cui Guoqing, Xu Junling, Ji Hailong
BACKGROUND: Subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS) is characterized by pain experienced through an arc of elevation as the shoulder abducts and diagnosed commonly by Neer test (NT). However, the diagnostic accuracy of NT for SAIS is still limited. Here, a modified Neer test (MNT) was introduced to improve the accuracy of the clinical examination in diagnosing SAIS and differentiating it from frozen shoulder. The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic values of MNT in diagnosing SAIS and differentiating it from frozen shoulder...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534182/imaging-children-suffering-from-lymphoma-an-evaluation-of-different-18-f-fdg-pet-mri-protocols-compared-to-whole-body-dw-mri
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Julian Kirchner, Cornelius Deuschl, Bernd Schweiger, Ken Herrmann, Michael Forsting, Christian Buchbender, Gerald Antoch, Lale Umutlu
OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study were to evaluate and compare the diagnostic potential of different PET/MRI reading protocols, entailing non-enhanced / contrast-enhanced and diffusion-weighted (18)F-FDG PET/MR imaging and whole-body diffusion-weighted MRI for lesion detection and determination of the tumor stage in pediatric lymphoma patients. METHODS: A total of 28 (18)F-FDG PET/MRI datasets were included for analysis of four different reading protocols: (1) PET/MRI utilizing sole unenhanced T2w and T1w imaging, (2) PET/MRI utilizing additional contrast enhanced sequences, (3) PET/MR imaging utilizing unenhanced, contrast enhanced and DW imaging or (4) WB-DW-MRI...
May 22, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533984/predictive-ability-of-the-mini-nutritional-assessment-short-form-mna-sf-in-a-free-living-elderly-population-a-cross-sectional-study
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Raimunda Montejano Lozoya, Nieves Martínez-Alzamora, Gonzalo Clemente Marín, Silamani J A Guirao-Goris, Rosa María Ferrer-Diego
BACKGROUND: Various scales have been used to perform a quick and first level nutritional assessment, and the MNA is one of the most used and recommended by experts in the elderly in all areas. This scale has a short form, the MNA-SF, revised and validated in 2009, which has two versions: the BMI-MNA-SF contains the first six items of the full scale including Body Mass Index while the CC-MNA-SF includes Calf Circumference instead of BMI. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the predictive ability for nutritional status of the two versions of the MNA-SF against the MNA in free-living elderly in the province of Valencia...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532764/sonography-of-suspected-acute-appendicitis-in-children-evaluation-of-the-progress-in-performance-of-senior-residents
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Pierre Gerbier, Aurélien Binet, Mathilde Etancelin, Emmanuel Barteau, Marie Auger, Luciano Morales, Philippe Bertrand, Dominique Sirinelli, Baptiste Morel
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the progress in performance of senior residents in diagnosing acute appendicitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Results were collected and compared of ultrasound examinations performed for suspected acute appendicitis by three senior residents and two faculty members over a six-month period in a university hospital setting. A grid with the sonographic findings was completed separately by the residents and the faculty members immediately after each examination...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532441/usefulness-of-clinical-predictors-for-preoperative-screening-of-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-hip-fractures
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Kitchai Luksameearunothai, Paphon Sa-Ngasoongsong, Noratep Kulachote, Sorawut Thamyongkit, Praman Fuangfa, Pongsthorn Chanplakorn, Patarawan Woratanarat, Chanyut Suphachatwong
BACKGROUND: Recent studies showed that preoperative deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was common after hip fracture (HF), and preoperative DVT screening has been recommended for preventing the fatal DVT-related complications, especially in elderly HF patients with high surgical risk. However, to our knowledge, no previous studies have demonstrated the correlation between the clinical risk predictors and preoperative DVT. Therefore, this study aimed to correlate those clinical predictors related to DVT risk assessment with the incidence of preoperative DVT...
May 22, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531449/validity-of-the-adductor-pollicis-muscle-as-a-component-of-nutritional-screening-in-the-hospital-setting-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Charles Chin Han Lew, Fangyi Ong, Michelle Miller
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The thickness of the adductor pollicis muscle (TAPM) is the only muscle that can be directly measured with a caliper. Recent studies demonstrate that the TAPM could be used as part of nutritional screening, but this has not been systematically reviewed. We aimed to review the validity and reliability of TAPM in identifying malnutrition risk. METHODS: PubMed, CINAHL and Scopus were systematically searched. Eligible studies were cross-sectional, case-control or cohort studies which recruited adult patients in the hospital, measured the TAPM along with a valid nutritional assessment tool and evaluated the validity of TAPM with univariate, multivariate, discriminative and/or agreement statistics...
December 2016: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531259/guideline-adherence-for-diagnostic-faeces-testing-in-primary-care-patients-with-gastroenteritis
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Alwin Schierenberg, Berna D L Broekhuizen, Martine D Nipshagen, Maarten B J Kommer, Patricia C J Bruijning-Verhagen, Sanne van Delft, Alma C van de Pol, Marc J M Bonten, Niek J de Wit
Background.: Gastroenteritis (GE) is a common reason for primary care consultation. Dutch clinical practice guidelines (CPG) recommend diagnostic faeces testing (DFT) only in primary care patients with severe illness, comprised immunity or increased transmission risk. For its superior accuracy, shorter turnaround time and ease of use, polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-based DFT has largely replaced conventional techniques. It is unknown whether this changed CPG adherence. Objective...
May 20, 2017: Family Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530849/allergic-bronchopulmonary-aspergillosis-in-cystic-fibrosis-mr-imaging-of-airway-mucus-contrasts-as-a-tool-for-diagnosis
#19
Gaël Dournes, Patrick Berger, John Refait, Julie Macey, Stephanie Bui, Laurence Delhaes, Michel Montaudon, Olivier Corneloup, Jean-François Chateil, Roger Marthan, Michaël Fayon, François Laurent
Purpose To assess the diagnostic accuracy of mucus contrast characterization by using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to discriminate allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA) in cystic fibrosis (CF). Materials and Methods The study was approved by the local Ethics Committee, and all patients or their parents gave written informed consent. One hundred ten consecutive patients with CF were screened between January 2014 and July 2015. All patients underwent a non-contrast material-enhanced MR protocol that included routine T1-weighted and T2-weighted sequences...
May 22, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530847/repeatability-of-mr-elastography-of-liver-a-meta-analysis
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Suraj D Serai, Nancy A Obuchowski, Sudhakar K Ventakesh, Claude B Sirlin, Frank H Miller, Edward Ashton, Patricia E Cole, Richard L Ehman
Purpose To perform a meta-analysis to generate an estimate of the repeatability coefficient (RC) for magnetic resonance (MR) elastography of the liver. Materials and Methods A systematic search of databases was performed for publications on MR elastography during the 10-year period between 2006 and 2015. The identified studies were screened independently and were verified reciprocally by all authors. Two reviewers independently determined the percentage RC and effective sample size from each article. A forest plot was constructed of the percentage RC estimates from the 12 studies...
May 22, 2017: Radiology
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