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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650942/open-supracondylar-intercondylar-fractures-of-the-femur-treatment-with-taylor-spatial-frame
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Francesco Sala, Ahmed M Thabet, Paolo Capitani, Federico Bove, Amr A Abdelgawad, Giovanni Lovisetti
OBJECTIVES: Evaluate the Taylor spatial frame (TSF) for primary and definitive fixation of open supracondylar-intracondylar femoral (SIF) fractures. DESIGN: Retrospective. SETTING: Level I trauma center. PATIENTS: Subset of 20 SIF open fractures treated with TSF extracted from a consecutive series of 80 SIF fractures treated between 2007 and 2013. INTERVENTION: Eighteen (90%) fractures underwent definitive fixation with the TSF; 2 were treated primarily within 24 hours of injury...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650904/pediatric-procedural-sedation-using-the-combination-of-ketamine-and-propofol-outside-of-the-emergency-department-a-report-from-the-pediatric-sedation-research-consortium
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Jocelyn R Grunwell, Curtis Travers, Anne G Stormorken, Patricia D Scherrer, Corrie E Chumpitazi, Jana A Stockwell, Mark G Roback, Joseph Cravero, Pradip P Kamat
OBJECTIVES: Outcomes associated with a sedative regimen comprised ketamine + propofol for pediatric procedural sedation outside of both the pediatric emergency department and operating room are underreported. We used the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium database to describe a multicenter experience with ketamine + propofol by pediatric sedation providers. DESIGN: Prospective observational study of children receiving IV ketamine + propofol for procedural sedation outside of the operating room and emergency department using data abstracted from the Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium during 2007-2015...
June 23, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650730/yield-of-staging-laparoscopy-for-incurable-factors-in-chinese-patients-with-advanced-gastric-cancer
#3
Jun Huang, Hongliang Luo, Chengliang Zhou, Jianjun Zhan, Xionghui Rao, Gang Zhao, Zhengming Zhu
BACKGROUND: Although the role of staging laparoscopy (SL) in detecting radiologically occult M1 disease has been widely recognized, it is seldom used in China and its clinical value based on Chinese population has been rarely reported. The aim of this study is to identify the yield of SL for Chinese patients with advanced gastric cancer (AGC) and determine the proportions of patients in whom treatment plan is altered. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The clinical data were retrospectively collected from 879 AGC patients who underwent SL without any definite signs of disseminated disease on imaging examination...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650133/imaging-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism-focus-on-the-evidence-based-diagnostic-performance-of-different-methods
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Giorgio Treglia, Pierpaolo Trimboli, Martin Huellner, Luca Giovanella
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common endocrine disorder usually due to hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands (HP). Surgical removal of HP is the main treatment in PHPT, particularly in symptomatic patients. The correct detection and localization of HP is challenging and crucial as it may guide surgical treatment in patients with PHPT. To date, different imaging methods have been used to detect and localize HP in patients with PHPT including radiology, nuclear medicine and hybrid techniques...
June 23, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649487/rapid-decrease-of-circulating-tumor-dna-predicted-the-treatment-effect-of-nivolumab-in-a-lung-cancer-patient-within-only-5-days
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Yuki Iijima, Yosuke Hirotsu, Kenji Amemiya, Seishi Higashi, Yoshihiro Miyashita, Masao Omata
A 77-year-old Japanese man presented to our hospital with a 1-month history of low back pain and was diagnosed as having stage IV EGFR mutation-positive lung adenocarcinoma. After treatment with EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor and cytotoxic chemotherapy, nivolumab was started as fourth-line therapy. Remarkable regression of the primary tumor was observed, suggesting high anti-tumor activity of nivolumab. We retrospectively investigated the change in circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) variant allele fractions in serial plasma samples before and after the nivolumab therapy...
2017: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649475/solid-pseudopapillary-tumor-of-the-pancreas-an-unusual-cause-of-abdominal-pain
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Talal El Imad, Fady G Haddad, Mayurathan Kesavan, Liliane Deeb, Sherif Andrawes
Solid-pseudopapillary neoplasm (SPN) of the pancreas is a rare tumor that accounts for less than one percent of pancreatic tumors. The diagnosis could be challenging as SPN tend to manifest with nonspecific abdominal symptoms, variable radiological features, and inconsistent morphology. The cellular origin of SPN is unclear and might involve ductal, acinar and endocrine stem cells.  We report a rare case of a 27-year-old female who presented with intermittent abdominal pain for two years, associated with a decrease in appetite...
May 16, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649366/pneumocystis-jirovecii-detection-in-asymptomatic-patients-what-does-its-natural-history-tell-us
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REVIEW
Alexandre Alanio, Stéphane Bretagne
Pneumocystis jirovecii is an unusual ascomycetous fungus that can be detected in the lungs of healthy individuals. Transmission from human to human is one of its main characteristics in comparison with other fungi responsible for invasive infections. P. jirovecii is transmitted through the air between healthy individuals, who are considered to be the natural reservoir, at least transiently. In immunocompromised patients, P. jirovecii multiplies, leading to subacute infections and acute life-threatening pneumonia, called Pneumocystis pneumonia [PCP]...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649095/the-detection-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-hcc-from-patients-breath-using-canine-scent-detection-proof-of-concept-study
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Taya Kitiyakara, Susan Redmond, Nattawut Unwanatham, Sasivimol Rattanasiri, Ammarin Thakkinstian, Pongsatorn Tangtawee, Somkit Mingphruedhi, Abhasnee Sobhonslidsuk, Pongphob Intaraprasong, Chomsri Kositchaiwat
Patients with hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) have poor outcomes as a result of late detection of disease. We investigated the possibility of using smell detection by dogs for detecting HCC from breaths of patients. Patients' whose diagnosis of HCC was confirmed histologically or radiologically according to the American Association for the study of the Liver (AASLD) criteria had breaths collected using facemasks and transported to the study test site. One golden retriever was trained to detect HCC with positive feedback using known samples of HCC and healthy controls in a step-wise manner...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Breath Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649001/a-european-randomised-controlled-trial-of-the-addition-of-etoposide-to-standard-vincristine-and-carboplatin-induction-as-part-of-an-18-month-treatment-programme-for-childhood-%C3%A2-16%C3%A2-years-low-grade-glioma%C3%A2-a-final-report
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Astrid K Gnekow, David A Walker, Daniela Kandels, Susan Picton, Giorgio Perilongo, Jacques Grill, Tore Stokland, Per Eric Sandstrom, Monika Warmuth-Metz, Torsten Pietsch, Felice Giangaspero, René Schmidt, Andreas Faldum, Denise Kilmartin, Angela De Paoli, Gian Luca De Salvo
BACKGROUND: The use of chemotherapy to manage newly diagnosed low grade glioma (LGG) was first introduced in the 1980s. One randomised trial has studied two- versus four-drug regimens with a duration of 12 months of treatment after resection. METHODS: Within the European comprehensive treatment strategy for childhood LGG, the International Society of Paediatric Oncology-Low Grade Glioma (SIOP LGG) Committee launched a randomised trial involving 118 institutions and 11 countries to investigate the addition of etoposide (100 mg/m(2), days 1, 2 & 3) to a four-course induction of vincristine (1...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648910/risk-of-aneurysm-residual-regrowth-recurrence-and-de-novo-aneurysm-formation-after-microsurgical-clip-occlusion-based-on-follow-up-with-catheter-angiography
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Jan-Karl Burkhardt, Michelle H J Chua, Miriam Weiss, Angelique Sao-Mai S Do, Ethan A Winkler, Michael T Lawton
INTRODUCTION: Established guidelines for radiologic surveillance after microsurgical treatment of intracranial aneurysms are lacking in the literature due to small sample size, poor definitions, and heterogeneous use of imaging modalities. We aimed to propose clinically meaningful definitions for postoperative aneurysm residual, recurrence, and de novo aneurysm formation and analyze our long-term follow-up (FU) catheter angiography results in patients with microsurgically treated intracranial aneurysms...
June 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648909/clinical-efficacy-and-its-prognostic-factor-of-percutaneous-endoscopic-lumbar-annuloplasty-and-nucleoplasty-for-treatment-of-patients-with-discogenic-low-back-pain
#11
Jung Hwan Lee, Sang-Ho Lee
OBJECTIVE: The choice of appropriate treatment of discogenic low back pain (DLBP) was frequently difficult. This study was to identify the clinical efficacy of percutaneous endoscopic lumbar annuloplasty and nucleoplasty (PELAN) to treat the patients with DLBP and to investigate prognostic clinical or radiological variables. METHODS: Eighty-nine patients who underwent PELAN under diagnosis of DLBP were included. Numeric rating scale (NRS) for back pain, Oswestry disability index(%) (ODI%), and modified MacNab criteria were measured at short term(3-4 weeks) and long term follow up period(at least 12 months) to investigate clinical efficacy of PELAN...
June 22, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648871/creation-of-an-open-framework-for-point-of-care-computer-assisted-reporting-and-decision-support-tools-for-radiologists
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Tarik K Alkasab, Bernardo C Bizzo, Lincoln L Berland, Sujith Nair, Pari V Pandharipande, H Benjamin Harvey
Decreasing unnecessary variation in radiology reporting and producing guideline-concordant reports is fundamental to radiology's success in value-based payment models and good for patient care. In this article, we present an open authoring system for point-of-care clinical decision support tools integrated into the radiologist reporting environment referred to as the computer-assisted reporting and decision support (CAR/DS) framework. The CAR/DS authoring system, described herein, includes: (1) a definition format for representing radiology clinical guidelines as structured, machine-readable Extensible Markup Language documents and (2) a user-friendly reference implementation to test the fidelity of the created definition files with the clinical guideline...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648803/sorafenib-in-combination-with-transarterial-chemoembolisation-in-patients-with-unresectable-hepatocellular-carcinoma-tace-2-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-double-blind-phase-3-trial
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Tim Meyer, Richard Fox, Yuk Ting Ma, Paul J Ross, Martin W James, Richard Sturgess, Clive Stubbs, Deborah D Stocken, Lucy Wall, Anthony Watkinson, Nigel Hacking, T R Jeffry Evans, Peter Collins, Richard A Hubner, David Cunningham, John Neil Primrose, Philip J Johnson, Daniel H Palmer
BACKGROUND: Transarterial chemoembolisation (TACE) is the standard of care for patients with intermediate stage hepatocellular carcinoma, while the multikinase inhibitor sorafenib improves survival in patients with advanced disease. We aimed to determine whether TACE with sorafenib improves progression-free survival versus TACE with placebo. METHODS: We did a multicentre, randomised, placebo-controlled, phase 3 trial (TACE 2) in 20 hospitals in the UK for patients with unresectable, liver-confined hepatocellular carcinoma...
June 22, 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648468/the-joint-commission-ever-readiness-understanding-tracer-methodology
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REVIEW
Bettina Siewert
The Joint Commission (TJC) evaluates the consistent provision of appropriate and safe access to health care, treatment, and services. Currently, TJC uses the tracer methodology to assess standards compliance and follows a number of patients through an organization's entire health care delivery process. The tracer methodology uses 3 different types of tracers as follows: individual or patient tracers, program-specific, and system tracers, to identify performance issues in one or more steps of the care process or at interfaces between them...
May 17, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647936/18f-fdg-pet-ct-pulmonary-infiltrates-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-patients-treated-with-combined-immunochemotherapy-incidence-and-clinical-characteristics
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Yael C Cohen, Tamar Berger, Lora Eshel, Dorit Stern, Osnat Bairey, Pia Raanani, Ofer Shpilberg
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary infiltrates (PIs) detected in patients with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) may present a diagnostic challenge due to their wide differential diagnosis, including infection, pulmonary lymphoma and immunochemotherapy-associated pulmonary toxicity. OBJECTIVES: To characterize therapy-associated PIs by positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) imaging. METHODS: We conducted a historical analysis of fluorodeoxyglucose-PET/CT (18F-FDG-PET/CT) PIs in NHL patients treated with combined immunochemotherapy including rituximab...
June 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647766/impact-of-patient-questionnaires-on-completeness-of-clinical-information-and-identification-of-causes-of-pain-during-outpatient-abdominopelvic-ct-interpretation
#16
Ankur M Doshi, Chenchan Huang, Luke Ginocchio, Krishna Shanbhogue, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of questionnaires completed by patients at the time of abdominopelvic CT performed for abdominal pain on the completeness of clinical information and the identification of potential causes of pain, compared with order requisitions alone. METHODS: 100 outpatient CT examinations performed for the evaluation of abdominal pain were retrospectively reviewed. The specificity of the location of pain was compared between the order requisition and patient questionnaire...
June 24, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647748/single-level-anterior-cervical-corpectomy-and-fusion-using-a-new-3d-printed-anatomy-adaptive-titanium-mesh-cage-for-treatment-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy-and-ossification-of-the-posterior-longitudinal-ligament-a-retrospective-case-series-study
#17
Teng Lu, Chao Liu, Baohui Yang, Jiantao Liu, Feng Zhang, Dong Wang, Haopeng Li, Xijing He
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and radiological outcomes of the use of a new 3D-printed anatomy-adaptive titanium mesh cage (AA-TMC) for single-level anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF) in patients with cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) and ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL). MATERIAL AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed the records of 15 consecutive patients who underwent ACCF surgeries with AA-TMC implantation. The Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) scoring system, a visual analogue scale (VAS), the mean intervertebral height (MIBH) of the surgical segments, and the surgical segmental angle (SSA) were recorded preoperatively, immediately after surgery and at the final follow-up visit...
June 25, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647654/the-clinical-features-and-surgical-outcomes-of-spinal-cord-tanycytic-ependymomas-a-report-of-40-cases
#18
Xiaogang Tao, Zonggang Hou, Shuyu Hao, Qi Zhang, Zhen Wu, Junting Zhang, Baiyun Liu
OBJECTIVE: Spinal cord tanycytic ependymomas (TEs) are rarely reported because of extremely low incidence. Understanding of this disease is therefore poor. The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence and clinical, radiological, pathological, and prognostic features of spinal cord TEs. METHODS: Approximately 4,000 spinal cord tumors were surgically resected in Beijing Tiantan Hospital between April 2009 and May 2016. We identified all cases of pathologically proved TEs among these patients...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647623/proximal-femoral-osteosarcoma-diagnostic-challenges-translate-into-delayed-and-inappropriate-management
#19
M Dahan, P Anract, A Babinet, F Larousserie, D Biau
BACKGROUND: The proximal femuris an uncommon site of osteosarcoma. The unusual manifestations at this site may lead to diagnostic and therapeutic mistakes. We therefore performed a retrospective studyto estimate the proportions of patients with imaging study findings and/or clinical manifestations typical for osteosarcoma and/or inappropriate treatment decisions. HYPOTHESIS: Proximal femoral osteosarcoma often produces atypical clinical and radiological presentations...
June 21, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647219/higher-mortality-of-severe-influenza-patients-with-probable-aspergillosis-than-those-with-and-without-other-coinfections
#20
Yee-Huang Ku, Khee-Siang Chan, Chun-Chieh Yang, Che-Kim Tan, Yin-Ching Chuang, Wen-Liang Yu
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Aspergillus-associated infection might comprise up to 23-29% of severe influenza patients from the community throughout stay in an intensive care unit (ICU). In Taiwan, cases of severe influenza with aspergillosis are increasingly reported. Therefore, we describe the relative risk of mortality among severe influenza patients with aspergillosis and other coinfections compared to severe influenza patients without Aspergillus coinfections. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 124 adult patients with severe influenza in a tertiary medical center in southern Taiwan from January 2015 through March 2016...
June 21, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
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