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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213342/virtual-visits-for-acute-nonurgent-care-a-claims-analysis-of-episode-level-utilization
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Aliza S Gordon, Wallace C Adamson, Andrea R DeVries
BACKGROUND: Expansion of virtual health care-real-time video consultation with a physician via the Internet-will continue as use of mobile devices and patient demand for immediate, convenient access to care grow. OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study is to analyze the care provided and the cost of virtual visits over a 3-week episode compared with in-person visits to retail health clinics (RHC), urgent care centers (UCC), emergency departments (ED), or primary care physicians (PCP) for acute, nonurgent conditions...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212992/nivolumab-induced-interstitial-lung-disease-analysis-of-two-phase-ii-studies-patients-with-recurrent-or-advanced-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#2
Terufumi Kato, Noriyuki Masuda, Yoichi Nakanishi, Masashi Takahashi, Toyoaki Hida, Hiroshi Sakai, Shinji Atagi, Shiro Fujita, Hiroshi Tanaka, Koji Takeda, Miyako Satouchi, Yoshinobu Namba, Tomohide Tamura
OBJECTIVES: Drug-induced interstitial lung disease (ILD) is often associated with high mortality; however it is difficult to predict and manage. we examined the clinical findings and imaging characteristics of nivolumab induced ILD reported in the two phase II studies patients with recurrent or advanced non-small-cell lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We examined the clinical findings and imaging characteristics of all cases of ILD reported in two phase II trials of nivolumab, an anti-programmed death-1 antibody, in Japanese patients with recurrent or advanced non-small-cell lung cancer...
February 2017: Lung Cancer: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212708/development-and-performance-evaluation-of-a-three-dimensional-clinostat-synchronized-heavy-ion-irradiation-system
#3
Hiroko Ikeda, Hikaru Souda, Anggraeini Puspitasari, Kathryn D Held, Jun Hidema, Takeshi Nikawa, Yukari Yoshida, Tatsuaki Kanai, Akihisa Takahashi
Outer space is an environment characterized by microgravity and space radiation, including high-energy charged particles. Astronauts are constantly exposed to both microgravity and radiation during long-term stays in space. However, many aspects of the biological effects of combined microgravity and space radiation remain unclear. We developed a new three-dimensional (3D) clinostat synchronized heavy-ion irradiation system for use in ground-based studies of the combined exposures. Our new system uses a particle accelerator and a respiratory gating system from heavy-ion radiotherapy to irradiate samples being rotated in the 3D clinostat with carbon-ion beams only when the samples are in the horizontal position...
February 2017: Life Sciences in Space Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208025/aeol-10150-mitigates-radiation-induced-lung-injury-in-the-nonhuman-primate-morbidity-and-mortality-are-administration-schedule-dependent
#4
Thomas J MacVittie, Allison Gibbs, Ann M Farese, Kory Barrow, Alexander Bennett, Cheryl Taylor-Howell, Abdul Kazi, Karl Prado, George Parker, William Jackson Iii
Pneumonitis and fibrosis are potentially lethal, delayed effects of acute radiation exposure. In this study, male rhesus macaques received whole-thorax lung irradiation (WTLI) with a target dose of 10.74 Gy prescribed to midplane at a dose rate of 0.80 ± 0.05 Gy/min using 6 MV linear accelerator-derived photons. The study design was comprised of four animal cohorts: one control and three treated with AEOL 10150 (n = 20 animals per cohort). AEOL 10150, a metalloporphyrin antioxidant, superoxide dismutase mimetic was administered by daily subcutaneous injection at 5 mg/kg in each of three schedules, beginning 24 ± 2 h postirradiation: from day 1 to day 28, day 1 to day 60 or a divided regimen from day 1 to day 28 plus day 60 to day 88...
February 16, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206676/thoracic-ct-mri-co-registration-for-regional-pulmonary-structure-function-measurements-of-obstructive-lung-disease
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Fumin Guo, Sarah Svenningsen, Miranda Kirby, Dante P I Capaldi, Khadija Sheikh, Aaron Fenster, Grace Parraga
PURPOSE: Recent pulmonary imaging research has revealed that in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, structural and functional abnormalities are spatially heterogeneous. This novel information may help optimize treatment in individual patients, monitor interventional efficacy and develop new treatments. Moreover, by automating the measurement of regional biomarkers for the 19 different anatomical lung segments, there is an opportunity to embed imaging biomarkers into clinically-acceptable clinical workflows and improve lung disease clinical care...
February 16, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205623/preventive-effects-of-carnosine-on-lipopolysaccharide-induced-lung-injury
#6
Ken-Ichiro Tanaka, Toshifumi Sugizaki, Yuki Kanda, Fumiya Tamura, Tomomi Niino, Masahiro Kawahara
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a potentially devastating form of acute lung injury, which involves neutrophilic inflammation and pulmonary cell death. Reactive oxygen species (ROS) play important roles in ARDS development. New compounds for inhibiting the onset and progression of ARDS are required. Carnosine (β-alanyl-L-histidine) is a small di-peptide with numerous activities, including antioxidant effects, metal chelation, proton buffering capacity and the inhibition of protein carbonylation and glycoxidation...
February 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203428/multiple-cavitating-pulmonary-nodules-rare-manifestation-of-benign-metastatic-leiomyoma
#7
Sa Ra Lee, Youn-I Choi, Seok Jeong Lee, Sung Shine Shim, Jin Hwa Lee, Yoo Kyung Kim, Soon Hee Sung
Benign metastasizing leiomyoma (BML) is a rare disease of pathologically benign, but the tumor metastasizes to other organs. The most common organ involved in BML is lung. Pulmonary involvement usually manifested as multiple nodules on chest X-ray, however we experienced an interesting case of a 52-year-old premenopausal woman who presented with multiple bilateral lung cavitations and nodules on a chest X-ray without any respiratory symptoms. Chest computed-tomography identified multiple cavitary lesions of 5-12 mm in diameter and well-defined nodules of 5-10 mm in diameter in both lung fields...
January 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203163/is-the-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-technique-superior-to-the-free-breathing-technique-in-cardiac-and-lung-sparing-while-treating-both-left-sided-post-mastectomy-chest-wall-and-supraclavicular-regions
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Anupama Darapu, Rajesh Balakrishnan, Patricia Sebastian, Mohamathu Rafic Kather Hussain, Paul Ravindran, Subhashini John
AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy of the deep inspirational breath-hold (DIBH) technique and its dosimetric advantages over the free breathing (FB) technique in cardiac (heart and left anterior descending artery [LAD]) and ipsilateral lung sparing in left-sided post-mastectomy field-in-field conformal radiotherapy. DIBH is highly reproducible, and this study aims to find out its dosimetric benefits over FB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen left-sided mastectomy patients were immobilized using breast boards with both arms positioned above the head...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197760/automated-identification-and-reduction-of-artifacts-in-cine-four-dimensional-computed-tomography-4dct-images-using-respiratory-motion-model
#9
Min Li, Sarah Joy Castillo, Richard Castillo, Edward Castillo, Thomas Guerrero, Liang Xiao, Xiaolin Zheng
PURPOSE: Four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) images are often marred by artifacts that substantially degrade image quality and confound image interpretation. Human observation remains the standard method of 4DCT artifact evaluation, which is time-consuming and subjective. We develop a method to automatically identify and reduce artifacts in cine 4DCT images. METHODS: We proposed an algorithm that consisted of two main stages: deformable image registration and respiratory motion simulation...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195833/a-generalized-framework-unifying-image-registration-and-respiratory-motion-models-and-incorporating-image-reconstruction-for-partial-image-data-or-full-images
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Jamie R McClelland, Marc Modat, Simon Arridge, Helen Grimes, Derek D'Souza, David Thomas, Dylan O'Connell, Daniel Low, Evangelia Kaza, David Collins, Martin Leach, David Hawkes
Surrogate-driven respiratory motion models relate the motion of the internal anatomy to easily acquired respiratory surrogate signals, such as the motion of the skin surface. They are usually built by first using image registration to determine the motion from a number of dynamic images, and then fitting a correspondence model relating the motion to the surrogate signals. In this paper we present a generalized framework that unifies the image registration and correspondence model fitting into a single optimization...
February 14, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195507/predicting-risk-factors-for-radiation-pneumonitis-after-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-for-primary-or-metastatic-lung-tumors
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Mitsuru Okubo, Tomohiro Itonaga, Tatsuhiko Saito, Sachika Shiraishi, Ryuji Mikami, Hidetugu Nakayama, Akira Sakurada, Shinji Sugahara, Kiyoshi Koizumi, Koichi Tokuuye
OBJECTIVES: To investigate risk factors for radiation-induced pneumonitis (RP) after hypofractionated stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in patients with lung tumors. METHODS: From May 2004 to January 2016, 66 patients with 71 primary or metastatic lung tumors were treated with SBRT; these 71 cases were retrospectively analyzed for RP. To explore the risk factors for RP, the following factors were investigated: age, sex, performance status, operability, number of treatments, respiratory gating, pulmonary emphysema, tumor location, and subclinical interstitial lung disease (ILD)...
February 14, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191770/stem-cell-based-tissue-engineered-laryngeal-replacement
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Tahera Ansari, Peggy Lange, Aaron Southgate, Karin Greco, Carla Carvalho, Leanne Partington, Anthony Bullock, Sheila MacNeil, Mark W Lowdell, Paul D Sibbons, Martin A Birchall
Patients with laryngeal disorders may have severe morbidity relating to swallowing, vocalization, and respiratory function, for which conventional therapies are suboptimal. A tissue-engineered approach would aim to restore the vocal folds and maintain respiratory function while limiting the extent of scarring in the regenerated tissue. Under Good Laboratory Practice conditions, we decellularized porcine larynges, using detergents and enzymes under negative pressure to produce an acellular scaffold comprising cartilage, muscle, and mucosa...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187798/critical-care-in-acute-ischemic-stroke
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M McDermott, T Jacobs, L Morgenstern
Most ischemic strokes are managed on the ward or on designated stroke units. A significant proportion of patients with ischemic stroke require more specialized care. Several studies have shown improved outcomes for patients with acute ischemic stroke when neurocritical care services are available. Features of acute ischemic stroke patients requiring intensive care unit-level care include airway or respiratory compromise; large cerebral or cerebellar hemisphere infarction with swelling; infarction with symptomatic hemorrhagic transformation; infarction complicated by seizures; and a large proportion of patients require close management of blood pressure after thrombolytics...
2017: Handbook of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185169/enhancing-cardiac-pet-by-motion-correction-techniques
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Mathieu Rubeaux, Mhairi K Doris, Adam Alessio, Piotr J Slomka
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiac positron emission tomography (PET) images often contain errors due to cardiac, respiratory, and patient motion during relatively long image acquisition. Advanced motion compensation techniques may improve PET spatial resolution, eliminate potential artifacts, and ultimately improve the research and clinical capabilities of PET. RECENT FINDINGS: Combined cardiac and respiratory gating has only recently been implemented in clinical PET systems...
February 2017: Current Cardiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183991/cardiac-and-respiratory-motion-correction-for-simultaneous-cardiac-pet-mr
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Christoph Kolbitsch, Mark A Ahlman, Cynthia Davies-Venn, Robert Evers, Michael Hansen, Devis Peressutti, Paul Marsden, Peter Kellman, David A Bluemke, Tobias Schaeffter
Cardiac Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a versatile imaging technique providing important diagnostic information about ischemic heart diseases. Respiratory and cardiac motion of the heart can strongly impair image quality and therefore diagnostic accuracy of cardiac PET scans. The aim of this study is to investigate a new cardiac PET-Magnetic Resonance (MR) approach providing respiratory and cardiac motion-compensated MR and PET images in less than five minutes. Methods: Free-breathing 3D MR data was acquired and retrospectively binned into multiple respiratory and cardiac motion states...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181964/covered-balloon-expanding-stents-in-airway-stenosis
#16
Adnan Majid, Fayez Kheir, Jey Chung, Daniel Alape, Bryan Husta, Scott Oh, Erik Folch
BACKGROUND: The balloon-expanding stents are widely available but rarely described for use within the tracheobronchial tree. This report describes our experience with these stents in airway stenosis particularly as a lobar salvage therapy. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of all records in which the balloon-expanding stents were used at a tertiary medical center. Ages, sex, location of stenosis, etiology of stenosis, stent size, duration of stent placement and associated interventions for airway stenosis were recorded...
February 8, 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181820/preoperative-volume-rather-than-area-of-skeletal-muscle-is-a-better-predictor-for-postoperative-risks-for-respiratory-complications-in-living-donor-liver-transplantation
#17
Yuki Wada, Tamotsu Kamishima, Tsuyoshi Shimamura, Norio Kawamura, Kenichiro Yamashita, Kenneth Sutherland, Hiroshi Takeda
OBJECTIVES: To demonstrate the superiority of total psoas volume (TPV) over total psoas area (TPA) in terms of predicting postoperative complications in living-donor liver transplantation (LDLT). METHODS: TPA and TPV were assessed in 32 recipients who underwent computed tomography (CT) before LDLT. TPA was measured using an axial CT image at the level of the upper margin of the 4th lumbar vertebral body. TPV was calculated using all the CT images from the muscle origin through the level of pubic symphysis...
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181333/respiratory-motion-artifacts-during-arterial-phase-imaging-with-gadoxetic-acid-can-the-injection-protocol-minimize-this-drawback
#18
Stephan H Polanec, Hubert Bickel, Pascal A T Baltzer, Patrick Thurner, Florian Gittler, Jacqueline C Hodge, Mustafa R Bashir, Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah
PURPOSE: To determine which of three gadoxetic acid injection techniques best reduced the contrast-related arterial-phase motion artifacts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved, retrospective study included a cohort of 78 consecutive patients who each had serial gadoxetic acid-enhanced 3.0T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the liver (0.025 mmol/kg body weight) performed with at least two of three injection techniques: M1 test bolus, undiluted, power-injected 1 mL/s; M2 test bolus, diluted 50% with saline, power-injected 1 mL/s; M3 fixed delay, undiluted, manually injected...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174033/acute-hypotonia-in-an-infant
#19
Jimme Sierakowski, Jason Arthur, Todd Wylie
BACKGROUND: Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is increasing in incidence in the United States and presenting to emergency departments (EDs) across the country. This clinical entity presents as acute paralysis, with magnetic resonance imaging changes in the gray matter only in children younger than 21 years of age. The etiology is unknown, although preceding viral illnesses are common. There are no consensus guidelines regarding treatment. CASE REPORT: A 4-month-old girl presented with decreased bilateral arm movement...
February 4, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170388/lung-liquid-clearance-in-preterm-lambs-assessed-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#20
Ali Houeijeh, Pierre Tourneux, Sébastien Mur, Estelle Aubry, Romain Viard, Dyuti Sharma, Laurent Storme
BACKGROUND: Postnatal adaptation requires liquid clearance and lung aeration. However, their relative contribution to the expansion of functional residual capacity (FRC) has not been fully investigated. We studied evolution of lung liquid removal and lung aeration after birth in preterm lambs. METHODS: Lung liquid content and lung volume were assessed at birth and every 30 minutes over 2 hours using MRI in 3 groups of lambs delivered by cesarean: preterm, late preterm, and late preterm with antenatal steroids...
February 7, 2017: Pediatric Research
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