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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318992/anonymity-and-electronics-adapting-preparation-for-radiology-resident-examination
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Teresa Chapman, Janet R Reid, Erin E O'Conner
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Diagnostic radiology resident assessment has evolved from a traditional oral examination to computerized testing. Teaching faculty struggle to reconcile the differences between traditional teaching methods and residents' new preferences for computerized testing models generated by new examination styles. We aim to summarize the collective experiences of senior residents at three different teaching hospitals who participated in case review sessions using a computer-based, interactive, anonymous teaching tool, rather than the Socratic method...
March 17, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304239/immunoglobulin-g4-related-epidural-inflammatory-pseudotumor-presenting-with-pulmonary-complications-and-spinal-cord-compression-case-report
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Kavelin Rumalla, Kyle A Smith, Paul M Arnold
Immunoglobulin G4-related disease (IgG4-RD) is a recently defined condition characterized by inflammatory tumefactive lesions in various organ systems. IgG4-RD is a clinical and radiological diagnosis of exclusion and requires the presence of specific histopathological criteria for diagnosis. A 50-year-old man presented to an outside hospital with a 3-month history of progressively worsening back pain and symptoms of pleurisy, nasal crusting, and hematochezia. Radiological workup revealed an epidural-paraspinal mass with displacement of the spinal cord, destruction of the T5-6 vertebrae, and extension into the right lung...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303382/a-rare-case-of-non-traumatic-multi-level-bilateral-pedicle-fractures-of-the-lumbar-spine-in-a-60-year-old-patient
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Timo Schmid, Paul Heini, Lorin Benneker
INTRODUCTION: We report a 60-year-old patient who sustained non-traumatic, multi-level, bilateral lumbar pedicle fractures in the setting of unilateral lumbar spondylolysis. A possible fracture mechanism is evaluated and a review of the literature is presented. Whereas contralateral pedicle fractures of lumbar vertebrae with unilateral spondylosis are well described in young athletes, there is only one case report of multi-level, bilateral pedicle fractures of the lumbar spine in a young patient who sustained a high-impact motorcycle accident...
March 16, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303374/potentially-reversible-acute-cerebellar-toxicity-associated-with-minnelide
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Sara Khanipour Roshan, Anthony D Spano, Alexander M McKinney, David R Nascene
PURPOSE: Minnelide is an experimental antineoplastic agent that is currently the subject of a phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of pancreatic and gastrointestinal malignancies. In this study, we documented two cases of reversible acute cerebellar toxicity (REACT) associated with Minnelide and compared its radiological manifestations with other cerebellotoxic agents. METHODS: Both patients had histories of progressive metastatic cancer and participated in a phase 1 clinical trial with Minnelide...
March 16, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303293/is-it-time-for-a-specific-undergraduate-interventional-radiology-curriculum
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Zaid Alsafi, Vamsee Bhrugubanda, Sanjeev Ramachandran, Ali Alsafi, Mohamad Hamady
PURPOSE: Interventional radiology (IR) is traditionally underrepresented in undergraduate medical curricula. Final-year medical students ought to be familiar with some common IR procedures in order to make adequate referrals and work-up patients appropriately. We evaluated the knowledge of final-year medical students on common IR procedures and compared it with their knowledge of other specialties. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A fourteen-question, single-best-answer questionnaire assessing the knowledge of IR procedures and other minimally invasive non-IR procedures was administered to a group of final-year medical students...
March 16, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302169/two-novel-lhx3-mutations-in-patients-with-combined-pituitary-hormone-deficiency-including-cervical-rigidity-and-sensorineural-hearing-loss
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Khushnooda Ramzan, Bassam Bin-Abbas, Lolwa Al-Jomaa, Rabab Allam, Mohammed Al-Owain, Faiqa Imtiaz
BACKGROUND: Congenital combined pituitary hormone deficiency (CPHD) is a rare heterogeneous group of conditions. CPHD-type 3 (CPHD3; MIM# 221750) is caused by recessive mutations in LHX3, a LIM-homeodomain transcription factor gene. The isoforms of LHX3 are critical for pituitary gland formation and specification of the anterior pituitary hormone-secreting cell types. They also play distinct roles in the development of neuroendocrine and auditory systems. CASE PRESENTATION: Here, we summarize the clinical, endocrinological, radiological and molecular features of three patients from two unrelated families...
March 16, 2017: BMC Endocrine Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288481/pleural-metastasis-in-head-and-neck-cancer-imaging-findings-and-clinical-impact
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Bing Wang, Sonia Betancourt Cuellar, Lawrence E Ginsberg
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to present the imaging findings of pleural metastases from head and neck cancer and correlate them with prognosis for overall survival, which to our knowledge have not received much attention in radiology literature. METHODS: We reviewed 23 cases of head and neck cancer with pleural metastases that were seen on head and neck imaging. Computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography/CT imaging findings were reviewed...
March 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287940/diagnosis-and-management-of-complications-from-percutaneous-biliary-tract-interventions
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Nanda Venkatanarasimha, Karthik Damodharan, Apoorva Gogna, Sum Leong, Chow Wei Too, Ankur Patel, Kiang Hiong Tay, Bien Soo Tan, Richard Lo, Farah Irani
Complications related to percutaneous biliary tract interventions (PBTIs) can range from access site discomfort to life-threatening vascular complications. These complications are relatively uncommon, and most of them are self-limiting. However, major complications for which an increased level of patient care and/or a prolonged hospital stay are required and that may lead to death-albeit rarely-can occur. Some of the most common complications related to PBTI include pain, infection, bile leakage, and catheter blockage...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287938/soft-tissue-sarcomas-of-the-abdomen-and-pelvis-radiologic-pathologic-features-part-1-common-sarcomas-from-the-radiologic-pathology-archives
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Angela D Levy, Maria A Manning, Waddah B Al-Refaie, Markku M Miettinen
Soft-tissue sarcomas are a diverse group of rare mesenchymal malignancies that can arise at any location in the body and affect all age groups. These sarcomas are most common in the extremities, trunk wall, retroperitoneum, and head and neck. In the adult population, soft-tissue sarcomas arising in the abdomen and pelvis are often large masses at the time of diagnosis because they are usually clinically silent or cause vague or mild symptoms until they invade or compress vital organs. In contrast, soft-tissue sarcomas arising from the abdominal wall come to clinical attention earlier in the course of disease because they cause a palpable mass, abdominal wall deformity, or pain that is more clinically apparent...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287937/multimodality-imaging-findings-in-carcinoid-tumors-a-head-to-toe-spectrum
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Ameya Jagdish Baxi, Kedar Chintapalli, Amol Katkar, Carlos S Restrepo, Sonia L Betancourt, Abhijit Sunnapwar
Carcinoid tumors are a rare biologically heterogeneous group of neuroendocrine tumors with a spectrum ranging from benign indolent to aggressive metastatic tumors. They belong to the category of amine precursor uptake and decarboxylase tumors, or apudomas. The most common sites for primary locations are the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts; however, any organ can be involved. The clinical presentation depends on location, aggressiveness, production of biologically active amines and peptides, paraneoplastic syndromes, and tendency for metastasis...
March 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281722/intracranial-region-of-the-vertebral-artery-morphometric-study-in-the-context-of-clinical-usefulness
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Jarosław Dzierżanowski, Arkadiusz Szarmach, Bartosz Baścik, Piotr Czapiewski, Adam Muc, Maciej Piskunowicz, Mateusz Krakowiak, Tomasz Szmuda, Paweł Słoniewski, Edyta Szurowska, Paweł J Winklewski
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to analyse the morphometry of the intracranial segment of the vertebral artery in the context of clinical usefulness. The results were compared with published data available in full-text archived medical journals. MATERIALS AND METHODS: More than 100 DSA (digital subtraction angiography) and 3D angio-CT (computed tomography) examinations were used to measure the following parameters: the whole and partial length of V4 in characteristic anatomical points, the diameter in three places (on the level of foramen magnum, in point of exit to the PICA, and in the vertebro-basilar junction), the angle of connection to the VAs, and all anatomical variations including fenestration, duplication, dolichoectasia or absent artery...
March 10, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280978/spanish-society-of-vascular-and-interventional-radiology-servei-bibliometric-study-2010-2015-what-how-and-where-do-spanish-interventional-radiologists-publish
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Celia Lahuerta, José A Guirola, Enrique Esteban, José Urbano, Alicia Laborda, Miguel Ángel De Gregorio
PURPOSE: We analyzed the scientific production of members of the Spanish Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (SERVEI) from 2010 to 2015. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the indexed scientific productivity of all SERVEI members for the last 6 years as measured by bibliometric indexes. Different databases were used (e.g., PubMed, Scopus, Web of Knowledge) to retrieve the total number of publications, number of citations, and h-index...
March 9, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275498/pulmonary-cryptococcosis-manifesting-as-diffuse-air-space-consolidations-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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Hye Won Choi, Semin Chong, Mi Kyung Kim, In Won Park
Pulmonary cryptococcosis is an opportunity infection commonly occurred in the immunocompromised patients. However pulmonary cryptococcosis in the immunocompetent was reported up to 35% and these cases tend to show confined and localized radiologic findings than in immunocompromised patients. To our knowledge, extensive air-space consolidations have not frequently occurred in the immunocompetent patient. Therefore, in this case, we report a rare case of a 73-year-old woman who was diagnosed with pulmonary cryptococcosis, manifesting as diffuse air-space consolidations even though normal immune status...
February 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272686/ambiguous-genitalia-associated-with-an-extremely-rare-syndrome-a-case-report-of-xlag-syndrome-and-review-of-the-literature
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Brijnandan Gupta, Prashant Ramteke, V K Paul, Tarun Kumar, Prasenjit DAS
X-linked lissencephaly, absent corpus callosum, and epilepsy of neonatal onset with ambiguous genitalia comprises the XLAG syndrome and only 15 cases have been reported in literature. Due to its rarity, the exact clinical course and outcome are not known. Exact associations of this disease are also elusive. Hereby we are reporting this extremely rare entity and we searched the English literature extensively to get consolidated knowledge regarding this entity that would help the readers. Pre-natal radiological work-up can detect these malformations, which should be followed by medical termination, counseling and karyotyping...
February 4, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272682/xanthogranulomatous-pancreatitis-a-rare-case-defying-clinical-radiological-and-tumor-marker-diagnostics-with-a-review-of-literature
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Kavita Gaur, Shramana Mandal, Nidhi Mahajan, Sandeep Saluja, Satyajit Godhi
Xanthogranulomatous inflammation of the pancreas is an extremely rare entity mimicking pancreatic neoplasia. Elevation of tumor markers has seldom been reported in xanthogranulomatous inflammation of the pancreas, rendering the diagnosis difficult and highlighting the importance of a meticulous histopathological examination. A 58-year-old male presented with severe abdominal pain and anorexia for six months. A heterogeneously enhancing solid cystic mass was detected in the pancreatic head on contrast enhanced computed tomography...
February 4, 2017: Türk Patoloji Dergisi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272235/unusual-cause-of-55-years-of-rectal-bleeding-hemolymphangioma-a-case-report
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Sagar Pandey, Miao Fan, Junfeng Zhu, Xiaofang Lu, Dandan Chang, Xiuhong Li
RATIONALE: Hemolymphangioma is a rare developmental error of combined blood and lymphatic vasculature. To the best of our knowledge, there is only one case of rectal hemolymphangioma reported in Pubmed. Our case probably is the first reported rectal hemolymphangioma with computed tomography (CT) evaluation. PATIENT CONCERNS AND DIAGNOSIS: A 57-year-old male was presented to our hospital with 55 years of long history of episodic rectal bleeding. Past medical history showed numerous hospital visits for similar illness...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271171/histological-and-ultrastructural-characterization-of-alkaptonuric-tissues
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Lia Millucci, Giulia Bernardini, Adriano Spreafico, Maurizio Orlandini, Daniela Braconi, Marcella Laschi, Michela Geminiani, Pietro Lupetti, Giovanna Giorgetti, Cecilia Viti, Bruno Frediani, Barbara Marzocchi, Annalisa Santucci
Alkaptonuria (AKU) is a hereditary disorder that results from altered structure and function of homogentisate 1,2 dioxygenase (HGD). This enzyme, predominantly produced by liver and kidney, is responsible for the breakdown of homogentisic acid (HGA), an intermediate in the tyrosine degradation pathway. A deficient HGD activity causes HGA levels to rise systemically. The disease is clinically characterized by homogentisic aciduria, bluish-black discoloration of connective tissues (ochronosis) and joint arthropathy...
March 7, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270259/assessment-of-the-knowledge-of-blast-injuries-management-among-physicians-working-in-tripoli-hospitals-libya
#18
Abdulhakim M Oun, Elmokhtar M Hadida, Charles Stewart
Introduction No study on hospital staff preparedness for managing blast injuries has been conducted in Libya. The internal conflict in Libya since 2011 and the difficulties faced by the hospitals has highlighted the need for such studies. Hypothesis Physicians working in Tripoli (capital city Libya) hospitals are inadequately prepared for the management of blast injuries. METHODS: A survey was conducted in all 13 hospitals in Tripoli between June 2014 and May 2015 by using interviews based on a questionnaire consisting of 29 questions covering physicians' education related to blast injury, hospital management of mass casualties, and aspects of hospital preparedness for such incidents...
March 8, 2017: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265884/d%C3%A3-bridement-and-reconstrucion-improve-postoperative-sagittal-alignment-in-kyphotic-cervical-spinal-tuberculosis
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Zhimin Pan, Jiaquan Luo, Limin Yu, Yiwei Chen, Junlong Zhong, Zhiyun Li, Zhaoxun Zeng, Pingguo Duan, Yoon Ha, Kai Cao
BACKGROUND: Cervical spinal tuberculosis is relatively common in some developing countries. It erodes vertebrae and discs, which sometimes results in cervical kyphosis and myelopathy. However, to our knowledge, no studies have evaluated improvements to patient-reported outcomes among patients who undergo surgical cervical sagittal realignment after kyphotic cervical spinal tuberculosis has been treated by débridement and reconstruction. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Can a spine with kyphotic cervical spinal tuberculosis be returned to normal alignment and fused successfully? (2) Will patient-reported outcomes be improved with this intervention? (3) Are patient-reported outcomes correlated with realignment? METHODS: Forty-six patients with kyphotic cervical spinal tuberculosis were evaluated in this retrospective study...
March 6, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261429/radiological-parameters-of-undegenerated-cervical-vertebral-segments-in-a-korean-population
#20
Sung Hoon Choi, HeeSang Lee, Jae Hwan Cho, Jin Il Jung, Dong-Ho Lee
BACKGROUND: Several scoring systems for cervical disc and facet joint degeneration, using radiography or computed tomography, have been developed and tested for reliability. However, definitions of disc height and facet joint space narrowing vary. To our knowledge, no study has reported quantitative data for normal radiologic values of the cervical spine in the Korean population. The purpose of this study is to determine normal cervical disc height, disc height ratio, and facet joint space values, and investigate the correlation between demographic data and these values...
March 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
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