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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230650/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-resectable-pancreatic-cancer
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William E Jones, W Waren Suh, May Abdel-Wahab, Ross A Abrams, Nilofer Azad, Prajnan Das, Jadranka Dragovic, Karyn A Goodman, Salma K Jabbour, Andre A Konski, Albert C Koong, Rachit Kumar, Percy Lee, Timothy M Pawlik, William Small, Joseph M Herman
Management of resectable pancreatic adenocarcinoma continues to present a challenge due to a paucity of high-quality randomized studies. Administration of adjuvant chemotherapy is widely accepted due to the high risk of systemic spread associated with pancreatic adenocarcinoma, but the role of radiation therapy is less clear. This paper reviews literature associated with resectable pancreatic cancer to include prognostic factors to aid in the selection of patients appropriate for adjuvant therapies. The American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria are evidence-based guidelines for specific clinical conditions that are reviewed annually by a multidisciplinary expert panel...
February 22, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213193/anterior-surgical-fixation-for-cervical-spine-flexion-distraction-injuries
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Andrew Jack, Godefroy Hardy-St-Pierre, Mitchell Wilson, Godwin Choy, Richard Fox, Andrew Nataraj
BACKGROUND: Optimal surgical management for flexion-distraction cervical spine injuries remains controversial with current guidelines recommending anterior, posterior, and circumferential approaches. Here, we determined the incidence of and examined risk factors for clinical and radiographic failure in patients with one segment cervical distraction injuries having undergone anterior surgical fixation. METHODS: A retrospective review of 57 consecutive patients undergoing anterior fixation for subaxial flexion-distraction cervical injuries between 2008-2012 at our institution was performed...
February 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210801/patient-radiation-doses-and-reference-levels-in-pediatric-interventional-radiology
#3
Bouchra Habib Geryes, Adeline Bak, Julie Lachaux, Augustin Ozanne, Nathalie Boddaert, Francis Brunelle, Olivier Naggara, Guillaume Saliou
OBJECTIVES: To describe, in a multicentric paediatric population, reference levels (RLs) for three interventional radiological procedures. METHODS: From January 2012 to March 2015, children scheduled for an interventional radiological procedure in two French tertiary centres were retrospectively included and divided into four groups according to age: children younger than 2 years (A1), aged 2-7 years (A5), 8-12 years (A10) and 13-18 years (A15). Three procedures were identified: cerebral digital subtraction angiography (DSA), brain arteriovenous malformation (bAVM) embolization, and head and neck superficial vascular malformation (SVM) percutaneous sclerotherapy...
February 16, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210080/il23r-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-could-be-either-beneficial-or-harmful-in-ulcerative-colitis
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Sarah Fischer, Erzsébet Kövesdi, Lili Magyari, Veronika Csöngei, Kinga Hadzsiev, Béla Melegh, Péter Hegyi, Patrícia Sarlós
AIM: To investigate the association of seven single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of the IL23R gene with the clinical picture of ulcerative colitis (UC). METHODS: Genomic DNA samples of 131 patients (66 males, 65 females, mean age 55.4 ± 15.8 years) with Caucasian origin, diagnosed with UC were investigated. The diagnosis of UC was based on the established clinical, endoscopic, radiological, and histopathological guidelines. DNA was extracted from peripheral blood leukocytes by routine salting out method...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198726/community-acquired-pneumonia-requiring-hospitalization-rational-decision-making-and-interpretation-of-guidelines
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Douwe F Postma, Cornelis H van Werkhoven, Jan Jelrik Oosterheert
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: This review focuses on the evidence base for guideline recommendations on the diagnosis, the optimal choice, timing and duration of empirical antibiotic therapy, and the use of microbiological tests for patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia (CAP): issues for which guidelines are frequently used as a quick reference. Furthermore, we will discuss possibilities for future research in these topics. RECENT FINDINGS: Many national and international guideline recommendations, even on critical elements of CAP management, are based on low-to-moderate quality evidence...
February 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187108/complicated-case-presentation-management-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-in-multiple-endocrine-neoplasia-type-1
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Claire K Mulvey, Katherine Van Loon, Emily K Bergsland, Umesh Masharani, Eric K Nakakura
Multiple endocrine neoplasia type 1 (MEN1) is an inherited predisposition to tumors of the parathyroid glands, anterior pituitary, and pancreatic islet cells. In this review, we discuss the clinical case of a 45-year-old woman with MEN1 that was presented at the 2015 North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society Symposium. In our review of this patient's complicated clinical course and subsequent operative management, we highlight controversies in the diagnosis and management of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors in MEN1...
March 2017: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185690/a-radiologist-s-guide-to-the-industry-a-methodical-approach-to-physician-industry-relationships-in-radiology
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Donald Dj Perry, Derek Khorsand, Michael McNeeley
In the last century, rapidly advancing technological innovations have become essential components of modern healthcare, increasing the frequency and necessity of interactions between physicians and industry. These interactions have the potential to bias objectivity and should be approached carefully. A recent JACR article by Harvey et al, highlighted 2014 CMS data, which reported that only 4% of radiologists had interactions with industry, coming in second lowest amongst all 19 reported specialties. However, when managed appropriately, physician-industry relationships can mutually benefit patients, research, payers, providers, hospitals and the medical industry...
December 15, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185005/management-and-follow-up-of-gallbladder-polyps-joint-guidelines-between-the-european-society-of-gastrointestinal-and-abdominal-radiology-esgar-european-association-for-endoscopic-surgery-and-other-interventional-techniques-eaes-international-society-of-digestive
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Rebecca Wiles, Ruedi F Thoeni, Sorin Traian Barbu, Yogesh K Vashist, Søren Rafael Rafaelsen, Catherine Dewhurst, Marianna Arvanitakis, Max Lahaye, Marek Soltes, Julie Perinel, Stuart Ashley Roberts
OBJECTIVES: The management of incidentally detected gallbladder polyps on radiological examinations is contentious. The incidental radiological finding of a gallbladder polyp can therefore be problematic for the radiologist and the clinician who referred the patient for the radiological examination. To address this a joint guideline was created by the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR), European Association for Endoscopic Surgery and other Interventional Techniques (EAES), International Society of Digestive Surgery - European Federation (EFISDS) and European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE)...
February 9, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181818/recommendations-for-the-management-of-adrenal-incidentalomas-what-is-pertinent-for-radiologists
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Anju Sahdev
Adrenal incidentalomas are unsuspected, asymptomatic adrenal masses detected on imaging. Most are non-functioning benign adrenocortical adenomas, but can represent other benign lesions or lesions requiring therapeutic intervention including adrenocortical carcinoma, pheochromocytoma, hormone-producing adenoma or metastasis. This review summarises and highlights radiological recommendations within the recently issued guidelines for the management of adrenal incidentalomas from European Society of Endocrinology Clinical Practice in collaboration with European Network for Study of Adrenal Tumours...
February 9, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179286/italian-prostate-biopsies-group-2016-updated-guidelines-insights
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REVIEW
Andrea Fandella, Vincenzo Scattoni, Andrea Galosi, Pietro Pepe, Michelangelo Fiorentino, Caterina Gaudiano, Marco Giampaoli, Roberta Gunelli, Pasquale Martino, Vittorino Montanaro, Rodolfo Montironi, Tiziana Pierangeli, Armando Stabile, Alessandro Bertaccini
AIM: To present a summary of the updated guidelines of the Italian Prostate Biopsies Group following the best recent evidence of the literature. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic review of the new data emerging from 2012-2015 was performed by a panel of 14 selected Italian experts in urology, pathology and radiology. The experts collected articles published in the English-language literature by performing a search using Medline, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library database...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168630/airway-management-outside-the-operating-room-how-to-better-prepare
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Peter G Brindley, Martin Beed, J Adam Law, Orlando Hung, Richard Levitan, Michael F Murphy, Laura V Duggan
Airway management outside the operating room is associated with increased risks compared with airway management inside the operating room. Moreover, airway management-whether in the intensive care unit, emergency department, interventional radiology suite, or general wards-often requires mastery of not only the anatomically difficult airway but also the physiologically and situationally difficult airway. The 2015 Difficult Airway Society Guidelines encourage the airway team to "stop and think". This article provides a practical review of how that evidence applies during emergency airway management outside of the operating room...
February 6, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163196/extraction-of-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction-information-from-various-types-of-clinical-reports
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Youngjun Kim, Jennifer H Garvin, Mary K Goldstein, Tammy S Hwang, Andrew Redd, Dan Bolton, Paul A Heidenreich, Stéphane M Meystre
Efforts to improve the treatment of congestive heart failure, a common and serious medical condition, include the use of quality measures to assess guideline-concordant care. The goal of this study is to identify left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) information from various types of clinical notes, and to then use this information for heart failure quality measurement. We analyzed the annotation differences between a new corpus of clinical notes from the Echocardiography, Radiology, and Text Integrated Utility package and other corpora annotated for natural language processing (NLP) research in the Department of Veterans Affairs...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157066/multiparametric-mri-in-detection-and-staging-of-prostate-cancer
#13
Lars Boesen
BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second leading cause of cancer-related mortality and the most frequently diagnosed male malignant disease among men in the Nordic countries. The manifestation of PCa ranges from indolent to highly aggressive disease and due to this high variation in PCa progression, the diagnosis and subsequent treatment planning can be challenging. The current diagnostic approach with PSA testing and digital rectal examination followed by transrectal ultrasound biopsies (TRUS-bx) lack in both sensitivity and specificity in PCa detection and offers limited information about the aggressiveness and stage of the cancer...
February 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154125/interventional-radiology-clinical-practice-guideline-recommendations-for-neurovascular-disorders-are-not-based-on-high-quality-systematic-reviews
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A B Chong, M Taylor, G Schubert, M Vassar
BACKGROUND: In recent years, clinical practice guidelines have been criticized for biased interpretations of research evidence, and interventional radiology is no exception. PURPOSE: Our aim was to evaluate the methodologic quality and transparency of reporting in systematic reviews used as evidence in interventional radiology clinical practice guidelines for neurovascular disorders from the Society of Interventional Radiology. DATA SOURCES: Our sources were 9 neurovascular disorder clinical practice guidelines from the Society of Interventional Radiology...
February 2, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152904/quality-and-value-of-subspecialty-reinterpretation-of-outside-thoracic-ct-scans-of-patients-referred-to-a-tertiary-cancer-center
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Jeremy J Erasmus, Mylene Truong, Reginald F Munden, Jo-Anne O Shepard, Ryan Kristopher Clarke, Joseph Rodgers Steele
: 265 Background: At tertiary cancer centers, physicians frequently request reinterpretation of imaging studies performed at outside institutions. The purposes of this study were to determine the quality of outside computed tomography (CT) scans of the chest and compare the accuracy of accompanying radiology reports from outside institutions and our multidisciplinary cancer center. METHODS: Two thoracic radiologists graded the quality of 59 outside chest CT scans and generated independent reports for 52 of the scans...
March 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149568/recommendations-for-the-management-of-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-south-africa-a-position-statement-of-the-south-african-thoracic-society
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REVIEW
Coenraad F N Koegelenberg, Gillian M Ainslie, Keertan Dheda, Brian W Allwood, Michelle L Wong, Umesh G Lalloo, Mohamed S Abdool-Gaffar, Hoosain Khalfey, Elvis M Irusen
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a very specific form of a chronic, progressive fibroproliferative interstitial pneumonia of unknown aetiology. The disease is generally associated with a poor prognosis. Several international evidence-based guidelines on the diagnosis and management of IPF and other interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) have been published and updated in the last decade, and while the body of evidence for the use of some treatment modalities has grown, others have been shown to be futile and even harmful to patients...
December 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142186/die-leitlinie-%C3%A2-akutes-skrotum-im-kindes-und-jugendalter%C3%A2-kurzgefasst
#17
C Lorenz
The guideline "The Acute Scrotum in Children and Adolescents" has been developed by representatives of the German Society of Pediatric Surgery, the German Society for Urology, and the German Society for Pediatric Radiology confirmed by the German Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. It went online in December 2015. The core statements of the guideline will be summarised. All relevant references can be found in the original [1]. Conclusions agreed within the team of authors are marked (#).
January 31, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139062/survey-of-diagnostic-and-treatment-practices-for-multiple-sclerosis-in-europe
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O Fernández, M Delvecchio, G Edan, S Fredrikson, G Gionvannoni, H-P Hartung, E Havrdova, L Kappos, C Pozzilli, P S Soerensen, B Tackenberg, P Vermersch, G Comi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Up-to-date information is needed on the extent to which neurologists treating multiple sclerosis (MS) in Europe are integrating rapidly evolving diagnostic criteria, disease-modifying therapies and recommendations for monitoring disease activity into their clinical practice. METHODS: A steering committee of MS neurologists used a modified Delphi process to develop case- and practice-based questions for two sequential surveys distributed to MS neurologists throughout Europe...
January 31, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135352/implementation-of-lung-cancer-screening-in-the-veterans-health-administration
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Linda S Kinsinger, Charles Anderson, Jane Kim, Martha Larson, Stephanie H Chan, Heather A King, Kathryn L Rice, Christopher G Slatore, Nichole T Tanner, Kathleen Pittman, Robert J Monte, Rebecca B McNeil, Janet M Grubber, Michael J Kelley, Dawn Provenzale, Santanu K Datta, Nina S Sperber, Lottie K Barnes, David H Abbott, Kellie J Sims, Richard L Whitley, R Ryanne Wu, George L Jackson
Importance: The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual lung cancer screening (LCS) with low-dose computed tomography for current and former heavy smokers aged 55 to 80 years. There is little published experience regarding implementing this recommendation in clinical practice. Objectives: To describe organizational- and patient-level experiences with implementing an LCS program in selected Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals and to estimate the number of VHA patients who may be candidates for LCS...
January 30, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127232/computed-tomography-findings-of-pulmonary-mycobacterium-simiae-infection
#20
Ayeh Baghizadeh, Payam Mehrian, Poopak Farnia
Nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) pulmonary infections can be quite similar to tuberculosis, both clinically and radiologically. However, the treatment protocol is not similar. Mycobacterium simiae is a rare cause of NTM pulmonary infection. Herein, we aimed to evaluate and compare the computed tomography (CT) scan findings of M. simiae infection in lungs. For this reason, thirty-four patients (n = 34) with M. simiae lung infection were retrospectively evaluated. Diagnosis was confirmed by American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines and CT scans were reviewed in both lung and mediastinal windows...
2017: Canadian Respiratory Journal: Journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society
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