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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29037018/role-of-fractionated-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-hemangioma-of-the-cavernous-sinus
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Sunmin Park, Sang Min Yoon, Sumin Lee, Jin-Hong Park, Si Yeol Song, Sang-Wook Lee, Seung Do Ahn, Jong Hoon Kim, Eun Kyung Choi
PURPOSE: We performed this retrospective study to investigate the outcomes of patients with hemangioma of the cavernous sinus after fractionated radiotherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We analyzed 10 patients with hemangioma of the cavernous sinus who were treated with conventional radiotherapy between January 2000 and December 2016. The median patient age was 54 years (range, 31-65 years), and 8 patients (80.0%) were female. The mean hemangioma volume was 34.1 cm(3) (range, 6...
September 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036752/breast-cancer-screening-updated-recommendations-of-the-brazilian-college-of-radiology-and-diagnostic-imaging-brazilian-breast-disease-society-and-brazilian-federation-of-gynecological-and-obstetrical-associations
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Linei Augusta Brolini Dellê Urban, Luciano Fernandes Chala, Selma di Pace Bauab, Marcela Brisighelli Schaefer, Radiá Pereira Dos Santos, Norma Medicis de Albuquerque Maranhão, Ana Lucia Kefalas, José Michel Kalaf, Carlos Alberto Pecci Ferreira, Ellyete de Oliveira Canella, João Emílio Peixoto, Heverton Leal Ernesto de Amorim, Helio Sebastião Amâncio de Camargo Junior
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036734/benefit-cost-analysis-of-radiocesium-decorporation-by-a-prussian-blue-treatment-and-stockpiling
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Alexis Rump, Daniela Stricklin, Andreas Lamkowski, Stefan Eder, Matthias Port
In the case of an attack by a "dirty bomb" with cesium-137 there is a risk of internal contamination. The excretion of cesium-137 can be enhanced by Prussian Blue (PB), and thus the committed effective dose be reduced. We analyzed the benefit and costs of PB decorporation treatment. We simulated the reduction of the radiological dose by PB treatment after cesium-137 incorporation by inhalation. The saving of life time was quantified using the monetary "value of a statistical life" (VSL). Treatment costs were based on the market price of PB in Germany...
October 16, 2017: Drug Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036545/rhizarthrosis-in-banknote-processing-workers-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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G Verrijdt, A De Landtsheer, A Mellen, L Godderis
Background: Rhizarthrosis, or osteoarthritis of the base of the thumb, is a common condition affecting 10-30% of the population over the age of 60. Whether it is an occupational disease has been the subject of debate as epidemiological studies on the correlation between physical stress and the presence of rhizarthrosis have shown conflicting results. Aims: To study the correlation between the prevalence of rhizarthrosis and the time spent by employees manually processing banknotes at the National Bank of Belgium (NBB)...
September 27, 2017: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036345/phase-ii-study-of-cabozantinib-in-patients-with-progressive-glioblastoma-subset-analysis-of-patients-with-prior-antiangiogenic-therapy
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Timothy F Cloughesy, Jan Drappatz, John de Groot, Michael D Prados, David A Reardon, David Schiff, Marc Chamberlain, Tom Mikkelsen, Annick Desjardins, Jerry Ping, Jaymes Holland, Ron Weitzman, Patrick Y Wen
Background: Cabozantinib is a potent, multi-target inhibitor of hepatocyte growth factor receptor (MET) and vascular endothelial growth factor receptor-2 (VEGFR2). This open-label, phase II trial evaluated cabozantinib in patients with recurrent or progressive glioblastoma (GBM; NCT00704288). Methods: Patients were initially enrolled to a starting cabozantinib dose of 140 mg/day, but the starting dose was amended to 100 mg/day because of safety concerns. Treatment continued until disease progression or unacceptable toxicity...
October 3, 2017: Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036031/value-of-the-delta-neutrophil-index-for-predicting-28-day-mortality-in-patients-with-acute-pulmonary-embolism-in-the-emergency-department
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Taeyoung Kong, Yoo Seok Park, Hye Sun Lee, Sinae Kim, Jong Wook Lee, Gina Yu, Claire Eun, Je Sung You, Hyun Soo Chung, Incheol Park, Sung Phil Chung
PURPOSE: Acute pulmonary embolism (PE), frequently seen in the emergency department (ED), is a leading cause of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The delta neutrophil index (DNI) reflects the fraction of circulating immature granulocytes as a component of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome criteria. The pathogenesis of acute PE is significantly associated with inflammation. The aim of the study was to investigate the clinical usefulness of the DNI as a marker of severity in patients with acute PE admitted to the ED...
October 14, 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035976/the-impact-of-obesity-on-mortality-and-other-outcomes-in-patients-with-nonvariceal-upper-gastrointestinal-hemorrhage-in-the-united-states
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Marwan S Abougergi, Heather Peluso, Chebli Mrad, John R Saltzman
GOALS: To quantify in patients with nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage (NVUGIH) the relationship between obesity and mortality, disease severity, treatment modalities, and resource utilization. BACKGROUND: NVUGIH is the most common gastrointestinal emergency. STUDY: Adults with a principal diagnosis of NVUGIH were selected from the 2014 National Inpatient Sample. The primary outcome was in-hospital mortality. Secondary outcomes were hemorrhagic shock, prolonged mechanical ventilation (PMV), upper endoscopy [esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD)], radiologic treatment, surgery, length of hospital stay (LOS), and total hospitalization costs and charges...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035938/percutaneous-excision-of-difficult-osteoid-osteomas-using-intraoperative-airo-ct-navigation-a-preliminary-report
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Venkatadass Krishnamoorthy, Shanmuganathan Rajasekaran
Osteoid osteomas are well known for intraoperative technical difficulties for localization and adequate excision, especially when they are not clearly visualized on plain radiographs or when they occur in difficult and inaccessible situations. Localization in the radiology suite and shifting the patient to the operating room can be cumbersome, and can result in errors because of lack of real-time imaging. In these scenarios, intraoperative navigation will be useful. We report a technique of intraoperative computed tomography (CT) navigation for localization and excision of osteoid osteomas of the long bones...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035698/denosumab-as-a-treatment-alternative-for-central-giant-cell-granuloma-a-long-term-retrospective-cohort-study
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Marius Bredell, Tamara Rordorf, Sabine Kroiss, Martin Rücker, Daniel Fritz Zweifel, Claudio Rostetter
PURPOSE: Giant cell granuloma (GCG) of the jaw is a rare disease with high morbidity. Various treatment options have been discussed in the past. Since 2010, a pharmaceutical therapy with denosumab seems to have been successful for giant cell tumors of the femur. The authors hypothesized the equally successful use of denosumab for GCGs of the jaws. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the present retrospective cohort study, 5 patients with large GCGs of the jaws were treated with denosumab with a follow-up of 25 to 49 months...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035524/reversible-iodine-capture-by-non-porous-pillar-6-arene-crystals
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Kecheng Jie, Yujuan Zhou, Errui Li, Zhengtao Li, Run Zhao, Feihe Huang
The capture of radiological iodine, a nuclear waste, is of great importance in the nuclear power industry. The development of new adsorbents with high iodine capture capacity and robust chemical and thermal stability still remains a significant challenge. Here we report that easily-obtained per-ethylated pillar[6]arene (EtP6) is a new adsorbent for iodine capture with high chemical and thermal stability. Non-porous EtP6 solids are shown to capture not only volatile iodine in the air but also iodine dissolved in an organic solvent and aqueous solution...
October 16, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035192/bacillus-cereus-bacteremia-with-central-nervous-system-involvement-a-neuropathological-study
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Jean Philippe Brouland, Nathalie Sala, Selin Tusgul, Caterina Rebecchini, Enikö Kovari
Bacillus cereus is a widely-distributed, gram-positive or variable, rod-shaped bacterium frequently considered a contaminant in clinical specimens. It is recognized as a potential pathogen inducing self-limiting emetic or diarrheal food poisoning or localized infection in immunocompetent patients. True B. cereus bacteremia is uncommon and mainly observed in fragile patients, notably in immunocompromised individuals. We report clinical, radiological, and pathological findings of a 64-year-old patient with a history of acute myeloid leukemia who initially presented a fever while neutropenic after the induction of a second cycle of chemotherapy...
October 16, 2017: Clinical Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034989/neurological-presentations-revealing-acquired-copper-deficiency-diagnosis-features-etiologies-and-evolution-in-seven-patients
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Aurélia Poujois, Nouzha Djebrani-Oussedik, Fabienne Ory-Magne, France Woimant
BACKGROUND: acquired copper deficiency (ACD) is a rare condition usually diagnosed from haematological changes. AIMS: characterize the diagnosis features and the evolution of patients with ACD revealed by neurological symptoms. METHODS: clinical, biological and MRI data were prospectively analysed at diagnosis and during follow-up under copper supplementation. RESULTS: seven patients were studied over a 5-year period...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034810/adult-idiopathic-cholestasis-a-condition-more-common-in-the-canadian-inuit
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Gerald Y Minuk, Galia Pollock, Julia Uhanova
Despite extensive investigations, some patients have no identifiable cause for their cholestatic liver enzyme abnormalities. The aim of this study was to document the clinical, laboratory, radiologic and histologic features of adult patients with idiopathic cholestasis (AIC). A computerised database of referred patients to a tertiary care hospital outpatient department for assessment of hepatobiliary disorders between 2005 and 2015 was employed to identify and describe features associated with AIC. Of 6,560 patient referrals, sufficient documentation to warrant a diagnosis of AIC was present in 17 (0...
2017: International Journal of Circumpolar Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29034742/comparison-of-outcomes-in-patients-with-generalized-ligamentous-laxity-and-without-generalized-laxity-in-the-arthroscopic-modified-brostr%C3%A3-m-operation-for-chronic-lateral-ankle-instability
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Eui Dong Yeo, Ji Young Park, Jin Hyeung Kim, Young Koo Lee
BACKGROUND: The arthroscopic modified Broström operation (MBO) has been frequently used to treat chronic lateral ankle instability (CLAI). However, no reports comparing the clinical outcomes between patients with or without generalized ligamentous laxity (laxity or no laxity, respectively) currently exist. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of the 2 groups with CLAI. METHODS: Between January 2013 and November 2015, arthroscopic MBO was performed on 99 patients with CLAI...
October 1, 2017: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033772/intraparenchymal-hemorrhage-due-to-brain-metastasis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Rafael Sartori Balbinot, Ana Laura Facco Muscope, Mateus Dal Castel, Silvana Sartori Balbinot, Raul Angelo Balbinot, Jonathan Soldera
Although extrahepatic metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are present in only 5-15% of cases, they are certainly factors associated with poor prognosis. The main sites include lung, lymph nodes, bones, and adrenal glands, in descending order. Metastasis in the central nervous system is extremely rare, and the incidences vary from 0.6 to 1.7%. We report a case of a 54-year-old man previously diagnosed with alcohol-induced cirrhosis of the liver and HCC. The patient was admitted presenting progressive left hemiparesis and headache which started 2 days earlier, with no history of cranioencephalic trauma...
September 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033740/child-with-edward-s-syndrome-for-radiological-procedure-an-anesthetic-challenge
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Gaurav Singh Tomar, Shailendra Kumar, Keshav Goyal, Arvind Chaturvedi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033576/lumbar-spinal-stenosis-attributable-to-tophaceous-gout-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Wei Wang, Qingbo Li, Lei Cai, Weijun Liu
OBJECTIVES: Tophaceous gout seldom affects the axial skeleton. Symptoms vary according to the differential localization of urate deposits and the diagnosis is often delayed. Here, we report an unusual case of lumbar spinal stenosis caused by extradural tophaceous deposits. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a case of a patient with tophaceous gout of the lumbar spine and reviewed the relevant literature. RESULTS: A 62-year-old man with a 2-year history of lower back pain and a 3-month history of lower limb radiation pain and intermittent claudication was admitted...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033441/bilateral-tuberculous-pleurisy-with-subsequent-upper-lobe-predominant-pulmonary-fibrosis-mimicking-pleuroparenchymal-fibroelastosis
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Takako Kawaguchi, Keishi Oda, Takashi Kido, Toshinori Kawanami, Yoshinori Kawabata, Kazuhiro Yatera
Although the majority of patients with Mycobacterium tuberculosis have pulmonary involvement, some cases have pleural involvement as extra-pulmonary sites of infection. We herein report a case of upper lobe-predominant pulmonary fibrosis that developed in a 47-year-old male with a history of bilateral tuberculous pleurisy. Based on his chest radiological findings, pleuroparenchymal fibroelastosis (PPFE) was most strongly suspected, and a surgical lung biopsy (SLB) was performed to obtain a pathological diagnosis...
October 16, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033391/breast-diseases-in-children-the-spectrum-of-radiologic-findings-in-a-cohort-study
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Emel Durmaz, Murat Alp Öztek, Hatice Arıöz Habibi, Uğur Kesimal, Hakkı Timur Sindel
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the spectrum of radiologic findings and referral reasons for breast diseases in children considering age-appropriate presentation. METHODS: Our retrospective cohort study included 348 consecutive pediatric patients aged <19 years (median, 13 years) referred to radiology with a clinical presentation between 2005 and 2016. Radiologic findings were reviewed in four age ranges (0-2 years, 2-8 years, 8-15 years, >15 years). RESULTS: Of 348 patients, 257 had a referral reason...
October 16, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033379/is-vertebral-column-resection-vcr-necessary-in-correcting-severe-and-rigid-thoracic-kyphoscoliosis-a-single-institution-surgical-experience
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Fan Hengwei, Li Xueshi, Huang Zifang, Sui Wenyuan, Lang Chuandong, Yang Jingfan, Yang Junlin
BACKGROUND: Three-column spinal osteotomies were developed to address severe and stiff kyphoscolisis. However, the optimal choice of osteotomy in these patients is still unclear. This retrospective study aims to compare the outcomes and complications between grade 4 and grade 5 osteotomies in patients with severe and stiff thoracic kyphoscoliosis. METHODS: Forty-five patients with severe and stiff thoracic kyphoscoliosis who underwent three-column osteotomy in the thoracic spine were classified into 2 groups according to the grade of osteotomy...
October 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
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