Validity of ABCD Rule of Dermoscopy in Clinical Practice.
Validity of ABCD Rule of Dermoscopy in Clinical Practice. Acta Derm Venereol. 2015 Sep 9; Authors: Ahnlide I, Bjellerup M, Nilsson F, Nielsen K Abstract The ABCD rule of dermoscopy was developed to facilitate diagnosis in the dermoscopy of pigmented lesions. However, there is a lack of studies on its validity in clinical practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the algorithm used bedside, compared with the accuracy of the preliminary preoperative diagnosis, and to rate physicians' level of confidence in the diagnosis. Melanocytic tumours were preoperatively scored bedside, according to the ABCD algorithm; 309 cases (46 melanomas and 263 naevi) were included. A sensitivity of 83% and specificity of 45% were found for the ABCD algorithm. A comparable sensitivity (74%), but a significantly higher specificity (91%), was found for the preliminary diagnosis. Interestingly, there was a considerable percentage (19.6%) of early melanomas for which a malignant diagnosis was not preoperatively expected, indicating that it is important to maintain generous indications for excision or to practise short-term follow-up of ambiguous lesions in order to detect early melanomas. PMID: 26351008 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Three prominent Sacramento heart surgeons and Sutter Health have agreed to a $31 million settlement to resolve a lawsuit over an alleged kickback scheme. Sutter Health will pay $30.5 million while three physicians that comprise Sacramento Cardiovascular Surgeons have agreed to pay $500,000, under a settlement announced Thursday. The settlement resolves a 2014 lawsuit that was brought by one of Sutter Medical Center’s compliance officers who be came a whistleblower. The settlement isn’t an…
Publication date: Available online 18 November 2019Source: Journal of OrthopaedicsAuthor(s): B. Frehill, A.D. CrocombeAbstractThis paper investigates the need to use stems in conjunction with cementless metaphyseal sleeves in total knee replacement (TKR) to treat cavity type-3 defects. Finite element models of TKR with type-3 defects of two sizes were modelled with and without stems. The use of sleeves result in stress concentrations at the bone/sleeve interface. The use of stems shows a reduction in these stresses but also an increased risk of bone resorption in the proximal tibia. Based on this investigation the authors ...
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