Manual tactile sensation, digital radiograph, and multidetector computed tomography: An in vitro study.
Conclusion: Working length measurement with MDCT scan and other two conventional methods does not show significant difference in measurement. Use of newer 3D imaging technique is useful in root canal treatment for measuring working length.
ConclusionsThis is an uncommon case of brachial artery injury in a civilian caused by blunt trauma associated with occult elbow instability/dislocation and minor fractures around the elbow joint. The treatment of brachial artery injury with clinical evidence of distal ischemia is surgical revascularization. The possibility of elbow instability and dislocation need to be considered in all cases of brachial artery injury because early radiographs and computed tomography scans may be normal. Short-term posterior splint immobilization is not sufficient to prevent recurrent dislocations.
Conclusions The high agreement between treatment response, as assessed by 99mTc-MIP-1404 SPECT/CT and BR, suggests a possible role of that imaging tool for monitoring treatment in metastatic prostate cancer. Larger, ideally prospective trials are needed to help to reveal the full potential of SPECT imaging of PSMA expression in that regard.
Publication date: July 2018Source: Surgery (Oxford), Volume 36, Issue 7Author(s): Maria Popescu, Al-Amin M. KassamAbstractPelvic fractures are a complex set of injuries often relating to high energy trauma. Because of their mechanism, they often present with associated injuries and have a high morbidity and mortality rate. Description is mainly based on the direction of injury using the Young and Burgess classification. Anteroposterior compression (APC) injuries have the highest risk of significant blood loss and mortality. Assessment should always be undertaken using advanced trauma and life support (ATLS) protocols along...
ConclusionOssifying fibroma is a rare lesion found in the head and neck area and it is unusual to be found in the paranasal sinuses. Thus crucial attention to the clinical, radiographical and histopathological examination should be taken for more accurate diagnosis and thus appropriate management.
ConclusionSignificant neurologic recovery, kyphosis correction, and posterior/interbody bony fusion can be obtained by transpedicular decompression/debridement and instrumented posterior spinal fusion (without anterior reconstruction) with maintained correction at 2 years.
This study suggests that there are no adverse effects on the results of THA with HXLPE from the use of cups with screw holes and the use of screws for cup fixation.Level of evidenceLevel III retrospective case–control study.
DiscussionIliac screw fixation combined with sacral nerve canal decompression could effectively restore pelvic alignment and improve neurological functions for complex pelvic trauma.
ConclusionComputed tomography scanners distinctly located in Nigeria were 183. The first installation in the country was in 1987, suggestive of an annual average of 6 installations. Dose from different facilities showed wide variations. The establishment of national diagnostic reference levels (nDRLs) to reduce arbitrariness in dose administration is imperative. While this is awaited, radiographers have a moral and ethical obligation to pay more attention to optimization of patient protection.
This study was conducted with the aim of determining the prevalence of TSCI in Tehran with emphasis on demographic characteristics of patients and to evaluate the effect of computed tomography (CT) in determining fracture type and severity grade of injury among TSCI patients. In a cross-sectional study, all TSCI and spinal fracture patients (N = 520) who referred to the main trauma center in Tehran, Iran, in 2013 and 2014 were selected. Radiography and CT scan were prepared and reported blindedly by two radiologists. Majority of the patients was 21–30 years male, married and their most common occupatio...
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2018Source: Arab Journal of UrologyAuthor(s): Ersan Arda, Basri CakirogluAbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the effectiveness and safety of bilateral same-session flexible ureterorenoscopy (f-URS) in the treatment of bilateral renal and/or ureteric stone disease.Patients and methodsFrom October 2007 to December 2015, 62 patients who had undergone bilateral, same-session f-URS were included in the study. The procedures were performed under general anaesthesia, in lithotomy, and initiated on the side in which the patient was clinically symptomatic or on the side in which the stone was smal...