Ultrasound curriculum taught by first-year medical students: A four-year experience in Tanzania.
This study reviews the implementation of a four-week ultrasound course administered annually from 2013-2016 in a healthcare professional school in Mwanza, Tanzania by first-year allopathic US medical students. METHODS: Participants (n=582, over 4 years) were recruited from the Tandabui Institute of Health Sciences and Technology to take the ultrasound course. Subjects were predominantly clinical officer students, but other participants included other healthcare professional students, practicing healthcare professionals, and school employees. Data collected includes pre-course examination scores, post-course examination scores, course quiz scores, demographic surveys, and post-course feedback surveys. Data was analyzed using two-tailed t-tests and the single factor analysis of variance (ANOVA). RESULTS: For all participants who completed both the pre- and post-course examinations (n=229, 39.1% of the total recruited), there was a significant mean improvement in their ultrasound knowledge of 42.5%, P
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2020Source: Innovative Food Science &Emerging TechnologiesAuthor(s): Abdullateef Taiye Mustapha, Cunshan Zhou, Robert Amanor-Atiemoh, Tahany A.A. Ali, Hafida Wahia, Haile Ma, Yanhui Sun
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Food ChemistryAuthor(s): Luthando Nyaba, Philiswa N. Nomngongo
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate the efficacy of multiparametric magnetic resonance/transrectal ultrasound fusion (MRI/TRUS fusion) biopsy versus systematic biopsy and its association with PI-RADS v2 categories in patients with suspected prostate cancer.Materials and methods122 patients undergoing both MRI/TRUS fusion and systematic biopsy, with suspicion of prostate cancer, with suspicious findings on MRI based on PI-RADS v2, were included between April 2016 and March 2017. Comparison of tumor detection rates using each technique and combined techniques was performed for all lesions as well as those that are traditionally dif...
Authors: Chen T, Gilfix B, Rivera JA, Sadeghi N, Richardson K, Hier MP, Forest VI, Fishman D, Caglar D, Pusztaszeri M, Mitmaker EJ, Payne RJ Abstract Though the current gold standard for diagnosing thyroid nodule malignancy is ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (USFNA) cytology, about 20-25% of cytological evaluations are considered indeterminate for malignancy. This limitation has led to the emergence of next-generation sequencing panels, e.g. ThyroSeq v3 (TSv3), which recognize highly-diagnostic genetic mutations of common thyroid carcinomas in FNA samples and classifies them as test-negative or test-positi...
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: European Journal of Radiology OpenAuthor(s): Pascal Lomoro, Francesco Verde, Filippo Zerboni, Igino Simonetti, Claudia Borghi, Camilla Fachinetti, Anna Natalizi, Alberto Martegani
Publication date: Available online 4 April 2020Source: Journal of Minimally Invasive GynecologyAuthor(s): Brunella Zizolfi, Virginia Foreste, Maria Chiara De Angelis, Giovanni Nazzaro, Francesco Paolo Improda, Jose Carugno, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo
CONCLUSIONS: In EUA, physical and mood disorders are associated with new and old inflammatory serological, clinical and imaging biomarkers. HLA-DRB1*11-positivity may be protective against these disease-related features. PMID: 32242813 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The addition of MUS to clinical evaluation of RA outpatients in remission did not prevent worsening PROs at 6 months. PMID: 32242808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
The objective of the paper is to study cases of premalignant and malignant tumors, with a view to their imagistic identification confirmed in terms of histopathology, to highlight the accuracy of the imagistic examination as an important factor in the diagnosis and adaptation of an appropriate therapeutic attitude. The study was performed on a batch of 768 patients admitted to the Department of Surgery III, "Prof. Dr. Alexandru Trestioreanu" Institute of Oncology, Bucharest, Romania. The classical examined hypothesis is local examination, mammography, ultrasound, with its variations, and histopathological (HP) co...
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