Distal radius fractures and radiographic assessment: a systematic review of measurement accuracy.
CONCLUSION: Currently, evidence is not available to support accuracy of the radiographic measurements commonly used to characterize distal radius fractures. PMID: 30845815 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Perilunate [wrist] injuries are uncommon injuries that are often misdiagnosed. Although conventional radiographs can underestimate the severity of the perilunate injuries, assessment with cross-sectional imaging can be complex, and terminology is inconsist...
Conclusion.A 56‐day course of sirolimus was well tolerated in subjects with Cowden syndrome and was associated with some evidence of improvement in symptoms, skin and GI lesions, cerebellar function, and decreased mTOR signaling.
ConclusionsThe limited currently available evidence shows potential of certain MRI settings for the use in operative dentistry. Further research needs to assess the applicability and accuracy for dental hard tissues as well as cost-benefit aspects of the MRI technique.Clinical relevanceCertain MRI settings may have the potential as diagnostic tool in operative dentistry.
ConclusionsThe ICC varied between assessment methods and conditions. Clustered trials should account for this during study planning and data analysis.Clinical relevanceWithin the limitations of this study, and considering the risk of selection bias and the limited sample sizes of both datasets, clustering effects were substantial but varied between dental conditions. Studies not accounting for this during planning and analysis may yield misleading estimates if clustering is present.
ConclusionsEVD output parameters and wean/clamp trial failures predicted shunt dependence in an age- and grade-adjusted multivariable model. Early VPS placement may be warranted in patients with MAGE score ≥ 4, particularly following 2 failed wean trials.
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Authors: Guo L, Chen B, Zhang L, Deng Y, Li H, Shi QD Abstract A 49-year-old female patient developed chest tightness and shortness of breath without apparent cause and presented to a local hospital. Chest radiography indicated increased thickening of the lung texture, increased multiple patchy densities in the lower lobes of the bilateral lungs and a slightly enlarged thyroid. The patient was treated for pulmonary infection with antibiotics but the symptoms persisted. A repeated CT scan revealed ground-glass attenuation of the bilateral lungs with multiple flaky exudates and visible bronchogenic signs. The symptom...
CONCLUSION: Peripherally inserted central catheter moves toward the heart when the arm position changes from abduction to adduction. Peripherally inserted central catheter tip placement at the peak P wave with patient's arm in adduction is accurate and can prevent the catheter from advancing too low. R wave can function as a reference for observing P wave changes during peripherally inserted central catheter placement. PMID: 31808719 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Authors: Choi HS, Park YB, Yoon HK, Lim SY, Kim TH, Park JH, Lee WY, Park SJ, Lee SW, Kim WJ, Kim KU, Shin KC, Kim DJ, Kim TE, Yoo KH, Shim JJ, Hwang YI Abstract BACKGROUND: Pulmonary functions are interpreted using predicted values from reference equations that vary with ethnicity, gender, age, height, and weight. The universally used Choi's reference equations are not validated for Korean populations, and the purpose of this study was to validate them and develop new reference equations. METHODS: Subjects with normal spirometry and chest radiographs, no co-morbidities, and non-smokers, from the Korean Nationa...
Conclusions 177Lu-PSMA-617 radionuclide therapy is a safe and effective approach to the treatment of mCRPC patients.