Does Three-Dimensional Printed Patient-Specific Templates Add Benefit in Revision Surgeries for Complex Pediatric Kyphoscoliosis Deformity with Sublaminar Wires in Situ ? A Clinical Study.

Conclusions: Although 3D printed PSTs help to avoid the misplacement of PAs in revision deformity correction surgeries with sublaminar wires in situ, the mean number of misplaced screws per patient using this technique was found to be statistically insignificant when compared with the freehand technique in this study. PMID: 32213799 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Asian Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Asian Spine J Source Type: research

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Authors: Vegas-Sánchez-Ferrero G, José Estépar RS Abstract Lung parenchyma destruction (emphysema) is a major factor in the description of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and its prognosis. It is defined as an abnormal enlargement of air spaces distal to the terminal bronchioles and the destruction of alveolar walls. In CT imaging, the presence of emphysema is observed by a local decrease of the lung density and the diagnose is usually set as more than 5% of the lung below -950 HU, the so-called emphysema density mask. There is still debate, however, about the definition of this pe...
Source: MICCAI International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - Category: Radiology Tags: Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv Source Type: research
ConclusionCombined laparoscopic pouch resizing and distalization are safe and can lead to adequate weight loss. This technique allows the combination of an added restriction and malabsorption to the previous RYGB and could lead to an improved weight loss.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionWe present a new workflow that combines current known methods of both rapidly scanning a patient ’s surface and the subsequent rapid creation of bolus that then increases bolus conformity, improves comfort and the patient experience, reduces simulation time, and may decrease exposure to radiation.
Source: Journal of Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
A SR-NET 3D-TO-2D ARCHITECTURE FOR PARASEPTAL EMPHYSEMA SEGMENTATION. Proc IEEE Int Symp Biomed Imaging. 2019 Apr;2019:303-306 Authors: Bermejo-Peláez D, Okajima Y, Washko GR, Ledesma-Carbayo MJ, San José Estépar R Abstract Paraseptal emphysema (PSE) is a relatively unexplored emphysema subtype that is usually asymptomatic, but recently associated with interstitial lung abnormalities which are related with clinical outcomes, including mortality. Previous local-based methods for emphysema subtype quantification do not properly characterize PSE. This is in part for their inability to...
Source: Proceedings - International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging - Category: Radiology Tags: Proc IEEE Int Symp Biomed Imaging Source Type: research
BACKGROUND Patients with blunt cerebrovascular injuries are at risk of thromboembolic stroke. Although primary prevention with antithrombotic therapy is widely used in this setting, its effectiveness is not well defined and requires further investigation. The aim of this study was to evaluate the utility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)–detected ischemic brain lesions as a possible future outcome for randomized clinical trials in this patient population. METHODS This prospective observational study included 20 adult blunt trauma patients admitted to a level I trauma center with a screening neck CTA showing ex...
Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLES Source Type: research
CONCLUSION The AAST grading of acute diverticulitis is equivalent to the modified Hinchey classification in predicting procedural intervention and complications. The AAST system may be preferable to Hinchey because it can be applied preoperatively. Although this pilot study demonstrated that the AAST score predicts surgical need, a larger study is required to evaluate the AAST score for other outcomes. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE Prognostic and epidemiological study, level III.
Source: The Journal of Trauma: Injury, Infection, and Critical Care - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: AAST 2019 PODIUM Source Type: research
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Source: Diagnostic Imaging - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Infectious Diseases & Conditions/COVID-19 MRI Source Type: news
Rationale: Primary malignant melanoma of the esophagus (PMME) is a very rare malignancy accounting for only 0.1% to 0.2% of all malignant esophageal lesions. Presently, there are no standard strategies or clear guidelines for PMME treatment. Patient concerns: Herein, we report a patient who had PMME with multiple lymph node metastases (LNMs) who was treated successfully by esophagectomy. In March 2018, a 74-year-old man with symptoms of continuous dysphagia was referred to our hospital. Diagnosis: Upper gastrointestinal endoscopic examination revealed melanin pigmentation in the middle thoracic esophagus and a pigm...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
Rationale: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare tumor with a poor prognosis and has no recommended therapy after first-line pemetrexed and platinum-based chemotherapy. Moreover, effects of immune checkpoint inhibitors on peritoneal mesothelioma remains to be elucidated. We herein report the case of a 75-year-old man with peritoneal mesothelioma treated with cisplatin plus pemetrexed and subsequent nivolumab. Patient concerns: A 75-year-old man was referred to our hospital due to lower abdominal pain. Diagnosis: Positron emission tomography-computed tomography (CT) showed the accumulation of fluorodeoxyglucos...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
We report a 63-year-old Wuhan male patient with smoking history of 40 cigarettes per day for 40 years. He sought medical consultation for right lower lung nodules found by CT scan. Diagnoses and interventions: The patient's postoperative pathological diagnosis was squamous cell carcinoma of the right lower lung. On the fourth day after the operation, the real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction test showed a positive result. After the operation, we routinely give symptomatic treatments such as anti-infection, nebulization and oxygen inhalation. We also change antibiotics several times depending on the p...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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