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Gun Violence and Firearm Injuries in West Michigan: Targeting Prevention.

West J Emerg Med 2021 May 19;22(3):488-497. Epub 2021 May 19.

University of Michigan, Department of Urology, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Introduction: Firearm-related deaths and injuries are ongoing public health issues in the United States. We reviewed a series of gun violence- and firearm-related injuries treated at a multi-campus community healthcare system in West Michigan to better understand the demographic and clinical characteristics of these injuries. We also studied hospital charges, and payers responsible, in an effort to identify stakeholders and opportunities for community- and hospital-based prevention. Read More

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Improving endovascular access to the target vessel for thrombus aspiration -Use of the wedge device to overcome anatomic hurdles.

Interv Neuroradiol 2021 Jun 14:15910199211024794. Epub 2021 Jun 14.

Department of Radiology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.

Background And Purpose: Aspiration is a successful technique used in thrombectomy for acute stroke. It is contingent upon the appropriate position of the aspiration catheter, so that it is in contact with the thrombus. However, navigating the craniocervical vasculature is challenging is some patients. Read More

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Colorectal cancer with microsatellite instability: Right-sided location and signet ring cell histology are associated with nodal metastases, and extranodal extension influences disease-free survival.

Pathol Res Pract 2021 Jun 8;224:153519. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Diagnostics and Public Health, Section of Pathology, University and Hospital Trust of Verona, Verona, Italy. Electronic address:

Colorectal cancer (CRC) with microsatellite instability (MSI) accounts for 15-18 % of all CRCs and represents the category with the best prognosis. This study aimed at determining any possible clinical/pathological features associated with a higher risk of nodal metastasization in MSI-CRC, and at defining any possible prognostic moderators in this setting. All surgically resected CRCs of the last 20 years (mono-institutional series) with a PCR-based diagnosis of MSI, with and without nodal metastasis, have been retrieved for histological review, which was performed following WHO guidelines. Read More

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Targeted Muscle Reinnervation in the Hand: A Technical Roadmap.

Timothy P Fowler

J Hand Surg Am 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. Electronic address:

Purpose: Targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) transfers cut the nerve endings to the motor nerves of the nearby muscles to reduce neuroma pain and/or enhance prosthetic function. To guide surgeons, anatomic "roadmaps" describe nerve transfer options for TMR at various locations. This study aimed to landmark and measure motor entry points (MEPs) to the hand interossei muscles in the context of TMR for digital nerve neuroma management. Read More

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Traumatic cervical spine fracture patterns on CT: a retrospective analysis at a level 1 trauma center.

Emerg Radiol 2021 Jun 11. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA, 02115, USA.

Purpose: The purpose of our study was to determine common acute traumatic cervical spine fracture patterns on CT cervical spine (CTCS).

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 1091 CTCS positive for traumatic fractures performed over a 10-year period at a level 1 trauma center. Fractures were classified by vertebral level, laterality, and anatomic location (anterior/posterior arch, body, odontoid, pedicle, facet, lateral mass, lamina, spinous process, transverse foramina, and transverse processes). Read More

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Automatic classification of medical image modality and anatomical location using convolutional neural network.

PLoS One 2021 11;16(6):e0253205. Epub 2021 Jun 11.

Graduate Institute of Biomedical Informatics, College of Medical Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan.

Modern radiologic images comply with DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) standard, which, upon conversion to other image format, would lose its image detail and information such as patient demographics or type of image modality that DICOM format carries. As there is a growing interest in using large amount of image data for research purpose and acquisition of large amount of medical image is now a standard practice in the clinical setting, efficient handling and storage of large amount of image data is important in both the clinical and research setting. In this study, four classes of images were created, namely, CT (computed tomography) of abdomen, CT of brain, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of brain and MRI of spine. Read More

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Muscular Cysticercosis: An Incidental Finding in the Developed World.

JBJS Case Connect 2021 06 10;11(2). Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Serviço de Ortopedia e Traumatologia, Centro Hospitalar Universitário de São João, Porto, Portugal.

Case: We present a case of muscular cysticercosis incidentally diagnosed in a patient admitted for a femoral neck fracture and submitted to total hip arthroplasty.

Conclusion: Human cysticercosis is a parasitic infection representing a major health concern in developing countries. The clinical features are variable and depend on the anatomic location, cyst burden, cysticerci stage, and host inflammatory response. Read More

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Advances in Revascularization for Peripheral Artery Disease: Revascularization in PAD.

Circ Res 2021 Jun 10;128(12):1885-1912. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, University of California, San Francisco (P.A.S., M.S.C.).

Effective revascularization of the patient with peripheral artery disease is about more than the procedure. The approach to the patient with symptom-limiting intermittent claudication or limb-threatening ischemia begins with understanding the population at risk and variation in clinical presentation. The urgency of revascularization varies significantly by presentation; from patients with intermittent claudication who should undergo structured exercise rehabilitation before revascularization (if needed) to those with acute limb ischemia, a medical emergency, who require revascularization within hours. Read More

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Pediatric Venous Thromboembolism: Different Rates of Incidence, Anatomic Locations, and Risk Factors Between Orthopaedic and Nonorthopaedic Related Patients.

J Pediatr Orthop 2021 Jul;41(6):379-384

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston Children's Hospital.

Background: The prevalence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) may be increasing in children; however, scarce literature exists comparing incidence rates between pediatric orthopaedic patients and other pediatric patients. The purpose of this study was to compare the incidence, anatomic locations, and risk factors of VTEs between orthopaedic and nonorthopaedic pediatric related patients to determine if important differences exist.

Methods: Computed tomography and ultrasound data were reviewed for children (below 19 y old) with a diagnosed VTE between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2016. Read More

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Gastric Intestinal Metaplasia in Mucosa Adjacent to Gastric Cancers Is Rarely Associated With the Aneuploidy That Is Characteristic of Gastric Dysplasia or Cancer.

Am J Surg Pathol 2021 Jun 7. Epub 2021 Jun 7.

Department of Pathology, University of California at San Francisco, San Francisco, CA Department of Pathology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA Department of Pathology, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL.

Most gastric cancers (GCs) are thought to develop via gastric intestinal metaplasia (GIM)-dysplasia-carcinoma pathway. Patients with extensive and/or incomplete GIM have been reported to have a higher risk of GC. GIM can also display dysplasia-like cytoarchitectural atypia limited to the bases of gastric pits without surface involvement. Read More

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Mediastinal Masses in Children: Radiologic-Pathologic Correlation.

Radiographics 2021 Jun 4:200180. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

From the Pediatric Radiology Section (D.M.B., E.M.C.) and Thoracic Radiology Section (J.P.L.), American Institute for Radiologic Pathology, Silver Spring, Md; Department of Radiology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (D.M.B., J.B.R., A.K.); Department of Radiology, George Washington University, Washington, DC (J.P.L.); Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Greenville, SC (A.R.H.); and Department of Radiology, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio (E.M.C).

Most pediatric masses in the chest are located in the mediastinum. These masses are often initially detected incidentally on chest radiographs in asymptomatic children, although some patients may present with respiratory symptoms. At chest radiography, the mediastinum has been anatomically divided into anterior, middle, and posterior compartments. Read More

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Diagnostic methods and therapeutic options of uveal melanoma with emphasis on MR imaging-Part II: treatment indications and complications.

Insights Imaging 2021 Jun 4;12(1):67. Epub 2021 Jun 4.

Department of Medical Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies "G.F. Ingrassia" - Radiology I Unit, University Hospital Policlinico "G. Rodolico-San Marco", Via Santa Sofia, 78 - 95123, Catania, Italy.

Therapy of uveal melanoma aims to preserve the eye and its function and to avoid metastatic dissemination. The treatment choice is difficult and must keep into account several factors; the therapeutic strategy of uveal melanoma should therefore be personalized, sometimes requiring to combine different treatment techniques. Nowadays globe-sparing radiotherapy techniques are often preferred to enucleation. Read More

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Impact of rurality on melanoma diagnosis in Utah.

Melanoma Manag 2021 Mar 4;8(2):MMT56. Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City, UT 84107, USA.

Aim: To analyze trends in Utah melanoma diagnosis and study the impact of rurality.

Patients & Methods: State-wide melanoma incidence was calculated using Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results data (2005-2013). A subset of 5199 patients treated in an integrated healthcare system was further stratified for urban or rural residence. Read More

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analysis of endocanalicular light pipe transillumination in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy: Anatomic considerations and cautions for the transitioning.

Orbit 2021 Jun 3:1-5. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

: Localization of the lacrimal sac is a critical step during endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy (endo-DCR). A "light pipe" can be used to transilluminate the lacrimal sac endonasally. We hypothesized that this may misguide the surgeon learning endo-DCR to create an osteotomy mostly posterior to the maxillary line if only the bone overlying the transillumination was to be removed, as the thinner lacrimal bone will transmit light more readily than the thicker maxillary bone of the frontal process of the maxilla that forms the anterior lacrimal sac fossa. Read More

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Parasternal Intercostal, Costal and Crural Diaphragm Neural Activation During Hypercapnia.

J Appl Physiol (1985) 2021 06 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, Canada.

Background Parasternal intercostal is an obligatory inspiratory muscle working in coordination with the diaphragm, apparently sharing a common pathway of neural response. This similarity has attracted clinical interest, promoting parasternal as a non-invasive alternative to the diaphragm, to monitor central neural respiratory output. However, this role may be confounded by the distinct and different functions of costal and crural diaphragm. Read More

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High incidence of patients lost to follow-up after venous thromboembolism diagnosis - Identifying an unmet need for targeted transition of care.

Vascular 2021 Jun 3:17085381211020969. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Division of Vascular & Endovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery, NYU Langone Health, New York, NY, USA.

Objectives: Venous thromboembolism, including deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is a major source of morbidity, mortality, and healthcare utilization. Given the prevalence of venous thromboembolism and its associated mortality, our study sought to identify factors associated with loss to follow-up in venous thromboembolism patients.

Methods: This is a single-center retrospective study of all consecutive admitted (inpatient) and emergency department patients diagnosed with acute venous thromboembolism via venous duplex examination and/or chest computed tomography from January 2018 to March 2019. Read More

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Radiofrequency-induced heating of broken and abandoned implant leads during magnetic resonance examinations.

Magn Reson Med 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Silver Spring, Maryland, USA.

Purpose: The risks of RF-induced heating of active implantable medical device (AIMD) leads during MR examinations must be well understood and realistically assessed. In this study, we evaluate the potential additional risks of broken and abandoned (cut) leads.

Methods: First, we defined a generic AIMD with a metallic implantable pulse generator (IPG) and a 100-cm long lead containing 1 or 2 wires. Read More

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Diagnostic methods and therapeutic options of uveal melanoma with emphasis on MR imaging-Part I: MR imaging with pathologic correlation and technical considerations.

Insights Imaging 2021 Jun 3;12(1):66. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Medical Surgical Sciences and Advanced Technologies "G.F. Ingrassia" - Radiology I Unit, University Hospital Policlinico "G. Rodolico-San Marco", Via Santa Sofia 78, 95123, Catania, Italy.

Uveal melanoma is a malignant neoplasm that derives from pigmented melanocytes of the uvea and involves, in order of decreasing prevalence, the choroid, ciliary body and iris. Its prognosis is related to histopathologic and genetic features, tumor size and location, extraocular extension. The diagnosis is fundamentally based on clinical evaluation (ophthalmoscopy, biomicroscopy) and ultrasonography. Read More

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Imaging features of spinal fractures in ankylosing spondylitis and the diagnostic value of different imaging methods.

Quant Imaging Med Surg 2021 Jun;11(6):2499-2508

Department of Radiology, Peking University Third Hospital, Beijing, China.

Background: Our study aimed to characterize the imaging appearance of spinal fractures in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) and identify situations in which the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is necessary.

Methods: A total of 70 cases of spinal fractures associated with AS were retrospectively enrolled. Two radiologists independently reviewed the preoperative images. Read More

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NAB2-STAT6 Gene Fusions to Evaluate Primary/Metastasis of Hemangiopericytoma/Solitary Fibrous Tumors.

Am J Clin Pathol 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Department of Pathology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA.

Objectives: Hemangiopericytomas (HPCs) and solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) were considered two distinct entities, but a common gene fusion, NAB2-STAT6, has been identified in both. Although rare, HPCs and SFTs do metastasize, some many years later after resection. Given the extended disease-free interval, it can be difficult to determine with certainty if an HPC or SFT at a new anatomic location represents a second primary or metastatic disease. Read More

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Optimizing Graft Extraction From the Femoral Condyle for Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in Treating Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Capitellum: Best Fit Based on Radius of Curvature.

J Pediatr Orthop 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR.

Background: Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the capitellum is a common cause of pain and dysfunction in adolescents that engage in repetitive elbow loading. For large, unstable lesions fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation (FOCAT) from the femoral condyle has been described as an effective treatment. Current practice involves significant guesswork in obtaining an appropriately sized graft, with anatomic variations resulting in poor graft fit. Read More

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Detection of Bone Marrow Edema in Patients with Osteoid Osteoma Using Three-Material Decomposition with Dual-Layer Spectral CT.

Diagnostics (Basel) 2021 May 26;11(6). Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Neuroradiology, Klinikum Rechts der Isar, School of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, 81675 Munich, Germany.

The aim of this study is to assess whether perifocal bone marrow edema (BME) in patients with osteoid osteoma (OO) can be accurately detected on dual-layer spectral CT (DLCT) with three-material decomposition. To that end, 18 patients with OO (25.33 ± 12. Read More

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Uncommon Metastasis of Ovarian Dysgerminoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.

Medicina (Kaunas) 2021 May 27;57(6). Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Morphofunctional Sciences I, "Grigore T. Popa" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, 700115 Iaşi, Romania.

Ovarian malignant germ cell tumors (OMGCT) represent less than 10% of all ovarian tumors. Dysgerminoma is the most common malignant primitive germ cell tumor in young women, known for its curability and low propensity to invade and metastasize when diagnosed early. Herein, we report an unusual type of ovarian dysgerminoma (OD) metastasis with a brief review of the literature, lacking similar reported cases. Read More

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Whole Body Low Dose Computed Tomography (WBLDCT) Can Be Comparable to Whole-Body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (WBMRI) in the Assessment of Multiple Myeloma.

Diagnostics (Basel) 2021 May 11;11(5). Epub 2021 May 11.

School of Medicine, University of Milano-Bicocca, via Cadore 48, 20900 Monza, MB, Italy.

Aim of the study is to compare the agreement between whole-body low-dose computed tomography (WBLDCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (WBMRI) in the evaluation of bone marrow involvement in patients with multiple myeloma (MM). Patients with biopsy-proven MM, who underwent both WBLDCT and WBMRI were retrospectively enrolled. After identifying the presence of focal bone involvement (focal infiltration pattern), the whole skeleton was divided into five anatomic districts (skull, spine, sternum and ribs, pelvis, and limbs). Read More

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Transverse vaginal septum managed by simple flap surgery technique: A case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2021 May 20;83:105990. Epub 2021 May 20.

Department of Anatomic Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia/Dr. Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Background: Transverse Vaginal Septum (TVS) is a rare congenital abnormality, classified as the Mullerian duct anomaly development. TVS incidence range from 1:2.000 to 1:72. Read More

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Management problems in patients with pancreatic cancer from a surgeon's perspective.

Semin Oncol 2021 Apr 21. Epub 2021 Apr 21.

Department of Visceral, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery, Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany. Electronic address:

Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal gastrointestinal tumor entities. Surgery is the only chance for cure; however, only a minority of patients can be offered this option. Due to the anatomic location of the gland, tumor-related problems and complications affecting the surrounding structures are common, leading to biliary and gastric outlet obstruction as well as portal vein thrombosis. Read More

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A 15-Year Review of Iatrogenic Burn Injuries in an Academic Public Hospital.

J Burn Care Res 2021 May 31. Epub 2021 May 31.

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, School of Medicine, Box 980565, Richmond, VA, US.

Hospital-acquired burn injuries can result in increased length of hospitalization, costs of stay, and potential for additional procedures. The aim of this study is to describe iatrogenic burn injuries over a 15-year period at an academic public hospital system. Data was collected from January 2004 to June 2019. Read More

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Paradoxical Hypertrichosis Associated with Laser and Light Therapy for Hair Removal: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

Am J Clin Dermatol 2021 May 31. Epub 2021 May 31.

Laser Unit, Division of Dermatology, Rabin Medical Center, 39 Jabotinsky St., Petah Tikva, 4941492, Israel.

Background: Paradoxical hypertrichosis (PH) is an uncommon, poorly understood adverse effect associated with laser or intense pulsed light treatment for hair removal.

Objective: The objective of this study was to conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine PH prevalence and associated risk factors.

Methods: We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies evaluating hair removal with lasers or intense pulsed light. Read More

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Onyiuke Grading Scale: A clinical classification system for the diagnosis and management of Bertolotti Syndrome.

Neurochirurgie 2021 May 26. Epub 2021 May 26.

Department of Neurosurgery, UConn Health, Farmington, CT, USA.

Background: Lumbosacral transitional vertebrae (LSTV) is a common anatomic variant of the spine, characterized by the formation of a pseudoarticulation between the transverse process of the lumbar vertebrae and sacrum or ilium. LSTVs have been implicated as a potential source of low back pain - dubbed Bertolotti Syndrome. Traditionally, LSTVs have only been subdivided into types I-IV based on the Castellvi radiographic classification system. Read More

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A comparison of natural language processing to ICD-10 codes for identification and characterization of pulmonary embolism.

Thromb Res 2021 Jul 6;203:190-195. Epub 2021 May 6.

Thrombosis Service, University of Utah Health, Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America; University of Utah, College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacotherapy, Salt Lake City, UT, United States of America.

Introduction: The 10th revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) codes is frequently used to identify pulmonary embolism (PE) events, although the validity of ICD-10 has been questioned. Natural language processing (NLP) is a novel tool that may be useful for pulmonary embolism identification.

Methods: We performed a retrospective comparative accuracy study of 1000 randomly selected healthcare encounters with a CT pulmonary angiogram ordered between January 1, 2019 and January 1, 2020 at a single academic medical center. Read More

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