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PURPOSE To predict the invasiveness of urothelial bladder carcinoma using a logistic regression model on preoperative peripheral blood samples. PATIENTS AND METHODS Hospital data of patients operated for urothelial carcinoma were reviewed retrospectively. Preoperative blood samples were collected before the first cystoscopic examination. Any kind of(More)
The treatment techniques for pilonidal disease are either associated with high recurrence rates or complex procedures. This prospective randomized study compared the outcome of excision and marsupialization technique with sinus excision technique. A total of 40 consecutive patients with limited, chronic pilonidal sinus disease were operated with either(More)
PURPOSE To assess the effect of parenteral butylscopolamine on magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) image quality. MATERIALS AND METHODS The 3D free-breathing respiratory-compensated MRCP images (mean acquisition time 7min) of 94 consecutive non-paired patients (47 with and 47 without 20mg intramuscular butylscopolamine) were analysed(More)
Pathfinding in hospitals is challenging for patients, visitors, and even employees. Many people have experienced getting lost due to lack of clear guidance, large footprint of hospitals, and confusing array of hospital wings. In this paper, we propose Halo; An indoor navigation application based on voice-user interaction to help provide directions for users(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES To compare pancreas volume (PV) measurement using MRI-based planimetry in patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) to PV in normoglycemic individuals. METHODS Our institutional review board granted approval of this retrospective study with waiver of informed consent. We searched 2296 consecutive abdominal MRI studies performed at(More)
Background. Esophageal intramural pseudodiverticulosis (EIPD) is an idiopathic benign chronic disease characterized by flask-like outpouchings of the esophageal wall. It is unknown whether there is a genuine association between EIPD and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE). Aims. To investigate a possible relationship between EIPD and EoE. Methods. Patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of a biopsy center-a dedicated space with a dedicated ultrasound machine and technologist, staffed daily by a radiologist responsible for performing ultrasound-guided procedures only-on the rate of non-diagnostic or unsatisfactory thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA). MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)
Radiology reports are an important means of communication between radiologists and other physicians. These reports express a radiologist’s interpretation of a medical imaging examination and are critical in establishing a diagnosis and formulating a treatment plan. In this paper, we propose a Bidirectional convolutional neural network (Bi-CNN) model for the(More)
It is currently recognized that the pathogenesis of malignancy-associated thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is distinct from thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura. This carries important implications in its classification and its management. Here, we report a case of occult malignancy presenting initially as acute kidney injury secondary to TMA and highlight(More)