Joost J Kardux

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PURPOSE To determine if training with direct feedback helps to improve the diagnostic performance of inexperienced readers in the detection of appendicitis on magnetic resonance (MR) images. MATERIALS AND METHODS The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and waived the requirement for informed consent. Nine radiologists and eight(More)
To assess the optimal method for grading carotid artery stenosis with computed tomographic angiography (CTA), we compared visual estimation to caliper measurements, and determined inter-observer variability and agreement relative to digital subtraction angiography (DSA). We included 46 patients with symptomatic carotid stenosis for whom CTA and DSA of 55(More)
Substance P (SP) is a tachykinin involved in the regulation of inflammatory processes. Tachykinins bind to three subtypes of neurokinin (NK) receptors. However, recently we demonstrated that monocytes express a SP binding site that is not one of the known NK receptors. Activation of this SP receptor leads to the stimulation of MAP kinase in monocytes. In(More)
We report a case of a 66-year-old man with multiple thoracoabdominal mycotic aortic aneurysms caused by Streptococcus agalactiae (S agalactiae). The infectious aortitis (IA) was diagnosed by transesophageal echocardiography and computed tomography and confirmed by positive blood cultures. The patient was treated with antibiotics, but, after worsening of the(More)
INTRODUCTION We present a patient with a fatal late esophago-pericardial fistula three months after dilatation for benign oesophagus stenosis CASE PRESENTATION A 71-year-old caucasian male with a known benign esophagus stenosis was referred to the ICU. On arrival an asystole developed which proved to be due to a large pericardial effusion. Pericardial(More)
We report a case of a 64 year old woman with a calcified ring at the level of the sinotubular junction. Echocardiography and Computed Tomography showed a supravalvular aortic stenosis, without known associated lesions, except for the existence of an aberrant right subclavian artery. These combination of abnormalities makes it an unique case. Differential(More)
A 78-year-old male presented to his general practioner (GP) with upper abdominal pain existing for 2 weeks. An abdominal ultrasound demonstrated no upper abdominal pathology, but revealed a large pericardial effusion. The GP referred the patient immediately to the cardiologist. Cardiac examination revealed an anteroseptal/anterolateral wall myocardial(More)
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