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Diagnostic accuracy of virtual non-contrast enhanced dual-energy CT for diagnosis of adrenal adenoma: A systematic review and meta-analysis
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vNCT images generated from dual-energy CT demonstrated comparable sensitivity to NCT for the diagnosis of adenomas; however the included studies are heterogeneous and at high risk for some types of bias. Expand
Randomized Trial Comparing the Primary Patency following Cutting Versus High-Pressure Balloon Angioplasty for Treatment of de Novo Venous Stenoses in Hemodialysis Arteriovenous Fistulae.
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Cutting balloon angioplasty does not improve postinterventional primary patency of de novo stenotic lesions in autogenous arteriovenous fistulae for hemodialysis. Expand
Repeat prostate biopsy accuracy: simulator-based comparison of two- and three-dimensional transrectal US modalities.
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Compared with 2D trans rectal US, the biopsy accuracy of both experts and residents improved with guided 3D transrectal US but did not improve with conventional 3D Transformer US. Expand
Anastomotic Leaks After Small- and Large-Bowel Surgery: Diagnostic Performance of CT and the Importance of Intraluminal Contrast Administration.
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Diagnostic performance of CT was highest when an intraluminal contrast agent was used and reached the anastomosis, with the exception of one reader, whose diagnostic performance remained unchanged. Expand
Quality Improvement Initiative to Increase Consistent Use of Intraluminal Contrast in the Identification of Anastomotic Bowel Leaks on Computed Tomography, Using the Plan-Do-Study-Act Service Approach
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Identification of intraluminal contrast outside the bowel is the most specific imaging finding for diagnosing anastomotic leaks and the use of oral or rectal contrast agents varies among radiology practices. Expand
Response: Letter to the Editor and Response: Comparison of Cutting Balloon Angioplasty and Percutaneous Balloon Angioplasty of Arteriovenous Fistula Stenosis: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review of
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It was, therefore, incumbent upon them to split the two cohorts for analysis as lumping the two access types with different patency profiles would introduce bias and influence the outcome depending on the ratio of AV graft to AV fistulas in the mix. Expand
Health literacy and quality of life in an inner city laryngectomy population
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This study describes the prevalence of inadequate HL and quality of life among an inner-city indigent cancer TL population and hypothesizes that HL will be similarly deficient in this age group. Expand
Ectopic Parathyroid Adenoma in Piriform Sinus: Case Report and Review of the Literature
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A rare case of ectopic parathyroid adenoma in the piriform sinus overlooked on initial imaging studies is documented, which may prove useful for surgeons and clinicians. Expand
Surveillance post-radiofrequency ablation for small renal masses: Recurrence and followup.
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Tumor size alone, without need for complex scoring systems, may serve as a predictor of incomplete ablation following RFA and could be used to assist in shared decision-making on management strategies. Expand