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The sonographic evaluation of lymph nodes is based primarily on evaluation of their shape and size. Recently, however, the availability of high-frequency transducers has made consideration of internal structure possible. An important objective is to determine whether node enlargement is due to inflammatory or neoplastic processes. To determine the accuracy(More)
The objective of this study was to verify the accuracy of ultrasonography in assessing the topography, morphology, and extent of synovial proliferation in rheumatoid and psoriatic knee joint synovitis. Findings were compared to those obtained using prospective arthroscopy as the gold standard; in addition, topographically defined sonographic findings before(More)
BACKGROUND Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an uncommon primary immunodeficiency that can be inherited in an X-linked (XL) or an autosomal recessive (AR) manner. We reviewed our large, single-center US experience with CGD. METHODS We reviewed 27 patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago from March 1985 to November 2013. Fisher(More)
PURPOSE Quality improvement (QI) requires measurement, but medical schools rarely provide opportunities for students to measure their patient outcomes. The authors tested the feasibility and perceived impact of a quality metric report card as part of an Education-Centered Medical Home longitudinal curriculum. METHOD Student teams were embedded into(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE To estimate the cost-effectiveness of eliminating morcellation in the surgical treatment of leiomyomas from a societal perspective. DESIGN Cost-effectiveness analysis. DESIGN CLASSIFICATION Not applicable. SETTING A theoretical cohort of women undergoing hysterectomy for myoma disease large enough to require morcellation. PATIENTS(More)
Purpose: The objective of this study is to report the combined experience at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and the Miami Neuroscience Center (MNC) in treating brain metastases from melanoma with stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Methods and Materials: Prospectively collected clinical and demographic data on patients with melanoma treated with Gamma Knife(More)
Background: Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is an uncommon primary immunodeficiency that can be inherited in an X-linked (XL) or an autosomal recessive (AR) manner. We reviewed our large, single-center US experience with CGD. Methods: We reviewed 27 patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago from March 1985 to November 2013. Fisher(More)
The dissemination of information online and resultant public discourse through social media and other online channels has influenced the practice of medicine in dramatic ways. Physicians have historically worked to develop new techniques and devices for the benefit of their patients. It is only a more recent phenomenon, however, that these tools are either(More)