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Adaptation Of A Standardized Handoff System For A Radiology Residency Program, Riti Kanesa-thasan, MD, Liya Gendler, MD, Megan Margiotta, MD, Kristin Lohr, MD, Grant Turner, MD, Rebecca C. Jaffe, MD, Christopher G. Roth, MD, Suzanne Long, MD 2018 Thomas Jefferson University

Adaptation Of A Standardized Handoff System For A Radiology Residency Program, Riti Kanesa-Thasan, Md, Liya Gendler, Md, Megan Margiotta, Md, Kristin Lohr, Md, Grant Turner, Md, Rebecca C. Jaffe, Md, Christopher G. Roth, Md, Suzanne Long, Md

House Staff Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Conference (2016-2019)

Background/Objectives:

  • The Joint Commission has linked communication failure as a root cause for a majority of sentinel events.
  • The “I-PASS” system is a hand-off mnemonic that has been shown to decrease medical errors, prevent adverse events, and improve communication.
  • Multiple Jefferson residency programs have adopted I-PASS training over the last year to standardize sign-outs between treatment teams and departments.
  • Radiology residents also participate in hand-offs with other departments, especially in cases of adverse patient reactions that occur within radiology (ie: allergic reaction, seizure, contrast extravasation). In addition, radiology residents also participate in hand offs between daytime and overnight teams ...


Varicosities Affecting The Lower Limb Veins Consequent To A Unique Variant Drainage Pattern Of The Small Saphenous Vein, Shauna Mary Rice, Elke Sarah Schipani, Ana Maleesa Rae Santos, Katherine Anais Sadaniantz, Prithwijit Roychowdhury, Eustathia Lela Giannaris, Manas Das 2018 University of Massachusetts Medical School

Varicosities Affecting The Lower Limb Veins Consequent To A Unique Variant Drainage Pattern Of The Small Saphenous Vein, Shauna Mary Rice, Elke Sarah Schipani, Ana Maleesa Rae Santos, Katherine Anais Sadaniantz, Prithwijit Roychowdhury, Eustathia Lela Giannaris, Manas Das

Radiology Publications

We report varicosities affecting the right deep femoral vein and the right femoral vein consequent to a unique unilateral variation in the course of the small saphenous vein. The right small saphenous vein, instead of draining into the popliteal vein at the popliteal fossa, expanded considerably in girth and thickness and continued as the deep femoral vein. The deep femoral vein then pierced the adductor magnus muscle, appeared in the anterior compartment, and joined the femoral vein. Four centimeters distal to this junction, a two-centimeter long varicosity in the deep femoral vein was noted. There was also a one-centimeter long ...


A Bibliometric Analysis Of The Top 100 Cited Articles On Hepatic Magnetic Resonance Imaging., Waqas Ullah, Hafez Mohammad A. Abdullah, Ejaz Ahmad, Mamoon Ur Rashid, Muhammad Bashir, Asad Ur Rahman, Asrar Ahmad, Abu Hurairah 2018 Abington Jefferson Health

A Bibliometric Analysis Of The Top 100 Cited Articles On Hepatic Magnetic Resonance Imaging., Waqas Ullah, Hafez Mohammad A. Abdullah, Ejaz Ahmad, Mamoon Ur Rashid, Muhammad Bashir, Asad Ur Rahman, Asrar Ahmad, Abu Hurairah

Abington Jefferson Health Papers

The purpose of this study is to guide the readers to the impact of the articles published on hepatic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We searched Scopus using 10 different search terms for hepatic MRI. The selected studies were thoroughly reviewed by two independent authors and any disagreement was sorted out by mutual consensus. The list of articles and journals was downloaded into an excel spreadsheet. Only the top 100 cited articles were selected by mutual consensus among all the authors. These articles were further read in the full-text form and were further categorized into subgroups. Three authors independently reviewed the ...


Metachronous Renal Ewing Sarcoma/Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour In A Survivor Of Burkitt Lymphoma, Kumail Khandwala, Kiran Hilal, Zehra Fadoo, Khurram Minhas 2018 Aga Khan University

Metachronous Renal Ewing Sarcoma/Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumour In A Survivor Of Burkitt Lymphoma, Kumail Khandwala, Kiran Hilal, Zehra Fadoo, Khurram Minhas

Department of Radiology

We present a case of a 14-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma in 2014. She was managed with chemotherapy and remained in remission for 3 years. On her surveillance imaging in 2017, a left-sided renal neoplastic mass was incidentally discovered. She underwent nephrectomy and pathology of the resected specimen revealed small cell tumour of the kidney with features favouring renal Ewing sarcoma/primitive neuroectodermal tumour. Molecular genetic analysis by fluorescence in situ hybridisation was performed which showed translocation of 22q12, thereby confirming the diagnosis. This is a rare secondary malignancy and an unusual association. This case highlights the ...


Ultrasound-Guided Introital Drainage Of Pyometrocolpos, I Kim, Ranjith Vellody, Hans G. Pohl, Karun Sharma, Kabir Yadav 2018 George Washington University

Ultrasound-Guided Introital Drainage Of Pyometrocolpos, I Kim, Ranjith Vellody, Hans G. Pohl, Karun Sharma, Kabir Yadav

Radiology Faculty Publications

Pyometrocolpos can be caused by congenital malformations such as distal vaginal atresia and imperforate hymen. Patients usually present with obstructive urinary tract infections, acute kidney injury, or sepsis. Percutaneous drainage of the infected fluid can help treat the patient; however, recurrence is of concern. In this case report, we present a case of a child with recurrent pyometrocolpos due to distal vaginal atresia despite initial percutaneous drainage. To our knowledge, this is the first report of ultrasound-guided introital drainage of pyometrocolpos with relief of symptoms obviating the need for repeat drainage or immediate surgery. © 2017


Successful Embolization Of A Enterocutaneous Fistula Tract With Onyx 34 Following Low Anterior Resection For Rectal Cancer., Hamza Rahimi, Anthony C Venbrux, Vincent Obias 2018 George Washington University

Successful Embolization Of A Enterocutaneous Fistula Tract With Onyx 34 Following Low Anterior Resection For Rectal Cancer., Hamza Rahimi, Anthony C Venbrux, Vincent Obias

Radiology Faculty Publications

Enterocutaneous fistulas (ECFs) can be one of the complications found after surgical intervention for rectal cancer. Interventional modalities consisting of surgical, endoscopic, and radiological methods are often implemented to treat postoperative symptomatic complications. We present the case of 61-year-old Caucasian man who presented to us with a recent diagnosis of rectal cancer that had invaded the levators as well as anteriorly into the prostate, and who underwent low anterior resection with a diverting loop ileostomy. The patient was found to have a persistent presacral abscess due to an ECF tract. This case highlights the off-label use of ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer ...


Unicameral Bone Cysts: Current Concepts, Shahryar Noordin, Salim Allana, Masood Umer, Mujahid Jamil, Kiran Hilal, Nasir Ud Din 2018 Aga Khan University

Unicameral Bone Cysts: Current Concepts, Shahryar Noordin, Salim Allana, Masood Umer, Mujahid Jamil, Kiran Hilal, Nasir Ud Din

Section of Orthopaedic Surgery

Unicameral bone cysts (UBC) or simple/solitary bone cysts are benign fluid filled cavities that enlarge over time, resulting in thinning of the bone. Usually these cysts are reported in the metaphyseal areas of long bones with open physes. 85% of UBCs occur almost exclusively in children and adolescents. UBCs are more aggressive in the first decade of life and correspondingly the recurrence rate for these patients is four times that for adolescents. The proximal humerus and femur account for almost 90% of these cases. UBCs are classified as active when they are within 1 cm of the physis and ...


Defining The Radioresponse Of Mossy Cells, Devon Ivy 2018 California State University, San Bernardino

Defining The Radioresponse Of Mossy Cells, Devon Ivy

Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations

Clinical radiotherapy is used to treat a variety of brain tumors within the central nervous system. While effective, it can result in progressive and debilitating cognitive impairment that can diminish quality of life. These impairments have been linked to hippocampal dysfunction and corresponding deficits in spatial learning and memory. Mossy cells are a major population of excitatory neurons located within the dentate hilus and highly involved in hippocampal circuitry. They play critical roles in spatial navigation, neurogenesis, memory, and are particularly vulnerable to a variety of neurotoxic insults. However, their sensitivity to ionizing radiation has yet to be investigated in ...


High-Resolution Imaging Of Myeloperoxidase Activity Sensors In Human Cerebrovascular Disease, Youssef Z. Wadghiri, Dung Minh. Hoang, Anita M. Leporati, Matthew J. Gounis, Aurora Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Mary L. Mazzanti, John P. Weaver, Ajay K. Wakhloo, Peter Caravan, Alexei A. Bogdanov Jr 2018 New York University School of Medicine

High-Resolution Imaging Of Myeloperoxidase Activity Sensors In Human Cerebrovascular Disease, Youssef Z. Wadghiri, Dung Minh. Hoang, Anita M. Leporati, Matthew J. Gounis, Aurora Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Mary L. Mazzanti, John P. Weaver, Ajay K. Wakhloo, Peter Caravan, Alexei A. Bogdanov Jr

Radiology Publications

Progress in clinical development of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) substrate-sensors of enzymatic activity has been slow partly due to the lack of human efficacy data. We report here a strategy that may serve as a shortcut from bench to bedside. We tested ultra high-resolution 7T MRI (microMRI) of human surgical histology sections in a 3-year IRB approved, HIPAA compliant study of surgically clipped brain aneurysms. microMRI was used for assessing the efficacy of MRI substrate-sensors that detect myeloperoxidase activity in inflammation. The efficacy of Gd-5HT-DOTAGA, a novel myeloperoxidase (MPO) imaging agent synthesized by using a highly stable gadolinium (III) chelate ...


Collaborative Task-Sharing To Enhance The Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (Pocus) Access Among Expectant Women In Kenya: The Role Of Midwife Sonographers, Sudhir Vinayak, Sharon Brownie 2018 Aga Khan University

Collaborative Task-Sharing To Enhance The Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (Pocus) Access Among Expectant Women In Kenya: The Role Of Midwife Sonographers, Sudhir Vinayak, Sharon Brownie

Imaging & Diagnostic Radiology, East Africa

Unrealized maternal and child health goals continue to challenge Kenya where adverse outcomes remain high and diagnostic services are limited. The acute shortage of doctors and radiographers requires alternate human resources for health (HRH) with the ability to identify risk factors in pregnancy through Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS). A specialist radiologist and ultrasonography team partnered with midwives to adopt interprofessional task sharing and capacity building. Faculty from the Radiology Department of our hospital designed and implemented the project which was carried out at three outreach health service centres. Designing and implementing a training model to skill midwife sonographers with the capacity ...


Recurrent Hotspot Mutations In Hras Q61 And Pi3k-Akt Pathway Genes As Drivers Of Breast Adenomyoepitheliomas., Felipe C. Geyer, Anqi Li, Anastasios D. Papanastasiou, Alison Smith, Pier Selenica, Kathleen A. Burke, Marcia Edelweiss, Huei-Chi Wen, Salvatore Piscuoglio, Anne M. Schultheis, Luciano G. Martelotto, Fresia Pareja, Rahul Kumar, Alissa Brandes, Dan Fan, Thais Basili, Arnaud Da Cruz Paula, John R. Lozada, Pedro Blecua, Simone Muenst, Achim A. Jungbluth, Maria P. Foschini, Hannah Y. Wen, Edi Brogi, Juan P. Palazzo, Brian P. Rubin, Charlotte K.Y. Ng, Larry Norton, Zsuzsanna Varga, Ian O. Ellis, Emad A. Rakha, Sarat Chandarlapaty, Britta Weigelt, Jorge S. Reis-Filho 2018 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Instituto Israelita de Ensino e Pesquisa; Instituto Do Cancer Do Estado de São Paulo

Recurrent Hotspot Mutations In Hras Q61 And Pi3k-Akt Pathway Genes As Drivers Of Breast Adenomyoepitheliomas., Felipe C. Geyer, Anqi Li, Anastasios D. Papanastasiou, Alison Smith, Pier Selenica, Kathleen A. Burke, Marcia Edelweiss, Huei-Chi Wen, Salvatore Piscuoglio, Anne M. Schultheis, Luciano G. Martelotto, Fresia Pareja, Rahul Kumar, Alissa Brandes, Dan Fan, Thais Basili, Arnaud Da Cruz Paula, John R. Lozada, Pedro Blecua, Simone Muenst, Achim A. Jungbluth, Maria P. Foschini, Hannah Y. Wen, Edi Brogi, Juan P. Palazzo, Brian P. Rubin, Charlotte K.Y. Ng, Larry Norton, Zsuzsanna Varga, Ian O. Ellis, Emad A. Rakha, Sarat Chandarlapaty, Britta Weigelt, Jorge S. Reis-Filho

Department of Pathology, Anatomy, and Cell Biology Faculty Papers

Adenomyoepithelioma of the breast is a rare tumor characterized by epithelial-myoepithelial differentiation, whose genetic underpinning is largely unknown. Here we show through whole-exome and targeted massively parallel sequencing analysis that whilst estrogen receptor (ER)-positive adenomyoepitheliomas display PIK3CA or AKT1 activating mutations, ER-negative adenomyoepitheliomas harbor highly recurrent codon Q61 HRAS hotspot mutations, which co-occur with PIK3CA or PIK3R1 mutations. In two- and three-dimensional cell culture models, forced expression of HRAS


Rapid Assessment Of Adults With Traumatic Brain Injuries, Pedro Colio 2018 University of San Diego

Rapid Assessment Of Adults With Traumatic Brain Injuries, Pedro Colio

Doctor of Nursing Practice Final Manuscripts

The aim of this evidence-based project was to improve the medical screening process, enhance medical decision-making, and standardized the utilization of an adult traumatic brain injury neuroimaging guideline among advanced practice providers in a rural emergency department. Neuroimaging, specifically computed tomography (CT) scans, help to identify life-threatening intracranial injuries when clinically appropriate. The literature supports the utilization of neuroimaging guidelines, clinical exam, and provider expertise when identifying the need for a head CT scan. Although head CT scans are clinically useful, they increase healthcare costs and pose potential cancer risks from radiation exposure. Eight advanced practice providers (i.e., nurse ...


Effect Of Trinucleotide Repeats In The Huntington's Gene On Intelligence, Jessica K Lee, Amy Conrad, Eric Epping, Kathy Mathews, Vincent Magnotta, Jeffrey D Dawson, Peg Nopoulos 2018 University of Iowa

Effect Of Trinucleotide Repeats In The Huntington's Gene On Intelligence, Jessica K Lee, Amy Conrad, Eric Epping, Kathy Mathews, Vincent Magnotta, Jeffrey D Dawson, Peg Nopoulos

Stead Family Department of Pediatrics Publications

BACKGROUND: Huntington's Disease (HD) is caused by an abnormality in the HTT gene. This gene includes trinucleotide repeats ranging from 10 to 35, and when expanded beyond 39, causes HD. We previously reported that CAG repeats in the normal range had a direct and beneficial effect on brain development with higher repeats being associated with higher cognitive function. The current study now expands this line of inquiry to evaluate the effects of CAG repeat throughout the entire spectrum of repeats from 15 to 58.

METHODS: We evaluated brain function in children ages 6-18 years old. DNA samples were processed ...


Lumbar Artery Pseudoaneurysm Following Renal Biopsy., Basit Salam, Kumail Khandwala 2018 Aga Khan University

Lumbar Artery Pseudoaneurysm Following Renal Biopsy., Basit Salam, Kumail Khandwala

Department of Radiology

Lumbar artery pseudoaneurysms have previously been described as rare iatrogenic complications following percutaneous interventional procedures involving the flanks. We describe a case of a 71-year-old man who became unstable and dropped 3 grams of hemoglobin within 24 hours following renal biopsy. A post-biopsy hemorrhage was suspected, and a pseudoaneurysm of his second right lumbar (L2) artery was found on computed tomography angiogram (CTA). Successful coil embolization was performed in the right L2 artery. This case discusses the diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of this unusual complication as well as the anatomical and technical factors involved in the embolization of the lumbar ...


A Microtubule-Dynein Tethering Complex Regulates The Axonemal Inner Dynein F (I1), Tomohiro Kubo, Yuqing Hou, Deborah A. Cochran, George B. Witman, Toshiyuki Oda 2018 University of Yamanashi, Japan

A Microtubule-Dynein Tethering Complex Regulates The Axonemal Inner Dynein F (I1), Tomohiro Kubo, Yuqing Hou, Deborah A. Cochran, George B. Witman, Toshiyuki Oda

Radiology Publications

Motility of cilia/flagella is generated by a coordinated activity of thousands of dyneins. Inner dynein arms (IDAs) are particularly important for the formation of ciliary/flagellar waveforms, but the molecular mechanism of IDA regulation is poorly understood. Here, we show using cryo-electron tomography and biochemical analyses of Chlamydomonas flagella that a conserved protein FAP44 forms a complex that tethers IDA f (I1 dynein) head domains to the A-tubule of the axonemal outer doublet microtubule. In wild-type flagella, IDA f showed little nucleotide-dependent movement except for a tilt in the fbeta head perpendicular to the microtubule-sliding direction. In the absence ...


Development And Validation Of A 28-Gene Hypoxia-Related Prognostic Signature For Localized Prostate Cancer., Lingjian Yang, Darren Roberts, Mandeep Takhar, Nicholas Erho, Becky A.S. Bibby, Niluja Thiruthaneeswaran, Vinayak Bhandari, Wei-Chen Cheng, Syed Haider, Amy M.B. McCorry, Darragh McArt, Suneil Jain, Mohammed Alshalalfa, Ashley Ross, Edward Schaffer, Robert Den, R. Jeffrey Karnes, Eric Klein, Peter J. Hoskin, Stephen J. Freedland, Alastair D. Lamb, David E. Neal, Francesca M. Buffa, Robert G. Bristow, Paul C. Boutros, Elai Davicioni, Ananya Choudhury, Catharine M.L. West 2018 University of Manchester

Development And Validation Of A 28-Gene Hypoxia-Related Prognostic Signature For Localized Prostate Cancer., Lingjian Yang, Darren Roberts, Mandeep Takhar, Nicholas Erho, Becky A.S. Bibby, Niluja Thiruthaneeswaran, Vinayak Bhandari, Wei-Chen Cheng, Syed Haider, Amy M.B. Mccorry, Darragh Mcart, Suneil Jain, Mohammed Alshalalfa, Ashley Ross, Edward Schaffer, Robert Den, R. Jeffrey Karnes, Eric Klein, Peter J. Hoskin, Stephen J. Freedland, Alastair D. Lamb, David E. Neal, Francesca M. Buffa, Robert G. Bristow, Paul C. Boutros, Elai Davicioni, Ananya Choudhury, Catharine M.L. West

Department of Radiation Oncology Faculty Papers

BACKGROUND: Hypoxia is associated with a poor prognosis in prostate cancer. This work aimed to derive and validate a hypoxia-related mRNA signature for localized prostate cancer.

METHOD: Hypoxia genes were identified in vitro via RNA-sequencing and combined with in vivo gene co-expression analysis to generate a signature. The signature was independently validated in eleven prostate cancer cohorts and a bladder cancer phase III randomized trial of radiotherapy alone or with carbogen and nicotinamide (CON).

RESULTS: A 28-gene signature was derived. Patients with high signature scores had poorer biochemical recurrence free survivals in six of eight independent cohorts of prostatectomy-treated patients ...


Development Of 3d-Printed Patient Specific Bolus For Clinical Use In Total Scalp Irradiation, Garrett Baltz 2018 The University of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Development Of 3d-Printed Patient Specific Bolus For Clinical Use In Total Scalp Irradiation, Garrett Baltz

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Dissertations and Theses (Open Access)

Total scalp irradiation (TSI) is a specialized radiation therapy technique that aims to deliver a uniform dose to the entire scalp. Original electron-based TSI techniques had limited homogeneity due to hot and cold spots created at field junctions due to the multiple matched fields that were required to treat the entire scalp. The transition to photon volumetric-modulated arc therapy based TSI techniques has improved homogeneity, to the point where non-conformal bolus is now a limiting factor. Bolus is required to build-up full dose to the scalp surface in total scalp irradiation. Creating bolus that is conformal to the scalp is ...


Tmsotf Assisted Synthesis Of 2’-Deoxy-2’-[18f] Fluoro-Β-D-Arabinofuranosylcytosine ([18f] Fac), Kishore K. Gangangari, John L. Humm, Steven M. Larson, Naga Vara Kishore Pillarsetty 2018 CUNY Hunter College

Tmsotf Assisted Synthesis Of 2’-Deoxy-2’-[18f] Fluoro-Β-D-Arabinofuranosylcytosine ([18f] Fac), Kishore K. Gangangari, John L. Humm, Steven M. Larson, Naga Vara Kishore Pillarsetty

Publications and Research

[18F]FAC (2’-deoxy-2’-[18F]fluoro-β-D-arabinofuranosylcytosine, 1) is a versatile probe for imaging deoxycytidine kinase (dCK) expression levels in vivo. dCK is responsible for phosphorylation of deoxycytidine (dC, 2) and other nucleoside analogs, plays a key role in immune activation and has demonstrated to be one of the key enzymes in activating nucleoside based drugs including gemcitabine. Reported synthesis of [18F]FAC is high yielding but is quite challenging requiring bromination using HBr and careful drying of excess HBr which is critical for successful synthesis. Here in we report a simplified trimethylsilyl trifluoromethanesulfonate (TMSOTf) assisted synthesis of ...


Design And Development Of A Phantom For Tomosynthesis With Potential For Automated Analysis Via The Cloud., David Goodenough, Josh Levy, Hildur Olafsdottir, Ingvi Olafsson 2018 George Washington University

Design And Development Of A Phantom For Tomosynthesis With Potential For Automated Analysis Via The Cloud., David Goodenough, Josh Levy, Hildur Olafsdottir, Ingvi Olafsson

Radiology Faculty Publications

This paper describes Development of a Phantom for Tomosynthesis with Potential for Automated Analysis via the Cloud. Several studies are underway to investigate the effectiveness of Tomosynthesis Mammographic Image Screening, including the large TMIST project as funded by the National Cancer Institute https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/clinical-trials/nci-supported/tmist. The development of the phantom described in this paper follows initiatives from the FDA, the AAPM TG245 task group, and European Reference Organization (EUREF) for Quality Assured Breast Screening and Diagnostic Services Committee report noting, that no formal endorsement nor recommendation for use has been sought, or granted by ...


Routine Antenatal Ultrasound In Low- And Middle-Income Countries: First Look - A Cluster Randomised Trial, Robert L. Goldenberg, Robert O. Nathan, David Swanson, Sarah Saleem, Waseem Mirza, Fabian Esamai, David Muyodi, Ana L. Garces, Lester Figueroa, Elwyn Chomba 2018 Columbia University Law School

Routine Antenatal Ultrasound In Low- And Middle-Income Countries: First Look - A Cluster Randomised Trial, Robert L. Goldenberg, Robert O. Nathan, David Swanson, Sarah Saleem, Waseem Mirza, Fabian Esamai, David Muyodi, Ana L. Garces, Lester Figueroa, Elwyn Chomba

Community Health Sciences

Objective: Ultrasound is widely regarded as an important adjunct to antenatal care (ANC) to guide practice and reduce perinatal mortality. We assessed the impact of ANC ultrasound use at health centers in resource-limited countries.
Design: Cluster randomized trial.
Settings: Clusters within five countries (Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Kenya, Pakistan and Zambia).
Methods: Clusters were randomized to standard ANC or standard care plus two ultrasounds and referral for complications. The study trained providers in intervention clusters to perform basic obstetric ultrasounds.
Main Outcome Measures: The primary outcome was a composite of maternal mortality, maternal near-miss mortality, stillbirth, and neonatal mortality ...


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