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A critical appraisal of the quality of adult dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry guidelines in osteoporosis using the AGREE II tool: An EuroAIM initiative

Objectives Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the most widely used technique to measure bone mineral density (BMD). Appropriate and accurate use of DXA is of great importance, and several guidelines have been developed in the last years. Our aim was to evaluate the quality of published guidelines on DXA for adults. Methods Between June and July 2016 we conducted an online ...

Quality Assurance in Bone Densitometry

. Compliance with Ethics Guidelines Conflict of Interest Giuseppe Guglielmi, Danila Diano, Federico Ponti, and Alberto Bazzocchi declare that they have no conflicts of interest. Human and Animal Rights and

Computed Tomographic Pulmonary Angiography for Diagnosis of Invasive Mold Diseases in Patients With Hematological Malignancies

(See the Editorial Commentary by Herbrecht and Roedlich, on pages 617–20.) Background. Invasive mold diseases (IMDs) of the lung remain a challenge for immunocompromised patients. Although timely diagnosis and treatment are crucial for the outcome of the infection, the poor sensitivity of microbiological techniques and the limited specificity of chest high-resolution computed ...

Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung associated with bronchial atresia involving a different lobe in an adult patient: a case report

Introduction Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation of the lung is an uncommon cause of respiratory distress in neonates and babies. The disorder is usually diagnosed in the neonatal period and the first two years of life. This anomaly has been described in association with bronchopulmonary sequestration, extralobar intra-abdominal sequestration or bronchial atresia in live and ...

Real time contrast enhanced ultrasonography in detection of liver metastases from gastrointestinal cancer

Background Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an imaging technique which appeared on the market around the year 2000 and proposed for the detection of liver metastases in gastrointestinal cancer patients, a setting in which accurate staging plays a significant role in the choice of treatment. Methods A total of 109 patients with colorectal (n = 92) or gastric cancer ...