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Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230264/isolated-aneurysms-of-the-membranous-ventricular-septum-without-residual-shunts-systematic-review-and-description-of-3-cases-in-adults
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Ali Abdul Jabbar, Omar Mufti, Wojciech Mazur, Muhammad Bilal Quraishi, Bal K Srivastava, Vijay Tivakaran
A ventricular septal defect is the most common congenital cardiac abnormality encountered in infants and children. Many of them survive through adulthood before diagnosis. Two-thirds of the cases involve the membranous part of the septum. In the absence of an interventricular shunt or concomitant cardiac surgery, guidelines for surgical intervention or resection of isolated aneurysms of the membranous septum are not well established. In this report, we discuss a multi-imaging modality approach for the diagnosis and assessment of membranous ventricular septal aneurysms and review the experts' consensuses for follow-up and treatment strategies...
February 23, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224652/cardio-stic-based-reference-ranges-of-fetal-thymus-size-in-singleton-pregnancies
#2
Sirida Pittyanont, Suchaya Luewan, Theera Tongsong
OBJECTIVES: To establish the reference ranges of the fetal thymus size among Thai fetuses. METHODS: The database of spatio-temporal image correlation (cardio-STIC) was assessed to obtain the volume data sets for offline analysis. The volume data sets acquired at 16 to 38 weeks were measured for the thymus transverse diameter (TD) and the thymus/thoracic (TT) ratio at the three-vessel view. The measured values were regressed to identify the best-fitted model. RESULTS: A total of 622 volumes were successfully measured and the reference ranges of TD and TT ratio were established...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218798/shear-wave-elastography-imaging-for-the-features-of-symptomatic-carotid-plaques-a-feasibility-study
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Zhe Lou, Jun Yang, Li Tang, Youhe Jin, Jinsong Zhang, Chao Liu, Qiaobei Li
OBJECTIVES: Shear wave elastography (SWE) was performed to evaluate the Young's modulus of carotid plaques in patients presenting with cerebrovascular incidents, to estimate the clinical value and feasibility of this approach. METHODS: Sixty-one patients (mean age, 65 years; 45 men) underwent common duplex ultrasonic examination and SWE evaluation. The patients were divided into the symptomatic and asymptomatic groups based on the presence of unilateral focal neurological symptoms...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206672/assessment-of-a-novel-point-of-care-ultrasound-curriculum-s-effect-on-competency-measures-in-family-medicine-graduate-medical-education
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Paul Bornemann
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care ultrasound has been shown to decrease the use of expensive diagnostic studies and improve quality outcome measures. Currently, there is a large desire for training in family medicine residencies, but very few programs have established curricula. We sought to develop a family medicine residency curriculum and evaluate it with tools we developed. We wanted our curriculum to be easy to adopt by other residency programs, even if they did not have many well-trained ultrasound faculty...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165628/primary-malignant-fibrous-histiocytoma-of-the-thyroid-two-case-reports-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Yanhai Wang, Liping Huang, Huina Lv, Ying Huang, Dan Li
Primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the thyroid is an uncommon malignancy of the thyroid. Because it is rare, fewer than 20 cases have been reported in the literature, and the sonographic features of only 2 cases have been reported between the 1980s and 2014. Here we report 2 cases of primary malignant fibrous histiocytoma of the thyroid with an emphasis on the sonographic findings, and we review the published literature.
February 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164354/longitudinal-ultrasound-education-track-curriculum-implemented-within-an-emergency-medicine-residency-program
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Creagh Boulger, Daniel Z Adams, Daralee Hughes, David P Bahner, Andrew King
Emergency Medicine residency programs offer ultrasound-focused curricula to address Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) milestones. Although some programs offer advanced clinical tracks in ultrasound, no standard curriculum exists. We sought to establish a well-defined ultrasound track curriculum to allow interested residents to develop advanced clinical skills and scholarship within this academic niche. The curriculum involves a greater number of clinical scans, ultrasound-focused scholarly and quality improvement projects, enhanced faculty-driven ultrasound focused didactics, and participation at a national ultrasound conference to receive certification...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164350/correlation-between-flow-mediated-dilatation-of-the-brachial-artery-and-serum-endothelial-biomarkers-in-the-evaluation-of-acute-endothelial-injury-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Wei-Jian Wang, Jia-Hao Zhou, Guo-Liang He, Qiao-Lin Wu, Wei Gao, Jie-Hao Sun, Peng-Bo Zhang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between flow-mediated dilatation of the brachial artery and serum endothelial biomarkers and to discuss the feasibility of sonographic evaluation of acute endothelial injury during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery. METHODS: Sonography was applied to determine the percentage of change in the brachial artery size during flow-mediated dilatation. Meanwhile, the plasma concentrations of endothelial-derived biomarkers, such as endothelin 1, nitric oxide, and von Willebrand factor, were measured to monitor the changes in endothelial function...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195362/low-intensity-ultrasound-enhances-histone-acetylation-and-inhibition-of-interleukin-6-messenger-rna-expression-by-the-histone-deacetylase-inhibitor-sodium-butyrate-in-fibroblasts
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Noriaki Maeshige, Yuka Koga, Masayuki Tanaka, Michiko Aoyama-Ishikawa, Makoto Miyoshi, Makoto Usami, Hidemi Fujino
OBJECTIVES: Sodium butyrate, an inhibitor of histone deacetylase, has several therapeutic actions, including anti-inflammation. These actions depend on the concentration of sodium butyrate. In addition, lower concentrations have shown no effect on inflammation. Sonoporation by ultrasound can modify the permeability of the cell plasma membrane. Thus, the effects of sodium butyrate may be enhanced by the ultrasonic acoustics. Therefore, the facilitative effects of low-intensity ultrasound on histone acetylation and interleukin 6 (IL-6) regulation by sodium butyrate were investigated in this study...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151552/how-to-develop-a-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-program
#9
Richard G Barr
With the recent Food and Drug Administration approval of Lumason (sulfur hexafluoride lipid-type A microsphere, Bracco Diagnostics Inc, Monroe Township, NJ) for contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to characterize focal liver lesions in both adult and pediatric patients, widespread use of CEUS is expected in the United States. This paper provides guidance in setting up a CEUS program, and reviews the practical details that will need to be instituted in a standard ultrasound department to provide both safe and efficient use of CEUS...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151551/comparison-of-assessment-methods-for-fallopian-tubal-patency-and-peritubal-adhesion-between-transvaginal-4-dimensional-hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography-and-laparoscopic-chromopertubation
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Yanni He, Xiaohui Ma, Jingjiao Xu, Sushu Li, Haorong Wu, Qiuxiang Liu, Linghong Kong, Juan Luo, Hongmei Liu
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare transvaginal 4-dimensional hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography with laparoscopic chromopertubation and evaluate the former's clinical value in assessing fallopian tubal patency and peritubal adhesion. METHODS: Fifty-six patients visiting infertility clinics were included in the study and underwent surgery by their own choice in 1 month. In total, 112 fallopian tubes were assessed. Twenty-five were primarily infertile, and the rest were secondarily infertile...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151547/sonography-predicts-liver-steatosis-in-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-b
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Erin M Kelly, Vickie A Feldstein, Dustin Etheridge, Rebecca Hudock, Marion G Peters
OBJECTIVES: Liver inflammation and fibrosis may impair the ability of sonography to identify steatosis. We determined the accuracy of sonography in grading steatosis in patients with chronic hepatitis B compared to liver biopsy. METHODS: We conducted was a single-center retrospective study of all nontransplanted patients with chronic hepatitis B undergoing sonography and liver biopsy between 2004 and 2014 (n = 109). Steatosis was graded by sonography as none, mild, moderate, or severe...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150461/an-in-vitro-assay-for-sonothrombolysis-based-on-the-spectrophotometric-measurement-of-clot-thickness
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Zuojun Wang, Yoshikazu Sawaguchi, Hideo Hirose, Kazumasa Ohara, Shinichiro Sakamoto, Hidetaka Mitsumura, Takeki Ogawa, Yasuyuki Iguchi, Masayuki Yokoyama
OBJECTIVES: For improved thrombolysis therapy based on ultrasound irradiation, researchers and practitioners would strongly benefit from an easy and efficient in vitro assay system of thrombolysis activity involving irradiated ultrasound. For the present study, we designed a new in vitro sonothrombolysis assay system using a sheet-type clot. METHODS: We designed a cell for clot assay, and we confirmed that this clot cell did not significantly intervene in the acoustic field...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150413/monitoring-of-gas-emboli-during-hysteroscopic-surgery-a-prospective-study
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Sheng-Qun Liu, Su-Zhen Zhao, Zhan-Wen Li, Su-Ping Lv, Yue-Qiang Liu, Yi Li
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have demonstrated a high frequency of gas emboli during hysteroscopy, but guidelines for the prevention, early detection, and intervention of gas embolism during hysteroscopic procedures are still lacking. This study aimed to gain a clearer understanding of risk factors and specific signs and symptoms associated with gas emboli. METHODS: This prospective study enrolled 120 women scheduled for hysteroscopy using 5% glucose as distension medium...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150376/a-noninvasive-sonographic-study-of-multisite-atherosclerosis-in-an-elderly-chinese-population
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Manwei Huang, Daniel S Hippe, Lingyun Huang, Xihai Zhao, Jianwen Luo, Qingyu Zeng, Chun Yuan
OBJECTIVES: A sonographic study was conducted to determine the prevalence of atherosclerosis across multiple arterial beds in an elderly Chinese population and to examine relationships between detected atherosclerosis and traditional risk factors. METHODS: A total of 197 participants underwent sonography of the abdominal aorta and bilateral carotid, femoral, and lower limb arteries. Images were reviewed to determine the presence or absence of plaques in each artery...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150356/transcatheter-aortic-valve-replacement-paravalvular-regurgitation-and-the-cardiac-sonographer
#15
James Rampoldi, Eric Kallstrom, Jason Despino
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February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150328/use-of-emergency-ultrasound-in-arizona-community-emergency-departments
#16
Richard Amini, Michael T Wyman, Nicholas C Hernandez, John A Guisto, Srikar Adhikari
OBJECTIVES: Despite the increased educational exposure to point-of-care ultrasound (US) at all levels of medical training, there are utilization gaps between academic and nonacademic emergency department (ED) settings. The purpose of this study was to assess the current practices and potential barriers to the use of point-of-care US in nonacademic EDs throughout the state of Arizona. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study. An online questionnaire was electronically sent to all nonacademic EDs in Arizona...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150325/accuracy-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-compared-with-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-assessing-the-tumor-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-breast-cancer
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Sandy C Lee, Edward Grant, Pulin Sheth, Agustin A Garcia, Bhushan Desai, Lingyun Ji, Susan Groshen, Darryl Hwang, Mary Yamashita, Linda Hovanessian-Larsen
OBJECTIVES: This pilot study compared contrast enhanced ultrasound (US) with contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in assessing the treatment response in patients with breast cancer receiving preoperative neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). METHODS: This prospective Institutional Review Board-approved and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant study included 30 patients, from January 2014 to October 2015, with invasive breast cancer detected by mammography, conventional US imaging, or both and scheduled for NAC...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150324/sonographic-evaluation-of-fetal-adrenal-gland-in-gestational-diabetes-relation-to-fetal-growth-and-maternal-biochemical-markers
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Jose Garcia-Flores, Mireia Cruceyra, Marina Cañamares, Ainhoa Garicano, Mercedes Espada, Olga Nieto, Ines Tamarit, Ricardo Sainz de la Cuesta
OBJECTIVES: To relate measurements and volume of the fetal adrenal gland in third trimester ultrasound in diabetic pregnancies (1) to birth weight; (2) to other sonographic markers of diabetic fetopathy (expected fetal weight, sectional area, and fractional volume in fetal limbs); and (3) to maternal biochemical markers of diabetes (HbA1c, leptin). METHODS: Fetal adrenal gland measurements were obtained between 32 and 34 weeks. The gland length, width, depth, and volume (by Virtual Organ Computer-Aided Analysis [VOCAL]) were measured for total gland and fetal zone...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150323/serial-changes-of-tendon-histomorphology-and-strain-elastography-after-induced-achilles-tendinopathy-in-rabbits-an-in-vivo-study
#19
Kyung-Sik Ahn, Nam Joon Lee, Chang Ho Kang, Young Hen Lee, Hae Jeong Jeon
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the serial changes of morphology and strain in the early process of Achilles tendinopathy in a rabbit model. METHODS: A total of 10 New Zealand white rabbits underwent ligation of one of their Achilles tendons to induce ischemic injury. Both inflamed and contralateral Achilles tendons were serially evaluated with 3 follow-ups: the first on days 3 to 5, the second on days 9 to 13, and the third and last follow-up on days 15 to 20 after surgery...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150322/three-dimensional-hycosy-with-perfluoropropane-albumin-microspheres-as-contrast-agents-and-normal-saline-injections-into-the-pelvic-cavity-for-morphological-assessment-of-the-fallopian-tube-in-infertile-women
#20
Qingqing Hong, Renfei Cai, Qiuju Chen, Shaozhen Zhang, Ai Ai, Yonglun Fu, Yanping Kuang
OBJECTIVES: To apply the three-dimensional (3D) hysterosalpingo-contrast sonography (HyCoSy) with perfluoropropane-albumin microspheres as contrast agents and normal saline injections into the pelvic cavity for assessment of the tubal patency and adhesions of fimbrial parts. METHODS: Fifty-five infertile female patients were recruited to undergo 3D HyCoSy with normal saline injected into the pelvic cavity, in which the tubal patency was observed by visualizing the spillage of contrast agents from the fimbriae, and the fimbrial adhesion was confirmed by the finger-like projections of the fimbriae and their floating and moving status...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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