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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148203/the-ins-and-outs-of-intussusception-where-best-practice-reduces-the-need-for-surgery
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Spencer W Beasley
Intussusception may be difficult to diagnose because the classical triad of symptoms is evident at the time of presentation in only about 20% of cases. This may lead to delays in making the correct diagnosis. The most common presenting features are colicky abdominal pain, vomiting, pallor, lethargy and listlessness. In recent years, the algorithms of management of intussusception have changed significantly: a routine plain abdominal X-ray has been replaced by ultrasonography, previously perceived contraindications to attempting an enema reduction no longer apply, gas has largely replaced barium for enema reduction, incomplete initial reduction is an indication for a delayed repeat enema if the child is stable clinically and partial reduction has been achieved, the indications for surgery have been tightened and laparoscopy affords an alternative surgical approach...
November 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136287/quantification-of-mri-visibility-and-artefacts-at-3t-of-liquid-fiducial-marker-in-a-pancreas-tissue-mimicking-phantom
#2
Sergej Schneider, Rasmus Irming Jølck, Esther Gera Cornelia Troost, Aswin Louis Hoffmann
PURPOSE: X-ray based position verification of the target volume in image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) of patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is currently performed on solid fiducial markers that are implanted under endoscopic ultrasonography. A new biodegradable liquid fiducial marker has recently been introduced. To assess its potential use for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guided photon or proton radiotherapy of PDAC, the MRI visibility and artefacts of this marker were quantified and compared against solid gold markers...
November 14, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29065925/ultrasound-verified-inflammation-and-structural-damage-in-patients-with-hereditary-haemochromatosis-related-arthropathy
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Christian Dejaco, Andreas Stadlmayr, Christina Duftner, Viktoria Trimmel, Rusmir Husic, Elisabeth Krones, Shahin Zandieh, Emma Husar-Memmer, Gernot Zollner, Josef Hermann, Judith Gretler, Angelika Lackner, Anja Ficjan, Christian Datz, Roland Axman, Jochen Zwerina
BACKGROUND: Chronic arthropathy occurs in approximately two thirds of patients with hereditary haemochromatosis (HH). The aim was to study inflammatory and structural lesions in patients with HH with (HH-A) and without arthropathy (HH-WA) using ultrasonography. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study of 26 patients with HH-A, 24 with HH-WA and 37 with hand osteoarthritis (HOA). Clinical examination was performed in 68 joints, and we retrieved data on hand function, pain and global disease activity (all using a visual analogue scale (VAS)), morning stiffness and ferritin levels...
October 24, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056772/the-role-of-ultrasonography-in-monitoring-long-standing-rheumatoid-arthritis-a-pilot-study
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Sławomir Jeka, Marta Dura, Paweł Żuchowski, Beata Zwierko, Rafał Wojciechowski
OBJECTIVE: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition that poses many diagnostic problems. As a result, it is often diagnosed too late, which makes effective treatment more difficult. The course of the disease is chronic, and it causes irreversible changes in the musculoskeletal system, as well as bone destruction, and this in turn impairs the proper monitoring of the treatment. Therefore, in order to assess the treatment's efficacy, as well as a clinical examination of the patient and laboratory tests, diagnostic imaging is being used more frequently in routine practice...
2017: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042693/occult-sources-of-bleeding-in-blunt-trauma-a-narrative-review
#5
REVIEW
Tetsuya Yumoto, Yoshinori Kosaki, Yasuaki Yamakawa, Atsuyoshi Iida, Hirotsugu Yamamoto, Taihei Yamada, Kohei Tsukahara, Hiromichi Naito, Takaaki Osako, Atsunori Nakao
Worldwide, hemorrhagic shock in major trauma remains a major potentially preventable cause of death. Controlling bleeding and subsequent coagulopathy is a big challenge. Immediate assessment of unidentified bleeding sources is essential in blunt trauma patients with hemorrhagic shock. Chest/pelvic X-ray in conjunction with ultrasonography have been established classically as initial diagnostic imaging modalities to identify the major sources of internal bleeding including intra-thoracic, intra-abdominal, or retroperitoneal hemorrhage related to pelvic fracture...
October 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017429/rehabilitation-methods-for-reducing-shoulder-subluxation-in-post-stroke-hemiparesis-a-systematic-review
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Kamal Narayan Arya, Shanta Pandian, Vinod Puri
Background Shoulder subluxation is a common post-stroke complication affecting up to 80% of the stroke subjects. The pathomechanics at the skeletal level does not provide the structural base for the neural-motor recovery. The management of subluxed shoulder has always been a challenge, complicating the motor and functional recovery. Objective To review the available studies of rehabilitation interventions for reduction of subluxed shoulder and to explore the evidence for impact of subluxation on motor recovery...
October 11, 2017: Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28977200/the-efficacy-of-thoracic-ultrasonography-in-postoperative-newborn-patients-after-cardiac-surgery
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Erkut Ozturk, Ibrahim Cansaran Tanidir, Okan Yildiz, Yakup Ergul, Alper Guzeltas
OBJECTIVE: In this study, the efficacy of thoracic ultrasonography during echocardiography was evaluated in newborns. METHODS: Sixty newborns who had undergone pediatric cardiac surgery were successively evaluated between March 1, 2015, and September 1, 2015. Patients were evaluated for effusion, pulmonary atelectasis, and pneumothorax by ultrasonography, and results were compared with X-ray findings. RESULTS: Sixty percent (n=42) of the cases were male, the median age was 14 days (2-30 days), and the median body weight was 3...
July 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28975489/use-of-lung-ultrasonography-to-determine-the-accuracy-of-clinically-estimated-dry-weight-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Chuan Jiang, Satyam Patel, Andrew Moses, Maria V DeVita, Michael F Michelis
PURPOSE: The use of lung ultrasound (LUS) to identify extravascular lung water has received increasing acceptance. Sonographic B-lines, discrete vertical lines that originate from the pleura, represent pulmonary edema and are correlated with the accumulation of fluid. The goal of this study was to evaluate the utility of LUS to determine the accuracy of prescribed dry weight (DW) in chronic hemodialysis (HD) patients and to ascertain the adequacy of fluid removal. METHODS: LUS was scheduled to be performed pre- and post-HD in 20 patients...
December 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28965942/comparison-of-ultrasonography-and-radiography-of-the-wrist-for-diagnosis-of-calcium-pyrophosphate-deposition
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Marine Forien, Alice Combier, Anaïs Gardette, Elisabeth Palazzo, Philippe Dieudé, Sébastien Ottaviani
OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound (US) seems a useful tool for diagnosis of calcium pyrophosphate (CPP) deposition (CPPD). We aimed to compare the performance of US and conventional radiography of the wrist for diagnosis of CPPD. METHODS: Patients with CPP crystals identified in synovial fluid (SF) (knee, hip, shoulder, ankle or wrist) were consecutively included and compared to patients without CPP crystals in synovial fluid considered as controls. As recommended, we used the term chondrocalcinosis (CC) to assess imaging features suggesting CPPD...
September 28, 2017: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936199/bone-status-in-a-patient-with-insulin-like-growth-factor-1-receptor-deletion-syndrome-bone-quality-and-structure-evaluation-using-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-peripheral-quantitative-computed-tomography-and-quantitative-ultrasonography
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Paola Pelosi, Elisabetta Lapi, Loredana Cavalli, Alberto Verrotti, Marilena Pantaleo, Maurizio de Martino, Stefano Stagi
Haploinsufficiency of the insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-1 receptor (IGF1R) gene is a rare, probably under-diagnosed, cause of short stature. However, the effects of IGF1R haploinsufficiency on glucose metabolism, bone status, and metabolism have rarely been investigated. We report the case of a patient referred to our center at the age of 18 months for short stature, failure to thrive, and Silver-Russell-like phenotype. Genetic analysis did not show hypomethylation of the 11p15.5 region or uniparental disomy of chromosome 7...
2017: Frontiers in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932697/thoracic-wall-trauma-misdiagnosed-lesions-on-radiographs-and-usefulness-of-ultrasound-multidetector-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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REVIEW
Xavier Tomas, Catherine Facenda, Nuno Vaz, Edgar Augusto Castañeda, Montserrat Del Amo, Ana Isabel Garcia-Diez, Jaime Pomes
Blunt injuries to the chest wall are an important chapter on emergency room (ER) departments, being the third most common injuries in trauma patients which ominous complications could appear. This article describes different types of traumatic events affecting the chest wall, which maybe misdiagnosed with conventional X-ray. Special emphasis has been done in computed tomography (CT) and multidetector CT (MDCT) imaging. This technique is considered the "gold-standard" for those traumatic patients, due to its fast acquisition covering the whole area of interest in axial plane, reconstructing multiplanar (2D, 3D) volume-rendered images with a superb quality and angiographic CT capabilities for evaluating vascular damage...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932005/association-between-hand-muscle-thickness-and-whole-body-skeletal-muscle-mass-in-healthy-adults-a-pilot-study
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Akio Morimoto, Tadashi Suga, Nobuaki Tottori, Michio Wachi, Jun Misaki, Ryo Tsuchikane, Tadao Isaka
[Purpose] Handgrip strength is a surrogate indicator for assessing disease-related and age-related skeletal muscle loss. Clinical utility as such a surrogate can be at least partially explained by the close relationship between handgrip strength and whole-body skeletal muscle mass. The handgrip strength is related to hand muscle size. Thus, the present study examined whether hand muscle thickness is associated with whole-body skeletal muscle mass. [Subjects and Methods] Thirty healthy male adults participated in this study...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924124/mobile-cecum-in-a-young-woman-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome-hypermobility-type-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Yoshihisa Fukuda, Yusuke Higuchi, Kanae Shinozaki, Yuji Tanigawa, Taro Abe, Nobuyoshi Hanaoka, Sunao Matsubayashi, Tomomi Yamaguchi, Tomoki Kosho, Koji Nakamichi
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type (EDS-HT) is unexpectedly common and is associated with a high rate of gastrointestinal manifestations. We herein report the first documented case of mobile cecum associated with EDS-HT. A 21-year-old woman with repeated right lower abdominal pain was initially diagnosed with EDS-HT. Abdominal examinations performed in the supine position, such as CT and ultrasonography, showed no gross abnormalities. In contrast, oral barium gastrointestinal transit X-ray images obtained with changes in the patient's body position revealed position-dependent cecal volvulus with mobile cecum...
October 15, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899968/multispectral-optoacoustic-tomography-msot-of-human-breast-cancer
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Gael Diot, Stephan Metz, Aurelia Noske, Evangelos Liapis, Barbara Schroeder, Saak V Ovsepian, Reinhard Meier, Ernst Rummeny, Vasilis Ntziachristos
Purpose: In a pilot study, we introduce fast handheld multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) of the breast at 28 wavelengths, aiming to identify high-resolution optoacoustic (photoacoustic) patterns of breast cancer and noncancerous breast tissue.Experimental Design: We imaged 10 female patients ages 48-81 years with malignant nonspecific breast cancer or invasive lobular carcinoma. Three healthy volunteers ages 31-36 years were also imaged. Fast-MSOT was based on unique single-frame-per-pulse (SFPP) image acquisition employed to improve the accuracy of spectral differentiation over using a small number of wavelengths...
September 12, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898558/combination-of-capillaroscopic-and-ultrasonographic-evaluations-in-systemic-sclerosis-results-of-a-cross-sectional-study
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Alain Lescoat, Guillaume Coiffier, Marine de Carlan, Catherine Droitcourt, Alice Ballerie, Cazalets Claire, Aleth Perdriger, Jégo Patrick
OBJECTIVES: To compare microvascular damages on nailfold capillaroscopy (NC) with macrovascular manifestations evaluated by hand power doppler ultrasonography (PDUS) in Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) patients, and to assess the associations of these damages with the main digital manifestations of the disease: digital ulcers (DU), acro-osteolysis and Calcinosis. METHODS: NC, hand X-Rays and PDUS were systematically performed in 64 unselected SSc patients. PDUS evaluation with assessment of ulnar artery occlusion (UAO) and finger pulp blood flow (FPBF) was performed blinded for the results of X-Rays and NC...
September 12, 2017: Arthritis Care & Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887523/the-role-of-high-frequency-ultrasonography-in-diagnosis-of-acute-closed-mallet-finger-injury
#16
Tiezheng Wang, Hengtao Qi, Jianbo Teng, Zengtao Wang, Bin Zhao
To evaluate the role of high frequency ultrasonography in diagnosis of acute closed mallet finger injury. 36 patients diagnosed with mallet finger were included in this study. All patients underwent ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging(MRI) and X-ray examinations. A new kind of classification of acute mallet finger injury based on ultrasonography findings was described. The difference in terms of extensor tendon injury and bony fragment identification ability among the three types of examinations were described respectively...
September 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868230/sternal-fracture-in-children-diagnosis-by-ultrasonography
#17
Sergio B Sesia, Friederike Prüfer, Johannes Mayr
Because of its subcutaneous location, the sternum can be examined sonographically using a linear scanner. We report about two children who experienced blunt chest trauma. Anterior-posterior chest X-rays were normal. Ultrasonic imaging confirmed a fracture of the sternum with dorsal displacement of the distal fragment (by 0.97 cm) in the first child and a transverse fracture of the body of the sternum without displacement in the second child. In both children, pericardial effusion was excluded by sonography...
January 2017: European Journal of Pediatric Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865801/approach-to-acute-heart-failure-in-the-emergency-department
#18
REVIEW
Benton R Hunter, Jennifer Martindale, Osama Abdel-Hafez, Peter S Pang
Acute heart failure (AHF) patients rarely present complaining of 'acute heart failure.' Rather, they initially present to the emergency department (ED) with a myriad of chief complaints, symptoms, and physical exam findings. Such heterogeneity prompts an initially broad differential diagnosis; securing the correct diagnosis can be challenging. Although AHF may be the ultimate diagnosis, the precipitant of decompensation must also be sought and addressed. For those AHF patients who present in respiratory or circulatory failure requiring immediate stabilization, treatment begins even while the diagnosis is uncertain...
September 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828297/confirming-longline-position-in-neonates-survey-of-practice-in-england-and-wales
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Arunoday Arunoday, Christos Zipitis
AIM: To establish how neonatal units in England and Wales currently confirm longline tip position, immediately after insertion of a longline. METHODS: We conducted a telephone survey of 170 neonatal units (37 special care baby units, 81 local neonatal units and 52 neonatal intensive care units) across England and Wales over the period from January to May 2016. Data was collected on specifically designed proformas. We gathered information on the following: Unit Level designation; whether the unit used longlines and specific type used? Modality used to confirm longline tip position? Whether guide wires were routinely removed and contrast injected to determine longline position? The responders were primarily senior nurses...
August 8, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807445/the-accuracy-of-emergency-physician-performed-ultrasonography-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-lateral-malleolar-fracture
#20
Pinar Ozturk, Ersin Aksay, Nese Colak Oray, Basak Bayram, Onur Basci, Duygu Tokgoz
OBJECTIVE: Many studies in the literature related to the investigation of the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound examinations in lateral malleolar fractures is limited. The aim of this study is to investigate the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound examinations performed by emergency physicians in fractures who are presented to the emergency department with blunt lateral malleolar trauma. METHOD: Patients over 18years of age who were admitted to the ED with lateral malleolar tenderness were enrolled to this study with convenience sampling...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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