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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896665/ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-by-the-paralaminar-in-plane-approach-using-a-microconvex-array-transducer-methodological-utility-based-on-anatomical-structures
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Yasuko Taketa, Taro Fujitani, Yumi Irisawa, Satoko Sudo, Kazushi Takaishi
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the analgesic feasibility of paralaminar in-plane (PL) approach for ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral block (USG-TPVB). As the needle trajectory was expected to be closely affected by the distance from the skin to the lamina-transverse process junction (LTPJ), we examined the correlativity between them on computed tomography (CT) or ultrasonography. METHODS: Thirty-two patients undergoing thoracotomy were recruited. We measured the distances between the skin and LTPJ using preoperative CT (S-L) and procedural ultrasonography (US-L)...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870682/advances-in-interventional-oncology-lung-cancer
#2
Philip J Dempsey, Carole A Ridge, Stephen B Solomon
Image-guided lung intervention in the oncologic patient includes transthoracic needle biopsy, thermal ablation, fiducial placement, and tunneled pleural catheter placement and is made possible by technical advancements in computed tomography, fluoroscopy, and ultrasound technology, as well as the proliferation of available thermal ablation modalities such as radiofrequency, microwave, and cryoablation. With increasingly earlier cancer diagnoses being made and a greater patient demand for minimally invasive therapies, interventional oncology has many options to offer the patient with thoracic malignancies...
November 2016: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860254/physician-performed-chest-ultrasound-progress-and-future-directions
#3
E J Denton, L M Hannan, M Hew
BACKGROUND: Pleural ultrasound guidance reduces complications of pleural procedures, and lung ultrasound can diagnose the cause of acute respiratory failure. Yet as recently as five years ago, many respiratory physicians lacked sufficient access, training and expertise to perform chest ultrasound. AIMS: This study examines whether progress has been achieved in chest ultrasound amongst respiratory physicians in Australia and New Zealand. METHODS: We conducted a web-based chest ultrasound survey of adult respiratory physicians across Australia and New Zealand...
November 16, 2016: Internal Medicine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855686/combined-ultrasound-guided-cutting-needle-biopsy-and-standard-pleural-biopsy-for-diagnosis-of-malignant-pleural-effusions
#4
Jinlin Wang, Xinghua Zhou, Xiaohong Xie, Qing Tang, Panxiao Shen, Yunxiang Zeng
BACKGROUND: The most efficient approach to diagnose malignant pleural effusions (MPEs) is still controversial and uncertain. This study aimed to evaluate the utility of a combined approach using ultrasound (US)-guided cutting-needle biopsy (CNB) and standard pleural biopsy (SPB) for diagnosing MPE. METHODS: Pleural effusions were collected from 172 patients for biochemical and microbiological analyses. US-guided CNB and SPB were performed in the same operation sequentially to obtain specimens for histological analysis...
November 17, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847557/thoracic-ultrasound-a-complementary-diagnostic-tool-in-cardiology
#5
REVIEW
Guglielmo M Trovato
Clinical assessment and workup of patients referred to cardiologists may need an extension to chest disease. This requires more in-depth examination of respiratory co-morbidities due to uncertainty or severity of the clinical presentation. The filter and integration of ecg and echocardiographic information, addressing to the clues of right ventricular impairment, pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension, and other less frequent conditions, such as congenital, inherited and systemic disease, usually allow more timely diagnosis and therapeutic choice...
October 26, 2016: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836795/ultrasound%C3%A2-for%C3%A2-patients%C3%A2-in-a-high-hiv-tb-prevalence-setting-a%C3%A2-needs-assessment-and-review-of-focused-applications-for-sub-saharan-africa
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REVIEW
Tom Heller, Eric A Mtemang'ombe, Michaëla A M Huson, Charlotte C Heuvelings, Sabine Bélard, Saskia Janssen, Sam Phiri, Martin P Grobusch
Ultrasound is increasingly used in point-of-care applications and has great potential to support the diagnosis of infectious diseases, especially in resource-limited settings. We performed a cross-sectional study including 100 Malawian patients with a clinical indication for ultrasound and reviewed the literature on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in Sub-Saharan Africa to establish its applicability, most frequent indications, findings, and implications for treatment, and therefore relevance in POCUS curricula, with a main focus on infectious diseases...
November 8, 2016: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834452/internal-jugular-dimensions-and-common-carotid-overlapping-assessed-in-a-cross-sectional-study-by-ultrasonography-at-three-neck-levels-in-healthy-volunteers
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Helena Norin, Andreas Pikwer, Fredrik Fellert, Jonas Åkeson
BACKGROUND: Cannulation of the internal jugular vein may be associated with inadvertent puncture of the common carotid artery. Systematic use of ultrasound guidance has improved clinical success rates and reduced complications, but better knowledge of topographic relationships of the internal jugular vein and common carotid artery is desirable. This preclinical study was designed to determine by ultrasound technique relative topographic characteristics in humans of the internal jugular veins and common carotid arteries at different levels on both sides of the neck...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27828799/a-pilot-assessment-of-3-point-of-care-strategies-for-diagnosis-of-perioperative-lung-pathology
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John W Ford, Johan Heiberg, Anthony P Brennan, Colin F Royse, David J Canty, Doa El-Ansary, Alistair G Royse
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasonography is superior to clinical examination and chest X-ray (CXR) in diagnosis of acute respiratory pathology in the emergency and critical care setting and after cardiothoracic surgery in intensive care. Lung ultrasound may be useful before cardiothoracic surgery and after discharge from intensive care, but the proportion of significant respiratory pathology in this setting is unknown and may be too low to justify its routine use. The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of clinically significant respiratory pathology detectable with CXR, clinical examination, and lung ultrasound in patients on the ward before and after cardiothoracic surgery...
November 8, 2016: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27809611/lung-ultrasonography-to-diagnose-pulmonary-hemorrhage-of-the-newborn
#9
Xiao-Ling Ren, Wei Fu, Jing Liu, Ying Liu, Rong-Ming Xia
OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to investigate the application of lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of Pulmonary hemorrhage of the newborn (PHN). METHODS: From July 2013 to June 2016, 157 neonates were enrolled in the study. They were divided into two groups: a study group of 57 neonates, who were diagnosed with PHN according to their medical history, clinical manifestations and chest X-ray findings, and a control group of 100 neonates with no lung disease.All subjects underwent bedside lung ultrasound in a quiet state in a supine, lateral or prone position, performed by a single expert physician...
November 3, 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27805286/accuracy-and-safety-of-ward-based-pleural-ultrasound-in-the-australian-healthcare-system
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Gary Hammerschlag, Matthew Denton, Peter Wallbridge, Louis Irving, Daniel Steinfort
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound has been shown to improve the accuracy and safety of pleural procedures. Studies to date have been performed in large, specialized units, where pleural procedures are performed by a small number of highly specialized physicians. There are no studies examining the safety and accuracy of ultrasound in the Australian healthcare system where procedures are performed by junior doctors with a high staff turnover. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of the ultrasound database in the Respiratory Department at the Royal Melbourne Hospital to determine accuracy and complications associated pleural procedures...
November 2, 2016: Respirology: Official Journal of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784524/adult-manifestation-of-henoch-sch%C3%A3-nlein-purpura
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Daria Marley Kemp, James Studdiford, Katie Osley, Joya Sahu
A 51-year-old man initially presented to the hospital with a 2-week history of constipation, intermittently diffuse abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and productive cough. Results from chest x-ray and obstruction series appreciated a right lower lobe opacity and small right pleural effusion. The patient met sepsis criteria and was empirically covered for community-acquired pneumonia with vancomycin, piperacillin-tazobactam, moxifloxacin, and tobramycin. His hospital course was complicated by oliguria, acute kidney injury with a normal renal ultrasound, and transaminitis with a negative hepatitis panel...
2016: Skinmed
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783380/common-pitfalls-in-point-of-care-ultrasound-a-practical-guide-for-emergency-and-critical-care-physicians
#12
REVIEW
Pablo Blanco, Giovanni Volpicelli
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is a widely used tool in emergency and critical care settings, useful in the decision-making process as well as in interventional guidance. While having an impressive diagnostic accuracy in the hands of highly skilled operators, inexperienced practitioners must be aware of some common misinterpretations that may lead to wrong decisions at the bedside. OBJECTIVES: This article provides a revision list of common POCUS misdiagnoses usually found in practice and offers useful tips to recognize and avoid them...
December 2016: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759836/advances-in-lung-ultrasound
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Miguel José Francisco, Antonio Rahal, Fabio Augusto Cardillo Vieira, Paulo Savoia Dias da Silva, Marcelo Buarque de Gusmão Funari
Ultrasound examination of the chest has advanced in recent decades. This imaging modality is currently used to diagnose several pathological conditions and provides qualitative and quantitative information. Acoustic barriers represented by the aerated lungs and the bony framework of the chest generate well-described sonographic artifacts that can be used as diagnostic aids. The normal pleural line and A, B, C, E and Z lines (also known as false B lines) are artifacts with specific characteristics. Lung consolidation and pneumothorax sonographic patterns are also well established...
July 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27755806/diagnosis-of-a-rare-primary-pulmonary-synovial-sarcoma-with-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
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Cai-Hua Wang, Chuan-Cai Xu, Jun-Hong Jiang, Yan-Bin Chen, Sheng-Hua Zhan
Primary pulmonary synovial sarcoma (PPSS) is a rare disease. Diagnosis is made postoperatively following resection of the tumor. We describe the case of a 39-year-old non-smoking woman whose chest imaging revealed a heterogeneous mass (5.4 cm × 4.6 cm), with soft tissue density in the right upper lobe and pleural effusion in the right hemithorax. The tumor was enhanced on a computed tomography scan, in which enlargement of the mediastinal lymph nodes compressing the adjacent superior vena cava was observed...
September 10, 2016: Thoracic Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721940/thoracic-ultrasound-an-adjunctive-and-valuable-imaging-tool-in-emergency-resource-limited-settings-and-for-a-sustainable-monitoring-of-patients
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Francesca M Trovato, Daniela Catalano, Guglielmo M Trovato
Imaging workup of patients referred for elective assessment of chest disease requires an articulated approach: Imaging is asked for achieving timely diagnosis. The concurrent or subsequent use of thoracic ultrasound (TUS) with conventional (chest X-rays-) and more advanced imaging procedures (computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging) implies advantages, limitations and actual problems. Indeed, despite TUS may provide useful imaging of pleura, lung and heart disease, emergency scenarios are currently the most warranted field of application of TUS: Pleural effusion, pneumothorax, lung consolidation...
September 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709281/stratifying-fibrinolytic-dosing-in-pediatric-parapneumonic-effusion-based-on-ultrasound-grade-correlation
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Charles A James, Leah E Braswell, Amir H Pezeshkmehr, Paula K Roberson, James A Parks, Mary B Moore
BACKGROUND: Complicated pleural effusion prolongs the hospital course of pneumonia. Chest tube placement with instillation of fibrinolytic medication allows efficient drain output and decreases hospital stay. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate experience with lower fibrinolytic dose for parapneumonic effusions and to assess potential dose stratification based on a simple ultrasound grading system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical record to identify children and young adults who received fibrinolytic therapy for parapneumonic effusion and had chest tube placement by an interventional radiology service at a single children's hospital...
October 5, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27701165/lung-ultrasound-pattern-is-normal-during-the-last-gestational-weeks-an-observational-pilot-study
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Erik Arbeid, Alessio Demi, Etrusca Brogi, Elisa Gori, Teresa Giusto, Gino Soldati, Luigi Vetrugno, Francesco Giunta, Francesco Forfori
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The normal lung ultrasound (US) pattern during a regular pregnancy has not been evaluated extensively in the current literature. Pregnancy-related changes in the respiratory tract affect maternal predisposition to several respiratory complications; consequently, it is important to differentiate between a physiologic pattern during pregnancy and a pathologic lung pattern, due to respiratory failure. The goal of our study was to assess the normal US lung pattern in women without known comorbidities in the last weeks of pregnancy...
October 5, 2016: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668919/the-utility-of-bedside-lung-ultrasound-findings-in-bronchiolitis
#18
Joanna S Cohen, Naomi Hughes, Sonny Tat, James M Chamberlain, Stephen J Teach, Keith Boniface
OBJECTIVES: Recent literature suggests that bedside lung ultrasound may have a role in the evaluation of infants with bronchiolitis. B lines, which are multiple and diffuse vertical artifacts spreading from the lung pleural interface to the edge of the ultrasound screen, have been associated with thickened interlobular septa, extravascular lung water, and diffuse parenchymal disease. The aims of this study were (1) to describe the prevalence of B lines in children younger than 24 months presenting to the emergency department with wheezing, (2) to determine the interrater reliability of lung ultrasound findings in this setting, and (3) to determine the association of B lines with atopy and other clinical findings...
September 23, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27668912/unilateral-lung-whiteout-in-children-four-cases-and-a-discussion-of-management
#19
Itaru Iwama, Moriyasu Kohama
Unilateral lung whiteout is not a common pediatric chest radiograph finding, but when it is encountered, timely and accurate interpretations of the radiograph are required because life-threatening respiratory failure can be associated. Lung whiteout may result from several conditions, and the differential diagnosis has a broad range. We describe 4 pediatric patients with different etiologies of unilateral lung whiteout: a large pleural effusion, mainstem bronchial plugging with a large cast, a mediastinal tumor, and consolidation...
September 24, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27661554/-a-review-on-thoracic-ultrasound
#20
Sebastián Fernández-Bussy, Gonzalo Labarca, Mario Lanza, Erik Folch, Adnan Majid
The use of thoracic ultrasound as a diagnostic tool in the emergency department, intensive care unit or in patients with pulmonary diseases is increasing steadily. It is used to guide percutaneous tracheostomies, to assess pleural effusions, to rule out pneumothorax, and to guide the placement of endovascular and pleural catheters. It is also useful in the assessment of patients with dyspnea. The aim of this review is to provide the practical and technical basics for the use of this diagnostic tool among internists and specialists in pulmonary diseases...
July 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
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