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Arianna Barbetta, Shahdabul Faraz, Pari Shah, Hans Gerdes, Meier Hsu, Kay See Tan, Tamar Nobel, Manjit S Bains, Matthew Bott, James M Isbell, David B Sewell, David R Jones, Daniela Molena
BACKGROUNDS AND AIMS: As treatment for esophageal cancer often involves a multidisciplinary approach, the initial endoscopic report is essential for communication between providers. Several guidelines have been established to standardize endoscopic reporting. This study evaluates the compliance of esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) reporting with the current national guidelines. METHODS: Combining the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and Society of Thoracic Surgeons guidelines, 11 quality indicators (QIs) for EGD and 8 for EUS were identified...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
Paul Harkey, Richard Duszak, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to identify the specialty characteristics of providers referring musculoskeletal (MSK) extremity imaging examinations to radiologists, so as to better understand the drivers of MSK imaging utilization and potentially improve the appropriateness of such imaging examinations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Data on provider referral for MSK extremity imaging services were extracted from the 2014 Medicare Referring Provider Utilization for Procedures public use file, which aggregates data on diagnostic procedures according to referring provider identities and service codes...
February 28, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Margaret Finley, David Ebaugh, Thomas Trojian
OBJECTIVE: To determine agreement of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK-US) findings of shoulder pathology and related shoulder special test results in individuals with varied duration of manual wheelchair (MWC) use following spinal cord injury (SCI) and determine if shoulder musculoskeletal impairments, per MSK-US and clinical examination, differed in individuals with SCI and varying duration of MWC use. DESIGN: Cross-sectional cohort study SETTING: Laboratory setting PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-three adult volunteers with SCI who used a MWC for community mobility...
January 12, 2018: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Riti M Kanesa-Thasan, Levon N Nazarian, Laurence Parker, Vijay M Rao, David C Levin
PURPOSE: MRI and ultrasound (US) are effective diagnostic tools to evaluate extremities. In this study, we analyze utilization trends in musculoskeletal (MSK) US and MRI from 2003 to 2015 within the Medicare population. METHODS: Our data sources were the Medicare Part B Physician/Supplier Procedure Summary Master Files for 2003 to 2015. They cover all Medicare fee-for-service enrollees (37.5 million in 2015). Current Procedural Terminology codes for nonvascular, nonspine joint MRI and extremity US were selected and volumes within these codes were determined...
December 13, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
Małgorzata Serafin-Król, Artur Maliborski
The article reviews the major challenges related to the principles of the correct technique of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US). All the crucial aspects of correct MSK soft tissue diagnosis have been discussed, including equipment settings, use of recent image software innovations and ultrasound standoff pads, and correct transducer positioning. The importance of the fundamental principles of MSK US, facilitating good quality image and limiting the occurrence of artifacts, has been highlighted. The most common artifacts of the musculoskeletal system have been described, including those that diagnostically helpful, such as the presence of echo enhancement deep to a fluid-filled structure, or an acoustic shadow behind a calcification...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
Yuri Shif, Justin W Kung, Colm J McMahon, Jennifer Ni Mhuircheartaigh, Yu Ching Lin, Megan E Anderson, Jim S Wu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety of withholding preprocedure international normalized ratio (INR) and platelet testing in patients undergoing musculoskeletal (MSK) core needle biopsy (CNB). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Initially, a retrospective review of 1,162 consecutive patients undergoing MSK CNB with preprocedural INR and platelet testing was performed. Clinical (age, gender, bleeding disorder, liver disease, anticoagulation use, INR > 2, platelet count <50,000/ul) and biopsy factors (imaging modality, lesion type, biopsy needle gauge, number biopsy samples) were tested for association with bleeding complications...
February 2018: Skeletal Radiology
Carmelo Messina, Bianca Bignotti, Alberto Tagliafico, Davide Orlandi, Angelo Corazza, Francesco Sardanelli, Luca Maria Sconfienza
OBJECTIVES: Our aim was to evaluate the quality of published guidelines on musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK-US) for adults. METHODS: Between June and July 2016, we conducted an online search for MSK-US guidelines, which were evaluated by four independent readers blinded to each other using the AGREE II tool. A fifth independent reviewer calculated scores per each domain and agreement between reviewers' scores using the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC). RESULTS: Five guidelines were included in this appraisal...
October 2017: Insights Into Imaging
Dodji V Modjinou, Svetlana Krasnokutsky, Soterios Gyftopoulos, Virginia C Pike, Elaine Karis, Robert T Keenan, Kristen Lee, Daria B Crittenden, Jonathan Samuels, Michael H Pillinger
Tophaceous gout is painful and impairs quality of life. The optimal modality for assessing tophus resolution in response to urate-lowering treatment remains poorly defined. Using pegloticase as a model system for resolving tophi, we compared multiple imaging and physical diagnostic strategies for assessing tophus resolution. A 32-year-old subject with chronic refractory tophaceous gout was enrolled and received 6 months of pegloticase treatment. Measurements of tophi using vernier calipers (monthly), photographs and musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK-US; every 3 months), and dual-energy CT (DECT) were compared...
September 2017: Clinical Rheumatology
Tim Blake, Debbi Marais, Andrew B Hassell, Kay Stevenson, Zoe Paskins
BACKGROUND: The rheumatologist relies heavily on clinical skills to diagnose diverse conditions, something that is correlated with one's knowledge of clinical anatomy. More recently, rheumatology has offered further career flexibility with opportunities to develop skills such as joint injection and musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound, both of which require a sound understanding of anatomy. Currently, there are no formal strategies to support competency-based anatomy learning in rheumatology in the UK...
December 2017: Musculoskeletal Care
Rogan E A Henderson, Bruce F Walker, Kenneth J Young
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to survey the use of musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound imaging (MSK-DUSI) at chiropractic educational programs worldwide and to elicit opinions of academic diagnostic imaging staff of its prospective use at their teaching institutions. METHODS: An electronic questionnaire was delivered in 2014 using SurveyMonkey and notifications were disseminated by e-mail to 127 diagnostic imaging staff at chiropractic programs worldwide...
March 2017: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
Cecilie Krage Øverås, Birgitte Lawaetz Myhrvold, Gro Røsok, Eli Magnesen
BACKGROUND: The reliability of musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound imaging (MSK-DUSI) for the evaluation of neck musculature has been sparsely documented in the research literature. Until now, research has featured a limited number of subjects and only few studies have tested for both inter- and intra-reliability using appropriate methodology. METHODS: Four examiners conducted an inter- and intra-rater reliability and agreement study. Fifty females with and without neck pain (NP) between the ages of 20-70 were recruited from October 2014 to April 2015...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Alka Sudhir Karnik, Alpana Karnik, Alpana Joshi
Ultrasound (US) is a simple, non-invasive imaging modality which allows high-resolution imaging of the musculoskeletal (MSK) system. Its increasing popularity in pediatrics is due to the fact that it does not involve radiation, has an ability to visualize non-ossified cartilaginous and vascular structures, allows dynamic imaging and quick contralateral comparison. US is the primary imaging modality in some pediatric MSK conditions like infant hip in developmental dysplasia (DDH), hip joint effusion, epiphyseal trauma and evaluation of the neonatal spine...
June 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
Kristopher Karvelas, Craig Ziegler, Monica E Rho
BACKGROUND: Electromyography (EMG) and musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound (US) are core learning objectives during physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) training. However, there have been no prior studies using MSK US to assess the acquisition of EMG procedural skills during residency training. This study aims to demonstrate the differences in skillful needle placement between junior and senior physiatry residents. The integration of both EMG and MSK US may have tremendous potential for additional learning opportunities related to electrodiagnostic education...
August 2016: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Yusef Sayeed, Antonella Marrocco, Keziah Sully, Charles Werntz, Anna Allen, Joseph Minardi
OBJECTIVE: This article aims to present the musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound (US) course, the objective measures of occupational medicine (OM) resident skill, and subjective opinions of OM residents regarding the MSK US course and MSK US in general. Also, to provide other OM residency programs information to help them develop this skill for their programs. METHODS: Didactic sessions based on American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) guidelines were taught in modular format with subsequent practice-based workshops...
December 2015: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Orrin M Troum, Olga L Pimienta, Ewa Olech, Mikkel Østergaard, Ralf Thiele, Judy L Seraphine, George A W Bruyn, Charles Peterfy
The International Society for Musculoskeletal Imaging in Rheumatology (ISEMIR) was founded in 2005 with the goal of discussing matters related to imaging in rheumatology, particularly, validation, education, and use in both clinical practice and research. The field of musculoskeletal (MSK) imaging is continuously evolving; therefore, education for healthcare providers in this field is of paramount importance. ISEMIR's international faculty and world-renowned experts presented the newest information as it relates to the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US) at the 8th annual ISEMIR meeting that took place on April 17-18 in Santa Monica, California...
June 2016: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
Alberto Bazzocchi, Alessandro Napoli, Beatrice Sacconi, Giuseppe Battista, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Carlo Catalano, Ugo Albisinni
MRI-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a minimally invasive treatment guided by the most sophisticated imaging tool available in today's clinical practice. Both the imaging and therapeutic sides of the equipment are based on non-ionizing energy. This technique is a very promising option as potential treatment for several pathologies, including musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. Apart from clinical applications, MRgFUS technology is the result of long, heavy and cumulative efforts exploring the effects of ultrasound on biological tissues and function, the generation of focused ultrasound and treatment monitoring by MRI...
2016: British Journal of Radiology
Rogan E A Henderson, Bruce F Walker, Kenneth J Young
Musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound imaging (MSK-DUSI) has been growing outside the traditional radiology speciality. Increased use of this technology has been reported in several healthcare settings, however an apparent gap in the knowledge of the accuracy of this diagnostic technology indicated a review was warranted. We undertook a structured review of the literature to assess the accuracy of MSK-DUSI for the diagnosis of musculoskeletal soft tissue pathology of the extremities. An electronic search of the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database (1972 to mid-2014) was conducted...
2015: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
Magdalena Wawrzyk, Jan Sokal, Ewa Andrzejewska, Przemysław Przewratil
BACKGROUND: In the process of diagnosis and treatment of fractures, an X-ray study is typically performed. In modern medicine very important is the development of new diagnostic methods without adverse effects on the body. One of such techniques is ultrasound imaging. It has a high value in imaging most areas of the body, including the musculoskeletal system. Reports on the use of ultrasound in the evaluation of the callus are rare and this could be a method equivalent to or even better than standard radiographs...
2015: Polish Journal of Radiology
Emilie Dodré, Guillaume Lefebvre, Eric Cockenpot, Patrick Chastanet, Anne Cotten
Percutaneous musculoskeletal procedures are widely accepted as low invasive, highly effective, efficient and safe methods in a vast amount of hip pathologies either in diagnostic or in therapeutic management. Hip intra-articular injections are used for the symptomatic treatment of osteoarthritis. Peritendinous or intrabursal corticosteroid injections can be used for the symptomatic treatment of greater trochanteric pain syndrome and anterior iliopsoas impingement. In past decades, the role of interventional radiology has rapidly increased in metastatic disease, thanks to the development of many ablative techniques...
2016: British Journal of Radiology
Jindra Brtková
The musculoskeletal system is one of the major regions, where changes caused by diabetes mellitus (DM) are often encountered causing severe impairment of the quality of patients´ lives. These changes have therefore become an important focus of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, with imaging methods - both plain radiography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to a lesser extent ultrasound (US), being their cornerstones. In the article the images of musculoskeletal (MSK) manifestations of diabetes mellitus are presented, structured into changes directly caused by DM, metabolic consequences of DM, syndromes with increased coincidence with DM and septic complications...
June 2015: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
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