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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546369/the-utility-of-sonographic-assessment-in-selecting-patients-for-percutaneous-insertion-of-peritoneal-dialysis-catheter
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Renuka Shanmugalingam, Angela Makris, Hicham Hassan, Yan Li, Imelda DeGuzman, Hareeshan Nandakoban, Ananthakrishnapuram Aravindan, Govind Narayanan, Jeffrey Wong
♦Background: Percutaneous insertion of peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheters by nephrologists is a safe and effective alternative to open surgical techniques. These patients are usually carefully selected due to anatomical considerations and medical comorbidities, with the current literature suggesting exclusion of patients with prior abdominal surgery. ♦ Method: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of pre-dialysis patients who attended a preprocedural clinic in a tertiary center over 6 years. Procedural complications and catheter survival were assessed...
May 25, 2017: Peritoneal Dialysis International: Journal of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543777/efficacy-and-safety-of-non-invasive-body-tightening-with-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu
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E J Ko, J Y Hong, T-R Kwon, E J Choi, Y-J Jang, S Y Choi, K H Yoo, S Y Kim, B J Kim
BACKGROUND: Noninvasive skin-tightening devices have become increasingly popular in response to increasing demand for improvements in skin laxity and tightening with minimal risk and recovery time. OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficacy and safety of HIFU for skin tightening in the face and body. METHODS: A total of 32 Korean subjects enrolled in this prospective clinical trial. The subjects were treated with HIFU to both cheeks, lower abdomen, and thigh...
May 22, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540836/vocal-cord-paresis-following-single-session-high-intensity-focused-ablation-hifu-treatment-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-incidence-and-risk-factors
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Brian Hh Lang, Yu-Cho Woo, Keith Wan-Hang Chiu
BACKGROUND: Vocal cord paresis (VCP) may occur following high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) of thyroid nodules. We hypothesized its occurrence relates to the distance of the focus point (FP) of the HIFU beams from the recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) and the thermal power that this point received. Their relationships were examined. METHODS: One hundred and three patients who underwent HIFU for symptomatic benign thyroid nodule from October 2015 to March 2017 were analyzed...
May 24, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540824/establishment-of-a-scoring-system-for-predicting-the-difficulty-level-of-high-intensity-focussed-ultrasound-ablation-of-uterine-fibroids
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Zhongqiong Liu, Chunmei Gong, Yunchang Liu, Lian Zhang
PURPOSE: To establish a scoring system that predicts the difficulty level of high-intensity focussed ultrasound (HIFU) ablation of uterine fibroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred and twenty-two patients with fibroids were enrolled. The energy efficiency factor (EEF) and sonication time were set as dependent variables, with factors possibly affecting EEF and sonication time including age, body mass index (BMI), the volume of fibroids, the location of the uterus, the type of fibroids, the signal intensity on the T2-weighted imaging (T2WI), the enhancement type, the thickness of the rectus abdominis and the subcutaneous fat layer, the distance from the anterior/posterior surface of the fibroid to the skin, and the abdominal wall scars were set as predictors for building optimal scaling regression models...
May 19, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540785/single-session-high-intensity-focussed-ablation-hifu-versus-open-cervical-hemithyroidectomy-for-benign-thyroid-nodule-analysis-on-early-efficacy-safety-and-voice-quality
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Brian H H Lang, Carlos K H Wong, Estella P M Ma
BACKGROUND: High intensity focussed ultrasound (HIFU) is a promising non-surgical treatment for symptomatic benign thyroid nodule. We aimed to compare early efficacy, safety and voice quality between HIFU ablation and open thyroidectomy. METHODS: Consecutive patients who underwent single-session HIFU ablation or a hemithyroidectomy for symptomatic benign thyroid nodule were included. The 6-month extent of nodule shrinkage, symptom improvement score, thyroid function, hospital stay and cost were compared between the two procedures...
March 24, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538409/a-case-report-of-pedigree-of-a-homozygous-mutation-of-the-steroidogenic-acute-regulatory-protein-causing-lipoid-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
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Rong Fu, Lin Lu, Jun Jiang, Min Nie, Xiaojing Wang, Zhaolin Lu
RATIONALE: Lipoid congenital adrenal hyperplasia (LCAH) is extremely rare, but is the most fatal form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia resulting from mutations in the steroidogenic acute regulatory protein (STAR) gene. LCAH arises from severe defects in the conversion of cholesterol to pregnenolone, the precursor of all steroids. PATIENT CONCERNS: A case was reported that an 11-month-old Chinese girl who presented with a sex development disorder and hyponatremia...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535235/effect-of-cephalexin-plus-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-vs-cephalexin-alone-on-clinical-cure-of-uncomplicated-cellulitis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Gregory J Moran, Anusha Krishnadasan, William R Mower, Fredrick M Abrahamian, Frank LoVecchio, Mark T Steele, Richard E Rothman, David J Karras, Rebecca Hoagland, Stephanie Pettibone, David A Talan
Importance: Emergency department visits for skin infections in the United States have increased with the emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). For cellulitis without purulent drainage, β-hemolytic streptococci are presumed to be the predominant pathogens. It is unknown if antimicrobial regimens possessing in vitro MRSA activity provide improved outcomes compared with treatments lacking MRSA activity. Objective: To determine whether cephalexin plus trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole yields a higher clinical cure rate of uncomplicated cellulitis than cephalexin alone...
May 23, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533803/use-of-ultrasound-in-image-guided-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-enumerations-and-arguments
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REVIEW
Susovan Banerjee, Tejinder Kataria, Deepak Gupta, Shikha Goyal, Shyam Singh Bisht, Trinanjan Basu, Ashu Abhishek
Inherently, brachytherapy is the most conformal radiotherapeutic technique. As an aid to brachytherapy, ultrasonography (USG) serves as a portable, inexpensive, and simple to use method allowing for accurate, reproducible, and adaptive treatments. Some newer brachytherapy planning systems have incorporated USG as the sole imaging modality. Ultrasonography has been successfully used to place applicator and dose planning for prostate, cervix, and anal canal cancers. It can guide placement of brachytherapy catheters for all other sites like breast, skin, and head and neck cancers...
April 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524145/-orbital-case-of-ocular-dirofilariasis
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M B Gushсhina, E V Egorova, N S Yuzhakova, S A Mal'kov
AIM: to report a clinical case of orbital dirofilariasis with attention to peculiarities of disease presentation, diagnostic measures, and treatment results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A patient with a history of spontaneously subsiding recurrent oedema of the lower eyelid suspicious of parasitic cyst formation. The diagnosis was confirmed preoperatively by orbital ultrasound. Surgical intervention included orbitotomy with microsurgical excision of the parasitic cyst via a percutaneous approach through the lower eyelid skin crease...
2017: Vestnik Oftalmologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524060/high-frequency-ultrasound-imaging-of-cutaneous-neurofibroma-in-patients-with-neurofibromatosis-type-i
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Delphine Raffin, Julia Zaragoza, Gabriella Georgescou, Youssef Mourtada, Annabel Maruani, Frédéric Ossant, Frédéric Patat, Loïc Vaillant, Laurent Machet
Neurofibromas (NFs) are benign tumours arising from a nerve sheath, which are present in nearly all patients with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). High-frequency ultrasound (HFU) systems, using frequencies over 20 MHz, were developed to improve visualization of skin tumours by means of increased resolution. To describe NFs by using HFU in patients with NF1. Anonymized HFU (25-MHz) images of NFs were randomized. Initially, two dermatologist investigators, with experience in HFU imaging of the skin, together described the ultrasound images and established eight criteria for NFs...
May 19, 2017: European Journal of Dermatology: EJD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523127/high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-ablation-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Brian Hung-Hin Lang, Arnold L H Wu
BACKGROUND: With an increasing number of imaging studies being done nowadays, the number of incidentally discovered thyroid nodules is expected to rise. Although many of these nodules are small and benign in nature, some do grow and may cause pressure and/or thyrotoxic symptoms. Surgical resection has traditionally been recommended for symptomatic nodules but is associated with risk of hypothyroidism, bleeding, infection, and nerve damage. High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is one of the non-surgical thermal ablation techniques that may serve as an alternative in the treatment of benign thyroid nodules...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521342/preoperative-ultrasound-guided-wire-localization-of-the-lateral-femoral-cutaneous-nerve
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Amgad S Hanna, Mark E Ehlers, Kenneth S Lee
BACKGROUND: Difficulty and sometimes inability to find the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) intraoperatively is well known. Variabilities in the course of the nerve are well documented in the literature. In a previous paper, we defined a tight fascial canal that completely surrounds the LFCN in the proximal thigh. These 2 factors sometimes render finding the nerve intraoperatively, to treat meralgia paresthetica, very challenging. OBJECTIVE: To explore the use of preoperative ultrasound to minimize operative time and eliminate situations in which the nerve is not found...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521102/co2-delivery-to-accelerate-incisional-wound-healing-following-single-irradiation-of-near-infrared-lamp-on-the-coordinated-colloids
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Wei-Peng Li, Chia-Hao Su, Sheng-Jung Wang, Fu-Ju Tsai, Chun-Ting Chang, Min-Chiao Liao, Chun-Chieh Yu, Thi-Tuong Vi Tran, Chaw-Ning Lee, Wen-Tai Chiu, Tak-Wah Wong, Chen-Sheng Yeh
Traditional wound care methods include wound infection control, adequate nutritional supplements, education of changing position every 2-3 h to avoid tissue hypoxia, vacuum assistant closure, debridement, skin graft, and tissue flap. Electric current stimulation, ultrasound, laser, and hydrotherapy have emerged as adjuvant therapies. However, most, if not all, of these therapies are expensive, and the treatment results are variable. The development of the active methods to improve wound healing is mandatory...
May 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515980/investigating-the-effectiveness-of-kinesio%C3%A2-taping-space-correction-method-in-healthy-adults-on-patellofemoral-joint-and-subcutaneous-space
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Katie J Lyman, Kassiann Keister, Kara Gange, Christopher D Mellinger, Thomas A Hanson
BACKGROUND: Limited quantitative, physiological evidence exists regarding the effectiveness of Kinesio® Taping methods, particularly with respect to the potential ability to impact underlying physiological joint space and structures. To better understand the impact of these techniques, the underlying physiological processes must be investigated in addition to the examination of more subjective measures related to pain in unhealthy tissues. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether the Kinesio® Taping Space Correction Method created a significant difference in patellofemoral joint space, as quantified by diagnostic ultrasound...
April 2017: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514510/injury-to-the-infrapatellar-branch-of-the-saphenous-nerve-during-tendon-graft-harvesting-for-knee-ligament-reconstruction-an-ultrasound-simulation-study
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Przemysław A Pękala, Ewa Miza, Brandon Michael Henry, Patrick Popieluszko, Marios Loukas, Krzysztof A Tomaszewski
INTRODUCTION: The clinical anatomy of the infrapatellar branch of the saphenous nerve (IPBSN) is of particular importance during operations in the area of the knee, especially when material for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is harvested. The nerve can easily be injured during the harvesting procedure, leading to postoperative complications that reduce quality of life. Three different skin incisions are commonly used during hamstring tendon harvesting: horizontal, vertical, and oblique...
May 17, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513053/high-frequency-ultrasound-quantification-of-acute-radiation-dermatitis-pilot-study-of-patients-undergoing-radiotherapy-for-breast-cancer
#16
M Garnier, E Champeaux, E Laurent, A Boehm, O Briard, T Wachter, L Vaillant, F Patat, G Bens, L Machet
BACKGROUND: Acute radiation dermatitis (ARD) is a frequent complication after breast cancer radiotherapy and is usually assessed by semi-quantitative clinical scores, which may be subject to inter-observer variability. High-frequency ultrasound imaging of the skin can reliably quantify thickness and edema in diseased skin. We aimed to compare the relative increase in dermal thickness of the irradiated zone in breast-cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy, with clinical severity. METHODS: A consecutive series of patients undergoing treatment for breast cancer by lumpectomy and radiotherapy in a 6-month period also underwent clinical and ultrasound evaluation of ARD...
May 17, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500986/intradermal-invasive-lobular-carcinoma-presenting-not-everything-in-the-skin-is-benign
#17
Jennifer Wells Eaton, Michele B Drotman, Rachel M Sales, Elizabeth Kagan Arleo
In this case report, the history and imaging of two patients with invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) in the skin are presented, followed by a discussion of both benign and malignant intradermal findings on breast ultrasound. Although the majority of dermal findings are benign, these cases are a reminder that malignancy can manifest within the skin. The purpose of presenting these cases together is to remind breast imagers of the importance of considering malignancy in the differential diagnosis of intradermal lesions on breast ultrasound, especially in special circumstances such as a personal history of breast cancer or associated clinical findings...
May 5, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500898/the-fact-not-to-ignore-mean-blood-pressure-is-the-main-predictor-of-increased-arterial-stiffness-in-patients-with-systemic-rheumatic-diseases
#18
Alma Čypienė, Jolanta Dadonienė, Dalia Miltinienė, Egidija Rinkūnienė, Rita Rugienė, Sigita Stropuvienė, Jolita Badarienė, Aleksandras Laucevičius
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the association between carotid-radial pulse wave velocity (PWV), augmentation index (AIx), and flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) of the brachial artery and factors potentially influencing them in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and systemic sclerosis (SSc). MATERIAL AND METHODS: 316 patients diagnosed with RA (32%), SLE (20%), SSc (16%) and 156 controls (32%) were included in the study. Parameters of arterial stiffness AIx and PWV were obtained using applanation tonometry...
May 10, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499830/implementation-of-a-systematic-culturing-program-to-monitor-efficacy-of-endoscope-reprocessing-outcomes-and-costs
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Gene K Ma, David A Pegues, Michael L Kochman, Kevin Alby, Neil O Fishman, Marianne Saunders, Carolyn Grous, Daniel T Dempsey, Gregory G Ginsberg
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: In 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance for duodenoscope culturing and reprocessing in response to outbreaks of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) duodenoscope-related infections. Based on this guidance, we implemented best practices for reprocessing and developed a systematic process for culturing endoscopes with elevator levers. The aim of this study is to report the outcomes and direct costs of this program...
May 9, 2017: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498360/meristem-plant-cells-as-a-sustainable-source-of-redox-actives-for-skin-rejuvenation
#20
REVIEW
Liudmila G Korkina, Wolfgang Mayer, Chiara de Luca
Recently, aggressive advertisement claimed a "magic role" for plant stem cells in human skin rejuvenation. This review aims to shed light on the scientific background suggesting feasibility of using plant cells as a basis of anti-age cosmetics. When meristem cell cultures obtained from medicinal plants are exposed to appropriate elicitors/stressors (ultraviolet, ultrasound ultraviolet (UV), ultrasonic waves, microbial/insect metabolites, heavy metals, organic toxins, nutrient deprivation, etc.), a protective/adaptive response initiates the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites...
May 12, 2017: Biomolecules
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