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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634641/a-novel-technique-for-ultrasound-guided-central-venous-catheterization-under-short-axis-out-of-plane-approach-stepwise-flashing-with-triangulation
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Toshinori Horiuchi, Chie Okuda, Naoko Kurita, Ayako Yamaguchi, Kazuhiko Kitagawa, Masafumi Takeda, Keiichi Sha, Toshihiro Nagahata
In ultrasound-guided central venous catheterization, there is no standard technique either for the needle tip visualization or for the adequate needle angle and entry to the skin with short-axis view under out-of-plane technique. In the present study, we propose a novel technique named "stepwise flashing with triangulation", and the efficacy of this technique is assessed. Before and after a didactic session in which the technique was explained, 12 novice residents were asked to position the needle tip on or into the imitation vessels and to avoid deeper penetration by using an agar tissue phantom with ultrasound guidance...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633821/enhanced-production-of-hypocrellin-a-by-ultrasound-stimulation-in-submerged-cultures-of-shiraia-bambusicola
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Chun Xiao Sun, Yan Jun Ma, Jian Wen Wang
Hypocrellin A (HA), a naturally occurring fungal perylenequinone, is widely used in clinic to treat skin diseases and developed as a photodynamic therapy (PDT) agent against cancers. In this study, a low intensity ultrasound (US, 0.28W/cm(2) at 40kHz) was conducted thrice of repeated US exposure (5-min) with an interval of 12h to stimulate HA production of Shiraia bambusicola after 72h of the initial submerged cultures. US not only increased the content of HA by 177.2% in mycelia, but stimulated the release of HA into the medium with the highest total production of HA (247...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628532/evaluation-of-the-effectiveness-and-safety-of-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-carpal-tunnel-release-a-cadaveric-study
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Robert Burnham, Larry Playfair, Eldon Loh, Shannon Roberts, Anne Agur
OBJECTIVE: The looped thread carpal tunnel release (TCTR) procedure is a minimally invasive percutaneous technique performed under ultrasound (US) to transect the transverse carpal ligament in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome. Study objectives were to evaluate the accuracy of identifying key US landmarks, safety, effectiveness, and technical difficulty of TCTR. DESIGN: Fourteen lightly embalmed cadaveric distal forearm-hand specimens were subject to US identification of key landmarks, TCTR procedure, and post-TCTR dissection...
July 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620546/ovarian-morphology-is-associated-with-insulin-resistance-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome-a-cross-sectional-study
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Sara Pittenger Reid, Chia-Ning Kao, Lauri Pasch, Kanade Shinkai, Marcelle I Cedars, Heather G Huddleston
BACKGROUND: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a very common disorder well known to be associated with insulin resistance and metabolic disease. Insulin resistance is likely involved in the promotion of the PCOS reproductive phenotype and may mediate some of the ovarian morphology seen in the disorder. The phenotype of each individual woman with PCOS can vary widely as can her metabolic risk. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional study of patients seen in a multidisciplinary PCOS clinic at the University of California at San Francisco between 2006 and 2014...
2017: Fertility Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617404/-reconstructive-otoplasty-differentiated-approach-to-rib-cartilage-processing-and-ear-framework-formation-using-carving-technique
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T Z Chkadua, G V Asirova, F K Mustafina, M M Chernenkiy, S S Frolov, D L Vejze
The aim of the research was to optimize surgical rehabilitation of patients with auricle defects and deformities by the developing of differentiated approach to the choice of reconstructive otoplasty method. The study involved 30 patients with auricle defects and deformities of congenital (20 patients) and acquired (10 patients) etiology. The defects were total in 25 patients and partial in 5 patients. All patients underwent ear reconstruction with rib cartilage using carving technique. Preoperative planning was based in Doppler ultrasound of temporal region vessels, laser Doppler flowmetry, temporal skin ultrasound and 3D ribcage CT...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612666/igg4-related-sclerosing-disease-of-the-breast-in-a-male-patient
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Taisia Vitkovski, Galina S Marder, Dominic A Filardi, Ekta Gupta, Frank Breuer
IgG4-related sclerosing disease of the breast is a rare entity with 10 reports in the literature. We report the first case in a male patient. A 48-year-old male presented with 4-week history of palpable right upper outer quadrant breast mass associated with skin puckering. He reported a family history of breast cancer in his aunt. Ultrasound and mammography showed a spiculated 2.5-cm mass associated with skin retraction with extension to the pectoralis muscle. Ultrasound-guided core biopsy was performed. The findings were interpreted as acute and chronic inflammatory process...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612570/-the-value-of-high-frequency-color-doppler-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-solid-skin-tumorsa-a-preliminary-study
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Lin Zhong, Yuan-Jiao Tang, Yu-Jia Yang, Li Qiu
OBJECTIVES: To explore the value of high frequency color doppler ultrasonography in differentiating benign and malignant skin solid tumors. METHODS: Clinical and ultrasonic data of cutaneous solid tumors confirmed by pathology in our hospital were collected. The differences in clinical and sonographic features between benign and malignant tumors were statistically analyzed. RESULTS: A total of 512 patients, involving 527 cases of skin solid tumors, were enrolled in this study...
January 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611285/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-microwave-ablation-of-benign-breast-lesions
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Jie Yu, Bao-Hua Chen, Jing Zhang, Han Wu, Yan Huang, Meng-Juan Mu, Ping Liang
The benign breast lesions (BBLs) share a high incidence for women and therapy methods with minimal invasion and better cosmetic outcome are thirsted for. In this study, 122 patients with 198 biopsy-proved BBLs were enrolled. Ultrasound (US)-guided microwave ablation (MWA) was performed with local anesthesia from November, 2013 to April, 2016. The mean longest tumor size assessed was 1.6±0.7 cm (ranging 0.7-4.9 cm). MWA was successfully performed in all cases including 85 lesions adjacent to the skin, pectoralis and areola...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607685/concurrent-braf-and-pten-mutations-in-melanoma-of-unknown-origin-presenting-as-a-breast-mass
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Emmanuel Agosto-Arroyo, Marilin Rosa, Alec Chau, Laila Khazai
BACKGROUND: Metastases represent a small percentage of the malignancies affecting the breast, and only 5% of melanomas originate from non-cutaneous sites. Multiple genetic aberrations have been associated with the development of melanocytic lesions, including BRAF V600E mutation. Mutations in PTEN gene have also been related to the pathogenesis of multiple malignancies. PURPOSE/METHOD: This is the case of a 28-year-old female who presented with a tender, palpable mass in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast...
2017: SAGE open medical case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604990/ultrasound-guided-radial-artery-catheterisation-increases-the-success-rate-among-anaesthesiology-residents-a-randomised-study
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Nigopan Gopalasingam, Marlene A Hansen, Sofie Thorn, Erik Sloth, Peter Juhl-Olsen
INTRODUCTION: The palpation technique is generally used for radial artery catheterisation, but is associated with a high rate of failure and complications. Dynamic needle tip positioning (DNTP) is a new ultrasound-guided technique. We aimed to compare the traditional palpation technique with DNTP performed by four anaesthesiology residents. METHODS: The study was a randomised, controlled, patient-blinded, crossover study. Fourty patients underwent bilateral radial artery catheterisation using both techniques...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598907/treating-pain-on-skin-graft-donor-sites-review-and-clinical-recommendations
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Sarthak Sinha, Amanda J Schreiner, Jeff Biernaskie, Duncan Nickerson, Vincent A Gabriel
Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) is the most common reconstructive procedure in managing burn injuries. Harvesting split-thickness skin creates a new partial thickness wound referred to as the donor site. Pain at the donor site is reported to be one of the most distressing symptoms during the early post-operative period. Here, we a) identify strategies for managing donor site pain, b) assess the quality of individual studies and c) formulate evidence-based recommendations based on the amount and consistency of evidence...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598873/cutaneous-sarcoidosis
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Megan H Noe, Misha Rosenbach
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cutaneous sarcoidosis occurs in up to 30% of patients with sarcoidosis and skin findings are often the initial presenting symptom. Cutaneous sarcoidosis is a rare skin disease and many aspects of the disease presentation and treatment are not well understood. This review will highlight developments in the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis and treatment of cutaneous sarcoidosis over the past several years. RECENT FINDINGS: Epidemiological studies from several different populations reaffirm that cutaneous sarcoidosis is more common in women and is often the presenting symptom of systemic sarcoidosis...
June 8, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598459/true-brachial-artery-aneurysm-presenting-as-a-non-pulsatile-mass
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A Pradhananga, X Chao
Brachial artery aneurysms are rare disease that can be encountered. It is divided into true and false. The frequency of true aneurysm of the brachial artery is so much unusual. So, we present a case of a 59 year old male who presented to us with complaint of mass in left upper limb since many years ago. Now, there was sudden onset of progressive pain with coldness, numbness, tingling sensation and blackish discolouration of skin from 8 hours. The left upper limb was pulseless and color Doppler ultrasound showed a non-pulsatile aneurysm at the mid level of left brachial artery associated with arterial occlusion in its distal branch by thrombus...
January 2017: JNMA; Journal of the Nepal Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596489/nanobubbles-as-ultrasound-contrast-agent-for-facilitating-small-cell-lung-cancer-imaging
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Jin-Ping Wang, Xiao-Lin Zhou, Ji-Ping Yan, Rong-Qin Zheng, Wei Wang
BACKGROUND: This study is to investigate whether liposome-loaded nanobubbles (NBs) have the potentials to carry anti-pro-gastrin releasing peptide (proGRP) antibody and enhance ultrasound imaging of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). METHODS: NBs were loaded with an antibody against SCLC (H446 cell line). A nude mouse model of SCLC tumor was established by a subcutaneous injection of tumor cell suspension in the dorsal skin. Images for contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of xenograft tumors in the model were obtained through an intravenous injection of blank and targeting NBs...
May 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591174/the-acute-effects-of-lower-limb-intermittent-negative-pressure-on-foot-macro-and-microcirculation-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Øyvind Heiberg Sundby, Lars Øivind Høiseth, Iacob Mathiesen, Harald Weedon-Fekjær, Jon O Sundhagen, Jonny Hisdal
BACKGROUND: Intermittent negative pressure (INP) applied to the lower leg and foot increases foot perfusion in healthy volunteers. The aim of the present study was to describe the effects of INP to the lower leg and foot on foot macro- and microcirculation in patients with lower extremity peripheral arterial disease (PAD). METHODS: In this experimental study, we analyzed foot circulation during INP in 20 patients [median (range): 75 (63-84yrs)] with PAD. One leg was placed inside an air-tight vacuum chamber connected to an INP-generator...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589650/validity-and-reliability-of-a-structured-light-3d-scanner-and-an-ultrasound-imaging-system-for-measurements-of-facial-skin-thickness
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Kang-Woo Lee, Sang-Hwan Kim, Young-Chun Gil, Kyung-Seok Hu, Hee-Jin Kim
INTRODUCTION: Three-dimensional (3 D)-scanning-based morphological studies of the face are commonly included in various clinical procedures. This study evaluated validity and reliability of a 3 D scanning system by comparing the ultrasound (US) imaging system versus the direct measurement of facial skin. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The facial skin thickness at 19 landmarks was measured using the three different methods in 10 embalmed adult Korean cadavers. Skin thickness was first measured using the ultrasound device, then 3 D scanning of the facial skin surface was performed...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586506/second-trimester-uterine-model-for-teaching-ultrasound-guided-obstetric-procedures
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Susan E Dalton, Anthony R Gregg, Monique Ho
The declining number of ultrasound-guided obstetric procedures in clinical practice mandates a shift toward simulation-based teaching. Current uterine simulation aids are animal tissue-sourced or expensive, and improvement is needed. We describe a low-cost reusable uterine model with "fetus," cord and skin, constructed from synthetic gel and silicone rubber. Ultrasound appearance and tactile feedback approximate clinical use, and all parts of the model are portable, durable, and shelf-stable. Those made of ballistics gel can be recycled numerous times without noticeable effect...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586013/immunogenicity-and-immunoreactivity-of-tp0821-recombinant-protein-from-treponema%C3%A2-pallidum
#18
Ning Wu, Ni Li, Liping Hu, Jun He, Junhong Li, Feijun Zhao, Yimou Wu
Treponema pallidum (Tp) is responsible for invading reproductive organs and the skin in early stages, and involves almost all organs/systems at advanced stages. In the present study, screening of the dominant epitope fragment of the Tp outer membrane protein, Tp0821, was performed and the prokaryotic expression vector pQE32/Tp0821 was constructed. The denaturation and dialysis of rTp0821 were achieved through ultrasound, inclusion body washing and dissolution. Experiments in purified rTp0821‑immune New Zealand rabbits indicated that the recombinant proteins were of high immunogenicity, and the irritation led a marked humoral immune response in the New Zealand rabbits...
July 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28563677/forearm-skin-aging-characterization-by-instrumental-measurements
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Prs Carvalho, J M Sumita, J L M Soares, Sanudo A, Bagatin E
The intrinsic aging and photoaged skin presents biomechanical and morphological differences, which are reflected in the appearance of roughness, superficial and deep wrinkles, atrophy, reduced elasticity, hypo and hyperpigmentation and actinic keratosis OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare the characteristics of the flexor (with a predominance of intrinsic aging) and extensor (chronically exposed to sunlight and other environmental factors, with a predominance of photoaging) skin surfaces of the forearms METHODS: Interventional, prospective, diagnostic study, including 23 females, aged over 60 years...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Cosmetic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557798/thermal-ablation-of-a-confluent-lesion-in-the-porcine-kidney-with-a-clinically-available-mr-hifu-system
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J M M van Breugel, M de Greef, J W Wijlemans, G Schubert, M A A J van den Bosch, C T W Moonen, M G Ries
The incidence of small renal masses (SRMs) sized  <4 cm has increased over the decades (as co-findings/or due to introduction of cross sectional imaging). Currently, partial nephrectomy (PN) or watchful waiting is advised in these patients. Ultimately, 80-90% of these SRMs require surgical treatment and PN is associated with a 15% complication rate. In this aging population, with possible comorbidities and poor health condition, both PN and watchful waiting are non-ideal treatment options. This resulted in an increased need for early, non-invasive treatment strategies such as MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU)...
July 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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