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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642201/combination-of-coenzyme-q10-loaded-liposomes-with-ultrasound-targeted-microbubbles-destruction-utmd-for-early-theranostics-of-diabetic-nephropathy
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Ting Yue, He-Lin Xu, Pian-Pian Chen, Lei Zheng, Qun Huang, Wen-Shuang Sheng, Yuan-Di Zhuang, Li-Zhuo Jiao, Ting-Ting Chi, De-Li ZhuGe, Jin-Jin Liu, Ying-Zheng Zhao, Li Lan
Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is one of the most common and lethal microvascular complications of diabetes. This study aimed to explore whether coenzymeQ10 (CoQ10) as an antioxidant combined with ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction (UTMD) could reverse the progress of early diabetic nephropathy (DN). CoQ10 has great potential to treat early DN. However, the clinical application of CoQ10 has been limited because of its low aqueous solubility and non-specific distribution. Therefore, CoQ10-loaded liposomes (CoQ10-lip) were prepared and combined with ultrasound microbubbles for the early theranostics of DN...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639831/diagnostic-performance-and-confidence-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-differential-diagnosis-of-cystic-and-cysticlike-liver-lesions
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Antonio Corvino, Orlando Catalano, Fabio Corvino, Fabio Sandomenico, Antonella Petrillo
OBJECTIVE: The aims of this study were to assess the diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the characterization of atypical cystic and cysticlike focal liver lesions in comparison with conventional US and to determine whether the use of CEUS can reduce the need for further diagnostic workup. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In a 3-year period 48 patients with 50 atypical cystic and cysticlike lesions found at conventional US underwent CEUS. Diagnostic confirmation was obtained in cytohistopathologic examinations, with other imaging modalities, and in follow-up...
June 22, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632786/diagnostic-accuracy-of-magnetic-resonance-computed-tomography-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-radiological-multimodality-assessment-of-peribiliary-liver-metastases
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Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Orlando Catalano, Antonio Avallone, Raffaele Palaia, Gerardo Botti, Fabiana Tatangelo, Francesco Granata, Marco Cascella, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
PURPOSE: We compared diagnostic performance of Magnetic Resonance (MR), Computed Tomography (CT) and Ultrasound (US) with (CEUS) and without contrast medium to identify peribiliary metastasis. METHODS: We identified 35 subjects with histological proven peribiliary metastases who underwent CEUS, CT and MR study. Four radiologists evaluated the presence of peribiliary lesions, using a 4-point confidence scale. Echogenicity, density and T1-Weigthed (T1-W), T2-W and Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) signal intensity as well as the enhancement pattern during contrast studies on CEUS, CT and MR so as hepatobiliary-phase on MRI was assessed...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626910/intravenous-and-intracavitary-use-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-evaluation-and-management-of-complicated-pediatric-pneumonia
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Annamaria Deganello, Vasileios Rafailidis, Maria E Sellars, Aikaterini Ntoulia, Kleanthi Kalogerakou, Gary Ruiz, David O Cosgrove, Paul S Sidhu
Pediatric pneumonia can be complicated by necrotizing pneumonia or a parapneumonic effusion either in the form of an empyema or a clear effusion. Ultrasonography (US) and computed tomography represent well-established modalities for evaluation of complicated pediatric pneumonia. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) was recently introduced and is gaining increasing acceptance in pediatric imaging. In this case series, we present our initial experience with both intravenous and intracavitary use of CEUS in children with complicated pneumonia...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625661/resting-limb-muscle-perfusion-during-inspiratory-muscle-loading-in-hypoxia-and-normoxia
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Hannes Klenze, Thomas Christian Köhler, Franziska Farquharson, Stephan Walterspacher, Daniel Duerschmied, Kai Roecker, Hans-Joachim Kabitz, David Johannes Walker
INTRODUCTION: Fatiguing of respiratory muscles reduces peripheral muscle perfusion. Further, acute hypoxia enhances respiratory muscle fatigue. This study investigated the effects of inspiratory muscle loading (IML) on resting locomotor muscle perfusion in hypoxia compared to normoxia. METHODS: Ten subjects completed two study days of fatiguing IML (blinded, randomized) in normobaric hypoxia (targeted oxygen saturation 80%) and normoxia, respectively. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of the gastrocnemius muscle and popliteal doppler ultrasonography were used to monitor muscle perfusion...
June 15, 2017: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625558/irregular-defects-in-hepatocellular-carcinomas-during-the-kupffer-phase-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-with-perfluorobutane-microbubbles-pathological-features-and-metastatic-recurrence-after-surgical-resection
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Junya Nuta, Naoki Shingaki, Yoshiyuki Ida, Ryo Shimizu, Shinya Hayami, Masaki Ueno, Kazuhiro Fukatsu, Masahiro Itonaga, Takeichi Yoshida, Yoshimasa Maeda, Kosaku Moribata, Hisanobu Deguchi, Takao Maekita, Mikitaka Iguchi, Jun Kato, Hiroki Yamaue, Hideyuki Tamai
The present study aimed to elucidate the association between post-vascular-phase (Kupffer-phase) images from contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with perfluorobutane microbubbles and metastatic recurrences after the resection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The study examined 73 patients with solitary HCC ≤5 cm in diameter who underwent CEUS before resection. HCC was defined as irregular type (including an irregular defect on Kupffer-phase images) or non-irregular type. Intrahepatic metastatic recurrence was defined as >3 intrahepatic recurrences...
June 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614854/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-ceus-reveals-active-bleeding-into-the-urinary-bladder-in-a-patient-with-bladder-tamponade
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Dominik Nörenberg, Katharina Mueller-Peltzer, Stefan Tritschler, Maximilian Reiser, Dirk-André Clevert
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 14, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612537/-convention-ultrasound-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-placenta-implantation
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Wen Xiong, Hong Luo
OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of conventional ultrasound (US) and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the diagnosis of placenta residue with implantation. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 112 cases of placenta remnants from Apr. 2013 to Mar. 2016, all of which were confirmed by pathological results. The cases were divided into implanted (n =74) and non-implanted (n =38) groups. We compared the characteristics of US and CEUS imaging between the two groups...
March 2017: Sichuan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Sichuan University. Medical Science Edition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600804/noninvasive-pulmonary-transit-time-a-new-parameter-for-general-cardiac-performance
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Anouk G W de Lepper, Ingeborg H F Herold, Salvatore Saporito, R Arthur Bouwman, Massimo Mischi, Hendrikus H M Korsten, Koen D Reesink, Patrick Houthuizen
INTRODUCTION: Pulmonary transit time (PTT) assessed with contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a novel tool to evaluate cardiac function. PTT represents the time for a bolus of contrast to pass from the right to the left ventricle, measured according to the indicator dilution principles using CEUS. We investigated the hypothesis that PTT is a measure of general cardiac performance in patient populations eligible for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). METHODS: The study population consisted of heart failure patients referred for CRT with NYHA class II-IV, left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF)≤35% and QRS≥120 ms...
June 9, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598835/efficacy-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-immediate-assessment-of-ablation-status-after-intraoperative-radiofrequency-ablation-of-hepatic-malignancies
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N Platz Batista da Silva, L P Beyer, M C Hottenrott, C Hackl, H J Schlitt, C Stroszczynski, P Wiggermann, E M Jung
AIM: To evaluate the Efficacy of intraoperative contrast enhanced ultrasound (Io-CEUS) for assessment of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) during liver tumor surgery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analyis was performed on 18 patients who underwent combined liver tumor surgery and RFA of 27 hepatic tumors between 02/2011 and 12/2016. Io-CEUS was performed by bolus injections of up to 10 ml sulphur hexaflourid microbubbles for diagnostic purposes. To guide the RFA up to 20 ml microbubbles were applied to monitor the procedure and assess the ablation status finally...
June 3, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598141/evaluation-of-cerebral-perfusion-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-at-low-mechanical-index-in-cerebral-ischemia-rat-model
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Xiaolei Wang, Bo Liu, Jiongou Liu, Aitong Sun, Yan Cui, Rui Xiao, Chunyang Li
BACKGROUND: No data is available for brain low mechanical index (low-MI) contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). This study aimed to assess low-MI CEUS for cerebral ischemia in rats. METHODS: Twenty adult Wistar rats were divided to the brain ischemia (n=12) and sham (n=8) groups. A Logiq E9 (GE; ML6-15 probe) was used. Bolus injection of SonoVue (Bracco) at 3.6 ml/kg was performed. Cerebral perfusion was evaluated using time to peak (TTP) and area under the curve (AUC) of time-intensity curves (TIC)...
June 9, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
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/28593430/the-prevalence-and-significance-of-renal-perfusion-defects-in-early-kidney-transplants-quantified-using-3d-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus
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Ben Stenberg, M Wilkinson, S Elliott, N Caplan
OBJECTIVES: Vascular complications are one of the most common causes of early kidney transplant dysfunction. Contrast enhanced ultrasound increases sensitivity to vascular changes. The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence and size of vascular abnormalities in early renal transplants using 3D CEUS and the significance of perfusion defects on renal function. METHODS: Ninety-nine renal transplant patients underwent 3D CEUS after surgery to quantify perfusion defects as percentage total renal volume (TRV)...
June 7, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592999/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-the-carotid-system-a-review-of-the-current-literature
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REVIEW
Vasileios Rafailidis, Afroditi Charitanti, Thomas Tegos, Evangelos Destanis, Ioannis Chryssogonidis
Carotid disease is a major current health problem accounting for a significant part of stroke patients. Ultrasound with colour Doppler and spectral analysis is the primary imaging technique used for screening and diagnostic evaluation of the extracranial part of carotid arteries offering identification and grading of carotid disease. However, inherent limitations of this technique include flow-related artefacts like Doppler angle dependence and aliasing artefact which may sometimes hinder complete assessment of a stenotic part of the vessel, potentially failing to address clinically significant differential diagnosis issues...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588677/comparative-study-of-conventional-us-contrast-enhanced-us-and-enhanced-mr-for-the-follow-up-of-prostatic-radiofrequency-ablation
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Chao Feng, Bin Hu, Bing Hu, Lei Chen, Jia Li, Jin Huang
The aim of the present study was to evaluate and compare the effectiveness of different imaging methods during follow-up of prostatic radiofrequency ablation. Prostatic radiofrequency ablation (RFA) was performed in 20 healthy beagle dogs. Various imaging examinations were used to monitor the results of RFA, including conventional ultrasound (US), contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and enhanced magnetic resonance (MR). Imaging exams were performed at five phases: Immediately following RFA, one week later, one month later, three months later and six months later...
June 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585145/correlation-of-enhancement-degree-on-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-with-histopathology-of-carotid-plaques-and-serum-high-sensitive-c-reactive-protein-levels-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy
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Li Xiong, Wei-Jun Sun, Hua-Ying Cai, Yuan Yang, Jiang Zhu, Bo-Wen Zhao
This study was undertaken to investigate the correlation of the enhancement degree on contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) with the histopathology of carotid plaques and the serum high sensitive C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in patients undergoing carotid endarterectomy (CEA). Carotid CEUS was performed preoperatively in 115 patients who would undergo CEA, and the enhancement degree of the carotid plaques was evaluated by both the visual semiquantitative analysis and the quantitative time-intensity curve analysis...
June 2017: Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583646/transplant-renal-artery-stenosis-evaluation-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
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Fu-Shun Pan, Ming Liu, Jia Luo, Wen-Shuo Tian, Jin-Yu Liang, Ming Xu, Yan-Ling Zheng, Xiao-Yan Xie
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in depicting transplant renal artery stenosis (TRAS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Seventy-eight patients (56 men and 22 women; aged 36±12.2years) who were suspected of TRAS due to either Doppler ultrasound (DUS) abnormalities or difficult control of blood pressure and/or persistent deterioration of renal function were enrolled to perform CEUS. The reference standard for the TRAS diagnoses was computed tomography angiography (CTA)...
May 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577726/updates-in-hepatic-oncology-imaging
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REVIEW
Pallavi Pandey, Heather Lewis, Ankur Pandey, Carl Schmidt, Mary Dillhoff, Ihab R Kamel, Timothy M Pawlik
The utilization of advanced imaging modalities play an important role in the detection and differentiation of benign and malignant hepatic lesions. Imaging characteristics of hepatic tumors can sometimes be atypical, often leading to diagnostic challenges. Recent technical improvements in contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have helped to better characterize hepatic lesions. For example, contrast agents used in US can now better delineate liver lesions, while the ability to reliably produce multiplanar and 3-D reconstructions through the use of MDCT provides an additional advantage in the context of therapeutic decision making for patients with hepatic lesions...
June 2017: Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570680/the-correlation-between-her-2-expression-and-the-ceus-and-arfi-characteristics-of-breast-cancer
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Xiao-Yan Wang, Qiao Hu, Meng-Yuan Fang, Yan He, Hai-Ming Wei, Xue-Xue Chen, Bing Zhang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to explore the correlation between the contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) characteristics of breast cancers and the expression of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2). METHODS: HER-2 expression levels in the tumor masses of 167 clearly diagnosed cases of breast cancer were measured and analyzed. The enhancement features and time intensity curve (TIC) of CEUS and virtual touch tissue imaging (VTI) and virtual touch tissue quantification (VTQ) technology of ARFI were employed to analyze the relationship between HER-2 expression and the CEUS and ARFI characteristics of breast cancer...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562394/diagnostic-accuracy-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-the-differential-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-esculap-versus-ceus-li-rads
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Barbara Schellhaas, Ruediger S Görtz, Lukas Pfeifer, Christian Kielisch, Markus F Neurath, Deike Strobel
OBJECTIVE: A comparison is made of two contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) algorithms for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in high-risk patients: Erlanger Synopsis of Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound for Liver lesion Assessment in Patients at Risk (ESCULAP) and American College of Radiology Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound-Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (ACR-CEUS-LI-RADSv.2016). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Focal liver lesions in 100 high-risk patients were assessed using both CEUS algorithms (ESCULAP and CEUS-LI-RADSv...
May 30, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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