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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421178/applying-precision-public-health-to-prevent-preterm-birth
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REVIEW
John P Newnham, Matthew W Kemp, Scott W White, Catherine A Arrese, Roger J Hart, Jeffrey A Keelan
Preterm birth (PTB) is one of the major health-care challenges of our time. Being born too early is associated with major risks to the child with potential for serious consequences in terms of life-long disability and health-care costs. Discovering how to prevent PTB needs to be one of our greatest priorities. Recent advances have provided hope that a percentage of cases known to be related to risk factors may be amenable to prevention; but the majority of cases remain of unknown cause, and there is little chance of prevention...
2017: Frontiers in Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412596/is-lenticulostriated-vasculopathy-an-unfavorable-prognostic-finding-in-infants-with-congenital-cytomegalovirus-infection
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Antonietta Giannattasio, Pasquale Di Costanzo, Paola Milite, Daniela De Martino, Eleonora Capone, Antonia Romano, Carmela Bravaccio, Letizia Capasso, Francesco Raimondi
BACKGROUND: Lenticulostriated vasculopathy (LSV) detected in head ultrasound (HUS) has been related to neurological and hearing sequelae in infants with congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) infection. OBJECTIVE: To assess the role of LSV in predicting neurodevelopmental and hearing outcomes in infants with cCMV infection. STUDY DESIGN: We enrolled consecutive infants who were affected by cCMV infection and underwent HUS within the first month of life...
April 6, 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405263/direct-contact-low-frequency-ultrasound-clearance-of-biofilm-from-metallic-implant-materials
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Mark S Granick, Chaitra Paribathan, Mayilvahanan Shanmugam, Narayanan Ramasubbu
Introduction: Biofilms are recognized as a significant deterrent to wound healing and to the management of exposed or infected surgical implants. Biofilms can be disrupted by a variety of enzymatic and mechanical interventions. This experiment was designed to determine whether direct-contact low-frequency ultrasound has the ability to clear biofilms and what then happens to the released bacteria. Methods:Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilm was grown on the surfaces of metallic discs composed of titanium and stainless steel, comparable with the alloys used in surgical implants...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369924/sonographic-diagnosis-of-acute-mastoiditis-and-subsequent-retroauricular-abscess-in-a-pediatric-cochlear-implant-recipient-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Sakaida, Satoko Usui, Yasunori Matsuda, Sawako Masuda, Kazuhiko Takeuchi
When acute mastoiditis occurs in cochlear implant recipients, it can progress to subsequent retroauricular abscess due to the absence of the external mastoid cortex resulting from mastoidectomy performed for cochlear implantation. The management goal is to control infection while preserving the implanted device. A 2-year-old boy with cochlear implants developed acute mastoiditis and a subsequent retroauricular abscess. The patient underwent a surgical intervention based on the diagnosis made utilizing gray-scale and power Doppler sonography...
April 3, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359216/revisiting-ultrasound-guided-subclavian-axillary-vein-cannulations
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Mourad H Senussi, Phani C Kantamneni, Ali Omranian, Mani Latifi, Tarik Hanane, Eduardo Mireles-Cabodevila, Neal F Chaisson, Abhijit Duggal, Ajit Moghekar
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines for the prevention of catheter-related bloodstream infections suggest using "a subclavian site, rather than an internal jugular or a femoral site, in adult patients." This recommendation is based on evidence of lower rates of thrombosis and catheter-related bloodstream infections in patients with subclavian central venous catheters (CVCs) compared to femoral or internal jugular sites. However, preference toward a subclavian approach to CVC insertion is hindered by increased risk of mechanical complications, especially pneumothorax, when compared to other sites...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341509/dialysis-access-hemorrhage-access-rescue-from-a-surgical-emergency
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Tazo Inui, Valy Boulom, Dennis Bandyk, John S Lane, Erik Owens, Andrew Barleben
OBJECTIVE: Hemorrhage from a dialysis access can be a life-threatening condition. This study details our experience using access rescue strategies, including in situ graft replacement, primary repair, or conversion to an autogenous fistula; coupled with treatment of central vein occlusion to maintain access usage in patients presenting with conduit hemorrhage. METHODS: During a 3-yr period (2012-2014), 26 patients (14 women, 12 men) on chronic hemodialysis were treated for access conduit bleeding (n=18) or life-threatening hemorrhage (n=8); located in the upper extremity (n=23) or thigh (n=3)...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341192/potential-infection-control-risks-associated-with-ultrasound-equipment-a-bacterial-perspective
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Susan Campbell Westerway, Jocelyne M Basseal, Adam Brockway, Jon A Hyett, Dee A Carter
Ultrasound equipment used in trans-abdominal (TA) and trans-vaginal (TV) examination may carry bacterial contamination and pose risks to infection control during ultrasound examination. We aimed to describe the prevalence of bacterial contamination on ultrasound probes, gel, machine keyboard and cords and examined the effectiveness of low- and high-level disinfection techniques. This study was performed at a public hospital and a private practice. A total of 171 swabs were analyzed and bacterial species were identified using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight (MALDI-TOF) analysis and polymerase chain reaction (PCR)...
February 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341069/open-surgery-versus-ultrasound-guided-corticosteroid-injection-for-trigger-finger-a-randomized-controlled-trial-with-1-year-follow-up
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Rehne L Hansen, Morten Søndergaard, Jeppe Lange
PURPOSE: Trigger finger is a common condition with a lifetime prevalence of 2%. Corticosteroid injection is a treatment often considered as a first-line intervention with reported cure rates between 60% and 90% in observational cohorts. Nevertheless, open surgery remains the most effective treatment with reported cure rates near 100%. Head-to-head trials on these treatments are limited. We investigated the efficacy of open surgery compared with ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injections...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331537/combined-totally-mini-invasive-approach-in-necrotizing-pancreatitis-a-case-report-and-systematic-literature-review
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REVIEW
Luca Sorrentino, Osvaldo Chiara, Massimiliano Mutignani, Fabrizio Sammartano, Paolo Brioschi, Stefania Cimbanassi
BACKGROUND: Currently, both the step-up approach, combining percutaneous drainage (PD) and video-assisted retroperitoneal debridement (VARD), and endoscopic transgastric necrosectomy (ETN) are mini-invasive techniques for infected necrosis in severe acute pancreatitis. A combination of these approaches could maximize the management of necrotizing pancreatitis, conjugating the benefits from both the experiences. However, reporting of this combined strategy is anecdotal. This is the first reported case of severe necrotizing pancreatitis complicated by biliary fistula treated by a combination of ETN, PD, VARD, and endoscopic biliary stenting...
2017: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330735/vancomycin-loaded-nanobubbles-a-new-platform-for-controlled-antibiotic-delivery-against-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-infections
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Monica Argenziano, Giuliana Banche, Anna Luganini, Nicole Finesso, Valeria Allizond, Giulia Rossana Gulino, Amina Khadjavi, Rita Spagnolo, Vivian Tullio, Giuliana Giribaldi, Caterina Guiot, Anna Maria Cuffini, Mauro Prato, Roberta Cavalli
Vancomycin (Vm) currently represents the gold standard against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. However, it is associated with low oral bioavailability, formulation stability issues, and severe side effects upon systemic administration. These drawbacks could be overcome by Vm topical administration if properly encapsulated in a nanocarrier. Intriguingly, nanobubbles (NBs) are responsive to physical external stimuli such as ultrasound (US), promoting drug delivery. In this work, perfluoropentane (PFP)-cored NBs were loaded with Vm by coupling to the outer dextran sulfate shell...
March 19, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287825/quantification-of-residual-germinal-center-activity-and-hiv-1-dna-and-rna-levels-using-fine-needle-biopsies-of-lymph-nodes-during-antiretroviral-therapy
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William J Hey-Nguyen, Yin Xu, Chester F Pearson, Michelle Bailey, Kazuo Suzuki, Robyn Tantau, Solange Obeid, Brad Milner, Andrew Field, Andrew Carr, Mark Bloch, David A Cooper, Anthony D Kelleher, John J Zaunders, Kersten K Koelsch
HIV-1 reservoirs are most often studied in peripheral blood (PB), but not all lymphocytes recirculate, particularly T follicular helper (Tfh) CD4(+) T cells, as well as germinal center (GC) B cells, in lymph nodes (LNs). Ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsies (FNBs) from inguinal LNs and PB samples were obtained from 10 healthy controls (HCs) and 21 HIV-1-infected subjects [11 antiretroviral therapy (ART) naive and 10 on ART]. Tfh cells and GC B cells were enumerated by flow cytometry. HIV-1 DNA and cell-associated (CA) RNA levels in LNs and PB were quantified by real-time polymerase chain reaction...
March 13, 2017: AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280717/impact-of-preoperative-screening-for-rectal-colonization-with-fluoroquinolone-resistant-enteric-bacteria-on-the-incidence-of-sepsis-following-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-biopsy
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John J Farrell, Jennifer L Hicks, Stephanie E Wallace, Allen D Seftel
With the universal adoption of antibiotic prophylaxis prior to prostate biopsy, the current risk of post-biopsy infection (including sepsis) is <2%. Preoperative prophylactic antibiotic regimens can vary, and although fluoroquinolones have emerged as the standard of care, there is no universally agreed upon preoperative antibiotic regimen. Recently, an increase in the proportion of postoperative infections caused by fluoroquinolone-resistant Escherichia coli (as well as other Enterobacteriaceae) has led to the exploration of simple, practical, and cost-effective methods to minimize this postoperative infection risk...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268107/prosthetic-bypass-for-restenosis-after-endarterectomy-or-stenting-of-the-carotid-artery
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Giulio Illuminati, Romain Belmonte, Fabrice Schneider, Giulia Pizzardi, Francesco G Calió, Jean-Baptiste Ricco
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the results of prosthetic carotid bypass (PCB) with polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) grafts as an alternative to carotid endarterectomy (CEA) in treatment of restenosis after CEA or carotid artery stenting (CAS). METHODS: From January 2000 to December 2014, 66 patients (57 men and 9 women; mean age, 71 years) presenting with recurrent carotid artery stenosis ≥70% (North American Symptomatic Carotid Endarterectomy Trial [NASCET] criteria) were enrolled in a prospective study in three centers...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260505/copy-number-variations-with-isolated-fetal-ventriculomegaly
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P Hu, Y Wang, R Sun, L Cao, X Chen, C Liu, C Luo, D Ma, W Wang, X Fu, W Shi, S Yi, K Zhang, H Liu, Z Xu
BACKGROUND: Copy Number Variations (CNVs) are an important genetic cause of a number of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDs). However, the association between CNVs and the development and prognosis of isolated fetal ventriculomegaly (IMV) is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To investigate possible associations between CNVs and the development of fetal IMV. METHODS: This retrospective study recruited 154 subjects with ultrasound-confirmed fetal IMV and 190 subjects in a control cohort who underwent a high-risk prenatal serum screening program...
March 3, 2017: Current Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258616/focal-salvage-hifu-in-radiorecurrent-prostate-cancer
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A Kanthabalan, M Peters, M Van Vulpen, N McCartan, R G Hindley, A Emara, M C Moore, M Arya, M Emberton, H U Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: To assess short to medium term cancer control rates and side effects of focal salvage High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective registry analysis identified 150 men who underwent focal salvage HIFU (Sonablate 500) (November 2006-August 2015). Metastatic disease was excluded using the nodal assessment on the pelvic MRI, a radioisotope bone scan and PET imaging (choline-FDG-PET or Choline PET-CT). In our current clinical practice, metastatic disease must be ruled out by both Choline PET and bone scan...
March 4, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248960/human-cystic-echinococcosis-in-morocco-ultrasound-screening-in-the-mid-atlas-through-an-italian-moroccan-partnership
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Houda Chebli, Abderrhamane Laamrani El Idrissi, Mustapha Benazzouz, Badre Eddine Lmimouni, Haddou Nhammi, Mourad Elabandouni, Mohammed Youbi, Rajaa Afifi, Sara Tahiri, Abdellah Essayd El Feydi, Adbellatif Settaf, Carmine Tinelli, Annalisa De Silvestri, Souad Bouhout, Bernadette Abela-Ridder, Simone Magnino, Enrico Brunetti, Carlo Filice, Francesca Tamarozzi
BACKGROUND: Cystic echinococcosis (CE) is a neglected parasitic zoonosis with considerable socioeconomic impact on affected pastoral communities. CE is endemic throughout the Mediterranean, including Morocco, where the Mid Atlas is the most prevalent area for both human and animal infection. The highest hospital annual incidence of human CE is recorded in the provinces of Ifrane and El Hajeb. However, hospital-based statistics likely underestimate the real prevalence of infection, as a proportion of cases never reach medical attention or official records...
March 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228825/the-ultrasound-unit-and-infection-control-are-we-on-the-right-track
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Susan C Westerway, Jocelyne M Basseal
Best practice guidelines for the disinfection of ultrasound transducers and infection prevention in ultrasound departments are generally recommended by either government health groups or the ultrasound societies of individual countries. The literature shows a wide variance in not only transducer cleaning methods but basic hygiene practices in the ultrasound workplace. This paper describes results from a UK survey of disinfection of ultrasound transducers and hygiene practice in the workplace. The survey revealed that some ultrasound practitioners did not follow current guidelines with regard to the correct disinfection method of transducers, cords or ultrasound machine keyboards...
February 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222149/ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-urinary-tract-morbidity-in-school-aged-and-preschool-aged-children-infected-with-schistosoma-haematobium-and-its-evolution-after-praziquantel-treatment-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Beatrice Barda, Jean T Coulibaly, Christoph Hatz, Jennifer Keiser
BACKGROUND: Schistosoma haematobium infections are responsible for significant urinary tract (UT) complications. Schistosomiasis control programs aim to reduce morbidity, yet the extent of morbidity in preschool-aged children and the impact of treatment on morbidity reduction are not well studied. METHODOLOGY: Our study was embedded in a randomized, placebo-controlled, single-blind trial in Côte d'Ivoire, which evaluated the efficacy and safety of three doses (20, 40 and 60 mg/kg) of praziquantel in school-aged (SAC) and preschool-aged (PSAC) children infected with S...
February 2017: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215835/the-swedish-infant-high-grade-reflux-trial-uti-and-renal-damage
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Josefin Nordenström, Sofia Sjöström, Ulla Sillén, Rune Sixt, Per Brandström
INTRODUCTION: High-grade vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in children is associated with recurrent urinary tract infection (UTI) and renal damage. Breakthrough UTI despite continuous antibiotic prophylaxis (CAP) during the first years of life is a matter of concern and evokes early intervention. We investigated whether early endoscopic treatment (ET) of VUR grade 4-5 can reduce the risk of UTI recurrence and renal scarring. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective, randomized, controlled, multicentre, 1-year follow-up trial comprised 77 infants, <8 months of age with VUR grade 4-5 (Table) randomized to CAP (n = 39) or ET (with prophylaxis until resolution) (n = 38)...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167960/addition-of-ceftriaxone-and-amikacin-to-a-ciprofloxacin-plus-metronidazole-regimen-for-preventing-infectious-complications-of-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-biopsy-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Mohammad-Hossein Izadpanahi, Kia Nouri-Mahdavi, Seyed Mahmood Majidi, Mohammad-Hatef Khorrami, Farshid Alizadeh, Mehrdad Mohammadi-Sichani
Background. The objective of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of adding single doses of ceftriaxone and amikacin to a ciprofloxacin plus metronidazole regimen on the reduction of infectious complications following transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy (TRUS Bx). Materials and Methods. Four hundred and fifty patients who were candidates for TRUS Bx were divided into two groups of 225 each. The control group received ciprofloxacin 500 mg orally every 12 hours together with metronidazole 500 mg orally every 8 hours from the day prior to the procedure until the fifth postoperative day...
2017: Advances in Urology
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