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Sandeep Jindal, Reshma Kaushik, Shailendra Raghuvanshi, Rajeev Mohan Kaushik, Rajesh Kakkar
OBJECTIVES: To study the utility of gray scale and power Doppler ultrasonography in assessing the disease activity and correlation of ultrasonographic findings with disease activity parameters in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted on 100 RA patients diagnosed as per 2010 classification criteria. Rheumatoid factor (RF), serum anti-cyclic citrullinated peptide antibodies (ACPA), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), C-reactive protein (CRP), disease activity score with 28-joint counts and ESR (DAS28-ESR), visual analogue scale (VAS) for global disease activity and gray scale ultrasonography (GSUS) and power Doppler ultrsonography (PDUS) scores in hands and wrists were determined...
January 19, 2017: Current Rheumatology Reviews
Jad Bou Ayache, Jeremy D Collins
Magnetic resonance (MR) angiographic techniques optimize the visualization of the vasculature at MR imaging. MR angiography has several advantages over Doppler ultrsonography and computed tomographic angiography, with adaptable protocols to answer specific clinical questions. Novel noncontrast MR angiographic techniques now enable assessment of the abdominopelvic vasculature without administration of gadolinium-based contrast media. This article reviews MR angiographic techniques and discusses applications for arterial and venous evaluation in the abdomen and pelvis...
July 2014: Radiologic Clinics of North America
Saemah Nuzhat Zafar, Saqib Qayyum Ahmad, Nadeem Zafar
BACKGROUND: Retinoblastoma is the most common pediatric ocular tumour. It may rarely present in adults. The present case adds to the number of 26 cases already published in literature since 1919 till 2013. Our aim is to highlight the rare occurrence of retinoblastoma in adults along with its features which differentiate it from paediatric retinoblastoma. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of adult onset retinoblastoma (group E, according to the international classification of retinoblastoma) occurring in a 25 year old male...
August 1, 2013: BMC Research Notes
Shahaji Chavan, Shyamsunder Shambhu Sable, Sachin Tekade, Prashant Punia
Tuberculosis (TB) is still endemic in many developed countries. Involvement of the hand and wrist at presentation is extremely rare, and the diagnosis is often missed. A 57 years old male presented with swelling over the left wrist since 3 years Three swellings over dorsal aspect of the left wrist Soft in consistency Non tender Non compressible Mobile at right angles to the plane of the wrist joint. ESR: 45 mm in 1 hr and rest blood investigations were normal. Ultrsonography showed giant cell tumor of Extensor Digitorum sheath...
2012: Case Reports in Surgery
Ling Li, Qiang Wei, Hong-Bo Li, Song Wen, Gao-Jun Teng
BACKGROUND: Microbubbles (MBs) can serve as an ultrasound contrast agent, and has the potential for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Due to the relatively low effect of MBs on MRI, it is necessary to develop new MBs that are more suitable for MRI. In this study, we evaluate the properties of SonoVue® and custom-made Fe(3)O(4)-nanoparticle-embedded microbubbles (Fe(3)O(4)-MBs) in terms of contrast agents for ultrsonography (US) and MRI. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: A total of 20 HepG2 subcutaneous-tumor-bearing nude mice were randomly assigned to 2 groups (i...
2012: PloS One
Afshin Mohammadi, Mohammad Ghasemi-Rad
BACKGROUND: To determine the diagnostic Accuracy of Focused Assessment Sonography for Trauma (FAST) and repeated FAST in the patients with blunt abdominal trauma. METHODS: In this retrospective study we collected the data of all patients from September 2007 to July 2011 with gastrointestinal injury. The intraoperative outcome was compared with FAST technique and the repeated or delayed sonography. RESULTS: A total number of 1550 patients with blunt abdominal trauma underwent FAST in a period of 4 years in our hospital...
2012: World Journal of Emergency Surgery: WJES
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