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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049228/the-efficiency-of-sonography-in-diagnosing-volvulus-in-neonates-with-suspected-intestinal-malrotation
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Wenhua Zhang, Hongjun Sun, Fangqiong Luo
This study is to prospectively evaluate the efficiency of sonography for volvulus diagnosis in neonates with clinically suspected intestinal malrotation.A total of 83 patients with suspected intestinal malrotation who underwent detailed abdominal sonography and upper gastrointestinal contrast study were included. Malrotation was characterized by inversion of the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) and superior mesenteric vein (SMV) in sonographic examination. The "whirlpool sign" of Color Doppler Sonography was recognized as a characteristic for malrotation with volvulus...
October 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046621/applying-a-statistical-method-in-transvaginal-ultrasound-training-lessons-from-the-learning-curve-cumulative-summation-test-lc-cusum-for-endometriosis-mapping
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Vered H Eisenberg, Juan L Alcazar, Nissim Arbib, Eyal Schiff, Reuven Achiron, Motti Goldenberg, David Soriano
BACKGROUND: Methods available for assessing the learning curve, such as a predefined number of procedures or direct mentoring are lacking. Our aim was to describe the use of a statistical method to identify the minimal training length of an experienced sonographer, newly trained in deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) mapping by evaluating the learning curve of transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) in the preoperative assessment of endometriosis. METHODS: A retrospective study in a tertiary referral center for endometriosis...
2017: Gynecological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044622/sonographic-diagnosis-of-neuritis-ossificans-of-the-median-nerve
#3
Ki Hyun Lee, Yu Mi Jeong, Ji Young Jeon, Taeseong Im, Sheen-Woo Lee, So Hyun Park, Jeong Ho Kim
We report the sonographic appearance of a rare case of neuritis ossificans of the median nerve at the wrist, which appeared as a hyperechoic lesion around the nerve. Diagnosis was confirmed with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
October 17, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044348/sonographically-abnormal-placenta-an-association-with-an-increased-risk-poor-pregnancy-outcomes
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W D Wan Masliza, M Y Bajuri, M R Hassan, N M Naim, A Shuhaila, S Das
BACKGROUND: The placenta is a most interesting but unfortunately often ignored and misunderstood organ. Placental abnormalities, therefore, can be an "early warning system" for fetal problems. A complete prenatal sonographic examination of the placenta is an essential component as its abnormalities can have a direct effect on fetal or maternal outcomes, obstetrical management and future fertility. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether any association exists between the finding of an increased thickness of placenta, abnormal placenta shape, placental calcification, placental lake and abnormal cord insertion site at 20-22 and 30-32 weeks gestation with an increased risk of uteroplacental complications or a poor pregnancy outcome...
September 2017: La Clinica Terapeutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043420/lung-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-community-acquired-pneumonia-in-children
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REVIEW
Jacob A M Stadler, Savvas Andronikou, Heather J Zar
Ultrasound (US) has been proposed as an alternative first-line imaging modality to diagnose community-acquired pneumonia in children. Lung US has the potential benefits over chest radiography of being radiation free, subject to fewer regulatory requirements, relatively lower cost and with immediate bedside availability of results. However, the uptake of lung US into clinical practice has been slow and it is not yet included in clinical guidelines for community-acquired pneumonia in children. The aim of this review is to give an overview of the equipment and techniques used to perform lung US in children with suspected pneumonia and the interpretation of relevant sonographic findings...
October 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042095/can-emergency-physicians-accurately-distinguish-retinal-detachment-from-posterior-vitreous-detachment-with-point-of-care-ocular-ultrasound
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Nicola Baker, Richard Amini, Elaine H Situ-LaCasse, Josie Acuña, Tomas Nuño, Uwe Stolz, Srikar Adhikari
STUDY OBJECTIVE: There is significant overlap between the symptoms of patients presenting with retinal detachment (RD) and posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). Urgency to obtain consultation and treatment are dependent on the ability to accurately distinguish these two conditions. The objective of this study was to determine the ability of emergency physicians to differentiate RDs from PVDs using point-of-care (POC) ocular ultrasound. METHODS: Single blinded cross-sectional study at an academic medical center...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040691/differential-growth-rates-of-benign-versus-malignant-thyroid-nodules
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Trevor E Angell, Chirag Vyas, Marco Medici, Zhihong Wang, Justine A Barletta, Carol B Benson, Edmund S Cibas, Nancy L Cho, Gerard M Doherty, Peter M Doubilet, Mary C Frates, Atul A Gawande, Howard T Heller, Matthew I Kim, Jeffrey F Krane, Ellen Marqusee, Francis D Moore, Matt A Nehs, Ann Marie Zavacki, P Reed Larsen, Erik K Alexander
Context: Thyroid nodule growth was once considered concerning for malignancy, but data showing that benign nodules grow questioned the utility of this paradigm. To date, however, no studies have adequately evaluated if growth rates differ in malignant versus benign nodules. Objective: To sonographically evaluate growth rates in benign and malignant thyroid nodules ≥1cm. Design: Prospective, cohort study of patients with tissue diagnosis of benign or malignant disease, with repeated ultrasound evaluation six or more months apart...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038845/clinical-and-sonographic-evaluation-of-subpectoral-biceps-tenodesis-with-a-dual-suture-anchor-technique-demonstrates-improved-outcomes-and-a-low-failure-rate-at-a-minimum-2-year-follow-up
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Matthijs Jacxsens, Erin K Granger, Robert Z Tashjian
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes and integrity of an open subpectoral biceps tenodesis using a dual suture anchor construct. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with at least 2 years of follow-up were retrospectively evaluated for simple shoulder test (SST), American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) score, and visual analog scales (VAS) for pain, function and satisfaction. A physical exam assessed shoulder range of motion and elbow strength...
October 16, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038176/maternal-body-mass-index-and-the-prevalence-of-spontaneous-and-elective-preterm-deliveries-in-an-irish-obstetric-population-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Angela Vinturache, Aoife McKeating, Niamh Daly, Sharon Sheehan, Michael Turner
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the association between maternal body mass index (BMI) and risk of spontaneous preterm delivery (sPTD) and elective preterm delivery (ePTD) in singleton and multiple pregnancies. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Electronic records of all deliveries from 2009 through 2013 in a tertiary university hospital were abstracted for demographic and obstetrical information. PARTICIPANTS: A total of 38 528 deliveries were included...
October 15, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027708/advancing-prenatal-detection-of-congenital-heart-disease-a-novel-screening-protocol-improves-early-diagnosis-of-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Karen M Letourneau, David Horne, Reeni N Soni, Keith R McDonald, Fern C Karlicki, Randy R Fransoo
OBJECTIVES: Prenatal diagnosis of complex congenital heart disease (CHD) during routine obstetric ultrasound (US) examinations improves postnatal outcomes, but sensitivity is low (<40%). Our objective was to improve our prenatal detection of complex CHD with implementation of a specific screening protocol. METHODS: From January 2003 to December 2013, 506 consecutive confirmed cases of complex CHD in the province of Manitoba, Canada, were analyzed to compare the sensitivity and positive predictive value of prenatal US detection of complex CHD before and after the introduction of a novel prenatal screening protocol...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027063/inflammatory-myofibroblastic-tumors-of-the-breast-with-simultaneous-intracranial-lung-and-pancreas-involvement-ultrasonographic-findings-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Mari Inoue, Tomoyuki Ohta, Hisashi Shioya, Shun Sato, Hiroyuki Takahashi, Norio Nakata, Chiaki Taniguchi, Megumi Hirano, Makiko Nishioka, Hironori Yamakawa
We encountered a case of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) of the breast with simultaneous intracranial, lung, and pancreas involvement. Here, we present the clinical imaging results and report the significance of sonographic findings of breast IMT along with a review of the literature. A 16-year-old girl with a history of subarachnoidal hemorrhage was admitted to our hospital due to tonic-clonic seizure. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed multiple intracranial, lung, and pancreas mass lesions and a solitary mass lesion in the right breast...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026402/sonographic-assessment-of-petroleum-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-nigerians-does-biochemical-assessment-underestimate-liver-damage
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Angel-Mary Anakwue, Raphael Anakwue, Mark Okeji, Felicitas Idigo, Kenneth Agwu, Uloma Nwogu
BACKGROUND: Exposure to petroleum products has been shown to have significant adverse effects on the liver which can manifest either as morphological or physiological changes. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to assess the effects of chronic exposure to some petroleum products on the liver of exposed workers using sonography and to determine whether biochemical assessments underestimated hepatotoxicity. METHODS: Abdominal ultrasound was performed on 415 exposed workers in order to evaluate liver echogenicity and size...
March 2017: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024379/can-a-renal-nurse-assess-fluid-status-using-ultrasound-on-the-inferior-vena-cava-a-cross-sectional-interrater-study
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Ulrich Steinwandel, Nicholas Gibson, Amanda Towell, James J R Rippey, Johan Rosman
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound of the inferior vena cava (IVC-US) has been used to estimate intravascular volume status and fluid removal during a hemodialysis session. Usually, renal nurses rely on other, imprecise methods to determine ultrafiltration. To date, no study has examined whether renal nurses can reliably perform ultrasound for volume assessment and for potential prevention of intradialytic hypotension. This pilot study aimed to determine if a renal nurse could master the skill of performing and correctly interpreting Point of Care Ultrasound on patients receiving hemodialysis...
October 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024196/pelvic-floor-muscle-assessment-at-3-and-4-dimensional-transperineal-ultrasound-in-women-with-endometriosis-with-or-without-retroperitoneal-infiltration-a-step-towards-complete-functional-assessment
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Mohamed Mabrouk, Diego Raimondo, Simona Del Forno, Federica Baruffini, Alessandro Arena, Arianna Benfenati, Aly Youssef, Valentina Martelli, Renato Seracchioli
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies, comparing women with deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE) and healthy controls, underlined an association between pelvic floor muscle (PFM) hypertonic dysfunction and deep lesions. The aim of the study is to compare the morphometry of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) in women affected by ovarian endometriosis with or without DIE, to assess the impact of retroperitoneal infiltration by the disease on PFM function. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted between March 2015 to December 2016 on symptomatic women with clinical and sonographic diagnosis of ovarian endometriosis with or without DIE, submitted to laparoscopic surgery...
October 11, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29023775/prenatal-sonographic-monitoring-of-progressive-cardiac-damages-caused-by-anti-ro-antibodies-a-case-report
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Fuanglada Tongprasert, Rekwan Sittiwangkul, Thitikarn Lerthiranwong, Theera Tongsong
Maternal autoantibodies to Ro/SSA are often linked to congenital heart block and rarely associated with structural defects. We describe the case of a fetus with anti-Ro-mediated second-degree block at 19 weeks, which progressed to a complete block, fibroelastosis, atrioventricular valve insufficiency, and semilunar valve stenosis/insufficiency at 20, 22, 24, and 26 weeks, respectively, although the fetus received transplacental anti-arrhythmic drugs. The 2150-g fetus was vaginally delivered at 35 weeks. An external pacemaker was inserted immediately after birth and replaced with permanent pacemaker at the age of 3 months...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021145/early-sonographic-detection-of-a-succenturiate-placenta-after-ivf-in-a-42-year-old-woman-with-multiple-comorbidities
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Patrick W Stelzl, Ghanshyam Yadav, Lauren Perley, Michelle Silasi
We present a case of a 42-year-old woman with a pregnancy resulting from in vitro fertilisation and a medical history including two spontaneous abortions, hypercoagulable state and other comorbidities. At 13 4/7 weeks' gestation, during research ultrasonography, the patient was noted to have an anterior succenturiate placental lobe. Following an episode of vaginal bleeding at 21 6/7 weeks, she was diagnosed with a low-lying posterior placental lobe. Velamentous cord insertion, placenta previa and vasa previa were excluded at that time...
October 10, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020781/-the-finding-of-isolated-oligohydramnios-after-37th-week-of%C3%A2-gestation-and-its-association-with-perinatal-outcome
#17
J Hederlingová, M Redecha, J Záhumenský
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to determinate the influence of oligohydramnios on perinatal outcome in term pregnancies. DESIGN: Retrospective case-control study. SETTING: II. Gynecologic Obstetrics Department, Comenius University, Bratislava. METHODS: Authors analysed a group of 372 single pregnancies after completed 37th week of gestation in years 2011 to 2015 with sonographic diagnosis of isolated oligohydramnios...
2017: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019758/sonographic-evaluation-of-pediatric-thyroid-nodules
#18
Alex C Essenmacher, Peter H Joyce, Simon C Kao, Monica Epelman, Liuska M Pesce, Michael P D'Alessandro, Yutaka Sato, Craig M Johnson, Daniel J Podberesky
A thyroid nodule detected clinically or incidentally at medical imaging is a common indication for ultrasonography (US) in the adult population. This scenario is less frequently the case in pediatric patients, and the approach to evaluation of thyroid nodules deserves modification in these patients because of the increased probability of malignancy in children, compared with adults. Evaluating a thyroid nodule with US in a systematic way requires familiarity with a number of features that can be assessed and the terms that the radiologist uses in each category...
October 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019629/health-disparities-and-child-development-after-prematurity
#19
Frances A Carter, Michael E Msall
There is increased recognition that preterm neonates require sequential surveillance to capture the spectrum of coordination, communication, learning, and behavior regulation disorders that may occur in the first 5 years of life and beyond. In particular, the framework of follow-up needs to go beyond the detection of cerebral palsy, blindness, and deafness in the first 2 years of life for only those at highest preterm risk (ie, <28 weeks gestation, with combinations of severe cranial sonographic abnormalities, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and retinopathy of prematurity)...
October 1, 2017: Pediatric Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018952/automated-breast-volume-scanner-abvs-in-assessing-breast-cancer-size-a-comparison-with-conventional-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#20
Rossano Girometti, Martina Zanotel, Viviana Londero, Anna Linda, Michele Lorenzon, Chiara Zuiani
OBJECTIVES: To compare automated breast volume scanner (ABVS), ultrasound (US) and MRI in measuring breast cancer size, and evaluate the agreement between ABVS and US in assessing lesion location and sonographic features. METHODS: We retrospectively included 98 women with 100 index cancers who had undergone US and ABVS followed by 1.5T MRI. Images were interpreted by a pool of readers reporting lesion size, location and breast imaging reporting and data system (BI-RADS) features...
October 10, 2017: European Radiology
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