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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724095/modeling-the-effects-of-onsite-wastewater-treatment-systems-on-nitrate-loads-using-swat-in-an-urban-watershed-of-metropolitan-atlanta
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Nahal Hoghooghi, David E Radcliffe, Mussie Y Habteselassie, Jaehak Jeong
Onsite wastewater treatment systems (OWTSs) can be a source of nitrogen (N) pollution in both surface and ground waters. In metropolitan Atlanta, GA, >26% of homes are on OWTSs. In a previous article, we used the Soil Water Assessment Tool to model the effect of OWTSs on stream flow in the Big Haynes Creek Watershed in metropolitan Atlanta. The objective of this study was to estimate the effect of OWTSs, including failing systems, on nitrate as N (NO-N) load in the same watershed. Big Haynes Creek has a drainage area of 44 km with mainly urban land use (67%), and most of the homes use OWTSs...
May 2017: Journal of Environmental Quality
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721091/comparison-of-single-injection-ultrasound-guided-approach-versus-multilevel-landmark-based-approach-for-thoracic-paravertebral-blockade-for-breast-tumor-resection-a-retrospective-analysis-at-a-tertiary-care-teaching-institution
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Jagroop Singh Saran, Amie L Hoefnagel, Kristin A Skinner, Changyong Feng, Daryl Irving Smith
BACKGROUND: The role of thoracic paravertebral blockade (TPVB) in decreasing opioid requirements in breast cancer surgery is well documented, and there is mounting evidence that this may improve survival and reduce the rate of malignancy recurrence following cancer-related mastectomy. We compared the two techniques currently in use at our institution, the anatomic landmark-guided (ALG) multilevel versus an ultrasound-guided (USG) single injection, to determine an optimal technique. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of patients who received TPVB from January 2013 to December 2014...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717546/laparoscopic-management-and-its-outcomes-in-cases-with-nonpalpable-testis
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Cankat Erdoğan, Berktuğ Bahadır, Hakan Taşkınlar, Ali Naycı
OBJECTIVE: Diagnostic laparoscopy is the gold standard in the algorithm of nonpalpable testis. Testicular tissue is examined and treatment is planned accordingly. In this study we reviewed the place of diagnostic laparoscopy, and evaluated the results and effectiveness of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and management of nonpalpable testis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Children who had diagnostic laparoscopy for nonpalpable testes were included in the study. Physical examination results, ultrasonography (USG) reports, age at surgery, laparoscopic and inguinal exploration findings, surgical procedures, orchiopexy results, early and late-term complications were evaluated...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712199/multimodality-imaging-approach-for-the-early-diagnosis-boerhaave-syndrome
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Javed Anwar, Rasikh Maqsood, Sanaullah Soomro
Boerhaave's syndrome is a spontaneous transmural rupture or perforation of the oesophagus or post-emesis oesophageal rupture. Boerhaave's syndrome has a high risk of morbidity and mortality, and early, definitive diagnosis leading to prompt management improves outcomes. Definitive diagnosis of this syndrome is made with imaging, including x-ray, USG and computed tomography Scan. This is a case of a 50-year male with history of sudden onset of epigastric pain after an episode of forceful emesis was referred for Ultrasound (USG) abdomen...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709100/domestic-well-locations-and-populations-served-in-the-contiguous-u-s-1990
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Tyler D Johnson, Kenneth Belitz
We estimate the location and population served by domestic wells in the contiguous United States in two ways: (1) the "Block Group Method" or BGM, uses data from the 1990 census, and (2) the "Road-Enhanced Method" or REM, refines the locations by using a buffer expansion and shrinkage technique along roadways to define areas where domestic wells exist. The fundamental assumption is that houses (and therefore domestic wells) are located near a named road. The results are presented as two nationally-consistent domestic-well population datasets...
July 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704070/geographic-variation-in-mentally-unhealthy-days-air-pollution-and-altitude-perspectives
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Hoehun Ha
Ha, H. Geographic variation in mentally unhealthy days: air pollution and altitude perspectives. High Alt Med Biol 00:000-000, 2017.- Background: Mental health incorporates our emotional, psychological, and social well-being and it is critical at each phase of life, from youth and preadulthood through adulthood. METHODS: We assessed the association between mentally unhealthy days (MUDs), air pollutant concentrations, and altitude on the basis of cross-county studies. Data on poor mental health days for the United States were based on health-related telephone surveys conducted by the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)...
July 13, 2017: High Altitude Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701601/an-antenatal-diagnosis-congenital-high-airway-obstruction
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S Miital, A Mittal, R Singal, S Singal, G Sekhon
Congenital high airway obstruction (CHAOS) is a rare lethal fetal malformation characterised by obstruction to the fetal upper airway, which can be partial or complete. Antenatal diagnosis of CHAOS is important due to recent management options. Diagnosis is made with secondary changes such as hyperechoic enlarged lungs resulting in mediastinal compression, ascites, hydrops, flattened or everted diaphragms and dilated distal airways. We reported a case of CHAOS, antenatally on ultrasonography (USG) at 20 weeks of gestation...
July 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695532/improved-precision-and-accuracy-of-quantification-of-rare-earth-element-abundances-via-medium-resolution-la-icp-ms
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Rebecca Funderburg, Ricardo Arevalo, Marek Locmelis, Tomoko Adachi
Laser ablation ICP-MS enables streamlined, high-sensitivity measurements of rare earth element (REE) abundances in geological materials. However, many REE isotope mass stations are plagued by isobaric interferences, particularly from diatomic oxides and argides. In this study, we compare REE abundances quantitated from mass spectra collected with low-resolution (m/Δm = 300 at 5% peak height) and medium-resolution (m/Δm = 2500) mass discrimination. A wide array of geological samples was analyzed, including USGS and NIST glasses ranging from mafic to felsic in composition, with NIST 610 employed as the bracketing calibrating reference material...
July 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695432/gallbladder-polypoid-lesions-what-are-they-and-how-should-they-be-treated-a-single-center-experience-based-on-1446-cholecystectomy-patients
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Anan Xu, Yu Zhang, Hai Hu, Gang Zhao, Jinli Cai, Anhua Huang
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Gallbladder polypoid-lesions (GPs) are commonly seen on ultrasonography (USG), but several aspects of this problem are ill-defined. This study aimed to analyze clinic and pathologic characteristics of 1446 USG-detected GPs, identify predictive factors for cholesterol lesions and malignancy, and provide comments and recommendations on specific aspects of GPs. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed clinic files of 1446 patients who underwent cholecystectomy for USG-detected GPs between 2008 and 2015 in Gallbladder Diseases Center, East Hospital of Tongji University...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687699/a-rare-case-of-malposition-of-central-venous-catheter-detected-by-ultrasonography-guided-saline-flush-test
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Niraj Kumar, Ashutosh Kaushal, Kapil Dev Soni, Gaurav Singh Tomar
Central venous catheter (CVC) insertion is associated with many potential complications; malposition of the catheter is one of them. A chest X-ray is routinely done to detect the malposition of catheter, but sometimes it has been seen that X-ray is time-consuming and its accuracy is also low for determining the exact position of the catheter tip. In our case, an ultrasonography (USG)-guided CVC was placed into the right internal jugular vein of the patient. As there was no ECG change obtained during insertion of guidewire and catheter, malposition was suspected, which was easily detected by a novel USG-guided saline flush test...
July 6, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687342/comparison-of-ultrasonography-and-radiography-in-diagnosis-of-rib-fractures
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Elham Pishbin, Koorosh Ahmadi, Molood Foogardi, Maryam Salehi, Farrokh Seilanian Toosi, Vafa Rahimi-Movaghar
PURPOSE: Rib fractures are the most common skeletal thoracic injuries resulting from blunt chest trauma. Half of the rib fractures are not detected upon a precise physical evaluation and radiographs. Recently ultrasonography (USG) has been investigated to detect rib fractures. But based on literature the usefulness of USG varies widely. This study was conducted to investigate the role of USG in the detection of possible rib fractures in comparison with radiography. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, consecutive patients with minor blunt chest trauma and suspected rib fractures presenting in Imam Reza Hospital located in Mashhad-Iran, between April 2013 and October 2013 were assessed by USG and radiography...
May 26, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679474/a-comparison-of-micro-perc-and-retrograde-intrarenal-surgery-results-in-pediatric-patients-with-renal-stones
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Haluk Sen, Ilker Seckiner, Omer Bayrak, Kazim Dogan, Sakip Erturhan
INTRODUCTION: With advancements in endoscopic surgery, open surgical techniques for urinary system stones have paved the way for the application of less invasive treatment modalities in patients with pediatric kidney stone disease. These treatment options include extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL), percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), and retrograde intrarenal surgery (RIRS). OBJECTIVE: We aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of RIRS and micro-PCNL techniques in the surgical treatment of kidney stones in pediatric patients...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679199/ultrasound-guided-genitofemoral-nerve-block-for-inguinal-hernia-repair-in-the-male-adult-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
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Luciano Frassanito, Bruno A Zanfini, Sara Pitoni, Paolo Germini, Miryam Del Vicario, Gaetano Draisci
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided (USG) ilioinguinal/iliohypogastric nerve (II/IHN) block is a widely validated anesthetic technique for inguinal herniorrhaphy. As the spermatic cord, scrotum, and adjacent thigh receive sensory innervation from the genital branch of genitofemoral nerve (GFN), the addition of GFN block has been suggested to improve the quality of perioperative anesthesia and analgesia. The aim of this study is to compare GFN block plus II/IHN block with II/IHN block alone for intraoperative anesthesia and post-operative pain management...
July 5, 2017: Minerva Anestesiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665464/transitioning-from-anatomic-landmarks-to-ultrasound-guided-central-venous-catheterizations-guidelines-applied-to-clinical-practice
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Rodrigo Oom, Rui Casaca, Rita Barroca, Sara Carvalhal, Catarina Santos, Nuno Abecasis
INTRODUCTION: Centrally inserted central catheter (CICC) insertion is a commonly performed procedure that may give rise to different complications. Despite the suggestion of guidelines to use ultrasound guidance (USG) for vascular access, not all centers use it systematically. The aim of this study is to illustrate the experience with ultrasound in CICC placement at a high-volume oncological center, in a country where the landmark technique is standard. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of a prospective database was performed on CICC placement under USG in the Central Venous Catheter Unit of Instituto Português de Oncologia de Lisboa Francisco Gentil, from 2012 to 2015...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658880/ultrasonographic-estimation-of-endotracheal-tube-size-in-paediatric-patients-and-its-comparison-with-physical-indices-based-formulae-a-prospective-study
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Jagadish G Sutagatti, Ranjana Raja, Madhuri S Kurdi
INTRODUCTION: Choosing the correct Endotracheal Tube (ETT) size is important in paediatric anaesthesia. The subglottic diameter being the narrowest diameter of the paediatric upper airway plays an important role in appropriate ETT size selection. AIM: This study was planned to determine the accuracy of Ultrasonography (USG) to assess the appropriate ETT size and compare it with physical indices based formulae. The secondary outcome was to assess the number of times the tube was changed based on air leak test for USG estimated tube size...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658877/bilateral-testicular-metastases-from-occult-primary-prostate-cancer-in-a-young-adult-a-rare-case-report
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Vijaya Rajesh Kamble, Purva Mahesh Agrawal
Testicular metastases are detected incidentally in upto 4% cases after orchiectomy for Prostate Carcinoma (PCa). Most of the secondaries to testes are due to PCa, only few patients have clinically manifested metastases to bilateral testes. Metastases to bilateral testis is unusual while unilateral involvement of the testis is seen usually. We report a case of primary PCa with bilateral testicular metastases which presented with palpable mass in the right testis. A 43-year-old male patient presented with two-month history of swelling in right inguino-scrotal region...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658845/large-multicystic-dysplastic-kidney-mimicking-a-large-cystic-renal-neoplasm
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Priyank Yadav, Sanjoy Kumar Sureka, M S Ansari, Rahul Soni, Hira Lal
Multicystic Dysplastic Kidney (MCDK) is one of the most common renal conditions seen in paediatric population. The natural history typically involves involution and many of the patients with unilateral disease may actually never become symptomatic. The initial evaluation is usually done on Ultrasonography (USG) while cross-sectional imaging and nuclear scan are reserved for diagnostic dilemmas. Management is conservative and surgery is done for selected patients with symptomatic cysts or suspicion of neoplasm...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658823/scintigraphic-profile-of-thyrotoxicosis-patients-and-correlation-with-biochemical-and-sonological-findings
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Anil Kumar Avs, Abhish Mohan, P G Kumar, Pankaj Puri
INTRODUCTION: Thyrotoxicosis is a spectrum of disorder with a rather common clinical presentation with different aetiologies. The aetiological diagnosis is important as the management differs. It is essential to accurately diagnose the cause before starting treatment. Scintigraphy of thyroid helps in differentiating accurately the various causes. USG is routinely being advocated and T3/T4 ratio has also been used. AIM: This study aims to evaluate the scintigraphic profile of thyrotoxicosis patients and to correlate biochemical and USG findings with scintigraphy...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658762/role-of-immunofluorescence-in-adult-onset-nephrotic-syndrome-a-study-in-a-tertiary-care-centre-of-western-india
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Sharada Rane, Prerana Mutyal, Nicholas Dcunha, Mayur Parkhi, Meenal Jadhav
INTRODUCTION: Study of renal Immunofluorescence (IF) is an ancillary but essential technique in evaluation of renal biopsies in glomerulopathies and also it enlightens on the pathogenesis of nephrotic syndrome. AIM: To determine the role of IF in evaluating definite subtyping and diagnosis of adult onset nephrotic syndrome and attempting clinicopathological correlation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 52 patients of adult onset nephrotic syndrome were evaluated clinically and with pertinent investigations; and subjected to USG guided percutaneous renal biopsy which was processed and stained for light microscopy and for immunofluorescence by direct method (DIF) using antibodies against IgG, IgM, IgA and C3...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655954/end-tidal-capnography-and-upper-airway-ultrasonography-in-the-rapid-confirmation-of-endotracheal-tube-placement-in-patients-requiring-intubation-for-general-anaesthesia
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Chintamani Abhishek, Kartik Munta, S Manimala Rao, C N Chandrasekhar
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Confirmation of correct endotracheal tube placement is essential immediately after intubation for general anaesthesia. In this study, we have compared upper airway ultrasonography (USG) with reference to capnography for rapid confirmation of endotracheal tube placement after general anaesthesia. METHODS: A prospective, single centre, observational study was conducted on 100 patients requiring tracheal intubation for general anaesthesia. Both capnography and upper airway USG were performed immediately after intubation to confirm the endotracheal tube (ETT) placement...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
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