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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141266/-impact-of-abdominal-ultrasound-on-the-identification-of-the-site-of-infection-in-the-emergency-department-analysis-whether-it-makes-sense-to-perform-abdominal-ultrasound-examination-for-the-identfication-of-the-site-of-infection-if-medical-history-and-clinical
#1
Barbara Werkmeister, Julia Langgartner, Doris Schacherer, Arno Mohr
Introduction A very high number of patients presenting in emergency departments suffer from an unknown infection or rather fever. If diagnostic imaging is necessary ultrasound can be performed. Whether ultrasound is superior to medical history and clinical examination considering the significantly enhanced technology in recent years and hence has to be performed in patients without abdominal symptoms with non-obvious focus cannot be answered by review of the literature. The objective of this study was to evaluate the relevance of abdominal ultrasound in the determination of the site of infection and to analyse whether an abdominal ultrasound for the identification of the source of infection is dispensable in patients in whom history and clinical examination do not indicate an abdominal focus...
November 2017: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140326/photoacoustic-endomicroscopy-based-on-a-mems-scanning-mirror
#2
Heng Guo, Chaolong Song, Huikai Xie, Lei Xi
In this Letter, we present a high-resolution photoacoustic endomicroscopy probe based on a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) scanning mirror. The built-in optical assembly consists of a 0.7 mm graded-index (GRIN) lens for light focusing and a ϕ1  mm MEMS mirror to reflect and scan the beam. A miniaturized unfocused ultrasound transducer with a center frequency of 10 MHz is used for photoacoustic detection. Sharp blades, carbon fibers, and black tapes were utilized to evaluate the performance of the system...
November 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139101/-endobronchial-ultrasound-ebus-an-update-2017
#3
K Darwiche, F Özkan, C Wolters, S Eisenmann
Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) with the two modalities curved and radial EBUS significantly improved the diagnostics in several pulmonary diseases. The examination and staging of mediastinal and hilar lymph nodes in patients with known or suspected lung malignancy as well as the evaluation of unknown pulmonary or mediastinal lesions can be achieved with minimal invasive means when using EBUS. More invasive surgical procedures for diagnostic purposes can be omitted. The diagnostic yield also increases when EBUS is applied in sarcoidosis or mediastinal lymph node tuberculosis but only to some extend in case of lymphoma...
November 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137800/passive-acoustic-mapping-of-cavitation-using-eigenspace-based-robust-capon-beamformer-in-ultrasound-therapy
#4
Shukuan Lu, Hong Hu, Xianbo Yu, Jiangying Long, Bowen Jing, Yujin Zong, Mingxi Wan
Pulse-echo imaging technique can only play a role when high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is turned off due to the interference between the primary HIFU signal and the transmission pulse. Passive acoustic mapping (PAM) has been proposed as a tool for true real-time monitoring of HIFU therapy. However, the most-used PAM algorithm based on time exposure acoustic (TEA) limits the quality of cavitation image. Recently, robust Capon beamformer (RCB) has been used in PAM to provide improved resolution and reduced artifacts over TEA-based PAM, but the presented results have not been satisfactory...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137770/numerical-investigation-of-the-inertial-cavitation-threshold-under-multi-frequency-ultrasound
#5
Dingjie Suo, Bala Govind, Shengqi Zhang, Yun Jing
Through the introduction of multi-frequency sonication in High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU), enhancement of efficiency has been noted in several applications including thrombolysis, tissue ablation, sonochemistry, and sonoluminescence. One key experimental observation is that multi-frequency ultrasound can help lower the inertial cavitation threshold, thereby improving the power efficiency. However, this has not been well corroborated by the theory. In this paper, a numerical investigation on the inertial cavitation threshold of microbubbles (MBs) under multi-frequency ultrasound irradiation is conducted...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137753/synthesis-of-nanocomposites-of-iron-oxide-gold-fe3o4-au-loaded-on-activated-carbon-and-their-application-in-water-treatment-by-using-sonochemistry-optimization-study
#6
Saideh Bagheri, Hossein Aghaei, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Arash Asfaram, Majid Monajemi, Ali Akbar Bazrafshan
This paper focuses on the finding best operational conditions using response surface methodology (RSM) for Rhodamine123 (R123) and Disulfine blue (DSB) dyes removal by ultrasound assisted adsorption onto Au-Fe3O4 nanoparticles loaded on activated carbon (Au-Fe3O4 NPs-AC). The influences of variables such as initial R123 (X1) and DSB concentration (X2), pH (X3), adsorbent mass (X4) and sonication time (X5) on their removal were investigated by small central composite design (CCD) under response surface methodology...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137752/microwave-and-ultrasound-assisted-synthesis-of-poly-vinyl-chloride-riboflavin-modified-mwcnts-examination-of-thermal-mechanical-and-morphology-properties
#7
Amir Abdolmaleki, Shadpour Mallakpour, Faezeh Azimi
This study focused on the preparation and investigation of physicochemical features of new poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) nanocomposites (NCs) including different amounts of carboxylated multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs-COOH) functionalized with riboflavin (RIB). Firstly, to increase the hydrophilicity of MWCNTs, the surface of them was functionalized by incorporating and formation of ester groups with RIB as a low cost and environmentally friendly biomolecule through ultrasound and microwave irradiations...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135012/shrinking-microbubbles-with-microfluidics-mathematical-modelling-to-control-microbubble-sizes
#8
A Salari, V Gnyawali, I M Griffiths, R Karshafian, M C Kolios, S S H Tsai
Microbubbles have applications in industry and life-sciences. In medicine, small encapsulated bubbles (<10 μm) are desirable because of their utility in drug/oxygen delivery, sonoporation, and ultrasound diagnostics. While there are various techniques for generating microbubbles, microfluidic methods are distinguished due to their precise control and ease-of-fabrication. Nevertheless, sub-10 μm diameter bubble generation using microfluidics remains challenging, and typically requires expensive equipment and cumbersome setups...
November 14, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133392/closed-loop-control-of-targeted-ultrasound-drug-delivery-across-the-blood-brain-tumor-barriers-in-a-rat-glioma-model
#9
Tao Sun, Yongzhi Zhang, Chanikarn Power, Phillip M Alexander, Jonathan T Sutton, Muna Aryal, Natalia Vykhodtseva, Eric L Miller, Nathan J McDannold
Cavitation-facilitated microbubble-mediated focused ultrasound therapy is a promising method of drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) for treating many neurological disorders. Unlike ultrasound thermal therapies, during which magnetic resonance thermometry can serve as a reliable treatment control modality, real-time control of modulated BBB disruption with undetectable vascular damage remains a challenge. Here a closed-loop cavitation controlling paradigm that sustains stable cavitation while suppressing inertial cavitation behavior was designed and validated using a dual-transducer system operating at the clinically relevant ultrasound frequency of 274...
November 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132574/major-abdominal-trauma-critical-decisions-and-new-frontiers-in-management
#10
REVIEW
Megan Brenner, Christopher Hicks
A standardized approach should be used with a patient with abdominal trauma, including primary and secondary surveys, followed by additional diagnostic testing as indicated. Specific factors can make the diagnosis of serious abdominal trauma challenging, particularly in the face of multiple and severe injuries, unknown mechanism of injury, altered mental status, and impending or complete cardiac arrest. Advances in technology in diagnosis and/or treatment with ultrasound, helical computed tomography, and resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) have significantly advanced trauma care, and are still the focus of current and ongoing investigations...
February 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131073/an-introduction-to-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-nephrologists
#11
Emily H Chang
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an emerging technology with no known nephrotoxicity. CEUS has been utilized in cardiac and abdominal imaging for decades in Asia and Europe and has recently received greater attention in the United States with its approval for characterization of indeterminate liver lesions. Emerging data suggest that CEUS has potential as a diagnostic imaging tool among individuals who have contraindications to CT and MRI. Few nephrologists are aware of CEUS and even fewer are aware of its potential applications among individuals with kidney disease...
November 9, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129265/does-intra-tumoural-fat-on-mri-predict-visibility-of-small-%C3%A2-3-cm-hepatocellular-carcinomas-during-ultrasound-guided-tumour-ablation
#12
T C H Hui, I K H Huang, W K Lau, U Pua
AIM: To assess if intra-tumoural fat on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) affects the ultrasonographic (US) visibility of small (≤3 cm) hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC) during radiofrequency ablation (RFA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval was obtained. A retrospective review of all patients who underwent image-guided ablation between 1 January 2010 and 31 April 2015 was performed. Patients with HCC who underwent US RFA were included. Inclusion criteria included small tumours (≤3 cm), treatment-naive cases or new focus of HCC in a different and untreated segment, and pre-procedural MRI...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128955/right-brodmann-area-18-predicts-tremor-arrest-after-vim-radiosurgery-a-voxel-based-morphometry-study
#13
Constantin Tuleasca, Tatiana Witjas, Dimitri Van de Ville, Elena Najdenovska, Antoine Verger, Nadine Girard, Jerome Champoudry, Jean-Philippe Thiran, Meritxell Bach Cuadra, Marc Levivier, Eric Guedj, Jean Régis
INTRODUCTION: Drug-resistant essential tremor (ET) can benefit from open standard stereotactic procedures, such as deep-brain stimulation or radiofrequency thalamotomy. Non-surgical candidates can be offered either high-focused ultrasound (HIFU) or radiosurgery (RS). All procedures aim to target the same thalamic site, the ventro-intermediate nucleus (e.g., Vim). The mechanisms by which tremor stops after Vim RS or HIFU remain unknown. We used voxel-based morphometry (VBM) on pretherapeutic neuroimaging data and assessed which anatomical site would best correlate with tremor arrest 1 year after Vim RS...
November 11, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128035/bedside-identification-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism-with-point-of-care-transesophageal-echocardiography
#14
Tomislav Jelic, Melanie Baimel, Jordan Chenkin
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in those who are hemodynamically unstable and cannot be imaged to confirm the diagnosis. Echocardiography can allow for rapid assessment of patients in shock, but requires adequate transthoracic windows to obtain clinically useful information. Emergency physician-performed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) may be a useful tool when transthoracic echocardiography fails. CASE REPORT: An 86-year-old woman presented to the emergency department after a fall at home...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127760/preoperative-breast-mri-examination-for-all-patients-with-histologically-proven-breast-cancer-a-concept-for-a-prospective-multicenter-trial
#15
Christina Kaiser, Christina Kehrer, Mignon-Denise Keyver-Paik, Thomas Hecking, Tiyasha Hosne Ayub, Claudia Leutner, Hans Schild, Walther Kuhn
Background A published retrospective data of our study group demonstrated that premenopausal women, patients with lobular invasive breast cancer or patients with high breast density [American College of Radiology (ACR) classification 3+4] significantly benefit from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) leading to additional detection of malignant foci of 20.2% in the index and 2.5% in the contralateral breast, which would otherwise not be detected by routine imaging. Critics of preoperative MRI focus on higher false-positive rates leading to unnecessary surgical procedures and mastectomies...
November 11, 2017: Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125214/treating-multiple-body-parts-for-skin-laxity-and-fat-deposits-using-a-novel-focused-radiofrequency-device-with-an-ultrasound-component-safety-and-efficacy-study
#16
Suneel Chilukuri, Dominique Denjean, Linda Fouque
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Growing demand for noninvasive skin tightening and reduction in fat results in an increasing pressure for devices with good clinical efficacy, consistency of results, and high patient comfort. The objective was to validate clinical efficacy and versatility of a novel device, which combines radiofrequency (RF) and ultrasound for treating skin laxity and fat deposits. METHODS: We treated 34 subjects with facial skin laxity and/or abundant body or arm fat deposits...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124623/removal-of-ligand-bound-liposomes-from-cell-surfaces-by-microbubbles-exposed-to-ultrasound
#17
Stuart Ibsen, Ruben Mora, Guixin Shi, Carolyn Schutt, Wenjin Cui, Michael Benchimol, Viviana Serra, Sadik Esener
Gas-filled microbubbles attached to cell surfaces can interact with focused ultrasound to create microstreaming of nearby fluid. We directly observed the ultrasound/microbubble interaction and documented that under certain conditions fluorescent particles that were attached to the surface of live cells could be removed. Fluorescently labeled liposomes that were larger than 500 nm in diameter were attached to the surface of endothelial cells using cRGD targeting to αvβ3 integrin. Microbubbles were attached to the surface of the cells through electrostatic interactions...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121778/intraoperative-image-guided-surgery-in-neuro-oncology-with-specific-focus-on-high-grade-gliomas
#18
Syed O Mahboob, Muftah Eljamel
Surgery is paramount in glioma management and extent of resection is an independent significant prognostic factor. However, these tumors are often invisible intraoperatively. Hence imaging plays an important role in surgical guidance. A critical literature review, using MEDLINE/PubMed service was carried out. It demonstrated a gross total resection (GTR) with neuronavigation (NNS) of 31-36%, adding 5-aminolevulinic acid or fluorescein fluorescence, or intraoperative ultrasound or MRI improved GTR to 69.1, 84...
November 10, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118984/clinical-trial-protocol-for-tardox-a-phase-i-study-to-investigate-the-feasibility-of-targeted-release-of-lyso-thermosensitive-liposomal-doxorubicin-thermodox%C3%A2-using-focused-ultrasound-in-patients-with-liver-tumours
#19
Paul C Lyon, Lucy F Griffiths, Jenni Lee, Daniel Chung, Robert Carlisle, Feng Wu, Mark R Middleton, Fergus V Gleeson, Constantin C Coussios
Background: TARDOX is a Phase I single center study of ultrasound triggered targeted drug delivery in adult oncology patients with incurable liver tumours. This proof of concept study is designed to demonstrate the safety and feasibility of targeted drug release and enhanced delivery of doxorubicin from thermally sensitive liposomes (ThermoDox®) triggered by mild hyperthermia induced by focused ultrasound in liver tumours. A key feature of the study is the direct quantification of the doxorubicin concentration before and after ultrasound exposure from tumour biopsies, using high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC)...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117111/the-vascular-factor-plays-the-main-role-in-the-cause-of-pain-in-men-with-chronic-prostatitis-and-chronic-pelvic-pain-syndrome-the-results-of-clinical-trial-on-thermobalancing-therapy
#20
Simon Allen
Chronic pain in patients with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), NIH category III is difficult to treat without understanding its cause. The main symptom of chronic prostatitis is pain. In this study, we would like to explain the origin of pain in men with CP/CPPS and its therapy. Forty-five patients with CP/CPPS have received thermobalancing therapy (TT) enabled by Dr Allen's therapeutic device (DATD) for six months as mono-therapy. The control group comprised 45 men with CP/CPPS did not receive TT...
November 8, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
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