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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909829/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-diagnosis-of-primary-hepatic-angiosarcoma
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Wenwu Ling, Tingting Qiu, Lin Ma, Chuanfen Lei, Yan Luo
Primary hepatic angiosarcoma (PHA) is a rare malignant tumor that occurs mainly in the elderly, with almost no specific symptoms or tumor markers. Information on the imaging characteristics of this tumor is limited due to its rarity. Therefore, it is difficult to diagnose PHA. So far, its definite diagnosis depends on histopathologic examination combined with immunohistochemical results. Patients with PHA have a poor prognosis in spite of surgical resection of this tumor. In this case report, we present a 72-year-old woman with PHA, focusing on the imaging features of this tumor, especially its enhancement pattern on contrast-enhanced ultrasound images...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908566/update-of-choroidal-imaging-techniques-past-present-and-future
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J Ruiz-Medrano, I Flores-Moreno, R Gutierrez-Bonet, J Chhablani, J M Ruiz-Moreno
The choroid is the middle layer of the eye, a very vascular and pigmented tissue, with its role in several ophthalmological pathologies already having been clearly established. But it was not until the last few years that we have been able to reliably and precisely measure and quantify its shape and thickness. Ultrasound technology and indocyanine green angiography were the first techniques used for the study of the choroid, and they still maintain their use and clinical indications for the diagnosis and management of several pathologies...
November 28, 2016: Archivos de la Sociedad Española de Oftalmología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905898/physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-can-modulate-the-effect-of-the-pnpla3-variant-on-childhood-nafld-a-case-control-study-in-a-chinese-population
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Shuo Wang, Jieyun Song, Xiaorui Shang, Nitesh Chawla, Yide Yang, Xiangrui Meng, Haijun Wang, Jun Ma
BACKGROUND: The patatin like phospholipase containing domain 3 gene (PNPLA3) rs738409 C > G polymorphism, one of the most important gene polymorphisms involved in hepatic steatosis, has been reported to interact with different nutrients and dietary patterns on Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), but no studies have focused on its interaction with physical activity or sedentary behavior. Therefore, this study aims at determining whether physical activity or sedentary behavior could modulate the effect of the PNPLA3 variant on childhood NAFLD...
December 1, 2016: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904441/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-the-bowel-wall-with-quantitative-assessment-of-crohn-s-disease-activity-in-childhood
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Damjana Kljucevsek, Dubravka Vidmar, Darja Urlep, Rok Dezman
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has become an established non-invasive, patient-friendly imaging technique which improves the characterization of lesions. In addition, dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) provides valuable information concerning perfusion of examined organs. This review addresses current applications of CEUS in children, focused on DCE-US of the bowel wall in patients with Crohn disease, which enables realtime assessment of the bowel wall vascularity with semi-quantitative and quantitative assessment of disease activity and response to medical treatment...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903081/percutaneous-microwave-ablation-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-is-safe-in-patients-with-renal-dysfunction
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Yan Lin, Ping Liang, Xiao-Ling Yu, Jie Yu, Zhi-Gang Cheng, Zhi-Yu Han, Fangyi Liu
OBJECTIVES: To present the clinical effect of microwave ablation(MWA) on renal cell carcinoma(RCC) of the patients with renal dysfunction, mainly focusing on the extent of renal tumor control and damage to the residual kidney function. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From 2006 to 2014, 19 tumors of 18 patients with renal dysfunction underwent percutaneous ultrasound-guided MWA in our institution. The tumor diameters range from 1.9 to 5.0cm. The serum creatinine and urea levels of each patient pre-MWA, 1 day after MWA and the most recent occasion on record at our institution were collected...
November 30, 2016: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894283/small-lung-lesions-invisible-under-fluoroscopy-are-located-accurately-by-three-dimensional-localization-technique-on-chest-wall-surface-and-performed-bronchoscopy-procedures-to-increase-diagnostic-yields
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Chaosheng Deng, Xiaoming Cao, Dawen Wu, Haibo Ding, Ruixiong You, Qunlin Chen, Linying Chen, Xin Zhang, Qiaoxian Zhang, Yongquan Wu
BACKGROUND: Nowadays, small peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs) are frequently detected and the prognosis of lung cancer depends on the early diagnosis. Because of the high fee and requiring specialized training, many advanced techniques are not available in many developing countries and rural districts. METHODS: Three sets of opaque soft copper wires visible under the fluoroscopy (Flu) in the Flu-flexible bronchoscopy (FB) group (n = 24), which determined the three planes of the lesion, were respectively placed firmly on the surface of the chest wall with adhesive tape on the chest wall...
November 29, 2016: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889224/fetal-megacystis-a-systematic-review
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K Taghavi, C Sharpe, M D Stringer
: Fetal megacystis is variably defined and understood. The literature on fetal megacystis was systematically reviewed, focusing on prenatal diagnosis, associations and outcomes. This yielded a total of 18 primary references and eight secondary references. Fetal megacystis has an estimated first-trimester prevalence of between 1:330 and 1:1670, with a male to female ratio of 8:1. In the first trimester, megacystis is most commonly defined as a longitudinal bladder dimension of ≥7 mm...
October 8, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888870/latest-advances-in-pancreatic-tumours
#8
José Lariño Noia
Pancreatic cancer continues to have a bleak prognosis. Hardly any therapeutic advances have been made in the last few years and consequently most efforts have focused on preventing its development and on diagnosing precursor lesions. In this regard, the use of statins as a preventive factor and the implementation of screening programmes in high-risk patients are gaining ground. In the field of treatment, there is greater focus on the role of neoadjuvant therapy in pancreatic cancer and on a multimodal approach to the disease, with few advances in effective novel therapies...
September 2016: Gastroenterología y Hepatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887999/rates-and-technique-for-oophoropexy-in-pediatric-ovarian-torsion-a-single-institution-case-series
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I M Comeau, N Hubner, S L Kives, L M Allen
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Ovarian torsion (OT) is uncommon, but can result in loss of reproductive function. Traditionally managed by adnexectomy, torsed adnexae are now being conserved, increasing the potential for recurrent OT. As a result, some experts suggest oophoropexy (OP) to prevent recurrence. We present here a series of 11 patients who underwent OP. DESIGN, SETTING, PARTICIPANTS: A retrospective case series was conducted from 2004 to 2013 identifying patients under age 18 with OT...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887762/extracardiac-signs-of-fluid-overload-in-the-critically-ill-cardiac-patient-a-focused-evaluation-using-bedside-ultrasound
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REVIEW
William Beaubien-Souligny, Josée Bouchard, Georges Desjardins, Yoan Lamarche, Mark Liszkowski, Pierre Robillard, André Denault
Fluid balance management is of great importance in the critically ill cardiac patient. Although intravenous fluids are a cornerstone therapy in the management of unstable patients, excessive administration coupled with cardiac dysfunction leads to elevation in central venous pressure and end-organ venous congestion. Fluid overload is known to have a detrimental effect on organ function and is responsible for significant morbidity in critically ill patients. Multisystem bedside point of care ultrasound imaging can be used to assess signs of fluid overload and venous congestion in critically ill patients...
August 24, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886149/toward-optimal-computation-of-ultrasound-image-reconstruction-using-cpu-and-gpu
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Udomchai Techavipoo, Denchai Worasawate, Wittawat Boonleelakul, Rachaporn Keinprasit, Treepop Sunpetchniyom, Nobuhiko Sugino, Pairash Thajchayapong
An ultrasound image is reconstructed from echo signals received by array elements of a transducer. The time of flight of the echo depends on the distance between the focus to the array elements. The received echo signals have to be delayed to make their wave fronts and phase coherent before summing the signals. In digital beamforming, the delays are not always located at the sampled points. Generally, the values of the delayed signals are estimated by the values of the nearest samples. This method is fast and easy, however inaccurate...
November 24, 2016: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885882/state-of-the-art-of-ultrasound-in-the-assessment-of-psoriasis-and-psoriatic-arthritis
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Marwin Gutierrez, Gurjit S Kaeley, Chiara Bertolazzi, Carlos Pineda
Ultrasound (US) is a rapidly evolving technique that is gaining increasing success in the assessment of psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Recently, new research avenues have been opened, and these are focused on the potential of US for the assessment of extra musculoskeletal areas such as skin and nails. This permits work on the concept of 'holistic US assessment of PsA'. Areas covered: Here, we analyze the potential role of US in the global assessment of PsA. Additionally, we provide the current evidence supporting its application in routine clinical practice...
December 2, 2016: Expert Review of Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27885856/ankle-impingement-syndromes-an-imaging-review
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Zachary T Berman, Monica Tafur, Sonya S Ahmed, Brady K Huang, Eric Y Chang
Ankle impingement syndromes encompass a broad spectrum of post-traumatic and chronic degenerative changes that present with pain on specific movements about the ankle joint. Both amateur and professional athletes are disproportionately affected by these conditions, and while conservative measures can potentially treat an impingement syndrome, definitive therapy often is alleviated surgically. Imaging (including conventional radiography, ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging) plays an invaluable role in the diagnosis and pre-surgical work-up...
November 25, 2016: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884577/low-pressure-pericardial-tamponade-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#14
Brooks M Walsh, Lauren A Tobias
BACKGROUND: Focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) is accurate for determining the presence of a pericardial effusion. Using FoCUS to evaluate for pericardial tamponade, however, is more involved. Many experts teach that tamponade is unlikely if the inferior vena cava (IVC) shows respiratory variation and is not distended. CASE REPORT: A 53-year-old woman presented to the emergency department (ED) with severe orthostatic hypotension, exertional dyspnea, and hypoxia...
November 21, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882240/t2-based-temperature-monitoring-in-bone-marrow-for-mr-guided-focused-ultrasound
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Eugene Ozhinsky, Misung Han, Matthew Bucknor, Roland Krug, Viola Rieke
BACKGROUND: Current clinical protocols for MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) treatment of osseous lesions, including painful bone metastases and osteoid osteomas, rely on measurement of the temperature change in adjacent muscle to estimate the temperature of the bone. The goal of this study was to determine if T2-based thermometry could be used to monitor the temperature change in bone marrow during focused ultrasound ablation of bone lesions. METHODS: We investigated the dependence of T2 on temperature in ex vivo bovine yellow bone marrow at 3T and studied the influence of acquisition parameters on the T2 measurements...
2016: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876264/intravascular-ultrasound-and-near-infrared-spectroscopic-characterization-of-thin-cap-fibroatheroma
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Shinji Inaba, Gary S Mintz, Allen P Burke, Gregg W Stone, Renu Virmani, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Rupa Parvataneni, Rishi Puri, Stephen J Nicholls, Akiko Maehara
Thin-cap fibroatheromas (TCFAs) are considered precursors for plaque rupture and subsequent acute coronary events. We investigated intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) characteristics of lesions that were histopathologic TCFAs. IVUS, NIRS, and histopathology were performed in 271 atherosclerotic lesions from 107 fresh coronary arteries from 54 patients at necropsy. The plaque burden and remodeling index calculated by IVUS and maximum lipid core burden index within any 4-mm segment (maxLCBI4mm) calculated by NIRS were compared among each plaque type based on histopathologic classifications but focusing on TCFA...
October 31, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875660/successful-use-of-targeted-temperature-management-after-repair-of-myocardial-rupture-from-blunt-chest-trauma-a-case-report
#17
Wook-Jin Choi, Yun Seok Kim, Jung Seok Hong, Jeong Won Kim
Targeted temperature management (TTM) improves survival and neurological outcome after nontraumatic cardiac arrest. However, TTM is not used widely after traumatic cardiac arrest because of concerns that it might exacerbate bleeding. We report the use of postarrest TTM after repair of blunt myocardial rupture. A 48-year-old man was admitted after being rescued from a major traffic accident by the local emergency service. Focused sonography showed pericardial fluid without cardiac tamponade. Computed tomography showed a large hematoma in the anterior mediastinum associated with hemopericardium...
November 22, 2016: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875127/focused-ultrasound-help-realize-high-spatiotemporal-brain-imaging-a-concept-on-acousto-electrophysiological-neuroimaging
#18
Bin He
We present a concept for integrating focused ultrasound (FUS) with electrophysiological neuroimaging, in order to achieve high spatiotemporal resolution brain imaging. This approach, which we are tentatively calling acousto-electrophysiological neuroimaging, leverages on the spatial focality and noninvasiveness of FUS and may potentially lead to a noninvasive human brain imaging modality with high resolution in both space and time domains. By the use of modulated FUS, spatial selectivity can be accomplished for high-resolution electrophysiological neuroimaging...
December 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871275/rationale-and-design-of-support-a-multi-centre-randomised-controlled-trial-to-compare-three-treatments-cervical-cerclage-cervical-pessary-and-vaginal-progesterone-for-the-prevention-of-preterm-birth-in-women-who-develop-a-short-cervix
#19
Natasha L Hezelgrave, Helena A Watson, Alexandra Ridout, Falak Diab, Paul T Seed, Evonne Chin-Smith, Rachel M Tribe, Andrew H Shennan
BACKGROUND: Clinically, once a woman has been identified as being at risk of spontaneous preterm birth (sPTB) due to a short cervical length, a decision regarding prophylactic treatment must be made. Three interventions have the potential to improve outcomes: cervical cerclage (stitch), vaginal progesterone and cervical pessary. Each has been shown to have similar benefit in reduction of sPTB, but there have been no randomised control trials (RCTs) to compare them. METHODS: This open label multi-centre UK RCT trial, will evaluate whether the three interventions are equally efficacious to prevent premature birth in women who develop a short cervix (<25 mm on transvaginal ultrasound)...
November 21, 2016: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870804/the-effects-of-low-load-motor-control-exercises-and-a-high-load-lifting-exercise-on-lumbar-multifidus-thickness-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Lars Berglund, Björn Aasa, Peter Michaelson, Ulrika Aasa
STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial OBJECTIVE.: The aim of this study was to compare the effects of low-load motor control exercises and a high-load lifting exercise, on lumbar multifidus (LM) thickness on either side of the spine and whether the effects are affected by pain intensity or change in pain intensity, among patients with nociceptive mechanical LBP. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: There is evidence that patients with low back pain may have a decreased size of the (LM) muscles with an asymmetry between sides in the lower back...
November 18, 2016: Spine
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