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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092531/a-200-1380-khz-quadrifrequency-focused-ultrasound-transducer-for-neurostimulation-in-rodents-and-primates-transcranial-in-vitro-calibration-and-numerical-study-of-the-influence-of-skull-cavity
#1
Charlotte Constans, Thomas Deffieux, Pierre Pouget, Mickael Tanter, Jean-Francois Aubry
Low intensity transcranial focused ultrasound has been demonstrated to produce neuromodulation in both animals and humans. Primarily for technical reasons, frequency is one of the most poorly investigated critical wave parameters. We propose the use of a quadri-band transducer capable of operating at 200, 320, 850 and 1380 kHz for further investigation of the frequency dependence of neuromodulation efficacy while keeping the position of the transducer fixed with respect to the subject's head. This paper presents the results of the transducer calibration in water, in vitro transmission measurements through a monkey skull flap, 3D simulations based on both a μCT-scan of a rat and on CT-scans of 2 macaques...
January 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081299/ultrasound-detection-of-regional-oxidative-stress-in-deep-tissues-using-novel-enzyme-loaded-nanoparticles
#2
Emilia S Olson, Inanc Ortac, Christopher Malone, Sadik Esener, Robert Mattrey
Oxidative stress is a powerful tool that is critical to immune mediated responses in healthy individuals, yet additionally plays a crucial role in development of cancer, inflammatory pathologies, and tissue ischemia. Despite this, there remain relatively few molecular tools to study oxidative stress, particularly in living mammals. To develop an intravenously injectable probe capable of labeling sites of oxidative stress in vivo, 200 nm catalase synthetic hollow enzyme loaded nanospheres (catSHELS) are designed and fabricated using a versatile enzyme nanoencapsulation method...
January 12, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076607/vascular-access-the-impact-of-ultrasonography
#3
Carlos Eduardo Saldanha de Almeida
Vascular punctures are often necessary in critically ill patients. They are secure, but not free of complications. Ultrasonography enhances safety of the procedure by decreasing puncture attempts, complications and costs. This study reviews important publications and the puncture technique using ultrasound, bringing part of the experience of the intensive care unit of the Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, São Paulo (SP), Brazil, and discussing issues that should be considered in future studies. RESUMO Punções vasculares são muitas vezes necessárias em pacientes gravemente enfermos...
October 2016: Einstein
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074819/percutaneous-tracheostomy
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REVIEW
Chitra Mehta, Yatin Mehta
Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is a commonly performed procedure in critically sick patients. It can be safely performed bedside by intensivists.This has resulted in decline in the use of surgical tracheostomy in intensive care unit (ICU) except in few selected cases. Most common indication of tracheostomy in ICU is need for prolonged ventilation. About 10% of patients requiring at least 3 days of mechanical ventilator support get tracheostomised during ICU stay. The ideal timing of PDT remains undecided at present...
January 2017: Annals of Cardiac Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073668/drug-eluting-stenting-for-femoropopliteal-lesions-followed-by-cilostazol-treatment-reduces-stent-restenosis-in-patients-with-symptomatic-peripheral-artery-disease
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Kan Zen, Mitsuyoshi Takahara, Osamu Iida, Yoshimitsu Soga, Daizo Kawasaki, Shinsuke Nanto, Hiroyoshi Yokoi, Satoaki Matoba
BACKGROUND: Cilostazol improves clinical endovascular therapy outcomes for femoropopliteal (FP) lesions in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease, but whether it also has clinical benefits for patients after drug-eluting stent implantation remains unclear. METHODS: This study is a subanalysis of the ZilvEr PTX for tHe Femoral ArterY and Proximal Popliteal ArteRy (ZEPHYR) study, a prospective multicenter study investigating FP lesions treated with the Zilver (Cook Medical, Bloomington, Ind) paclitaxel-eluting stent...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069419/hyperbaric-oxygen-therapy-for-the-prevention-of-arterial-gas-embolism-in-food-grade-hydrogen-peroxide-ingestion
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Stephen M Hendriksen, Nicholas L Menth, Bjorn C Westgard, Jon B Cole, Joseph W Walter, Thomas C Masters, Christopher J Logue
Food grade hydrogen peroxide ingestion is a relatively rare presentation to the emergency department. There are no defined guidelines at this time regarding the treatment of such exposures, and providers may not be familiar with the potential complications associated with high concentration hydrogen peroxide ingestions. In this case series, we describe four patients who consumed 35% hydrogen peroxide, presented to the emergency department, and were treated with hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Two of the four patients were critically ill requiring intubation...
December 14, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066947/training-in-eus-an-asian-perspective
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REVIEW
J Y Y Wong, P Kongkam, K Y Ho
Training of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in Asia faces two major challenges: (i) the ever-increasing demand for skills to handle a growing range of interventional EUS procedures; and (ii) a continual shortage of EUS training programs. As the therapeutic application of EUS continues to expand,(1, 2) the need to train more new endosonographers and upgrade skills of existing ones has become more critical than ever before. A formal fellowship to acquire EUS knowledge and skills in an advanced endoscopy centre has always been perceived as the best way of training novices, but such opportunities remain limited in most Asian countries...
January 9, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065933/non-contact-hemodynamic-imaging-reveals-the-jugular-venous-pulse-waveform
#8
Robert Amelard, Richard L Hughson, Danielle K Greaves, Kaylen J Pfisterer, Jason Leung, David A Clausi, Alexander Wong
Cardiovascular monitoring is important to prevent diseases from progressing. The jugular venous pulse (JVP) waveform offers important clinical information about cardiac health, but is not routinely examined due to its invasive catheterisation procedure. Here, we demonstrate for the first time that the JVP can be consistently observed in a non-contact manner using a photoplethysmographic imaging system. The observed jugular waveform was strongly negatively correlated to the arterial waveform (r = -0.73 ± 0...
January 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059275/development-and-characterization-of-high-suppression-and-high-%C3%A3-tendue-narrowband-spectral-filters
#9
Adam Kinos, Qian Li, Lars Rippe, Stefan Kröll
The present work addresses critical issues in constructing high suppression, narrowband spectral filters in rare-earth-ion-doped crystals, mainly targeting the application of ultrasound optical tomography but is also applicable for areas such as quantum memories, self-filtering of laser frequencies, and other applications relying on high absorption in rare-earth-ion-doped crystals. The polarization of light transmitted through a highly absorbing crystal is experimentally analyzed. Additionally, an existing wave propagation method is used to simulate beam propagation through a spectral hole to study the high étendue requirements of ultrasound optical tomography...
December 20, 2016: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058487/fetal-surgery-a-critical-review
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REVIEW
H Kitagawa, K C Pringle
Therapeutic fetal surgical procedures are predicated upon the ability to make an accurate fetal diagnosis. The earliest open fetal surgical procedures were introduced in the 1960s to treat Rh isoimmunisation. They were introduced when it became possible to predict impending fetal demise. Open procedures were abandoned when percutaneous approaches proved superior. The introduction of fetal ultrasound allowed the diagnosis of other congenital anomalies, some being amenable to fetal interventions. Open fetal surgical procedures were initially utilised, with significant maternal morbidity...
January 5, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057820/blood-flow-regulation-and-oxygen-uptake-during-high-intensity-forearm-exercise
#11
Stian Kwak Nyberg, Ole Kristian Berg, Jan Helgerud, Eivind Wang
The vascular strain is very high during heavy handgrip exercise, but the intensity and kinetics to reach peak blood flow, and peak oxygen uptake, are uncertain. We included 9 young (25±2yr) healthy males to evaluate blood flow and oxygen uptake responses during continuous dynamic handgrip exercise with increasing intensity. Blood flow was measured using Doppler-ultrasound and venous blood was drawn from a deep forearm vein to determine arteriovenous oxygen difference (a-vO2diff) during 6-minutes bouts of 60, 80 and 100% of maximal work rate (WRmax), respectively...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28051243/long-term-survival-of-patients-with-critical-limb-ischemia-treated-with-iloprost-response-rate-and-predictive-criteria-a-retrospective-analysis-of-102-patients
#12
E Melillo, E Lucaccini, R Berchiolli, D Adami, M Nuti, G Dell'Omo, A Farina, G Panigada, A T Roberts, S Meini
OBJECTIVE: Critical limb ischemia (CLI) patients have poor long-term prognosis. We showed that iloprost improves outcomes (major amputation and survival) up a 5-year follow-up, but it is not known if in this length of time the survival curves, of clinical responders and non-responders, differ. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A retrospective study enrolling 102 consecutive patients between 2004-2008, with clinical and instrumental (ultrasound, angiography, transcutaneous tensiometry of oxygen TcpO2 and carbon dioxide TcpCO2 in the affected and contralateral limbs) diagnosis of critical ischemia...
December 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048319/su-f-p-19-fetal-dose-estimate-for-a-high-dose-fluoroscopy-guided-intervention-using-modern-data-tools
#13
J Moirano
PURPOSE: An accurate dose estimate is necessary for effective patient management after a fetal exposure. In the case of a high-dose exposure, it is critical to use all resources available in order to make the most accurate assessment of the fetal dose. This work will demonstrate a methodology for accurate fetal dose estimation using tools that have recently become available in many clinics, and show examples of best practices for collecting data and performing the fetal dose calculation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048173/su-f-t-51-investigating-the-effect-of-eye-size-and-eccentricity-on-normal-tissue-doses-from-eye-plaque-brachytherapy
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E Polsdofer, R Crilly
PURPOSE: This study investigates the effect of eye size and eccentricity on doses to critical tissues by simulating doses in the Plaque Simulator (v. 6.3.1) software. Present OHSU plaque brachytherapy treatment focuses on delivering radiation to the tumor measured with ocular ultrasound plus a small margin and assumes the orbit has the dimensions of a "standard eye." Accurately modeling the dimensions of the orbit requires a high resolution ocular CT. This study quantifies how standard differences in equatorial diameters and eccentricity affect calculated doses to critical structures in order to query the justification of the additional CT scan to the treatment planning process...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043739/canadian-cardiovascular-society-canadian-pediatric-cardiology-association-position-statement-on-pulse-oximetry-screening-in-newborns-to-enhance-detection-of-critical-congenital-heart-disease
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Kenny K Wong, Anne Fournier, Deborah S Fruitman, Lisa Graves, Derek G Human, Michael Narvey, Jennifer L Russell
Congenital heart disease is the most common congenital malformation and approximately 3 in 1000 newborns have critical congenital heart disease (CCHD). Timely diagnosis affects morbidity, mortality, and disability, and newborn pulse oximetry screening has been studied to enhance detection of CCHD. In this position statement we present an evaluation of the literature for pulse oximetry screening. Current detection strategies including prenatal ultrasound examination and newborn physical examination are limited by low diagnostic sensitivity...
October 26, 2016: Canadian Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042316/localized-delivery-of-shrna-against-phd2-protects-the-heart-from-acute-myocardial-infarction-through-ultrasound-targeted-cationic-microbubble-destruction
#16
Li Zhang, Zhenxing Sun, Pingping Ren, Manjie You, Jing Zhang, Lingyun Fang, Jing Wang, Yihan Chen, Fei Yan, Hairong Zheng, Mingxing Xie
Hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) plays a critical protective role in ischemic heart disease. Under normoxic conditions, HIF-1α was degraded by oxygen-dependent prolyl hydroxylase-2 (PHD2). Gene therapy has become a promising strategy to inhibit the degradation of HIF-1α and to improve cardiac function after ischemic injury. However, conventional gene delivery systems are difficult to achieve a targeted and localized gene delivery into the ischemic myocardia. Here, we report the localized myocardial delivery of shRNA against PHD2 through ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction (UTMD) for protection the heart from acute myocardial infarction...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040615/should-procedural-skills-be-a-part-of-the-acute-care-nurse-practitioner-curriculum
#17
Amita Avadhani
Invasive procedures are an integral component of the time sensitive management of the acute and critically ill patients. Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP) students aspiring to be employed in their roles in the acute care settings cannot be autonomous in their practices unless they have a minimum level of proficiency to perform life sustaining invasive procedures. Offering additional level of benefits of safety and quality in healthcare, simulation as a teaching method has grown in popularity among various levels of education among variety of disciplines...
December 22, 2016: Nurse Education Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040139/prenatal-diagnosis-of-paternal-duplication-of-11p15-5%C3%A2-14-3-its-implication-of-beckwith-wiedemann-syndrome
#18
Kuan Ju Chen, Yu Mei Liu, Chien Hong Li, Yao Lung Chang, Shuenn Dyh Chang
OBJECTIVE: To characterize a prenatally detected chromosomal aberration with molecular cytogenetic approaches and explore its relationship with Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome (BWS). CASE REPORT: A 33-year-old woman, gravida 2, para 0, was referred to our prenatal clinic at 20+ weeks due to an abnormal amniocentesis karyotyping finding, which showed 46,XY,add(11)(q24.2)dn. The mother conceived through in vitro fertilization-intracytoplasmic sperm injection (IVF-ICSI), then embryo transfer...
December 2016: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28033149/partial-gland-ablation-in-the-management-of-prostate-cancer-a-review
#19
Timothy D McClure, Daniel J A Margolis, Jim C Hu
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The index lesion theory has created a strong interest in partial gland ablation for men with prostate cancer. By only treating the focus of clinically significant disease and avoidance of surrounding periprostatic tissue, one may provide adequate oncologic control with minimal side effects. Accurate identification of the index lesion and effective ablation are critical for satisfactory oncologic outcomes. Herein, we review key ablative techniques used in partial gland ablation...
December 28, 2016: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032757/polymer-stabilized-perfluorobutane-nanodroplets-for-ultrasound-imaging-agents
#20
Yuran Huang, Alexander M Vezeridis, James Wang, Zhao Wang, Matthew Thompson, Robert F Mattrey, Nathan C Gianneschi
In this paper, we describe a method for the stabilization of low-boiling point (low-bp) perfluorocarbons (PFCs) at physiological temperatures by an amphiphilic triblock copolymer which can emulsify PFCs and be cross-linked. After UV-induced thiol-ene cross-linking, the core of the PFC emulsion remains in liquid form even at temperatures exceeding their boiling points. Critically, the formulation permits vaporization at rarefactional pressures relevant for clinical ultrasound.
December 29, 2016: Journal of the American Chemical Society
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