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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820608/skeletal-muscle-ultrasound-in-critical-care-a-tool-in-need-of-translation
#1
Marina Mourtzakis, Selina Parry, Bronwen Connolly, Zudin Puthucheary
With the emerging interest in documenting and understanding muscle atrophy and function in critically ill patients and survivors, ultrasonography has transformational potential in measuring muscle quantity and quality. Here, we discuss the importance of quantifying skeletal muscle in the ICU setting. We also identify the merits and limitations of various modalities that are capable of accurately and precisely measuring muscularity. Ultrasound is emerging as a potentially powerful tool for skeletal muscle quantification; however, there are key challenges that need to be addressed in future work to ensure useful interpretation and comparability of results across diverse observational and interventional studies...
August 18, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818213/the-natural-history-and-outcomes-of-line-associated-upper-extremity-deep-venous-thromboses-in-critically-ill-patients
#2
Joshua Underhill, Matthew A Sherman, Ryan Howard, Anthony Hage, Andrea Obi, Lena Napolitano, Dawn M Coleman
OBJECTIVE: Anticoagulation remains the standard of care for line-associated upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (UEDVT). This treatment carries the risk of hemorrhagic complications, possibly more so in surgical patients. Considering the low-risk profile of UEDVT-which is associated with fewer, less severe pulmonary emboli than lower extremity deep venous thrombosis-current UEDVT treatment guidelines may be overly aggressive. The goal of this study was to review outcomes of line-associated UEDVT in critically ill patients and to define the efficacy of current treatment protocols in pulmonary embolism (PE) prevention while avoiding hemorrhagic complications...
September 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817422/lung-ultrasound-in-the-critically-ill-the-blue-protocol
#3
Davinder Ramsingh
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 11, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816322/ultrasonication-enhanced-gelation-properties-of-a-versatile-amphiphilic-formamidine-based-gelator-exhibiting-both-organogelation-and-hydrogelation-abilities
#4
Jürgen Bachl, Diego Sampedro, Judith Mayr, David Díaz Díaz
We describe the preparation of a novel amphiphilic gelator built from a formamidine core, which is able to form a variety of physical organogels and hydrogels at concentrations ranging from 15 to 150 mg mL(-1). Interestingly, ultrasound treatment of isotropic solutions (i.e., gel-precursor) resulted in a remarkable enhancement of the gelation kinetics as well as the gelation scope and characteristic gel properties (e.g., critical gelation concentration, gel-to-sol transition temperature, viscoelastic moduli) in comparison to the heating-cooling protocol typically used to obtain supramolecular gels...
August 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811717/modified-b-ultrasound-method-for-measurement-of-antral-section-only-to-assess-gastric-function-and-guide-enteral-nutrition-in-critically-ill-patients
#5
Ying Liu, Ya-Kun Gao, Lei Yao, Li Li
AIM: To establish a modified B-ultrasound method of measuring the antral section only to assess gastric motility in healthy people, and evaluate its application in guiding enteral nutrition (EN) in critically ill patients. METHODS: First, 30 healthy volunteers were selected. The modified B-ultrasound method and the traditional B-ultrasound method were applied to assess gastric function. The correlation of indices of gastric function between the two groups was analyzed statistically...
July 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808365/intra-and-inter-observer-reliability-of-quadriceps-muscle-thickness-measured-with-bedside-ultrasonography-by-critical-care-physicians
#6
Vijay Hadda, Gopi C Khilnani, Rohit Kumar, Ashesh Dhunguna, Saurabh Mittal, Maroof Ahmad Khan, Karan Madan, Anant Mohan, Randeep Guleria
BACKGROUND: Muscle wasting is common among critically ill patients with sepsis and has a significant effect on clinical outcome. However, appropriate tool for measurement of muscle loss is debatable. Ultrasonography (USG) has been used for objective assessment of quadriceps muscle thickness among these patients; however, there is limited data on its reliability. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to assess the reliability of quadriceps muscle thickness as measured by critical care physicians...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806783/the-utilization-of-critical-care-ultrasound-to-assess-hemodynamics-and-lung-pathology-on-icu-admission-and-the-potential-for-predicting-outcome
#7
Wanhong Yin, Yi Li, Xueying Zeng, Yao Qin, Dong Wang, Tongjuan Zou, Ling Su, Yan Kang
AIM: Critical care ultrasound (CCUS) has been used by many Intensive Care Units(ICUs) worldwide, so as to guiding the diagnosis and the treatment. However, none of the publications currently systematically describe the utilization of CCUS to analyze the characteristics of hemodynamics and lung pathology upon the new admission to ICU and its potential role in patients' prognosis prediction. In this retrospective clinical study, we have demonstrated and analyzed the characteristics of hemodynamics and lung pathology assessed by CCUS and investigated its potential to predict patient outcome...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806175/point-of-care-ultrasound-facilitated-detection-of-femoral-occlusive-septic-emboli-during-mitral-valve-surgery-a-case-report
#8
Melissa L Bellomy, Susan Eagle, Mias Pretorius, Ben R Barton, Yafen Liang
Acute lower extremity ischemia from septic emboli is a surgical emergency. Timely diagnosis and management are critical to improve patient outcome. However, traditional diagnostic modalities such as intraoperative angiogram are time-consuming, require special equipment and personnel, and introduce contrast exposure for critically ill patients. There are limited reports of utilization of point-of-care ultrasound to detect peripheral septic emboli. We present a case where femoral occlusive septic emboli were identified by point-of-care ultrasound after mitral valve replacement...
August 10, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804685/percutaneous-dilatational-tracheostomy-through-paramedian-technique-and-lateral-approach-in-a-patient-with-cervical-esophagostomy-a-case-report
#9
Kapil D Soni, Neha Garg, Richa Aggarwal, Ambuj Ambuj
BACKGROUND: Percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) is a common surgical procedure and established as first choice for securing the airway in critically ill patients needing prolonged mechanical ventilation. There are case reports of open tracheostomy through paramedian approach without complications. This case report presents a case of PDT through paramedian approach. CASE REPORT: An 18 year old female, case of firearm injury underwent cervical esophagostomy on the left side of neck approaching midline...
2017: International Journal of Burns and Trauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803825/cardiovascular-events-after-exposure-to-nilotinib-in-chronic-myeloid-leukemia-long-term-follow-up
#10
Nazanin Aghel, Jeffrey Howard Lipton, Eshetu G Atenafu, Dennis Dong Hwan Kim, Diego Hernan Delgado
INTRODUCTION: Nilotinib is a highly effective tyrosine kinase inhibitor in the treatment of chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). However, reports of cardiovascular toxicities caused by nilotinib have recently raised critical concerns. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the incidence of cardiovascular events (CVEs) and frequency of asymptomatic peripheral arterial disease (PAD) after long-term exposure to nilotinib. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In the present retrospective cohort, we evaluated the incidence of CVEs in 63 CML patients treated with nilotinib...
July 15, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803687/predictors-of-asymptomatic-radiation-induced-abdominal-atherosclerosis
#11
L Cella, R Liuzzi, P Romanelli, M Conson, V D'Avino, M Ottaviano, V Damiano, G Palmieri, R Pacelli, M Mancini
AIMS: To identify predictors of asymptomatic radiation-induced abdominal atherosclerosis in patients treated with radiotherapy and evaluated by abdominal vascular ultrasonography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two testicular classic seminoma patients (median age 34 years, range 16-56) undergoing radical inguinal orchiectomy were analysed. Twenty-six patients underwent post-surgery radiotherapy (median total dose 25 Gy, range 25-43), two of them also received chemotherapy (CHT) and 16 patients were treated with surgery alone or by surgery followed by CHT (control group)...
August 10, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802742/the-challenges-of-measuring-in-vivo-knee-collateral-ligament-strains-using-ultrasound
#12
Laura C Slane, Josh A Slane, Jan D'hooge, Lennart Scheys
Ultrasound-based methods have shown promise in their ability to characterize non-uniform deformations in large energy-storing tendons such as the Achilles and patellar tendons, yet applications to other areas of the body have been largely unexplored. The noninvasive quantification of collateral ligament strain could provide an important clinical metric of knee frontal plane stability, which is relevant in ligament injury and for measuring outcomes following total knee arthroplasty. In this pilot cadaveric experiment, we investigated the possibility of measuring collateral ligament strain with our previously validated speckle-tracking approach, but encountered a number of challenges during both data acquisition and processing...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801976/implications-of-fetoplacental-mosaicism-on-cell-free-dna-testing-for-sex-chromosome-aneuploidies
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Francesca Romana Grati, Komal Bajaj, Valentina Zanatta, Francesca Malvestiti, Barbara Malvestiti, Livia Marcato, Beatrice Grimi, Federico Maggi, Giuseppe Simoni, Susan J Gross, Jose Ferreira
OBJECTIVE: The unique biological behavior of sex chromosomes has implications for cell-free DNA (cfDNA) testing. Our purpose is to predict the i) false positive/negative rates (FPR/FNR) of cfDNA testing consequent to feto-placental mosaicism for any sex chromosome anomaly (SCA) ii) positive (PPV) and negative predictive values (NPV) of a high- and low-risk cfDNA result for any SCA. METHOD: Retrospective analysis of 67030 chorionic villus sampling (CVS) karyotypes, including feto-placental mosaicism cases...
August 11, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800001/basic-hemodynamic-monitoring-using-ultrasound-or-electrical-cardiometry-during-transportation-of-neonates-and-infants
#14
Angele Boet, Gilles Jourdain, Serge Demontoux, Sebastien Hascoet, Pierre Tissieres, Catherine Rucker-Martin, Daniele De Luca
OBJECTIVES: Electrical cardiometry and heart ultrasound might allow hemodynamic evaluation during transportation of critically ill patients. Our aims were 1) to test feasibility of stroke volume monitoring using electrical cardiometry or ultrasound during transportation and 2) to investigate if transportation impacts on electrical cardiometry and ultrasound reliability. DESIGN: Prospective, pragmatic, feasibility cohort study. SETTING: Mobile ICUs specialized for neonatal and pediatric transportation...
August 9, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799370/nucleation-in-food-colloids
#15
Malcolm J W Povey
Nucleation in food colloids has been studied in detail using ultrasound spectroscopy. Our data show that classical nucleation theory (CNT) remains a sound basis from which to understand nucleation in food colloids and analogous model systems using n-alkanes. Various interpretations and modifications of CNT are discussed with regard to their relevance to food colloids. Much of the evidence presented is based on the ultrasound velocity spectrometry measurements which has many advantages for the study of nucleating systems compared to light scattering and NMR due to its sensitivity at low solid contents and its ability to measure true solid contents in the nucleation and early crystal growth stages...
December 7, 2016: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783626/fast-and-fully-automatic-left-ventricular-segmentation-and-tracking-in-echocardiography-using-shape-based-b-spline-explicit-active-surfaces
#16
Joao Pedrosa, Sandro Queiros, Olivier Bernard, Jan Engvall, Thor Edvardsen, Eike Nagel, Jan Dhooge
Cardiac volume/function assessment remains a critical step in daily cardiology and 3D ultrasound plays an increasingly important role. Fully automatic left ventricular segmentation is, however, a challenging task due to the artifacts and low contrast-to-noise ratio of ultrasound imaging. In the present work, a fast and fully automatic framework for full cycle endocardial left ventricle segmentation is proposed. This approach couples the advantages of the B-spline explicit active surfaces framework, a purely image information approach, to those of statistical shape models to give prior information about the expected shape for an accurate segmentation...
August 2, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777700/clinical-significance-of-us-artifacts
#17
Michael Baad, Zheng Feng Lu, Ingrid Reiser, David Paushter
Artifacts are frequently encountered at clinical US, and while some are unwanted, others may reveal valuable information related to the structure and composition of the underlying tissue. They are essential in making ultrasonography (US) a clinically useful imaging modality but also can lead to errors in image interpretation and can obscure diagnoses. Many of these artifacts can be understood as deviations from the assumptions made in generating the image. Therefore, understanding the physical basis of US image formation is critical to understanding US artifacts and thus proper image interpretation...
August 4, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762204/sentinel-lymph-node-characterization-with-a-dual-targeted-molecular-ultrasound-contrast-agent
#18
Kibo Nam, Maria Stanczak, Flemming Forsberg, Ji-Bin Liu, John R Eisenbrey, Charalambos C Solomides, Andrej Lyshchik
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess the performance of molecular ultrasound with dual-targeted microbubbles to detect metastatic disease in the sentinel lymph nodes (SLNs) in swine model of naturally occurring melanoma. The SLN is the first lymph node in the lymphatic chain draining primary tumor, and early detection of metastatic SLN involvement is critical in the appropriate management of melanoma. PROCEDURE: Nine Sinclair swine (weight 3-7 kg; Sinclair BioResources, Columbia, MO, USA) with naturally occurring melanoma were examined...
July 31, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760234/thyroid-cancer-ultrasound-imaging-and-fine-needle-aspiration-biopsy
#19
REVIEW
Michelle Melany, Sardius Chen
Ultrasound is critical in detection, diagnosis, and management of thyroid nodules. Ultrasound detection of regional nodal metastatic disease is based on abnormal nodal morphology rather than size and is critical to initial surgical and long-term management of thyroid cancer. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy is the gold standard for malignancy diagnosis in thyroid cancer. Thyroglobulin assay of nodal aspirates improves accuracy in diagnosis of metastases. Reporting lexicons assign risk levels to thyroid nodules with the goal of improving and standardizing patient management...
September 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757084/outbreak-of-health-care-associated-burkholderia-cenocepacia-bacteremia-and-infection-attributed-to-contaminated-sterile-gel-used-for-central-line-insertion-under-ultrasound-guidance-and-other-procedures
#20
Ramon Z Shaban, Samuel Maloney, John Gerrard, Peter Collignon, Deborough Macbeth, Marilyn Cruickshank, Anna Hume, Amy V Jennison, Rikki M A Graham, Haakon Bergh, Heather L Wilson, Petra Derrington
BACKGROUND: We report an outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia and infection in 11 patients predominately in intensive care units caused by contaminated ultrasound gel used in central line insertion and sterile procedures within 4 hospitals across Australia. METHODS: Burkholderia cenocepacia was first identified in the blood culture of a patient from the intensive care unit at the Gold Coast University Hospital on March 26, 2017, with 3 subsequent cases identified by April 7, 2017...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
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