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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527198/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-an-interdisciplinary-intensive-care-unit-icu-diagnostic-efficacy-in-the-assessment-of-post-operative-complications-compared-to-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-cect-first-results
#1
M Georgieva, L Beyer, I Goecze, C Stroszczynski, P Wiggermann, E M Jung
To evaluate the effectiveness of high-resolution contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to diagnose early post-operative complications in an interdisciplinary intensive care unit.In 50 patients (male 32; female 18) 64 CEUS examinations were performed in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting to detect post-operative complications. Multi-frequency transducer (1-5 and/or 6-9 MHz) were used. All 64 examinations were performed by one experienced examiner. CEUS findings were compared with contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) findings...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527146/real-time-elastography-rte-a-valuable-sonography-based-non-invasive-method-for-the-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b
#2
Tianyi Wang, Cuiping Shao, Guosheng Zhang, Youqing Xu
PURPOSE: To investigate the diagnostic usefulness of real-time elastography (RTE) for liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B (CHB). METHODS: 89 CHB patients were enrolled in the cross-sectional study. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous liver biopsies, RTE, and blood testing were performed in all patients. Areas under receiver operating characteristic curves (AUROC) were used to examine the diagnostic performance of liver fibrosis index (LFI) for the assessment of liver fibrosis...
May 19, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523061/duel-stage-treatment-for-biliary-cysts-with-cholangitis-during-pregnancy
#3
Baoxing Jia, Ludong Tan, Zhe Jin, Yahui Liu
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE: Biliary cysts in pregnant women are a complex medical issue, especially when complicated with cholangitis. It is a serious and life-threatening diagnosis that can seriously endanger both the expectant mother and the fetus. However, during pregnancy, surgical treatment would lead to further complications and higher fetal mortality. Here, we propose a novel therapeutic approach that would be safe for both mother and child during pregnancy, with a definitive treatment postponed until after delivery...
March 2017: Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521774/correlation-of-cell-free-dna-plasma-concentration-with-severity-of-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#4
Thomas Karlas, Lara Weise, Stephanie Kuhn, Felix Krenzien, Matthias Mehdorn, David Petroff, Nicolas Linder, Alexander Schaudinn, Harald Busse, Volker Keim, Johann Pratschke, Johannes Wiegand, Katrin Splith, Moritz Schmelzle
BACKGROUND: The assessment of fibrosis and inflammatory activity is essential to identify patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) at risk for progressive disease. Serum markers and ultrasound-based methods can replace liver biopsy for fibrosis staging, whereas non-invasive characterization of inflammatory activity remains a clinical challenge. Cell-free DNA (cfDNA) is a novel non-invasive biomarker for assessing cellular inflammation and cell death, which has not been evaluated in NAFLD...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521452/assessment-of-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-tests-for-the-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-patients-with-hepatitis-b-associated-liver-cirrhosis
#5
Li-Na Ma, Xiao-Yan Liu, Zhen-Hui Lu, Li-Gang Wu, Yuan-Yuan Tang, Xia Luo, Yan-Chao Hu, Ting-Ting Yan, Qi Wang, Xiang-Chun Ding, Yan Xie
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common malignant tumor worldwide, with high morbidity and mortality. Chronic infection with hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a major risk factor for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma and the majority (~80%) of hepatocellular carcinoma patients in China exhibit co-morbidity with HBV-associated liver cirrhosis. The goal of reliable early diagnostic and prognostic techniques for HBV-associated HCC remains unrealized. The aim of the present study was to explore the efficacy of serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) tests in the early diagnosis of HCC in patients with HBV-associated liver cirrhosis...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521326/the-yield-of-abdominal-ultrasound-in-the-evaluation-of-elevated-liver-enzymes-during-the-second-and-the-third-trimester-of-pregnancy
#6
Aya Mohr-Sasson, Eyal Schiff, Ramy Rahamim Suday, Zehava Hayman, Yeruham Kleinbaum, Anat Kalter-Farber, Roy Mashiach, Yoav Yinon, Moti Dulitzki, Eyal Sivan, Shali Mazaki-Tovi
AIMS: To determine the clinical yield of abdominal ultrasound in the evaluation of elevated liver enzymes (ELEs) in the second and the third trimester of pregnancy. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study including all pregnant women admitted to a single tertiary care center was conducted between April 2011 and January 2015 with ELE. Inclusion criteria included gestational age above 24 weeks and ELEs, abdominal ultrasound report, and live fetus. Exclusion criteria included known maternal liver disease, structural or chromosomal fetal anomalies, and positive serology for viral hepatitis...
May 19, 2017: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500120/the-clinical-conundrum-of-diagnosing-and-treating-systemic-sarcoidosis-in-a-high-tb-burden-area
#7
Krishnadas Thulasidoss, Lavanya Asokan, Piyush Chandra, Pravinkumar Rejliwal
A 53-year-old woman from Southern India presented with weight loss, anorexia, fever and asthenia. Whole body positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET-CT) showed fluorodeoxyglucose-avid mediastinal and abdominal lymphadenopathy with hepatic, splenic, parotid and lacrimal glandular inflammations. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration of subcarinal lymph node showed non-caseating granulomas. Initial serum ACE level was elevated but with normal calcium. Despite the suspicion of sarcoidosis, a trial of antituberculosis therapy was started empirically due to similar presentations of disseminated tuberculosis (TB) in this high endemic area...
May 12, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499592/risk-factors-for-poor-outcomes-of-children-with-acute-acalculous-cholecystitis
#8
Yi-An Lu, Cheng-Hsun Chiu, Man-Shan Kong, Han-I Wang, Hsun-Chin Chao, Chien-Chang Chen
BACKGROUND: Acute acalculous cholecystitis (AAC) is generally considered to be a mild disease in children; however, if left untreated or treated without caution, AAC can lead to severe outcomes, such as death. The objectives of this study were to present the clinical features and identify the predictors of mortality in pediatric AAC. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with AAC between 2005 and 2012 were enrolled. AAC was defined by the presence of fever and an echo-proven thickened gallbladder wall exceeding 4 mm...
March 25, 2017: Pediatrics and Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497069/characterization-of-focal-liver-lesions-indistinctive-on-b-mode-ultrasound-benefits-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
#9
Yi Dong, Feng Mao, Jiaying Cao, Peili Fan, Wen-Ping Wang
Aim. The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the additional value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in identifying and characterizing of focal liver lesions (FLLs) that are indistinctive on B mode ultrasound (BMUS). Methods. The study focused on 70 consecutive patients (male 46, female 24; mean age, 53.1 years ± 10). All lesions were detected by MRI but could not be clearly visualized by BMUS. CEUS was performed by injected SonoVue® (Bracco Imaging Spa, Milan, Italy) as a quick bolus into the antecubital vein...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494818/is-there-echinococcosis-in-west-africa-a-refugee-from-niger-with-a-liver-cyst
#10
Andrea Angheben, Mara Mariconti, Monica Degani, Maria Gobbo, Loredana Palvarini, Federico Gobbi, Enrico Brunetti, Francesca Tamarozzi
BACKGROUND: Italy is presently facing an increase in immigration from sub-Saharan Africa through the Mediterranean Sea. Case reports of human cystic echinococcosis (CE) have been reported from most sub-Saharan countries. Therefore, an increase in the number of patients with CE coming from these areas in the Italian and European centers for infectious diseases is expected. Unfortunately, the epidemiology of CE in sub-Saharan countries is poorly known, which makes clinical suspicion and diagnosis of such infection difficult in patients coming from these areas...
May 11, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492356/high-frequency-irreversible-electroporation-safety-and-efficacy-of-next-generation-irreversible-electroporation-adjacent-to-critical-hepatic-structures
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Imran A Siddiqui, Russell C Kirks, Eduardo L Latouche, Matthew R DeWitt, Jacob H Swet, Erin H Baker, Dionisios Vrochides, David A Iannitti, Rafael V Davalos, Iain H McKillop
Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is a nonthermal ablation modality employed to induce in situ tissue-cell death. This study sought to evaluate the efficacy of a novel high-frequency IRE (H-FIRE) system to perform hepatic ablations across, or adjacent to, critical vascular and biliary structures. Using ultrasound guidance H-FIRE electrodes were placed across, or adjacent to, portal pedicels, hepatic veins, or the gall bladder in a porcine model. H-FIRE pulses were delivered (2250 V, 2-5-2 pulse configuration) in the absence of cardiac synchronization or intraoperative paralytics...
June 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491458/caecocolic-intussusception-associated-with-a-caecal-polyp-and-concurrent-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-a-cat
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Lara Boland, Scott Lindsay, Laurencie Brunel, Juan Podadera, Peter Bennett
CASE SUMMARY: A 17-year-old female neutered domestic shorthair cat presented for several days of reduced faecal volume and a rectal prolapse. Physical examination revealed a 2 cm rectal prolapse, hepatomegaly and a low body condition score of 3/9. Haematology and biochemistry revealed a mild non-regenerative anaemia (haematocrit 24.5%; reference interval [RI] 30.3-52.3%), a mild mature neutrophilia (16.21 × 10(9)/l; RI 1.48-10.29 × 10(9)/l) and a mild increase in alanine aminotransferase activity (222 IU/l; RI 12-130 IU/l)...
January 2017: JFMS Open Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491181/tips-performed-in-a-patient-with-complete-portal-vein-thrombosis
#13
Ashwani Kumar Sharma, David Charles Kaufman
Portal vein thrombosis is common in cirrhotic patients and results in increased morbidity and mortality. Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation is a well-established therapy for refractory variceal bleeding and refractory ascites in patients who do not tolerate repeated large volume paracentesis. Experience and technical improvements have led to improved TIPS outcomes that have encouraged an expanded application. Complete portal vein thrombosis has come a long way from being a contraindication to an indication for TIPS procedure...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489274/ultrasound-imaging-based-on-molecular-targeting-for-quantitative-evaluation-of-hepatic-ischemia-reperfusion-injury
#14
Chen Qiu, Tinghui Yin, Yingcai Zhang, Yufan Lian, Yujia You, Kun Wang, Rongqin Zheng, Xintao Shuai
The present study aimed to quantitatively diagnose and monitor the therapy response of hepatic ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) with targeted ultrasound (US) imaging. Targeted microbubbles (MBs ) were fabricated, and the binding of ICAM-1 antibodies to MBs was observed. To establish a quantitative method based on targeted US imaging, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) was applied on IRI rats. After andrographolide treatment, the IRI rats were subjected to the quantitative targeted US imaging for a therapeutic effect...
May 10, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485321/monitoring-changes-in-hepatic-venous-velocities-flow-after-a-fluid-challenge-can-identify-shock-patients-who-lack-fluid-responsiveness
#15
Wei Du, Xiao-Ting Wang, Yun Long, Da-Wei Liu
BACKGROUND: Evaluating the hemodynamic status and predicting fluid responsiveness are important in critical ultrasound assessment of shock patients. Transthoracic echocardiography with noninvasive diagnostic parameters allows the assessment of volume responsiveness. This study aimed to assess the hemodynamic changes in the liver and systemic hemodynamic changes during fluid challenge and during passive leg raising (PLR) by measuring hepatic venous flow (HVF) velocity. METHODS: This is an open-label study in a tertiary teaching hospital...
May 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482112/a-bayesian-screening-approach-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-multiple-longitudinal-biomarkers
#16
Nabihah Tayob, Francesco Stingo, Kim-Anh Do, Anna S F Lok, Ziding Feng
Advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has limited treatment options and poor survival, therefore early detection is critical to improving the survival of patients with HCC. Current guidelines for high-risk patients include ultrasound screenings every six months, but ultrasounds are operator dependent and not sensitive for early HCC. Serum α-Fetoprotein (AFP) is a widely used diagnostic biomarker, but it has limited sensitivity and is not elevated in all HCC cases so, we incorporate a second blood-based biomarker, des'γ carboxy-prothrombin (DCP), that has shown potential as a screening marker for HCC...
May 8, 2017: Biometrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481662/the-correlation-between-body-fat-visceral-fat-and-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#17
Yun-Huei Ko, Te-Chih Wong, Ying-Ying Hsu, Kuan-Liang Kuo, Shwu-Huey Sherry Yang
BACKGROUND: This study investigated the correlation between body fat, visceral fat, and the presence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, participants were required to be 20 years or older, and free of liver disease (comprising either the hepatitis C virus antibody or hepatitis B surface antigen), cirrhosis, and malignant or biliary diseases. A total of 2759 participants were collected for this study. Demographic and biochemical data were collected by chart review...
May 8, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480856/comparative-study-of-fib-4-index-and-transient-elastography-among-patients-with-chronic-hepatitis-c-virus-infection-in-georgia
#18
E Dolmazashvili, M Karchava, A Abutidze, L Sharvadze, T Tsertsvadze
Liver biopsy remains the reference standard for fibrosis staging. However, it has several limitations, which have led to the development of non-invasive methods. We evaluated liver fibrosis severity among HCV infected patients by comparing transient elastography (TE) and FIB-4 index. Retrospective study was conducted. Clinical data for 750 patients were obtained. The mean age of the study population was 51 years; 595 (79.3%) were male and 155 (20.7%) were female. TE and tests on biological samples were performed within one-week timeframe...
March 2017: Georgian Medical News
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475023/acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-imaging-for-detection-of-liver-fibrosis-in-overweight-and-obese-children
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Juan D Berná-Serna, Regina Sánchez-Jiménez, Francisca Velázquez-Marín, Pilar Sainz de Baranda, Florentina Guzmán-Aroca, Carmen Fernández-Hernández, Ernesto Doménech-Abellán, Dolores Abellán-Rivero, Guadalupe Ruiz-Merino, Juan Madrid-Conesa, Manuel Canteras-Jordana
Background Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) is a non-invasive alternative to a liver biopsy for the evaluation of liver fibrosis (LF). Purpose To investigate the potential usefulness of acoustic radiation force impulse ARFI for detecting LF in overweight and obese children Material and Methods A cross-sectional study was conducted in 148 schoolchildren. A diagnosis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and LF was based on ultrasound (US) and ARFI shear wave velocity (SWV). Results The laboratory parameters were normal in all the children...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473066/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-chronic-liver%C3%A2-disease
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Jeanne M Horowitz, Ihab R Kamel, Hina Arif-Tiwari, Sumeet K Asrani, Nicole M Hindman, Harmeet Kaur, Michelle M McNamara, Richard B Noto, Aliya Qayyum, Tasneem Lalani
Because liver fibrosis can be treated, it is important to diagnose liver fibrosis noninvasively and monitor response to treatment. Although ultrasound (grayscale and Doppler) can diagnose cirrhosis, it does so unreliably using morphologic and sonographic features and cannot diagnose the earlier, treatable stages of hepatic fibrosis. Transient elastography, ultrasound elastography with acoustic radiation force impulse, and MR elastography are modalities that can assess for hepatic fibrosis. Although all international organizations recommend ultrasound for screening for hepatocellular carcinoma, ultrasound is particularly limited for identifying hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and nodular cirrhotic livers...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
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