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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453690/the-effectiveness-of-targeted-relative-to-empiric-prophylaxis-on-infectious-complications-after-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-prostate-biopsy-a-meta-analysis
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Susan Scott, Patrick N Harris, Deborah A Williamson, Michael A Liss, Suhail A R Doi, Matthew J Roberts
PURPOSE: Rectal culture screening for fluoroquinolone (FQ)-resistant Enterobacteriaceae before transrectal ultrasound guided prostate (TRUSPB) biopsy and targeted antibiotic prophylaxis (TAP) may decrease post-TRUSPB infection rates compared to empiric (EAP) regimens. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted relative to empiric prophylaxis regimens on rates of infectious complications after TRUSPB and to determine the baseline prevalence of FQ resistance based on prior rectal swabs...
February 16, 2018: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452275/a-laser-activated-multifunctional-targeted-nanoagent-for-imaging-and-gene-therapy-in-a-mouse-xenograft-model-with-retinoblastoma-y79-cells
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Mingxing Wu, Haibo Xiong, Hongmi Zou, Meng Li, Pan Li, Yu Zhou, Yan Xu, Jia Jian, Fengqiu Liu, Hongyun Zhao, Zhigang Wang, Xiyuan Zhou
Retinoblastoma (RB) is the most common intraocular malignancy of childhood that urgently needs early detection and effective therapy methods. The use of nanosized gene delivery systems is appealing because of their highly adjustable structure to carry both therapeutic and imaging agents. Herein, we report a folic acid (FA)-modified phase-changeable cationic nanoparticle encapsulating liquid perfluoropentane (PFP) and indocyanine green (ICG) (FA-CN-PFP-ICG, FCNPI) with good plasmid DNA (pDNA) carrying capacity, favorable biocompatibility, excellent photoacoustic (PA) and ultrasound (US) contrast, enhanced gene transfection efficiency and therapeutic effect...
February 13, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452076/feasibility-of-eus-guided-nd-yag-laser-ablation-of-unresectable-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
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Francesco Maria Di Matteo, Paola Saccomandi, Margareth Martino, Monica Pandolfi, Margherita Pizzicannella, Valerio Balassone, Emiliano Schena, Claudio Marcello Pacella, Sergio Silvestri, Guido Costamagna
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has become an interventional technique in which a needle may be used as a vehicle to deliver therapeutic agents. Laser ablation (LA) has been used to treat many primary and secondary neoplasms. This study aimed to assess the feasibility of EUS-guided LA for unresectable (UR) pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Patients with a stage IIb-III pancreatic cancer underwent EUS-guided LA. All patients were unresponsive to previous chemo-radiotherapy...
February 13, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451774/organic-semiconducting-photoacoustic-nanodroplets-for-laser-activatable-ultrasound-imaging-and-combinational-cancer-therapy
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Wei Tang, Zhen Yang, Sheng Wang, Zhantong Wang, Jibin Song, Guocan Yu, Wenpei Fan, Yunlu Dai, Jingjing Wang, Lingling Shan, Gang Niu, Quli Fan, Xiaoyuan Chen
Combination of photoacoustic (PA) and ultrasound (US) imaging offers high spatial resolution images with deep tissue penetration, which shows great potentials in applications in medical imaging. Development of PA/US dual-contrast agents with high contrast and excellent biocompatible is of great interest. Herein, an organic semiconducting photoacoustic nanodroplet, PS-PDI-PAnD, is developed by stabilizing low-boiling-point perfluorocarbon (PFC) droplet with a photoabsorber and photoacoustic agent of perylene diimide (PDI) molecules and co-encapsulating the droplet with photosensitizers of ZnF16Pc molecules...
February 16, 2018: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29451317/ultrasound-guided-microinvasive-carpal-tunnel-release-using-a-novel-retractable-needle-mounted-blade-a-cadaveric-study
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Peter D Hebbard, Andrew I T Hebbard, Janos Tomka, Richard Appleyard
Ultrasound (US)-guided microinvasive procedures are defined as those performed via needles without notable scarring. Ten cadaver hands underwent US-guided microinvasive carpal tunnel release using a novel needle-based tool, the micro i-Blade (Summit Medical Products, Inc, Sandy, UT). A US-imaged landmark, the inflexion point of the ligaments distal to the hook of the hamate, was used to position the distal extent of the cut. The transverse carpal ligament was successfully released in all hands without damage to nerves or arteries...
February 16, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449656/ultrasound-beam-steering-of-oxygen-nanobubbles-for-enhanced-bladder-cancer-therapy
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Pushpak Bhandari, Gloriia Novikova, Craig J Goergen, Joseph Irudayaraj
New intravesical treatment approaches for bladder cancer are needed as currently approved treatments show several side effects and high tumor recurrence rate. Our study used MB49 murine urothelial carcinoma model to evaluate oxygen encapsulated cellulosic nanobubbles as a novel agent for imaging and ultrasound guided drug delivery. In this study, we show that oxygen nanobubbles (ONB) can be propelled (up to 40 mm/s) and precisely guided in vivo to the tumor by an ultrasound beam. Nanobubble velocity can be controlled by altering the power of the ultrasound Doppler beam, while nanobubble direction can be adjusted to different desired angles by altering the angle of the beam...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29449161/ultrasound-training-in-surgical-critical-care-fellowship-a-survey-of-program-directors
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Thomas W Carver
OBJECTIVE: Surgical critical care (SCC) fellows are expected to receive training in critical care ultrasound (CCUS) but training is sporadic and there is no standardized curriculum to guide educators. Previous studies show wide variation in CCUS training during fellowship across specialties but SCC has been underrepresented. This study was performed to assess SCC program directors' views regarding CCUS during fellowship training. DESIGN: Adult SCC program directors were surveyed regarding the role of CCUS in fellowship training...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29447933/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-electrolysis-a-new-therapeutic-option-for-mammary-fistulas
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Juan D Berná-Serna, José A García-Vidal, Pilar Escolar-Reina, Juan D Berná-Mestre
Mammary fistula (MF) is a recurrent condition characterised by the draining of abscesses around the areola. The best management for MF remains challenging. Moreover, the main problem is the high recurrence rate of this disease. MF is considered a chronic process. The percutaneous electrolysis (PE) technique involves the application of a galvanic current with an ultrasound-guided needle to induce ablation and repair of the affected tissue. Good results have been obtained with PE in chronic tendinopathies. Below we present a hypothesis that PE may be a new therapeutic option for MF...
March 2018: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446670/diagnostic-performance-of-margin-features-in-thyroid-nodules-in-prediction-of-malignancy
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Sean M Siebert, Adam J Gomez, Tie Liang, Ali M Tahvildari, Terry S Desser, R Brooke Jeffrey, Aya Kamaya
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate thyroid nodule margins for specific morphologic features and determine the diagnostic performance of these features in differentiating papillary carcinoma from benign thyroid nodules. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nodules measuring 1-3 cm in largest diameter that had been evaluated with high-resolution ultrasound (12-18 MHz) and ultrasound-guided biopsy with definitive pathologic diagnosis were analyzed. Three blinded board-certified readers evaluated high-resolution images of each nodule for jagged edges, lobulated borders, and curved borders along their margins...
February 15, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446162/eus-guided-transenteric-pancreatic-duct-drainage-without-cautery-for-obstructive-pancreatitis-due-to-ampullary-carcinoma
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Takeshi Miyata, Ken Kamata, Mamoru Takenaka
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided pancreatic duct drainage (EUS-PD) has been described as an alternative to surgical procedures [1-5]. The patient was a 64-year-old woman with resectable ampullary carcinoma. She was scheduled to undergo pancreatoduodenectomy for the carcinoma; however, obstructive pancreatitis developed. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) revealed dilation of the main pancreatic duct from the tail side of the tumor. Trans-papillary pancreatic duct drainage was attempted; however, the guidewire could not be inserted over the tumor (Figure 1A)...
February 15, 2018: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445501/saphenous-nerve-block-as-a-diagnosis-tool-for-chronic-postsurgical-pain-of-the-left-medial-calf
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Dan Sebastian Dîrzu, Theodor Boţ, Constantin Ciuce
Ultrasound-guided saphenous nerve block above the knee may be a valuable diagnosis tool in patient presenting chronic pain of the calf.
February 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445296/the-ultrasound-guided-retrolaminar-block-volume-dependent-injectate-distribution
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Marija Damjanovska, Tatjana Stopar Pintaric, Erika Cvetko, Kamen Vlassakov
Purpose: The ultrasound-guided retrolaminar block is one of the newer and simpler alternatives to the traditional, often technically challenging, paravertebral (PV) block. Its feasibility, safety, and efficacy have already been clinically demonstrated in patients with multiple rib fractures using higher volumes of local anesthetic, when compared with the traditional approach. The primary aim of this observational anatomical study was to assess the spread of local anesthetic from the retrolaminar injection point to the PV space and its volume dependence...
2018: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443790/rotational-atherectomy-ablation-for-an-unexpandable-stent-under-the-guide-of-ivus-a-case-report
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Daoyuan Si, Guohui Liu, Yaliang Tong, Yuquan He
RATIONALE: Inadequate stent expansion due to rigid calcified may result in restenosis lesions, but the available options are limited. PATIENT CONCERNS: We report a case via the trans-radial approach of the severely underexpanded freshly deployed stent due to heavily calcified plaques DIAGNOSES:: Coronary angiography revealed that there was no adequate expansion of the freshly deployed stent. INTERVENTIONS: Under the guide of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), rotational atherectomy (RA) successfully ablated the stent layers and the protruding calcified plaque...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443748/ultrasound-combined-with-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-for-the-assessment-of-axillary-lymph-nodes-in-patients-with-early-stage-breast-cancer
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Fan Zhang, Jing Zhang, Qing-Xin Meng, Xin Zhang
This study aimed to explore the clinical usefulness of ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology (USG-FNAC) for the evaluation of axillary lymph nodes in patients with early stage breast cancer (BC) among the Chinese Han female population.Around 124 patients with early stage BC were included in this retrospective study. All patients underwent USG-FNAC (group A). Patients with proven metastasis also underwent axillary lymph node dissection (ALND) (group B). In addition, sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) was performed 2 to 5 hours prior to the surgery...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443728/ultrasound-guided-catheterization-of-the-left-subclavian-vein-without-recognition-of-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-a-case-report-erratum
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February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443386/technical-note-error-metrics-for-estimating-the-accuracy-of-needle-instrument-placement-during-transperineal-mr-us-guided-prostate-interventions
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Ester Bonmati, Yipeng Hu, Barbara Villarini, Rachael Rodell, Paul Martin, Lianghao Han, Ian Donaldson, Hashim U Ahmed, Caroline M Moore, Mark Emberton, Dean C Barratt
PURPOSE: Image-guided systems that fuse magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound (US) images for performing targeted prostate needle biopsy and minimally-invasive treatments for prostate cancer are of increasing clinical interest. To date, a wide range of different accuracy estimation procedures and error metrics have been reported, which makes comparing the performance of different systems difficult. METHODS: A set of 9 measures are presented to assess the accuracy of MRI-US image registration, needle positioning, needle guidance, and overall system error, with the aim of providing a methodology for estimating the accuracy of instrument placement using a MR/US-guided transperineal approach...
February 14, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29443073/percutaneous-contrast-echocardiography-guided-intramyocardial-injection-and-cell-delivery-in-a-large-preclinical-model
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Alejandro Giraldo, Jesús Talavera López, Maria Josefa Fernandez-Del-Palacio, Obdulio García-Nicolás, Juan Seva, Gavin Brooks, José María Moraleda
Cell and gene therapy are exciting and promising strategies for the purpose of cardiac regeneration in the setting of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF). Before they can be considered for use, and implemented in humans, extensive preclinical studies are required in large animal models to evaluate the safety, efficacy, and fate of the injectate (e.g., stem cells) once delivered into the myocardium. Small rodent models offer advantages (e.g., cost effectiveness, amenability for genetic manipulation); however, given inherent limitations of these models, the findings in these rarely translate into the clinic...
January 21, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29440818/ultrasound-guided-real-time-pterygopalatine-block-for-analgesia-in-an-oral-cancer-patient
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Nishkarsh Gupta, Rohini Dattatri, Sachidanand Jee Bharati, Sushma Bhatnagar
Oral cancers are one of the most common cancers in India. These patients have pain during the course of the disease. Various drugs including opioid and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug have been used to manage pain. However, these are associated with side effects such as constipation and vomiting. An early interventional block may decrease the requirement for analgesics and improve the overall quality of life. We describe a case of oral carcinoma successfully managed with ultrasound-guided pterygopalatine block...
January 2018: Indian Journal of Palliative Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439934/suppressed-networks-of-inflammatory-mediators-characterize-chronic-venous-insufficiency
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Ulka Sachdev, Lena Vodovotz, Julie Bitner, Derek Barclay, Ruben Zamora, Jinling Yin, Richard L Simmons, Yoram Vodovotz
OBJECTIVE: Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) affects 25 million adults in the United States. Little emphasis has been placed on inflammatory changes associated with CVI. We hypothesize that in patients with early to mid-stage benign varicose vein disease, differences in circulating inflammatory mediators will be manifested in blood draining the involved area vs circulating blood in control subjects. METHODS: Patients undergoing either endovenous ablation or sclerotherapy for Clinical, Etiology, Anatomy, and Pathophysiology clinical class 3 to 5 disease underwent phlebotomy from regional veins at the time of the procedure...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439827/refractory-gastric-variceal-bleeding-treated-through-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-coiling-and-n-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate-application
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H Jer Hwang, Ignacio Málaga, C Curvale, M Guidi, R Matano
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 10, 2018: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
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