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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922253/imaging-modalities-of-carotid-artery-stenting
#1
Tomoyuki Umemoto, Andrea Pacchioni, Bernhard Reimers
Compared with conventional angiogram-guided procedure, intravascular imaging modalities give us a lot of useful information to make the procedure better. Intravascular imaging modalities give us the information about lesion characters, reference vessel diameter and the interaction between the stent strut and the plaque such as stent strut malapposition or plaquqe prolapse in real time during the procedure. We can change our strategy according to these information. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) is a most common intravasculr imaging modality during CAS in these days...
December 6, 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921080/echo-and-bnp-serial-assessment-in-ambulatory-heart-failure-care-data-on-loop-diuretic-use-and-renal-function
#2
Frank Lloyd Dini, Anca Simioniuc, Erberto Carluccio, Stefano Ghio, Andrea Rossi, Paolo Biagioli, Gianpaolo Reboldi, Gian Giacomo Galeotti, Fei Lu, Cornelia Zara, Gillian Whalley, Pier Luigi Temporelli
We compared the follow-up data on loop diuretic use and renal function, as assessed by serum creatinine levels, and the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR), of two groups of consecutive ambulatory HF patients: 1) the clinically-guided group, in which management was clinically driven based on the institutional protocol of the HF Unit of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department of Pisa (standard of care) and 2) the echo and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) guided group (patients conforming to the protocol of the Network Labs Ultrasound (NEBULA) in HF Study Group: Pisa, Perugia, Pavia; Verona, Auckland, and Veruno), in which therapy was delivered according to the serial assessment of BNP and echocardiography...
December 2016: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920709/shoulder-pain-after-fall-septic-shock-and-pyomyositis-associated-with-breast-cancer-chemotherapy-and-lymphedema
#3
Hiromitsu Kitayama, Junko Sugiyama, Michiaki Hirayama, Yosihiro Onada, Yasushi Tsuji
BACKGROUND: As a symptom of pyomyositis, sepsis usually follows local inflammation signs. Here, we report pyomyositis with lymphedema of upper extremity in which septic shock and poor local findings initially presented during chemotherapy for breast cancer. CASE REPORT: An 80-year-old woman presented with chronic right shoulder pain during chemotherapy for the recurrent disease. She had a history of postmastectomy lymphedema, diabetes mellitus, and repeated hyaluronic acid injections to the shoulder joint...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920649/hepatoid-carcinoma-of-the-pancreas-case-report-next-generation-tumor-profiling-and-literature-review
#4
James M Chang, Nitin N Katariya, Dora M Lam-Himlin, Danielle J Haakinson, Ramesh K Ramanathan, Thorvardur R Halfdanarson, Mitesh J Borad, Rahul Pannala, Douglas Faigel, Adyr A Moss, Amit K Mathur
Fewer than 25 cases of hepatoid carcinoma of the pancreas have been reported in the literature. We present a case in a 61-year-old male with a remote history of Hodgkin's lymphoma and gastric neuroendocrine cell hyperplasia. On surveillance endoscopic ultrasound, an 8 × 5 mm cystic lesion was seen in the tail of the pancreas. MRI showed a focal pancreatic duct cut-off with mild ductal dilation. Fine needle aspiration was performed, which was concerning for acinar cell carcinoma. The patient underwent distal pancreatectomy and recovered uneventfully...
September 2016: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920582/surgeons-early-experience-with-the-acessa%C3%A2-procedure-gaining-proficiency-with-new-technology
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Kelli M Braun, Mark Sheridan, Erin Z Latif, Lexy Regush, Anet Maksymowicz, Laura Weins, Mohamed A Bedaiwy, Nerissa Tyson, Marilyn J Davidson, Barry H Sanders
PURPOSE: Successful adoption of a new surgical procedure varies among practicing surgeons, and skill acquisition depends on the surgeon's innate ability, the complexity of the technique, and training. We report intraoperative and near-term postoperative outcomes from the Acessa procedure conducted by minimally invasive gynecologic surgeons new to Acessa, and report the surgeons' experiences during the training period. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The study was designed as a postmarket, prospective, single-arm, multicenter analysis of operative and early postoperative outcomes after proctored surgical training with the Acessa device and procedure (laparoscopic ultrasound-guided radiofrequency volumetric thermal ablation of symptomatic fibroids) in premenopausal, menstruating women as conducted in community and university hospitals in the USA and Canada...
2016: International Journal of Women's Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920421/a-missing-guide-wire-after-placement-of-peripherally-inserted-central-venous-catheter
#6
Muhammad Kashif, Hafiz Hashmi, Preeti Jadhav, Misbahuddin Khaja
BACKGROUND Central venous catheterization is a common tool used in critically ill patients to monitor central venous pressure and administer fluids and medications such as vasopressors. Here we present a case of a missing guide wire after placement of peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), which was incidentally picked up by bedside ultrasound in the intensive care unit.  CASE REPORT A 50-year-old Hispanic male was admitted to the intensive care unit for alcohol intoxication. He was managed for septic shock and required placement of a peripherally inserted central line in his left upper extremity for antibiotics and vasopressor administration...
December 6, 2016: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919653/transperineal-biopsies-of-mri-detected-aggressive-index-lesions-in-low-%C3%A2-and-intermediate-risk-prostate-cancer-patients-implications-for-treatment-decision
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A Gomez-Iturriaga, F Casquero, J I Lopez, A Urresola, A Ezquerro, D Buscher, P Bilbao, J Crook
PURPOSE: Multiparametric MRI (mpMRI) has a potential role for the identification of aggressive cancer that can be targeted for biopsy. We report the incidence and severity of discordant information between the pathology found on the transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy and the mpMRI findings in patients with favorable or intermediate-risk prostate cancer referred for brachytherapy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: From March 2014 to September 2015, 10/44 consecutive patients with low- or intermediate-risk prostate cancer referred for brachytherapy presented an aggressive lesion on mpMRI and underwent an MRI-TRUS fusion-guided transperineal biopsy of the index lesion...
December 2, 2016: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919560/posterior-ankle-impingement-syndrome-in-football-players-case-series-of-26-elite-athletes
#8
Savaş Kudaş, Gürhan Dönmez, Çetin Işık, Mesut Çelebi, Nurdan Çay, Murat Bozkurt
OBJECTIVE: To describe a clinical treatment algorithm for posterior ankle impingement (PAI) syndrome in professional football players. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A case series of 26 elite professional football players diagnosed and treated for posterior ankle impingement syndrome were included for the study. All of the athletes received conservative treatment with physical therapy modalities initially. If the first line medical treatment and rehabilitation was ineffective to alleviate the symptoms, ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection was proposed and thereafter the patients underwent posterior ankle arthroscopy if the complaints are still unresolved...
December 3, 2016: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918075/value-of-the-strain-ratio-on-ultrasonic-elastography-for-differentiation-of-benign-and-malignant-soft-tissue-tumors
#9
Seok Hahn, Young Han Lee, Seung Hyun Lee, Jin-Suck Suh
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the strain ratio provides additional value to conventional visual elasticity scores in the differentiation of benign and malignant soft tissue tumors by ultrasonic elastography. METHODS: The Institutional Review Board approved the protocol of this retrospective review. Seventy-three patients who underwent elastography and had a soft tissue mass pathologically confirmed by ultrasound-guided core biopsy or surgical excision were enrolled from April 2012 through October 2014...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917669/use-of-core-biopsy-in-diagnosing-cervical-lymphadenopathy-a-viable-alternative-to-surgical-excisional-biopsy-of-lymph-nodes
#10
D Allin, S David, A Jacob, N Mir, A Giles, N Gibbins
OBJECTIVES Lymphoma often presents with a neck mass and while fine-needle aspiration cytology may be suggestive, tissue biopsy is required for reliable diagnosis and classification of a lymphoma that is sufficient to deliver the correct treatment for the patient. Traditionally, excisional biopsy of a lymph node has been the standard method of tissue sampling, providing ample tissue for assessment. However, this requires theatre time, and preceding fine-needle aspiration cytology, which may incur a delay. With careful use of tissue, coupled with advances in immunohistochemical and molecular investigative techniques, core biopsy provides a possible alternative to traditional fine-needle aspiration and excisional biopsy...
December 5, 2016: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917310/radiofrequency-ablation-of-uterine-fibroids-a-review
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Bruce B Lee, Steve P Yu
Laparoscopic, ultrasound-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is a new, FDA-cleared uterine sparing, outpatient procedure for uterine fibroids. The procedure utilizes recent technological advancements in instrumentation and imaging, allowing surgeons to treat numerous fibroids of varying size and location in a minimally invasive fashion. Early and mid-term data from multi-center clinical trials have demonstrated safety and efficacy, with resolution or improvement of symptoms and significant volume reduction...
2016: Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916971/diagnostic-accuracy-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-enhancement-patterns-for-thyroid-nodules
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Yan Zhang, Yu-Kun Luo, Ming-Bo Zhang, Jie Li, Junlai Li, Jie Tang
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) enhancement patterns in the assessment of thyroid nodules. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 158 patients with suspected thyroid cancer underwent conventional ultrasound (US) and CEUS examinations. The contrast enhancement patterns of the lesions, including the peripheries of the lesions, were assessed by CEUS scans. The relationship between the size of the lesions and the degree of enhancement was also studied...
December 5, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916737/suprascapular-block-associated-with-interscalene-block-an-alternative-to-isolated-interscalene-block-for-analgesia-in-shoulder-instability-surgery
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Walid Trabelsi, Abdelkader Ben Gabsia, Anis Lebbi, Walid Sammoud, Iheb Labbène, Mustapha Ferjani
BACKGROUND: Interscalene brachial plexus block (ISB) is the gold standard for postoperative pain management in shoulder surgery. However, this technique has side effects and potentially serious complications. The aim of this study was to compare the combinations of ultrasound-guided suprascapular (SSB) associated with supraclavicular nerve block (SCB) and ultrasound-guided ISB for postoperative analgesia after shoulder instability surgery. METHODS: Sixty ASA physical status I-II patients scheduled to undergo shoulder instability surgery were included...
December 1, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916314/intraoperative-ultrasound-guidance-in-breast-conserving-surgery-shows-superiority-in-oncological-outcome-long-term-cosmetic-and-patient-reported-outcomes-final-outcomes-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-cobalt
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J H Volders, M H Haloua, N M A Krekel, V L Negenborn, R H E Kolk, A M F Lopes Cardozo, A M Bosch, L M de Widt-Levert, H van der Veen, H Rijna, A H M Taets van Amerongen, K Jóźwiak, S Meijer, M P van den Tol
BACKGROUND: The multicenter randomized controlled COBALT trial demonstrated that ultrasound-guided breast-conserving surgery (USS) results in a significant reduction of margin involvement (3.1% vs. 13%) and excision volumes compared to palpation-guided surgery (PGS). The aim of the present study was to determine long term oncological and patient-reported outcomes including quality of life (QoL), together with their progress over time. METHODS: 134 patients with T1-T2 breast cancer were randomized to USS (N = 65) or PGS (N = 69)...
November 23, 2016: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916244/first-evaluation-of-the-new-thin-convex-probe-endobronchial-ultrasound-scope-a-human-ex%C3%A2-vivo-lung-study
#15
Priya Patel, Hironobu Wada, Hsin-Pei Hu, Kentaro Hirohashi, Tatsuya Kato, Hideki Ujiie, Jin Young Ahn, Daiyoon Lee, William Geddie, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasonography (EBUS)-guided transbronchial needle aspiration allows for sampling of mediastinal lymph nodes. The external diameter, rigidity, and angulation of the convex probe EBUS renders limited accessibility. This study compares the accessibility and transbronchial needle aspiration capability of the prototype thin convex probe EBUS against the convex probe EBUS in human ex vivo lungs rejected for transplant. METHODS: The prototype thin convex probe EBUS (BF-Y0055; Olympus, Tokyo, Japan) with a thinner tip (5...
December 1, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916036/-effect-of-ultrasound-guided-patient-controlled-paravertebral-block-on-pulmonary-function-in-patients-with-multiple-fractured-ribs
#16
Y Y Ge, X Z Wang, N Yuan, L Y Yuan, W H Ma, Y Hu
Objective: To investigated the effects of patient controlled intravenous analgesia and ultrasound guided patient-controlled paravertebral block on pulmonary function in patients with multiple fractured ribs. Methods: From May 2015 to March 2016, 60 patients with multiple rib fractures in Ningbo NO.6 Hospital with American Society of Anesthesiologists Ⅱ-Ⅲ underwent internal fixation, including 30 males and 30 females aged from 16 to 70 years(mean age (54.6±15.2) years). All patients were randomly divided into 2 groups (n=30 each): patient controlled intravenous analgesia(PCIA) group and patient controlled thoracic paravertebral block(PCPB) group...
December 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914911/cervical-cancer-brachytherapy-in-canada-a-focus-on-interstitial-brachytherapy-utilization
#17
Amandeep S Taggar, Tien Phan, Laurel Traptow, Robyn Banerjee, Corinne M Doll
PURPOSE: Brachytherapy (BT) techniques for cervical cancer in Canada have changed over the last decade, with evolution to high-dose-rate and image-guided BT. However, there are currently no national data on the use of interstitial BT (IBT). The purpose of this study was to document IBT utilization in Canadian centers, as well as update details of cervical cancer BT practices. METHODS AND MATERIALS: All Canadian centers with gynecologic BT services (n = 33) were identified, and one gynecology radiation oncologist per center was sent a 33-item e-mail questionnaire regarding their center's practice for cervical cancer BT in 2015...
November 30, 2016: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914885/blind-percutaneous-liver-biopsy-in-infants-and-children-comparison-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-percussion-technique-and-ultrasound-assisted-technique
#18
Engy A Mogahed, Yasmeen A Mansy, Yasmeen Al Hawi, Rokaya El-Sayed, Mona El-Raziky, Hanaa El-Karaksy
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Liver biopsy remains the most reliable method to diagnose various hepatic disorders in children. We aimed to assess the technical success and complication rate of ultrasound (US) assisted percutaneous liver biopsy versus transthoracic percussion guided technique in paediatrics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled study included all cases performing liver biopsy at Paediatric Hepatology Unit, Cairo University Paediatric Hospital over 12months...
November 30, 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913507/diagnosis-of-suspected-venous-thromboembolism
#19
Clive Kearon
The primary goal of diagnostic testing for venous thromboembolism (VTE) is to identify all patients who could benefit from anticoagulant therapy. Test results that identify patients as having a ≤2% risk of VTE in the next 3 months are judged to exclude deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE). Clinical evaluation, with assessment of: (1) clinical pretest probability (CPTP) for VTE; (2) likelihood of important alternative diagnoses; and (3) the probable yield of D-dimer and various imaging tests, guide which tests should be performed...
December 2, 2016: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913326/delay-and-standard-deviation-beamforming-to-enhance-specular-reflections-in-ultrasound-imaging
#20
Raja Sekhar Bandaru, Anders Rasmus Sornes, Jeroen Hermans, Eigil Samset, Jan D'hooge
Although interventional devices, such as needles, guide wires, and catheters, are best visualized by X-ray, real-time volumetric echography could offer an attractive alternative as it avoids ionizing radiation; it provides good soft tissue contrast, and it is mobile and relatively cheap. Unfortunately, as echography is traditionally used to image soft tissue and blood flow, the appearance of interventional devices in conventional ultrasound images remains relatively poor, which is a major obstacle toward ultrasound-guided interventions...
December 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
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