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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527200/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-renal-imaging-at-an-interdisciplinary-ultrasound-centre-possibilities-of-dynamic-microvascularisation-and-perfusion
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Franz Josef Putz, Anna Erlmeier, Isabel Wiesinger, Niklas Verloh, Christian Stroszczynski, Bernhard Banas, Ernst Michael Jung
OBJECTIVE: To identify the indications for CEUS in renal imaging in an interdisciplinary ultrasound department. METHODS: 102 CEUS examinations of the kidney in 82 patients between September 2014 and July 2016 were analysed regarding the indication for ultrasound. CEUS was performed by one experienced sonographer agent after bolus injection of 1.0 up to 2.4 ml sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles using multifrequency probes with Contrast Harmonic imaging. RESULTS: CEUS of the kidney was performed in patients from 20 to 87 years...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525662/imaging-technologies-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-pyelonephritis
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Dmitry V Enikeev, Petr Glybochko, Yuriy Alyaev, Mikhail Enikeev, Leonid Rapoport
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibilities of ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosing acute pyelonephritis (AP) and renal abscess. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two hundred and seven patients with AP were followed up from 2010 throughout 2015. All the patients were divided into three groups. Group 1 included 113 (54.6%) patients with acute nonobstructive pyelonephritis; group 2 included 33 (15.9%) patients with acute obstructive pyelonephritis; and group 3 included 61 (29...
May 18, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522912/recent-upper-gastrointestinal-panendoscopy-increases-the-risk-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
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Ming-Jen Tsai, Chin-Li Lu, Ying C Huang, Chung Hsien Liu, Wan-Ting Huang, Kai-Yuan Cheng, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen
AIM: To investigate the association between a recent gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy and the subsequent risk of pyogenic liver abscess (PLA). METHODS: We designed a nested case control study. Using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, 2135 patients with a first diagnosis of PLA were identified from 1998 to 2011. Another 10675 patients without PLA matched by age and sex were selected as reference controls. We identified and compared the possible risk factors for PLA and GI endoscopies performed before the index date (when PLA was diagnosed) between the two cohorts...
April 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522299/most-advisable-strategy-in-search-of-asymptomatic-target-organ-damage-in-hypertensive-patients
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J Abellán-Huerta, L Prieto-Valiente, L Consuegra-Sánchez, S Montoro-García, A B Salguero-Merino, R Morales-López, J Abellán-Alemán, F Soria-Arcos
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the diagnostic potential of seven examinations in order to define the most suitable strategy for target organ damage (TOD) search in hypertensive patients. METHODS: This is a descriptive, cross-sectional study. 153 consecutive treated and essential hypertensive patients were enrolled. Patients with established cardiovascular or chronic renal disease (stage ≥4) were excluded. TOD search was assessed by: glomerular filtration rate (GFR), albumin/creatinine ratio (ACR), electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram (ECO), ankle-brachial index (ABI), pulse wave velocity (PWV), and carotid ultrasound (intima media thickness and presence of plaques)...
May 15, 2017: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521550/detection-and-evaluation-of-renal-injury-in-burst-wave-lithotripsy-using-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Philip Clark May, Wayne Kreider, Adam D Maxwell, Yak-Nam Wang, Bryan W Cunitz, Philip M Blomgren, Cynthia Johnson, Joshua Sh Park, Michael R Bailey, Donghoon Lee, Jonathan D Harper, Mathew D Sorensen
PURPOSE: Burst wave lithotripsy (BWL) is a transcutaneous technique with potential to safely and effectively fragment renal stones. Preclinical investigations of BWL require the assessment of potential renal injury. This study evaluates the capabilities of real-time ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect and evaluate BWL injury that was induced in porcine kidneys. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten kidneys from five female farm pigs were treated with either a 170 kHz or 335 kHz BWL transducer using variable treatment parameters and monitored in real time with ultrasound...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515742/the-use-of-intraoperative-epiaortic-ultrasonography-in-monitoring-patients-over-75-years-old-treated-with-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tomasz Niklewski, Michał Zembala, Dariusz Puszczewicz, Paweł Nadziakiewicz, Wojciech Karolak, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Epiaortic ultrasound scanning (EAS) extended the use of ultrasound to the intraoperative diagnosis of aortic pathology. Surgical palpation of the ascending aorta underestimates the presence and severity of atherosclerotic plaques. Epiaortic ultrasound scanning has been used as an adjunct to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) or as a primary direct diagnostic tool for imaging the ascending aorta as well as the aortic arch, which gained prominence as part of a multipronged intraoperative strategy to reduce atherosclerotic emboli...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514894/successful-repair-of-acute-type-b-and-retrograde-type-a-aortic-dissection-with-kidney-ischemia
#7
Jeko M Madjarov, Michael G Katz, Hector Crespo-Soto, Svetozar Madzharov, Timothy Roush, Francis Robicsek
Acute dissection of thoracic aorta carries a risk of renal ischemia followed by the development of a kidney failure. The optimal surgical and nonsurgical management of these patients, timing of intervention, and the factors predicting renal recovery are not well delineated and remain controversial. We present a case of acute type B thoracic aortic dissection with left kidney ischemia. Evaluation of renal function was performed by the means of internationally accepted Risk, Injury, Failure, Loss of kidney function, End stage kidney disease and Acute Kidney Injury Network classifications for acute kidney injury, renal duplex sonography, and intravascular ultrasound that demonstrated left renal artery dissection with a flap completely compressing the true lumen...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511888/simple-visual-review-of-pre-to-post-operative-renal-ultrasound-images-predicts-pyeloplasty-success-equally-as-well-as-geometric-measurements-a-blinded-comparison-with-a-gold-standard
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Adam J M Kern, Bruce J Schlomer, Matthew D Timberlake, Craig A Peters, Matthew R Hammer, Micah A Jacobs
BACKGROUND: MAG3 diuretic renal scan remains the gold standard for determination of improvement in renal drainage following pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction. We hypothesized that (i) a change in geometric measurements between pre-operative and post-operative renal ultrasound (RUS) images and (ii) blinded simple visual review of images both would predict pyeloplasty success. OBJECTIVE: To determine if simple visual review and/or novel geometric measurement of renal ultrasounds can detect pyeloplasty failure...
April 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511550/ct-features-in-surgically-proven-cases-of-ovarian-torsion-a-pictorial-review
#9
Sunita Dhanda, Swee Tian Quek, Ying Ting Mok, Clement Yong Hsiang Rong, Yuik Sing Eric Ting, Pooja Jagmohan, Bernard Wee
Ovarian torsion is a surgical emergency characterized by a partial or complete rotation of the ovarian vascular pedicle, causing obstruction to venous outflow followed by arterial inflow. Clinically, ovarian torsion frequently mimics other causes of acute pelvic pain such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, renal colic etc. Ultrasonography (US) is the first line imaging modality of choice for evaluation of ovarian torsion. MRI is useful as a problem solving tool in patients with equivocal or non diagnostic US studies...
May 16, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511226/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-follow-up-of%C3%A2-endoleaks-after-endovascular-aortic-repair-evar
#10
Johannes Rübenthaler, Hanna Zimmermann, Marco Armbruster, Katharina Müller-Peltzer, Florian Bogner, Maximilian Reiser, Dirk-André Clevert
Endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) has become established in the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms and shows potential benefits such as a low perioperative morbidity and a short hospitalization duration. The follow-up after EVAR primarily consists of lifelong postinterventional imaging of the aneurysm size in order to detect complications such as endoleaks or stent dislocation. Computed tomography angiography, an imaging modality that uses ionizing radiation and that relies on a contrast medium which is dependent on thyroid and renal function, is widely used for follow-up...
May 16, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511219/-innovative-ultrasound-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-the-kidneys
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Konrad Stock, Herbert Kübler, Tobias Maurer, Daniel Weiss, Hans-Peter Weskott, Uwe Heemann
Ultrasound examination of the kidneys with grey-scale imaging and colour Doppler ultrasound is the most common renal imaging modality. A few years ago, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) emerged as a non-invasive perfusion imaging modality to evaluate the renal vessels and microvascularisation. These contrast media contain intravenous microbubbles (sulfur hexafluoride), which have no deleterious effect on renal function. Being free of iodine, they also pose no risk for the thyroid gland. CEUS of the kidneys is mainly used for the evaluation of renal cysts and the analysis of renal lesions suspicious for malignancy...
April 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508426/the-role-of-transvaginal-ultrasound-in-the-evaluation-of-ureteral-involvement-in-deep-endometriosis
#12
P Carfagna, C De Cicco Nardone, A De Cicco Nardone, A C Testa, G Scambia, R Marana, F De Cicco Nardone
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether routine visualization of the pelvic ureter during transvaginal ultrasonography should be performed in all patients with deep endometriosis candidate to surgery, in order to identify a potential silent ureteral involvement by the disease. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 200 consecutive patients undergoing surgery for deep endometriosis, evaluated between January 2012 and December 2014 at a tertiary endometriosis center at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario A...
May 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506597/a-practice-pattern-assessment-of-members-of-the-society-of-pediatric-urology-for-evaluation-and-treatment-of-urinary-tract-dilation
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Jessica N Jackson, Rebecca S Zee, Allison N Martin, Sean T Corbett, C D Anthony Herndon
INTRODUCTION: Over the last decade the literature, including a multidisciplinary consensus statement, has supported a paradigm shift in management of urinary tract dilation, yet the impact on practice patterns has not been well documented. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to elucidate specific practice patterns for treatment of prenatal unilateral urinary tract dilation and to assess surgical intervention patterns for ureteropelvic junction obstruction. STUDY DESIGN: An online survey was distributed to 234 pediatric urologists through the Society of Pediatric Urology...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505064/changes-in-renal-artery-dimensions-are-associated-with-clinical-response-to-radiofrequency-renal-denervation-a-series-of-studies-using-quantitative-angiography-and-intravascular-ultrasound
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Thomas Weber, Jörg Kellermair, Karen T Witberg, Jurgen Ligthart, Robert J Melder, Thomas Forstner, Bernd Eber
OBJECTIVE: Renal denervation (RDN) can cause focal (notches) and global (spasms) changes in renal artery dimensions. We quantified these changes and related them to renal norepinephrin tissue content in animals and to blood pressure (BP) changes in patients. METHODS: We measured renal artery dimensions pre-RDN and post-RDN, utilizing quantitative renal angiography (QRA) in a porcine model and in a retrospective patient cohort, and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) in a prospective patient cohort...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504869/kidney-outcomes-in-patients-with-liver-cirrhosis-and-chronic-kidney-disease-receiving-an-orthotopic-liver-transplant-alone
#15
Neeraj Singh, Shahab Ahmadzadeh, Hosein Shokouh-Amiri, Yasir Qazi, Adrian Sequeira, Hrishikesh Samant, Robert McMillan, Gazi B Zibari
Kidney transplant in patients with liver cirrhosis and non-dialysis chronic kidney disease (CKD) is controversial. We report 14 liver cirrhotic patients who had persistently low MDRD-6 estimated-glomerular filtration rate (e-GFR) < 40 ml/min/1.73m2 for ≥ 3 months and underwent either liver transplant alone (LTA) (n=9) or simultaneous liver-kidney transplant (SLKT) (n=5). Pre-transplant, patients with LTA compared with SLKT had lower serum creatinine (2.5±0.73 vs. 4.6±0.52 mg/dl, P= 0.001), higher MDRD-6 e-GFR (21...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503746/application-of-ultrasound-elastography-for-chronic-allograft-dysfunction-in-kidney-transplantation
#16
REVIEW
Zijie Wang, Haiwei Yang, Chuanjian Suo, Jifu Wei, Ruoyun Tan, Min Gu
Interstitial fibrosis is the main characteristic of chronic allograft dysfunction, which remains the key factor affecting long-term allograft survival after kidney transplantation. Ultrasound elastography (UE), including real-time elastography, transient elastography, and acoustic radiation force impulse, has been applied widely in breast, thyroid, and liver diseases, especially in the assessment of liver fibrosis. Recently, numerous studies have reported the efficacy of UE methods in evaluating renal allograft fibrosis...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503470/falsely-elevated-postvoid-residual-urine-volume-in-uterine-myoma
#17
Tae Hee Kim, Hyo Sang Kim, Jung Wook Park, Oh Kyung Lim, Ki Deok Park, Ju Kang Lee
Precise measurement of postvoid residual (PVR) urine volume is a key factor in assessing patients with voiding dysfunction, including those with lower urinary tract problems. The safe and noninvasive ultrasound bladder scan is the preferred mode to measure PVR volume. However, this procedure has a false-positive rate up to 9%, in the presence of ovarian cysts, renal cysts, ascites, or uterine myoma with cystic degeneration. Until now, cystic lesions are known to cause false positivity in ultrasound bladder scanner...
April 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500486/tips-and-tricks-for-a-safe-and-effective-image-guided-percutaneous-renal-tumour-ablation
#18
REVIEW
Giovanni Mauri, L Nicosia, G M Varano, G Bonomo, P Della Vigna, L Monfardini, F Orsi
Image-guide thermal ablations are nowadays increasingly used to provide a minimally invasive treatment to patients with renal tumours, with reported good clinical results and low complications rate. Different ablative techniques can be applied, each with some advantages and disadvantages according to the clinical situation. Moreover, percutaneous ablation of renal tumours might be complex in cases where there is limited access for image guidance or a close proximity to critical structures, which can be unintentionally injured during treatment...
May 12, 2017: Insights Into Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500363/diffusion-weighted-imaging-of-the-kidneys-in-haemolytic-uraemic-syndrome
#19
Jochen Herrmann, Ulrich Wenzel, Stephanie Galler, Bjoern P Schoennagel, Jasmin D Busch, Magdalini Tozakidou, Kay U Petersen, Michaela Joekel, Peter Bannas, Jin Yamamura, Michael Groth, Gerhard Adam, Christian R Habermann
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the kidneys of patients with haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) using diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and Doppler ultrasound (US) compared with healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifteen patients (mean age 33.3 years; three male; 12 female) with diarrhoea-positive HUS and 15 healthy volunteers were prospectively evaluated with DWI and Doppler US. A total apparent diffusion coefficient (ADCTOT), and ADCs predominantly reflecting microperfusion (ADCLOW) and diffusion (ADCHIGH) were calculated...
May 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499796/the-antenatal-urinary-tract-dilation-classification-system-accurately-predicts-severity-of-kidney-and-urinary-tract-abnormalities
#20
C D W Kaspar, M Lo, T E Bunchman, N Xiao
BACKGROUND: Urinary tract dilation (UTD) is a commonly diagnosed prenatal condition; however, it is currently unknown which features lead to benign and resolving or pathologic abnormalities. A consensus UTD classification system (antenatal UTD classification, UTD-A) was created by Nguyen et al. in 2014 [1], but has not yet been validated. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the ability of the UTD-A system to identify kidney and urinary tract (KUT) abnormalities, assess whether UTD-A can predict severity of KUT conditions, and perform a cost analysis of screening ultrasound (US)...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
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