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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341982/pocket-sized-point-of-care-cardiac-ultrasound-devices-role-in-the-emergency-department
#1
A Colclough, P Nihoyannopoulos
BACKGROUND: Acute breathlessness accounts for 8% of accident and emergency attendances. Point-of-care cardiac ultrasound (US) effectively reduces time to diagnosis. Fast and practical information via pocket-sized cardiac US devices may better the diagnosis in this complex patient group. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 40 consecutive patients presenting with shortness of breath at the emergency department (ED). Divided into two groups were all adult patients over 18 with acute breathing difficulties (triage category 1-3): 21 patients received a short focused cardiac US scan using a pocket-sized Vscan and 19 patients received no scan...
March 24, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336747/cross-sectional-associations-between-dietary-intake-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-type-2-diabetes-baseline-data-from-a-randomised-trial
#2
Laura Chiavaroli, Arash Mirrahimi, Christopher Ireland, Sandra Mitchell, Sandhya Sahye-Pudaruth, Judy Coveney, Omodele Olowoyeye, Darshna Patel, Russell J de Souza, Livia S A Augustin, Balachandran Bashyam, Sathish Chandra Pichika, Sonia Blanco Mejia, Stephanie K Nishi, Lawrence A Leiter, Robert G Josse, Gail E McKeown-Eyssen, Alan R Moody, Cyril W C Kendall, John L Sievenpiper, David J A Jenkins
OBJECTIVE: To assess associations between dietary intake and carotid intima media thickness (CIMT) by carotid ultrasound (CUS), a surrogate marker of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, in those with type 2 diabetes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional analysis of baseline data from 325 participants from three randomised controlled trials collected in the same way. SETTING: Risk Factor Modification Centre, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, Canada. PARTICIPANTS: 325 participants with type 2 diabetes, taking oral antidiabetic agents, with an HbA1c between 6...
March 22, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333624/a-fast-and-robust-beamspace-adaptive-beamformer-for-medical-ultrasound-imaging
#3
Ali Mohades Deylami, Babak Mohammadzadeh Asl
Minimum variance beamformer (MVB) increases the resolution and contrast of medical ultrasound imaging compared to non-adaptive beamformers. These advantages come at the expense of high computational complexity that prevents this adaptive beamformer to be applied in a real-time imaging system. A new beamspace based on discrete cosine transform (DCT) is proposed in which the medical ultrasound signals can be represented with less dimensions compared to the standard beamspace. This is because of symmetric beampattern of the beams in the proposed beamspace compared to the asymmetric ones in the standard beamspace...
March 21, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332442/ultrasound-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-large-vessel-vasculitis
#4
Michael Czihal, Christian Lottspeich, Ulrich Hoffmann
Nowadays noninvasive vascular imaging has an important role in the diagnostic work-up of the large vessel vasculitides (LVV), most importantly giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis. Among the imaging modalities available, ultrasound (US) has several important advantages, including low costs, rapid and repetitive availability without exposure to radiation, and high spatial resolution for assessment of large and medium-sized arteries. Therefore, US can be regarded the first line imaging method in suspected LVV...
March 23, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332186/a-pilot-study-of-ultrasound-evaluation-of-gastric-emptying-in-patients-with-end-stage-renal-failure-a-comparison-with-healthy-controls
#5
C Chen, L Liu, C Y Wang, S-W Choi, V M Yuen
This prospective study was designed to evaluate gastric volume and content in patients with renal failure and healthy controls after an overnight fast, immediately after a light meal and at 6 h after the meal. Thirty subjects in each group were recruited. At each scanning session, gastric antral cross-sectional area was measured in the supine recumbent and right lateral decubitus positions, and a qualitative assessment of gastric contents was made using the Perlas three-point grading system. Six hours after the meal, the mean (SD) antral cross-sectional area in the supine position was 471 (195) mm(2) in patients with renal failure and 319 (106) mm(2) in healthy controls (p = 0...
March 23, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323638/fast-lesion-mapping-during-hifu-treatment-using-harmonic-motion-imaging-guided-focused-ultrasound-hmigfus-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#6
Yang Han, Shutao Wang, Thomas Payen, Elisa Konofagou
The successful clinical application of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation depends on reliable monitoring of the lesion formation. Harmonic motion imaging guided focused ultrasound (HMIgFUS) is an ultrasound-based elasticity imaging technique, which monitors HIFU ablation based on the stiffness change of the tissue instead of the echo intensity change in conventional B-mode monitoring, rendering it potentially more sensitive to lesion development. Our group has shown that predicting the lesion location based on the radiation force-excited region is feasible during HMIgFUS...
March 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317258/centrifugeless-ultrasound-assisted-emulsification-microextraction-based-on-salting-out-phenomenon-followed-by-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-for-the-simple-determination-of-phthalate-esters-in-aqueous-samples
#7
Ehsan Mirparizi, Maryam Rajabi, Mohammad Bazregar, Alireza Asghari
A fast, sensitive, and centrifugeless ultrasound-assisted emulsification microextraction followed by high performance liquid chromatography method is developed for the determination of some phthalate esters in aqueous samples. In this method, a simple approach is followed for elimination of the centrifugation step in dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction using an organic solvent whose melting point is near the ambient temperature, consumption of the extracting solvent is efficiently reduced, and the overall extraction time was found to be only 7 min...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Separation Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314431/fast-analysis-of-phthalates-in-freeze-dried-baby-foods-by-ultrasound-vortex-assisted-liquid-liquid-microextraction-coupled-with-gas-chromatography-ion-trap-mass-spectrometry
#8
Mario Vincenzo Russo, Pasquale Avino, Ivan Notardonato
This paper is focused on the determination of phthalates (PAEs), compounds "plausibly" endocrine disruptors, in baby food products by means of a method based on ultrasound-vortex-assisted liquid-liquid microextraction coupled with GC-IT/MS (UVALLME-GC-IT/MS). Particularly, the whole procedure allows the determination of six phthalates such as DMP, DEP, DBP, iBcEP, BBP and DEHP. After dissolution of 0.1g product sample and addition of anthracene as Internal Standard, 250μL of n-heptane are used as extraction solvent...
November 25, 2016: Journal of Chromatography. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298181/early-onset-of-adck4-glomerulopathy-with-renal-failure-a-case-report
#9
Ksenija Lolin, Benedetta D Chiodini, Elise Hennaut, Brigitte Adams, Karin Dahan, Khalid Ismaili
BACKGROUND: We present a rare early presentation of a ADCK4-related glomerulopathy. This case is of interest as potentially treatable if genetic results are timely obtained. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 5-year-old boy who was identified with significant proteinuria by a urinary routine screening program for school children. Physical examination revealed dysplastic ears and abnormal folded pinna. Albumin level was 41 g/L (39-53 g/L), and urine proteins/creatinine ratio was 2...
March 16, 2017: BMC Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289530/consumption-of-energy-beverage-is-associated-with-attenuation-of-arterial-endothelial-flow-mediated-dilatation
#10
John P Higgins, Benjamin Yang, Nikki E Herrin, Santi Yarlagadda, George T Le, Brandon L Ortiz, Asif Ali, Stephen C Infanger
AIM: To investigate whether consumption of an energy drink will acutely impair endothelial function in young healthy adults. METHODS: Energy drinks are being consumed more and more worldwide, and have been associated with some deaths in adolescents and young adults, especially when consumed while exercising. After fasting and not smoking for at least 8 h prior, eleven medical students (9 males) received an electrocardiogram, blood pressure and pulse check, and underwent baseline testing (BL) of endothelial function using the technique of endothelium-dependent flow mediated dilatation (FMD) with high-resolution ultrasound (according to recommended guidelines of the University of Wisconsin Atherosclerosis Imaging Research Program Core Laboratory)...
February 26, 2017: World Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269120/automated-embolic-signal-detection-using-adaptive-gain-control-and-classification-using-anfis
#11
Praotasna Sombune, Phongphan Phienphanich, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Anuchit Ruamthanthong, Charturong Tantibundhit
This work proposes an automated system for real-time high-accuracy detection of cerebral embolic signals (ES) to couple with transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) devices in diagnosing a risk of stroke. The algorithm employs Adaptive Gain Control (AGC) approach to capture suspected ESs in real-time. Then, Adaptive Wavelet Packet Transform (AWPT) and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) are used to extract from them features most efficiently representing ES, which determined by Sequential Feature Selection technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268869/computational-estimation-of-the-severity-of-coronary-lesions-with-intravascular-ultrasound-images-a-pilot-study
#12
Panagiotis K Siogkas, Michail I Papafaklis, Bill D Gogas, Habib Samady, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
The fast and accurate hemodynamic functional assessment of the coronary vasculature is of utmost importance in clinical practice due to the fact that Cardiovascular Diseases have become the leading cause of death globally. In this work we propose a novel method that combines two of the most efficient methods of hemodynamic status assessment of coronary arteries, Intravascular UtraSound and virtual Functional Assessment Index, an index that correlates well to the measured Fractional Flow Reserve. One Left Anterior Descending segment was reconstructed both in a straight manner (using only IVUS images) as well as using the actual 3D geometry of the vessel (using IvUS images combined with the respective coronary angiographic images [2])...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268516/polarity-detection-in-ultrasound-current-source-density-imaging
#13
Zhaohui Wang, Wei-Da Hao, Chung S Leung, Sung-Won Park
Modulating the electric dipole field with ultrasound pulse, ultrasound current source density imaging (UCSDI) can detect current direction and form spatial 3D imaging of dipole changing in one period of treatment. As ultrasound pulse passes through the conductive media, it convolves/correlates with the inner product of the electric field of a dipole and lead field of a pair of detectors, making the shifting frequency of polarity lower than the center frequency of the ultrasound pulse. After acoustoelectric (AE) signal is shifted to base band, the AE voltage is positive at anode and negative at cathode...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263564/theranostic-multilayer-capsules-for-ultrasound-imaging-and-guided-drug-delivery
#14
Jun Chen, Sithira Ratnayaka, Aaron Alford, Veronika Kozlovskaya, Fei Liu, Bing Xue, Kenneth Hoyt, Eugenia Kharlampieva
Despite the accessibility of ultrasound, the clinical potential of ultrasound-active theranostic agents has not been fully realized because it requires combining sufficient imaging contrast, high encapsulation efficiency and ultrasound-triggered release in one entity. We report on theranostic polymer microcapsules composed of hydrogen-bonded multilayers of tannic acid and poly(N-vinylpyrrolidone) that produce high imaging contrast and deliver the anticancer drug doxorubicin upon low-power diagnostic or high-power therapeutic ultrasound irradiation...
March 6, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255470/ultrasound-utility-in-the-diagnosis-of-a-morel-lavall%C3%A3-e-lesion
#15
Scott LaTulip, Rameshwar R Rao, Alan Sielaff, Nik Theyyunni, John Burkhardt
Morel-Lavallée lesions are uncommon injuries that can be associated with significant comorbidities if not detected early. Rapid diagnosis in the Emergency Department could significantly improve patient outcomes. We describe the diagnosis of such a lesion through the use of ultrasound imaging in the Emergency Department to utilize a fast, cost-effective imaging technique that does not subject the patient to radiation exposure. Our patient received surgical consultation but improved with conservative management...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248347/three-dimensional-optoacoustic-reconstruction-using-fast-sparse-representation
#16
Yiyong Han, Lu Ding, Xosé Luis Deán Ben, Daniel Razansky, Jaya Prakash, Vasilis Ntziachristos
Optoacoustic tomography based on insufficient spatial sampling of ultrasound waves leads to loss of contrast and artifacts on the reconstructed images. Compared to reconstructions based on L2-norm regularization, sparsity-based reconstructions may improve contrast and reduce image artifacts but at a high computational cost, which has so far limited their use to 2D optoacoustic tomography. Here we propose a fast, sparsity-based reconstruction algorithm for 3D optoacoustic tomography, based on gradient descent with Barzilai-Borwein line search (L1-GDBB)...
March 1, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236018/serum-heme-oxygenase-1-levels-in-patients-with-primary-dysmenorrhea
#17
Ayse Nur Aksoy, Esra Laloglu, Alev Lazoglu Ozkaya, Emsal Pınar Topdagi Yilmaz
PURPOSE: Primary dysmenorrhea effects the life-quality of women negatively. The aim of this study was to evaluate heme oxygenase-1 (HO1) activity together with malondialdehyde (MDA) and nitric oxide (NO) levels in patients with primary dysmenorrhea. METHODS: A total of 28 nulliparous women with the diagnosis of primary dysmenorrhea and 26 healthy controls were included in this study. On the first day of menstruation, all patients underwent ultrasound examination to exclude pelvic pathology and the visual analogue scale was applied to patients...
February 25, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227349/automated-embolic-signal-detection-using-adaptive-gain-control-and-classification-using-anfis
#18
Praotasna Sombune, Phongphan Phienphanich, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Anuchit Ruamthanthong, Charturong Tantibundhit, Praotasna Sombune, Phongphan Phienphanich, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Anuchit Ruamthanthong, Charturong Tantibundhit, Praotasna Sombune, Charturong Tantibundhit, Phongphan Phienphanich, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Anuchit Ruamthanthong
This work proposes an automated system for real-time high-accuracy detection of cerebral embolic signals (ES) to couple with transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) devices in diagnosing a risk of stroke. The algorithm employs Adaptive Gain Control (AGC) approach to capture suspected ESs in real-time. Then, Adaptive Wavelet Packet Transform (AWPT) and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) are used to extract from them features most efficiently representing ES, which determined by Sequential Feature Selection technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227067/computational-estimation-of-the-severity-of-coronary-lesions-with-intravascular-ultrasound-images-a-pilot-study
#19
Panagiotis K Siogkas, Michail I Papafaklis, Bill D Gogas, Habib Samady, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Panagiotis K Siogkas, Michail I Papafaklis, Bill D Gogas, Habib Samady, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Bill D Gogas, Habib Samady, Michail I Papafaklis, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Panagiotis K Siogkas, Lampros K Michalis
The fast and accurate hemodynamic functional assessment of the coronary vasculature is of utmost importance in clinical practice due to the fact that Cardiovascular Diseases have become the leading cause of death globally. In this work we propose a novel method that combines two of the most efficient methods of hemodynamic status assessment of coronary arteries, Intravascular UtraSound and virtual Functional Assessment Index, an index that correlates well to the measured Fractional Flow Reserve. One Left Anterior Descending segment was reconstructed both in a straight manner (using only IVUS images) as well as using the actual 3D geometry of the vessel (using IvUS images combined with the respective coronary angiographic images [2])...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226690/polarity-detection-in-ultrasound-current-source-density-imaging
#20
Zhaohui Wang, Wei-Da Hao, Chung S Leung, Sung-Won Park, Zhaohui Wang, Wei-Da Hao, Chung S Leung, Sung-Won Park, Chung S Leung, Zhaohui Wang, Sung-Won Park, Wei-Da Hao
Modulating the electric dipole field with ultrasound pulse, ultrasound current source density imaging (UCSDI) can detect current direction and form spatial 3D imaging of dipole changing in one period of treatment. As ultrasound pulse passes through the conductive media, it convolves/correlates with the inner product of the electric field of a dipole and lead field of a pair of detectors, making the shifting frequency of polarity lower than the center frequency of the ultrasound pulse. After acoustoelectric (AE) signal is shifted to base band, the AE voltage is positive at anode and negative at cathode...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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