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Viboon Boonsarngsuk, Siriwan Saengsri, Pitak Santanirand
BACKGROUND: Intrathoracic tuberculous (TB) lymphadenitis is a diagnostic challenge to the clinician. Although endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) can obtain a sample from the affected lymph node, the diagnosis of TB lymphadenitis by cytopathology remains inaccurate. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of EBUS-TBNA rinse fluid TB polymerase chain reaction (PCR) assay for the diagnosis of intrathoracic TB lymphadenitis. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted on 102 patients who underwent EBUS-TBNA for diagnostic evaluation of intrathoracic lymphadenopathy...
October 21, 2016: Infectious Diseases
Christina M Cromwell, Kristin R Aichele, Joyann E Oakman, Michael P Neal, Jessica M Lenzo, Avery N Perez, Naomi L Bye, Erica L Santaniello, Jessica A Hill, Rachel C Evans, Karla A Thiele, Lauren N Chavis, Allyson K Getty, Tia R Wisdo, Deborah L Feairheller
Previous studies have investigated carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) and blood pressure and found a direct correlation between the two. It is known that adult females have better cardiovascular health than males until a certain stage of life, yet limited research has examined gender differences in vascular function. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate vascular structure and function, blood pressure, and blood glucose/cholesterol levels in relation to gender differences in young healthy adults...
2016: International Journal of Exercise Science
Magdalena Gibas-Dorna, Monika Szulińska, Piotr Turkowski, Justyna Kupsz, Anna Sowińska, Kinga Mikrut, Małgorzata Bernatek, Jacek Piatek
The aim of the current study was to examine the liposuction-induced metabolic changes with regard to release of major adipokines and insulin sensitivity in overweight male patients. Seventeen overweight male patients aged 37.15 ± 9.60 years (6 with diabetes type 2, 11 without comorbidities) and 10 age-matched healthy lean controls were enrolled in the study. Using Vibration Amplification of Sound Energy at Resonance System, ultrasound assisted liposuction was applied onto the deep layers of abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue...
October 18, 2016: American Journal of Men's Health
Amichai Gutgold, David J Gross, Benjamin Glaser, Auryan Szalat
CONTEXT: Hypoglycemia is a rare event in healthy adults, and the differential diagnosis includes many diseases some of which are rare and easily missed. Description of the case: A 20 year-old male military paramedic was referred to our Emergency Department for the investigation of recurrent hypoglycemia episodes during the last months. Factitious hypoglycemia was excluded and organic hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia was diagnosed by prolonged fast. Imaging studies (endoscopic ultrasound and triple-phase computed tomography) were normal...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
Zeinab A Elkabbany, Nancy S Elbarbary, Eman A Ismail, Nesrine A Mohamed, Dina Ragab, Shereen Abdel Alem, Yasmine M Ezzat, Sarah S Maurice, Noha U Hashem
AIM: To identify the prevalence and effect of hepatopathies of different etiologies among pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) using transient elastography (TE) and its relation to glycemic control. METHODS: One hundred T1DM patients were studied focusing on liver functions, fasting lipid profile, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), hepatitis C virus (HCV), serum immunoglobulins, autoimmune antibodies; anti-nuclear antibody (ANA), anti-smooth muscle antibody (ASMA), and anti-liver kidney microsomal antibody (anti-LKM)...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications
Anna R Sjogren, Megan M Leo, James Feldman, Joseph T Gwin
The objective of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of automating the detection of abdominal free fluid in focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examinations. Perihepatic views from 10 FAST examinations with positive results and 10 FAST examinations with negative results were used. The sensitivity and specificity compared to manual classification by trained physicians was evaluated. The sensitivity and specificity (95% confidence interval) were 100% (69.2%-100%) and 90.0% (55.5%-99...
October 13, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Katie R Hirsch, Abbie E Smith-Ryan, Malia N M Blue, Meredith G Mock, Eric T Trexler, Kristin S Ondrak
OBJECTIVES: Traditional evaluations of metabolic health may overlook underlying dysfunction in individuals who show no signs of insulin resistance or dyslipidemia. The purpose of this study was to characterize metabolic health in overweight and obese adults using traditional and non-traditional cardiometabolic variables. A secondary purpose was to evaluate differences between overweight/obese and male/female cohorts, respectively. METHODS: Forty-nine overweight and obese adults (Mean ± SD; Age=35...
October 13, 2016: Physician and Sportsmedicine
A V Sahasrabuddhe, S U Pitale, Dhoble, J Shivalkar, M M Sagdeo
BACKGROUND: To evaluate presence of diastolic dysfunction in obese peripubertal males (8-18 years of age). To correlate diastolic dysfunction with insulin resistance, insulin levels and omental and epicardial fat. METHODS: Obese males (n=46) and age matched healthy lean controls (n=50) in the age group of 8-18 years were included in this study. Anthropometric measurements were recorded. Investigations done: Fasting blood sugar and serum insulin levels, lipid profile, 2-D Echocardiography to assess left ventricular diastolic function and epicardial fat, abdominal CT scan to measure omental fat and ultrasound for NAFLD...
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Tayyebeh Soltani, Byeong- Kyu Lee
In this study, we report the synthesis of high purity reduced graphene oxide (rGO) from pristine graphite via a fast and cost-effective one-step ultrasonic reduction method. Ultrasonic treatment was employed to avoid the harsh reaction conditions, including high temperature and use of highly toxic hydrazine, required for the conventional rGO preparation method. The high temperature produced during the ultrasound irradiation at low temperature and short reaction time enabled the reduction of graphene oxide (GO) into rGO without the use of toxic chemicals...
October 4, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
Di Sun, Cong Wei, Yi Li, Qijie Lu, Wei Zhang, Bing Hu
Totally 85 patients with 93 renal lesions who underwent contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) were retrospectively studied with quantitative analysis to evaluate its value in the differential diagnosis of renal tumor histotypes. CEUS characteristics were analysed including the enhancement patterns, peak intensity, homogeneity of enhancement, and pseudocapsule. Quantitative parameters of peak intensity (P) and time to peak (TP) were measured with QontraXt software, and the index "relative enhancement percentage" ΔP% and "difference in TP between tumor and cortex" ΔTP were used to quantify the CEUS features of renal tumors...
October 11, 2016: Scientific Reports
N Lefevre, S Klouche, O de Pamphilis, S Herman, A Gerometta, Y Bohu
INTRODUCTION: Femoral nerve block (FNB) is considered as a major advance in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction as it reduces the need for parenteral opioids. However, the incidence of transient or even permanent neurological deficits due to the FNB is estimated at 1.94% after knee surgery. The primary objective of this study was to compare local infiltration analgesia (LIA) to FNB during ACL reconstruction procedures. The study hypothesis was that LIA was not less effective than FNB on early postoperative pain...
October 3, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Andriana C Kaliora, Alexander Kokkinos, Anastacia Diolintzi, Maria Stoupaki, Aristea Gioxari, Panagiotis T Kanellos, George V Z Dedoussis, Jiannis Vlachogiannakos, Constantinos Revenas, Spiros D Ladas, Vaios T Karathanos
Aiming at investigating the potential effect of minimal dietary changes in NAFLD patients with non-significant fibrosis, 55 patients with NAFLD were enrolled in a randomized controlled clinical trial. Patients were assigned into two isocaloric dietary treatment groups for 24 weeks: (a) nutritional counseling (Control arm, N = 27), (b) nutritional counseling with currants included (two fruit servings, 36 g per day), substituting snacks of similar caloric content (Currant arm, N = 28). Clinical tests, anthropometrics, inflammatory and oxidative stress markers were conducted pre- and post-intervention...
October 6, 2016: Food & Function
Marcel Ivanov, Alexandru Budu, Hugh Sims-Williams, Ion Poeata
BACKGROUND: Our aim was to evaluate the utility of modern intraoperative ultrasound in the resection of a wide variety of spinal intradural pathological entities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The authors evaluated patients with spinal cord pathology treated between January 2006 and September 2015. Intraoperative standard B-mode images were acquired using a 3.5-12 MHz US probes (linear and curvilinear) on various ultrasound machines. The benefits and disadvantages of intraoperative ultrasound (iUS) were assessed for each case...
October 3, 2016: World Neurosurgery
Jin Young Kim, Changho Lee, Kyungjin Park, Sangyeob Han, Chulhong Kim
Optical-resolution photoacoustic microscopy (OR-PAM), a promising microscopic imaging technique with high ultrasound resolution and superior optical sensitivity, can provide anatomical, functional, and molecular information at scales ranging from the microvasculature to single red blood cells. In particular, real-time OR-PAM imaging with a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is a prerequisite for widespread use in preclinical and clinical applications. Although several technical approaches have been pursued to simultaneously improve the imaging speed and SNR of OR-PAM, they are bulky, complex, not sensitive, and/or not actually real-time...
October 6, 2016: Scientific Reports
Alejandra Ortega, Jean Provost, Ling Tong, Pedro Santos, Brecht Heyde, Mathieu Pernot, Jan D'hooge
It was previously demonstrated in 2D echocardiography that a proper multi-line transmit (MLT) implementation can be used to increase frame rate while preserving image quality. Initial findings for extending MLT to 3D showed that it might address the low spatiotemporal resolution of current volumetric ultrasound systems. However, to date, it remains unclear how much transmit/receive parallelization would be possible using a 3D MLT system. Therefore, the aim of this study was to contrast different MLT setups for 3D imaging by computer simulation in order to determine an optimal trade-off between the amount of parallelization of a MLT system and the corresponding signal-to-noise ratio of the resulting images...
September 29, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
B Denis de Senneville, C Zachiu, M Ries, C Moonen
Image registration is part of a large variety of medical applications including diagnosis, monitoring disease progression and/or treatment effectiveness and, more recently, therapy guidance. Such applications usually involve several imaging modalities such as ultrasound, computed tomography, positron emission tomography, x-ray or magnetic resonance imaging, either separately or combined. In the current work, we propose a non-rigid multi-modal registration method (namely EVolution: an edge-based variational method for non-rigid multi-modal image registration) that aims at maximizing edge alignment between the images being registered...
October 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
Kaicheng Song, Jie Yi, Wei Liu, Shuang Huang, Yuguang Huang
STUDY OBJECTIVE: We sought to validate ultrasound against other established methods of confirming laryngeal mask airway (LMA) placement. DESIGN: An observational study. SETTING: A university teaching hospital, operating department. PATIENTS: Fifty-eight patients undergoing general anesthesia using an LMA Supreme supraglottic airway device. INTERVENTIONS: The position of the LMA was assessed by ultrasound in 3 planes: the pharynx, the larynx, and along the cranial-caudal axis in the midline...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Gerardo Amaya-Tapia, Arturo Rodríguez-Toledo, Sergio Aguilar-Benavides, Guadalupe Aguirre-Avalos
BACKGROUND The retropharyngeal abscess is a rare presentation of head and neck tuberculosis. The pathogenesis of the abscess formation in the retropharyngeal space in the adult is controversial. CASE REPORT We report a case of large retropharyngeal abscesses in a 46-year-old man with disseminated tuberculosis. The patient had severe progressive dysphagia, weight loss, and a slowly enlarging bilateral cervical mass during a period of three months. His posterior pharynx wall was bulging and red, and both tonsils were enlarged and congested...
2016: American Journal of Case Reports
Lionel Bouvet, Caroline Augris, Clémence Aubergy, Dominique Chassard
We report two cases of patients presenting for elective surgery, in whom significant gastric contents were identified by performing fortuitous ultrasound examination of their antral area. The first patient presented for a day-case surgery scheduled under regional anesthesia. With his consent, ultrasound examination of the antral area was by chance performed within the context of training for this technique, showing significant solid contents in the stomach. The patient admitted that he had not respected preoperative fasting...
September 2016: Journal of Ultrasonography
Barbara Leśniewska, Marta Krymska, Ewelina Świerad, Józefa Wiater, Beata Godlewska-Żyłkiewicz
A fast ultrasound-assisted sequential extraction (UASE) procedure for the determination of cadmium, lead and nickel fractions in soil was developed and fully validated. The working parameters of an ultrasound probe were optimized by comparing the content of metals in soil extracts obtained by the UASE procedure with that obtained by the conventional (with the aid of a vertical rotor) modified Community Bureau of Reference (BCR) procedure. The content of metals in soil fractions was determined by electrothermal atomic absorption spectrometry...
September 27, 2016: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
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