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Ultrasonography meta-analysis

Jasper M Smit, Reinder Raadsen, Michiel J Blans, Manfred Petjak, Peter M Van de Ven, Pieter R Tuinman
BACKGROUND: Insertion of a central venous catheter (CVC) is common practice in critical care medicine. Complications arising from CVC placement are mostly due to a pneumothorax or malposition. Correct position is currently confirmed by chest x-ray, while ultrasonography might be a more suitable option. We performed a meta-analysis of the available studies with the primary aim of synthesizing information regarding detection of CVC-related complications and misplacement using ultrasound (US)...
March 13, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Maria N Plana, Javier Zamora, Gautham Suresh, Luis Fernandez-Pineda, Shakila Thangaratinam, Andrew K Ewer
BACKGROUND: Health outcomes are improved when newborn babies with critical congenital heart defects (CCHDs) are detected before acute cardiovascular collapse. The main screening tests used to identify these babies include prenatal ultrasonography and postnatal clinical examination; however, even though both of these methods are available, a significant proportion of babies are still missed. Routine pulse oximetry has been reported as an additional screening test that can potentially improve detection of CCHD...
March 1, 2018: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Jianhong Wang, Huaiyu Wu, Fajin Dong, Binbin Li, Zhanghong Wei, Quanzhou Peng, Duo Dong, Min Li, Jinfeng Xu
To evaluate the value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament injury (ACL injury) by conducting a systematic review and meta-analysis. A literature search was carried out in the Cochrane Library, Embase, Pubmed databases and included studies prior to April 2017. Based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, studies evaluating ultrasound to diagnose ACL injury were selected. MRI, arthroscopy and clinical-follow were considered the reference standards. The diagnostic accuracy of ultrasound was assessed using a combination of sensitivity, specificity, likelihood ratio (LR), post-test probability, diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) and by summarizing the area under the receiver operating characteristic (SROC) curve...
February 21, 2018: European Journal of Sport Science
Naichuan Su, Arjen J van Wijk, Corine M Visscher, Frank Lobbezoo, Geert J M G van der Heijden
OBJECTIVES: The aim was to assess the added diagnostic value of ultrasonography (US) for establishing the presence or absence of disc displacements (DDs) in temporomandibular joints (TMJs). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Pubmed and EMBASE were searched electronically to identify diagnostic accuracy studies that assessed the diagnostic value of US for the diagnosis of DD, using Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the reference standard. Meta-analyses were performed with Metadisc 1...
February 17, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
Tuangsit Wataganara, Jarunee Leetheeragul, Suchittra Pongprasobchai, Anuwat Sutantawibul, Chayawat Phatihattakorn, Surasak Angsuwathana
The benefit of the early administration of aspirin to reduce preterm pre-eclampsia among screened positive European women from multivariate algorithmic approach (ASPRE trial) has opened an intense debate on the feasibility of universal screening. This review aims to assess the new perspectives in the combined screening of pre-eclampsia in the first trimester of pregnancy and the chances for prevention using low-dose aspirin with special emphasis on the particularities of the Asian population. PubMed, CENTRAL and Embase databases were searched from inception until 15 November 2017 using combinations of the search terms: preeclampsia, Asian, prenatal screening, early prediction, ultrasonography, pregnancy, biomarker, mean arterial pressure, soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1, placental growth factor, pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A and pulsatility index...
February 14, 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
Leonardo Jönck Staub, Roberta Rodolfo Mazzali Biscaro, Erikson Kaszubowski, Rosemeri Maurici
OBJECTIVE: To assess the diagnostic of the chest ultrasonography for the emergency diagnosis of traumatic pneumothorax and haemothorax in adults. STUDY DESIGN: Systematic review and meta-analysis. METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, Web of Science and LILACS (up to 2016) were systematically searched for prospective studies on the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography for pneumothorax and haemothorax in adult trauma patients. The references of other systematic reviews and the included studies were checked for further articles...
February 8, 2018: Injury
Tomasz Klatkiewicz, Krzysztof Gawriołek, Małgorzata Pobudek Radzikowska, Agata Czajka-Jakubowska
BACKGROUND The increased prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) requires searching for new, easily accessible diagnostic methods. In addition to routine clinical examination, various methods of imaging temporomandibular joints are available, such as magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography scans, or scintigraphy. Ultrasound imaging, due to short examination time, low cost, and non-invasiveness, should be recommended as a routine diagnostic procedure. The aim of the study was to investigate whether ultrasound imaging can be used in the diagnosis of temporomandibular joint disorders...
February 8, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Junlin Zhong, Zhongzhen Su, Yanling Zhang, Hui Zhang, Peijie Lin, Xixiang Tang, Rongqin Zheng
OBJECTIVES: This study reviewed the literature to directly evaluate the diagnostic performance of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) versus contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) for assessing residual tumors of hepatocellular carcinoma treated with transarterial chemoembolization. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, and the China National Knowledge Infrastructure were searched through April 30, 2017. The pooled sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, negative predictive value, positive likelihood ratio, negative likelihood ratio, diagnostic odds ratio, and summary receiver operating characteristic curve were calculated and compared to examine the diagnostic performance of CEUS versus CECT...
January 30, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Thomas J W Klein Nulent, Rob Noorlag, Ellen M Van Cann, Frank A Pameijer, Stefan M Willems, Adrian Yesuratnam, Antoine J W P Rosenberg, Remco de Bree, Robert J J van Es
Early oral cancer is preferably treated by surgery. Its complete removal is essential for locoregional control and disease-free survival. Inadequate resection margins require adjuvant therapy such as re-resection or (chemo)radiation, that causes extra morbidity and oral discomfort. Intraoral ultrasonography (US) is reported to be of value in determining tumor thickness. Intraoperative visualization of the tumor may facilitate the resection and ensure adequate surgical margins. Furthermore, accurate prediction of tumor thickness could help determine the treatment strategy of the clinically node-negative neck, as thickness and depth of invasion are predictors of cervical metastasis as well as prognosticators of survival...
February 2018: Oral Oncology
Jared McDowall, Ahmed Adam, Louis Gerber, Callistus O A Enyuma, Sunday J Aigbodion, Sean Buchanan, Abdullah E Laher
PURPOSE: A positive whirlpool sign (WS) is defined as the presence of a spiral-like pattern when the spermatic cord is assessed during ultrasonography (US), using standard, high-resolution ultrasonography (HRUS) and/or color Doppler sonography (CDS), in the presence of testicular torsion. The objective of this review was to assess the validity and accuracy of this sign by performing a comprehensive systematic literature review and meta-analysis. METHODS: In accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses (PRISMA) guidelines, a comprehensive literature search was performed (August, 2017), using the following databases: BMJ Best Practice, Cochrane Library, Embase, PubMed, Scopus, and Web of Science...
January 15, 2018: Emergency Radiology
J D Ruiz-Cárdenas, J J Rodríguez-Juan, J Ríos-Díaz
The aim of this study was to examine the influence of skeletal muscle architecture (SMA) features measured by 2-D ultrasonography on jumping performance in humans. A systematic review and meta-analysis was conducted, registry number: CRD42016043602. The scientific literature was systematically searched in eight databases, last run on March 14th, 2017. Cross-sectional studies focused on the association between SMA features and vertical jumping performance were selected. A random-effects model was used to analyze the influence of lower-limb SMA and maximal jump height...
January 12, 2018: Human Movement Science
Reza Nafisi Moghadam, Amir Pasha Amlelshahbaz, Nasim Namiranian, Mohammad Sobhan-Ardekani, Mahmood Emami-Meybodi, Ali Dehghan, Masoud Rahmanian, Seid Kazem Razavi-Ratki
Objective: Ultrasonography (US) and parathyroid scintigraphy (PS) with 99mTc-MIBI are common methods for preoperative localization of parathyroid adenomas but there discrepancies exist with regard to diagnostic accuracy. The aim of the study was to compare PS and US for localization of parathyroid adenoma with a systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature. Methods: Pub Med, Scopus (EMbase), Web of Science and the reference lists of all included studies were searched up to 1st January 2016. The search strategy was according PICO characteristics...
December 28, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
Masahiro Maruyama, Masatoshi Takahara, Hiroshi Satake
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the humeral capitellum is a critical elbow injury in adolescent overhead throwing athletes. However, its etiology remains unknown. Medical examinations using ultrasonography found that the prevalence of capitellar OCD among adolescent baseball players was approximately from 1% to 3%. A plain anteroposterior radiograph with the elbow in 45° of flexion is essential for the diagnosis of an OCD lesion. The stability of OCD lesions is evaluated on plain radiographs, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
Alessandro Mantovani, Gianluigi Zaza, Christopher D Byrne, Amedeo Lonardo, Giacomo Zoppini, Enzo Bonora, Giovanni Targher
BACKGROUND: Recent studies examined the prognostic impact of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on the risk of incident chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, the extent to which NAFLD may confer risk of incident CKD is uncertain. We performed a meta-analysis of relevant studies to quantify the magnitude of the association between NAFLD and risk of incident CKD. METHODS: We searched PubMed, Scopus and Web of Science from January 1, 2000 to August 31, 2017 using pre-defined keywords to identify large observational cohort studies with a follow-up duration of at least 1 year, in which NAFLD was diagnosed by biochemistry, fatty liver index or ultrasonography...
November 11, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Hua Xin, Jie Li, Hai-Yang Hu
BACKGROUND: Childhood mortality due to pneumonia is high. Chest radiography is the primary imaging modality used for the evaluation of pneumonia in children. Lung ultrasonography (LUS) is a newer, alternative diagnostic method that has been gaining popularity in recent years. We conducted a meta-analysis to summarize the diagnostic usefulness of LUS for childhood pneumonia. METHODS: All studies included in this meta-analysis were retrieved from PubMed, Elsevier's Science Direct, and Springer, and by manual searches including the use of reference lists, through March 31, 2017...
November 6, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
Xiao-Xia Hou, Guang-Hua Chu, Yuan Yu
OBJECTIVES: Contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) is a modern diagnostic method that can also be used to study microperfusion. This study compared the time to peak intensity measured by CEUS in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) and healthy control participants. METHODS: After a comprehensive literature search in multiple electronic databases and study selection, a random-effect meta-analysis was performed to compare the time to peak intensity measured by CEUS in patients with PAD and healthy controls, which followed meta-regression analyses for identification of factors affecting the outcomes...
October 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Cesare Cuspidi, Carla Sala, Fabio Provenzano, Marijana Tadic, Elisa Gherbesi, Guido Grassi, Giuseppe Mancia
AIM: Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a phenotype of growing prevalence in the general population. Information on the association between MetS and vascular damage in this setting is only based on data provided by single reports. We performed a meta-analysis of population-based studies aimed to assess the association of MetS with carotid atherosclerosis. DESIGN: Studies were identified by the following search terms: 'metabolic syndrome', 'general population,' 'carotid intima-media thickness' (IMT), 'carotid atherosclerosis,' 'carotid damage,' 'ultrasonography...
January 2018: Journal of Hypertension
Gerald W Smetana, Marc Schermerhorn, Kenneth J Mukamal
In July 2014, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published a clinical guideline on screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis. The guideline recommended against screening in asymptomatic adults, based primarily on the results of 3 large randomized trials (grade D recommendation). The principal screening test was carotid ultrasonography, and the intervention in the 3 trials was carotid endarterectomy for patients with stenosis exceeding 50% to 60%. In a meta-analysis, carotid endarterectomy reduced rates of 1) perioperative stroke, death, or subsequent ipsilateral stroke and 2) perioperative stroke, death, or any subsequent stroke...
October 3, 2017: Annals of Internal Medicine
Shenghan Lou, Houchen Lv, Zhirui Li, Licheng Zhang, Peifu Tang
BACKGROUND: Low-intensity pulsed ultrasonography (LIPUS) is a form of mechanical stimulation that is delivered via a special device to the fracture site for the acceleration of fracture healing. We conducted a meta-analysis to assess the effect of LIPUS for fresh fractures in adults. METHODS: MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library searched between Jan 1980 and Nov 2016. Studies should be quasi-randomized and randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing treatment with LIPUS to placebo or no treatment in adults with fresh fractures, reporting outcomes such as function; time to union; delayed union or non-union...
September 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ana Torres-Costoso, Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno, Celia Álvarez-Bueno, Asunción Ferri-Morales, Iván Cavero-Redondo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the accuracy of inlet and outlet ultrasonography measurements for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, and the Web of Science databases were systematically searched from inception to February 2017. STUDY SELECTION: Observational studies comparing the diagnostic accuracy of inlet and outlet ultrasonography measurements were selected. DATA EXTRACTION: Random-effects models for the diagnostic odds ratio (dOR) values computed by Moses' constant for a linear model and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were used to calculate the accuracy of the test...
September 22, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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