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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139652/liposarcoma-of-the-spermatic-cord-%C3%A2-a-rare-pathological-entity
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Nikola Radović, Arianna Bizatzki, Rajka Turner
Liposarcoma of the spermatic cord is a very rare neoplasm with fewer than 200 cases recorded in world literature. This report describes a case of liposarcoma of the spermatic cord which developed after radical prostatectomy and salvage radiotherapy for prostate cancer treatment. Four years following surgical treatment of the primary neoplasm and one year following radiotherapy, the 67 –year –old patient was referred to the urology clinic for the emergence of a mass in the right hemiscrotum region. Ultrasonography revealed a homogenous isodense mass measuring 4...
March 2017: Collegium Antropologicum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123898/better-documentation-in-electronic-medical-records-would-lead-to-an-increased-use-of-lower-extremity-venous-ultrasound-in-the-inpatient-setting-a-retrospective-study
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Daisuke Takechi, Naoto Kuroda, Hisashi Dote, Euido Kim, Osamu Yonekawa, Takuya Watanabe, Tetsumei Urano, Yoichiro Homma
Aim: We hypothesized that the quality of the assessment of abnormal laboratory data in the emergency department (ED) could affect the hospital-attending physicians' decision-making after a patient's hospitalization. To test this hypothesis, we investigated how patients with a positive D-dimer result were reported by ED physicians in electronic medical records, and measured whether lower extremity venous ultrasonography examination was undertaken during hospitalization by the hospital-attending physicians...
October 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123849/a-case-report-of-systemic-embolic-events-associated-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Hidehiko Nakano, Hiroshi Yamagami, Hisashi Ofuchi
Case: An 82-year-old woman who had atrial fibrillation was found unconscious and was brought to the emergency department by ambulance. Her Glasgow Coma Scale score was 3, and an electrocardiogram showed ST segment elevation in V3 and V4. Cardiac ultrasonography showed left ventricular asynergy in the anterior wall, septum, and apex. Although dissection of the aorta was suspected, contrast computed tomography showed multiple arterial thromboses, including bilateral common carotid arteries and poor contrast in the left ventricle...
January 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123368/atherosclerosis-is-associated-with-a-higher-risk-of-hepatic-steatosis-in-hiv-infected-patients
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REVIEW
A Zizza, M Guido, M R Tumolo, A De Donno, F Bagordo, P Grima
Introduction: Cardiovascular Diseases (CD) have emerged as a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in HIV population. Some studies have reported higher carotid Intima Media Thickness (c-IMT), a measure of subclinical atherosclerosis (AT), in this cohort of patients. Methods: Here, we evaluate the role of Hepatic Steatosis (HS) as likely marker for AT in 128 HIV-infected patients without hepatitis C infection. c-IMT has been detected non-invasively by carotid ultrasonography to assess the progression of AT...
September 2017: Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121199/the-next-19-years-of-the-american-head-and-neck-society
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Jeffrey N Myers
Jeffrey N. Myers, MD, PhD, president of the American Head and Neck Society (AHNS) for 2016 to 2017, offered his perspectives on the AHNS's history, present-day activities, and future plans at this year's annual meeting of the society. The society was created from the 1998 merger of 2 societies, the Society for Head and Neck Surgeons (SHNS), founded in 1954, and the American Society for Head and Neck Surgery (ASHNS), founded in 1959, to become the largest organization in North America for the advancement of research and education in head and neck oncology...
November 9, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121037/transient-testicular-torsion-from-early-diagnosis-to-appropriate-therapeutic-intervention-a-prospective-clinical-study
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Dimitrios Patoulias, Konstantinos Farmakis, Maria Kalogirou, Ioannis Patoulias
Transient testicular torsion (TTT) occurs when the torsion of the spermatic cord is reversed automatically within few minutes, with subsequent restoration of the blood ow to the suffering testis. e main clinical manifestation is acute scrotal pain, which resolves within a short period of time, usually few minutes. In 25% of patients su er from nausea and vomiting, besides the scrotal discomfort. Episodes of torsion can be repeated 1-30 times, leading progressively to development of ischemic trauma of the testis, while in 30-61% of all cases they constitute a precursor of testicular torsion...
2017: Folia Medica Cracoviensia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114419/unanticipated-difficult-airway-in-a-neonate-are-we-prepared-for-this-chaos
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Priyanka Pradeep Karnik, Nandini Malay Dave, Madhu Garasia
Unanticipated difficult airway in a neonate is a challenging situation with many difficulties because of inherent anatomical variations. To complicate the situation there is a lack of appropriate equipment, expertise and established guidelines on the management of difficult airway in neonates and infants. There are few published reports regarding the use of available devices for emergency front-of-neck access. We report the case of airway management of a neonate with an unanticipated finding of subglottic stenosis...
October 2017: Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29105818/simplified-profunda-artery-perforator-pap-flap-design-using-power-doppler-ultrasonography-pdu-a-prospective-study
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Andreas Kehrer, Ming-Yi Hsu, Yu-Ting Chen, Neil S Sachanandani, Chung-Kan Tsao
INTRODUCTION: Optimal design of PAP flaps requires precise perforator mapping. In a systematic review, Doppler ultrasonography demonstrated the highest sensitivity and positive predictive value (PPV). We present a prospective study of PAP flap design comparing PDU, handheld Doppler (HHD), and clinical findings. METHODS: From May to July 2016, 12 head and neck cancer patients receiving PAP flaps were examined with PDU and HHD. We used PDU to evaluate number, course, emergence point, peak systolic velocity (PSV), and arterial diameter of perforators...
November 4, 2017: Microsurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099003/ultrasound-of-the-diaphragm-in-severe-hypokalemia-induced-diaphragmatic-dysfunction
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Gentle Sunder Shrestha, Shayuja Rajbhandari
Severe hypokalemia presents with significant muscle weakness and involvement of respiratory muscles. Bedside ultrasonography of the diaphragm is emerging as a noninvasive bedside tool for diagnosis and followup of diaphragmatic dysfunction due to various causes. Here, we present a case of diaphragmatic dysfunction due to severe hypokalemia. The patient presented with acute onset quadriparesis that rapidly improved with correction of hypokalemia. The clinical and laboratory parameters correlated well with the findings of diaphragm ultrasound, both initially and after correction of hypokalemia...
November 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098195/subcapsular-splenic-urinoma-and-splenorenal-fistula-a-new-complication-of-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy
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Eugene B Cone, Ghalib Jibara, Daniel Wollin, Glenn M Preminger
Background: Splenic urinoma has not been previously reported as a complication of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL). Case Presentation: A 46-year-old Caucasian male underwent PNL for two large left renal stones. Surgery was performed in prone split-leg position, with access obtained through combined fluoroscopic guidance and direct ureteroscopic observation of the targeted calix. The tract was dilated to 30F using a pressure balloon, and complete clearance of stones was obtained through a combination of rigid and flexible nephroscopy, as well as antegrade ureteroscopy...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098194/cowper-s-syringocele-in-adolescent-male-case-report
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Milena Taskovska, Simon Hawlina
Background: Cowper's syringocele is a rare condition, uncommon in the adult population. It is more common in the pediatric population. Patients could be asymptomatic or present with irritative and/or obstructive symptoms. Ultrasonography (US) of perineal region, pelvis MRI, or urethrography are the most often used diagnostic modalities. Surgical treatment is indicated in all symptomatic patients. Endoscopic approach is preferred over open surgery. Unroofing of syringocele with cold knife or holmium yttrium aluminium garnet (YAG) laser is effective treatment...
2017: Journal of Endourology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092966/use-of-emergency-department-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-a-case-of-cholecystitis
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Nicolas Lim, Aileen McCabe, John Cronin
A 54-year-old man presented with severe right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain. He denied any infective symptoms. On clinical examination, he was afebrile and anicteric. His abdomen was soft with tenderness elicited on the RUQ. A point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency department demonstrated a distended gallbladder with a thickened wall and an impacted large gallstone at the neck of the gallbladder. Furthermore, the point-of-care ultrasound also identified a highly reflective echo from the anterior surface of the gallstone and marked posterior acoustic shadowing...
November 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089697/selective-non-operative-management-of-patients-with-abdominal-trauma-is-cect-scan-mandatory
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Sunil Kumar, Puneet Prakash, Mohit Kumar Joshi, Vinita Rathi
CECT scan is considered essential for selective non-operative management (SNOM) of patients with abdominal trauma. However, CECT has its own hazards and limitations. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of selective non-operative management of patients with abdominal trauma without the mandatory use of CECT scan in a prospective study. Patients with peritonitis and ongoing intra-abdominal bleed were excluded. Consenting FAST positive, hemodynamically stable patients with blunt and penetrating abdominal trauma between 18 and 60 years of age were included and admitted for SNOM and detailed ultrasonography of the abdomen (in all) with or without CECT abdomen (selectively)...
October 2017: Indian Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073540/uterine-endometrial-vascularization-during-ovarian-follicular-growth-in-llamas-the-effect-of-estradiol-plasma-concentration
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Mauricio Silva, Felipe Urra, Marcelo Ratto
The aim of this study was to evaluated changes in endometrial vascularization area (EVA) between the left and right uterine horn: a) during the ovarian follicular growth in intact llamas, and b) after exogenous estradiol administration of estradiol benzoate in ovariectomized (OVX) llamas. In experiment 1 follicle wave emergence was synchronized (n = 5 llamas) by follicle ablation (Day 0). Females were examined every other day from Day 1 to Day 27, using B mode ultrasonography to evaluate dominant follicle growth profile...
October 17, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29070766/relationship-between-the-side-of-pregnancy-and-side-of-subsequent-ovarian-activity-during-the-early-postpartum-period-in-lactating-dairy-cows
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Hiromi Kusaka, Hiroshi Miura, Motohiro Kikuchi, Minoru Sakaguchi
After parturition, the ovary ipsilateral to the side of previous pregnancy exhibits lower functional activity than that exhibited by the contralateral ovary. The local inhibitory effects of the corpus luteum of the previous pregnancy, and/or the presence of a previous gravid uterine horn, may induce the ipsilateral suppression of folliculogenesis. We examined the influence of the side of previous pregnancy on ovulation and folliculogenesis, until completion of the third postpartum ovulation. The ovaries of 30 Holstein cows were scanned by ultrasonography, through the three postpartum ovulation sequences...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064546/wandering-spleen-a-unique-cause-of-acute-abdomen
#16
Ho Hui Lian, Firdaus Hayati, Aishath Azna Ali, Nornazirah Azizan, Mohd Firdaus Che Ani, Muhammad Aznan Suhaili, Andee Dzulkarnaen Zakaria
We present the case of a 16-year-old boy presented with two weeks episode of worsening lower abdominal pain. Clinically, there was a tender palpable mass on the suprapubic region. Ultrasonography showed an absent spleen at its usual area, instead might represent the suprapubic mass. An emergency laparotomy revealed a congested spleen in the pelvic cavity. Splenectomy was undertaken as it was non-viable. The patient was discharged uneventfully with triple vaccinations. We describe this unique entity with its literature review...
October 24, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29056698/correlation-between-preoperative-ultrasonographic-findings-and-clinical-intraoperative-cytopathological-and-histopathological-diagnosis-of-acute-abdomen-syndrome-in-50-dogs-and-cats
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Ahmed Abdellatif, Martin Kramer, Klaus Failing, Kerstin von Pückler
Acute abdomen syndrome is an emergency in small animal practice that requires rapid diagnosis to determine the appropriate treatment. No studies have correlated the preoperative abdominal ultrasonography (US) findings with the clinical, surgical, cytopathologic, and histopathologic findings. This retrospective study was designed to evaluate abdominal US in the diagnosis of acute abdomen syndrome using surgery as a "criterion standard". The most frequently misinterpreted lesions with US were also identified...
August 8, 2017: Veterinary Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052772/imaging-of-thoracic-tuberculosis-in-children-current-and-future-directions
#18
REVIEW
Kushaljit Singh Sodhi, Ashu S Bhalla, Nasreen Mahomed, Bernard F Laya
Tuberculosis continues to be an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is the leading cause of infection-related deaths worldwide. Children are amongst the high-risk groups for developing tuberculosis and often pose a challenge to the clinicians in making a definitive diagnosis. The newly released global tuberculosis report from World Health Organization reveals a 50% increase in fatality from tuberculosis in children. Significantly, diagnostic and treatment algorithms of tuberculosis for children differ from those of adults...
September 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29045229/case-247-jersey-finger-of-the-fifth-finger
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Viviane Marie Créteur, Pierre François Durieux, Nicolas Cuylits
History A 34-year-old man without underlying medical conditions came to the emergency department for evaluation of persistent pain over the volar portion of his right fifth finger after a fall during a football match 3 days before. At physical examination, the injured finger was swollen and purple. Passive and active flexion of the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints were compromised, without interphalangeal instability. Radiography was performed in the emergency department, and the patient was released with a diagnosis of a fifth digit sprain...
November 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036004/the-utility-of-clinical-ultrasonography-in-identifying-distal-forearm-fractures-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#20
Iratxe Galletebeitia Laka, Frederic Samson, Inigo Gorostiza, Andrés Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the utility of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for diagnosing distal forearm fractures in pediatric emergency departments (ED). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was carried out in children aged younger than 15 years attended in an ED with an indication of radiography because of a suspected distal forearm fracture. The POCUS was performed considering cortical irregularity or disruption compatible with fracture...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
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