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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340234/detection-of-severe-digital-vasculopathy-in-systemic-sclerosis-by-colour-doppler-sonography-is-associated-with-digital-ulcers
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Susanne Lüders, Stefanie Friedrich, Sarah Ohrndorf, Anne-Marie Glimm, Gerd-Rüdiger Burmester, Gabriela Riemekasten, Marina Backhaus
Objective.: Colour Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) is very important in general vascular diagnostic procedures. Its role in determining the extent of vasculopathy in Systemic Sclerosis (SSc) needs further investigation. The aim of this study was to compare the presence of altered arteries with nailfold capillaroscopy and clinical signs of ischaemia, that is, digital ulcers or pitting scars (DU/PS). A feasible CDUS protocol is provided. Methods.: Two thousand five hundred and twenty-eight arteries of the fingers, palms and wrists from 79 SSc patients (32 arteries per patient) were examined using CDUS...
March 17, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339625/cystatin-s-a-candidate-biomarker-for-severity-of-submandibular-gland-involvement-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Daniela Martini, Alessia Gallo, Serena Vella, Francesca Sernissi, Antonella Cecchettini, Nicoletta Luciano, Enza Polizzi, Pier Giulio Conaldi, Marta Mosca, Chiara Baldini
Objectives.: Salivary cystatin S is a defence protein mainly produced by submandibular glands and involved in innate oral immunity. This study aimed to verify whether cystatin S was diversely expressed in different disease subsets of primary Sjogren's syndrome (pSS) patients, defined on the basis of salivary flow [unstimulated salivary flow rate (USFR)], minor salivary gland (MSG) focus score and submandibular gland ultrasonography abnormalities. We also evaluated miR-126 and miR-335-5p expression in MSG biopsies to verify whether an aberrant regulation of cystatin S at the glandular level may influence its salivary expression...
February 16, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323985/utility-of-fdg-pet-imaging-for-risk-stratification-of-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumours-in-men-1
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E R Kornaczewski Jackson, O P Pointon, R Bohmer, J R Burgess
Context: Patients with Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1 (MEN 1) are at high risk of malignant pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours (pNETs). Structural imaging is typically used to screen for pNETs, but is suboptimal for stratifying malignant potential. Objective: To determine the utility of Fluorodeoxyglucose (18F) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (18F-FDG PET/CT) for predicting the malignant potential of pNETs in MEN 1. Design: Retrospective observational study...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319427/new-horizons-in-the-imaging-of-perianal-crohn-s-disease-transperineal-ultrasonography
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Cristina Bezzio, Robert V Bryant, Gianpiero Manes, Giovanni Maconi, Simone Saibeni
Perianal disease, most commonly manifest as fistula or abscess formation, affects up to 40% of patients with Crohn's disease. Perianal Crohn's disease is disabling, associated with poor outcomes, and represents a therapeutic challenge for physicians. Correct diagnosis and classification of perianal disease is the first crucial step for appropriate multidisciplinary management. Areas covered: A literature search was performed of the PubMed database using the terms "transperineal ultrasonography", "transperineal ultrasound", "perianal disease", "perianal fistula", "perianal abscess", "magnetic resonance", "endoanal ultrasonography", "endoscopic ultrasound" in combination with "Crohn's disease"...
March 20, 2017: Expert Review of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315580/does-the-acromiohumeral-distance-matter-in-chronic-rotator-cuff-related-shoulder-pain
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Santiago Navarro-Ledesma, Filip Struyf, Maria Teresa Labajos-Manzanares, Manuel Fernandez-Sanchez, Jose Miguel Morales-Asencio, Alejandro Luque-Suarez
BACKGROUND/HYPOTHESIS: The relation between acromiohumeral distance (AHD) and severity of pain, disability and range of movement (ROM) in patients with chronic rotator cuff related shoulder pain (RCRSP) has not been reported. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the level of association between AHD measured by ultrasonography and pain-disability and shoulder range of movement (ROM), in patients suffering from chronic RCRSP. As a secondary objective, the determination of the intrarater reliability of AHD at both 0 and 60 degrees of shoulder elevation was carried out...
March 9, 2017: Musculoskelet Sci Pract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301597/boiling-histotripsy-lesion-characterization-on-a-clinical-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-system
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Avinash Eranki, Navid Farr, Ari Partanen, Karun V Sharma, Hong Chen, Christopher T Rossi, Satya V V N Kothapalli, Matthew Oetgen, AeRang Kim, Ayele H Negussie, David Woods, Bradford J Wood, Peter C W Kim, Pavel S Yarmolenko
PURPOSE: High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a non-invasive therapeutic technique that can thermally ablate tumors. Boiling histotripsy (BH) is a HIFU approach that can emulsify tissue in a few milliseconds. Lesion volume and temperature effects for different BH sonication parameters are currently not well characterized. In this work, lesion volume, temperature distribution, and area of lethal thermal dose were characterized for varying BH sonication parameters in tissue-mimicking phantoms (TMP) and demonstrated in ex vivo tissues...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290630/common-superficial-bursitis
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Morteza Khodaee
Superficial bursitis most often occurs in the olecranon and prepatellar bursae. Less common locations are the superficial infrapatellar and subcutaneous (superficial) calcaneal bursae. Chronic microtrauma (e.g., kneeling on the prepatellar bursa) is the most common cause of superficial bursitis. Other causes include acute trauma/hemorrhage, inflammatory disorders such as gout or rheumatoid arthritis, and infection (septic bursitis). Diagnosis is usually based on clinical presentation, with a particular focus on signs of septic bursitis...
February 15, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271320/the-icm-research-agenda-on-critical-care-ultrasonography
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REVIEW
P Mayo, R Arntfield, M Balik, P Kory, G Mathis, G Schmidt, M Slama, G Volpicelli, N Xirouchaki, A McLean, A Vieillard-Baron
PURPOSE: Critical care ultrasonography has utility for the diagnosis and management of critical illness and is in widespread use by frontline intensivists. As there is a need for research to validate and extend its utility, the Editor of Intensive Care Medicine included critical care ultrasonography as a topic in the ICM Research Agenda issue. METHODS: Eleven international experts in the field of critical care ultrasonography contributed to the writing project. With the intention of developing a research agenda for the field, they reviewed best standards of care, new advances in the field, common beliefs that have been contradicted by recent trials, and unanswered questions related to critical care ultrasonography...
March 7, 2017: Intensive Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263791/accuracy-of-point-of-care-focused-echocardiography-in-predicting-outcome-of-resuscitation-in-cardiac-arrest-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#9
REVIEW
Po-Yang Tsou, Jeantte Kurbedin, Yueh-Sheng Chen, Eric H Chou, Meng-Tse Gabriel Lee, Matthew Chien-Hung Lee, Matthew Huei-Ming Ma, Shyr-Chyr Chen, Chien-Chang Lee
OBJECTIVE: We aim to summarize current evidence on the value of Point-of-Care (POC) focused echocardiography in the assessment of short-term survival in patients with cardiac arrest. METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were searched from inception to July 2016 for eligible studies that evaluated the utility of POC echocardiography in patients with cardiac arrest. Modified QUADAS was used to appraise the quality of included studies. A random-effect bivariate model and a hierarchical summary receiving operating curve were used to summarize the performance characteristics of focused echocardiography...
March 2, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261499/focused-real-time-ultrasonography-for-nephrologists
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REVIEW
Matthew J Kaptein, Elaine M Kaptein
We propose that renal consults are enhanced by incorporating a nephrology-focused ultrasound protocol including ultrasound evaluation of cardiac contractility, the presence or absence of pericardial effusion, inferior vena cava size and collapsibility to guide volume management, bladder volume to assess for obstruction or retention, and kidney size and structure to potentially gauge chronicity of renal disease or identify other structural abnormalities. The benefits of immediate and ongoing assessment of cardiac function and intravascular volume status (prerenal), possible urinary obstruction or retention (postrenal), and potential etiologies of acute kidney injury or chronic kidney disease far outweigh the limitations of bedside ultrasonography performed by nephrologists...
2017: International Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255971/guideline-compliance-in-surgery-for-thyroid-nodules-a-retrospective-study
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A Reinisch, P Malkomes, N Habbe, J Bojunga, F Grünwald, K Badenhoop, W O Bechstein, K Holzer
Diagnostic guidelines for thyroid nodules focus on malignancy risk assessment to avoid unnecessary diagnostic operations. These guidelines recommend a combination of tests in form of a diagnostic algorithm. The present study analyzed the recommended algorithm and its implementation by different medical professionals. Preoperative diagnostic procedures, laboratory tests and histopathological findings of patients who underwent thyroid surgery between 2006 and 2013 were analyzed. The results were stratified by the assignation by specialized endocrinologists (ENP), general practitioners (GP) or Goethe-University Hospital Frankfurt (UKF)...
March 2, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248195/the-comparisons-between-thermography-and-ultrasonography-with-physical-examination-for-wrist-joint-assessment-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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Butsabong Lerkvaleekul, Suphaneewan Jaovisidha, Witaya Sungkarat, Niyata Chitrapazt, Praman Fuangfa, Thumanoon Ruangchaijatuporn, Soamarat Vilaiyuk
This study aimed to assess infrared thermography (IRT) and ultrasonography (US) for detecting wrist arthritis in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) patients. Although IRT could help us detecting joint inflammation, IRT studies in JIA patients with wrist arthritis are still limited. Currently, no validated US criteria exist for detecting arthritis, and the most useful parameters between Gray-scale ultrasound (GSUS) or Power Doppler ultrasound (PDUS) remain unclear. Therefore, this study focused on detecting wrist arthritis in varying degrees using IRT and US compared with physical examination...
March 1, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218878/imaging-of-muscle-injuries-in-sports-medicine-sports-imaging-series
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Ali Guermazi, Frank W Roemer, Philip Robinson, Johannes L Tol, Ravindar R Regatte, Michel D Crema
In sports-related muscle injuries, the main goal of the sports medicine physician is to return the athlete to competition-balanced against the need to prevent the injury from worsening or recurring. Prognosis based on the available clinical and imaging information is crucial. Imaging is crucial to confirm and assess the extent of sports-related muscle injuries and may help to guide management, which directly affects the prognosis. This is especially important when the diagnosis or grade of injury is unclear, when recovery is taking longer than expected, and when interventional or surgical management may be necessary...
March 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217518/a-2016-clinical-practice-pattern-in-the-management-of-primary-hypothyroidism-among-doctors-from-different-clinical-specialties-in-new-delhi
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Vineet Surana, Sameer Aggarwal, Deepak Khandelwal, Rajiv Singla, Saptarshi Bhattacharya, Sachin Chittawar, Sanjay Kalra, Deep Dutta
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to document practices in managing hypothyroidism among doctors in New Delhi, with special focus on subclinical hypothyroidism, pregnancy, and old age, and to compare it with global practices. METHODS: During an academic program attended by 394 doctors, all participants were given a questionnaire designed based on thyroid practices survey done by Burch et al. to evaluate the practice patterns. Questions were based on evaluating doctor's preferred choices in diagnosis, therapy, and follow-up of hypothyroidism in different scenarios...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208973/shear-wave-elastography-features-of-primary-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-of-the-breast-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#15
Youdong Kim, Kyung Hee Ko, Hae Kyoung Jung, Hyun Ju Lee
Lymphoma is a rare malignancy of the breast, comprising approximately 0.04 to 0.5% of breast malignancies. Because the clinical findings of breast lymphoma are nonspecific and similar to those of breast carcinoma, it is important to distinguish breast lymphoma from other breast disease on the basis of radiologic findings. Elastography is an interesting imaging tool that reflects the tissue stiffness, increasingly being used in the evaluation of breast tumours. However, only a limited number of studies have focused on the elastographic findings of breast lymphoma...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187211/red-blood-cell-count-has-an-independent-contribution-to-the-prediction-of-ultrasonography-diagnosed-fatty-liver-disease
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Hai-Lin Wang, Hui Zhang, Shang-Ling Wu, Gong-Cheng Liao, Ai-Ping Fang, Ming-Fan Zhu, Hui-Lian Zhu
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Red blood cell (RBC) indices have been demonstrated to be associated with fatty liver disease (FLD) and metabolic syndrome. However, controversy exists regarding the relationship of RBC indices with FLD to date and few has focused on RBC count. This study aimed to explore the association between RBC count and risk of FLD in Southern Chinese adults. METHODS: A hospital-based cross-sectional study was performed in two hospital health examination centers, including information on ultrasonography-diagnosed FLD, anthropometric indices and biochemical measurements...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168038/echocardiography-for-patients-undergoing-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-primer-for-intensive-care-physicians
#17
REVIEW
Zhongheng Zhang
Echocardiography is an invaluable tool in the management of patients with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) and subsequent extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support and weaning. At the very beginning, echocardiography can identify the etiology of cardiac arrest, such as massive pulmonary embolism and cardiac tamponade. Eliminating these culprits saves life and may avoid the initiation of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. If the underlying causes are not identified or intrinsic to the heart (e...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155719/contralateral-artery-enlargement-predicts-carotid-plaque-progression-based-on-machine-learning-algorithm-models-in-apoe-mice
#18
Bing Li, Yun Jiao, Cong Fu, Bo Xie, Genshan Ma, Gaojun Teng, Yuyu Yao
BACKGROUND: This study specifically focused on anatomical MRI characterization of the low shear stress-induced atherosclerotic plaque in mice. We used machine learning algorithms to analyze multiple correlation factors of plaque to generate predictive models and to find the predictive factor for vulnerable plaque. METHODS: Branches of the left carotid artery in apoE(-/-) and C57BL/6J mice were ligated to produce the partial left carotid artery model. Before surgery, and 7, 14, and 28 days after surgery, in vivo serial MRI measurements of carotid artery diameter were obtained...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28149804/neck-ultrasonography-for-detection-of-non-recurrent-laryngeal-nerve
#19
Marilisa Citton, Giovanni Viel, Maurizio Iacobone
BACKGROUND: Non-recurrent laryngeal nerve (NRLN) is a rare anatomical variant (0.3-6%) that is associated with some arterial abnormalities (absence of the brachiocephalic trunk and presence of a right aberrant subclavian lusorian artery). The availability of a preoperative diagnosis of NRLN may reduce the risk of nerve injuries. Preoperative ultrasonography (US) has been suggested as a reliable diagnostic tool to detect the arterial abnormalities associated with NRLN, but the literature is relatively scarce...
December 2016: Gland Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144779/focused-cardiac-ultrasound-in-the-early-resuscitation-of-severe-sepsis-and-septic-shock-a-prospective-pilot-study
#20
Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Yohei Harada, Hector R Villarraga, Sunil V Mankad, Ognjen Gajic
PURPOSE: Point-of-care ultrasonography has been increasingly used in the care of critically ill patients; however, reports on its use during active resuscitation are limited. The aim of this study was to investigate the true impact of focused cardiac ultrasound (FCU) during the management of sepsis with early (6-h) resuscitation. METHODS: A prospective pilot observational study was conducted at an academic medical center from March 2011 through July 2012. Patients undergoing resuscitation for severe sepsis or septic shock were prospectively enrolled at medical and combined medical-surgical intensive care units...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
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