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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931982/applicability-of-ultrasonography-for-evaluating-trunk-muscles-size-in-athletes-a-study-focused-on-baseball-batters
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Michio Wachi, Tadashi Suga, Takatoshi Higuchi, Jun Misaki, Ryo Tsuchikane, Daichi Tanaka, Yuto Miyake, Nobuhiko Kanazawa, Tadao Isaka
[Purpose] Recently, we demonstrated that the thicknesses of trunk muscles measured using ultrasonography were correlated strongly with the cross-sectional areas measured using magnetic resonance imaging in untrained subjects. To further explore the applicability of ultrasonography in the clinical setting, the present study examined the correlation between ultrasonography-measured thicknesses and magnetic resonance imaging-measured cross-sectional areas of trunk muscles in athletes with trained trunk muscles...
September 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921746/identification-of-occult-active-infection-using-pet-ct-in-a-combined-liver-kidney-transplant-candidate
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Julien Al Shakarchi, Desley Neil, Graham Lipkin, Ahmed Elsharkawy, Nicholas Inston
This case describes a patient being considered for combined liver-kidney transplantation for Caroli's disease with a failed renal transplant. A chronic septic focus could not be located with standard imaging techniques, such as ultrasonography and computed tomography. This case report highlights the observation that a retained non-functioning transplant can be the cause of fever of unknown origin and PET-CT can be useful in diagnosing these challenging cases. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved...
September 16, 2017: Transplant Infectious Disease: An Official Journal of the Transplantation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920813/mycobacteriosis-in-captive-psittacines-a-brief-review-and-case-series-in-common-companion-species-eclectus-roratus-amazona-oratrix-and-pionites-melanocephala
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Anna Elizabeth McRee, Christine T Higbie, Javier G Nevarez, Nathalie T Rademacher, Thomas N Tully
In 2015, three psittacines were presented within 30 days, each with differing clinical signs and patient histories. A 13-yr-old male eclectus parrot (Eclectus roratus) was presented for weakness, depression, and acute anorexia. On presentation it was determined to have a heart murmur, severely elevated white blood cell count (93.9 10(3)/μl) with a left shift (2.8 10(3)/μl bands), and anemia (30%). Severe hepatomegaly was noted on radiographs, ultrasonography, and computed tomography. A cytological sample of the liver obtained through a fine needle aspirate revealed intracellular acid-fast bacilli identified as Mycobacterium avium...
September 2017: Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine: Official Publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916377/clinical-and-molecular-characterization-of-two-chinese-patients-with-type-2-congenital-generalized-lipodystrophy
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Ruimin Chen, Xin Yuan, Jian Wang, Ying Zhang
BACKGROUND: Type 2 congenital generalized lipodystrophy (CGL2, OMIM 269700) is a rare autosomal recessive disease, characterized by the generalized absence of adipose tissue at birth or in early infancy. Pathogenic variants in BSCL2 gene have been reported to be responsible for CGL2. The aim of this study is to analyze the clinical and genetic characteristics of two Chinese patients with CGL2, and with particular focus on the BSCL2 gene sequence variants. METHODS: Medical history, clinical manifestations, physical examination, laboratory data, and ultrasonography findings were analyzed for the two patients with CGL2...
September 12, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913353/the-effects-of-low-intensity-ultrasound-on-fat-reduction-of-rat-model
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Bill Zhou, Benny Yuk Kin Leung, Lei Sun
Nonfocused low-intensity ultrasound is generally believed to be less efficacious than High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) at body fat reduction; nevertheless, this technology has already been widely used clinically for body contouring purposes. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of this new technology by applying 1 MHz nonfocused ultrasound at 3 W/cm(2) to the outer-thigh region of rat models. Ultrasonography measurement demonstrated an average reduction of 0.5 mm of subcutaneous fat thickness that persisted for at least three days after treatment...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898188/contrast-enhanced-us-approach-to-the-diagnosis-of-focal-liver-masses
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David P Burrowes, Alexandra Medellin, Allison C Harris, Laurent Milot, Stephanie R Wilson
Focal liver lesions are commonly encountered and often demonstrate nonspecific findings at initial imaging. Although most incidentally discovered liver lesions are benign, their noninvasive diagnosis is necessary, especially if they are large or atypical. Imaging characterization of focal liver lesions and exclusion of malignancy are of prime importance, particularly in high-risk populations. Contrast agent-enhanced ultrasonography of liver lesions is both accurate and reproducible for evaluation of benign and malignant liver tumors...
September 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878833/unusual-entities-of-appendix-mimicking-appendicitis-clinically-emphasis-on-diagnosis-and-treatment
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Rikki Singal, Muzzafar Zaman, Bhanu Pratap Sharma
BACKGROUND: Abdomen is considered a magic box or a Pandora box where you will get different, unexpected pathologies along with rare entities. Appendicitis is the commonest emergency in surgery which presents challenges to surgeons because of a myriad list of differential diagnosis including both medical and gynaecological pathologies. Preoperative imaging plays an important role in diagnosis and management. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To study the rare atypical anatomical and surgical presentations of appendix in patients with clinical features of appendicitis...
January 2017: Mædica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874325/current-management-of-penile-fracture-an-up-to-date-systematic-review
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Marco Falcone, Giulio Garaffa, Fabio Castiglione, David J Ralph
INTRODUCTION: Because of the low incidence of penile fracture, many aspects of the diagnostic process and of the surgical and functional outcomes are rarely reported. AIM: To systematically review the current literature on the surgical management of penile fracture, focusing on etiology, diagnosis, functional outcomes, and postoperative complications. METHODS: The present review was conducted in accordance with the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) declaration standards for systematic reviews...
September 2, 2017: Sexual Medicine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868625/competency-based-assessment-in-surgeon-performed-head-and-neck-ultrasonography-a-validity-study
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Tobias Todsen, Jacob Melchiors, Birgitte Charabi, Birthe Henriksen, Charlotte Ringsted, Lars Konge, Christian von Buchwald
OBJECTIVE: Head and neck ultrasonography (HNUS) increasingly is used as a point-of-care diagnostic tool by otolaryngologists. However, ultrasonography (US) is a very operator-dependent image modality. Hence, this study aimed to explore the diagnostic accuracy of surgeon-performed HNUS and to establish validity evidence for an objective structured assessment of ultrasound skills (OSAUS) used for competency-based assessment. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective experimental study...
September 4, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865801/approach-to-acute-heart-failure-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Benton R Hunter, Jennifer Martindale, Osama Abdel-Hafez, Peter S Pang
Acute heart failure (AHF) patients rarely present complaining of 'acute heart failure.' Rather, they initially present to the emergency department (ED) with a myriad of chief complaints, symptoms, and physical exam findings. Such heterogeneity prompts an initially broad differential diagnosis; securing the correct diagnosis can be challenging. Although AHF may be the ultimate diagnosis, the precipitant of decompensation must also be sought and addressed. For those AHF patients who present in respiratory or circulatory failure requiring immediate stabilization, treatment begins even while the diagnosis is uncertain...
August 30, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830058/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-of-the-liver-using-sonovue
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Giovanna Ferraioli, Maria Franca Meloni
This review focuses on the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with SonoVue Epub ahead of print (Bracco Imaging) for the diagnosis of focal liver lesions (FLLs), guidance during ablative treatment, and follow-up of liver tumors. Multicenter trials have shown that the performance of CEUS for the characterization of FLLs is similar to that of contrast-enhanced computed tomography or contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging. CEUS with SonoVue has been effectively used for guiding the percutaneous treatment of malignant liver tumors that are invisible or poorly visualized in traditional gray-scale ultrasonography...
July 12, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28820145/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-gastroenterostomy-are-we-ready-for-prime-time
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REVIEW
Mihai Rimbas, Alberto Larghi, Guido Costamagna
Interventional endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) is currently becoming the less invasive therapeutic approach for the drainage of pancreatic fluid collections, of acute cholecystitis in patients unfit for surgery and for biliary drainage after failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. In addition, EUS-guided gastroenterostomy (EUS-GE) has recently emerged as a feasible procedure to treat patients with gastric outlet obstruction, as an alternative to surgery or to standard endoscopy when endoscopic stent placement is not possible...
July 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818179/multiple-trauma-and-emergency-room-management
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Michael Frink, Philipp Lechler, Florian Debus, Steffen Ruchholtz
BACKGROUND: The care of severely injured patients remains a challenge. Their initial treatment in the emergency room is the essential link between first aid in the field and definitive in-hospital treatment. METHODS: We present important elements of the initial in-hospital care of severely injured patients on the basis of pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed and the current German S3 guideline on the care of severely and multiply traumatized patients, which was last updated in 2016...
July 24, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817589/relationship-between-atherosclerosis-and-occlusal-support-of-natural-teeth-with-mediating-effect-of-atheroprotective-nutrients-from-the-sonic-study
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Sayaka Tada, Kazunori Ikebe, Kei Kamide, Yasuyuki Gondo, Chisato Inomata, Hajime Takeshita, Ken-Ich Matsuda, Masahiro Kitamura, Shinya Murakami, Mai Kabayama, Ryousuke Oguro, Chikako Nakama, Tatsuo Kawai, Koichi Yamamoto, Ken Sugimoto, Ayumi Shintani, Takuma Ishihara, Yasumichi Arai, Yukie Masui, Ryutaro Takahashi, Hiromi Rakugi, Yoshinobu Maeda
Whereas most of studies investigating relationship between oral health and atherosclerosis have focused on periodontitis, very few of them were examined about occlusal status of natural teeth which possibly influence dietary habit. The primary aim of this cross-sectional study was to investigate the association between the occlusal support of posterior teeth and the prevalence of atherosclerosis in community-dwelling septuagenarians. Also, the second aim was to test the hypothesis that the intake of key nutrients for atherosclerosis prevention would have a mediating effect on the relationship between the occlusal status and atherosclerosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749707/imaging-findings-of-alagille-syndrome-in-young-infants-differentiation-from-biliary-atresia
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Solbee Han, Tae Yeon Jeon, Sook Min Hwang, So-Young Yoo, Yon Ho Choe, Suk-Koo Lee, Ji Hye Kim
OBJECTIVE: To compare the imaging findings using ultrasonography, MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), and intraoperative cholangiography (IOC) between Alagille syndrome (AGS) and biliary atresia (BA) in young infants with cholestatic jaundice. METHODS: The institutional review board approved this retrospective study. Ultrasonography (n = 55), MRCP (n = 33), and IOC (n = 22) studies were performed in 55 infants (all younger than 3 months) with AGS (n = 7) and BA (n = 48)...
August 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735977/isolated-fallopian-tube-torsion-with-hydrosalpinx-review-of-a-debated-management-in-a-pediatric-population
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REVIEW
Mirko Bertozzi, Elisa Magrini, Sara Riccioni, Paolo Giovenali, Antonino Appignani
PURPOSE: To quantify our experience with and assess the literature on diagnosis and management of isolated fallopian tube torsion (IFTT) with hydrosalpinx (HSX) in children. METHODS: A PubMed search was performed on pediatric cases of IFTT with HSX to provide a comprehensive review analyzing details and management of this association, focusing on the problem of fertility preservation. RESULTS: In addition to our 3 cases, 17 patients of pediatric IFTT associated with HSX were identified, for a total of 21 cases (median age 12...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727542/single-session-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-treatment-for-persistent-or-relapsed-graves-disease-preliminary-experience-in-a-prospective-study
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Brian Hung-Hin Lang, Yu-Cho Woo, Ian Yat-Hin Wong, Keith Wan-Hang Chiu
Purpose To evaluate the safety and efficacy of ultrasonography (US)-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) ablation as a treatment for medically refractory Graves disease (GD). Materials and Methods After ethics approval, a prospective trial (NCT02685514) was performed from November 2015 to February 2016. Thirty patients underwent ablation of the entire right and left thyroid lobes, with areas near the tracheal-esophageal groove and common carotid artery left unablated. Serum thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), free T4 (FT4), antithyroid autoantibodies, and TSH receptor (TSHR) antibody levels were evaluated afterward, and US color Doppler, US volumetry, and eye assessment were performed...
July 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727500/risk-stratification-of-adnexal-cysts-and-cystic-masses-clinical-performance-of-society-of-radiologists-in-ultrasound-guidelines
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Katherine E Maturen, Alexander D Blaty, Ashish P Wasnik, Krupa Patel-Lippmann, Jessica B Robbins, Lisa Barroilhet, Laura B Huffman, Elizabeth A Sadowski
Purpose To evaluate the performance of the 2010 Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) consensus guidelines in the risk stratification of symptomatic and asymptomatic adnexal cysts. Materials and Methods An institutional review board-approved retrospective review was performed, including adnexal cysts detected with ultrasonography (US) with surgical diagnosis or at least 2 years of imaging or clinical follow-up, from January to June 2011. SRU management recommendations were scored as 0, no follow-up; 1, US follow-up; 2, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging follow-up; and 3, surgical evaluation...
July 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721961/determinants-of-child-sex-ratio-in-west-and-south-districts-of-tripura-india
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Himadri Bhattacharjya, Subrata Baidya
BACKGROUND: Indian census 2011 has detected declined child sex ratio in the West and South districts of Tripura State. OBJECTIVES: To find out the sex ratio at birth and to identify the factors affecting child sex ratio in west and south districts of Tripura. METHODS: This community-based cross-sectional study combined with a qualitative component was conducted among 3438 couples chosen by multistage sampling. Quantitative data were collected by a structured interview schedule...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721838/increased-serum-ferritin-levels-are-independently-associated-with-carotid-atherosclerosis-in-women
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Haiyan Xu, Yanqi Song, Jing Xu, Yeqing Gu, Qing Zhang, Li Liu, Ge Meng, Hongmei Wu, Yang Xia, Xue Bao, Hongbin Shi, Qian Su, Liyun Fang, Fei Yu, Huijun Yang, Shaomei Sun, Xing Wang, Ming Zhou, Qiyu Jia, Guolin Wang, Kun Song, Yuntang Wu, Zhong Sun, Kaijun Niu
Previous studies have supported the theory that there is a positive association between ferritin and carotid atherosclerosis in Western people. Diet plays an important role in determining serum ferritin concentration. Asian dietary patterns are different from Western dietary patterns, implying that there may be a difference in the association of ferritin with carotid atherosclerosis between Asian and Western people. However, few studies focus on the association between ferritin and carotid atherosclerosis among Asians...
June 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
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