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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631157/performance-characteristics-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-without-contrast-agents-or-sedation-in-pediatric-appendicitis
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Ryne A Didier, Katharine L Hopkins, Fergus V Coakley, Sanjay Krishnaswami, David M Spiro, Bryan R Foster
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has emerged as a promising modality for evaluating pediatric appendicitis. However optimal imaging protocols, including roles of contrast agents and sedation, have not been established and diagnostic criteria have not been fully evaluated. OBJECTIVE: To investigate performance characteristics of rapid MRI without contrast agents or sedation in the diagnosis of pediatric appendicitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We included patients ages 4-18 years with suspicion of appendicitis who underwent rapid MRI between October 2013 and March 2015 without contrast agent or sedation...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630606/clinical-characteristics-target-organ-damage-and-associate-risk-factors-of-resistant-hypertension-determined-by-ambulatory-blood-pressure-monitoring-in-patients-aged-%C3%A2-80-years
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Zhi-Ru Liang, Ling-Gen Gao, Jian Cao, Hua Cui, Li Fan, De-Wei Gao
OBJECTIVES: To investigate clinical characteristics, target organ damage, and the associated risk factors of the patients aged ≥ 80 years with true resistant hypertension (RH). METHODS: Patients aged ≥ 80 years with hypertension (n = 1163) were included in this study. The included participants attended a structured clinical examination and an evaluation of RH was carried out. The prevalence, clinical characteristics and target organ damage of patients with RH were assessed...
May 2017: Journal of Geriatric Cardiology: JGC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627865/the-value-of-color-doppler-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-of-lower-extremity-vascular-disease-in-type-2-diabetes-and-an-analysis-of-related-factors
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Le Jiang, Yuehua Zhao
BACKGROUND: The aim of this paper is to explore the application and clinical significance of color Doppler ultrasound (CDU) in diagnosing lower extremity vascular disease in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. METHODS: The lower extremity arteries of 81 patients with T2DM and 50 control patients were examined by CDU for blood vessel diameter, intima-media thickness, plaque on the vessel wall, lumen stenosis and filling defect in blood flow. The occurrence of diabetes mellitus was investigated in additional T2DM patients of various ages...
September 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625246/-effects-of-high-flow-hemodialysis-on-the-biomarker-of-myocardium-injury-and-the-cardiac-function-related-records-in-uremia-patients
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Ling Tang, Xiaofeng Deng, Qing Dai, Hengfen Xiao, Yue Shu, Min Jiang, Ling Wei, Li Wang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effects of high flow hemodialysis (HFHD) on cardiac function in uremia patients. METHODS: A prospective randomized controlled study was conducted. Sixty patients who were diagnosed with uremia, taken maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) and 30 healthy controls admitted to the Second People's Hospital of Guiyang from December 2014 to June 2015 were enrolled. They were randomly divided into two groups: HFHD group (HFHD three times a week) and the routine hemodialysis group (HD group, HD three times a week), with 30 in each group...
June 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625071/adult-gastric-duplication-an-unknown-condition-within-the-spectrum-of-gastric-submucosal-lesions
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Yurena Caballero Díaz, Macarena Centeno Haro, Ángel Turégano García, Juan Ramón Hernández Hernández
Gastric duplication is an uncommon condition in adults representing only 4-8% of all gastrointestinal duplications. It develops as a cystic growth within the thick gastric wall that is surrounded by a layer of smooth muscle and lined with gastric mucosa. It is usually asymptomatic but may present with nonspecific abdominal symptoms as well as cyst-related complications such as gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding, ulceration and even pancreatitis. They are difficult to distinguish from other gastric submucosal lesions and may also mimic a gastrointestinal tumor (GIST) or mucinous cyst of the pancreas...
June 19, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624400/left-ventricular-geometry-determines-prognosis-and-reverse-j-shaped-relation-between-blood-pressure-and-mortality-in-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Chan Soon Park, Jun-Bean Park, Yerim Kim, Yeonyee E Yoon, Seung-Pyo Lee, Hyung-Kwan Kim, Yong-Jin Kim, Goo-Yeong Cho, Dae-Won Sohn, Seung-Hoon Lee
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to investigate the prognostic significance of left ventricular (LV) mass and geometry in ischemic stroke survivors, as well as the LV geometry-specific differences in the blood pressure-mortality relationship. BACKGROUND: LV mass and geometry are well-known prognostic factors in various populations; however, there are no data on their role in ischemic stroke patients. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 2,328 consecutive patients admitted with acute ischemic stroke to our institute between 2002 and 2010...
June 9, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619598/incremental-prognostic-value-of-a-complex-left-ventricular-remodeling-classification-in-asymptomatic-for-heart-failure-hypertensive-patients
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Iacopo Fabiani, Nicola Riccardo Pugliese, Salvatore La Carrubba, Lorenzo Conte, Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Paolo Colonna, Frank Benedetto, Enrico Calogero, Valentina Barletta, Scipione Carerj, Simona Buralli, Stefano Taddei, Maria Francesca Romano, Vitantonio Di Bello
We evaluated the prognostic impact of a complex remodeling classification (CRC) in asymptomatic patients with arterial hypertension (AH). We retrospectively included 749 hypertensive patients (female 325, 43.4% age 62 ± 11.3 years) in Stages A and B of heart failure. CRC was evaluated including indexed left ventricular mass, end-diastolic volume, and relative wall thickness. After 45-month follow-up, we considered a composite endpoint: total mortality, myocardial infarction, myocardial revascularization, cerebrovascular events, and acute pulmonary edema...
May 25, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616854/ventricular-arterial-coupling-in-centenarians-without-cardiovascular-diseases
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Andrea Sonaglioni, Massimo Baravelli, Michele Lombardo, Carmen Sommese, Claudio Anzà, Jonathan A Kirk, Luigi Padeletti
BACKGROUND: Ventricular-arterial (VA) coupling is a central determinant of cardiovascular system performance and cardiac energetics. This index is expressed by the Ea/Ees ratio, where the effective arterial elastance (Ea) indicates the net arterial load exerted on the left ventricle and the left ventricular end-systolic elastance (Ees) is a load-independent measure of left ventricular chamber performance. METHODS: Thirty-three centenarians (100.6 ± 1.2 years, range 99-105 years, 10 M) without cardiovascular diseases underwent a complete echocardiographic evaluation and an instantaneous arterial blood pressure measurement, to characterize the Ea/Ees ratio and its two determinants indexed to body surface area...
June 14, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615149/cardiovascular-and-metabolic-effects-of-metformin-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes-removal-a-double-blind-randomised-placebo-controlled-trial
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John R Petrie, Nishi Chaturvedi, Ian Ford, Martijn C G J Brouwers, Nicola Greenlaw, Therese Tillin, Irene Hramiak, Alun D Hughes, Alicia J Jenkins, Barbara E K Klein, Ronald Klein, Teik C Ooi, Peter Rossing, Coen D A Stehouwer, Naveed Sattar, Helen M Colhoun
BACKGROUND: Metformin might reduce insulin requirement and improve glycaemia in patients with type 1 diabetes, but whether it has cardiovascular benefits is unknown. We aimed to investigate whether metformin treatment (added to titrated insulin therapy) reduced atherosclerosis, as measured by progression of common carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT), in adults with type 1 diabetes at increased risk for cardiovascular disease. METHODS: REMOVAL was a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial undertaken at 23 hospital diabetes clinics in five countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, the Netherlands, and the UK)...
June 9, 2017: Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610687/assessing-the-thickness-of-the-vaginal-wall-and-vaginal-mucosa-in-pre-menopausal-versus-post-menopausal-women-by-transabdominal-ultrasound-a-feasibility-study
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Adrian Balica, Daniella Wald-Spielman, Katherine Schertz, Susan Egan, Gloria Bachmann
OBJECTIVE: As life expectancy increases, the number of women reporting adverse genito-urinary symptoms (genitourinary syndrome of menopause; GSM) from menopause, including vaginal dryness and sexual pain, also will increase. Current objective measurements of vaginal atrophy such as maturation index require vaginal swabs and are invasive; at present, no minimally invasive measurements exist. The purpose of this study was to assess whether total vaginal wall thickness (TVT) and total vaginal mucosa thickness (TMT) as measured by transabdominal ultrasound could qualify as additional objective markers of vaginal wall thinning which could be related to menopausal status...
August 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604079/tracking-of-structural-and-functional-cardiac-measures-from-infancy-into-school-age
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Liza Toemen, Romy Gaillard, Lennie van Osch-Gevers, Willem A Helbing, Albert Hofman, Vincent Wv Jaddoe
Objective Cardiac structure and function are important predictors for cardiovascular disease in adults. Not much is known about tracking of cardiac measures, other than left ventricular mass, from early life onwards. We examined whether and to what extent cardiac measures track from infancy into school-age. Methods We performed a population-based prospective cohort study among 1072 children. Aortic root diameter, left atrial diameter, left ventricular mass, relative wall thickness and fractional shortening were measured repeatedly by echocardiography...
January 1, 2017: European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602265/diep-flap-for-breast-reconstruction-is%C3%A2-abdominal-fat-thickness-associated-with-post-operative-complications
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Ali Modarressi, Camillo Theo Müller, Xavier Montet, Eva Meia Rüegg, Brigitte Pittet-Cuénod
INTRODUCTION: Some surgeons consider a high body mass index (BMI) or important abdominal fat excess as contraindications for breast reconstruction with free deep inferior epigastric perforator (DIEP) flap. This study aimed to identify factors associated with post-operative complications by using this type of flap, with an emphasis on BMI and abdominal subcutaneous fat thickness. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of 105 consecutive patients who underwent DIEP flap breast reconstruction at our institution was performed to assess post-operative complications...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601234/comparison-of-echocardiographic-findings-in-patients-with-nonfunctioning-adrenal-incidentalomas
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Narin Nasıroglu Imga, Ozgul Ucar Elalmıs, Mazhar Muslum Tuna, Bercem Aycıcek Dogan, Deniz Sahın, Tugba Gursoy, Yavuz Yalcın, Dilek Berker, Serdar Guler
Adrenal incidentalomas (AIs) are usually discovered incidentally after imaging unrelated to adrenal glands. We aimed to evaluate standard risk factors for systemic atherosclerosis and echocardiographic changes in patients with nonfunctioning AIs and compare them with normal subjects. We evaluated 70 patients diagnosed with AIs and 51 healthy controls. Mean levels were determined for HbA1c, LDL, uric acid, fasting plasma insulin, HOMA, and neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), and these values were found to be significantly higher in the patients than the controls...
June 2017: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599899/the-placenta-accreta-spectrum-pathophysiology-and-evidence-based-anatomy-for-prenatal-ultrasound-imaging
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REVIEW
Eric Jauniaux, Sally Collins, Graham J Burton
The placenta accreta spectrum (PAS) is a complex obstetric complication associated with a high maternal morbidity. It is a relatively new disorder of placentation, and is the consequence of damage to the endometrium-myometrial interface of the uterine wall. When first described 80 years ago, it mainly occurred after manual removal of the placenta, uterine curettage or endometritis. Superficial damage leads primarily to an abnormally adherent placenta, and is diagnosed as the complete or partial absence of the decidua on histology...
June 6, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599830/normative-left-ventricular-m-mode-echocardiographic-values-in-preterm-infants-up-to-2-kg
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Swati Choudhry, Amber Salter, Tyler W Cunningham, Philip T Levy, Hoang H Nguyen, Michael Wallendorf, Gautam K Singh, Mark C Johnson
BACKGROUND: There is a paucity of normative echocardiographic data in preterm infants. The objectives of this study were to (1) derive left ventricular (LV) M-mode reference values and (2) compare the performance of alternative methods of indexing LV dimensions and LV mass (LVM) in preterm infants. The authors propose that indexing LV measures to weight in preterm infants is a practical approach given the variability associated with tape-measure length measurement in infants. METHODS: In this retrospective study, LV M-mode echocardiographic measurements of end-diastolic interventricular septal thickness, end-diastolic LV posterior wall thickness, LV end-diastolic and end-systolic dimensions, LVM, and relative wall thickness were remeasured in 503 hospitalized preterm infants ≤2 kg (372 from a retrospective sample and 131 prospectively enrolled)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598180/evaluation-of-the-self-adjusting-file-system-saf-for-the-instrumentation-of-primary-molar-root-canals-a-micro-computed-tomographic-study
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E Kaya, M Elbay, D Yiğit
AIM: The Self-Adjusting File (SAF) system has been recommended for use in permanent teeth since it offers more conservative and effective root-canal preparation when compared to traditional rotary systems. However, no study had evaluated the usage of SAF in primary teeth. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the use of SAF, K file (manual instrumentation) and Profile (traditional rotary instrumentation) systems for primary-tooth root-canal preparation in terms of instrumentation time and amounts of dentin removed using micro-computed tomography (μCT) technology...
June 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry: Official Journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597619/gender-related-cardiac-dimension-differences-between-female-and-male-professional-soccer-players
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André Sansonio de Morais, Guilherme Assunção Ferreira, Adriano E Lima-Silva, Ary Gomes Filho
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine if cardiac hypertrophy differs between professional female and male soccer players. METHODS: Twenty-two female and 20 male professional soccer players, and their respective non-athlete controls (22 females and 19 males) were submitted to an echocardiogram. RESULTS: Females had a shorter left ventricular intracavitary diameter and wall thicknesses than males in both groups. However, these differences disappeared when cardiac dimensions were expressed relative to body mass area (p > 0...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595718/echocardiographic-characteristics-of-hypertensive-patients-affected-by-transient-ischemic-attack-a-cross-sectional-study
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Daniela Degli Esposti, Simone Stefano Finzi, Angelo Parini, Arrigo F G Cicero, Giovanni Tomassoli, Stefano Bacchelli, Maria Guarino, Francesca Rondelli, Claudio Borghi
Atrial septal aneurysm (ASA), common finding in normal echocardiographies, has been described in association with transient ischemic attacks (TIAs)/strokes, as well as hypertensive end-organ damage such as left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy. Aim of this study was to assess if a cluster of echocardiographic aspects could characterize TIA hypertensive patients. A cross-sectional study on patients with history of TIA, referring to a Hypertension Center echolab, has been performed. A total of 5223 patients received transthoracic echocardiography...
April 2017: Journal of the American Society of Hypertension: JASH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588636/a-case-of-spontaneous-abortion-related-to-ovarian-endometriosis-in-a-golden-retriever-dog
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M A Demirel
This report describes a case of spontaneous abortion in a 4-year-old Golden Retriever dog with ovarian endometriosis. Clinical findings indicated that there was not any senstivity in the abdomen and the viability parameters were within the reference values. On vaginal examination, serosanguineous discharge was determined. Ultrasonographic examination revealed that no fetus was observed in cornu uteri and an hypoechoic cystic structure, measuring 3.2 × 3.4 cm was found behind the left kidney. Ovarian cyst was suspected, and then ovariohysterectomy was performed...
2017: Iranian journal of veterinary research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588632/age-dependent-electrocardiographic-and-echocardiographic-changes-in-german-shepherd-dogs
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Lj Spasojević Kosić, D R Trailović, N Krstić
By causing numerous changes in the cardiovascular system, ageing leads to a decreased threshold for clinical manifestation of heart disease. The aim of this study was to define the existence of cardiac structural and functional changes in healthy dogs of different age. Radiographic, electrocardiographic (ECG) and echocardiographic examinations of 20 clinically healthy German Shepherd dogs were performed in order to define the values of relevant parameters. Afterwards, the values of cardio examinations were compared between young and old dogs and statistically analyzed...
2017: Iranian journal of veterinary research
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