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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631022/risk-analysis-and-outcomes-of-bronchopulmonary-sequestrations
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Chun Hong, Gang Yu, Jing Tang, QianLi Liu, Bo Xia
BACKGROUND: Researched and discussed the risks and outcomes of bronchopulmonary sequestrations, especially the intralobar type. METHODS: A retrospective review of our experiences with bronchopulmonary sequestrations from January 2012 to April 2015 is reported. The present study researched and discusses the risks and outcomes of bronchopulmonary sequestrations, especially the intralobar type, compared with other types of bronchopulmonary sequestrations in symptoms, surgery, pathology, and excretion...
June 19, 2017: Pediatric Surgery International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613242/design-and-fabrication-of-piezoelectric-micromachined-ultrasound-transducer-pmut-with-partially-etched-zno-film
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Junhong Li, Wei Ren, Guoxiang Fan, Chenghao Wang
A square piezoelectric composite diaphragm was analyzed by the finite element method to enhance the sensitivity of a piezoelectric micromachined ultrasound transducer (pMUT). The structures of electrode and piezoelectric film were optimized and a centric electrode was designed to avoid the counteraction of stress in the centre and edges. In order to further improve the sensitivity; a pMUT with partially-etched piezoelectric film was adopted. The receive and transmit sensitivities of the pMUT were analyzed in details...
June 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585792/-endovascular-embolization-in-the-treatment-of-the-pulmonary-intralobar-sequestration
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S Santiago-Martínez, G Guillén, A Laín, S López-Fernández, M Pérez, J Lloret
INTRODUCTION: Up to date the classical therapeutic approach for intralobar sequestrations (IS) has been surgical excision. However, systemic arteries embolization is presented as an alternative, and even constitutes the first line of treatment in some centers. We summarize our experience in selected cases with the aim of preserving the maximum lung parenchyma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of IS who underwent endovascular embolization at our institution between 2013 and 2014...
January 25, 2017: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583557/in-situ-posterior-graft-segmentectomy-for-large-for-size-syndrome-in-deceased-donor-liver-transplantation-in-adults-a-case-report
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A Nagatsu, T Yoshizumi, T Ikegami, N Harimoto, N Harada, Y Soejima, A Taketomi, Y Maehara
Large-for-size syndrome (LFSS) is controversial in pediatric living donor liver transplantation patients and is associated with a poor graft outcome. Similar situations in deceased donor liver transplantation (DDLT) in adults have not been reported frequently, and there are no official guidelines worldwide. Deceased donation is extremely limited in Japan, and when a larger liver is allocated for a very sick small recipient in Japan, transplantation with a plan to address LFSS might be necessary. The patient is a 58-year-old female patient who had acute liver failure with coma...
June 2017: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580706/mr-techniques-for-guiding-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-treatments
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REVIEW
Kagayaki Kuroda
To make full use of the ability of magnetic resonance (MR) to guide high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment, effort has been made to improve techniques for thermometry, motion tracking, and sound beam visualization. For monitoring rapid temperature elevation with proton resonance frequency (PRF) shift, data acquisition and processing can be accelerated with parallel imaging and/or sparse sampling in conjunction with appropriate signal processing methods. Thermometry should be robust against tissue motion, motion-induced magnetic field variation, and susceptibility change...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522757/functional-assessment-of-the-diaphragm-by-speckle-tracking-ultrasound-during-inspiratory-loading
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Eline Oppersma, Nima Hatam, Jonne Doorduin, Johannes G van der Hoeven, Gernot Marx, Andreas Goetzenich, Sebastian Fritsch, Leo M A Heunks, Christian S Bruells
BACKGROUND: Assessment of diaphragmatic effort is challenging especially in critically ill patients in the phase of weaning. Fractional thickening during inspiration assessed by ultrasound has been used to estimate diaphragm effort. It is unknown whether more sophisticated ultrasound techniques such as speckle tracking are superior in the quantification of inspiratory effort. This study evaluates the validity of speckle tracking ultrasound to quantify diaphragm contractility. METHODS: Thirteen healthy volunteers underwent a randomized stepwise threshold loading protocol of 0 to 50% of the maximal inspiratory pressure...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502520/-exploring-the-diaphragm-ultrasound-is-essential
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REVIEW
P Richard
The diaphragm is the muscle most implicated in breathing. Its morphological exploration usually depends on pulmonary radiography, fluoroscopy, CT-scanning and MRI. Its function is evaluated by the classical respiratory functional tests, the measurement of maximum inspiratory and expiratory pressures, the transdiaphragmatic pressure and even an electromyogram. Ultrasound is a technique still insufficiently used in respiratory medicine. It offers, however, many advantages: it is easy to implement, there is no irradiation, it is usable at the bedside, particularly when the patient is immobile or in intensive care...
May 12, 2017: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439426/is-it-possible-to-differentiate-between-pseudopneumoperitoneum-and-similar-pathologies-ultrasonographically
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Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk
AIM: The goal of the work was comparing gas ultrasound images below the right diaphragm in two groups: in people with intestinal interposition below the diaphragm and ones with pneumoperitoneum and extracting the traits differentiating these two conditions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospectively, the documentation of 22 patients with intestinal interposition below the diaphragm (group 1) was utilized. Clinical material was used for comparison, previously published, composed of 15 cases of pneumoperitoneum following laparotomy and of 14 cases following that symptom as a result of ulcer perforation - group 2 (in total n = 29)...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438750/intradiaphragmatic-hybrid-lesion-surgical-decision-making-and-value-of-minimal-invasive-surgery
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Blanca Schuster, Stefan Gerhard Holland-Cunz, Peter Zimmermann
Hybrid lesions (HLs) have elements of congenital pulmonary airway malformation and extrapulmonary sequestration (EPS) and belong to the congenital lung lesions. EPS usually arises in the thorax or the abdomen but rarely in the diaphragm. The preoperative diagnostic work-up based on chest radiograph, ultrasound (US) and CT often shows imprecise results. Therefore, the exact localisation of the lesion can only be ascertained intraoperatively. Here we present a patient, with an intradiaphragmatic HL, and demonstrate the difficulties of surgical decision making regarding the localisation of the lesion and discuss the value of minimal invasive surgery...
April 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398665/both-a-frameshift-and-a-missense-mutation-of-the-stra6-gene-observed-in-an-infant-with-the-matthew-wood-syndrome
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Samantha Sadowski, Nicolas Chassaing, Zuzanna Gaj, Ewa Czichos, Jan Wilczynski, Dorota Nowakowska
BACKGROUND: The Matthew-Wood syndrome is associated with mutations of the STRA6 gene. It combines a pulmonary agenesis/hypoplasia; microphthalmia/anophthalmia; congenital cardiac, digestive, and urogenital malformations; and diaphragmatic defects. CASE: A 23-year-old nulliparous woman was referred to our center after a fetal ultrasound examination at 26 weeks of pregnancy revealed an abnormal head shape, a heart malformation, multiple cysts in both kidneys, and dilated ureters...
March 1, 2017: Birth defects research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392061/carotid-diaphragm-atypical-fibromuscular-dysplasia-or-atheromatous-lesions
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D Chaari, J-M Baud, L Deschamps, C Petitjean, A Maurizot, M-L Chadenat, M de Malherbe, A Jaoua, F Pico
Atypical fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is an underdiagnosed cause of ischemic stroke. The typical angiographic pattern of a septum on the posterolateral side of a carotid megabulb is highly suggestive of atypical FMD. We report here on two patients with this highly suggestive pattern of carotid atypical FMD, but which histological examination revealed to be atheromatous lesions. Interestingly, contrast-enhanced ultrasound of the carotid artery showed enhancement of the spur, which should never be the case with an FMD lesion, which has no vasa vasorum...
April 6, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370095/tracking-and-compensation-of-respiration-pattern-by-an-automatic-compensation-system
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Lai-Lei Ting, Ho-Chiao Chuang, Chia-Chun Kuo, Li-An Jian, Ming-Yuan Huang, Ai-Ho Liao, Der-Chi Tien, Shiu-Chen Jeng, Jeng-Fong Chiou
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine the feasibility of using an ultrasound image tracking algorithm (UITA) combined with a respiration compensating system (RCS) to track and compensate the respiration pattern of the diaphragm in real time. METHODS: Diaphragm motions and various respiration patterns were tracked and captured in volunteers using our previously developed UITA (Kuo et al., J Xray Sci Technol, 2016:875). A diaphragm phantom was placed on a respiration simulation system (RSS) that received signals with different respiration patterns to simulate actual human respiration signals...
March 30, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369989/severity-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-on-sonography-and-risk-of-coronary-heart-disease
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Sun Hwa Lee, Seong Jong Yun, Dong Hyeon Kim, Hyeon Hwan Jo, Yong Sung Park
PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) on sonography (US) and the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) as well as the predictive value of US-diagnosed NAFLD to determine intermediate/high CHD risk compared with as well as in combination on with NAFLD fibrosis score (NFS). METHODS: This retrospective study included 1,276 patients examined between November 2015 and August 2016. NAFLD was categorized as absent, mild, moderate, or severe based on liver-to-kidney echogenicity, visibility of intrahepatic vessel walls, and the diaphragm...
March 28, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361079/ultrasound-to-assess-diaphragmatic-function-in-the-critically-ill-a-critical-perspective
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EDITORIAL
Mark Haaksma, Pieter Roel Tuinman, Leo Heunks
Ultrasound of the diaphragm in critically ill patients has become a diagnostic technique of emerging interest among clinicians and scientists. The advantages include that it is widely available, non-invasive and examination can be performed after relatively short training and at low costs. It is used to estimate muscle mass by measurement of muscle thickness and diagnose weakness by the assessment of diaphragm movement during unassisted breathing. Thickening of the muscle during inspiration has been used to quantify force generation...
March 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360224/ultrasound-evaluation-of-diaphragm-function-in-mechanically-ventilated-patients-comparison-to-phrenic-stimulation-and-prognostic-implications
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Bruno-Pierre Dubé, Martin Dres, Julien Mayaux, Suela Demiri, Thomas Similowski, Alexandre Demoule
RATIONALE: In intensive care unit (ICU) patients, diaphragm dysfunction is associated with adverse clinical outcomes. Ultrasound measurements of diaphragm thickness, excursion (EXdi) and thickening fraction (TFdi) are putative estimators of diaphragm function, but have never been compared with phrenic nerve stimulation. Our aim was to describe the relationship between these variables and diaphragm function evaluated using the change in endotracheal pressure after phrenic nerve stimulation (Ptr,stim), and to compare their prognostic value...
March 30, 2017: Thorax
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28352165/correlation-between-thoracolumbar-curvatures-and-respiratory-function-in-older-adults
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Nor Najwatul Akmal Ab Rahman, Devinder Kaur Ajit Singh, Raymond Lee
Aging is associated with alterations in thoracolumbar curvatures and respiratory function. Research information regarding the correlation between thoracolumbar curvatures and a comprehensive examination of respiratory function parameters in older adults is limited. The aim of the present study was to examine the correlation between thoracolumbar curvatures and respiratory function in community-dwelling older adults. Thoracolumbar curvatures (thoracic and lumbar) were measured using a motion tracker. Respiratory function parameters such as lung function, respiratory rate, respiratory muscle strength and respiratory muscle thickness (diaphragm and intercostal) were measured using a spirometer, triaxial accelerometer, respiratory pressure meter and ultrasound imaging, respectively...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351438/-a-pregnant-woman-with-acute-shoulder-pain
#17
J van de Ven, P M A J Geomini
A 34-year-old woman presented with abdominal pain, vaginal blood loss and severe shoulder pain. Ultrasound revealed an ectopic pregnancy. The shoulder pain was due to irritation of the diaphragm caused by bleeding from a ruptured fallopian tube into the abdominal cavity.
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343681/ultrasound-evaluation-of-diaphragm-function-and-its-application-in-critical-patients-mechanical-ventilation-and-brachial-plexus-block
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F de B de la Quintana Gordon, B Nacarino Alcorta, M Fajardo Pérez
Before diaphragm ultrasonography, assessment of diaphragm function was very difficult due to the complex nature of its exploration. The use of this new technique has shed light on diagnostic problems and treatment with an improvement in final outcomes for critically ill patients, in whom the incidence of diaphragm weakness or dysfunction has been underestimated. Better knowledge of diaphragm function enables us earlier diagnosis by quantification of diaphragm contractile activity or evaluation of functional status after delivery of plexus block anaesthesia, facilitating therapeutic decisions...
March 23, 2017: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331629/congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia-a-review
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REVIEW
Praveen Kumar Chandrasekharan, Munmun Rawat, Rajeshwari Madappa, David H Rothstein, Satyan Lakshminrusimha
Congenital Diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is a condition characterized by a defect in the diaphragm leading to protrusion of abdominal contents into the thoracic cavity interfering with normal development of the lungs. The defect may range from a small aperture in the posterior muscle rim to complete absence of diaphragm. The pathophysiology of CDH is a combination of lung hypoplasia and immaturity associated with persistent pulmonary hypertension of newborn (PPHN) and cardiac dysfunction. Prenatal assessment of lung to head ratio (LHR) and position of the liver by ultrasound are used to diagnose and predict outcomes...
2017: Maternal Health, Neonatology and Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329257/lessons-learned-at-the-epicenter-of-brazil-s-congenital-zika-epidemic-evidence-from-87-confirmed-cases
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Jucille do Amaral Meneses, Ana Catarina Ishigami, Luisa Medeiros de Mello, Luciano Lira de Albuquerque, Carlos Alexandre Antunes de Brito, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Lindomar José Pena
Congenital Zika virus infection has stimulated great international concern. A prospective case series of 87 infants with laboratory-confirmed congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) at the epicenter of the Brazilian Zika epidemic in Pernambuco state is presented. Mothers were interviewed for symptoms of possible Zika virus (ZIKV) infection during pregnancy, and fetal ultrasounds were obtained. Infant cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples were tested for ZIKV-specific antibodies, and sera were screened for other congenital infections...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
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