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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779705/an-investigation-into-the-use-of-ultrasound-as-a-surrogate-measure-of-diaphragm-function
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Samantha Holtzhausen, Marianne Unger, Alison Lupton-Smith, Susan Hanekom
PURPOSE: Sonographic assessment of the diaphragm may be a surrogate for interpretation of diaphragm function in mechanically ventilated patients. This study aimed to determine the correlation between respiratory muscle function and diaphragm thickness in a healthy population. METHODS: A descriptive study was conducted. Diaphragm thickness was determined by sonographic measurement. Respiratory muscle strength, fatigue and endurance was determined using a mouth pressure manometer...
May 17, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735312/steato-score-non-invasive-quantitative-assessment-of-liver-fat-by-ultrasound-imaging
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Nicole Di Lascio, Cinzia Avigo, Antonio Salvati, Nicola Martini, Monica Ragucci, Serena Monti, Anna Prinster, Dante Chiappino, Marcello Mancini, Domenico D'Elia, Lorenzo Ghiadoni, Ferruccio Bonino, Maurizia R Brunetto, Francesco Faita
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is becoming a global epidemic. The aim of this study was to develop a system for assessing liver fat content based on ultrasound images. Magnetic resonance spectroscopy measurements were obtained in 61 patients and the controlled attenuation parameter in 54. Ultrasound images were acquired for all 115 participants and used to calculate the hepatic/renal ratio, hepatic/portal vein ratio, attenuation rate, diaphragm visualization and portal vein wall visualization. The Steato-score was obtained by combining these five parameters...
May 4, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716030/ultrasonic-imaging-of-seismic-physical-models-using-a-fringe-visibility-enhanced-fiber-optic-fabry-perot-interferometric-sensor
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Wenlu Zhang, Fengyi Chen, Wenwen Ma, Qiangzhou Rong, Xueguang Qiao, Ruohui Wang
A fringe visibility enhanced fiber-optic Fabry-Perot interferometer based ultrasonic sensor is proposed and experimentally demonstrated for seismic physical model imaging. The sensor consists of a graded index multimode fiber collimator and a PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) diaphragm to form a Fabry-Perot interferometer. Owing to the increase of the sensor's spectral sideband slope and the smaller Young's modulus of the PTFE diaphragm, a high response to both continuous and pulsed ultrasound with a high SNR of 42...
April 16, 2018: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703250/a-case-report-of-giant-pancreatic-pseudocyst-following-acute-pancreatitis-experience-with-endoscopic-internal-drainage
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W A E Udeshika, H M M T B Herath, S U B Dassanayake, S P Pahalagamage, Aruna Kulatunga
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic cysts are being diagnosed more frequently because of the increasing usage of imaging techniques. A pseudocyst with the major diameter of 10 cm is termed as a giant cyst. Asymptomatic pseudo-cysts up to 6 cm in diameter can be safely observed and monitored without intervention, but larger and symptomatic pseudocysts require intervention. CASE PRESENTATION: A 27-year-old Sri Lankan male, with history of heavy alcohol use, presented with progressive abdominal distension following an episode of acute pancreatitis...
April 27, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29703214/ultrasound-assessed-diaphragmatic-impairment-is-a-predictor-of-outcomes-in-patients-with-acute-exacerbation-of-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-undergoing-noninvasive-ventilation
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Alessandro Marchioni, Ivana Castaniere, Roberto Tonelli, Riccardo Fantini, Matteo Fontana, Luca Tabbì, Andrea Viani, Francesco Giaroni, Valentina Ruggieri, Stefania Cerri, Enrico Clini
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound (US) evaluation of diaphragmatic dysfunction (DD) has proved to be a reliable technique in critical care. In this single-center prospective study, we investigated the impact of US-assessed DD on noninvasive ventilation (NIV) failure in patients with acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD) and its correlation with the transdiaphragmatic pressure assessed using the invasive sniff maneuver (Pdi sniff). METHODS: A population of 75 consecutive patients with AECOPD with hypercapnic acidosis admitted to our respiratory intensive care unit (RICU) were enrolled...
April 27, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29693941/pre-anesthetic-whole-body-point-of-care-ultrasonography
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Takeshi Nomura, Itaru Watanabe
Point-of-care ultrasonography has become widely used in diagnosis and managements of patients. In the field of anesthesiology, ultrasound guided nerve blocks and central venous catheterization (CVC), and transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) have become popular. Now, ultrasound devices are familiar to anesthesiologists. In pre-anesthetic patient risk evaluation, the sonographic results of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) or the examination of deep venous thrombus are often helpful for anesthesia planning...
May 2017: Masui. the Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29687276/diaphragm-function-and-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilation-an-ultrasound-and-phrenic-nerve-stimulation-clinical-study
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Martin Dres, Ewan C Goligher, Bruno-Pierre Dubé, Elise Morawiec, Laurence Dangers, Danielle Reuter, Julien Mayaux, Thomas Similowski, Alexandre Demoule
BACKGROUND: Diaphragm dysfunction is defined by a value of twitch tracheal pressure in response to magnetic phrenic stimulation (twitch pressure) amounting to less than 11 cmH2 O. This study assessed whether this threshold or a lower one would predict accurately weaning failure from mechanical ventilation. Twitch pressure was compared to ultrasound measurement of diaphragm function. METHODS: In patients undergoing a first spontaneous breathing trial, diaphragm function was evaluated by twitch pressure and by diaphragm ultrasound (thickening fraction)...
April 23, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29630033/a-randomized-comparison-between-interscalene-and-small-volume-supraclavicular-blocks-for-arthroscopic-shoulder-surgery
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Julián Aliste, Daniela Bravo, Diego Fernández, Sebastián Layera, Roderick J Finlayson, De Q Tran
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: This randomized trial compared ultrasound (US)-guided interscalene block (ISB) and small-volume supraclavicular block (SCB) for arthroscopic shoulder surgery. We hypothesized that SCB would provide equivalent analgesia to ISB 30 minutes after surgery without the risk of hemidiaphragmatic paralysis (HDP). METHODS: All patients received an US-guided intermediate cervical plexus block. In the ISB group, US-guided ISB was performed with 20 mL of levobupivacaine 0...
April 6, 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578644/point-of-care-diaphragm-ultrasound-in-infants-with-bronchiolitis-a-prospective-study
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Danilo Buonsenso, Maria C Supino, Emanuele Giglioni, Massimo Battaglia, Alessia Mesturino, Simona Scateni, Barbara Scialanga, Antonino Reale, Anna M C Musolino
BACKGROUND: Bronchiolitis is the most common reason for hospitalization of children worldwide. Many scoring systems have been developed to quantify respiratory distress and predict outcome, but none of them have been validated. We hypothesized that the ultrasound evaluation of the diaphragm could quantify respiratory distress and therefore we correlated the ultrasound diaphragm parameters with outcome. METHODS: Prospective study of infants with bronchiolitis (1-12 months) evaluated in a pediatric emergency department...
March 26, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567109/diaphragmatic-shear-modulus-at-various-submaximal-inspiratory-mouth-pressure-levels
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Kentaro Chino, Toshiyuki Ohya, Keisho Katayama, Yasuhiro Suzuki
This study assessed the shear modulus of the diaphragm at various submaximal inspiratory mouth pressure levels by ultrasound shear wave elastography. In 14 healthy male subjects, diaphragmatic shear moduli were assessed at end expiration during resting breathing and at submaximal inspiratory tasks at 15, 30, 45, 60, and 75% of the maximal inspiratory mouth pressure. The shear modulus increased along with mouth pressure, and the mouth-pressure-shear-modulus relationship fit the second-order polynomial regression equation (r2  = 0...
March 19, 2018: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29508056/inspiratory-muscle-weakness-diaphragm-immobility-and-diaphragm-atrophy-after-neck-dissection
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Anne Flavia Silva Galindo Santana, Pedro Caruso, Pauliane Vieira Santana, Gislaine Cristina Lopes Machado Porto, Luiz Paulo Kowalski, Jose Guilherme Vartanian
BACKGROUND: Inspiratory strength after a neck dissection has not been evaluated, and diaphragm function has not been adequately evaluated. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate diaphragm mobility and inspiratory strength after neck dissection. METHODS: Prospective data collection of a consecutive series of adult patients submitted to neck dissection for head and neck cancer treatment, in a tertiary referral cancer center, from January to September 2014, with 30 days of follow-up...
May 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492938/diaphragmatic-hydatid-disease-a-diagnostic-challenge-for-the-radiologist
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Hichem Jerraya, Ali Gaja, Mehdi Khalfallah, Chadli Dziri
Primitive hydatid disease of diaphragm is very rare. The preoperative diagnosis of this hydatid location represents a challenge for the radiologist. We reported a case of primitive hydatid cyst of the diaphragm not associated with other hydatid localizations which was diagnosed preoperatively. A 70 year-old woman with no previous medical history, complained of abdominal pain in the right upper quadrant for 7 months. The physical exam and the laboratory tests were unremarkable. Abdominal ultrasound showed multiloculated cystic lesion which appeared to be located in the hepatic dome suggestive of hydatid cyst of the liver...
April 2017: La Tunisie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29492603/combined-transarterial-chemoembolization-of-the-right-inferior-phrenic-artery-and-radiofrequency-ablation-for-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma-near-the-diaphragm-its-efficacy-and-safety
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Dongho Hyun, Sung Ki Cho, Sung Wook Shin, Kwang Bo Park, Sang Yub Lee, Hong Suk Park, Sung Wook Choo, Young Soo Do
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to report the efficacy and safety of combined transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) of the right inferior phrenic artery (IPA) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) near the diaphragm supplied by the right IPA. METHODS: From July 2009 through April 2015, 11 patients with small (≤ 3 cm) HCC near the diaphragm, which was infeasible for ultrasound-guided RFA and supplied by the right IPA, received TACE of the right IPA and subsequent RFA in one session...
February 28, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29485899/the-breadth-of-the-diaphragm-updates-in-embryogenesis-and-role-of-imaging
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Chi Wan Koo, Tucker F Johnson, David S Gierada, Darin B White, Shanda Blackmon, Jane M Matsumoto, Jooae Choe, Mark S Allen, David L Levin, Ronald S Kuzo
The diaphragm is an unique skeletal muscle separating the thoracic and abdominal cavities with a primary function of enabling respiration. When abnormal, whether by congenital or acquired means, the consequences for patients can be severe. Abnormalities that affect the diaphragm are often first detected on chest radiographs as an alteration in position or shape. Cross-sectional imaging studies, primarily CT and occasionally MRI, can depict structural defects, intrinsic and adjacent pathology in greater detail...
March 12, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467544/ultrasound-detection-of-diaphragm-position-in-the-region-for-lung-monitoring-by-electrical-impedance-tomography-during-laparoscopy
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Kristyna Buzkova, Martin Muller, Ales Rara, Karel Roubik, Tomas Tyll
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: During laparoscopic surgery, a capnoperitoneum is created to optimize the operating space for surgeons. One effect of this is abdominal pressure which alters the physiological thoraco-abdominal configuration and pushes the diaphragm and lungs cranially. Since the lung image acquired by electrical impedance tomography (EIT) depends on the conditions within the thorax and abdomen, it is crucial to know the diaphragm position to determine the effect of diaphragm shift on EIT thorax image...
March 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467022/recovery-of-muscle-function-after-deep-neuromuscular-block-by-means-of-diaphragm-ultrasonography-and-adductor-of-pollicis-acceleromyography-with-comparison-of-neostigmine-vs-sugammadex-as-reversal-drugs-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Iacopo Cappellini, Fabio Picciafuochi, Daniele Ostento, Ginevra Danti, Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio, Chiara Adembri
BACKGROUND: The extensive use of neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) during surgical procedures still leads to potential residual paralyzing effects in the postoperative period. Indeed, neuromuscular monitoring in an intra-operative setting is strongly advocated. Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors can reverse muscle block, but their short half-life may lead to residual curarization in the ward, especially when intermediate or long-acting NMBAs have been administered. Sugammadex is the first selective reversal drug for steroidal NMBAs; it has been shown to give full and rapid recovery of muscle strength, thus minimizing the occurrence of residual curarization...
February 21, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438332/diaphragmatic-palsy
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Laxmi Kokatnur, Mohan Rudrappa
The diaphragm is the primary muscle of respiration, and its weakness can lead to respiratory failure. Diaphragmatic palsy can be caused by various causes. Injury to the phrenic nerve during thoracic surgeries is the most common cause for diaphragmatic palsy. Depending on the cause, the symptoms of diaphragmatic palsies vary from completely asymptomatic to disabling dyspnea requiring mechanical ventilation. On pulmonary function tests, there will be a decrease in the maximum respiratory muscle power. Spirometry shows reduced lung functions and a significant drop of lung function in supine position is typical of diaphragmatic palsy...
February 13, 2018: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435329/use-of-diaphragm-thickening-fraction-combined-with-rapid-shallow-breathing-index-for-predicting-success-of-weaning-from-mechanical-ventilator-in-medical-patients
#18
Pattarin Pirompanich, Sasithon Romsaiyut
Background: Weaning failure is a crucial hindrance in critically ill patients. Rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI), a well-known weaning index, has some limitations in predicting weaning outcomes. A new weaning index using point-of-care ultrasound with diaphragmic thickening fraction (DTF) has potential benefits for improving weaning success. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of a combination of DTF and RSBI for predicting successful weaning compared to RSBI alone. Methods: This prospective study enrolled patients from the medical intensive care unit or ward who were using mechanical ventilation and readied for weaning...
2018: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421851/respiratory-characteristics-of-individuals-with-non-specific-low-back-pain-a-cross-sectional-study
#19
Vikram Mohan, Aatit Paungmali, Patraporn Sitilerpisan, Ummi F Hashim, Munifa B Mazlan, Tuan N Nasuha
Non-specific low back pain (NS-LBP) is known to cause respiratory dysfunction. In this study, we investigated alterations in breathing, respiratory strength and endurance, core stability, diaphragm mobility, and chest expansion among patients with NS-LBP and healthy individuals. The specific aim of the study was to correlate between respiratory function and other variables among NS-LBP patients. Thirty four patients with NS-LBP were matched with 34 healthy participants before undergoing total faulty breathing scale, spirometer, respiratory pressure meter, chest expansion, ultrasound, and pressure biofeedback measurements...
February 8, 2018: Nursing & Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29406380/progressive-diaphragm-atrophy-in-pediatric-acute-respiratory-failure
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Christie L Glau, Thomas W Conlon, Adam S Himebauch, Nadir Yehya, Scott L Weiss, Robert A Berg, Akira Nishisaki
OBJECTIVES: Diaphragm atrophy is associated with delayed weaning from mechanical ventilation and increased mortality in critically ill adults. We sought to test for the presence of diaphragm atrophy in children with acute respiratory failure. DESIGN: Prospective, observational study. SETTING: Single-center tertiary noncardiac PICU in a children's hospital. PATIENTS: Invasively ventilated children with acute respiratory failure...
February 5, 2018: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
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