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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925670/limited-abdominal-sonography-for-evaluation-of-children-with-right-lower-quadrant-pain
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Martha M Munden, Shannon Wai, Michael C DiStefano, Wei Zhang
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether a complete abdominal sonographic examination is necessary in the evaluation of children with right lower quadrant pain that is suspicious for appendicitis in the emergency department and whether performing a limited, more-focused study would miss clinically important disease. METHODS: With Institutional Review Board approval, a retrospective study was performed of 704 patients, from ages 5-19 years, presenting to the emergency department with right lower quadrant pain that was suspicious for appendicitis who underwent a complete abdominal sonographic examination...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875668/use-of-a-perclose-proglide-device-for-percutaneous-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair-in-a-general-hospital-experience
#2
Chih-Hsien Lee, Jau-Kang Huang, Ten-Fang Yang
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of percutaneous endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) with a Perclose ProGlide device compared with endovascular aortic repair with surgical cutdown of common femoral artery in patients at a general hospital. METHODS: A retrospective clinical study was conducted using data on 10 patients with elective EVAR, 7 patients with percutaneous EVAR, and 9 patients with consecutive rupture abdominal aortic aneurysm treated with emergency EVAR from January 2010 to December 2014...
October 2016: Discovery Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875660/successful-use-of-targeted-temperature-management-after-repair-of-myocardial-rupture-from-blunt-chest-trauma-a-case-report
#3
Wook-Jin Choi, Yun Seok Kim, Jung Seok Hong, Jeong Won Kim
Targeted temperature management (TTM) improves survival and neurological outcome after nontraumatic cardiac arrest. However, TTM is not used widely after traumatic cardiac arrest because of concerns that it might exacerbate bleeding. We report the use of postarrest TTM after repair of blunt myocardial rupture. A 48-year-old man was admitted after being rescued from a major traffic accident by the local emergency service. Focused sonography showed pericardial fluid without cardiac tamponade. Computed tomography showed a large hematoma in the anterior mediastinum associated with hemopericardium...
November 22, 2016: Therapeutic Hypothermia and Temperature Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872421/risk-of-adverse-outcomes-in-euploid-pregnancies-with-isolated-short-fetal-femur-and-humerus-on-second-trimester-sonography
#4
Marja Kaijomaa, Veli-Matti Ulander, Markku Ryynanen, Vedran Stefanovic
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate pregnancies with isolated short fetal femur and humerus on second-trimester sonography. Short fetal long bones are known to be associated with aneuploidy and structural anomalies. In this study, we wanted to show the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes in euploid and nonanomalous pregnancies. METHODS: Singleton pregnancies with short femur and humerus were included. Pregnancies with normal fetal bone lengths and age-matched mothers were selected as controls...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843541/blunt-diaphragmatic-lesions-imaging-findings-and-pitfalls
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REVIEW
Matteo Bonatti, Fabio Lombardo, Norberto Vezzali, Giulia A Zamboni, Giampietro Bonatti
Blunt diaphragmatic lesions (BDL) are uncommon in trauma patients, but they should be promptly recognized as a delayed diagnosis increases morbidity and mortality. It is well known that BDL are often overlooked at initial imaging, mainly because of distracting injuries to other organs. Sonography may directly depict BDL only in a minor number of cases. Chest X-ray has low sensitivity in detecting BDL and lesions can be reliably suspected only in case of intra-thoracic herniation of abdominal viscera. Thanks to its wide availability, time-effectiveness and spatial resolution, multi-detector computed tomography (CT) is the imaging modality of choice for diagnosing BDL; several direct and indirect CT signs are associated with BDL...
October 28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821650/unexpected-findings-during-evaluation-of-acute-pelvic-pain-with-transvaginal-sonography
#6
Daniel J Ohngemach, Yonah B Esterson, Naeem Rahman, Ali Noor, John S Pellerito
Transvaginal sonography is the first-line imaging modality used to evaluate acute female pelvic pain in the emergency setting because of its accessibility, lack of ionizing radiation, and excellent ability to identify reproductive tract disorders. Although the intent of transvaginal sonography is to evaluate the reproductive organs, imaging of adjacent pelvic structures is an important part of every transvaginal sonographic examination. Gastrointestinal, urologic, and vascular disorders incidentally scanned on transvaginal sonography may explain the pain for which the examination is being performed...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802866/point-of-care-ultrasonography-as-a-training-milestone-for-internal-medicine-residents-the-time-is-now
#7
Bruce F Sabath, Gurkeerat Singh
Point-of-care (POC) ultrasonography is considered fundamental in emergency medicine training and recently has become a milestone in critical care fellowship programs as well. Currently, there is no such standard requirement for internal medicine residency programs in the United States. We present a new case and briefly review another case at our institution - a community hospital - in which internal medicine house staff trained in ultrasonography were able to uncover unexpected and critical diagnoses that significantly changed patient care and outcomes...
2016: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27802212/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-to-evaluate-organ-microvascularization-after-operative-versus-endovascular-treatment-of-visceral-artery-aneurysms
#8
Karin Pfister, Piotr M Kasprzak, Ernst M Jung, René Müller-Wille, Walter Wohlgemuth, Reinhard Kopp, Wilma Schierling
PURPOSE: To evaluate the organ microvascularization after operative versus endovascular treatment of visceral artery aneurysms (VAAs) by contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and colour-coded duplex sonography (CCDS). METHOD AND MATERIALS: Between April 1995 to January 2016, 168 patients (78 males, 90 females; median age: 62 years) were diagnosed with VAAs at our hospital site. 60/168 patients (36%) fulfilled treatment criteria and had either open (29/60, 48%) or endovascular (31/60, 52%) aneurysm repair...
October 12, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790349/diagnostic-accuracy-of-emergency-performed-focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma-fast-in-blunt-abdominal-trauma
#9
Hamed Basir Ghafouri, Morteza Zare, Azam Bazrafshan, Ehsan Modirian, Shervin Farahmand, Niloofar Abazarian
INTRODUCTION: Intra-abdominal hemorrhage due to blunt abdominal trauma is a major cause of trauma-related mortality. Therefore, any action taken for facilitating the diagnosis of intra-abdominal hemorrhage could save the lives of patients more effectively. The aim of this study was to determine the accuracy of focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) performed by emergency physicians. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study from February 2011 to January 2012 at 7(th) Tir Hospital in Tehran (Iran), 120 patients with abdominal blunt trauma were chosen and evaluated for abdominal fluid...
September 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27769323/test-characteristics-of-point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-acute-posterior-ocular-pathology
#10
Michael Y Woo, Nathan Hecht, Bernard Hurley, David Stitt, Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to determine the test characteristics of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) for the diagnosis of retinal tear (RT), retinal detachment (RD), posterior vitreous detachment (PVD), and vitreous hemorrhage (VH). DESIGN: A prospective observation study on a convenience sample of patients presenting to a tertiary care emergency general ophthalmology clinic was performed. PARTICIPANTS: Adult patients with acute flashes/floaters or new visual field defects were included (n = 62)...
October 2016: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Journal Canadien D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27739636/emergency-medicine-resident-assessment-of-the-emergency-ultrasound-milestones-and-current-training-recommendations
#11
Lori A Stolz, Uwe Stolz, J Matthew Fields, Turandot Saul, Michael Secko, Matthew J Flannigan, Johnathan M Sheele, Robert P Rifenburg, Anthony J Weekes, Elaine B Josephson, John Bedolla, Dana M Resop, Jonathan Dela Cruz, Megan Boysen-Osborn, Terrell Caffery, Charlotte Derr, Rimon Bengiamin, Gerardo Chiricolo, Brandon Backlund, Jagdipak Heer, Robert J Hyde, Srikar Adhikari
OBJECTIVES: Emergency ultrasound (EUS) has been recognized as integral to the training and practice of emergency medicine (EM). The Council of Emergency Medicine Residency-Academy of Emergency Ultrasound (CORD-AEUS) consensus document provides guidelines for resident assessment and progression. The Accredited Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has adopted the EM Milestones for assessment of residents' progress during their residency training which includes demonstration of procedural competency in bedside ultrasound...
October 14, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27689152/positive-predictive-value-of-abdominal-sonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-ischemic-colitis
#12
E López, T Ripolles, M J Martinez, P Bartumeus, J Blay, A López
AIM: The aim was to prospectively evaluate the positive predictive value of ultrasound in the diagnosis of ischemic colitis, with colonoscopy as the reference standard. METHODS: During a 2-year period we included consecutive patients over 50 years of age with sudden abdominal pain and/or rectal bleeding who underwent abdominal sonography in an emergency setting with a thickened segment of colon with a length of more than 10 cm. This clinical-sonographic triad was considered diagnostic for ischemic colitis...
November 2015: Ultrasound International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27646971/mdct-of-pelvic-inflammatory-disease-a-review-of-the-pathophysiology-gamut-of-imaging-findings-and-treatment
#13
James Spain, Matthew Rheinboldt
Representing an ascending, sexually spread pyogenic infection of the female genital tract, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a commonly encountered cause for emergency visits and hospitalizations among young and adult female patients. Though gynecologic evaluation and sonography constitute the mainstay of diagnosis, multidetector CT imaging of the abdomen and pelvis is not uncommonly performed, often as the initial imaging modality, due to the frequently vague and indeterminate clinical presentation. As such, knowledge and attenuation to the often subtle early imaging features of PID afford the radiologist a critical chance to direct and expedite appropriate pathways of patient care, minimizing the risk for secondary complications, including infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and enteric adhesions...
September 19, 2016: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595837/imaging-algorithms-and-ct-protocols-in-trauma-patients-survey-of-swiss-emergency-centers
#14
R Hinzpeter, T Boehm, D Boll, C Constantin, F Del Grande, V Fretz, S Leschka, T Ohletz, M Brönnimann, S Schmidt, T Treumann, P-A Poletti, Hatem Alkadhi
OBJECTIVES: To identify imaging algorithms and indications, CT protocols, and radiation doses in polytrauma patients in Swiss trauma centres. METHODS: An online survey with multiple choice questions and free-text responses was sent to authorized level-I trauma centres in Switzerland. RESULTS: All centres responded and indicated that they have internal standardized imaging algorithms for polytrauma patients. Nine of 12 centres (75 %) perform whole-body CT (WBCT) after focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) and conventional radiography; 3/12 (25 %) use WBCT for initial imaging...
September 5, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27595259/-the-radiologist-physician-in-major-trauma-evaluation
#15
Gaspar Alberto Motta-Ramírez
BACKGROUND: Trauma is the most common cause of death in young adults. A multidisciplinary trauma team consists of at least a surgical team, an anesthesiology team, radiologic team, and an emergency department team. OBJECTIVE: Recognize the integration of multidisciplinary medical team in managing the trauma patient and which must include the radiologist physician responsible for the institutional approach to the systematization of the trauma patient regarding any radiological and imaging study with emphasis on the FAST (del inglés, Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma)/USTA, Whole body computed tomography...
July 2016: Gaceta Médica de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27582528/epipericardial-fat-necrosis-sonographic-findings-and-their-correlation-with-computed-tomography
#16
Jorge Díaz, Julia Alegría, Daniel Pérez, Cristián Medina
Epipericardial fat necrosis is a rare cause of chest pain. It presents as pleuritic pain in an otherwise healthy patient. Computed tomography has proved to be the most effective diagnostic imaging technique because of its ability to reveal typical alterations in the cardiophrenic space. As far as we know, sonographic findings concerning this entity have not been reported in the literature. We report 4 cases admitted to our institutional emergency department with chest pain. Among other tests, chest wall sonography was requested in these patients and showed special findings that should be evaluated with chest computed tomography...
October 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27541633/effect-of-hydrodynamic-cavitation-in-the-tissue-erosion-by-pulsed-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-phifu
#17
Yufeng Zhou, Xiaobin Wilson Gao
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is emerging as an effective therapeutic modality in clinics. Besides the thermal ablation, tissue disintegration is also possible because of the interaction between the distorted HIFU bursts and either bubble cloud or boiling bubble. Hydrodynamic cavitation is another type of cavitation and has been employed widely in industry, but its role in mechanical erosion to tissue is not clearly known. In this study, the bubble dynamics immediately after the termination of HIFU exposure in the transparent gel phantom was captured by high-speed photography, from which the bubble displacement towards the transducer and the changes of bubble size was quantitatively determined...
September 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27529029/overview-of-point-of-care-abdominal-ultrasound-in-emergency-and-critical-care
#18
REVIEW
Toru Kameda, Nobuyuki Taniguchi
Point-of-care abdominal ultrasound (US), which is performed by clinicians at bedside, is increasingly being used to evaluate clinical manifestations, to facilitate accurate diagnoses, and to assist procedures in emergency and critical care. Methods for the assessment of acute abdominal pain with point-of-care US must be developed according to accumulated evidence in each abdominal region. To detect hemoperitoneum, the methodology of a focused assessment with sonography for a trauma examination may also be an option in non-trauma patients...
2016: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27472731/emphysematous-epididymo-orchitis-as-a-camouflage-of-prostate-invasion-secondary-to-rectum-cancer-a-case-report
#19
Ching-Heng Yen, Chin-Yu Liu, Tai-Lung Cha, Sheng-Tang Wu, En Meng, Guang-Huan Sun, Dah-Shyong Yu, Hong-I Chen, Sun-Yran Chang, Chih-Wei Tsao
INTRODUCTION: Emphysematous epididymo-orchitis is a rare cause of acute scrotum pain characterized by gas formation within the tissue. Diabetes mellitus and recto-seminal fistula secondary to sigmoid diverticulitis are generally accepted as being responsible for this disease. However, prostate invasion secondary to rectal cancer may be considered to be a newly identified pathogenetic mechanism. Herein, we report this rare case and illustrate the pathogenesis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 69-year-old man arrived at our emergency department presenting with sepsis and acute scrotal pain...
July 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27455082/hospital-utilization-pattern-in-a-hepatogastroenterology-department-of-a-research-institute-hospital-from-2004-to-2013
#20
Afaf H A Elayyat, Ahmed Sadek
BACKGROUND: The Theodor Bilharz Research Institute (TBRI) Hospital is a research and referral center for gastroenterology and hepatology. The Hepatogastroenterology (HGE) Department in TBRI Hospital is a center for endoscopy and sonography. The department also has a hepatology ICU. As a part of hospital performance improvement, medical records that satisfy the needs and demands of the healthcare team, setting a practical framework to improve the quality of medical care in TBRI Hospital, were generated...
June 2016: Journal of the Egyptian Public Health Association
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