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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229509/diagnosis-of-congenital-abnormalities-with-post-mortem-ultrasound-in-perinatal-death
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L Tuchtan, E Lesieur, C Bartoli, C Delteil, L Sarda-Quarello, J Torrents, S Sigaudy, M-D Piercecchi, G Gorincour
PURPOSE: To determine the sensitivity and specificity of post-mortem ultrasound in the diagnosis of major congenital abnormalities of fetuses using conventional autopsy as the standard of reference. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All fetuses coming from terminations of pregnancy or intrauterine fetal deaths in a single institution were included. A total of 75 fetuses were included during the study period. The results of post-mortem ultrasound examinations were compared to those of conventional autopsy that served as standard of reference...
December 8, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225889/efficacy-of-sonographic-and-biological-pleurodesis-indicators-of-malignant-pleural-effusion-simple-protocol-of-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Ioannis Psallidas, Hania E G Piotrowska, Ahmed Yousuf, Nikolaos I Kanellakis, Gayathri Kagithala, Seid Mohammed, Lei Clifton, John P Corcoran, Nicky Russell, Melissa Dobson, Robert F Miller, Najib M Rahman
Introduction: Malignant pleural effusion (MPE) is common and currently in UK there are an estimated 50 000 new cases of MPE per year. Talc pleurodesis remains one of the most popular methods for fluid control. The value of thoracic ultrasound (TUS) imaging, before and after pleurodesis, in improving the quality and efficacy of care for patients with MPE remains unknown. Additionally, biomarkers of successful pleurodesis including measurement of pleural fluid proteins have not been validated in prospective studies...
2017: BMJ Open Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201483/purulent-appearing-material-in-an-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration-of-mediastinal-lymph-node-a-diagnostic-challenge
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Damaris Pena, Gilda Diaz-Fuentes, Sindhaghatta Venkatram
Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has increasingly been performed for the diagnosis and staging of thoracic malignancies. Findings of a necrotic lymph node raise concern for infectious process and malignancy. A hypoechoic area on ultrasound/EBUS within a lymph node without blood flow is suggestive of pathologies like infections or malignancy. Inspection of the fluid could suggest a diagnosis; clear aspirates usually suggest bronchogenic or mediastinal cysts and purulent material suggests abscesses or necrotic lymph nodes...
2017: Case Reports in Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201300/the-validation-of-ultrasound-guided-target-segment-identification-in-thoracic-spine-as-confirmed-by-fluoroscopy
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Ju-Yeong Heo, Ji-Won Lee, Cheol-Hwan Kim, Sang-Min Lee, Yong-Soo Choi
Background: The role of ultrasound in the thoracic spine has been underappreciated, partly because of the relative efficacy of the landmark-guided technique and the limitation of imaging through the narrow acoustic windows produced by the bony framework of thoracic spine. The aim of this study was to make a comparison between the 12th rib and the spinous process of C7 as a landmark for effective ultrasound-guided target segment identification in the thoracic spine. Methods: Ultrasonography of 44 thoracic spines was performed and the same procedure was carried out 1 week later again...
December 2017: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197913/an-alternative-finger-in-robotic-assisted-thoracic-surgery-intraoperative-ultrasound-localization-of-pulmonary-nodules
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Zhenyu Zhou, Zhitian Wang, Zhelan Zheng, Jinlin Cao, Chong Zhang, Zhehao He, Wang Lv, Jian Hu
AIM: Robotic-assisted thoracic surgery (RATS) has become a promising treatment for pulmonary neoplasms. During RATS, intraoperative ultrasonography can act as an "alternative finger" to "touch" and locate lesions, especially pulmonary nodules. This study was aimed to investigate the efficacy of intraoperative ultrasonographic localization during da Vinci RATS procedures. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patients with pulmonary nodules were randomly divided into an Experimental Group and Control Group in which nodules were respectively located using intraoperative ultrasonography or by the surgeon's anatomic knowledge...
November 29, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29191649/multilevel-thoracic-paravertebral-block-using-ropivacaine-with-without-dexmedetomidine-in-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-surgery
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Jianghui Xu, Xiaoyu Yang, Xiaobing Hu, Xiaofeng Chen, Jun Zhang, Yingwei Wang
OBJECTIVES: Thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) is reported to have advantages in postoperative pain management in unilateral thoracic surgeries. Previous studies have demonstrated that dexmedetomidine could be used as an adjuvant to local anesthetics, with the aim of prolonging the duration of neural blockade. However, little is known about whether such a combination could improve the quality of postoperative analgesia compared with local anesthetic only when TPVB is used for patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174327/a-case-of-cardiac-arrest-associated-with-aortic-valve-regurgitation
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Hyun Suk Chai, Suk Woo Lee, Jung Soo Park, Sang Chul Kim, Ji Han Lee, Hoon Kim
Blunt chest trauma can cause not only damage to the thoracic cage, but can also injure intracardiac structures including the papillary muscles, chordae tendineae, and valve leaflets. Aortic valve (AV) injury secondary to blunt chest trauma is a rare occurrence. Clinically, AV injury may be missed during the initial post-trauma assessment due to the lack of suspicion of cardiac involvement. Thus, the diagnosis of AV injury is often delayed or missed for a time interval of days to months. As a consequence, the traumatic AV regurgitation can rapidly or progressively lead to congestive heart failure unless surgically corrected...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174210/ultrasound-guided-spinal-catheter-insertion-in-piglet-preliminary-results
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Noemi Romagnoli, Carlotta Lambertini, Domenico Ventrella, Dario Floriano, Alberto Elmi, Francesca Barone, Maria L Bacci
OBJECTIVE: To describe the ultrasound (US) evaluation of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spinal tracts in piglets and to evaluate the feasibility of the ultrasound guided spinal catheter placement in newborn and paediatric piglets. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective experimental study. ANIMALS: A total of two piglet cadavers (age, 7 and 14 days) and eight commercial crossbreed piglets divided into four groups according to age: 7 (P7), 14 (P14), 21 (P21) and 28 (P28) days...
June 7, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29170811/triple-elastofibromas-located-in-the-supra-and-infrascapular-regions-a-case-report
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Cyprian Olchowy, Matías de Albert de Delás-Vigo, Manolo Perez, Nikaoly Ciriaco, Rosa Dominguez Oronoz
We report a case of triple elastofibromas located in the supra- and infrascapular regions. A 61-year-old female with a history of bilateral elastofibroma in the typical subscapular region (6 years before) was admitted for the evaluation of a left-sided suprascapular mass that she had first noted 3 months before. On physical examination, a firm, painless, mobile mass was palpated in the subcutaneous tissue. The patient had not observed any changes of the two known lesions over the past 6 years. The patient denied a family history of elastofibroma...
November 23, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169795/paravertebral-block-for-thoracic-surgery
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REVIEW
Francine D'Ercole, Harendra Arora, Priya A Kumar
Local anesthetic injected into a wedge-shaped space lateral to the spinal nerves as they emerge from the intervertebral foramina produces somatosensory and sympathetic nerve blockade effective for anesthesia and for managing pain of unilateral origin from the chest and abdomen. Paravertebral blockade (PVB) is versatile and may be applied unilaterally or bilaterally. Unlike thoracic epidural, the PVB technique may be used to avoid contralateral sympathectomy, thereby minimizing hypotension and leading to better preservation of blood pressure...
October 4, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168030/the-assessment-of-competency-in-thoracic-sonography-acts-scale-validation-of-a-tool-for-point-of-care-ultrasound
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Scott J Millington, Robert T Arntfield, Robert Jie Guo, Seth Koenig, Pierre Kory, Vicki Noble, Haney Mallemat, Jordan R Schoenherr
BACKGROUND: The rapid adoption of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has created a need to develop assessment tools to ensure that learners can competently use these technologies. In this study, the authors developed and tested a rating scale to assess the quality of point-of-care thoracic ultrasound studies performed by novices. In Phase 1, the Assessment of Competency in Thoracic Sonography (ACTS) scale was developed based on structured interviews with subject matter experts. The tool was then piloted on a small series of ultrasound studies in Phase 2...
November 22, 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163656/the-usefulness-of-thoracic-ultrasonography-in-diagnosis-and-staging-of-bronchogenic-carcinoma
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Manal R Hafez, Eman Sm Sobh, Sawsan B Elsawy, Omaima I Abo-Elkheir
Aim: To evaluate (1) the usefulness of thoracic ultrasound in diagnosis and staging of bronchogenic carcinoma by comparing lesion detectability between thoracic- ultrasound and computed tomography and (2) the outcome of thoracic-ultrasound-guided biopsy in diagnosing bronchogenic carcinoma. Methods: We conducted a cross-sectional study on 53 patients of confirmed bronchogenic carcinoma. All patients had been investigated by thoracic-ultrasound and chest-computed tomography; data regarding the presence of mass (its size, necrosis), lymph nodes invasion, peritumoural atelectasis, consolidations, pleural effusion, chest wall invasion, and paralysis of the diaphragm were recorded...
November 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162443/visualization-of-the-inferoposterior-thoracic-wall-vip-and-boomerang-signs-novel-sonographic-signs-of-right-pleural-effusion
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James Siu Ki Lau, Chi Kit Yuen, Ka Leung Mok, Wing Wa Yan, Pui Gay Kan
OBJECTIVES: This study is to present the diagnostic values of the novel sonographic visualization of the inferoposterior thoracic wall (VIP) and boomerang signs in detecting right pleural effusion by sonologists with little to no experience in ultrasound. METHODS: A prospective analysis of a convenience sample of patients who were assessed by junior intensive care physicians was performed. The patients all underwent computed tomography (CT) of the chest or abdomen with lung bases as part of their care regardless of indication; the results were interpreted by radiologists and were considered the gold standard...
November 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157382/diagnostic-imaging-and-newer-modalities-for-thoracic-diseases-pet-computed-tomographic-imaging-and-endobronchial-ultrasound-for-staging-and-its-implication-for-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Sarah J Counts, Anthony W Kim
Modalities to detect and characterize lung cancer are generally divided into those that are invasive [endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS), esophageal ultrasound (EUS), and electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopy (ENMB)] versus noninvasive [chest radiography (CXR), computed tomography (CT), positron emission tomography (PET), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)]. This chapter describes these modalities, the literature supporting their use, and delineates what tests to use to best evaluate the patient with lung cancer...
January 2018: PET Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143503/-lung-and-pleural-space-ultrasonography-for-pulmonologist
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Leslie Noirez, Laurent P Nicod
In the past twenty years ultrasound has been the subject of renewed interest in lung exploration in the broad sense. The necessity of accessing a means of rapid exploration at the bed of the patient in a critical situation has led to the development of a pleuro-pulmonary ultrasound semiology to make it a diagnostic tool of choice which exceeds the strict framework intensive care units and emergency services. With the diagnosis of thoracic tumors or the exploration of interstitial syndromes, it tends to integrate more into the daily practice of the pulmonologist...
November 15, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135270/-effectiveness-of-prenatal-ultrasound-in-fetal-and-neonatal-malformations-and-examination-of-difficulty-and-uncertainty-factors
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Fanni Rebeka Erős, Artúr Beke
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: The birth prevalence of congenital malformations is around 2-3%. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy of ultrasound diagnostics in detecting congenital malformations. METHOD: We have processed the prenatal sonographic and postnatal clinical details of 1867 inborn abnormalities in 1200 fetuses over a 7-year period. RESULTS: The mean maternal age upon delivery/abortion was 29.96 ± 5.88 years. In 671 cases, the pregnancy concluded in delivery with a mean gestational age of 35...
November 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124891/the-diagnostic-value-of-tissue-button-technique-for-specimen-accusation-during-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-fine-needle-aspiration
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Oren Fruchter, Anna Breslavsky, Tatyana Brozgol, Anna Grossman, Kessi Mikhailova, Alexey Bugayov, Kassa Shimelis, Hananya Vaknine, Oleg Sukmanov
INTRODUCTION: The quality of tissue acquisition during Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a major determinant of the diagnostic yield of the procedure. In the tissue button (TB ) technique the retrieved cellular specimen is fixed in ethanol and subsequently scraped from slide using surgical blade into formaldehyde and processed like ordinary tissue biopsy thus potentially increasing its diagnostic value. OBJECTIVES: To retrospectively evaluate the diagnostic yield of a TB technique in patients undergoing EBUS-TBNA for various malignant and benign conditions...
November 10, 2017: Clinical Respiratory Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117056/efast-simulation-training-for-trauma-providers
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Kristie Pencil
Current trauma recommendations include completing chest and pelvis radiographs and Focused Abdominal Sonography in Trauma (FAST) examination in the trauma bay; however, expanding literature indicates that thoracic ultrasound scans are more sensitive than chest radiography in the detection of pneumothorax. In an urban, Level II trauma center in central Ohio, the author implemented an evidence-based practice project. This project focused on a lack of provider knowledge of the expanded Focused Abdominal Sonography in Trauma (eFAST) examination...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma Nursing: the Official Journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29109634/accuracy-of-ultrasound-imaging-versus-manual-palpation-for-locating-the-intervertebral-level
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Reshma Ambulkar, Vijaya Patil, Jeson R Doctor, Madhavi Desai, Nitin Shetty, Vandana Agarwal
Background and Aims: Efficacy of epidural analgesia depends on placement of the epidural catheter at the appropriate level. Manual palpation using surface landmarks to identify the desired intervertebral level may not be a reliable method. Ultrasonography (USG) is an alternative technique but requires training and may increase procedure time. The objective of this study was to compare the accuracy of ultrasound (US) imaging with manual palpation for locating the intervertebral level. Material and Methods: We included postoperative adult patients without an epidural catheter who were scheduled to have a chest radiograph in the recovery room...
July 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108076/significance-of-thoracic-and-lung-ultrasound-in-thoracic-surgery
#20
Thomas Günter Lesser
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 6, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
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