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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...
February 21, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29460457/aberrant-migration-and-surgical-removal-of-a-heartworm-dirofilaria-immitis-from-the-femoral-artery-of-a-cat
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Maureen S Oldach, Catherine T Gunther-Harrington, Ingrid M Balsa, Ehren M McLarty, Kyle A Wakeman, Kathryn L Phillips, Juhana Honkavaara, Lance C Visser, Joshua A Stern
A cat was evaluated for an acute-onset of right pelvic limb paresis. Thoracic radiographs revealed normal cardiac size and tortuous pulmonary arteries. Abdominal ultrasound identified a heartworm (HW) extending from the caudal abdominal aorta into the right external iliac artery and right femoral artery. The cat was HW-antigen positive. Echocardiography revealed a HW within the right branch of the main pulmonary artery and evidence of pulmonary hypertension. An agitated-saline contrast echocardiogram revealed a small right to left intracardiac shunt at the level of the atria...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458881/prenatal-diagnosis-of-short-rib-polydactyly-syndrome-type-iii-or-short-rib-thoracic-dysplasia-3-with-or-without-polydactyly-srtd3-associated-with-compound-heterozygous-mutations-in-dync2h1-in-a-fetus
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Chih-Ping Chen, Tsang-Ming Ko, Tung-Yao Chang, Schu-Rern Chern, Shin-Wen Chen, Shih-Ting Lai, Tzu-Yun Chuang, Wayseen Wang
OBJECTIVE: We present the perinatal imaging findings and molecular genetic analysis in a fetus with short-rib polydactyly syndrome (SRPS) type III or short-rib thoracic dysplasia 3 with or without polydactyly (SRTD3). CASE REPORT: A 29-year-old, primigravid woman was referred for genetic counseling at 15 weeks of gestation because of abnormal ultrasound findings of short limbs, a narrow chest and bilateral polydactyly of the hands and feet, consistent with a diagnosis of SRPS type III...
February 2018: Taiwanese Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457120/spread-of-injectate-in-ultrasound-guided-serratus-plane-block-a-cadaveric-study
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Tatsuya Kunigo, Takeshi Murouchi, Shuji Yamamoto, Michiaki Yamakage
Background: Serratus plane block is a thoracic truncal block that has been proposed as alternatives for analgesia such as epidural anesthesia and paravertebral block for the anterolateral chest wall. Previously, we performed the clinical study about optimal volume of the local anesthetic in serratus plane block. The primary aim of this study was to assess the pattern of distribution of dye into the serratus plane of cadavers after ultrasound-guided serratus plane injection. Findings: Ultrasound-guided serratus plane injection was performed at the level of the fourth rib on the mid-axillary line in nine adult Thiel-embalmed cadavers...
2018: JA Clin Rep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444598/venous-outlet-syndrome-caused-by-capillary-hemangioma-of-the-subclavian-vein
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Stefano Bongiolatti, Daniela Massi, Vincenza Maio, Alessandro Gonfiotti, Domenico Viggiano, Luca Voltolini
We report a case of intravenous lobular capillary hemangioma in the subclavian vein, causing venous thoracic outlet syndrome. A 32-year-old woman was referred to our unit with facial and left arm oedema. Ultrasound evaluation, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging showed a hypervascular mass in the middle portion of the subclavian vein, with arrest of venous flow. Through an infraclavicular approach, we excised the venous axis with the endovascular palpable tumour that extended from the axillary-subclavian junction to the jugular-subclavian junction, without reconstruction...
January 1, 2018: Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals
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/29436454/thoracic-ultrasound-experiences-among-respiratory-specialty-trainees-in-the-uk
#7
Nicholas Smallwood
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Clinical Medicine: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of London
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433996/gelatin-thoracic-paravertebral-teaching-model-for-placement-of-a-continuous-infusion-catheter-in-the-extrathoracic-paravertebral-space
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Shruti Sevak, Ashley Woodfin, Zachary Hothem, Rose Callahan, James Robbins, Kathryn Ziegler
OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to develop an ultrasound-guided training curriculum for continuous infusion catheter placement in the paravertebral space and to create a gelatin thoracic spine-rib model for use in this training. We sought to create a model that was inexpensive and reusable such that multiple participants could use one model during training. DESIGN: The model was prepared by embedding a firm foam thoracic spine replica with bilateral attached ribs into an opaque gelatin mixture...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433714/malignant-pleural-effusion-from-diagnostics-to-therapeutics
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REVIEW
Rachelle Asciak, Najib M Rahman
Malignant pleural effusion is a common complication of cancer and denotes a poor prognosis. It usually presents with dyspnea and a unilateral large pleural effusion. Thoracic computed tomography scans and ultrasound are helpful in distinguishing malignant from benign effusions. Pleural fluid cytology is diagnostic in about 60% of cases. In cytology-negative disease, pleural biopsies are helpful. Current management is palliative. Previously, first-line treatment for recurrent symptomatic malignant pleural effusion was chest drain insertion and talc pleurodesis, with indwelling pleural catheter insertion reserved for patients with trapped lung or failed talc pleurodesis...
March 2018: Clinics in Chest Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428372/comparative-study-on-the-analgesic-effect-of-acute-ipsilateral-shoulder-pain-after-open-thoracotomy-between-preoperative-ultrasound-guided-suprascapular-nerve-block-snb-and-intraoperative-phrenic-nerve-infiltration-pni-in-cancer-lung-patients
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Bassel M Elfokery, Sahar A Tawfic, Abdelrahman M Abdelrahman, Dina N Abbas, Ikramy M Abdelghaffar
INTRODUCTION: Acute ipsilateral shoulder pain (ISP) is a common complaint in patients after thoracotomy. The incidence ranges from 21% to 97%. Unfortunately, clinical studies did not put enough focus on ISP post thoracic surgery. AIM OF THE WORK: This study was designed to compare the effectiveness of suprascapular nerve block (SNB) and phrenic nerve infiltration (PNI) for controlling ISP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: One hundred and thirty-five lung cancer patients (135) scheduled for open-lung surgery were randomly allocated into three equal groups; control group: received thoracic epidural with general anesthesia, suprascapular group: (SNB) one hour before the operation with 10 ml bupivacaine plus thoracic epidural with general anesthesia and phrenic nerve group: (PNI) was performed by the operating surgeon with 10 ml bupivacaine plus thoracic epidural with general anesthesia...
February 7, 2018: Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29423153/cardiac-tamponade-communicating-with-a-posterior-mediastinal-chylocele-after-esophagectomy
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Shin-Ichi Kosugi, Takehisa Hashimoto, Yo Sato, Kenichiro Hirano, Eiji Sunami, Takeaki Matsuzawa, Motoko Takahashi, Hiroshi Ichikawa
A 75-year-old male received neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the mid-thoracic esophagus, followed by right transthoracic esophagectomy with extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy. Cardiac tamponade developed on postoperative Days 1 and 13, for which emergency ultrasound-guided drainage was required. Pericardial drainage fluid became chylous after administration of polymeric formula. A computed tomography scan demonstrated the presence of a retrocardiac fluid collection, encompassed by the left pulmonary vein and left atrium, descending aorta and vertebral column...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29419953/-the-role-of-fetal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-study-of-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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V Núñez, M Romo, J L Encinas, A Bueno, B Herrero, E Antolín, L Martínez, M López Santamaría
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: Different echographic and fetal magnetic resonance (MRI) measurements have been described in the diagnosis of associated malformations and the prognosis of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). We have reviewed our experience searching for useful isolated or combined parameters and how MRI can complement ultrasound. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated 29 fetuses with CDH. We examined ultrasonography: Lung to Head (LHR o/e) and in MRI: ipsilateral lung volume (IPV) and total expressed as percentage of observed / expected lung volume (VPT o/e) and percentage of herniated liver (PHH)...
February 1, 2018: Cirugía Pediátrica: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Cirugía Pediátrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398529/a-sonographic-investigation-for-the-development-of-ultrasound-guided-paravertebral-brachial-plexus-block-in-dogs-cadaveric-study
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Paolo Monticelli, Ella Fitzgerald, Jaime Viscasillas
OBJECTIVE: To describe a novel in-plane ultrasound (US)-guided approach to the sixth (C6), seventh (C7), eighth (C8) cervical and to the first thoracic (T1) spinal nerves. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective, descriptive, experimental anatomic study. ANIMALS: A total of seven canine Beagle cadavers. METHODS: Phase 1: One cadaver was used to define bony landmarks for the C6-T1 spinal nerves using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging...
September 15, 2017: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29398308/transthoracic-ultrasound-evaluation-of-arch-and-descending-thoracic-aortic-pathology
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Fabrizio D'Abate, Dare Oladokun, Angelo La Leggia, Robert Hinchliffe, Matthew Thompson, Peter Holt, Jorg de Bruin, Ian Loftus, Benjamin Patterson
BACKGROUND: Duplex ultrasonography (DUS) currently has limited applicability in the diagnosis and surveillance of thoracic aortic pathologies because of associated limitations. This study investigates the feasibility of using an optimised DUS protocol to detect descending thoracic aortic pathology. METHODS: Forty patients were scanned (20 cases and 20 controls). All patients but one had a technically adequate assessment of the thoracic aorta (at least one view of the descending thoracic aorta)...
February 2, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379231/dilemma-of-diagnosing-thoracic-sarcoidosis-in-tuberculosis-endemic-regions-an-imaging-based-approach-part-2
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Ashu S Bhalla, A Das, P Naranje, A Goyal, R Guleria, Gopi C Khilnani
The second part of the review discusses the role of different existing imaging modalities in the evaluation of thoracic sarcoidosis, including chest radiograph, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, endobronchial ultrasound, and positron emission tomography. While summarizing the advantages and pitfalls of each imaging modality, the authors propose imaging recommendations and an algorithm to be followed in the evaluation of clinically suspected case of sarcoidosis in tuberculosis-endemic regions.
October 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375904/chest-wall-a-structure-underestimated-in-ultrasonography-part-iii-neoplastic-lesions
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REVIEW
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz
Chest wall neoplasms mainly include malignancies, metastatic in particular. Differential diagnosis should include clinical data; tumor location, extent, delineation; the degree of homogeneity; the presence of calcifications; the nature of bone destruction and the degree of vascularization. The aim of the paper is to present both the benefits and limitations of ultrasound for the diagnosis of chest wall neoplasms. The neoplastic process may be limited to the chest wall; it may spread from the chest wall into the intrathoracic structures or spread from the inside of the chest towards the chest wall...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29375903/chest-wall-underappreciated-structure-in-sonography-part-ii-non-cancerous-lesions
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REVIEW
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz
The chest wall is a vast and complex structure, hence the wide range of pathological conditions that may affect it. The aim of this publication is to discuss the usefulness of ultrasound for the diagnosis of benign lesions involving the thoracic wall. The most commonly encountered conditions include sternal and costal injuries and thoracic lymphadenopathy. Ultrasound is very efficient in identifying the etiology of pain experienced in the anterior chest wall following CPR interventions. Both available literature and the authors' own experience prompt us to propose ultrasound evaluation as the first step in the diagnostic workup of chest trauma, as it permits far superior visualization of the examined structures compared with conventional radiography...
December 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370085/a-prospective-evaluation-of-duplex-ultrasound-for-thoracic-outlet-syndrome-in-high-performance-musicians-playing-bowed-string-instruments
#18
Garret Adam, Kevin Wang, Christopher J Demaree, Jenny S Jiang, Mathew Cheung, Carlos F Bechara, Peter H Lin
Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a neurovascular condition involving the upper extremity, which is known to occur in individuals who perform chronic repetitive upper extremity activities. We prospectively evaluate the incidence of TOS in high-performance musicians who played bowed string musicians. Sixty-four high-performance string instrument musicians from orchestras and professional musical bands were included in the study. Fifty-two healthy volunteers formed an age-matched control group. Bilateral upper extremity duplex scanning for subclavian vessel compression was performed in all subjects...
January 25, 2018: Diagnostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29364723/ultrasound-guidance-versus-ct-guidance-for-peripheral-lung-biopsy-performance-according-to-lesion-size-and-pleural-contact
#19
Matthew H Lee, Meghan G Lubner, J Louis Hinshaw, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare efficacy and safety of biopsy guided by ultrasound (US) versus CT for lung lesions with pleural contact. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Among 1269 image-guided thoracic biopsies obtained at our institution between 2004 and 2016, 150 were US-guided for lung lesions with pleural contact (78 men, 72 women; mean age, 67 years). Of those, 94 were performed using US only; 56 had initial CT localization. A comparison cohort of 100 consecutive CT-guided biopsies for lung lesions with pleural contact was identified (60 men, 40 women; mean age, 65 years)...
January 24, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356776/ultrasound-assisted-paramedian-thoracic-epidural
#20
Damon Yu, Nadia Hernandez, Johanna Blair de Haan, David Vu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 2018: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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