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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210824/ultrasound-palpation-for-fast-in-situ-quantification-of-articular-cartilage-stiffness-thickness-and-relaxation-capacity
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M Schöne, R M Schulz, H Tzschätzsch, P Varga, K Raum
Most current cartilage testing devices require the preparation of excised samples and therefore do not allow intra-operative application for diagnostic purposes. The gold standard during open or arthroscopic surgery is still the subjective perception of manual palpation. This work presents a new diagnostic method of ultrasound palpation (USP) to acquire applied stress and strain data during manual palpation of articular cartilage. With the proposed method, we obtain cartilage thickness and stiffness. Moreover, repeated palpations allow the quantification of relaxation effects...
February 16, 2017: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182095/early-detection-of-tibial-cartilage-degradation-and-cancellous-bone-loss-in-an-ovariectomized-rat-model
#2
Yinong Wang, Zhiwei Liu, Qing Wang, Qianjin Feng, Wufan Chen
This study aimed to investigate degradation of the articular cartilage and loss of the cancellous bone in an ovariectomized (OVX) rat model simulating early human menopausal stage. Fourteen health female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into two groups (n = 7 per group): an OVX group that underwent bilateral ovariectomy to create an OVX model with low estrogen levels and a sham group in which only the periovarian fatty tissue was exteriorized. All the animals were sacrificed at 3 weeks after ovariectomy...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28147365/measurement-of-fibrosis-in-crohn-s-disease-strictures-with-imaging-and-blood-biomarkers-to-inform-clinical-decisions
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REVIEW
Peter D R Higgins
BACKGROUND: Distinguishing fibrosis from inflammation in an intestinal stricture in Crohn's disease is quite difficult. The absence of signs of inflammation on CT or MRI does not prove the absence of inflammation, as most strictures have a mix of fibrosis and inflammation. Identifying refractory fibrosis and distinguishing the patients who will respond to anti-inflammatory therapy from those who will require surgery are important clinical requirements, and several new technologies in imaging and serum biomarkers are being applied to this problem...
2017: Digestive Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137441/effects-of-habitual-knuckle-cracking-on-metacarpal-cartilage-thickness-and-grip-strength
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M T Yildizgören, T Ekiz, S Nizamogullari, A D Turhanoglu, H Guler, N Ustun, M Kara, L Özçakar
Joint cracking involves a manipulation of the finger joints resulting in an audible crack. This study aimed to determine whether habitual knuckle cracking (KC) leads to an alteration in grip strength and metacarpal head (MH) cartilage thickness. Thirty-five habitual knuckle crackers (cracking their joints ≥5times/day) (20 M, 15 F, aged 19-27 years) and 35 age-, gender-, and body mass index-matched non-crackers were enrolled in the study. MH cartilage thickness was measured with ultrasound and grip strength was measured with an analog Jamar hand dynamometer...
February 2017: Hand Surgery and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137404/relevant-aspects-of-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-gout
#5
Eloy De Avila Fernandes, Samuel Brighenti Bergamaschi, Tatiane Cantarelli Rodrigues, Gustavo Coelho Dias, Ralff Malmann, Germano Martins Ramos, Soraya Silveira Monteiro
Gout is an inflammatory arthritis characterized by the deposition of monosodium urate crystals in the synovial membrane, articular cartilage and periarticular tissues leading to inflammation. Men are more commonly affected, mainly after the 5th decade of life. Its incidence has been growing with the population aging. In the majority of the cases, the diagnosis is made by clinical criteria and synovial fluid analysis, in search for monosodium urate crystals. Nonetheless, gout may sometimes have atypical presentations, complicating the diagnosis...
January 2017: Revista Brasileira de Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093371/sonographically-guided-knee-meniscus-injections-feasibility-techniques-and-validation
#6
Michael R Baria, Jacob L Sellon, Dan Lueders, Jay Smith
BACKGROUND: There is a growing interest in the use of biologic agents such as platelet-rich plasma and mesenchymal stem/stromal cells to treat musculoskeletal injuries, including meniscal tears. Although previous research has documented the role of diagnostic ultrasound to evaluate meniscal tears, sonographically guided (SG) techniques to specifically deliver therapeutic agents into the meniscus have not been described. OBJECTIVE: To describe and validate SG injection techniques for the body and posterior horn of the medial and lateral meniscus...
January 16, 2017: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078503/efficacy-of-pulsed-nd-yag-laser-in-the-treatment-of-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#7
Mohamed Salaheldien Mohamed Alayat, Tarek Helmy Ahmed Aly, Aly Elsayed Mohamed Elsayed, Ammar Suliman Mohamed Fadil
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of pulsed Nd:YAG laser plus glucosamine/chondroitin sulfate (GCS) in patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) by examining changes in pain and knee function, as well as synovial thickness (ST) and femoral cartilage thickness (FCT). Sixty-seven male patients participated, with a mean (SD) age of 53.85 (4.39) years, weight of 84.01 (4.70) kg, height of 171.51 (3.96) cm, and BMI of 28.56 (1.22). Group 1 was treated with high-intensity laser therapy (HILT), GCS, and exercises (HILT + GCS + EX)...
January 11, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072483/optimization-of-ultrasound-transducer-positioning-for-endotracheal-tube-placement-confirmation-in-cadaveric-model
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Tiffany Lonchena, Sokpoleak So, James Ibinson, Peter Roolf, Steven L Orebaugh
OBJECTIVES: Sonography has been suggested as a possible means of endotracheal tube (ETT) placement confirmation. However, optimum ultrasound transducer placement has not been established. Using a cadaveric model, ETT placement by the sonographic appearance at the thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage, and suprasternal notch in the upper airway was assessed to determine which ultrasound transducer placement offered the most optimal images for ETT confirmation in the airway. METHODS: One provider intubated 5 cadavers, with the ultrasound transducer at each of the 3 levels, for a total of 30 intubations per specimen, while 2 providers assigned a visual score of 1 (subtle), 2 (clear), or 3 (pronounced) to each sonogram of the ETT in the airway...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072470/sonographic-dynamic-description-of-the-laryngeal-tract-definition-of-quantitative-measures-to-characterize-vocal-fold-motion-and-estimation-of-their-normal-values
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Héloïse Bergeret-Cassagne, Diane S Lazard, Muriel Lefort, Siham Hachi, Laurence Leenhardt, Fabrice Menegaux, Gilles Russ, Christophe Trésallet, Frédérique Frouin
Vocal fold motion was analyzed during free breathing using two-dimensional dynamic ultrasound imaging. Two cadavers were first analyzed to define easily identifiable landmarks. Motion of the laryngeal tract was then analyzed in an axial plane. Left and right arytenoids and thyroid cartilage were defined on images corresponding to abduction and adduction of the laryngeal tract. Associated area measurements were established for 50 healthy subjects. All area indices were significantly larger during abduction than adduction...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981278/knee-ultrasound-from-research-to-real-practice-a-systematic-literature-review-of-adult-knee-ultrasound-assessment-feasibility-studies
#10
Alexandra Peltea, Florian Berghea, Tania Gudu, Ruxandra Ionescu
OBJECTIVE: To identify and analyse existing data regarding knee ultrasound (US) feasibility in clinical practice. Material and methods: A systematic literature review was performed using the terms: ("knee") AND ("ultrasound" OR "ultrasonography") AND ("feasibility" OR "pilot" OR "proof of concept"). Feasibility studies regarding knee US or US aided maneuver involving knee joint, published during 2005-2015, were selected and evaluated against a complex framework constructed around mandatory key areas for feasibility studies: acceptability, demand, implementation, practicality, adaptation, integration and expansion...
December 5, 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27975090/near-infrared-spectroscopic-assessment-of-developing-engineered-tissues-correlations-with-compositional-and-mechanical-properties
#11
Arash Hanifi, Uday Palukuru, Cushla McGoverin, Michael Shockley, Eliot Frank, Alan Grodzinsky, Richard G Spencer, Nancy Pleshko
Articular cartilage degeneration causes pain and reduces the mobility of millions of people annually. Regeneration of cartilage is challenging, due in part to its avascular nature, and thus tissue engineering approaches for cartilage repair have been studied extensively. Current techniques to assess the composition and integrity of engineered tissues, including histology, biochemical evaluation, and mechanical testing, are destructive, which limits real-time monitoring of engineered cartilage tissue development in vitro and in vivo...
December 15, 2016: Analyst
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965140/multimodality-scoring-of-chondral-injuries-in-the-equine-fetlock-joint-ex%C3%A2-vivo
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J K Sarin, H Brommer, D Argüelles, P H Puhakka, S I Inkinen, I O Afara, S Saarakkala, J Töyräs
OBJECTIVE: We investigate the potential of a prototype multimodality arthroscope, combining ultrasound, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and arthroscopic indentation device, for assessing cartilage lesions, and compare the reliability of this approach with conventional arthroscopic scoring in equine joints ex vivo. DESIGN: Areas of interest (AIs, N = 43) were selected from equine fetlock joints (N = 5). Blind-coded AIs were independently scored by two equine surgeons employing International Cartilage Repair Society (ICRS) scoring system via conventional arthroscope and multimodality arthroscope, in which high-frequency ultrasound and OCT catheters were attached to an arthroscopic indentation device...
December 10, 2016: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27925675/effect-of-increasing-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-and-a-functional-appliance-on-the-mandibular-condyle-in-growing-rats
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Harmanpreet Kaur, Hasan Uludağ, Douglas N Dederich, Tarek El-Bialy
OBJECTIVES: Functional appliances are used for treatment of lower-jaw deficiencies in growing individuals; however, their effectiveness is debatable. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (US) is a noninvasive method, which has been shown to stimulate cartilage and bone formation with 20 minutes of application. This study was designed to test the hypothesis that increasing low-intensity pulsed US application from 20 to 40 min/d will enhance mandibular condylar growth in growing rats, especially when combined with a functional appliance...
January 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914723/evaluation-of-knee-cartilage-thickness-a-comparison-between-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-methods
#14
Randy J Schmitz, Hsin-Min Wang, Daniel R Polprasert, Robert A Kraft, Brian G Pietrosimone
BACKGROUND: Establishing clinically accessible measures of cartilage health is critical for assessing effectiveness of protocols to reduce risk of osteoarthritis (OA) development and progression. Cartilage thickness is one important measure in describing both OA development and progression. The objective was to determine the relationship between ultrasound and MRI measures of cartilage thickness in the medial femoral condyle. METHODS: Mean cartilage thicknesses of the left medial femoral cartilage were measured via T1 weighted MRI and ultrasound imaging from transverse, anterior, middle, and posterior medial femoral regions in 10 healthy females (Mean±Std Dev) (1...
November 30, 2016: Knee
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900348/implementation-of-musculoskeletal-ultrasonography-in-detection-of-early-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
#15
Ayman F Darwish, Faten M Ismael, Abdou Ell-Laban, Ahmed Hamed, Moustafa Abdel Kader, Ashraf Osman
AIM: To determine whether early clinical, laboratory and musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) characteristics can be used as early detectors of juvenile idiopathic arthritis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty (40) patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) diagnosed according to the ILAR criteria [1] and 20 healthy control children. All patients were subjected to the following assessment at base line and at follow up after 6 months: Clinical evaluation, MSUS examination and laboratory evaluation...
2016: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883051/lipid-coated-microbubbles-and-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-enhance-chondrogenesis-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-3d-printed-scaffolds
#16
Mitra Aliabouzar, Lijie Grace Zhang, Kausik Sarkar
Lipid-coated microbubbles are used to enhance ultrasound imaging and drug delivery. Here we apply these microbubbles along with low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) for the first time to enhance proliferation and chondrogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) in a 3D printed poly-(ethylene glycol)-diacrylate (PEG-DA) hydrogel scaffold. The hMSC proliferation increased up to 40% after 5 days of culture in the presence of 0.5% (v/v) microbubbles and LIPUS in contrast to 18% with LIPUS alone...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881037/a-novel-gel-pad-laryngeal-ultrasound-for-vocal-cord-evaluation
#17
Jung-Woo Woo, Seo Ki Kim, Inhye Park, Jun Ho Choe, Jung-Han Kim, Jee Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal ultrasound (LUS) is a new method for vocal cord evaluation in patients with risk of vocal cord palsy (VCP). However, the previously described LUS reportedly had a high failure rate of vocal cord visualization in male patients. A novel gel pad LUS was devised to overcome the limitations of the previous method. METHODS: A total of 482 (100 male) consecutive LUS and direct laryngoscopy examinations were performed in thyroidectomy and other neck surgery patients...
January 4, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871685/comparison-of-ultrasound-frequency-in-laryngeal-ultrasound-for-vocal-cord-evaluation
#18
Jung-Woo Woo, Inhye Park, Jun Ho Choe, Jung-Han Kim, Jee Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal ultrasound is a new method of vocal cord evaluation in patients at risk for vocal cord palsy. However, the previously described laryngeal ultrasound reportedly has a high failure rate of vocal cord visualization in male patients. We compared 2 ultrasound frequencies in laryngeal ultrasound to improve on the limitations of this method. METHOD: A total of 301 (55 male, 246 female) consecutive laryngeal ultrasound and direct laryngoscopy exams were performed for patients with thyroidectomy and other neck operations...
November 18, 2016: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870560/effect-of-prenatal-versus-postnatal-vitamin-d-deficiency-on-pulmonary-structure-and-function-in-mice
#19
Ammar Saadoon, Namasivayam Ambalavanan, Kurt Zinn, Ambika P Ashraf, Mark MacEwen, Teodora Nicola, Michelle V Fanucchi, William T Harris
Epidemiologic studies have linked gestational vitamin D deficiency to respiratory diseases, although mechanisms have not been defined. We hypothesized that antenatal vitamin D deficiency would impair airway development and alveolarization in a mouse model. We studied the effect of antenatal vitamin D deficiency by inducing vitamin D deficiency in pregnant mice and then compared lung development and function in their offspring to littermate controls. Postnatal vitamin D deficiency and sufficiency models from each group were also studied...
November 21, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27847539/cyst-like-change-in-the-thyroid-cartilage-a-developmental-variant-in-children
#20
Karen Chetcuti, Shivaram Avula
Neck sonography is frequently encountered on ultrasound lists in the paediatric patient population. Anecdotally, one of the most frequent clinical indications is the investigation of a neck lump. While performing an ultrasound of the neck, structures other than those routinely assessed, such as the thyroid cartilage and mandibular cortex also come into view. Occasionally, pathology in these structures is also encountered, albeit less frequently. The purpose of this case report and review is to illustrate the ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging appearances of cyst-like changes in the thyroid cartilage that are encountered in children, particularly in early adolescence...
November 2016: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
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