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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632761/experience-improves-the-performance-of-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-biopsy-for-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions-a-learning-curve-at-a-medical-centre
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Chun-Ta Huang, Sheng-Yuan Ruan, Yi-Ju Tsai, Chao-Chi Ho, Chong-Jen Yu
BACKGROUND: Endobronchial ultrasound(EBUS)-guided transbronchial biopsy(TBB) is the preferred diagnostic tool for peripheral pulmonary lesions(PPLs) and mastering this procedure is an important task in the training of chest physicians. Little has been published about the learning experience of physicians with this technique, particularly at an institutional level. We aimed to establish a learning curve for EBUS-guided TBB for PPLs at a medical center. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, consecutive patients with PPLs referred for EBUS-guided TBB at National Taiwan University Hospital were enrolled...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627724/comparative-echogenicity-of-an-epidural-catheter-and-2-new-catheters-designed-for-ultrasound-guided-continuous-peripheral-nerve-blocks
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Daniel M Moy, T Edward Kim, T Kyle Harrison, Jody C Leng, Brendan Carvalho, Steven K Howard, Cynthia Shum, Alex Kou, Edward R Mariano
Visualization of the catheter during ultrasound-guided continuous nerve block performance may be difficult but is an essential skill for regional anesthesiologists. The objective of this in vitro study was to evaluate 2 newer catheters designed for enhanced echogenicity and compare them to a widely used catheter not purposely designed for ultrasound guidance. Outcomes were the numbers of first-place rankings among all 3 catheters and scores on individual echogenicity criteria as assessed by 2 blinded reviewers...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614131/importance-of-catheter-length-for-ultrasound-guided-cannulation-of-peripheral-veins
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Daniel M Moy, Worasak Keeyapaj
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594074/testosterone-and-dihydrotestosterone-levels-in-the-transition-zone-correlate-with-prostate-volume
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Tomislav Pejčić, Tomislav Tosti, Živoslav Tešić, Borivoj Milković, Dejan Dragičević, Milutin Kozomara, Milica Čekerevac, Zoran Džamić
BACKGROUND: There is still no consensus regarding intraprostatic androgen levels and the accumulation of androgens in the hyperplastic prostatic tissue. The current opinion is that intraprostatic dihydrotestosterone (DHT) concentrations are maintained but not elevated in benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), while there is no similar data concerning intraprostatic testosterone (T). METHODS: Tissue T (tT) and tissue DHT (tDHT) concentration were determined in 93 patients scheduled for initial prostate biopsy...
June 8, 2017: Prostate
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28576901/anankle-trial-study-protocol-a-randomised-trial-comparing-pain-profiles-after-peripheral-nerve-block-or-spinal-anaesthesia-for-ankle-fracture-surgery
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Rune Sort, Stig Brorson, Ismail Gögenur, Ann Merete Møller
INTRODUCTION: Ankle fracture surgery is a common procedure, but the influence of anaesthesia choice on postoperative pain and quality of recovery is poorly understood. Some authors suggest a benefit of peripheral nerve block (PNB) in elective procedures, but the different pain profile following acute fracture surgery and the rebound pain on cessation of the PNB both remain unexplored. We present an ongoing randomised study aiming to compare primary PNB anaesthesia with spinal anaesthesia for ankle fracture surgery regarding postoperative pain profiles and quality of recovery...
June 2, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560238/high-pd-1-expression-on-regulatory-and-effector-t-cells-in-lung-cancer-draining-lymph-nodes
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Rieneke van de Ven, Anna-Larissa N Niemeijer, Anita G M Stam, Sayed M S Hashemi, Christian G Slockers, Johannes M Daniels, Erik Thunnissen, Egbert F Smit, Tanja D de Gruijl, Adrianus J de Langen
The treatment of advanced nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint inhibitors has improved clinical outcome for a proportion of patients. The current challenge is to find better biomarkers than PD-L1 immunohistochemistry (IHC) that will identify patients likely to benefit from this therapy. In this exploratory study we assessed the differences in T-cell subsets and PD-1 expression levels on T-cells in tumour-draining lymph nodes (TDLNs) and peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs)...
April 2017: ERJ Open Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551173/natural-orifice-transluminal-endoscopic-partial-prostatectomy-a-real-time-image-guided-focal-extirpative-feasibility-study
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Haidar M Abdul-Muhsin, Nicholas J Jakob, Akira Kawashima, Alvin C Silva, Melisa L Stanton, Gianni Moshero, Erik P Castle, Paul E Andrews, Mitchell R Humphreys
OBJECTIVE: To assess the feasibility of focal endoscopic excision of PCa under guidance of real time magnetic resonance imaging/ultrasound fusion (MUF). METHODS: Using a cadaveric model, multi-focal PCa was simulated using two MRI-compatible fiducial markers.These were inserted transrectally and used to generate regions of interests (ROIs) on a 1.5 T surface coil MRI. The first marker was placed in the right mid peripheral zone (ROI 1) and the second marker was placed in the left seminal vesicle as a referent lesion for subsequent imaging...
May 24, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551063/-superior-gluteal-nerve-a-new-block-on-the-block
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Miguel Sá, Rita Graça, Hugo Reis, José Miguel Cardoso, José Sampaio, Célia Pinheiro, Duarte Machado
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The superior gluteal nerve is responsible for innervating the gluteus medius, gluteus minimus and tensor fascia latae muscles, all of which can be injured during surgical procedures. We describe an ultrasound-guided approach to block the superior gluteal nerve which allowed us to provide efficient analgesia and anesthesia for two orthopedic procedures, in a patient who had significant risk factors for neuraxial techniques and deep peripheral nerve blocks. CLINICAL REPORT: An 84-year-old female whose regular use of clopidogrel contraindicated neuraxial techniques or deep peripheral nerve blocks presented for urgent bipolar hemiarthroplasty in our hospital...
May 24, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546045/intravenous-targeted-microbubbles-carrying-urokinase-versus-urokinase-alone-in-acute-peripheral-arterial-thrombosis-in-a-porcine-model
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Johanna H Nederhoed, Harm P Ebben, Jeroen Slikkerveer, Arjan Wj Hoksbergen, Otto Kamp, Geert-Jan Tangelder, Willem Wisselink, René Jp Musters, Kak K Yeung
PURPOSE: Standard therapy in acute peripheral arterial occlusion consists of intra-arterial catheter guided thrombolysis. As microbubbles may be used as a carrier for fibrinolytic agents and targeted to adhere to the thrombus, we can theoretically deliver the thrombolytic medication locally following simple intravenous injection. In this intervention-controlled feasibility study, we compared intravenously administered targeted microbubbles incorporating Urokinase and locally applied ultrasound, with intravenous Urokinase and ultrasound alone...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546032/application-of-prostate-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-version-2-pi-rads-v2-interobserver-agreement-and-positive-predictive-value-for-localization-of-intermediate-and-high-grade-prostate-cancers-on-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Frank Chen, Steven Cen, Suzanne Palmer
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To evaluate interobserver agreement with the use of and the positive predictive value (PPV) of Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System version 2 (PI-RADS v2) for the localization of intermediate- and high-grade prostate cancers on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this retrospective, institutional review board-approved study, 131 consecutive patients who had mpMRI followed by transrectal ultrasound-MR imaging fusion-guided biopsy of the prostate were included...
May 22, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542716/improving-needle-tip-identification-during-ultrasound-guided-procedures-in-anaesthetic-practice
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H J Scholten, A Pourtaherian, N Mihajlovic, H H M Korsten, R A Bouwman
Ultrasound guidance is becoming standard practice for needle-based interventions in anaesthetic practice, such as vascular access and peripheral nerve blocks. However, difficulties in aligning the needle and the transducer can lead to incorrect identification of the needle tip, possibly damaging structures not visible on the ultrasound screen. Additional techniques specifically developed to aid alignment of needle and probe or identification of the needle tip are now available. In this scoping review, advantages and limitations of the following categories of those solutions are presented: needle guides; alterations to needle or needle tip; three- and four-dimensional ultrasound; magnetism, electromagnetic or GPS systems; optical tracking; augmented (virtual) reality; robotic assistance; and automated (computerised) needle detection...
May 22, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540399/ultrasonographic-assessment-of-differential-diagnosis-between-degenerating-cystic-thyroid-nodules-and-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinomas
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Yan Peng, Wei Zhou, Wei Wei Zhan, Shang Yan Xu
PURPOSE: To enhance the diagnostic accuracy of conventional ultrasonography in differentiating papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PTMCs) from degenerating cystic thyroid nodules mimicking malignancy (under 10 mm in diameter). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of hypoechoic thyroid nodules under 10 mm between 162 cases of degenerating cystic thyroid nodules confirmed by ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-FNA) and 150 cases of PTMCs confirmed by both US-FNA and postoperative pathology were performed in the aspects of shape, margin, calcification, and vascularity...
May 24, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538464/decreasing-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-use-with-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-intravenous-lines-a-quality-improvement-project-in-the-acute-care-setting
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Lauren Morata, Carrie Ogilvie, Jackie Yon, Allison Johnson
An ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous (UGPIV) quality improvement project occurred in an 849-bed tertiary care hospital with a goal to reduce the use of central lines, in particular, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). Since implementation, PICCs have decreased by 46.7% overall, and 59 nurses in-hospital are competent in placing UGPIVs. Placement of UGPIVs by the bedside nurse is a key initiative in decreasing PICC use and, potentially, infections.
June 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509777/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-cryoneurolysis-for-acute-pain-management-a-case-report
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Rodney A Gabriel, John J Finneran, Deepa Asokan, Andrea M Trescot, NavParkash S Sandhu, Brian M Ilfeld
We report 3 different cases in which ultrasound-guided percutaneous cryoneurolysis was performed to treat acute pain: 1 patient with refractory incisional pain after percutaneous nephrolithotomy; 1 patient with burns to the foot; and 1 patient with pain from iliac crest grafting. Acute pain associated with surgery or injury is a challenge to treat with local anesthetic-based regional anesthesia techniques when the anticipated pain duration exceeds a few days. Cryoneurolysis is an alternative analgesic method that utilizes extremely cold temperatures to reversibly ablate peripheral nerves and is potentially a novel method for acute pain management...
May 12, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497416/internal-medicine-point-of-care-ultrasound-curriculum-consensus-recommendations-from-the-canadian-internal-medicine-ultrasound-cimus-group
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Irene W Y Ma, Shane Arishenkoff, Jeffrey Wiseman, Janeve Desy, Jonathan Ailon, Leslie Martin, Mirek Otremba, Samantha Halman, Patrick Willemot, Marcus Blouw
Bedside point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly used to assess medical patients. At present, no consensus exists for what POCUS curriculum is appropriate for internal medicine residency training programs. This document details the consensus-based recommendations by the Canadian Internal Medicine Ultrasound (CIMUS) group, comprising 39 members, representing 14 institutions across Canada. Guiding principles for selecting curricular content were determined a priori. Consensus was defined as agreement by at least 80% of the members on POCUS applications deemed appropriate for teaching and assessment of trainees in the core (internal medicine postgraduate years [PGY] 1-3) and expanded (general internal medicine PGY 4-5) training programs...
May 11, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477229/feasibility-of-the-head-mounted-display-for-ultrasound-guided-nerve-blocks-a-pilot-simulator-study
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Yusuke Kasuya, Shota Moriwaki, Chiaki Inano, Tomoko Fukada, Ryu Komatsu, Makoto Ozaki
The head-mounted display (HMD) has the potential to improve the quality of ultrasound-guided procedures. The aim of this non-clinical crossover designed study is to evaluate the feasibility of the HMD for ultrasound-guided nerve block. Eight experienced anesthesiologists performed ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks on a training simulator with a standard approach and with an upside-down approach. Each approach was performed with a control conventional method and with an HMD. The ultrasound image and operating field were recorded by video camera...
May 5, 2017: Journal of Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469722/endobronchial-ultrasound-plus-fluoroscopy-guided-biopsy-compared-to-fluoroscopy-guided-transbronchial-biopsy-for-obtaining-samples-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Jian Ye, Ruifeng Zhang, Shenglin Ma, Limin Wang, Weizhong Jin
BACKGROUND: We report a meta-analysis of recent studies comparing the diagnostic yields of endobronchial ultrasonography plus fluoroscopically-guided transbronchial biopsy (EBUS + TBB) with that of conventional fluoroscopically-guided TBB for peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs). METHODS: We searched Medline, the Cochrane Library, PubMed, and Google Scholar through 31 March 2013 using the keywords: lung neoplasm, pulmonary lesions, diagnosis, endobronchial ultrasound, fluoroscopy, and fluoroscopic...
April 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459722/two-cases-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy-that-showed-different-reactions-to-nerve-stimulation-during-peripheral-nerve-block-a-case-report
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MinHye So, Takeshi Sugiura, Saya Yoshizawa, Kazuya Sobue
In recent years, the technique of combined ultrasound and electrical stimulation-guided nerve block has been recommended. We present 2 patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who exhibited different muscle responses to nerve stimulation during the performance of peripheral nerve blocks for surgeries. Whereas a 2-year-old boy without severe disability showed the expected muscle contraction to electrical nerve stimulation, a 14-year-old boy with severe disability showed no muscle response. Our experience suggests that muscle responses to electrical nerve stimulation will vary with the stage of Duchenne muscular dystrophy...
April 28, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439999/cost-effectiveness-of-introducing-a-nursing-based-programme-of-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-venous-access-in-a-regional-teaching-hospital
#19
Émilie Gosselin, Johanne Lapré, Stéphan Lavoie, Stéphane Rhein
AIM: To analyse the cost-effectiveness of care provided to patients in need of peripheral venous access by comparing the traditional approach with a nurse-based ultrasound-guided programme. BACKGROUND: Letting nurses insert ultrasound-guided catheters is a promising cost-saving approach, but there are few data available to document the efficiency of this type of programme. METHOD: A cost-efficiency evaluative research design was used. Data were collected over a 6-year timeframe, before and after the implementation of the nurse-based programme...
April 25, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433335/treatment-of-peripheral-arterial-disease-via-percutaneous-brachial-artery-access
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Randall W Franz, Christopher F Tanga, Joseph W Herrmann
OBJECTIVE: This review was conducted to evaluate the types of endovascular procedures that can be performed via brachial artery access, evaluate the access success rate, and determine the incidence of technical complications. METHODS: A retrospective 10-year record review at a tertiary facility from January 1, 2005, through June 30, 2015, was completed. Patients who underwent attempted brachial artery access were eligible for review. Outcomes intended to be evaluated included ability to access the vessel, reach an identified lesion, and perform an indicated procedure, while describing the incidence and type of complications that occurred to clarify the utility and safety of brachial artery access...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
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