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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091418/radial-probe-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-lung-biopsy-for-histopathological-diagnosis-of-cryptogenic-organizing-pneumonia
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Miao Ma, Yan Li, Hou-Rong Cai, Jing-Jing Ding, Yong-Sheng Wang, Yu-Juan Gao, Jing-Hong Dai, Qi Zhao, Yong-Long Xiao, Fan-Qing Meng, Xiang-Shan Fan, Li-Yun Miao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075090/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-diagnosis-and-management
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Jennifer Wipperman, Kyle Goerl
Carpal tunnel syndrome, the most common entrapment neuropathy of the upper extremity, is caused by compression of the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel. Classically, patients with the condition experience pain and paresthesias in the distribution of the median nerve, which includes the palmar aspect of the thumb, index and middle fingers, and radial half of the ring finger. Additional clues include positive physical examination findings, such as the flick sign, Phalen maneuver, and median nerve compression test...
December 15, 2016: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071964/hypercapnia-is-essential-to-reduce-the-cerebral-oxidative-metabolism-during-extreme-apnea-in-humans
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Anthony R Bain, Philip N Ainslie, Otto F Barak, Ryan L Hoiland, Ivan Drvis, Tanja Mijacika, Damian M Bailey, Antoinette Santoro, Daniel K DeMasi, Zeljko Dujic, David B MacLeod
The cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2) is reduced during apnea that yields profound hypoxia and hypercapnia. In this study, to dissociate the impact of hypoxia and hypercapnia on the reduction in CMRO2, 11 breath-hold competitors completed three apneas under: (a) normal conditions (NM), yielding severe hypercapnia and hypoxemia, (b) with prior hyperventilation (HV), yielding severe hypoxemia only, and (c) with prior 100% oxygen breathing (HX), yielding the greatest level of hypercapnia, but in the absence of hypoxemia...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066614/the-role-of-bronchoscopy-in-the-diagnosis-of-early-lung-cancer-a-review
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Marco Andolfi, Rossella Potenza, Rosanna Capozzi, Valeria Liparulo, Francesco Puma, Kazuhiro Yasufuku
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide with an overall 5-year survival rate of 17% after diagnoses. Indeed many patients tend to have a very poor prognosis, due to being diagnosed at an advanced stage. Conversely patients who are diagnosed at an early stage have a 5-year survival >70%, indicating that early detection of lung cancer is crucial to improve survival. Although flexible bronchoscopy is a relatively non-invasive procedure for patients suspected of having lung cancer, only 29% of carcinoma in situ (CIS) and 69% of microinvasive tumors were detectable using white light bronchoscopy (WLB) alone...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066590/comparison-of-radial-endobronchial-ultrasound-with-a-guide-sheath-and-with-distance-by-thin-bronchoscopy-for-the-diagnosis-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions-a-prospective-randomized-crossover-trial
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Su-Juan Zhang, Ming Zhang, Jun Zhou, Qiu-Di Zhang, Qian-Qian Xu, Xiong Xu
BACKGROUND: Transbronchial biopsy (TBB) using radial endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath (REBUS-GS) has improved the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs). Because of the high cost of the GS, REBUS with distance (REBUS-D) has certain advantages. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic yield of the REBUS-GS and REBUS-D by thin bronchoscopy for PPLs. METHODS: Patients with PPLs were enrolled in a prospective randomized crossover study from August 2014 and July 2015...
November 2016: Journal of Thoracic Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056520/preoperative-insight-into-the-quality-of-radial-artery-grafts
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Petar Vukovic, Miodrag Peric, Sandra Radak, Nikola Aleksic, Dragana Unic-Stojanovic, Slobodan Micovic, Ivan Stojanovic, Predrag Milojevic
We investigated the impact of preoperative ultrasonography of the forearm circulation on radial artery conduit selection. Preoperative ultrasound of the forearm circulation was performed routinely in 536 patients planned for radial artery harvesting. The safety assessment of the harvest included the following algorithm of tests: the ultrasound, the Allen test, and pulse oximetry. The quality criteria that were used to exclude a radial artery from harvesting were small size of the artery, diffuse atherosclerosis, calcifications, and severe neointimal hyperplasia...
January 1, 2017: Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043217/modulation-of-carotid-strain-by-statin-therapy-in-atherosclerosis-patients
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Christian Alexander Schaefer, Anna Katharina Blatzheim, Sebastian Gorgonius Passon, Kristin Solveig Pausewang, Nadjib Schahab, Georg Nickenig, Dirk Skowasch, Robert Schueler, Christoph Hammerstingl, Simon Pingel
BACKGROUND: The beneficial effect of statin therapy on the progress of atherosclerotic disease has been demonstrated by numerous studies. Vascular strain imaging is an arising method to evaluate arterial stiffness. Our study examined whether an influence of statin therapy on the vessel wall could be detected by vascular strain imaging. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 88 patients with recently detected atherosclerosis underwent an angiological examination including ankle-brachial index (ABI), pulse wave index (PWI), central puls ewave velocity and duplex ultrasound...
January 3, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041783/thermal-resistance-anastomosis-device-for-the-percutaneous-creation-of-arteriovenous-fistulae-for-hemodialysis
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Jeffrey E Hull, Guillermo Elizondo-Riojas, Wendy Bishop, Yesenia L Voneida-Reyna
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation with a thermal resistance anastomosis device (TRAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From January 2014 to March 2015, 26 patients underwent ultrasound (US)-guided percutaneous creation of proximal radial artery-to-perforating vein AVFs with a TRAD that uses heat and pressure to create a fused anastomosis. Primary endpoints were fistula creation, patent fistula by Doppler US, two-needle dialysis at the prescribed rate, and device-related complications...
December 29, 2016: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035876/localization-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions-using-navigational-bronchoscopy-and-radial-probe-endobronchial-ultrasound-confirmation
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Abhishek Biswas, Peruvemba S Sriram
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034603/useful-ultrasonographic-evaluation-of-the-medial-meniscus-as-a-feature-predicting-the-onset-of-radiographic-knee-osteoarthritis
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Taiki Murakami, Makoto Enokida, Kei Kawaguchi, Ryoji Otsuki, Hideki Nagashima
OBJECTIVE: Medial radial displacement (MRD) of the medial meniscus is a feature proving a dysfunction in the medial meniscus in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. MRD was measured in radiographic pre-OA knee and early osteoarthritis of the knee (early-OA) longitudinally using ultrasound (US) to investigate the characteristics involved in the onset and progression of OA. METHODS: Fifty-five patients with pain on the medial side of the knee participated in the present study...
December 27, 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005836/pulmonologist-performed-per-esophageal-needle-aspiration-of-parenchymal-lung-lesions-using-an-ebus-bronchoscope-diagnostic-utility-and-safety
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Daniel P Steinfort, Michael W Farmer, Louis B Irving, Barton R Jennings
BACKGROUND: Transesophageal introduction of the endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) videobronchoscope allows pulmonologists to perform endoscopic ultrasound fine-needle aspiration (EUS-B-FNA) of mediastinal lesions. Safety, diagnostic accuracy, and feasibility of EUS-B-FNA in evaluation of pulmonary parenchymal lesions are not established. METHODS: All patients undergoing pulmonologist-performed EUS-B-FNA of parenchymal lung lesions at 2 tertiary centers were included in this prospective observational cohort study...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999501/axillary-block-induced-chemical-sympathectomy-in-the-setting-of-digital-ischemia
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José R Soberón, T Michael Truxillo, Christin C Gethers, Taylor A Smith, William E Davis
BACKGROUND: Digital ischemia is associated with several rheumatologic disorders and is often difficult to treat. Symptoms and sequelae can include pain, disability, need for amputation, and poor quality of life. METHODS: Patients diagnosed with digital ischemia were referred for an ultrasound-guided axillary nerve block using liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel, Pacira Pharmaceuticals). The primary outcome measure was radial and ulnar artery diameter preprocedure and postprocedure...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999499/perineural-liposomal-bupivacaine-for-postoperative-pain-control-in-patients-undergoing-upper-extremity-orthopedic-surgery-a-prospective-and-randomized-pilot-study
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José R Soberón, William Ericson-Neilsen, Leslie E Sisco-Wise, Mariella Gastañaduy, David E Beck
BACKGROUND: Upper extremity surgery is commonly performed in the ambulatory setting and is associated with moderate to severe postoperative pain. METHODS: Patients scheduled for upper extremity orthopedic surgery with a peripheral nerve block were randomized to receive either an ultrasound-guided single-injection supraclavicular block or ultrasound-guided median, ulnar, and radial nerve blocks (forearm blocks) performed at the level of the mid to proximal forearm with liposomal bupivacaine (Exparel) combined with a short-acting supraclavicular block...
2016: Ochsner Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998860/-anesthetic-effect-and-safety-of-ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-blockade-in-sympathectomy-for-palmar-hyperhidrosis-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Jin-Dong Xu, Li-Na Yu, Da-Qiang Zhao, Liang Xie, Hai-Yu Zhou, Sheng Wang
OBJECTIVE: To explore the anesthetic effect and safety of ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral blockade in video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy for treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis. METHODS: A total of 120 patients undergoing video-assisted thoracoscopic sympathectomy for moderate or severe hyperhidrosis were randomized to receive ultrasound-guided thoracic paravertebral blockade (group A, n=60) or general anesthesia with tracheal intubation (group B, n=60)...
December 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988462/spatial-distribution-of-airway-wall-displacements-during-breathing-and-bronchoconstriction-measured-by-ultrasound-elastography-using-finite-element-image-registration
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Brian C Harvey, Kenneth R Lutchen, Paul E Barbone
With every breath, the airways within the lungs are strained. This periodic stretching is thought to play an important role in determining airway caliber in health and disease. Particularly, deep breaths can mitigate excessive airway narrowing in healthy subjects, but this beneficial effect is absent in asthmatics, perhaps due to an inability to stretch the airway smooth muscle (ASM) embedded within an airway wall. The heterogeneous composition throughout an airway wall likely modulates the strain felt by the ASM but the magnitude of ASM strain is difficult to measure directly...
March 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987616/deep-venous-thrombosis-associated-with-caval-extension-of-iliac-stents
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Erin H Murphy, Blake Johns, Elliot Varney, William Buck, Arjun Jayaraj, Seshadri Raju
BACKGROUND: It is generally difficult to place an iliac vein stent precisely at the iliocaval junction with venographic control or even with intravascular ultrasound guidance. Furthermore, mechanical properties of the Wallstent (Boston Scientific, Marlborough, Mass) can predispose precisely placed stents to distal displacement or stent collapse. Our center has thus advocated extending Wallstents 3 to 5 cm into the inferior vena cava to prevent complications of missed proximal lesions or stent migration...
January 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987078/heterogeneous-diagnoses-underlying-radial-ray-anomalies
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Rosalba Sevilla-Montoya, Mónica Aguinaga, Alejandro Martínez, Guadalupe Razo, Bertha Molina, Sara Frías, Patricia Grether
OBJECTIVE: To review perinatal Radial Ray Anomaly (RRA) cases born at the National Institute of Perinatology, Mexico, and to reveal the heterogeneous diagnoses of these patients. METHODS: All patients with RRA over a 18 mo period were included; 4/15 were detected prenatally and 11/15 postnatally. Karyotype was performed for all patients with bilateral RRA; and chromosomal breakage analysis, when the karyotype was normal. RESULTS: Fifteen RRA patients were identified: one with trisomy 18, three with an isolated defect, six with monogenic disease, four with a genetic association and one with diabetic embryopathy...
December 17, 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969865/tct-501-ultrasound-examination-of-the-forearm-arteries-morphology-and-anomalies-in-patients-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-via-radial-access
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Michal Plewka, Jan Peruga, Jan Peruga, Claudio Tondo, Jaroslaw Kasprzak
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 1, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957641/high-resolution-ultrasound-visualization-of-the-recurrent-motor-branch-of-the-median-nerve-normal-and-first-pathological-findings
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Georg Riegler, Christopher Pivec, Hannes Platzgummer, Doris Lieba-Samal, Peter Brugger, Suren Jengojan, Martin Vierhapper, Gerd Bodner
PURPOSE: To evaluate in a prospective study the possibility of visualization and diagnostic assessment of the recurrent motor branch (RMB) of the median nerve with high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: HRUS with high-frequency probes (18-22 MhZ) was used to locate the RMB in eight fresh cadaveric hands. To verify correct identification, ink-marking and consecutive dissection were performed. Measurement of the RMB maximum transverse-diameter, an evaluation of the origin from the median nerve and its course in relation to the transverse carpal ligament, was performed in both hands of ten healthy volunteers (n = 20)...
December 12, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932205/cold-induced-sympathetic-tone-modifies-the-impact-of-endothelium-dependent-vasodilation-in-the-finger-pulp
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Tone Kristin Bergersen, Maria Skytioti, Maja Elstad
OBJECTIVE: In thermoneutral and cold subjects, the sympathetic nervous system regulates skin blood flow by adjusting frequency of the tonic vasoconstrictor impulses. However, the way these thermoregulatory impulses influence the vascular endothelium is not well known. We studied how the sympathetic nervous system influences endothelium-dependent vasodilation (EDV) caused by shear stress in skin containing arteriovenous anastomoses (AVAs) and arterioles in healthy subjects. METHODS: Thirteen healthy subjects were exposed to thermoneutral (29°C) and cold (22°C) ambient temperatures on separate days...
November 30, 2016: Autonomic Neuroscience: Basic & Clinical
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