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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521901/noninvasive-imaging-analysis-of-biological-tissue-associated-with-laser-thermal-injury
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Cheng-Jen Chang, De-Yi Yu, Yen-Chang Hsiao, Kuang-Hua Ho
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study is to use a noninvasive tomographic imaging technique with high spatial resolution to characterize and monitor biological tissue responses associated with laser thermal injury. METHODS: Optical doppler tomography (ODT) combines laser doppler flowmetry (LDF) with optical coherence tomography (OCT) to obtain high resolution tomographic velocity and structural images of static and moving constituents in highly scattering biological tissues...
April 2017: Biomedical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514296/clinicopathological-features-and-differential-diagnosis-of-aggressive-angiomyxoma-of-the-female-pelvis-5-case-reports-and-literature-review
#2
Hong Chen, Hongyan Zhao, Yan Xie, Mulan Jin
Aggressive angiomyxoma (AAM) is a rare mesenchymal tumor that usually occurs in the pelvis and perineum of young females. AAM can simulate Bartholin's gland cyst, abscess, lipoma, simple labial cyst, or other pelvic soft tissue tumors. Here we present five cases of AAM with mean age of 42. The patients mainly presented slow-growing mass in the abdomen and perineum (3 cases in the pelvis, 1 in the vulva, and 1 in the buttock). Color Doppler flow imaging revealed blood flow for the 3 pelvic lesions. Enhanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the other 2 cases showed the typical "swirled" or "layered" structure characteristic...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509699/penis-transplantation-first-us-experience
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Curtis L Cetrulo, Kai Li, Harry M Salinas, Matthew D Treiser, Ilse Schol, Glen W Barrisford, Francis J McGovern, Adam S Feldman, Michael T Grant, Cigdem Tanrikut, Jeffrey H Lee, Richard J Ehrlichman, Paul W Holzer, Garry M Choy, Raymond W Liu, Zhi Yang Ng, Alexandre G Lellouch, Josef M Kurtz, William G Austen, Jonathan M Winograd, Branko Bojovic, Kyle R Eberlin, Ivy A Rosales, Robert B Colvin, Dicken S C Ko
OBJECTIVE: We describe the first successful penis transplant in the United States in a patient with a history of subtotal penectomy for penile cancer. BACKGROUND: Penis transplantation represents a new paradigm in restoring anatomic appearance, urine conduit, and sexual function after genitourinary tissue loss. To date, only 2 penis transplants have been performed worldwide. METHODS: After institutional review board approval, extensive medical, surgical, and radiological evaluations of the patient were performed...
May 15, 2017: Annals of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506387/effects-of-atorvastatin-treatment-on-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-the-alevent-clinical-trial
#4
Cho-Kai Wu, Chih-Fan Yeh, Jiun-Yang Chiang, Ting-Tse Lin, Yi-Fan Wu, Chih-Kang Chiang, Tze-Wah Kao, Kuan-Yu Hung, Jenq-Wen Huang
BACKGROUND: Left ventricular diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) is common among patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis (PD). Increased levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, predict the development of LVDD. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that PD patients with elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels might benefit from statin treatment for LVDD and designed a randomized clinical trial to prove the hypothesis. METHODS: We screened 213 PD patients and randomly assigned 32 men and women with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels <130 mg/dL, high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels of ≥1...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505080/first-insights-into-human-fingertip-regeneration-by-echo-doppler-imaging-and-wound-microenvironment-assessment
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Paris Jafari, Camillo Muller, Anthony Grognuz, Lee Ann Applegate, Wassim Raffoul, Pietro G di Summa, Sébastien Durand
Fingertip response to trauma represents a fascinating example of tissue regeneration. Regeneration derives from proliferative mesenchymal cells (blastema) that subsequently differentiate into soft and skeletal tissues. Clinically, conservative treatment of the amputated fingertip under occlusive dressing can shift the response to tissue loss from a wound repair process towards regeneration. When analyzing by Immunoassay the wound exudate from occlusive dressings, the concentrations of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF) were higher in fingertip exudates than in burn wounds (used as controls for wound repair versus regeneration)...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497844/echocardiographic-evaluation-of-right-ventricular-systolic-function-the-traditional-and-innovative-approach
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Dorota Smolarek, Marcin Gruchała, Wojciech Sobiczewski
Estimation of right ventricular (RV) performance still remains technically challenging due to its anatomical and functional distinctiveness. The current guidelines for the echocardiographic quantification of RV function recommend using multiple indices to describe the RV in a thorough and comprehensive manner, such as RV index of myocardial performance, tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion, fractional area change, Doppler tissue imaging-derived tricuspid lateral annular systolic velocity (S'-wave), three-dimensional RV ejection fraction (3D RVEF), longitudinal strain (RVLS)/strain rate by speckle-tracking echocardiography (STE)...
May 12, 2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495181/assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-with-tissue-doppler-echocardiography-and-of-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-patients-undergoing-transcatheter-aortic-valve-implantation
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Isa Oner Yüksel, Sakir Arslan, Goksel Cagirci, Erkan Koklu, Cagin M Ureyen, Nermin Bayar, Selcuk Kucukseymen, Gorkem Kus, Ramazan Guven
INTRODUCTION: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) is an emerging minimally invasive treatment modality in high surgical risk or inoperable patients. AIM: The aim of this study was to ascertain the effect of TAVI on left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function and serum B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels in high surgical risk or inoperable patients with severe aortic stenosis. METHODS: Fifty-five patients were included in our retrospective study...
May 8, 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493799/shear-wave-elastography-basic-physics-and-musculoskeletal-applications
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Mihra S Taljanovic, Lana H Gimber, Giles W Becker, L Daniel Latt, Andrea S Klauser, David M Melville, Liang Gao, Russell S Witte
In the past 2 decades, sonoelastography has been progressively used as a tool to help evaluate soft-tissue elasticity and add to information obtained with conventional gray-scale and Doppler ultrasonographic techniques. Recently introduced on clinical scanners, shear-wave elastography (SWE) is considered to be more objective, quantitative, and reproducible than compression sonoelastography with increasing applications to the musculoskeletal system. SWE uses an acoustic radiation force pulse sequence to generate shear waves, which propagate perpendicular to the ultrasound beam, causing transient displacements...
May 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487393/potent-thrombolytic-effect-of-n-acetylcysteine-on-arterial-thrombi
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Sara Martinez de Lizarrondo, Clément Gakuba, Bradley A Herbig, Yohann Repessé, Carine Ali, Cécile V Denis, Peter Lenting, Emmanuel Touzé, Scott L Diamond, Denis Vivien, Maxime Gauberti
Background -Platelet crosslinking during arterial thrombosis involves von Willebrand Factor (VWF) multimers. Therefore, proteolysis of VWF appears promising to disaggregate platelet-rich thrombi and restore vessel patency in acute thrombotic disorders such as ischemic stroke, acute coronary syndrome or acute limb ischemia. N-Acetylcysteine (NAC, a clinically approved mucolytic drug) can reduce intrachain disulfide bonds in large polymeric proteins. In the present study, we postulated that NAC might cleave the VWF multimers inside occlusive thrombi, thereby leading to their dissolution and arterial recanalization...
May 9, 2017: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28485132/robust-numerical-phase-stabilization-for-long-range-swept-source-optical-coherence-tomography
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Shaozhen Song, Jingjiang Xu, Shaojie Men, Tueng T Shen, Ruikang K Wang
A novel phase stabilization technique is demonstrated with significant improvement in the phase stability of a micro-electromechanical (MEMS) vertical cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) based swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT) system. Without any requirements of hardware modifications, the new fully numerical phase stabilization technique features high tolerance to acquisition jitter, and significantly reduced budget in computational effort. We demonstrate that when measured with biological tissue, this technique enables a phase sensitivity of 89 mrad in highly scattering tissue, with image ranging distance of up to 12...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483208/effect-of-aging-on-left-atrial-compliance-and-electromechanical-properties-in-subjects-without-structural-heart-disease
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Rachid Abou, Melissa Leung, Anthony M Tonsbeek, Tomaz Podlesnikar, Arie C Maan, Martin J Schalij, Nina Ajmone Marsan, Victoria Delgado, Jeroen J Bax
Aging is associated with changes in left atrial (LA) structure and function. The present study aimed at describing the effect of aging on LA properties in a large cohort of subjects without structural heart disease. We divided 386 subjects (mean age 58 years [range 16 to 91]; 188 men [49%]) clinically referred for echocardiography according to age groups. The P-wave dispersion (PWD), reflecting total atrial conduction time, was measured on a 12-lead surface electrocardiogram as the difference between maximum and minimum P-wave duration...
April 12, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474275/comparison-of-mono-and-bipolar-radiofrequency-ablation-in-benign-thyroid-disease
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Yücel Korkusuz, Alexander Mader, Daniel Gröner, Shadi Ahmad, Oscar Maximilian Mader, Frank Grünwald, Christian Happel
PURPOSE: Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) is an approved minimal invasive method for the treatment of benign thyroid nodules. Several experimental, mainly ex vivo animal studies have compared the effectiveness of different RFA procedures in liver tissue. The aim of this retrospective clinical study was to evaluate the difference between monopolar and bipolar RFA in thyroid tissue considering thyroid volume reduction, patient discomfort and ultrasound evaluation. METHODS: Eighteen patients with symptomatic complex benign thyroid nodules were treated in a single RFA session...
May 4, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465993/right-ventricular-outflow-tract-systolic-excursion-and-fractional-shortening-can-these-echocardiographic-parameters-be-used-for-the-assessment-of-right-ventricular-function
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Lamyaa Elsayed Allam, Ahmed Mohammed Onsy, Hylan Ahmed Ghalib
BACKGROUND: Echocardiographic right ventricular (RV) function assessment is difficult and still a gray area despite rapid advancement of imaging modalities. The aim of this study is to assess the role of echocardiographic RV outflow tract (RVOT) function in the form of RVOT fractional shortening (RVOT FS) and RVOT systolic excursion (RVOT SE) for the assessment of RV function. METHODS: We studied ninety individuals divided equally into two groups. The control group included 45 normal healthy individuals and age-matched patient group included 45 patients with RV dysfunction which was defined by tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) <16 mm and RV fractional area change (RV FAC) ≤35%...
April 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465992/stress-induced-worsening-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-function-as-a-marker-of-myocardial-ischemia
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Mohamad Jihad Mansour, Wael Aljaroudi, Ali Mroueh, Omar Hamoui, Walid Honeine, Nada Khoury, Jinane Abi Nassif, Elie Chammas
BACKGROUND: Echocardiography has been the subject of interest in diagnosing diastolic dysfunction and estimating left ventricular filling pressures (LVFPs). The present study is set to estimate the correlation between the worsening of diastolic parameters and the evidence of inducible ischemia during an exercise stress echocardiography (SE) in comparison with the results of coronary computed tomographic angiogram (CCTA). METHODS: A total of 191 consecutive patients from the executive screening program who underwent exercise SE followed by CCTA were evaluated...
April 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Echography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464984/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-diagnosis-of-orbital-space-occupying-lesions
#15
L Yan, G He, X Zhou, Y Zheng, Y Zhu, J Yang, M Zhang, Y Zhou
AIM: To summarise the sonographic findings and assess the feasibility of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) as an imaging method for the diagnosis of orbital space-occupying lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective study of 53 patients who underwent orbital ultrasound at Xijing Hospital. Two-dimensional ultrasound, colour Doppler flow imaging (CDFI), and CEUS imaging were obtained and compared in patients with orbital haemangioma, pseudotumour, melanoma of the choroid, and retinoblastoma...
April 29, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455084/recipient-umbilical-artery-elongation-redundancy-in-twin-twin-transfusion-syndrome
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Roopali Donepudi, Lovepreet K Mann, Christoph Wohlmuth, Anthony Johnson, Michael W Bebbington, Kenneth J Moise, David S Boudreaux, Helena Gardiner, Ramesha Papanna
BACKGROUND: Chronic hypertension in adults causes arterial lengthening in major arteries, but the effects of early fetal hypertension on the twin-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) recipient's vascular architecture remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesize that arterial cord redundancy is related to recipient hypertension and subsequent heart failure. Our objectives were: 1) to establish a 3D color Doppler ultrasound method of measuring umbilical arterial (UA) length relative to its corresponding venous segment in the Umbilical cord using AV-angle, 2) to compare recipient AV-angle to gestational age-matched controls, and 3) to test the association of AV-angle with recipient heart failure...
April 25, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450932/echocardiographic-characterization-of-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-in-chinese-patients-with-myosin-binding-protein-c3-mutations
#17
Bei Zhao, Shouli Wang, Jinsong Chen, Yali Ji, Jing Wang, Xiaoli Tian, Guang Zhi
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a common autosomal dominant cardiac disease, affecting 1 in 500 people. Myosin-binding protein C3 (MyBPC3) gene mutations are the most common genetic cause of HCM. However, the prevalence of the MyBPC3 gene mutation in Chinese patients with HCM, and their echocardiographic characteristics, remain unknown. In the present study, 48 Chinese patients with HCM were sequenced to identify the MyBPC3 gene and were characterized by their clinical features using 2-dimensional echocardiography and real-time 3-dimensional echocardiography...
March 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447158/-ultrasound-diagnostics-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
#18
REVIEW
V S Schäfer, W A Schmidt
Ultrasound of the salivary glands is a specific examination for detecting pathology of salivary glands in the diagnosis of Sjögren's syndrome. It is easy to learn, rapidly performed, non-invasive and inexpensive. Other imaging techniques, such as sialography and scintigraphy, are currently only rarely performed. For the examination, linear ultrasound probes with frequencies between 7 and 12 MHz are recommended. Such probes are already widely available to the rheumatologist performing musculoskeletal ultrasound...
April 26, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446939/management-of-uterine-artery-pseudoaneurysm-advanced-ultrasonography-imaging-and-laparoscopic-surgery-as-an-alternative-method-to-angio-computed-tomography-and-transarterial-embolization
#19
Michał Ciebiera, Aneta Słabuszewska-Jóźwiak, Kornelia Zaręba, Grzegorz Jakiel
Uterine artery pseudoaneurysms (UAP) are rare but potentially life-threatening lesions. They may occur after traumatic deliveries, cesarean sections, and other interventions. We present a case of a 39-year-old woman with a UAP. The patient was accurately diagnosed using ultrasound imaging, with subsequent diagnostic hysteroscopy and laparoscopic excision of the UAP. In the present case, a ligation of the artery branch was performed to provide accurate hemostasis during UAP dissection. The vascular lesion was partially enucleated and removed, followed by recreation of the previous uterine shape...
2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439430/mistakes-in-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-superficial-lymph-nodes
#20
REVIEW
Ewa J Białek, Wiesław Jakubowski
The article discusses basic mistakes that can occur during ultrasound imaging of superficial lymph nodes. Ultrasound is the first imaging method used in the diseases of superficial organs and tissues, including lymph nodes. The causes of mistakes can be either dependent or independent of the performing physician. The first group of mistakes includes inappropriate interpretation of images of anatomical structures, while the latter group includes, among other things, similar ultrasound images of different pathologies...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
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