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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219128/-correlation-between-polymorphism-of-angiotensin-converting-enzyme-gene-and-the-lower-extremity-atherosclerosis-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-patients
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Y Wang, T H Zhu, J W Tong, J F Wei, J X Sheng, X P Jin, L H Mu, X Chen
Objective: To explore the correlation between polymorphism of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) gene and lower extremity atherosclerosis (LEA) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients. Methods: A total of 380 patients diagnosed with T2DM in Department of Endocrinology from June 2015 to March 2016 were enrolled and divided into two groups: group A had no LEA (n=120) and group B had LEA(n=260). Color doppler ultrasound was used to detect the vascular lesions of the patients. For all patients in groups A and B, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) was applied to determined the insertion/deletion polymorphism in intron 16 of the ACE gene of the patients...
February 14, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219004/doppler-ultrasonography-of-the-lower-extremity-arteries-anatomy-and-scanning-guidelines
#2
Ji Young Hwang
Doppler ultrasonography of the lower extremity arteries is a valuable technique, although it is less frequently indicated for peripheral arterial disease than for deep vein thrombosis or varicose veins. Ultrasonography can diagnose stenosis through the direct visualization of plaques and through the analysis of the Doppler waveforms in stenotic and poststenotic arteries. To perform Doppler ultrasonography of the lower extremity arteries, the operator should be familiar with the arterial anatomy of the lower extremities, basic scanning techniques, and the parameters used in color and pulsed-wave Doppler ultrasonography...
January 18, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218369/effect-of-intravitreal-aflibercept-on-central-retinal-arterial-blood-flow-in-type-1-retinopathy-of-prematurity
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Emine A Sukgen, Gökhan Söker, Yusuf Koçluk, Bozkurt Gülek
PURPOSE: To evaluate the blood flow changes of the central retinal artery measured with color Doppler imaging (CDI) in infants receiving intravitreal aflibercept (IVA) for treatment of type 1 retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). METHODS: Patients with type 1 ROP were assessed prospectively by CDI following IVA. Color Doppler imaging was used to measure the peak systolic velocity, end diastolic velocity (EDV), pulsatility index (PI), and resistivity index (RI) of the central retinal artery (CRA) before IVA injection and 1 hour, 1 week, and 1 month after injection...
February 8, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216111/anatomical-regurgitant-orifice-detection-and-quantification-from-3-d-echocardiographic-images
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Miguel Sotaquirá, Mauro Pepi, Gloria Tamborini, Enrico G Caiani
The vena contracta and effective regurgitant orifice area (EROA) are currently used for the clinical assessment of mitral regurgitation (MR) from 2-D color Doppler imaging. In addition to being highly user dependent and having low repeatability, these methods do not represent accurately the anatomic regurgitant orifice (ARO), which affects the adequate assessment of MR patients. We propose a novel method for semi-automatic detection and quantitative assessment of the 3-D ARO shape from 3-D transesophageal echocardiographic images...
February 16, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215417/prenatal-diagnosis-of-the-criss-cross-heart
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Prasad Ravi, Deborah Fruitman, Lindsay Mills, Timothy Colen, Lisa K Hornberger
We sought to describe the prenatal features and postnatal outcomes of the "criss-cross heart" (CCH) with crossing atrioventricular connections as encountered in 5 cases and to review the literature regarding fetal diagnoses of this lesion. We reviewed the clinical history and fetal echocardiograms of 5 patients with a diagnosis of CCH encountered in our institution from 2010 to 2015. Affected pregnancies were identified through the University of Alberta fetal cardiology database. Fetal and postnatal echocardiograms, prenatal and postnatal clinical records, autopsy, and surgical reports were reviewed...
December 18, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213851/-sonoelastography-in-daily-clinical-routine
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J Rübenthaler, K Müller-Peltzer, M Reiser, D Rjosk-Dendorfer, D-A Clevert
CLINICAL ISSUE: In the daily clinical routine characterization of focal lesions using native B‑mode classical ultrasound and color Doppler can be difficult or insufficient; therefore, additional diagnostic information must be taken into consideration. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Standard radiological methods in the daily clinical routine include native B‑mode ultrasound and color Doppler ultrasound. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: Using sonoelastography it is possible to evaluate and characterize tissue properties and focal lesions regarding their stiffness to acquire additional information on a noninvasive basis...
February 17, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211004/point-of-care-ultrasound-and-doppler-ultrasound-evaluation-of-vascular-injuries-in-penetrating-and-blunt-trauma
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REVIEW
Miguel Angel Montorfano, Fernando Pla, Leonardo Vera, Omar Cardillo, Stefano Geniere Nigra, Lisandro Miguel Montorfano
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to describe point-of-care ultrasound and Color flow Duplex Doppler characteristics of penetrating and blunt trauma-related vascular injuries of the limbs and neck. METHODS: Penetrating and blunt trauma-related vascular injuries such as vein disruption, intimal flap, deep vein thrombosis, arterial dissection, pseudoaneurysm, and arteriovenous fistulae are discussed in this manuscript. Images of the most significant lesions of our personal clinical experience are presented to illustrate point-of-care ultrasound and Color flow Duplex Doppler ultrasound findings...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195846/color-doppler-ultrasound-assessment-of-activity-in-keloids
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Nelson Lobos, Ximena Wortsman, Fernando Valenzuela, Faustino Alonso
BACKGROUND: The assessment of activity in keloids may be critical for defining their management. There is a lack of clinical scorings designed for the evaluation of keloids and biopsies may be contraindicated. OBJECTIVE: To assess the sonographic activity of keloids in comparison with clinical scoring. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study of the clinical and color Doppler ultrasound (CDU) images of patients medically derived to CDU with the diagnosis of keloid was performed...
February 9, 2017: Dermatologic Surgery: Official Publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190622/effect-of-carbon-dioxide-on-the-twinkling-artifact-in-ultrasound-imaging-of-kidney-stones-a-pilot-study
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Julianna C Simon, Yak-Nam Wang, Bryan W Cunitz, Jeffrey Thiel, Frank Starr, Ziyue Liu, Michael R Bailey
Bone demineralization, dehydration and stasis put astronauts at increased risk of forming kidney stones in space. The color-Doppler ultrasound "twinkling artifact," which highlights kidney stones with color, can make stones readily detectable with ultrasound; however, our previous results suggest twinkling is caused by microbubbles on the stone surface which could be affected by the elevated levels of carbon dioxide found on space vehicles. Four pigs were implanted with kidney stones and imaged with ultrasound while the anesthetic carrier gas oscillated between oxygen and air containing 0...
February 9, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186621/the-importance-of-great-saphenous-vein-types-and-segmental-aplasia-in-venous-reflux
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Elif Evrim Ekin, Hülya Kurtul Yildiz
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship among great saphenous vein (GSV) anatomic type, segmental aplasia, and reflux. METHODS: Color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS) was performed on 475 legs of 277 consecutive patients with venous symptoms between November 2015 and August 2016. Exclusion criteria were previous venous surgery and venous thrombosis. Five GSV types were identified based on the saphenous compartment at thigh level, and segment aplasia and reflux were investigated...
February 10, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185689/imaging-of-acute-pelvic-pain-in-girls-ovarian-torsion-and-beyond-%C3%A2
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REVIEW
Lena Naffaa, Tejaswini Deshmukh, Shanthan Tumu, Chris Johnson, Kevin P Boyd, Arthur B Meyers
: Identifying the etiology of acute pelvic pain in girls is often clinically challenging. Particularly in young girls, it is often difficult to determine if acute pelvic symptoms are originating from a gynecologic source or from a genitourinary or gastrointestinal etiology based on the child's clinical examination alone. Therefore, imaging plays a key role in establishing a diagnosis and in directing medical and surgical treatment. Pediatric gynecologic conditions, which can present acutely with pain or mass or both include ovarian torsion, hematometrocolpos, pelvic inflammatory disease, inguinal hernias containing an ovary or the uterus or both, adnexal cysts, pregnancy, vaginal foreign bodies, and ovarian vein thrombosis...
December 21, 2016: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180198/color-doppler-ultrasound-characteristics-after-subinguinal-microscopic-varicocelectomy
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Murat Akand, Mustafa Koplay, Necat Islamoglu, Emre Altintas, Ozcan Kilic, Murat Gul, Haluk Kulaksizoglu, Mesut Sivri, Serdar Goktas
AIM: The present study evaluated the effect of differences in the peak systolic velocity (PSV) and resistive index (RI) in the testicular artery (TA), capsular artery (CA), and intratesticular artery (ITA) after microscopic subinguinal varicocelectomy (MSV) on postoperative pain and semen parameters. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Scrotal color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) measurements were made in 33 patients (age 18-31 years) prior to MSV and 3 and 6 months after MSV. Pain was recorded using a visual analog scale and sperm concentration was determined to analyze the predictive value of the CDUS parameters regarding surgical outcome...
January 31, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180194/prospective-evaluation-of-quasistatic-ultrasound-elastography-use-compared-with-baseline-us-for-parotid-gland-lesions-preliminary-results-of-elasticity-contrast-index-eci-evaluation
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Vito Cantisani, Emanuele David, Armando De Virgilio, Paul S Sidhu, Hektor Grazhdani, Antonio Greco, Marco De Vincentiis, Alessandro Corsi, Flaminia De Cristofaro, Luca Brunese, Fabrizio Calliada, Alfredo Blandino, Mario Tombolini, Giorgio Ascenti, Roberto Stramare, Marcello Caratozzolo, Ferdinando D'Ambrosio
AIMS: To assess the diagnostic value of elasticity contrast index (ECI) elastography, in comparison with conventional ultrasound for the differentiation of benign and malignant parotid lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty-three consecutive patients with parotid gland tumors, treated surgically at a single tertiary center were enrolled. Ultrasound evaluation consisted of B-mode, color-Doppler and quasistatic ultrasound elastography (USE), conducted with the ECI technique...
January 31, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179597/sinus-pericranii-with-dominant-venous-outflow-in-the-superior-eyelid
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Eiji Ito, Syuntaro Takasu, Kenichi Hattori
Sinus pericranii (SP) located in the superior eyelid is an unusual clinical presentation. Here, we report a case of 72-year-old woman with an unruptured cerebral aneurysm presented with an SP located in the left superior eyelid. The SP was found to have a dominant venous outflow from the bilateral frontal region with an arterialized blood flow pattern on color Doppler ultrasonography (CDUS). During the aneurysmal surgery, intraoperative monitoring of the dominant venous outflow with CDUS was useful for the prevention of venous outflow obstruction...
February 9, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178400/levels-of-l-arginine-and-l-citrulline-in-patients-with-erectile-dysfunction-of-different-etiology
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A Barassi, M M Corsi Romanelli, R Pezzilli, C A L Damele, L Vaccalluzzo, G Goi, N Papini, G M Colpi, L Massaccesi, G V Melzi d'Eril
Nitric oxide is a physiologic signal essential to penile erection. l-citrulline (l-Cit) is converted into l-arginine (l-Arg), the precursor from which nitric oxide is generated. The level of l-Arg and l-Cit in the field of male sexual function remains relatively underexplored. The aim of the study was to evaluate the level of serum l-Arg and of l-Cit in a group of patients with erectile dysfunction. Diagnosis and severity of erectile dysfunction was based on the IIEF-5 and its etiology was classified as arteriogenic (A-ED), borderline (BL-ED), and non-arteriogenic (NA-ED) with penile echo-color-Doppler in basal condition and after intracaversous injection of prostaglandin E1...
February 8, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168068/treatment-challenges-of-a-primary-vertebral-artery-aneurysm-causing-recurrent-ischemic-strokes
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Davide Strambo, Luca Peruzzotti-Jametti, Aurora Semerano, Giovanna Fanelli, Franco Simionato, Roberto Chiesa, Enrico Rinaldi, Vittorio Martinelli, Giancarlo Comi, Marco Bacigaluppi, Maria Sessa
Background. Extracranial vertebral artery aneurysms are a rare cause of embolic stroke; surgical and endovascular therapy options are debated and long-term complication may occur. Case Report. A 53-year-old man affected by neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) came to our attention for recurrent vertebrobasilar embolic strokes, caused by a primary giant, partially thrombosed, fusiform aneurysm of the left extracranial vertebral artery. The aneurysm was treated by endovascular approach through deposition of Guglielmi Detachable Coils in the proximal segment of the left vertebral artery...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162094/persistent-graves-hyperthyroidism-despite-rapid-negative-conversion-of-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-binding-inhibitory-immunoglobulin-assay-results-a-case-report
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Nobumasa Ohara, Masanori Kaneko, Masaru Kitazawa, Yasuyuki Uemura, Shinichi Minagawa, Masashi Miyakoshi, Kenzo Kaneko, Kyuzi Kamoi
BACKGROUND: Graves' disease is an autoimmune thyroid disorder characterized by hyperthyroidism, and patients exhibit thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor antibody. The major methods of measuring circulating thyroid-stimulating hormone receptor antibody include the thyroid-stimulating hormone-binding inhibitory immunoglobulin assays. Although the diagnostic accuracy of these assays has been improved, a minority of patients with Graves' disease test negative even on second-generation and third-generation thyroid-stimulating hormone-binding inhibitory immunoglobulins...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160344/eus-guided-celiac-plexus-block-and-neurolysis
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REVIEW
Ichiro Yasuda, Hsiu-Po Wang
Endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus neurolysis (EUS-CPN) is widely used for reducing pain originating from upper abdominal organs. It is mainly indicated to treat pancreatic cancer pain, but also to relieve pain due to chronic pancreatitis. Real-time guidance and color Doppler imaging by endoscopic sonography made the procedure easier and safer, resulting in greater pain relief. Currently, two techniques are used for EUS-CPN. The classic approach, known as the central technique, involves injection of a neurolytic agent at the base of the celiac axis...
February 3, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155716/a-multi-component-parallel-plate-flow-chamber-system-for-studying-the-effect-of-exercise-induced-wall-shear-stress-on-endothelial-cells
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Yan-Xia Wang, Cheng Xiang, Bo Liu, Yong Zhu, Yong Luan, Shu-Tian Liu, Kai-Rong Qin
BACKGROUND: In vivo studies have demonstrated that reasonable exercise training can improve endothelial function. To confirm the key role of wall shear stress induced by exercise on endothelial cells, and to understand how wall shear stress affects the structure and the function of endothelial cells, it is crucial to design and fabricate an in vitro multi-component parallel-plate flow chamber system which can closely replicate exercise-induced wall shear stress waveforms in artery. METHODS: The in vivo wall shear stress waveforms from the common carotid artery of a healthy volunteer in resting and immediately after 30 min acute aerobic cycling exercise were first calculated by measuring the inner diameter and the center-line blood flow velocity with a color Doppler ultrasound...
December 28, 2016: Biomedical Engineering Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151908/implantation-of-vvi-pacemaker-in-a-patient-with-dextrocardia-persistent-left-superior-vena-cava-and-sick-sinus-syndrome-a-case-report
#20
Gongliang Guo, Lili Yang, Jinyi Wu, Liqun Sun
BACKGROUND: Dextrocardia, or right-lying heart, is an uncommon congenital heart disease in which the apex of the heart is located on the right side of chest. Persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVA) is a rare venous anomaly that is often associated with the abnormalities of cardiac transduction system. A case with combination of dextrocardia, persistent left superior vena cava, and sick sinus syndrome has not been reported. METHODS: We used different techniques including cardiac color Doppler echocardiography, 24-hour Holter monitoring, and abdominal ultrasound to make a diagnosis and treated the patient by implanting a VVI pacemaker...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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