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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29902900/-preliminary-study-on-two-analytical-methods-for-evaluation-of-traditional-chinese-medicine-syndromes-model-in-rats-with-blood-stasis-due-to-sleep-deprivation
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Ting-Ting Hao, Hao Guo, Jian-Xun Liu, Jin-Cheng Chen, Jian-Xun Ren, Cheng-Ren Lin, Jun-Guo Ren
The comparison on evaluating blood stasis syndrome in sleep deprived rats was carried out by using R, G, B image analysis of Tongue and palm as well as auricle, palm surface laser Doppler flow perfusion. The experiment was performed by means of a small platform on the water environment for sleep deprivation. The rats were weekly weighed at fixed time, and their macroscopic signs were observed; and their tongue and palm images of the control and model group were respectively collected by the SLR camera at the 2nd, 4th and 6th week...
May 2018: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29902815/feasibility-of-transabdominal-doppler-sonography-for-studying-uterine-blood-flow-characteristics-in-cycling-gilts
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Catherine Herlta, Rosa Starka, Haukur L Sigmarsson, Johannes Kauffold
OBJECTIVE: To test for the feasibility of transabdominal Doppler sonography (color, power, pulse wave) to define uterine perfusion characteristics throughout the estrous cycle in gilts. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 15 gilts were synchronized for estrus and scanned in their following spontaneous cycle while being restrained in a purpose-designed mobile crate. To define uterine perfusion characteristics, vessels in between and within uterine cross-sections were imaged and recorded as video sequences to be analyzed by PixelFlux® software for perfused area (Amix), blood flow velocity (vmix) and intensity (Imix) as well as resistance (RIvmix) and pulsatility index (PIvmix)...
June 2018: Tierärztliche Praxis. Ausgabe G, Grosstiere/Nutztiere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29902659/significance-of-microvascular-evaluation-of-ductal-lesions-on-breast-ultrasonography-influence-on-diagnostic-performance
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Eun Sil Kim, Bo Kyoung Seo, Eun Kyung Park, Ok Hee Woo, Kyoonsoon Jung, Kyu Ran Cho, Sung Eun Song, Jaehyung Cha
We aim to investigate the significance of microvascular ultrasonography in breast ductal lesions for distinguishing benign from malignant lesions. Sixty-two ductal lesions were evaluated with gray-scale and three Doppler techniques before biopsy, Superb Microvascular Imaging (SMI), color Doppler (CDI), and power Doppler imaging (PDI). We evaluated number, distribution, and morphology of vessels. The area under the ROC curve of combined use of Doppler imaging was greater than that of gray-scale only and SMI had higher value than CDI and PDI (p < 0...
June 6, 2018: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29900985/cerebral-blood-flow-volume-using-color-duplex-sonography-in-patients-with-fibromyalgia-syndrome
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Arzu Kaya, Gürkan Akgöl, Arif Gülkesen, Ahmet Kürşad Poyraz, Tülay Yildirim, Murad Atmaca
Objectives: This study aims to evaluate cerebral blood flow using color duplex Doppler ultrasonography in patients with fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Patients and methods: The study included 30 female patients with FMS (mean age 42.3 years; range 22 to 59 years) and 30 female healthy controls (mean age 39.6 years; range 22 to 56 years). Color duplex Doppler ultrasonography imaging was performed with an EPIQ 5 unit equipped with a multi-frequency linear probe (3-12 MHz) in the supine position...
March 2018: Archives of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29895994/pitfalls-in-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-cesarean-scar-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Lakshmy Ravi Selvaraj, Nity Rose, Meenakshi Ramachandran
Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a rare kind of ectopic pregnancy implanted in the previous cesarean scar and has an increasing incidence over the past 30 years. As the suspicion is low, the diagnosis may be delayed or misinterpreted in ultrasound, leading to treatment strategies that might end up in uterine rupture or hysterectomy. The objective here is to review the ultrasound findings in CSP with varied presentations. Transabdominal and transvaginal sonography combined with color Doppler is a reliable tool for the diagnosis of CSP...
June 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29887792/a-clinical-observation-of-thymic-epithelial-tumor-metastatic-to-breast
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Yu-Wei Deng, Yi-Wen Li, Wen-Jing Hao, Dan Lu
Background: Thymic carcinoma is prone to early metastasis and invasion, while its metastasis to the breast is particularly unique. Case Report: We describe a case of thymic epithelial tumor metastatic to the breast fulfilling clinical diagnostic criteria. A 47-year-old female patient diagnosed with stage IV thymic carcinoma and previously treated with chemoradiation was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer during a periodic review. Color Doppler ultrasonography showed a low-echo real occupancy in the breast...
April 2018: Breast Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29882188/feasibility-of-transthoracic-echocardiography-evaluation-of-pulmonary-arteries-following-arterial-switch-operation
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Sean M Lang, R Lee Crawford, Pushpa Shivaram, Joshua A Daily, Elijah H Bolin, Xinyu Tang, R Thomas Collins
Pulmonary artery (PA) stenosis is the most common late sequela following arterial switch for d-transposition of the great arteries. The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of transthoracic echocardiography in evaluating the pulmonary arteries following repair. This was a retrospective, cross-sectional analysis of all echocardiograms performed on patients following arterial switch operation. A numerical scoring system was devised and used to quantify PA visualization based on 2D images, color mapping, and spectral Doppler...
June 7, 2018: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29881596/cor-triatriatum-dexter
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Dominika Zoltowska, Jagadeesh K Kalavakunta
Cor triatriatum dexter (CTD) is an extremely rare finding (<0.01%), resulting from the persistence of the right valve of sinus venosus. Echocardiography with color Doppler is the first-line tool for diagnosis and decision making.
June 2018: Clinical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29879750/artifacts-in-sonography-part-3
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Jörg A Bönhof, Glen McLaughlin
As a continuation of parts 1 1 and 2 2, this article discusses artifacts as caused by insufficient temporal resolution, artifacts in color and spectral Doppler sonography, and information regarding artifacts in sonography with contrast agents. There are artifacts that occur in B-mode sonography as well as in Doppler imaging methods and sonography with contrast agents, such as slice thickness artifacts and bow artifacts, shadows, mirroring, and artifacts due to refraction that appear, for example, as double images, because they are based on the same formation mechanisms...
June 2018: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29876784/superb-micro-vascular-imaging-smi-a-doppler-ultrasound-technique-with-potential-to-identify-classify-and-follow-up-endoleaks-in-patients-after-endovascular-aneurysm-repair-evar
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Marcin Gabriel, Jolanta Tomczak, Magdalena Snoch-Ziółkiewicz, Łukasz Dzieciuchowicz, Ewa Strauss, Katarzyna Pawlaczyk, Dorota Wojtusik, Grzegorz Oszkinis
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness of Superb Micro-vascular Imaging (SMI) as an alternative to Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) and Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA) for endoleak detection and classification in patients followed up after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: From May 2015 to January 2017, 30 patients underwent post-EVAR follow-up with Color Doppler Ultrasound (CDUS), CEUS, SMI, and CTA examinations...
June 6, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29874693/vascular-anomalies-part-i-classification-and-diagnostics-of-vascular-anomalies
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Maliha Sadick, René Müller-Wille, Moritz Wildgruber, Walter A Wohlgemuth
BACKGROUND:  Vascular anomalies are a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. They require dedicated interdisciplinary management. Optimal patient care relies on integral medical evaluation and a classification system established by experts in the field, to provide a better understanding of these complex vascular entities. METHOD:  A dedicated classification system according to the International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) and the German Interdisciplinary Society of Vascular Anomalies (DiGGefA) is presented...
June 6, 2018: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29865095/association-of-slr11-gene-polymorphism-with-t2dm-and-carotid-atherosclerosis
#12
Fei Du, Dan Li, Lian-Shan Piao, Kang-Juan Yang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of soluble low-density lipoprotein receptor 11 (sLR11) genes with type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and carotid atherosclerosis (CAS) in Korean and Han nationalities in the Yanbian area. METHODS: 530 T2DM patients were divided into two groups according to the intima-media thickness (IMT) of the carotid artery: CAS group (n= 256, T2DM patients with carotid artery IMT ⩾ 1.0 mm and plaque) and non-CAS group (NCAS group, n= 274, T2DM patients with carotid IMT < 1...
May 21, 2018: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29861297/non-mass-breast-lesions-on-ultrasound-feature-exploration-and-multimode-ultrasonic-diagnosis
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Wenyue Zhang, Xiaoyun Xiao, Xiaolin Xu, Ming Liang, Huan Wu, Jingliang Ruan, Baoming Luo
The aim of this study was to analyze the features of non-mass breast lesions (NMLs) on B-mode ultrasound (US), color Doppler US, strain elastography (SE) and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and to develop a multimode ultrasonic method for NML differentiation. Seventy-one NMLs were included in this retrospective study. Binary logistic regression was used to identify the independent risk factors. Pathology results were used as the standard criterion. Microcalcification on US, high stiffness on SE and hyper-enhanced intensity on CEUS were identified as features correlated with malignancy...
May 31, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29860552/accessory-liver-within-the-thoracic-cavity
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REVIEW
Mehmet Emin Adin, Mehmet Guli Çetinçakmak, Muhammed Akif Deniz, Cemil Göya
Ectopic intrathoracic liver tissue is extremely rare. Studies are mainly limited to case reports. In the vast majority of reported cases, a diagnosis of intrathoracic liver tissue was made either after a thoracic surgery or during a postmortem examination. However, once included in differential diagnosis, surgical intervention or biopsy procedures may be avoided with optimal diagnostic approach. In the present study, we conducted a literature review and proposed a new classification method for accessory liver within the thoracic cavity...
June 2, 2018: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29858961/the-relationships-between-the-pulsatile-flow-form-of-ocular-microcirculation-by-laser-speckle-flowgraphy-and-the-left-ventricular-end-diastolic-pressure-and-mass
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Tomoaki Shiba, Mao Takahashi, Chieko Shiba, Tadashi Matsumoto, Yuichi Hori
To evaluate the relationships between parameters of the pulsatile flow form in the optic nerve head shown by laser speckle flowgraphy (LSFG) and the left ventricular (LV) end-diastolic pressure and mass obtained by echocardiography. We cross sectional analyzed the cases of 175 subjects who had undergone polysomnography. Standard M-mode two-dimensional color Doppler imaging was performed to evaluate the E/e' ratio (which represents the LV end-diastolic pressure) and LV mass. The pulsatile flow form analysis parameters of the blowout score and acceleration time index were evaluated...
June 1, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29858125/value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-detecting-competent-and-incompetent-lower-extremity-perforating-veins
#16
Jie Zhang, Ming Xiao, Nan Kang, Changshuai Yan, Jiechang Zhu, Xiangchen Dai
The purpose of this study was to investigate the value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the identification of competent and incompetent lower-extremity perforating veins. Patients with chronic venous insufficiency who met the inclusion criteria were enrolled. All patients underwent pre-operative CEUS and color Doppler ultrasound (CDU) and accepted subfascial endoscopic perforator surgery. We compared the numbers of perforator veins identified by CEUS and CDU with the endoscopy result, which was considered the gold standard...
May 29, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29851920/acute-rheumatic-fever-revised-diagnostic-criteria
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Kelsey L Rhodes, Malia M Rasa, Loren G Yamamoto
The Jones criteria of 2 major criteria or 1 major plus 2 minor criteria that have been classically used to establish the diagnosis have been significantly modified in 2015 by the American Heart Association. The criteria now include the utilization of echocardiography and Doppler color flow mapping as diagnostic tools for carditis, along with defining criteria in relation to overall population risk, delineating low- versus moderate-high risk populations. Monoarthritis and polyarthralgia are now major criteria for moderate- to high-risk groups...
June 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29851361/percutaneous-transhepatic-hepatic-vein-angioplasty-in-budd-chiari-syndrome-after-transvenous-failure
#18
Yonghua Bi, Hongmei Chen, Pengxu Ding, Pengli Zhou, Jianzhuang Ren, Xinwei Han
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of percutaneous transhepatic route creation for hepatic vein (HV) angioplasty in Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between April 2012 and August 2016, a total of 19 BCS patients underwent percutaneous transhepatic route creation for HV angioplasty after transvenous catheterization failure in this study. Color Doppler ultrasonography was required in all patients after admission and during follow-up. Data were retrospectively collected, and follow-up observations were performed...
May 31, 2018: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29851172/comparison-of-retrievable-stents-and-permanent-stents-for-budd-chiari-syndrome-due-to-obstructive-inferior-vena-cava
#19
Yonghua Bi, Hongmei Chen, Penxu Ding, Jianzhuang Ren, Xinwei Han
BACKGROUND & AIMS: To compare long-term outcomes of retrievable stents and permanent stents for BCS due to long-segment obstructive IVC. METHODS: Between July 2000 and August 2016, 42 patients with BCS due to long-segment obstructive IVC were treated with retrievable stents (RS) and 41 patients were treated with permanent stents (PS). The retrievable stents was removed eventually after thrombus disappeared. Patients were subsequently followed-up by color Doppler sonography or CT scanning...
May 30, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29850287/traumatic-penile-pain-a-case-of-dorsal-vein-thrombophlebitis-after-intercourse
#20
Garry J Kennebrew, Benjamin Daggett, Reis B Ritz
Dorsal Vein thrombosis, also known as Mondor's disease of the penis, is a superficial thrombophlebitis first described in the literature by Falco in 1955. Mondor's disease refers to a superficial thrombophlebitis of any locale. Diagnosis can be made clinically with palpation of a mobile, cord-like thickening on dorsum of penis without associated evidence of inflammation, infection, or dermatologic changes. Bedside ultrasonography with color Doppler can aid in the diagnosis of penile thrombophlebitis by revealing a noncompressible superficial vessel with normal surrounding flow...
2018: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
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