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Alberto Comazzi, Carlo Pirola, Mariangela Longhi, Claudia L M Bianchi, Kenneth S Suslick
The sonochemical synthesis of nanostructured materials owes its origins to the extreme conditions created during acoustic cavitation, i.e., the formation of localized hot spots in the core of collapsing bubbles in a liquid irradiated with high intensity ultrasound (US). In particular, in the present work a sonochemical synthesis has been investigated for the production of three different iron-based samples supported on SiO2 and loaded with different metals and promoters (10 %wt of Fe; 30 %wt of Fe; 30 %wt of Fe, 2 %wt of K and 3...
January 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
Z Zhang, Z Xu, Y Dai, Y Chen
Homocysteine is an amino acid that is produced from the metabolic demethylation of dietary methionine. It has gained arising attention for its association with increased risk of myocardial infarction, stroke and venous thromboembolism. Erectile dysfunction (ED), especially for vasculogenic ED, is a vascular disorder of cavernosal vascular bed. In this prospective pilot case-control study, we investigated plasma homocysteine levels in 32 ED patients and 20 healthy control men. Related patients characteristics including age, weight, height, marital status, smoking and drinking status, level of education were collected and analysed as well as penile colour Doppler ultrasound parameters...
October 6, 2016: Andrologia
Lina Garcia, Luis Tresierra, Marjorie Garcerant, Hipolito Duran, Benedetto Ielpo, Eduardo Diaz, Isabel Fabra, Riccardo Caruso, Luis Malavé, Susana Prados, Susana Tabernero, Yolanda Quijano, Emilio Vicente
The radio guided occult lesion localization (ROLL) technique has been in use since the mid-90's, mainly in breast surgery. It is nowadays used for many oncological pathologies such as parathyroid lesions, melanoma, and colorectal tumors. We present the case of a patient with an 11 mm left meso rectal solitary recurrence of a primary ovarian cancer in whom the ROLL technique was used to identify the implant. The radio isotope was introduced with a 22g needle with Endoscopic ultrasound technique using an Echo lineal endoscope...
September 29, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
J T Sutton, K J Haworth, S K Shanmukhappa, M R Moody, M E Klegerman, J K Griffin, D M Patton, D D McPherson, C K Holland
Ultrasound is both a valuable diagnostic tool and a promoter of beneficial tissue bioeffects for the treatment of cardiovascular disease. Vascular effects can be mediated by mechanical oscillations of circulating microbubbles that may also encapsulate and shield therapeutic agents in the bloodstream. Here, the effect of color-Doppler ultrasound exposure on bevacizumab-loaded liposome delivery into the vascular bed was assessed in atheromatous porcine carotids. Bevacizumab, an anti-angiogenic antibody to vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-A), was loaded into echogenic liposomes (BEV-ELIP) and confirmed to be immunoreactive...
September 30, 2016: Drug Delivery
Daniel L Belavý, Ulf Gast, Dieter Felsenberg
PURPOSE: To investigate atrophy in the deep abdominal muscles, spinal extensors and the impact of high-load resistive exercise with and without whole body vibration following 60d of strict bed-rest. METHODS: 24 subjects underwent 60-days of head-down tilt bed-rest and performed either resistive vibration exercise (RVE), resistive exercise only (RE) or no exercise control (2nd Berlin BedRest Study). The thickness of the transversus abdominis, internal oblique and erector spinae muscles and area of the multifidus muscle were measured bilaterally via real-time ultrasound...
September 28, 2016: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Jonathan Zipfel, Adrian Kastler, Laurent Tatu, Julien Behr, Rachid Kechidi, Bruno Kastler
BACKGROUND: Two studies recently reported that computed tomography (CT) guided infiltration of the greater occipital nerve at its intermediate site allows a high efficacy rate with long-lasting pain relief following procedure in occipital neuralgia and in various craniofacial pain syndromes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the technical feasibility and safety of ultrasound-guided intermediate site greater occipital nerve infiltration. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study...
September 2016: Pain Physician
V Filingeri, S Francioso, D Sforza, F Santopaolo, F M Oddi, G Tisone
OBJECTIVE: In the last decades, liver biopsy was the reference procedure for the diagnosis and follow-up of liver disease. Aim of present retrospective analysis was to assess the prevalence of complications and risk factors after Percutaneous Liver Biopsy (PLB) performed for diagnosis and staging in patients with chronic liver disease and for monitoring the graft in liver transplanted patients PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected from a total of 1.011 PLB performed with the Menghini technique between January 2004 and December 2014 at the Hepatology and Transplant Units of the University of Rome Tor Vergata...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Meenakshi Gautham, Neil Spicer, Manish Subharwal, Sanjay Gupta, Aradhana Srivastava, Sanghita Bhattacharyya, Bilal Iqbal Avan, Joanna Schellenberg
Health information systems are an important planning and monitoring tool for public health services, but may lack information from the private health sector. In this fourth article in a series on district decision-making for health, we assessed the extent of maternal, newborn and child health (MNCH)-related data sharing between the private and public sectors in two districts of Uttar Pradesh, India; analysed barriers to data sharing; and identified key inputs required for data sharing. Between March 2013 and August 2014, we conducted 74 key informant interviews at national, state and district levels...
September 2016: Health Policy and Planning
Guven Baris Cansu, B Bakar, T Bakar, B P Cengiz
OBJECTIVE: Suture granuloma, the rare complication of thyroidectomy, results from the use of nonabsorbable suture materials. Despite its typical ultrasound images and benign course, it carries utmost importance in the diff erential diagnosis of lymph nodes, recurrent nodules, and recurrence in the case of thyroid cancers. Subject and Results. Fifty four years old female patient, who underwent bilateral thyroidectomy in July 2010, was diagnosed with multinodular goiter and incidentally discovered micropapillary carcinoma (2 mm)...
July 2016: Endocrine Regulations
L Brouwers, M Bemelman, W L M Kramer, F H W M van der Heijden
- In 90% of children, blunt abdominal trauma is the cause of renal, splenic or hepatic injury or an injury affecting a combination of these organs.- Because children's kidneys are anatomically less protected than those of adults, potential renal injury following direct trauma affecting the child's flank, for example by a handlebar or knee should be considered.- Symptoms of renal trauma include excoriations or haematoma on the flank, a 'seatbelt-sign', macroscopic haematuria and fractures of the ribs and vertebra...
2016: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
Thomas J Stephens, Monya L Sigler, Peter D Hino, Anne Le Moigne, Lisa Dispensa
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate an anti-aging skin care supplement on the appearance of photodamaged skin. DESIGN: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Following a one-month washout period, subjects received two anti-aging skin care formula tablets (total daily dose: marine complex 210mg, vitamin C 54mg, zinc 4mg) or placebo daily for 16 weeks. Subjects were restricted from products/procedures that may affect the condition/appearance of skin, including direct facial sun or tanning bed exposure...
April 2016: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
Todd L Landsman, Ruth L Bush, Alan Glowczwski, John Horn, Staci L Jessen, Ethan Ungchusri, Katelin Diguette, Harrison R Smith, Sayyeda M Hasan, Daniel Nash, Fred J Clubb, Duncan J Maitland
Shape memory polymer foams have been previously investigated for their safety and efficacy in treating a porcine aneurysm model. Their biocompatibility, rapid thrombus formation, and ability for endovascular catheter-based delivery to a variety of vascular beds makes these foams ideal candidates for use in numerous embolic applications, particularly within the peripheral vasculature. This study sought to investigate the material properties, safety, and efficacy of a shape memory polymer peripheral embolization device in vitro...
October 2016: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
Whittney A Warren, Jared T Hagaman
RATIONALE: Endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration and positron emission tomography-computed tomography are valuable tools for lung cancer staging. Data from tertiary referral centers suggest these modalities are superior to mediastinoscopy in mediastinal staging. OBJECTIVE: Validate endobronchial ultrasound guided transbronchial needle aspiration for lung cancer staging in a community center with operators of varying experience. METHODS: At an 800-bed community hospital, we reviewed all cases where endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration and positron emission tomography-computed tomography were performed for mediastinal staging by one of seven private practice pulmonologists...
July 13, 2016: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Corita R Grudzen, Jana R Anderson, Christopher R Carpenter, Erik P Hess
A 6-year-old otherwise healthy girl is brought to the emergency department (ED) by her parents after waking up at 3 a.m. saying that her tummy hurts. She had not eaten dinner the evening before because of stomach pain, but seemed better after being given acetaminophen and falling asleep in her bed. She has not vomited and has had no diarrhea, though when asked where she hurts she points to her periumbilical region. On examination, she is interactive and appears well, has normal vital signs, and is afebrile...
July 11, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Lucia Michailidis, Despina Kotsanas, Elizabeth Orr, Georgia Coombes, Shan Bergin, Terry Haines, Cylie Williams
BACKGROUND: Low-frequency ultrasonic debridement (LFUD) is a technology that uses sound waves conducted through saline mist to debride wound tissue. Whilst this technology purportedly reduces wound-healing times, the airborne mist generated is potentially problematic. Theoretically, the saline mist could carry an increased number of microbes into the surrounding environment, posing an infection control risk to the patient, clinician, and clinical environment. This research aimed to establish the degree and extent to which there is microbial spread during the use of, and following the use of, LFUD...
June 30, 2016: American Journal of Infection Control
Roberto Gabrielli, Maria S Rosati, Silvio Vitale, Andrea Siani, Giovanni Caselli
BACKGROUND: The purpose of our study was to determine the efficacy of percutaneous thrombin treatment for iatrogenic femoral artery pseudoaneurysms (FAP) and to identify those criteria that may help to predict increased treatment failure risk and complications. METHODS: A number of 32 iatrogenic femoral pseudoaneurysms were treated with US-guided thrombin injection (group A), while four elderly patient with complex femoral pseudoaneurysm underwent compression assisted by removable "guidewire" (group B)...
August 2016: Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Faruk Gungor, Kamil Can Akyol, Cenker Eken, Mustafa Kesapli, Inan Beydilli, Mehmet Akcimen
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to detect the value of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for diagnosing a nail bed injury and fracture of distal phalanx in patients presenting with distal finger trauma to the emergency department (ED). METHODS: Patients, 18 to 65 years old, presenting with a blunt trauma of distal finger and diagnosed with subungual hematoma were eligible for the study. Subungual hematoma extending over more than 50%, fracture of distal phalanx, and disruption of periungual tissue or nail integrity were accepted as the indications for nail bed inspection...
September 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
L Sun, X L Zhang, H J Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To determine the clinical value of cerebrovascular hemodynamics analysis (CVA) on cerebral microcirculation. METHODS: One hundred consecutive patients from neurological department of Peking University People's Hospital from April to October, 2015, with symptoms of dizziness, lightheadedness, headache etc., who were diagnosed with ischemic cerebrovascular disease with normal transcranial doppler (TCD) and abnormal CVA, were recruited in this study.Other medical conditions were excluded through clinic and imaging examinations among these patients...
June 21, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
V V Bazylev, E V Nemchenko, A A Pavlov, V A Karnakhin
The authors studied the threshold values of ultrasound flowmetry concerning composite T-grafts, combined I-grafts, and autovenous shunts during revascularization of the right coronary artery (RCA), determining high risk for the development of shunt occlusion in the remote postoperative period. The retrospective study included a total of 223 patients subjected to revascularization of the RCA's basin with the help of composite T-grafts, combined I-grafts, and autovenous shunts. Depending on the method of bypass grafting of the RCA and its branches, all patients were subdivided into 3 groups: Group 1 was composed of 65 patients in whom the RCA basin was revascularized by a branch of the composite T-graft, Group 2 comprised 112 patients who endured autovenous aortocoronary bypass grafting, and Group 3 consisted of 46 patients in whom the RCA basin was shunted by a combined mammarovenous I-graft...
2016: Angiologii︠a︡ i Sosudistai︠a︡ Khirurgii︠a︡, Angiology and Vascular Surgery
Kenta Tanaka, Hiroshi Kamada, Yukiyo Shimizu, Shizu Aikawa, Tomofumi Nishino, Naoyuki Ochiai, Masataka Sakane, Masashi Yamazaki
OBJECTIVE: The incidence of pulmonary embolism (PE) and leg deep vein thrombosis (DVT) has increased in recent years in association with aging and an increase in the number of bedridden individuals. We developed an active in-bed leg exercise apparatus labeled the Leg Exercise Apparatus (LEX) for DVT prevention. We compared the effect of leg exercises performed using the LEX to conventional active ankle exercises on increased blood flow. MATERIALS & METHODS: The subjects were eight healthy adult volunteers [five men and three women, aged 20-34 (mean 27...
2016: Journal of Rural Medicine: JRM
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