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Luis Renter Valdovinos, Ignacio Oulego Erroz
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September 2016: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
Katia F Guenaga, Jose P Otoch, Everson L A Artifon
New surgical techniques in the treatment of rectal cancer have improved survival mainly by reducing local recurrences. A preoperative staging method is required to accurately identify tumor stage and planning the appropriate treatment. MRI and ERUS are currently being used for the local staging (T stage). In this review, the accuracy of MRI and ERUS with rigid probe was compared against the gold standard of the pathological findings in the resection specimens. Five studies met the inclusion criteria and were included in this meta-analysis...
January 2016: Revista de Gastroenterología del Perú: órgano Oficial de la Sociedad de Gastroenterología del Perú
Tullio Ghi, Luisa Cariello, Ludovica Rizzo, Enrico Ferrazzi, Enrico Periti, Federico Prefumo, Tamara Stampalija, Elsa Viora, Carla Verrotti, Giuseppe Rizzo
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to construct fetal biometric charts between 16 and 40 weeks' gestation that were customized for parental characteristics, race, and parity, using quantile regression analysis. METHODS: In a multicenter cross-sectional study, 8070 sonographic examinations from low-risk pregnancies between 16 and 40 weeks' gestation were analyzed. The fetal measurements obtained were biparietal diameter, head circumference, abdominal circumference, and femur diaphysis length...
January 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Israel Perez-Lopez, Cristina Garrido-Colmenero, Gonzalo Blasco-Morente, Jose Aneiros-Fernandez, Salvador Arias-Santiago
Many skin diseases may present as blue papules and nodules; the differential diagnosis includes such different entities such as metastatic melanoma, angioma, lipoma, epidermoid cyst, pilomatrixoma, blue nevus, glomus tumor, or hidrocystoma. Cutaneous ultrasound can be a complementary diagnostic technique of great value in these cases.
April 16, 2015: Dermatology Online Journal
S López-Palmero, N Bolivar-Herrera, G López-Lloret, G Merchán-Ortega, J J Macancela-Quiñones, G López-Martínez
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Conventional echocardiography is the technique of choice for assessing left ventricular function and the presence of structural heart disease in patients with heart failure. The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic performance of handheld ultrasonography performed by a medical internist on patients with a clinical diagnosis of heart failure. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Cross-sectional observational study of 212 patients diagnosed with heart failure in a hospital center...
May 2015: Revista Clínica Española
Pasquale Martino, Andrea Benedetto Galosi, Marco Bitelli, Paolo Consonni, Fulvio Fiorini, Antonio Granata, Roberta Gunelli, Giovanni Liguori, Silvano Palazzo, Nicola Pavan, Vincenzo Scattoni, Guido Virgili
AIM: US scanning has been defined as the urologist's stethoscope. These recommendations have been drawn up with the aim of ensuring minimum standards of excellence for ultrasound imaging in urological and andrological practice. A series of essential recommendations are made, to be followed during ultrasound investigations in kidney, prostate, bladder, scrotal and penile diseases. METHODS: Members of the Imaging Working Group of the Italian Society of Urology (SIU) in collaboration with the Italian Society of Ultrasound in Urology, Andrology and Nephrology (SIEUN) identified expert Urologists, Andrologists, Nephrologists and Radiologists...
March 28, 2014: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
Christian Pristipino, Gian Paolo Anzola, Luigi Ballerini, Antonio Bartorelli, Moreno Cecconi, Massimo Chessa, Andrea Donti, Achille Gaspardone, Giuseppe Neri, Eustaquio Onorato, Gualtiero Palareti, Serena Rakar, Gianluca Rigatelli, Gennaro Santoro, Danilo Toni, Gian Paolo Ussia, Roberto Violini, Giulio Guagliumi, Francesco Bedogni, Alberto Cremonesi
There is no generally accepted consensus on the management of patent foramen ovale (PFO) in the presence of cryptogenic cerebral ischemia, because of the lack of conclusive evidence. The aim of this position paper was to develop and promote a joint approach based on available data that may be shared by different specialists, while waiting for definite results from randomized controlled trials. A position statement was produced involving the major national scientific societies. The task force members were nominated by the presidents and/or executive boards of each society or working group, as appropriate, based on their previous work in relevant topic areas...
October 2013: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Eugenio de Miguel, José Luis Andreu, Esperanza Naredo, Ingrid Möller
OBJECTIVE: To know rheumatologists' opinion on the usefulness of ultrasound in diagnostic and therapeutic decision making as applied to rheumatic diseases. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A National survey was sent to all rheumatology units in hospitals with at least 200 beds. The questionnaire included: a) general data, b) purpose and most common areas of ultrasound exploration and c) assessment of the usefulness of ultrasound in routine clinical practice in general and in some rheumatologic diseases...
January 2014: Reumatología Clinica
Eugenio de Miguel, Jose Luis Andreu, Esperanza Naredo, Ingrid Möller
OBJECTIVE: To know the situation of ultrasound in Spanish rheumatology. METHODS: A National survey addressed to all rheumatology units in hospitals with at least 200 beds. The questionnaire studied: a) the availability and the model of the ultrasound equipment, b) the degree of training, c) the purpose and areas of ultrasound examination, d) the usefulness, and e) the relevance of ultrasound in the training of residents. RESULTS: 169 units of the 234 surveyed physicians answered the questionnaire...
November 2012: Reumatología Clinica
Juan Torres Macho, Gonzalo Garcia de Casasola et al.
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May 12, 2012: Medicina Clínica
Maria Calabria, Pasquale Zamboli, Alessandro D'Amelio, Antonio Granata, Luca Di Lullo, Fulvio Floccari, Franco Logias, Fulvio Fiorini
Central venous catheters (CVC) are widely used in clinical practice for the administration of chemotherapy, parental nutrition, hemodynamic monitoring, and hemodialysis. International guidelines have defined the right internal jugular vein as the preferred site of CVC insertion and underline that accurate positioning of the catheter tip is essential to maximize the blood flow and reduce long-term complications. Endocavitary electrocardiography (EC-ECG) improves the accuracy of catheter tip positioning without increasing the placement time by the recognition of typical P wave patterns during catheter insertion:the normally shaped P wave identifies the mid to upper superior vena cava, the widest P wave may be used to place the CVC tip at the superior vena cava-right atrium junction, and biphasic P waves identify the location of the right atrium...
January 2012: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
Mario Alfredo Chávez-López, Cristina Hernández-Díaz, Carlos Moya, Carlos Pineda, Lucio Ventura-Ríos, Ingrid Möller, Esperanza Naredo, Rolando Espinosa, Angélica Peña, Alejandro Rosas-Cabral, Emilio Filippucci
To assess the inter- and intra-observer reproducibility of musculoskeletal ultrasonography among rheumatologist in detecting inflammatory and morphostructural changes in small joints of the hands in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Five members of the "Escuela de Ecografía del Colegio Mexicano de Reumatología" tested their inter- and intra-observer reliabilities in the assessment of basic sonographic findings of joint inflammation and bone erosion. Their results were compared to those obtained by a group of international experts from European League Against Rheumatism...
January 2013: Rheumatology International
Esperanza Naredo, Jacqueline Uson et al.
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November 2011: Reumatología Clinica
Sara Mandorla, Paolo Trambaiolo, Margherita De Cristofaro, Mara Baldassi, Maria Penco et al.
One of the main tasks of a scientific society is to define the theoretical bases and appropriate management strategies with the aim to maintain a high-quality diagnostic and therapeutic standard. As far as echocardiography is concerned, the task of the Italian Society of Cardiovascular Echography is to provide appropriate, complete, and useful echocardiographic tests for clinical application, as well as procedural, technological, organizational and economic indications to be adopted in clinical practice. In addition, there is an increasing need for regulating access to echocardiographic assessment according to clinical priority, because of the huge proportion of patients who should undergo a first or follow-up echocardiographic evaluation...
June 2010: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Giovanni Di Salvo, Maria Giovanna Russo, Biagio Castaldi, Vitantonio Di Bello, Francesco Antonini-Canterin, Salvatore La Carrubba, Scipione Carerj, Giancarlo Bellieni, Raffaele Calabrò
Congenital heart disease is the most frequent neonatal malformation, with an estimated prevalence between 0.8% and 1%. Echocardiography is an important tool for diagnosis and follow-up in cardiology, because it is easy to use, inexpensive, and noninvasive. The study of fetal heart by means of echocardiography allows early diagnosis and treatment of fetal heart anomalies and dysfunction, and such a technique is increasingly used. This exam is often required after morphological fetal echography, when a congenital heart disease is suspected or when there is an increased risk of congenital heart disease...
August 2009: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Giovanni Fazio, Giovanni Corrado, Giuseppina Novo, Elisabetta Zachara, Claudio Rapezzi, Ali K Sulafa, Loredana Sutera, Luciana D'angelo, Claudia Visconti, Claudia Stollberger, Luca Sormani, Joseph Finsterer, Yuksel Cavusoglu, Gabriele Di Gesaro, Emanuele Grassedonio, Filippo Ferrara, Massino Galia, Massimo Midiri, Salvatore Pipitone, Scipione Carerj, Salvatore Novo
BACKGROUND: Isolated ventricular noncompaction (IVNC) is characterized by multiple prominent trabeculations and deep intertrabecular recesses. Some reports prove that the chronic heart failure may occur in approximately half of the patients. In this report we investigate the correlation between the number of non compacted segments and entity of systolic dysfunction from the registry and subregistries of the SIEC. METHOD: To identify the correlation between ventricular dysfunction and number of segments involved in non compaction we evaluated a consecutive series of 238 patients affected by non compaction, from the SIEC (Società Italiana di Ecografia Cardiovascolare) registry...
June 11, 2010: International Journal of Cardiology
M C Garre Sánchez, P Rendón Unceta, A López Cano, M Gómez Rubio, B de Cuenca Morón, J M Segura Cabral, M Crespo Sánchez, L A Gil Grande, M J Varas Lorenzo, J Just Timoneda, R Gómez Rodríguez, J Galcera Tomás, A Abraldes Bechiarelli, M Macías Rodríguez, A Muñoz Benvenuty, M Tejada Cabrera, A Olveira, E Palacios Lázaro
OBJECTIVE: Members of "Asociación de Ecografía Digestiva" decided to carry out a multicenter retrospective study on fine-needle aspiration biopsy for pancreatic space-occupying lesions under ultrasonographic guidance and via the percutaneous route in order to assess this technique s performance versus endoscopic ultrasound-guided biopsy. SUBJECTS: 10 hospitals for a total of 222 patients with suspiciously malignant, 8-120-mm pancreatic lesions were included in the study...
September 2007: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
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January 2007: Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia
A Díez-Pérez, J González-Macías, F Marín, M Abizanda, R Alvarez, A Gimeno, E Pegenaute, J Vila et al.
UNLABELLED: The relationship between osteoporosis risk factors, bone quantitative ultrasound (QUS) and non-spinal fracture risk was estimated in a cohort of 5,201 postmenopausal women from Spain who were prospectively evaluated during three years. Several clinical risk factors and low heel QUS values were independently associated with non-spinal fracture risk. INTRODUCTION: Low-trauma, non-spinal fractures are a growing source of morbidity and mortality in the elderly...
May 2007: Osteoporosis International
Scipione Carerj, Maria Penco, Salvatore La Carrubba, Alessandro Salustri, Andrea Erlicher, Antonio Pezzano et al.
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of heart failure (HF) is based on clinical signs, instrumental findings and response to treatment. The recent classification of the European Society of Cardiology identifies early stages of ventricular dysfunction not associated with symptoms of HF (Stage A-B). However, only few data are available on the prevalence and prognostic value of asymptomatic left ventricular dysfunction. METHODS: The SIEC (Società Italiana di Ecografia Cardiovascolare - Italian Society of Cardiovascular Echography) has planned a national multicenter observational study aimed to assess: (1) the prevalence of left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic dysfunction in asymptomatic subjects without a history of HF (transversal phase); (2) the relationship between cardiovascular risk factors and LV asymptomatic dysfunction; (3) the relationship between comorbidities and LV asymptomatic dysfunction; and (4) the incidence of cardiac events at follow-up (longitudinal phase)...
July 2006: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
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