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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916590/us-emergency-department-trends-in-imaging-for-pediatric-nontraumatic-abdominal-pain
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Lauren M Niles, Monika K Goyal, Gia M Badolato, James M Chamberlain, Joanna S Cohen
OBJECTIVES: To describe national emergency department (ED) trends in computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound imaging for the evaluation of pediatric nontraumatic abdominal pain from 2007 through 2014. METHODS: We used data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to measure trends in CT and ultrasound use among children with nontraumatic abdominal pain. We performed multivariable logistic regression to measure the strength of the association of ED type (pediatric versus general ED) with CT and ultrasound use adjusting for potential confounding variables...
September 15, 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914343/image-guided-percutaneous-removal-of-ballistic-foreign-bodies-secondary-to-air-gun-injuries
#2
Jacob L Rothermund, Andrew J Rabe, Nicholas A Zumberge, James W Murakami, Patrick S Warren, Mark J Hogan
BACKGROUND: Ballistic injuries with retained foreign bodies from air guns is a relatively common problem, particularly in children and adolescents. If not removed in a timely fashion, the foreign bodies can result in complications, including pain and infection. Diagnostic methods to identify the presence of the foreign body run the entire gamut of radiology, particularly radiography, ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT). Removal of the foreign bodies can be performed by primary care, emergency, surgical, and radiologic clinicians, with or without imaging guidance...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914285/hospital-medicine-point-of-care-ultrasound-credentialing-an-example-protocol
#3
Benji K Mathews, Michael Zwank
Though the use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has increased over the last decade, formal hospital credentialing for POCUS may still be a challenge for hospitalists. This document details the Hospital Medicine Department Ultrasound Credentialing Policy from Regions Hospital, which is part of the HealthPartners organization in Saint Paul, Minnesota. National organizations from internal medicine and hospital medicine (HM) have not published recommended guidelines for POCUS credentialing. Revised guidelines for POCUS have been published by the American College of Emergency Physicians, though these are not likely intended to guide hospitalists when working with credentialing committees and medical boards...
September 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912821/thyrotoxicosis-and-choledocholithiasis-masquerading-as-thyroid-storm
#4
Christian L Horn, Patricia A Short
A 26-year-old female, thirteen months postpartum, presented to the emergency department for four weeks of epigastric abdominal pain, pruritus, new onset jaundice, and 11.3 kgs (25 lbs) unintentional weight loss. On examination, she was afebrile, tachycardic, alert, and oriented and had jaundice with scleral icterus. Labs were significant for undetectable TSH, FT4 that was too high to measure, and elevated total bilirubin, direct bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase, and transaminases. Abdominal ultrasound revealed cholelithiasis without biliary ductal dilation...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912005/proximal-radial-artery-arteriovenous-fistula-for-hemodialysis-vascular-access
#5
William C Jennings, Alexandros Mallios, Nasir Mushtaq
OBJECTIVE: This study reviewed our experience with proximal radial artery-based arteriovenous fistulas (PRA-AVFs) for hemodialysis vascular access, evaluating characteristics of the patients, functional patency, risk of steal syndrome, survival of the patient, and technical considerations. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed our database of consecutive patients, identifying those individuals with a PRA-AVF created during a 12-year period. In addition to physical examination, all patients underwent ultrasound vessel mapping by the operating surgeon, identifying the PRA-AVF configuration and outflow target most likely to succeed...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910212/feasibility-of-paramedic-performed-prehospital-lung-ultrasound-in-medical-patients-with-respiratory-distress
#6
Torben K Becker, Christian Martin-Gill, Clifton W Callaway, Francis X Guyette, Christopher Schott
OBJECTIVE: Prehospital ultrasound is not yet widely implemented. Most studies report on convenience samples and trauma patients, often by prehospital physicians or critical care clinicians. We assessed the feasibility of paramedic performed prehospital lung ultrasound in medical patients with respiratory distress. METHODS: Paramedics at 2 ambulance stations in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA underwent a 2-hour training session in prehospital lung ultrasound using the SonoSite iViz, a handheld ultrasound device...
September 14, 2017: Prehospital Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906555/application-of-power-ultrasound-on-the-convective-drying-of-fruits-and-vegetables-effects-on-quality
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Óscar Rodríguez, Valeria Eim, Carmen Rosselló, Antoni Femenia, Juan A Cárcel, Susana Simal
Drying allows the obtaining of products with a long shelf life by reducing the water activity to a level low enough for the growth of microorganisms, enzymatic reactions, and other deteriorative reactions to be inhibited. Despite the benefits of this operation, the quality of heat sensitive products is diminished when high temperatures are used. The use of low drying temperatures reduces the heat damage but being the drying time longer, oxidation reactions occur and a reduction of the quality is also observed...
September 14, 2017: Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904722/-normal-adnexal-torsion-and-pregnancy-about-a-case
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Ahmed Guennoun, Yousra Krimou, Nisrine Mamouni, Sanaa Errarhay, Chahrazed Bouchikhi, Abdelaziz Banani
Normal adnexal torsion is rare during pregnancy. We here report the case of a 22-year old patient presenting with acute lateropelvic pain associated with a 2-month history amenorrhea. Exploratory laparotomy showed severe ischemia due to torsion in a normal ovary. The patient underwent adnexal detorsion without ovarian pexy. The postoperative course was uneventful. Ultrasound examination after 3 weeks showed normal pregnancy. Ovarian torsion is an emergency that should not be ignored in pregnant women with acute pelvic pain...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901969/disorders-of-consciousness-after-severe-brain-injury-therapeutic-options
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Caroline Schnakers, Martin M Monti
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Very few options exist for patients who survive severe traumatic brain injury but fail to fully recover and develop a disorder of consciousness (e.g. vegetative state, minimally conscious state). RECENT FINDINGS: Among pharmacological approaches, Amantadine has shown the ability to accelerate functional recovery. Although with very low frequency, Zolpidem has shown the ability to improve the level of consciousness transiently and, possibly, also in a sustained fashion...
September 9, 2017: Current Opinion in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901850/point-of-care-lung-ultrasound-in-critically-ill-patients
#10
Gentle S Shrestha, Dameera Weeratunga, Kylie Baker
Lung ultrasound is increasingly being used by the bedside physicians to complement the findings of physical examination. Lung ultrasound is non-invasive, devoid of radiation exposure and can be performed rapidly and repeatedly as needed at bedside. The diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound for common conditions like pleural effusion, pneumothorax, pulmonary edema and pneumonia is superior to chest radiograph and is comparable to chest CT scan. Lung ultrasound is helpful to evaluate the progress of lung pathology and response to treatment, over time...
September 11, 2017: Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900525/a-case-of-legionella-pneumophila-evaluated-with-ct-and-ultrasound
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Alessio D'Angelo, Chiara De Simone, Marco Pagnottella, Stefano Rossi, Raffaele Pepe, Giacomo Ruggieri, Giulio Cocco, Cosima Schiavone
A 36-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department of "SS Annunziata" hospital in Chieti complaining of a sharp chest pain arisen some hours before admission. On examination, the patient looked sweaty; his vital signs showed tachycardia and augmented breath rate; sinus tachycardia and normal ventricular repolarization were observed on ECG, and no abnormalities were observed in the echoscan of the hearth. According to the clinical and electrocardiographic findings, and to previous episode of DVT in anamnesis, a thorax CT scan was performed in order to rule out pulmonary embolism...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899594/delayed-detection-of-spontaneous-bilateral-tubal-ectopic-pregnancies-after-methotrexate-treatment
#12
Nicole E Brown, Shereen A Singer, Joe Suyama
BACKGROUND: Bilateral tubal ectopic pregnancies are a rare subset of ectopic pregnancy that can pose a diagnostic dilemma for clinicians. There is no distinct clinical presentation for bilateral tubal ectopic pregnancies, although they are typically associated with assistive reproductive techniques. In addition, there is no single diagnostic feature to help clinicians delineate bilateral tubal ectopic pregnancies from other types of ectopic pregnancy prior to passing the discriminatory zone (such as heterotopic pregnancy or twin ectopic [two gestational sacs in one tube])...
September 9, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898139/point-of-care-ultrasound-its-growing-application-in-hospital-medicine
#13
Aidan Kingwill, Graham Barker, Adrian Wong
Point-of-care ultrasound is emerging as an important adjunct to the clinical examination. Ultrasonography has long been seen as a modality for experts but this is changing and it is hoped that, with appropriate training, point-of-care ultrasound will become a modern-day diagnostic necessity.
September 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890277/-prenatal-diagnosis-of-abdominal-wall-defects
#14
H El Mhabrech, H Ben Hmida, H Charfi, A Zrig, C Hafsa
Anterior abdominal wall defects (AAWD) correspond to a wide spectrum of congenital defects affecting 6.3/10,000 pregnancies. They have in common a closure defect of the anterior abdominal wall and can be fatal or expose the fetus and the neonate (NN) to many complications. This study was based on a retrospective study of 22 cases of AAWD collected between May 2009 and December 2014. Its purpose was to specify the importance of prenatal ultrasonography in the diagnosis and prognosis assessment of these defects...
September 7, 2017: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888529/eyelid-inflammation-an-uncommon-cause-in-occidental-countries
#15
Hélène Devambez, Morgane Richeux, Maximilien Guericolas, Christophe Choquet, Enrique Casalino, Aiham Daniel Ghazali
BACKGROUND: Myiasis designates the infestation of live human and vertebrate animals with dipterous (two-winged) larvae (maggots) and is the fourth most common travel-associated skin disease. Furuncle is the most common aspect of cutaneous myiasis. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old Caucasian female had been back from Cap-Vert. She described pruritus, slight pain, and the sensation of a foreign body moving in the eyelid. Physical examination showed a single furuncle-like nodule with surrounding erythema and a central pore of the upper eyelid through which a serosanguinous fluid was exuding...
August 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884300/what-every-radiologist-should-know-about-adnexal-torsion
#16
Guillaume Ssi-Yan-Kai, Anne-Laure Rivain, Caroline Trichot, Marie-Chantal Morcelet, Sophie Prevot, Xavier Deffieux, Jocelyne De Laveaucoupet
Adnexal torsion is the fifth most common gynecologic surgical emergency, requiring clinician and radiologist awareness. It involves the rotation of the ovarian tissue on its vascular pedicle leading to stromal edema, hemorrhagic infarction, and necrosis of the adnexal structures with the subsequent sequelae. Expedient diagnosis poses a difficult challenge because the clinical presentation is variable and often misleading. Adnexal torsion can mimic malignancy as it can take a subacute, intermittent, or chronic course, and thereby can be complicated to diagnose...
September 7, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28883048/corp-ultrasound-assessment-of-vascular-function-with-the-passive-leg-movement-technique
#17
Jayson R Gifford, Russell S Richardson
As dysfunction of the vascular system is an early, modifiable step in the progression of many cardiovascular diseases, there is demand for methods to non-invasively monitor the health of the vascular system in clinical and research settings. Validated by very good agreement with more technical assessments of vascular function, like intra-arterial drug infusions and flow mediated dilation (FMD), the passive leg movement (PLM) technique has emerged as a powerful, yet relatively simple, test of peripheral vascular function...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882392/fundus-autofluorescence-in-retinal-artery-occlusion-a-more-precise-diagnosis
#18
J-L Bacquet, M Sarov-Rivière, C Denier, G Querques, B Riou, L Bonin, E Barreau, M Labetoulle, A Rousseau
IMPORTANCE: Retinal artery occlusion (RAO) is a medical emergency associated with a high risk of cerebral vascular accident and other cardiovascular events. Among patients with non-arteritic RAO, a retinal embolus is observed in approximately 40% of cases. Fundus examination and retinography are not reliable to predict the nature of the emboli. OBSERVATIONS: We report three consecutive cases of central and branch RAO that were investigated with fundus autofluorescence, fluorescein angiography and color retinal photographs...
September 4, 2017: Journal Français D'ophtalmologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881334/antegrade-jejunojejunal-intussusception-inside-a-retrograde-jejunogastric-intussusception-double-intussusception-a-rare-case-report
#19
Samson Ravirajendran, Sinduja Munnamgi, Akmal Abdul
INTRODUCTION: Jejunogastric intussusception through a gastrojejunal stoma along with a jejunojejunal intussusception (intussusception within an intussusception) is a rare but serious complication of previous gastric surgery such as gastrojejunostomy and Billroth II gastrectomy. The incidence of which is less than 0.1%. CASE PRESENTATION: An elderly male presented with an abdominal lump, diffuse abdominal pain and vomiting for one-day duration. Ultrasound and CECT abdomen revealed dilated stomach with jejunojejunal intussusception herniating into stomach...
August 24, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877363/establishing-an-ultrasound-curriculum-in-undergraduate-medical-education-how-much-time-does-it-take
#20
Yonaton Siegel-Richman, John Kendall
OBJECTIVES: Over the years, the use of ultrasound in the medical profession has become a common occurrence. As a result, many medical schools are considering an ultrasound curriculum for first- and second-year medical students. The question posed by many of these programs is how much time and effort are required to establish such a curriculum. We at the University of Colorado School of Medicine sought to quantify the resources and time required. METHODS: We conducted a cohort study that analyzed the time spent teaching, as well as the types of instructors (eg, faculty, resident, and peer student) that contributed to our ultrasound curriculum...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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