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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216698/clinical-application-of-point-of-care-transthoracic-echocardiography-in-perioperative-period
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REVIEW
Swaroop Margale, Kurichi Marudhachalam, Sarvesh Natani
Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) has established its role for diagnosis and management in cardiology and is used by various other specialities in medicine, but it is not routinely practised by anaesthesiologists in the perioperative period including the pre-admission clinic/outpatient clinic. The last decade has seen the emerging role of anaesthesiologist as a 'Perioperative physician'. This review article highlights the potential role and clinical utility, education, teaching and limitations of point of care (POC) TTE modality in perioperative care...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198075/exercise-induced-b-lines-identify-worse-functional-and-prognostic-stage-in-heart-failure-patients-with-depressed-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Maria Chiara Scali, Lauro Cortigiani, Anca Simionuc, Dario Gregori, Mario Marzilli, Eugenio Picano
AIMS: Exercise stress echocardiography (ESE) is recommended by the European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the evaluation of heart failure (HF) patients. Recently, lung ultrasound (LUS) has been proposed for the assessment of extravascular lung water through B-lines. The aim of this study was to assess B-lines during ESE in HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Standard transthoracic and LUS evaluation was performed during semi-supine ESE in 103 NYHA class I-III HF patients (76 male; mean age 64 ± 12 years) with depressed LVEF (35 ± 8%)...
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182287/transthoracic-echocardiography-study-of-congenitally-corrected-transposition-of-the-great-arteries
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Amarjit Singh, Gurpreet Singh, Tejveer S Dhaliwal, Manpreet Singh
Congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries (CCTGA) is a rare congenital heart defect, occurring in only 0.5% of patients exhibiting congenital heart defects. Because it is not seen in a routine transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) examination, CCTGA may be missed. The echocardiography diagnosis of CCTGA is difficult and not well explained in most textbooks. The present report provides key sonographic images that contribute to the diagnosis. In the present case, the patient had no prior history of heart disease...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28174490/clinical-value-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-improving-diagnostic-accuracy-rate-of-transthoracic-biopsy-of-anterior-medial-mediastinal-lesions
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Jingjing Fu, Wei Yang, Song Wang, Jing Bai, Hao Wu, Haiyue Wang, Kun Yan, Minhua Chen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in transthoracic biopsy of anterior-medial mediastinal lesions. METHODS: A total of 123 patients with anterior or middle mediastinum lesions required ultrasound guided transthoracic biopsy for pathological diagnosis. Among them, 72 patients received CEUS examinations before biopsy. After CEUS, 8 patients were excluded from biopsy and the rest 64 patients underwent biopsy (CEUS group)...
December 2016: Chinese Journal of Cancer Research, Chung-kuo Yen Cheng Yen Chiu
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28153345/usefulness-of-the-mrwallets-scoring-system-to-predict-first-diagnosed-atrial-fibrillation-in-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
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Antonio Muscari, Andrea Bonfiglioli, Luca Faccioli, Marco Ghinelli, Donatella Magalotti, Francesco Manzetto, Anna Pontarin, Giovanni M Puddu, Luca Spinardi, Eleonora Tubertini, Marco Zoli
Some cryptogenic strokes are caused by undetected paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) and could benefit from oral anticoagulation. In this study, we searched for echocardiographic parameters associated with first diagnosed AF, to form a scoring system for the identification of patients with AF. We examined 571 patients with ischemic stroke (72.7 ± 13.5 years, 50.6% women), subdivided into 4 groups: documented cause without AF, first diagnosed AF, known paroxysmal AF, and permanent AF. All patients underwent transthoracic echocardiography, brain computed tomography scan, carotid/vertebral ultrasound, and continuous electrocardiographic monitoring...
January 5, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28151822/clinical-significance-of-portal-hypertension-diagnosed-with-bedside-ultrasound-after-cardiac-surgery
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André Y Denault, William Beaubien-Souligny, Mahsa Elmi-Sarabi, Roberto Eljaiek, Ismail El-Hamamsy, Yoan Lamarche, Alexandra Chronopoulos, Jean Lambert, Josée Bouchard, Georges Desjardins
BACKGROUND: Portal venous flow pulsatility detected by Doppler ultrasound is a sign of congestive heart failure in noncritically ill patients. The assessment of portal and splenic venous flows has never been reported in patients undergoing cardiac surgery. METHODS: This is a case series performed in patients undergoing cardiac surgery between February 2014 and February 2015 in which portal and/or splenic venous flows were assessed by the attending anesthesiologist during surgery or by the intensivist after surgery using transthoracic echography in 9 patients or transesophageal echocardiography in 5 patients...
February 1, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144714/-new-and-established-aspects-of-cardiological-diagnostics-using-tee-do-we-need-3d-technology-in-clinical-routine
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A Hagendorff, S Stoebe, D Jurisch, M Neef, M Metze, D Pfeiffer
In comparison to transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) enables an acquisition of images with better spatial resolution due to the use of higher ultrasound frequencies. Thus, the morphology and function of cardiac structures can principally be analyzed better and more accurately with TEE than with TTE. In addition, using three-dimensional (3D) TEE data sets standardized sectional planes can be constructed by post-processing, which enables quantitative assessment of the target structures...
January 31, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144060/radial-endobronchial-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-bronchoscopically-invisible-lesions-first-case-series-from-india
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Kedar Ravi Hibare, Rajiv Goyal, Chetan Nemani, Rao Avinash, Bajpai Ram, Batra Ullas
BACKGROUND: A peripheral, bronchoscopically invisible pulmonary lesion is a diagnostic challenge. Transthoracic needle aspiration has long been the investigation of choice but runs the risk of pneumothorax (up to 44%). Newer technologies like radial endobronchial ultrasound (R-EBUS) offer a safer approach. We present our results of R-EBUS in the diagnosis of bronchoscopically invisible lesions. This is the first large case series from India. AIMS: (1) To determine the yield of R-EBUS for the diagnosis of bronchoscopically invisible lesions...
January 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129249/correlation-of-carotid-artery-reactivity-with-cardiovascular-risk-factors-and-coronary-artery-vasodilator-responses-in-asymptomatic-healthy-volunteers
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Anke C C M van Mil, Yvonne Hartman, Frederieke van Oorschot, Annemieke Heemels, Nikki Bax, Ellen A Dawson, Nicola Hopkins, Maria T E Hopman, Daniel J Green, David L Oxborough, Dick H J Thijssen
OBJECTIVES: Carotid artery reactivity (CAR%), involving carotid artery diameter responses to a cold pressor test (CPT), is a noninvasive measure of conduit artery function in humans. This study examined the impact of age and cardiovascular risk factors on the CAR% and the relationship between CAR% and coronary artery vasodilator responses to the CPT. METHODS: Ultrasound was used to measure resting and peak carotid artery diameters during the CPT, with CAR% being calculated as the relative change from baseline (%)...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115866/serratus-anterior-plane-block-for-hybrid-transthoracic-esophagectomy-a-pilot-study
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Cinzia Barbera, Pamela Milito, Michele Punturieri, Emanuele Asti, Luigi Bonavina
BACKGROUND: Pain is a major limiting factor in patient's recovery from major thoracic surgical procedures. Thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA), the current gold standard of perioperative management, has contraindications, can technically fail, and carries a risk of complications such as epidural abscess and spinal hematoma. The ultrasound-guided serratus anterior plane (SAP) block is a promising regional analgesia technique. OBJECTIVES: Since the anatomic space involved in the SAP block corresponds to the area exposed by the surgeon during right posterolateral thoracotomy, we investigated the feasibility of a "surgically guided" continuous SAP block as an alternative to TEA in selected esophagectomy patients...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103204/transthoracic-ultrasonography-for-the-immunocompromised-patient-a-pilot-project-that-introduces-transthoracic-ultrasonography-for-the-follow-up-of-hematological-patients-in-romania
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Ioana Frinc, Petru Ilies, Florin Zaharie, Delia Dima, Alina Tanase, Ljubomir Petrov, Alexandru Irimie, Cristian Berce, Cosmin Lisencu, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Ciprian Tomuleasa, Anca Bojan
In the last decade, there is significant progress in clinical hematology with the discovery of targeted molecules and thus the achievement of both hematologic and molecular responses. Nevertheless, chemotherapy remains the treatment of choice for many types of hematological malignancies. Aggressive chemotherapy leads to immunosuppression, accompanied by a high rate of infections and an increased rate of treatment-related mortality. Invasive fungal infections, as well as more common bacterial and viral infections are frequent in immunocompromised patients as they are difficult to diagnose and treat...
January 18, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072471/the-negative-chronotropic-effect-in-rat-heart-stimulated-by-ultrasonic-pulses-role-of-sex-and-age
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Olivia C Coiado, William D O'Brien
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study is to investigate the role of sex and age of the negative chronotropic effect after exposure of 3.5-MHz pulsed ultrasound (US) to the rat heart. METHODS: Forty F344 rats were exposed transthoracically to ultrasonic pulses at a duty factor of approximately 1.0% at 2.0-MPa peak rarefactional pressure amplitude. The transthoracic ultrasonic bursts were delivered consecutively in five 10-s intervals, that is, 10 s of 6-Hz pulse repetition frequency (PRF), 10 s of 5-Hz PRF, 10 s of 4-Hz PRF, 10 s of 5-Hz PRF, and 10 s of 6-Hz, for a 50-s total exposure duration...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049199/systemic-atherosclerosis-relate-to-brain-arterial-diameters-the-northern-manhattan-study
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Jose Gutierrez, Tatjana Rundek, Ken Cheung, Ahmet Bagci, Noam Alperin, Ralph L Sacco, Clinton B Wright, Mitchell S V Elkind, Marco R Di Tullio
BACKGROUND: Phenotypic expressions of arterial disease vary throughout the body and it is not clear to what extent systemic atherosclerosis influences brain arterial remodeling. We aim to test the hypothesis that systemic atherosclerosis is associated with brain arterial diameters. METHODS: Stroke-free participants in the Northern Manhattan Study MRI subcohort in whom carotid ultrasound, transthoracic echocardiogram, and brain MRA (n = 482) were performed were included in this analysis...
January 4, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030505/ultrasound-assessment-of-volume-responsiveness-in-critically-ill-surgical-patients-two-measurements-are-better-than-one
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Sarah B Murthi, Syeda Fatima, Ashely R Menne, Jacob J Glaser, Samuel M Galvagno, Stephen Biederman, Raymond Fang, Hegang Chen, Thomas M Scalea
BACKGROUND: The intended physiologic response to a fluid bolus is an increase in stroke volume (SV). Several ultrasound (US) measures have been shown to be predictive. The best measure(s) in critically ill surgical patients remains unclear. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study in critically ill surgical patients receiving a bolus of crystalloid, colloid or blood. A transthoracic echocardiogram was performed before (pre-transthoracic echocardiogram) and after...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957515/ultrasound-skill-and-application-of-knowledge-assessment-using-an-innovative-osce-competition-based-simulation-approach
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Annette Rebel, Habib Srour, Amy DiLorenzo, Dung Nguyen, Shelly Ferrell, Sanjay Dwarakanatli, Emily Haas, Randall M Schell
BACKGROUND: Despite Point-of Care Ultrasound (PoC US) rapidly becoming an important tool in perioperative medicine structured education, PoC US is currently rarely integrated into the anesthesiology residency curriculum. The aim of this project was to assess the current ultrasound skills of anesthesiology residents at one institution and evaluate the needs for development of a formal ultrasound curriculum. METHODS: A event containing 6 different OSCE PoC US stations was developed with following stations: vascular, peripheral nerve block, lung ultrasound, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) human model, pathologic TTE (simulator), and inferior vena cava (IVC) evaluation (simulator)...
July 2016: Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine: JEPM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955938/global-and-regional-patterns-of-longitudinal-strain-in-screening-for-chemotherapy-induced-cardiotoxicity
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Guilherme Portugal, Luísa Moura Branco, Ana Galrinho, Miguel Mota Carmo, Ana Teresa Timóteo, Joana Feliciano, João Abreu, Sónia Duarte Oliveira, Lurdes Batarda, Rui Cruz Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Serial echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) is the gold standard in screening for chemotherapy-induced cardiotoxicity (CIC). Measurement of myocardial deformation using speckle tracking enables more detailed assessment of myocardial contractility. The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between global and regional longitudinal strain and CIC. METHODS: This was a prospective study of 158 breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy with anthracyclines with or without adjuvant trastuzumab who underwent serial monitoring by transthoracic echocardiography with assessment of myocardial deformation...
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27939052/acoustic-behavior-of-a-reactivated-commercially-available-ultrasound-contrast-agent
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Songita A Choudhury, Feng Xie, Paul A Dayton, Thomas R Porter
BACKGROUND: Commercially available microbubbles such as Definity contain octafluoropropane encapsulated in a lipid shell. This perfluorocarbon can be compressed into liquid nanodroplets at room temperatures and activated with transthoracic diagnostic ultrasound. The aim of this study was to determine the size range and acoustic characteristics of Definity nanodroplets (DNDs) compared with Definity microbubbles (DMBs). METHODS: An in vitro flow system was used with a diagnostic ultrasound transducer (S5-1, iE33)...
December 6, 2016: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932197/crucial-role-of-carotid-ultrasound-for-the-rapid-diagnosis-of-hyperacute-aortic-dissection-complicated-by-cerebral-infarction-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Eglė Sukockienė, Kristina Laučkaitė, Antanas Jankauskas, Dalia Mickevičienė, Giedrė Jurkevičienė, Antanas Vaitkus, Edgaras Stankevičius, Kęstutis Petrikonis, Daiva Rastenytė
Aortic dissection is a life-threatening rare condition that may virtually present by any organ system dysfunction, the nervous system included. Acute cerebral infarction among multiple other neurological and non-neurological presentations is part of this acute aortic syndrome. Rapid and correct diagnosis is of extreme importance keeping in mind the possibility of thrombolytic treatment if a patient with a suspected ischemic stroke arrives to the Emergency Department within a 4.5-h window after symptom onset...
2016: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914885/blind-percutaneous-liver-biopsy-in-infants-and-children-comparison-of-safety-and-efficacy-of-percussion-technique-and-ultrasound-assisted-technique
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Engy A Mogahed, Yasmeen A Mansy, Yasmeen Al Hawi, Rokaya El-Sayed, Mona El-Raziky, Hanaa El-Karaksy
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Liver biopsy remains the most reliable method to diagnose various hepatic disorders in children. We aimed to assess the technical success and complication rate of ultrasound (US) assisted percutaneous liver biopsy versus transthoracic percussion guided technique in paediatrics. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This randomized controlled study included all cases performing liver biopsy at Paediatric Hepatology Unit, Cairo University Paediatric Hospital over 12months...
December 2016: Arab Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Publication of the Pan-Arab Association of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911009/echocardiographic-predictors-of-outcome-in-patients-with-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Ivan Stankovic, Robert Marcun, Aleksandra Janicijevic, Jerneja Farkas, Sasa Kadivec, Ivan Ilic, Aleksandar N Neskovic, Mitja Lainscak
BACKGROUND: We aimed to assess the relationship between echocardiographic characteristics and mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). METHODS: We prospectively studied 154 patients (mean age 71 ± 10 years, 71% male) with COPD. All patients underwent transthoracic Doppler echocardiography within 48 hours of hospital admission. Primary endpoint was all-cause mortality during a median period of 22 months. RESULTS: Mildly elevated tricuspid regurgitation pressure and mitral E/e' ratio were the most commonly encountered echocardiographic abnormalities, observed in 60% and 56% of patients, respectively...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
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