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March 10, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Jasper M Smit, Reinder Raadsen, Michiel J Blans, Manfred Petjak, Peter M Van de Ven, Pieter R Tuinman
BACKGROUND: Insertion of a central venous catheter (CVC) is common practice in critical care medicine. Complications arising from CVC placement are mostly due to a pneumothorax or malposition. Correct position is currently confirmed by chest x-ray, while ultrasonography might be a more suitable option. We performed a meta-analysis of the available studies with the primary aim of synthesizing information regarding detection of CVC-related complications and misplacement using ultrasound (US)...
March 13, 2018: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
Michael Gottlieb, Brit Long, Alex Koyfman
INTRODUCTION: Aortic stenosis is a common condition among older adults that can be associated with dangerous outcomes, due to both the disease itself and its influence on other conditions. OBJECTIVE: This review provides an evidence-based summary of the current emergency department (ED) evaluation and management of aortic stenosis. DISCUSSION: Aortic stenosis refers to significant narrowing of the aortic valve and can be caused by calcific disease, congenital causes, or rheumatic valvular disease...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Vivek Wadhawa, Jigar Shah, Chirag Doshi, Jaydip Ramani, Ketav Lakhia, Divyesh Rathod, Reema Tavar, Jignesh Kothari
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe our experience with the presentation and management of cardiac echinococcosis and the outcomes. METHODS: We performed a retrospective study from January 2012 to September 2017 in 10 patients operated on for cardiac echinococcosis. There were 6 men and 4 women; the age range was 17-55 years (mean age, 35.9 ± 12.04 years). Among the 10 patients, 3 had multiple cysts and of the 7 patients with a solitary cyst, 5 cysts were in the left ventricle, 1 was in the right ventricle and 1 was in the interventricular septum...
March 7, 2018: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Helena U Westergren, Li-Ming Gan, Marianne Månsson, Sara Svedlund
Background: The impact of personalized exercise training and a healthy dietary lifestyle in healthy volunteers on coronary flow reserve and cardiovascular function remains to be investigated in a controlled study setting. Purpose: To examine the effects of a Mediterranean-inspired diet combined with regular physical exercise (standard) and a personalized supervised exercise program (DAPS) on coronary flow reserve and cardiovascular function. Results: The number of males were 10 (59%) and 9 (47%) and mean age was 54 ± 12 and 55 ± 5 years in standard versus DAPS group, respectively...
February 6, 2018: Oncotarget
Benjamin Marchandot, François Levy, Nicola Santelmo, Paul-Michel Mertes, Olivier Morel
BACKGROUND: Adequate strategies using either transthoracic (TTE) or transesophageal (TEE) echocardiography in patients receiving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is an ongoing area of research. OBJECTIVES: As transthoracic point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) during cardiac arrest resuscitation might result in an increased duration of interruptions in the delivery of chest compressions; the use of TEE has been proposed as an alternative. METHODS: No technical complications of either TTE nor TEE are so far being reported in the literature...
March 2, 2018: Heart & Lung: the Journal of Critical Care
Fabiola Atzeni, Marco Corda, Luigi Gianturco, Maurizio Porcu, Piercarlo Sarzi-Puttini, Maurizio Turiel
The risk of cardiovascular (CV) events and mortality is significantly higher in patients with systemic rheumatic diseases than in the general population. Although CV involvement in such patients is highly heterogeneous and may affect various structures of the heart, it can now be diagnosed earlier and promptly treated. Various types of assessments are employed for the evaluation of CV risk such as transthoracic or transesophageal echocardiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) to investigate valve abnormalities, pericardial disease, and ventricular wall motion defects...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
Thomas W Carver
OBJECTIVE: Surgical critical care (SCC) fellows are expected to receive training in critical care ultrasound (CCUS) but training is sporadic and there is no standardized curriculum to guide educators. Previous studies show wide variation in CCUS training during fellowship across specialties but SCC has been underrepresented. This study was performed to assess SCC program directors' views regarding CCUS during fellowship training. DESIGN: Adult SCC program directors were surveyed regarding the role of CCUS in fellowship training...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Surgical Education
Aghygh Heidari, Samsam Dabiri, Feridoun Sabzi
Angiosarcomas of the uterine is a malignant and poor prognostic tumor and can either be a primary sarcoma or arising secondary to radiotherapy of a more complex tumor. Primary uterine angiosarcomas are exceptional and probably arise from embryonic vascular remnants, teratoma or from the rich uterine vasculature. We reported a rare case of primary angiosarcoma of uterine that at the time of diagnosis presented with sign and symptom of local and distant metastasis. The patient presented with dyspnea, chest pain, and history of vaginal bleeding and pelvic pain...
January 2018: Acta Medica Iranica
Shin-Ichi Kosugi, Takehisa Hashimoto, Yo Sato, Kenichiro Hirano, Eiji Sunami, Takeaki Matsuzawa, Motoko Takahashi, Hiroshi Ichikawa
A 75-year-old male received neoadjuvant chemotherapy for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the mid-thoracic esophagus, followed by right transthoracic esophagectomy with extended mediastinal lymphadenectomy. Cardiac tamponade developed on postoperative Days 1 and 13, for which emergency ultrasound-guided drainage was required. Pericardial drainage fluid became chylous after administration of polymeric formula. A computed tomography scan demonstrated the presence of a retrocardiac fluid collection, encompassed by the left pulmonary vein and left atrium, descending aorta and vertebral column...
October 2017: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Florence H Sheehan, R Eugene Zierler
Healthcare providers who use peripheral vascular and cardiac ultrasound require specialized training to develop the technical and interpretive skills necessary to perform accurate diagnostic tests. Assessment of competence is a critical component of training that documents a learner's progress and is a requirement for competency-based medical education (CBME) as well as specialty certification or credentialing. The use of simulation for CBME in diagnostic ultrasound is particularly appealing since it incorporates both the psychomotor and cognitive domains while eliminating dependency on the availability of live patients with a range of pathology...
February 1, 2018: Vascular Medicine
Fabrizio D'Abate, Dare Oladokun, Angelo La Leggia, Robert Hinchliffe, Matthew Thompson, Peter Holt, Jorg de Bruin, Ian Loftus, Benjamin Patterson
BACKGROUND: Duplex ultrasonography (DUS) currently has limited applicability in the diagnosis and surveillance of thoracic aortic pathologies because of associated limitations. This study investigates the feasibility of using an optimised DUS protocol to detect descending thoracic aortic pathology. METHODS: Forty patients were scanned (20 cases and 20 controls). All patients but one had a technically adequate assessment of the thoracic aorta (at least one view of the descending thoracic aorta)...
February 2, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
Catalina Lizama, Neli S Slavova-Azmanova, Martin Phillips, Michelle L Trevenen, Ian W Li, Claire E Johnson
BACKGROUND Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) and guide sheath (EBUS-GS) are gaining popularity for diagnosis and staging of lung cancer compared to CT-guided transthoracic needle aspiration (CT-TTNA), blind fiber-optic bronchoscopy, and mediastinoscopy. This paper aimed to examine predictors of higher costs for diagnosing and staging lung cancer, and to assess the effect of EBUS techniques on hospital cost. MATERIAL AND METHODS Hospital costs for diagnosis and staging of new primary lung cancer patients presenting in 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 were reviewed retrospectively...
January 29, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
Nan Gai, Ronit Lavi, Philip M Jones, Hwa Lee, Douglas Naudie, Daniel Bainbridge
PURPOSE: Hip and knee arthroplasty surgeries are associated with embolism of materials such as air, cement, and fat. Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a common congenital cardiac condition that has been reported to lead to paradoxical embolism. This observational study aimed to investigate if the presence of a PFO was associated with an increased risk of postoperative delirium in patients undergoing primary elective hip or knee arthroplasties. METHOD: This was a prospective cohort study at a tertiary teaching hospital...
January 24, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
Yeji Han, Hyun Jung Kim, Kyoung Ae Kong, Soo Jung Kim, Su Hwan Lee, Yon Ju Ryu, Jin Hwa Lee, Yookyoung Kim, Sung Shine Shim, Jung Hyun Chang
BACKGROUND: Advances in bronchoscopy and CT-guided lung biopsy have improved the evaluation of small pulmonary lesions (PLs), leading to an increase in preoperative histological diagnosis. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of transbronchial lung biopsy using radial endobronchial ultrasound and virtual bronchoscopic navigation (TBLB-rEBUS&VBN) and CT-guided transthoracic needle biopsy (CT-TNB) for tissue diagnosis of small PLs. METHODS: A systematic search was performed in five electronic databases, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library Central Register of Controlled Trials, Web of Science, and Scopus, for relevant studies in May 2016; the selected articles were assessed using meta-analysis...
2018: PloS One
Pasquale Zamboli, Sergio Lucà, Silvio Borrelli, Carlo Garofalo, Maria Elena Liberti, Mario Pacilio, Stefano Lucà, Giuseppe Palladino, Massimo Punzi
BACKGROUND: Although only high-flow arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are postulated to cause high-output cardiac failure (HOCF), there are currently no universally accepted criteria defining a high-flow fistula. METHODS: To verify if vascular access blood flow (Qa) ≥ 2000 ml/min provides an accurate definition of high-flow fistula, we selected 29 consecutive patients with Qa ≥ 2000 ml/min at color-duplex ultrasound examination and assessed them for the presence of cardiac failure symptoms; transthoracic echocardiography was also performed...
January 22, 2018: Journal of Nephrology
Diego Ugalde, Juan Nicolás Medel, Carlos Romero, Rodrigo Cornejo
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January 18, 2018: Intensive Care Medicine
Tabea Hutter, Dirk Springe, Lukas Ebnöther, Marcos Delgado
BACKGROUND: Cytomegalovirus infection is known to cause symptomatic disease in immunocompromised patients, while an infection in immunocompetent individuals normally causes few or no symptoms. We present the case of an immunocompetent adult patient with unexpected severe evolution. CASE PRESENTATION: An otherwise healthy, 72-year-old Caucasian woman presented with complaints of progressive shoulder pain and dyspnoea on exertion. The blood test results showed elevated inflammation parameters and elevated hepatic transaminase levels...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Medical Case Reports
Ghizlane Zoulati, Ramatou Yèya Maïga, Rachid Kerzaz, Ghita Yahyaoui, Mustapha Harandou, Mustapha Mahmoud
Purulent pericarditis has become rare since the advent of antibiotics. Among the involved germs, S. pneumoniae remains the most implicated pathogen to evoke in principle, especially that prescription of systematic antibiotics for any febrile condition can considerably mask the clinical picture. A 36-year-old pregnant woman was visiting the emergency department for dyspnea and flu-like syndrom that had been going on for a week. The chest X-ray showed a white lung on the left and the transthoracic ultrasound revealed a pericardial effusion, resulting in pericardial drainage and pleural puncture that allows the evacuation of a purulent fluid...
January 11, 2018: Annales de Biologie Clinique
Benjamin M Bussmann, Shrey Sharma, David Mcgregor, William Hulme, Tim Harris
OBJECTIVES: Bedside ultrasound is increasingly being used to guide fluid management in shocked patients. Little data exist on the inter-rater reliability of techniques used, especially when performed by nonexpert trainee doctors. The primary aim of this study is to measure the inter-rater reliability of five ultrasound techniques commonly used to guide fluid management: inferior vena cava collapsibility index (IVCCI), transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)-derived stroke volumes, ultrasound cardiac output monitor (USCOM) derived stroke volume and carotid artery blood flow and corrected flow time measurements...
January 8, 2018: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
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