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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665357/second-trimester-surgical-abortion-practices-in-the-united-states
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Katharine O White, Heidi E Jones, Jade Shorter, Wendy V Norman, Edith Guilbert, E Steve Lichtenberg, Maureen Paul
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether second-trimester surgical abortion practices of U.S. providers agree with evidence-based policy guidelines. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a cross-sectional survey of abortion facilities in the U.S. identified via publicly available resources and professional networks from June through December 2013. RESULTS: Of 703 identified facilities, 383 (54%) participated including 172 clinicians providing second-trimester surgical abortions (D&Es)...
April 14, 2018: Contraception
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661547/influence-of-injection-volume-on-rate-of-subsequent-intervention-in-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-over-1-year-follow-up
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Stefanie Evers, Andrew J Bryan, Thomas L Sanders, Tina Gunderson, Russell Gelfman, Peter C Amadio
PURPOSE: The optimal volume and dose of corticosteroid injections for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) have not yet been established. It is unknown whether the volume of injectate influences the outcome of carpal tunnel injection. The purpose of this study was to assess whether there is an association between the volume of injectate and subsequent intervention in the treatment of CTS. METHODS: This study evaluated residents of Olmsted County, MN, who were treated with a corticosteroid injection for CTS between 2001 and 2010...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649012/clinical-improvements-are-not-explained-by-changes-in-tendon-structure-on-utc-following-an-exercise-program-for-patellar-tendinopathy
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Mathijs van Ark, Ebonie Rio, Jill Cook, Inge van den Akker-Scheek, James E Gaida, Johannes Zwerver, Sean Docking
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a 4-week in-season exercise program of isometric or isotonic exercises on tendon structure and dimensions as quantified by Ultrasound Tissue Characterization (UTC). DESIGN: Randomized clinical trial. Volleyball and basketball players (16-31 years, n=29) with clinically diagnosed patellar tendinopathy were randomized to a 4-week isometric or isotonic exercise program. The programs were designed to decrease patellar tendon pain...
April 11, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29627201/perioperative-analgesic-effects-of-an-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-with-a-mixture-of-bupivacaine-and-lidocaine-in-cats-undergoing-ovariectomy
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Despoina Skouropoulou, Luca Lacitignola, Paola Centonze, Angela Simone, Alberto M Crovace, Francesco Staffieri
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the perioperative analgesic effects of a transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block with a mixture of lidocaine and bupivacaine administered to cats undergoing ovariectomy. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled, randomized, prospective, blinded clinical study. ANIMALS: A group of 20 healthy cats. METHODS: Robenacoxib (2 mg kg-1 ) was administered subcutaneously 0.5 hour before intramuscular (IM) administration of ketamine (5 mg kg-1 ), methadone (0...
February 3, 2018: Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29625184/clinical-results-of-peroneal-tendon-repair-in-a-retrospective-series-of-30-patients
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C Bourgault, C Pougès, C Szymanski, C Lalanne, A Thioun, K Soudy, C Maynou
INTRODUCTION: Peroneal tendinopathy is an under-diagnosed pathology, mainly triggered by ankle sprain. Failure of medical treatment often leads to surgery, with modalities adapted to the lesion type. The present study aimed to assess clinical and functional results of tendon repair and to analyze the influence of hindfoot alignment on quality of outcome. The study hypothesis was that hindfoot varus impairs medium-term results. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective series of 30 patients undergoing peroneal tendon repair or tenodesis was analyzed at a mean 20 months' follow-up...
April 3, 2018: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606415/effect-of-alirocumab-on-coronary-atheroma-volume-in-japanese-patients-with-acute-coronary-syndromes-and-hypercholesterolemia-not-adequately-controlled-with-statins-odyssey-j-ivus-rationale-and-design
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Junya Ako, Kiyoshi Hibi, Ken Kozuma, Katsumi Miyauchi, Yoshihiro Morino, Toshiro Shinke, Kenichi Tsujita, Kiyoko Uno, Yumiko Kawabata, Takafumi Hiro
BACKGROUND: Serial intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging can be used to evaluate the effect of cholesterol-lowering on coronary atheroma progression and plaque volume, with evidence of potential incremental effects with more aggressive lipid-lowering treatments. Alirocumab is a highly specific, fully human monoclonal antibody to proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9). This study will investigate the effect of alirocumab on coronary artery plaque volume in Japanese patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and hypercholesterolemia while on stable statin therapy...
March 29, 2018: Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600268/healing-of-complete-tear-of-the-anterior-talofibular-ligament-and-early-ankle-stabilization-after-autologous-platelet-rich-plasma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Mark Wai Wah Lai, Regina Wing Shan Sit
Lateral Ankle sprain (LAS) is a common sports injury associated with recurrent ankle sprain, chronic ankle instability (CAI) and post-traumatic ankle osteoarthritis (PTOA). Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) has been increasingly used for herapeutic applications in sports-related injuries, and is thought to stimulate tissue healing. We reported a case of LAS with complete tear of anterior talofibular ligament, which showed complete healing of ligament and early ankle stabilization after PRP. The healing is supported by dynamic ultrasound images and magnetic resonance imaging...
March 2018: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29591320/lumbrical-muscle-tear-clinical-presentation-imaging-findings-and-outcome
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Christoph Lutter, Andreas Schweizer, Volker Schöffl, Frank Römer, Thomas Bayer
The incidence of lumbrical muscle tear is increasing due to the popularity of climbing sport. We reviewed data from 60 consecutive patients with a positive lumbrical stress test, including clinical examination, ultrasound and clinical outcomes in all patients, and magnetic resonance imaging in 12 patients. Fifty-seven patients were climbers. Lumbrical muscle tears were graded according to the severity of clinical and imaging findings as Grade I-III injuries. Eighteen patients had Grade I injuries (microtrauma), 32 had Grade II injuries (muscle fibre disruption) and 10 had Grade III injuries (musculotendinous disruption)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Hand Surgery, European Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590739/gastrostomy-under-paravertebral-block-in-high-risk-patients-with-esophageal-cancer-two-case-reports
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Miroslav Zupčić, Anđelko Korušić, Stjepan Barišin, Jasminka Peršec, Igor Nikolić, Sandra Graf Zupčić, Vjekoslav Jeleč, Viktor Đuzel, Zlatko Vlajčić
Here we present two cases of gastrostomy insertion via laparotomy in patients with malignant esophageal disease. Patients were ASA (American Society of Anesthesiologists) physical status III and IV. The patients presented as very high risk for general anesthesia, so we decided to use unilateral left sided paravertebral block (PVB) on four thoracic levels along with contralateral local infiltration at the gastrostomy insertion site. We present two cases, one of them a 57-year-old male ASA III patient scheduled for a gastrostomy procedure due to esophageal cancer with infiltration of the trachea...
December 2017: Acta Clinica Croatica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29590358/gene-expression-classifier-versus-targeted-next-generation-sequencing-in-the-management-of-indeterminate-thyroid-nodules
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Masha J Livhits, Eric J Kuo, Angela M Leung, Jianyu Rao, Mary Levin, Michael L Douek, Katrina R Beckett, Kyle A Zanocco, Dianne S Cheung, Yaroslav A Gofnung, Stephanie Smooke Praw, Michael W Yeh
Context: Molecular testing has reduced the need for diagnostic hemithyroidectomy for indeterminate thyroid nodules. No studies have directly compared molecular testing techniques. Objective: Compare diagnostic performance of Afirma Gene Expression Classifier (GEC) and ThyroSeq v2 next-generation sequencing assay. Design: Parallel randomized trial, monthly block randomization of patients with Bethesda III / IV cytology to GEC or ThyroSeq v2...
March 23, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29582124/relative-diagnostic-utility-of-radiologist-recommended-abdominal-ultrasound-following-emergency-department-abdominal-and-pelvic-computed-tomography
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David Li, Michael Patlas, Kristopher Mclean, Richard Duszak
PURPOSE: To retrospectively assess the relative diagnostic utility of radiologist-recommended ultrasound (US) following emergency department (ED) abdominal and pelvic computed tomography (CT) in patients with non-traumatic abdominal and/or pelvic pain. METHODS: Blinded to clinical outcomes, two radiology residents and an attending radiologist reviewed radiology reports and relevant medical records for all adult patients from EDs at two academic medical centers from one institution over a 3-year time period, who underwent abdominal/pelvic US within 72 h of an initial IV contrast-enhanced abdominal and pelvic CT for non-traumatic abdominal and/or pelvic pain...
March 26, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581925/isolated-renal-laceration-on-point-of-care-ultrasound
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Madeline M Grade, Cori Poffenberger, Viveta Lobo
We report a renal laceration identified on a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) performed in the emergency department on a 58-year-old female presenting after blunt trauma. Emergency workup demonstrated a right flank abrasion with tenderness to palpation, hematuria, and decreasing hematocrit. A Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) exam, performed as part of the intake trauma protocol, identified positive intraperitoneal fluid in the right upper quadrant. A computed tomography (CT) scan established a diagnosis of isolated right renal hematoma arising from a Grade IV laceration, with no collecting duct involvement...
January 25, 2018: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581830/orthotopic-hepatic-cancer-radiofrequency-hyperthermia-enhanced-intratumoral-herpes-simplex-virus-thymidine-kinase-gene-therapy
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Fu Xiong, Feng Zhang, Yin Jin, Qiaoyou Weng, Jingjing Song, Guofeng Zhou, David Shin, Chuansheng Zheng, Xiaoming Yang
Purpose: To validate the feasibility of using interventional radiofrequency hyperthermia(RFH) to enhance herpes simplex virus-thymidine kinase (HSV-TK)/ganciclovir (GCV) gene therapy of rat orthotopic hepatic cancer. Material and Methods: Rat hepatocellular carcinoma cells (MCA-RH-7777) were transduced with lentivirus/luciferase gene for optical imaging. In-vitro experiments with the luciferase cells and in-vivo experiments on rats with orthotopic hepatic tumors were divided into four treatment groups: (i) HSV-TK/GCV-mediated gene therapy combined with RFH; (ii) gene therapy alone; (iii) RFH alone; and (iv) phosphate buffered saline (PBS)...
March 6, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581756/the-optimal-application-of-transrectal-ultrasound-in-staging-of-rectal-cancer-following-neoadjuvant-therapy-a-pragmatic-study-for-accuracy-investigation
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Yufeng Ren, Jinning Ye, Yan Wang, Weixin Xiong, Jianbo Xu, Yulong He, Shirong Cai, Min Tan, Yujie Yuan
Background: Transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) is a cost-effective test for preoperative assessment of rectal cancer. However, whether the accuracy of TRUS staging is correlated with tumor location remains obscured. This study is designed to explore their relationship and confirm an optimal application of TRUS in rectal cancer restaging. Methods: From 2005 to 2011, rectal cancer patients with TRUS data were retrospectively reviewed. Patients were divided into five groups according to tumor-involved rectal segment (SEG) above the anal verge: SEG I 1-3cm, II 3-6cm, III 6-9cm, IV 9-12cm, and V 12-16cm...
2018: Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29581701/thyroid-nodule-management-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-ultrasound-and-cytological-classification-system-for-predicting-malignancy
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Mohamed Abdulaziz Al Dawish, Asirvatham Alwin Robert, Mohammed A Thabet, Rim Braham
Background/objectives: Thyroid nodule (TN) is a common thyroid disorder globally, and the incidence has been increasing in recent decades. The objective of this study was to determine the contribution of thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), ultrasound (US), and cytological classification system for predicting malignancy among the surgically excised nodules. Design and methods: A retrospective analysis was performed between January 2012 and December 2014, using data drawn from 1188 patients (15-90 years), who had 1433 TN and fine-needle aspiration in Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia...
2018: Cancer Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560640/manometric-and-ultrasonographic-characteristics-of-patients-with-coexisting-fecal-incontinence-and-constipation
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M Somers, C Peleman, K Van Malderen, W Verlinden, S Francque, H De Schepper
BACKGROUND: The treatment of fecal incontinence (FI) depends upon the dominant pathophysiology: impaired sphincter contractility or overflow due to pelvic floor dyssynergia and insufficient rectal emptying. In this study, we aimed to define the manometric and anorectal ultrasound characteristics in FI patients with and without constipation. METHODS: We did a retrospective study of 365 anal manometries, performed between October 2012 and July 2015, in patients with FI...
October 2017: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29560099/atypical-appearance-of-hepatic-hemangiomas-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
#17
Min Huang, Qiyu Zhao, Fen Chen, Qihan You, Tian'an Jiang
To describe the atypical enhancement pattern of hepatic hemangiomas on contrast-enhanced sonography. 22 patients with hepatic hemangiomas that were atypical on contrast-enhanced ultrasound were included in the study, all of them were confirmd by biopsy or surgery pathology. Atypical appearance of hepatic hemangiomas on contrast-enhanced ultrasound were divided into seven subtypes: (i) peripheral nodular enhancement in the arterial phase with centripedal filling, hypoechoic change in the delayed phase; (ii) peripheral circular enhancement; (iii) peripheral nodular enhancement; (iv) none enhancement; (v) septal enhancement; (vi) a central enhancing focus in the arterial phase, followed by a centrifugal enhancement in the portal venous phase, hypoechoic change in the delayed phase; (vii) slowly spoke wheel enhancement...
February 27, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29551405/endoscopic-injection-of-dextranomer-hyaluronic-acid-as-first-line-treatment-in-851-consecutive-children-with-high-grade-vesicoureteral-reflux-efficacy-and-long-term-results
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Florian Friedmacher, Eric Colhoun, Prem Puri
PURPOSE: Endoscopic injection of dextranomer/hyaluronic is widely acknowledged as first-line treatment of lower grade vesicoureteral reflux. Our objective was to demonstrate its long-term efficacy and safety in eradicating high-grade reflux. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eight-hundred-fifty-one children (518 girls, 333 boys), median age 2.3 years (2 months-13.7 years), underwent endoscopic correction of high-grade vesicoureteral reflux using dextranomer/hyaluronic acid...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550831/a-polysaccharide-from-amusium-pleuronectes-combined-with-praziquantel-treatment-ameliorates-hepatic-fibrosis-in-schistosoma-japonicum-infected-mice
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Xiaoniu Tang, Wei Hu, Yechao Lv, Wenqi Zhang, Tian Sun, Yuxin Jiang, Xiaodong Zhan, Shulin Zhou
BACKGROUND Polysaccharides from bivalves have multiple bioactivities in various aspects of biology. However, the role of a polysaccharide derived from Amusium pleuronectes on potential hepatoprotective effects remains unclear. MATERIAL AND METHODS A water-soluble polysaccharide was isolated from Amusium pleuronectes (APS-1) using ultrasound-assisted hot-water extraction. The molecular weight of APS-1 was approximately 11.7 kDa and was determined by calibration with dextran. APS-1 was analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), and mainly consisted of a uniform glucose polymer...
March 18, 2018: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550035/diagnosis-and-management-of-omental-infarction-in-children-our-10-year-experience-with-ultrasound
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R McCusker, R Gent, D W Goh
AIM: To review children with Omental Infarction (OI) and the role of Ultrasound Scan (US) in its diagnosis and management. METHODS: Cases of OI were identified retrospectively from 2004 to 2014 through screening of admission coding, pathology databases and radiology records. Demographic, clinical and pathological data were extracted from case records. MAIN RESULTS: 30 cases were identified (17 male, 13 female). Mean age was 10.7years (range 3...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
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