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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225634/journal-club-ultrasound-guided-breast-interventions-low-incidence-of-infectious-complications-with-use-of-an-uncovered-probe
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Chris Reisenauer, Robert T Fazzio, Gina Hesley
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of infectious complications after ultrasound-guided breast interventions performed with an intermediate-level disinfection protocol without an ultrasound probe cover. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two independent institutional databases were searched to identify breast infections in patients who underwent ultrasound-guided interventions between January 2005 and July 2013. The departments of radiology and infectious diseases independently maintained these databases...
February 22, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223197/bethesda-category-iii-iv-and-v-thyroid-nodules-can-nodule-size-help-predict-malignancy
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Colleen M Kiernan, Carmen C Solórzano
BACKGROUND: The association of tumor size with malignancy in thyroid nodules with indeterminate cytology: atypia/follicular lesion of undetermined significance (AUS/FLUS), suspicious for follicular (SFN)/Hürthle cell neoplasm (HCN), and suspicious for malignancy(SM) has not been clearly studied. STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively identified 1,104, patients who underwent thyroid FNA and subsequent thyroidectomy. Patients with indeterminate cytology were reviewed. The size of the nodule was determined by ultrasound...
February 18, 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221154/prospective-outcomes-of-11-13ch-ultra-mini-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-ump-a-consecutive-cohort-study
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Janak D Desai
: Ultra mini PCNL (UMP) has been described as a less invasive technique of PCNL for the treatment of small to medium sized stones in attempt to reduce the surgical morbidity. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate prospectively the outcomes of UMP. METHODS: Single surgeon prospective concurrent cohort study of UMP in India. Effectiveness was assessed by stone-free rates, operative time, complications including transfusion, sepsis rates, length of stay and analgesic requirements...
January 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199074/inflammatory-markers-and-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-as-potential-bridges-linking-bipolar-disorder-and-cardiovascular-risk-among-adolescents
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Jessica K Hatch, Gustavo Scola, Omodele Olowoyeye, Jordan E Collins, Ana C Andreazza, Alan Moody, Anthony J Levitt, Bradley H Strauss, Krista L Lanctot, Benjamin I Goldstein
OBJECTIVE: Bipolar disorder (BD) is associated with increased rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and inflammatory markers are leading biomarkers in BD. We examined whether these biomarkers underlie the link between BD and CVD proxies among adolescents with bipolar spectrum disorders. METHODS: Subjects were 60 adolescents, 13-19 years old (40 with BD and 20 healthy controls [HCs]). Semistructured interviews determined diagnoses based on DSM-IV...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194274/moderate-to-deep-sedation-technique-using-propofol-and-ketamine-allowing-synchronised-breathing-for-magnetic-resonance-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-mr-hifu-treatment-for-uterine-fibroids-a-pilot-study
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Hermanus H B Vaessen, F M Knuttel, J M M van Breugel, M E Ikink, J M Dieleman, M A A J van den Bosch, J T A Knape
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) treatment for uterine fibroids is rapidly gaining popularity as a treatment modality. This procedure is generally uncomfortable, painful, and requires minimal or absence of movement and an MR-HIFU synchronised breathing pattern of the patient. Procedural sedation and analgesia protocols have become the standard practice in interventional radiology departments worldwide. The aim of this study was to explore if a sedation regimen with low-dose propofol and ketamine performed by trained non-medical sedation practitioners could result in relief of discomfort for the patient and in adequate working conditions for MR-HIFU treatment for uterine fibroids...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191713/tissue-characterization-and-phenotype-classification-in-patients-presenting-with-acute-myocardial-infarction-insights-from-the-iwonder-study
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Cristiano F Souza, Akiko Maehara, Gary S Mintz, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Claudia M R Alves, Antonio Carlos Carvalho, Adriano Caixeta
OBJECTIVES: We sought to assess a new modality of radiofrequency intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) called iMAP-IVUS (Boston Scientific, Santa Clara, California) during the evaluation of patients presenting with high-risk acute coronary syndromes. BACKGROUND: There are limited data on plaque tissue characterization and phenotype classification using iMAP-IVUS. METHODS: In the iWonder study patients presenting with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) or non-STEMI underwent three-vessel grayscale IVUS and iMAP-IVUS tissue characterization prior to percutaneous intervention...
February 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184253/concordance-between-the-tirads-ultrasound-criteria-and-the-bethesda-cytology-criteria-on-the-nontoxic-thyroid-nodule
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Hernando Vargas-Uricoechea, Ivonne Meza-Cabrera, Jorge Herrera-Chaparro
BACKGROUND: Thyroid nodule is a common disorder of the thyroid. Despite their benign nature, they can be associated with multiple pathologic conditions, including thyroid cancer. METHODS: This cross-sectional study determined the concordance of Ultrasound (TIRADS criteria) and Fine Needle Aspiration Biopsy (FNA-BETHESDA system) in the assessment of the nontoxic thyroid nodule. A total of 180 subjects 18 years old or older underwent the two diagnostic tests and their results were compared using kappa index...
2017: Thyroid Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173814/the-human-oocyte-preservation-experience-hope-registry-evaluation-of-cryopreservation-techniques-and-oocyte-source-on-outcomes
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Zsolt Peter Nagy, Robert E Anderson, Eve C Feinberg, Brooke Hayward, Mary C Mahony
BACKGROUND: This prospective, Phase IV, multicenter, observational registry of assisted reproductive technology clinics in the USA studied outcomes of first cycles using thawed/warmed cryopreserved (by slow-freezing/vitrification) oocytes (autologous or donor). METHODS: Patients were followed up through implantation, clinical pregnancy, and birth outcomes. The main outcome measure was live birth rate (LBR), defined as the ratio of live births to oocytes thawed/warmed minus the number of embryos cryopreserved for each cycle, averaged over all thawing cycles...
February 7, 2017: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology: RB&E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169278/improving-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-to-restore-perfusion-in-critical-limb-ischemia-through-pulsed-focused-ultrasound
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Pamela A Tebebi, Saejeong J Kim, Rashida A Williams, Blerta Milo, Victor Frenkel, Scott R Burks, Joseph A Frank
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) are promising therapeutics for critical limb ischemia (CLI). Mechanotransduction from pulsed focused ultrasound (pFUS) upregulates local chemoattractants to enhance homing of intravenously (IV)-infused MSC and improve outcomes. This study investigated whether pFUS exposures to skeletal muscle would improve local homing of iv-infused MSCs and their therapeutic efficacy compared to iv-infused MSCs alone. CLI was induced by external iliac arterial cauterization in 10-12-month-old mice...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166142/detection-and-viability-of-colorectal-liver-metastases-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-a-multiparametric-pet-ct-mri-study
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Vincent Dunet, Nermin Halkic, John O Prior, Anass Anaye, Reto A Meuli, Christine Sempoux, Alban Denys, Sabine Schmidt
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare combined gadolinium-ethoxybenzyl-diethylenetriamine-pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced and diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI with IV contrast-enhanced F-FDG PET/CT to detect and assess the viability of colorectal liver metastases (CLMs) after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: After NAC, 45 patients with CLMs were prospectively enrolled and underwent combined Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced and DW-MRI and contrast-enhanced F-FDG PET/CT...
February 3, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28165578/a-randomized-study-of-training-with-large-versus-small-vessel-size-on-successful-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-venous-access
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Joshua Davis, Timothy Faust, Azeem Tajani, Amanda Bates, Jenna Jarriel, Arthur Au, Jason Matthew Fields
PURPOSE: Our objective was to investigate whether training on phantoms with smaller or larger vessels would improve success rate in novice medical students learning this skill. METHODS: Medical students who participated in a voluntary, extracurricular ultrasound training day were asked to participate in the study as part of their procedural training. They were given a standardized education and demonstration of how to use ultrasound to place a peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter...
January 31, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150435/study-of-efficacy-of-esthetic-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-system-on-iranian-skin-for-reducing-the-laxity-and-wrinkles-of-aging
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Parvaneh Saket, Shobeir Shobeihi, Soroush Mehrdadi
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound is a mechanical wave that transmitted in a straight line and it can be focused at frequencies of 1-7 MHz with a high degree of precision. An important aspect of HIFU is that damaging focal point is located several millimeters below the surface of the skin and tissue above and below the focal point remains unaffected. Due to absorption of this energy, temperature of tissue rises to more than 60°C and this stimulates the cells for collagen production and tissue rejuvenation...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144402/impact-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-patients-with-renal-function-impairment
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Rossano Girometti, Tiziano Stocca, Elena Serena, Antonio Granata, Michele Bertolotto
AIM: To investigate the role of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in evaluating patients with renal function impairment (RFI) showing: (1) acute renal failure (ARF) of suspicious vascular origin; or (2) suspicious renal lesions. METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated patients addressed to CEUS over an eight years period to rule-out vascular causes of ARF (first group of 50 subjects) or assess previously found suspicious renal lesions (second group of 41 subjects with acute or chronic RFI)...
January 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28140383/pavlik-harness-disease-revisited-does-prolonged-treatment-of-a-dislocated-hip-in-a-harness-adversely-affect-the-%C3%AE-angle-study-conducted-at-the-children-s-hospital-of-philadelphia-in-conjunction-with-the-international-hip-dysplasia-institute
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Alex L Gornitzky, Emily K Schaeffer, Charles T Price, Wudbhav N Sankar
BACKGROUND: Current dogma contends that prolonged treatment of a dislocated hip in Pavlik harness beyond 3 weeks will cause "Pavlik harness disease." To our knowledge, however, no previous studies have documented objective morphologic changes to the acetabulum from continued treatment of a persistently dislocated hip. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed a consecutive series of infants with developmental dysplasia of the hip, below 6 months old, who failed Pavlik treatment from a single, tertiary-care pediatric hospital and a multicenter, international study group...
June 27, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134596/efficacy-and-safety-study-on-a-new-compound-associating-low-and-high-molecular-weight-hyaluronic-acid-in-the-treatment-of-hip-osteoarthritis
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Michele Abate, Vincenzo Salini
The combined use of low and high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA) has never been reported in the treatment of osteoarthritis (OA). The aim of this paper was to evaluate the efficacy of a new hybrid association of both preparations in patients suffering from hip OA and to compare the results with those obtained retrospectively from a cohort of patients treated with high molecular weight HA. Twenty patients with moderate-severe hip OA (grade II-IV according to Kellgren-Lawrence score) were enrolled in the study group...
January 1, 2017: International Journal of Immunopathology and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133896/efficacy-comparison-of-transcatheter-arterial-embolization-with-gelatin-sponge-and-polyvinyl-alcohol-particles-for-the-management-of-cesarean-scar-pregnancy-and-follow-up-study
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Yan Ma, Chao Yang, Xiaonan Shao
AIM: The aim of this study was to compare the therapeutic efficacy of transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) with gelatin sponge (GS) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) particles for cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP). METHODS: A total of 35 patients with CSP, who were classified into either the GS group (n = 22) or the PVA group (n = 13), underwent TAE and postoperative ultrasound-guided curettage. Their hospital stay, first-scheme success rate, intra-curettage blood loss, serum β-human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) level, and other indicators were simultaneously recorded...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133093/-long-term-survival-after-locally-advanced-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma-treated-with-multidisciplinary-therapy-a-case-report
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Goro Ueno, Daisaku Yamada, Hidetoshi Eguchi, Tadafumi Asaoka, Takehiro Noda, Hiroshi Wada, Koichi Kawamoto, Kunihito Goto, Masaki Mori, Yuichiro Doki
A 60-year-old man visited a hospital with concerns about his physical health, including weight loss, thirst, and polyuria. He was diagnosed with acute onset of diabetes, and a pancreatic head tumor was observed on imaging studies. Computed tomography(CT)indicated that the tumor infiltrated the surrounding major vessels, portal vein(PV, 360 degrees), and superior mesenteric artery(SMA, <180 degrees). Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration(EUS-FNA)was performed, and he was diagnosed with a borderline resectable(BR)clinical Stage IV a pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC)...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132132/impaired-vascular-function-in-sarcoidosis-patients
#18
I Tuleta, D Skowasch, L Biener, C Pizarro, R Schueler, G Nickenig, N Schahab, C Schaefer, S Pingel
A common feature of sarcoidosis and atherosclerosis is a chronic systemic inflammatory reaction. Our hypothesis was that sarcoidosis may negatively influence the vessel status. We addressed the issue by examining preatherosclerotic vascular alternations using an ultrasound-based speckle-tracking method in 72 sarcoidosis patients and 15 matched controls. To find potential factors which may have a deleterious influence on arterial performance, different subgroups of sarcoidosis, such as sarcoidosis with or without cortisone therapy, pulmonary sarcoidosis in early and advanced stages, pulmonary sarcoidosis alone or combined with extrapulmonary sarcoidosis, and sarcoidosis with or without elevated blood levels of angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE)/soluble interleukin 2 receptor (sIL-2R) were investigated...
January 29, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120449/correlation-between-advanced-glycation-end-products-lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-and-bladder-dysfunctions-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus
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Alessandro Galì, Giuseppe Mucciardi, Salvatore Butticè, Enrica Subba, Carmela D'Amico, Francesco Lembo, Carlo Magno
OBJECTIVES: To explore whether serum and urinary advanced glycation end-products (AGEs) are related to urinary symptoms and bladder dysfunctions in diabetic patients. METHODS: Forty-seven patients with type 2 Diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were enrolled. LUTS evaluation was performed by IPSS (International Prostatic Symptoms Score), QoL (quality of life), OAB (overactive bladder). ICI-SF (International Consultation on Incontinence - short form) quaestionneires; ultrasound examination, evaluation of postvoid residual (PVR), uroflowmetry, cystometry with pressure-flow study (PFS) were performed to detect bladder dysfunctions...
January 2017: Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118185/comparison-of-plaque-morphology-between-peripheral-and-coronary-artery-disease-from-the-clarity-and-adapt-des-ivus-substudies
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Da Yin, Mitsuaki Matsumura, John Rundback, Jason A Yoho, Bernhard Witzenbichler, Gregg W Stone, Gary S Mintz, Akiko Maehara
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to help understand the different outcomes when treating peripheral arterial disease (PAD) versus coronary artery disease (CAD). We compared plaque morphology between PAD and CAD using intravascular ultrasound. METHODS: Complete Lesion Assessment with ffR and IVUS TechnologY (CLARITY) was a prospective, multicenter trial that enrolled 50 PAD patients with a lower extremity wound fed by a tibial or a peroneal artery with diameter stenosis more than 50%...
January 21, 2017: Coronary Artery Disease
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