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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153963/shear-wave-elastography-swe-for-monitoring-of-treatment-of-tendinopathies-a-double-blinded-longitudinal-clinical-study
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Timm Dirrichs, Valentin Quack, Matthias Gatz, Markus Tingart, Björn Rath, Marcel Betsch, Christiane K Kuhl, Simone Schrading
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate the diagnostic accuracy with which shear wave elastography (SWE) can be used to monitor response to treatment of tendinopathies, and to compare it to conventional ultrasound (US)-imaging methods (B-mode US (B-US) and power Doppler US (PD-US)). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective Institutional Review Board-approved longitudinal study on 35 patients with 47 symptomatic tendons (17 Achilles-, 15 patellar-, and 15 humeral-epicondylar) who underwent standardized multimodal US and standardized clinical assessment before and after 6 months of treatment (tailored stretching exercise, sport break, and local Polidocanol) was carried out...
November 16, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153467/ovarian-torsion-in-pediatric-and-adolescent-patients-a-systematic-review
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Roshni Dasgupta, Elizabeth Renaud, Adam B Goldin, Robert Baird, Danielle B Cameron, Meghan A Arnold, Karen A Diefenbach, Ankush Gosain, Julia Grabowski, Yigit S Guner, Tim Jancelewicz, Akemi Kawaguchi, Dave R Lal, Tolulope A Oyetunji, Robert L Ricca, Julia Shelton, Stig Somme, Regan F Williams, Cynthia D Downard
OBJECTIVE: Ovarian torsion in pediatric patients is a rare event and is primarily managed by pediatric general surgeons. Torsion can be treated with detorsion of the ovary or oopherectomy. Oopherectomy is the most common procedure performed by pediatric general surgeons for ovarian torsion. The purpose of this systematic review by the American Pediatric Surgical Association Outcomes and Evidence Based Practice Committee was to examine evidence from the medical literature and provide recommendations regarding the optimal treatment of ovarian torsion...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151003/lung-ultrasound-in-the-critically-ill-luci-a-translational-discipline
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Daniel A Lichtenstein, Manu L N G Malbrain
In the early days of ultrasound, it was not a translational discipline. The heart was claimed by cardiologists, with others, such as gynaecologists, urologists and vascular surgeons claiming their part while the rest was given to radiologists. Only recently, ultrasound transgressed and crossed the usual borders between the different disciplines, such as emergency and critical care medicine. The advent of portable machines in the early 1980s, allowed the critical care physician to perform bedside ultrasound, and the development of whole body critical care ultrasound (CCUS) was born...
November 18, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137085/current-trends-of-practical-issues-concerning-micropapillary-thyroid-carcinoma-the-korean-society-of-thyroid-head-and-neck-surgery
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Yoon Se Lee, Byung-Joo Lee, Hyun Joon Hong, Kang-Dae Lee
Although several thyroid associations have published various guidelines, controversies especially in cases of micropapillary thyroid cancer (MPTC) still exist. This survey was designed to collect information about diagnostic tests and treatments performed on patients with MPTC and help identify current trends in thyroid surgery.We developed questionnaires about the management methods for MPTC, which were used to identify factors related to indications of fine needle aspiration (FNA), type of surgery, and central lymph node dissection (CLND)...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133170/hydronephrosis-and-crossing-vessels-in-children-optimization-of-diagnostic-therapeutic-pathway-and-analysis-of-color-doppler-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-urography-diagnostic-accuracy
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M C Y Wong, G Piaggio, M B Damasio, C Molinelli, S M Ferretti, A Pistorio, G Ghiggeri, M L Degl'Innocenti, A Canepa, V Incarbone, G Mattioli
INTRODUCTION: Ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO) is one of the most frequent urological diseases affecting the pediatric population. It can be due to both intrinsic stenosis of the junction and extrinsic causes such as the presence of crossing vessels (CVs), which can be detected by color Doppler ultrasound (CD-US). Magnetic resonance urography (MRU) is a good alternative, but sedation and infusion of a contrast agent are required. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to analyze the diagnostic accuracy of CD-US and MRU in visualizing CVs in pediatric hydronephrosis, in order to decide the correct diagnostic pathway in the pre-operative phase...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130789/the-evaluation-of-radiologic-methods-for-access-guidance-in-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature
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Alberto Breda, Angelo Territo, Cesare Scoffone, Christian Seitz, Thomas Knoll, Thomas Herrmann, Mariannhe Brehmer, Palle J S Osther, Evangelos Liatsikos
INTRODUCTION: Percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PNL) is the treatment of choice for larger and complex renal calculi. First step in performing PNL is to obtain access to the renal cavity using either fluoroscopy or ultrasound (US) guidance or a combination of both. Which guiding method to choose is controversial? A systematic review of the literature was performed comparing image guidance modalities for obtaining access in PNL. Evidence acquisition and synthesis: A PubMed, Scopus and Cochrane search for peer-reviewed studies was performed using the keywords "ultrasound" AND "fluoroscopy" AND "Percutaneous nephrolithotomy"...
November 12, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128184/importance-of-surgeon-performed-ultrasound-in-the-preoperative-nodal-assessment-of-patients-with-potential-thyroid-malignancy
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Rosebel Monteiro, Amy Han, Muhammad Etiwy, Andrew Swearingen, Vikram Krishnamurthy, Judy Jin, Joyce J Shin, Eren Berber, Allan E Siperstein
INTRODUCTION: A comprehensive cervical ultrasound evaluation is essential in the operative planning of patients with thyroid disease. Reliance on radiographic reports alone may result in incomplete operative management as pathologic lymph nodes are often not palpable and evaluation of the lateral neck is not routine. This study examined the role of surgeon-performed ultrasound in the evaluation of patients who underwent lateral neck dissection for thyroid cancer. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of a prospectively maintained database of patients who underwent therapeutic lymph node dissection for thyroid cancer between 2001 and 2016 at our tertiary referral center...
November 8, 2017: Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115210/surgeon-performed-ultrasonography
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Tobias Todsen
Surgeons are increasingly using ultrasonography (US) in their clinical management of patients. However, US is a very user-dependent imaging modality and proper skills of the US operator are needed to ensure quality in patient care. This thesis explores the validity evidence for assessment of competence in abdominal and head & neck ultrasonography using the Objective Structured Assessment of Ultrasound Skills (OSAUS) scale. With the use of Messick's unitary framework of validity, five sources of validity evidence were explored: test content, response processes, inter-nal structure, relations to other variables, and consequences...
November 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113553/individualizing-surgery-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-based-on-a-detailed-sonographic-assessment-of-extrathyroidal-extension
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Eric James Kuo, William J Thi, Feibi Zheng, Kyle Zanocco, Masha J Livhits, Michael W Yeh
BACKGROUND: Lobectomy may be sufficient for patients with intrathyroidal papillary thyroid carcinomas (PTC) < 4 cm without nodal metastasis. Based on the 2015 American Thyroid Association guidelines, a strategy using ultrasound to identify appropriate candidates for lobectomy was implemented. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with Bethesda V or VI cytology who underwent surgery for PTC (January 2016 to May 2017). Eligibility for lobectomy was based both tumor (unilateral, intrathyroidal tumors ≤ 3 cm in size) and non-tumor (history of hypothyroidism, radiation exposure, etc...
November 7, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29102525/clinical-impact-of-endoscopic-ultrasonography-on-the-management-of-neuroendocrine-tumors-lights-and-shadows
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REVIEW
Alessandra Zilli, Paolo Giorgio Arcidiacono, Dario Conte, Sara Massironi
The incidence of gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms has increased in the recent decades. An extensive bibliographical search was performed in PubMed to identify guidelines and primary literature (retrospective and prospective studies, systematic reviews, case series) published mostly between year 1997 and June 2017, using both medical subject heading (MeSH) terms and free-language keywords about the accuracy and diagnostic and therapeutic role of endoscopic ultrasound in the context of gastro-entero-pancreatic neuroendocrine neoplasms...
October 19, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101863/contemporary-use-of-intraoperative-imaging-in-glioma-surgery-a-survey-among-eans-members
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Jan Coburger, Arya Nabavi, Ralph König, Christian Rainer Wirtz, Andrej Pala
OBJECTIVES: In glioma surgery, intraoperative imaging is regarded highly valuable to improve extent of resection. Current distribution of intraoperative imaging techniques is largely unknown. Further, controversy exists which method might be most beneficial. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We performed a web-based survey among members of the European Association of Neurological Surgeons(EANS) from April to May 2017. Our questionnaire included intraoperative MRI(iMRI), 5-aminolevulinic acid(5-ALA), intraoperative ultrasound(iUS),Na-Fluorescein and intraoperative CT(iCT)...
December 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092760/comparison-of-ultrasound-and-dorsal-horizon-radiographic-view-for-the-detection-of-dorsal-screw-penetration
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Yusuf Gurbuz, Levent Kucuk, Huseyin Gunay, Kemal Ozaksar, Tahir Sadik Sugun, Okan Bilge
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency of dorsal tangential fluoroscopy and ultrasonography in detecting dorsal screw penetration in distal radius volar locking plate applications. METHODS: Ten cadaveric forearms were operated. The distal four screws were protruded 0, 1 and 2 mm into each of the second, third and fourth dorsal compartments of distal radius. Dorsal horizon views were taken using fluoroscopy. Each radiographic image was evaluated by two orthopedic surgeons who are blinded to procedure...
October 30, 2017: Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091044/dispersion-risk-associated-with-surgical-debridement-devices
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Mark Granick, Liel Rubinsky, Chaitra Parthiban, Mayilvahanan Shanmugam, Narayanan Ramasubbu
INTRODUCTION: Surgical instrumentation is now available to facilitate wound debridement. The 2 primary options involve different energy applications, but both have the potential to spray. The Versajet II (Smith & Nephew, London, UK) utilizes a high-powered water jet to disrupt tissue and remove debris by means of the Venturi effect. The SonicVac (Misonix, Farmingdale, NY) is a direct-contact, low-frequency ultrasound debriding device. It delivers a high-energy ultrasound to a wound surface via a fluid medium, causing bubble cavitation, a physical effect of rapid pressure waves causing bubbles to form and implode that releases mechanical energy...
October 2017: Wounds: a Compendium of Clinical Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049810/the-use-of-ultrasound-in-the-management-of-a-life-threatening-malignant-laryngotracheal-obstruction
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Alfonso Fiorelli, Gaetana Messina, Antonio Raucci, Mario Santini
Ultrasound is becoming a valuable diagnostic tool in the armamentarium of thoracic surgeons. We report its use to follow stent placement in the laryngotracheal position for management of life-threatening neoplastic obstruction. For this purpose, a 15-MHz linear probe was placed in the midline at the level of the cricoid cartilage. Ultrasound performed daily at bedside showed normal movement of vocal folds and no stent dislocation. This strategy may be an alternative to computed tomography scan or endoscopy to follow stent placement in extrathoracic airways...
September 26, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29030495/intracavitary-ultrasound-icarus-a-neuroendoscopic-adaptation-of-intravascular-ultrasound-for-intracerebral-hemorrhage-evacuation
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Alexander G Chartrain, Danny Hom, Joshua B Bederson, J Mocco, Christopher Paul Kellner
Neurosurgeons performing intracerebral hemorrhage evacuation procedures have limited options for monitoring hematoma evacuation and assessing residual hematoma burden intraoperatively. Here, we report the successful neuroendoscopic adaptation of intravascular ultrasound, referred to here as intracavitary ultrasound (ICARUS), in two patients. Pre-evacuation ICARUS demonstrated dense hematomas in both patients. Post-evacuation ICARUS in patient 1 demonstrated significant reduction in clot burden and two focal hyperechoic regions consistent with pockets of hematoma not previously seen with the endoscope or burr hole ultrasound...
October 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024799/treatment-for-uterine-isthmocele-a-pouch-like-defect-at-the-site-of-cesarean-section-scar
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REVIEW
Antonio Setubal, João Alves, Filipa Osório, Adalgisa Guerra, Rodrigo Fernandes, Jaime Albornoz, Zacharoula Sidiroupoulou
Isthmocele appears as a fluid pouch-like defect in the anterior uterine wall at the site of a prior Cesarean section and ranges in prevalence from 19% to 84%, a direct relation to the increase in Cesarean sections performed worldwide. Many definitions have been suggested for the dehiscence resulting from Cesarean section, and we propose standardization with a single term for all cases: isthmocele. Patients are not always symptomatic, but symptoms typically include intermittent abnormal bleeding, pain, and infertility...
October 9, 2017: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017315/thyroid-cytology-the-japanese-system-and-experience-at-yamashita-thyroid-hospital
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REVIEW
Shinya Satoh, Hiroyuki Yamashita, Kennichi Kakudo
In Japan, fine-needle aspiration (FNA) cytology is the most important diagnostic modality for triaging patients with thyroid nodules. A clinician (endocrinologist, endocrine surgeon, or head and neck surgeon) generally performs FNA cytology at the outpatient clinic, and ultrasound (US)-guided FNA is widespread because US is extremely common and most clinicians are familiar with it. Although almost all FNA thyroid samples are examined by certified cytopathologists and pathologists, some clinicians assess cytological specimens themselves...
November 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28994276/thyroid-fine-needle-aspiration-practice-in-the-philippines
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REVIEW
Agustina D Abelardo
Fine-needle aspiration (FNA) is a well accepted initial approach in the management of thyroid lesions. It has come a long way since its introduction for nearly a century ago. In the Philippines, FNA of the thyroid was first introduced 30 years ago and has been utilized until now as a mainstay in the diagnosis of thyroid malignancy. The procedure is performed by pathologists, endocrinologists, surgeons, and radiologists. Most pathologists report the cytodiagnosis using a combination of the aspiration biopsy cytology method that closely resembles the histopathologic diagnosis of thyroid disorders and the six-tier nomenclature of The Bethesda System for Reporting Thyroid Cytopathology...
November 2017: Journal of Pathology and Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982848/lipofilling-outcomes-mimicking-breast-cancer-recurrence-case-report-and-update-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Silvia Gigli, Maria Ida Amabile, Francesca DI Pastena, Alessandro DE Luca, Caterina Gulia, Lucia Manganaro, Massimo Monti, Laura Ballesio
Breast lipofilling uses autologous fat grafting to correct breast defects after radical or conservative surgery. After early concerns regarding its application in reconstruction after breast cancer (BC), in 2009 the American Society of Plastic Surgeons formed a task force to assess the indications, safety and efficacy of autologous fat grafting. We report the case of a woman who came to our attention for a painful swelling of the left breast. She had undergone breast-conserving therapy for BC, followed by lipofilling...
October 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28980164/prognostic-risk-factors-for-conversion-in-laparoscopic-cholecystectomy
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Karla V Chávez, Horacio Márquez-González, Itzé Aguirre, Juan C Orellana
Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the gold standard technique for the treatment of gallbladder disease. However, in some cases, conversion to open surgery is still necessary. Identification of patients with high risk of conversion is of great importance to prepare the surgical scenario and to anticipate the convalescence. The objective of this study is to identify the factors that may predict a conversion to an open procedure. A total of 1386 LC were performed in Dr. Manuel Gea González General Hospital, from January 2009 to May 2013...
October 4, 2017: Updates in Surgery
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