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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538566/predicting-thrombosis-formation-in-1-mm-diameter-arterial-anastomoses-with-transit-time-ultrasound-technology
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Gabrielle Shaughness, Collin Blackburn, Alberto Ballestín, Yelena Akelina, Jeffrey A Ascherman
BACKGROUND: Thrombosis is a common source of failure in anastomoses, flaps, and vascular grafts. Ensuring vessel patency is critical to the success of microvascular procedures. Any tool that can accurately predict the patency of an anastomosis intraoperatively would enable the surgeon to detect and correct flow restrictions while the patient is still in the operating room. METHODS: The authors used transit-time ultrasound technology in this pilot study to investigate whether a minimal cutoff value for quantitative postoperative blood flow (in milliliters per minute) could be established that would reliably predict sustained vessel patency at 24 hours postoperatively...
June 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527200/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-renal-imaging-at-an-interdisciplinary-ultrasound-centre-possibilities-of-dynamic-microvascularisation-and-perfusion
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Franz Josef Putz, Anna Erlmeier, Isabel Wiesinger, Niklas Verloh, Christian Stroszczynski, Bernhard Banas, Ernst Michael Jung
OBJECTIVE: To identify the indications for CEUS in renal imaging in an interdisciplinary ultrasound department. METHODS: 102 CEUS examinations of the kidney in 82 patients between September 2014 and July 2016 were analysed regarding the indication for ultrasound. CEUS was performed by one experienced sonographer agent after bolus injection of 1.0 up to 2.4 ml sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles using multifrequency probes with Contrast Harmonic imaging. RESULTS: CEUS of the kidney was performed in patients from 20 to 87 years...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518009/aeromedical-evacuation-using-extra-corporeal-life-support-after-resuscitated-cardiac-arrest
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David Gerard, Hervé Raffin, Guillaume Lebreton
BACKGROUND: Extra corporeal life support (ECLS) is presently first line therapy for refractory cardiogenic shock. Mobile circulatory support teams implant ECLS or extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in patients in the hospital without circulatory support. These patients are then transported to specialized centers. Here we report a case of sending a mobile circulatory support team abroad, followed by air ambulance evacuation, which, to our knowledge, has never been used as part of medical assistance abroad...
April 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499679/aeromedical-ultrasound-the-evaluation-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-during-helicopter-transport
#4
Jeffrey G Yates, Denise Baylous
INTRODUCTION: This study correlated the eFAST findings performed in-flight by the flight crew with the findings obtained by the trauma team upon initial evaluation at a level 1 trauma center and with the subsequent CT scans that were performed or the surgeon's operative note. We hypothesize that aeromedical eFAST examinations are highly correlated with the trauma teams findings. METHODS: This prospective, observational study evaluated 190 traumatically injured patients from June 2014 to December 2015 in Southeast Virginia and Northeast North Carolina...
May 2017: Air Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493562/perioperative-practices-in-thyroid-surgery-an-international-survey
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Anastasios Maniakas, Apostolos Christopoulos, Eric Bissada, Louis Guertin, Marie-Jo Olivier, Jacques Malaise, Tareck Ayad
BACKGROUND: Perioperative practices in thyroid surgery vary from one specialty, institution, or country to the next. We evaluated the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative practices of thyroid surgeons focusing on preoperative ultrasound, vocal cord evaluation, wound drains, and hospitalization duration, among others. METHODS: A survey was sent to 7 different otolaryngology and endocrine/general surgery associations. RESULTS: There were 965 respondents from 52 countries...
May 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480346/measuring-change-in-prostate-size-after-holmium-laser-enucleation-a-prospective-study
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Jin Kyu Oh, Kwang-Pil Ko, Seung-June Oh
PURPOSE: To analyze postoperative outcomes of prostate surgery, resected specimen weight is commonly used. The difference between the preoperative calculated transitional zone volume and actual enucleated specimen weight following holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) is reported at over 20%. The reason for this difference is unclear. We assessed the association of volume of the prostatic adenoma with enucleated weight, the volume and calculated volume of the adenoma by pre- and postoperative ultrasonographic measurement...
May 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466618/point-of-care-ultrasound-in-a-department-of-pediatric-and-adolescent-surgery
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Efrat Avinadav, Anastasia Almog, Dragan Kravarusic, Emanuelle Seguier, Inbal Samuk, Adrianna Nika, Enrique Freud
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming a common tool for routine use in emergency medicine, anesthesiology and intensive care for diagnostic and interventional purposes. When a portable ultrasound device became available for the department of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery at the Schneider's Children Medical Center of Israel, we added POCUS assessments to the physician's daily rounds. POCUS is performed by pediatric surgeons trained in basic ultrasonography skills...
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447587/appropriateness-of-duplex-ultrasound-assessment-on-venous-system-of-the-legs-a-two-month-preliminary-analysis
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Silvia Stegher, Maria Teresa Occhiuto, Daniela P Mazzaccaro, Paolo Carlo Righini, Alfredo Modafferi, Giovanni Malacrida, Giovanni Nano
AIM: The goal of this study is to evaluate the appropriateness to prescribe venous ultrasound of lower limbs. MATERIAL OF STUDY: Over a two months period, 1005 Duplex scans were performed by our Vascular Surgery Unit; out of the total, 225 exams were conducted on venous system of lower limbs. We retrospectively analyzed appropriateness of prescription (according to Lombardy District indications), urgency of prescription, time-lapse between application for the exams and its execution, positive or negative results, National Health System's sustained cost...
2017: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446939/management-of-uterine-artery-pseudoaneurysm-advanced-ultrasonography-imaging-and-laparoscopic-surgery-as-an-alternative-method-to-angio-computed-tomography-and-transarterial-embolization
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Michał Ciebiera, Aneta Słabuszewska-Jóźwiak, Kornelia Zaręba, Grzegorz Jakiel
Uterine artery pseudoaneurysms (UAP) are rare but potentially life-threatening lesions. They may occur after traumatic deliveries, cesarean sections, and other interventions. We present a case of a 39-year-old woman with a UAP. The patient was accurately diagnosed using ultrasound imaging, with subsequent diagnostic hysteroscopy and laparoscopic excision of the UAP. In the present case, a ligation of the artery branch was performed to provide accurate hemostasis during UAP dissection. The vascular lesion was partially enucleated and removed, followed by recreation of the previous uterine shape...
2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442330/symptomatic-carotid-artery-disease-revascularization
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REVIEW
Piero Montorsi, Stefano Galli, Paolo M Ravagnani, Marco Roffi
Patients with symptomatic carotid artery disease should be managed by a multidisciplinary team including neurologists, vascular surgeons and interventionalists. Duplex ultrasound is the most widely used diagnostic modality to assess carotid disease, followed by additional imaging tests (CT- or MR-angiography) to confirm the severity of the stenosis, detect brain lesions, and assess intracranial circulation as well as the supra-aortic anatomy. Although overall randomized trial results favored (CEA) over carotid artery stenting (CAS) in symptomatic patients, this was likely related to the insufficient expertise of the endovascular specialists in several of the trials...
April 22, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442139/intraoperative-ultrasound-assisted-approach-for-endoscopic-treatment-of-vesicoureteral-reflux-in-children
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Elisa Zambaiti, Maria Sergio, Alessandra Casuccio, Sergio Salerno, Marcello Cimador
PURPOSE: Despite minimal invasiveness and high success rate, guidelines still prescribe voiding Cystourethrogram (VCUG) after endoscopic treatment for vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) in children. The aim of this paper was to analyze whether intraoperative ultrasound (IO-US) could improve surgical accuracy and perioperative counseling, thus potentially decreasing the need for postoperative VCUG. METHODS: We selected children treated for moderate to high grade VUR, renal scarring or repeated infections under antibiotic prophylaxis from January to December 2015...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430723/colpocleisis-a-survey-of-current-practice-patterns
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Keisha Jones, Gary Wang, Robert Romano, Peter St Marie, Oz Harmanli
BACKGROUND: Currently, there are no standard treatment guidelines for colpocleisis. Clinical practice varies widely for this safe and effective procedure. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the current practice patterns in the United States among surgeons who perform colpocleisis. METHODS: A 27-item anonymous Web-based survey was sent to all practicing physicians affiliated with the American Urogynecologic Society. It consisted of questions regarding the demographic background of the physicians and their current practice as it relates to colpocleisis...
April 20, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427743/microbubble-detection-and-ultrasound-guided-vacuum-assisted-biopsy-of-axillary-lymph-nodes-in-patients-with-breast-cancer
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P Britton, P Willsher, K Taylor, F Kilburn-Toppin, E Provenzano, P Forouhi, J Benson, A Agrawal, J R Forman, M G Wallis
AIMS: To assess the feasibility of undertaking microbubble-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) and determine its sensitivity in detecting metastases. Patient experience and the impact of VAB on subsequent axillary surgery were also evaluated. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with a normal axillary ultrasound or benign core biopsy planned for surgical SLN biopsy were recruited. Part 1 of the study was used to establish the technique of ultrasound microbubble contrast to detect the SLN...
April 17, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427416/shoulder-ultrasonography-performed-by-orthopedic-surgeons-increases-efficiency-in-diagnosis-of-rotator-cuff-tears
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Chih-Hao Chiu, Poyu Chen, Alvin Chao-Yu Chen, Kuo-Yao Hsu, Shih-Sheng Chang, Yi-Sheng Chan, Yeung-Jen Chen
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tears are very common and their incidence increases with age. Shoulder ultrasonography has recently gained popularity in detecting rotator cuff tears because of its efficiency, cost-effectiveness, time-saving, and real-time nature of the procedure. Well-trained orthopedic surgeons may utilize shoulder ultrasonography to diagnose rotator cuff tears. The wait time of patients planned to have shoulder MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) to rule in rotator cuff tears may decrease after orthopedic surgeon start doing shoulder ultrasonography as a screening tool for that...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421350/preoperative-imaging-evaluation-of-pancreatic-pathologies-for-the-objective-prediction-of-pancreatic-fistula-after-pancreaticoduodenectomy
#15
REVIEW
Yoshitsugu Tajima, Yasunari Kawabata, Noriyuki Hirahara
In performing pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD) or when conducting clinical trials involving PD procedure, a universal platform for predicting the risk of postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is indispensable. In this article, the most significant imaging studies that focused on the objective preoperative assessment of pancreatic pathologies in association with the occurrence of POPF after PD were reviewed. Several recently developed imaging modalities can objectively predict the occurrence of POPF after PD by assessing the elasticity, fibrosis, and fatty infiltration of the pancreas...
April 18, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390143/feasibility-of-contrast-enhanced-intraoperative-ultrasound-for-detection-and-characterization-of-renal-mass-undergoing-open-partial-nephrectomy
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Le Ott, Christopher Wood, Raghunandan Vikram, Madhavi Patnana, Priya Bhosale, Roland Bassett, Deepak Bedi
OBJECTIVES: To determine the feasibility of obtaining intraoperative contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging in patients undergoing open partial nephrectomy for renal cancer. We hypothesize that the study was feasible and the addition of CEUS would improve lesion identification and characterization. METHODS: The study population consisted of 10 patients with known renal mass scheduled for intraoperative ultrasound-guided open partial nephrectomy. After dissection and exposure of the kidney by the surgeon, an intraoperative pre- and post-CEUS was performed by the radiologist...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383477/the-damage-control-surgery-in-austere-environments-research-group-dcsaerg-a-dynamic-program-to-facilitate-real-time-tele-mentoring-tele-diagnosis-to-address-exsanguination-in-extreme-and-austere-environments
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Andrew W Kirkpatrick, Jessica McKee, Paul B McBeth, Chad G Ball, Anthony LaPorta, Timothy Broderick, Tim Leslie, David King, Heather Wright-Beatty, Jocelyn Keillor, Homer Tien
Hemorrhage is the most preventable cause of post-traumatic death. Many cases are potentially anatomically salvageable, yet remain lethal without logistics or trained personnel to deliver diagnosis or Resuscitative-surgery in austere-environments. Revolutions in technology for remote-mentoring of ultrasound and surgery may enhance capabilities to utilize the skill-sets of non-physicians. Thus, our Research-Collaborative explored remote-mentoring to empower non-physicians to address junctional and torso hemorrhage-control in Austere-environments...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374091/suprapectoral-biceps-tenodesis-using-a-suture-plate-clinical-results-after-2-years
#18
Christian Schoch, Michael Geyer, Björn Drews
PURPOSE: Several techniques for performing a tenodesis of the long head of biceps (LHB) are described. Only few outcome studies are published. This note describes a unicortical fixation via a suture plate-comparable to a distal biceps refixation-performed arthroscopically or mini-open via standard suprapectoral approach. The aim of this study is to show the clinical outcome after 6, 12, and 24 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A consecutive series of 50 (35 male, 15 female) patients at the mean age of 49 years (range 23-75) who underwent tenodesis of the LHB were followed for 2 years...
April 3, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359698/refuting-the-lipstick-sign
#19
Jason A Grassbaugh, Betsey R Bean, Alyssa R Greenhouse, Henry H Yu, Edward D Arrington, Richard J Friedman, Josef K Eichinger
BACKGROUND: Arthroscopic examination of the tendon has been described as the "gold standard" for diagnosis of tendinitis of the long head of the biceps (LHB). An arthroscopic finding of an inflamed and hyperemic LHB within the bicipital groove has been described as the "lipstick sign." Studies evaluating direct visualization in diagnosis of LHB tendinitis are lacking. METHODS: During a 1-year period, 363 arthroscopic shoulder procedures were performed, with 16 and 39 patients prospectively selected as positive cases and negative controls, respectively...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28358768/impact-of-ophthalmic-surgeon-experience-on-early-postoperative-central-corneal-thickness-after-cataract-surgery
#20
Louis Lhuillier, Anne L Jeancolas, Laurie Renaudin, Christophe Goetz, François Ameloot, Shanour Premy, Nadia Ouamara, Jean M Perone
PURPOSE: To assess the impact of surgeon experience on early postoperative central corneal thickness (CCT) in eyes that have undergone phacoemulsification-based cataract surgery. METHODS: One hundred sixty eyes underwent phacoemulsification-based cataract surgery performed by an experienced surgeon (n = 110; senior group) or a surgically less experienced ophthalmic assistant (n = 50; junior group), using the divide-and-conquer or tilt-and-tumble technique for cataractous lens extraction...
May 2017: Cornea
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