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ultrasound, ultrasonography, pain medicine

Sunil Kumar Karumuri, Trisha Rastogi, Kartheeki Beeraka, Mohan Raju Penumatcha, Sanjeeva Rao Olepu
An ultrasound (US) gives a visible image of the organs that are present inside the body. In medicine it serves for diagnosing and also its therapeutic benefits are well established for bone healing, osteointegration and soft tissue healing. In dentistry it is widely used for diagnostic purposes. When it was discovered it was introduced for therapeutic purposes, but due to lack of clinical studies its use as therapy was remittent in dentistry. The aim of the present paper was to establish the efficiency of therapeutic US in maxillofacial region for alleviating the pain and to see the other applications...
July 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Michael Day, M Phil, Richard A McCormack, Samir Nayyar, Laith Jazrawi
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasonography offers a fast and inexpensive method to evaluate the rotator cuff in the office setting. However, the accuracy of ultrasound is highly user dependent. The purpose of this study is to investigate the learning curve of an orthopaedic surgeon in using ultrasound to diagnose rotator cuff tears. METHODS: A sports medicine fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon was taught how to perform and interpret an ultrasound examination of the shoulder by a musculoskeletal radiologist...
September 2016: Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases
András Mesterházi, Miklós Barta, László Zubek
INTRODUCTION: Rapid differential diagnosis of circulatory failure (shock) with unknown etiology is a daily challenge in the field of emergency medicine. The Rapid Ultrasound in Shock (RUSH) protocol is well known since 2010. With the use of targeted steps, the 4 forms of shock (cardiogen, distributive, obstructive, hypovolemic) can be separated in a few minutes. AIM: The aim of the authors was to evaluate the usefulness of the Rapid Ultrasound in Shock protocol for the diagnosis of different forms of shock...
April 10, 2016: Orvosi Hetilap
Venu Jain, Radha Chari, Sharon Maslovitz, Dan Farine, Emmanuel Bujold, Robert Gagnon, Melanie Basso, Hayley Bos, Richard Brown, Stephanie Cooper, Katy Gouin, N Lynne McLeod, Savas Menticoglou, William Mundle, Christy Pylypjuk, Anne Roggensack, Frank Sanderson
OBJECTIVE: Physical trauma affects 1 in 12 pregnant women and has a major impact on maternal mortality and morbidity and on pregnancy outcome. A multidisciplinary approach is warranted to optimize outcome for both the mother and her fetus. The aim of this document is to provide the obstetric care provider with an evidence-based systematic approach to the pregnant trauma patient. OUTCOMES: Significant health and economic outcomes considered in comparing alternative practices...
June 2015: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada: JOGC, Journal D'obstétrique et Gynécologie du Canada: JOGC
Deniz Palamar, Derya Uluduz, Sabahattin Saip, Gul Erden, Halil Unalan, Ulku Akarirmak
BACKGROUND: The effectiveness of greater occipital nerve block (GONB) in patients with primary headache syndromes is controversial. Few studies have been evaluated the usefulness of GONB in patients with migraine without aura (MWOA). OBJECTIVE: To compare the effectiveness of ultrasound-guided GONB using bupivacaine 0.5% and placebo on clinical improvement in patients with refractory MWOA in a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind pilot trial...
March 2015: Pain Physician
K Nithin Vignesh, Adam McDowall, Nicole Simunovic, Mohit Bhandari, Hema N Choudur
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the efficacy of ultrasound-guided needle lavage in treating calcific tendinitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two independent assessors searched medical databases and screened studies for eligibility. RESULTS: Eleven articles were included. Heterogeneity among included studies precluded meta-analysis. Results of randomized controlled trials suggested no difference in pain relief between needle lavage and other interventions, but the studies were of low quality...
January 2015: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Yunseok Jeon, Seungpyo Choi, Heechan Kim
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether a novel ultrasound device may be used with a simplified augmented reality technique, and to compare this device with conventional techniques during vascular access using a vascular phantom. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized study. SETTING: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine departments of a university-affiliated hospital. PARTICIPANTS: 20 physicians with no experience with ultrasound-guided techniques...
September 2014: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Vincenzo Arienti, Rosella Di Giulio, Chiara Cogliati, Esterita Accogli, Leonardo Aluigi, Gino Roberto Corazza
In recent years, thanks to the development of miniaturized ultrasound devices, comparable to personal computers, tablets and even to smart phones, we have seen an increasing use of bedside ultrasound in internal medicine departments as a novel kind of ultrasound stethoscope. The clinical ultrasound-assisted approach has proved to be particularly useful in assessing patients with nodules of the neck, dyspnoea, abdominal pain, and with limb edema. In several cases, it has allowed a simple, rapid and precise diagnosis...
October 2014: Internal and Emergency Medicine
J Tuennemann, J Mössner, S Beer
Acute pancreatitis is most frequently of biliary or alcoholic origin and less frequently due to iatrogenic (ERCP, medication) or metabolic causes. Diagnosis is usually based on abdominal pain and elevation of serum lipase to more than three-times the normal limit. Acute pancreatitis can either resolve quickly following an oedematous swelling or present as a severe necrotizing form. A major risk is the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS), which can cause multi-organ failure. Prediction of disease course is initially difficult, thus necessitating immediate therapy and regular re-evaluation...
September 2014: Der Internist
Philip W H Peng, Hariharan Shankar
Ultrasound-guided injection in pain medicine is emerging as a popular technique for pain intervention. It can be applied to the intra-articular injection of the knee joint. The first objective of this review was to describe and summarize the anatomy and sonoanatomy of the knee and associated structures relevant for intra-articular injection. The second objective was to examine the feasibility, accuracy, and effectiveness of injections as well as injection techniques.
September 2014: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
J B Chevaux, P H Deprez
Over the three last decades, endosonography ultrasound (EUS) has evolved from a diagnostic tool to an interventional modality through cumulative advances in experience, knowledge, equipment, and devices. EUS-guided therapeutic procedures appear feasible and safe when performed in highly-experienced centers. This review covers the technical aspects, indications, and results of the most commonly performed procedures. Celiac plexus neurolysis and collection drainages are now well-established techniques and considered to be first-line treatments...
October 2014: Minerva Medica
Michael Gofeld, Kacey A Montgomery
SUMMARY Ultrasound-guided procedures are well established and utilized in the regional anesthesia and radiology practice. Conversely, there have been considerable difficulties in implementation of ultrasound in pain medicine. Ultrasonography has to compete with the more established modalities such as fluoroscopy and computed tomography; however, ultrasound has the advantage of radiation safety and point-of care imaging. It also allows direct visualization of tissue planes, blood vessels and nerves. Ultrasound-guided spine interventions are technically feasible and reasonably accurate when validated with conventional radiological modalities...
July 2012: Pain Management
Michael N Levas, Peter S Dayan, Manoj K Mittal, Michelle D Stevenson, Richard G Bachur, Nanette C Dudley, Lalit Bajaj, Charles G Macias, Jonathan Bennett, M Denise Dowd, Avis J Thomas, Anupam B Kharbanda
OBJECTIVE: To determine the association between Hispanic ethnicity and limited English proficiency (LEP) and the rates of appendiceal perforation and advanced radiologic imaging (computed tomography and ultrasound) in children with abdominal pain. STUDY DESIGN: We performed a secondary analysis of a prospective, cross-sectional, multicenter study of children aged 3-18 years presenting with abdominal pain concerning for appendicitis between March 2009 and April 2010 at 10 tertiary care pediatric emergency departments in the US...
June 2014: Journal of Pediatrics
J J Michiels, W Moosdorff, H Maasland, J M Michiels, M U Lao, H A Neumann, P Dulicek, V Stvrtinova, J Barth, G Palareti
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) has an annual incidence of 0.2% in the urban population. First episodes of calf vein thrombosis (CVT) and proximal DVT are frequently elicited by risk factors, including varicose veins, cancer, pregnancy/postpartum, oral contraceptives below the age of 50 years, immobility or surgery. Leg pain and tenderness in the calf and popliteal fossa on physical examination may result from other conditions than DVT labeled as alternative diagnosis (AD) Congenital venous thrombophilia is present in every third first DVT, increased FVIII in every fourth first DVT, and FV Leiden/FII mutation in 40% of women on oral anticonceptive pill before reaching the menopause...
February 2014: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
Abdullah S Terkawi, Dimitrios Karakitsos, Mahmoud Elbarbary, Michael Blaivas, Marcel E Durieux
Ultrasound is a safe, portable, relatively inexpensive, and easily accessible imaging modality, making it a useful diagnostic and monitoring tool in medicine. Anesthesiologists encounter a variety of emergent situations and may benefit from the application of such a rapid and accurate diagnostic tool in their routine practice. This paper reviews current and potential applications of ultrasound in anesthesiology in order to encourage anesthesiologists to learn and use this useful tool as an adjunct to physical examination...
2013: TheScientificWorldJournal
Ming-Yang Chang, Chia-Lin Hsieh, Chii-Shinn Shiau, T'sang-T'ang Hsieh, Rui-Dong Chiang, Chien-Hui Chan
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficiency of transvaginal aspiration accompanied by ethanol sclerotherapy for treating cyst recurrence in patients who have previously undergone surgery to treat endometriosis and to analyze various factors that influence success rates using a data mining system. DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING: Teaching hospital affiliated with Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan...
September 2013: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
H Bouaziz, F Aubrun, A Belbachir, P Cuvillon, E Eisenberg, D Jochum, C Aveline, P Biboulet, M Binhas, S Bloc, G Boccara, M Carles, O Choquet, L Delaunay, J-P Estebe, R Fuzier, E Gaertner, A Gnaho, K Nouette-Gaulain, E Nouvellon, J Ripart, V Tubert
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September 2013: Annales Françaises D'anesthèsie et de Rèanimation
Eunkuk Kim, Jong Ha Lee
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) compared with dextrose prolotherapy (DP) in patients with chronic recalcitrant plantar fasciitis (PF) DESIGN: A single-blinded, randomized, controlled study. SETTING: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty-one patients with a clinical diagnosis of chronic PF confirmed by diagnostic ultrasound (plantar fascia thickness >4 mm) were randomly assigned to the PRP group (n = 10) or the DP group (n = 11)...
February 2014: PM & R: the Journal of Injury, Function, and Rehabilitation
Manoj K Mittal, Peter S Dayan, Charles G Macias, Richard G Bachur, Jonathan Bennett, Nanette C Dudley, Lalit Bajaj, Kelly Sinclair, Michelle D Stevenson, Anupam B Kharbanda
OBJECTIVES: The objectives were to assess the test characteristics of ultrasound (US) in diagnosing appendicitis in children and to evaluate site-related variations based on the frequency of its use. Additionally, the authors assessed the test characteristics of US when the appendix was clearly visualized. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective, 10-center observational study. Children aged 3 to 18 years with acute abdominal pain concerning for appendicitis were enrolled...
July 2013: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Philip W H Peng
Ultrasound-guided injection in pain medicine is emerging as a popular technique for pain intervention. It can be applied for the intervention procedures in the hip region. The objectives of this review article were to review the relevant anatomy and sonoanatomy of the hip joint and the trochanteric bursae, to describe the techniques for ultrasound-guided injections, and to examine the efficacy and accuracy of such injections.
July 2013: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
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