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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125382/intra-sheath-versus-extra-sheath-ultrasound-guided-corticosteroid-injection-for-trigger-finger-a-triple-blinded-randomized-clinical-trial
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Mohsen Mardani-Kivi, Mahmoud Karimi-Mobarakeh, Ali Babaei Jandaghi, Sohrab Keyhani, Khashayar Saheb-Ekhtiari, Keyvan Hashemi-Motlagh
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to compare clinical results of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection, intra-sheath versus extra-sheath of the finger flexor tendon. METHODS: A total of 166 patients with trigger finger were evaluated in a triple blind randomized clinical trial study. All the patients were injected with 1ml of 40mg/ml methyl prednisolone acetate, under the guidance of ultrasound. Half the patients were injected extra sheath, while the other half were injected intra sheath at the level of first annular pulley...
November 10, 2017: Physician and Sportsmedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113865/identifying-strategy-for-ad-hoc-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-patients-with-anticipated-unfavorable-radial-access-the-little-women-study
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Gregory A Sgueglia, Daniel Todaro, Antonella De Santis, Micaela Conte, Gaetano Gioffrè, Angela Di Giorgio, Fabrizio D'Errico, Fabiana Piccioni, Francesco Summaria, Achille Gaspardone
BACKGROUND: Transradial percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) offers important advantages over transfemoral PCI, including better outcomes. However, when there is indication to ad hoc PCI, a 6 French workflow is a common default strategy, hence potentially influencing vascular access selection in patients with anticipated small size radial artery. METHODS: A multidimensional evaluation was performed to compare two ad hoc interventional strategies in women <160cm: a full 6 French workflow (namely 6 French introducer sheath, diagnostic catheters and guiding catheter) with a modified workflow consisting in the use of 5 French diagnostic catheters preceded by the placement of a 6 French sheath introducer and followed by a 6 French guiding catheter use for PCI...
October 16, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092513/ring-averaged-ion-velocity-distribution-function-probe-for-laboratory-magnetized-plasma-experiment
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Eiichirou Kawamori, Jinting Chen, Chiahsuan Lin, Zongmau Lee
Ring-averaged velocity distribution function of ions at a fixed guiding center position is a fundamental quantity in the gyrokinetic plasma physics. We have developed a diagnostic tool for the ring averaged velocity distribution function of ions for laboratory plasma experiments, which is named as the ring-averaged ion distribution function probe (RIDFP). The RIDFP is a set of ion collectors for different velocities. It is designed to be immersed in magnetized plasmas and achieves momentum selection of incoming ions by the selection of the ion Larmor radii...
October 2017: Review of Scientific Instruments
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29068903/redefining-the-rectus-sheath-implications-for-abdominal-wall-repair
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Imran R A Punekar, Joseph S Khouri, Michael Catanzaro, Aizaz L Shaikh, Howard N Langstein
BACKGROUND: The abdominal wall is frequently manipulated in a variety of reconstructive procedures, and its anatomy is well described. Our clinical observations, however, contradict the standard depiction of the components of the abdominal wall at various levels - particularly regarding the course of the transversus abdominis muscle (TA). Therefore, we sought to characterize the components of the rectus sheath at various anatomic levels corresponding to surgical landmarks in order to define key points relevant to abdominal wall repair...
October 13, 2017: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29067113/photodynamic-therapy-for-biliary-tract-organ-via-a-novel-ultra-small-composite-optical-fiberscope
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Kazuhiko Kasuya, Kiyoshi Oka, Ryoko Soya, Takaaki Tsuchiya, Takao Itoi, Akihiko Tsuchida
Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a method used treat tumors via utilizing photodynamic reactions between photosensitive substances with tumor affinity and lasers. For overall bile duct cancers, PDT has been demonstrated to resolve stenosis and improve prognosis; however, when limited to intrahepatic bile duct cancers, modifications to the laser irradiation are necessary as surrounding hepatocytes incorporate a large amount of photosensitive substances. Furthermore, the intrahepatic bile duct is thin, and a guide sheath and thin fiber are necessary to transport laser irradiation probes to the target region...
November 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063872/endobronchial-ultrasonography-using-a-guide-sheath-technique-for-diagnosis-of-peripheral-pulmonary-lesions
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REVIEW
Lei Zhang, Hongxu Wu, Guiqi Wang
Endobronchial ultrasonography using a guide sheath (EBUS-GS) is a novel method used for collecting peripheral pulmonary lesion (PPL) samples. EBUS-GS is performed by introducing a guide sheath-covered miniprobe into the target bronchus and then withdrawing the miniprobe after lesion detection, leaving the guide sheath in situ as a working channel for obtaining lesion samples. EBUS-GS can improve PPL diagnosis rates and be used for obtaining specimens for molecular analysis. In this review, we discuss the clinical applications of EBUS-GS, the factors that affect its diagnostic sensitivity, and potential complications...
September 2017: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027573/dose-reduction-for-fluoroscopically-guided-injections-phantom-simulation-and-patient-procedures
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C Y Chang, F J Simeone, M C DeLorenzo, W E Palmer, M A Bredella, A J Huang
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate fluoroscopy dose reduction through both simulated injections on a phantom and patient injections. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our study was IRB-approved and HIPAA-compliant. Simulation on a phantom was used to estimate effective dose, entrance dose, and organ doses for hip joint injections without and with dose minimization technique (DMT). Additionally, 1,094 joint, bursae, and tendon sheath injections performed by three operators in the same fluoroscopy suite were evaluated both before and after application of DMT...
October 13, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938554/endobronchial-ultrasound-transbronchial-biopsy-with-guide-sheath-for-the-diagnosis-of-solitary-pulmonary-nodules
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Chun-Hua Xu, Qi Yuan, Li-Ke Yu, Wei Wang, Yong Lin
The aim of this study was to assess the usefulness of endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial biopsy with guide-sheath (EBUS-GS-TBB) for the diagnosis of solitary pulmonary nodules (SPNs). One hundred and eighty patients, who were diagnosed with SPNs and underwent an endobronchial ultrasound procedure. The diagnostic yield, safety and the associated factors were analyzed. Mean EBUS-GS procedure time was 14±8 min. The average number of biopsy specimens obtained in each SPNs was 5±1.2. One hundred and thirty-four SPNs were diagnosed by EBUS-GS-TBB and the diagnostic rate was 74...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934784/sonographic-guidance-for-supraclavicular-brachial-plexus-blocks-single-vs-double-injection-cluster-approach
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Jung Ju Choi, Hyun Jeong Kwak, Wol Seon Jung, Seung Hyun Chung, Mi Geum Lee
BACKGROUND: The cluster approach for supraclavicular brachial plexus block (SC-BPB) can be easily performed but may result in asymmetric local anesthetic (LA) spread. The authors hypothesized that the use of a cluster approach in each of the 2 planes would achieve better 3-dimensional LA distribution than the traditional single cluster approach. OBJECTIVES: The purpose of the present study was to compare a double injection (DI) in 2 planes (one injection in each plane) with the traditional single injection (SI) cluster approach for ultrasound-guided SC-BPB...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915712/formation-function-and-exhaustion-of-notochordal-cytoplasmic-vacuoles-within-intervertebral-disc-current-understanding-and-speculation
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REVIEW
Feng Wang, Zeng-Xin Gao, Feng Cai, Arjun Sinkemani, Zhi-Yang Xie, Rui Shi, Ji-Nan Wei, Xiao-Tao Wu
Notochord nucleus pulposus cells are characteristic of containing abundant and giant cytoplasmic vacuoles. This review explores the embryonic formation, biological function, and postnatal exhaustion of notochord vacuoles, aiming to characterize the signal network transforming the vacuolated nucleus pulposus cells into the vacuole-less chondrocytic cells. Embryonically, the cytoplasmic vacuoles within vertebrate notochord originate from an evolutionarily conserved vacuolation process during neurulation, which may continue to provide mechanical and signal support in constructing a mammalian intervertebral disc...
August 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901573/validation-of-a-novel-cartoseg%C3%A2-segmentation-module-software-for-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Hasan Imanli, Shaun Bhatty, Jean Jeudy, Yousra Ghzally, Kiddy Ume, Rama Vunnam, Refael Itah, Mati Amit, John Duell, Vincent See, Stephen Shorofsky, Timm M Dickfeld
INTRODUCTION: Visualization of left atrial (LA) anatomy using image integration modules has been associated with decreased radiation exposure and improved procedural outcome when used for guidance of pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) in atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation. We evaluated the CARTOSEG™ CT Segmentation Module (Biosense Webster, Inc.) that offers a new CT-specific semiautomatic reconstruction of the atrial endocardium. METHODS: The CARTOSEG™ CT Segmentation Module software was assessed prospectively in 80 patients undergoing AF ablation...
September 13, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877071/uncommon-localization-of-extrarenal-xp11-2-translocation-associated-renal-cell-carcinoma-rcc-case-report
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Jaudah Ahmed Al-Maghrabi, Mohamad Nidal Khabaz
The World Health Organization has recognized Xp11.2 translocation-associated renal cell carcinoma (RCC) as a distinct neoplasm that arises within the kidney. Although many reports of extrarenal carcinoma may be found in the literature, to the best of our knowledge, Xp11 translocation-associated RCC with intact kidneys has not been documented. This report describes a multilobulated right retroperitoneal soft tissue mass (7.9×5.3×12.6 cm) of a 37-year-old man complaining of abdominal pain in the right side...
September 4, 2017: Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology: AIMM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856110/the-analgesic-efficiency-of-ultrasound-guided-rectus-sheath-analgesia-compared-with-low-thoracic-epidural-analgesia-after-elective-abdominal-surgery-with-a-midline-incision-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Hany Mahmoud Yassin, Ahmed Tohamy Abd Elmoneim, Hatem El Moutaz
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound-guided rectus sheath blockade has been described to provide analgesia for midline abdominal incisions. We aimed to compare thoracic epidural analgesia (TEA) and rectus sheath analgesia (RSA) with respect to safety and efficacy. METHODS: Sixty patients who underwent elective laparotomies through a midline incision were assigned randomly to receive either continuous TEA (TEA group, n = 31) or intermittent RSA (RSA group, n = 29). The number of patients who required analgesia, the time to first request analgesia, the interval and the cumulative morphine doses consumption during 72 hours postoperatively, and pain intensity using visual analog score (VAS) at rest and upon coughing were reported in addition to any side effects related to both techniques or administered drugs...
June 2017: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846541/a-randomized-comparison-of-incidence-of-radial-artery-occlusion-and-symptomatic-radial-artery-spasm-associated-with-elective-transradial-coronary-intervention-using-6-5-fr-sheathless-eaucath-guiding-catheter-vs-6-0-fr-glidesheath-slender
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Kazunori Horie, Norio Tada, Tsuyoshi Isawa, Takashi Matsumoto, Masataka Taguri, Shigeaki Kato, Taku Honda, Tatsushi Ootomo, Naoto Inoue
AIMS: To compare incidences of radial artery occlusion (RAO) and spasm (RAS) associated with transradial coronary intervention (TRI) using 6.5-Fr Sheathless hydrophilic-coated guide catheter (SH-GC) vs. 6.0-Fr Glidesheath Slender (GSS). METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted an open-label, single-centre, randomized study to compare radial complications in 600 consecutive patients undergoing elective TRI using 6.5-Fr SH-GC (n=300) or 6.0-Fr GSS (n=300) between 2015 and 2016...
August 29, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28844239/personal-samplers-of-bioavailable-pesticides-integrated-with-a-hair-follicle-assay-of-dna-damage-to-assess-environmental-exposures-and-their-associated-risks-in-children
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Pierre-Alexandre Vidi, Kim A Anderson, Haiying Chen, Rebecca Anderson, Naike Salvador-Moreno, Dana C Mora, Carolyn Poutasse, Paul J Laurienti, Stephanie S Daniel, Thomas A Arcury
Agriculture in the United States employs youth ages ten and older in work environments with high pesticide levels. Younger children in rural areas may also be affected by indirect pesticide exposures. The long-term effects of pesticides on health and development are difficult to assess and poorly understood. Yet, epidemiologic studies suggest associations with cancer as well as cognitive deficits. We report a practical and cost-effective approach to assess environmental pesticide exposures and their biological consequences in children...
October 2017: Mutation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843866/comparing-two-different-techniques-of-rectus-sheath-block-after-single-port-laparoscopic-surgery-in-benign-adnexal-mass-patients-surgical-versus-ultrasonography-guidance-a-randomized-single-blind-case-controlled-study
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Woosuk Chung, Yeomyung Yoon, Jae Woo Kim, Sun In Kwon, Jung Bo Yang, Ki Hwan Lee, Heon Jong Yoo
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare the analgesic effect of surgical bilateral rectus sheath block (BRSB) and ultrasonography-guidance BRSB in patients undergoing single port laparoscopic surgery (SPLS) for ovarian cyst. STUDY DESIGN: Seventy-five patients were randomly allocated into three groups: the control and ultrasound (US)-guidance group (n=25, each) received BRSB with 10ml of normal saline or 0.5% ropivacaine bilaterally under US guidance at the end of surgery, respectively; the surgical group (n=25) received BRSB with10ml of 0...
August 18, 2017: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28836342/single-trans-septal-access-technique-for-left-atrial-intracardiac-echocardiography-to-guide-left-atrial-appendage-closure
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Daniel Aguirre, Christian Pincetti, Luis Perez, Carlos Deck, Mario Alfaro, Maria Jesus Vergara, Gabriel Maluenda
OBJECTIVE: This registry aimed to describe the safety and feasibility of a single trans-septal (TS) access technique for left intracardiac echocardiography (ICE) guidance of left-atrial appendage (LAA) closure procedure. BACKGROUND: LAA closure is currently accepted as an alternative to oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) who are at high-risk for bleeding. Currently, LAA closure procedure is typically performed under trans-esophageal echocardiogram (TEE) guidance...
August 24, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28826272/iodine-starch-test-for-assessment-of-hyperhidrosis-in-amputees-evaluation-of-different-methods-of-application
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Colby Hansen, Ben Wayment, Stephanie Klein, Bradeigh Godfrey
PURPOSE: Hyperhidrosis is a common problem for amputees. The iodine-starch test is frequently used to assess hyperhidrosis, but a method for its application has not been described for amputees. METHODS: We performed an unblinded comparison of the iodine-starch test using various methods to protect the prosthesis in 10 prosthetic limb users with hyperhidrosis. RESULTS: Plastic wrap produced a diffuse pattern of sweating in 70% of subjects. Forty percent had complaints about this method, and 50% experienced leakage of iodine stain onto prosthetic liners...
August 21, 2017: Disability and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816298/-multiple-endoscopy-for-the-treatment-of-upper-urinary-tract-calculi-following-ileal-conduit-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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B Wang, J F Ye, L Zhao, H Bi, J Lu, L L Ma
Upper urinary tract calculi with infection is a quite difficult acute urologic emergency. And what is more, upper urinary tract obstruction after radical cystectomy following urinary diversion may be fatal in the vulnerable patients with this kind of situation. Postoperative anatomy and other factors affect the upper urinary tract calculi, and urinary tract infection greatly increased the risk. But it is particularly difficult to handle with patients with poor general condition and septic shock treatment, so how to optimize the selection program is worth further studying...
August 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808488/predictive-factors-for-a-successful-diagnostic-bronchoscopy-of-ground-glass-nodules
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Toshiyuki Nakai, Yuji Matsumoto, Fumi Suzuk, Takaaki Tsuchida, Takehiro Izumo
INTRODUCTION: Since the National Lung Screening Trial demonstrated the utility of low-dose computed tomography screening for lung cancer, the detection rate of ground-glass nodules (GGNs) has increased. Endobronchial ultrasound with a guide sheath (EBUS-GS) is widely performed to diagnose peripheral pulmonary lesions, but there are not enough reports on the predictive ability of EBUS-GS in diagnosing GGNs. The aim of this study is to investigate the predictive factors for a successful diagnostic bronchoscopy for GGNs...
July 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
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