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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195898/ultrasound-guided-glossopharyngeal-nerve-block-a-cadaver-and-a-volunteer-sonoanatomy-study
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Josip Ažman, Tatjana Stopar Pintaric, Erika Cvetko, Kamen Vlassakov
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Glossopharyngeal nerve (GPN) blocks are usually performed by topical, intraoral, or peristyloid approaches, which carry significant complication risks due to the proximity of important neurovascular structures. This study presents a proof of concept for a new ultrasound (US)-guided technique, which would block the GPN distally, in the parapharyngeal space, away from the immediate vicinity of high-risk collateral structures. METHODS: Five cadaver heads were dissected, and the location of the GPN was explored bilaterally...
March 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184267/prediction-of-endotracheal-tube-size-for-pediatric-patients-from-the-epiphysis-diameter-of-radius
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Hee Young Kim, Ji Hyun Cheon, Seung Hoon Baek, Kyung Hoon Kim, Tae Kyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Using a too big or a too small size of an endotracheal tube in pediatric patients would result in tracheal injury or insufficient ventilation. Determining the appropriate endotracheal tube size is important because using an inappropriate size can cause complications. This study was performed to predict the appropriate endotracheal tube size by measuring the transverse diameter of the epiphysis of the distal radius under the assumption that the growth rates of cartilages in the entire body are close to each other...
February 2017: Korean Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178161/longitudinal-follow-up-of-muscle-echotexture-in-infants-with-congenital-muscular-torticollis
#3
Ching-Fang Hu, Tieh-Cheng Fu, Chung-Yao Chen, Carl Pai-Chu Chen, Yu-Ju Lin, Chih-Chin Hsu
Unilateral fibrous contracture of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle is the major pathophysiology in infants with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT). Physical examination is not always sufficient to detect minimal muscle fibrosis in involved SCM muscles.A prospective study for SCM muscle fibrosis in CMT infants by quantifying echotexture and muscle thickness during the course of treatment is highlighted in the study.Convenience samples of 21 female and 29 male infants with CMT, who were 1 to 12 months old, underwent physiotherapy for at least 3 months and were followed for 4...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127784/changes-in-the-distance-between-the-distal-rectal-pouch-and-perineum-from-the-birth-day-to-the-next-day-in-neonates-with-an-imperforate-anus
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Takahiro Hosokawa, Yoshitake Yamada, Yumiko Sato, Yutaka Tanami, Yujiro Tanaka, Hiroshi Kawashima, Eiji Oguma
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate changes in the distance between the distal rectal pouch and the perineum (pouch-perineum distance) from the birth day to the next day and to determine which day is better for diagnosis of a low-type imperforate anus in neonates. METHODS: We reviewed medical records at our hospital from May 2003 to August 2015 and identified 9 neonates with a radiographically and surgically proven low-type imperforate anus and 9 with high/intermediate types of imperforate anus who had undergone sonography on both the birth day and the next day before the first surgical treatment...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127781/preliminary-evaluation-of-virtual-touch-tissue-imaging-quantification-for-differential-diagnosis-of-metastatic-and-nonmetastatic-cervical-lymph-nodes
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Yingyan Zhao, Jiaying Xi, Baozhen Zhao, Wenfeng Xiong, Dong Jiang, Li Yang, Zhuhong Cai, Tianjia Liu, Haibo Jiang, Shu Rong, Xiucai Jin
OBJECTIVES: Virtual Touch tissue imaging quantification (VTIQ; Siemens Medical Solutions, Mountain View, CA) is useful for assessing tissue hardness. This study aimed to investigate the value of VTIQ in differential diagnosis of cervical lymph nodes. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed conventional sonograms and VTIQ images of 85 pathologically confirmed patients with superficial lymph node lesions. Conventional sonography was first performed, with 2-dimensional images described...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118765/lines
#6
Jacqui O'kane
I wrote this poem while marveling at the birth of my now 4-year-old daughter. My husband Stephen and I had tried to conceive for several months, and we were overjoyed when Sophie finally arrived. Embarking on the fertility journey again - this time with deeper awareness of my own subfertility - I reflect anew on the treasures and travails of pregnancy. Specifically, I have noticed that my greatest hopes hinge on the most miniscule lines of a home pregnancy test. That such small lines could subsume sublime significance is a wonder to me...
January 24, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072483/optimization-of-ultrasound-transducer-positioning-for-endotracheal-tube-placement-confirmation-in-cadaveric-model
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Tiffany Lonchena, Sokpoleak So, James Ibinson, Peter Roolf, Steven L Orebaugh
OBJECTIVES: Sonography has been suggested as a possible means of endotracheal tube (ETT) placement confirmation. However, optimum ultrasound transducer placement has not been established. Using a cadaveric model, ETT placement by the sonographic appearance at the thyroid cartilage, cricoid cartilage, and suprasternal notch in the upper airway was assessed to determine which ultrasound transducer placement offered the most optimal images for ETT confirmation in the airway. METHODS: One provider intubated 5 cadavers, with the ultrasound transducer at each of the 3 levels, for a total of 30 intubations per specimen, while 2 providers assigned a visual score of 1 (subtle), 2 (clear), or 3 (pronounced) to each sonogram of the ETT in the airway...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065541/nodular-fasciitis-sonographic-pathologic-correlation
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Ho-Hsian Yen, Hong-Jen Chiou, Yi-Hong Chou, Chih-Hsueh Chen, Wan-Yuo Guo
We evaluated nodular fasciitis (NF) in 19 patients, focusing on the correlation between its sonographic and histopathologic features. Sonograms were retrospectively reviewed, and the location, shape, margin, echogenicity, echogenic rim, peripheral hyper-echoic nodules, posterior enhancement and vascularity of the lesions were recorded. In the histopathologic analysis, three patterns-infiltrating, pushing border and well circumscribed-were identified, and culture-like tissue centers were classified according to the distribution of focal keloid-like collagen bundles: uneven or even...
January 5, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063264/preimplantation-3d-ultrasound-current-uses-and-challenges
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Sushila Arya, Sanja Kupesic Plavsic
The preimplantation ultrasound (US) refers to targeted imaging of the uterus and adnexa prior to assisted reproductive techniques (ART) to optimize the infertility treatment outcomes. After a thorough evidence based literature review, we propose the use of transvaginal three-dimensional (3D) US during the early follicular phase. A systematic approach for 3D US examination consists of a detailed examination of the uterine shape, size and contour, evaluation of the endometrial thickness, volume, pattern and vascularity, and assessment of the junctional zone regularity, echogenicity and thickness...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048008/su-f-t-289-mlc-fluence-sonogram-based-delivery-quality-assurance-for-bilateral-breast-irradiation
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Rajesh Thiyagarajan, K P Karrthick, Tejinder Kataria, N Arunai, Nambi Raj, Ramu Mahendran, Tamil Selvan, Palani Duraikannu
PURPOSE: Performing DQA for Bilateral (B-L) breast tomotherapy is a challenging task due to the limitation of any commercially available detector array or film. Aim of this study is to perform DQA for B-L breast tomotherapy plan using MLC fluence sinogram. METHODS: Treatment plan was generated on Tomotherapy system for B-L breast tumour. B-L breast targets were given 50.4 Gy prescribed over 28 fractions. Plan is generated with 6 MV photon beam & pitch was set to 0...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043191/fetal-intraabdominal-umbilical-vein-varix-antenatal-diagnosis-and-management
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Murat Aykut Ozek, Pinar Calis, Merih Bayram, Deniz Karcaaltincaba
OBJECTIVE: Fetal intraabdominal vein varix (FIUVV) is sonographic finding with unknown prevalence. We aimed to point out this particular abnormality and review possible associations and complications which may arise. METHOD: We performed an unrestricted literature search via PubMed and included all cases diagnosed with FIUVV. CASE PRESENTATION: A 24-year-old, gravida 1 para 0 woman was referred to our clinic with possible diagnosis of FIUVV...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039865/sonographic-differentiation-of-complicated-from-uncomplicated-appendicitis-implications-for-antibiotics-first-therapy
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Yingding Xu, R Brooke Jeffrey, Stephanie T Chang, Michael A DiMaio, Eric W Olcott
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate sonographic findings as indicators of complicated versus uncomplicated appendicitis in the setting of known appendicitis, a necessary distinction in deciding whether to proceed with antibiotic therapy or with appendectomy. METHODS: With Institutional Review Board approval and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliance, appendiceal sonograms of 119 patients with histopathologically proven appendicitis were retrospectively blindly reviewed to determine the presence or absence of the normally echogenic submucosal layer, the presence of mural hyperemia, periappendiceal fluid, appendicoliths, and hyperechoic periappendiceal fat and to determine the maximum outside diameter...
December 31, 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039006/pilot-study-to-show-the-feasibility-of-high-resolution-sagittal-ultrasound-imaging-of-the-temporomandibular-joint
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Richard W Katzberg, William F Conway, Susan J Ackerman, Theresa S Gonzales, Valeriy Kheyfits, Michael S Cronan
PURPOSE: To show the feasibility of acquiring high-resolution sagittal ultrasound (US) images of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used commercially available US probes to assess the TMJ via a transoral soft tissue window to acquire sagittal images. Magnetic resonance imaging and clinical correlation were compared with the US findings by the consensus assessment of 2 of the senior investigators. RESULTS: The sample was composed of 10 TMJs (6 participants) with an age range of 34 to 71 years and a male-female ratio of 3:1...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036234/tension-regulation-at-the-suture-lines-for-repair-of-neglected-achilles-tendon-laceration
#14
Elsayed Ibraheem Elsayed Massoud
BACKGROUND: Operative intervention is the preferred option for management of the neglected laceration of the Achilles tendon. However, the commonly used techniques rarely follow the principles of the regenerative medicine for the restoration of the lost tissue. This study postulated that incorporation of the autogenous tendon graft would properly progress when the interplay between mechanical loading and healing phases was correctly applied. METHODS: A prospective study included 15 patients who were treated for neglected Achilles tendon laceration using the technique of lengthening of the proximal tendon stump...
December 1, 2016: Foot & Ankle International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027612/nonobliteration-of-the-processus-vaginalis-sonography-of-related-abnormalities-in-children
#15
Vasileios Rafailidis, Sotirios Varelas, Foteini Apostolopoulou, Dimitrios Rafailidis
The objective of this pictorial essay is to systematically classify processus vaginalis-related disorders in the light of embryology and present illustrative sonograms with corresponding diagrams. Failure of the processus vaginalis to obliterate during gestation results in a wide spectrum of anomalies, including communicating and noncommunicating hydroceles and inguinal and inguinoscrotal hernias, along with other related disorders of the genital system. There are varying classifications in the literature regarding the aforementioned entities...
April 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003868/outcome-of-one-hundred-consecutive-icsi-attempts-using-patient-operated-home-sonography-for-monitoring-follicular-growth
#16
J Gerris, F Vandekerckhove, P De Sutter
OBJECTIVE: cohort study describing clinical and laboratory outcomes in ICSI patients using self-operated endovaginal tele-monitoring (SOET). SETTING: University department of reproductive medicine. PATIENTS: 78 patients undergoing 100 consecutive ICSI attempts. INTERVENTIONS: patients' recorded vaginal sonograms and sent recordings using the cloud based Sonaura device to the care provider who procured responses, avoiding hospital visits...
September 2016: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933652/nonobstructive-diffuse-dilated-bowel-loops-prenatal-diagnosis-fetal-characteristics-and-neonatal-outcomes
#17
Guy Katz, Ben Pode-Shakked, Michal Berkenstadt, Ron Bilik, Sylvie Polak Charcon, Iris Barshack, Reuven Achiron, Yinon Gilboa
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe the characteristics and outcomes of fetuses with a diagnosis of nonobstructive diffuse dilated bowel loops. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective study of all pregnancies with fetal diagnosis of nonobstructive diffuse dilated bowel loops over 14 years in a large tertiary referral center. Fetomaternal and neonatal characteristics and outcomes were assessed. RESULTS: Seven fetuses had sonograms showing diffuse dilated bowel loops; none of them had intestinal obstruction after labor...
January 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27853850/clinical-and-imaging-predictors-of-management-in-retained-products-of-conception
#18
Aya Kamaya, Priya Menon Krishnarao, Nita Nayak, R Brooke Jeffrey, Katherine E Maturen
OBJECTIVES: To determine if clinical and ultrasound (US) imaging features help predict management in clinically suspected retained products of conception (RPOC). METHODS: 334 patients sonographically evaluated for RPOC were included in this IRB-approved retrospective study. Of the 334 patients, 176 had sonographic diagnosis of RPOC and comprised the final study group. Patients were managed expectantly, medically, or surgically in accordance with clinical judgment of treating physicians...
December 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27851857/assessing-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-eravacycline-vs-ertapenem-in-complicated-intra-abdominal-infections-in-the-investigating-gram-negative-infections-treated-with-eravacycline-ignite-1-trial-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
Joseph Solomkin, David Evans, Algirdas Slepavicius, Patrick Lee, Andrew Marsh, Larry Tsai, Joyce A Sutcliffe, Patrick Horn
Importance: Eravacycline is a novel, fully synthetic fluorocycline antibiotic of the tetracycline class with in vitro activity against clinically important gram-negative, gram-positive aerobic, and facultative bacteria including most of those resistant to cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, β-lactam/β-lactamase inhibitors, multidrug resistant strains and carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, and most anaerobic pathogens. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of eravacycline compared with ertapenem in adult hospitalized patients with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAIs)...
November 16, 2016: JAMA Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826650/protocol-based-management-of-154-cases-of-pediatric-liver-abscess
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Subhasis Roy Choudhury, Niyaz Ahmed Khan, Rahul Saxena, Partap Singh Yadav, Jigar N Patel, Rajiv Chadha
AIM: Although liver abscess (LA) is prevalent worldwide, especially in developing countries, there is a paucity of data regarding the protocol for management of LA in children. The aim of this study was to analyze the outcome of a protocol-based management of pediatric LA from a single institution. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective observational study was conducted in a tertiary-care children's hospital and included all patients with LA managed over a 5-year period...
November 8, 2016: Pediatric Surgery International
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