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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515407/comparison-of-the-outback-%C3%A2-elite-reentry-catheter-and-the-bi-directional-approach-after-failed-antegrade-approach-for-femoro-popliteal-occlusive-disease
#1
Daizo Kawasaki, Masashi Fukunaga, Tsuyoshi Nakata, Masaaki Kato, Nobukazu Ohkubo
AIM: A successful antegrade wire crossing for femoro-popliteal chronic total occlusion (FP-CTO) is still a technical challenge. We attempted to demonstrate the safety and feasibility of the OUTBACK(®) Elite reentry catheter and the bi-directional approach for failed FP-CTO cases with the antegrade approach. METHODS: Endovascular therapy for FP-CTO was performed in 219 lesions from May 2013 to December 2016 at Morinomiya Hospital. We retrospectively analyzed the data of 43 consecutive lesions which underwent endovascular therapy using the bi-directional approach with distal access and the mono-directional approach with the OUTBACK(®) Elite reentry catheter for FP-CTO lesions...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511219/-innovative-ultrasound-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-the-kidneys
#2
Konrad Stock, Herbert Kübler, Tobias Maurer, Daniel Weiss, Hans-Peter Weskott, Uwe Heemann
Ultrasound examination of the kidneys with grey-scale imaging and colour Doppler ultrasound is the most common renal imaging modality. A few years ago, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) emerged as a non-invasive perfusion imaging modality to evaluate the renal vessels and microvascularisation. These contrast media contain intravenous microbubbles (sulfur hexafluoride), which have no deleterious effect on renal function. Being free of iodine, they also pose no risk for the thyroid gland. CEUS of the kidneys is mainly used for the evaluation of renal cysts and the analysis of renal lesions suspicious for malignancy...
April 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380969/photoacoustics-and-speed-of-sound-dual-mode-imaging-with-a-long-depth-of-field-by-using-annular-ultrasound-array
#3
Qiuning Ding, Chao Tao, Xiaojun Liu
Speed-of-sound and optical absorption reflect the structure and function of tissues from different aspects. A dual-mode microscopy system based on a concentric annular ultrasound array is proposed to simultaneously acquire the long depth-of-field images of speed-of-sound and optical absorption of inhomogeneous samples. First, speed-of-sound is decoded from the signal delay between each element of the annular array. The measured speed-of-sound could not only be used as an image contrast, but also improve the resolution and accuracy of spatial location of photoacoustic image in inhomogeneous acoustic media...
March 20, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317160/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-vs-b-mode-ultrasound-for-visualization-of-intima-media-thickness-and-detection-of-plaques-in-human-carotid-arteries
#4
Benoy N Shah, Navtej S Chahal, Jaspal S Kooner, Roxy Senior
BACKGROUND: Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and plaque are recognized markers of increased risk for cerebrovascular events. Accurate visualization of the IMT and plaques is dependent upon image quality. Ultrasound contrast agents improve image quality during echocardiography-this study assessed whether contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) improves carotid IMT visualization and plaque detection in an asymptomatic population. METHODS & RESULTS: Individuals free from known cardiovascular disease, enrolled in a community study, underwent B-mode and CEUS carotid imaging...
March 19, 2017: Echocardiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273102/age-related-differences-in-skeletal-muscle-microvascular-response-to-exercise-as-detected-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus
#5
Wulf Hildebrandt, Hans Schwarzbach, Anita Pardun, Lena Hannemann, Björn Bogs, Alexander M König, Andreas H Mahnken, Olaf Hildebrandt, Ulrich Koehler, Ralf Kinscherf
BACKGROUND: Aging involves reductions in exercise total limb blood flow and exercise capacity. We hypothesized that this may involve early age-related impairments of skeletal muscle microvascular responsiveness as previously reported for insulin but not for exercise stimuli in humans. METHODS: Using an isometric exercise model, we studied the effect of age on contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) parameters, i.e. microvascular blood volume (MBV), flow velocity (MFV) and blood flow (MBF) calculated from replenishment of Sonovue contrast-agent microbubbles after their destruction...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266925/an-iterative-fullwave-simulation-approach-to-multiple-scattering-in-media-with-randomly-distributed-microbubbles
#6
Aditya Joshi, Brooks D Lindsey, Paul A Dayton, Gianmarco Pinton, Marie Muller
Ultrasound contrast agents (UCA), such as microbubbles, enhance the scattering properties of blood, which is otherwise hypoechoic. The multiple scattering interactions of the acoustic field with UCA are poorly understood due to the complexity of the multiple scattering theories and the nonlinear microbubble response. The majority of bubble models describe the behavior of UCA as single, isolated microbubbles suspended in infinite medium. Multiple scattering models such as the independent scattering approximation can approximate phase velocity and attenuation for low scatterer volume fractions...
May 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258771/acoustic-behavior-of-halobacterium-salinarum-gas-vesicles-in-the-high-frequency-range-experiments-and-modeling
#7
Emmanuel Cherin, Johan M Melis, Raymond W Bourdeau, Melissa Yin, Dennis M Kochmann, F Stuart Foster, Mikhail G Shapiro
Gas vesicles (GVs) are a new and unique class of biologically derived ultrasound contrast agents with sub-micron size whose acoustic properties have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we investigated the acoustic collapse pressure and behavior of Halobacterium salinarum gas vesicles at transmit center frequencies ranging from 12.5 to 27.5 MHz. The acoustic collapse pressure was found to be above 550 kPa at all frequencies, nine-fold higher than the critical pressure observed under hydrostatic conditions...
May 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255790/-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-of-the-liver-critical-evaluation-of-use-in-clinical-routine-diagnostics
#8
K Müller-Peltzer, J Rübenthaler, M Reiser, D-A Clevert
CLINICAL/METHODICAL ISSUE: Focal liver lesions are common incidental findings in abdominal ultrasound diagnostics. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Characterization of focal liver lesions solely based on b‑mode and color duplex is not feasible in all cases. METHODICAL INNOVATIONS: Using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) it is possible to dynamically visualize the vascularization of focal liver lesions, which enables the characterization of benign and malignant liver tumors...
March 2, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28248380/selection-of-the-tagged-photons-by-off-axis-heterodyne-holography-in-ultrasound-modulated-optical-tomography
#9
M Gross
Ultrasound-modulated optical tomography (UOT) is a technique that images optical contrast deep inside scattering media. Heterodyne holography is a promising tool that is able to detect UOT-tagged photons with high efficiency. In this work, we describe theoretically the detection of the tagged photon in heterodyne holography-based UOT, show how to filter the untagged photon, and discuss the effect of shot noise. The discussion also considers speckle decorrelation. We show that optimal detection sensitivity can be reached, if the frame exposure time of the camera used to perform the holographic detection is on the order of the decorrelation time...
March 1, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121732/icnirp-statement-on-diagnostic-devices-using-non-ionizing-radiation-existing-regulations-and-potential-health-risks
#10
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Use of non-ionizing radiation (NIR) for diagnostic purposes allows non-invasive assessment of the structure and function of the human body and is widely employed in medical care. ICNIRP has published previous statements about the protection of patients during medical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but diagnostic methods using other forms of NIR have not been considered. This statement reviews the range of diagnostic NIR devices currently used in clinical settings; documents the relevant regulations and policies covering patients and health care workers; reviews the evidence around potential health risks to patients and health care workers exposed to diagnostic NIR; and identifies situations of high NIR exposure from diagnostic devices in which patients or health care workers might not be adequately protected by current regulations...
2017: Health Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039821/selecting-the-best-aop-for-isoxazolyl-penicillins-degradation-as-a-function-of-water-characteristics-effects-of-ph-chemical-nature-of-additives-and-pollutant-concentration
#11
Paola Villegas-Guzman, Javier Silva-Agredo, Oscar Florez, Ana L Giraldo-Aguirre, Cesar Pulgarin, Ricardo A Torres-Palma
To provide new insights toward the selection of the most suitable AOP for isoxazolyl penicillins elimination, the degradation of dicloxacillin, a isoxazolyl penicillin model, was studied using different advanced oxidation processes (AOPs): ultrasound (US), photo-Fenton (UV/H2O2/Fe(2+)) and TiO2 photocatalysis (UV/TiO2). Although all processes achieved total removal of the antibiotic and antimicrobial activity, and increased the biodegradability level of the solutions, significant differences concerning the mineralization extend, the pH of the solution, the pollutant concentration and the chemical nature of additives were found...
April 1, 2017: Journal of Environmental Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017911/apelin-concentrations-are-associated-with-altered-atherosclerotic-plaque-stability-mediator-levels-and-atherosclerosis-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
#12
Sule Gunter, Ahmed Solomon, Linda Tsang, Angela J Woodiwiss, Chanel Robinson, Aletta M E Millen, Gavin R Norton, Patrick H Dessein
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Apelin-APJ signaling reduces cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. In rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the atherosclerosis burden and plaque vulnerability to rupture are increased. We explored relationships between apelin concentrations and subclinical CVD in RA. METHODS: Apelin levels were measured in 235 (114 black, 121 white) RA patients. Associations between apelin concentrations and ultrasound determined carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) and plaque, and levels of matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and -9 that mediate plaque stability and vulnerability respectively, were identified in confounder adjusted multivariate regression analysis...
January 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986390/severe-thrombocytopenia-induced-by-iodinated-contrast-after-coronary-angiography-the-use-of-gadolinium-contrast-and-intravascular-ultrasound-as-an-alternative-to-guide-percutaneous-coronary-intervention
#13
José María Cubero-Gómez, Francisco J Guerrero Márquez, Luis Diaz-de la-Llera, Mónica Fernández-Quero, Agustín Guisado-Rasco, Manuel Villa-Gil-Ortega
Acute contrast-induced thrombocytopenia is a rare event with the use of modern low osmolarity iodinated contrast media. The pathophysiological mechanism that causes platelet counts to drop has not been identified, but an immunological mechanism is suspected due to cytotoxicity after previous exposure to contrast. We report the case of a 47-year-old male patient with acute severe thrombocytopenia due to iodinated contrast media exposure. His platelet count after the procedure with the highest amount of contrast was zero, which is the lowest reported platelet count to date...
January 2017: Portuguese Journal of Cardiology: An Official Journal of the Portuguese Society of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27814289/feasability-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-with-image-fusion-of-ceus-and-ms-ct-for%C3%A2-endovascular-grafting-in-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-in-a%C3%A2-single-patient
#14
H Zimmermann, J Rübenthaler, P Paprottka, K J Paprottka, M Reiser, D A Clevert
Currently methods to reduce radiation and contrast media application in endovascular repair of aortic aneurysms (EVAR) are investigated. First positive results for real-time contrast medium-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) guided endovascular aortic repair have been reported. A combination with image fusion of CEUS and preoperative multi-slice computed tomography (MS-CT) might offer added safety regarding stent-graft positioning and sealing of the landing zones.EVAR was performed in a patient with an asymptomatic infrarenal aortic aneurysm and a penetrating aortic ulcer in the neck region...
2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785921/multimodality-ultrasound-imaging-in-stroke-current-concepts-and-future-focus
#15
REVIEW
Yumei Liu, Yang Hua, Wuwei Feng, Bruce Ovbiagele
Stroke is a leading cause of disability and mortality worldwide. Ultrasound is a real-time imaging technique that is inexpensive, portable, non-invasive, and safe, with high diagnostic accuracy. Ultrasonic imaging can provide useful direct and indirect information about the characteristics of various vessels in the both intracranial and extracranial segments. Areas covered: In this review, we will discuss multimodal applications of ultrasonic imaging in stroke prevention and management including checking carotid intima-media thickness progression, evaluating the plaque morphology, calibrating the degree of stenosis, detecting the presence of patent foramen ovale, monitoring microembolization, and screening for stroke risk in patients with sickle cell disease...
December 2016: Expert Review of Cardiovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27765438/power-injection-through-ultrasound-guided-intravenous-lines-safety-and-efficacy-under-an-institutional-protocol
#16
Michael D Witting, Siamak Moayedi, Kathy Dunning, Lisa S Babin, Brad M Cogan
BACKGROUND: After an index case of contrast-associated compartment syndrome, an urban hospital instituted a protocol limiting high-speed injection to intravenous (IV) lines started proximal to the forearm and testing those lines before contrast injection. OBJECTIVE: In this article, we estimate the safety and efficacy of high-speed injection using this protocol in patients with IV lines inserted under ultrasound guidance. METHODS: In an ambispective study, we enrolled prospective cohorts of ED patients requiring high-speed radiographic contrast media injection (≥3...
January 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27732912/the-proportion-of-total-c18-1-trans-fatty-acids-in-red-blood-cell-membranes-relates-to-carotid-plaque-prevalence
#17
Zoe Herreras, Montserrat Cofán, Marta Catalan, Carlos Calvo, Montserrat Pinyol, Antonio J Amor, Rosa Gilabert, Emilio Ros, Aleix Sala-Vila, Emilio Ortega
Consistent evidence supports the pro-atherogenic properties of dietary trans-fatty acids (TFAs). However, there are no clinical data on TFA intake and atheroma plaque. We cross sectionally investigated whether the proportion of total C18:1 TFA in red blood cells (RBCs), which mirrors dietary TFA intake, independently relates to carotid plaque prevalence in subjects with new-onset type 2 diabetes mellitus without prior cardiovascular disease (n=101, 56% men, mean age 61 years) and age- and sex-matched controls (n=96)...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727478/injections-of-intravenous-contrast-for-computerized-tomography-scans-precipitate-migraines-in-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia-subjects-at-risk-of-paradoxical-emboli-implications-for-right-to-left-shunt-risks
#18
Trishan Patel, Amy Elphick, James E Jackson, Claire L Shovlin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if injection of intravenous particles may provoke migraines in subjects with right-to-left shunts due to pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). BACKGROUND: Migraine headaches commonly affect people with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), especially those with pulmonary AVMs that provide right-to-left shunts. In our clinical practice, patients occasionally reported acute precipitation of migraine headaches following injection of technetium-labeled albumin macroaggregates for nuclear medicine scans...
November 2016: Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27676673/ultrasound-guided-intermediate-site-greater-occipital-nerve-infiltration-a-technical-feasibility-study
#19
Jonathan Zipfel, Adrian Kastler, Laurent Tatu, Julien Behr, Rachid Kechidi, Bruno Kastler
BACKGROUND: Two studies recently reported that computed tomography (CT) guided infiltration of the greater occipital nerve at its intermediate site allows a high efficacy rate with long-lasting pain relief following procedure in occipital neuralgia and in various craniofacial pain syndromes. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of our study was to evaluate the technical feasibility and safety of ultrasound-guided intermediate site greater occipital nerve infiltration. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study...
September 2016: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27648717/sleep-disordered-breathing-is-associated-with-blood-pressure-and-carotid-arterial-stiffness-in-obese-children
#20
Angela Tagetti, Sara Bonafini, Marco Zaffanello, Maria V Benetti, Francesco Dalle Vedove, Emma Gasperi, Paolo Cavarzere, Rossella Gaudino, Giorgio Piacentini, Pietro Minuz, Claudio Maffeis, Franco Antoniazzi, Cristiano Fava
INTRODUCTION: Both sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and high blood pressure (BP) occur more frequently among obese children than among normal weight children, and this may be due to endothelial dysfunction and worsened arterial stiffness. The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible association between SDB and BP, and the possible role of endothelial function and local and systemic arterial stiffness in a sample of obese children asymptomatic for sleep disturbances. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-nine obese children were included in the study...
January 2017: Journal of Hypertension
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