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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214496/new-diagnostic-modalities-in-the-evaluation-of-lymphedema
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Thomas F O'Donnell, John C Rasmussen, Eva M Sevick-Muraca
OBJECTIVE: Currently, lymphedema (LED) is typically diagnosed clinically on the basis of a patient's history and characteristic physical findings. Whereas the diagnosis of LED is sometimes confirmed by lymphoscintigraphy (LSG), the technique is limited in both its ability to identify disease and to guide therapy. Recent advancements provide opportunities for new imaging techniques not only to assist in the diagnosis of LED, based on anatomic changes, but also to assess contractile function and to guide therapeutic intervention...
March 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214369/diagnostic-accuracy-of-history-physical-exam-laboratory-tests-and-point-of-care-ultrasound-for-pediatric-acute-appendicitis-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Roshanak Benabbas, Mark Hanna, Jay Shah, Richard Sinert
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common surgical emergency in children. Accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial but challenging due to atypical presentations and the inherent difficulty of obtaining a reliable history and physical examination in younger children. OBJECTIVES: To determine the utility of history, physical exam, laboratory tests, Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS) and Emergency Department-Point-of-Care Ultrasound (ED-POCUS) in the diagnosis of AA in ED pediatric patients...
February 18, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212154/optical-coherence-tomography-and-confocal-laser-endomicroscopy-in-pulmonary-diseases
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Lizzy Wijmans, Julia N S d'Hooghe, Peter I Bonta, Jouke T Annema
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Current imaging techniques (X-ray, computed tomography scan, ultrasound) have limitations in the identification and quantification of pulmonary diseases, in particular, on highly detailed level. The purpose of this review is to provide an overview of the current knowledge of innovative light- and laser-based imaging techniques that might fill this gap. RECENT FINDINGS: Optical coherence tomography (OCT) and confocal laser endomicroscopy (CLE) are high-resolution imaging techniques, which, combined with bronchoscopy, provide 'near histology' detailed imaging of the airway wall, lung parenchyma, mediastinal lymph nodes, and pulmonary vasculature...
February 16, 2017: Current Opinion in Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210364/caudal-edge-of-the-liver-in-the-right-upper-quadrant-ruq-view-is-the-most-sensitive-area-for-free-fluid-on-the-fast-exam
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Viveta Lobo, Michelle Hunter-Behrend, Erin Cullnan, Rebecca Higbee, Caleb Phillips, Sarah Williams, Philips Perera, Laleh Gharahbaghian
INTRODUCTION: The focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) exam is a critical diagnostic test for intraperitoneal free fluid (FF). Current teaching is that fluid accumulates first in Morison's pouch. The goal of this study was to evaluate the "sub-quadrants" of traditional FAST views to determine the most sensitive areas for FF accumulation. METHODS: We analyzed a retrospective cohort of all adult trauma patients who had a recorded FAST exam by emergency physicians at a Level I trauma center from January 2012 - June 2013...
February 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210188/non-contact-photoacoustic-imaging-using-a-commercial-heterodyne-interferometer
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Chao Tian, Ting Feng, Cheng Wang, Shengchun Liu, Qian Cheng, David E Oliver, Xueding Wang, Guan Xu
Most current photoacoustic imaging (PAI) systems employ piezoelectric transducers to receive photoacoustic signals, which requires coupling medium to facilitate photoacoustic wave propagation and are not favored in many applications. Here, we report an all-optical non-contact PAI system based on a commercial heterodyne interferometer working at 1550 nm. The interferometer remotely detects ultrasound-induced surface vibration and does not involve any physical contact with the sample. The theoretically predicated and experimentally measured noise equivalent detection limits of the optical sensor are about 4...
December 1, 2016: IEEE Sensors Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208006/comparison-of-histologic-core-portions-acquired-from-a-core-biopsy-needle-and-a-conventional-needle-in-solid-mass-lesions-a-prospective-randomized-trial
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Ban Seok Lee, Chang-Min Cho, Min Kyu Jung, Jung Sik Jang, Han Ik Bae
Background/Aims: The superiority of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy (EUS-FNB) over EUS-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) remains controversial. Given the lack of studies analyzing histologic specimens acquired from EUS-FNB or EUS-FNA, we compared the proportion of the histologic core obtained from both techniques. Methods: A total of 58 consecutive patients with solid mass lesions were enrolled and randomly assigned to the EUS-FNA or EUS-FNB groups...
February 17, 2017: Gut and Liver
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207933/chorionic-villus-sampling-in-the-cell-free-dna-aneuploidy-screening-era-careful-selection-criteria-can-maximise-the-clinical-utility-of-screening-and-invasive-testing
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Stefan C Kane, Karen L Reidy, Fiona Norris, Deborah L Nisbet, Louise H Kornman, Ricardo Palma-Dias
OBJECTIVES: To quantify the impact of cell-free DNA (cfDNA) screening on chorionic villus sampling (CVS) test indications and outcomes in a tertiary maternity service. METHODS: Retrospective cohort study of all CVS procedures performed for any indication on singleton pregnancies at The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne, and at Women's Ultrasound Melbourne, Australia, between August 2008 and February 2015. Karyotypes were classified according to pathogenicity and detectability by standard cell-free DNA screening panels...
February 16, 2017: Prenatal Diagnosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207510/endovascular-repair-of-bilateral-common-iliac-artery-aneurysms-using-gore-excluder-iliac-branch-endoprosthesis-without-aortobi-iliac-stent-graft-conjunction-a-case-report
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Vincenzo Ardita, Alessia Giaquinta, Massimiliano Veroux, Angelo Sanfiorenzo, Carla Virgilio, Giuseppe D'Arrigo, Pierfrancesco Veroux
INTRODUCTION: Bilateral common iliac artery (CIA) aneurysm (CIAA) is a rare entity. In the past decade, different endovascular approaches have been adopted for patients with several comorbidities or unfit for open repair (OR). Recently, the use of iliac branch stent graft has been proposed, resulting in satisfactory patency rates and decrease in morbidity. Currently, according to instruction for use, the iliac branch stent graft is to be used with aortobi-iliac stent graft conjunction...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206672/assessment-of-a-novel-point-of-care-ultrasound-curriculum-s-effect-on-competency-measures-in-family-medicine-graduate-medical-education
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Paul Bornemann
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care ultrasound has been shown to decrease the use of expensive diagnostic studies and improve quality outcome measures. Currently, there is a large desire for training in family medicine residencies, but very few programs have established curricula. We sought to develop a family medicine residency curriculum and evaluate it with tools we developed. We wanted our curriculum to be easy to adopt by other residency programs, even if they did not have many well-trained ultrasound faculty...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203309/a-recurrent-case-of-pentalogy-of-cantrell-a-rare-case-with-sonological-findings-and-review-of-literature
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Srinivas M Naren Satya, Kamala Retnam Mayilvaganan, Ivvala Sai Prathyusha, Munnangi Satya Gautam, Deepthi Raidu, V N Amogh
BACKGROUND: Pentalogy of Cantrell (POC) is an extremely rare and complex congenital anomaly. Ultrasound is a valuable, safe, nonionizing, cost effective, widely available, and easily reproducible imaging tool and is indispensible in the diagnosis of POC. Despite the rarity of POC, it is imperative for a radiologist to be aware of its wide spectrum of presentation on ultrasound in first trimester of gestation. Most reported cases in literature till now have been sporadic. In this paper, we aimed to report for the first time in literature, a recurrent case of POC detected in the first trimester in a mother whose previous pregnancy also was terminated in the second trimester medically due to the ultrasound diagnosis of POC...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203022/-clinical-evaluation-of-in-plane-ultrasound-guided-thoracic-paravertebral-block-using-laterally-intercostal-approach
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T Xu, M Li, Y Tian, J T Song, C Ni, X Y Guo
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and success rate of in-plane ultrasound-guided paravertebral block using laterally intercostal approach. METHODS: In the study, 27 patients undergoing elective thoracic surgery were selected to do paravertebral block preoperatively. The fifth intercostal space was scanned by ultrasound probe which was placed along the long axis of the rib and 8 cm lateral to the midline of the spine. The needle was advanced in increments aiming at the space between the internal and innermost intercostal muscles...
February 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199935/surgical-management-of-a-giant-parathyroid-adenoma-through-minimal-invasive-parathyroidectomy-a-case-report
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Georgios Sahsamanis, Konstantinos Gkouzis, Stavros Samaras, Dionysios Pinialidis, Georgios Dimitrakopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Primary hyperparathyroidism is a common endocrine disorder mostly associated to parathyroid adenomas. Although those tend to be small in size, rare cases of giant parathyroid adenomas may be present. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42year old female was admitted in our department due to weakness and vague abdominal pain for the past 8 months. Preoperative laboratory exams indicated primary hyperparathyroidism as a cause to her symptomatology, with elevated values of parathormone and normal values of serum calcium...
January 31, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198075/exercise-induced-b-lines-identify-worse-functional-and-prognostic-stage-in-heart-failure-patients-with-depressed-left-ventricular-ejection-fraction
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Maria Chiara Scali, Lauro Cortigiani, Anca Simionuc, Dario Gregori, Mario Marzilli, Eugenio Picano
AIMS: Exercise stress echocardiography (ESE) is recommended by the European Society of Cardiology guidelines for the evaluation of heart failure (HF) patients. Recently, lung ultrasound (LUS) has been proposed for the assessment of extravascular lung water through B-lines. The aim of this study was to assess B-lines during ESE in HF. METHODS AND RESULTS: Standard transthoracic and LUS evaluation was performed during semi-supine ESE in 103 NYHA class I-III HF patients (76 male; mean age 64 ± 12 years) with depressed LVEF (35 ± 8%)...
February 15, 2017: European Journal of Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197744/efficiency-of-quantitative-echogenicity-for-investigating-supraspinatus-tendinopathy-by-the-gray-level-histogram-of-two-ultrasound-devices
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Jiun-Cheng Hsu, Po-Han Chen, Kuo-Chin Huang, Yao-Hung Tsai, Wei-Hsiu Hsu
PURPOSE: The gray-level histogram of ultrasound is a promising tool for scanning the hypoechogenic appearance of supraspinatus tendinopathy, and the aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that the gray-level value of the supraspinatus tendon in the painful shoulder has a lower value on B-mode images even though in different ultrasound devices. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients who had unilateral shoulder pain with rotator cuff tendinopathy underwent bilateral shoulder ultrasonography, and we compared the mean gray-level values of painful shoulders and contralateral shoulders without any pain in each patient using two ultrasound devices...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197695/rotational-glenohumeral-adaptations-are-associated-with-shoulder-pathology-in-professional-male-handball-players
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Przemyslaw Lubiatowski, Piotr Kaczmarek, Pawel Cisowski, Ewa Breborowicz, Monika Grygorowicz, Marcin Dzianach, Tomasz Krupecki, Lior Laver, Leszek Romanowski
PURPOSE: Glenohumeral range of motion adaptations may affect throwing athletes and contribute to shoulder injury. The purpose of this study was to evaluate shoulder rotation deficits among elite professional handball players and its correlation to the presence of shoulder pain and morphological changes. METHODS: Eighty-seven elite professional handball players and 41 healthy non-athlete volunteers participated in the study. Evaluations included measurement of range of internal and external rotation, total arch of motion, identification of shoulder pain and ultrasound scan for diagnosis of rotator cuff tears and internal impingement...
February 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197224/a-foreign-body-reaction-to-surgicel-%C3%A2-in-a-lymph-node-diagnosed-by-endobronchial-ultrasound-guided-transbronchial-needle-aspiration
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Diana Badenes, Lara Pijuan, Víctor Curull, Albert Sánchez-Font
Surgicel(®) (Ethicon, North Ryde, NSW, Australia) is an absorbable sheet of oxidized cellulose polyanhydroglucuronic acid polymer used as an hemostatic in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. In some cases, the retained material may cause foreign body granulomatous reactions and simulate tumor recurrence, an abscess, an hematoma, or an infection. We report the case of a 55-year-old patient who was operated of a lung adenocarcinoma. In the thoracic computed tomography scan 1 year after the surgery, a right paratracheal lymph node was detected, so endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) was performed suspecting recurrence of the tumor...
January 2017: Annals of Thoracic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196390/long-term-outcome-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-pelvic-abscess-drainage-a-two-center-series
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Laurent Poincloux, Fabrice Caillol, Christophe Allimant, Erwan Bories, Christian Pesenti, Aurélien Mulliez, Frederic Faure, Olivier Rouquette, Michel Dapoigny, Armando Abergel, Marc Giovannini
Background and study aim Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)-guided pelvic abscess drainage has been reported but long-term data remain limited. This two-center study evaluated long-term outcome of EUS-guided pelvic abscess drainage. Patients and methods Between May 2003 and December 2015, 37 consecutive patients were treated for perirectal or perisigmoid abscesses via EUS-guided drainage using plastic or lumen-apposing metal stent (LAMS). Clinical success was defined as complete resolution of the abscess on follow-up computed tomography (CT) scan at 4 weeks with symptom relief...
February 14, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195441/imaging-of-the-vasa-nervorum-using-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
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Adnan I Qureshi, Muhammad A Saleem, Asad Ahrar, Faisal Raja
INTRODUCTION: We describe the use of intravenous contrast-enhanced ultrasonography to study vasa nervorum using contrast-enhanced ultrasound. METHODS: We imaged the median, femoral, or sciatic nerves in 4 patients in longitudinal plane using high-resolution ultrasound after intravenous bolus of activated Perflutren lipid microspheres. The images were acquired as photopic images (in brown color) in real time using 2-dimensional B-Flow mode scan within a selected region of interest...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193644/tumour-thrombus-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-extending-into-the-right-atrium-in-the-setting-of-colon-cancer
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Daniel Meyers, Nancy A Nixon, Angela Franko, Danny Ng, Vincent C Tam
Tumour thrombus is seen in renal cell and hepatocellular carcinoma, but is rarely reported in colorectal cancer. A woman aged 46 years, with metastatic colonic adenocarcinoma, was found to have a large mass in the inferior vena cava (IVC) extending into the right atrium. Although this lesion was initially thought to be bland thrombus, imaging with contrast-enhanced CT scan and contrast-enhanced ultrasound supported the diagnosis of tumour thrombus. Despite the large size of the lesion, the patient was asymptomatic...
February 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193643/an-unusual-vaginal-lump
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Stella Clare Seppings, Hashim Samir, Islam Abdelrahman
A 46-year-old woman presented with a 2-week history of a painless golf ball sized lump in her vagina. Despite transvaginal ultrasound scan, biopsy and MRI, it was only after surgery had been performed that it became clear what the nature of the mass actually was.Immunohistochemistry revealed the lump to be an aggressive angiomyxoma. Follow-up MRI showed residual (or recurrence of) angiomyxoma which was successfully treated with monthly injections of Prostap (leuprorelin acetate), a gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist...
February 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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