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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549004/efficiency-of-b-mode-ultrasound-and-strain-elastography-in-differentiating-between-benign-and-malignant-cervical-lymph-nodes
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Eser Tugut, Cetin Celenk, Asli Tanrivermis Sayit, Tümay Bekci, Hediye Pinar Gunbey, Kerim Arslan
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and efficiency of ultrasonography (US), especially when combined with strain elastography (SE), in differentiating between benign and malignant cervical lymph nodes (LNs). METHODS: Forty-one LNs were examined by B-mode US, power Doppler US, and SE. The following imaging features were analyzed: shape, echogenicity, echogenic hilum, calcification, intranodal vascular pattern, elasticity scores (5 categories), and strain ratio...
May 25, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547739/determination-of-spermatic-vein-reflux-after-varicocele-repair-helps-to-define-the-efficacy-of-treatment-in-improving-sperm-parameters-of-subfertile-men
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S D'Andrea, A Micillo, A Barbonetti, A V Giordano, S Carducci, A Mancini, S Necozione, F Francavilla, S Francavilla
PURPOSE: A continuous spermatic venous reflux (SVR) at colour Doppler ultrasound (CDU) is an evidence for varicocele, a frequent correlate for male subfertility. We explored whether SVR after left varicocele repair is predictive for changes in semen quality in subfertile men. METHODS: Blood hormones (FSH, LH, and total testosterone) and scrotal CDU were obtained in subfertile patients with left grade II or grade III varicocele on physical evaluation and a poor sperm quality...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546238/persistent-fetal-lobulation-of-kidney-mimicking-renal-tumour
#3
Syed Muhammad Nazim, Muhibullah Bangash, Basit Salam
Renal pseudotumour is a term coined to describe conditions of renal anatomic variants that simulate focal renal pathology like a tumour on ultrasonography. These include persistent fetal lobulation, hypertrophy of Bertin columns and dromedary humps. We report a case of a 30-year-old nulliparous woman who was managed in gynaecology clinic for menorrhagia and was subsequently referred to us for management of recurrent urinary tract infections. The clinical examination was normal and on ultrasound scan, she was found to have multiple enlarged heterogeneous solid masses in both kidneys with significantly increased vascularity, suspicious for neoplastic lesions...
May 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546040/early-carotid-endarterectomy-provides-a-better-neurological-outcome-in-symptomatic-patients-a-single-center-experience
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Gianfranco Varetto, Lorenzo Gibello, Francesca Sperti, Alessandra Trevisan, Edoardo Frola, Paolo Garneri, Pietro Rispoli
INTRODUCTION: Many studies confirmed the role of early carotid endarterectomy to prevent recurrent stroke or transient ischemic attack however the mid-long term neurological benefit is still not completely investigated. The purpose of the study is to evaluate the role of early carotid endarterectomy on the peri and post-operative stroke/death complications of patients with a symptomatic carotid stenosis Material and methods: ninety consecutive patients were referred to our center for a symptomatic carotid stenosis...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545859/cardiac-shear-wave-elastography-using-a-clinical-ultrasound-system
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Mihai Strachinaru, Johan G Bosch, Bas M van Dalen, Lennart van Gils, Antonius F W van der Steen, Nico de Jong, Marcel L Geleijnse, Hendrik J Vos
The propagation velocity of shear waves relates to tissue stiffness. We prove that a regular clinical cardiac ultrasound system can determine shear wave velocity with a conventional unmodified tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) application. The investigation was performed on five tissue phantoms with different stiffness using a research platform capable of inducing and tracking shear waves and a clinical cardiac system (Philips iE33, achieving frame rates of 400-700 Hz in TDI by tuning the normal system settings)...
May 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545509/ultrasound-detected-bone-erosion-is-a-relapse-risk-factor-after-discontinuation-of-biologic-disease-modifying-antirheumatic-drugs-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-whose-ultrasound-power-doppler-synovitis-activity-and-clinical-disease-activity-are-well
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Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Keita Fujikawa, Ayako Nishino, Akitomo Okada, Toshiyuki Aramaki, Toshimasa Shimizu, Masataka Umeda, Shoichi Fukui, Takahisa Suzuki, Tomohiro Koga, Naoki Iwamoto, Kunihiro Ichinose, Mami Tamai, Akinari Mizokami, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, Yukitaka Ueki, Kiyoshi Aoyagi, Takahiro Maeda, Atsushi Kawakami
BACKGROUND: In the present study, we explored the risk factors for relapse after discontinuation of biologic disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (bDMARD) therapy in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) whose ultrasound power Doppler (PD) synovitis activity and clinical disease activity were well controlled. METHODS: In this observational study in clinical practice, the inclusion criteria were based on ultrasound disease activity and clinical disease activity, set as low or remission (Disease Activity Score in 28 joints based on erythrocyte sedimentation rate <3...
May 25, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545398/advanced-glycation-end-products-in-children-with-type-1-diabetes-and-early-reduced-diastolic-heart-function
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Leif Brunvand, Martin Heier, Cathrine Brunborg, Kristian F Hanssen, Drude Fugelseth, Knut Haakon Stensaeth, Knut Dahl-Jørgensen, Hanna Dis Margeirsdottir
BACKGROUND: Reduced diastolic function is an early sign of diabetes cardiomyopathy in adults and is associated with elevated levels of HbA1c and advanced glycation end products (AGEs). OBJECTIVE: To assess the associations between early reduced diastolic function and elevated levels of HbA1c and AGEs in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes (T1D). METHODS: One hundred fourty six T1D patients (age 8-18 years) without known diabetic complications were examined with tissue Doppler imaging and stratified into two groups according to diastolic function...
May 25, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545116/n-terminal-pro-b-type-natriuretic-peptide-in-amniotic-fluid-of-fetuses-with-known-or-suspected-cardiac-load
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Christina Leufgen, Ulrich Gembruch, Birgit Stoffel-Wagner, Rolf Fimmers, Waltraut M Merz
BACKGROUND: Myocardial dysfunction occurs in a variety of fetal disorders. Findings from adult cardiology, where n-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (nt-proBNP) is an established biomarker of left ventricular dysfunction have been extended to fetal life. Since fetal blood sampling is technically challenging we investigated amniotic fluid nt-proBNP for its suitability to diagnose fetal myocardial dysfunction. METHODS: Ultrasound, Doppler examination and echocardiography was applied to classify cases and controls...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544620/phenotyping-cardiac-and-structural-birth-defects-in-fetal-and-newborn-mice
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Xiaoqin Liu, Andrew J Kim, William Reynolds, Yijen Wu, Cecilia W Lo
Mouse models are invaluable for investigating the developmental etiology and molecular pathogenesis of structural birth defects. While this has been deployed for studying a wide spectrum of birth defects, mice are particularly valuable for modeling congenital heart disease, given they have the same four-chamber cardiac anatomy as in humans. We have developed the use of noninvasive fetal ultrasound together with micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) imaging for high throughput phenotyping of mice for congenital heart defects (CHD) and other developmental anomalies...
May 22, 2017: Birth Defects Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544277/use-of-a-vascular-closure-device-during-percutaneous-arterial-access-in-a-dog-with-impaired-hemostasis
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Brian A Scansen, Caitlin M Hokanson, Steven G Friedenberg, Hooman Khabiri
OBJECTIVE: To report the use of a vascular closure device (VCD) to provide rapid arterial hemostasis following percutaneous femoral arterial catheterization and diagnostic angiography in a thrombocytopenic and coagulopathic dog. CASE SUMMARY: A 6-year-old female spayed Kai Ken Tora dog presented after vehicular trauma. The dog was diagnosed with traumatic pneumothorax, degloving wounds of the right antebrachium, subcutaneous hemorrhage within the axillary tissues of the left thoracic limb, and anemia and thrombocytopenia secondary to acute hemorrhage...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542926/effect-of-spironolactone-on-exercise-tolerance-and-arterial-function-in-older-adults-with-heart-failure-with-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Bharathi Upadhya, William G Hundley, Peter H Brubaker, Timothy M Morgan, Kathryn P Stewart, Dalane W Kitzman
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effects of an aldosterone antagonist on exercise intolerance in older adults with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). DESIGN: Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial. SETTING: Academic medical center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. PARTICIPANTS: Older adults (N = 80, aged 71 ± 1; 80% female) with stable compensated HFpEF and controlled blood pressure (BP)...
May 19, 2017: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542533/ultrasonography-methods-for-predicting-malignancy-in-canine-mammary-tumors
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Marcus Antonio Rossi Feliciano, Ricardo Andrés Ramirez Uscategui, Marjury Cristina Maronezi, Ana Paula Rodrigues Simões, Priscila Silva, Beatriz Gasser, Leticia Pavan, Cibele Figueira Carvalho, Júlio Carlos Canola, Wilter Ricardo Russiano Vicente
The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the efficacy of B-mode, Doppler, contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS), and Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) elastography in predicting malignancy in canine mammary masses. This was a prospective cohort study from 2014 to 2016, which included 153 bitches with one or more mammary masses. A total of 300 masses were evaluated by ultrasonography (B-mode, Doppler, CEUS, and ARFI) and subsequently classified as benign or malignant by histopathology. Each ultrasound parameters studied were compared between benign and malignant masses by Chi-square or Student tests and differences were considered significant when P < 0...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541242/diagnostic-evaluation-of-neck-torsion-test-in-objective-examination-in-patients-with-vertigo-and-or-hearing-impairment
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Piotr Niewiadomski, Marzena Bielińska, Piotr Pietkiewicz, Jurek Olszewski
INTRODUCTION: HASH(0x3ec3998) INTRODUCTION: The aim of the study was to evaluate the neck torsion test in objective examinations of patients with vertigo and/or hearing loss. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study was conducted in 100 patients, including 54 women and 46 men aged 17-79 years, who were divided into two groups: I - 50 patients, including 30 women and 20 men aged 17-79 years (mean age 49.92 years) with dizziness and/or hearing impairments, and confirmed asymmetry of intracranial vessels, II - 50 patients - control group, including 24 women and 26 men aged 20-71 years without dizziness and/or hearing disorders and without disturbance in the construction of intracranial vessels...
June 30, 2017: Otolaryngologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541158/noninvasive-optical-monitoring-of-critical-closing-pressure-and-arteriole-compliance-in-human-subjects
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Wesley B Baker, Ashwin B Parthasarathy, Kimberly P Gannon, Venkaiah C Kavuri, David R Busch, Kenneth Abramson, Lian He, Rickson C Mesquita, Michael T Mullen, John A Detre, Joel H Greenberg, Daniel J Licht, Ramani Balu, W Andrew Kofke, Arjun G Yodh
The critical closing pressure ( CrCP) of the cerebral circulation depends on both tissue intracranial pressure and vasomotor tone. CrCP defines the arterial blood pressure ( ABP) at which cerebral blood flow approaches zero, and their difference ( ABP -  CrCP) is an accurate estimate of cerebral perfusion pressure. Here we demonstrate a novel non-invasive technique for continuous monitoring of CrCP at the bedside. The methodology combines optical diffuse correlation spectroscopy (DCS) measurements of pulsatile cerebral blood flow in arterioles with concurrent ABP data during the cardiac cycle...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541020/application-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-before-inferior-vena-cava-filter-recovery
#15
Ji-Ping Yan, Wei-Qin Li, Zhen-Feng Wang, Bian-Lian Guo
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to investigate the clinical value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEU) before temporary inferior vena cava filter (IVCF) recovery in patients with deep venous thrombosis, in order to provide ultrasound signs for the recovery of IVCF in clinical practice. METHODS: The CEU manifestations of patients with deep vein thrombosis before temporary IVCF recovery were retrospectively analyzed. With the manifestations of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) or results of the surgical recovery of IVCF as the standard, the detection rate of a thrombus in IVCF was compared between conventional ultrasound and CEU; and the role of CEU in detecting complications of IVCF was analyzed...
May 24, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540794/preliminary-experience-with-direct-percutaneous-arterial-embolisation-combined-with-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hypervascular-hcc
#16
Wei Yang, Kun Yan, Min-Hua Chen, Jin-Yu Wu, Zhong-Yi Zhang, Jung-Chieh Lee, Song Wang, Wei Wu
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of a novel technique consisting of ultrasound-guided percutaneous arterial embolisation (PAE) of the tumour-feeding artery before radiofrequency ablation (RFA) for hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). METHODS: Twenty-three HCC patients with hypervascular tumours who were non-TACE candidates were enrolled in the study. The mean size of the tumours was 4.6 ± 1.2 cm (3.2-6.0 cm). PAE was performed using 20-gauge catheter needles under greyscale and colour ultrasound guidance...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Hyperthermia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539354/cerebral-oxygenation-and-regional-cerebral-perfusion-responses-with-resistance-breathing-during-central-hypovolemia
#17
Victoria L Kay, Justin Daniel Sprick, Caroline A Rickards
Resistance breathing improves tolerance to central hypovolemia induced by lower body negative pressure (LBNP), but this is not related to protection of anterior cerebral blood flow (indexed by mean middle cerebral artery velocity, MCAv). We hypothesized that inspiratory resistance breathing improves tolerance to central hypovolemia by maintaining cerebral oxygenation (ScO2), and protecting cerebral blood flow in the posterior cerebral circulation (indexed by posterior cerebral artery velocity, PCAv). Eight subjects (4M/4F) completed two experimental sessions of a presyncopal-limited LBNP protocol (3 mmHg/min onset rate) with and without (Control) resistance breathing via an impedance threshold device (ITD)...
May 24, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538590/ultrasound-diagnosis-of-clinically-unsuspected-ureteral-stone-presenting-as-acute-scrotum-case-series
#18
Ronald H Wachsberg
Ureteral colic is not generally included in the differential diagnoses of acute scrotal pain, although ureteral pathology is a recognized cause of pain referred to the scrotum. We report 3 patients presenting with acute scrotal pain who had normal scrotal color Doppler ultrasound scans; subsequent ultrasound of the ipsilateral kidney revealed hydronephrosis, which ultimately led to the clinically unsuspected diagnosis of ureteral colic. We conclude that ureteral colic should be included in the differential diagnosis of acute scrotal pain, and we further suggest that a survey ultrasound of the kidney on the side of the pain should be performed in patients presenting with acute scrotal pain and a normal color Doppler ultrasound examination of the scrotum...
May 20, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538448/ultrasonography-for-preoperative-diagnosis-of-retroperitoneal-fibrosis
#19
Sheng-Jiang Chen, Ling Qin, Yu-Juan Xie, Jian-Ping Zhu, Qiang Zhang, Mei Chen
This study aimed to assess the application of ultrasonography for preoperative diagnosis of retroperitoneal fibrosis (RPF). A total of 51 patients with clinically suspected RPF underwent transabdominal ultrasonography and ultrasound-guided histopathologic biopsy (tAU-UGHB). Retroperitoneal fibrosis was diagnosed in 35 patients; of these, 31 cases (88.6%) received a diagnosis using tAU-UGHB. The ultrasonographic images mainly showed solid, irregular isoechoic masses, which were present behind the retroperitoneum and surrounded the abdominal aorta, inferior vena cava, and ureters and had clear borders with the encapsulated structures...
June 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537493/the-relationship-between-cerebral-vasoreactivity-and-post-concussive-symptom-severity
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Tamadher Albalawi, Jason W Hamner, Matthew Lapointe, William Meehan, Can Ozan Tan
While pathophysiology underlying post-concussion symptom burden is unknown, data suggest that cerebrovascular dysfunction may be among the culprits. We sought to determine whether the degree of impairment in the ability of cerebrovasculature to buffer against changes in arterial gases (vasoreactivity) is associated with concussion symptoms. In 15 participants (19±5 years, 1 week to 1 year post-injury) diagnosed with concussion, we assessed vasoreactivity from the slope of the linear relationship of beat-by-beat middle cerebral artery blood flow velocity (transcranial Doppler ultrasound) to end-tidal CO<sub>2</sub> during progressive increases in end-tidal CO<sub>2</sub> (air rebreathing)...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Neurotrauma
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