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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673811/endovascular-aortic-repair-follow-up-protocol-based-on-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-is-safe-and-effective
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Emiliano Chisci, Linda Harris, Azzurra Guidotti, Angelica Pecchioli, Clara Pigozzi, Enrico Barbanti, Leonardo Ercolini, Stefano Michelagnoli
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to define the safety and effectiveness of a contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) based follow up for endovascular aortic repair (EVAR) surveillance at a mid-term period (4 years). METHODS: At the tertiary referral centre EVAR surveillance was based on plain abdominal radiograph and duplex ultrasound (CDU), with computed tomography angiography (CTA) reserved for any non-diagnostic imaging during the period 1999-2011 (Group A)...
April 17, 2018: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670771/erector-spinae-plane-block-for-different-laparoscopic-abdominal-surgeries-case-series
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Serkan Tulgar, Onur Selvi, Mahmut Sertan Kapakli
The ultrasound guided erector spinae plane (ESP) block is a recent block described for various surgeries for postoperative analgesia. ESP block has effect on both visceral and somatic pain; therefore, its use in laparoscopic cholecystectomy and other abdominal surgeries can be advantageous. We describe successful ESP block application in three different cases for postoperative pain. Two patient were operated on using endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and laparoscopic cholecystectomy and one patient was operated on using laparoscopic cholecystectomy together with the inguinal hernia operation...
2018: Case Reports in Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669766/rare-case-of-hepatic-haematoma-following-endoscopic-retrograde-cholangiopancreatography
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Teresa Vieira Caroço, João Mendes Louro, Maria Inês Coelho, Carlos Eduardo Costa Almeida
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is a commonly used diagnostic and therapeutic technique but it is not free of complications. Subcapsular hepatic haematoma is a rare but potentially fatal complication. A 71-years-old male patient resorted to the emergency department 36 hours after an uneventful ERCP presenting with severe abdominal pain and haemoglobin drop. Abdominal ultrasound and CT scan diagnosed a subcapsular hepatic haematoma. The patient was haemodynamically normal and was successfully treated with a conservative management...
April 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668612/treatment-by-ultrasound-guided-local-infiltration-in-adhesion-related-abdominal-pain-and-intractable-hiccups-a-case-report
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Dan Zhu, Zhi-Yong Gu, Chia-Shiang Lin, Fa-Chuan Nie, Jian Cui
RATIONALE: Abdominal pain and hiccups secondary to intra-abdominal adhesion are surgical complications that are often treated by painkillers and secondary surgeries with an unsatisfactory therapeutic effect. This study presents a new treatment method that uses ultrasound-guided local infiltration in peritoneal and abdominal wall adhesions in patients with hiccups and abdominal pain. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 62-year-old patient presented to our hospital with a history of intractable hiccups and abdominal pain for 30 years...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668604/sonographic-and-ct-imaging-features-of-intestinal-perforation-from-a-pill-and-packing-a-case-report
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Ze-Hui Gou, Yulan Peng, Kun Yang
RATIONALE: Sharp foreign bodies such as toothpicks or chicken bones can lead to intestinal perforation. Small intestinal perforation secondary to foreign body ingestion is usually manifested as an acute abdomen without a history of trauma. Here we describe the diagnosis and treatment of a case of small bowel perforation caused by an ingested pill and its outer packing. PATIENT CONCERNS: An 84 years old male patient complained of right lower abdominal pain for 4 days and the pain was becoming progressively worse...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668579/gallbladder-cancer-with-tumor-thrombus-in-the-portal-vein-a-case-report
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Xiao-Zhen Zhang, Jian-Jun Tu, Wei Chen, Tao Ma, Xue-Li Bai, Ting-Bo Liang
RATIONALE: Gallbladder cancer (GBC) is a highly fatal malignancy. Due to its invasiveness and delayed diagnosis, many GBC patients are diagnosed with synchronous liver and hepatoduodenal ligament involvement. In our case, we report a gallbladder cancer with portal vein thrombus. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 60-year-old woman presented with persistent upper abdominal dull pain for 2 months. DIAGNOSES: Ultrasound examination showed gallbladder carcinoma invading liver segment IV, and a tumor thrombus in the left and right main portal trunk...
April 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29668508/ultrasound-and-plastic-surgery-clinical-applications-of-the-newest-technology
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John P Miller, Martin J Carney, Soobin Lim, John T Lindsey
BACKGROUND: Color Doppler ultrasound (CDUS) has not been routinely used in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Barriers to use have included large, cumbersome equipment, low-definition images, cost, and availability. In addition, programs in plastic surgery have not included training with ultrasound (US); thus, many current-day practitioners are unfamiliar with and reluctant to use this technology. Nevertheless, recent studies have demonstrated the utility of US in surgical planning. With the miniaturization, clearer imaging, and decreased costs of the latest US technology, previous barriers to use have largely been eliminated...
April 17, 2018: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666719/endoscopic-treatment-of-colonic-duplication-cyst-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Rajat Garg, Louis D Saravolatz, Mohammed Barawi
Colonic duplication cysts are a rare congenital abnormality commonly presenting before two years of age. In adults, it has been rarely reported, most often as an incidental finding. We report a case of 42-year-old female complaining of constipation and lower abdominal pain. Patient's CT scan of the abdomen showed a cystic lesion at hepatic flexure and the diagnosis was confirmed endoscopically using endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). The cyst was treated employing hot snare to expose the cyst cavity. On our literature search, there have been no reported cases of colonic duplication cyst treated endoscopically...
2018: Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666715/identification-of-hollow-viscus-injury-with-fast-examination-in-kurdistan-iraq
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Ruj Al-Sindy, Heleen Alaqrawy, Mahmood Sh Hafdullah, Christine Butts
Point-of-care ultrasound has become indispensable in the evaluation of trauma, particularly in low resource areas, where it may be the only rapidly available imaging modality. The FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) in particular can be lifesaving, by rapidly detecting signs of intra-abdominal hemorrhage. However, the FAST is primarily designed to identify free fluid associated with solid organ injury and is thought to have less sensitivity and power in identifying evidence of hollow viscus injury...
2018: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665668/-application-of-lower-abdominal-aorta-balloon-occlusion-technique-by-ultrasound-guiding-during-caesarean-section-in-patients-with-pernicious-placenta-previa
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L C Wei, G Y Gong, J H Chen, P Y Hou, Q Y Li, Z Y Zheng, Y M Su, Y Zheng, C Z Luo, K Zhang, T F Xu, Y H Ye, Y J Lan, X M Wei
Objective: To discuss the feasibility, effect and safety of lower abdominal aorta balloon occlusion technique by ultrasound guiding during caesarean section in patients with pernicious placenta previa. Methods: The clinical data of 40 patients with pernicious placenta previa complicated with placenta accreta from January 2015 to August 2017 in Liuzhou workers hospital were analyzed retrospectively. The study group included 20 cases, which were operated in the way of cesarean section combined lower abdominal aorta balloon occlusion technique by ultrasound guiding, while the control group also included 20 cases, which were operated in the way of the conventional cesarean section without balloon occlusion technique...
March 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665583/clinical-effectiveness-and-potential-survival-benefit-of-us-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-therapy-in-patients-with-advanced-stage-pancreatic-cancer
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Milka Marinova, Hannah C Huxold, Jana Henseler, Martin Mücke, Rupert Conrad, Roman Rolke, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Maximilian Rauch, Rolf Fimmers, Guido Luechters, Henning Cuhls, Lukas Radbruch, Hans H Schild, Holger Strunk
PURPOSE:  Pancreatic cancer (PaC) is a life-limiting tumor with a wide range of incapacitating symptoms such as cancer pain in more than 80 % of patients. This prospective interventional study addresses the clinical effectiveness of ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment for patients with advanced-stage PaC, including pain perception, tumor size and survival benefit. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  50 patients with late-stage PaC underwent HIFU...
April 17, 2018: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665512/is-the-menstrual-cup-harmless-a-case-report-of-an-unusual-cause-of-renal-colic
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Diogo Nunes-Carneiro, Tiago Couto, Vítor Cavadas
INTRODUCTION: Menstrual cup is increasingly gaining acceptance among women to control the menstrual period. The majority of brands advocate that these devices are 100% safe to the users, notwithstanding there are some reports of rare complications associated with these devices. PRESENTATION OF CASE: In this case we present a woman who developed a right renal colic using a menstrual cup. The pain was difficult to manage with conventional analgesics. The plain abdominal X-ray revealed the device in the pelvis occupying more than one third of the pelvis minor diameter and oriented to the right side...
April 9, 2018: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664657/enterobius-vermicularis-a-cause-of-abdominal-pain-mimicking-acute-appendicitis-in-children-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Mohamed Zouari, Hamid Louati, Imen Abid, Fatma Trabelsi, Mahdi Ben Dhaou, Mohamed Jallouli, Riadh Mhiri
BACKGROUND: Enterobius vermicularis (EV) is the most common helminthic infection in the world. This small parasite is predominant in the pediatric population. The presence of EV in the appendix can cause or mimick appendicitis. The aim of our study was to compare patients with EV infection and those without EV infection, and to identify predictive factors that may help the diagnosis of EV infection in patients presenting with right iliac fossa pain and avoid negative appendectomy. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of all the appendices removed between January 2012 and December 2016 was conducted at the department of pediatric surgery, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia...
February 1, 2018: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662714/post-cesarean-scar-endometriosis
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Doğan Yıldırım, Cihad Tatar, Ozan Doğan, Adnan Hut, Turgut Dönmez, Muzaffer Akıncı, Mehmet Toptaş, Rahime Nida Bayık
Objective: Endometriosis is seen in women during their reproductive period, where stromal tissue and functional endometrial glands of the uterus are observed outside the uterine cavity. In this study, we aimed to identify the clinical characteristics of our patients who underwent surgery with scar endometriosis and to discuss the surgical results in light of the literature. Materials and Methods: A total of 24 patients who underwent surgery and diagnosed as having endometriosis as the result of a pathologic examination were retrospectively evaluated...
March 2018: Turkish Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662598/-clinical-epidemiological-and-therapeutic-features-of-biliary-tract-cancers-about-20-cases
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Ibrahima Ka, Magatte Faye, Papa Saloum Diop, Amadou Bocar Niang Aliou Coly Faye, Jean Marc Ndoye, Babacar Fall
Biliary tract cancers mainly occur in two sites: gallbladder cancer which are adenocarcinomas and intra- and extrahepatic cholangiocarcinomas. We conducted a retrospective study of 20 cases with biliary tract cancer in the Department of Surgery at the General Hospital in Grand-Yoff between January 2006 and October 2014. 40% of patients had gallbladder cancer, 60% of patients had common bile duct cancer. Sex ratio was 1. The average age of patients was 58.1 years. The average time to diagnosis was 3.77 months...
2018: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29662278/comparison-of-efficacy-of-bupivacaine-with-dexmedetomidine-versus-bupivacaine-alone-for-transversus-abdominis-plane-block-for-post-operative-analgesia-in-patients-undergoing-elective-caesarean-section
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A Ramya Parameswari, Prabha Udayakumar
Background: Increasing rate of Caesarean sections and inadequate pain relief following Caesarean section is seen in almost all parts of the world. Transversus abdominis plane block is gaining popularity as a part of multimodal analgesia for post-operative pain relief following abdominal surgeries. Aim: To compare bupivacaine and bupivacaine with dexmedetomidine in transversus abdominis plane block for pain relief after Caesarean section. Method: American Society of Anaesthesiologists I and II parturients with no comorbidities admitted for elective Caesarean section were included in the study...
April 2018: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661366/a-systematic-review-of-venous-aneurysms-by-anatomic-location
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Katherine A Teter, Thomas M Maldonado, Mark A Adelman
OBJECTIVE: Venous aneurysms are uncommon vascular abnormalities that may be identified anywhere in the body. Historically, they were often misdiagnosed as soft tissue lesions, but with the advent of readily available noninvasive imaging (such as duplex ultrasound), they can now be easily identified. Our aim was to review the presentation of venous aneurysms, available imaging modalities for defining them, and management. METHODS: The English-language literature before March 2017 was reviewed, and only reports of primary venous aneurysms of the deep veins were included...
May 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661236/clinical-analysis-of-50-patients-with-heterotopic-pregnancy-after-ovulation-induction-or-embryo-transfer
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Zaigui Wu, Xinmei Zhang, Ping Xu, Xiufeng Huang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical characteristics, prenatal diagnosis, and management of patients with heterotopic pregnancy after ovulation induction or embryo transfer. METHODS: This was a retrospective study of fifty cases with heterotopic pregnancy, in which the fertilization way, type and number of embryo transferred, gestational age, clinical presentation and outcome of intrauterine, ultrasound presentation and site of ectopic pregnancy, bilateral fallopian tube and treatment were evaluated...
April 16, 2018: European Journal of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29657689/successful-management-of-abdominal-pregnancy-two-case-reports
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Shabnam Saquib, Wafa Elhussein Mohammed Talha
Abdominal pregnancy is a rare, life-threatening condition defined as pregnancy in the peritoneal cavity exclusive of tubal, ovarian, or intraligamentary locations. It can be primarily located in the peritoneal cavity or secondary to a ruptured ectopic pregnancy or tubal abortion. We present two cases of abdominal pregnancy, one primary and another secondary, both diagnosed and successfully managed in our institution. The first patient, a para 2 at 14 weeks gestation, presented with abdominal pain, distension, and dizziness, which had started four days prior...
March 2018: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29650791/impairments-in-adipose-tissue-microcirculation-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-assessed-by-real-time-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
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Donghua Hu, Devika Remash, Ryan D Russell, Timothy Greenaway, Stephen Rattigan, Kathryn A Squibb, Graeme Jones, Dino Premilovac, Stephen M Richards, Michelle A Keske
BACKGROUND: In obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D), adipose tissue expansion (because of larger adipocytes) results in reduced microvascular density which is thought to lead to adipocyte hypoxia, inflammation, and reduced nutrient delivery to the adipocyte. Adipose tissue microvascular responses in humans with T2D have not been extensively characterized. Furthermore, it has not been determined whether impaired microvascular responses in human adipose tissue are most closely associated with adiposity, inflammation, or altered metabolism...
April 2018: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
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