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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332442/ultrasound-imaging-in-the-diagnosis-of-large-vessel-vasculitis
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Michael Czihal, Christian Lottspeich, Ulrich Hoffmann
Nowadays noninvasive vascular imaging has an important role in the diagnostic work-up of the large vessel vasculitides (LVV), most importantly giant cell arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu arteritis. Among the imaging modalities available, ultrasound (US) has several important advantages, including low costs, rapid and repetitive availability without exposure to radiation, and high spatial resolution for assessment of large and medium-sized arteries. Therefore, US can be regarded the first line imaging method in suspected LVV...
March 23, 2017: VASA. Zeitschrift Für Gefässkrankheiten
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331361/maternal-anxiety-and-its-correlation-with-pain-experience-during-chorion-villus-sampling-and-amniocentesis
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Katharina Klages, Sudip Kundu, Joachim Erlenwein, Michael Elsaesser, Peter Hillemanns, Alexander Scharf, Ismini Staboulidou
PURPOSE: Invasive prenatal diagnostic procedures, such as chorion villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis (AC), are routinely performed to exclude or diagnose fetal chromosomal abnormalities. The aim of this study was to investigate anxiety-dependent pain experience during CVS and AC and the potential factors that increase anxiety and pain levels. PATIENTS AND METHODS: During a 2-year period, women undergoing invasive procedures in three specialist centers were asked to participate in the study...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328530/imaging-methods-for-bone-mass-evaluation-during-childhood-and-adolescence-an-update
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Isabela Leite Pezzuti, Adriana Maria Kakehasi, Maria Tereza Filgueiras, Juliana Albano de Guimarães, Isabela Alves Campos de Lacerda, Ivani Novato Silva
The objective of the work was to prepare an update on imaging methods for bone evaluation during childhood and adolescence. The text was based on original and review articles on imaging methods for clinical evaluation of bone mass in children and adolescents up to 20 years old. They were selected from BIREME and PUBMED by means of the following keywords: bone density; osteoporosis/diagnosis; densitometry; tomography; ultrasonography; magnetic resonance imaging; and radiogrammetry and published in Portuguese or English, in the last 10 years (2006-2016)...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317208/current-status-of-interventional-endoscopic-ultrasound
#4
REVIEW
Shomei Ryozawa, Naotaka Fujita, Atsushi Irisawa, Yoshiki Hirooka, Tetsuya Mine
Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) is being used increasingly in the management of pancreatic fluid collection, biliary and pancreatic duct drainage in cases of failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, drainage of the gallbladder, and other conditions. The role of interventional EUS is rapidly expanding and new interventions are continuously emerging. The development of devices could be a major breakthrough in the field of interventional EUS. New devices would enable the expansion of its role even further and prompt its widespread use in clinical practice...
March 20, 2017: Digestive Endoscopy: Official Journal of the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306228/diagnosis-natural-history-and-management-in-vascular-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
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Peter H Byers, John Belmont, James Black, Julie De Backer, Michael Frank, Xavier Jeunemaitre, Diana Johnson, Melanie Pepin, Leema Robert, Lynn Sanders, Nigel Wheeldon
Vascular Ehlers Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is an uncommon genetic disorders characterized by arterial aneurysm, dissection and rupture, bowel rupture, and rupture of the gravid uterus. The frequency is estimated as 1/50,000-1/200,000 and results from pathogenic variants in COL3A1, which encodes the chains of type III procollagen, a major protein in vessel walls and hollow organs. Initial diagnosis depends on the recognitions of clinical features, including family history. Management is complex and requires multiple specialists who can respond to and manage the major complications...
March 2017: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303912/new-technologies-for-the-assessment-of-neuropathies
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REVIEW
Roberto Gasparotti, Luca Padua, Chiara Briani, Giuseppe Lauria
Technical advances are rapidly changing the clinical and instrumental approach to peripheral nerve diseases. Magnetic resonance neurography, diffusion tensor imaging and nerve ultrasonography are increasingly entering the diagnostic workup of peripheral neuropathies as tools that complement neurophysiology and enable investigation of proximal structures, such as plexuses and roots. Progress in the design of magnetic resonance scanners and sequences, and the development of high-frequency ultrasound probes mean that high-resolution peripheral nerve imaging is possible, enabling detailed examination of nerve size, morphology and internal fascicular structure that can integrate nerve conduction studies into clinical practice...
March 17, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303688/patient-level-meta-analysis-of-999-claudicants-undergoing-primary-femoropopliteal-nitinol-stent-implantation
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Krishna J Rocha-Singh, Joshua A Beckman, Gary Ansel, Sean P Lyden, Peter Schneider, Manish Mehta, Michael Dake, Christopher M Mullin, Michael R Jaff
CONDENSED ABSTRACT: The factors that impact the clinical effectiveness of bare nitinol stents in claudicants with symptomatic femoropopliteal atherosclerosis are incompletely known. The authors analyzed variables that may influence stent durability and provide a benchmark for their effectiveness. Data analyzed from six studies (999 patients) included baseline noninvasive hemodynamic tests, angiographic characteristics, ultrasound defined stent patency and target lesion revascularization through 12-months...
March 17, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303297/acute-calcific-tendinopathy-of-the-popliteus-tendon-a-rare-case-diagnosed-using-a-multimodality-imaging-approach-and-treated-conservatively
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Cédric Doucet, Akshat Gotra, Santhosh Mauvva Venkatesh Reddy, Mathieu Boily
Acute calcific tendinopathy of the popliteus tendon is a rare medical entity associated with significant patient discomfort. We present the case of a previously healthy 48-year-old female who presented to the emergency department with acute onset of left knee pain. Initial radiographs revealed calcifications within the posterolateral compartment of the knee. Ultrasound imaging demonstrated a swollen and hypoechoic popliteus tendon with an increased color Doppler signal at the periphery of the tendon as well as calcification in the tendon and adjacent soft tissues...
March 16, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296829/ovarian-torsion-in-the-normal-ovary-a-diagnostic-challenge-in-postmenarchal-adolescent-girls-in-the-emergency-department
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Erbil Karaman, Burhan Beger, Orkun Çetin, Mehmet Melek, Yasemin Karaman
BACKGROUND Ovarian torsion can be seen in the otherwise-normal ovary and is a challenging issue in the emergency department. The aims were (1) to evaluate and compare the surgically verified ovarian torsion cases in otherwise-normal ovaries and ovaries including a mass or cyst and (2) to investigate whether the normal-appearing ovaries on ultrasound examination affected the diagnosis of ovarian torsion or not. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective cohort study design was used. The medical records of all postmenarchal adolescent girls with surgically verified ovarian torsion treated in a university hospital from 2010 to 2016 were reviewed...
March 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291706/medical-expulsive-therapy-use-in-emergency-department-patients-diagnosed-with-ureteral-stones
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Ralph C Wang, Newton Addo, Thomas Chi, Christopher Moore, Michael Mallin, Stephen Shiboski, Marshall Stoller, Rebecca Smith-Bindman
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have clarified the role of alpha-blockers, such as tamsulosin, for patients diagnosed with ureteral stones <10mm not requiring an urgent intervention. Prior studies have reported low rates of use of MET by emergency physicians. We sought to describe patterns of alpha-blocker use and to determine factors associated with utilization in patients diagnosed with ureterolithiasis in the ED. METHODS: We used data from a randomized trial of CT scan vs...
February 28, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291476/ultrasound-versus-landmarks-for-great-toe-arthrocentesis
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Jason F Naylor, Kenneth B Dekay, Benjamin P Donham, Brian T Hall
BACKGROUND: Several studies have demonstrated ultrasound (US) is superior to traditional landmark (LM)-based techniques for large and medium joint aspiration; however, no studies of sufficient size have evaluated these interventions in the smaller toe joints. The purpose of this study was to determine if US provides an advantage over LM for successful first-pass aspiration of first metatarsophalangeal joint (1st MTPJ) effusions. METHODS: A cross-over, cadaveric trial evaluating the interventions of US and LM...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291453/a-sutureless-vascular-closure-device-for-emergent-bovine-xenograft-implantation
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Joseph F Knapp, Matt Maxwell, Cassidy Briggs, Erin T Shaw, Milton V Marshall, David Cheung
A novel vascular staple (C-staple) was developed that does not enter the vasculature lumen during anastomoses. The objective of this study was to demonstrate C-staple safety when used with a bovine xenograft and compare efficacy of the C-staple procedure with Anastoclip surgical clips or suturing when used with a bovine xenograft. Eight sheep had an acute comparison between suturing and C-staples using both common carotid arteries. Sixteen sheep had xenograft placement in the left carotid artery, eight with C-staples and eight with Anastoclips in a chronic study...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291128/the-use-of-ultrasound-in-obstetric-anesthesia
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Carolyn F Weiniger, Limor Sharoni
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review considers an array of recent applications for point-of-care ultrasound in clinical practice including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that may be relevant for the obstetric anesthesiologist. The rapid advancement of technology and clinical applications for bedside ultrasound in obstetric anesthesiology requires an appraisal of the limitations and uses. RECENT FINDINGS: The review presents the most recent literature describing ultrasound-guided airway assessments, airway management, cricothyroidotomy, transthoracic echocardiography, gastric volume assessments, point-of-care lung ultrasound diagnoses, intracranial pressure assessments, vascular access, neuraxial blocks, and transversus abdominis plane blocks...
March 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28290966/ultrasound-detection-of-soft-tissue-abscesses-performed-by-non-physician-u-s-army-medical-providers-na%C3%A3-ve-to-diagnostic-sonography
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Mike LaDuke, Jon Monti, Aaron Cronin, Bart Gillum
BACKGROUND: Patients commonly present to emergency rooms and primary care clinics with cellulitic skin infections with or without abscess formation. In military operational units, non-physician medical personnel provide most primary and initial emergency medical care. The objective of this study was to determine if, after minimal training, Army physician assistants and medics could use portable ultrasound (US) machines to detect superficial soft tissue abscesses. METHODS: This was a single-blinded, randomized, prospective observational study conducted over the course of 2 days at a military installation...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289617/perforator-flaps-for-reconstruction-of-lower-limb-defects
#15
Mir Yasir, Adil Hafeez Wani, Haroon Rashid Zargar
BACKGROUND: Reconstruction of soft tissue defects in the lower third of the leg remains challenging. Anatomical constraints limit the local options available for complex defects especially lower third of leg. Local flaps based on perforator vessels are raising interest in reconstructive surgery of the limbs. We present our experience with perforator flaps for reconstruction of soft tissue defects in the lower limb. METHODS: The study was carried prospectively and 23 patients with lower limb defects treated with various perforator flaps (both elective as well as emergency) were included in the study...
January 2017: World Journal of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286981/shear-wave-ultrasound-elastography-of-the-liver-in-normal-weight-and-obese-children
#16
Smita Sane Bailey, Mostafa Youssfi, Mittun Patel, Houchun H Hu, Gabriel Q Shaibi, Richard B Towbin
Background The identification and subsequent management of liver diseases in children is challenging due to the lack of non-invasive imaging biomarkers. Ultrasound shear-wave elastography (US-SWE) is an emerging imaging technique which can quantitatively assess liver stiffness and may be useful as a tool in the management of liver disease in overweight and obese children. Purpose To evaluate US-SWE velocities of the liver in normal-weight and obese children, to correlate US-SWE findings with age and body-mass-index (BMI), and to compare US-SWE values with qualitative assessment (i...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286861/nerve-stimulator-versus-ultrasound-guided-femoral-nerve-block-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#17
Arash Forouzan, Kambiz Masoumi, Hasan Motamed, Mohammad Reza Gousheh, Akram Rohani
INTRODUCTION: Pain control is the most important issue in emergency department management of patients with femoral bone fractures. The present study aimed to compare the procedural features of ultrasonography and nerve stimulator guided femoral nerve block in this regard. METHOD: In this randomized clinical trial, patients with proximal femoral fractures presenting to emergency department were randomly divided into two groups of ultrasonography or nerve stimulator guided femoral block and compared regarding success rate, procedural time, block time, and need for rescue doses of morphine sulfate, using SPSS 20...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286819/pain-management-via-ultrasound-guided-nerve-block-in-emergency-department-a-case-series-study
#18
Amir Nejati, Houman Teymourian, Leili Behrooz, Gholamreza Mohseni
INTRODUCTION: Pain is the most common complaint of patients referring to emergency department (ED). Considering the importance of pain management in ED, this study aimed to investigate the efficacy and feasibility of ultrasound-guided nerve blocks in this setting. METHODS: 46 patients who came to the ED with injured extremities were enrolled in the study and received either femoral, axillary or sciatic nerve block depending on their site of injury (1.5 mg Bupivacaine per kg of patient's weight)...
2017: Emergency (Tehran, Iran)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285867/a-modified-lung-and-cardiac-ultrasound-protocol-saves-time-and-rules-in-the-diagnosis-of-acute-heart-failure
#19
Frances M Russell, Robert R Ehrman
BACKGROUND: Multiorgan ultrasound (US), which includes evaluation of the lungs and heart, is an accurate method that outperforms clinical gestalt for diagnosing acutely decompensated heart failure (ADHF). A known barrier to ultrasound use is the time needed to perform these examinations. OBJECTIVE: The primary goal of this study was to determine the test characteristics of a modified lung and cardiac US (LuCUS) protocol for the accurate diagnosis of ADHF. METHODS: This was a secondary analysis of a prospective observational study that enrolled adult patients presenting to the emergency department with undifferentiated dyspnea...
March 9, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284769/sustainable-resuscitation-ultrasound-education-in-a-low-resource-environment-the-kumasi-experience
#20
Chelsea A Tafoya, Matthew J Tafoya, Maxwell Osei-Ampofo, Rockefeller A Oteng, Torben K Becker
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) is an increasingly important tool for emergency physicians and has become a standard component of emergency medicine residency training in high-income countries. Cardiopulmonary ultrasound (CPUS) is emerging as an effective way to quickly and accurately assess patients who present to the emergency department with shock and dyspnea. Use of POCUS, including CPUS, is also becoming more prevalent in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); however, formal ultrasound training for emergency medicine resident physicians in these settings is not widely available...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
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