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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443595/evaluation-of-the-diagnostic-role-of-bedside-lung-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-suspected-pulmonary-embolism-in-the-emergency-department
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Hüseyin Acar, Serkan Yılmaz, Elif Yaka, Nurettin Özgür Doğan, Asım Enes Özbek, Murat Pekdemir
BACKGROUND: Despite the existence of detailed consensus guidelines, challenges continue to exist regarding efficient, appropriate and safe imaging methods for the diagnosis of suspected pulmonary embolism. AIMS: This study was conducted to investigate the role of wedge sign, B-lines and pleural effusion seen on bedside lung ultrasound in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism. STUDY DESIGN: Diagnostic accuracy study. METHODS: During the first evaluation of patients with suspected pulmonary embolism, bedside lung ultrasound was performed, and the B-lines, wedge sign, and pleural effusion were investigated...
April 6, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442180/point-of-care-ultrasound-for-oral-and-maxillofacial-surgeons
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F M Ryba, K George
Point-of-care ultrasound is an ultrasound examination that is made at the bedside by the examining clinician in the Accident and Emergency department, clinic, ward, or operating theatre, and it has been growing in popularity since it was first introduced in the 1990s. It is used as an adjunct to clinical examination to aid diagnosis or treatment. We have carried out a pilot survey to assess whether oral and maxillofacial surgeons in the United Kingdom either need or desire to make such an examination. We present the results of our survey and discuss the uses and benefits of point-of-care ultrasound in oral and maxillofacial surgery...
April 22, 2017: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441243/emergency-point-of-care-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-retained-soft-tissue-foreign-bodies-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Terry Varshney, Charisse W Kwan, Jason W Fischer, Alyssa Abo
The presence of a foreign body (FB), its depth and size, is often indeterminate by clinical examination. Conventional imaging such as a radiograph can fail to visualize soft tissue FBs. We present 2 cases where point-of-care ultrasound was used to detect previously unidentified FBs.
April 24, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435503/ultrasound-guided-radial-artery-compression-to-assess-blood-pressure
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Leonard Bunting, Andrew Butki, Ashley Sullivan
INTRODUCTION: We proposed using compression sonography to observe the coaptation and collapse of the radial artery as a surrogate for automated cuff blood pressures (BP). We hypothesize that the pressure required to achieve coaptation and complete collapse of the artery would correlate to the diastolic and systolic BP, respectively. This pilot study was to assess the feasibility of ultrasound-guided radial artery compression (URAC) for BP measurement and compare patient comfort levels during automated cuff with URAC measurements...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435500/skin-to-intramuscular-compartment-thigh-measurement-by-ultrasound-in-pediatric-population
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Myto Duong, Albert Botchway, Jonathan Dela Cruz, Richard Austin, Kevin McDaniel, Cassie Jaeger
INTRODUCTION: Pediatric obesity threatens the efficacy of medications given intramuscularly. In anaphylactic patients, epinephrine auto-injector needle lengths are potentially too short to reach the muscle compartment in patients with elevated body habitus. The objective of the study was to determine needle-length requirements for intramuscular injections in pediatric patients. METHODS: We used ultrasound to measure the distance from skin to muscle compartment of the thigh in 200 pediatric patients of various weight and body mass index who presented to the emergency department...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435488/clinician-performed-bedside-ultrasound-in-improving-diagnostic-accuracy-in-patients-presenting-to-the-ed-with-acute-dyspnea
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Dimitrios Papanagnou, Michael Secko, John Gullett, Michael Stone, Shahriar Zehtabchi
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosing acute dyspnea is a critical action performed by emergency physicians (EP). It has been shown that ultrasound (US) can be incorporated into the work-up of the dyspneic patient; but there is little data demonstrating its effect on decision-making. We sought to examine the impact of a bedside, clinician-performed cardiopulmonary US protocol on the clinical impression of EPs evaluating dyspneic patients, and to measure the change in physician confidence with the leading diagnosis before and after US...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435467/ultrasound-elastography-review-of-techniques-and-clinical-applications
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REVIEW
Rosa M S Sigrist, Joy Liau, Ahmed El Kaffas, Maria Cristina Chammas, Juergen K Willmann
Elastography-based imaging techniques have received substantial attention in recent years for non-invasive assessment of tissue mechanical properties. These techniques take advantage of changed soft tissue elasticity in various pathologies to yield qualitative and quantitative information that can be used for diagnostic purposes. Measurements are acquired in specialized imaging modes that can detect tissue stiffness in response to an applied mechanical force (compression or shear wave). Ultrasound-based methods are of particular interest due to its many inherent advantages, such as wide availability including at the bedside and relatively low cost...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430713/a-national-survey-of-neonatologists-barriers-and-prerequisites-to-introduce-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-neonatal-icus
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Hussnain S Mirza, Gregory Logsdon, Anoop Pulickal, Mark Stephens, Rajan Wadhawan
Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound refers to the use of portable imaging. Although POC ultrasound is widely available to the neonatologists in Australia and Europe, neonatologists in the United States report limited availability. Our objective was to seek the US neonatologists' perception of barriers and prerequisites in adopting POC ultrasound in neonatal intensive care units. An online survey link was sent via e-mail to 3000 neonatologists included in the database maintained by the American Academy of Pediatrics...
April 20, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429475/common-carotid-artery-sonography-versus-transthoracic-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-measurements-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Qian-Yi Peng, Li-Na Zhang, Mei-Lin Ai, Li Li, Cheng-Huan Hu, Yan-Xin Zhang, Wei Liu, Qing Feng, Yu Zou, Yu-Hang Ai
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to test the effectiveness of common carotid artery sonography in comparison with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for cardiac output measurements to provide an easier alternative for cardiac output monitoring in the intensive care unit. METHODS: This study included 148 patients who had common carotid artery Doppler examinations and TTE performed within 8 hours of each other, and the cardiac output measurement results were compared with each other...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427672/current-status-and-future-perspectives-of-sonodynamic-therapy-in-glioma-treatment
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REVIEW
Xiaobing Wang, Yali Jia, Pan Wang, Quanhon Liu, Hairong Zheng
Malignant glioma is one of the most challenging central nervous system diseases to treat, and has high rates of recurrence and mortality. The current therapies include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, although these approaches often failed to control tumor progression or improve patient survival. Sonodynamic therapy is a developing cancer treatment that uses ultrasound combined with a sonosensitizer to synergistically kill tumor cells, and has provided impressive results in both in vitro and in vivo studies...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427647/ascorbic-acid-stability-in-fruit-juices-during-thermosonication
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Karla Aguilar, Alfonso Garvín, Albert Ibarz, Pedro E D Augusto
Thermosonication is an emerging technology useful for inactivating microorganisms and enzymes in fruit juices. However, the effect of the ultrasound processing on the ascorbic acid content is not clear and the results reported in the literature are contradictory. In this work, the impact of sonication and thermosonication on the ascorbic acid content was first evaluated in model systems. Degassed model solutions at four different pH values (3-6) were processed with or without sonication for 60min at two different conditions of temperature (25 and 55°C)...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416252/hydroceles-not-just-for-men
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Danielle Biggs, Amy Patwa, Steve Gohsler
BACKGROUND: Hydroceles develop in females through the canal of Nuck. This canal is formed when the processes vaginalis fails to obliterate during development. The canal of Nuck can lead to the formation of not only hydroceles, but hernias as well. Although physicians typically think of hydroceles occurring in males, on rare occasions, they do occur in females because of this defect. They are often mistaken for incarcerated hernias, making ultrasound an excellent tool to distinguish between them and guide further treatment...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413286/transversus-abdominis-plane-catheters-for-postoperative-pain-relief-in-pediatric-patients
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Sumitra G Bakshi, Jeson R Doctor, Bhakti D Trivedi, Sajid S Qureshi
Regional techniques provides excellent post operative pain relief in pediatric patients. Transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block is a newer regional technique available. Though there is emerging evidence proving the efficacy of TAP blocks, there is limited literature on use of TAP catheters in pediatric patients. TAP catheters were placed in two children following laparotomy with transverse incisions and in both epidural was avoided, with good post operative pain relief. Ultrasound guidance was used in one child, while in the other the catheter was placed under direct vision after dissection of the plane between transversus abdominis and internal oblique...
January 2017: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412948/a-computerized-tablet-system-for-evaluating-treatment-of-essential-tremor-by-magnetic-resonance-guided-focused-ultrasound
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Fred Tam, Yuexi Huang, Michael L Schwartz, Tom A Schweizer, Kullervo Hynynen, Simon J Graham
BACKGROUND: Transcranial magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound is an emerging technology under evaluation for treatment of essential tremor, a prevalent movement disorder. A qualitative evaluation is performed by a clinician periodically during the procedure to maximize treatment effects and minimize adverse effects. The present work demonstrates a magnetic resonance-compatible method to enable more precise, quantitative measurement of tremor severity. METHODS: Tremor severity was measured in 12 patients pre-, post-, and intra-operatively, using a magnetic resonance-compatible tablet and a computerized adaptation of drawing tasks from the widely-used Fahn-Tolosa-Marin Tremor Rating Scale...
April 17, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412493/the-clinical-impact-and-prevalence-of-emergency-point-of-care-ultrasound-a-prospective-multicentre-study
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Xavier Bobbia, Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Christophe Pradeilles, Chloé Hudson, Laurent Muller, Pierre Géraud Claret, Marc Leone, Jean-Emmanuel de La Coussaye
OBJECTIVE: The main objectives of our study were to evaluate the prevalence of emergency point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) use and to assess the impact of POCUS on: diagnostic, therapeutic, patient-orientation and imaging practices. METHODS: This was a one-day, prospective, observational study carried out across multiple centres. Fifty emergency departments (EDs) recorded all POCUS performed over a 24h period. The prevalence of POCUS was defined as the number of POCUS/number of patients seen in all units...
April 12, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412225/enhancing-tissue-permeability-with-mri-guided-preclinical-focused-ultrasound-system-in-rabbit-muscle-from-normal-tissue-to-vx2-tumor
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Yao Sun, Xiaobing Xiong, Darpan Pandya, Youngkyoo Jung, Akiva Mintz, Satoru Hayasaka, Thaddeus J Wadas, King C P Li
High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) is an emerging noninvasive, nonionizing physical energy based modality to ablate solid tumors with high power, or increase local permeability in tissues/tumors in pulsed mode with relatively low power. Compared with traditional ablative HIFU, nondestructive pulsed HIFU (pHIFU) is present in the majority of novel applications recently developed for enhancing the delivery of drugs and genes. Previous studies have demonstrated the capability of pHIFU to change tissue local permeability for enhanced drug delivery in both mouse tumors and mouse muscle...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410544/does-respiratory-variation-in-inferior-vena-cava-diameter-predict-fluid-responsiveness-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Elliot Long, Ed Oakley, Trevor Duke, Franz E Babl
BACKGROUND: The aim of fluid resuscitation is to increase stroke volume, yet this effect is observed in only 50% of patients. Prediction of fluid responsiveness may allow fluid resuscitation to be administered to those most likely to benefit. The aim of this study was to systematically review the test characteristics of respiratory variation in inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter as a predictor of fluid responsiveness in patients with acute circulatory failure. METHODS: Electronic searches combined with reference review of identified studies...
May 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409757/confirmation-of-posterior-uterine-rupture-in%C3%A2-the-second-trimester-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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P G Sharma, D A Rajderkar
Intrapartum uterine rupture is a life-threating and rare complication of pregnancy which seldom occurs in the second trimester. Typically, the diagnosis is made using ultrasound; however, magnetic resonance imaging can provide certain advantages in the emergent setting. We present a unique case of a posterior uterine rupture confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging involving the unscarred posterior uterine wall in a 20-year-old gravid female with two previous cesarean-sections.
2017: Journal of Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404008/surgery-versus-conservative-management-for-recurrent-and-ongoing-left-sided-diverticulitis-direct-trial-an-open-label-multicentre-randomised-controlled-trial
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Bryan J M van de Wall, Marguerite A W Stam, Werner A Draaisma, R Stellato, Willem A Bemelman, Marja A Boermeester, Ivo A M J Broeders, Eric J Belgers, Boudewijn R Toorenvliet, Hubert A Prins, Esther C J Consten
BACKGROUND: Patients with recurrent or persisting complaints after an episode of left-sided diverticulitis are managed with either conservative measures or elective sigmoidectomy. To date, there are no data from randomised trials. We aimed to establish which treatment leads to a better quality of life for patients with diverticulitis. METHODS: We did an open-label, multicentre, randomised controlled trial (DIRECT trial) in 24 teaching and two academic hospitals in the Netherlands...
January 2017: Lancet. Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403604/ultrasound-findings-of-ruptured-peyronie-s-plaque-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Lucio Dell'Atti, Andrea Benedetto Galosi
We present here a rare case of rupture of tunica albuginea and corpus cavernosum, in the site of a Peyronie's plaque, which happened in a 61- year-old man during a vacuum cleaner masturbation. Ultrasound study showed an irregular hyperechoic defect at the cavernosal rupture site in correspondence of the Peyronie's plaque. The hematoma was evacuated, partially plaque excised, and the tear repaired. Ultrasonography is an ideal technique for evaluating patients with penile trauma and can be routinely used in an emergency...
March 31, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
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