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Neeraj Nagpal
Physicians and Internists in India have tended to brush under the carpet legal issues affecting their profession. Of concern to all Physicians is the judgment in a recent case where the NCDRC has stated that if MD Medicine Physicians write Physician & Cardiologist on their letterhead it is Quackery. What is MD Medicine degree holder in India qualified and trained to treat ? These are issues which need debate and that can only be initiated once we recognize that there is a problem. Either an MD Medicine is a cardiologist or he is not...
February 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
Abhinav Aggarwal, Aakriti Kapoor Aggarwal, Aakaar Kapoor, Ravi Kapoor, Ashutosh Bansal
Dyke-Davidoff-Masson syndrome (DDMS) is an uncommon congenital/pediatric disorder diagnosed only with the help of imaging. Clinical features associated with it are hemiparesis, seizures, facial asymmetry, and mental retardation. We here present a case of DDMS diagnosed antenatally at 29 weeks gestational age during routine antenatal ultrasound examination. The patient was further evaluated and followed using both ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging during antenatal and postnatal periods. The infant had unilateral hemiatrophy with the absence of anterior and middle cerebral arteries...
September 28, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
M Naren Satya Srinivas, V N Amogh, Munnangi Satya Gautam, Ivvala Sai Prathyusha, N R Vikram, M Kamala Retnam, B V Balakrishna, Narendranath Kudva
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate diagnostic reliability of the daily use of thyroid imaging reporting and data system (TIRADS) classification proposed by Kwak et al., in differentiating between a benign and a malignant thyroid lesion, to calculate inter-observer variability in the interpretation of each of the TIRADS ultrasound features and to evaluate role of TIRADS system in reducing unnecessary biopsies of benign lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three hundred and sixty-five patients with clinically suspected thyroid lesions during the period from November 1, 2011, to August 31, 2015, were prospectively scanned on gray-scale and Doppler imaging by six radiologists separately...
2016: Journal of Clinical Imaging Science
Tsia-Shu Lo, Eileen Feliz M Cortes, Pei-Ying Wu, Yiap Loong Tan, Ahlam Al-Kharabsheh, Leng Boi Pue
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the sonologic and clinical outcome of collagen coated (CC) versus non-collagen coated (NC) anterior vaginal mesh (AVM) for pelvic organ prolapse (POP) surgery. STUDY DESIGN: The study is a prospective observational study which included 122 patients who had symptomatic POP stage III and IV. AvaultaPlus™ (collagen coated, CC group) was compared to Perigee™ (non collagen coated, NC group). Introital ultrasound morphology, measure of neovascularization by color Doppler and clinical outcomes were assessed...
March 2016: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology
Santosh U P, Prashanth K B, Manjunatha H A, Sumanth K R, Triveni K M
INTRODUCTION: Benign thyroid swelling disorders are common conditions, frequently encountered in clinical practice. Though medical management has been useful in treating the hormonal variations, it has not been very significant in reducing the size of the swelling. OBJECTIVE: To study the efficacy of intra thyroid injection of triamcinolone in benign thyroid swelling disorders. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 20 patients were selected for this study...
December 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Sajjan Shenoy, Amita Aggarwal
OBJECTIVES: Enthesitis is an important clinical manifestation and is a diagnostic criterion for juvenile idiopathic enthesitis-related arthritis (JIA-ERA). Ultrasound (US) is a highly sensitive method of detection of enthesitis in adult spondyloarthropathies. However, since the data on JIA and the preformance of US compared to clinical examination is limited, we aimed to compare the accuracy of US and clinical examination in JIA-ERA. METHODS: Patients with JIA-ERA (ILAR criteria) were enrolled in the study after consent...
January 2016: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
Bhimarao, Rashmi M Nagaraju, Venkataramana Bhat, Puttanna Vn Gowda
BACKGROUND: The high incidence of IUGR and its low recognition lead to increasing perinatal morbidity and mortality for which prediction of IUGR with timely management decisions is of paramount importance. Many studies have compared the efficacy of several gestational age independent parameters and found that TCD/AC is a better predictor of asymmetric IUGR. AIM: To compare the accuracy of transcerebellar diameter/abdominal circumference with head circumference/abdominal circumference in predicting asymmetric intrauterine growth retardation after 20 weeks of gestation...
October 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
P Lekshmi Devi, P J Cicy, Renu Thambi, Usha Poothiode
Amniotic band sequence (ABS) includes a wide spectrum of abnormalities resulting from entrapment of various fetal parts from a disrupted amnion, ranging from a mere constriction ring affecting a finger to a fatal form called limb body wall complex (LBWC). Reported cases of ABS with LBWC are very few. The spectrum of anomalies depends on which part gets entrapped and at what point of gestation. Hence, the clinical presentation can be extremely variable. Early detection of such cases using sonology is really challenging due to the small size of the fibrotic bands...
October 2015: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
Rashmi M Nagaraju, G Gurushankar, Bhimarao, Bindushree Kadakola
BACKGROUND: The complicated anatomy of orbit and the wide spectrum of pathological conditions present a formidable challenge for early diagnosis, which is critical for management. Ultrasonography provides a detailed cross sectional anatomy of the entire globe with excellent topographic visualization and real time display of the moving organ. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY: To evaluate the efficacy of high frequency Ultrasound in localization of orbital diseases and to characterize various orbital pathologies sonologically...
September 2015: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Nikhil Agrawal, Sumitoj Singh, Sudhir Khichy
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) has become the procedure of choice for management of symptomatic gallstone disease. At times, it is difficult and takes longer time or has to be converted to an open procedure. This study is undertaken to determine the predictive factors for difficult LC. AIM: The aim was to evaluate a scoring method to predict difficult LC preoperatively. MATERIALS AND METHODS: There were 30 cases operated by a single experienced surgeon...
July 2015: Nigerian Journal of Surgery: Official Publication of the Nigerian Surgical Research Society
Pragya Singhal, Tanuja Nesari, Girja Shankar Gupta
BACKGROUND: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) also called as hepatic steatosis is a manifestation of excessive triglyceride accumulation in the liver. NAFLD has been described by histological features ranging from simple fatty liver, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, progressive fibrosis, and liver failure. OBJECTIVE: The objective was to evaluate the effect of herbomineral drugs and pathya (Ayurvedic dietary regime and physical exercise) in the management of NAFLD...
April 2015: Ancient Science of Life
Chirag Patel, Urmila Anandh, Ankit Shah, Raghu Malghan
Emphysematous pyelonephritis is an acute necrotizing infection of the kidney caused by gas-producing organisms. It is being increasingly recognized as an underlying cause of sepsis. We present a case of emphysematous pyelonephritis where the affected kidney was filled with extensive gas. This made the detection of the kidney difficult by ultrasound. Also, this case presents the dilemma of managing a septic patient medically and the risks entailed in surgical intervention in such cases. Most often, these patients have underlying diabetes mellitus with underlying co-morbidities, making indicated surgical management difficult as illustrated by our patient...
July 2015: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
S M Wydo, M J Seamon, S W Melanson, P Thomas, D P Bahner, S P Stawicki
Ultrasound technology has become ubiquitous in modern medicine. Its applications span the assessment of life-threatening trauma or hemodynamic conditions, to elective procedures such as image-guided peripheral nerve blocks. Sonographers have utilized ultrasound techniques in the pre-hospital setting, emergency departments, operating rooms, intensive care units, outpatient clinics, as well as during mass casualty and disaster management. Currently available ultrasound devices are more affordable, portable, and feature user-friendly interfaces, making them well suited for use in the demanding situation of a mass casualty incident (MCI) or disaster triage...
April 2016: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
N Kelly, R Esteve, T J Papadimos, R P Sharpe, S A Keeney, R DeQuevedo, M Portner, D P Bahner, S P Stawicki
Accurate hemodynamic and intravascular volume status assessment is essential in the diagnostic and therapeutic management of critically ill patients. Over the last two decades, a number of technological advances were translated into a variety of minimally invasive or non-invasive hemodynamic monitoring modalities. Despite the promise of less invasive technologies, the quality, reliability, reproducibility, and generalizability of resultant hemodynamic and intravascular volume status data have been lacking. Since its formal introduction, ultrasound technology has provided the medical community with a more standardized, higher quality, broadly applicable, and reproducible method of accomplishing the above-mentioned objectives...
October 2015: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
S P Stawicki, D P Bahner
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October 2015: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
R L Ramesh, Gs Vishnu Murthy, Vinay Jadhav, S Ravindra
We report an interesting sign in the sonological evaluation of neonatal cholestasis, which is hepatic subcapsular flow. Hepatic subcapsular flow is an early and useful marker in diagnosing biliary atresia.
April 2015: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
Harsh Dhar, Jyoti P Dabholkar, Bhuwaneshwari M Kandalkar, Ratnaprabha Ghodke
The thyroid gland is a very rare site for head and neck schwannomas. Till date there have been only 19 reported cases in English literature. Only 25% of schwannomas occur in the head and neck region, most of them arising in relation to the peripheral nerves and cervical sympathetic chain. We report a similar case, with clinical and sonological features of a benign thyroid nodule. The diagnosis of schwannoma was established on the final histopathology report and a review of the slides and the imaging was done to confirm the site of origin...
2014: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
Hiroyuki Yamamoto, Masafumi Kitaoka
Thyroid ultrasonography is becoming increasingly important because it is easy to perform non-invasively and provides much more information than other imaging devices such as CT and MRI. It is possible to infer the causes of diffuse goiter and thyrotoxicosis by the internal echo level and blood flow analysis. The combination of B mode and color Doppler imaging is also useful for the diagnosis of thyroid nodules. Malignant B mode findings include an irregular shape, indistinct border, hypo and inhomogeneous internal echo, and fine calcification...
January 2014: Rinsho Byori. the Japanese Journal of Clinical Pathology
Michael Saulino, Michael Gofeld
OBJECTIVE: The study aims to demonstrate the unique sonographic features of the commercially available intrathecal drug delivery systems. METHODS: "Not-for-human-use" pumps were obtained, placed in a tray, and covered with an ultrasound phantom gel. The anterior surface of each pump was scanned and the sonographic features were observed and recorded. RESULTS: All systems have a centrally located reservoir port (RP) and a peripherally located catheter access port (CAP) that are observable on ultrasound...
October 2014: Neuromodulation: Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society
Jyotindu Debnath, Surendra Kumar Gulati, Ankit Mathur, Ritu Gupta, Nikhilesh Kumar, Sunil Arora, R Bala Murali Krishna
AIM: The aim of this study was to share our experience of clinical presentation and ultrasonographic findings in cases of ectopic pregnancy especially in the context of usage of unsupervised medical abortifacients. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This is prospective study conducted over a period of 1 year extending from August 01, 2009 to July 31, 2010 in a tertiary care Armed Forces Hospital of India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Clinically and or sonologically suspected cases of ectopic pregnancy formed the study group...
December 2013: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of India
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