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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234808/effect-of-levothyroxine-on-miscarriage-among-women-with-normal-thyroid-function-and-thyroid-autoimmunity-undergoing-in-vitro-fertilization-and-embryo-transfer-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Haining Wang, Hongwei Gao, Hongbin Chi, Lin Zeng, Wenhua Xiao, Yanrong Wang, Rong Li, Ping Liu, Chen Wang, Qing Tian, Zehong Zhou, Jin Yang, Ye Liu, Rui Wei, Ben Willem J Mol, Tianpei Hong, Jie Qiao
Importance: Presence of thyroid autoantibodies in women with normal thyroid function is associated with increased risk of miscarriage. Whether levothyroxine treatment improves pregnancy outcomes among women undergoing in vitro fertilization and embryo transfer (IVF-ET) is unknown. Objective: To determine the effect of levothyroxine on miscarriage among women undergoing IVF-ET who had normal thyroid function and tested positive for thyroid autoantibodies. Design, Setting, and Participants: An open-label, randomized clinical trial involving 600 women who tested positive for the antithyroperoxidase antibody and were being treated for infertility at Peking University Third Hospital from September 2012 to March 2017...
December 12, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207924/speckle-tracking-in-transcranial-ultrasound-allows-noninvasive-analysis-of-pulsation-patterns-of-the-third-ventricle
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Benjamin Würzer, Cristina Laza, Jörn Pons-Kühnemann, Manfred Kaps, Bernd Junge, Florian C Roessler
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) flow is sensitive to many cerebral disorders. We aimed to develop a noninvasive bedside method to detect physiological and pathological CSF phenomena by measuring pulsation patterns of the third ventricle. By transcranial B-mode ultrasound, electrocardiography (ECG)-gated video loops of the third ventricle were acquired. "Speckle tracking" software was used to quantify the relative change of its width. We conducted measurements of nine cardiac cycles in 11 healthy subjects in sitting and in supine position during Valsalva maneuver to investigate the influence of an increased intracranial pressure on the relative deformation of the third ventricle...
December 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207432/-sonography-of-the-optic-nerve-a-new-bedside-tool-in-intensive-care
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Christopher Hohmann, Konrad R Koch, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels
History and clinical findings Here, we present the case history of a 76-year old man with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to a cardiogenic shock and a consecutive no-flow-time of approximately 10 minutes. After 25 minutes of resuscitation procedures a spontaneous return of circulation could be established. The patient was admitted to our center for emergency coronary angiography. After coronary stenting the patient was admitted to our intensive care unit and treated in accordance with the guidelines on cardiogenic shock due to myocardial infarction...
December 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164683/is-hypertension-the-fate-of-aortic-coarctation-patients-treated-with-cheatham-platinum-cp-stent
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Ali Baykan, Ayse G Demiraldi, Onur Tasci, Ozge Pamukcu, Suleyman Sunkak, Kazım Uzum, Sadettin Sezer, Nazmi Narin
AIM: The aim of this study is to address the presence of hypertension and risk for cardiovascular diseases in patients with Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA) who were treated with endovascular stent placement. METHODS: Twenty patients (mean age: 14.2 ± 3.9 years) who were treated with stent and 20 age- and sex-matched controls were included to the study. Structure and functions of left ventricle were assessed by echocardiography. Carotid intima media (CIM) thickness was measured by using sonography as a marker for detecting cardiovascular risk...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Interventional Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115044/a-leg-ulcer-with-pulsating-varicose-veins%C3%A2-%C3%A2-from-the-legs-to-the-heart
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Sabrina Johanna Swoboda, Hauke Schumann, Dimitra Kiritsi
We present the case of a 58-year-old man who presented to our wound care centre with a 7 -month history of a progressive unilateral leg ulcer. He reported intermittent, heavy bleeding at the ulcer. The duplex sonography showed a bilateral incompetence of the saphenofemoral junctions and the entire course of the great saphenous veins and, surprisingly, also a bilateral reversed arterial-like pulsating flow in the great and small saphenous veins as well as in the deep veins of the lower extremities. During cardiac examination by auscultation and echocardiography, we detected a previously undescribed severe tricuspid insufficiency with strongly reduced systolic ejection of both the left and the right ventricle and repercussions on the peripheral venous system as a cause for the pulsating veins...
November 7, 2017: International Wound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046071/clinical-significance-of-the-serotonin-release-assay-and-platelet-count-monitoring-after-cardiac-surgery
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Shinya Motohashi, Takefumi Matsuo, Hidenori Inoue, Makoto Kaneko, Shunya Shindo
Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is one of the serious complications in patients who undergo cardiac surgery. However, there remains a major problem in diagnosing HIT because the current immunological assays for detection of HIT antibody have limitations. Furthermore, the clinical course of thrombocytopenia in this surgery makes it increasingly difficult to diagnose HIT. We investigated the relationship between platelet count and HIT antibody in 59 patients who underwent cardiac surgery using cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB)...
January 1, 2017: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033272/graduating-surgical-residents-lack-competence-in-critical-care-ultrasound
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Renuka Tripu, Margaret H Lauerman, Daniel Haase, Syeda Fatima, Jacob Glaser, Cassandra Cardarelli, Thomas M Scalea, Sarah Murthi
OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound provides accessible imaging for bedside diagnostics and procedural guidance, but may lead to misdiagnosis in untrained users. The main objective of this study was to determine observed and self-perceived competence with critical care ultrasound in graduated general surgery residents. DESIGN: The design of this study was a retrospective review. Ultrasound training program records were reviewed for number of prior ultrasound examinations performed, self-perceived competence, observed competence on faculty examinations, and intended future use of individual critical care ultrasound examinations...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024133/plasma-natriuretic-peptide-levels-in-fetuses-with-congenital-heart-defect-and-arrhythmia-a-single-center-prospective-study
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Takekazu Miyoshi, Takashi Umekawa, Hiroshi Hosoda, Takashi Asada, Akihiro Fujiwara, Ken-Ichi Kurosaki, Isao Shiraishi, Michikazu Nakai, Kunihiro Nishimura, Mikiya Miyazato, Kenji Kangawa, Tomoaki Ikeda, Jun Yoshimatsu, Naoto Minamino
OBJECTIVES: Diagnosing fetal heart failure remains challenging because it is difficult to know how well the fetal myocardium will perform as loading conditions change. In adult cardiology, natriuretic peptides (NPs) are established marker of heart failure. However, the number of studies investigating NP levels in fetuses is quite limited. The aim of this study was to evaluate the significance of plasma NP levels in the assessment of heart failure in fetuses with congenital heart defect (CHD) and arrhythmia...
October 11, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928674/the-gly-16-allele-of-the-g16r-single-nucleotide-polymorphism-in-the-%C3%AE-2-adrenergic-receptor-gene-augments-the-glycemic-response-to-adrenaline-in-humans
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Kim Z Rokamp, Jonatan M Staalsø, Morten Zaar, Peter Rasmussen, Lonnie G Petersen, Rikke V Nielsen, Niels H Secher, Niels V Olsen, Henning B Nielsen
Cerebral non-oxidative carbohydrate consumption may be driven by a β2-adrenergic mechanism. This study tested whether the 46G > A (G16R) single nucleotide polymorphism of the β2-adrenergic receptor gene (ADRB2) influences the metabolic and cerebrovascular responses to administration of adrenaline. Forty healthy Caucasian men were included from a group of genotyped individuals. Cardio- and cerebrovascular variables at baseline and during a 60-min adrenaline infusion (0.06 μg kg(-1) min(-1)) were measured by Model flow, near-infrared spectroscopy and transcranial Doppler sonography...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28846541/a-randomized-comparison-of-incidence-of-radial-artery-occlusion-and-symptomatic-radial-artery-spasm-associated-with-elective-transradial-coronary-intervention-using-6-5-fr-sheathless-eaucath-guiding-catheter-vs-6-0-fr-glidesheath-slender
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Kazunori Horie, Norio Tada, Tsuyoshi Isawa, Takashi Matsumoto, Masataka Taguri, Shigeaki Kato, Taku Honda, Tatsushi Ootomo, Naoto Inoue
AIMS: To compare incidences of radial artery occlusion (RAO) and spasm (RAS) associated with transradial coronary intervention (TRI) using 6.5-Fr Sheathless hydrophilic-coated guide catheter (SH-GC) vs. 6.0-Fr Glidesheath Slender (GSS). METHODS AND RESULTS: We conducted an open-label, single-centre, randomized study to compare radial complications in 600 consecutive patients undergoing elective TRI using 6.5-Fr SH-GC (n=300) or 6.0-Fr GSS (n=300) between 2015 and 2016...
August 29, 2017: EuroIntervention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806284/is-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-practical-in-severe-chest-trauma-a-systematic-review-in-single-center-of-developing-country
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Up Huh, Seunghwan Song, Sung Woon Chung, Sang-Pil Kim, Chung Won Lee, Hyo Young Ahn, Miju Bae, Seon Hee Kim
BACKGROUND: We report our experience with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) in patients with rupture of heart and major vessels caused by severe chest trauma. METHODS: From April 2015 to May 2016, 10 patients with suspected injuries to the heart and major vessels after focused assessment with sonography in trauma or computed tomography were selected from patients admitted at a Level I trauma center presenting with cardiac tamponade and tension hemothorax due to severe chest trauma...
November 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738837/assessment-of-cerebral-circulation-in-a-porcine-model-of-intravenously-given-e-coli-induced-fulminant-sepsis
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Levente Molnár, Norbert Németh, Mariann Berhés, Endre Hajdú, Lóránd Papp, Ábel Molnár, Judit Szabó, Ádám Deák, Béla Fülesdi
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present work was to assess cerebral hemodynamic changes in a porcine model of E.coli induced fulminant sepsis. METHODS: Nineteen healthy female Hungahib pigs, 10-12 weeks old, randomly assigned into two groups: Control (n = 9) or Septic Group (n = 10). In the Sepsis group Escherichia coli culture suspended in physiological saline was intravenously administrated in a continuously increasing manner according to the following protocol: 2 ml of bacterial culture suspended in physiological saline was injected in the first 30 min, then 4 ml of bacterial culture was administered within 30 min, followed by infusion of 32 ml bacterial culture for 2 h...
July 24, 2017: BMC Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707642/teaching-procedural-skills-to-medical-students-a-pilot-procedural-skills-lab
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Laurence M Katz, Alexander Finch, Tyler McKinnish, Kurt Gilliland, Sue Tolleson-Rinehart, Bonita L Marks
BACKGROUND: Medical students have limited confidence in performing procedural skills. A pilot study was conducted to evaluate the effect of a multifaceted Procedural Skills Lab (PSL) on the confidence of medical students to perform procedural skills. METHODS: Twelve 2nd year medical students were randomly selected to participate in a pilot PSL. The PSL students met with an instructor for 2 h once a week for 4 weeks. Students participated in a flipped classroom and spaced education program before laboratory sessions that included a cadaver laboratory...
January 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683505/comparison-of-b-mode-with-b-flow-sonography-for-the%C3%A2-evaluation-of-femoral-arteries-in-infants
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Michael Groth, Elena Dammann, Florian Arndt, Marielle Ernst, Jochen Herrmann
Purpose To evaluate femoral arteries (FAs) in infants in the context of catheter angiography with B-mode (BMS) and B-flow sonography (BFS) and to compare both methods for vessel delineation and reliability of vessel diameter measurements. Methods 21 consecutive infants who underwent ultrasound for the evaluation of FAs before or after cardiac catheterization were retrospectively included in this study. The diameter of the FAs and the maximum length of the vessel section displayed on a single ultrasound plane were recorded by two radiologists for BMS and BFS...
December 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671861/the-transcranial-doppler-sonography-for-optimal-monitoring-and-optimization-of-cerebral-perfusion-in-aortic-arch-surgery-a-case-series
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Tamer Ghazy, Ayham Darwisch, Torsten Schmidt, Phong Nguyen, Sohaila Elmihy, Zuzana Fajfrova, Claudia Zickmüller, Klaus Matschke, Utz Kappert
OBJECTIVE: To analyze the feasibility and advantages of transcranial doppler sonography (TCD) for monitoring and optimization of selective cerebral perfusion (SCP) in aortic arch surgery. METHODS: From April 2013 to April 2014, nine patients with extensive aortic pathology underwent surgery under moderate hypothermic cardiac arrest with unilateral antegrade SCP under TCD monitoring in our institution. Adequate sonographic window and visualization of circle of Willis were to be confirmed...
June 16, 2017: Heart Surgery Forum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669033/monitoring-the-brain-after-cardiac-arrest-a-new-era
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REVIEW
Niraj Sinha, Sam Parnia
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Of the approximately 350,000 out-of-hospital, and 750,000 after in-hospital cardiac arrest (CA) events in the US annually approximately 5-9% and 20% respectively may achieve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) after attempted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Up to 2/3 of these initial survivors may go on die in the subsequent 24-72 hours after ROSC due to a combination of (1) on-going cerebral injury, (2) myocardial dysfunction and (3) massive systemic inflammatory response...
August 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661107/-when-ultrasound-meets-the-internist
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REVIEW
David Katz, Ziv Dadon, Todd Zalut, Evan Avraham Alpert
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an important modality with many advantages. At the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre, we developed a case-based course to teach POCUS to internal medicine residents and attendings. The topics include: "Introduction to Point-of-Care Ultrasound", "Focused Assessment with Sonography of Trauma", "Basic Cardiac, Pulmonary and Vascular Ultrasound", "Rapid Ultrasound in Shock" and "Ultrasound Guided Central Lines". The use of POCUS should aid in rapid diagnosis, decrease complications associated with bed-side procedures, and ultimately improve patient care...
June 2017: Harefuah
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641300/prenatal-diagnosis-of-dextrocardia-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease-using-fetal-intelligent-navigation-echocardiography-fine-and-a-literature-review
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Lami Yeo, Suchaya Luewan, Dor Markush, Navleen Gill, Roberto Romero
Fetal dextrocardia is a type of cardiac malposition where the major axis from base to apex points to the right side. This condition is usually associated with a wide spectrum of complex cardiac defects. As a result, dextrocardia is conceptually difficult to understand and diagnose on prenatal ultrasound. The advantage of four-dimensional sonography with spatiotemporal image correlation (STIC) is that this modality can facilitate fetal cardiac examination. A novel method known as fetal intelligent navigation echocardiography (FINE) allows automatic generation of nine standard fetal echocardiography views in normal hearts by applying intelligent navigation technology to STIC volume datasets...
June 23, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599199/the-haemodynamic-effects-of-bolus-versus-slower-infusion-of-intravenous-crystalloid-in-healthy-volunteers
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Ida F Ukor, Andrew K Hilton, Michael J Bailey, Rinaldo Bellomo
PURPOSE: This pilot study aimed to characterise the haemodynamic effect of 1L of IV normal saline (NS) administered as a rapid versus slow infusion on cardiac output (CO), heart rate (HR), systemic blood pressures, and carotid blood flow in six healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six healthy male volunteers aged 18-65years were randomized to receive 1L NS given over 30min or 120min. On a subsequent study session the alternate fluid regimen was administered...
October 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580890/international-federation-for-emergency-medicine-consensus-statement-sonography-in-hypotension-and-cardiac-arrest-shoc-an-international-consensus-on-the-use-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-for-undifferentiated-hypotension-and-during-cardiac-arrest-corrigendum
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