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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482805/management-of-potentially-life-threatening-emergencies-at-74-primary-level-hospitals-in-mongolia-results-of-a-prospective-observational-multicenter-study
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Naranpurev Mendsaikhan, Davaa Gombo, Ganbold Lundeg, Christian Schmittinger, Martin W Dünser
BACKGROUND: While the capacities to care for and epidemiology of emergency and critically ill patients have been reported for secondary and tertiary level hospitals in Mongolia, no data exist for Mongolian primary level hospitals. METHODS: In this prospective, observational multicenter study, 74 primary level hospitals of Mongolia were included. We determined the capacities of these hospitals to manage medical emergencies. Furthermore, characteristics of patients presenting with potentially life-threatening emergencies to these hospitals were evaluated during a 6 month period...
May 8, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469690/primary-cardiac-synovial-sarcoma-a-case-report
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Mahmood Hosseinzadeh Maleki, Moein Aboobakri Makouei, Farbod Hatami, Reza Zeinabadi Noghabi
Primary cardiac sarcomas are rare clinical entities with an incidence rate of 0.0001% in collected autopsy series and are regarded as very aggressive tumors. We herein describe a 21-year-old woman presenting with syncope, dyspnea, and abdominal distention. She suffered from massive ascites, plural effusion, and liver congestion demonstrated by abdominal sonography and chest X-ray. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a heterogeneous solid mass located in the right atrium; therefore, the patient underwent radical surgical excision of the tumor and 3 cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy...
January 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
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/28427001/emergency-room-thoracotomy-for-acute-traumatic-cardiac-tamponade-caused-by-a-blunt-cardiac-injury-a-case-report
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Kenichiro Ishida, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Nobutaka Iwasa, Masaro Nakae, Masayuki Sakaki, Yohei Ieki, Kyosuke Takahashi, Yumiko Shimahara, Taku Sogabe, Keiichiro Shimono, Mitsuhiro Noborio, Daikai Sadamitsu
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic blunt cardiac injuries have a high mortality rate, and prompt diagnosis and treatment can be lifesaving in cardiac tamponade. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 62-year-old man was transferred to the emergency department after a motor vehicle accident. He was hemodynamically unstable. A focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) showed pericardial fluid with right ventricular collapse consistent with cardiac tamponade in the subxiphoid view...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419229/non-invasive-assessment-of-cerebral-oxygen-metabolism-following-surgery-of-congenital-heart-disease
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Felix Neunhoeffer, Katharina Sandner, Milena Wiest, Christoph Haller, Hanna Renk, Matthias Kumpf, Christian Schlensak, Michael Hofbeck
OBJECTIVES: Cerebral protection is a major issue in the treatment of infants with complex congenital heart disease. We tested a new device combining tissue spectrometry and laser Doppler flowmetry for non-invasive determination of cerebral oxygen metabolism following cardiac surgery in infants. METHODS: We prospectively measured regional cerebral oxygen saturation cSO 2 and microperfusion (rcFlow) in 43 infants 12-24 h following corrective ( n  = 30) or palliative surgery ( n  = 13) of congenital heart defects...
April 16, 2017: Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400940/early-diagnosis-of-penetrating-cardiac-and-pleural-injury-by-extended-focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma
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K P Singaravelu, Rama Prakasha Saya, Vinay R Pandit
In India, stab injury is not uncommon, but identifying potential life threatening conditions in the emergency room (ER) and initiating prompt treatment are challenging. This is a case report of a young patient who presented to the ER with assault injury to the chest and shock; timely extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma helped to fast-track the patient to the operating room. A brief review of diagnosis and management of penetrating cardiac injury is presented herewith.
October 2016: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382613/reduced-internal-carotid-artery-flow-in-color-coded-carotid-duplex-sonography
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Fu-Yi Yang, Po-Ren Hsu, Shinn-Kuang Lin
PURPOSE: Reduced flow in the internal carotid artery (ICA) is related to cerebral ischemia. We established a classification of reduced ICA flow through color-coded carotid duplex (CCD) sonography. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 25,000 CCD images in sonography laboratory. RESULTS: Reduced ICA flow [flow volume (FV) less than 100 mL/min] was found in 1.2% of all studies, and 270 patients were enrolled. We included 8% patients with lesions proximal to the ICA in Group A, 27% with lesions at the proximal ICA in Group B, 49% with lesions distal to the visible ICA in Group C, and 16% with unknown causes in Group D...
December 15, 2016: Acta Neurologica Taiwanica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340603/blunt-cardiac-injury-due-to-trauma-associated-with-snowboarding-a-case-report
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Fuminori Yamaji, Hideshi Okada, Yasuhiro Nakajima, Kodai Suzuki, Takahiro Yoshida, Yosuke Mizuno, Haruka Okamoto, Yuichiro Kitagawa, Taku Tanaka, Shiho Nakano, Sho Nachi, Tomoaki Doi, Keisuke Kumada, Shozo Yoshida, Narihiro Ishida, Katsuya Shimabukuro, Hiroaki Ushikoshi, Izumi Toyoda, Kiyoshi Doi, Shinji Ogura
BACKGROUND: Cardiac trauma is associated with a much higher mortality rate than injuries to other organ systems, even though cardiac trauma is identified in less than 10% of all trauma admissions. Here we report blunt trauma of the left atrium due to snowboarding trauma. CASE PRESENTATION: A 45-year-old Asian man collided with a tree while he was snowboarding and drinking. He lost consciousness temporarily. An air ambulance was requested and he was transported to an advanced critical care center...
March 25, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322033/prenatal-diagnosis-of-aberrant-right-subclavian-artery-in-an-unselected-population
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Mi Jin Song, Byoung Hee Han, Young-Hwa Kim, So Young Yoon, Yoo Mi Lee, Hye Su Jeon, Bo Kyung Park
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of aberrant right subclavian artery (ARSA) among unselected fetuses and to evaluate its association with chromosomal abnormalities and other congenital anomalies. Methods: In all, 7,547 fetuses (gestational age, 20 to 34 weeks) were examined using routine antenatal sonography at our institution between April 2014 and September 2015. The right subclavian artery was assessed using grayscale and color Doppler ultrasonography in the transverse 3-vessel and tracheal view, and confirmed in the coronal plane...
February 20, 2017: Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258617/placental-characteristics-of-fetuses-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Afaf Albalawi, Flavia Brancusi, Frederic Askin, Robert Ehsanipoor, Jiangxia Wang, Irina Burd, Priya Sekar
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether there is an association between congenital heart disease (CHD) and placental abnormalities. METHODS: We conducted a case-control study that included cases of infants with CHD who underwent cardiac surgery within 6 months of life at the Johns Hopkins Medical Center from 2000 to 2013, and gestational age-matched normal pregnancy controls (200 neonates per group). RESULTS: Overall, abnormal placental cord insertion (ie, eccentric, marginal, or velamentous) was associated with CHD (odds ratio, 2...
May 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258609/prenatal-diagnosis-of-a-retroesophageal-left-brachiocephalic-vein-two-case-reports
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Yvonne Kwun Yue Cheng, Kwok Ming Law, Pui Kwan Chak, Ka Fai To, Yiu Man Chan, Tak Yeung Leung
A retroesophageal left brachiocephalic vein is an extremely rare anomaly and has only been reported in 6 postnatal cases. Two prenatally diagnosed cases are reported. On the 3-vessel view, the vein appears as an aberrant vessel transversely coursing behind the aorta and trachea, which subsequently drains into the superior vena cava, giving rise to a U-shaped configuration. On color Doppler sonography, the U sign is bicolored. This anomaly should prompt the sonographer to carefully assess for other congenital heart defects, suggest consideration for genetic testing, and alert the cardiologist because it could affect central line procedures and cardiac interventions after delivery...
May 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215686/transrectal-doppler-sonography-of-uterine-blood-flow-in-ewes-during-pregnancy
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Renato Travassos Beltrame, Carolina Covre, Lucas Buss Littig, Amanda de Barros Martins, Celia Raquel Quirino, Aylton Bartholazzi Junior, Ricardo Lopes Dias da Costa
In sheep, there is a lack of information on the behaviour of hemodynamic indices and parameters of blood flow velocity of the uterine artery during pregnancy, making it impossible to determine the real meaning of the values found and their probable relevance in normal physiological or pathological states. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the blood flow velocity parameters and hemodynamic indices of the uterine artery in ewes (18) during pregnancy (33). Based on non-invasive colour Doppler sonography, we evaluated the peak systolic velocity (PS), end diastolic velocity (ED), time-averaged maximum and minimum velocity in a cardiac cycle (TAMAX and TAMEAN), pulsatility index (PI), resistance index (RI), systolic/diastolic ratio (S/D), heart rate (HR), arterial diameter (AD) and the blood flow volume (BFV)...
March 15, 2017: Theriogenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164350/correlation-between-flow-mediated-dilatation-of-the-brachial-artery-and-serum-endothelial-biomarkers-in-the-evaluation-of-acute-endothelial-injury-after-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Wei-Jian Wang, Jia-Hao Zhou, Guo-Liang He, Qiao-Lin Wu, Wei Gao, Jie-Hao Sun, Peng-Bo Zhang
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between flow-mediated dilatation of the brachial artery and serum endothelial biomarkers and to discuss the feasibility of sonographic evaluation of acute endothelial injury during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) surgery. METHODS: Sonography was applied to determine the percentage of change in the brachial artery size during flow-mediated dilatation. Meanwhile, the plasma concentrations of endothelial-derived biomarkers, such as endothelin 1, nitric oxide, and von Willebrand factor, were measured to monitor the changes in endothelial function...
February 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150328/use-of-emergency-ultrasound-in-arizona-community-emergency-departments
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Richard Amini, Michael T Wyman, Nicholas C Hernandez, John A Guisto, Srikar Adhikari
OBJECTIVES: Despite the increased educational exposure to point-of-care ultrasound (US) at all levels of medical training, there are utilization gaps between academic and nonacademic emergency department (ED) settings. The purpose of this study was to assess the current practices and potential barriers to the use of point-of-care US in nonacademic EDs throughout the state of Arizona. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study. An online questionnaire was electronically sent to all nonacademic EDs in Arizona...
May 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088937/traumatic-cardiac-injury-experience-from-a-level-1-trauma-centre
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Biplab Mishra, Amit Gupta, Sushma Sagar, Maneesh Singhal, Subodh Kumar
PURPOSE: Traumatic cardiac injury (TCI) is a challenge for trauma surgeons as it provides a short thera- peutic window and the management is often dictated by the underlying mechanism and hemodynamic status. The current study is to evaluate the factors influencing the outcome of TCI. METHODS: Prospectively maintained database of TCI cases admitted at a Level-1 trauma center from July 2008 to June 2013 was retrospectively analyzed. Hospital records were reviewed and statistical analysis was performed using the SPSS version 15...
December 1, 2016: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076004/fetal-cardiac-screening-sonography-methodology-women-s-imaging
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Aman Khurana, Ashley Burt, Graham Beck, Tracy Anton, Mishella Perez, Denis Levy, Dolores Pretorius
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012444/carotid-artery-plaques-and-intima-medial-thickness-in-familial-hypercholesteraemic-patients-on-long-term-statin-therapy-a-case-control-study
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Sven Bos, Martijne H C Duvekot, Gert-Jan R Ten Kate, Adrie J M Verhoeven, Monique T Mulder, Arend F L Schinkel, Koen Nieman, Gerald F Watts, Eric J G Sijbrands, Jeanine E Roeters van Lennep
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Statins reduce subclinical atherosclerosis and premature atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) in patients with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). However, some FH patients still develop ASCVD despite statin therapy. We compared subclinical atherosclerosis assessed by carotid plaque presence and intima media thickness (C-IMT), in long-term statin-treated FH patients and healthy controls. Furthermore, we analysed whether carotid ultrasonography findings associated with subclinical coronary atherosclerosis...
January 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003868/outcome-of-one-hundred-consecutive-icsi-attempts-using-patient-operated-home-sonography-for-monitoring-follicular-growth
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J Gerris, F Vandekerckhove, P De Sutter
OBJECTIVE: cohort study describing clinical and laboratory outcomes in ICSI patients using self-operated endovaginal tele-monitoring (SOET). SETTING: University department of reproductive medicine. PATIENTS: 78 patients undergoing 100 consecutive ICSI attempts. INTERVENTIONS: patients' recorded vaginal sonograms and sent recordings using the cloud based Sonaura device to the care provider who procured responses, avoiding hospital visits...
September 2016: Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998322/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
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Paul Atkinson, Justin Bowra, James Milne, David Lewis, Mike Lambert, Bob Jarman, Vicki E Noble, Hein Lamprecht, Tim Harris, Jim Connolly
Introduction The International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) Ultrasound Special Interest Group (USIG) was tasked with development of a hierarchical consensus approach to the use of point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) in patients with hypotension and cardiac arrest. METHODS: The IFEM USIG invited 24 recognized international leaders in PoCUS from emergency medicine and critical care to form an expert panel to develop the sonography in hypotension and cardiac arrest (SHoC) protocol...
December 21, 2016: CJEM
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