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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
Salmi Andrea, Lanzani Giovanna, Campagnola Pietro, Frulloni Luca
INTRODUCTION: We assessed the efficacy of a brief, 8-h teaching program, using an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) for the use of a pocket ultrasound device (echoscope) focused on bed side diagnosis of subclinical ascites in chronic liver disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Ten cirrhotic patients, five with subclinical ascites and five without, were selected during ultrasound examination performed with a high performance equipment for screening of hepatocellular carcinoma...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
Rashmi Mishra, Ravi Patel, Misbahuddin Khaja
RATIONALE: Marijuana use has been increasing in the United States among college students and young adults. Marijuana use has been associated with bullous lung disease which can lead to pneumothorax. There are other recreational drugs like methylphenidate, cocaine and heroin which have been associated with pneumothorax. PATIENT CONCERNS: We present a case of a 30-year-old man with spontaneous pneumothorax associated with marijuana use. The patient had no medical conditions and presented to the emergency room with chest pain...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Ioana Frinc, Petru Ilies, Florin Zaharie, Delia Dima, Alina Tanase, Ljubomir Petrov, Alexandru Irimie, Cristian Berce, Cosmin Lisencu, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Ciprian Tomuleasa, Anca Bojan
In the past decade, there has been significant progress in clinical hematology with the discovery of targeted molecules and thus the achievement of both hematologic and molecular responses. Nevertheless, chemotherapy remains the treatment of choice for many types of hematological malignancies. Aggressive chemotherapy leads to immunosuppression, accompanied by a high rate of infections and an increased rate of treatment-related mortality. Invasive fungal infections as well as more common bacterial and viral infections are frequent in immunocompromised patients as they are difficult to diagnose and treat...
June 1, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
R Sean Morrison, Eitan Dickman, Ula Hwang, Saadia Akhtar, Taja Ferguson, Jennifer Huang, Christina L Jeng, Bret P Nelson, Meg A Rosenblatt, Jeffrey H Silverstein, Reuben J Strayer, Toni M Torrillo, Knox H Todd
OBJECTIVES: To compared outcomes of regional nerve blocks with those of standard analgesics after hip fracture. DESIGN: Multisite randomized controlled trial from April 2009 to March 2013. SETTING: Three New York hospitals. PARTICIPANTS: Individuals with hip fracture (N = 161). INTERVENTION: Participants were randomized to receive an ultrasound-guided, single-injection, femoral nerve block administered by emergency physicians at emergency department (ED) admission followed by placement of a continuous fascia iliaca block by anesthesiologists within 24 hours (n = 79) or conventional analgesics (n = 82)...
December 2016: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Guven Baris Cansu, B Bakar, T Bakar, B P Cengiz
OBJECTIVE: Suture granuloma, the rare complication of thyroidectomy, results from the use of nonabsorbable suture materials. Despite its typical ultrasound images and benign course, it carries utmost importance in the diff erential diagnosis of lymph nodes, recurrent nodules, and recurrence in the case of thyroid cancers. Subject and Results. Fifty four years old female patient, who underwent bilateral thyroidectomy in July 2010, was diagnosed with multinodular goiter and incidentally discovered micropapillary carcinoma (2 mm)...
July 2016: Endocrine Regulations
K Seitz, D Strobel
The approval of microbubbles with the inert gas sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) and a palmitic acid shell (SonoVue(®), Bracco Geneva, CH) for the diagnostic imaging of liver tumors in adults and children by the FDA in the United States represents a milestone for contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS).This warrants a look back at the history of the development of CEUS. The first publications based on echocardiographic observations of right ventricular contrast phenomena caused by tiny air bubbles following i. v...
June 2016: Ultraschall in der Medizin
G H KleinJan, O R Brouwer, H M Mathéron, D D D Rietbergen, R A Valdés Olmos, M W Wouters, N S van den Berg, F W B van Leeuwen
PURPOSE: To assess if combined fluorescence- and radio-guided occult lesion localization (hybrid ROLL) is feasible in patients scheduled for surgical resection of non-palpable (18)F-FDG-avid lesions on PET/CT. METHODS: Four patients with (18)F-FDG-avid lesions on follow-up PET/CT that were not palpable during physical examination but were suspected to harbor metastasis were enrolled. Guided by ultrasound, the hybrid tracer indocyanine green (ICG)-(99m)Tc-nanocolloid was injected centrally in the target lesion...
September 2016: Revista Española de Medicina Nuclear e Imagen Molecular
Sharad Joshi, Deepak Talwar, Vikas Dogra
Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a life-threatening condition with varied presentation and, therefore, poses clinical challenge for early diagnosis and proper management without which it carries high mortality. Previous studies on the role of endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) in diagnosis of PE were carried out after PE was already diagnosed by computed tomography pulmonary angiography. We report a case of massive PE with shock, promptly diagnosed with bed side EBUS - Doppler study, as patient's clinical condition did not allow conventionally proposed diagnostic algorithm...
December 2015: Respirology Case Reports
Milovan Matovic, Marija Jeremic, Vlade Urosevic, Miroslav Ravlic, Marina Vlajkovic
OBJECTIVE: Following radionuclide therapy, patients usually must remain hospitalised in special "restricted access area" 2-5 days, until radiation in their body drops below a certain level. During this period medical personnel can be faced with some challenges. Based on our previous experience, we used telemedicine approach as solution for it. We have developed comprehensive telemedicine system, which consists of three own developed hardware & software modules which are accessible remotely...
September 2015: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
Alex Trofimov, George Kalentiev, Alexander Gribkov, Oleg Voennov, Vera Grigoryeva
The cerebrovascular time constant (τ) theoretically estimates how fast the cerebral arterial bed is filled by blood volume after a sudden change in arterial blood pressure during one cardiac cycle. The aim of this study was to assess the time constant of the cerebral arterial bed in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) with and without intracranial hematomas (IH). We examined 116 patients with severe TBI (mean 35 ± 15 years, 61 men, 55 women). The first group included 58 patients without IH and the second group included 58 patients with epidural (7), subdural (48), and multiple (3) hematomas...
2016: Acta Neurochirurgica. Supplement
Gebhard Mathis
Imaging of pulmonary embolism (PTE) remains a great challange. Mortatity is even high. Possibilities of lung ultrasound, echocardiography, and compression leg vein sonography are discussed. Hemodynamic instable patients should achieve echocardiography at bed side with an accuracy of 90% and immeadiatly treated. In case of a suspected PTE, compression sonography of the leg veins is recommended. It can be performed within 2 min but, on average, yields a positive result in only one-half of the cases of PTE. During the last years, pulmonary sonography took root as a complementary method to MSCT either when the latter is not available or when it is contraindicated because of contrast agent allergy, renal insufficiency, or pregnancy...
September 16, 2015: Praxis
Arnav Agarwal, Mohammed Firdouse, Claudia Lace De Almeida, Tapas Mondal
A vein of Galen arteriovenous malformation (VGAM) is a rare intracranial shunt lacking a capillary bed and resulting in subsequent aneurysmal enlargement. VGAM has been previously reported to present as cardiovascular abnormalities, including increased right-sided cardiac load and pressure, cardiac dilatation, pulmonary hypertension and retrograde flow into the aortic arch. We report the first case of VGAM presenting as a gross right-sided neck swelling in a 39-week-old immediately at birth. Transthoracic echocardiography detected dilatation of the superior vena cava and innominate vein, increased right ventricular and pulmonary arterial pressure, and retrograde flow into the aortic arch...
June 2015: Journal of Ultrasound
S Charwat-Resl, A Niessner, M Mueller, P E Bartko, G A Giurgea, S Zehetmayer, A Willfort-Ehringer, R Koppensteiner, O Schlager
Purpose: Vascular ultrasound (US) allows the analysis of vascular strain by speckle-tracking. This study sought to assess the extent to which vas cular strain varies between different segments of the arterial tree. Furthermore, this study aimed to investigate the reproducibility of vascular strain determination as well as of the components that contribute to the variance of vascular strain measurements in different vascular beds. Materials and Methods: Speckle-tracking was used to determine the vascular strain of the abdominal aorta (AA), the common carotid artery (CCA), the common femoral (CFA) and the popliteal artery (PA) of healthy adults...
October 2016: Ultraschall in der Medizin
A V Anisimova, A I Krupatkin, V V Sidorov, M V Zakharkina, E V Yutskova, S S Galkin
OBJECTIVE: To study microcirculation in patients with acute ischemic stroke (IS) using the method of laser Doppler fluorimetry (LDF). MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined 19 patients with acute carotid IS, including 12 patients who received thrombolytic therapy. The reference group included 22 patients with chronic cerebral ischemia without a history of IS. Computed and magnetic resonance tomography of the brain, ultrasound diagnosis of head and neck vessels, the study of the changes in neurological status, emotional sphere, cognitive functions and laboratory methods were used...
2015: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
Matias Epifanio, Matteo Baldisserotto, Edgar E Sarria, Arthur Lazaretti, Rita Mattiello
AIM: The purpose of this study was to assess the association with automated US measurements of carotid artery intima-media thickness (cIMT) with anthropometric, laboratory data and ultrasonographic measurements of fat, in order to identify potential markers that could be used to prevent the development and progression of cardiovascular pathology in adolescents. METHOD: Forty-five patients aged 10 to 17 years were enrolled in this study. Blood samples and anthropometric measurements were obtained from all subjects...
2015: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
Eli Karmiel, Omer Segal, Gad Segal
Bedside sonography by non-radiologists is rapidly expanding, presenting modern medicine with challenging professional, medico-legal, financial and logistic aspects. In the current article, we reviewed the relevant literature describing sonography application by internal medicine practitioners and the obstacles that may interfere with large-scale integration of point of care ultrasound imaging. In conclusion, we see a great potential for clinical benefit by internists who will use bedside sonography and we recommend establishing an official training program in the fiell of bedside ultrasonography by internists...
March 2015: Harefuah
Mohammad H I Ahmad-Sabry
During 6 weeks, we had 4 incidents of echocardiography machine malfunction. There were 3 in the operating room, which were damaged due to intravenous (IV) fluid spillage over the keyboard of the machine leading to burning of the keyboard electric connection, and 1 in the cardiology department, which was damagaed due to spillage of coffee on it. The malfunction had an economic impact on the hospital (about $ 20,000) in addition to the nonavailability of the ultrasound (US) machine for the cardiac patient after the incident till the end of the case and for consequent cases till the fixation of the machine...
April 2015: Medicine (Baltimore)
Mohammad Reza Ghane, Mohammadhadi Gharib, Ali Ebrahimi, Morteza Saeedi, Marjan Akbari-Kamrani, Maryam Rezaee, Hamidreza Rasouli
BACKGROUND: Rapid Ultrasound in Shock (RUSH) is a recently reported emergency ultrasound protocol designed to help clinicians better recognize distinctive shock etiologies in a short time. We tried to evaluate the accuracy of early RUSH protocol performed by emergency physicians to predict the shock type in critically ill patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our prospective study was approved by the ethics committee of trauma research center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Science, Iran...
January 2015: Journal of Emergencies, Trauma, and Shock
Subramanian Vaidyanathan, Gurpreet Singh, Fahed Selmi, Peter L Hughes, Bakul M Soni, Tun Oo
BACKGROUND: Laser lithotripsy of vesical calculi in tetraplegic subjects with long-term urinary catheters is fraught with complications because of bladder wall oedema, infection, fragile urothelium, bladder spasms, and autonomic dysreflexia. Severe haematuria should be anticipated; failure to institute measures to minimise bleeding and prevent clot retention can be catastrophic. We present an illustrative case. CASE PRESENTATION: A tetraplegic patient underwent laser lithotripsy of vesical stone under general anaesthesia...
2015: Patient Safety in Surgery
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