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Chest ultrasonography

Sanjay Gambhir, Mritunjai Kumar, Mudalsha Ravina, Sanjeev Kumar Bhoi, Jayantee Kalita, U K Misra
OBJECTIVE: To study the role of (18)fluoro-deoxy glucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography ((18)F-FDG PET/CT) scan in documenting the disease burden in patients with tuberculous meningitis (TBM), and compare these findings with conventional imaging and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Ten patients with definite TBM were prospectively recruited. The severity of TBM was graded into stage I to III. The patients were subjected to whole body (18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging and MRI brain...
November 15, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Khadijehsadat Najib, Narjes Pishva, Hamid Amoozegar, Parisa Pishdad, Ebrahim Fallahzadeh
OBJECTIVE: To compare endotracheal tube tip-to-carina distance obtained by ultrasonography vs. that obtained by chest X-ray in neonates. METHODS: After endotracheal intubation of 40 neonates, chest X-ray and, within one hour, ultrasonography was obtained for each patient for measurement of endotracheal tube tip-to-carina distance. RESULTS: Means of endotracheal tube tip-to-carina distances were not significantly different by both modalities (mean difference 0...
October 8, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
Rita Payan-Carreira, Luis Martins, Sónia Miranda, Pedro Olivério, Severiano R Silva
BACKGROUND: Systems for estimating body condition score (BCS) are currently used in canine practice to monitor fatness levels. These tools are cheap and easy to use but lack the necessary precision to monitor small changes in body fat, particularly during weight control treatments or in research. The present work aims to study the application of real-time ultrasonography (RTU) together with image analysis in the assessment of subcutaneous fat depots in dogs. Ultrasound images were collected from five anatomical locations (chest, flank, abdomen, thigh and lumbar) from 28 healthy dogs of different breeds and with a body weight (BW) ranging from 5...
October 20, 2016: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
Miguel José Francisco, Antonio Rahal, Fabio Augusto Cardillo Vieira, Paulo Savoia Dias da Silva, Marcelo Buarque de Gusmão Funari
Ultrasound examination of the chest has advanced in recent decades. This imaging modality is currently used to diagnose several pathological conditions and provides qualitative and quantitative information. Acoustic barriers represented by the aerated lungs and the bony framework of the chest generate well-described sonographic artifacts that can be used as diagnostic aids. The normal pleural line and A, B, C, E and Z lines (also known as false B lines) are artifacts with specific characteristics. Lung consolidation and pneumothorax sonographic patterns are also well established...
July 2016: Einstein
Lucio Dell'Atti
Testicular metastases from renal clear cell carcinoma (RCC) are extremely uncommon. To the best of our knowledge, only 32 cases have been reported in the literature. We report a rare case of testicular metastasis from RCC. A 69-year-old patient presented with discomfort and pain in his left testis. He had undergone laparoscopic left radical nephrectomy at another institution. Scrotal ultrasonography revealed a non-palpable lesion at the upper pole of the left testis with hypoechoic aspect, highly suspicious for malignancy...
September 5, 2016: Rare Tumors
Andrea Picchianti Diamanti, Milica Markovic, Giuseppe Argento, Simonetta Giovagnoli, Alberto Ricci, Bruno Laganà, Raffaele D'Amelio
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an inflammatory autoimmune disease that can present different extrarticular manifestations involving heart, lungs and kidneys. In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the central role played by the lungs in the onset and progression of RA. In particular interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a common pulmonary manifestation that may be related to the inflammatory process itself, infectious complications and to the treatments used. Management of patients with ILD/RA is still a challenge for clinicians, both synthetic [mainly methotrexate (MTX), leflunomide] and biologic immunosuppressors [mainly anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF)α] have in fact been related to the onset or worsening of lung diseases with conflicting data...
October 12, 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Respiratory Disease
Pooja Mehta, Mahesh Prakash, Niranjan Khandelwal
Hydatid disease (HD) is endemic in many parts of the world. HD can affect virtually any organ system in body and should be kept as differential diagnosis of cystic lesion. HD is mostly asymptomatic; however, it demonstrates a variety of characteristic imaging findings depending on the site of involvement, stage of growth, mass effect, complications, or hematogenous spread, which helps in diagnosis. Radiography, ultrasonography (USG), computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are commonly used imaging modalities...
July 2016: Tropical Parasitology
Nicholay A Shcherbina, Liudmyla A Vygovskaya
INTRODUCTION: the relevance of intrauterine infections is determined by significant peri- and postnatal loss as well as health impairment, which often results in disability and reduced quality of life. Ultrasonography is employed in order to provide a reliable assessment of the functional state of the fetoplacental system secondary to intrauterine fetal infection in the course of pregnancy. Ultrasound imaging is essential in diagnosis of various preclinical complications of pregnancy and detection of abnormalities in the developing fetus...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Jung Hee Son, Hyun Kyung Jung, Jong Woon Song, Hye Jin Baek, Kyung Won Doo, Woogyeong Kim, Yeon Mee Kim, Woon Won Kim, Jung Sun Lee, Een Young Cho
With the increasing use of computed tomography (CT), incidental breast lesions are detected more frequently. When interpreting chest CT findings, it is important for radiologists to carefully review the breast to recognize any abnormal findings that could affect patient management. The purpose of this study is to discuss incidental breast lesions on chest CT with ultrasonography correlation that may be encountered in routine clinical practice.
October 5, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
J Ambrozic, K Prokselj, M Lucovnik
INTRODUCTION: The ability to judge intravascular volume is fundamental in the management of patients with severe preeclampsia. Insufficient intravascular volume can result in decreased oxygen delivery to tissues and exacerbates organ dysfunction. On the other hand, fluid excesses can lead to fluid extravasation and pulmonary edema. Outside of pregnancy, transthoracic echocardiography and lung ultrasonography have become important diagnostic and monitoring tools in critically ill patients...
August 2016: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
V Filingeri, S Francioso, D Sforza, F Santopaolo, F M Oddi, G Tisone
OBJECTIVE: In the last decades, liver biopsy was the reference procedure for the diagnosis and follow-up of liver disease. Aim of present retrospective analysis was to assess the prevalence of complications and risk factors after Percutaneous Liver Biopsy (PLB) performed for diagnosis and staging in patients with chronic liver disease and for monitoring the graft in liver transplanted patients PATIENTS AND METHODS: Data were collected from a total of 1.011 PLB performed with the Menghini technique between January 2004 and December 2014 at the Hepatology and Transplant Units of the University of Rome Tor Vergata...
September 2016: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Natalia Buda, Anna Masiak, Żaneta Smoleńska, Katarzyna Gałecka, Maria Porzezińska, Zbigniew Zdrojewski
Diffuse alveolar haemorrhage (DAH) leads to acute respiratory failure. This is why it requires rapid diagnosis and implementation of appropriate treatment. The standard diagnosis of a patient with DAH includes laboratory tests, diagnostic imagining (X-ray of the chest, high-resolution computed tomography), and bronchoscopy with bronchoalveolar lavage. We present a description of 2 patients diagnosed with systemic connective tissue disease and DAH, monitored with the help of lung ultrasound. To our knowledge, this is the first description of the use of lung ultrasound in DAH in adult patients...
September 2, 2016: Ultrasound Quarterly
Mangala Narasimhan, Seth J Koenig, Paul H Mayo
Ultrasonography is an essential imaging modality in the ICU used to diagnose and guide the treatment of cardiopulmonary failure. Critical care ultrasonography requires that all image acquisition, image interpretation, and clinical applications of ultrasonography are personally performed by the critical care clinician at the point of care and that the information obtained is combined with the history, physical, and laboratory information. Point-of-care ultrasonography is often compartmentalized such that the clinician will focus on one body system while performing the critical care ultrasonography examination...
October 2016: Chest
Moyu Dohi, Yasuyuki Gen, Mika Yoshioka
We report the case of a 55-year-old woman with a tumor in the greater curvature of the upper gastric body. The tumor was incidentally found on an upper gastrointestinal X-ray series performed during a routine medical examination. Whereas endoscopy revealed a gastric submucosal tumor (SMT), endoscopic ultrasonography demonstrated a heterogeneous tumor with small, cystic, hypoechoic spots originating from the second layer. The patient was clinically asymptomatic, with no contributory family history or abnormal laboratory data...
June 2016: Endoscopy International Open
Ozgur Senturk, Demet Unal, Onur Selvi
An 18-month-old male patient, classified as American Society of Anesthesiologists I, with bilateral inguinal hernia was scheduled for operation. Preanesthetic evaluation revealed history of completed medical treatment of acute bronchitis 10 days ago, and his respiratory examination was recorded as normal. He was successfully operated under general anesthesia with a laryngeal mask. After removal of the laryngeal mask, he displayed signs of hypoxia. Respiratory sounds were undetectable in the left thorax. He was intubated due to failure of adequate ventilation...
September 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Helena Borrell, Javier Narváez, Juan José Alegre, Ivan Castellví, Francesca Mitjavila, María Aparicio, Eulàlia Armengol, María Molina-Molina, Joan M Nolla
Shrinking lung syndrome (SLS) is a rare and less known complication mainly associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In this study, we analyze the clinical features, investigation findings, approaches to management, and outcome in a case series of 9 adult patients with SLE and SLS diagnosed during a 35-year period in 3 referral tertiary care hospitals in Spain. Additionally, we reviewed 80 additional cases previously reported (PubMed 1965-2015). These 80 cases, together with our 9 patients, form the basis of the present analysis...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Frédéric Samson, Inigo Gorostiza, Andrés González, María Landa, Lucía Ruiz, Miguel Grau
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the applicability and utility of point-of-care lung ultrasonography (POCLUS) for the diagnosis of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in a pediatric emergency department. METHODS: A prospective observational study on children with suspected CAP was carried out in a pediatric emergency department from August to December 2014. The evaluation of the chest radiography (CR) by two independent radiologists was considered as a reference standard...
August 17, 2016: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
Hans Mouser, Frank H Miller, Senta M Berggruen
History A 35-year-old man from the upper Midwest region of the United States who had no relevant medical history initially presented to an acute care clinic with multiple small tender skin lesions. His temperature was 38.1°C, and physical examination revealed several small fluctuant masses that were draining purulent material. Skin culture of one of the draining lesions was performed at this time, but there was no subsequent bacterial growth. A diagnosis of furunculosis was made, and Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim; AR Scientific, Philadelphia, Pa) and a regimen of chlorhexidine washes were prescribed...
September 2016: Radiology
Joseph H Yacoub, Aytekin Oto, Brian C Allen, Fergus V Coakley, Barak Friedman, Matthew S Hartman, Keyanoosh Hosseinzadeh, Christopher Porter, V Anik Sahni, Gary S Sudakoff, Sadhna Verma, Carolyn L Wang, Erick M Remer, Steven C Eberhardt
Testicular cancer represents only 1% of all malignancies occurring in men. However, it is the most frequent malignancy in men between the ages of 20 and 34 years, accounting for 10% to 14% of cancer incidence in that age group. In most instances, the diagnosis of testicular tumors is established with a carefully performed physical examination and scrotal ultrasonography. Tumor markers are useful for determining the presence of residual disease. Cross-sectional imaging studies (CT, MRI) are useful in determining the location of metastases...
October 2016: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
Philippe Vignon, Xavier Repessé, Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Eric Maury
Acute respiratory failure (ARF) is a leading indication for performing critical care ultrasonography (CCUS) which, in these patients, combines critical care echocardiography (CCE) and chest ultrasonography. CCE is ideally suited to guide the diagnostic work-up in patients presenting with ARF since it allows the assessment of left ventricular filling pressure and pulmonary artery pressure, and the identification of a potential underlying cardiopathy. In addition, CCE precisely depicts the consequences of pulmonary vascular lesions on right ventricular function and helps in adjusting the ventilator settings in patients sustaining moderate-to-severe acute respiratory distress syndrome...
August 15, 2016: Critical Care: the Official Journal of the Critical Care Forum
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