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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542716/improving-needle-tip-identification-during-ultrasound-guided-procedures-in-anaesthetic-practice
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REVIEW
H J Scholten, A Pourtaherian, N Mihajlovic, H H M Korsten, R A Bouwman
Ultrasound guidance is becoming standard practice for needle-based interventions in anaesthetic practice, such as vascular access and peripheral nerve blocks. However, difficulties in aligning the needle and the transducer can lead to incorrect identification of the needle tip, possibly damaging structures not visible on the ultrasound screen. Additional techniques specifically developed to aid alignment of needle and probe or identification of the needle tip are now available. In this scoping review, advantages and limitations of the following categories of those solutions are presented: needle guides; alterations to needle or needle tip; three- and four-dimensional ultrasound; magnetism, electromagnetic or GPS systems; optical tracking; augmented (virtual) reality; robotic assistance; and automated (computerised) needle detection...
May 22, 2017: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540399/ultrasonographic-assessment-of-differential-diagnosis-between-degenerating-cystic-thyroid-nodules-and-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinomas
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Yan Peng, Wei Zhou, Wei Wei Zhan, Shang Yan Xu
PURPOSE: To enhance the diagnostic accuracy of conventional ultrasonography in differentiating papillary thyroid microcarcinomas (PTMCs) from degenerating cystic thyroid nodules mimicking malignancy (under 10 mm in diameter). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of hypoechoic thyroid nodules under 10 mm between 162 cases of degenerating cystic thyroid nodules confirmed by ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (US-FNA) and 150 cases of PTMCs confirmed by both US-FNA and postoperative pathology were performed in the aspects of shape, margin, calcification, and vascularity...
May 24, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538464/decreasing-peripherally-inserted-central-catheter-use-with-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-intravenous-lines-a-quality-improvement-project-in-the-acute-care-setting
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Lauren Morata, Carrie Ogilvie, Jackie Yon, Allison Johnson
An ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous (UGPIV) quality improvement project occurred in an 849-bed tertiary care hospital with a goal to reduce the use of central lines, in particular, peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs). Since implementation, PICCs have decreased by 46.7% overall, and 59 nurses in-hospital are competent in placing UGPIVs. Placement of UGPIVs by the bedside nurse is a key initiative in decreasing PICC use and, potentially, infections.
June 2017: Journal of Nursing Administration
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537343/practice-patterns-for-spasticity-management-with-phenol-neurolysis
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Jay Karri, Manuel F Mas, Gerard E Francisco, Sheng Li
OBJECTIVE: To present practice patterns for phenol neurolysis procedures conducted for spasticity management. DESIGN: A retrospective review of 185 persons with spasticity who underwent phenol neurolysis procedures (n = 293) at an academic rehabilitation hospital and clinic. Patient demographics, concomitant spasticity treatments, and procedure relevant information were collected. RESULTS: The cohort included 71.9% males and 61.6% inpatient procedures...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527198/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-an-interdisciplinary-intensive-care-unit-icu-diagnostic-efficacy-in-the-assessment-of-post-operative-complications-compared-to-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-cect-first-results
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M Georgieva, L Beyer, I Goecze, C Stroszczynski, P Wiggermann, E M Jung
To evaluate the effectiveness of high-resolution contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to diagnose early post-operative complications in an interdisciplinary intensive care unit.In 50 patients (male 32; female 18) 64 CEUS examinations were performed in an intensive care unit (ICU) setting to detect post-operative complications. Multi-frequency transducer (1-5 and/or 6-9 MHz) were used. All 64 examinations were performed by one experienced examiner. CEUS findings were compared with contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) findings...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525682/secondary-sulcus-fixed-foldable-iol-implantation-with-25-g-infusion-in-patients-with-previous-ppv-after-open-globe-injury
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Tiangeng He, Caiyun You, Song Chen, Xiangda Meng, Yuanyuan Liu, Hua Yan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of secondary sulcus-fixed foldable intraocular lens (IOL) implantation through a clear corneal incision with 25-G infusion in patients with previous pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) after open-globe injury, and to analyze postoperative outcomes and prognostic factors of treatment. METHODS: Clinical data of 89 eyes of 89 patients with open-globe injury who underwent secondary sulcus-fixed foldable IOL implantation through a clear corneal incision with 25-G infusion after vitrectomy in our hospital between January 2008 and June 2015 were retrospectively analyzed...
May 16, 2017: European Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522988/multiple-sites-ultrasonography-of-peripheral-nerves-in-differentiating-charcot-marie-tooth-type-1a-from-chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyradiculoneuropathy
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Jingwen Niu, Liying Cui, Mingsheng Liu
INTRODUCTION: Multiple sites measurement of cross-sectional areas (CSA) by ultrasound was performed to differentiate Charcot-Marie-Tooth type 1A (CMT1A) and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP). METHODS: Nine patients with CMT1A, 28 patients with CIDP, and 14 healthy controls (HC) were recruited prospectively. Consecutive ultrasonography scanning was performed from wrist to axilla on median and ulnar nerves. CSAs were measured at 10 predetermined sites of each nerve...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516250/-choosing-wisely-recommendations-in-angiology
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O J Müller, R Sternitzky
BACKGROUND: The Choosing wisely initiative addresses measures of high medical impact which are frequently not appropriately performed according to expert opinion. OBJECTIVE: To increase the quality of indications by providing supportive information on diagnostic and therapeutic measures in the field of angiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: As part of the Choosing wisely initiative, the German Society of Angiology has constructed five positive recommendations on underused measures and five negative recommendations concerning those possibly overused...
May 17, 2017: Der Internist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515742/the-use-of-intraoperative-epiaortic-ultrasonography-in-monitoring-patients-over-75-years-old-treated-with-aortic-valve-replacement
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Tomasz Niklewski, Michał Zembala, Dariusz Puszczewicz, Paweł Nadziakiewicz, Wojciech Karolak, Marian Zembala
INTRODUCTION: Epiaortic ultrasound scanning (EAS) extended the use of ultrasound to the intraoperative diagnosis of aortic pathology. Surgical palpation of the ascending aorta underestimates the presence and severity of atherosclerotic plaques. Epiaortic ultrasound scanning has been used as an adjunct to transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) or as a primary direct diagnostic tool for imaging the ascending aorta as well as the aortic arch, which gained prominence as part of a multipronged intraoperative strategy to reduce atherosclerotic emboli...
March 2017: Kardiochirurgia i Torakochirurgia Polska, Polish Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509777/ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-cryoneurolysis-for-acute-pain-management-a-case-report
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Rodney A Gabriel, John J Finneran, Deepa Asokan, Andrea M Trescot, NavParkash S Sandhu, Brian M Ilfeld
We report 3 different cases in which ultrasound-guided percutaneous cryoneurolysis was performed to treat acute pain: 1 patient with refractory incisional pain after percutaneous nephrolithotomy; 1 patient with burns to the foot; and 1 patient with pain from iliac crest grafting. Acute pain associated with surgery or injury is a challenge to treat with local anesthetic-based regional anesthesia techniques when the anticipated pain duration exceeds a few days. Cryoneurolysis is an alternative analgesic method that utilizes extremely cold temperatures to reversibly ablate peripheral nerves and is potentially a novel method for acute pain management...
May 12, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508380/-optical-coherence-tomography-in-eyes-with-senile-retinoschisis-sd-oct-versus-ultrasound-examinations-and-assessment-of-the-vitreoretinal-interface
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A Bringewatt, S Burzer, N Feucht, M Maier
BACKGROUND: In addition to ocular ultrasonography (US), spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) is available in order to diagnose senile retinoschisis (sRS). SD-OCT also allows for classification of posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) in healthy eyes. OBJECTIVES: Reevaluation of the value and additional benefit of both imaging procedures. SD-OCT-based evaluation of PVD stages in sRS patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diagnostic results of 33 eyes in 26 patients with clinical suspicion of sRS were retrospectively analysed...
May 15, 2017: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504047/intravascular-ultrasound-validation-of-contemporary-angiographic-scores-evaluating-the-severity-of-calcification-in-peripheral-arteries
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Da Yin, Akiko Maehara, Thomas M Shimshak, Joseph J Ricotta, Venkatesh Ramaiah, Malcolm T Foster, Thomas P Davis, Mitsuaki Matsumura, Gary S Mintz, William A Gray
PURPOSE: To validate 3 angiographic scoring systems for peripheral artery calcification using intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) as the gold standard. METHODS: The study employed preprocedure angiography and IVUS data from 47 patients (median age 72 years; 34 men) in the 55-patient JetStream G3 Calcium Study ( ClinicalTrials.gov identifier NCT01273623) to validate the 3 angiographic scoring systems [Peripheral Academic Research Consortium (PARC), Peripheral Arterial Calcium Scoring System (PACSS), and the DEFINITIVE Ca(++) trial]...
May 1, 2017: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501727/methods-to-evaluate-arterial-structure-and-function-in-children-state-of-the-art-knowledge
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REVIEW
Piotr Skrzypczyk, Małgorzata Pańczyk-Tomaszewska
BACKGROUND: With increasing rates of hypertension, obesity, and diabetes in the pediatric population, wide available, and reproducible methods are necessary to evaluate arterial structure and function in children and adolescents. METHODS: MEDLINE/Pubmed was searched for articles published in years 2012-2017 on methodology of, current knowledge on, and limitations of the most commonly used methods to evaluate central, proximal and coronary arteries, as well as endothelial function in pediatric patients...
May 11, 2017: Advances in Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501565/prostate-zonal-anatomy-correlates-with-the-detection-of-prostate-cancer-on-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-ultrasound-fusion-targeted-biopsy-in-patients-with-a-solitary-pi-rads-v2-scored-lesion
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Jamil S Syed, Kevin A Nguyen, Cayce B Nawaf, Ansh M Bhagat, Steffen Huber, Angelique Levi, Peter Humphrey, Jeffrey C Weinreb, Peter G Schulam, Preston C Sprenkle
PURPOSE: To evaluate the positive predictive value (PPV) of the Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System version 2 (PI-RADS v2) assessment method in patients with a single suspicious finding on prostate multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A total of 176 patients underwent MRI/ultrasound fusion-targeted prostate biopsy after the detection of a single suspicious finding on mpMRI. The PPV for cancer detection was determined based on PI-RADS v2 assessment score and location...
May 10, 2017: Urologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500743/safety-and-efficacy-of-clip-based-vs-suture-mediated-vascular-closure-for-femoral-access-hemostasis-a-prospective-randomized-single-center-study-comparing-the-starclose-and-the-proglide-device
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Oliver Klein-Wiele, Maria Baliota, Kaffer Kara, Matthias Käunicke, Harald Schäfer, Marc Garbrecht, Marwan Abdulghafor, Marietta Garmer, Birgit Hailer
OBJECTIVES: This study is the first head-to-head analysis of StarClose vs. ProGlide in patients undergoing 5F or 6F percutaneous coronary catheterization or peripheral artery interventions. BACKGROUND: The clip based StarClose and the suture mediated ProGlide vascular closure device are well established for femoral hemostasis in endovascular therapy. However, until now no prospective randomized study compared the safety and efficacy of the two devices. METHODS: This prospective, randomized, single-center study enrolled 505 patients (69...
May 13, 2017: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500566/an-update-on-addressing-important-peripheral-nerve-problems-challenges-and-potential-solutions
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Wilson Z Ray, Mark A Mahan, Danzhu Guo, Danqing Guo, Michel Kliot
From time to time it is thoughtful and productive to review a medical field and reflect upon what are the major issues that need to be addressed and what is being done to do so. This review article is not meant to be all-inclusive but rather focuses on four evolving areas in the field of peripheral nerve disorders and treatments: (1) nerve surgery under ultrasound guidance using a new ultra-minimally invasive thread technique; (2) evolving magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound imaging techniques that are helping to both diagnose and treat a variety of peripheral nerve problems including entrapment neuropathies, traumatic nerve injuries, and masses arising from nerves; (3) promoting recovery after nerve injury using electrical stimulation; and (4) developing animal models to reproduce a severe nerve injury (neurotmetic grade in continuity) that requires a surgical intervention and repair...
May 12, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500462/perfusion-index-and-left-ventricular-output-correlation-in-healthy-term-infants
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Iuri Corsini, Alessandra Cecchi, Caterina Coviello, Carlo Dani
Perfusion index (PI) is a non-invasive marker of peripheral perfusion which is detected by an oximeter. We aimed to assess the correlation between PI and left ventricular output (LVO) in healthy term infants at the time of the screening for congenital heart disease (CHD). PI was measured at 48 ± 2 h of life in the infant's right hand (PIrh) and in 1 foot (PIf) contemporary to SpO2 for CHD screening. Heart ultrasound was performed immediately after the screening procedure for measuring LVO. Forty-nine healthy term infants were studied...
May 12, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498107/ultrasound-assisted-thrombolysis-of-an-occluded-transjugular-portosystemic-shunt
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Nicholas Hilliard, Teik Choon See, Nadeem Shaida
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) insertion is commonly performed for refractory ascites or variceal bleeding. However, TIPS dysfunction can be seen in both early and late settings, with shunt thrombosis a particular problem. Treatment of shunt dysfunction commonly involves angioplasty and re-lining, with or without embolectomy, mechanical thrombectomy, or thrombolysis. Ultrasound-assisted thrombolysis has been shown to be successful for treatment of pulmonary embolism, deep vein thrombosis, and peripheral arterial thromboembolism, but has not been described before for TIPS occlusion...
May 12, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497416/internal-medicine-point-of-care-ultrasound-curriculum-consensus-recommendations-from-the-canadian-internal-medicine-ultrasound-cimus-group
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Irene W Y Ma, Shane Arishenkoff, Jeffrey Wiseman, Janeve Desy, Jonathan Ailon, Leslie Martin, Mirek Otremba, Samantha Halman, Patrick Willemot, Marcus Blouw
Bedside point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly used to assess medical patients. At present, no consensus exists for what POCUS curriculum is appropriate for internal medicine residency training programs. This document details the consensus-based recommendations by the Canadian Internal Medicine Ultrasound (CIMUS) group, comprising 39 members, representing 14 institutions across Canada. Guiding principles for selecting curricular content were determined a priori. Consensus was defined as agreement by at least 80% of the members on POCUS applications deemed appropriate for teaching and assessment of trainees in the core (internal medicine postgraduate years [PGY] 1-3) and expanded (general internal medicine PGY 4-5) training programs...
May 11, 2017: Journal of General Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28492794/exploring-vascular-function-biomarkers-implications-for-rehabilitation
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Shane A Phillips, Daniela Kuguimoto Andaku, Renata Gonçalves Mendes, Flávia Rossi Caruso, Ramona Cabiddu, Rodrigo Boemo Jaenisch, Ross Arena, Audrey Borghi-Silva
The endothelium plays an important role in maintaining vascular homeostasis and regulating blood vessel function. Endothelial function is considered an independent predictor for risk of future cardiovascular events in cardiovascular and non-cardiovascular patients, as well as a predictor for postoperative complications in cardiovascular surgery patients. Brachial artery flow-mediated dilation by high-resolution ultrasound is widely used to evaluate endothelium-dependent vasodilation, which is mainly mediated by nitric oxide release...
March 2017: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
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