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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933440/modern-role-of-clinical-ultrasound-in-liver-abscess-and-echinococcosis
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REVIEW
Rita Barosa, João Pinto, Ana Caldeira, Eduardo Pereira
In the Western world, liver abscesses are predominantly of pyogenic origin and can present a wide range of ultrasonographic features, from a solid mass to a cystic cavity. Amoebic abscesses are endemic in tropical areas and typically round single lesions. Echinococcal cyst is diagnosed by ultrasound (US). Serology is particularly useful when pathognomonic US features are absent. Treatment is determined based on the WHO ultrasonographic classification, and puncture, aspiration, injection, re-aspiration (PAIR) is a US-guided therapeutic option...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932439/management-of-splenic-ectopic-pregnancy-presenting-with-massive-haemoperitoneum
#2
Alissa Greenbaum, Richard Miskimins, Brittany Coffman, Jasmeet Paul
Abdominal ectopic pregnancy (EP) accounts for only 1.3% of EPs and occurs when a fertilised ovum implants in an extrapelvic peritoneal location. Primary splenic pregnancy is a rare type of abdominal EP, with only 16 cases previously reported in the literature. Early diagnosis is essential as delay in treatment carries significant potential for morbidity and mortality. We present the case of a 27-year-old woman presenting with left upper quadrant abdominal pain, elevated human chorionic gonadotropin levels, absence of intrauterine gestational sac and massive haemoperitoneum on transvaginal ultrasound...
December 8, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932277/detection-of-subclinical-ultrasound-enthesopathy-and-nail-disease-in-patients-at-risk-of-psoriatic-arthritis
#3
Marie Acquitter, Laurent Misery, Alain Saraux, Luc Bressollette, Sandrine Jousse-Joulin
OBJECTIVES: To detect subclinical entheses and nail abnormalities using gray-scale (GS) and power Doppler ultrasonography (PDUS) between patients with nail psoriasis and those with inverse and scalp psoriasis. METHODS: In this prospective monocentric study, patients with nail, inverse and scalp psoriasis, without psoriatic arthritis or systemic treatment, were included. Clinical evaluation and ultrasonographic assessment of 14 entheses and 12 nails were done by a dermatologist (clinical assessment) and a rheumatologist (ultrasonographic assessment)...
December 5, 2016: Joint, Bone, Spine: Revue du Rhumatisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932268/ten-principles-for-a-safe-surgical-treatment-of-ovarian-endometriosis
#4
M A López-de la Torre, H M Abrao, L F Fernandes, R M Kho, M S Abrao
OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate a step-by-step laparoscopic approach for excision of ovarian endometrioma following surgical principles for safety and maximal preservation of ovarian function. DESIGN: Video SETTING: Medical management of ovarian endometriomas is not recommended. Operative laparoscopic is the treatment of choice. Although considered a simple procedure, ovarian cystectomy requires precise and correct technique in order to preserve ovarian function. PATIENT: Asymptomatic, 27yo woman with ultrasound imaging suggesting a 6,2 x 5,4 cm left endometrioma...
December 5, 2016: Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932197/crucial-role-of-carotid-ultrasound-for-the-rapid-diagnosis-of-hyperacute-aortic-dissection-complicated-by-cerebral-infarction-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Eglė Sukockienė, Kristina Laučkaitė, Antanas Jankauskas, Dalia Mickevičienė, Giedrė Jurkevičienė, Antanas Vaitkus, Edgaras Stankevičius, Kęstutis Petrikonis, Daiva Rastenytė
Aortic dissection is a life-threatening rare condition that may virtually present by any organ system dysfunction, the nervous system included. Acute cerebral infarction among multiple other neurological and non-neurological presentations is part of this acute aortic syndrome. Rapid and correct diagnosis is of extreme importance keeping in mind the possibility of thrombolytic treatment if a patient with a suspected ischemic stroke arrives to the Emergency Department within a 4.5-h window after symptom onset...
November 19, 2016: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932178/extra-anatomical-meso-portal-venous-jump-graft-repair-for-early-portal-vein-thrombosis-after-liver-transplant-in-an-infant-with-a-hypoplastic-portal-vein-a-case-report
#6
R Matsumoto, K Uchida, S Nishida, E R Island, D M Levi, J Fan, A Tekin, G Selvaggi, A G Tzakis
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Small infants with biliary atresia and hypoplastic portal veins (PV) are at risk for portal vein thrombosis (PVT) after liver transplantation (LT), which can lead to graft loss and mortality. Extra-anatomical PV reconstruction techniques have been established for adult cases of PVT; however, they have not been widely accepted for infants. METHODS: Here, we report the successful use of an extra-anatomical meso-portal venous jump graft to treat early PVT after LT in a 6-month-old infant with biliary atresia and PV hypoplasia...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932161/sofosbuvir-monotherapy-for-asymptomatic-and-noncirrhotic-hepatitis-c-infection-in-a-renal-retransplantation-recipient-a-case-report
#7
G Deng, J Ma, S Shen, Q Li, L Peng, S Meng, J Zhou, J Wu, D Liu
Renal transplant recipients infected with hepatitis C virus (HCV) have a high risk of progressing to cirrhosis, end-stage liver diseases, and hepatocellular carcinoma. It is also considered as an independent risk for graft loss and is correlated with proteinuria, transplant glomerulopathy, HCV-associated glomerulonephritis, and chronic rejection. Previous therapy involving interferon alfa and ribavirin led to treatment complications, including toxicity, anemia, sepsis, and drug-drug interactions with calcineurin inhibitors, as well as reduced tolerability and efficacy...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932155/late-allograft-renal-vein-thrombosis-treated-with-anticoagulation-alone-a-case-report
#8
C Ferreira, L Pereira, P Pereira, I Tavares, S Sampaio, M Bustorff, M Pestana
BACKGROUND: Allograft renal vein thrombosis is a rare complication of kidney transplantation. Most cases occur in the first 2 weeks after transplantation, but there are cases described many years after the transplant surgery. Allograft loss is the usual outcome. METHODS: We present a case of a renal transplant recipient with allograft renal vein thrombosis associated with deep venous thrombosis of a lower limb, 9 years after transplantation. He was successfully treated with anticoagulation alone, with recovery of allograft function...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932132/collateral-development-in-thrombosis-of-the-hepatic-artery-after-transplantation
#9
C M García Bernardo, B Argüelles García, P Redondo Buil, A Miyar de León, L González Dieguez, V Cadahía Rodrigo, I González-Pinto Arrillaga, L Vázquez Velasco
OBJECTIVES: The authors sought to identify strictures or hepatic artery obstruction with posterior collateral transformation in our series of liver transplantation, treatment, and evolution. The thrombosis or severe hepatic artery stenosis sometimes presents a compensation mechanism, the collateral transformation of the artery. MATERIAL AND METHODS: From April 2002 to December 2011 we collected 18 cases of collateral transformation. We analyzed data regarding the transplantation, diagnosis, treatment, clinical evolution, liver function, and Doppler-ultrasound...
November 2016: Transplantation Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931054/-tb-screening-of-pregnant-women-in-accordance-with-the-german-protection-against-infection-act
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Pregnant women should be tested with immune tests for tuberculosis when they undergo TB screening according to the German Infectious Diseases Protection Act. Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRAs) should be the priority tests used for pregnant refugees and asylum seekers, especially when migrating from high incidence countries (> 20 cases/100.000 population according to the ECDC) or when they fled from crisis regions; positive tuberculin skin tests should be veryfied with IGRA. Once immunological tests are suggesting a latent tuberculosis infection it should be considered that pregnant women have an increased risk of developing active tuberculosis with potential health threats for the unborn child...
December 2016: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930585/the-incidence-and-outcome-of-major-complication-following-conventional-tae-tace-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#11
Jianfei Tu, Zhongzhi Jia, Xihui Ying, Dengke Zhang, Shaoqin Li, Feng Tian, Guomin Jiang
To investigate the incidence and outcome of major complication following conventional transarterial embolization/chemoembolization (TAE/TACE) therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).From May 2010 to May 2016, all patients with major complication following conventional TAE/TACE for HCC were included. Major complication was defined as admission to a hospital for therapy, an unplanned increase in the level of care, prolonged hospitalization, permanent adverse sequelae, or death after conventional TAE/TACE therapy by Society of Interventional Radiology...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930553/the-effects-of-hyaluronic-acid-on-hemiplegic-shoulder-injury-and-pain-in-patients-with-subacute-stroke-a-randomized-controlled-pilot-study
#12
Yu-Chi Huang, Chau-Peng Leong, Lin Wang, Mei-Ju Chen, Chien-Yi Chuang, Mei-Yun Liaw, Lin-Yi Wang
BACKGROUND: Hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) is one of the most common comorbidities in stroke patients with flaccid shoulders. The pain limits functional motor recovery and affects the activities of daily living after acute stroke. This study investigated the effects of hyaluronic acid (HA) injection on pain reduction and motor function in subacute stroke patients with HSP and injury. METHODS: A randomized, double-blinded controlled trial was conducted in a medical center...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930543/left-branch-of-portal-vein-thrombosis-in-a-liver-transplant-recipient-with-donation-after-cardiac-death-donor-a-case-report
#13
Maogen Chen, Weiqiang Ju, Xiaohong Lin, Qiang Zhao, Dongping Wang, Xiaoshun He
INTRODUCTION: Portal vein thrombosis (PVT) is one of the most severe complications after liver transplantation, which usually causes graft loss and recipient mortality. The founding of the embolic branch of portal system and its result are not well described in the literature. CLINICAL FINDINGS AND DIAGNOSES: We report here an unusual case of complete right branch thrombosis of portal vein after orthotopic liver transplantation from a donation after cardiac death donor, without obvious malaise...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929713/postoperative-thyroglobulin-and-neck-ultrasound-in-the-risk-re-stratification-and-decision-to-perform-131-i-ablation
#14
Antonio Matrone, Carla Gambale, Paolo Piaggi, David Viola, Carlotta Giani, Laura Agate, Valeria Bottici, Francesca Bianchi, Gabriele Materazzi, Paolo Vitti, Eleonora Molinaro, Rossella Elisei
CONTEXT: For many years, total thyroidectomy (TTx) and radioiodine remnant ablation (RRA) represented the initial treatment of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC). There is currently much debate surrounding the clinical impact of RRA, particularly in low (LR) and intermediate (IR) risk DTC. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the role of postoperative High-Sensitive Thyroglobulin on L-thyroxine (LT4-HSTg) and postoperative neck ultrasound (nUS) in risk re-stratification and decision to perform RRA...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928814/the-adrenal-gland-an-organ-neglected-in-pediatric-trauma-cases
#15
Bahattin Aydogdu, Mehmet Hanifi Okur, Serkan Arslan, Mehmet Serif Arslan, Hikmet Zeytun, Erol Basuguy, Mustafa Icer, Cemil Goya, Ibrahim Uygun, Murat Kemal Cigdem, Abdurrahman Onen, Selcuk Otcu
PURPOSE: Adrenal gland injury (AGI) caused by trauma may cause bleeding and life-threatening problems in children.The objective of this study was to analyze the prevalence of AGI in final diagnoses of trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The records of 458 patients with abdominal trauma (out of a total 8,200 pediatric patientswith trauma of any sort), who were referred to our clinic between January 2009 and July 2014, were reviewed retrospectively.The numbers of patients with AGI and their ages, gender, trauma patterns, affected organs, pediatrictrauma scores (PTSs), and injury severity scores (ISSs) were recorded, as well as the associated ultrasound (US)and tomographic scan data, treatments, and complications...
December 8, 2016: Urology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928711/dry-weight-assessment-by-combined-ultrasound-and-bioimpedance-monitoring-in-low-cardiovascular-risk-hemodialysis-patients-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#16
Dimitrie Siriopol, Mihai Onofriescu, Luminita Voroneanu, Mugurel Apetrii, Ionut Nistor, Simona Hogas, Mehmet Kanbay, Radu Sascau, Dragos Scripcariu, Adrian Covic
PURPOSE: Fluid overload is associated with adverse outcomes in hemodialysis (HD) patients. The precise assessment of hydration status in HD patients remains a major challenge for nephrologists. Our study aimed to explore whether combining two bedside methods, lung ultrasonography (LUS) and bioimpedance, may provide complementary information to guide treatment in specific HD patients. METHODS: In total, 250 HD patients from two dialysis units were included in this randomized clinical trial...
December 7, 2016: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928626/comparison-of-prostate-positioning-guided-by-three-dimensional-transperineal-ultrasound-and-cone-beam-ct
#17
Minglun Li, Hendrik Ballhausen, Nina-Sophie Hegemann, Michael Reiner, Stefan Tritschler, Christian Gratzke, Farkhad Manapov, Stefanie Corradini, Ute Ganswindt, Claus Belka
OBJECTIVE: The accuracy of a transperineal three-dimensional ultrasound system (3DUS) was assessed for prostate positioning and compared to fiducial- and bone-based positioning in kV cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) during definitive radiotherapy of prostate cancer. METHODS: Each of the 7 patients had three fiducial markers implanted into the prostate before treatment. Prostate positioning was simultaneously measured by 3DUS and CBCT before each fraction. In total, 177 pairs of 3DUS and CBCT scans were collected...
December 7, 2016: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928500/recent-advances-in-understanding-and-managing-psoriatic-arthritis
#18
REVIEW
Dafna D Gladman
This article reviews recent advances in psoriatic arthritis (PsA) over the past several years with emphasis on early diagnosis, better understanding of pathogenesis, and new therapeutic approaches. Early diagnosis is important, since people who present late do not fare as well. There are a number of clinical, laboratory, and ultrasound features that can help identify patients destined to develop PsA, and several screening tools have been developed. It is recognized that genetic and epigenetic factors, as well as T cells and cytokines, play a role in the pathogenesis of PsA, and several targets have been identified for therapeutic interventions...
2016: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928066/clinical-correlation-of-anatomical-location-of-non-thrombotic-iliac-vein-lesion
#19
Afsha Aurshina, Borislav Kheyson, Justin Eisenberg, Anil Hingorani, Arkady Ganelin, Enrico Ascher, Eleanor Iadgarova, Natalie Marks
OBJECTIVE: Treatment of non-thrombotic iliac vein lesions is an active area of research. Intravascular ultrasound allows its localization. We chose intravascular ultrasound to clarify the exact anatomical location of non-thrombotic iliac vein lesions and correlate it with clinical findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Over seven months, we performed ilio-femoral intravascular ultrasound studies on 217 patients, in 141 women and 76 men. The average age ± standard deviation was 68 ± 14 years...
December 6, 2016: Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927940/diagnostic-value-of-sonography-in-treatment-naive-chronic-inflammatory-neuropathies
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H Stephan Goedee, W Ludo van der Pol, Jan-Thies H van Asseldonk, Hessel Franssen, Nicolette C Notermans, Alexander J F E Vrancken, Michael A van Es, Stavros Nikolakopoulos, Leo H Visser, Leonard H van den Berg
OBJECTIVE: To determine the diagnostic value of high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) for detection of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), Lewis-Sumner syndrome (LSS), and multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN). METHODS: Between January 2013 and January 2015, we enrolled 75 consecutive treatment-naive patients with chronic inflammatory neuropathies and 70 disease controls. We performed extensive nerve conduction and standardized HRUS studies bilaterally of large arm and leg nerves and brachial plexus...
December 7, 2016: Neurology
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