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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079154/local-anesthesia-for-transrectal-ultrasound-guided-biopsy-of-the-prostate-a-meta-analysis
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Mingchao Li, Zhengyun Wang, Hao Li, Jun Yang, Ke Rao, Tao Wang, Shaogang Wang, Jihong Liu
A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the efficacy of local anesthesia in alleviating pain during prostate biopsy. We searched relevant articles in PubMed and Embase. The included studies should be randomized controlled trials (RCT) using local anesthesia to alleviate pain during biopsy, which was recorded by a pain scale. Analgesic efficacy of different local anesthesia techniques were analyzed, including intrarectal local anesthesia (IRLA), periprostatic nerve block (PNB), pelvic plexus block (PPB) and intraprostatic local anesthesia (IPLA)...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073412/-clinical-effect-of-ultrasound-guided-injection-of-biodegradable-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-fe3o4-in-situ-implant-for-magnetic-thermal-ablation-in-treatment-of-nude-mice-with-human-liver-cancer-smmc-7721-cells
#2
B Liang, G Q Zuo, Y Y Zheng, S He, D Y Zuo
Objective: To prepare the Fe3O4-loaded biodegradable liquid-solid phase inversion poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) in situ implant for ultrasound-guided injection into nude mouse tumor model, and to investigate its clinical effect in thermomagnetic treatment of nude mice with human liver cancer SMMC-7721 cells in an alternating magnetic field. Methods: An in situ implant containing 10% Fe3O4 was prepared, and 50 μl Fe3O4-PLGA-NMP gel was injected into the subcutaneous tissue of Kunming mice. The degradation of this material was observed for 2 consecutive months, and the changes in body weight were recorded...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067009/one-step-3d-tv-hysterosalpingo-foam-sonography-3d-tv-hyfosy-confirmation-test-for-essure%C3%A2-follow-up-a-multicenter-study
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Brunella Zizolfi, Lucia Lazzeri, Mario Franchini, Attilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Carmine Nappi, Emilio Piccione, Caterina Exacoustos
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of a three-dimensional-transvaginal-hysterosalpingo-contrast-sonography using the new dedicated contrast-enhanced gel foam (3D-TV-HyFoSy) to assess the position of the tubal sterilization Essure® devices and consequent tubal occlusion in patients who underwent Essure® hysteroscopic tubal sterilization. METHODS: This multicenter study was prospectively conducted from June 2012 to July 2014 in four italian centers and included 50 women who underwent hysteroscopic Essure® microinsert placement, for a total of 95 tubes...
January 9, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058731/improved-intercostal-hifu-ablation-using-a-phased-array-transducer-based-on-fermat-s-spiral-and-voronoi-tessellation-a-numerical-evaluation
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Pascal Ramaekers, Mario Ries, Chrit T W Moonen, Martijn de Greef
PURPOSE: A major complication for abdominal High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) applications is the obstruction of the acoustic beam path by the thoracic cage, which absorbs and reflects the ultrasonic energy leading to undesired overheating of healthy tissues in the pre-focal area. Prior work has investigated the determination of optimized transducer apodization laws, which allow for a reduced rib exposure whilst (partially) restoring focal point intensity through power compensation...
January 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048591/tu-h-206-09-acceptance-testing-of-ultrasound-systems-for-shear-wave-elastography-measurements
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Z Long, D Tradup, P Song, S Stekel, S Chen, N Hangiandreou
PURPOSE: Acceptance testing of shear wave elastography on ten ultrasound systems is reported. Furthermore, variations in testing procedures related to coupling medium, number of operators, and phantom homogeneity were investigated. METHODS: Shear wave speed measurements were made on ten systems (GE LOGIQ E9 XDclear 2.0 ultrasound scanner with C1-6 and 9L transducers). Measurements were acquired using the CIRS Model 039 shear wave liver fibrosis phantoms ("soft" and "hard" phantoms, with stiffness of ∼3...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046378/su-g-iep4-01-a-simple-doppler-flow-phantom-design-for-evaluation-of-doppler-ultrasound-systems
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B Ozus, J Chen, J Beeson, J Feng
PURPOSE: There are a number of commercially available flow phantoms for evaluating Doppler ultrasound systems. However, it may be hard to justify purchasing these phantoms if a hospital has a small number of ultrasound units to evaluate. In this study, we developed a simple flow phantom with parts available in a hospital to evaluate Doppler ultrasound systems. METHODS: To create a flow reserve, one end of an IV line was connected to a 100 ml saline bag and the line was filled with saline...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031953/ultrasound-with-mineral-water-or-aqua-gel-to-reduce-pain-and-improve-the-womac-of-knee-osteoarthritis
#7
Sahar Ahmed Abdalbary
AIMS: Osteoarthritis is the most degenerative joint disease. The aim was to investigate the effects of ultrasound using mineral water or aqua sonic gel on severity of knee pain, measured by the visual analog scale and the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Arthritis Index (WOMAC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty women with bilateral osteoarthritis of the knee were assigned to two groups: ultrasound with mineral water (group 1, n = 15) or with aqua sonic gel (group 2, n = 15)...
March 2016: Future Science OA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027766/radiological-assessment-of-the-breast-following-enhancement-with-macrolane-managing-the-challenges
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Gianfranco Scaperrotta, Keshtra Satchithananda, Magnus Tengvar, Karin Post, Adrian K Lim, Pietro Panizza, Ewa Wesolowska, Christopher J Inglefield
Macrolane VRF(®), a biodegradable, stabilized hyaluronic acid gel, was used for breast enhancement 2008-2012. Similar to permanent implants, the presence of Macrolane gel may interfere with interpretation of mammography. This short communication aims to provide a guide to the appearance of Macrolane on radiology examination (including mammography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging) and aid selection of the most appropriate imaging modality to facilitate breast examination in women who have undergone Macrolane breast enhancement...
January 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012289/synthesis-of-iron-ii-iii-oxide-zinc-oxide-copper-ii-oxide-fe3o4-zno-cuo-nanocomposites-and-their-photosonocatalytic-property-for-organic-dye-removal
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Ardiansyah Taufik, Rosari Saleh
A facile sol-gel method was adopted to synthesize iron(II,III) oxide/zinc oxide/copper(II) oxide (Fe3O4/ZnO/CuO) nanocomposites with various CuO loadings at a low temperature. The prepared nanocomposites were characterized by X-ray diffraction, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy, UV-Vis spectroscopy, vibrating sample magnetometry, and Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area analyses. The photosonocatalytic properties of the nanocomposites were tested by methylene blue removal in aqueous solutions under the combination of UV or visible light and ultrasound...
December 12, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27997374/stable-phantom-materials-for-ultrasound-and-optical-imaging
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Luciana C Cabrelli, Pedro I B G B Pelissari, Alessandro M Deana, Antonio A O Carneiro, Theo Z Pavan
Phantoms mimicking the specific properties of biological tissues are essential to fully characterize medical devices. Water-based materials are commonly used to manufacture phantoms for ultrasound and optical imaging techniques. However, these materials have disadvantages, such as easy degradation and low temporal stability. In this study, we propose an oil-based new tissue-mimicking material for ultrasound and optical imaging, with the advantage of presenting low temporal degradation. A styrene-ethylene/butylene-styrene (SEBS) copolymer in mineral oil samples was made varying the SEBS concentration between 5%-15%, and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) between 0%-9%...
December 20, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986838/a-randomised-experiment-comparing-low-cost-ultrasound-gel-alternative-with-commercial-gel
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Christine Riguzzi, Allison Binkowski, Mike Butterfield, Farhad Sani, Nathan Teismann, Jahan Fahimi
OBJECTIVE: Point-of-care ultrasound is a portable, relatively low-cost imaging modality with great potential utility in low-resource settings. However, commercially produced ultrasound gel is often cost-prohibitive and unavailable. We investigated whether images obtained using an alternative cornstarch-based gel would be of comparable quality with those using commercial gel. METHODS: This was a blinded, randomised, cross-over study comparing commercially produced ultrasound gel with home-made cornstarch-based gel...
December 16, 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981280/diagnosis-of-endometriotic-lesions-by-sonovaginography-with-ultrasound-gel
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Elvira Brătilă, Diana Elena Comandaşu, Ciprian Coroleucă, Monica Mihaela Cîrstoiu, Costin Berceanu, Claudia Mehedintu, Petre Bratila, Simona Vladareanu
AIMS: The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic ability of sonovaginography (SVG) with ultrasound gel in patients with endometriosis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We conducted a multicentre prospective study, which included 193 patients with symptoms highly suggestive for endometriosis. All patients were investigated by transvaginal sonography and SVG with gel and afterwards underwent laparoscopic surgery. For each category of endometriotic lesions investigated, we calculated and compared the sensitivity, specificity,  positive predictive value and negative predictive value of the imagisticinvestigations used...
December 5, 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940033/ultrasound-induced-gelation-of-fluorenyl-9-methoxycarbonyl-l-lysine-fluorenyl-9-methoxycarbonyl-oh-and-its-dipeptide-derivatives-showing-very-low-minimum-gelation-concentrations
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Huimin Geng, Lin Ye, Ai-Ying Zhang, Ziqiang Shao, Zeng-Guo Feng
Four l-Lysine(Lys)-l-glutamic acid(Glu) dipeptide derivatives (1-4) and their precursor-a single fluorenyl-9-methoxycarbonyl(Fmoc)-l-Lys(Fmoc)-OH amino acid (5) were demonstrated as gelators to gelate a variety of alcohols and aromatic solvents under the sonication conditions. Compared to the routine heating-cooling protocol, the ultrasound substantially brought down the minimum gelation concentrations (MGCs) of the resulting organogels. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FT-IR) and fluorescence studies revealed that the π-π stacking and hydrogen bonding act as major driving forces for the self-assembly of these lysine-based gelators into supramolecular fibrous three dimensional (3D) network, where the more the Fmoc protecting groups, the gelators are more responsive to ultrasound-stimulus and more conducive to an ordered molecular arrangement reinforcing the intermolecular forces...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935228/second-generation-slit-based-photoacoustic-tomography-system-for-vascular-imaging-in-human
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Yuehang Wang, Depeng Wang, Ryan Hubbell, Jun Xia
Slit-based photoacoustic tomography is a newly developed technique that improves the elevation numerical aperture of a linear array through acoustic diffraction. The slit, placed at the acoustic focus of a linear array, effectively forms an array of virtual detectors with high receiving angle, which subsequently improves the elevation resolution. However, due to the complex implementation, our original system could only image phantoms and sacrificed animals. In this report, the system has been significantly improved...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884674/modification-of-foxtail-millet-starch-by-combining-physical-chemical-and-enzymatic-methods
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Ashim Dey, Nandan Sit
Modification of foxtail millet starch was carried out by heat moisture treatment (HT), acid hydrolysis (AH), enzymatic treatment (EH), Ultrasound treatment (UT) and their combinations. A total of 15 modified starches were prepared by combining the various methods and properties were compared with native starch. The solubilities of the starches modified by HT were found to decrease whereas for other single modifications it increased. It also increased with number of modifications applied. The swelling power decreased for all the modified starches and a decrease in swelling power was observed with increase in number of modifications...
February 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881037/a-novel-gel-pad-laryngeal-ultrasound-for-vocal-cord-evaluation
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Jung-Woo Woo, Seo Ki Kim, Inhye Park, Jun Ho Choe, Jung-Han Kim, Jee Soo Kim
BACKGROUND: Laryngeal ultrasound (LUS) is a new method for vocal cord evaluation in patients with risk of vocal cord palsy (VCP). However, the previously described LUS reportedly had a high failure rate of vocal cord visualization in male patients. A novel gel pad LUS was devised to overcome the limitations of the previous method. METHODS: A total of 482 (100 male) consecutive LUS and direct laryngoscopy examinations were performed in thyroidectomy and other neck surgery patients...
January 4, 2017: Thyroid: Official Journal of the American Thyroid Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873449/assessment-of-cubosomal-alpha-lipoic-acid-gel-efficacy-for-the-aging-face-a-single-blinded-placebo-controlled-right-left-comparative-clinical-study
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Mohamed El-Komy, Suzan Shalaby, Rehab Hegazy, Rania Abdel Hay, Saly Sherif, Ehab Bendas
BACKGROUND: A poloxamer solution acting as a vehicle for the lipid base particulate system (cubosome dispersions) containing alpha lipoic acid (ALA) has achieved encouraging results in skin aging. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the efficacy of 5% Cubosomal ALA as an anti-aging formulation. METHODS: This single-blinded, placebo-controlled, comparative study was conducted on 20 females. Patients were instructed to apply a gel formulation containing the active ingredient over the right half of their face and a placebo gel on the left half twice daily for 6 months...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845658/shear-wave-imaging-of-in-vivo-breast-tissue-by-color-doppler-shear-wave-elastography
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Yoshiki Yamakoshi, Takahito Nakajima, Toshihiro Kasahara, Mayuko Yamazaki, Ren Koda, Naoki Sunaguchi
Shear wave elastography is a distinctive method to access the viscoelastic characteristic of the soft tissue that is difficult to obtain by other imaging modalities. This paper proposes a novel shear wave elastography (color Doppler shear wave imaging: CD SWI) for breast tissue. Continuous shear wave is produced by a small lightweight actuator which is attached to the tissue surface. Shear wave wavefront which propagates in tissue is reconstructed as a binary pattern which consists of zero and the maximum flow velocities on color flow image (CFI)...
November 8, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835808/evaluation-of-a-small-flat-rectangular-therapeutic-ultrasonic-transducer-intended-for-intravascular-use
#19
N Papadopoulos, G Menikou, M Yiannakou, C Yiallouras, K Ioannides, C Damianou
BACKGROUND: The aim of the proposed study was to evaluate the performance of a flat rectangular (2×10mm(2)) transducer operating at 4MHz. The intended application of this transducer is intravascular treatment of thrombosis and atherosclerosis. METHODS: The transducer's thermal capabilities were tested in two different gel phantoms. MR thermometry was used to demonstrate the thermal capabilities of this type of transducer. RESULTS: Temperature measurements demonstrated that this simple and small transducer adequately produced high temperatures, which can be utilized for therapeutic purposes...
February 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27821656/gel-sonovaginography-a-new-way-of-evaluating-a-variety-of-local-vaginal-and-cervical-disorders
#20
Mala Sibal
Gel sonovaginography is a new way of assessing local cervical and vaginal disorders, in which regular transvaginal sonography is known to have limitations. In gel sonovaginography, 20 mL of ultrasound gel is instilled into the vagina, followed by examination with a transvaginal transducer. In a study involving 28 women with known or suspected disorders such as cervical and vaginal cancer, cervical polyps, vaginal septa, and deep infiltrating endometriosis, a substantial improvement in visualization and assessment of local lesions and structures was noted with gel sonovaginography...
December 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
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