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Uterine artery pulsatility index improves prediction of methotrexate resistance in women with gestational trophoblastic neoplasia with FIGO score 5-6.
CONCLUSION: Our results suggest UAPI is an independent predictor of MTX-R in women with FIGO 5-6 GTN. PMID: 23759086 [PubMed - in process] (Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - June 17, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Sita-Lumsden A, Medani H, Fisher R, Harvey R, Short D, Sebire N, Savage P, Lim A, Seckl M, Agarwal R Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
Ovarian cancer prediction: development of a scoring system for primary care.
CONCLUSION: This scoring system could potentially direct general practitioners to appropriate investigations for ovarian cancer on the basis of symptoms and save a substantial number of unnecessary ultrasound scans being requested. PMID: 23759087 [PubMed - in process] (Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology)
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - June 17, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Grewal K, Hamilton W, Sharp D Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
Evaluating the Results of Transcatheter Versus Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement The Value of a Core Echocardiographic Laboratory ∗
Echocardiography is widely used in both patient care and clinical research because of its entirely noninvasive nature, versatility, availability, portability, and suitability for serial studies. In clinical trials, echocardiography is used to determine study enrollment eligibility, to measure surrogate endpoints, and to provide insights into the natural history and mechanisms of disease and therapeutic efficacy. However, the acquisition and interpretation of echocardiographic data is highly patient- and operator-dependent, which introduces variability and bias and lowers reproducibility. In addition to this performance-b...
Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Cardiovascular Interventions - June 17, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Management of an iatrogenic radial artery perforation: a case report.
Abstract A 73-year-old female patient underwent transradial coronary angiography with stable angina and signs of significant myocardial ischemia revealed by exercise stress test. After insertion of a 6F radial sheath into the right radial artery and intra-arterial administration of heparin plus verapamil, the hydrophilic guidewire could not be advanced under fluoroscopic guidance. Immediately afterwards, radial angiography was performed, which displayed a radial artery perforation with significant contrast extravasation. The perforated segment was crossed meticulously with the same guidewire after additional vasodi...
Source: Turk Kardiyoloji Dernegi arsivi - June 16, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Buturak A, Demirci Y, Dağdelen S Tags: Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars Source Type: research
Reliability of rehabilitative ultrasound imaging for the medial gastrocnemius muscle in poststroke patients
ConclusionIn this study, the intra‐ and interexaminer reliability of the pennation angle and muscle thickness measurements of the medial gastrocnemius muscle was good to very good. Therefore, we suggest that the pennation angle and muscle thickness measurements of the medial gastrocnemius muscle obtained from rehabilitative ultrasound imaging would be useful for clinical assessment in poststroke patients. (Source: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging)
Source: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging - June 16, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Ki Hun Cho, Hwang Jae Lee, Wan Hee Lee Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Veterinary Hospital in Tampa Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Free Pet Diagnostic Services
TAMPA, Fla., June 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre in Tampa, FL announced that the veterinary hospital is celebrating its 10th anniversary this summer. In celebration of the animal hospital's 10th anniversary, the vet clinic is offering the following services for free: heartworm testing, microchip insert or an intestinal parasite test. In addition to the free anniversary services, the veterinary hospital is equipped to provide pet acupuncture, custom and holistic therapies, wellness packages, pet vaccinations, allergy testing, DNA testing, lab work, digital radiology, ultrasounds, pet dental c...
Source: Medical News (via PRIMEZONE) - June 16, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Ultrasound-based neuronavigation and spinal cord tumour surgery - marriage of convenience or notified incompatibility?
CONCLUSION: Ultrasound-based neuronavigation is a promising tool in extramedullary tumour surgery, especially of meningiomas and neurinomas, ensuring better control on the extent of tumour excision. In patients with intramedullary tumours, however, the use of 3D neurosonography for more precise control on the extent of radical tumour excision is not possible. In general, ultrasound-based neuronavigation has not added much to the surgical management of spinal cord tumors. PMID: 23756971 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Turkish Neurosurgery)
Source: Turkish Neurosurgery - June 16, 2013 Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Shamov T, Eftimov T, Kaprelyan A, Enchev Y Tags: Turk Neurosurg Source Type: research
Diagnosis of Amyloidosis and Differentiation from Chronic, Idiopathic Enterocolitis in Rhesus (Macaca mulatta) and Pig-Tailed (M. nemestrina) Macaques.
Abstract Amyloidosis is a progressive and ultimately fatal disease in which amyloid, an insoluble fibrillar protein, is deposited inappropriately in multiple organs, eventually leading to organ dysfunction. Although this condition commonly affects macaques, there is currently no reliable method of early diagnosis. Changes in clinical pathology parameters have been associated with amyloidosis but occur in late stages of disease, are nonspecific, and resemble those seen in chronic, idiopathic enterocolitis. A review of animal records revealed that amyloidosis was almost always diagnosed postmortem, with prevalences o...
Source: Comparative Medicine - June 15, 2013 Category: Zoology Authors: Rice KA, Chen ES, Metcalf Pate KA, Hutchinson EK, Adams RJ Tags: Comp Med Source Type: research
Impact of different extraction methods on the quality of Dipteryx alata extracts
This study aimed to impact of different extraction methods on the quality of Dipteryx alata Vogel, Fabaceae, extracts from fruits. The major compounds found were the lipids 38.9% (w/w) and proteins 26.20% (w/w). The residual moisture was 7.20% (w/w), total fiber 14.50% (w/w), minerals 4.10% (w/w) and carbohydrate 9.10 % (w/w). The species studied has great potential in producing oil, but the content and type of fatty acids obtained is dependent on the method of extraction. The Blingh & Dyer method was more selective for unsaturated fatty acids and Shoxlet method was more selective for saturated fatty acids. The tannin extr...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia - June 15, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
A Comparative Study on the Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer
between Mediastinoscopy and EBUS-TBNA
Background and objective Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) has been gradually universal application, but its value in the preoperative staging of lung cancer and mediastinal mass biopsy remains to be explored. The aim of this study is to evaluate the value of clinical application between mediastinoscopy and EBUS-TBNA, desiring to provide an objective basis for the rational choice applications. Methods Between July 2009 and December 2012, mediastinoscopy patients with 361 cases accepted biopsy, including 199 cases of lung cancer and 162 cases of mediastinal mass of unknown origin, ...
Source: Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer - June 15, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Bilateral common carotid artery ultrasound for prediction of incident strokes using intima-media thickness and external diameter: an observational study
Background: External common carotid artery (CCA) diameter and intima-media thickness (IMT) are independently associated with incident stroke and other cardiovascular events. Arterial geometry such as large IMT and large diameter may reflect vulnerable plaques and so impact stroke risk. Finally, arterial changes that exist bilaterally may increase stroke risk.MethodWe studied middle-aged men and women (n=7276) from a prospective observational study who had right (R) and left (L) CCA IMT and external diameters measured via B-mode ultrasound (1987--89) in order to categorize CCA geometry. Using side- and gender-specific IMT a...
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - June 15, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Marsha EigenbrodtGregory EvansKathryn RoseZoran BursacRichard TracyJawahar MehtaDavid Couper Source Type: research
Diversity of endoscopy center operations and practice variation across California's safety-net hospital system: a statewide survey
Conclusion: Our study highlights the diversity and practice variations of endoscopy center operations at California public hospitals and serves as a catalyst for future collaborations among safety-net hospitals. (Source: BMC Research Notes)
Source: BMC Research Notes - June 15, 2013 Category: Research Authors: Lukejohn DayTaft BhuketJohn InadomiHal Yee Source Type: research
Rapid Diagnosis Followed By Immediate Treatment Of Giant Cell Arteritis Significantly Reduces Risk Of Blindness
A new study presented at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, shows that rapid evaluation for Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) by Color Doppler Ultrasound (CDUS) followed by immediate initiation of treatment (if required) significantly reduces permanent vision loss. Of the patients evaluated by the ''fast track'' principle from March 2010 to December 2012, 11.1% had transient visual manifestations, and none went on to suffer from permanent visual loss... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news
Analysis of obstetrics and gynecology professional liability claims in Catalonia, Spain (1986–2010)
Conclusion: OG is at high-risk for malpractice claims, but compensation awards are not frequent. However, particular events, such as retained foreign objects, tubal ligation, ultrasound diagnosis or neurologically impaired newborns, deserve special attention regarding medico-legal issues. (Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine)
Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine - June 14, 2013 Category: Forensic Medicine Authors: Esperanza L. Gómez-Durán, Joan Antoni Mulà-Rosías, Josep Maria Lailla-Vicens, Josep Benet-Travé, Josep Arimany-Manso Tags: Original Communications Source Type: research
Focused abdominal ultrasound in preoperative liver surgery staging: a prospective study
Conclusions: The relatively high sensitivity rates achieved by US focused on liver evaluation, with the aim of lowering costs but not efficiency, places the method in focus again for use in the routine preoperative staging of candidates for liver resection. We suggest for preoperative evaluation that US could be associated with one section imaging method (computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging) as routine. (Source: World Journal of Surgical Oncology)
Source: World Journal of Surgical Oncology - June 14, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Marcela CohenPaulo HermanRubens ChojniakMiriam PoliPaula BarbosaAlmir Bitencourt Source Type: research
Breast Ultrasound Exam - What to Expect
A breast ultrasound exam is usually done after a mammogram or clinical exam reveals an area of concern that doesn’t show up distinctly. Very little pressure is used, and the exam is usually painless. Since ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves instead of x-rays, your breast is not exposed to radiation. Here's what to expect during your breast ultrasound exam. (Source: About.com Breast Cancer)
Source: About.com Breast Cancer - June 14, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: breastcancer.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news
A Rare Case of a Mosaic Unbalanced Translocation After Chorionic Villous Sampling
ConclusionWe recommend that if CPM with an unbalanced translocation is diagnosed on CVS, parental karyotype and an amniocentesis should be offered in conjunction with genetic counseling. In rare instances, such as this one, an unbalanced translocation may have a favorable outcome. (BIRTH 40:2 June 2013) (Source: Birth)
Source: Birth - June 14, 2013 Category: OBGYN Authors: Roohi Jeelani, Anushka Chelliah, Kristen Rauch, Eleazar Soto, Saleh Ebrahim, Ray Bahado‐Singh, Theodore Jones Tags: Article Source Type: research
Dynamic variations in the ultrasound greyscale median of carotid artery plaques
Conclusions: Inter-frame variations in the plaque GSM such as those found in this study have implications on the reproducibility of GSM measurements and their clinical utility. Studies assessing the GSM of carotid artery plaques should consider these variations. (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - June 14, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Baris KanberTimothy HartshorneMark HorsfieldAndrew NaylorThompson RobinsonKumar Ramnarine Source Type: research
Speckle tracking echocardiography-determined measures of global and regional left ventricular function correlate with functional capacity in patients with and without preserved ejection fraction
Conclusions: STE--determined measures of global and regional left ventricular function have a strong linear association with estimates of functional capacity in patients with and without preserved ejection fraction. STE--determined measures of strain, especially longitudinal strain, are likely to be important targets for therapy and should be considered in future studies aimed at improving our diagnosis of left ventricular inadequacy in patients with heart failure, especially those with preserved ejection fraction. (Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound)
Source: Cardiovascular Ultrasound - June 14, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: John PetersenTalha NazirLicheng LeeCynthia GarvanAshkan Karimi Source Type: research
Cervical pessaries for prevention of spontaneous preterm births: Past, present and future
Abstract This review describes rationale and gradual introduction of cervical pessaries into clinical practice, technical aspects of more commonly used designs and provides guidance for their use and future evaluation. Possible advantages include easy, ‘one off’ application, good side‐effect profile, good patient tolerability and relatively low cost compared to current alternatives. Use of transvaginal sonography allows much better selection of patients that may benefit, but future clinical trials are needed to establish the clear role of pessaries as a preterm birth prevention strategy world‐wide. (Source: Ultraso...
Source: Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology - June 14, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Birgit Arabin, Zarko Alfirevic Tags: Narrative Review Source Type: research
Platelet-rich plasma (prp) to treat chronic upper patellar tendinopathies.
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates that a local infiltration of PRP associated with a submaximal eccentric protocol is efficient to improve symptoms of chronic upper patellar tendinopathies, non-responsive to classical conservative treatments. However, up to now, there is no consensus on the method to prepare the PRP. Indeed, each technique could provide a very different PRP (variations in the platelet concentrations and of the amount of red and white cells). PMID: 23757641 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Kaux JF, Croisier JL, Bruyère O, Rodriguez C, Daniel C, Godon B, Simoni P, Alvarez V, Brabant G, Lapraille S, Lonneux V, Noël D, Collette J, Goff CL, Gothot A, Crielaard JM Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Clinical and radiological results of arthroscopic repair of massive rotator cuff tears does it improve the natural history.
CONCLUSION: The results suggest that arthroscopic repair of massive rotator cuff tears can achieve excellent clinical results The outcome in the longer term is unknown. PMID: 23757636 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Chrysi T, Chidanbaram R, Frankiskos X, Mok DH Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Retrospective review of injection therapy in morton's neuroma.
CONCLUSION: Injection therapy is often the treatment of choice. No advantage has been demonstrated in this survey of ultrasound guided injection versus palpation guided injection. Further studies are needed to prove the effectiveness of ultrasound guided corticosteroid injection. PMID: 23757661 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Schiffer G, Chan O, Jalan R, Padhiar N Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Treatment of ankle impingement syndromes in athletes.
CONCLUSION: Arthroscopic treatment of anterior ankle impingement together with ankle ligament reconstruction, when indicated, is essential for obtaining a stable and functionally efficient ankle. PMID: 23757697 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Intzirtis P, Tsikouris G, Zampiakis E, Plessas S, Taprantzis L, Kourougenis P, Tsikouris D, Tsikouris L Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
The tendon of young athletes and footballers.
DISCUSSION: The eco-elastographic screening of athlete's tendons could be used since an early age to detect changes related to diseases occurring along the sporting life. Defining patterns is of great importance because it can be used to detect early changes and it is a way to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of these pathologies. PMID: 23757722 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Ruzza M, Gasol X, Yanguas X, Til L Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Abdominal muscle injuries in soccer-surgical case series.
CONCLUSION: Muscular injuries of the abdominal wall in soccer are rare but serious.(3) An accurate diagnosis made by MRI is essential for further treatment planning. In our cases, operation is the treatment of choice resulting in excellent results. PMID: 23757724 [PubMed - in process] (Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine)
Source: British Journal of Sports Medicine - June 13, 2013 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Brix C, Lohrer H, Hoeferlin A Tags: Br J Sports Med Source Type: research
Ultra-fast bright field and fluorescence imaging of the dynamics of micrometer-sized objects
Xucai Chen, Jianjun Wang, Michel Versluis, Nico de Jong, and Flordeliza S. Villanueva High speed imaging has application in a wide area of industry and scientific research. In medical research, high speed imaging has the potential to reveal insight into mechanisms of action of various therapeutic interventions. Examples include ultrasound assisted thrombolysis, drug delivery, and gen ... [Rev. Sci. Instrum. 84, 063701 (2013)] published Tue Jun 11, 2013. (Source: Review of Scientific Instruments)
Source: Review of Scientific Instruments - June 13, 2013 Category: Physics Source Type: research
The effect of nanocomposite polymeric layer on the radiation of antisymmetric zero-order Lamb wave in a piezoelectric plate contacting with liquid
I. E. Kuznetsova, B. D. Zaitsev, I. A. Borodina, A. M. Shikhabudinov, A. A. Teplykh et al. A nanocomposite polymeric layer is proposed to be used for increasing the efficiency of ultrasound radiation into the liquid by antisymmetric zero-order (A) Lamb waves propagating in piezoelectric plates. The theoretical and experimental investigations of the influence of the nanocomposite polymeric ... [J. Appl. Phys. 113, 224507 (2013)] published Thu Jun 13, 2013. (Source: Journal of Applied Physics)
Source: Journal of Applied Physics - June 13, 2013 Category: Physics Source Type: research
Ultrasound generation and high-frequency motion of magnetic nanoparticles in an alternating magnetic field: Toward intracellular ultrasound therapy?
J. Carrey, V. Connord, and M. Respaud We show theoretically that, in an inhomogeneous alternating magnetic field of frequency f, due to the alternating gradient, magnetic nanoparticles oscillate mechanically and generate ultrasound waves. This effect is maximized and better controlled if a static magnetic field is superimposed to an alt ... [Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 232404 (2013)] published Thu Jun 13, 2013. (Source: Applied Physics Letters)
Source: Applied Physics Letters - June 13, 2013 Category: Physics Source Type: research
Improved PET Medical Image Analysis To Optimize Radiotherapy Treatments
Elena Prieto-Azkarate, a graduate in Telecommunications Engineering at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre and member of the Nuclear Medicine Service of the University College Hospital of Navarre, has implemented 12 algorithms to process medical images produced by means of PET (Positron Emission Tomography). As she points out in her PhD thesis, read at the NUP/UPNA, the results obtained are highly promising and this technique could be very useful indeed... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRI / PET / Ultrasound Source Type: news
Magnetic Resonance-Based Wearable Technology Accounts For Patient Movement For Clearer Data Reconstruction
One of the biggest hurdles of hybrid positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imaging is the prevalence of motion artifacts - blurring and ghostly visual anomalies caused by patient motion on the table during imaging. An MR technology has now been designed for PET/MR that employs tiny radiofrequency solenoids - metal coils integrated into hardware placed on the body - to track motion from those who do not or cannot stay put... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 13, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRI / PET / Ultrasound Source Type: news
A randomized controlled trial of ultrasound-guided peripherally inserted central catheters compared with standard radiograph in neonates
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Source: Journal of Perinatology - June 13, 2013 Category: Perinatology & Neonatology Authors: A C KatheriaS E FlemingJ H Kim Tags: central venous catheterization ultrasonography radiography Source Type: research
Functional and morphological assessment of side branch after left main coronary artery bifurcation stenting with cross‐over technique
Conclusions. In LMCA bifurcation lesions with mild LCX ostial disease, the use of single‐stent technique rarely resulted in the functional LCX compromise. Because the functional LCX stenosis is poorly predicted by a small MLA, sidebranch treatment should be based on the post‐stenting FFR. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. (Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions)
Source: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions - June 13, 2013 Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Soo‐Jin Kang, Jung‐Min Ahn, Won‐Jang Kim, Jong‐Young Lee, Duk‐Woo Park, Seung‐Whan Lee, Young‐Hak Kim, Cheol Whan Lee, Seong‐Wook Park, Seung‐Jung Park Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Ultrasound guidance for difficult peripheral venous access: systematic review and meta-analysis
Conclusion Ultrasound guidance increases the likelihood of successful peripheral cannulation in difficult access patients. We recommend its use in patients who have difficult venous access, and have failed venous cannulation by standard methods. Further randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with larger sample sizes would be of benefit to investigate if Ultrasound has any additional advantages in terms of reducing the procedure time and the number of skin punctures required for successful venous cannulation. (Source: Emergency Medicine Journal)
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - June 13, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Egan, G., Healy, D., O'Neill, H., Clarke-Moloney, M., Grace, P. A., Walsh, S. R. Tags: Radiology, Clinical diagnostic tests, Radiology (diagnostics) Review Source Type: research
BET 2: Is prehospital focused abdominal ultrasound useful during triage at mass casualty incidents?
A short-cut review was carried out to determined whether the addition of prehospital focused abdominal ultrasound to triage protocols might reduce time to necessary surgery and reduce overall mortality. Thirty-five papers were found using the reported searches, of which three presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results and study weaknesses of those best papers are shown in table 2. It is concluded that although the feasibility of prehospital ultrasound in mass casualty incidents has been demonstrated,...
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - June 13, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: EMJ Best evidence topic reports, Radiology, Clinical diagnostic tests, Radiology (diagnostics) Source Type: research
A clinical and molecular review of ubiquitous glucose-6-phosphatase deficiency caused by G6PC3 mutations
The G6PC3 gene encodes the ubiquitously expressed glucose-6-phosphatase enzyme (G-6-Pase beta or G-6-Pase 3 or G6PC3). Bi-allelic G6PC3 mutations cause a multi-system autosomal recessive disorder of G6PC3 deficiency (also called severe congenital neutropenia type 4, MIM 612541). To date, at least 57 patients with G6PC3 deficiency have been described in the literature.G6PC3 deficiency is characterized by severe congenital neutropenia, recurrent bacterial infections, intermittent thrombocytopenia in many patients, a prominent superficial venous pattern and a high incidence of congenital cardiac defects and uro-genital anomal...
Source: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases - June 13, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Siddharth BankaWilliam Newman Source Type: research
Functional status and prevalence of falls and fractures in population‐based sample of postmenopausal women from the RAC‐OST‐POL Study
ConclusionResults of the study indicate that functional status plays an important role as a factor increasing the risk of falls and fractures in postmenopausal women. (Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice)
Source: International Journal of Clinical Practice - June 13, 2013 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: B. Drozdzowska, K. Wiktor, W. Pluskiewicz Tags: Original Paper Source Type: research
Ultrasound Evaluation and Correlates of Fatty Liver Disease: A Population Study in a Mediterranean Area
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Source: Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders - June 12, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Tags: article Source Type: research
Cardiac PET/MR Measures Up To PET/CT
Just a few years ago, integrated positron emission tomography and magnetic resonance (PET/MR) imaging was found only in research institutes, but little by little the technology has expanded into clinical practice. This is especially true for cardiac indications, for which the highly sensitive soft tissue contrast of MR and the functional and metabolic imaging of PET are particularly valuable. New research proves the value of PET/MR compared to PET/computed tomography (CT) in cardiac applications, say researchers at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging's 2013 Annual Meeting... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRI / PET / Ultrasound Source Type: news
High frequency photoacoustic imaging for in vivo visualizing blood flow of zebrafish heart
A technique on high frame rate(28fps), high frequency co-registered ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging for visualizing zebrafish heart blood flow was demonstrated. This approach was achieved with a 40MHz light weight(0.38g) ring-type transducer, serving as the ultrasound transmitter and receiver, ... (Source: Optics Express)
Source: Optics Express - June 12, 2013 Category: Physics Authors: Jinhyoung ParkThomas M. CumminsMichael HarrisonJungwoo LeeQifa ZhouChing-Ling LienK. Kirk Shung Source Type: research
'Fast track' approach to giant cell arteritis significantly reduces risk of blindness
(European League Against Rheumatism) A new study presented at EULAR 2013, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism, shows that rapid evaluation for Giant Cell Arteritis by Color Doppler Ultrasound followed by immediate initiation of treatment (if required) significantly reduces permanent vision loss. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Breech preterm infants are at risk of developmental dysplasia of the hip
ConclusionPreterm infants born in the breech position appear to have a similar incidence of DDH to term infants and thus require similar screening guidelines. (Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health)
Source: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health - June 12, 2013 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Teddy Quan, Alison L Kent, Hazel Carlisle Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Adult Small Bowel Obstruction
ConclusionsThe potentially useful aspects of the history and physical examination were limited to a history of abdominal surgery, constipation, and the clinical examination findings of abnormal bowel sounds and abdominal distention. CT, MRI, and US are all adequate imaging modalities to make the diagnosis of SBO. Bedside US, which can be performed by EPs, had very good diagnostic accuracy and has the potential to play a larger role in the ED diagnosis of SBO. More ED‐focused research into this area will be necessary to bring about this change. Resumen Obstrucción de Intestino Delgado en el Adulto IntroductionLa obstruc...
Source: Academic Emergency Medicine - June 12, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark R. Taylor, Nadim Lalani Tags: Evidence‐Based Diagnostics Source Type: research
Emergency Ultrasound‐assisted Examination of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Pediatric Emergency Department
ConclusionsFor clinically evident lesions, the addition of ultrasound (US) did not significantly improve the already highly accurate CE for diagnosing lesions requiring drainage in this study population. However, there were many lesions that were not clinically evident, and in these cases, US may improve the accuracy of the CE. Resumen La Exploración Física junto a la Ecografía Urgente en las Infecciones de Piel y Partes Blandas en el Servicio de Urgencias Pediátrico ObjetivosEvaluar las características diagnósticas de la exploración física (EF) junto con la ecografía urgente a pie de cama (EF+ECO) comparado con ...
Source: Academic Emergency Medicine - June 12, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Jennifer R. Marin, Anthony J. Dean, Warren B. Bilker, Nova L. Panebianco, Naomi J. Brown, Elizabeth R. Alpern Tags: Original Research Contribution Source Type: research
A Comparison of Ultrasound‐guided Three‐in‐one Femoral Nerve Block Versus Parenteral Opioids Alone for Analgesia in Emergency Department Patients With Hip Fractures: A Randomized Controlled Trial
ConclusionsUltrasound‐guided femoral nerve block as an adjunct to SC resulted in 1) significantly reduced pain intensity over 4 hours, 2) decreased amount of rescue analgesia, and 3) no appreciable difference in adverse events when compared with SC alone. Furthermore, standard pain management with parenteral opioids alone provided ineffective pain control in our study cohort of patients with severe pain from their hip fractures. Regional anesthesia has a role in the ED, and US‐guided femoral nerve blocks for pain management in older adults with hip fractures should routinely be considered, particularly in cases of ref...
Source: Academic Emergency Medicine - June 12, 2013 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Francesca L. Beaudoin, John P. Haran, Otto Liebmann Tags: Original Research Contribution Source Type: research
In vivo high-frequency contrast-enhanced ultrasonography of choroidal melanoma in rabbits: imaging features and histopathologic correlations
Conclusions There is a positive correlation between in vivo sonographic tumour volume/size and histologic tumour size in our rabbit choroidal melanoma model. HF-CE-US corresponds to MVD and blood volume. (Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology)
Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology - June 12, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Kang, S. J., Zhang, Q., Patel, S. R., Berezovsky, D., Yang, H., Wang, Y., Grossniklaus, H. E. Tags: Original articles - Laboratory science Source Type: research
Evaluation of intrastromal corneal ring segments for treatment of keratoconus with a mechanical implantation technique
Conclusion: ICRS implantation using a unique mechanical dissection technique is a safe and effective treatment for keratoconus. All parameters improved by the 1-year follow-up. (Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology)
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - June 12, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Zeki TuncFirat HelvaciogluSadik Sencan Source Type: research
Intracorneal blood removal six weeks after canaloplasty
Alberto Rossetti, Norbert Koerber, Daniele DoroIndian Journal of Ophthalmology 2013 61(5):232-234In a 71-year-old patient with bilateral open-angle glaucoma, intracorneal blood was found after a canaloplasty procedure in the right eye. Six weeks after surgery on ultrasound biomicroscopy examination, liquified blood and blood clots could be observed nasally in the deep corneal stroma close to the Descemet's membrane. The intracorneal blood was washed out with balanced saline solution following deep corneal incision and lamellar dissection. Descemet's membrane was reattached with air injection into the anterior...
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - June 12, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Authors: Alberto RossettiNorbert KoerberDaniele Doro Source Type: research
Regarding "Mystery of Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency: Identical Venographic and Ultrasound Findings in Patients with MS and Controls" [LETTERS]
(Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology)
Source: American Journal of Neuroradiology - June 12, 2013 Category: Radiology Authors: Radak, D. J., Ilijevski, N., Tanaskovic, S. Tags: LETTERS Source Type: research
Take Advantage of Discounted Ultrasound Registration
Register for the Society of Critical Care Medicine's (SCCM) Fundamentals of Critical Care Ultrasound and Advanced Ultrasound courses by Wednesday, June 19, 2013, to take advantage of discounted registration rates. In the evaluation and treatment of acute illness and injury, every second makes a difference. Focused ultrasound examinations in the critical care setting have become an extension of the clinical assessment because of their rapid, precise detection capabilities. Assist in the immediate management of patients by learning or enhancing point-of-care ultrasound skills. The Fundamentals course will be held August 7 ...
Source: SCCM RSS News - June 11, 2013 Category: Intensive Care Source Type: news