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181. Atherosclerotic Lesions in the Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA) Characterized with Velocity Ratios using Vector Velocity Ultrasound Full Text available with Trip Pro

Atherosclerotic Lesions in the Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA) Characterized with Velocity Ratios using Vector Velocity Ultrasound Atherosclerotic arteries are challenging to evaluate quantitatively using spectral Doppler ultrasound because of the turbulent flow conditions that occur in relation to the atherosclerotic stenoses. Vector velocity ultrasound is angle independent and provides flow information, which could potentially improve the diagnosis of arterial stenoses. The purpose (...) of the study is to distinguish significant stenoses in the superficial femoral artery (> 50% diameter reduction) from non-significant stenoses based on velocity ratios derived from the commercially available vector velocity ultrasound technique Vector Flow Imaging (VFI).Velocity ratios (intrastenotic blood flow velocity divided by pre- or poststenotic velocity) from a total of 16 atherosclerotic stenoses and plaques in the superficial femoral artery of 11 patients were obtained using VFI. The stenosis

2018 Ultrasound international open

182. Ultrasound Evaluation of Testicular Volume in Patients with Testicular Microlithiasis Full Text available with Trip Pro

Ultrasound Evaluation of Testicular Volume in Patients with Testicular Microlithiasis Ultrasonography is a useful tool to measure testicular volume. According to the European Society of Urogenital Radiology, the combination of testicular atrophy and testicular microlithiasis (TML) is a risk factor for testicular cancer. Testicular atrophy is defined as a volume of less than 12 ml. The aim of this study was to compare testicular volume in patients with TML to patients with normal testicular (...) tissue.From 2013 to 2015 we included a total of 91 adult patients with TML, and 91 adult patients with normal testicular tissue as a control group. All patients underwent scrotal B-mode ultrasound investigation including measurement of width, length and height in both testicles. Testicular volume was calculated using the formula π/6×length×height×width.The median age for patients with TML was 48 years (range: 19-94 years), and 48 years (range: 20-75 years) in patients with normal tissue. No statistically

2018 Ultrasound international open

183. A systematic review of short-term vs long-term effectiveness of one-time abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in men with ultrasound (Abstract)

A systematic review of short-term vs long-term effectiveness of one-time abdominal aortic aneurysm screening in men with ultrasound An up-to-date systematic review on the long-term benefits of one-time abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening in men with ultrasound is required as new evidence is available. This report was produced for the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care to provide evidence on screening for AAA with ultrasound. The aim of this systematic review was to examine (...) no differences for one-time AAA screening in 30-day postoperative mortality due to elective and emergency operations compared with control groups.Population-based one-time screening for AAA with ultrasound in asymptomatic men aged 65 years and older remains beneficial during the longer term after screening has ceased, with significant reductions in AAA mortality and AAA rupture rate, and hence avoids unnecessary AAA-related deaths. The sensitivity analyses also showed that the benefits of AAA screening were

2018 EvidenceUpdates

184. Endobronchial Ultrasound Elastography Differentiates Intrathoracic Lymph Nodes: A Meta-Analysis Full Text available with Trip Pro

Endobronchial Ultrasound Elastography Differentiates Intrathoracic Lymph Nodes: A Meta-Analysis In this study, we investigated the clinical significance of endobronchial ultrasound elastography for differentiating malignant and benign intrathoracic lymph nodes.A meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of endobronchial ultrasound elastography in diagnosing intrathoracic lymph nodes. Publications before October 1, 2017, were included for analysis. Sensitivity (...) was 0.93 (95% CI, 0.91 to 0.95).The results revealed endobronchial ultrasound elastography is a new technique with high sensitivity and specificity. It has a fine performance in diagnosing intrathoracic lymph nodes.Copyright © 2018 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

2018 EvidenceUpdates

185. Usefulness of B-scan ocular ultrasound images for diagnosis of optic perineuritis Full Text available with Trip Pro

Usefulness of B-scan ocular ultrasound images for diagnosis of optic perineuritis This study was performed to examine the usefulness of B-scan ocular ultrasound images for the diagnosis of optic perineuritis.A 72-year-old woman developed nonpainful blurred vision in her left eye. At the first ophthalmological consultation, she had optic disc swelling and choroidal folds in both eyes and subretinal fluid in the left eye. She was referred to our clinic 1 month after symptom onset. At the first (...) visit to our clinic, she still complained of blurred vision. She was found to have mild vitreous cells in the left eye and optic disc swelling in both eyes. However, the choroidal folds had already resolved in both eyes. B-scan ultrasound images displayed the optic nerve sheath as a highly reflective circle with shadowing around the optic disc in both eyes and scleral thickening in the left eye with fluid in sub-Tenon's space. Bilateral optic perineuritis with posterior scleritis seemed highly

2018 American journal of ophthalmology case reports

186. Palpable Breast Lump Triage by Minimally Trained Operators in Mexico Using Computer-Assisted Diagnosis and Low-Cost Ultrasound Full Text available with Trip Pro

Palpable Breast Lump Triage by Minimally Trained Operators in Mexico Using Computer-Assisted Diagnosis and Low-Cost Ultrasound Purpose In low- to middle-income countries (LMICs), most breast cancers present as palpable lumps; however, most palpable lumps are benign. We have developed artificial intelligence-based computer-assisted diagnosis (CADx) for an existing low-cost portable ultrasound system to triage which lumps need further evaluation and which are clearly benign. This pilot study (...) was conducted to demonstrate that this approach can be successfully used by minimally trained health care workers in an LMIC country. Patients and Methods We recruited and trained three nonradiologist health care workers to participate in an institutional review board-approved, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant pilot study in Jalisco, Mexico, to determine whether they could use portable ultrasound (GE Vscan Dual Probe) to acquire images of palpable breast lumps of adequate

2018 Journal of global oncology

187. Transabdominal ultrasound and endoscopic ultrasound for diagnosis of gallbladder polyps. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Transabdominal ultrasound and endoscopic ultrasound for diagnosis of gallbladder polyps. Approximately 0.6% to 4% of cholecystectomies are performed because of gallbladder polyps. The decision to perform cholecystectomy is based on presence of gallbladder polyp(s) on transabdominal ultrasound (TAUS) or endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), or both. These polyps are currently considered for surgery if they grow more than 1 cm. However, non-neoplastic polyps (pseudo polyps) do not need surgery, even when (...) they are larger than 1 cm. True polyps are neoplastic, either benign (adenomas) or (pre)malignant (dysplastic polyps/carcinomas). True polyps need surgery, especially if they are premalignant or malignant. There has been no systematic review and meta-analysis on the accuracy of TAUS and EUS in the diagnosis of gallbladder polyps, true gallbladder polyps, and (pre)malignant polyps.To summarise and compare the accuracy of transabdominal ultrasound (TAUS) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) for the detection

2018 Cochrane

188. Successful management of cesarean scar pregnancy with vacuum extraction under ultrasound guidance Full Text available with Trip Pro

Successful management of cesarean scar pregnancy with vacuum extraction under ultrasound guidance Cesarean scar pregnancy (CSP) is a rare type of ectopic pregnancy. The gestational sac is implanted in the myometrium at the site of a previous cesarean section. Mothers with CSP are faced with risks of unpredictable massive bleeding or more fatal complications. The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess the feasibility, efficacy, and reliability of the intraoperative ultrasound-guided (...) section scar.Ten women with CSP were managed successfully by ultrasound-guided vacuum extraction without complications or further interventions, such as reoperation or methotrexate administration. Three of the 10 patients needed uterine Foley catheter tampon (50 cc) for 4 h after vacuum extraction alone was applied. During the study period, two additional patients who did not meet the criteria for the vacuum extraction method alone were managed with methotrexate plus vacuum application. Because

2018 Acute medicine & surgery

189. High-resolution, ultrasound-guided, high-dose-rate, surface brachytherapy for basal cell carcinoma of the skin: A case report Full Text available with Trip Pro

High-resolution, ultrasound-guided, high-dose-rate, surface brachytherapy for basal cell carcinoma of the skin: A case report 30370359 2019 02 26 2452-1094 3 4 2018 Oct-Dec Advances in radiation oncology Adv Radiat Oncol High-resolution, ultrasound-guided, high-dose-rate, surface brachytherapy for basal cell carcinoma of the skin: A case report. 591-594 10.1016/j.adro.2018.07.004 Zhu Simeng S University of Florida, College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida. Yang Xiaofeng X Department

2018 Advances in radiation oncology

190. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of delayed-union and non-union fractures

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of delayed-union and non-union fractures L Low-intensity pulsed ultr ow-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote asound to promote healing of dela healing of delay yed-union and non-union fr ed-union and non-union fractures actures Interventional procedures guidance Published: 31 July 2018 nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg623 Y Y our responsibility our responsibility This guidance represents the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration (...) 2018. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and- conditions#notice-of-rights). Page 1 of 51 1 Recommendations Recommendations 1.1 The evidence for low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of delayed-union and non-union fractures raises no major safety concerns. The current evidence on efficacy is inadequate in quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical governance, consent and audit or research

2018 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Interventional Procedures

191. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing L Low-intensity pulsed ultr ow-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote asound to promote healing of fresh fr healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non- actures at high risk of non- healing healing Interventional procedures guidance Published: 31 July 2018 nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg622 Y Y our responsibility our responsibility This guidance represents the view of NICE, arrived at after careful (...) IPG374. © NICE 2018. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and- conditions#notice-of-rights). Page 1 of 41 1 Recommendations Recommendations 1.1 The evidence for low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at high risk of non-healing raises no major safety concerns. The current evidence on efficacy is very limited in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research. 1.2 Further research

2018 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Interventional Procedures

192. Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing L Low-intensity pulsed ultr ow-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote asound to promote healing of fresh fr healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non- actures at low risk of non- healing healing Interventional procedures guidance Published: 31 July 2018 nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg621 Y Y our responsibility our responsibility This guidance represents the view of NICE, arrived at after careful (...) IPG374. © NICE 2018. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and- conditions#notice-of-rights). Page 1 of 41 1 Recommendations Recommendations 1.1 The evidence for low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing of fresh fractures at low risk of non-healing raises no major safety concerns. However, current evidence does not show efficacy. Therefore, this procedure should not be used for this indication. 2 2 The condition, current treatments and procedure

2018 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Interventional Procedures

193. Multiparametric MRI to improve detection of prostate cancer compared with transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy alone: the PROMIS study

Multiparametric MRI to improve detection of prostate cancer compared with transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy alone: the PROMIS study Multiparametric MRI to improve detection of prostate cancer compared with transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy alone: the PROMIS study Journals Library An error occurred retrieving content to display, please try again. >> >> >> Page Not Found Page not found (404) Sorry - the page you requested could not be found. Please choose a page from

2018 NIHR HTA programme

194. Ultrasound

Ultrasound Top results for ultrasound - Trip Database or use your Google+ account Liberating the literature ALL of these words: Title only Anywhere in the document ANY of these words: Title only Anywhere in the document This EXACT phrase: Title only Anywhere in the document EXCLUDING words: Title only Anywhere in the document Timeframe: to: Combine searches by placing the search numbers in the top search box and pressing the search button. An example search might look like (#1 or #2) and (#3 (...) or #4) Loading history... Population: Intervention: Comparison: Outcome: Population: Intervention: Latest & greatest articles for ultrasound The Trip Database is a leading resource to help health professionals find trustworthy answers to their clinical questions. Users can access the latest research evidence and guidance to answer their clinical questions. We have a large collection of systematic reviews, clinical guidelines, regulatory guidance, clinical trials and many other forms of evidence

2018 Trip Latest and Greatest

195. Ultrasound-Guided Morcellation During Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate Full Text available with Trip Pro

Ultrasound-Guided Morcellation During Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate Background: Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) has emerged as an accepted standard of care for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. This surgery relies on morcellation of the prostate adenoma once enucleation of the transition zone has been completed. Caution is required during this portion of the operation, as engaging bladder mucosa within the morcellator can result in bladder injury (...) of performing the morcellation portion of HoLEP mainly with the visualization provided by concurrent bladder ultrasonography. By providing additional imaging feedback to the operator, ultrasound can be a complementary tool to assist in safely performing morcellation in situations of suboptimal cystoscopic visualization during HoLEP.

2018 Journal of endourology case reports

196. Routine antenatal ultrasound in low- and middle-income countries: first look - a cluster randomised trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Routine antenatal ultrasound in low- and middle-income countries: first look - a cluster randomised trial Ultrasound is widely regarded as an important adjunct to antenatal care (ANC) to guide practice and reduce perinatal mortality. We assessed the impact of ANC ultrasound use at health centres in resource-limited countries.Cluster randomised trial.Clusters within five countries (Democratic Republic of Congo, Guatemala, Kenya, Pakistan, and Zambia) METHODS: Clusters were randomised to standard (...) ANC or standard care plus two ultrasounds and referral for complications. The study trained providers in intervention clusters to perform basic obstetric ultrasounds.The primary outcome was a composite of maternal mortality, maternal near-miss mortality, stillbirth, and neonatal mortality.During the 24-month trial, 28 intervention and 28 control clusters had 24 263 and 23 160 births, respectively; 78% in the intervention clusters received at least one study ultrasound; 60% received two

2018 EvidenceUpdates

197. Clinical and ultrasound remission after 6 months of treat-to-target therapy in early rheumatoid arthritis: associations to future good radiographic and physical outcomes Full Text available with Trip Pro

Clinical and ultrasound remission after 6 months of treat-to-target therapy in early rheumatoid arthritis: associations to future good radiographic and physical outcomes To explore associations between remission, based on clinical and ultrasound definitions, and future good radiographic and physical outcome in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA).Newly diagnosed patients with RA followed a treat-to-target strategy incorporating ultrasound information in the Aiming for Remission in rheumatoid (...) arthritis: a randomised trial examining the benefit of ultrasound in a Clinical TIght Control regimen (ARCTIC) trial. We defined 6-month remission according to Disease Activity Score, Disease Activity Score in 28 joints-erythrocyte sedimentation rate, American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism (ACR/EULAR) Boolean criteria, Simplified Disease Activity Index, Clinical Disease Activity Index and two ultrasound definitions (no power Doppler signal, grey scale score ≤2). Two outcomes

2018 EvidenceUpdates

198. Comparing the image quality of tissue harmonic and conventional B-mode ultrasound of kidney in over-obese individuals Full Text available with Trip Pro

Comparing the image quality of tissue harmonic and conventional B-mode ultrasound of kidney in over-obese individuals Increased subcutaneous fat thickness and depth of target organs in over-obese patients, results in weak signals and inadequate images. Tissue harmonic imaging has been used widely in obese patients and is believed to result in higher quality images. This superiority is not proved in modern machines with improved image quality in conventional mode.To compare the image quality (...) between conventional and tissue harmonic ultrasound images.This cross-sectional study was carried out from March 2015 to June 2016. Seventy-six over-obese patients referred to Ghaem Hospital (Mashhad, Iran) for weight-correction surgeries, were enrolled into the study. Conventional and tissue harmonic images of their kidneys were blinded and compared back-to-back by four expert radiologists. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 16, using Cochrane's Q test.All raters reported image quality to be better

2018 Electronic physician

199. The spread of Injectate after ultrasound-guided lateral elbow injection – a cadaveric study Full Text available with Trip Pro

The spread of Injectate after ultrasound-guided lateral elbow injection – a cadaveric study Injections into the tendinous portion of the common extensor origin are a common intervention in the treatment of Lateral Elbow Tendinopathy (LET). Clinical trials report a heterogeneous selection of injectate volumes and delivery techniques, with systematic reviews finding no clear consensus. The aim of this study was to assess the intratendinous distribution and surrounding tissue contamination (...) of ultrasound-guided injections into the Common Extensor Tendon (CET) of the elbow.Twenty cadaveric elbows were injected by a Consultant Radiologist under Ultrasound guidance. Elbows were randomised to equal groups of 1 or 3 mls of methylene blue injection, delivered using single shot or fenestrated techniques. Following injection, each cadaver underwent a dry arthroscopy and dissection of superficial tissues. The CET was excised, set and divided into 1 mm sections using microtome. Each slice

2018 Journal of experimental orthopaedics

200. The Value of an Automated Ultrasound System in the Detection of Synovitis Full Text available with Trip Pro

The Value of an Automated Ultrasound System in the Detection of Synovitis The detection of joint swelling caused by synovitis is important for the diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis. Ultrasound (US) and MRI have proven to be more sensitive and reliable than physical examination, but they are time-consuming and expensive. The automated breast volume scanner was developed to acquire serial B-mode pictures of the female breast and these can be analyzed in all three dimensions.To analyze the value (...) of automated B-mode ultrasound employing the ABVS system in detecting synovitis of the finger joints compared to manual ultrasound (mUS) and physical examination, using MRI as the gold standard.19 consecutive patients suffering from active rheumatoid (n=15) or psoriatic (n=4) arthritis were included. Automated and mUS were conducted with a linear array (ACUSON S2000™, 11 MHz). Multiplanar reconstruction enabled examination of the images for the presence of synovitis.90% of the hand joints were assessable

2018 Ultrasound international open