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181. The Accuracy and Prognostic Value of Point-of-care Ultrasound for Nephrolithiasis in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

The Accuracy and Prognostic Value of Point-of-care Ultrasound for Nephrolithiasis in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been suggested as an initial investigation in the management of renal colic. Our objectives were: 1) to determine the accuracy of POCUS for the diagnosis of nephrolithiasis and 2) to assess its prognostic value in the management of renal colic.The review protocol was registered to the PROSPERO database (...) as the initial renal colic investigation.Point-of-care ultrasound has modest diagnostic accuracy for diagnosing nephrolithiasis. The finding of moderate or severe hydronephrosis is highly specific for the presence of any stone, and the presence of any hydronephrosis is suggestive of a larger (>5 mm) stone in those presenting with renal colic.© 2018 by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

2018 EvidenceUpdates

182. Efficacy of Ultrasound-Guided Serratus Plane Block on Postoperative Quality of Recovery and Analgesia After Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery: A Randomized, Triple-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study

Efficacy of Ultrasound-Guided Serratus Plane Block on Postoperative Quality of Recovery and Analgesia After Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery: A Randomized, Triple-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study The optimal regional technique for analgesia and improved quality of recovery after video-assisted thoracic surgery (a procedure associated with considerable postoperative pain) has not been established. The main objective in this study was to compare quality of recovery in patients undergoing serratus (...) plane block (SPB) with either ropivacaine or normal saline on the first postoperative day. Secondary outcomes were analgesic outcomes, including postoperative pain intensity and opioid consumption.Ninety patients undergoing video-assisted thoracic surgery were randomized to receive ultrasound-guided SPB with 0.4 mL/kg of either 0.375% ropivacaine (SPB group) or normal saline (control group) after anesthetic induction. The primary outcome was the 40-item Quality of Recovery (QoR-40) score at 24 hours

2018 EvidenceUpdates

183. AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Arterial Ultrasound

AIM Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines for Arterial Ultrasound Clinical Appropriateness Guidelines: Arterial Ultrasound Appropriate Use Criteria Effective Date: January 2, 2018 Proprietary Date of Origin: 8/27/2015 Last revised: 11/02/2017 Last reviewed: 11/02/2017 Copyright © 2018. AIM Specialty Health. All Rights Reserved 8600 W Bryn Mawr Avenue South Tower - Suite 800 Chicago, IL 60631 P . 773.864.4600 www.aimspecialtyhealth.comTable of Contents | Copyright © 2018. AIM Specialty Health. All (...) Rights Reserved. 2 Table of Contents Description and Application of the Guidelines 3 Arterial Ultrasound 4 Duplex Ultrasound Imaging of the Extracranial Arteries 4 Duplex Ultrasound Imaging of the Aorta, Inferior Vena Cava and Iliac Vessels 7 Duplex Ultrasound Imaging of the Arteries of the Upper Extremities 11 Duplex Ultrasound Imaging of the Arteries of the Lower Extremities 14 Physiologic Testing for Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) of the Upper and Lower Extremities 17Description and Application

2018 AIM Specialty Health

184. Distant Thromboembolic Disease Diagnosed by Endoscopic Ultrasound in Pancreatic Cancer: A Case Series (Full text)

Distant Thromboembolic Disease Diagnosed by Endoscopic Ultrasound in Pancreatic Cancer: A Case Series Thrombosis and cancer have a very well-known association. Pancreatic cancer has the highest risk for thrombotic events amongst gastrointestinal cancers and is a leading direct cause of death in cancer patients. We assessed the role of endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) in identifying distant thrombotic events in pancreatic cancer patients. We performed a retrospective review of all EUS cases

2018 GE Portuguese journal of gastroenterology PubMed

185. The Efficacy of Ultrasound-guided Type II Pectoral Nerve Blocks in Perioperative Pain Management for Immediate Reconstruction After Modified Radical Mastectomy: A Prospective, Randomized Study

The Efficacy of Ultrasound-guided Type II Pectoral Nerve Blocks in Perioperative Pain Management for Immediate Reconstruction After Modified Radical Mastectomy: A Prospective, Randomized Study The pectoral nerves (Pecs) II block is a technique that places local anesthetic between the thoracic muscles to block the axillary and breast regions. This study aimed to compare the quality of perioperative analgesia and side effects of the Pecs II block under general anesthesia versus general anesthesia

2018 EvidenceUpdates

186. Ultrasound-Guided Genicular Nerve Block for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial of Local Anesthetic Alone or in Combination with Corticosteroid

Ultrasound-Guided Genicular Nerve Block for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial of Local Anesthetic Alone or in Combination with Corticosteroid Recently, several studies suggested that radiofrequency (RF) ablation of the genicular nerves is a safe and effective therapeutic procedure for intractable pain associated with chronic knee osteoarthritis (OA). Diagnostic genicular nerve block (GNB) with local anesthetic has been generally conducted before making decisions (...) regarding RF ablation. Although GNB has been recently performed together with corticosteroid, the analgesic effects of corticosteroids for treating chronic pain remain controversial.The current study aims to assess the effects of combining corticosteroids and local anesthesia during ultrasound-guided GNB in patients with chronic knee OA.A randomized, double-blinded institutional study.This study took place at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, Korea.Forty-eight patients with chronic knee OA were randomly

2018 EvidenceUpdates

187. Utility of Perioperative Lung Ultrasound in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Utility of Perioperative Lung Ultrasound in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial Pediatric cardiac patients are at risk for perioperative respiratory insufficiency. The objective of this study was to assess the utility of perioperative lung ultrasound examination in pediatric cardiac surgery.In this randomized, controlled trial, children (5 yr old or younger) undergoing cardiac surgery were allocated into a control (n = 61) or intervention (n = 61) group. The control group (...) received only lung ultrasound examinations at the end of surgery and 6 to 12 h after surgery. The intervention group received lung ultrasound examinations and an ultrasound-guided recruitment maneuver depending on ultrasound findings after inducing anesthesia, at the end of surgery, and 6 to 12 h after surgery. Primary outcomes were incidences of intra- and postoperative desaturation, and postoperative pulmonary complications. Multiple comparisons were corrected (P ≤ 0.017) in the primary outcome

2018 EvidenceUpdates

188. Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson?s disease

Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson?s disease Unilater Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultr al MRI-guided focused ultrasound asound thalamotom thalamotomy for moder y for moderate to se ate to sev vere tremor in ere tremor in P Parkinson arkinson’s disease ’s disease Interventional procedures guidance Published: 28 February 2018 nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg606 Y Y our responsibility our responsibility This guidance represents the view (...) possible. 1 1 Recommendations Recommendations 1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for moderate to severe tremor in Parkinson's disease is © NICE 2018. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and- conditions#notice-of-rights). Page 1 of 4inadequate in quantity and quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used in the context of research. 1.2 Further research, which could include randomised

2018 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Interventional Procedures

189. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in abdominal intervention (Full text)

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in abdominal intervention The introduction of ultrasound contrast agents has rendered contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) a valuable complementary technique to address clinically significant problems. This pictorial review describes the use of CEUS guidance in abdominal intervention and illustrates such application for a range of clinical indications. Clinical application of CEUS discussed include commonly performed abdominal interventional procedures

2018 Abdominal radiology (New York) PubMed

190. Second trimester ultrasound detection of fetal anomalies in the obese obstetrical population: a systematic review protocol.

Second trimester ultrasound detection of fetal anomalies in the obese obstetrical population: a systematic review protocol. The objective of this review is to identify, appraise and synthesize the best available evidence on the impact of maternal obesity on mid second trimester ultrasound detection of fetal anomalies in pregnancy.

2018 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

191. How to perform Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) (Full text)

How to perform Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) "How to perform contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)" provides general advice on the use of ultrasound contrast agents (UCAs) for clinical decision-making and reviews technical parameters for optimal CEUS performance. CEUS techniques vary between centers, therefore, experts from EFSUMB, WFUMB and from the CEUS LI-RADS working group created a discussion forum to standardize the CEUS examination technique according to published evidence and best

2018 Ultrasound international open PubMed

192. Abdominal ultrasound (FAST examination) in children with blunt torso trauma. A need or overestimation?

Abdominal ultrasound (FAST examination) in children with blunt torso trauma. A need or overestimation? Abdominal ultrasound (FAST examination) in children with blunt torso trauma. A need or overestimation? - Evidencias en pediatría Searching, please wait Show menu Library Management You did not add any article to your library yet. | Search Evidence-Based decision making Evidence-Based decision making Show menu Library Management You did not add any article to your library yet. × User Password (...) Log in × Reset password If you need to reset your password please enter your email and click the Send button. You will receive an email to complete the process. Email Send × Library Management × December 2017. Volume 13. Number 4 Abdominal ultrasound (FAST examination) in children with blunt torso trauma. A need or overestimation? Rating: 5 (1 Votes) Reviewers: , . | Newsletter Free Subscription Regularly recieve most recent articles by e-mail Subscribe × Newsletter subscription: Email Confirm

2018 Evidencias en Pediatría

193. Noncontact low-frequency ultrasound using the MIST Therapy System (Celleration Inc.) for treatment of venous leg ulcers

Noncontact low-frequency ultrasound using the MIST Therapy System (Celleration Inc.) for treatment of venous leg ulcers Noncontact low-frequency ultrasound using the MIST Therapy System (Celleration Inc.) for treatment of venous leg ulcers Noncontact low-frequency ultrasound using the MIST Therapy System (Celleration Inc.) for treatment of venous leg ulcers HAYES, Inc Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation (...) of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation HAYES, Inc. Noncontact low-frequency ultrasound using the MIST Therapy System (Celleration Inc.) for treatment of venous leg ulcers. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc. Healthcare Technology Brief Publication. 2017 Authors' conclusions The publication date for this report is June 30, 2016. A typographical error was corrected on August 3, 2017. See Publication History in the full report for details. Description of Technology The MIST Therapy

2018 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

194. [Ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound for secondary malignant neoplasms of the liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts - addendum to commission H16-02E]

[Ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound for secondary malignant neoplasms of the liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts - addendum to commission H16-02E] Sonografiegesteuerte hochfokussierte ultraschalltherapie bei sekundären bösartigen neubildungen der leber und der intrahepatischen gallengänge: addendum zum auftrag H16-02E; auftrag H17-04 [Ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound for secondary malignant neoplasms of the liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts – addendum (...) to commission H16-02E] Sonografiegesteuerte hochfokussierte ultraschalltherapie bei sekundären bösartigen neubildungen der leber und der intrahepatischen gallengänge: addendum zum auftrag H16-02E; auftrag H17-04 [Ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound for secondary malignant neoplasms of the liver and the intrahepatic bile ducts – addendum to commission H16-02E] Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health

2018 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

195. [Ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound for malignant neoplasms of the pancreas - addendum to commission H16-02C]

[Ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound for malignant neoplasms of the pancreas - addendum to commission H16-02C] Sonografiegesteuerte hochfokussierte ultraschalltherapie bei bösartigen neubildungen des pankreas: addendum zum auftrag H16-02C; auftrag H17-03 [Ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound for malignant neoplasms of the pancreas – addendum to commission H16-02C] Sonografiegesteuerte hochfokussierte ultraschalltherapie bei bösartigen neubildungen des pankreas (...) : addendum zum auftrag H16-02C; auftrag H17-03 [Ultrasound-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound for malignant neoplasms of the pancreas – addendum to commission H16-02C] Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im Gesundheitswesen Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment from a member of INAHTA. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation Institut für Qualität und Wirtschaftlichkeit im

2018 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

196. The Analgesic Effect of Ultrasound-Guided Quadratus Lumborum Block After Cesarean Delivery: A Randomized Clinical Trial (Full text)

The Analgesic Effect of Ultrasound-Guided Quadratus Lumborum Block After Cesarean Delivery: A Randomized Clinical Trial Landmark and ultrasound-guided transversus abdominis plane blocks have demonstrated an opioid-sparing effect postoperatively after cesarean delivery. The more posterior quadratus lumborum (QL) might provide superior local anesthetic spread to the thoracolumbar fascia and paravertebral space. The aim of our study was to evaluate the efficacy of the QL block after cesarean (...) delivery.A randomized, double-blind, controlled trial was performed. Forty parturients undergoing cesarean delivery received bilateral ultrasound-guided QL blocks with either 2 mg/mL ropivacaine or saline postoperatively. All patients received spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine and sufentanil and a postoperative analgesic regimen of paracetamol, ibuprofen, and ketobemidone administered by a patient-controlled analgesic pump. The ketobemidone consumption and time of each dose administered were recorded

2018 EvidenceUpdates PubMed

197. Comparison of ultrasound-guided posterior transversus abdominis plane block and lateral transversus abdominis plane block for postoperative pain management in patients undergoing cesarean section: a randomized double-blind clinical trial study (Full text)

Comparison of ultrasound-guided posterior transversus abdominis plane block and lateral transversus abdominis plane block for postoperative pain management in patients undergoing cesarean section: a randomized double-blind clinical trial study Due to the importance of pain control after abdominal surgery, several methods such as transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block are used to reduce the pain after surgery. TAP blocks can be performed using various ultrasound-guided approaches. Two important (...) approaches to do this are ultrasound-guided lateral and posterior approaches. This study aimed to compare the two approaches of ultrasound-guided lateral and posterior TAP blocks to control pain after cesarean section.In this double-blind clinical trial study, 76 patients scheduled for elective cesarean section were selected and randomly divided into two groups of 38 and underwent spinal anesthesia. For pain management after the surgery, one group underwent lateral TAP block and the other group underwent

2018 EvidenceUpdates PubMed

198. Uterine caesarean closure techniques affect ultrasound findings and maternal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Uterine caesarean closure techniques affect ultrasound findings and maternal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis Caesarean section (CS) rates are rising globally. Long-term adverse outcomes after CS might be reduced when the optimal uterine closure technique becomes evident.To determine the effect of uterine closure techniques after CS on maternal and ultrasound outcomes.Literature search in electronic databases.Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) or prospective cohort studies (...) that evaluated uterine closure techniques and reported on ultrasound findings, perioperative or long-term outcomes.Twenty studies (15 053 women) were included in our meta-analyses for various outcomes. We calculated pooled risk ratios (RR) and weighted mean differences (WMD) with 95% CI through random-effect analysis.Residual myometrium thickness (RMT), reported in eight studies (508 women), decreased by 1.26 mm after single- compared with double-layer closure (95% CI -1.93 to -0.58), particularly when

2018 EvidenceUpdates

199. Effectiveness of ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous cannulation in pediatric patients aged under three years: a systematic review protocol.

Effectiveness of ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous cannulation in pediatric patients aged under three years: a systematic review protocol. The objective of this systematic review is to identify, evaluate and synthesize evidence of effectiveness on ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous cannulation in pediatric patients aged under three years.Specially, the review question is: In pediatric patients aged under three years, what is the effect of ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous

2018 JBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports

200. Comparison Between Effectiveness of Ultrasound-Guided Corticosteroid Injection Above Versus Below the Median Nerve in Mild to Moderate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial. (PubMed)

Comparison Between Effectiveness of Ultrasound-Guided Corticosteroid Injection Above Versus Below the Median Nerve in Mild to Moderate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial. In this study, the clinical effectiveness of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection "above" versus "below" the median nerve for treatment of patients with mild to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome was compared.This prospective randomized double-blind clinical trial included 44 patients with mild (...) to moderate carpal tunnel syndrome. The subjects were randomly assigned to two groups to receive ultrasound-guided injection of 40 mg of triamcinolone either "above" or "below" the involved median nerve. Outcome measures were the Boston Carpal Tunnel Questionnaire, visual analog scale, electrophysiological tests, and ultrasonographic measurement of the median nerve cross-sectional area at baseline, 6, and 12 wks after the injection.All outcome measures improved significantly in both groups at 6 wks after

2018 American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation