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981. Efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus block and celiac plexus neurolysis for managing abdominal pain associated with chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer

Efficacy of endoscopic ultrasound-guided celiac plexus block and celiac plexus neurolysis for managing abdominal pain associated with chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2010 DARE.

982. [Population ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms]

[Population ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms] Depistage systematique de l'anevrysme de l'aorte abdominale par echographie [Population ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms] Depistage systematique de l'anevrysme de l'aorte abdominale par echographie [Population ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms] Cote B, Lance JM, LeBrun M 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 Cote B, Lance JM, LeBrun M. Depistage systematique de l'anevrysme de l'aorte abdominale par echographie. [Population ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms] Montreal: Agence d'evaluation des technologies et des modes d'intervention en sante (AETMIS). Volume 6(1). 2010 Authors' objectives AETMIS was asked to assess the organizational aspects involved in implementing an AAA screening program in Québec

2010 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

983. Portable bladder ultrasound scanners

Portable bladder ultrasound scanners Portable bladder ultrasound scanners Portable bladder ultrasound scanners Emengo H 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 Emengo H. Portable bladder ultrasound scanners. Glasgow: Quality Improvement Scotland (NHS QIS ). Evidence Note 32. 2010 Authors' conclusions Portable bladder ultrasound

2010 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

984. Endo-anal ultrasound versus endo-anal magnetic resonance imaging for the depiction of external anal sphincter pathology in patients with faecal incontinence: a systematic review

Endo-anal ultrasound versus endo-anal magnetic resonance imaging for the depiction of external anal sphincter pathology in patients with faecal incontinence: a systematic review Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2010 DARE.

985. Hand-held portable mini ultrasounds for applications including emergency rooms and ambulances

Hand-held portable mini ultrasounds for applications including emergency rooms and ambulances Hand-held portable mini ultrasounds for applications including emergency rooms and ambulances Hand-held portable mini ultrasounds for applications including emergency rooms and ambulances Mundy L, Hiller JE 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 Mundy L, Hiller JE. Hand-held portable mini ultrasounds for applications including emergency rooms and ambulances. Adelaide: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA). Horizon Scanning Prioritising Summary Volume 26. 2010 Authors' conclusions Hand-held ultrasounds may be used for a number of disparate purposes, including ambulatory emergency situations, intensive care units and cardiac assessments. There were no published studies describing the use of the smaller, personal ultrasound

2010 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

986. [4D Ultrasound]

[4D Ultrasound] EcografI­a 4D. Informe de sintesis de tecnologia emergente [4D Ultrasound] EcografI­a 4D. Informe de sintesis de tecnologia emergente [4D Ultrasound] Cuadros M, Llanos A, Villegas Portero R 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 Cuadros M, Llanos A, Villegas Portero R. EcografI­a 4D. Informe de sintesis de (...) tecnologia emergente. [4D Ultrasound] Seville: Andalusian Agency for Health Technology Assessment (AETSA). AETSA 2007/02-04. 2010 Authors' conclusions The quality and nature of the evidence available with respect to the effectiveness of 4D ultrasound versus anatomical-pathology do not allow a greater extension of its use to be recommended at the present time. Project page URL Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Humans; Pregnancy; Ultrasonography, Prenatal Language

2010 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

987. [Extracorporeal High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in solid tumours]

[Extracorporeal High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in solid tumours] Ultrasonido focalizado de alta intensidad (HIFU) extracorporeo en tumores solidos [Extracorporeal High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in solid tumours] Ultrasonido focalizado de alta intensidad (HIFU) extracorporeo en tumores solidos [Extracorporeal High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in solid tumours] Navarro L, Almazan C 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 Navarro L, Almazan C. Ultrasonido focalizado de alta intensidad (HIFU) extracorporeo en tumores solidos. [Extracorporeal High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in solid tumours] Barcelona: Catalan Agency for Health Information, Assessment and Quality (CAHIAQ -formerly CAHTA). AATRM Num. 2009/02. 2010 Authors' objectives The main objective was to analyse the available scientific

2010 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

988. Risk of deep vein thrombosis following a single negative whole-leg compression ultrasound: a systematic review and meta-analysis Full Text available with Trip Pro

Risk of deep vein thrombosis following a single negative whole-leg compression ultrasound: a systematic review and meta-analysis Risk of deep vein thrombosis following a single negative whole-leg compression ultrasound: a systematic review and meta-analysis Risk of deep vein thrombosis following a single negative whole-leg compression ultrasound: a systematic review and meta-analysis Johnson SA, Stevens SM, Woller SC, Lake E, Donadini M, Cheng J, Labarere J, Douketis JD CRD summary This review (...) concluded that withholding anticoagulant therapy in patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis following a single negative whole-let compression ultrasound result was associated with a low risk of venous thromboembolism during three-month follow-up. Although the authors acknowledged a number of limitations with the included studies, this was generally a well-conducted review and their conclusions appear to be reliable. Authors' objectives To determine the risk of venous thromboembolism after

2010 DARE.

989. Endoscopic ultrasound does not accurately stage early adenocarcinoma or high-grade dysplasia of the esophagus

Endoscopic ultrasound does not accurately stage early adenocarcinoma or high-grade dysplasia of the esophagus Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2010 DARE.

990. Systematic review of the efficacy and safety of high-intensity focussed ultrasound for the primary and salvage treatment of prostate cancer

Systematic review of the efficacy and safety of high-intensity focussed ultrasound for the primary and salvage treatment of prostate cancer Untitled Document The CRD Databases will not be available from 08:00 BST on Friday 4th October until 08:00 BST on Monday 7th October for essential maintenance. We apologise for any inconvenience.

2010 DARE.

991. Diagnostic accuracy of transabdominal ultrasound in detecting prenatal cleft lip and palate: a systematic review Full Text available with Trip Pro

Diagnostic accuracy of transabdominal ultrasound in detecting prenatal cleft lip and palate: a systematic review Diagnostic accuracy of transabdominal ultrasound in detecting prenatal cleft lip and palate: a systematic review Diagnostic accuracy of transabdominal ultrasound in detecting prenatal cleft lip and palate: a systematic review Maarse W, Berge SJ, Pistorius L, van Barneveld T, Kon M, Breugem C, Mink van der Molen AB CRD summary This review concluded that two-dimensional ultrasound (...) screening for cleft lip and palate in a low-risk population had a relatively low detection rate but is associated with few false-positive results. Three-dimensional ultrasound achieved a reliable diagnosis, but not of cleft palate only. Despite the limitations of the review, the conclusions seem appropriate. Authors' objectives To investigate the diagnostic accuracy of second-trimester transabdominal ultrasound in detecting orofacial clefts in low- and high-risk populations and to compare two

2010 DARE.

992. Ultrasound evaluation of the sacral area and comparison of sacral interspinous and hiatal approach for caudal block in children Full Text available with Trip Pro

Ultrasound evaluation of the sacral area and comparison of sacral interspinous and hiatal approach for caudal block in children Although caudal block via the sacral hiatus is a common regional technique in children, it is sometimes difficult to identify the hiatus. A needle approach via the S2-3 interspace can be used as an alternative to the conventional approach. The authors compared the feasibility and clinical characteristics between the S2-3 approach and hiatal approach, in addition (...) to ultrasound study.Sacral space depth, dural sac end level, and caudal space depth were evaluated using ultrasound with high-frequency linear probe in the lateral decubitus position in 317 anesthetized children (study 1). In another 162 children who underwent ambulatory urological surgeries, success rate, drug spread, and clinical characteristics were compared between the hiatal and S2-3 approaches (study 2).The dural sac end level was S2U (S3M-L5M). The median depth of the sacral space at the S2-3 level

2010 EvidenceUpdates

993. Quantitative ultrasound in the management of osteoporosis: the 2007 ISCD official positions.

Quantitative ultrasound in the management of osteoporosis: the 2007 ISCD official positions. Guidelines and Measures | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality HHS.gov Search ahrq.gov Search ahrq.gov Menu Topics A - Z Healthcare Delivery Latest available findings on quality of and access to health care Searchable database of AHRQ Grants, Working Papers & HHS Recovery Act Projects AHRQ Projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund You are here Guidelines and Measures

2010 International Society for Clinical Densitometry

994. The use of ultrasound for diagnosing paediatric wrist fractures

The use of ultrasound for diagnosing paediatric wrist fractures BestBets: The use of ultrasound for diagnosing paediatric wrist fractures The use of ultrasound for diagnosing paediatric wrist fractures Report By: Gabrielle May - Specialist Trainee in Emergency Medicine Search checked by Alan Grayson - Specialist Trainee in Emergency Medicine Institution: Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, UK and East Lancashire Hospitals Date Submitted: 2nd June 2008 Date Completed: 4th November 2009 Last (...) Modified: 24th November 2009 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question [Can ultrasound be used in th ED] to [diagnose paediatric wrist fractures][reliably and accurately]? Clinical Scenario A 4-year-old boy attends the emergency department (ED) complaining of a painful wrist following a fall. You suspect a torus fracture. However, his mum is pregnant and he bursts into tears when you tell him she cannot go into the x ray room with him. You wonder whether ultrasound can be used to diagnose a fracture

2009 BestBETS

995. Ultrasound guidance for peripheral nerve blockade. (Abstract)

Ultrasound guidance for peripheral nerve blockade. Peripheral nerve blocks can be performed using ultrasound guidance. It is not yet clear whether this method of nerve location has benefits over other existing methods.To assess whether the use of ultrasound to guide peripheral nerve blockade has any advantages over other methods of peripheral nerve location.We searched the following databases for relevant published trials: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL (...) ) (The Cochrane Library 2008, Issue 3); MEDLINE (1966 to July 2008); EMBASE (1974 to July 2008); ISI Web of Science (1945 to 2008 ); CINAHL (1982 to July 2008); and LILACS (1980 to July 2008). We also handsearched meeting supplements.We included all identified randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve block with at least one other method of nerve location.Two authors independently assessed trial quality and extracted data. We attempted to contact study authors

2009 Cochrane

996. Antenatal ultrasound to predict postnatal renal function in congenital lower urinary tract obstruction: systematic review of test accuracy Full Text available with Trip Pro

Antenatal ultrasound to predict postnatal renal function in congenital lower urinary tract obstruction: systematic review of test accuracy Congenital urinary tract obstruction can lead to perinatal mortality and morbidity. Assessing antenatal ultrasound features may help identify fetuses likely to suffer complications.To evaluate the accuracy of antenatal ultrasound in the prediction of postnatal renal function in cases of congenital lower urinary tract obstruction (LUTO).We conducted (...) electronic searches in MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, MEDION, SIGLE, SCISEARCH Index of scientific and technical proceedings, National Research Register (database inception - 2008) and Medical Conferences register and searched reference lists.Two reviewers independently selected articles in which the accuracy of fetal ultrasound features were evaluated to predict postnatal renal function with no language restrictions.Data were extracted on study characteristics, quality and results to construct 2

2009 EvidenceUpdates

997. Meta-analysis: surveillance with ultrasound for early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis Full Text available with Trip Pro

Meta-analysis: surveillance with ultrasound for early-stage hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with cirrhosis A majority of studies investigating the accuracy of ultrasound for detecting hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) do not reflect how this test is used for surveillance vs. diagnosis.To determine the performance characteristics of surveillance with ultrasound for the detection of HCC, particularly early HCC as defined by the Milan criteria.A systematic literature review using the MEDLINE (...) and SCOPUS databases yielded six studies that evaluated the accuracy of ultrasound for HCC at any stage and 13 studies that were specific to early HCC.Surveillance ultrasound detected the majority of tumours before they presented clinically, with a pooled sensitivity of 94%. However, ultrasound was less effective for detecting early HCC with a sensitivity of 63%. Alpha-fetoprotein provided no additional benefit to ultrasound. Meta-regression analysis demonstrated a significantly higher sensitivity

2009 EvidenceUpdates

998. Emergency Physician bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of cholelithiasis

Emergency Physician bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of cholelithiasis BestBets: Emergency Physician bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of cholelithiasis Emergency Physician bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of cholelithiasis Report By: Kadon K. Hintz, MD - Resident Physician Search checked by Jeffrey S. Jones, MD - Research Director Institution: Grand Rapids MERC/Michigan State University Program in Emergency Medicine Date Submitted: 11th May 2009 Date Completed: 28th August 2009 Last (...) Modified: 28th August 2009 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question In [adults with suspected cholelithiasis] does [gall bladder ultrasonography performed by emergency physicians] have [adequate diagnostic accuracy]? Clinical Scenario A 40-year-old female presents to the emergency department with epigastric abdominal pain and nausea. Her WBC count and transaminases are within normal limits and her symptoms improve with pain medication and antiemetics. You wonder if performing bedside ultrasound (US

2009 BestBETS

999. Content of a complete routine second trimester obstetrical ultrasound examination and report.

Content of a complete routine second trimester obstetrical ultrasound examination and report. Guidelines and Measures | Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality HHS.gov Search ahrq.gov Search ahrq.gov Menu Topics A - Z Healthcare Delivery Latest available findings on quality of and access to health care Searchable database of AHRQ Grants, Working Papers & HHS Recovery Act Projects AHRQ Projects funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund You are here Guidelines and Measures

2009 Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

1000. A prospective randomized comparison of ultrasound and neurostimulation as needle end points for interscalene catheter placement Full Text available with Trip Pro

A prospective randomized comparison of ultrasound and neurostimulation as needle end points for interscalene catheter placement In this prospective, randomized study, we tested the hypothesis that interscalene catheters placed for shoulder surgery using an ultrasound needle end point provide postoperative analgesia similar in quality to those placed using a neurostimulation needle end point. Secondary end points included needle time under the skin, procedure-related pain, and the incidence (...) of early neurological complications.Patients presenting for shoulder surgery were recruited. Needles introduced for catheter insertion were initially guided with out-of-plane ultrasound imaging but were prospectively randomized to either sonographic placement immediately lateral to the interscalene interface (n = 41) or to an appropriate motor response at <0.5 mA (n = 40). Catheters were then advanced blindly 2-3 cm beyond needle tip. All surgery was conducted under general anesthesia. At the end

2009 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: uncertain