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981. Ultrasound for cutaneous wound healing

Ultrasound for cutaneous wound healing Ultrasound for cutaneous wound healing Ultrasound for cutaneous wound healing Ernst E Authors' objectives To review the published data on ultrasound as a means of enhancing wound healing. Searching MEDLINE was searched from 1980 to 1994 (method section incorrectly states 1980-1984) and bibliography searches of all identified publications were made. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Controlled trials were included. Specific (...) interventions included in the review Ultrasound treatment for cutaneous wound healing. Participants included in the review Patients with leg ulcers (n=38),chronic leg ulcers (n=56), ulcus cruris (number of patients not reported) or pressure sores (n=40). An additional study of patients with pressure sores was included but numbers were not reported. Outcomes assessed in the review The outcomes were wound healing and wound size. How were decisions on the relevance of primary studies made? The author does

1995 DARE.

982. Ultrasound therapy in musculoskeletal disorders: a meta-analysis

Ultrasound therapy in musculoskeletal disorders: a meta-analysis Ultrasound therapy in musculoskeletal disorders: a meta-analysis Ultrasound therapy in musculoskeletal disorders: a meta-analysis Gam A N, Johannsen F Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic ultrasound in the treatment of pain in musculoskeletal disorders. Searching Index Medicus from 1950 to 1966, and MEDLINE from 1966 to 1992, were searched using the keywords: 'ultrasound therapy' and 'ultrasonic therapy (...) ' combined with 'physiotherapy'. Papers in English, German, French, Swedish, Norwegian and Danish were retrieved. References from retrieved papers were also searched. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Clinical trials comparing ultrasound with alternative treatment or a control group were included. Specific interventions included in the review Ultrasound therapy. Participants included in the review People with musculoskeletal disorders (lateral epicondylitis, bursitis

1995 DARE.

983. Accuracy of ultrasound for the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis in asymptomatic patients after orthopedic surgery: a meta-analysis

Accuracy of ultrasound for the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis in asymptomatic patients after orthopedic surgery: a meta-analysis Accuracy of ultrasound for the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis in asymptomatic patients after orthopedic surgery: a meta-analysis Accuracy of ultrasound for the diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis in asymptomatic patients after orthopedic surgery: a meta-analysis Wells P S, Lensing A W, Davidson B L, Prins M H, Hirsh J Authors' objectives To evaluate (...) the accuracy of ultrasound screening for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in patients, following orthopaedic surgery. Searching MEDLINE was searched from 1982 to 1993 using MeSH terms: 'ultrasound', 'orthopedics', 'post-operative period', 'thrombophlebetis'. The bibliographies of retrieved articles were checked for any additional studies, and recent journals and Current Contents were searched. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review The authors did not state that any specific study

1995 DARE.

984. Optimal cost-effective timing of cranial ultrasound screening in low-birth-weight infants

Optimal cost-effective timing of cranial ultrasound screening in low-birth-weight infants Optimal cost-effective timing of cranial ultrasound screening in low-birth-weight infants Optimal cost-effective timing of cranial ultrasound screening in low-birth-weight infants Boal D K, Watterberg K L, Miles S, Gifford K L Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods (...) , the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Cranial ultrasound screening at 2 weeks of age (on day of life 10-14) in low-birth-weight infants (intervention) versuscranial ultrasound screening beginning in the first week of life and carried out in two stages involving ultrasound examinations on day of life (DOL) 4 or 5 and DOL 14 (comparator) for the detection of specific intracranial pathology in low

1995 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

985. Routine ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. (PubMed)

Routine ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. 8251789 1994 01 12 2018 11 13 0959-8138 307 6911 1993 Oct 23 BMJ (Clinical research ed.) BMJ Routine ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. 1064 Salvesen K K eng Comment Letter Meta-Analysis England BMJ 8900488 0959-8138 AIM IM BMJ. 1993 Aug 28;307(6903):559 8280221 BMJ. 1993 Jul 3;307(6895):13-7 8343659 Female Humans Pregnancy Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic Ultrasonography, Prenatal 1993 10 23 1993 10 23 0 1 1993 10 23 0 0 ppublish 8251789 PMC1679279

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1994 BMJ

986. Antenatal ultrasound scanning

Antenatal ultrasound scanning Antenatal ultrasound scanning Antenatal ultrasound scanning Pearson V Authors' objectives To examine whether routine ultrasound scanning in pregnancy has any beneficial effect on perinatal outcome in low-risk pregnancies. Searching MEDLINE was searched from 1980 to 1993 using the keywords 'ultrasonography' and 'prenatal'. The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Database was also searched. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Randomised (...) was the main outcome measure, but the following were also considered: assessment of gestational age, diagnosis of foetal growth retardation, detection of multiple pregnancies, detection of clinically unsuspected fetal malformation, placental localisation, bonding and effects on maternal behaviour, doppler ultrasound of the umbilical cord to detect foetal hypoxia, the possible hazards of ultrasonography, the short- and long-term effects of ultrasound and access to services. How were decisions

1994 DARE.

987. Cost effectiveness of preoperative ultrasound in primary parathyroid surgery

Cost effectiveness of preoperative ultrasound in primary parathyroid surgery Cost effectiveness of preoperative ultrasound in primary parathyroid surgery Cost effectiveness of preoperative ultrasound in primary parathyroid surgery Kairaluoma M V, Kellosalo T, Makarainen H, Haukipuro K, Kairaluoma M I Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results (...) and conclusions followed by a detailed critical assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Preoperative ultrasound in primary parathyroid surgery. Type of intervention Screening; diagnosis. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population Patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT). Setting Hospital. The economic study was carried out in Finland. Dates to which data relate Effectiveness and resource utilisation data were collected between 1

1994 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

988. The Routine Antenatal Diagnostic Imaging with Ultrasound Study: another perspective

The Routine Antenatal Diagnostic Imaging with Ultrasound Study: another perspective The Routine Antenatal Diagnostic Imaging with Ultrasound Study: another perspective The Routine Antenatal Diagnostic Imaging with Ultrasound Study: another perspective DeVore G R Record Status This is a critical abstract of an economic evaluation that meets the criteria for inclusion on NHS EED. Each abstract contains a brief summary of the methods, the results and conclusions followed by a detailed critical (...) assessment on the reliability of the study and the conclusions drawn. Health technology Routine Antenatal Diagnostic Imaging with Ultrasound Study (RADIUS). Type of intervention Screening. Economic study type Cost-effectiveness analysis. Study population Women at the second trimester of pregnancy at low risk for fetal anomalies. Setting Tertiary and non tertiary centres. The economic study was carried out in the United States. Dates to which data relate Effectiveness data for the RADIUS and MSAFP

1994 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

989. Effect of prenatal ultrasound screening on perinatal outcome. RADIUS Study Group. (PubMed)

Effect of prenatal ultrasound screening on perinatal outcome. RADIUS Study Group. Many clinicians advocate routine ultrasound screening during pregnancy to detect congenital anomalies, multiple-gestation pregnancies, fetal growth disorders, placental abnormalities, and errors in the estimation of gestational age. However, it is not known whether the detection of these conditions through screening leads to interventions that improve perinatal outcome.We conducted a randomized trial involving (...) 15,151 pregnant women at low risk for perinatal problems to determine whether ultrasound screening decreased the frequency of adverse perinatal outcomes. The women randomly assigned to the ultrasound-screening group underwent one sonographic examination at 15 to 22 weeks of gestation and another at 31 to 35 weeks. The women in the control group underwent ultrasonography only for medical indications, as identified by their physicians. Adverse perinatal outcome was defined as fetal death, neonatal

1993 NEJM

990. Effects of frequent ultrasound during pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial. (PubMed)

Effects of frequent ultrasound during pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial. Despite widespread application of ultrasound imaging and Doppler blood flow studies, the effects of their frequent and repeated use in pregnancy have not been evaluated in controlled trials. From 2834 women with single pregnancies at 16-20 weeks gestation, 1415 were selected at random to receive ultrasound imaging and continuous-wave Doppler flow studies at 18, 24, 28, 34, and 38 weeks gestation (the intensive group (...) ) and 1419 to receive single ultrasound imaging at 18 weeks (the regular group). Outcome data was obtained from 99% of women who entered the study. The only difference between the two groups was significantly higher intrauterine growth restriction in the intensive group, when expressed both as birthweight < 10th centile (relative risk 1.35; 95% confidence interval 1.09 to 1.67; p = 0.006) and birthweight < 3rd centile (relative risk 1.65; 95% confidence intervals 1.09 to 2.49; p = 0.020). While

1993 Lancet

991. Does routine ultrasound scanning improve outcome in pregnancy? Meta-analysis of various outcome measures. (PubMed)

Does routine ultrasound scanning improve outcome in pregnancy? Meta-analysis of various outcome measures. To evaluate the effectiveness of routine ultrasound scanning in pregnancy by a meta-analysis of various outcome measures.Meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials evaluating the effect of routine ultrasound scanning on perinatal mortality and morbidity. Live birth rate (that is, live births per pregnancy) is included as a measure of pregnancy outcome in addition to the conventional (...) perinatal mortality.15,935 pregnancies (7992 in which routine ultrasound scanning was used and 7943 controls with selective scanning) from four randomised controlled trials.Perinatal mortality, live birth rate, rate of miscarriage, Apgar score < 7 at 1 minute, and number of induced labours.The live birth rate was identical in both screening and control groups (odds ratio = 0.99; 95% confidence interval 0.88 to 1.12) although the perinatal mortality was significantly lower in the group who had routine

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1993 BMJ

992. Randomised controlled trial of Doppler ultrasound screening of placental perfusion during pregnancy. (PubMed)

Randomised controlled trial of Doppler ultrasound screening of placental perfusion during pregnancy. We have done a randomised controlled trial to assess the effect on primary management and outcome of routine doppler ultrasound examinations of the umbilical and uterine arteries during pregnancy. Over 9 months, 2600 women with singleton pregnancies were recruited from a general obstetric population. Of 2475 women who delivered in hospital after 20 weeks' gestation, 1246 had been allocated (...) at random to receive standard antenatal care with routine doppler examinations. The first doppler ultrasound was done at 19-22 weeks' gestation, and thereafter examinations were monthly if the pregnancy was considered high risk (192) or once at 32 weeks if considered low risk (1054). The control group of 1229 women received standard, antenatal care without doppler ultrasonography. The study groups did not differ in number of antenatal admissions or cardiotocographs, gestational age at delivery, method

1992 Lancet

993. Doppler ultrasound and aspirin in recognition and prevention of pregnancy-induced hypertension. (PubMed)

Doppler ultrasound and aspirin in recognition and prevention of pregnancy-induced hypertension. Screening of 1226 nulliparous women by means of doppler uteroplacental flow-velocity waveforms in early pregnancy identified 148 (12%) as being at high risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension. After exclusions and refusals, 100 women were randomly allocated to groups receiving either low-dose aspirin (75 mg daily; 48 patients) or identical placebo (52 patients) for the remainder of the pregnancy

1990 Lancet

994. Ultrasound screening and perinatal mortality: controlled trial of systematic one-stage screening in pregnancy. The Helsinki Ultrasound Trial. (PubMed)

Ultrasound screening and perinatal mortality: controlled trial of systematic one-stage screening in pregnancy. The Helsinki Ultrasound Trial. During a 19-month period, 95% of all pregnant women in the greater Helsinki area, Finland, entered a study to compare one-stage ultrasonography screening with selective screening according to antenatal hospital use, obstetric procedures, and fetal outcomes. Of 9310 women who entered the trial, 4691 were randomly allocated to ultrasound screening between

1990 Lancet

995. Effects of routine one-stage ultrasound screening in pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial. (PubMed)

Effects of routine one-stage ultrasound screening in pregnancy: a randomised controlled trial. 4997 of 7354 pregnant women had no clinical indication for an elective ultrasound examination at 12 weeks' gestation. 2482 of these women were randomly selected for ultrasound screening at 15 weeks and the remainder received the same standard antenatal care without the scan. Labour was less often induced among screened women both for all reasons (5.9% vs 9.1%, p less than 0.0001) and for suspected

1988 Lancet

996. A controlled trial of weekly ultrasound therapy in chronic leg ulceration. (PubMed)

A controlled trial of weekly ultrasound therapy in chronic leg ulceration. In a controlled trial to ascertain whether ultrasound given weekly in conjunction with a standard treatment for chronic leg ulcers improves the rate of healing 56 patients were randomised to standard treatment (paste impregnated bandage and a self-adhesive elastic bandage) and 52 to standard treatment plus pulsed ultrasound given weekly. After 12 weeks the proportion of ulcers healed was 20% greater in the ultrasound

1987 Lancet