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141. Palpable Breast Lump Triage by Minimally Trained Operators in Mexico Using Computer-Assisted Diagnosis and Low-Cost Ultrasound (PubMed)

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

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2018 Journal of global oncology

142. Transabdominal ultrasound and endoscopic ultrasound for diagnosis of gallbladder polyps. (PubMed)

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

143. Successful management of cesarean scar pregnancy with vacuum extraction under ultrasound guidance (PubMed)

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

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2018 Acute medicine & surgery

144. High-resolution, ultrasound-guided, high-dose-rate, surface brachytherapy for basal cell carcinoma of the skin: A case report (PubMed)

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

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2018 Advances in radiation oncology

145. Ultrasound-Guided Morcellation During Holmium Laser Enucleation of the Prostate (PubMed)

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.

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2018 Journal of endourology case reports

146. 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

147. Routine antenatal ultrasound in low- and middle-income countries: first look - a cluster randomised trial

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

148. Clinical and ultrasound remission after 6 months of treat-to-target therapy in early rheumatoid arthritis: associations to future good radiographic and physical outcomes

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

149. 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

150. 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

151. 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

152. 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

153. Comparing the image quality of tissue harmonic and conventional B-mode ultrasound of kidney in over-obese individuals (PubMed)

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

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2018 Electronic physician

154. The spread of Injectate after ultrasound-guided lateral elbow injection – a cadaveric study (PubMed)

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

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2018 Journal of experimental orthopaedics

155. The Value of an Automated Ultrasound System in the Detection of Synovitis (PubMed)

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

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2018 Ultrasound international open

156. Can Ultrasound Alone Predict Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma with Desmoid-Type Fibromatosis? A Retrospective Analysis of 13 Cases, Focusing on the Stromal Area (PubMed)

Can Ultrasound Alone Predict Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma with Desmoid-Type Fibromatosis? A Retrospective Analysis of 13 Cases, Focusing on the Stromal Area Papillary thyroid carcinoma with desmoid-type fibromatosis (PTC-DTF) is extremely rare. So far, only 4 cases describing the ultrasound findings of this variant have been reported. Here, we describe the ultrasound findings of 13 cases of PTC-DTF, focusing especially on the DTF area.We retrospectively analyzed the clinical reports, ultrasound (...) reports, and ultrasound photographs obtained from medical records at Kuma Hospital.The patients included 8 women and 5 men with a mean age of 47.9 years. The widest dimension of the nodules ranged from 16 to 79 mm (mean: 37.5 mm). The original ultrasound reports classified the nodules as either intermediate suspicion or high suspicion. A diagnosis of PTC was suspected in 12 nodules, and anaplastic carcinoma was suspected in 1 nodule. PTC-DTF presented with an irregularly shaped nodule (100%), taller

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2018 Ultrasound international open

157. Ultrasound-Guided Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block: Prospective Randomized Comparison of the Lateral Sagittal and Costoclavicular Approach

Ultrasound-Guided Infraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block: Prospective Randomized Comparison of the Lateral Sagittal and Costoclavicular Approach It has recently been proposed that an infraclavicular brachial plexus block (BPB) at the costoclavicular (CC) space may overcome some of the limitations of the lateral sagittal (LS) approach. In this study, we hypothesized that the CC approach will produce faster onset of sensory blockade of the 4 major terminal nerves of the brachial plexus than the LS

2018 EvidenceUpdates

158. Emergency Physician Interpretation of Point-of-care Ultrasound for Identifying and Grading of Hydronephrosis in Renal Colic Compared With Consensus Interpretation by Emergency Radiologists

Emergency Physician Interpretation of Point-of-care Ultrasound for Identifying and Grading of Hydronephrosis in Renal Colic Compared With Consensus Interpretation by Emergency Radiologists The ability of emergency physicians (EPs) to identify hydronephrosis using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been assessed in the past using computed tomography (CT) scans as the reference standard. We aimed to determine the ability of EPs to identify and grade hydronephrosis on POCUS using the consensus (...) interpretation of POCUS by emergency radiologists as the reference standard.The study was conducted at an urban academic emergency department (ED) as a secondary analysis of previously collected ultrasound data from the EP-performed POCUS databank. Patients were eligible for inclusion if they had both POCUS and CT scanning performed during the index ED visit. Two board-certified emergency radiologists and six EPs interpreted each POCUS study independently. The interpretations were compared with the consensus

2018 EvidenceUpdates

159. Ultrasound-Guided Selective Versus Conventional Block of the Medial Brachial Cutaneous and the Intercostobrachial Nerves: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Ultrasound-Guided Selective Versus Conventional Block of the Medial Brachial Cutaneous and the Intercostobrachial Nerves: A Randomized Clinical Trial For superficial surgery of anteromedial and posteromedial surfaces of the upper arm, the medial brachial cutaneous nerve (MBCN) and the intercostobrachial nerve (ICBN) must be selectively blocked, in addition to an axillary brachial plexus block. We compared efficacy of ultrasound-guided (USG) versus conventional block of the MBCN (...) . Secondary outcomes were onset time of complete anesthesia, volume of local anesthetic, tourniquet tolerance, and quality of ultrasound images.In the USG group, 37 patients (88%) had no sensation at 20 minutes in any of the 4 areas tested versus 8 patients (19%) in the conventional group (P < 0.001). When complete anesthesia was obtained, it occurred within 10 minutes in more than 90% of patients, in both groups. Mean total volumes of local anesthetic used for blocking the MBCN and the ICBN were similar

2018 EvidenceUpdates

160. Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor

Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor Unilater Unilateral MRI-guided focused ultr al MRI-guided focused ultrasound asound thalamotom thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential y for treatment-resistant essential tremor tremor Interventional procedures guidance Published: 20 June 2018 nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg617 Y Y our responsibility our responsibility This guidance represents the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration (...) 1.1 The evidence on the safety of unilateral MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for treatment-resistant essential tremor raises no major safety concerns. However, current evidence on its efficacy is limited in quantity. © NICE 2018. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and- conditions#notice-of-rights). Page 1 of 5Therefore, this procedure should not be used unless there are special arrangements for clinical governance, consent, and audit

2018 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Interventional Procedures