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881. Endoscopic ultrasound reduces surgical mediastinal staging in lung cancer: a randomized trial Full Text available with Trip Pro

Endoscopic ultrasound reduces surgical mediastinal staging in lung cancer: a randomized trial Assessment of mediastinal lymph nodes is recommended in patients with non-small cell lung cancer without distant metastases. Linear transesophageal endoscopic ultrasound with real-time guided fine-needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) is a promising, nonsurgical tool for mediastinal staging.We conducted a randomized controlled trial comparing surgical staging with EUS-FNA.Patients with proven or suspected non

2008 EvidenceUpdates Controlled trial quality: predicted high

882. Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, interferential current, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and thermotherapy. (Abstract)

Evidence-informed management of chronic low back pain with transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, interferential current, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound, and thermotherapy. The management of chronic low back pain (CLBP) has proven to be very challenging in North America, as evidenced by its mounting socioeconomic burden. Choosing among available nonsurgical therapies can be overwhelming for many stakeholders, including patients, health providers, policy makers, and third-party

2008 EvidenceUpdates

883. Acute Mortality in Hospitalized Patients Undergoing EchocardiographyWith and Without an Ultrasound Contrast Agent: Results in 18,671 Consecutive Studies Full Text available with Trip Pro

Acute Mortality in Hospitalized Patients Undergoing EchocardiographyWith and Without an Ultrasound Contrast Agent: Results in 18,671 Consecutive Studies We sought to define acute mortality in hospitalized patients undergoing clinically indicated echocardiography with and without use of an ultrasound contrast agent.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently issued a boxed warning and new contraindications for the perflutren-containing ultrasound contrast agents following post-marketing (...) reports of 4 patient deaths that were temporally related to Definity (Bristol-Myers Squibb Medical Imaging, Billerica, Massachusetts) administration. To appreciate the incremental risk of any medical procedure, the ambient risk of untoward outcome in the population in question must first be defined. There are no published data on short-term major adverse cardiac events in hospitalized patients undergoing echocardiography, either with or without administration of an ultrasound contrast agent.A

2008 EvidenceUpdates

884. Ultrasound vs CT in Detecting Chest Wall Invasion by Tumor: A Prospective Study (Abstract)

Ultrasound vs CT in Detecting Chest Wall Invasion by Tumor: A Prospective Study Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Accurate staging is important for patient management and clinical research. The recognition of chest wall involvement preoperatively is important for staging and surgical planning. Multiple modalities are available to assess the chest wall involvement preoperatively, including CT scanning, MRI, and ultrasound (US) examination. The purpose

2008 EvidenceUpdates

885. Breast cancer diagnosis using ultrasound elasticity imaging

Breast cancer diagnosis using ultrasound elasticity imaging Breast cancer diagnosis using ultrasound elasticity imaging Breast cancer diagnosis using ultrasound elasticity imaging Liufu V, 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 Liufu V, Hiller JE. Breast cancer diagnosis using ultrasound elasticity imaging. Adelaide (...) of elastography for breast imaging is limited. Therefore HealthPACT has recommended that further assessment of this technology is no longer warranted. Final publication URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Breast Neoplasms; Elasticity Imaging Techniquess; Sensitivity and Specificity; Ultrasonography, Mammary Language Published English Country of organisation Australia English summary An English language summary is available. Address for correspondence Adelaide Health Technology Assessment

2008 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

886. Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for mediastinal masses (IPG254)

Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for mediastinal masses (IPG254) Overview | Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for mediastinal masses | Guidance | NICE Endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for mediastinal masses Interventional procedures guidance [IPG254] Published date: February 2008 Share Save Guidance The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS (...) in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspiration for mediastinal masses. Description This procedure can be used for patients who are being tested for various diseases, including lung cancer. Under local or general anaesthesia, a thin flexible telescope (bronchoscope) is inserted via the patient's mouth into the lungs. Images of the region between the two lungs (the mediastinum) are obtained using an ultrasound probe attached

2008 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Interventional Procedures

887. Ultrasound-guided catheterisation of the epidural space (IPG249)

Ultrasound-guided catheterisation of the epidural space (IPG249) Overview | Ultrasound-guided catheterisation of the epidural space | Guidance | NICE Ultrasound-guided catheterisation of the epidural space Interventional procedures guidance [IPG249] Published date: January 2008 Share Save Guidance The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on ultrasound-guided catheterisation (...) technical difficulties in achieving this. Ultrasound imaging may be used to help identify the epidural space. and for this guidance. Your responsibility This guidance represents the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising their judgement, healthcare professionals are expected to take this guidance fully into account, and specifically any special arrangements relating to the introduction of new interventional procedures. The guidance does

2008 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Interventional Procedures

888. Ultrasound screening in pregnancy: test accuracy with regard to detection rates of foetal abnormalities

Ultrasound screening in pregnancy: test accuracy with regard to detection rates of foetal abnormalities Executive Summary IQWiG Reports - Commission No. S05-03 Ultrasound screening in pregnancy: test accuracy with regard to detection rates of foetal abnormalities 1 1 Translation of the executive summary of the final report “Ultraschallscreening in der Schwangerschaft: Testgüte hinsichtlich der Entdeckungsrate fetaler Anomalien” (Version 1.0; Status: 21.04.2008). Publication date of translation (...) : 23.06.08. Please note: This translation is provided as a service by IQWiG to English-language readers. However, solely the German original text is absolutely authoritative and legally binding. Executive summary of final report S05-03 Version 1.0 21.04.2008 Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) - 2 - Publishing details Publisher: Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care Topic: Ultrasound screening in pregnancy: test accuracy with regard to detection rates of foetal

2008 Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Healthcare (IQWiG)

889. Use of uterine artery Doppler ultrasonography to predict pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction: a systematic review and bivariable meta-analysis Full Text available with Trip Pro

Use of uterine artery Doppler ultrasonography to predict pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction: a systematic review and bivariable meta-analysis Use of uterine artery Doppler ultrasonography to predict pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction: a systematic review and bivariable meta-analysis Use of uterine artery Doppler ultrasonography to predict pre-eclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction: a systematic review and bivariable meta-analysis Cnossen JS, Morris RK, ter (...) Riet G, Mol BW, van der Post JA, Coomarasamy A, Zwinderman AH, Robson SC, Bindels PJ, Kleijnen J, Khan KS CRD summary This review found that Doppler ultrasonography was a better predictor of pre-eclampsia than of intrauterine growth restriction; pulsatility index, alone or combined with notching, in the second trimester was the most predictive Doppler index. In addition to other limitations, most of the authors’ conclusions were based on results from single studies so cannot be considered reliable

2008 DARE.

890. Serial 2-point ultrasonography plus D-dimer vs whole-leg color-coded Doppler ultrasonography for diagnosing suspected symptomatic deep vein thrombosis: a randomized controlled trial. Full Text available with Trip Pro

of the lower extremities who were randomized to undergo 2-point or whole-leg ultrasonography. Data were taken from ultrasound laboratories of 14 Italian universities or civic hospitals between January 1, 2003, and December 21, 2006. Patients with normal ultrasound findings were followed up for 3 months, with study completion on March 20, 2007.Objectively confirmed 3-month incidence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism in patients with an initially normal diagnostic workup.Of 2465 eligible patients, 345 (...) Serial 2-point ultrasonography plus D-dimer vs whole-leg color-coded Doppler ultrasonography for diagnosing suspected symptomatic deep vein thrombosis: a randomized controlled trial. Patients with suspected deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower extremities are usually investigated with ultrasonography either by the proximal veins (2-point ultrasonography) or the entire deep vein system (whole-leg ultrasonography). The latter approach is thought to be better based on its ability to detect

2008 JAMA Controlled trial quality: predicted high

891. Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism by multidetector CT alone or combined with venous ultrasonography of the leg: a randomised non-inferiority trial. (Abstract)

followed by venous compression ultrasonography of the leg and MSCT for exclusion of pulmonary embolism. An ultrasound could be of use in patients with a contraindication to CT. (...) Diagnosis of pulmonary embolism by multidetector CT alone or combined with venous ultrasonography of the leg: a randomised non-inferiority trial. Multislice CT (MSCT) combined with D-dimer measurement can safely exclude pulmonary embolism in patients with a low or intermediate clinical probability of this disease. We compared this combination with a strategy in which both a negative venous ultrasonography of the leg and MSCT were needed to exclude pulmonary embolism.We included 1819 consecutive

2008 Lancet Controlled trial quality: predicted high

892. Combined screening with ultrasound and mammography vs mammography alone in women at elevated risk of breast cancer. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Combined screening with ultrasound and mammography vs mammography alone in women at elevated risk of breast cancer. Screening ultrasound may depict small, node-negative breast cancers not seen on mammography.To compare the diagnostic yield, defined as the proportion of women with positive screen test results and positive reference standard, and performance of screening with ultrasound plus mammography vs mammography alone in women at elevated risk of breast cancer.From April 2004 to February (...) 2006, 2809 women, with at least heterogeneously dense breast tissue in at least 1 quadrant, were recruited from 21 sites to undergo mammographic and physician-performed ultrasonographic examinations in randomized order by a radiologist masked to the other examination results. Reference standard was defined as a combination of pathology and 12-month follow-up and was available for 2637 (96.8%) of the 2725 eligible participants.Diagnostic yield, sensitivity, specificity, and diagnostic accuracy

2008 JAMA Controlled trial quality: predicted high

893. MRI-guided high intensity ultrasound for the non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids

MRI-guided high intensity ultrasound for the non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids MRI-guided high intensity ultrasound for the non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids MRI-guided high intensity ultrasound for the non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids Liufu V, 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 (...) Liufu V, Mundy L, Hiller JE. MRI-guided high intensity ultrasound for the non-invasive treatment of uterine fibroids. Adelaide: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA). Prioritising Summary. Volume 21. 2008 Authors' conclusions A number of treatment options, including uterine conserving, are currently available for the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids. MRgFUS may be attractive option for many women due to the non-invasive nature of the procedure, however, it appears

2008 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

894. [Efficacy, safety of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU-ExAblate)]

[Efficacy, safety of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU-ExAblate)] Robotica en el tratamiento de tumores: eficacia, seguridad e impacto economico de equipos de ultrasonidos focalizados de alta intensidad (HIFU-ExAblate) [Efficacy, safety of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU-ExAblate)] Robotica en el tratamiento de tumores: eficacia, seguridad e impacto economico de equipos de ultrasonidos focalizados de alta intensidad (HIFU-ExAblate) [Efficacy, safety of high intensity focused (...) ultrasound (HIFU-ExAblate)] Escalona Lopez S, Reza Goyanes M, Blasco Amaro JA 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 Escalona Lopez S, Reza Goyanes M, Blasco Amaro JA. Robotica en el tratamiento de tumores: eficacia, seguridad e impacto economico de equipos de ultrasonidos focalizados de alta intensidad (HIFU-ExAblate). [Efficacy, safety

2008 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

895. Ultrasound-predicated versus history-predicated cerclage in women at risk of cervical insufficiency: a systematic review

Ultrasound-predicated versus history-predicated cerclage in women at risk of cervical insufficiency: a systematic review Ultrasound-predicated versus history-predicated cerclage in women at risk of cervical insufficiency: a systematic review Ultrasound-predicated versus history-predicated cerclage in women at risk of cervical insufficiency: a systematic review Blikman MJ, Le TM, Bruinse HW, van der Heijden GJ CRD summary The authors concluded that comparable pregnancy outcomes were achievable (...) following ultrasound- versus history-predicated cerclage in at-risk women; there was limited evidence on cerclage complications. Ultrasound reduced the number of required cerclages. This was a generally well-conducted review, but the authors conclusion was based on a small number of mixed-method study designs and should be treated with caution. Authors' objectives To compare pregnancy outcomes and cerclage-related complications of ultrasound-predicated versus history-predicated cerclage in women at risk

2008 DARE.

896. The effectiveness of nurse led 2-D ultrasound guided insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters in adult patients: a systematic review

The effectiveness of nurse led 2-D ultrasound guided insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters in adult patients: a systematic review The effectiveness of nurse led 2-D ultrasound guided insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters in adult patients: a systematic review The effectiveness of nurse led 2-D ultrasound guided insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters in adult patients: a systematic review Krstenic W J, Brealey S, Gaikwad S, Maraveyas A CRD summary (...) This review concluded that evidence from non randomised studies supported the use of 2-dimensional ultrasound guided insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters, but that a multicentre randomised controlled trial was necessary before the technology can be recommended. The cautious conclusions of the review reflect the limitations of the evidence and appear reliable. Authors' objectives To evaluate the effectiveness of 2-dimensional (2-D) ultrasound for the insertion of peripherally inserted

2008 DARE.

897. Graded compression ultrasonography and computed tomography in acute colonic diverticulitis: meta-analysis of test accuracy

Graded compression ultrasonography and computed tomography in acute colonic diverticulitis: meta-analysis of test accuracy 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.

2008 DARE.

898. Endoscopic ultrasound: it's [sic] accuracy in evaluating mediastinal lymphadenopathy? A meta-analysis and systematic review

Reddy J, Bechtold ML, Ibdah JA, Antillon D, Singh S, Olyaee M, Antillon MR. Endoscopic ultrasound: its accuracy in evaluating mediastinal lymphadenopathy? A meta-analysis and systematic review. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2008; 14(19): 3028-3037 PubMedID Original Paper URL Other URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Bias (Epidemiology); Biopsy, Fine-Needle; Endosonography; Humans; Lymphatic Diseases /pathology /ultrasonography; Mediastinal Diseases /pathology (...) Endoscopic ultrasound: it's [sic] accuracy in evaluating mediastinal lymphadenopathy? A meta-analysis and systematic review Endoscopic ultrasound: its accuracy in evaluating mediastinal lymphadenopathy? A meta-analysis and systematic review Endoscopic ultrasound: its accuracy in evaluating mediastinal lymphadenopathy? A meta-analysis and systematic review Puli SR, Batapati Krishna Reddy J, Bechtold ML, Ibdah JA, Antillon D, Singh S, Olyaee M, Antillon MR CRD summary This review concluded

2008 DARE.

899. Staging accuracy of esophageal cancer by endoscopic ultrasound: a meta-analysis and systematic review

and research The authors did not state implications for practice or research. Funding Not stated. Bibliographic details Puli S R, Reddy J B, Bechtold M L, Antillon D, Ibdah J A, Antillon M R. Staging accuracy of esophageal cancer by endoscopic ultrasound: a meta-analysis and systematic review. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2008; 14(10): 1479-1490 PubMedID Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Endosonography; Esophageal Neoplasms /pathology /ultrasonography; Humans; Neoplasm Staging (...) Staging accuracy of esophageal cancer by endoscopic ultrasound: a meta-analysis and systematic review Staging accuracy of esophageal cancer by endoscopic ultrasound: a meta-analysis and systematic review Staging accuracy of esophageal cancer by endoscopic ultrasound: a meta-analysis and systematic review Puli S R, Reddy J B, Bechtold M L, Antillon D, Ibdah J A, Antillon M R CRD summary This review concluded that EUS had excellent sensitivity and specificity in staging oesophageal cancer

2008 DARE.

900. The accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography in differentiating mucosal from deeper gastric cancer

The accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography in differentiating mucosal from deeper gastric cancer The accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography in differentiating mucosal from deeper gastric cancer The accuracy of endoscopic ultrasonography in differentiating mucosal from deeper gastric cancer Kwee RM, Kwee TC CRD summary This review concluded that there was insufficient current evidence to determine whether endoscopic ultrasonography could accurately differentiate between mucosal and deeper (...) gastric cancer. This conclusion was appropriate to the limited and heterogeneous data available. Authors' objectives To assess the diagnostic performance of endoscopic ultrasonography (EUS) in differentiating between mucosal and deeper gastric cancer. Searching PubMed and EMBASE were searched to January 2008. Search terms were reported. Bibliographies of included articles were screened for additional studies. Only studies published in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian or Dutch were included

2008 DARE.