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901. Systematic review of the impact of endoscopic ultrasound on the management of patients with esophageal cancer

Systematic review of the impact of endoscopic ultrasound on the management of patients with esophageal 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.

2008 DARE.

902. Ultrasonography and stimulating perineural catheters for nerve blocks: a review of the evidence Full Text available with Trip Pro

Ultrasonography and stimulating perineural catheters for nerve blocks: a review of the evidence Ultrasonography and stimulating perineural catheters for nerve blocks: a review of the evidence Ultrasonography and stimulating perineural catheters for nerve blocks: a review of the evidence Tran D Q, Munoz L, Russo G, Finlayson R J CRD summary This review assessed the benefits associated with adjunctive ultrasonography and stimulating perineural catheters for nerve blocks. It found some beneficial (...) effects of both interventions for some of the outcomes assessed, but concluded that there was a need for further research in this area. The review has a number of limitations, so these findings should be interpreted with caution. Authors' objectives To assess the short term benefits associated with adjunctive ultrasonography and stimulating perineural catheters for nerve blocks. Searching The databases MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched from inception to November/December 2007. Search terms were

2008 DARE.

903. Systematic review of emergency physician-performed ultrasonography for lower-extremity deep vein thrombosis Full Text available with Trip Pro

as radiology-performed ultrasound, but the limited quality of the included studies meant that diagnostic accuracy estimates may be over-optimistic. The authors’ conclusion took into account the limitations of the evidence and the differences between studies and was likely to be reliable. Authors' objectives To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of physician performed ultrasonography (EPPU) for lower-extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Searching MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched from 1988 to December 2007 (...) physician with a second venous ultrasound performed by an ultrasound technician and interpreted by a radiology department or vascular laboratory were eligible for inclusion. More than 50 per cent of participants had to be outpatients. The review compared the diagnostic accuracy of these two methods of ultrasound. The included studies defined a positive result as the "inability to compress the common femoral or popliteal vein on grey scale grade B-mode ultrasonography". Studies classified indeterminate

2008 DARE.

904. Quantitative ultrasound for predicting bone fracture. Horizon scanning report

Quantitative ultrasound for predicting bone fracture. Horizon scanning report Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) for predicting bone fracture. Horizon scanning report Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) for predicting bone fracture. Horizon scanning report Mundy L, McCaffrey N, Parsons J, Liufu V, Merlin T, Braunack-Mayer A, Hiller J 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, McCaffrey N, Parsons J, Liufu V, Merlin T, Braunack-Mayer A, Hiller J. Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) for predicting bone fracture. Horizon scanning report. Adelaide: Adelaide Health Technology Assessment (AHTA). 2008 Authors' conclusions In summary, quantitative ultrasound devices suffer from a lack of standardisation, there is a lack of consensus regarding which of the diagnostic parameters should be used, and there is variation with regard

2008 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

905. Cost-effectiveness of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery for treatment of uterine fibroids Full Text available with Trip Pro

Cost-effectiveness of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery for treatment of uterine fibroids Cost-effectiveness of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery for treatment of uterine fibroids Cost-effectiveness of magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery for treatment of uterine fibroids Zowall H, Cairns J A, Brewer C, Lamping D L, Gedroyc W M, Regan 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. CRD summary The objective was to estimate the cost-effectiveness of magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) in the treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids compared with the current practice. The authors concluded that MRgFUS was likely to be cost-effective. The methodology

2008 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

906. Cost-effectiveness of computed tomography and ultrasound in the diagnosis of appendicitis

of appendicitis. Biomedica 2008; 28(1): 139-147 PubMedID Original Paper URL Other publications of related interest Axelrod DA, Sonnad SS, Hirschl RB. An economic evaluation of sonographic examination of children with suspected appendicitis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2000; 35(8): 1236-1241. Fujii Y, Hata J, Futagami K, Hamada T, Mitsuoka H, Teramen K, et al. Ultrasonography improves diagnostic accuracy of acute appendicitis and provides cost savings to hospitals in Japan. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (...) Cost-effectiveness of computed tomography and ultrasound in the diagnosis of appendicitis Cost-effectiveness of computed tomography and ultrasound in the diagnosis of appendicitis Cost-effectiveness of computed tomography and ultrasound in the diagnosis of appendicitis Romero J, Sanabria A, Angarita M, Varon JC 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

2008 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

907. Breast screening with ultrasound in women with mammography-negative dense breasts: evidence on incremental cancer detection and false positives, and associated cost

Breast screening with ultrasound in women with mammography-negative dense breasts: evidence on incremental cancer detection and false positives, and associated cost Breast screening with ultrasound in women with mammography-negative dense breasts: evidence on incremental cancer detection and false positives, and associated cost Breast screening with ultrasound in women with mammography-negative dense breasts: evidence on incremental cancer detection and false positives, and associated cost (...) with ultrasound (US) in self-referring women with dense breasts and a negative report on mammography. US detected early-stage cancers in women with mammography-negative dense breasts, especially in women younger than 50 years, but with substantial financial implications. Overall, the reporting of the clinical data was satisfactory. However, there was little information on the cost analysis and the issue of uncertainty was not addressed, so caution is required when interpreting the authors’ conclusions. Type

2008 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

908. Fine-needle aspiration biopsy versus ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy: cost-effectiveness as a frontline diagnostic modality for solitary thyroid nodules Full Text available with Trip Pro

Fine-needle aspiration biopsy versus ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy: cost-effectiveness as a frontline diagnostic modality for solitary thyroid nodules Fine-needle aspiration biopsy versus ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy: cost-effectiveness as a frontline diagnostic modality for solitary thyroid nodules Fine-needle aspiration biopsy versus ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration biopsy: cost-effectiveness as a frontline diagnostic modality for solitary thyroid (...) nodules Khalid A N, Quraishi S A, Hollenbeak C S, Stack B C 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. CRD summary This study examined the cost-effectiveness of ultrasound-guided (UG) fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) versus conventional FNAB

2008 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

909. Cost effectiveness of ultrasound and bone densitometry for osteoporosis screening in post-menopausal women

of ultrasound and bone densitometry for osteoporosis screening in post-menopausal women. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy 2008; 6(2-3): 113-135 PubMedID DOI Original Paper URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Absorptiometry, Photon /economics; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Alendronate /economics /therapeutic use; Bone Density; Bone Density Conservation Agents /economics /therapeutic use; Bone and Bones /ultrasonography; Cost-Benefit Analysis; Female; Fractures, Bone /economics (...) Cost effectiveness of ultrasound and bone densitometry for osteoporosis screening in post-menopausal women Cost effectiveness of ultrasound and bone densitometry for osteoporosis screening in post-menopausal women Cost effectiveness of ultrasound and bone densitometry for osteoporosis screening in post-menopausal women Mueller D, Gandjour A 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

2008 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

910. Quantitative ultrasound (QUS)

Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) Horizon Scanning Report Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) May 2008 © Commonwealth of Australia 2008 ISBN: 1-74186-590-5 Online ISBN: 1-74186-591-3 Publications Approval Number: P3-3812 This work is copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights (...) and Accreditation 30 Limitations of the Assessment 31 Availability and Level of Evidence 32 Search Strategy used for the Report 32 Sources of Further Information 34 Conclusions 35 Appendix A: Levels of Evidence 38 Appendix B: Profiles of Studies 40 Appendix C: Glossary 43 Appendix D: HTA Internet Sites 44 References 47 Quantitative ultrasound (QUS) iTables Table 1 Recommendations for DXA testing post-QUS 6 Table 2 Estimated population of Australia in 2006 9 Table 3 WHO definition of osteoporosis 11 Table 4

2008 Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network

911. Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging for diagnosis of Breast Cancer (update)

Doppler and strain imaging for evaluating tissue elasticity of breast lesions', Acad Radiol, 14 (5), 522-529. SEARCH CRITERIA TO BE USED: Breast Neoplasms/pathology/radiography/ ultrasonography Elasticity Female Humans Image Processing, Computer-Assisted Mammography Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted Breast cancer diagnosis using ultrasound elasticity imaging: October 2007 7 (...) Ultrasound Elasticity Imaging for diagnosis of Breast Cancer (update) Horizon Scanning Technology Prioritising Summary Update Breast cancer diagnosis using ultrasound elasticity imaging November 2008 © Commonwealth of Australia 2008 ISBN Publications Approval Number: This work is copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your organisation. Apart from any use

2008 Australia and New Zealand Horizon Scanning Network

912. Ultrasound to detect haemothorax after chest injury

[In adults with thoracic trauma] does [emergency department ultrasonography have better clinical utility than chest x-ray] at [diagnosing haemothorax]? Clinical Scenario A patient arrives in the Emergency Department after suffering thoracic trauma. A member of the team suggests using ultrasound to search for the presence of haemothorax, as an extension of the usual FAST assessment. You wonder how accurate the ultrasound would be compared to either the usual initial supine chest x-ray or to a computed (...) Ultrasound to detect haemothorax after chest injury BestBets: Ultrasound to detect haemothorax after chest injury Ultrasound to detect haemothorax after chest injury Report By: Kirsty McEwan - Medical Student Search checked by Dr Peter Thompson - Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Kings College London Institution: Guy, Kings and St. Thomas' Medical School Date Submitted: 30th November 2006 Date Completed: 27th July 2007 Last Modified: 19th June 2007 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question

2007 BestBETS

913. Using the ultrasound compression test for DVT will not precipitate a thromboembolic event

Using the ultrasound compression test for DVT will not precipitate a thromboembolic event BestBets: Using the ultrasound compression test for DVT will not precipitate a thromboembolic event Using the ultrasound compression test for DVT will not precipitate a thromboembolic event Report By: Kieran P Nunn - Medical Student Search checked by Peter K Thompson - Consultant Paediatric Emergency Physician Institution: King's College Hospital, London (Guy's, King's & St Thomas' School of Medicine) Date (...) Submitted: 13th February 2007 Date Completed: 5th July 2007 Last Modified: 14th May 2007 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question In [patients with a DVT presentation in the Emergency Department] can [the ultrasound transducer compression test] [precipitate a thromboembolic event?] Clinical Scenario A 47-year-old woman presents to the emergency department with left calf pain which came on suddenly, making walking difficult. Typical DVT risk factors are present and the examination is consistent

2007 BestBETS

914. Use of Ultrasonography for Lumbar Puncture

physicians can easily obtain ultrasound images of anatomical landmarks relevant to lumbar puncture American Journal of Emergency Medicine (2007) 25; 291–296 Kirk A. Stiffler MD, Sharhabeel Jwayyed MD, Scott T. Wilber MD, Angela Robinson DO The use of ultrasound to identify pertinent landmarks for lumbar puncture American Journal of Emergency Medicine (2007) 25; 331–334 Brian D. Coley, William E. Shiels, II, Mark J. Hogan Diagnostic and interventional ultrasonography in neonatal and infant lumbar puncture (...) Use of Ultrasonography for Lumbar Puncture BestBets: Use of Ultrasonography for Lumbar Puncture Use of Ultrasonography for Lumbar Puncture Report By: Trevor Cummings - Emergency Medicine Resident Search checked by Jeffrey S Jones, MD - Emergency Medicine Research Director Institution: Grand Rapids Medical Education & Research/Michigan State University Date Submitted: 15th May 2007 Date Completed: 5th July 2007 Last Modified: 16th May 2007 Status: Green (complete) Three Part Question

2007 BestBETS

915. WITHDRAWN: Routine Doppler ultrasound in pregnancy. (Abstract)

WITHDRAWN: Routine Doppler ultrasound in pregnancy. Doppler ultrasound study of umbilical artery waveforms helps identify the compromised fetus in 'high risk' pregnancies and, therefore, deserves assessment as a screening test in 'low risk' pregnancies. One of the main aims of routine antenatal care is to identify the 'at risk' fetus in order to apply clinical interventions which could result in reduced perinatal morbidity and mortality.To assess the effects on obstetric practice and pregnancy (...) outcome of routine Doppler ultrasound in unselected and low risk pregnancies.The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group Specialised Register of Controlled Trials and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched. Date of last search: September 1999Acceptably controlled trials of routine Doppler ultrasound (umbilical circulation and/or uterine circulation) in unselected or low risk pregnancies.Both reviewers assessed trial quality and extracted data. Authors of two trials were contacted

2007 Cochrane

916. WITHDRAWN: Routine ultrasound in late pregnancy (after 24 weeks' gestation). (Abstract)

WITHDRAWN: Routine ultrasound in late pregnancy (after 24 weeks' gestation). Diagnostic ultrasound is used selectively in late pregnancy where there are specific clinical indications. However, the value of routine late pregnancy ultrasound screening in unselected populations is controversial. The rationale for such screening would be the detection of clinical conditions which place the fetus or mother at high risk, which would not necessarily have been detected by other means such as clinical (...) examination, and for which subsequent management would improve perinatal outcome.To assess the effects on obstetric practice and pregnancy outcome of routine late pregnancy ultrasound, defined as greater than 24 weeks gestation, in women with either unselected or low risk pregnancies.The Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth Group Specialised Register of Controlled Trials and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched.All acceptably controlled trials of routine ultrasound in late pregnancy (defined

2007 Cochrane

917. Duplex ultrasonography, magnetic resonance angiography, and computed tomography angiography for diagnosis and assessment of symptomatic, lower limb peripheral arterial disease: systematic review. Full Text available with Trip Pro

Duplex ultrasonography, magnetic resonance angiography, and computed tomography angiography for diagnosis and assessment of symptomatic, lower limb peripheral arterial disease: systematic review. To determine the diagnostic accuracy of duplex ultrasonography, magnetic resonance angiography, and computed tomography angiography, alone or in combination, for the assessment of lower limb peripheral arterial disease; to evaluate the impact of these assessment methods on management of patients (...) magnetic resonance angiography had the highest diagnostic accuracy with a median sensitivity of 95% (range 92-99.5%) and median specificity of 97% (64-99%). The results were 91% (89-99%) and 91% (83-97%) for computed tomography angiography and 88% (80-98%) and 96% (89-99%) for duplex ultrasonography. A controlled trial reported no significant differences in outcomes in patients after treatment plans based on duplex ultrasonography alone or conventional contrast angiography alone, though in 22

2007 BMJ

918. Ultrasound scanning in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in pregnancy

(complete) Three Part Question In [women with possible appendicitis in pregnancy] is [abdominal ultrasonography] good at [ruling in or ruling out appendicular disease] Clinical Scenario A 28 year old woman presents to the emergency department with a 4 hour history of right iliac fossa pain, and an examination suggestive of acute appendicitis. You are aware that an isolated blood count is neither specific nor sensitive in the diagnosis of appendicitis, and the on-call surgeon suggests that an ultrasound (...) Ultrasound scanning in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in pregnancy BestBets: Ultrasound scanning in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in pregnancy Ultrasound scanning in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis in pregnancy Report By: Robert Williams - Specialist Registrar in Emergency Medicine Search checked by Jonathan Shaw - SpR in Emergency Medicine Institution: Royal Oldham Hospital Date Submitted: 1st March 2000 Date Completed: 4th May 2007 Last Modified: 20th March 2007 Status: Green

2007 BestBETS

919. Ultrasonographic examinations: indications and preparation of the patient.

Ultrasonographic examinations: indications and preparation of the patient. 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 Funding

2007 Finnish Medical Society Duodecim

920. Esophageal Doppler ultrasound-based cardiac output monitoring for real-time therapeutic management of hospitalized patients: a review

Esophageal Doppler ultrasound-based cardiac output monitoring for real-time therapeutic management of hospitalized patients: a review Esophageal Doppler ultrasound-based cardiac output monitoring for real-time therapeutic management of hospitalized patients: a review Esophageal Doppler ultrasound-based cardiac output monitoring for real-time therapeutic management of hospitalized patients: a review ECRI Evidence-based Practice Center CRD summary This systematic review reported strong evidence (...) to suggest that adding oesophageal Doppler monitoring for guided fluid replacement to a surgery treatment protocol that already includes central venous pressure monitoring (CVP) and standard monitoring would reduce major and total rates of complications. The conclusions of this review should be considered to be reliable. Authors' objectives To assess the extent to which oesophageal Doppler ultrasound-based cardiac monitoring during surgery or hospitalisation leads to reduced complications and shorter

2007 DARE.