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941. Accuracy of emergency department ultrasound scanning in detecting abdominal aortic aneurysm

. The vascular surgeons suggest a bedside ultrasound study. We perform one scan and see no AAA. Can you be confident that an ultrasound scan performed by an emergency physician can accurately rule in or out an AAA? Search Strategy Medline 1966–week 3 July 2006 using the Ovid interface, and Embase 1980–weel 29 2006 using Multifile searching, and Cochrane Library Issue 3 2006. Medline/Embase: [(exp aortic aneurysm, abdominal/ultrasonography) and (exp emergency.mp. or emergencies/)]. LIMIT to human and English (...) , M. Bonnin, R. Davey, M et al. Emergency Department Ultasound Scanning for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Accessible, Accurate and Advantageous. Annals of Emergency Medicine September 2000;36:219-223. Tayal, V. Graf, C. Gibbs, M. Prospective study of Accuracy and Outcome of Emergency Deparment Ultrasound for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm over Two Years. Academic Emergency Medicine August 2003;10:867-871. Knaut, A. Kendal, J. Patten, R et al. Ultrasonographic Measurement of Aortic Diameter by Emergency

2006 BestBETS

942. Doppler ultrasonography versus amniocentesis to predict fetal anemia. (Abstract)

Doppler ultrasonography versus amniocentesis to predict fetal anemia. Pregnancies complicated by Rh alloimmunization have been evaluated with the use of serial invasive amniocentesis to determine bilirubin levels by measuring in the amniotic fluid the change in optical density at a wavelength of 450 nm (DeltaOD450); however, this procedure carries risks. Noninvasive Doppler ultrasonographic measurement of the peak velocity of systolic blood flow in the middle cerebral artery also predicts (...) severe fetal anemia, but this test has not been rigorously evaluated in comparison with amniotic-fluid DeltaOD450.We performed a prospective, international, multicenter study including women with RhD-, Rhc-, RhE-, or Fy(a)-alloimmunized pregnancies with indirect antiglobulin titers of at least 1:64 and antigen-positive fetuses to assess whether Doppler ultrasonographic measurement of the peak systolic velocity of blood flow in the middle cerebral artery was at least as sensitive and accurate

2006 NEJM

943. Ultrasound placement of needle in three-in-one nerve block

. "femoral and ultrasound and anaesthesia" Medline: {[(Exp. Ultrasonography or ultrasound$.mp or sonographic guidance.mp) or (electrical nerve stimulator$.mp or electrical nerve stimulation.mp)] and (exp. Nerve block$ or femoral nerve block$.mp or 3-in-1 block.mp or three in one block$.mp or three-in-one block$.mp or triple block.mp or lateral cutaneous nerve block$.mp or obturator nerve block$.mp)} (limited to human, English and abstracts in Medline but not in CinAHL). Cochrane: "femoral and ultrasound (...) block may be an alternative to nerve stimulation in the emergency department. Clinical Bottom Line Ultrasound guidance is better than electrical nerve stimulation at obtaining a good quality 3 in 1 femoral block. References Marhofer P. Schrogendorfer K. Koinig H Ultrasonographic guidance improves sensory block and onset time of three-in-one blocks. Anaesthesia and Analgesia 85(4):854-7, 1997 Oct. Marhofer P. Schrodendorfer K. Wallner T. et al. Ultrasonographic guidance reduces the amount of local

2006 BestBETS

944. Clinical practice guidelines for therapeutic ultrasound.

Clinical practice guidelines for therapeutic ultrasound. 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 for the National Guideline

2006 Ottawa Panel

945. Accuracy of ultrasonography, spiral CT, magnetic resonance, and alpha-fetoprotein in diagnosing hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic review (Abstract)

Accuracy of ultrasonography, spiral CT, magnetic resonance, and alpha-fetoprotein in diagnosing hepatocellular carcinoma: a systematic review BACKGROUND AND AIM: In patients with chronic liver disease, the accuracy of ultrasound scan (US), spiral computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in diagnosing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has never been systematically assessed, and present systematic review was aimed at this issue. METHODS: Pertinent cross

2006 EvidenceUpdates

946. High-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery (IPG184)

High-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery (IPG184) Overview | High-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery | Guidance | NICE High-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery Interventional procedures guidance [IPG184] Published date: July 2006 Share Save Guidance The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) issued (...) full guidance to the NHS in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland on High intensity focused ultrasound ablation of atrial tissue for atrial fibrillation as an associated procedure with other cardiac surgery in July 2006. In accordance with the Interventional Procedures Programme process guide, guidance on procedures with special arrangements are reviewed 3 years after publication and the procedure is reassessed if important new evidence is available. The guidance was considered

2006 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Interventional Procedures

947. Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography to confirm brain death: a meta-analysis

Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography to confirm brain death: a meta-analysis Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography to confirm brain death: a meta-analysis Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography to confirm brain death: a meta-analysis Monteiro L M, Bollen C W, van Huffelen A C, Ackerstaff R G, Jansen N J, van Vught A J CRD summary This review found that ultrasound can be used to reliably diagnose brain death. These conclusions are supported by the data presented, but should be interpreted with some (...) degree of caution given the limitations of the literature search. Authors' objectives To determine the accuracy of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography (TCD) in determining brain death. Searching PubMed was searched from 1980 to January 2004; the search terms, which were reported, did not include a diagnostic filter. The reference lists of retrieved articles were screened for additional studies. Study selection Study designs of evaluations included in the review Prospective studies were eligible

2006 DARE.

948. Meta-analysis: accuracy of quantitative ultrasound for identifying patients with osteoporosis

. Bibliographic details Nayak S, Olkin I, Liu H, Grabe M, Gould M K, Allen E, Owens D K, Bravata D M. Meta-analysis: accuracy of quantitative ultrasound for identifying patients with osteoporosis. Annals of Internal Medicine 2006; 144(11): 832-841 PubMedID Original Paper URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by NLM MeSH Absorptiometry, Photon; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Bias (Epidemiology); Calcaneus /ultrasonography; Female; Hip; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Osteoporosis /ultrasonography; Reference (...) Meta-analysis: accuracy of quantitative ultrasound for identifying patients with osteoporosis Meta-analysis: accuracy of quantitative ultrasound for identifying patients with osteoporosis Meta-analysis: accuracy of quantitative ultrasound for identifying patients with osteoporosis Nayak S, Olkin I, Liu H, Grabe M, Gould M K, Allen E, Owens D K, Bravata D M CRD summary This well-conducted and clearly reported review addressed the diagnostic performance of quantitative ultrasound for identifying

2006 DARE.

949. Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasound for fetal cardiovascular diagnosis

Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasound for fetal cardiovascular diagnosis Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasound for fetal cardiovascular diagnosis Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasound for fetal cardiovascular diagnosis HAYES, Inc. Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation HAYES, Inc.. Three-dimensional and four (...) -dimensional ultrasound for fetal cardiovascular diagnosis. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication. 2006 Authors' objectives Three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound (US) is used to obtain 3D surface views, cross-sectional views in any plane, and internal views of a fetus in utero. These views have the potential to detect growth problems and to diagnose malformations and/or structural indicators of chromosomal aberrations. Although most malformations cannot be cured, at least in utero, information

2006 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

950. Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasound for extrafetal and maternal structures in pregnancy

Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasound for extrafetal and maternal structures in pregnancy Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasound for extrafetal and maternal structures in pregnancy Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasound for extrafetal and maternal structures in pregnancy HAYES, Inc. Citation HAYES, Inc.. Three-dimensional and four-dimensional ultrasound for extrafetal and maternal structures in pregnancy. Lansdale: HAYES, Inc.. Directory Publication. 2006 (...) Authors' objectives Three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound (US) is used to view extrafetal and maternal structures, as well as to obtain 3D surface views, cross-sectional views in any plane, and internal views of a fetus in utero. Information obtained from detailed images of extrafetal or maternal structures could be used to predict preterm delivery or aid in evaluation of pregnancy status. Final publication URL The report may be purchased from: Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH

2006 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

951. Portable ultrasound devices in emergency departments

Portable ultrasound devices in emergency departments Portable ultrasound devices in emergency departments Portable ultrasound devices in emergency departments Chen S, Husereau D, Noorani H, Tran K, Boudreau R, Lentle B, Rowe B, Keating T 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 Chen S, Husereau D, Noorani H, Tran K, Boudreau R (...) , Lentle B, Rowe B, Keating T. Portable ultrasound devices in emergency departments. Ottawa: Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment (CCOHTA). Technology Report Issue 63. 2006 Authors' objectives The object of this report was to address the following research questions: 1a. What is the evidence of effectiveness (improved technical outcomes, improved clinical decision making, improved patient-relevant outcomes, and reduced harm) when non-radiologists use portable ultrasound (pU/S

2006 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

952. Portable bladder ultrasound: an evidence-based analysis

; as outcomes dependant on case mix served, Portable bladder ultrasound should be used at own discretion. Final publication URL Additional data URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Ultrasonography /instrumentation; Urinary Bladder /ultrasonography; Urinary Bladder Diseases /ultrasonography; Urinary Incontinence /ultrasonography; Urinary Tract Infections /ultrasonography Language Published English Country of organisation Canada Province or state Ontario English summary An English (...) Portable bladder ultrasound: an evidence-based analysis Portable bladder ultrasound: an evidence-based analysis Portable bladder ultrasound: an evidence-based analysis 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 Portable bladder ultrasound: an evidence-based analysis. Toronto: Medical Advisory Secretariat (MAS). Volume 6(11). 2006

2006 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

953. High-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery

. Cardiac surgeons undertaking this procedure should have specific training in the use of high-intensity focused ultrasound equipment. 1.4 Publication of safety and efficacy outcomes will be useful. The Institute may review the procedure upon publication of further evidence. Project page URL Indexing Status Subject indexing assigned by CRD MeSH Atrial Fibrillation /surgery /ultrasonography; Ultrasonic Therapy Language Published English Country of organisation England Address for correspondence MidCity (...) High-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery High-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery High-intensity focused ultrasound for atrial fibrillation in association with other cardiac surgery National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has

2006 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

954. Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins

Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Record Status This is a bibliographic record of a published health technology assessment. No evaluation of the quality of this assessment has been made for the HTA database. Citation National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (...) for varicose veins. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). Interventional Procedure Guidance 182. 2006 Authors' objectives This study aims to assess the current evidence on ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins. Authors' conclusions 1 Guidance 1.1 Current evidence on ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy for varicose veins shows that it is efficacious in the short term. The evidence on safety indicates that there are transient side effects in a small number

2006 Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Database.

955. A systematic review of the accuracy of first-trimester ultrasound examination for detecting major congenital heart disease

A systematic review of the accuracy of first-trimester ultrasound examination for detecting major congenital heart disease A systematic review of the accuracy of first-trimester ultrasound examination for detecting major congenital heart disease A systematic review of the accuracy of first-trimester ultrasound examination for detecting major congenital heart disease Rasiah S V, Publicover M, Ewer A K, Khan K S, Kilby M D, Zamora J CRD summary This review found that a positive ultrasound scan (...) is accurate for diagnosing major congenital heart disease (CHD) in the first trimester and that a negative scan has reasonable accuracy for ruling out CHD. The conclusions regarding a positive scan appear reliable, whereas those regarding a negative scan should be interpreted with caution given the variability between the studies. Authors' objectives To determine the accuracy of ultrasound screening for major congenital heart disease (CHD) in the first trimester. Searching MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched

2006 DARE.

956. Comparison of endoscopic ultrasound and computed tomography for the preoperative evaluation of pancreatic cancer: a systematic review

Comparison of endoscopic ultrasound and computed tomography for the preoperative evaluation of pancreatic cancer: 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.

2006 DARE.

957. The cost-effectiveness of additional preoperative ultrasonography or sestamibi-SPECT in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and negative findings on sestamibi scans

The cost-effectiveness of additional preoperative ultrasonography or sestamibi-SPECT in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and negative findings on sestamibi scans The cost-effectiveness of additional preoperative ultrasonography or sestamibi-SPECT in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and negative findings on sestamibi scans The cost-effectiveness of additional preoperative ultrasonography or sestamibi-SPECT in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism and negative findings (...) with negative dual-phase sestamibi scan results. The authors concluded that additional preoperative ultrasonography appears to be a cost-effective strategy in comparison with single-photon emission computed tomography or bilateral neck exploration. The reporting of details of the effectiveness and cost data was limited. Nonetheless, the authors' conclusions appear to reflect the scope of the analysis. Type of economic evaluation Cost-effectiveness analysis Study objective The study investigated the cost

2006 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

958. Role of ultrasonography in detecting mammographically occult breast carcinoma in women with dense breasts

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 The authors assessed ultrasonography carried out using an Aloka Pro Sound SSD-5500 echograph with a linear multifrequency 5- to 10-MHz probe in addition to mammography in the detection of breast cancer. They compared this with mammography alone. Type of intervention (...) was positive or even minimally suspicious, then participants did not go forward for ultrasonography for the purposes of this study. Only if mammography showed a clear negative result did participants then receive ultrasonography. Ultrasonography was treated as the 'gold' standard diagnostic technique for the purpose of this study, owing to it not being affected by the masking effects of dense breasts. The analysis was conducted at a single centre. Cancer cases detected by ultrasound alone were reviewed

2006 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

959. The cost-effectiveness of iodine 131 scintigraphy, ultrasonography, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the initial diagnosis of solitary thyroid nodules Full Text available with Trip Pro

The cost-effectiveness of iodine 131 scintigraphy, ultrasonography, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the initial diagnosis of solitary thyroid nodules The cost-effectiveness of iodine 131 scintigraphy, ultrasonography, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the initial diagnosis of solitary thyroid nodules The cost-effectiveness of iodine 131 scintigraphy, ultrasonography, and fine-needle aspiration biopsy in the initial diagnosis of solitary thyroid nodules Khalid A N, Hollenbeak C S (...) , Quraishi S A, Fan C Y, 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. Health technology The study examined iodine-131 scintigraphy (I-131), ultrasonography (US) and fine-needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB) for the initial diagnosis of a solitary

2006 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.

960. Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy combined with sapheno-femoral ligation compared to surgical treatment of varicose veins: early results of a randomised controlled trial

Ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy combined with sapheno-femoral ligation compared to surgical treatment of varicose veins: early results of a randomised controlled trial 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.

2006 NHS Economic Evaluation Database.