External sphincterotomy in neurological patients: A monocentric experience.

[External sphincterotomy in neurological patients: A monocentric experience]. Prog Urol. 2016 Apr 28; Authors: Baron M, Grynberg L, Hourie A, Delcourt C, Nouhaud FX, Cornu JN, Grise P Abstract AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility, efficacy and tolerance of Greenlight™ and Holmium sphincterotomy for treating detrusor-sphincter dyssynergia. METHODS: All men treated with this two techniques between may 2012 and june 2015 were analyzed. Preoperative evaluation included kidney ultrasound scan, urodynamic, retrograde and voiding urethrocystography. Postoperative assessment was composed of a post-void residual volume measurement when the urethral catheter was removed and 1 year after the procedure, a retrograde and voiding urethrocystography at 3 months and telephonic Likert scale questionnaire. RESULTS: Twelve patients were operated with Greenlight™ and 12 with Holmium. Eleven had a memocath urethral stent preoperatively. Post-void residual volume median for both techniques was 285 cc preoperatively vs 137.5 cc postoperatively (P
Source: Progres en Urologie - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Prog Urol Source Type: research

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Publication date: Available online 21 September 2019Source: Cirugía Española (English Edition)Author(s): Alexis Luna Aufroy, Salvador Navarro SotoAbstractPreoperative clinical staging is critical to select those patients whose disease is localized and may benefit from surgery with curative intent. Ideally, such staging should predict tumor invasion, lymphatic involvement and distant metastases. With the cTNM, we are able to select patients who could benefit from endoscopic resection, radical surgery or less radical treatment in patients with distant metastasis. The initial diagnosis of adenocarcinomas of the ...
Source: Cirugia Espanola - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
In this study, a multi-compression strategy was utilized to produce large tissue deformation, and a method to estimate 3-D motion of tissue under large deformation was introduced. Given multiple volumes of ultrasound data, the proposed method first estimates volume-to-volume incremental displacements using a 3-D region-growing motion-tracking method.
Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
Authors: Tsai YC, Lee HL, Kuo CC, Chen CY, Hsieh KL, Wu MH, Wen YC, Yu HW, Hsu FC, Tsai JT, Chiou JF Abstract Background: Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is an alternative local therapy for patients with painful bone metastasis. However, little is known about the prognostic and predictive factors of MRgFUS in treating bone metastasis. Materials and methods: This retrospective study analyzed the performance status, treated site, pretreatment pain score, pretreatment tumor volume and lesion coverage volume factor (CVF) of 31 patients who underwent MRgFUS. A numerical rating scale for pai...
Source: International Journal of Hyperthermia - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Int J Hyperthermia Source Type: research
Conclusion: PSCCT is a rare but aggressive malignancy of the head and neck. Histopathologic and immunohistochemical evaluations are essential for diagnosis. While locoregional surgery and radiation therapy may improve the length of survival, the prognosis of patients with PSCCT is poor. Physicians should be mindful of this unique but deadly disease process, as early diagnosis and rapid treatment initiation are essential to optimize treatment outcomes. PMID: 31528145 [PubMed]
Source: Ochsner Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Ochsner J Source Type: research
ConclusionsUltrasound thermometry during laser ablation of biological tissue based on elastography shows an abrupt output change at temperatures  >  55–60 °C. This issue can have a relevant clinical impact, considering tumor necrosis when temperature crosses 55 °C to define the boundary of damaged volume.Graphic abstract
Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Duplex ultrasound examination, computed tomography scans, and magnetic resonance angiography have traditionally been used as noninvasive methods to assess carotid stenosis severity. The degree of stenosis in asymptomatic patients has often been used as the main criterion to assess risk for plaque embolization and stroke. There has been an effort to find alternate methods to assess vulnerable plaques. This has included many modalities, including magnetic resonance imaging and other ultrasound techniques.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Invited commentary Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 July 2019Source: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRIAuthor(s): Cody R. Larson, Richard H. Wiggins
Source: Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Chest imaging in patients with acute respiratory failure plays an important role in diagnosing, monitoring and assessing the underlying disease. The available modalities range from plain chest X-ray to computed tomography, lung ultrasound, electrical impedance tomography and positron emission tomography. Surprisingly, there are presently no clear-cut recommendations for critical care physicians regarding indications for and limitations of these different techniques. The purpose of the present European Respiratory Society (ERS) statement is to provide physicians with a comprehensive clinical review of chest imaging techniqu...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Original Articles: ERS statement Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Lots of patients are unsure about the difference between an ovarian cyst and a follicle.The reality is that as far as an ultrasound scan is concerned, they both look exactly the same - they both appear like black bubbles.The only differentiation is based on their size, which means if it's large, we call it a cyst, and if it's small, we call it a follicle.Now, the arbitrary size cutoff is 20- 25 mm, which means many patients think that a follicle should be 25 millimeters or less. The reality , however, is that there is a lot of overlap, and large follicles look exactly like small cysts do.On a single scan, it's impossi...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
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