Fuji SonoSite donates POC ultrasound to Iraqi hospital
Ultrasound developer Fujifilm SonoSite has donated a point-of-care (POC) ultrasound...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Fuji SonoSite reaches sales milestone Fuji SonoSite launches new systems at RSNA 2017 Point-of-care ultrasound shows its merit Fuji SonoSite supports Moroccan mountain bike race Fuji SonoSite debuts new point-of-care US system
Conclusion: Most of the results of lower abdominal ultrasound in the patients sent for whole abdominal ultrasound were negative, and the majority of the positive findings were benign conditions requiring no further management. More positive results, especially findings suggestive or suspicious of cancers, were seen in cases with positive clinical data. Routine use of whole abdominal ultrasound does not appear to be very helpful, especially in patients who have no symptoms in the lower abdomen. PMID: 29927560 [PubMed - in process]
Conclusion: Most of these stroke patients had carotid pathology. Many of them had normal carotid velocity, but increasing intima-media thickness and plaque of varying morphology. There were varying degrees of vessel stenosis ranging from no significant stenosis to more than 50% stenosis, 50 to 69% stenosis, more than 70% stenosis, near occlusion and total occlusion. PMID: 29927217 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Wanichsetakul P, Lekskulchai O, Mairiang K Abstract Objective: To study the relationship between pelvic organ prolapse and positive dipstick urinalysis in postmenopausal women. Material and Method: From April 2014 to August 2015, the postmenopausal women who attended the urogynecology clinic, Thammasat university hospital,were asked to join in the study. After signing the informed consent, the general characteristics data including the lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were collected. The physical examination and evaluation of the quantitative measurement for POP were undergone. All women were asked ...
We report a novel device for robust and stable microflow measurements and the study of the microvascularization. Based on microfluidics technology, the prototype features wall-less cylindrical channels of diameters ranging from as small as 147 up to 436 µm, cast in a soft silicone polymer and perfused via a microfluidic flow pressure controller. The device was assessed using flow rates from 49 to 146 µL/min, with less than 1% coefficient of variation over three minutes, corresponding to velocities of 6 to 142 mm/s. This enabled us to evaluate and confirm the reliability of the Superb Microvascular Imaging Doppl...
Conclusion The REC scoring system identified or ruled out most ECs, clearly demonstrating that more specific image analysis at first-line TVS can accelerate the diagnosis of EC in patients with PMB and may allow for improved selection of second-line strategies in patients with ET ≥4 mm.
Conclusions Extremities with larger initial clot burden exhibited an increased risk of subsequent RVO. The presence of RVO and, interestingly, the number of involved segments on follow-up DUS increased the risk of rDVT. Our results suggest that the presence of residual disease and increased RVO burden on follow-up DUS after an acute DVT may identify those patients who are at an increased risk for rDVT and may help guide the duration of anticoagulation therapy.
CONCLUSION: There was a trend towards an increase in latency interval between cases of PV-PROM managed by SR and expectant management in our institution. When combined with the existing literature data, there may be an improvement in latency. PMID: 29921428 [PubMed - in process]
We describe a patient with thyroid follicular carcinoma who after total thyroidectomy had severe hypercalcemia, increased creatinine, and thyrotoxicosis due to extensive bone metastases. The patient was a 52-year-old man who had femoral neck fracture as the first manifestation of thyroid cancer. He was hospitalized for some time after orthopedic measures because of thyrotoxicosis and deep-venous thrombosis. The study found that the origin of metastatic lesions was thyroid follicular cancer, leading to extensive bone metastases. After administering of methimazole and control of thyrotoxicosis, he was subjected to total thyr...
To investigate the impacts on procedure time and clinical efficiency of moving from a CT to a US based prostate HDR procedure. The data comes from a high-volume center performing over 200 prostate HDR cases per year. The cases consist of a 15 Gy prostate boost given before or after a 44 Gy pelvis irradiation delivered with VMAT. HDR prostate brachytherapy had been performed since 1999 at our center and was performed using a CT on rails located inside the operating room (OR) for the data presented here.
To investigate the interobserver variability of combined transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) / computed tomography (CT) vs. CT only vs. MRI only- based contouring of the high risk clinical target volume (CTVHR) in image guided adaptive brachytherapy (IGABT) for locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC).