Carotid ultrasound scans prompt behavior change

Showing people signs of atherosclerosis on their own carotid ultrasound scans...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D ultrasound quantifies subclinical atherosclerosis Can mild carotid atherosclerosis hurt mental cognition? Elastography can help evaluate carotid plaque Swedish group finds unstable plaques with ultrasound B-mode ultrasound spots subclinical atherosclerosis
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We see lots of patients who are misdiagnosed as having PCO (polycystic ovarian disease) , and this is partly because lots of sonographers aren't good at making the diagnosis properly.When they see a few ovarian follicles on an ultrasound scan, they interpret these as being small cysts, and any time they see a few cysts in the ovaries, they say that the patient has PCO.This is completely incorrect, because there are very strict criteria laid down for how to make a diagnosis of PCO on an ultrasound scan. The antral follicle count needs to be high; the ovaries need to be large; and the ovarian stroma needs to be increased. Un...
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Publication date: Available online 18 January 2019Source: Molecular Genetics and MetabolismAuthor(s): Ashwani K. SingalAbstractPorphyria cutanea tarda (PCT) is the most common human porphyria, due to hepatic deficiency of uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase (UROD), which is acquired in the presence of iron overload and various susceptibility factors, such as alcohol abuse, smoking, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, HIV infection, iron overload with HFE gene mutations, use of estrogens, and UROD mutation. Patients with familial or type II PCT due to autosomal dominant UROD mutation also require other susceptibility factors, as ...
Source: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Conditions:   Regional Anesthesia Morbidity;   Ultrasonography Interventions:   Procedure: realtime ultrasonography;   Procedure: prescan ultrasonography Sponsor:   Seoul National University Hospital Not yet recruiting
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This report describes the case of a 15-year-old female with constitutional symptoms evolving for a year, combined with headache, nausea, and vomiting, in addition to frequent visits to emergency services and insufficient clinical examination. The patient worsened significantly six months after the onset of symptoms and developed acute pulmonary edema, oliguria, acute kidney injury, and difficult-to-control hypertension, at which point she was admitted for intensive care and hemodialysis. Initial ultrasound examination showed she had normal kidneys and stenosis-free renal arteries. The patient was still anuric after 30 days...
Source: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: J Bras Nefrol Source Type: research
A US company has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and costs $2,000 (£1,555).
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[Acute abdomen - a practical approach]. Radiologe. 2019 Jan 16;: Authors: Kulinna-Cosentini C, Röhrich S, Arnoldner MA Abstract CLINICAL PROBLEM: Acute abdomen describes a critical clinical condition which includes a heterogeneous group of clinical presentations. Several diseases require immediate surgical treatment. Therefore, fast radiological assessment is demanded. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Stable patients presenting at the emergency department with acute abdominal pain require an abdominal x‑ray, an ultrasound examination and/or a computed tomography (CT) scan...
Source: Der Radiologe - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Radiologe Source Type: research
ConclusionsDoppler ultrasound in our neurosonology laboratory was found to be a useful diagnostic tool for detecting cervical carotid artery stenosis and demonstrated superiority to carotid duplex despite the lack of B-mode. Furthermore, this technique was found to be useful for detecting intracranial stenosis.ResumenIntroducciónLa detección de estenosis arterial cervical e intracraneal es fundamental en el estudio del ictus isquémico, al ser el origen aterotrombótico el más prevalente en nuestro entorno. La ultrasonografía se ha convertido, por su accesibilidad y fiabilidad, en la...
Source: Neurologia - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 January 2019Source: Food ChemistryAuthor(s): Junzhou Ding, Jodee Johnson, YiFang Chu, Hao FengAbstractPower ultrasound as an emerging processing technology has been investigated for stimulating seeds to enhance germination and accumulation of health-promoting metabolites, such as γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and phenolic compounds. This work was undertaken to evaluate the effects of power ultrasound (25 kHz) on the nutritional properties of germinated oats, and the microstructure of oat groats after treatment. The changes in the external and internal microstructures of the ultrasou...
Source: Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Fetal growth restriction is, despite advances in neonatal care and uptake of antenatal ultrasound scanning, still a major cause of perinatal morbidity. Neonates with birth weight  > 10th percentile are assumed ...
Source: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Here’s another reason why getting a good night’s sleep should be on your must-do list: Sleeping fewer than six hours a night or waking frequently raises your risk of developing damaging plaque in arteries throughout your body, not just your heart. Previous research has shown poor sleep to be strongly associated with coronary heart disease, but “This is the first study to show that objectively measured sleep is independently associated with atherosclerosis throughout the body,” José Ordovás, director of nutrition and genomics at the Jean Mayer USDA H...
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