SWE helps clinicians evaluate Achilles tendon health
Ultrasound with a shear-wave elastography (SWE) technique offers an effective...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Shear-wave elastography spots Achilles tendinopathy Smoking adversely affects patellar, Achilles tendons Shear-wave elastography aids monitoring of tendinopathy US elastography offers clues to middle-age Achilles injury risk AIUM: Collaboration drives musculoskeletal ultrasound
There is a wide variety of causes of diffuse lung disease in the intensive care unit patient, of which adult respiratory distress syndrome is the commonest clinical consideration. Plain radiography, computed tomography, and ultrasound can be used synergistically to evaluate patients with diffuse lung disease and respiratory impairment. Imaging is not limited to characterization of the cause of diffuse lung disease but also aids in monitoring its evolution and in ventilator setting management.
CONCLUSION: The result from this analysis indicated that most patients visiting the emergency department are not knowledgeable about their options related to vascular access device placement. The observed increase in the average correct responses on the post-test indicates that a patient decision aid can be an effective educational tool in the emergency department. PMID: 31595808 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusion: The high PAD prevalence in this nationally representative cohort of women with or at risk for HIV is on par with general population studies in individuals a decade older than our study's median age. HIV and HCV infection are not associated with greater PAD risk relative to uninfected women with similar risk factors. Modifiable traditional CVD risk factors may be important early intervention targets in women with and at risk for HIV.
Conclusion Clinical assessment and X-rays are typically sufficient for a hand specialist to diagnose and manage chronic wrist pain and few patients require additional imaging. Level of Evidence This is a Level III study. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents | Abstract | Full text
We report a 48-year-old HIV-negative, diabetic male who presented with fever and adrenal insufficiency. Abdominal sonography and PET-CT revealed bilateral enlarged adrenal glands with peripheral enhancement and central necrosis. An endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology of the left adrenal gland demonstrated well-defined, round cysts of PJ. There was no evidence of pulmonary involvement. The response to first-line treatment was poor and the patient responded to second-line treatment for Pneumocystis infection. PMID: 31497790 [PubMed - in process]
We examined unanesthetised pregnant C57BL6 mice with ultrasound beginning on the seventh day of gestation. We first reliably observed episodic FBMs in mice on embryonic day 16. FBMs were sporadic, clustered, or rhythmic, and their frequency increased with age. Ultrasound examination of FBMs in mice has great potential utility in the study of transgenic mouse models to help us understand the prenatal characteristics of breathing related human developmental disorders, including Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS) and apnea of prematurity.
Trexler, ET, Keith, DS, Schwartz, TA, Ryan, ED, Stoner, L, Persky, AM, and Smith-Ryan, AE. Effects of citrulline malate and beetroot juice supplementation on blood flow, energy metabolism, and performance during maximum effort leg extension exercise. J Strength Cond Res 33(9): 2321–2329, 2019—Citrulline malate (CitMal) and beetroot juice (BEET) are increasingly popular ergogenic aids, but few studies have rigorously investigated their effects on resistance exercise performance and underlying mechanisms. The current randomized, double-blind, crossover study evaluated the effects of CitMal and BEET supplementatio...
TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 -- Ultrasound guidance improves first-attempt success in establishing intravenous lines in children, according to a study published in the July issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine. For the study, Alexandra M. Vinograd,...
Authors: Maher DI, Goare S, Forrest E, Grodski S, Serpell JW, Lee JC Abstract BACKGROUND: Routine pre-operative vocal cord (VC) assessment with laryngoscopy in patients undergoing thyroidectomy allows clear documentation of baseline VC function, aids in surgical planning in patients with palsies, and facilitates interpretation of intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) findings. We aimed to determine the incidence of pre-operative vocal cord palsy (VCP); to evaluate the associated risk factors for pre-operative VCP; and to calculate the cost-savings potential of implementing a selective approach. METHODS: Patient...
Augmented reality (AR) may improve the performance of ultrasound image guidance,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AR offers 3D image guidance for interventional procedures AR may boost efficiency of minimally invasive surgery AR, 3D printing aid presurgical planning for kidney cancer AR aids image-guided spinal procedures on live patients Augmented reality guides orthopedic surgery