The Geriatric Patient: The Ideal One for Chest Ultrasonography? A Review From the Chest Ultrasound in the Elderly Study Group (GRETA) of the Italian Society of Gerontology and Geriatrics (SIGG)

To investigate the current evidence on the use of point-of-care chest ultrasonography in older patients and geriatric settings and present the current state of the art of chest ultrasound applications.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Special Article Source Type: research

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Postoperative duplex ultrasound (DUS) surveillance after transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) focuses on issues commonly associated with carotid artery stenting, primarily in-stent restenosis, but also the common carotid artery (CCA) access site. To address limited specific guidelines, DUS data from patients treated with TCAR in routine clinical practice were collected to illustrate expected values and compared with literature values.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this work covered assessment of blood flow volume in the internal carotid artery (ICA), external carotid artery (ECA), and vertebral artery (VA) in healthy volunteers and asymptomatic patients with carotid artery disease older than 65  years with the aim of implementation of blood flow volume measurements in clinical assessment of patients with carotid artery disease.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an evolving diagnostic alternative to contrast-enhanced computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and fluorescence angiography for the evaluation of vascular diseases. Microbubble contrast material allows imaging of blood flow in microvasculature beyond the resolution of standard imaging techniques and demonstrates potential for the evaluation of tissue perfusion. Several authors have investigated the application of CEUS in the evaluation of myocardial or skeletal muscle perfusion and tumor characterization.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
In this study, we used D-Stat Flowable (Teleflex, Morrisville, NC) and FloSeal (Baxter Healthcare Corp, Deerfield, Ill) injection. These bicomponent products (collagen and thrombin) are usually used as surgical hemostatic agents. Our aim was to identify whether diameter of the femoral pseudoaneurysms or sheath size was correlated to procedure failure.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
More than 400,000 individuals in the United States are on chronic hemodialysis for kidney replacement therapy. The majority are dialyzed through an arteriovenous fistula or graft (AVF/G). AVF/G complications are a substantial drain on the Medicare budget and represent an important source of morbidity for patients. Several methods are available for monitoring function of AVF/G. None, however, are predictive of failure, and some modalities, such as duplex ultrasound, are time-consuming, expensive, and inconvenient.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to assess the diagnostic efficiency of Doppler ultrasound for arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation. In addition, we aimed to determine which Doppler ultrasound criteria are more suitable for clinical application.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to assess the anatomic outcome of small-diameter ( ≤3 mm) above-knee great saphenous vein (GSV) recanalization.
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
This study sought to determine whether use of radiofrequency ablation (RFA) with concomitant ultrasound-guided foam sclerotherapy (UGFS) would improve wound healing rates in venous stasis ulcerations (C6).
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
In this paper, we report the outcomes of patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the lower limbs treated with the oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban or warfarin, focusing on the recanalization rate (measured with duplex ultrasound) and the incidence of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS).
Source: Journal of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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