Differences in fibroid vascularity after three months of pre-treatment with leuprolide acetate or ulipristal acetate: a pilot study

ConclusionsIn this pilot study we observed a consistent and statistically significant decrease in VI and fibroid volume after three months of LPA treatment in patients with uterine fibroids. The decrease in fibroid volume and VI was less consistent after UPA use. The strong correlation between the VI at baseline and volume reduction, may in theory be used to predict the volume reduction after LPA.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research

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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
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
ConclusionsThe incidence of VTE complications after endovenous laser ablation was low. Furthermore, the value of performing postoperative ultrasound for VTE management seems to be low because the occurrence of severe VTE complications could not be predicted by lower extremity venous ultrasound. Although the perioperative detection of VTE complications by this modality resulted in the early administration of anticoagulant therapy and may have contributed to improved prognosis, the number of those patients was limited.
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
Scanning acoustic microscopy reveals information on histology and speed of sound (SOS) through tissues. Slower SOS corresponds to lower stiffness. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether SOS values reflect the degree of degeneration with aging or dissection and whether enzymatic digestion susceptibility is distinct. The SOSs of media other than the atheromatous areas of normal and surgical dissections were measured and compared using medial degeneration grade (MDG) scores. To evaluate the damage rate, SOS was assessed after collagenase digestion.
Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
A 59-year-old woman underwent laparoscopic staging surgery for uterine malignant tumors and recovered well. However, nausea and vomiting occurred on the eighth day after operation, and her anal exhaust did not stop. A soft mass was touched in the subcutaneous tissue of the left lower abdomen during physical examination.The "spring sign" was indicated on the plain film (Fig. 1-A). Ultrasound suggested that the weak echo area (Fig. 1-B Fig. 2 Fig. 3) could be detected in the muscular layer,and connected to the abdominal cavity through a"channel"with an inner diameter of about 0.7cm.Abdominal CT scan revea...
Source: The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Images in Gynecological Surgery Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 September 2019Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: BiointerfacesAuthor(s): Qingmiao Zhang, Yilei Wang, Wenkun Zhang, Michael E. Hickey, Zhuangsheng Lin, Qin Tu, Jinyi WangAbstractNanofibrous membranes which exhibit bacteriostatic functions are a good strategy to prevent microorganisms from adhering to the surface of biomaterials. Here, we report the synthesis of such a nanofibrous membrane which can be applied to biological coatings to reduce bacteriostatic functionality. Ascorbic acid was utilized to reduced chloroauric acid to gold nanoparticles (AuNPs). Dopamine was then polymerized upo...
Source: Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
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