Sex Differences in Ultrasound-Based Muscle Size and Mechanical Properties of the Cervical-Flexor and -Extensor Muscles.

CONCLUSIONS: The only sex difference was in SCM thickness. However, smaller SCMs in women did not result in less SCM SWE stiffness. We provided normative values for US-based imaging of the cervical-flexor and -extensor muscles in young and athletic men and women. PMID: 31967864 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Athletic Training - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Athl Train Source Type: research

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We present a case report of an adult woman with AKL-positive ALCL, diagnosed by endobronchial ultrasound-guided transbronchial needle aspirate (EBUS-TBNA).A 59-year-old women with no history of breast implants, was admitted for a four-month low back pain. Initially, the patient was treated for a spondyloarthropathy, but due to persistence of the symptoms, a lumbosacral MRI was performed, showing changes in morphology and signal intensity in the vertebral body of L3, along with edema and a paravertebral collection that affected the left psoas muscle, suggesting granulomatous spondylodiscitis. Chest CT-scan showed mild left ...
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionMesenteric cysts represent a rare cause of intra-abdominal mass. Owing to low prevalence, literature is limited as is guidance on management. Careful pre-operative planning is essential so as to avoid operative complications. Imaging such as USS is of great importance; however Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) may be of more benefit, owing to the complex anatomical relations within which mesenteric cysts can present. Surgical excision is widely reported as the surgical treatment of choice for symptomatic cysts.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We describe a case of a staphylococcal lung abscess in a teenage girl with CF who presented with a two-week history of non-specific malaise followed by two days of left posterior chest pain and fever. A chest radiograph was consistent with a left sided pulmonary abscess, which was confirmed on a CT scan of the chest. The abscess was drained under ultrasound guidance and cultured methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. The patient responded well to antibiotic treatment with the abscess cavity showing complete radiological resolution by six weeks post drainage.
Source: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
We report a case occurring during acitretin treatment for psoriasis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A 27-year-old male patient with no history of diabetes, obesity, alcohol consumption or medication consulted for extensive pustular psoriasis. The lipid balance and liver tests were normal. The patient was treated with acitretin at a dose of 25mg/d. Four days after the start of treatment, the patient was admitted to the surgical emergency room for piercing epigastric pain with vomiting of bile, without transit problems. Serum lipase was 20 times the normal value (1278 IU/L). CRP was raised at 155mg/L and triglycerides were norma...
Source: Annales de Dermatologie et de Cenereologie - Category: Dermatology Authors: Tags: Ann Dermatol Venereol Source Type: research
ConclusionGiant gall stone is a rare condition. It is not an absolute indication for open cholecystectomy. Laparoscopy can be a very useful method of treatment in experienced hands.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
We report the case of a 48 ‐year‐old man who presented with persistent right‐sided thoracic pain with chest computed tomography scan demonstrating a right‐sided pleural effusion and pleural mass invading the ribs. Ultrasound‐guided biopsy revealed a primary squamous cell carcinoma of the pleura. Positron emission to mography staging demonstrated metastatic lung and lymph node involvement precluding surgical therapy. Immunotherapy with nivolumab resulted in prolongation of survival with good quality of life. Malignant pleural effusions usually manifest in the course of metastatic cancer disease. Primary pleural tu...
Source: Respirology Case Reports - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
CONCLUSION High-intensity focused ultrasound is an effective and safe treatment modality for reducing waist circumference in nonobese individuals with focal fat accumulation.
Source: Dermatologic Surgery - Category: Dermatology Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
Conclusion: It may be employed either alone or in combination with cryotherapy, existing chemotherapy, bypass surgery or radiations to achieve the optimal results in these patients. Nevertheless, there is a need to formulate a uniform dose and procedure to achieve homogeneity and develop references for clinical practices. PMID: 31977258 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: International Journal of Radiation Biology - Category: Radiology Tags: Int J Radiat Biol Source Type: research
Authors: Crapé L, Strubbe B, Cesmeli E, de Clerck F Abstract A 24-year-old male presented with abdominal pain, postprandial vomiting and weight loss. Lab results showed an elevated serum eosinophil count and CT-scan demonstrated a thickened antral, duodenal and jejunal wall. Repetitive endoscopic mucosal biopsies were normal. Work-up of eosinophilia-associated gastro-intestinal disorders excluded secondary causes. Bone marrow showed an elevated eosinophil count without arguments for a primary hypereosinophilic syndrome. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle biopsy detected a strongly elevated number of eo...
Source: Acta Gastro-Enterologica Belgica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Acta Gastroenterol Belg Source Type: research
ConclusionThe importance of POCUS in scanning right iliac fossa for patients present with signs and symptoms that are mimicking acute appendicitis for diagnosing a rare pathology and avoiding the risk of ionizing radiation hazards and unnecessary surgical intervention.
Source: Critical Ultrasound Journal - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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