Ultrasound-guided muscle biopsy: a practical alternative for investigation of myopathy

ConclusionUtilization of ultrasound guided –modified Bergström needle technique for muscle biopsy provides comparable success rates to other techniques and has practical, clinical, operational, and patient-centred benefits compared with alternative techniques.
Source: Skeletal Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: HIV infection that has been treated does not appear to be an independent risk factor for fetal growth restriction or preterm delivery in an SA population. PMID: 32880562 [PubMed - in process]
Source: South African Medical Journal - Category: African Health Tags: S Afr Med J Source Type: research
Carotid lumen diameter derived from ultrasound scans was linked to a higher...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound shows heart disease risk from psoriasis MRI of carotid artery aids cardiovascular risk assessment Can AI reliably measure carotid intima-media thickness? Can mild carotid atherosclerosis hurt mental cognition? US spots subclinical atherosclerosis in low-risk women
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In applications such as multi-receiver radars and ultrasound array systems, the observed signals are often modeled as the convolution of the transmit pulse signal and a set of sparse filters representing the sparse target scenes. A sparse multichannel blind deconvolution (MBD) problem simultaneously identifies the unknown signal and sparse filters, which is in general ill-posed. In this paper, we consider the identifiability problem of sparse-MBD and show that, similar to compressive sensing, it is possible to identify the sparse filters from compressive measurements of the output sequences. Specifically, we consider compr...
Source: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Introduction: Ganglion cysts represent the most common benign soft-tissue masses of the hand and wrist, most are treated nonoperatively, with relatively few local recurrences. Few studies have identified risk factors for recurrence in the pediatric population. The aim of this study is to identify risks of cyst recurrence and to establish if ultrasonographic imaging aids in the prediction of recurrence. Methods: A single-center retrospective chart review was performed, identifying patients diagnosed with a ganglion cyst of the hand or wrist. Demographic information, cyst characteristics, and ultrasound examination repo...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Hand Source Type: research
Findings on lung ultrasound scans were correlated with COVID-19 severity and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound has similar accuracy to CT for COVID-19 POCUS findings can predict COVID-19 death risk Global study shows ultrasound's strength for COVID-19 Ultrasound scoring aids COVID-19 decisions POCUS provides unique advantages for COVID-19 imaging
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Lung ultrasound showed similar accuracy to CT for patients with COVID-19 in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: POCUS findings can predict COVID-19 death risk Cardiac ultrasound shows COVID-19 complications Ultrasound scoring aids COVID-19 decisions POCUS provides unique advantages for COVID-19 imaging AMVC 2020: Lung ultrasound for COVID-19
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Abstract Fouling is one of the most challenging problems impacting the performance of membrane-based separation technology. In recent years, ultrasound have been widely applied as an unconventional method to control membrane fouling, as well as to enhance membrane cleaning. The aim of the present work is to review the current literature and the recent developments related to the use of ultrasound as an innovative and alternative approach to improve the fouling behavior of membrane separation processes. The theory underlying ultrasonic-assisted phenomena is reviewed, together with operational factors that influence...
Source: Ultrasonics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Ultrasonics Source Type: research
The findings on initial lung scans with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: TEE is 'invaluable tool' for patients with COVID-19 Global study shows ultrasound's strength for COVID-19 Ultrasound scoring aids COVID-19 decisions AMVC 2020: Lung ultrasound for COVID-19 Lung ultrasound identifies patients with COVID-19
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More than a dozen case reports and studies from around the world showed consistent...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound autopsies help doctors understand COVID-19 Contrast ultrasound reveals unique COVID-19 lung findings Ultrasound scoring aids COVID-19 decisions POCUS provides unique advantages for COVID-19 imaging AMVC 2020: Lung ultrasound for COVID-19
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Researchers using MRI to study blood flow through the placenta discovered a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Can ultrasound, 3D printing deepen maternal-fetal bonds? Third-trimester ultrasound finds undetected fetal abnormalities Gadolinium MRI scans most common early in pregnancy More pregnant women are undergoing imaging In utero MRI on par with ultrasound for fetal brain evaluation
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