Intraoperative ultrasound control of surgical margins during partial nephrectomy.
This abstract presents a simple and fast ultrasound technique to ensure negative surgical margins on partial nephrectomies.
intraoperative, partial nephrectomy, Renal, surgical margin, tumor,
Counterpoint: Lung Ultrasonography May Not Be a Reliable Alternative to Chest Radiography in Childhood Pneumonia
In this response to a published article on lung ultrasonography in children, the author suggests caution in interpreting ultrasound studies on community-acquired pneumonia in children and further suggests that certain findings such as small subpleural echogenic areas are common in other conditions.
chest radiography, child, lung ultrasound, PEDIATRIC,
New device combines Ultrasound and Vital Signs Monitoring into small package
The Warp 3 Medical Recorder can be connected to compatible ultrasound transducers and to a vital signs module that can simultaneously collect 6 channel ECG, pulse rate, SpO2, temperature, and blood pressure measurements.
blood pressure measurement, ECG, medical recorder, pulse rate, SpO2, temperature, Ultrasound, vital signs, Warp 3,
Using ultrasound to measure muscle glycogen in real-time to determine muscle depletion
The University of Colorado has developed a gas gauge for athletes to use for training. Now licensed to Denver-based MuscleSound, the technique uses ultrasound to measure muscle water content which indirectly indicates glycogen levels.
athletic performance, glycogen, muscle, MuscleSound, MUSCULOSKELETAL, Ultrasound,
Ultrasound measurement of muscle thickness in the cervical spine - not good enough?
An article in Chiropractic & Manual Therapies found a wide range of inter-rater reliability and concluded that the approach was probably not acceptable for routine use.
assessment of method, measurement, muscle thickness, MUSCULOSKELETAL, NECK,
The Speed of Sound: Ultrasound Predicts Cardiac Arrest Survival
This article reviews the role of bedside ultrasound in cardiac arrest. The author concludes that ultrasound has a role in identifying a treatable cause, such as pericardial tamponade, but using ultrasound to determine when to stop resuscitation is not yet a standard of practice.
bedside, Cardiac arrest, clinician performed, identify treatable cause, pocus, point of service, predict survival, Ultrasound,
FDA warns hospitals about medical cart battery fires
Battery-powered medical carts have exploded or burst into flames in numerous hospitals, the Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday in a warning letter to health care providers.
battery powered, explosion, FDA, fire, hazard, medical carts, warning,
Risk Factors for Coarctation of the Aorta on Prenatal Ultrasound
Prenatal diagnosis of Coarctation of the Aorta (CoA) is still challenging and affected by high rates of false positive diagnoses. The aim of this study was to ascertain the strength of association and to quantify the diagnostic accuracy of different ultrasound signs in predicting CoA prenatally.
CoA, coarctation of the aorta, predicting CoA, Prenatal, signs, Ultrasound, ultrasound findings,
CDC no longer recommends serial ultrasounds in asymptomatic Zika virus patients
The CDC no longer recommends serial ultrasounds to check for fetal abnormalities in asymptomatic Zika virus patients with a negative IgM test, according to the president of the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine (SMFM).
CDC, fetal abnormalities, recommendation, serial ultrasound, virus, Zika,
Article Recommends Treat on POCUS Findings Alone in Acute Cholecystitis
A meta-analysis of available articles on bedside ultrasound in the emergency setting concluded that a positive ultrasound in acute cholecystitis justifies starting antibiotic treatment.
bedside ultrasound, cholecystitis, EM, emergency ultrasound, ER, GALLBLADDER, pocus, point of care ultrasound, treatment,
3D ABUS improves detection of breast cancer over mammography alone in women with dense breasts
Research study concludes: Combining mammography with 3D Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS), compared with mammography alone, significantly improved readers' detection of breast cancers in women with dense breast tissue without substantially affecting specificity.
3D, ABUS, Breast, cancer, dense breasts, improved detection, mammography,
FDA Bans Powdered Gloves
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has banned powdered medical gloves as of 18 January 2017. FDA cited mounting evidence that such gloves posed serious risks to patients, including airway and wound inflammation, and allergic reactions.
Ban, bans, FDA, glove, hazard, patient examination gloves, Powdered Gloves, surgical gloves, unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury,
Contrast-enhanced sonography a 'sound' alternative in pediatric advanced imaging
Off-label use of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) may be the best advanced-imaging choice—safe, accurate and cost-effective as compared to guideline-recommended CT and MRI—for examining children in many instances, according to a British study.
CEUS, CONTRAST, contrast enhanced, contrast-enhanced, imaging, microbubble, micro-bubble, off-label, PEDIATRIC,
New ultrasound technique is first to image inside live cells
The new nanoscale ultrasound technique uses shorter-than-optical wavelengths of sound. Sub-optical phonon (sound) imaging provides information about the structure, mechanical properties and behaviour of individual living cells at a scale not achieved before.
cell structure, imaging, inside live cells, Micro, phonon, sub-optical,
MIT Postdoc Wins Gold at Inventors Competition for Rapid Medicine Delivery System to GI Tract
The SuonoCalm system developed by Carl Schoellhammer is a handheld device for at-home administration of therapeutic medicine. The device utilizes low-frequency ultrasound to physically propel drugs into tissue, such as in the GI tract for ultra-rapid delivery of medication or therapeutic agents.
Carl Schoelhammer, drug delivery, GI, low-frequency ultrasound, MIT, post doc, propel drug into tissue, SuonoCalm,
Ultrasound detects asymptomatic heart dysfunction after successful repair of aortic coarctation
New echocardiographic ultrasound methods can non-invasively evaluate deformation of the heart muscle in order to identify abnormal function in children who were operated for coarctation (narrowing) of the aorta.
aortic coarctation, asymptomatic heart dysfunction, echocardiography, HEART, PEDIATRIC, post surgical, surgery, Ultrasound,
Article: MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound treatment of uterine fibroids
This open-access article reviews the use of MR-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU; also known as focused ultrasound surgery) for ablation of uterine fibroids.
ABLATION, HIFU, high-intensity focused ultrasound, MR-guided, therapy, thermal, treatment, uterine fibroids,
Model Predicts Pulmonary Aspiration of Gastric Contents During Labor Using Gastric Ultrasound
Although rare, pulmonary aspiration of gastric contents remains one of the most feared complications in obstetric anesthesia. A research team in Canada has addressed this occurrence by creating a predictive model that uses bedside gastric ultrasound.
anesthesia, anesthesiology, aspiration, bedside ultrasound, gastric contents, gastric ultrasound, labor, POS, stomach, stomach contents,
Method for using focused ultrasound to noninvasively ablate tumors in deep tissue
Researchers from Lomonosov Moscow State University, in cooperation with colleagues from the University of Washington, have developed a method for designing therapeutic transducers that utilize nonlinear focused ultrasound for noninvasive ablation of tumors at deep tissue sites inside the body.
ABLATION, acoustic fountain, cavitation cloud, focused ultrasound, HIFU, high intensity, histotripsy, mechanical tissue ablation, noninvasive, nonlinear waves, shock fronts, therapeutic ultrasound, ultrasonic atomization, vapor bubble,
MRI scans in pregnancy improve diagnosis of brain defects
"Detailed MRI scans should be offered to some women in pregnancy to help spot brain defects in the developing baby, say researchers," BBC News reports. A UK study suggests combining an MRI scan with ultrasounds could prevent misdiagnosis.
additional MRI scan, brain abnormalities, brain defects, brain malformation, diagnostic accuracy, misdiagnosis, MRI, PREGNANCY,