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Paramedic Identification of Esophageal Intubation by Ultrasound
In this study involving 57 paramedics, results suggest that with minimum training paramedics can accurately identify esophageal intubations with POCUS, and that manipulation of the ETT during the exam improves identification.
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Listed:   25 August 2018
Keyword : endotrachial tube, ETT, paramedics, placement,

New intravascular ultrasound-based scoring system may predict future venous stent failure
A recent study has sought to create an IVUS-based scoring system able to predict venous stent failure in the treatment of May-Thurner syndrome.
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Listed:   25 August 2018
Keyword : intravascular, intravascular ultrasound, IVUS, predict failure, scoring system, VASCULAR, venous stent failure,

Men, Beware of Biopsies for Prostate Cancer Dx
In this "A Patient's Journey" blog article, a medical journalist and prostate cancer patient cautions readers to be wary of prostate biopsy recommendations.
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Listed:   25 August 2018
Keyword : Biopsy, complications, efficacy, infection, prostate, PSA, sepsis,

Liver cancer screening did not reduce mortality in cirrhosis cases
Screening patients with cirrhosis for hepatocellular carcinoma using either or both abdominal ultrasonography and serum alpha fetoprotein did not correlate with decreased HCC-related mortality, according to a study recently published in Gastroenterology.
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Listed:   25 August 2018
Keyword : cirrhosis, HCC, hepatocellular carcinoma, liver cancer, mortality, screening,

Ultrasound for the evaluation of small bowel obstruction
This literature review study concluded that ultrasound is a valuable tool in the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction with a sensitivity and specificity comparable to that of CT.
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Listed:   25 August 2018
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Keyword : CT, EVALUATION, small bowel obstruction, Ultrasound,

Catheter-directed thrombolysis reduces complications in acute PE
Among patients with acute pulmonary embolism, ultrasound-assisted catheter-directed thrombolysis was associated with reduced complications, but patients at high risk remained vulnerable to short-term mortality, researchers reported.
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Listed:   19 August 2018
Keyword : acute PE, catheter-directed, pulmonary embolism, thrombolysis,

Ultrasound Surveillance More Cost-Effective Than Biopsy for Certain Thyroid Nodules
A new model study suggests that ultrasound surveillance is more effective and less costly than immediate biopsy for patients with intermediate-suspicion thyroid nodules.
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Listed:   19 August 2018
Keyword : Biopsy, cost, efficacy, surveillance, THYROID, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Imaging of normal postmenopausal ovaries by sonographers - How Reliable?
An audit judged self-reported success as unreliable, as visualisation of both ovaries could not be confirmed by expert reviewers in almost a third of examinations based on static images. Agreement between expert reviewers was also assessed and found to be only moderate.
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Listed:   19 August 2018
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Keyword : audit, reliability imaging postmenopausal ovary, sonographers,

Lung ultrasound predicts need for first-dose surfactant in neonates
This study found that lung ultrasound score may be used to predict the need for surfactant replacement in extremely preterm neonates with respiratory distress syndrome.
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Listed:   18 August 2018
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Keyword : lung, lung ultrasound, lung ultrasound score, LUS, neonates, premature, preterm, RDS, respiratory distress syndrome,

Clinical trial to focus on use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open blood-brain barrier
Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine will be testing the ability of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open a brain cancer patient’s blood-brain barrier.
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Listed:   18 August 2018
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Keyword : blood-brain barrier, clinical trial, focused ultrasound, MR-guided,

Education and exercise better than corticosteroid injection for gluteal tendinopathy
A study published in BMJ followed 204 individuals with gluteal tendinopathy to compare three approaches: Wait and See, Education and Exercise, and a single ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection. Overall the Education and Exercise approach performed better than the other two.
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Listed:   18 August 2018
Keyword : corticosteroid injection, efficacy, exercise, gluteal tendinopathy, MUSCULOSKELETAL, treatment, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED, wait and see,

Heart Monitoring a Must for Breast Cancer Patients on Herceptin
New research adds to mounting evidence that use of the chemotherapy drug trastuzumab (Herceptin) increases the risk for heart failure. Periodic heart monitoring with echocardiography is recommended by study authors.
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Listed:   18 August 2018
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Keyword : breast cancer, chemotherapy, heart failure. echocardiography, heart monitoring, herceptin, trastuzumab,

Activision launches MSK HIFU system in Europe
Guided Therapy Systems has launched its system that uses focused ultrasound for thermal ablation to stimulate collagen growth and the regeneration of connective tissue.
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Listed:   18 August 2018
Keyword : activision, guided therapy systems, intense focused ultrasound, msk, MUSCULOSKELETAL, therapy, thermal ablation,

Ultrasound-guided pulsed radiofrequency for treatment of severe supraorbital neuralgia
This case report describes use of ultrasound-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for severe supraorbital pain post craniotomy.
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Listed:   18 August 2018
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Keyword : nerve pain, pulsed radiofrequency treatment, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Is Routine Chest X-Ray After Ultrasound-Guided Central Venous Catheter Insertion Choosing Wisely?
This study of over 6,000 patients concluded that a routine postprocedural CXR is unnecessary.
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Listed:   11 August 2018
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Keyword : Central Venous Catheter Insertion, chest x-ray, ULTRASOUND-GUIDED,

Early detection of congenital urinary tract malformations vital
In this article directed to pediatricians the author reviews the importance of early detection (primarily via ultrasound) of congenital urinary tract malformations in order to improve long term outcomes.
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Listed:   11 August 2018
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Keyword : Congenital, early detection, kidney, malformation, PEDIATRIC, Renal, urinary tract,

Ultrasonographic findings of re-epithelialized skin after partial-thickness burns
This study found ultrasonographic differences between re-epithelialized skin and normal skin and that a low-echogenic band (LEB) of varying thickness was formed after re-epithelialization. The thickness of the LEB increased with healing time and was related to scar status.
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Listed:   11 August 2018
Keyword : LEB, low-echogenic band, partial-thickness burns, re-epithelialized skin, scar status, skin,

Few Sonographic Enthesitis Scoring Instruments Validated in Psoriatic Arthritis
This literature review study concluded that there is a need for a well-validated instrument for assessment of sonographic enthesitis in PsA that includes the unique features of PsA and will assist in diagnosis, disease burden quantification, clinical decisions, and prognosis.
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Listed:   11 August 2018
Keyword : enthesis, enthesitis, MUSCULOSKELETAL, psoriatic arthritis, scoring instrument, validation,

Emergency Ultrasound vs. CT for Thoracic Trauma
In this study comparing bedside ultrasonography versus CT for thoracic trauma ultrasonography was found to be highly specific but only moderately sensitive for the identification of thoracic injuries.
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Listed:   11 August 2018
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Keyword : bedside ultrasonography, comparison, CT, emergency, pocus, sensitivity, specificity, thoracic trauma,

Concurrent read CAD software cuts breast image study time
The authors of this article found that using a current read CAD at the same time as a radiologist interpreted the initial ABUS images can cut the time a radiologist needs to interpret images.
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Listed:   11 August 2018
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Keyword : ABUS, automated breast ultrasound, Breast, CAD, cancer, computer assisted diagnosis, diagnosis, interpretation,