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1. Ultrasound therapy doesn’t speed healing of leg fracture after surgery

Ultrasound therapy doesn’t speed healing of leg fracture after surgery Signal - Ultrasound therapy doesn’t speed healing of leg fracture after surgery Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Ultrasound therapy doesn’t speed healing of leg fracture after surgery Published on 7 February 2017 Low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS), sometimes used to encourage bone fractures to heal after surgery, makes no difference to how soon people can get back to their normal activities (...) was this study needed? A broken tibia is the most common long bone fracture. These fractures can take six months or longer to heal and are particularly vulnerable to non-union, when the broken pieces of bone fail to grow back together. LIPUS is commonly used in North America after fracture surgery with the intention of speeding up healing and preventing non-union and is available in the UK. LIPUS involves applying ultrasound waves to skin over the fracture using a wand or probe and gel, similar to those used

NIHR Dissemination Centre2018

2. Ultrasound could help diagnose giant cell arteritis

Ultrasound could help diagnose giant cell arteritis Signal - Ultrasound could help diagnose giant cell arteritis Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Ultrasound could help diagnose giant cell arteritis Published on 14 February 2017 Ultrasound may aid diagnosis of giant cell arteritis in people referred from the community. It is less invasive than biopsy and might provide quicker results than a biopsy, but its role and place in the diagnostic pathway remain unclear. Giant cell (...) arteritis is a disease of medium to large sized arteries and can lead to a range of eye, brain and other complications. Sudden or gradual blindness is a real risk and anyone with suspected giant cell arteritis is referred to hospital for a biopsy and started on high dose steroids. This NIHR-funded study found that ultrasound correctly picks up more cases than biopsies, but also falsely identifies some people who do not have the condition. Biopsies falsely diagnose giant cell arteritis in fewer people

NIHR Dissemination Centre2018

3. MRI scans help confirm ultrasound diagnosis of fetal brain abnormalities

MRI scans help confirm ultrasound diagnosis of fetal brain abnormalities Signal - MRI scans help confirm ultrasound diagnosis of fetal brain abnormalities Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover MRI scans help confirm ultrasound diagnosis of fetal brain abnormalities Published on 4 April 2017 If fetal brain abnormality is suspected on a pregnancy ultrasound, following this with in-utero MRI (iuMRI) improves diagnostic accuracy. This sequence could allow more informed discussions (...) and decision-making around whether to continue with or terminate a pregnancy. The NIHR funded study included 565 women of 18 weeks’ pregnancy or more who received ultrasound followed by iuMRI. Diagnoses were confirmed either by postnatal imaging of the baby or at post-mortem examination. Overall iuMRI gave the correct diagnosis for 93% of scans compared to only 68% of ultrasounds. The accuracy of ultrasound declined above 24 weeks of pregnancy, whereas iuMRI performed well at all times. Clinicians reported

NIHR Dissemination Centre2018

4. Ultrasound shows potential for confirming the diagnosis of pneumonia in children

Ultrasound shows potential for confirming the diagnosis of pneumonia in children Diagnosis of pneumonia in children may be confirmed by ultrasound Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Ultrasound shows potential for confirming the diagnosis of pneumonia in children Published on 24 July 2018 doi: Ultrasound scans of the lungs can be more accurate than chest X-rays for diagnosing pneumonia in children in some circumstances. A review of the published evidence found that lung (...) ultrasound was more sensitive (missed fewer cases) and about as specific (gave about the same number of false alarms) as chest X-ray, when used to confirm suspected community-acquired pneumonia in children. While pneumonia is a clinical diagnosis, X-ray is often used for confirmation. Ultrasound also spares the child from the radiation associated with X-ray imaging. Many emergency departments already use ultrasound, so it might be practical to train paediatric staff to use it as a first-line test

NIHR Dissemination Centre2018

5. High-frequency ultrasound for diagnosing skin cancer in adults.

High-frequency ultrasound for diagnosing skin cancer in adults. BACKGROUND: Early, accurate detection of all skin cancer types is essential to guide appropriate management and to improve morbidity and survival. Melanoma and squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are high-risk skin cancers with the potential to metastasise and ultimately lead to death, whereas basal cell carcinoma (BCC) is usually localised, with potential to infiltrate and damage surrounding tissue. Anxiety around missing early curable (...) cases needs to be balanced against inappropriate referral and unnecessary excision of benign lesions. Ultrasound is a non-invasive imaging technique that relies on the measurement of sound wave reflections from the tissues of the body. At lower frequencies, the deeper structures of the body such as the internal organs can be visualised, while high-frequency ultrasound (HFUS) with transducer frequencies of 20 MHz or more has a much lower depth of tissue penetration but produces a higher resolution

Cochrane2018

6. High-Resolution Ultrasound Imaging Is an Accurate Diagnostic Modality for Disc Abnormalities of the Temporomandibular Joint

High-Resolution Ultrasound Imaging Is an Accurate Diagnostic Modality for Disc Abnormalities of the Temporomandibular Joint UTCAT3345, Found CAT view, CRITICALLY APPRAISED TOPICs University: | | ORAL HEALTH EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE PROGRAM View the CAT / Title High-Resolution Ultrasound Imaging Is an Accurate Diagnostic Modality for Disc Abnormalities of the Temporomandibular Joint Clinical Question In adult patients with disc displacements of the temporomandibular joints, does ultrasound (...) provide diagnostically accurate images? Clinical Bottom Line High-resolution ultrasound imaging provides images of adequate diagnostic value when compared to the gold standard Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The evidence for this conclusion is provided by a systematic review and meta-analysis. Best Evidence (you may view more info by clicking on the PubMed ID link) PubMed ID Author / Year Patient Group Study type (level of evidence) #1) Talmaceanu/2018 74 patients with signs and symptoms of TMDs

UTHSCSA Dental School CAT Library2018

7. Transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for neuropathic pain

Transcranial MRI-guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for neuropathic pain T T r ranscr anscranial MRI-guided focused ultr anial MRI-guided focused ultrasound asound thalamotom thalamotomy for neuropathic pain y for neuropathic pain Interventional procedures guidance Published: 28 November 2018 nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg632 Y Y our responsibility our responsibility This guidance represents the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising (...) -guided focused ultrasound thalamotomy for neuropathic pain shows there are serious safety concerns. There is very limited evidence of efficacy. Therefore, this procedure should not be used. © NICE 2018. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and- conditions#notice-of-rights). Page 1 of 42 2 The condition, current treatments and procedure The condition, current treatments and procedure The condition 2.1 Neuropathic pain results from dysfunction of sensory

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Interventional Procedures2018

8. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound and/or colour duplex ultrasound for surveillance after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a systematic review and economic evaluation

Contrast-enhanced ultrasound and/or colour duplex ultrasound for surveillance after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a systematic review and economic evaluation Contrast-enhanced ultrasound and/or colour duplex ultrasound for surveillance after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair: a systematic review and economic evaluation Journals Library An error occurred retrieving content to display, please try again. >> >> >> Page Not Found Page not found (404) Sorry - the page you (...) requested could not be found. Please choose a page from the navigation or try a website search above to find the information you need. >> >> >> >> Issue {{metadata .Issue }} Toolkit 1)"> 0)"> 1)"> {{metadata.Title}} {{metadata.Headline}} Current evidence, although heterogeneous, indicates that colour duplex ultrasound may be a safe option for surveillance after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, with computed tomography angiography reserved for abnormal/inconclusive cases. {{author

NIHR HTA programme2018

9. Vocal Cord Palsies Missed by Transcutaneous Laryngeal Ultrasound (TLUSG): Do They Experience Worse Outcomes?

Vocal Cord Palsies Missed by Transcutaneous Laryngeal Ultrasound (TLUSG): Do They Experience Worse Outcomes? 30353405 2018 10 24 1432-2323 2018 Oct 23 World journal of surgery World J Surg Vocal Cord Palsies Missed by Transcutaneous Laryngeal Ultrasound (TLUSG): Do They Experience Worse Outcomes? 10.1007/s00268-018-4826-0 Transcutaneous laryngeal ultrasound (TLUSG) is an innovative, non-invasive tool in detecting post-thyroidectomy vocal cord palsy (VCP). However, TLUSG failed to detect about 6

EvidenceUpdates2018

10. Ultrasound guided nerve blocks are safe, effective and save time

Ultrasound guided nerve blocks are safe, effective and save time Signal - Ultrasound guided nerve blocks are safe, effective and save time Dissemination Centre Discover Portal NIHR DC Discover Ultrasound guided nerve blocks are safe, effective and save time Published on 7 January 2016 This Cochrane review found that nerve blocks to provide local anaesthesia in the arms or legs of adults before a surgical procedure were safe and effective when guided by ultrasound compared to other guidance (...) techniques. They were successful about nine times out of ten with ultrasound guidance, compared to about eight times out of ten when using other techniques, such as nerve stimulation. Overall, guided blocks were quicker by one minute and caused fewer side effects, such as the accidental puncture of blood vessels. The review did not look at cost-effectiveness, or whether one or another technique was best in a particular block or a particular group of patients. The improved success rates, reduced adverse

NIHR Dissemination Centre2018

11. Ultrasound-assisted Lumbar Punctures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Ultrasound-assisted Lumbar Punctures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 30129102 2018 10 03 1553-2712 2018 Aug 21 Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Acad Emerg Med Ultrasound-assisted Lumbar Punctures: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 10.1111/acem.13558 Lumbar punctures (LPs) are a common procedure in emergency medicine. However, studies have found that failed procedure rates can be as high as 50%. Ultrasound has been (...) suggested to improve success rates by visually identifying the location and trajectory for the LP procedure. This systematic review and meta-analysis was performed to determine whether the use of ultrasound improved the rate of successful LP performance. PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, LILACS, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and bibliographies of selected articles were assessed for all randomized controlled trials comparing the success rates

EvidenceUpdates2018

12. Ultrasound-guided Pulsed Radiofrequency in the Management of Thoracic Postherpetic Neuralgia: A Randomized, Double-blinded, Controlled Trial

Ultrasound-guided Pulsed Radiofrequency in the Management of Thoracic Postherpetic Neuralgia: A Randomized, Double-blinded, Controlled Trial 29757758 2018 10 04 1536-5409 34 11 2018 Nov The Clinical journal of pain Clin J Pain Ultrasound-guided Pulsed Radiofrequency in the Management of Thoracic Postherpetic Neuralgia: A Randomized, Double-blinded, Controlled Trial. 1017-1024 10.1097/AJP.0000000000000629 This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided pulsed (...) radiofrequency (PRF) for the intercostal nerves (ICNs) in the management of thoracic postherpetic neuralgia. After 2 weeks of treatment by pregabalin 150 mg/12 hours, patients were randomly allocated into 2 groups. The PRF group, after ultrasound-guided localization of the ICN of the affected thoracic dermatome, sensory stimulation of the ICN was tested. Thereafter, the patient received 2 cycles PRF at 42°C temperature, for 120 seconds. The sham group, after stimulation, the same time was spent to mimic PRF

EvidenceUpdates2018

13. AIUM ACR SPR SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of an Ultrasound Examination for Detection and Assessment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip

AIUM ACR SPR SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of an Ultrasound Examination for Detection and Assessment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip PRACTICEGUIDELINES AIUM–ACR–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance of an Ultrasound Examination for Detection and Assessment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip Preamble T heAmericanInstituteofUltrasoundinMedicine(AIUM)isa multidisciplinary association dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through (...) professional and public education, research, development of parameters,and accreditation. The AIUM represents the entire range of clinical and basic science interests in medical diagnostic ultrasound, and, with hun- dreds of volunteers, the AIUM has promoted the safe and effective use of ultrasound in clinical medicine since 1952. This document and others like it will continue to advance this mission. Practice parameters of the AIUM are intended to provide the medical ultrasound community with parameters

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine2018

14. AIUM ACR SPR SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of a Diagnostic Ultrasound Examination of the Extracranial Head and Neck

AIUM ACR SPR SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of a Diagnostic Ultrasound Examination of the Extracranial Head and Neck PRACTICEGUIDELINES AIUM–ACR–SPR–SRU Practice Parameter for the Performance and Interpretation of a Diagnostic Ultrasound Examination of the Extracranial Head and Neck Preamble T he American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through (...) professional and public education, research, development of parameters, and accreditation. The AIUM represents the entire range of clinical and basic science interests in medical diagnostic ultrasound, and, with hun- dreds of volunteers, the AIUM has promoted the safe and effective use of ultrasound in clinical medicine since 1952. This document and others like it will continue to advance this mission. Practice parameters of the AIUM are intended to provide the medical ultrasound community with parameters

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine2018

15. AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of Limited Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations by Advanced Clinical Providers

AIUM Practice Parameter for the Performance of Limited Obstetric Ultrasound Examinations by Advanced Clinical Providers AIUMPracticeParameterforthe PerformanceofLimitedObstetric UltrasoundExaminationsbyAdvanced ClinicalProviders T heAmericanInstituteofUltrasoundinMedicine (AIUM) is a multidisciplinary association dedi- cated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education,research,developmentofpracticeparameters, and accreditation (...) . Practice parameters of the AIUM are intended to provide the medical ultrasound community with recommendations for the performance and record- ingofhigh-qualityultrasoundexaminations. To promote this mission, the AIUM is pleased to publish, in conjunction with the National Association of NursePractitionersinWomen’sHealth(NPWH), Asso- ciation of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gyne- cology (APAOG),AmericanCollege of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), American College of Obstetricians and Gyne- cologists (ACOG

American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine2018

17. Additive Effect of Therapeutic Ultrasound in the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Additive Effect of Therapeutic Ultrasound in the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial 29996734 2018 11 01 1938-1344 48 11 2018 Nov The Journal of orthopaedic and sports physical therapy J Orthop Sports Phys Ther Additive Effect of Therapeutic Ultrasound in the Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis: A Randomized Controlled Trial. 847-855 10.2519/jospt.2018.8110 Plantar fasciitis is the chief cause of pain in the plantar surface of the heel. Therapeutic ultrasound is one (...) of the most common conservative treatment modalities used by physical therapists worldwide, despite scarce evidence of its efficacy in treating plantar fasciitis. To evaluate the additive effect of therapeutic ultrasound in the treatment of plantar fasciitis in terms of pain, function, and quality of life. In this prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 54 patients with plantar fasciitis, aged 24 to 80 years, who met the inclusion criteria were randomized into an active

EvidenceUpdates2018

18. Re-Evaluation of 162 Malignant Thyroid Nodules that were Interpreted as Benign Based on Ultrasound Findings

Re-Evaluation of 162 Malignant Thyroid Nodules that were Interpreted as Benign Based on Ultrasound Findings 30370399 2018 11 14 2509-596X 4 4 2018 Oct Ultrasound international open Ultrasound Int Open Re-Evaluation of 162 Malignant Thyroid Nodules that were Interpreted as Benign Based on Ultrasound Findings. E110-E116 10.1055/a-0732-5795 The goal of this study was to estimate the risk of malignant thyroid nodules being interpreted as benign based on ultrasound findings and to clarify (...) the pathological features of these malignant nodules. We retrospectively re-evaluated ultrasound and pathological findings for 162 malignant thyroid nodules that were initially interpreted as benign based on ultrasound findings at Kuma Hospital between April 2012 and June 2015. The incidences of malignancy among "benign" thyroid nodules were 0.5% overall and 6.2% among resected nodules. In addition, 82.7% of thyroid nodules that were originally judged to have low or very low suspicion patterns were

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19. Ultrasound and Cystic Echinococcosis

Ultrasound and Cystic Echinococcosis 30364890 2018 11 14 2509-596X 4 3 2018 Sep Ultrasound international open Ultrasound Int Open Ultrasound and Cystic Echinococcosis. E70-E78 10.1055/a-0650-3807 The introduction of imaging techniques in clinical practice 40 years ago changed the clinical management of many diseases, including cystic echinococcosis (CE). For the first time cysts were clearly seen before surgery. Among the available imaging techniques, ultrasound (US) has unique properties (...) , University of Pavia, Unit of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Pavia, Italy. Tamarozzi Francesca F Center for Tropical Diseases, Sacro Cuore-Don Calabria Hospital, Negrar, Verona, Italy. Macpherson Calum C St.George's University, Ultrasound, Grenada, India. Filice Carlo C San Matteo Hospital Foundation, University of Pavia, Unit of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, Pavia, Italy. Piontek Markus Schindler MS Caritas Krankenhaus Bad Mergentheim, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Würzburg

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20. An Atypical Inguinal Hernia in a 9-Month-Old Girl - Case Report and Ultrasound Findings

An Atypical Inguinal Hernia in a 9-Month-Old Girl - Case Report and Ultrasound Findings 30364899 2018 10 26 2509-596X 4 4 2018 Oct Ultrasound international open Ultrasound Int Open An Atypical Inguinal Hernia in a 9-Month-Old Girl - Case Report and Ultrasound Findings. E117-E118 10.1055/a-0732-4669 Cohen Jonathan J Kobenhavns Universitet Panum Instituttet, Panum Instituttet, Kobenhavn, Denmark. Reinhardt Susanne S Rigshospitalet, Department of Pediatric Surgery, Copenhagen, Denmark. Pedersen (...) Dorte Levin DL Zealand University Hospital, Department of Radiology, Køge, Denmark. Ewertsen Caroline C Copenhagen University Hospital, Rigshospitalet, Department of Radiology, Copenhagen OE, Denmark. eng Journal Article 2018 10 23 Germany Ultrasound Int Open 101674542 2199-7152 2017 11 26 2018 08 08 2018 08 17 2018 10 27 6 0 2018 10 27 6 0 2018 10 27 6 1 ppublish 30364899 10.1055/a-0732-4669 uio0144 PMC6199173

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