218 results match your criteria Australasian journal of ultrasound in medicine[Journal]


The importance of placental evaluation following perinatal death.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Nov 31;18(4):157-160. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Australian National University Medical School, Fetal Medicine Unit, Women and Children's Health Services The Canberra Hospital.

Although uncommon, abnormalities of the placenta are important to recognise owing to the potential for both maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. The placenta is often overlooked in the routine evaluation of a normal gestation, receiving attention only when an abnormality is detected. During the formal scan to confirm a fetal death, the information gathering process to elucidate a possible cause of death begins, yet, even in this instance, the placenta is seldom examined. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00223.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024978PMC
November 2015
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Catastrophic consequences of a caesarean scar pregnancy missed on ultrasound.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Nov 31;18(4):150-156. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

The University of QueenslandSt LuciaQueenslandAustralia; Redcliffe HospitalRedcliffeQueenslandAustralia.

Ectopic pregnancy that implants within the scar tissue of a previous caesarean scar is a situation that is seldom encountered and is almost invariably incompatible with a successful pregnancy. Caesarean scar ectopic pregnancies are fraught with life threatening complications such as scar rupture, significant haemorrhage, disseminated intravascular coagulation and the need for emergency life saving hysterectomy. The clinical diagnosis can be elusive, particularly in the early stages; therefore clinicians should be familiar with the condition's sonographic hallmarks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00222.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024973PMC
November 2015
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Sensitivity, specificity and diagnostic accuracy of novices integrating lung ultrasound into the care of breathless older patients.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Nov 31;18(4):143-145. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Ipswich General HospitalChelmsford Avenue IpswichQueenslandAustralia; University of QueenslandSt LuciaBrisbaneQueensland.

Lung ultrasound is frequently used to identify pulmonary oedema, using the 'B line' artefact. A small study in 2011 suggested that novice sonologists had a potential diagnostic accuracy of 85%, when performing the test without reference to other patient information. We aimed to test the overall diagnostic accuracy of novice clinician sonologists incorporating the 2011 protocol into routine assessment of the patient. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00221.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024976PMC
November 2015
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Renal transplant ultrasound: The nephrologist's perspective.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Nov 31;18(4):134-142. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Department of Nephrology Monash HealthClaytonVictoriaAustralia; Centre for Inflammatory DiseasesDepartment of Medicine Monash UniversityClaytonVictoriaAustralia.

One of the principal roles of a nephrologist is to closely monitor renal transplant allograft function and promptly evaluate any dysfunction. Renal transplant sonography has a major role in this assessment process given its ability to easily define renal transplant anatomy and surrounding structures. Abnormalities can be extrarenal or involve vascular, parenchymal and urological components of the graft and these can acutely or chronically influence graft function and survival. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00220.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024974PMC
November 2015
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Ultrasound in Mongolia.

Authors:
Ingrid Yuile

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Nov 31;18(4):132-133. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Ultrasound Training Solutions, Ivanhoe Victoria Perrycoe Health Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00219.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024975PMC
November 2015

Capacity building in endometriosis ultrasound: are we there yet?

Authors:
Uche A Menakaya

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Nov 31;18(4):129-131. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Staff SpecialistObstetrics and Gynecology Calvary Health CareBruce; Director, JUNIC Specialist Imaging and Women's CenterCharnwood Australian Capital TerritoryAustralia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00218.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024977PMC
November 2015
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Fetal manifestations of maternal anti-Ro and La antibodies - more than complete heart block.

Authors:
Paul Brooks

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Aug 31;18(3):124-128. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Melbourne Paediatric CardiologyFitzroy; Royal Children's HospitalParkville; Western Health Sunshine HospitalSunshine MelbourneAustralia.

Complete heart block (CHB) is a potentially fatal condition occurring in approximately 1:10000 fetuses. Whilst it is well recognised that maternal anti-Ro and La antibodies are associated with fetal CHB, there are multiple other manifestations of fetal exposure to these autoantibodies which are not widely appreciated and rarely diagnosed. The importance of identifying affected fetuses lies in the significantly increased risk of recurrence in future pregnancies, and the potential for treatments which may modify this risk. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024963PMC

A comparison of ultrasonic measurement techniques for the maternal cervix in the second trimester.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Aug 31;18(3):118-123. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Discipline of Medical Imaging, Department of Imaging and Applied Physics Curtin University Perth Western Australia Australia.

The appropriate ultrasound technique to assess the maternal cervical length in women at low risk of preterm birth is yet to be established. This study aimed to determine the accuracy of different ultrasound approaches for measuring the maternal cervix in patients between 17 and 22 weeks gestation. The prospective study recruited 50 patients who were at a low risk of preterm birth. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00211.x
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00211.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024964PMC
August 2015
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Experience of a tutor centric model for sonography training of emergency department registrars in an Australian urban emergency department 2009-2012.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Aug 31;18(3):112-117. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

School of Medicine University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle Western Australia Australia.

To assess the impact of a regular sonographer proctored training program for emergency medicine trainees in the use of Emergency Department bedside ultrasound Emergency Department (ED) Registrars in the Swan District Hospital ED were provided with proctored instruction in bedside ultrasound in performance of extended focused assessment sonography in trauma (eFAST) and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) detection. Training was conducted by credentialed sonographers for individual trainees in a 1:1 or 1:2 setting for 1 hour on a weekly basis. Registrars who trained in the Department between Jan 2009 to Dec 2012 were invited to participate in a survey conducted between June-August 2013 designed to assess the impact of training on their confidence and use of bedside sonography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00210.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024959PMC
August 2015
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The effectiveness of the use of high fidelity simulators in obstetric ultrasound training: A systematic review.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Aug 31;18(3):107-111. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

University of South Australia Division of Health Sciences Adelaide South Australia Australia.

The benefits of the use of ultrasound technology for point of care obstetric health evaluation have led to increased focus on training programs for physicians wanting to develop skills in this area. Simulation, in a variety of formats, has always played a role in medical and health training, with proven benefits. This systematic review determines the level of evidence available to support the use of high fidelity ultrasound simulators in the training of obstetric ultrasound scanning skills to health professionals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00209.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024965PMC
August 2015
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The effect of applied transducer force on acoustic radiation force impulse quantification within the left lobe of the liver.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Aug 31;18(3):100-106. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Lake Imaging Geelong Victoria.

Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) Quantification measures shear wave velocities (SWVs) within the liver. It is a reliable method for predicting the severity of liver fibrosis and has the potential to assess fibrosis in any part of the liver, but previous research has found ARFI quantification in the right lobe more accurate than in the left lobe. A lack of standardised applied transducer force when performing ARFI quantification in the left lobe of the liver may account for some of this inaccuracy. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00208.x
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00208.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024960PMC
August 2015
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The importance of infection prevention and control in medical ultrasound.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Aug 31;18(3):96-99. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Nanosonics Limited Lane Cove West New South Wales Australia.

Infection control and prevention is critical to delivering safe and high-quality care to patients undergoing sonographic procedures. In Australia comprehensive standards for reprocessing of ultrasound probes are based on the AS/NZS, TGA and ASUM recommendations. These standards align with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00207.x
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00207.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024961PMC
August 2015
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INTERGROWTH-21st - Time to standardise fetal measurement in Australia.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Aug 31;18(3):91-95. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

University of Melbourne Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology Department of Perinatal Medicine Mercy Hospital for Women Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00206.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024962PMC
August 2015
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Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 May 31;18(2):86. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00048.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024971PMC

Persistent median artery thrombosis: A rare cause of carpal tunnel syndrome.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 May 31;18(2):82-85. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Liverpool Hospital Liverpool New South Wales Australia.

: Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a sporadic event with compression of the median nerve (MN). Persistent median artery (PMA) thrombosis is an exceptionally rare cause of CTS. : 38-year-old male presented with acute on subacute right wrist pain with positive Tinel's sign. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00047.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024968PMC
May 2015
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Early 2nd trimester fetal demise in a monochorionic twin pregnancy: A cautionary tale.

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Colin A Walsh

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 May 31;18(2):78-81. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Department of Fetal MedicineRoyal North Shore HospitalSydneyNew South WalesAustralia; Northern Clinical School University of SydneySydneyNew South WalesAustralia.

It is well established that the death of one fetus in a monochorionic twin pregnancy places the surviving twin at significant risk for neuro-developmental delay or death. Although the early 1st trimester "vanishing twin" has not traditionally been considered a major risk, the precise gestational threshold beyond which a surviving twin is at risk remains uncertain. Most experts recommend serial ultrasounds and fetal MRI in the survivor, to look for evidence of ischaemic brain injury. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00046.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024972PMC
May 2015
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A 'snapshot' of the visual search behaviours of medical sonographers.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 May 31;18(2):70-77. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Department of Psychology Macquarie University Sydney New South Wales Australia.

: Visual search is a task that humans perform in everyday life. Whether it involves looking for a pen on a desk or a mass in a mammogram, the cognitive and perceptual processes that underpin these tasks are identical. Radiologists are experts in visual search of medical images and studies on their visual search behaviours have revealed some interesting findings with regard to diagnostic errors. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00045.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024969PMC
May 2015
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Retrospective audit of patients presenting for ultrasound with suspicion of appendicitis.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 May 31;18(2):67-69. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Ultrasound Department Waikato DHB Hamilton New Zealand.

: To assess the ultrasound performance on patients presenting to Waikato hospital ultrasound department with a clinical suspicion of appendicitis. : This was a retrospective audit of 309 patients presenting to our department within business hours with clinical suspicion of appendicitis between September 2012 and March 2014. The patients were evaluated by operators of mixed experience. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00044.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024970PMC
May 2015
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Can we measure the spiral and uterine artery blood flow by real-time sonography and Doppler indices to predict spontaneous miscarriage in a normal-risk population?

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 May 31;18(2):60-66. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Obstetric Department Dr Sami Ulus Research and Training Hospital Ankara Turkey.

: The predictive value of spiral artery flow Doppler measurements of a subsequent early miscarriage in first trimester pregnancy is explored here. : The aim of this study is to determine uterine and spiral artery blood flow changes in first trimester subsequent miscarriages and correlate within the mechanisms of the Doppler indicies. : The uterine artery and spiral artery pulsatility and resistance indexes, systolic and diastolic ratios, acceleration times, and blood flow of both the right and left uterine arteries were obtained by trans vaginal color Doppler ultrasonography in consecutive viable pregnancies between 5 and 12 gestational week. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00043.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024967PMC
May 2015
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Benefits and pitfalls of the use of intrapartum ultrasound.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 May 31;18(2):53-59. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Imperial CollegeInstitute of Reproductive Developmental BiologyHammersmith CampusW12 0DN; Queen Charlottes and Chelsea HospitalImperial College Healthcare NHS TrustDu Cane RoadLondonW12 0HS.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00042.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024966PMC
May 2015
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Fetal urinoma: A case report and review of the literature.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Feb 31;18(1):38-40. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Fetal Medicine Unit Centenary Women's and Children's Hospital Canberra Australian Capital Territory Australia.

Fetal urinomas are a rare but important sonographic finding. Urinomas are peri-renal collections of urine, formed after the rupture of the kidney secondary to an underlying urinary tract obstruction or trauma. Diagnosis antenatally is important for ongoing monitoring and postnatal follow up as their presence may indicate reduced or absent kidney function in the affected kidney. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00023.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024955PMC
February 2015

Use of bedside ultrasound to diagnose dislodged gastric band.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Feb 31;18(1):33-37. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Emergency Care Unit Sydney Adventist Hospital Wahroonga New South Wales Australia.

: Obesity levels mean an increased presentation of patients with Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). : Literature search revealed a paucity of information on ultrasonography to diagnose a slipped LAGB. : 2D Ultrasonography with a standard low frequency curvilinear probe proved to be a simple, effective method of diagnosing slipped Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00022.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024957PMC
February 2015
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Estimation of uterine volume: A comparison between Viewpoint and 3D ultrasound estimation in women undergoing laparoscopic hysterectomy.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Feb 31;18(1):27-32. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Acute Gynaecology Early Pregnancy and Advanced Endosurgery UnitSydney Medical SchoolNepean; University of SydneyNepean HospitalPenrithNew South WalesAustralia.

: To assess the three-dimensional (3D) tool, Virtual Organ Computed-aided AnaLysis™ (VOCAL) in the calculation of pre-operative uterine volume and to correlate the measurements with those obtained with Viewpoint, using uterine dry weight (UDW) as the gold standard. : Prospective observational study of women consented for a laparoscopic hysterectomy (LH) at Nepean Hospital between October 2008 and November 2011. All women underwent detailed transvaginal scan (TVS) at the pre-operative assessment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00020.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024953PMC
February 2015
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Cervical length measurement: Comparison of transabdominal and transvaginal approach.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Feb 31;18(1):19-26. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

RPA Women and BabiesRoyal Prince Alfred HospitalSydneyNew South WalesAustralia; Discipline of Obstetrics Gynaecology and NeonatologyFaculty of MedicineUniversity of SydneySydneyNew South WalesAustralia.

: To compare transabdominal (TA) and transvaginal (TV) ultrasound assessment of cervical length at 16-41 weeks gestation. : TA and TV ultrasound measurements of cervical length were made on 491 pregnancies of 16-41 weeks gestation. Cervical length was measured from internal to external cervical os. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00019.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024954PMC
February 2015
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Lung ultrasound in heart failure: Lessons from re-analysis of Lung Ultrasound 2011 database.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Feb 31;18(1):10-18. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Nedlands Western Australia Australia.

: In the setting of patients presenting with shortness of breath to an Emergency Department a simple lung ultrasound protocol aimed at detecting pulmonary oedema has been shown to have diagnostic accuracy of 85%. This article reviews data from the original study, in an attempt to determine whether adjusting the protocol and/or interpretive criteria would improve results. : A large lung ultrasound project provided the dataset. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00018.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024952PMC
February 2015
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A review of the diagnostic accuracy of fetal cardiac anomalies.

Authors:
Frances Miceli

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Feb 31;18(1):3-9. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Christopher Kohlenberg Department of Perinatal Ultrasound Nepean Hospital PO Box 63 Penrith New South Wales Australia.

: In order to assess the diagnostic accuracy of fetal cardiac anomalies in our Department we undertook a retrospective analysis and compared our results with those of the paediatric cardiologists in the same cases. : Sixty-five patients referred for second and third trimester fetal echocardiographic examinations were identified in our database from November 2005 to February 2014. Of these six scans were found to be normal by ultrasound and not referred on to the paediatric cardiologist. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00024.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024956PMC
February 2015

Should ureteric assessment be included in the transvaginal ultrasound assessment for women with suspected endometriosis?

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2015 Feb 31;18(1). Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Acute Gynaecology Early Pregnancy and Advanced Endosurgery Unit Sydney Medical School Nepean University of Sydney Nepean Hospital Penrith New South Wales Australia.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2015.tb00021.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024958PMC
February 2015
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Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Nov 31;17(4):167. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00240.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024929PMC
November 2014

Ultrasound for knee effusion: lipohaemarthrosis and tibial plateau fracture.

Authors:
James Rippey

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Nov 31;17(4):159-166. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

University of Western Australia Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Perth Australia.

Knee trauma and effusion are common Emergency Department presentations. This article outlines the clinician's sonographic approach to knee effusion detection and localisation. A case where lipohaemarthrosis was detected with ultrasound is demonstrated, and the characteristic appearance of this pathology discussed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00239.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024930PMC
November 2014

Sonographic diagnosis of Obstructed Hemivagina and Ipsilateral Renal Anomaly Syndrome: a report of two cases.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Nov 31;17(4):153-158. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Department of Medical Imaging Royal Hospital for Women Randwick New South Wales Australia.

Obstructed hemivagina and ipsilateral renal anomaly (OHVIRA) syndrome is a rare urogenital anomaly. Patients typically present at puberty, shortly after menarche with increasing pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea and pelvic mass. There may be a known history of unilateral renal agenesis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00238.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024931PMC
November 2014

Uhl's anomaly detected in-utero.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Nov 31;17(4):150-152. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

San Ultrasound for Women Wahroonga New South Wales Australia.

Uhl's anomaly is rarely diagnosed antenatally. It is a condition characterised by partial or complete absence of the right ventricular myocardium and the heart conducting system. We present a case of Uhl's anomaly diagnosed during fetal life on prenatal ultrasound, with eight years postnatal follow-up. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00237.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024934PMC
November 2014
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Echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular outflow tract diameter in preterm infants.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Nov 31;17(4):146-149. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Neonatal Intensive and Special Care The Royal Women's Hospital Parkville Victoria Australia.

: Left ventricular output (LVO) measurement is an important part of the echocardiographic assessment of cardiac function in preterm infants. The accurate measurement of left ventricular outflow tract diameter (LVOD) is key to the calculation of LVO. Given the lack of an appropriate gold standard, we used right ventricular output (RVO) as the comparator and sought to identify the most accurate method of determining LVO in preterm infants. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00236.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024927PMC
November 2014
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The key to using a learning or skill acquisition plan.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Nov 31;17(4):141-145. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Australian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine Crows Nest New South Wales Australia.

A learning plan is a tool to guide the development of knowledge, skills and professional attitudes required for practice. A learning plan is an ideal tool for both supervisors and mentors to guide the process of teaching and learning a medical ultrasound examination. A good learning plan will state the learning goal, identify the learning activities and resources needed to achieve this goal, and highlight the outcome measures, which when achieved indicate the goal has been accomplished. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00235.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024935PMC
November 2014
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Making a difference with ultrasound in PNG.

Authors:
Patrick Nielsen

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Nov 31;17(4):138-140. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Mobile Ultrasound Services St Vincent's Clinic Vascular Laboratory, Sydney, and Southern Radiology Prince of Wales Private Hospital Sydney.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00234.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024928PMC
November 2014

Writing a meaningful report.

Authors:
Meiri Robertson

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Nov 31;17(4):136-137. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Fetal Medicine Unit The Centenary Hospital for Women & Children Canberra ACT.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00233.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024933PMC
November 2014

Is there a role for ultrasound surveillance for asymptomatic women with advanced endometriotic disease?

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Nov 31;17(4):135. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Acute Gynecology Early Pregnancy and Advanced Endoscopy Unit Sydney Medical School Nepean University of Sydney Nepean Hospital Penrith NSW.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00232.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024932PMC
November 2014
1 Read

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Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Aug 31;17(3):134. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00030.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024947PMC

Clinical case presentation: life threatening Group A sepsis secondary to HyCoSy.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Aug 31;17(3):131-133. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Camperdown New South Wales Australia.

Hysterosalpingo contrast sonography (HyCoSy) is a commonly performed procedure in the investigation of infertility. Infection is an uncommon complication of this procedure. Should it occur, it is generally mild and amenable to outpatient treatment with oral antibiotics. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00029.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024949PMC
August 2014
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Accuracy of sonographic fetal gender determination: predictions made by sonographers during routine obstetric ultrasound scans.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Aug 31;17(3):125-130. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Charles Sturt University Wollongong New South Wales Australia.

: The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of sonographer predictions of fetal gender during routine ultrasounds. Primarily, the study sought to investigate the accuracy of predictions made in the first trimester, as requests from parents wanting to know the gender of their fetus at this early scan are becoming increasingly common. Second and third trimester fetuses were included in the study to confirm the accuracy of later predictions. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024945PMC

Complicated multiple pregnancy referral, treatment and outcomes at the NSW Fetal Therapy Centre.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Aug 31;17(3):120-124. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Department of Maternal Fetal MedicineRoyal Hospital for WomenRandwickNew South WalesAustralia; Australian Centre for Perinatal ScienceUniversity of New South WalesSydneyNew South WalesAustralia; School of Women's and Children's HealthFaculty of MedicineUniversity of New South WalesKensingtonNew South WalesAustralia; Women's and Children's Health St George HospitalKogarahNew South WalesAustralia.

: To determine the indications for referral, sonographic workload, diagnoses and outcomes of women with a multiple pregnancy referred to the New South Wales Fetal Therapy Centre (NSW FTC). : Retrospective cohort study of twin and higher order multiple (HOM) pregnancies referred to the NSW FTC at the Royal Hospital for Women (RHW) Department of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM), Sydney from January 2007 to December 2009. : There were 176 twin pregnancies (138 monochorionic diamniotic, 29 dichorionic diamniotic and nine monoamniotic), and 26 HOMs referred (23 triplet and three quadruplet pregnancies). Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024946PMC
August 2014
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Ultrasound measurements of the liver: an intra and inter-rater reliability study.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Aug 31;17(3):113-119. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

International centre of Allied Health Research University of South Australia Adelaide South Australia.

: Ultrasound is an easy and inexpensive method to rapidly assess the size of the adult liver. The literature addressing reliability of liver measurements using ultrasound is poorly reported and inadequate. In this study, intra and inter-rater reliability of multiple measurements of the right lobe, left lobe and entire adult liver were assessed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00026.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024948PMC

A futuristic vision of pocket ultrasound machines: watch this space.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Aug 31;17(3):110-112. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Christopher Kohlenberg Department of Perinatal UltrasoundNepean HospitalPenrithNew South WalesAustralia; Sydney Medical School NepeanUniversity of SydneyNepean HospitalPenrithNew South WalesAustralia.

: Australian medical ultrasound started in 1959 with the establishment of the Ultrasonics Institute. Since then the technology has advanced tremendously. We are now not only able to obtain clearer images on high specification ultrasound machines but also on pocket-sized ultrasound machines that are compact, lightweight and affordable. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024944PMC
August 2014
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Contrast-enhanced ultrasound of pancreatic tumours.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Aug 31;17(3):96-109. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Department of Radiology, GB Rossi Hospital University of Verona Piazzale L.A. Scuro 10 37134 Verona Italy.

: To review contrast-enhanced ultrasound features of the most common pancreatic tumours. : Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) can provide distinctive features of pancreatic tumours that are reported in the present paper, providing radiologic-pathological correlations and clarifying the main differential diagnosis. : Contrast-enhanced ultrasound plays a well-established role in the evaluation of pancreatic tumours. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00032.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024951PMC
August 2014
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Advances in mathematical models of fetal growth: implications for ultrasound practice.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 Aug 31;17(3):93-95. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Acute Gynecology Early Pregnancy and Advanced Endosurgery Unit Sydney Medical School Nepean University of Sydney Nepean Hospital.

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Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 May 31;17(2):92. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00114.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024943PMC

An ovarian torsion around a remnant of the urachus.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 May 31;17(2):89-91. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Toowoomba Hospital Toowoomba Queensland Australia.

We report a case of ovarian torsion around a remnant of the urachus. Though it usually develops into the median umbilical ligament, abnormalities in urachal development can occur which can lead to remnants being present in the adult abdomen. This case describes a young female who had intermittent lower abdominal pain over a period of three weeks. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00113.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024940PMC
May 2014
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Congenital Epulis: a clinical case presentation.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 May 31;17(2):85-88. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Sydney Children's Hospital Sydney New South Wales Australia.

Congenital Epulis (CE) is a rare, benign tumour of the mucosa of the mouth in a neonate. It presents as an intraoral tumour and is rarely diagnosed prenatally. Complications include neonatal airway compromise, difficulty feeding and aesthetic considerations. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00112.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024936PMC
May 2014
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Congenital high airways obstruction syndrome - first and second trimester diagnosis.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 May 31;17(2):82-84. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Fetal Medicine UnitDivision of Women Youth and ChildrenCanberra Hospital GarranAustralian Capital TerritoryAustralia; Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyAustralian National UniversityMedical School CanberraAustralian Capital TerritoryAustralia.

Congenital High Airways Obstruction Syndrome (CHAOS) is a rare condition associated with high fetal or neonatal mortality. Prenatal diagnosis in the second trimester is made by the typical ultrasound features of large echogenic lungs, a flattened or inverted diaphragm, and fetal ascites or hydrops. We present two cases diagnosed at our institution; one in the second trimester, and a first trimester diagnosis. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00111.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024938PMC

Three patients with signs of acute flail mitral leaflet seen on emergency department echo: a critical constellation within the focused cardiac exam.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 May 31;17(2):75-81. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Department of Emergency Medicine Yale University School of Medicine New Haven CT USA.

Acute flail mitral leaflet is a time-sensitive, reversible cause of cardiogenic shock. Transthoracic echocardiography (echo) is increasingly becoming a vital tool for non-cardiologist physicians who treat patients with undifferentiated chest pain and dyspnoea. The sonographic abnormalities seen in acute flail mitral leaflet are within the boundaries of a focused echo. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024941PMC

Increased endometrial vascularity and intraoperative haemorrhage among women undergoing surgical evacuation for retained product of conception.

Australas J Ultrasound Med 2014 May 31;17(2):72-74. Epub 2015 Dec 31.

Peninsula Health Frankston Victoria Australia.

The aim of this study was to ascertain the incidence of "increased endometrial vascularity" recorded in the ultrasound scan reports, in the context of RPOC and correlate this finding with the incidence of life threatening intra-operative bleeding. Ultrasound scan reports sometimes mention the presence of increased endometrial / sub-endometrial vascularity in the context of retained products of conception or secondary post partum haemorrhage. This raises the possibility of serious intra-operative haemorrhage in the minds of the junior doctors because of the possibility of arterio-venous malformation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/j.2205-0140.2014.tb00109.xDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5024942PMC
May 2014
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