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What Ultrasound Operators Must Be Well Aware of in a World With Raising Burden of Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease?

Ultraschall Med 2019 Feb 15;40(1):7-10. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Unit of Radiology, University La Sapienza Rome, Italy.

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February 2019

Interrater Reliability of Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Sialolithiasis.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head-and-Neck-Surgery, FAU Medical School Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany.

Purpose:  The aim of this study was to assess the interrater reliability of ultrasound for diagnosing sialolithiasis.

Materials And Methods:  A total of 100 consecutive patients with signs of obstructive sialadenopathy were evaluated. The patients all underwent ultrasound examinations in a standardized manner conducted by one specialist with extensive experience in the management of salivary gland disorders and proficiency in head and neck ultrasonography. Read More

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February 2019

SonoVue® Does Not Appear to Cross the Placenta as Observed During an Examination Aimed at Confirming a Diagnosis of Liver Echinococcosis in a Pregnant Woman.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Radiology, Interdisciplinary Ultrasound Center, Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), Munich, Germany.

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February 2019
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Sokrat II - An International, Prospective, Multicenter, Phase IV Diagnostic Trial to Evaluate the Efficacy of the Wrist SAFE Algorithm in Fracture Sonography of Distal Forearm Fractures in Children.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Pediatric surgery, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf Medizinische Fakultät, Düsseldorf, Germany.

Background:  Distal forearm fractures are the most common fractures in childhood and can be diagnosed with ultrasound. The aim of this study was to demonstrate the eligibility of Wrist SAFE for clinical use and the avoidance of X-ray application in children.

Methods:  We enrolled patients from 0 - 12 years with suspected distal forearm fractures. Read More

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February 2019

Assessment of Disease Activity in Takayasu Arteritis: Potential Role of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Division of Vascular Medicine, Medical Clinic and Policlinic IV, Hospital of the Ludwigs-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany.

Purpose:  To assess the diagnostic value of intima media thickness measurements and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) of the supraaortic arteries in the assessment of disease activity in Takayasu arteritis (TA).

Materials And Methods:  Patients with TA and involvement of the carotid and/or subclavian/axillary arteries underwent CEUS imaging in addition to B-mode and color duplex ultrasound. The maximum IMT (mIMT) was measured and high-resolution CEUS of the most prominently thickened vessel segment was performed. Read More

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January 2019
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Comparison of Two-Dimensional Shear Wave Elastography with Nine Serum Fibrosis Indices to Assess Liver Fibrosis in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis B: A Prospective Cohort Study.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Jan 10. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Infectious Disease, The First Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.

Purpose:  To prospectively assess liver fibrosis with two-dimensional shear wave elastography (2D-SWE) in patients with chronic hepatitis B (CHB) and to compare the performance of this modality with that of serum indices using Scheuer scoring from liver biopsies as the reference standard.

Materials And Methods:  123 patients with CHB underwent 2D-SWE measurements and serological tests between April 2016 and February 2018. The 2D-SWE and serum indices in the diagnosis of liver fibrosis were assessed using receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analyses. Read More

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January 2019
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Reliability of Transient Elastography-Based Liver Stiffness for Diagnosing Portal Hypertension in Patients with Alcoholic Liver Disease: A Diagnostic Meta-Analysis with Specific Cut-Off Values.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Department of Ultrasound, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China.

Background:  Transient elastography-based liver stiffness value (TE-LSV) has been studied for the diagnosis of portal hypertension. Liver stiffness is influenced by the disease etiology. We aimed to perform a meta-analysis to determine the performance of TE-LSV for diagnosing portal hypertension in patients with alcoholic liver disease (ALD). Read More

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January 2019
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Prenatal Diagnosis and Postnatal Outcome of Fetuses with Pulmonary Atresia and Ventricular Septal Defect.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Division of Prenatal Medicine, University-Hospital of Cologne, Germany.

Purpose:  To assess the intrauterine course, associated conditions and postnatal outcome of fetuses with pulmonary atresia with ventricular septal defect (PAVSD).

Methods:  All cases of PAVSD diagnosed prenatally over a period of 10 years with a minimum follow-up of 6.5 years were retrospectively collected in 3 tertiary referral centers. Read More

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January 2019
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EFSUMB Position Paper: Recommendations for Gastrointestinal Ultrasound (GIUS) in Acute Appendicitis and Diverticulitis.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Jan 7. Epub 2019 Jan 7.

Gastroenterology, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Timisoara, Romania.

An interdisciplinary task force of European experts summarizes the value of gastrointestinal ultrasound (GIUS) in the management of acute appendicitis and diverticulitis. Based on an extensive literature review, clinical recommendations for these highly common diseases in visceral medicine are presented.In patients with acute appendicitis, preoperative sonography has been established as a routine procedure in most European countries for medical and legal reasons. Read More

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January 2019
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Artifacts and Technical Restrictions in 2D Shear Wave Elastography.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Dec 21. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Department of musculoskeletal imaging, CHU Besancon, besancon, France.

2 D shear wave elastography (2D-SWE) is the latest evolution of elastography techniques and allows real-time quantitative assessment of the medium stiffness. The aim of this review is to identify, describe, explain and illustrate some technical restrictions and artifacts in 2D-SWE. Encountered artifacts and technical restrictions may be categorized according to acquisition technique, medium, or operator: · Acquisition technique: B-mode & SWE entanglement, transducer frequency, posterior elastographic shadowing artifact, mirrored elastogram artifact, "vertical striped" artifact, resolution limits in SWE, non-equivalence of elastographic devices. Read More

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December 2018
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The Use of Handheld Ultrasound Devices - An EFSUMB Position Paper.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Feb 21;40(1):30-39. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Department of Internal Medicine 2, Caritas-Krankenhaus, Bad Mergentheim, Sino-German Research Center of Ultrasound in Medicine, Department of Medical Ultrasound, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China.

The miniaturization of ultrasound equipment in the form of tablet- or smartphone-sized ultrasound equipment is a result of the rapid evolution of technology and handheld ultrasound devices (HHUSD). This position paper of the European Federation of Societies in Ultrasound and Medicine (EFSUMB) assesses the current status of HHUSD in abdominal ultrasound, pediatric ultrasound, targeted echocardiography and heart ultrasound, and we will report position comments on the most common clinical applications. Also included is a SWOT (Strength - Weaknesses - Opportunities - Threats) analysis, the use for handheld devices for medical students, educational & training aspects, documentation, storage and safety considerations. Read More

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February 2019
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Artifacts in 3D Prenatal Sonography.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Center for Ultrasound and Prenatal Medicine, Frankfurt a/M, Germany.

Purpose:  Artifacts may be part of any 3D sonographic examination during pregnancy and can disturb a routine diagnostic procedure, even simulate fetal malformation. The aim of this study was to classify the artifacts in different types according to their appearance.

Materials And Methods:  A total of 2349 healthy fetuses examined during the last five years was included in this study. Read More

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December 2018
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POCUS - Chance or Risk?

Ultraschall Med 2018 Dec 14;39(6):606-609. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

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December 2018
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A Diagnostic Challenge: Prenatal Ultrasound Findings in Severe Epidermolysis Bullosa.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Dec 14;39(6):600-601. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Ultraschallpraxis Freie Strasse, Basel, Switzerland.

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December 2018
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Head Biometry in Fetuses with Isolated Congenital Heart Disease.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Nov 21. Epub 2018 Nov 21.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Prenatal Medicine, University-Hospital UKGM, Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany.

Purpose:  Altered cerebral hemodynamics are involved in changes in head biometry in fetuses with congenital heart disease (CHD). We compared head growth in different CHD groups with published normative values and investigated whether CHD groups differ from each other in terms of head circumference (HC) development over gestational age (GA).

Materials And Methods:  Retrospective cohort study consisting of 248 CHD fetuses. Read More

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November 2018
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Transcranial Color-Coded Sonography for Monitoring Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Nov 20. Epub 2018 Nov 20.

Neurology, Madonna-del-Soccorso-Hospital, San Benedetto del Tronto (AP), Italy.

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November 2018
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Outcome and Associated Findings in Individuals with Pre- and Postnatal Diagnosis of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and Prediction of Early Postnatal Intervention.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of OB&GYN, Justus-Liebig-University and UKGM, Division of Prenatal Medicine, Giessen, Germany.

Purpose:  The aim of our retrospective evaluation was to compare the outcome of patients with prenatal and postnatal diagnosis of Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) and to analyze prenatal echocardiographic parameters predicting intervention within 30 days postnatal.

Materials And Methods:  We evaluated 142 patients in our pediatric heart center and prenatal diagnosis center and prenatal practice Praenatal plus in Cologne between 01/08 - 06/16.

Results:  Within the prenatal diagnosis group, 6/74 fetuses (8. Read More

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November 2018
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Fetal Abdominal Aorta: Doppler and Structural Evaluation of Endothelial Function in Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Controls.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Nov 13. Epub 2018 Nov 13.

Department of Woman's and Child's Health, University of Padua, Padua, Italy., Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy.

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November 2018
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Lung Ultrasound in the Assessment of Pulmonary Complications After Lung Transplantation.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Nov 9. Epub 2018 Nov 9.

Department of Respiratory Medicine, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark.

Introduction:  Lung ultrasound (LUS) has a high diagnostic accuracy for identifying frequent conditions in the post-operative phase after lung transplantation (LTx). This study aimed to investigate the feasibility and clinical ability of LUS to identify pulmonary complications such as pleural effusions and pneumonias in the early postoperative phase after LTx.

Methods:  A prospective cohort study of lung transplant recipients who consecutively underwent single LTx (SLTx) or double LTx (DLTx) at the National Lung Transplantation Center in Denmark from May 1 to October 31, 2015 was conducted. Read More

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November 2018
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Can Sonographic Fetal Biometry Predict Adverse Perinatal Outcome?

Ultraschall Med 2018 Nov 5. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital of Erlangen, Germany.

Objective:  To evaluate the association of sonographic fetal biometry (sonographic head circumference (soHC), sonographic abdominal circumference (soAC), estimated fetal weight (EFW)) with mode of delivery and adverse perinatal outcome.

Methods:  Singleton pregnancies with a gestational age ≥ 37 weeks and an ultrasound examination with complete biometric parameters within 7 days before delivery were retrospectively included. The association between soHC, soAC, EFW and fetal (5-min Apgar < 7, pH < 7. Read More

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November 2018
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Fetal Doppler Parameters at Term in Pregnancies Affected by Gestational Diabetes: Role in the Prediction of Perinatal Outcomes.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Nov 5. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Women and Child Health, Policlinico A. Gemelli, High-Risk-Pregnancy-Unit, Obstetrics and Neonatology Area, Rome, Italy.

Objective:  The timing of delivery for women affected by gestational diabetes (GDM) is still controversial. Good clinical practice often suggests offering induction of labor at term in order to reduce the complications associated with this condition, while recent evidence supports expectant management. Fetal Doppler parameters represent a validated tool for testing fetal well-being at term and can select pregnancies that need increased surveillance. Read More

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November 2018
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Ultrasonic Adaptive Sound Speed Estimation for the Diagnosis and Quantification of Hepatic Steatosis: A Pilot Study.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Nov 5. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Radiology, Hopital Beaujon, Clichy, France.

Purpose:  To evaluate the ability of a new ultrasound (US) method based on sound speed estimation (SSE) with respect to the detection, quantification, and grading of hepatic steatosis using magnetic resonance (MR) proton density fat fraction (PDFF) as the reference standard and to calculate one US fat index based on the patient's SSE.

Materials And Methods:  This study received local IRB approval. Written informed consent was obtained from patients. Read More

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November 2018
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Increased Cell-Free Fetal DNA Fraction in the First Trimester: A Sign of Abnormally Invasive Placenta?

Ultraschall Med 2018 Nov 5. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tertiary care center for Perinatology, Medical Center, Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria.

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November 2018
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Thrombus Formation and Arterial Dissection of the Wall of the Left Pulmonary Artery Caused by an Aneurysm of the Ductus Arteriosus.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Feb 31;40(1):85-86. Epub 2018 Oct 31.

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Erlangen, Germany.

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February 2019
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Cardiovascular Hemodynamic Changes After Antenatal Corticosteroids in Growth Restricted and Appropriate for Gestational Age Fetuses.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Oct 26. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Department of Obstetrics, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Purpose:  To investigate hemodynamic effects after antenatal corticosteroids (ACS) administration in appropriate for gestational age (AGA) and early growth restricted (GR) fetuses by measurement of Doppler cardiovascular function parameters.

Materials And Methods:  Prospective cohort study. AGA and GR singleton pregnancies receiving ACS for fetal lung maturation between 24 + 0 - 33 + 6 weeks were enrolled. Read More

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October 2018
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When Are Trainees Ready to Perform Transvaginal Ultrasound? An Observational Study.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Obstetrics and Fetal Medicine Department, Necker-Enfants-Malades-Hospital, APHP, Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France.

Purpose:  The purpose of this study was two-fold: (1) To determine how the number of ultrasound scans a trainee has completed predicts the trainee's diagnostic accuracy when performing transvaginal ultrasound examinations, and (2) to examine the utility of simulation-based assessment of ultrasound competence for determining readiness for independently performing examinations.

Materials And Methods:  101 OB/GYN trainees were surveyed regarding their clinical experience and the number of scans they had completed. All participants completed five different cases on a transvaginal virtual-reality ultrasound simulator (Scantrainer, Medaphor). Read More

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October 2018
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Intrauterine Fetal Growth Delay During Late Pregnancy After Maternal Gastric Bypass Surgery.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Oct 25. Epub 2018 Oct 25.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Obstetrics and Feto-maternal Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria.

Purpose:  To investigate intrauterine fetal growth development and birth anthropometry of fetuses conceived after maternal gastric bypass surgery.

Materials And Methods:  Longitudinal cohort study describing longitudinal growth estimated by ultrasound on 43 singleton pregnancies after gastric bypass compared to 43 BMI-matched controls.

Results:  In fetuses after maternal gastric bypass surgery, growth percentiles decreased markedly from the beginning of the second trimester until the end of the third trimester (decrease of 3. Read More

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October 2018
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Comparison of Liver Shear Wave Elastography Measurements using Siemens Acuson S3000, GE LOGIQ E9, Philips EPIQ7 and Toshiba Aplio 500 (Software Versions 5.0 and 6.0) in Healthy Volunteers.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Oct 23. Epub 2018 Oct 23.

Department of Internal Medicine I, University Hospital Ulm, Germany.

Aim:  To compare ARFI-based elastography procedures of the GE LOGIQ E9, Philips EPIQ7, and Toshiba Aplio 500 (versions 5.0 and 6.0) ultrasound scanners with the Siemens Acuson S3000 reference scanner in subjects with healthy livers, taking various impact factors into account. Read More

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October 2018
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B-Mode Transorbital Ultrasonography for the Diagnosis of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Oct 22. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy.

In patients with idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH), transorbital sonography (TOS) may reveal an enlargement of the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) and the presence of optic disc elevation (ODE), as a sign of an increase in intracranial pressure (ICP). We systematically reviewed the TOS findings in adults with IIH. MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library and CENTRAL (1966 - May 2017) were searched to identify studies reporting data on patients with IIH assessed by B mode-TOS. Read More

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October 2018
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Prenatal Sonographic Head Circumference and Cerebral Ventricle Width Measurements Before and After Open Fetal Myelomeningocele Repair - Prediction of Shunting During the First Year of Life.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Oct 22. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Department of Obstetrics, University-Hospital Zürich, Zürich Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy, Zürich, Switzerland.

Purpose:  The aim of this study was to describe the sonographic evolution of fetal head circumference (HC) and width of the posterior horn of the lateral ventricle (Vp) after open fetal myelomeningocele (fMMC) repair and to assess whether pre- or postoperative measurements are helpful to predict the need for shunting during the first year of life.

Patients & Methods:  All 30 children older than one year by January 2017 who previously had fMMC repair at the Zurich Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy were included. Sonographic evolution of fetal HC and Vp before and after fMMC repair was assessed and compared between the non-shunted (N = 16) and the shunted group (N = 14). Read More

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October 2018
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Value of Ultrasonography in the Diagnosis of Inguinal Hernia - A Retrospective Study.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Dec 19;39(6):690-696. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Department of General and Visceral Surgery, University Hospital Ulm, Germany.

Purpose:  The diagnosis of an inguinal hernia is usually made clinically. Precise imaging appears to be necessary when the clinical examination is inconclusive. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic value of ultrasonography for inguinal hernias and whether it influences the decision for or against surgery. Read More

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December 2018
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Implementation of Fetal Cardiac Guidelines for the Routine Second-Trimester Heart Examination: A Feasibility Study.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Oct 19. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

3rd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki School of Medicine, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Purpose:  This study aimed to explore the feasibility of implementation of the ISUOG 2013 guidelines on routine second-trimester examination of the fetal heart.

Materials And Methods:  This was a prospective study in 357 women with singleton pregnancy undergoing their routine second-trimester scan. The fetal heart was examined using B-mode in different planes according to the guidelines. Read More

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October 2018
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Intraoperative Shear Wave Elastography vs. Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound for the Characterization and Differentiation of Focal Liver Lesions to Optimize Liver Tumor Surgery.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Oct 19. Epub 2018 Oct 19.

Department of Radiology, University-Hospital Regensburg, Germany.

Purpose:  Assessment of intraoperative quantitative shear wave elastography (SWE) and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the characterization of focal liver lesions (FLLs) during liver surgery using postoperative histopathological results as the gold standard.

Materials And Methods:  US data of 79 consecutive patients with 98 FLLs who underwent liver surgery between 08/2015 - 06/2017 were prospectively acquired and retrospectively analyzed. Multifrequency linear/T-shaped probes (6 - 9 MHz) were used to store cine loops of at least 5 s and images of B-mode, SWE and CEUS. Read More

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October 2018
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Vascularization of Primary, Peripheral Lung Carcinoma in CEUS - A Retrospective Study (n = 89 Patients).

Ultraschall Med 2018 Oct 17. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Interdisciplinary Centre for Ultrasound Diagnostics, Philipps-University of Marburg, Germany.

Purpose:  To describe the vascularization of peripheral lung carcinoma in CEUS and to compare with B-mode ultrasound (US) and clinical data.

Materials And Methods:  From April 2004 until September 2015, n = 89 patients with peripheral lung carcinoma were investigated by B-mode US and CEUS. The extent (EE: hypoechoic, hyperechoic), homogeneity (HE: homogeneous, inhomogeneous) and time of enhancement (TE) have been defined. Read More

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October 2018
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Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound of Benign Focal Liver Lesions.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Feb 17;40(1):12-29. Epub 2018 Oct 17.

Sino-German Tongji-Caritas Research Center of Ultrasound in Medicine, Department of Medical Ultrasound, Tongji Hospital, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Wuhan, China.

The diagnostic handling of benign focal liver lesions (FLLs) is a challenge and it is difficult to avoid over- and underdiagnosis. Conventional B-mode ultrasound and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) are the first-line imaging methods to detect and characterize FLLs. This CME article discusses the diagnostic workup of benign liver tumors. Read More

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February 2019
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Wall Shear Stress in the Feeding Native Conduit Arteries of Superficial Arteriovenous Malformations of the Lower Face is a Reliable Marker of Disease Progression.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Oct 15. Epub 2018 Oct 15.

APHP, Clinical Physiology - Functional Investigations, Lariboisiere Hospital, Paris, France.

Purpose:  To assess the prognostic value of the wall shear stress (WSS) measured in the feeding native arteries upstream from facial superficial arteriovenous malformations (sAVMs). Reliable prognostic criteria are needed to distinguish progressive from stable sAVMs and thus support the indication for an aggressive or a conservative management to avoid severe facial disfigurement.

Materials And Methods:  We prospectively included 25 patients with untreated facial sAVMs, 15 patients with surgically resected sAVMs and 15 controls. Read More

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October 2018
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[Congress Report of the Ultraschall-Dreiländertreffen 2017 - Summary - Abdomen Sonography and CEUS].

Authors:
Thomas Bernatik

Ultraschall Med 2018 10 9;39(5):562-563. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Medizinische Klinik I, Kreisklinik Ebersberg.

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October 2018
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Diagnostic Value of Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in a 12-Year-Old Girl with Suspected Malposition of a Bladder Catheter and Ambiguous Findings on B-Mode Ultrasound - A Case Report.

Ultraschall Med 2018 10 9;39(5):559-561. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Clinical Radiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich-Grosshadern Campus, Munich, Germany.

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October 2018
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How Much Should I Record During a CEUS Examination? Practical Aspects of the "Real-Time" Feature of a Contrast Ultrasound Study.

Ultraschall Med 2018 10 9;39(5):484-486. Epub 2018 Oct 9.

Department of Radiology, King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, United Kingdom.

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October 2018
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Correlations Between Ultrasonographic Findings of Invasive Lobular Carcinoma of the Breast and Intrinsic Subtypes.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Ultrasound, the Second Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University, Harbin, China.

Purpose:  To analyze the ultrasonographic findings of invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) of the breast in 360 women and the correlations between the characteristics and the intrinsic subtypes.

Materials And Methods:  We evaluated the imaging findings according to the lexicon of the American College of Radiology Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS). The included ultrasonographic features were shape, orientation, margin, echo pattern, posterior features, calcifications, the vascularity of the masses and the presence of architectural distortions. Read More

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September 2018
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Fetal Abdominal Aorta: Doppler and Structural Evaluation of Endothelial Function in Intrauterine Growth Restriction and Controls.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Feb 25;40(1):55-63. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Department of Woman's and Child' s Health, University of Padua, Padua, Italy., Universita degli Studi di Padova, Italy.

Purpose:  The human aorta stores strain energy in the distended wall during systole through the extracellular matrix of the tunica media that could be influenced by blood pressure, flow, or increased peripheral resistance. In intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) fetuses, the increased aorta intima media thickness (aIMT) could reflect a different extracellular matrix composition and, therefore, functionality. The aim of this study was to analyze the resistance to flow in the fetal descending aorta and its relation to aIMT and systolic and diastolic fetal abdominal aorta diameters in IUGR fetuses and controls. Read More

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February 2019
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Standards of hygiene for ultrasound-guided core cut biopsies of the breast.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Dec 25;39(6):636-642. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Frauenklinik, Universitätsklinik Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

Purpose:  The aim was to obtain an overview of the hygiene measures undertaken during ultrasound guided core cut biopsies of the breast by experts certified by the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine in order to derive recommendations for clinical routine, taking into account the available literature and the lack of evidence based guidelines.

Materials And Methods:  A survey was conducted with all members of the levels I to III of the breast ultrasound working group of the German Society for Ultrasound in Medicine. The estimation of the risk of infection after a core cut biopsy of the breast was asked for as well as the hygiene measures undertaken in practice to avoid infection. Read More

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December 2018
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Transient Isolated Polyhydramnios and Perinatal Outcomes.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Lis Maternity and Women's Hospital, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, affiliated to the Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel.

Purpose:  To evaluate labor and perinatal outcomes of transient isolated polyhydramnios.

Materials And Methods:  A retrospective cohort study (2008 - 2013) at a university-affiliated, tertiary medical center. Eligibility was limited to patients with singleton gestations, no maternal diabetes or known structural/chromosomal anomalies, and no rupture of the membranes prior to delivery, at > 34 weeks of gestation. Read More

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September 2018
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Follow-Up Studies of cf-DNA Testing from 101 Consecutive Fetuses and Related Ultrasound Findings.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Sep 25. Epub 2018 Sep 25.

Women Health Centre, MEDIZON, Istanbul, Turkey.

Purpose:  To determine the true- and false-positive rates of cf-DNA testing in a cohort of patients from tertiary care centers and assess the impact of ultrasound examinations in pregnancy management.

Materials And Methods:  Clinical, cytogenetic and ultrasound data of 101 consecutive fetuses were collected retrospectively. Cases were classified into five groups according to the ultrasound findings. Read More

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September 2018
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The Value of Detailed First-Trimester Ultrasound Anomaly Scan for the Detection of Chromosomal Abnormalities.

Authors:
Ismail Tekesin

Ultraschall Med 2018 Sep 21. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

Prenatal Unit Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.

Purpose:  To evaluate the performance of first-trimester ultrasound screening involving a detailed anomaly scan for the detection of trisomy 18, trisomy 13, triploidy, Turner syndrome and trisomy 21.

Methods:  Data of pregnant women who underwent aneuploidy screening at 11 - 13 weeks of gestation was retrospectively analyzed. Crown-rump length (CRL), fetal nuchal translucency thickness (NT) and nasal bone (NB) anatomy, blood flow across the tricuspid valve (TV) and through the ductus venosus (DV) were assessed. Read More

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September 2018
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Arterial Stiffening with Ultrafast Ultrasound Imaging Gives New Insight into Arterial Phenotype of Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Mouse Models.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Sep 21. Epub 2018 Sep 21.

USPC Sorbonne Paris Cité, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France.

Objective:  Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (vEDS) is associated with arterial ruptures due to a mutant gene encoding collagen type III (Col-III). To better understand the role of Col-III, we aimed at evaluating aortic stiffness and dynamic stiffening in vEDS mouse models, with either a quantitative (col3KO mice) or a qualitative Col-III defect (col3KI mice).

Materials And Methods:  Abdominal aortic wall pulse wave velocities (PWV) in col3KO and col3KI mice were compared to their respective wild type (WT) littermates using a 15 MHz ultrafast ultrasonic transducer. Read More

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September 2018
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Ultrasound in the Re-Staging of Cervical Metastases after Chemoradiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Dec 20;39(6):659-666. Epub 2018 Sep 20.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery, University Hospital Saarlanddical School, Homburg, Germany.

High-resolution ultrasonography, including color duplex modes, is a well-established and proven imaging method that is used in addition to computed tomography for re-staging after primary nonsurgical therapy for head and neck cancer in many European countries. No evidence-based international re-staging guidelines are available. Decisions as to whether to carry out neck dissection after primary radiotherapy or chemoradiotherapy are often made in the relevant tumor boards and are therefore subject to variance. Read More

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December 2018
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Fetal Skeletal Disorders.

Ultraschall Med 2018 Dec 6;39(6):610-634. Epub 2018 Sep 6.

Pränatal-Medizin München, Germany.

Skeletal disorders of the fetus are quite common. The incidence is about 5:1000 pregnancies. The disorders affect the extremities or parts of them (dysmelia), the whole skeleton (skeletal dysplasia), the skull (craniosynostosis) and the spine (dysostosis, caudal regression). Read More

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December 2018
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Strain Elastography: A Valuable Additional Method to BI-RADS?

Ultraschall Med 2018 Oct 3;39(5):526-534. Epub 2018 Sep 3.

Department of Ultrasound, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China.

Background:  Breast lesions classified as BI-RADS-US 3 are probably benign and observation was recommended, while a considerable number of BI-RADS-US 4 lesions were benign, resulting in excessive biopsies. We focus exclusively on BI-RADS-US 3 and 4 lesions and hypothesize that improved diagnostic performance can be achieved by integrating real-time elastography (strain ratio) into the BI-RADS-US classification system.

Method:  From April 2010 to September 2015, 1071 lesions were included in the final analysis. Read More

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October 2018
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