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Head Biometry in Fetuses with Isolated Congenital Heart Disease.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Apr 25. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

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

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Clinical Ultrasound in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Apr 16;40(2):132-162. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

Internal Medicine, Städtisches Klinikum Lüneburg gGmbH, Lüneburg, Germany.

Ultrasound should be the first-line imaging method in the medical care of patients with inflammatory bowel disease. It can be used to differentiate between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis and to detect numerous complications like stenoses, fistulas, and abscesses. As the method is also highly suitable for follow-up, stressful endoscopic procedures and examinations involving radiation are less necessary. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0869-8799DOI Listing
April 2019
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Ultrasound in the Assessment of Tumor Response in the Age of Targeted and Immuno-Oncology Therapies. Back to the Future.

Ultraschall Med 2019 04 16;40(2):129-131. Epub 2019 Apr 16.

UOS Diagnostic an Ultrasound innovations, UOC Head and Neck Radiology, Policlinico Umberto I, Univ. Sapienza, Rome.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0834-8353DOI Listing
April 2019
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Reply to the letter of Ebbing EJU-08-2018-2789-LE (Letter to the editor).

Ultraschall Med 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Center for ultrasound and prenatal medicine, Frankfurt am Main.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0771-1365DOI Listing
April 2019
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True Cord Knot Means True Fetal Risk - Comment on the Title Image of Ultraschall in Med 2018; 39(02):127-128.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Apr 12. Epub 2019 Apr 12.

Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Norway.

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April 2019
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The Use of Handheld Ultrasound Devices - An EFSUMB Position Paper.

Ultraschall Med 2019 02 28;40(1):e1. Epub 2019 Mar 28.

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.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0881-5251DOI Listing
February 2019
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Changes in Liver and Spleen Stiffness by Virtual Touch Quantification Technique after Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration of Gastric Varices and Exacerbation of Esophageal Varices: A Preliminary Study.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Gastroenterology, Kurashiki-Central-Hospital, Kurashiki, Japan.

Purpose:  To assess liver stiffness (LS) and spleen stiffness (SS) values measured by virtual touch quantification (VTQ) technique in the monitoring of portal pressure and their usefulness for the prediction of the exacerbation of esophageal varices (EV) in patients with gastric varices undergoing balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (B-RTO).

Materials And Methods:  The LS, SS, and hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG) were measured in 20 patients both before and after B-RTO. The change in each parameter between the two groups (EV exacerbation and non-exacerbation groups) was compared by analysis of variance. Read More

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March 2019
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Evaluation of Cervical Elastography Strain Pattern to Predict Preterm Birth.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Mar 25. Epub 2019 Mar 25.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University-Hospital Münster, Germany.

Purpose:  To evaluate cervical elastography strain pattern as a predictive marker for spontaneous preterm delivery (SPTD).

Materials And Methods:  In this case-control study cervical length (CL) and elastographic data (strain ratio, elastography index, strain pattern score) were acquired from 335 pregnant women (20th - 34th week of gestation) by transvaginal ultrasound. Data of 50 preterm deliveries were compared with 285 normal controls. Read More

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March 2019
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Vascular Ultrasonography Analysis of the Steal Phenomena Following Common Carotid Artery Obstruction.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Department of Radiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, United States.

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Role of Ultrasound Elastography in the Detection of Fibrotic Bowel Strictures in Patients with Crohn's Disease: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Department of Digestive Diseases, Gastroenterology Unit, Bologna, Italy.

Purpose:  To perform a systematic review with meta-analysis to assess whether ultrasound elastography can have a diagnostic role in detecting fibrotic bowel strictures in patients with Crohn's disease.

Materials And Methods:  MEDLINE via the PubMed, Ovid Embase, Scopus and Cochrane Library databases, and abstracts of international conference proceedings were searched up to March 31, 2018. Studies were included if they assessed the performance of abdominal ultrasound elastography in detecting fibrotic bowel strictures in patients with Crohn's disease using histology or the need for surgery after medical treatment as a reference standard. Read More

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Activity-Based Cost Analysis of Including Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) in the Diagnostic Pathway of Focal Pancreatic Lesions Detected by Abdominal Ultrasound.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Radiology, University of Verona, Italy.

Purpose:  To perform an activity-based cost analysis of the inclusion of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in the diagnostic pathway of newly detected focal pancreatic lesions revealed by abdominal ultrasound (US) in comparison to computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Materials And Methods:  Over a 14-year period, 977 patients with newly detected focal pancreatic lesions on US and subsequently studied with CEUS and/or CT and MRI were included. The cost of equipment, materials and human resources for every imaging method was calculated. Read More

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[Doppler Sonography during Pregnancy - DEGUM Quality Standards and Clinical Applications].

Ultraschall Med 2019 Mar 20. Epub 2019 Mar 20.

Obstetrics and Prenatal Medicine, University-Hospital, Bonn, Germany.

Doppler sonography is widely established in prenatal medicine and obstetrics and is commonly used in screening for aneuploidy and preeclampsia during the first trimester. More importantly, during the 2nd and 3 rd trimester, it is used in the assessment of fetal health as well as the surveillance of underlying fetal conditions such as IUGR and anemia. Correct use of the method is vital for correct data interpretation and the inferred clinical decision process. Read More

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March 2019
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Segmental Testicular Infarction after Methamphetamine Abuse in a 16-Year-Old - Diagnosis by Using Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS).

Ultraschall Med 2019 04 18;40(2):253-254. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Children's Hospital, Dresden Municipial Hospital, Teaching-Hospital of Technical University Dresden, Germany.

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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
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0837-0712DOI Listing
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0825-6284DOI Listing
February 2019
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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 Apr 10;40(2):237-246. 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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April 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0731-0178DOI Listing
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0770-2832DOI Listing
January 2019
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EFSUMB Position Paper: Recommendations for Gastrointestinal Ultrasound (GIUS) in Acute Appendicitis and Diverticulitis.

Ultraschall Med 2019 Apr 7;40(2):163-175. 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0824-6952DOI Listing
April 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0790-8163DOI Listing
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0720-8864DOI Listing
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0783-2541DOI Listing
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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0789-9456DOI Listing
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 2019 Apr 5;40(2):230-236. 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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April 2019
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/s-0043-124367DOI Listing
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 2019 Apr 22;40(2):247-252. 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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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-0719-4903
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April 2019
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0756-8417DOI Listing
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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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-0637-1526
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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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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-0620-8100
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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 2019 Apr 19;40(2):205-211. 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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0649-1000DOI Listing
April 2019
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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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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-0725-7865
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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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http://dx.doi.org/10.1055/a-0668-5746DOI Listing
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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http://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/a-0729-2728
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October 2018
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