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Middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity in perinatal cytomegalovirus infection.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee.

A middle cerebral artery peak systolic velocity value (MCA-PSV) persistently greater than 1.5 times the median of the normal population is utilized to detect moderate and severe anemia in fetuses at risk. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is the most common perinatal infection and can cause fetal anemia. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/jcu.22715
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February 2019
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Acute cardiac effects of high dose steroid treatment: A speckle tracking echocardiography study.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 20. Epub 2019 Feb 20.

Department of Cardiology, Atatürk University Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey.

Purpose: High-dose steroid therapy (HDST) has frequent side-effects that appear at its cessation and depend on its dose. However, there is a lack of studies about the acute effects of HDST on cardiac function in adult patients.

Methods: We included in this study 30 patients who underwent HDST (intravenously at doses ranging from 250 to 1000 mg) and 30 healthy control subjects with similar demographic and clinical characteristics, between September and December 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22716DOI Listing
February 2019

Positional ischaemia of transplant kidney: A rare cause of early graft dysfunction.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 18. Epub 2019 Feb 18.

Center for Transplant and Renal Research, The Westmead Institute of Medical Research, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia.

Kinking of the kidney transplant vessels late after the operation is a rare complication that can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. We present a case of positional ischemia of the renal allograft resulting from dynamic and positional kinking of the graft vasculature, which was diagnosed by ultrasonography with the patient standing. The graft was repositioned into the sub-rectus pocket and the ischaemic injury resolved. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22711DOI Listing
February 2019

Criss-cross heart with double-outlet right ventricle, subpulmonary ventricular septal defect, and bicuspid pulmonary valve.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Department of Radiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Criss-cross heart (CCH) is an extremely rare complex congenital heart malformation. It accounts for less than 0.1% of congenital heart diseases. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22700DOI Listing
February 2019
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Ultrasonographic assessment of the maxillary artery and middle meningeal artery in the infratemporal fossa.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 15. Epub 2019 Feb 15.

Innovation Centre of the Faculty for Technology and Metallurgy, University of Belgrade, Serbia.

Purpose: To investigate with Doppler ultrasonography the maxillary and middle meningeal arteries in the infratemporal fossa, and describe their hemodynamic characteristics.

Methods: We included 24 female and 11 male volunteers without vascular diseases, with a median age of 43 years. We used the acoustic window, enlarged by subjects half-opening their mouth, located below the zygomatic arch, in front of temporo-mandibular joint, to reach the maxillary and middle meningeal arteries. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22712DOI Listing
February 2019

Regarding the article entitled "Do emergency physicians rely on point-of-care ultrasound for clinical decision making without additional confirmatory testing?"

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section Past Chair, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, North Carolina.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22637DOI Listing
February 2019

Reply to Letter to the Editor.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Mercy HEalth St. Vincent Medical Center Emergency Department, Regional Academic Affairs/Research, Toledo, Ohio.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22713DOI Listing
February 2019

Preoperative intravascular ultrasonographic evaluation of leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava: A case report.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 14. Epub 2019 Feb 14.

Department of Laboratory Medicine, Saitama Medical Center, Jichi Medical University, Saitama, Japan.

Leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava is a rare malignant tumor originating from smooth muscle cells of the vascular media. Its preoperative diagnosis by conventional noninvasive examinations such as abdominal ultrasonography, X-ray computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging, may be difficult because of their nonspecific findings. We present the case of a 72-year-old woman with leiomyosarcoma of the inferior vena cava diagnosed by intravascular ultrasonography. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22710DOI Listing
February 2019

The location of the fetal ears: A hint for prenatal diagnosis of agnathia-otocephaly complex.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

First Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center of Postgraduate Medical Education, Warsaw, Poland.

Otocephaly is an extremely rare lethal congenital anomaly characterized by the absence or underdevelopment of the mandible. The clinical presentation is variable. Some cases may present with severe micrognathia as the only anomaly seen prenatally. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22703DOI Listing
February 2019

A case of gastric carcinoma with lymphoid stroma diagnosed by an endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 12. Epub 2019 Feb 12.

Division of Gastroenterology and Hematology/Oncology Department of medicine, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan.

Endoscopic ultrasound-guided sampling is indicated to achieve an accurate diagnosis of subepithelial lesions of the stomach when a standard biopsy fails. Gastric carcinoma with lymphoid stroma (GCLS) is located under the epithelial layer with dense lymphocytic infiltration, making a pathological diagnosis by a biopsy difficult. We herein report a case of the pathological diagnosis of GCLS using an endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle biopsy. Read More

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February 2019

Can strain elastography improve the characterization of breast lesions identified during second-look MRI-directed sonographic examination?

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 8. Epub 2019 Feb 8.

Cedar Breast Clinic, McGill University Health Center, Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Purpose: To evaluate strain elastography as a complementary tool for characterization of lesions identified during second-look MRI-directed sonographic examination.

Methods: We reviewed 83 breast lesions evaluated with MRI, secondlook ultrasound (US) and strain elastography in 75 consecutive patients (median age, 56 years). US-guided biopsies were performed in all cases. Read More

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February 2019
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Reply by Author.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California.

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February 2019

Commentary on the article "Luminal obstruction in uncomplicated appendicitis: detection with sonography and potential clinical implications".

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 7. Epub 2019 Feb 7.

Department of Radiology, Hospital Barmherzige Brüder, Salzburg, Austria.

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February 2019

Is contralateral breast ultrasound worthwhile in preoperative staging of breast cancer?

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Radiology, Faculté de Médecine, Université Laval, Quebec City, QC, Canada.

Background: Women with invasive breast cancer are at higher risk of contralateral synchronous cancer. This study aimed at determining if contralateral breast ultrasound (CBUS) examination should be routinely performed in the preoperative evaluation of breast cancer patients.

Methods: This is a retrospective study of preoperative CBUS examinations performed between January 2012 and April 2015. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22693DOI Listing
February 2019
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Three-dimensional echocardiographic demonstration of aortic wall erosion after percutaneous atrial septal defect closure.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Cardiology, Medipol University Camlica Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.

Although late complications of percutaneous closure of atrial septal defect (ASD), including cardiac erosion and thrombosis, are rare, they are the most lethal. Data are still lacking regarding the usefulness of new imagining modalities, such as three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE), for the detection of these complications. Here, we report the case of a 57-year-old woman in whom cardiac erosion was very well visualized by 3D transesophageal echocardiography (3D TEE) after percutaneous ASD closure. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22699DOI Listing
February 2019
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Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of biliary tract malformations.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Third Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece.

Congenital anomalies of the biliary tract include a variety of pathologic conditions, such as biliary atresia, choledochal cysts, gallbladder agenesis, congenital cholelithiasis, and gallbladder duplication. Although most of these malformations are rare and benign conditions, they may occasionally represent a major threat to extrauterine life. Visualization of a normal-sized gallbladder should be a mandatory component of the second-trimester anomaly ultrasound scan. Read More

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February 2019
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Effect of reading with direct or indirect light on the visually evoked flow response in the posterior cerebral artery.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary.

Purpose: Reading with direct light from computer monitors or tablets may cause visual fatigue and hamper reading comprehension. Our aim was to compare the blood flow response in the supplying artery of the visual cortex when reading from tablet screen or from paper. The neurovascular coupling was tested also after 15-minute reading from either monitor or paper. Read More

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February 2019

Abnormal lung ultrasound pattern during labor: A prospective cohort pilot study.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 6. Epub 2019 Feb 6.

Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Jagiellonian University Medical College, Cracow, Poland.

Purpose: Lung ultrasound (LUS) examination is used to evaluate patients with acute respiratory failure. The physiological LUS pattern during labor in healthy parturients has not been well described. The aim of this study was to evaluate the LUS pattern in a cohort of healthy women during uncomplicated labor. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22692DOI Listing
February 2019
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The added value of simultaneous palpation during scrotal ultrasound.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 5. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

Department of Health Sciences (DISSAL), University of Genoa; Emergency Radiology, Policlinico San Martino IST, Genoa, Italy.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22701DOI Listing
February 2019

Doppler ultrasonography criteria of superior mesenteric artery stenosis.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 29. Epub 2019 Jan 29.

Department of Radiology, Ankara Yüksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey.

Purpose: The techniques mostly used for the diagnosis of superior mesenteric artery (SMA) stenosis are computed tomography angiography (CTA), and magnetic resonance angiography. We aimed to evaluate color-coded Doppler Ultrasonography (CDUS) for the detection of SMA stenoses and to determine Doppler criteria.

Methods: We identified retrospectively 65 patients with CTA images of SMA stenosis and examined them with CDUS for the Doppler measurement of SMA peak systolic flow velocity (PSV), end-diastolic velocity (EDV), and mesenterico-aortic ratio (MAR). Read More

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January 2019
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Three-dimensional echocardiography of mitral Barlow's disease with infective endocarditis: Perforations or cleft-like indentations?

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 28. Epub 2019 Jan 28.

The Department of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, The First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, People's Republic of China.

Barlow's disease is a complicated form of degenerative mitral valve (MV) disease. Infective endocarditis (IE) often occurs on the basis of primary heart diseases and may be combined with valve perforations. Cleft-like indentations (CLIs) were suggested by Ring et al. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22697DOI Listing
January 2019
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Aortic sinus aneurysm rupture into the right atrium in a 29-year-old patient.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Master Department of Ultrasound, China-Japan Union Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, China.

A 29-year-old man presented with chest tightness and shortness of breath. Physical examination showed jugular venous distention. Echocardiography showed a large saccular anechoic structure in the right atrium, swinging with the cardiac cycle. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22694DOI Listing
January 2019
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Sonography of the indirect tendon of the rectus femoris.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 26. Epub 2019 Jan 26.

Department of Ultrasound, Misericordia di Pistoia, Pistoia, Italy.

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January 2019
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The utility of superb-microvascular imaging for evaluating the full length of carotid artery stents.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Neurology, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, Kawasaki, Japan.

Transoral carotid ultrasonography (TOCU) is a powerful tool for evaluating internal carotid artery (ICA) lesions located from the carotid bifurcation up to the level of the second cervical vertebra. Superb-microvascular imaging (SMI) is a new Doppler imaging technique whose algorithm analyze tissue movements to minimize motion artifacts by eliminating clutter signals. SMI significantly reduces motion artifacts and allows visualization of low-velocity blood flow even in minute vessels. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22682DOI Listing
January 2019
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Isolated partial right lower lobe pulmonary venous drainage into the right atrium as a cause of pulmonary hypertension in a middle-aged woman.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 25. Epub 2019 Jan 25.

Cardiovascular Research Center, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran.

Partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection is a rare congenital disease characterized by drainage of one or several pulmonary veins into the systemic venous system. It is extremely rare as an isolated anomaly. We report the case of a middle-aged woman with isolated drainage of an enormously enlarged right lower pulmonary vein into the right atrium with significant left-to-right shunt, severe right ventricular enlargement, and pulmonary hypertension. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22691DOI Listing
January 2019

Ultrasonographic detection of chronic type A aortic dissection extending to the right extracranial internal carotid artery: A case report.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Neurology, Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China.

We report the case of a patient with chronic type A aortic dissection (AD), who had been admitted, 18 months ago, to another hospital with acute chest-tearing pain accompanied with transient loss of consciousness. His symptoms resolved but he reported after discharge a toothache and fluctuating right mandibular pain. He presented to our outpatient clinic because his facial pain aggravated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22685DOI Listing
January 2019
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Prenatally detected umbilical cord tumor as a sign of diffuse neonatal hemangiomatosis.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 23. Epub 2019 Jan 23.

Department of Obstetrics, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, corporate member of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Berlin Institute of Health, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Berlin, Germany.

We report a case of a prenatally detected hemangioma of the umbilical cord as an early sign of diffuse neonatal hemangiomatosis (DNH). The newborn was diagnosed with multiple hemangiomas in the liver, intestines, skin, and brain. Prenatal ultrasound findings, neonatal appearance of the hemangiomas, and the associated complications are illustrated. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22689DOI Listing
January 2019
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Alterations in diaphragmatic function assessed by ultrasonography in mechanically ventilated patients with sepsis.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China.

Purpose: To assess alteration of diaphragmatic function by ultrasonography in a population of mechanically ventilated patients with or without sepsis.

Methods: We performed a prospective, 6-month, single-center, observational cohort study. Mechanically ventilated septic and nonseptic patients were studied within 24 hours following intubation and before the moment of ventilator liberation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22690DOI Listing
January 2019
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Acute transient thyroid swelling after core-needle biopsy.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 20. Epub 2019 Jan 20.

Department of Ultrasound, Aerospace Center Hospital, Beijing, China.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22651DOI Listing
January 2019

Sonography of perinephric fluid collections: A pictorial essay.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Pediatrics, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22680DOI Listing
January 2019

Usefulness of ultrasound fetal anthropometry in primary and secondary screening to identify small for gestational age: A meta-analysis.

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Eita Goto

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Medicine and Public Health, Nagoya Medical Science Research Institute, Nagoya, Japan.

Purpose: This study was performed to evaluate the usefulness of ultrasound fetal anthropometry in primary and secondary screening to identify small for gestational age (SGA).

Methods: Ten databases, for example, PubMed (MEDLINE), were searched to include all English-language studies published since 2015 that provided true-positive and false-positive and true-negative and false-negative results of SGA identification. A bivariate diagnostic meta-analysis was performed to summarize the sensitivity and specificity as well as positive and negative likelihood ratios (PLR and NLR, respectively) of ultrasound fetal anthropometry for identification of SGA. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22688DOI Listing
January 2019
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Identification of a giant mediastinal teratoma by echocardiography: A case report.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Echocardiography, The First Hospital of Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China.

The diagnosis of mediastinal space-occupying lesions largely relies on X-ray and computed tomography. However, thanks to technological progress, transthoracic echocardiography can clearly display the mediastinal structures surrounding the heart and great vessels, thereby improving the detection rate of mediastinal space-occupying lesions. Primary mediastinal teratoma is relatively rare, and removal of giant mediastinal teratoma by thoracoscopic surgery has rarely been reported. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22686DOI Listing
January 2019
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Left ventricular global longitudinal strain and mechanical dispersion predict response to multipoint pacing for cardiac resynchronization therapy.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 11. Epub 2019 Jan 11.

Department of Echocardiography, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China.

Purpose: To evaluate the acute effect of multipoint pacing (MPP) and search for the better baseline predictors of response to MPP for guiding patient selection.

Methods: We enrolled 46 heart failure patients scheduled for implantation of MPP-enabled cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices. An acute pacing protocol including conventional CRT and MPP pacing configurations was performed after implantation. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/jcu.22687
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January 2019
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Ventricular septal rupture with right ventricular wall dissection after inferior ventricular infarction: A case report and literature review.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Cardiovascular Ultrasound, The First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, Liaoning, China.

Right ventricular (RV) wall dissection following ventricular septal rupture related to inferior myocardial infarction (MI) is an extremely rare complication with a high mortality rate. We report the case of a 61-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital because of syncope and intermittent chest pain with a precordial murmur. Transthoracic echocardiography showed a rupture at the basal infero-posterior septum and RV free-wall dissection forming an echolucent cavity that extended beyond the septum and subsequently re-entered into RV chamber. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/jcu.22684
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January 2019
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Presence of fragmented QRS is associated with increased epicardial adipose tissue thickness in hypertensive patients.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Jan 4. Epub 2019 Jan 4.

Department of Cardiology, Hitit University Faculty of Medicine, Çorum, Turkey.

Background: Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is a cardiometabolic risk factor, and its possible relationship with hypertension has been reported previously. Fragmented QRS (fQRS) detected on electrocardiography (ECG) has been demonstrated to be a marker of myocardial fibrosis. In this study, we aimed to investigate the relationship between the thickness of EAT, and presence of fQRS in hypertensive patients. Read More

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January 2019
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Cross-sectional area of the median nerve at the wrist: Comparison of sonographic, MRI, and cadaveric measurements.

J Clin Ultrasound 2018 Dec 29. Epub 2018 Dec 29.

Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong.

Background: This study compares median nerve cross-sectional area (CSA) measurements at the wrist obtained with ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using cadaveric measurements as the gold standard.

Methods: Median nerve CSA was measured using US and MRI in 9 cadaveric wrists obtained from 5 subjects at 5 locations: distal forearm, proximal to tunnel inlet, at tunnel inlet, at tunnel outlet, and distal to tunnel outlet and then on identical cadaveric transverse sections obtained with a bandsaw. All US, MRI, and cadaveric measurements were repeated to determine reliability. Read More

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December 2018
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J Clin Ultrasound 2019 01 5;47(1):59. Epub 2018 Nov 5.

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January 2019

Early sonographic manifestation of fetal congenital lobar emphysema.

J Clin Ultrasound 2018 Dec 21. Epub 2018 Dec 21.

Department of Ob/Gyn, RAMBAM Health Care Campus, Haifa, Israel.

Advanced fetal sonographic equipment has contributed to the increase in prenatal diagnosis of congenital thoracic malformations. Among these anomalies is congenital lobar emphysema (CLE), a rare congenital anomaly characterized by over distention and overexpansion of the involved fetal pulmonary lobe. Several studies addressed the prenatal diagnosis of CLE in mid second or early third trimester. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22674DOI Listing
December 2018
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Percutaneous ethanol ablation of intrahepatic arterial pseudoaneurysm: A case report.

J Clin Ultrasound 2018 Dec 18. Epub 2018 Dec 18.

Department of Radiology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.

Hepatic arterial pseudoaneurysm is a rare but potentially fatal condition that requires prompt management. We report a case of hepatic arterial pseudoaneurysm developed after radiofrequency ablation of a hepatocellular carcinoma. The patient was successfully treated with percutaneous absolute ethanol injection under ultrasound guidance. Read More

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December 2018
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Two-dimensional shear wave elastography of the perirenal fat: Can sticky fat be predicted?

J Clin Ultrasound 2018 Dec 17. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Radiology, 55210 Kurupelit, Ondokuz Mayıs University, Samsun, Turkey.

Purpose: To evaluate whether two-dimensional (2D) shear wave elastography (SWE) can predict the presence of perirenal sticky fat (PSF) by showing increased perirenal fat stiffness.

Methods: We prospectively enrolled 28 patients with 31 renal tumors and 10 donor cases. Conventional renal ultrasound (US) and 2D-SWE examination of the perirenal fat were performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22681DOI Listing
December 2018
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Sonographic diagnosis of an ileal adenomyoma in a neonate.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 14;47(2):97-99. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

Department of Ultrasound, Qilu Children's Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, PR China.

An ileal adenomyoma leading to intussusception is very rare. We describe the case of a 4-month-old boy who presented with hematochezia. He was diagnosed with ileal adenomyoma by sonography, which was confirmed by histopathology. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jcu.22608
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February 2019
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Transvaginal ultrasound training for the obstetrics and gynecology resident: A multisite randomized controlled trial of educational DVD.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 7;47(2):71-76. Epub 2018 Dec 7.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, The Reading Hospital, Reading, Pennsylvania.

Purpose: Residents in obstetrics and gynecology are deemed to be proficient in transvaginal ultrasound (TVUS) upon graduation, although TVUS education in residency is not standardized. The objective of this study is to assess for improvement in TVUS knowledge among residents after viewing an educational DVD.

Methods: This is a multisite prospective randomized controlled trial using an educational DVD ("Gynecology: Beginners Only"), compared to routine education. Read More

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https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jcu.22676
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February 2019
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Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of Harlequin ichthyosis.

J Clin Ultrasound 2018 Dec 3. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Centro Hospitalar São João, Porto, Portugal.

Harlequin ichthyosis is the most severe form of autosomal recessive congenital ichthyoses. So far, there are only a few reports of prenatal diagnosis in the literature, as prenatal sonographic features are quite subtle. We report a case of prenatal diagnosis of Harlequin ichthyosis on third-trimester sonographic examination in a consanguineous couple with no history of the disease and describe its characteristic sonographic features. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22675DOI Listing
December 2018
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Prenatal sonographic diagnosis of isolated fetal ascites in cri-du-chat (5p-) syndrome: A case report.

J Clin Ultrasound 2018 Dec 4. Epub 2018 Dec 4.

Molecular Genetics and Pathology Unit, Hospital of Divino Espirito Santo of Ponta Delgada, EPER, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal.

Isolated fetal ascites and cri-du-chat syndrome (CdCS; OMIM #123450) are two very rare conditions that, to our best knowledge, have never been reported together. Here, we describe a case of isolated fetal ascites detected in the first trimester ultrasound, with no other remarkable signs. After an extensive work-up (fetal ultrasound, serologies, Coombs test, and NIPT), an amniocentesis was performed and revealed an abnormal karyotype of 46,XX,del(5)(p15. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22679DOI Listing
December 2018
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Hepatocellular carcinoma in otherwise sonographically normal liver.

J Clin Ultrasound 2018 Nov 28. Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Clinical Laboratory, Akita Kousei Medical Hospital, Akita, Akita Prefecture, Japan.

Purpose: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on normal liver is very rare. The goal of this study was to determine the clinical manifestations and the role of ultrasonography (US) in the diagnosis of HCC arising in normal liver.

Methods: The clinical data and US findings in 12 cases of surgically resected HCC in normal liver were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jcu.22677DOI Listing
November 2018

Compression with the ultrasound probe to prevent malposition of central venous catheter in the ipsilateral internal jugular vein during axillary vein cannulation.

J Clin Ultrasound 2019 Feb 25;47(2):95-96. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Critical Care, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

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Reliability of low-flow vasoreactivity in the brachial artery of adolescents.

J Clin Ultrasound 2018 Nov 25. Epub 2018 Nov 25.

Children's Health and Exercise Research Centre, Sport and Health Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom.

Purpose: Macrovascular endothelial function is commonly assessed using flow-mediated dilation (FMD) and is nitric oxide (NO) dependent. However, the vasoreactivity to low flow during the FMD protocol may complement FMD interpretation. This study aimed to investigate in adolescents: (1) the day-to-day reliability of low-flow-mediated constriction (L-FMC) and composite vessel reactivity (CVR); and (2) the relationship between L-FMC and FMD. Read More

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November 2018
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Echo-tracking evaluation of changes in common carotid artery Wall elasticity after smoking cessation.

J Clin Ultrasound 2018 Nov 19. Epub 2018 Nov 19.

Department of Ultrasonography, Chao Yang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China.

The aim of this study was to explore changes in the common carotid arterial wall elasticity after smoking cessation. Carotid artery ultrasonographic examination was performed in 136 patients, then 1 or 2 years after smoking cessation. We used echo-tracking (ET) to measure stiffness index (β), pressure-strain elasticity modulus (Ep), arterial compliance (AC), augmentation index (AI), and local pulse wave velocity (PWVβ). Read More

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November 2018
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Localized primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma.

J Clin Ultrasound 2018 Nov 18. Epub 2018 Nov 18.

Department of Ultrasound, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China.

Primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma (PMPM) is an extremely rare tumor, which may appear as a localized or a diffuse mass encasing the heart. Diffuse PMPMs have a poor prognosis due to the difficulty of surgical excision, whereas localized PMPMs have clear margins, thus facilitating surgical excision. Timely diagnosis and proper treatment are crucial for a favorable prognosis. Read More

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November 2018
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An unusual pelvic mass: Contrast enhanced sonographic diagnosis of pelvic splenosis.

J Clin Ultrasound 2018 Nov 16. Epub 2018 Nov 16.

Department of Radiology, Imaging Directorate, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, Derriford Road, Crownhill, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 8DH, United Kingdom.

Splenosis is an unusual condition representing auto-transplantation of splenic tissue following splenic trauma or surgery. When detected on imaging studies, the splenosis deposits are usually misinterpreted as pathological masses. We present a case where a pelvic mass incidentally visualized on an MRI examination, was proven to represent a deposit of splenosis by contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS). Read More

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November 2018