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We read with great interest the article by Evers and colleagues.(1) Their data confirms what many of us who utilize ultrasound-guided injections have suspected - that is, improved efficacy and decreased hazard of treatment using ultrasound-guided injection for carpal tunnel (CT) syndrome. The authors did comment about additional potential benefits of ultrasound (US) guidance including decreased ri...
Supplemental screening with ultrasound has been shown to detect additional breast malignancies in women with dense breast tissue and normal mammogram findings. The frequency of supplemental screening with automated breast ultrasound and the effect and type of breast tissue density notification on automated screening breast ultrasound utilization rates are unknown.
To evaluate the image quality and radiation dose of submillisievert standard-pitch CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA) with ultra-low dose contrast media administration in comparison to standard CTPA.
During prenatal follow-up of twin pregnancies, accurate identification of birthweight and birthweight discordance is important in order to identify the high risk group and plan perinatal care. Unfortunately prenatal evaluation of birthweight discordance by 2-dimensional ultrasound (US) has been far from optimal.
The guidelines on the management of stable coronary artery disease (SCAD) recommend the use of coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA) in the process of diagnosing coronary artery disease in patients with low intermediate pre-test probability for SCAD. Particularly in cases where stress electrocardiogram or stress imaging provides unclear results, a computed tomographic examination can be c...
The need for coronary computed tomography (CTA) is still a matter of discussion. Areas in which CTA can replace invasive coronary angiography are rare. More data is needed to precise in which clinical settings CTA might be beneficial.
In the gluteal and thigh region, the arteria comitans accompanies the sciatic nerve for a short distance, then penetrates the nerve and runs to the lower part of the thigh. There is no study that recognizes this artery as a guide to the location of the sciatic nerve. In this report, we describe a series of 6 knee arthroplasty patients in whom ultrasound-guided sciatic nerve block was successfully ...
To examine the effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on early-stage spondylolysis in young athletes.
We examined the clinical utility of muscle ultrasound (MUS) in detecting fasciculations in patients with nerve and muscle disorders (NMD) and investigated the impact on diagnostic sensitivity when combining electromyography (EMG) and MUS.
Impact of coronary lumen reconstruction on the estimation of endothelial shear stress: in vivo comparison of three-dimensional quantitative coronary angiography and three-dimensional fusion combining optical coherent tomography.
It is not clearly elucidated how the fusion technique improves the accuracy of endothelial shear stress (ESS) prediction, in comparison with that of three-dimensional (3D) quantitative coronary angiography (QCA) alone. We aimed to evaluate the difference in geometric measurements and haemodynamic estimation between 3D QCA and a 3D fusion model combining 3D QCA and optical coherence tomography (OCT...
In the Netherlands, out-of-hours primary care is provided in general-practitioner-cooperatives (GPCs). These are increasingly located on site with emergency departments (ED), forming Emergency-Care-Access-Points (ECAP). A more efficient and economical organization of out-of-hours primary emergency care could be realized by increased collaboration at an ECAP. In this study, we compared the effects ...
It is insufficiently known to what degree the site of the cord insertions influences the risk of a complicated outcome in monochorionic twin pregnancies.
The incidence and severity of carotid atherosclerosis increases in proportion with coronary artery disease and its severity. A special catheter specifically used for transradial carotid angiography has not yet been marketed. In this study, we investigate the feasibility and safety of our carotid catheter, which was made by reshaping currently available catheters.