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Diagn. tratamento ; 26(3): 97-100, jul-set. 2021. ilus, tab
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1291193

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Contexto: A persistência da vasculatura fetal é uma malformação ocular rara em adultos, habitualmente unilateral, sendo uma condição não hereditária, com poucas manifestações sistêmicas e neurológicas. Descrição do caso: Homem de 45 anos queixando-se de dor no olho esquerdo, com pressão intraocular de 56 mmHg. A ultrassonografia do olho esquerdo demonstra aumento da ecogenicidade do cristalino inferindo catarata e redução da amplitude da câmara anterior, membrana posterior hiperecogênica no interior da câmara vítrea com intensa vascularização com fluxo arterial ao estudo com Doppler, caracterizando a persistência da vasculatura fetal. O paciente recebeu tratamento por três dias. Com a redução da pressão intraocular após esse período, realizou a cirurgia combinada de facoemulsificação com implante de lio e implante de tubo de Ahmed. Após o procedimento cirúrgico, o paciente não voltou a apresentar a sintomatologia. Discussão: Clinicamente, há duas condições de doença, dependendo da porção atingida do vítreo primário ­ as formas anterior e posterior. A persistência da vasculatura fetal não tratada frequentemente progride para phthisis bulbi ou enucleação devido a uma hemorragia intraocular recorrente e secundária ao glaucoma. Os esforços cirúrgicos têm o intuito de preservar a visão. Conclusão: Relatamos um caso de persistência da vasculatura fetal diagnosticado pela ultrassonografia e tratado cirurgicamente com sucesso devido ao alívio dos sintomas em olho esquerdo sem percepção luminosa.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Middle Aged , Ocular Hypertension/diagnostic imaging , Ultrasonography , Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous/diagnostic imaging , Ocular Hypertension/therapy , Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous/therapy
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Int. j. med. surg. sci. (Print) ; 8(3): 1-14, sept. 2021. tab, ilus, graf
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1292471

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The accuracy of internal organ volume estimation done with ultrasound (US) was found to be multifactorial. Hence, we aimed to describe and validate the volume assessment of ultrasound and standard volume estimation formulae for different shaped intra-abdominal organs using spleens and kidneys.Dissected cadaveric kidneys (n=25) and spleens (n=29) were scanned to obtain linear measurements and ultrasound auto-generated volumes (USV). Linear measurements were used to calculate the volumes manually with ellipsoid, prolate, and Lambert volume estimating formulae. The actual volumes (AV) of organs were obtained by the water displacement method. Volume assessment accuracy of USV and different formulae were compared by comparing bias, precision and Bland-Altman plot analysis. The US linear and volume measurement procedure was reliable with high inter and intra-observer agreements (linear: Chronbach's α=0.983 to 0.934; volumes: Chronbach's α=0.989). USV estimates were accurate with a high correlation to AV and low estimation bias (-5.9%). Also, prolate (bias=-0.75%) and ellipsoid formulae (bias=-3.75%) were reliable with a negligible bias in estimated volumes. Contrary, the Lambert formula was unreliable due to a high bias (41.6%). For all evaluated methods, the estimation error found to be related to the organ size (T=3.483; p=0.001), mainly when the assessed organ is larger than 50 ml. Also, the shape related estimation error found to be related to the volume estimation formula used.This study has validated the USV for kidney and splenic volume assessments while describing volume-calculating formula employed, organ size and shape as significant contributors for volume estimation accuracy.


Se encontró que la precisión de la estimación del volumen de órganos internos realizada con ultrasonido (US) es multifactorial. El objetivo fue describir y validar la evaluación de volumen mediante ecografía y las fórmulas estándar de estimación de volumen para órganos intraabdominales de diferentes formas utilizando bazos y riñones.Se evaluaron riñones cadavéricos disecados (n = 25) y bazos (n = 29) para obtener medidas lineales y volúmenes autogenerados por ultrasonido (USV). Se utilizaron medidas lineales para calcular los volúmenes manualmente con fórmulas de estimación de volumen elipsoide, prolate y Lambert. Los volúmenes reales (AV) de los órganos se obtuvieron mediante el método de desplazamiento de agua. Se comparó la precisión de la evaluación del volumen de USV y diferentes fórmulas comparando el sesgo, la precisión y el análisis de la gráfica de Bland-Altman. El procedimiento de medición lineal y de volumen mediante US fue confiable con alta concordancia inter e intraobservadores (lineal: α de Chronbach = 0,983 a 0,934; volúmenes: α de Chronbach = 0,989). Las estimaciones de USV fueron precisas con una alta correlación con AV y un bajo sesgo de estimación (-5,9%). Además, las fórmulas prolate (sesgo= -0,75%) y elipsoide (sesgo = -3,75%) fueron confiables con un sesgo insignificante en los volúmenes estimados. Por el contrario, la fórmula de Lambert no fue confiable debido a un alto sesgo (41,6%). Para todos los métodos evaluados, se encontró que el error de estimación estaba relacionado con el tamaño del órgano (T = 3.483; p = 0.001), principalmente cuando el órgano evaluado es mayor de 50 ml. Además, se encontró que el error de estimación de forma está relacionado con la fórmula de estimación de volumen utilizada.Este estudio ha validado el USV para evaluaciones de volumen renal y esplénico al mismo tiempo que describe la fórmula de cálculo de volumen empleada, el tamaño y la forma de los órganos como contribuyentes significativos de la precisión de la estimación de volumen.


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Spleen/diagnostic imaging , Ultrasonography/methods , Kidney/diagnostic imaging , Organ Size , Spleen/anatomy & histology , Kidney/anatomy & histology
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Arq. gastroenterol ; 58(3): 302-307, July-Sept. 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1345301

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ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the constipation or obstructed defecation symptoms identified by using imaging, as dynamic three-dimensional ultrasound and correlate vaginal delivery, parity, and age. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunctions in female patients with obstructed defection symptoms and to determine whether specific pelvic floor dysfunctions identified by dynamic three-dimensional ultrasonography (echodefecography) are correlated with vaginal delivery, parity, and age. The secondary goal is to report the prevalence of coexisting pelvic floor dysfunctions. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study including patients with obstructed defecation symptoms underwent echodefecographyto evaluate pelvic floor dysfunctions in the posterior compartment and correlate with vaginal delivery, parity, and age. RESULTS: Of 889 female: 552 (62%) had had vaginal delivery and 337 (38%) were nulliparous. The prevalence of dysfunctions identified by echodefecography (rectocele, intussusception, enterocele/sigmoidocele, and dyssynergia) was similar between the two groups and was not associated with number of deliveriesor age. However, the prevalence of sphincter defects showed higher rates in women with vaginal delivery and increased with the parity. Up to 33% of patients had coexisting dysfunctions. CONCLUSION: The prevalence of dysfunctions such as rectocele, intussusception, dyssynergia, and enterocele/sigmoidocele assessed by echodefecography in patients with obstructed defecation symptoms are found similar regardless of vaginal delivery, number of deliveries or stratified-age. In vaginal delivery, number of deliveries does impact on detection of sphincter defects and liability to fecal incontinence.


RESUMO CONTEXTO: Poucos estudos investigaram pacientes portadoras de defecação obstruída identificados por exames de imagens, como ultrassonografia tridimensional dinâmica, correlacionando parto vaginal, paridade e idade. OBJETIVO: O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a prevalência de disfunções do assoalho pélvico em pacientes do sexo feminino com sintomas de defecação obstruída e determinar se disfunções específicas do assoalho pélvico identificadas por ultrassonografia tridimensional dinâmica (ecodefecografia) estão correlacionadas com parto vaginal, paridade e idade. O objetivo secundário é relatar a prevalência de disfunções do assoalho pélvico coexistentes. MÉTODOS: Este é um estudo de coorte retrospectivo incluindo pacientes com sintomas de obstrução da defecação submetidas à ecodefecografia para avaliar disfunções do assoalho pélvico no compartimento posterior e correlacionar com parto vaginal, paridade e idade. RESULTADOS: De 889 mulheres: 552 (62%) tiveram parto vaginal e 337 (38%) eram nulíparas. A prevalência de disfunções identificadas pela ecodefecografia (retocele, intussuscepção, enterocele/sigmoidocele e dissinergia) foi semelhante entre os dois grupos e não foi associada ao número de partos ou à idade. No entanto, a prevalência de defeitos esfincterianos apresentou taxas mais elevadas em mulheres com parto vaginal e aumentou com a paridade. Até 33% dos pacientes apresentavam disfunções coexistentes. CONCLUSÃO: A prevalência de disfunções como retocele, intussuscepção, dissinergia e enterocele/sigmoidocele avaliada pela ecodefecografia em pacientes com sintomas de defecação obstruída são semelhantes independentemente do parto normal, número de partos ou idade estratificada. No parto vaginal, o número de partos tem impacto na detecção de defeitos esfincterianos e na possibilidade de incontinência fecal.


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Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Pelvic Floor/diagnostic imaging , Defecation , Parity , Retrospective Studies , Ultrasonography , Constipation , Constipation/etiology , Constipation/epidemiology , Delivery, Obstetric
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Rev. colomb. anestesiol ; 49(3): e202, July-Sept. 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1280178

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Abstract Introduction: In-line positioning of an ultrasound image provides higher success rates and less time to completion for radial arterial cannulation. But preferable size and distance of ultrasound display has not been previously discussed. Objective: To assess the ideal visual distance and display size when using a smart phone or tablet as the ultrasound image display. Methods: Four smart phones or tablets were used as ultrasound displays in six different configurations in a simulated radial artery puncture. In a questionnaire, 116 anaesthesiologists working in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, were asked which of the six configurations was preferable for radial artery cannulation. Results: Sixty anaesthesiologists answered the questionnaire. About half (53%) preferred the smaller display (4- or 5.5-inch) fixed at a distance of 30 to 40 cm, and most of the rest (44%) preferred the larger display (7.9- or 9.7-inch) placed posterior to the probe with a visual distance of 45 to 60 cm. Conclusions: Among the anaesthesiologists, the preferable size and visual distance for ultrasound-guided radial artery cannulation varied using a smart phone or tablet for in-line display.


Resumen Introducción: El posicionamiento en línea con una imagen ecográfica permite mayores tasas de éxito y reduce el tiempo para realizar la canalización de la arteria radial. Sin embargo, no se ha hablado sobre cuál es el tamaño y la distancia preferibles para la imagen en pantalla. Objetivo: Evaluar la distancia visual y el tamaño de la imagen en pantalla cuando se utiliza un teléfono inteligente o una tableta para visualizar la imagen ecográfica. Métodos: Se utilizaron cuatro teléfonos inteligentes o tabletas como pantalla para visualizar las imágenes ecográficas en seis configuraciones distintas, en una simulación de la canalización de la arteria radial. Mediante un cuestionario se preguntó a 116 anestesiólogos que trabajan para la Prefectura de Ibaraki, Japón, cuál de las seis configuraciones era preferible para la canalización de la arteria radial. Resultados: Sesenta anestesiólogos respondieron el cuestionario. Aproximadamente la mitad (53%) prefirieron la imagen más pequeña (4 o 5,5 pulgadas), fija a una distancia de 30 a 40 cm, y la mayoría de los otros (44%) prefirieron la imagen más grande (7,9- o 9,7 pulgadas), colocada en la parte posterior al transductor, con una distancia visual de 45 a 60 cm. Conclusiones: Entre los anestesiólogos, el tamaño preferido y la distancia visual para la canalización de la arteria radial guiada por ecografía, varió utilizando un teléfono inteligente o una tableta para su visualización en línea.


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Humans , Catheterization , Ultrasonography , Radial Artery , Anesthesiologists , Punctures , Probe , Smartphone , Methods
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Rev. bras. ortop ; 56(4): 432-437, July-Aug. 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1341175

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Abstract Objective Sound experimental data suggest that oxidative stress plays an important role in the pathogenesis of tendinopathies. However, this hypothesis in humans remains speculative given that clinical data are lacking to confirm it. Recently, a new methodology has allowed to quantify the oxidative stress in vivo by measuring the concentration of hydroperoxides of organic compounds, which have been utilized as an oxidative stressrelated marker in several pathologic and physiologic conditions. Given the reliability of this test and the lack of information in subjects with tendinopathies, the aim of the present study was to assess the oxidative stress status in elite professional soccer players with and without ultrasonographic features of tendon damage. Methods In 73 elite players, blood metabolic parameters were evaluated and oxidative stress was measured by means of a specific test (expressed as U-Carr units). Therefore, an ultrasonographic evaluation of the Achilles and patellar tendons was performed. Results No significant relationships were observed between metabolic parameters and oxidative stress biomarkers. The Achilles and patellar tendons showed a normal echographic pattern in 58 athletes, and sonographic abnormalities in 15. The athletes with ultrasonographic alterations, compared to those with normal US picture, showed significantly higher U-Carr levels (p = 0.000), body mass index (BMI) values (p = 0.03) and were older (p = 0.005). The difference in U-Carr values among the subjects remained significant also after adjustment for age and BMI. Conclusion The results of the present study support the hypothesis that oxidative substances, also increasedat systemicand notonlyat local level, mayfavor tendon damage. Level of Evidence IV (pilot study).


Resumo Objetivo Dados experimentais ultrassonográficos sugerem que o estresse oxidativo desempenha um papel importante na patogênese das tendinopatias. No entanto, essa hipótese permanece especulativa em humanos, dado que faltam dados clínicos para comprová-la. Recentemente, uma nova metodologia permitiu quantificar o estresse oxidativo in vivo medindo a concentração de hidroperóxidos de compostos orgânicos, que tem sido utilizada como um marcador relacionado ao estresse oxidativo em várias condições patológicas e fisiológicas. Dada a confiabilidade desse teste e a falta de informação em sujeitos com tendinopatias, o objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar o status de estresse oxidativo em jogadores profissionais de elite com e sem características ultrassonográficas de dano tendinoso. Métodos Em 73 jogadores de elite foram avaliados parâmetros metabólicos e o estresse oxidativo foi medido por meio de um teste específico (expresso como unidades U-Carr). Por isso, foi realizada uma avaliação ultrassonográfica dos tendões de Aquiles e patelar. Resultados Não foram observadas relações significativas entre parâmetros metabólicos e biomarcadores de estresse oxidativo. Os tendões de Aquiles e patelar mostraram um padrão ecográfico normal em 58 atletas, e anormalidades ultrassonográficas em 15. Os atletas com alterações, em comparação com aqueles com quadro normal, apresentaram níveis significativamente mais elevados de U-Carr (p = 0,000), índice de massa corporal (IMC) (p = 0,03) e eram mais velhos (p = 0,005). A diferença nos valores de U-Carr entre os sujeitos permaneceu significativa também após ajuste por idade e IMC. Conclusão Os resultados deste estudo corroboram a hipótese de que as substâncias oxidativas, também aumentadas a nível sistêmico e não apenas a nível local, podem favorecer danos no tendão. Nível de Evidência IV (estudo piloto).


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Humans , Achilles Tendon/injuries , Achilles Tendon/diagnostic imaging , Ultrasonography , Patellar Ligament/diagnostic imaging , Oxidative Stress , Athletes , Football
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Rev. ecuat. pediatr ; 22(2): 1-7, 31 de agosto del 2021.
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1284501

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Introducción: La enfermedad de hígado graso no alcohólica se caracteriza por la infiltración grasa mayor al 5% y que en la población pediátrica se encuentra asociada a alteraciones metabólicas adquiridas o congénitas, con alta prevalencia en población hispánica. El objetivo del presente estudio fue establecer la correlación entre el índice de masa corporal y el grado ecográfico de esteatosis hepática en niños y adolescentes asistentes a una consulta de control de salud. Métodos: El presente estudio observacional, analítico, de corte transversal, retrospectivo, se llevó a cabo en pacientes de 2 a 17 años de edad con esteatosis hepática, atendidos en el área de consulta externa del Hospital de Niños Dr. Roberto Gilbert Elizalde , Guayaquil-Ecuador, entre los años 2015 a 2019. Se midió el peso, talla, índice de masa corporal, grado de esteatosis y niveles de AST y ALT. Se estableció un análisis de correlación entre esteatosis como variable dependiente. Resultados: Ingresaron al estudio 77 casos con una media de 11 años y el género femenino representó el 39% de la muestra. No hubo asociación entre el grado ecográfico de esteatosis hepática vs. la edad, género, peso, talla o índice de masa corporal. En el análisis entre los niveles de transaminasas en pacientes con grado ecográfico leve a severo, se observó un ascenso significativo de AST (P=0.003) y medianamente significativo de ALT (P=0.0583). Conclusiones: Este estudio demostró la ausencia de correlación del grado ecográfico de esteatosis con el índice de masa corporal. La detección temprana con las herramientas adecuadas de la esteatosis hepática debe ser una prioridad en el cuidado de los pacientes pediátricos para evitar su progresión a cirrosis hepática, por lo cual se recomienda el uso de transaminasas como método de cribado a los pacientes con factores de riesgo.


Introduction: Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is characterized by fat infiltration greater than 5% and that in the pediatric population is associated with acquired or congenital metabolic alterations, with a high prevalence in the Hispanic population. The aim of the present study was to establish the correlation between the body mass index and the ultrasound grade of hepatic steatosis in children and adolescents attending a health check-up. Methods: The present observational, analytical, cross-sectional, retrospective study was carried out in patients from 2 to 17 years of age with hepatic steatosis, treated in the outpa-tient area of the "Dr. Roberto Gilbert Elizalde" Children´s Hospital, Guayaquil -Ecuador, between the years 2015 to 2019. Weight, height, body mass index, degree of steatosis and AST and ALT levels were measured. A correlation analysis was established between steatosis as a dependent variable. Results: 77 cases with an average age of 11 years entered the study and the female gender represented 39% of the sample. There was no association between the ultrasound grade of hepatic steatosis vs. age, gender, weight, height, or body mass index. In the analysis be-tween transaminase levels in patients with mild to severe ultrasound grade, a significant rise in AST (P = 0.003) and a moderately significant rise in ALT (P = 0.0583) were observed. Conclusions: This study demonstrated the absence of correlation of the ultrasound grade of steatosis with the body mass index. Early detection of hepatic steatosis with the appropriate tools should be a priority in the care of pediatric patients to avoid its progression to liver cirrhosis, for which the use of transaminases as a screening method is recommended for patients with risk factors.


Introdução: A doença hepática gordurosa não alcoólica é caracterizada por infiltração gordurosa maior que 5% e que na população pediátrica está associada a alterações metabólicas adquiridas ou congênitas, com alta prevalência na população hispânica. O objetivo do presente estudo foi estabelecer a correlação entre o índice de massa corporal e o grau ultrassonográfico de esteatose hepática em crianças e adolescentes em exame de saúde. Métodos: O presente estudo observacional, analítico, transversal e retrospectivo foi realizado em pacientes de 2 a 17 anos com esteatose hepática, atendidos no ambulatório do Hospital de Niños Dr. Roberto Gilbert Elizalde, Guayaquil-Equador, entre os anos de 2015 a 2019. Peso, altura, índice de massa corporal, grau de esteatose e níveis de AST e ALT foram medidos. Uma análise de correlação foi estabelecida entre a esteatose como variável dependente. Resultados: Entraram no estudo 77 casos com idade média de 11 anos e o gênero feminino representou 39% da amostra. Não houve associação entre o grau de ultrassom de esteatose hepática vs. idade, sexo, peso, altura ou índice de massa corporal. Na análise entre os níveis de transaminase em pacientes com grau de ultrassom de leve a grave, um aumento significativo na AST (P = 0,003) e um aumento moderadamente significativo na ALT (P = 0,0583) foram observados. Conclusões: Este estudo demonstrou não haver correlação do grau de esteatose ultrassonográfica com o índice de massa corporal. A detecção precoce da esteatose hepática com as ferramentas adequadas deve ser uma prioridade no atendimento de pacientes pediátricos para evitar sua progressão para cirrose hepática, para a qual o uso de transaminases como método de rastreamento é recomendado para pacientes com fatores de risco.


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Humans , Child, Preschool , Child , Adolescent , Ultrasonography , Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease , Obesity , Child , Alanine Transaminase
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Rev. colomb. obstet. ginecol ; 72(2): 202-209, Apr.-June 2021. graf
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1289317

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Resumen Objetivos: Reportar el caso de una paciente con diagnóstico prenatal de atresia de yeyuno y hacer una revisión de la literatura en torno al resultado y al diagnóstico de esta entidad, implementando el uso de métodos no convencionales: ecografía tridimensional (3D) o resonancia magnética fetal (RM). Materiales y métodos: Se reporta el caso de una gestante de 18 años, remitida a la Unidad de Medicina Materno-Fetal, Genética y Reproducción del Hospital Virgen del Rocío de Sevilla (España), por feto con imagen quística abdominal, peristáltica, compatible con atresia de yeyuno, la cual se confirmó con ecografía 3D modo HDlive. Se realizó una búsqueda bibliográfica en Medline/PubMed, LILACS y Google Scholar, restringiendo por tipo de idioma (inglés y español) y fecha de publicación (enero de 1995 a junio de 2020). Se incluyeron estudios primarios de reportes y series de caso, que abordaran el resultado y el diagnóstico prenatal de esta patología. Resultados: La búsqueda identificó 1.033 títulos, de los cuales cuatro estudios cumplieron con los criterios de inclusión, estos fueron reporte o series de casos. En total se reportaron doce fetos con diagnóstico prenatal de atresia de yeyuno detectada con métodos no convencionales. Una gestación finalizó con óbito a la semana 26 de gestación y en todos los demás casos, el diagnóstico se ratificó durante el periodo neonatal, requiriendo la resección del segmento comprometido. Dos neonatos desarrollaron síndrome de intestino corto como consecuencia de una resección intestinal amplia. El resto experimentó una evolución posoperatoria favorable. Conclusión: La literatura disponible en torno al diagnóstico prenatal de atresia de yeyuno utilizando métodos no convencionales es escasa y se limita a reporte o series de casos. La literatura revisada sugiere que, en presencia de dilatación intestinal, la ecografía 3D y la resonancia magnética fetal podrían tener cierta utilidad a la hora de caracterizar la porción atrésica y establecer el diagnóstico diferencial. Se requieren más estudios que evalúen la utilidad diagnóstica de estas dos alternativas.


Abstract Objectives: To report the case of a patient with a prenatal diagnosis of jejunal atresia and to review the literature regarding the results and prenatal diagnosis of this entity, implementing the use of non-conventional methods (3D ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging). Material and methods: Report of a case of an 18-year-old pregnant woman referred to the Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Genetics and Reproduction Unit of the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville due to fetus with abdominal peristaltic cystic image, consistent with jejunal atresia, confirmed with 3D HDLive mode ultrasound. A bibliographic search was carried out in Medline/PubMed, Google Scholar and LILACS, restricting by type of language (English and Spanish) and date of publication (January 1995 to June 2020). Primary studies of reports and case series relating to the outcome and prenatal diagnosis of this pathology were included. Results: The search identified 1,033 titles, of which four studies met the inclusion criteria, these being reports or case series. A total of twelve fetuses with a prenatal diagnosis of jejunal atresia detected with unconventional methods were reported. In all cases, the prenatal diagnosis was confirmed during the neonatal period, which required resection of the compromised segment; one of them died and two neonates developed short bowel syndrome because of a wide bowel resection. The postoperative course in the remaining cases was favorable. Conclusion: The available literature on the prenatal diagnosis of jejunal atresia using non-conventional methods is scarce and is limited to case reports or case series. The literature reviewed suggests that, in the presence of intestinal dilation, 3D ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging could be of some use in characterizing the atretic portion and establishing the differential diagnosis. More studies are required to evaluate the diagnostic utility of these two alternatives.


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Humans , Female , Pregnancy , Intestinal Atresia , Jejunum/diagnostic imaging , Prenatal Diagnosis , Ultrasonography
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Int. j. med. surg. sci. (Print) ; 8(2): 1-11, jun. 2021. tab, ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS | ID: biblio-1284460

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La laringe es un órgano impar situado en la línea mediana del cuello, compuesto por cartílagos, músculos y ligamentos. La TC y la RM se realizan como técnicas de imagen de primera elección en el estudio de la laringe, no obstante, no están exentas de limitaciones. La ecografía es un método accesible, de alta resolución y presenta una relativa buena visualización de las diferentes estructuras de la laringe. El objetivo del trabajo fue determinar las características de estructuras anatómicas de la laringe identificables ecográficamente. En este trabajo de carácter observacional descriptivo de corte transversal prospectivo se estudiaron 20 pacientes, sin patología laríngea con edades entre 20 y 35 años, ambos sexos. Se realizó ecografía laríngea utilizando transductor ecográfico Phillips® con sonda lineal de 4 a 12 MHz, preset de partes blandas.En todos los casos se pudo identificar y medir los cartílagos tiroides, cricoides y epiglotis; y en gran porcentaje de estos las cuerdas vocales, bandas ventriculares y comisura anterior. El cartílago aritenoides solo fue visible en un 85% de los casos.La ecografía se presenta como un método auxiliar útil en el estudio de la anatomía de la laringe, proponiendo el seguimiento y realización de estudios ulteriores que puedan complementar este estudio y su validez.


The larynx is an odd organ located in the midline of the neck, composed of cartilage, muscles and ligaments. CT and MRI are performed as first-choice imaging techniques in the larynx study; however, they are not without limitations. Ultrasound is an accessible, high-resolution method with a relatively good visualization of the different structures of the larynx. The objective of the work was to determine the characteristics of ultrasoundly identifiable larynx anatomical structures.In this prospective cross-sectional descriptive observational work, 20 patients were studied, without laryngeal pathology aged between 20 and 35 years, both sexes. Laryngeal ultrasound was performed using Phillips® ultrasound transducer with linear probe from 4 to 12 MHz, soft parts presetThyroid cartilage, cricoids and epiglotis could be identified and measured in all cases, and in a large percentage of these the vocal cords, ventricular bands and anterior corner. Aritenoid cartilage was only visible in 85% of cases.Ultrasound is presented as a useful auxiliary method in the study of the anatomy of the larynx, proposing the follow-up and conduct of further studies that may complement this study and its validity


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Humans , Male , Female , Adult , Young Adult , Larynx/anatomy & histology , Larynx/diagnostic imaging , Paraguay , Arytenoid Cartilage/anatomy & histology , Arytenoid Cartilage/diagnostic imaging , Thyroid Cartilage/anatomy & histology , Thyroid Cartilage/diagnostic imaging , Cross-Sectional Studies , Prospective Studies , Ultrasonography , Cricoid Cartilage/anatomy & histology , Cricoid Cartilage/diagnostic imaging
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Rev. colomb. anestesiol ; 49(1): e301, Jan.-Mar. 2021. graf
Article in English | LILACS, COLNAL | ID: biblio-1149795

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Abstract Complications in airway management remain a common cause of anesthesia-associated mortality. When a patient is considered with anticipated difficult airway, the management depends on several variables, however, at present, the standard of management continues to be the patient awake approach. In scenarios of acute upper airway obstruction, the only way to guarantee adequate ventilation is to obtain a translaryngeal or transtracheal access, for which, it is necessary to use local anesthesia and grade I / II sedation, avoiding loss of spontaneous ventilation. For this purpose, we propose ultrasound-guided superior laryngeal nerve block, in order to standardize an ultrasound landmark that is reproduceable, with a high success rate, which allows limiting complications related to regional anatomic techniques and thus facilitating the securing of the airway in these patients.


Resumen Las complicaciones en el manejo de la vía aérea siguen siendo una causa frecuente de mortalidad relacionada con anestesia. Cuando un paciente se considera con vía aérea difícil anticipada, el manejo depende de diversas variables, sin embargo, en la actualidad, el estándar de manejo sigue siendo el abordaje con paciente despierto. En escenarios de obstrucción aguda de la vía aérea superior, la única forma de garantizar una adecuada ventilación es obtener un acceso translaríngeo o transtraqueal, para lo cual, es necesario el uso de anestesia local y de sedación grado I/II evitando la pérdida de ventilación espontánea. Con este propósito, planteamos el bloqueo del nervio laríngeo superior guiado por ultrasonografía, con el fin de estandarizar una referencia ecográfica reproducible, con alto índice de éxito, la cual permita limitar complicaciones relacionadas con las técnicas regionales anatómicas y así facilitar el aseguramiento de la vía aérea en estos pacientes.


Subject(s)
Humans , Ultrasonography , Anesthesia, Local , Laryngeal Nerves , Nerve Block , Airway Obstruction , Anesthesiologists , Intubation
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Rev. venez. oncol ; 33(1): 33-39, mar. 2021. ilus
Article in Spanish | LILACS, LIVECS | ID: biblio-1147475

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La hemiagenesia tiroidea representa un trastorno congénito caracterizado por la ausencia de desarrollo de uno de los lóbulos tiroideos, asociado o no a ausencia del istmo. Es más frecuente en las mujeres y por lo general se presenta como falta del lóbulo izquierdo, con hipertrofia compensatoria del lóbulo contralateral. Su diagnóstico es generalmente incidental o por manifestaciones del lóbulo tiroideo presente. Se hizo una revisión bibliografía, en donde no se encontraron casos reportados en Venezuela de hemiagenesia o agenesia tiroidea, describiéndose el siguiente. Presentamos a una paciente de 50 años de edad, conocida con hipotiroidismo desde los 31 años, negando cualquier cirugía en el área de cabeza y cuello. Desde febrero 2019 presentó aumento progresivo de volumen en región anterior de cuello. Al examen físico se observó aumento de volumen en región anterior derecha del cuello, palpándose lóbulo tiroideo derecho aumentado de tamaño, de aspecto nodular, no doloroso. En ecosonograma tiroideo se concluyó como bocio tiroideo derecho de aspecto multinodular, con ausencia del lóbulo izquierdo. Perfil tiroideo dentro de límites normales. Se lleva a mesa operatoria corroborándose ausencia del lóbulo izquierdo y presentado en la biopsia definitiva hiperplasia nodular en el lóbulo derecho. Se discute su frecuencia, la forma de presentación y se hace revisión de la literatura(AU)


Thyroid hemiagenesis represents a congenital disorder characterized by the absence of development of one of thyroid lobes, associated or not with absence of isthmus. It is more frequent in women and generally presents as absence of the left lobe, with compensatory hypertrophy of the contralateral lobe. Its diagnosis is generally incidental or by manifestations of the present thyroid lobe. A bibliography review was made, where no cases reported in Venezuela of hemiagenesis or thyroid agenesis were found, describing the following. We present a 50-year-old patient, known with hypothyroidism since she was 31, denying any surgery in the head and neck area. Since February 2019, presented a progressive increase in volume in the anterior neck region. On physical examination, an increase in volume was observed in right anterior region of the neck, palpating an enlarged right thyroid lobe, with a nodular appearance and not painful. In a thyroid echo-sonogram, it was concluded as a right thyroid goiter with a multinodular appearance, with the absence of the left lobe. Thyroid profile within normal limits. It is taken to the operating table, confirming the absence of the left lobe and presented in the definitive biopsy nodular hyperplasia in the right lobe. Its frequency, form of presentation, and literature review are discussed(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Middle Aged , Thyroid Gland/physiopathology , Goiter , Hypothyroidism/surgery , Thyroid Diseases , Triiodothyronine , Ultrasonography
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Rev. bras. ortop ; 56(1): 69-73, Jan.-Feb. 2021. tab
Article in English | LILACS | ID: biblio-1288659

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Abstract Objective To verify whether there is an association between the results of the severity in electroneuromyography and the positivity in ultrasound in the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome. Methods Sixty-eight patients were included in the study, 61 women and 7 men, with a mean age of 54.4 years. The ultrasound results (positive or negative) were crossed with the results of electroneuromyography (mild, moderate or severe), and the existence of association was verified. Results One hundred and thirty-six hands with suspicion or symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome were evaluated. Positive ultrasound diagnosis was observed in 72 hands and negative in 64; 123 hands presented positive electroneuromyography for carpal tunnel syndrome, and there were 13 negative results. The severe degree in electroneuromyography was prevalent. Conclusion There was a statistically significant association between electroneuromyography and ultrasonography (p < 0.05), and ultrasound positivity was higher for more severe levels of carpal tunnel syndrome given by electroneuromyography.


Resumo Objetivo Verificar se existe associação entre os resultados da gravidade da eletroneuromiografia e a positividade da ultrassonografia no diagnóstico da síndrome do túnel do carpo. Métodos Sessenta e oito pacientes foram incluídos no estudo, sendo 61 mulheres e 7 homens, com média de idade de 54,4 anos. Os resultados da ultrassonografia (positivo ou negativo) foram cruzados com os resultados da eletroneuromiografia (leve, moderado ou grave) e verificada a existência de associação. Resultados Cento e trinta e seis mãos com suspeita ou sintomas de síndrome do túnel do carpo foram avaliadas. O diagnóstico ultrassonográfico positivo foi observado em 72 mãos e negativo em 64; 123 mãos apresentaram eletroneuromiografia positiva para síndrome do túnel do carpo e 13 apresentaram resultado negativo. O grau grave da eletroneuromiografia foi prevalente. Conclusão Houve associação estatisticamente significativa entre eletroneuromiografia e ultrassonografia (p < 0,05), sendo que a positividade da ultrassonografia foi maior para níveis mais graves de síndrome do túnel do carpo dados pela eletroneuromiografia.


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Middle Aged , Signs and Symptoms , Carpal Tunnel Syndrome , Ultrasonography , Negative Results
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Bol. méd. postgrado ; 37(1): 7-14, Ene-Jun 2021. tab
Article in Spanish | LILACS, LIVECS | ID: biblio-1147872

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La Artritis Reumatoide (AR) es una enfermedad crónica y autoinmune cuyo primer año de evolución es considerado por el Colegio Americano de Reumatología como su fase temprana. Con el objetivo de describir los hallazgos ultrasonográficos en las articulaciones de muñecas y manos de pacientes con sospecha clínica de AR en fase temprana referidos de la consulta de Reumatología del Hospital Central Universitario Dr. Antonio María Pineda durante el lapso junio-agosto de 2018, se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal evaluando 126 articulaciones de 21 pacientes según la escala modificada del OMERACT. Los pacientes se caracterizaron por un promedio de edad de 51,4 ± 11,1 años, siendo el grupo etario más afectado el de 41-50 años y 51-60 años. Hubo un predominio del sexo femenino (85,7%) y una media de inicio de síntomas de 5,2 ± 2,8 meses. Las principales alteraciones encontradas fueron derrame sinovial (54,7%), engrosamiento sinovial (28,5%), tenosinovitis en el grupo extensor (28,5%), erosiones óseas (11,1%) y tenosinovitis en flexores (9,5%). Los hallazgos mostraron mayor afectación de las articulaciones radiocarpianas; 12,7% y 7,9% mostraron hipertrofia sinovial y sinovitis grado I, 15% derrame sinovial grado 1 y 2 y 7,9% erosiones óseas pequeñas. El 8,7% de las II metacarpofalángicas mostraron hipertrofia sinovial grado I, 6,3% sinovitis, 13,4% derrame sinovial y 1,5% erosiones óseas medianas; el 0,79% de las II interfalángicas proximales presentaron derrame sinovial grado 1. Se observó tenosinovitis grado 1 en 25,4% de extensores y 7,9% de flexores. En conclusión, la ultrasonografía es una herramienta complementaria en el diagnóstico y seguimiento de la enfermedad reumatoide en fase temprana por lo que se sugiere fomentar su uso evitando gastos innecesarios y retrasos en el inicio del tratamiento(AU)


Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic and autoimmune disease whose first year of clinical manifestations is considered the early phase of the disease according to the American College of Rheumatology. With the aim of describing the ultrasonographic findings in the wrists and hands of patients with clinical suspicion of early phase RA referred to the Rheumatology Service of the Hospital Central Universitario Dr. Antonio Maria Pineda during the period June-August 2018, a cross-sectional descriptive study was conducted evaluating 126 joints of 21 patients according to the modified scale of the OMERACT. Patients had an average age of 51.4 ± 11.1 years and the most affected age groups was the 41-50 years and 51-60 years. Predominance of female sex (85.71%) as well as an average of 5.2 ± 2.8 months of time of symptoms onset was observed. The main alterations observed were synovial effusion (54.7%), synovial thickening (28.5%), tenosynovitis in extensor tendons (28.5%), bone erosions (11.1%) and tenosynovitis in flexor tendons (9.52%). The radiocarpal joints were the most affected showing grade 1 synovial hypertrophy and synovitis in 12.7% and 7.9% of joints, respectively; grade 1 and 2 synovial effusion was observed in 15% of joints and small bone erosions in 7.9%. For the second metacarpophalangeal joint, grade I synovial hypertrophy was found in 8.7% of joints, synovitis in 6.3%, synovial effusion in 13.4% and medium-sized bone erosions in 1.5%; in 0.79% of the proximal interphalangeal joints grade I synovial effusion was observed. Tenosynovitis grade 1 was observed in 25.4% of extensor tendons and 7.9% flexors. The use of ultrasonography should be encouraged as a complementary tool for the diagnosis of RA, avoiding unnecessary expenses and delay in treatment(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Male , Female , Arthritis, Rheumatoid , Ultrasonography , Hand Joints/diagnostic imaging , Synovial Fluid , Immune System Diseases
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Femina ; 49(1): 6-11, 20210131. ilus
Article in Portuguese | LILACS | ID: biblio-1146943

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Este artigo visa apresentar ao médico ginecologista (clínico e/ou cirurgião), de forma prática, a normatização internacional da prática da ultrassonografia ginecológica para avaliação das massas anexiais. Desde 2000, o grupo europeu IOTA (International Ovarian Tumor Analysis) vem colhendo dados e difundindo conhecimento nessa área, de forma a padronizar o exame ultrassonográfico. Quais descritores ecográficos devem ser valorizados, como devem ser descritos e medidos, como aplicar o estudo Doppler e como interpretar a presença ou ausência desses descritores ecográficos na diferenciação das massas anexiais benignas de malignas, inferindo o risco de malignidade das massas, tudo isso está bem definido.(AU)


The main aim of this article is to present to gynecologists (clinicians and/or surgeons) the practical international gynecological ultrasound standardization for adnexal masses assessment. Since 2000, European group IOTA (International Ovarian Tumor Analysis) has been collecting data and disseminating knowledge in order to standardize ultrasound examination. It is already well-defined which ultrasound features should be described and measured, how power/color Doppler have to be applied and how the presence or absence of these features can differentiate benign from malign masses, inferring tumors malignancy risk.(AU)


Subject(s)
Humans , Female , Ovarian Diseases/diagnostic imaging , Ovarian Neoplasms/diagnostic imaging , Adnexal Diseases/diagnostic imaging , Ultrasonography/standards , Terminology as Topic
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Ann. afr. méd. (En ligne) ; 14(3): 4263-4268, 2021.
Article in French | AIM | ID: biblio-1292623

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Contexte & objectif. Les données sur la prise en charge des épaules en rhumatologie sont très limitées. L'objectif de la présente étude était de décrire la place de l'échographie dans la prise en charge des épaules douloureuses en rhumatologie. Méthodes. C'était une étude transversale sur les scapulalgies, suivies en rhumatologie de l'hôpital de Dreux ; entre janvier et mars 2018. Tous les participants avaient réalisé une échographie. Résultats. Au total 40 patients ont été enrôlés. Leur âge moyen était de 61,7 ans, et le sex ratio M/F de 0,29. A l'examen clinique, un conflit sous acromial (67,6%) et un syndrome acromio-claviculaire (32,4 %) étaient souvent observés. Les manœuvres de Jobe (76,5%), Patte (20,6%), et Gerber (14,7%) étaient parfois positives. A l'échographie, on observait les lésions des tendons de la coiffe (82,5%), du long biceps (25%), une bursite sous acromio-deltoïdienne (BSAD : 55%), une arthropathie gléno-humérale (30%), acromio-claviculaire (30%) ou sterno-claviculaire (2,5%). Une infiltration sous échographie était réalisée dans 85% des cas : BSAD (67,5%), gaine du long biceps (7,5%), articulation acromio-claviculaire (7,5%) et sterno- claviculaire (2,5%). Conclusion. L'échographie est très importante dans la prise en charge des scapulalgies dans le département de rhumatologie de l'hôpital de Dreux. Elle permet un diagnostic précis et la réalisation des gestes échoguidées.


Context and objective. Knowledge on management of shoulder pain is limited. The objective of the study was to describe the place of ultrasound in the management of shoulder pain in the Rheumatology Department of Dreux Hospital. Methods. A cross-sectional study was conducted on patients attending Rheumatology Department for shoulder pain from January to March 2018. All participants performed an ultrasound. Results. The mean age of the 40 patients included in the study was 61.7 years and the sex ratio was 0.29. On clinical examination, subacromial conflict (67.6%) and acromioclavicular syndrome (32.4%) were often observed. The Jobe (76.5%), Patte (20.6%), and Gerber (14.7%) tests were sometimes positive. Ultrasound lesions involved the rotator cuff (82.5%), subacromio-deltoid bursitis (55%), the long biceps tendon (25%), the glenohumeral joint (30%), the acromioclavicular joint (30%), or the sternoclavicular joint (2.5%). Ultrasound-guided infiltration was performed in 85% of cases. It concerned subacromio-deltoid bursitis (67.5%), long biceps sheath (7.5%), acromioclavicular joint (7.5%), and sterno-clavicular joint (2.5%). Conclusion. Ultrasound is very important in the management of shoulder pain in the Rheumatology Department of Dreux Hospital. It allows a precise diagnosis and the realization of echo-guided injections.


Subject(s)
Humans , Radiography, Interventional , Ultrasonography , Microscopy, Acoustic , Shoulder , Burkina Faso
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Chinese Journal of Hepatology ; (12): 385-402, 2021.
Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879639

ABSTRACT

Ultrasound is a non-invasive, real-time, inexpensive, radiation-free and easily repeatable method, usually used for liver imaging. In recent years, new ultrasound examination techniques for liver diseases such as contrast-enhanced ultrasound and elastography have been rapidly developed, which can effectively identify intrahepatic space-occupying lesions, assess the degree of liver fibrosis and portal hypertension, and monitor the effects of treatment. Therefore, these technologies play an important diagnostic role in clinical liver diseases and have therapeutic interventional value. This guideline classifies the instrument set-up, patient preparation, and physician examination methods through multimodal ultrasound examinations (gray-scale ultrasound, color Doppler ultrasound, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, elastic ultrasound) for liver diseases. In addition, liver diseases multimodal ultrasound technology diagnostic criteria for diffuse hepatic lesions (inflammatory lesions, fibrosis, and sclerosis), multiple space-occupying lesions, and interventional procedures have been defined and standardized. Concurrently, we also recommend the ultrasound monitoring time interval and diagnostic report writing standard for liver diseases.


Subject(s)
Elasticity Imaging Techniques , Humans , Hypertension, Portal , Liver/diagnostic imaging , Liver Cirrhosis , Liver Diseases/diagnostic imaging , Ultrasonography
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Article in Chinese | WPRIM | ID: wpr-879440

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OBJECTIVE@#To investigate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-guided selective nerve branch blockage in the treatment of lumbar spinal nerve posterior branch syndrome.@*METHODS@#A total of 40 patients with lumbar spinal nerve posterior branch syndrome treated by Pain Clinic from May 2017 to December 2018 were selected. According to the method used in locating site for nerve blockage, the patients were divided into ultrasound-guided group and anatomical positioning group, with 20 cases in each group. In anatomical positioning group, there were 7 males and 13 females, aged (63.42±7.71) years old, weighted (63.65±10.72) kg, numerical rating scale (NRS) was (6.61±1.52) scores, course of disease was (16.55±4.68) months. Pain sites:4 cases at L@*RESULTS@#There were no statistically significant differences in gender, age, weight, NRS, course of disease and pain segment distribution between two groups (@*CONCLUSION@#Comparedwith anatomicalpositioning, ultrasound-guided selective nerve branch block for the treatment of posterior branch of the lumbar spinal cord syndrome can reduce the number of treatments and maintain a longer therapeutic effect, but it is also necessary to pay attention to the time of each treatment to avoid dizziness and other adverse reactions.


Subject(s)
Aged , Female , Humans , Lumbosacral Region , Male , Middle Aged , Nerve Block , Spinal Nerves/diagnostic imaging , Ultrasonography , Ultrasonography, Interventional
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Pesqui. vet. bras ; 41: e06785, 2021. tab, ilus
Article in English | ID: biblio-1250490

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The objective of this study was to verify the applicability of B-mode ultrasonography, ARFI elastography and CEUS in the diagnosis of chronic kidney disease and its Stages in dogs. 24 healthy dogs and 28 with CKD were included. In B-mode, the echogenicity, echotexture and cortico-medullary ratio of the kidneys were verified. By elastography, the shear-wave velocity of the cortical (SWVcort) and medullary (SWVmed) regions were determined and tissue deformity was evaluated. Wash-in, wash-out and peak enhancement (TPic) of the contrast in the renal parenchyma were calculated and homogeneity, presence of filling gaps and distinction of filling phases were evaluated by CEUS. Changes in echogenicity, echotexture and cortico-medullary ratio were observed only in sick patients. There was an increase in SWVcort in CKD, with a cutoff point >2.91m/s. Healthy kidneys were non-deformable and 25% had changes in gray scales. There was an increase in wash-in and TPic, changes in filling characteristics, filling failures and difficulty in distinguishing between the Stages in CEUS in CKD. It was found that dogs with CKD 2, 3 and 4 had greater SWVcort and wash-in values than CKD 1. Elastographic and CEUS changes were observed in dogs with CKD, demonstrating the applicability of ultrasonographic techniques in their diagnosis.(AU)


O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar a aplicabilidade da ultrassonografia modo-B, elastografia ARFI e CEUS no diagnóstico da doença renal crônica e seus estágios em cães. Foram incluídos 24 cães saudáveis e 28 com DRC. Pelo modo-B, verificou-se ecogenicidade, ecotextura e relação córtico-medular dos rins. Pela elastografia, foram determinadas as velocidades de cisalhamento das regiões cortical (SWVcort) e medular (SWVmed) e foi avaliada a deformidade tecidual. Calculou-se os temos de wash-in, wash-out e pico de intensidade (TPic) do parênquima renal e avaliou-se homogeneidade, presença de falhas e distinção das fases de preenchimento por contraste por meio de CEUS. Alterações em ecogenicidade, ecotextura e relação córtico-medular foram observadas somente em pacientes doentes. Houve aumento da SWVcort na DRC, com ponto de corte >2.91m/s. Rins saudáveis foram não-deformáveis e 25% apresentou alterações nas escalas de cinza. Houve aumento do wash-in e TPic, alterações nas características de preenchimento, falhas e dificuldade para distinguir as fases de preenchimento do contraste nos rins com DRC. Verificou-se que cães com DRC graus 2, 3 e 4 tiveram valores de SWVcort e wash-in maiores que cães com DRC grau 1. Foram obsrervadas alterações elastográfica e de CEUS em cães com DRC, demonstrando a aplicabilidade destas técnicas ultrassonográficas no seu diagnóstico.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Dogs , Congenital Abnormalities , Ultrasonography , Renal Insufficiency, Chronic , Elasticity Imaging Techniques , Perfusion , Kidney
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Pesqui. vet. bras ; 41: e06713, 2021. tab, ilus
Article in English | ID: biblio-1250483

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The aim of this study was the ultrasonographic evaluation of the organs in the middle third and caudal coelomic cavity of healthy snakes in the Boidae family. For such, 15 adult snakes from five species were evaluated: Boa constrictor amarali, Boa constrictor constrictor, Eunectes murinus, Epicrates assisi and Epicrates crassus. The animals were physically restrained for examination. After the application of acoustic gel over the scales the transducer was positioned in the frontal plane of the coelomic cavity. Microconvex and linear transducers at 10MHz were used. The ultrasound examination was conducted in the craniocaudal direction, with longitudinal and transversal sections to assess syntropy, echogenicity and echotexture of the organs. The liver was bilobulated, hyperechoic, homogeneous echotexture, hyperechoic capsule, with a hepatic lobe measuring 1.15±0.64cm wide, and the presence of a central hepatic vein, measuring 0.44±0.21cm in diameter. The gallbladder was characterized as an anechoic structure with echogenic walls and dimensions of 2.91±1.18cm x 1.38±0.84cm (length x width). The stomach showed a pleated and linear texture, echogenic, with hypoechoic walls measuring 0.3±0.07cm wide. The splenopancreas was a circular and echogenic structure, homogeneous echotexture and measuring 1.18±0.62cm in width and 1.56±0.88cm in length. The kidneys were characterized by elongated, lobulated, hypoechoic structures, an echogenic capsule and an echogenic central line, measuring 1.05±0.7cm in width. The testis were characterized by fusiform, hypoechoic structures, homogeneous echotexture, measuring 2.31±0.79cm in length and 0.6±0.23cm in width. Ovarian follicles were seen in different stages, 0.67±0.39cm wide and 0.73±0.38cm long. No differences were found between species of syntropy, echogenicity and echotexture of the organs of the coelomic cavity. The ultrasound examination proved to be a safe, non-invasive and efficient technique for characterizing the organs of the coelomic cavity of snakes.(AU)


O objetivo do estudo foi realizar a avaliação ultrassonográfica de órgãos do terço médio e caudal da cavidade celomática de serpentes hígidas da família Boidae. Para isto, foram avaliadas 15 serpentes adultas de cinco espécies: Boa constrictor amarali, Boa constrictor constrictor, Eunectes murinus, Epicrates assisi e Epicrates crassus. Os animais foram contidos fisicamente para a realização do exame. Após aplicação de gel acústico sobre as escamas, o transdutor foi posicionado no plano frontal da cavidade celomática. Foram utilizados transdutores microconvexo e linear em 10MHz. O exame ultrassonográfico foi conduzido no sentido craniocaudal, com cortes longitudinais e transversais para avaliar sintopia, ecogenicidade e ecotextura dos órgãos. O fígado se apresentou bilobulado, hiperecoico, ecotextura homogênea, cápsula hiperecoica, com lobo hepático medindo 1,15±0,64cm de largura, e presença de uma veia central hepática, medindo 0,44±0,21cm de diâmetro. A vesícula biliar foi caracterizada como uma estrutura anecoica de paredes ecogênicas e dimensões de 2,91±1,18cm x 1,38±0,84cm(comprimento x largura). O estômago apresentou-se com o aspecto pregueado e linear, ecogênico, com paredes hipoecoicas medindo 0,3±0,07cm de largura. O esplenopâncreasse apresentou como uma estrutura circular e ecogênica, ecotextura homogênea e medindo de 1,18±0,62cm de largura e 1,56±0,88cm de comprimento. Os rins se caracterizaram por estruturas alongadas, lobuladas, hipoecoicas, cápsula ecogênica e uma linha central ecogênica, medindo 1,05±0,7cm de largura. Os testículos foram caracterizados por estruturas fusiformes, hipoecoicas, ecotextura homogênea, medindo 2,31±0,79cm de comprimento e 0,6±0,23cm de largura. Foram visualizados folículos ovarianos em diferentes estágios, de 0,67±0,39cm de largura e 0,73±0,38cm de comprimento. Não foram encontradas diferenças entre espécies de sintopia, ecogenicidade e ecotextura dos órgãos da cavidade celomática. O exame ultrassonográfico demonstrou-se uma técnica segura, não invasiva e eficiente para caracterização dos órgãos da cavidade celomática de serpentes.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Snakes , Boidae , Liver , Ultrasonography
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Pesqui. vet. bras ; 41: e06650, 2021. tab, graf, ilus
Article in English | ID: biblio-1250482

ABSTRACT

The objective of the present study was to obtain echobiometric values for the most important canine maternal-fetal tissues using high-definition ultrasonography (HDUS) trying to update the formulas for predicting gestational age. Twelve healthy bitches of brachycephalic breeds weighing 7-13kg and aged one to four years were included. The fetuses were analyzed every day using conventional and high-definition ultrasonography from the eighth day after artificial insemination until the day of delivery, using the ACUSON S2000/SIEMENS ultrasound equipment and specific software. Embryonic and fetal structures; diameter of the embryonic vesicle; length of the embryo; biparietal diameter, abdominal length and kidney height; length of the femur, humerus, scapula, radius, and tibia; thickening of the stomach wall; adrenal length; and cardiac size were measured. These variables were correlated with gestational and adjusted tested according to regression models. The results obtained (P<0.001) for: lateral diameter of the gestational sac (R2=81.8%); length of the embryo (R2=85.7%); biparietal (R2=99.1%) and abdominal diameter (R2=97.2%); thickness of the gastric wall (R2=86.9%); length of the femur (R2=96.6%), radius (R2=97.5%), humerus (R2=96.5%), scapula (R2=95.8%) and tibia (R2=97.3%); kidney length (R2=95.8%) and height (R2=96.0%); adrenal length (R2=89.6%); heart length (R2=93.0%) and height (R2=91.5%) of the canine fetuses showed significant correlation with gestational days. This allowed monitoring fetal growth and estimation of age with high accuracy in different gestational periods.(AU)


O objetivo do presente estudo foi obter valores ecobiométricos para os tecidos materno-fetais caninos, usando a ultrassonografia de alta definição (HDUS), desenvolvendo fórmulas para prever a idade gestacional das cadelas. Doze cadelas saudáveis de raças braquicefálicas pesando 7-13kg e com idades entre um e quatro anos foram incluídas. Os fetos foram analisados diariamente com ultrassonografia convencional e de alta definição, do oitavo dia após a inseminação artificial até o dia do parto, utilizando o equipamento de ultrassom ACUSON S2000/SIEMENS e software específico. Estruturas embrionárias e fetais; diâmetro da vesícula embrionária; comprimento do embrião; diâmetro biparietal, comprimento abdominal e altura renal; comprimento do fêmur, úmero, escápula, rádio e tíbia; espessamento da parede do estômago; comprimento adrenal; e tamanho cardíaco foram medidos. Essas variáveis foram correlacionadas com o teste gestacional e ajustado de acordo com os modelos de regressão. Os resultados obtidos (P<0,001) para: diâmetro lateral do saco gestacional (R2=81,8%); comprimento do embrião (R2=85,7%); diâmetro biparietal (R2=99,1%) e abdominal (R2=97,2%); espessura da parede gástrica (R2=86,9%); comprimento do fêmur (R2=96,6%), rádio (R2=97,5%), úmero (R2=96,5%), escápula (R2=95,8%) e tíbia (R2=97,3%); comprimento do rim (R2=95,8%) e altura (R2=96,0%); comprimento adrenal (R2=89,6%); o comprimento do coração (R2=93,0%) e a altura (R2=91,5%) dos fetos caninos apresentaram correlação significativa com os dias gestacionais. Isso permitiu monitorar o crescimento fetal e estimar a idade com alta precisão em diferentes períodos gestacionais.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Female , Dogs , Biometry/methods , Ultrasonography , Craniosynostoses , Cuspid , Fetal Development , Insemination, Artificial , Parturition
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Pesqui. vet. bras ; 41: e06845, 2021. tab, ilus
Article in English | ID: biblio-1279540

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to evaluate laparoscopy with abdominal ultrasound exams to establish accurate diagnosis and prognosis. The experimental design was a prospective clinical study. Nine adult crossbred bovines suffering from abdominal disorders were admitted to the cattle clinic for clinical examinations. Abdominal ultrasound was carried out, and complete blood counts were performed. Subsequently, exploratory laparoscopy was performed. After surgery (exploratory laparoscopy on the right or left side), animals with a severe prognosis or untreatable clinical condition were euthanised and necropsied. During laparoscopy, circumscribed reticuloperitonitis could not be detected, nor could other abnormalities in the cranioventral region of the abdomen previously observed on ultrasound and confirmed during necropsy. However, alterations due to peritoneal damage, such as adhesions, were observed dorsally in addition to alterations in macroscopic aspects of the peritoneal fluid. Exploratory standing laparoscopy through the paralumbar fossae may constitute a supplementary procedure for diagnosing abdominal disorders in cattle, but it is not suitable in cases of diseases characterised by focal lesions concentrated in the cranioventral region of the abdomen. When associated with clinical, laboratory, and ultrasound examinations, this technique may improve the accurate diagnosis and prognosis of abdominal disorders in cattle.(AU)


Este estudo teve como objetivo avaliar a laparoscopia com exames de ultrassom abdominal para estabelecer um diagnóstico e prognóstico precisos. O desenho experimental foi um estudo clínico prospectivo. Nove bovinos adultos mestiços com distúrbios abdominais foram utilizados. Os bovinos admitidos na Clínica de Bovinos foram submetidos a exame clínico, adicionalmente foram realizadas hemograma e ultrassonografia abdominal. Posteriormente, foi realizada laparoscopia exploratória. Após a cirurgia (laparoscopia exploratória no lado direito ou esquerdo), nove animais com manifestações clínicas graves e intratáveis foram sacrificados e necropsiados. Durante a laparoscopia, não foi possível detectar reticuloperitonite circunscrita, bem como outras anormalidades na região crânio-ventral do abdome, previamente observadas na ultrassonografia e confirmadas durante a necropsia. No entanto, alterações devido a dano peritoneal, como aderências, foram observadas dorsalmente. É possível que a laparoscopia exploratória em apoio quadrupedal através da fossa paralombar constitua um procedimento complementar para o diagnóstico de distúrbios abdominais em bovinos, embora não seja adequado em casos de doenças caracterizadas por lesões focais concentradas na região cranioventral do abdome. Quando associada a exames clínicos, laboratoriais e de ultrassom, essa técnica pode melhorar o diagnóstico e prognóstico preciso dos distúrbios abdominais em bovinos.(AU)


Subject(s)
Animals , Cattle , Cattle/abnormalities , Ultrasonography/veterinary , Laparoscopy/veterinary , Signs and Symptoms , Digestive System Diseases/diagnosis
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