Ultrasound technique shown to reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice

Feb 25, 2015

Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided ultrasound, a technology that involves highly-targeted ultrasound beams and monitoring their effects through imaging, has shown to help treat symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease in mice. The treatment was found to improve brain performance in the animals and has the researchers hopeful that the technique may prove effective in improving cognitive behavior... Read more »

Simple Ultrasound Measure Can Diagnose Postoperative Urinary Retention

Feb 25, 2015

Newswise — February 5, 2015 – In patients who don’t resume normal urination after surgery, a simple ultrasound test can accurately diagnose the common problem of postoperative urinary retention (POUR), reports a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia. Using ultrasound to measure bladder diameter provides a quick and inexpensive test for POUR, according to the new... Read more »

Simplified lung ultrasound protocol shows excellent prediction of extravascular lung water in ventilated intensive care patients

Feb 25, 2015

IntroductionUltrasound of the lung and quantification of B-Lines was recently introduced as a novel tool to detect overhydration. In the present study we aimed to evaluate a four region protocol of lung ultrasound to determine the pulmonary fluid status in ventilated patients in the intensive care unit. Methods: Fifty patients underwent both lung ultrasound and... Read more »

Lab tests and ultrasounds identify children who need surgical treatment for appendicitis

Feb 25, 2015

Data from two standard diagnostic tests commonly obtained in children evaluated for abdominal pain–when combined–can improve the ability of emergency department physicians and pediatric surgeons to identify those patients who should be sent to the operating room for prompt removal of an inflamed appendix; those who may be admitted for observation; and those who may... Read more »

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