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INTRODUCTION To evaluate the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in patients with blunt abdominal trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 133 hemodynamically stable patients were evaluated using ultrasonography (US), CEUS and multislice Computer Tomography (CT) da eliminare. RESULTS In 133 patients, CT identified 84 lesions: 48 cases of… (More)
Acute renal failure is a sudden and sustained decrease in the glomerular filtration rate associated with a loss of excretory function and the accumulation of metabolic waste products and water. It leads to an increase in serum urea and creatinine, usually with a decrease in urine output. Although routine surveillance of patients by means of laboratory… (More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of our study was to prospectively compare the diagnostic value of sonography and contrast-enhanced sonography with CT for the detection of solid organ injuries in blunt abdominal trauma patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Sonography, contrast-enhanced sonography, and CT were performed to assess possible abdominal organ injuries in 69… (More)
PURPOSE To prospectively compare the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasonography (US) with those of contrast material-enhanced US in the depiction of solid organ injuries in children with blunt abdominal trauma, with contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study protocol was approved by the ethics… (More)
The case of a man suffering from undifferentiated seronegative spondyloarthropathy (uSpA) without spine involvement and with iliolumbar ligament ossification is reported. Unlike a similar previously published case showing ossification only of the middle part of the left ligament, our patient had ossification of the whole course of both ligaments.
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic capability of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) in a large series of patients with blunt abdominal trauma. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 133 haemodynamically stable patients with blunt abdominal trauma. Patients were assessed by ultrasonography (US), CEUS and multislice computed… (More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the clinical characteristics of patients with "pure" remitting seronegative symmetrical synovitis with pitting oedema (RS3PE) syndrome, and to investigate its relation with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was used to describe the anatomical structures affected by inflammation in pure RS3PE syndrome. … (More)
BACKGROUND The cause of musculoskeletal symptoms in the proximal extremities of patients who have polymyalgia rheumatica is not completely understood. The diffuse and severe discomfort can only be partially explained by the mild joint synovitis that is observed in these patients. OBJECTIVE To determine the involvement of the synovial structures of the… (More)
Acute colonic diverticulitis is a common cause of acute abdominal symptoms, especially in elderly patients. Sonography is frequently used as the initial imaging modality because of its ready availability. This pictorial essay aims to provide an overview of the sonographic features of acute colonic diverticulitis and of the more common differential diagnosis.