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Journal of Ultrasonography

Polish Ultrasound Society (Polskie Towarzystwo Ultrasonograficzne)

Subject: Medicine

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ISSN: 2084-8404
eISSN: 2451-070X

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The usefulness of respiratory ultrasound assessment for modifying the physiotherapeutic algorithm in children after congenital heart defect surgeries
Methodology of echocardiographic analysis of morphological variations of the aortic arch and its branches in children – own experience
Anomalous retroaortic paravertebral course of the left innominate vein in a child with atrial septal defect
The role of ultrasound and lymphoscintigraphy in the assessment of axillary lymph nodes in patients with breast cancer

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VOLUME 19 , ISSUE 76 (April 2019) - List of articles

Non-invasive diagnosis of aortic arch anomalies in children – 15 years of own experience

Wojciech Mądry/ Maciej Aleksander Karolczak/ Marcin Myszkowski/ Ewa Zacharska-Kokot

Abstract Aim: To summarize our experience in echocardiographic diagnosis of aortic arch anomalies in pediatric patients. Materials and methods: A retrospective assessment of echocardiographic findings in Echo-Lab patients of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Department, who were diagnosed with an anomalous aortic arch between 2003 and 2018. Results: The diagnosis of an abnormal course of the aortic arch and/or its branches was established in 115 children aged between 4 days and 17 years. The followi(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2019.0001

Published Online: 30-April-2019

Critical appraisal of MAPSE and TAPSE usefulness in the postoperative assessment of ventricular contractile function after congenital heart defect surgery in infants

Wojciech Mądry/ Maciej Aleksander Karolczak/ Marcin Myszkowski

Abstract Introduction: In this study, we assessed the adequacy of the two echocardiographic parameters representing the longitudinal systolic function of the ventricles, MAPSE & TAPSE, in perioperative monitoring. Aims: 1. The assessment of MAPSE and TAPSE during the early (4 weeks) postoperative period after surgical correction of congenital heart defects in infants, performed with CPB. 2. The verification of the hypothesis, that the significant decline of TAPSE observed in this period is not r(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2019.0002

Published Online: 30-April-2019

The usefulness of respiratory ultrasound assessment for modifying the physiotherapeutic algorithm in children after congenital heart defect surgeries

Marcin Myszkowski

Abstract Background: The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness and the possible use of diagnostic transthoracic ultrasound of the respiratory tract to qualify patients for therapy and to monitor the effectiveness of physiotherapy in children after cardiac surgeries. Materials and methods: A total of 103 patients aged between 1 and 12 months who underwent a series of congenital heart surgeries using cardiopulmonary bypass were qualified for the prospective analysis. Point-of-care respi(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2019.0003

Published Online: 30-April-2019

Methodology of echocardiographic analysis of morphological variations of the aortic arch and its branches in children – own experience

Wojciech Mądry/ Ewa Zacharska-Kokot/ Maciej A. Karolczak

Abstract We wish to share our experience in echocardiographic assessment of the course of the aortic arch, illustrating it with multiple examples of the majority of possible variants. The course of the aortic arch and its branches may be visualized using high parasternal and suprasternal views in sagittal and transverse planes. It is hardly ever possible to visualize the entire aortic arch on a single ultrasonographic section, particularly in the case of pathological variations. Echocardiography(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2019.0004

Published Online: 30-April-2019

The value of exercise echocardiography in heart failure with preserved ejection fraction

Erwan Donal

Abstract Diastolic stress test is something that is now acknowledged in the recommendations and guidelines for diagnosing heart failure with preserved ejection fraction. This is mainly a submaximal exercise stress test, while the maximal exercise stress test is used in the research of ischemia. Echocardiography can be performed at rest and during submaximal exercise stress test. Few papers have proposed exercise echocardiography as a relevant diagnostic tool in heart failure with preserved eject(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2019.0005

Published Online: 30-April-2019

Stress echocardiography. Part I: Stress echocardiography in coronary heart disease

Edyta Płońska-Gościniak/ Andrzej Gackowski/ Tomasz Kukulski/ Jarosław D. Kasprzak/ Andrzej Szyszka/ Wojciech Braksator/ Zbigniew Gąsior/ Barbara Lichodziejewska/ Piotr Pysz

Abstract Stress echocardiography (stress echo) is a method in which various stimuli are used to elicit myocardial contractility or provoke cardiac ischemia with simultaneous echocardiographic image acquisition of left ventricular function and valvular flow, if needed. The technique is a well-recognized, safe and widely available stress test used for the diagnosis and assessment of prognosis in coronary heart disease, but may also prove valuable in valvular heart disease. The stressors used inclu(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2019.0006

Published Online: 30-April-2019

Stress echocardiography. Part II: Stress echocardiography in conditions other than coronary heart disease

Edyta Płońska-Gościniak/ Tomasz Kukulski/ Jarosław D. Kasprzak/ Zbigniew Gąsior/ Andrzej Szyszka/ Andrzej Gackowski/ Wojciech Braksator/ Piotr Gościniak/ Piotr Pysz/ Szymon Olędzki/ Wojciech Kosmala

Abstract Stress echocardiography (stress echo), with use of both old and new ultrasonographic cardiac function imaging techniques, has nowadays become a widely available, safe and inexpensive diagnostic method. Cardiac stress, such as exercise or an inotropic agent, allows for dynamic assessment of a wide range of functional parameters describing ventricles, heart valves and pulmonary circulation. In addition to diagnosis of ischemic heart disease, stress echocardiography is also used in patient(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2019.0007

Published Online: 30-April-2019

Echocardiography in adults

Edyta Płońska-Gościniak/ Barbara Lichodziejewska/ Andrzej Szyszka/ Tomasz Kukulski/ Jarosław D. Kasprzak/ Olga Dzikowska-Diduch/ Andrzej Gackowski/ Piotr Gościniak/ Piotr Pysz/ Zbigniew Gąsior

Abstract Transthoracic echocardiography is the primary non-invasive modality for anatomical and functional cardiac assessment. All one-, two-dimensional and Doppler modes use the same phenomenon, i.e. the piezoelectric effect, to visualize mobile cardiac structures and blood flow in cardiac cavities. Novel techniques for myocardial imaging, such as tissue Doppler and acoustic marker tracing, allow for the assessment of regional myocardial contractility of the left and the right ventricle. Cardia(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2019.0008

Published Online: 30-April-2019

Transesophageal echocardiography

Andrzej Szyszka/ Edyta Płońska-Gościniak

Abstract Transthoracic and transesophageal examinations should be considered as mutually complementary. Transesophageal echocardiography is performed in cases of a justified need to visualize structures that are poorly visible or invisible on transthoracic echocardiogram. Primary indications for transesophageal echocardiography include an assessment of cardiac source of embolism, suspected endocarditis, suspected prosthetic valve dysfunction, an assessment of thoracic aorta and other vessels, an(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2019.0009

Published Online: 30-April-2019

Isolation of the left subclavian artery in an infant with tetralogy of Fallot, right aortic arch and DiGeorge syndrome. Echocardiographic diagnostic case study

Maciej A. Karolczak/ Wojciech Mądry/ Darren James Grégoire

Abstract We present a case of a 6-month-old infant with an isolated left subclavian artery coexistent with right-sided aortic arch, tetralogy of Fallot and DiGeorge syndrome, with an emphasis on echocardiographic detection of this extremely rare anomaly. Specific difficulties related to echocardiographic visualization of abnormally coursing artery were a result of significantly limited ultrasonographic access due to the absence of thymus and a very close proximity of the left subclavian artery a(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2019.0010

Published Online: 30-April-2019

Anomalous retroaortic paravertebral course of the left innominate vein in a child with atrial septal defect

Wojciech Mądry/ Maciej A. Karolczak/ Krzysztof Grabowski

Abstract We report the case of a 2.5-year-old boy with atrial septal defect in whom anomalous position of the left innominate vein was detected on preoperative ultrasound examination. Before joining the right brachiocephalic vein, the vessel extended from the left to the right and downward beyond the descending aorta. It was considerably flattened by the thoracic vertebral column, and was invisible on ultrasonography in this section. The appearance of the visible segments raised a suspicion of a(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2019.0011

Published Online: 30-April-2019

Late diagnosis of total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage in a 5.5-month-old infant

Wojciech Mądry/ Maciej A. Karolczak/ Weronika Rygier/ Radosław Kunikowski/ Michał Buczyński/ Danuta Roik

Abstract A 5.5-month-old girl was admitted with non-specific signs and symptoms like dyspnea at rest, tachypnea, fatigue, low body weight and cyanosis on exertion. Physical examination revealed a barrel-shaped chest; no pathological sounds over the heart or both lung areas were detected. The above mentioned symptoms might suggest a circulatory problem. Echocardiography and computed tomography angiography were performed. These examinations revealed supracardiac type total anomalous pulmonary veno(..)

DOI: 10.15557/JoU.2019.0012

Published Online: 30-April-2019

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