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Article

Embedded Fault Diagnosis Expert System on Weapon Equipment

In order to improve the work performance and mobility of the fault diagnosis expert system, a portable diagnostic client for embedded Linux operating system is developed. The data acquisition module is embedded in the device by analyzing fault-tree based troubleshooting process, using the fault symptom table for fault diagnosis. Maintenance staff determine whether the equipment is working properly in accordance with the output signal of the diagnostic Agent which is embedded in weapons

Geng Chaoyang, Gao Fenli

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 2, 25–33

Research Article

An exploration of the experience of parents with children with autism spectrum disorder after diagnosis and intervention

Delays and difficulties in both diagnosis and access to services can compound existing stressors experienced by families with children with autism spectrum disorder. Early and accurate diagnosis and appropriate intervention may not only improve child-specific outcomes but may also mitigate some of the stressors impacting family relationships and quality of life. We aimed to understand the experience of over 500 families that had sought autism spectrum disorder diagnosis and intervention, their

Ben Milbourn, Marita Falkmer, Melissa H. Black, Sonya Girdler, Torbjorn Falkmer, Chiara Horlin

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 3, 104–110

Review

The diagnosis and management of shoulder pain

Diagnosis is crucial in decision-making when treating a patient with shoulder pain. Ultrasound is also very important in the diagnostic and therapeutic pathway, especially when surgery is being considered. This article outlines the diagnostic pathway using the patient’s history, physical examination and ultrasound examination. It is important to correlate the clinical assessment with the imaging signs. It is also important to treat the patient and not the images as there may be abnormalities

Gina M. Allen

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 74, 234–239

Review

The role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of occult scaphoid fractures

Abstract Background: Ultrasonography is widely utilized by emergency physicians and radiologists to diagnose various orthopaedic diseases, including fractures. We aim to derive a definitive estimate of the diagnostic accuracy of ultrasonography in clinically suspected scaphoid fractures. Methods: We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of included diagnostic cohort studies that discussed the use of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of occult scaphoid fractures. We searched the

Mohammed Ali, Mujtaba Ali, Ahmed Mohamed, Syed Mannan, Farshid Fallahi

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 75, 325–331

Article

DATASOCKET TECHNOLOGY AND ITS APPLICATION IN EQUIPMENT REMOTE CONDITION MONITORING AND FAULT DIAGNOSIS

Instrument technology based on DataSocket and its application in equipment remote condition monitoring and fault diagnosis. DataSocket’s properties, structure and working principle were analyzed at the same time. By developing a set of equipment remote status monitoring and fault diagnosis system, the paper has tried to verify that the use of this technology can monitor real-time data and fault diagnosis.

Wu Tao, Liu Zhihua, Liang Miaoyuan

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 491–508

Research Article

ADAPTIVE DYNAMIC CLONE SELECTION NEURAL NETWORK ALGORITHM FOR MOTOR FAULT DIAGNOSIS

A fault diagnosis method based on adaptive dynamic clone selection neural network (ADCSNN) is proposed in this paper. In this method the weights of neural network is encoded as the antibody, and the network error is considered as the antigen. The algorithm is then applied to fault detection of motor equipment. The experiments results show that the fault diagnosis method based on ADCS neural network has the capability in escaping local minimum and improving the algorithm speed, this gives better

Wu Hongbing, Lou Peihuang, Tang Dunbing

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 482–504

Research paper

DATA FUSION ALGORITHM OF FAULT DIAGNOSIS CONSIDERING SENSOR MEASUREMENT UNCERTAINTY

This paper presents data fusion algorithm of fault diagnosis considering sensor measurement uncertainty. Random-fuzzy variables (RFV) are used to model testing patterns (TPs) and fault template patterns (FTPs) respectively according to on-line sensor monitoring data and typical historical sensor data reflecting every fault mode. A similarity measure is given to calculate matching degree between a TP and each FTP in fault database such that Basic Probability Assignment (BPA) can be obtained by

Xu Xiaobin, Zhou Zhe, Wen Chenglin

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 171–190

Article

An Analog Circuit Fault Diagnosis Method Based on SVM Optimized with BQPSO

In order to improve the correct rate of analog circuit fault diagnosis, a method based on SVM optimized with BQPSO is put forward. Firstly, BQPSO algorithm and its steps are presented; Then the performance impact factors of SVM are analyzed, and the steps of SVM parameters optimized with BQPSO are given; Finally, a filter circuit is taken as an example to simulate. The result shows that this method is effective.

Wang Zhongsheng, Yang Sen, Huang Shujuan

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 2, 53–58

research-article

Differential diagnosis of fat-containing lesions in the inguinal canal using ultrasound

Introduction There are several sites of reduced strength in the abdominal wall. Symmetrical inguinal canals, which are the most common location of hernia, are one of such sites. Furthermore, other pathological lesions that should be included in the differential diagnosis may be found here. The aim of the paper is to present fat-containing lesions located in the inguinal canal based on both our own experience and literature. Embryogenesis and differences in the structure and content of the

Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 78, 222–227

case-report

Prenatal diagnosis of congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries

great arteries diagnosed in utero, focusing on the clues necessary to make the prenatal diagnosis during fetal cardiac ultrasound/echocardiography. Case report A 21-year-old secundigravida at 37 weeks of gestation was referred to a fetal cardiologist due to suspected transposition of the great arteries. She was a healthy pregnant woman, and there was no familial history of a congenital heart disease, infectious diseases or consumption of any drugs. Fetal echocardiography showed atrioventricular

Nathalie Jeanne Bravo-Valenzuela, Alberto Borges Peixoto, Edward Araujo Júnior

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 79, 314–317

Case report

A reminder of peristalsis as a useful tool in the prenatal differential diagnosis of abdominal cystic masses

With routine antenatal ultrasound and recent advances in ultrasound technology, fetal intraabdominal cystic masses are recognized more often and are better characterized than in the past. They may be classified as solid and cystic, and may originate from multiple structures. When considering the extensive differential diagnosis of cystic masses, the observation of peristalsis narrows the possibilities to the gastrointestinal tract. To find this feature on ultrasound, the examiner must expressly

Eugenio O. Gerscovich, Simran Sekhon, Thomas W. Loehfelm, Sandra L. Wootton-Gorges, Adam Greenspan

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 69, 129–132

Article

SELF-DIAGNOSIS METHOD FOR CHECKING THE WAYSIDE SYSTEMS FOR WHEEL-RAIL VERTICAL LOAD MEASUREMENT

span. The research has identified self-diagnosis methods for the SMCV system to ensure the reliability and the quality of the measurements and to extend the knowledge of the system. The recorded signals have been processed and converted into easily interpretable physical quantities by means of MATLAB® algorithm.

Daniele CORTIS, Stefano GIULIANELLI, Gabriele MALAVASI, Stefano ROSSI

Transport Problems , ISSUE 4, 91–100

Review

Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder During Adolescence: A Review of the Published Literature

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a debilitating disorder that occurs in approximately 1% to 3% of the general population. BPD is not only relatively prevalent; it is also associated with significant public health and security concerns. The clinical and social burden of adult BPD diagnosis has resulted in the desire for early diagnosis and the implementation of early intervention programs. A qualitative review of the scientific literature suggested that adolescence is a critical point

Andrea Fossati

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 5–21

Original Paper

Mesenteric changes in an ultrasound examination can facilitate the diagnosis of neuroendocrine tumors of the small intestine

diagnosis was confi rmed in all patients by pathomorphological examinations. All retrospectively analyzed patients (n =17) had an abdominal US examination conducted in accordance with the previously mentioned protocol. Results: Primary neuroendocrine tumors were visualized ultrasonography in 13 of 17 patients (76.5%). In the remaining 4 patients, tumors in the small bowel were diagnosed in CT enteroclysis (n = 3) and conventional enteroclysis (n = 1). Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy and CT

Andrzej Smereczyński, Teresa Starzyńska, Katarzyna Kołaczyk

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 62, 274–282

case-report

Prenatal diagnosis of congenital megalourethra in the second trimester of pregnancy

most studies were solely focused on case reports and pathological autopsies(1,4). Case report A 31 year-old primigravid pregnant woman with unremarkable history was referred to the Tu Du Hospital, Vietnam, with diagnosis of fetal megacystis detected on routine sonography. Ultrasound scan at 17 weeks 6 days reported the following findings: echogenic kidneys, right pyelectasis (3.6 mm), dilated right ureter (3.2–3.6 mm) (Fig. 1), left pyelectasis (3.2 mm), dilated urinary bladder (33 × 24 mm) with

Do Duy Anh, Ha To Nguyen, Simon Meagher, Edward Araujo Júnior

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 79, 302–304

Article

Breath Analysis for Medical Diagnosis

The purpose of this review is to highlight the advances in technology and understanding in the field of breath analysis for medical diagnosis. A critical review of the methods of breath collection, treatment, and analysis is given, highlighting the problems facing the field and areas where promising advancement has been made. One particular area of interest is centered around electronic noses, ideally, portable devices which aim to mimic biological olifactory systems in analysing gases to

Darryl Hill, Russell Binions

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 401–440

Case report

Fetal ultrasound: Early diagnosis and natural evolution of proximal femoral focal deficiency

Proximal femoral focal deficiency is an extremely rare congenital anomaly with only a few case reports in the literature. This case illustrates one diagnosed by prenatal ultrasound. The diagnosis may be isolated or associated with other abnormalities and syndromes. This report describes the early obstetrical ultrasound diagnosis, its evolution and associated findings throughout pregnancy. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first report associating this diagnosis with sickle cell trait

Eugenio O. Gerscovich, Simran Sekhon, Thomas W. Loehfelm, Adam Greenspan

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 71, 294–298

Original Paper

Correlation of findings in clinical and high resolution ultrasonography examinations of the painful shoulder

Objective: High resolution ultrasonography is a non-painful and non-invasive imaging technique which is useful for the assessment of shoulder pain causes, as clinicalexamination often does not allow an exact diagnosis. The aim of this study was to compare the fi ndings of clinical examination and high resolution ultrasonographyin patients presenting with painful shoulder. Methods: Non-interventional observational study of 100 adult patients suffering from unilateral shoulder pain

Raphael Micheroli, Diego Kyburz, Adrian Ciurea, Beat Dubs, Martin Toniolo, Samuel Pascal Bisig, Giorgio Tamborrini

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 60, 29–44

Research Article

Changes in the frequency and characteristics of children diagnosed with autistic disorder in two Norwegian cohorts: 1992 and 2009

at least 70. The proportion of children with genetic syndromes was around 20% in both cohorts. Median age at AD diagnosis did not differ between the two cohorts (4.5 vs. 5.0 years, respectively). When the two cohorts were combined, children with IQ values of 70 or more without a genetic syndrome and those with IQ values of less than 50 with genetic syndromes were diagnosed at approximately the same age (5.5 and 5.3 years, respectively). Both groups were significantly older at diagnosis as

Sidsel Romhus, Gyro Aas Herder, Elisabeth Grindheim, Synnve Schjølberg, Patricia Howlin

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 3–12

Case report

The value of ultrasound in the diagnosis of limited scleroderma – a case report

artefact and MicroPure option on ultrasound examination in differential diagnosis of soft tissue calcifi cations. Making the correct diagnosis can attribute to precise planning of surgical treatment.

Grzegorz Pracoń, Mateusz Płaza, Marta Walentowska-Janowicz, Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 62, 326–331

case-report

Glucose transporter type 1 deficiency syndrome (GLUT1-DS) – delayed diagnosis and treatment. A case report

GLUT1 immunoreactivity in erythrocyte membranes. Thus the lumbar puncture and CSF examination should be the obligatory test in all drug resistant patients with epileptic seizures or any other paroxysmal incidents. Hypoglycorrhachia should be followed by genetic tests to exclude the GLUT1 mutations. Detection of the heterozygous mutations in the SLC2A1 gene confirms this diagnosis. In our patient the missense mutation p.Arg333Trp, which is responsible for GLUT1-DS1 syndrome was identified. Because of

Piotr Bogucki, Ewa Nagańska, Marta Jurek, Dorota Hoffman-Zacharska, Anna Kutkowska-Kaźmierczak, Ewa Obersztyn, Urszula Fiszer

Journal of Epileptology , 49–54

Article

AN APPROPRIATE PROCEDURE FOR DETECTION OF JOURNAL-BEARING FAULT USING POWER SPECTRAL DENSITY, K-NEAREST NEIGHBOR AND SUPPORT VECTOR MACHINE

) corrosion and (iii) excessive wear. The features of the PSD values of vibration signals were extracted using statistical and vibration parameters. The extracted features were used as inputs to the KNN and SVM for three-class identification. The roles of PSD technique and the KNN and SVM classifiers were investigated. Results showed that the accuracy rate of fault diagnosis was 100%. Also, the results demonstrated that the combined PSD-SVM model had the potential for fault diagnosis of engine journal

A. Moosavian, H. Ahmadi, A. Tabatabaeefar, B. Sakhaei

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 685–700

Review

Visceral artery aneurysms – classification, diagnosis and treatment

its location and may involve intraperitoneal hemorrhage, gastrointestinal and portal system bleeding with concomitant portal hypertension and bleeding from esophageal varices. Wide access to diagnostic tests, for example ultrasound, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging, helps establish the correct diagnosis and a therapeutic plan as well as select appropriate treatment. After a procedure, the same diagnostic tools enable assessment of treatment efficacy, or are used for the monitoring

Ewa Piasek, Michał Sojka, Maryla Kuczyńska, Łukasz Światłowski, Anna Drelich-Zbroja, Olga Furmaga, Tomasz Jargiełło

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 73, 148–151

Research Article

Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis of Steam Traps with Wireless Smart Sensors

An autonomous, wireless and self-powered smart sensor is described, addressing the condition monitoring and diagnosis of steam traps, whose performance degradation impairs energy efficiency in most of the process industries. The diagnostic criteria in the two possible failure modes of steam traps are presented, as well as the structure and technologies of the embedded devices for sensing, communication, and power supply, special attention being paid to the capability to run the system on the

Joana R. C. Faria, Sónia M. V. Semedo, Francisco J. A. Cardoso, José Oliveira

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–6

research-article

The primary role of radiological imaging in the diagnosis of rare musculoskeletal diseases. Emphasis on ultrasound

often serious, chronic, with a progressive and worsening course, and may be life-threatening. Rare diseases are also known as “orphan” diseases because the diagnosis is often very difficult or misinterpreted(4). Indeed, the presenting signs and symptoms of rare diseases could be very different for individual patients and often mimic other pathologies. The diagnosis is often missed or frustratingly slow, thereby worsening the patients’ physical and social status. Indeed, it is well known that an

Federica Rossi, Carlo Martinoli, Giovanni Murialdo, Angelo Schenone, Marina Grandis, Diego Ferone, Alberto Stefano Tagliafico

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 78, 187–192

research-article

First report of Meloidogyne naasi parasitizing turfgrass in Portugal

countries and has also been detected in fields where potatoes (Solanum tuberosum L.) are grown (Zijlstra et al., 2004; Wesemael et al., 2011). The potential impact of M. naasi on turfgrass and crop fields and the growing need for effective and sustainable management programs reinforces the importance of its monitoring and the need to assess its distribution and potential dissemination. An accurate diagnosis is also essential to support decision-making on quarantine of imported/exported plant materials

M. Clara Vieira dos Santos, M. Teresa M. Almeida, Sofia R. Costa

Journal of Nematology , 1–4

original-paper

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

. Furthermore, there are clinical situations where different, initially asymptomatic courses of the aortic arch may significantly hamper surgical treatment, e.g. congenital esophageal or upper respiratory defects. It is natural that patients reporting to an echocardiographic laboratory in a multidisciplinary pediatric teaching hospital with departments of neonatal pathology, pulmonology and gastroenterology include children suspected of vascular abnormalities requiring thorough diagnosis. Patients from

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

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 76, 5–8

case-report

Sonographic diagnosis of large-cell calcifying Sertoli cell tumor

with Carney complex were benign(5). Malignancy should be suspected if the lesion is larger than 4 cm, or when there are more than three mitoses per 10 high power fields, extratesticular growth, necrosis, hemorrhage, significant nuclear atypia and angiolymphatic invasion. Malignant tumors can metastasize to retroperitoneal lymph nodes or, less commonly, to the lungs, liver, and bones(6). Ultrasound plays a crucial role in the differential diagnosis of testicular lesions(7). LCCSCTs are characterized

Osman Ocal, Dilek Ertoy Baydar, Ilkay Sedakat Idilman, Hasan Serkan Dogan, Serdat Tekgul, Mustafa Ozmen

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 77, 161–164

original-paper

Performance Evaluation of Different Commercial Serological Kits for Diagnosis of Acute Hepatitis E Viral Infection

, known as HEV-7 and HEV-8, were also found to infect camels and humans (Al-Sadeq et al. 2017). Currently, HEV’s diagnosis depends on specific serological and nucleic acid tests, as the clinical manifestations and routine laboratory measures of HEV are similar to those of other acute hepatitis (Zhang et al. 2019). There are four major methods for diagnosing hepatitis E, including the detection of anti-HEV IgM and IgG antibodies, the antigen (Ag), and HEV RNA. Presently, the clinical diagnosis of acute

QIANG ZHANG, XIAOLONG ZONG, DONGMING LI, JING LIN, LIHUA LI

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 217–222

research-article

DNA barcoding evidence for the North American presence of alfalfa cyst nematode, Heterodera medicaginis

Thomas Powers, Andrea Skantar, Tim Harris, Rebecca Higgins, Peter Mullin, Saad Hafez, Zafar Handoo, Tim Todd, Kirsten Powers

Journal of Nematology , 1–17

Case report

Diagnosis and treatment of posttraumatic arteriovenous fistula in the lower leg – a case report

External injuries are one of the common reasons for reporting to hospital emergency departments. Peripheral vascular injuries occur in up to about 25% of upper and lower extremity injury cases. Arteriovenous fistula is a type of arterial injury. Doppler ultrasound is currently the primary diagnostic method for vascular injuries as it allows for the implementation of appropriately targeted treatment, indicating the potential need for extended diagnosis or patient qualification for endovascular

Jan Sobstyl, Maryla Kuczyńska, Ewa Kuklik, Łukasz Światłowski, Maria Tsitskari, Tomasz Jargiełło

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 73, 166–169

Short Communication

IgG Avidity: an Important Serologic Marker for the Diagnosis of Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Infection

21.3% patients without measurable IgM antibodies current/recent infection was confirmed by AI. IgG avidity represents an additional serologic marker that improves diagnosis of TBEV, especially in cases of atypical antibody response.

Tatjana Vilibic-Cavlek, Ljubo Barbic, Vladimir Stevanovic, Goranka Petrovic, Gordana Mlinaric-Galinovic

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 119–121

Review

The value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of varicocele

, it is necessary to exclude renal tumor and extend diagnostic ultrasound with the assessment of the abdominal cavity. The diagnosis of varicocele is based on medical history and physical examination, which involves palpation and observation of the scrotum at rest and during the Valsalva maneuver. Ultrasound is the imaging method of choice. The width and the number of vessels in the pampiniform plexus as well as the evaluation and measurement of regurgitation during the Valsalva maneuver are

Tomasz Lorenc, Leszek Krupniewski, Piotr Palczewski, Marek Gołębiowski

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 67, 359–370

Article

Research on Fault Diagnosis Technology of CNC Machine Tool Based on Machining Surface Roughness

relationship were established through the adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system(ANFIS), to achieve the machine tool spindle fault diagnosis. The results indicate that the roughness characteristic can accurately diagnose the machine tool spindle fault and can be an effective method to study the spindle fault of the machine tool.

Zhou Guang-wen, Mao Chun-yu, Tian Mei, Sun Yan-hong

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 3, 98–102

Article

Taxonomy and Systematics of the Genus Makatinus Heyns, 1965 (Nematoda: Dorylaimida: Aporcelaimidae)

molecular data support a relationship with Aporcelaimellus, which, however, might not be as close as usually assumed. An emended diagnosis of the genus, a key to species identification, and a compendium of their morphometrics are provided. Makatinus siddiqii is regarded as species inquirenda, Makatinus simus is retained under Eudorylaimus, and Makatinus tritici becomes a junior synonym of Aporcelaimellus tritici.

REYES PENA-SANTIAGO, INGRID VARELA

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 3, 245–253

case-report

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

, fatigue, somnolence and no weight gain. An open-heart surgery should be performed immediately after the diagnosis in the neonatal period(5). Case report A 5.5-month-old girl was admitted to the Department of Cardiac and General Pediatric Surgery, Medical University of Warsaw for the treatment of a congenital heart defect. The patient was born at 41 weeks of non-pathological pregnancy with a birth weight of 3650 grams and an Apgar score of 10. The main symptoms included dyspnea at rest, tachypnea

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

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 76, 75–79

Case report

Ultrasound imaging as the basis of a clinical diagnosis of systemic bartonellosis in a patient after bone marrow transplantation. A case report

Infections in immunocompromised patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation can have a severe and atypical course. Some opportunistic pathogens are difficult to detect in microbiological tests, and that is why treatment success depends on an accurate clinical diagnosis. This article presents a case of a 7-year-old girl with severe aplastic anemia treated with bone marrow transplantation with post-transplantation period complicated by persistent, hectic fever, with peak episodes of 39

Aleksandra Krasowska-Kwiecień, Jolanta Goździk, Magdalena Woźniak, Wojciech Czogała

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 65, 204–209

Case report

A twin pregnancy with a hydatidiform mole and a coexisting live fetus: prenatal diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up

Twin molar pregnancy with a hydatidiform mole and a coexisting live fetus is a rare form of gestational trophoblastic disease associated with an increased risk of obstetric complications and poor perinatal outcome. Prenatal diagnosis is essential for couple counseling and follow-up in Tertiary Reference Centers. Magnetic resonance imaging is important for the diagnostic differentiation of placental mesenchymal dysplasia and exclusion of myometrial invasion. Here we present a case of twin molar

Antonio Braga, Bruna Obeica, Heron Werner, Sue Yazaki Sun, Joffre Amim Júnior, Jorge Rezende Filho, Edward Araujo Júnior

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 71, 299–305

Case report

Anomalous origin of the right coronary artery from the main pulmonary artery treated surgically in a 6-week-old infant. A case report and review of the literature

this reason, the diagnosis is usually established when the disease is highly advanced, oftentimes only postmortem. In this paper, the authors present early echocardiographic evaluation, successful surgical treatment and post-operative echocardiographic examination.Case presentationFetal echocardiographic examinations demonstrated single vascular anomalies. The suspicion was verified after birth. Other congenital defects, including genetic defects, were also investigated. In the 5th week of life

Krzysztof Grabowski, Maciej Aleksander Karolczak, Ewa Zacharska-Kokot, Wojciech Mądry, Jacek Pająk

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 72, 71–76

Research Article

THE ROLE OF STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS IN THE CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS OF DIABETIC PATIENTS

Discovering interactions between the etiology of the infection and diabetic patients’ immune system activity may be essential for the relevant clinical diagnosis. The dynamics of colonization of the nasal vestibule by Staphylococcus aureus and the development of the prevention strategies against infection are different for various populations. Moreover, the colonization of the nasal vestibule might involve both molecular and epidemiological ctorsfa. Researchers have reported that the

Renata Barbara Klekotka, Elżbieta Mizgała-Izworska, Witold Drzastwa2, Bogdan Mazur

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 2, 166–178

Original Paper

Diagnosis of epilepsy – consequences for work and professional activities

Introduction. The correct diagnosis of epileptic seizures and non-epileptic attacks has a decisive influence on treatment, counseling and duration of possible work limitations. Diagnostic efforts should aim towards classifying the seizure as precisely as possible. For risk assessments, e.g. at the workplace, a close cooperation and networking of all professionals involved in the epilepsy treatment, care and consultation processes is required. Aim. To present guidelines for assessment of

Tobias Knieß, Hermann Stefan, Peter Brodisch

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 2, 103–112

Research Article

The Early Diagnosis of Preschool Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Norway: a Study of Diagnostic Age and Its Associated Factors

valid time for the identification and diagnosis of this disorder as well as the diagnostic procedures and types of clinics that are associated with the appropriate diagnostic age.

Kenneth Larsen

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 2, 136–145

Review

Role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of rheumatic diseases in light of ACR/EULAR guidelines

In the past years, ultrasound imaging has become an integral element of the diagnostic process in rheumatic diseases. It enables the identification of a range of inflammatory changes in joint cavities, sheaths and bursae, and allows their activity to be assessed. In 2012, experts of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology prepared recommendations concerning the role of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal diseases. Ultrasound was considered the method of choice in

Mateusz Płaza, Anna Nowakowska-Płaza, Grzegorz Pracoń, Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 64, 55–64

Original Paper

Comparison of Methods Used for the Diagnosis of Epstein-Barr Virus Infections in Children

The accurate diagnosis of Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infections is important, as many other infectious agents or diseases can cause similar symptoms. In this study, sera of pediatric patients who were suspected to have an EBV infection, were sent to Eskisehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Microbiology, and investigated by IFA, ELISA, immunoblotting and Real-time PCR. The performances of these tests were compared with IFA. The rates of agreement between ELISA and

Nilgun Kasifoglu, Semra Oz, Ener Cagri Dinleyici, Tercan Us, Ozcan Bor, Gul Durmaz, Yurdanur Akgun

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 81–88

Review

Value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome – literature review

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a multi-factorial disease. Its etiopathogenesis has not been elucidated in detail. It is the most common endocrine disorder in women of child-bearing age. This disease entity is primarily characterized by disrupted ovulation and hyperandrogenism, but the clinical picture can be diversifi ed and symptom intensity can vary. Currently, the sonographic assessment of ovaries is one of the obligatory criteria for the diagnosis of PCOS according to the Rotterdam consensus

Michał Bachanek, Nebil Abdalla, Krzysztof Cendrowski, Włodzimierz Sawicki

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 63, 410–422

Review

Intra-abdominal fat. Part III. Neoplasms lesions of the adipose tissue

epithelioid tumor at this site is mesothelioma. The last but not least group includes secondary malignant tumors without an adipocyte component located in intra-abdominal fat. This is the most numerous group with prevailing carcinoma foci. For each of these groups, the authors present ultrasound features of individual lesions and discuss their differential diagnosis. In the vast majority of cases, the material for cytological and histological analysis can be obtained during ultrasound-guided procedures

Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 65, 145–154

research-article

Gradual diagnosis and clinical importance of prenatally detected persistent left superior vena cava with absent right superior vena cava – a case report and literature review

markedly dilated as it receives the whole venous drainage from the upper body(9). Moreover, dilated CS might be misdiagnosed as an ostium primum atrial septal defect or as mitral atresia(8,10). The diagnosis must be confirmed in the three-vessel trachea view (3VT) showing the supernumerary vessel to the left of the pulmonary trunk and arterial duct(1). Measuring the distance between the right SVC and the aorta at 3VT might be also used for PLSVC detection as this distance is increased in bilateral SVC

Oskar Sylwestrzak, Maria Respondek-Liberska

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 81, e146–e150

research-article

I’m not a diagnosis: Adolescents’ perspectives on user participation and shared decision-making in mental healthcare

background. The diagnoses that they gave, in addition to suicidal intentions and self-harm are provided in Table 1. TABLE 1. Participants’ self-reported experience with mental healthcare services and diagnosis Participant ID number Duration of admission Total-experience from CAMHS Self-reported diagnosis 1 N/A 3 years Autism spectrum disorder, psychosis 2 9 days 2 years Anxiety, depression 3 12 days 1 year ADHD, eating disorder 4 6 months 8 months N/A 5 7 days 3 years Trauma/PTSD

Stig Bjønness, Trond Grønnestad, Marianne Storm

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 139–148

Review

Intra-abdominal fat. Part II: Non-cancerous lesions of the adipose tissue localized beyond organs

is why this article exposes sonographic features that are the most characteristic of these lesions. The value of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of this pathology is underestimated, and a number of US scan reports do not reflect its presence in any way. Moreover, the article discusses more and more common mesenteritis, the lack of knowledge of which could pose difficulties in explaining the nature of symptoms reported by patients. Furthermore, this review presents lesions referred to in the

Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 64, 32–43

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Developing a real-time PCR diagnostic method for a potential threat to chrysanthemum, Paratylenchus dianthus

. kumamotoensis are known to inhabit in many chrysanthemum growing areas (Iwahori et al., 2008) and Pratylenchus may cause chronic damage to chrysanthemum (Kobayashi, 1995). Chemical treatments including nematicides, such as fosthiazate, are popular means to control nematode damage in Okinawa, however, nematode diagnosis in a chrysanthemum field is not quick and easy. Koyama et al. (2016) reported a low cost and high-throughput approach to quantify Pratylenchus spp. with the real-time PCR method by using pre

Masanori Kawanobe, Koki Toyota, Hidehito Uchihara, Mikoto Takae

Journal of Nematology , 1–11

Research Article

Underidentification of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Females: A Case Series Illustrating the Unique Presentation of this Disorder in Young Women

Andrea Trubanova, Katharine Donlon, Nicole L. Kreiser, Thomas H. Ollendick, Susan W. White

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 2, 66–76

Article

ON-SITE DIAGNOSTICS OF THE MECHANICAL VENTILATION IN OFFICE BUILDINGS

Monika BŁASZCZOK, Małgorzata KRÓL, Maria HURNIK

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 145–156

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Morpho-molecular characterization of Colombian and Brazilian populations of Rotylenchulus associated with Musa spp

Donald Riascos-Ortiz, Ana Teresa Mosquera-Espinosa, Francia Varón De Agudelo, Claudio Marcelo Gonçalves de Oliveira, Jaime Eduardo Muñoz-Flórez

Journal of Nematology , 1–13

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First report of southern root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne incognita, infecting pomegranate, Punica granatum, in Peru

Ricardo Andreé Vega-Callo, María Yaquelin Mendoza-Lima, Nataly Ruth Mamani-Mendoza, Leslie Sharon Lozada-Villanueva, Juan José Tamo-Zegarra, Teodocia Gloria Casa-Ruiz, Cristiano Bellé

Journal of Nematology , 1–3

Review Article

Mistakes in ultrasound diagnosis of superficial lymph nodes

Ewa J. Białek, Wiesław Jakubowski

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 68, 59–65

Mini Review

Viral Infection of the Heart: Pathogenesis and Diagnosis

Mateusz Kuffner, Agnieszka Pawlak, Maciej Przybylski

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 391–398

Article

RECOMBINANT ANTIGENS IN SEROLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS OF LYME BORRELIOSIS

Weronika Grąźlewska, Lucyna Holec-Gąsior

Postępy Mikrobiologii - Advancements of Microbiology , ISSUE 4, 399–413

Article

A Review on Prognostics and Health Management

Hu Nannan, Su Xiaohao, Baolong Liu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 1, 115–121

research-article

First record of Aphelenchoides stammeri (Nematoda: Aphelenchoididae) from Turkey

blunt terminal spine. The spicules are clumsy, strongly curved and do not have a very sharp vertex. Testis is outstretched, with spermatocytes in a row. Rose-thorn-shaped spicule is present, with length 19 to 22 µm and a broadly rounded apex; rostrum is tiny, with triangular shape. Tail is similar in shape to that of female, but more curved. Differential diagnosis This is the first report of Aphelenchoides stammeri from Turkey. Morphological characteristics and measurements of Turkish populations

Mehmet Dayi, Ece B. Kasapoğlu Uludamar, Süleyman Akbulut, İ. Halil Elekcioğlu

journal of nematology , 1–6

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First report of Meloidogyne javanica (Nematoda: Meloidogynidae) infecting Scoparia dulcis, a medicinal plant in Brazil

Cristiano Bellé, Rodrigo Ferraz Ramos, Andressa Lima de Brida, Tiago Edu Kaspary

journal of nematology , 1–3

Review Paper

Presurgical diagnosis of epilepsies – concepts and diagnostic tools

Heinz Gregor Wieser

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 2, 115–140

book-review

The complete guide to ADHD: nature, diagnosis, and treatment

guide. Part 2 (chapters 8 to 10) describes the clinical assessment and diagnosis of ADHD and their purpose using a multilevel approach, and provides a work-up of the diagnostic criteria in ICD-10, DSM-IV, and DSM-5. While this is mostly standard information, I was happy to see that the authors mention the discussion around the age of onset criterion, validity of subtypes, acknowledgement of gender differences, and even managed to include an impression of the suggested modifications for ADHD criteria

Sven Bölte

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 1–2

Case report

Adrenal abscess in a 3-week-old neonate – a case report

The authors present a case of a 6-year-old boy operated on in the 4th week of life because of adrenal abscess. The diagnosis of an adrenal abscess in the neonatal period is challenging due to its rare occurrence and non-specifi c signs. Adrenal abscesses can develop via two mechanisms: as a result of a hematogenic infection and a spread of bacteria to “normal” adrenal glands or, which is much more common, a complication of an adrenal hematoma. Early and accurate diagnosis is crucial for

Małgorzata Rumińska, Ewelina Witkowska-Sędek, Stanisław Warchoł, Teresa Dudek-Warchoł, Michał Brzewski, Beata Pyrżak

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 63, 429–437

Review Paper

Jeavons syndrome – updated review

Introduction. Eyelid myoclonia and absences (ELMA) was first described by Jeavons in 1977 as a separate type of photosensitive epilepsy. Aim and method. The aim is to consider the updated electro-clinical pathophysiology and to discuss terminology, classification and differential diagnosis. The review includes our own research and relevant papers on the subject of Jeavons syndrome (JS). Review and differential diagnosis. Definition: Jeavons syndrome is a generalized idiopathic (genetic

Athanasios Covanis

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 2, 113–123

Conference Presentation

SUDDEN VISUAL DISTURBANCE IN AN AIRCREWMAN – INVESTIGATION AND DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

Wolfgang Seckler

Journal of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine , 13–15

Editorial

Speeding up disease diagnosis: a reliable option for the epileptologist?

Pasquale Striano, Salvatore Striano

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 2, 69–70

Review

Personality Disorder in Childhood and Adolescence comes of Age: a Review of the Current Evidence and Prospects for Future Research

Mickey T. Kongerslev, Andrew M. Chanen, Erik Simonsen

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 31–48

research-article

A BRIEF UPDATE ON PSYCHOGENIC NON-EPILEPTIC SEIZURES: A CHALLENGE TO OVERCOME

and the prevalence estimated as up to 33 per 100,000 population (Asadi-Pooya and Sperling, 2015). PNES are one of the most frequent and difficult differential diagnoses in epileptology. Studies have shown that there is a large degree of confusion underlying the diagnosis and management of PNES, not only among patients and their families, but also within primary care physicians (Carton et al., 2003; O’Sullivan et al., 2006). Moreover, most studies have focused on PNES as a clinical condition to be

Massimiliano Beghi, Cesare Maria Cornaggia, Ettore Beghi

Journal of Epileptology , 27–32

Case report

Abnormal portal vein waveform as an indicator of constrictive pericarditis – a case report

. Hepatic veins distention with pathological reverse fl ow during systole was reported. Additionally, inferior vena cava was dilated and remained unchanged through the respiratory cycle. Basing on the above image a heart disease, which had not been taken into differential diagnosis before, was suggested. The following echocardiography, together with computed tomography, enabled a diagnosis of constrictive pericarditis. Successful pericardiotomy was performed. Such a complicated diagnostics happened to

Joanna Ścieszka, Józefa Dąbek, Paweł Cieślik

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 61, 227–230

research-article

Further evidence of the Diagnostic Utility of the Child Behavior Checklist for identifying pediatric Bipolar I Disorder

Introduction Pediatric bipolar (BP) disorder is a prevalent and highly morbid disorder estimated to afflict up to 2% of youth worldwide (1, 2). Youth afflicted with BP disorder are at high risk for a wide range of adverse outcomes including psychiatric hospitalizations, substance use disorders and suicidality (3–7). However, because the diagnosis of pediatric BP disorder requires a level of clinical expertise that is not readily available, improved efforts to help identify children who may have

Amy Yule, Maura Fitzgerald, Timothy Wilens, Janet Wozniak, K. Yvonne Woodworth, Alexa Pulli, Mai Uchida, Stephen V. Faraone, Joseph Biederman

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 1–8

Original Paper

Ultrasound image of malignant bone tumors in children. An analysis of nine patients diagnosed in 2011–2016

diagnostic method, makes it necessary to be familiar with sonographic presentation of bone tumors to suggest this diagnosis early enough and, after its verification, start treatment without a significant delay. Aim: The aim of this study was to determine changes in the sonographic image that might indicate a bone malignancy and suggest the need to extend the diagnostic process in this direction. Material and method: This article discusses 10 bone tumors in 9 children who had an ultrasound scan performed

Tomasz Madej, Joanna Flak-Nurzyńska, Ewa Dutkiewicz, Anna Ciechomska, Jerzy Kowalczyk, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 73, 103–111

Original Paper

Usefulness of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of hematoma after primary hip arthroplasty

Jerzy Białecki, Paweł Bartosz, Wojciech Marczyński, Jan Zając

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 70, 149–153

Research Article

The Three-Dimensional Temperature Indication for the Reactor Core by Using Multiple Thermocouples

The premise of accident mitigation lies in the accurate diagnosis of the accident. The serious accident, in which the core of the nuclear reactor at the nuclear power plant (NPP) is melted, is a very serious problem. Examples of this kind of accident may be found in the Fukushima accident. Therefore, a rapid incident response and accurate diagnosis is more important than anything. The ultimate goal of severe accident mitigation at a nuclear reactor is to maintain the confidentiality of the

Song Hae Ye, Sooill Lee, Heetaek Lim, Joon Lyou, Sungjin Kim

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–4

Case report

Radial sesamoid fracture of the second MCP joint – a case report

A fracture of the sesamoid bone of the hand is rarely seen. In most cases, it is strictly associated with the trauma. The patient complains of a long-lasting, due to unclear  diagnosis, painful swelling of the joint with an inability to fl ex the affected fi nger. Limited blood supply makes the untreated fracture prone to avascular necrosis. Thus, it isextremely important to make a proper diagnosis early. Bilateral comparing the affected areas with ultrasonography seems to be the method of

Grzegorz Pracoń, Marta Walentowska-Janowicz, Paweł Nowicki, Mateusz Płaza, Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 60, 96–101

Case report

Mucinous borderline ovarian tumor: a case report with diagnostic insights on ultrasound findings

Borderline ovarian tumors represent about 10% of all epithelial ovarian cancers, but in contrast to epithelial ovarian cancers, they constitute a group of tumors with a much better prognosis. An assessment of clinical presentation, physical examination, radiological and biochemical findings is necessary to tailor management strategies for patients with ovarian tumors. The article, which is based on a case report, describes different approaches for preoperative diagnosis as well as discusses

Anna Szymańska-Dubowik, Marcin Śniadecki, Agnieszka Bianek-Bodzak, Marcin Liro, Edyta Szurowska

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 67, 411–416

Case report

Ultrasound findings in extragenital endometriosis

We present a report on ultrasound findings in extragenital endometriosis and a literature review accompanied by illustrations. Intestinal endometriosis should be considered in female patients of reproductive age who present with constipation, gastrointestinal bleeding, nausea, vomiting, cramp-like abdominal pain, diarrhoea and pelvic pain. Although definitive preoperative diagnosis of endometriosis is difficult, clinical suspicion and appropriate imaging might prevent extensive surgical

Yi Dong, Barbara Braden, Christoph Klinger, Tomás Ripolles, Christoph F. Dietrich

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 74, 247–254

Review

Enthesopathies and enthesitis. Part 2: Imaging studies

The pathologies of tendon and ligament attachments are called enthesopathies. Enthesitis is one of enthesopathies and it is considered a characteristic sign of rheumatic diseases from the spondyloarthritis group, including peripheral spondyloarthritis. Therefore, enthesitis has been included in a number of clinical classifi cations for diagnosing these diseases. Clinical diagnosis of enthesitis is based on rather non-specifi c clinical signs and results of laboratory

Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Brygida Kwiatkowska, Monika Prochorec-Sobieszek, Grzegorz Pracoń, Marta Walentowska-Janowicz, Włodzimierz Maśliński

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 61, 196–207

short-communication

Comparison of Performance Characteristics of DxN VERIS System versus Qiagen PCR for HBV Genotype D and HCV Genotype 1b Quantification

and HCV genotype 1b; therefore, we have only involved these genotypes in our study (Karatas et al. 2018). The selected blood samples were immediately centrifuged, aliquoted, and then, stored at −80°C until use. The diagnosis of chronic hepatitis B and C was made on the basis of biochemical, serological, virological and histological data according to the EASL guidelines (EASL 2017a, 2017b). The samples were analyzed by using both fully automated DxN VERIS kits (Beckman Coulter DxN VERIS HBV/ HCV

MURAT SAYAN, AYSE ARIKAN, TAMER SANLIDAG

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 139–143

Case report

Cognitive functions in myoclonic epilepsy with ragged red fibres – a case report

symptoms such as multifocal myoclonus, cerebellar syndrome (gait impairment, intention tremor, ataxia and dysmetria). The diagnosis of MERRF was confirmed at the age of 16. Neuropsychological examination showed slowing of verbal learning and deficient spontaneous recall with improvement on recognition as well as low verbal fluency. Discussion. The authors discuss differential diagnosis of mitochondrial diseases (MIDs) in respect to cognitive function impairment and, in particular, to dementia: MELAS

Martyna Domańska, Emilia J. Sitek, Michał Schinwelski, Maria Mazurkiewicz-Bełdzińska, Agnieszka Matheisel, Jarosław Sławek

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 1, 69–74

Original Paper

Detection of SCN1A mutations in patients with severe myoclonic epilepsy in infancy by custom resequence array

Introduction. Very few epilepsy phenotypes have been associated with causative genes; nevertheless, it is becoming possible, for some epilepsy phenotypes, to predict the most efficacious anti-epileptic drugs for patients based on their genetic makeup. The development of individualized medicine based on genetic information and the genetic diagnosis of epilepsy are expected to greatly improve the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy. Here, we developed a DNA array (resequencing array) for the

Takayuki Sugawara, Shuichi Yoshida, Naoko Onodera, Kazumaru Wada, Shinichi Hirose, Sunao Kaneko

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 1, 5–13

Review

Diagnostic errors in musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging and how to avoid them

The article reviews the major challenges related to the principles of the correct tech­nique of musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US). All the crucial aspects of correct MSK soft tissue diagnosis have been discussed, including equipment settings, use of recent image software innovations and ultrasound standoff pads, and correct transducer po­sitioning. The importance of the fundamental principles of MSK US, facilitating good quality image and limiting the occurrence of artifacts, has been

Małgorzata Serafin-Król, Artur Maliborski

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 70, 188–196

Case report

The Life and Trials of a Pseudomeningocoele.

This case study introduces Ms Z. It discusses her story and the nursing care of her journey with a diagnosis of a pseudomeningocele. This case study was developed using direct interviews with the patient, discussions with the patient’s surgeon, research articles, viewing scans, photos and using the patient’s clinical notes. The patient’s journey with the pseudomeningocele spans over a 20 year period with many up’s and downs throughout, resulting with what is hoped to be a better quality of life

Larissa Engel, Maira Manch

Australasian Journal of Neuroscience , ISSUE 1, 33–37

Position Paper

PREDIABETES AND THE NEED FOR CARDIOVASCULAR RISK ASSESSMENT IN AVIATION

Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) guidelines for diagnosis using oral glucose tolerance test (or HbA1c) recognise the importance of extending diagnosis beyond simply identifying diabetes. This is relevant in view of the risk of composite cardiovascular events, coronary heart disease, stroke, and all-cause mortality associated with abnormal blood glucose. Since the pilot population mirrors this morbidity, the aviation regulator has an obligation to consider the impact in terms of

Sanjiv Sharma, Michael Drane

Journal of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine , 1–7

research-article

Description of Hirschmanniella dicksoni n. sp. (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae) from rhizosphere soil of limpograss from Florida, USA

The University of Florida Nematode Assay Laboratory (NAL) received a rhizosphere soil sample for a routine diagnosis purpose from Beef Farm Prairie, Osceola County in Florida. The sample was taken from a site dedicated to limpograss (Hemarthria altissima). Limpograss is a warm-season perennial grass used by Florida beef cattle producers because of its high digestibility, adaptation to seasonally flooded soils, cool-season growth, and tolerance of light frost (Newman, 2014). This grass is well

Alemayehu W. Habteweld, Faruk Akyazi, Soumi Joseph, William T. Crow, Eyualem Abebe, Tesfamariam Mekete

Journal of Nematology , 1–15

Review

Enthesopathies and enthesitis. Part 1. Etiopathogenesis

The pathologies of tendon and ligament attachments are called enthesopathies. One of its types is enthesitis which is a characteristic sign of peripheral spondyloarthropathy.Clinical diagnosis of enthesitis is based on rather non-specifi c clinical signs and results of laboratory tests. Imaging examinations are highly promising. Numerous  publications prove that enthesitis can be differentiated from other enthesopathic processes in an ultrasound examination or magnetic resonance imaging

Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Brygida Kwiatkowska, Monika Prochorec-Sobieszek, Włodzimierz Maśliński

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 60, 72–84

Editorial

Rheumatoid arthritis: what do MRI and ultrasound show

disease management, the emergence of new biologic therapies and better utilization of conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs. Prompt diagnosis and appropriate therapy have been recognized as essential for improving clinical outcomes in patients with early rheumatoid arthritis. Despite the potential of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging to visualize all tissues typically involved in the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis, the diagnosis of early disease remains difficult due to

Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Lennart Jans, James Teh

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 68, 5–16

Review Article

Chest wall – underappreciated structure in sonography. Part II: Non-cancerous lesions

The chest wall is a vast and complex structure, hence the wide range of pathological conditions that may affect it. The aim of this publication is to discuss the usefulness of ultrasound for the diagnosis of benign lesions involving the thoracic wall. The most commonly encountered conditions include sternal and costal injuries and thoracic lymphadenopathy. Ultrasound is very efficient in identifying the etiology of pain experienced in the anterior chest wall following CPR interventions. Both

Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 71, 275–280

Original Paper

Comparison of lung ultrasound and chest X-ray findings in children with bronchiolitis

Aim: Respiratory syncytial virus is the main pathogen responsible for bronchiolitis. Usually, there is no indication to perform diagnostic imaging or run laboratory tests in patients with bronchiolitis since the diagnosis is based on the clinical presentation. Chest radiogram can be useful in severe cases. So far, lung ultrasound has not been considered as an alternative in guidelines for imaging diagnosis of bronchiolitis. The aim of the study was to compare lung ultrasound and chest X-ray

Sławomir Jaszczołt, Tomasz Polewczyk, Marta Dołęga-Kozierowska, Mariusz Woźniak, Zbigniew Doniec

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 74, 193–197

original-paper

Clinical Interpretation of Detection of IgM Anti-Brucella Antibody in the Absence of IgG and Vice Versa; a Diagnostic Challenge for Clinicians

constitutes a broad range of signs and symptoms. Patients commonly present with fever, chills, fatigue, joint, muscle and back pain. The fact that symptoms are non-specific and can be shared by other infectious diseases makes it even more difficult for clinicians to diagnose it clinically. Although the diagnosis is confirmed by isolation of the Brucella spp. from tissues or body fluids, the occupational risk of infection transmission to laboratory staff and the time-consuming and less sensitive culture

REEM AL JINDAN, NIDA SALEEM, AAMIR SHAFI, SHEIKH MUHAMMAD AMJAD

Polish Journal of Microbiology , ISSUE 1, 51–57

Research Article

Microfluidic biosensor for single cell high speed flow impedance spectroscopy

This paper presents a micro-biosensor based on Electrical Bio-Impedance Spectroscopy (EBIS), applied to blood cells characterization and diagnosis. This sensor uses microfluidic flow, coupled to EBIS system to perform cell by cell measurements at high flow rate, up to several hundred cells per second. Two devices were realized with different materials, SU_8 resin and polydimethylsyloxane PDMS to structure the microchannel. PDMS device stand higher pressure than SU_8, permitting to improve

J. Claudel, M. Nadi, O. Elmazria, D. Kourtiche

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 5, 1–5

Case report

Body stalk anomaly: antenatal sonographic diagnosis of this rare entity with review of literature

Amandeep Singh, Jasmeet Singh, Kamlesh Gupta

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 69, 133–135

research-article

A case of ultrasound diagnosis of retroperitoneal lesion caused by unnoticed foreign body ingestion

role in the diagnostic algorithm, even after cross-sectional contrast-enhanced modalities have been employed. Moreover, in the reported case, repeating the transabdominal sonographic evaluation and supplementing it with endosonography, contributed to making the correct diagnosis. With its ease of use and safety, US can be successfully used to verify the diagnosis at every stage of the therapeutic and diagnostic processes. Its main disadvantage continues to be operator dependency. Discussion

Wojciech Tynecki, Andrzej Tynecki, Agata Grobelna, Tomasz Baranowski, Grzegorz Siemiaszko, Tomasz Łapiński, Julia Wilczek

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 81, e151–e153

Case report

Supravalvar mitral ring with a parachute mitral valve and subcoarctation of the aorta in a child with hemodynamically significant VSD. A study of the morphology, echocardiographic diagnostics and surgical therapy

The authors present a case of echocardiographic diagnosis of supravalvar mitral ring (a fi­bromembranous structure that arose from the atrial surface of the mitral leaflets) in a child with a parachute mitral valve, a ventricular septal defect, and mild narrowing of the aortic isthmus. The supravalvar mitral stenosis is a typical but very infrequently detected element of the complex of anatomical abnormalities located within the left heart and the proximal aorta, called the Shone’s

Wojciech Mądry, Maciej A. Karolczak, Krzysztof Grabowski

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 70, 206–211

Research Article

Injury Patterns among Individuals Diagnosed with Infantile Autism during Childhood: A Case-Control Study

(range, 27.3 to 30.4 years), and the mean patient age at the end of the observation period was 42.7 years (range, 27.3 to 57.3 years).Among the 118 patients with IA, a total of 52 (44.1%) were registered in the Danish National Hospital Register with at least one injury diagnosis. In the comparison group, 226 of 336 individuals (67.3%) had at least one such diagnosis. The difference is statistically significant (P < .0001; odds ratio, 0.4; 95% confidence interval, 0.3 to 0.6), and the nature of the

Svend Erik Mouridsen, Bente Rich, Torben Isager

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 2, 88–95

Case report

The diagnostic dilemma of non-convulsive status epilepticus in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

Introduction. The differentiation between the clinical and electroencephalographic changes in nonconvulsive status epilepticus (NCSE) and those in sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) is a crucial question. Case report. A 77-year old woman was admitted because of fluctuating behavioural chancaseges, adynamia and apraxia since several months for diagnostic. The diagnosis of sCJD was suggested. Subsequently, she had a generalized tonic clonic seizure (GTCS) and the EEG revealed periodic

Matthias Wittstock, Uwe Walter, Daniela Schirrmeister, Kyrylo Kurtieiev, Jan Klinke, Annette Grossmann, Johannes Rösche

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 1-2, 53–58

Review

Guidelines for ultrasound examination in ophthalmology. Part III: Color Doppler ultrasonography

the smallest diameter, the assessment of the stenosis level is impossible. Also, imaging of mural lesions or occlusions is limited(2). The introduction of the duplex method, i.e. a combination of B-mode with Doppler presentation has been important for the development of non-invasive vascular diagnosis(3). Combining this method with color, so-called color Doppler ultrasonography (CDU) or color Doppler imaging (CDI), allows one to locate lesions and blood flow disorders based on color coding, not

Monika Modrzejewska

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 77, 128–136

Review

Imaging of juvenile spondyloarthritis. Part II: Ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging

Juvenile spondyloarthropathies are mainly manifested by symptoms of peripheral arthri­tis and enthesitis. Early involvement of sacroiliac joints and spine is exceptionally rare in children; this usually happens in adulthood. Conventional radiographs visualize late inflammatory lesions. Early diagnosis is possible with the use of ultrasonography and magnetic resonance imaging. The first part of the article presented classifications and radiographic presentation of juvenile

Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Michał Znajdek, Piotr Gietka, Violeta Vasilevska-Nikodinovska, Lukas Patrovic, Vladka Salapura

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 70, 176–181

Article

PRE-PROCESSING OF AUTOMATIC SKIN CANCER DETECTION SYSTEM: COMPARATIVE STUDY

Skin cancer is increasing and effect many people in different part of the world. Malignant melanoma as the deadliest type of skin cancer can be treated successfully if it detected early. Automatic detection is one of the most challenging research areas that can be used for early detection of such vital cancer. Over the last few years, many automatic diagnosis systems been suggested by different researchers targeting increasing of the diagnosis accuracy. This paper presents a quick review on the

Azadeh N. Hoshyar, Adel .A. Jumaily, Afsaneh N. Hoshyar

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 1364–1377

Article

COMPREHENSIVE ON SITE THERMAL DIAGNOSTICS OF BUILDINGS - POLISH PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

University of Technology in Gliwice was a leader of the scientific-industrial consortium implementing the task. The main objectives of Task 4 and achieved relevant results are presented in the paper. A new method for the rapid on-site thermal diagnosis of a building envelope and systems of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and domestic hot water preparation and the diagnosis of indoor environment quality, as well as a method for drawing up energy performance certificates based on the measurements

Zbigniew POPIOLEK, Przemysław KATEUSZ

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 125–132

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