In this Month in Review you will find different sapid news such as how ultrasound aligns living cells in bioprinted tissues, how ultrasound at eight months could prevent deaths and emergency caesareans and the most remarkable news we have here is about identical sisters, who were spotted 'fighting' in their mother's womb during an ultrasound scan. We have collected ultrasound news of April month from all over the world! Scroll down and find out more news that are worth reading!
Can Sonography replace EMG and NCV in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? | Speciality.Medicaldialogues
April 19, 2019
Electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction velocity (NCV) are standard tests used for the diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Carpal tunnel syndrome results from compression of the median nerve within the carpal tunnel. It is a cause of significant disability and is one of three common median nerve entrapment syndromes, the other two being anterior interosseous nerve syndrome and pronator teres syndrome.
Ultrasound Aligns Living Cells in Bioprinted Tissues | Eurekalert
April 10, 2019
North Carolina State University researchers have developed a technique to improve the characteristics of engineered tissues by using ultrasound to align living cells during the biofabrication process. "We've reached the point where we are able to create medical products, such as knee implants, by printing living cells," says Rohan Shirwaiker, corresponding author of a paper on the work and an associate professor in NC State's Edward P. Fitts Department of Industrial & Systems Engineering.
Ultrasound at Eight Months Could Prevent Deaths and Emergency Caesareans, Study Shows | Independent
April 16, 2019
Baby deaths and and thousands of risky breech births could be prevented by a late-term ultrasound when women are around eight months pregnant, according to a new trial. Half of the breech pregnancies identified during the study were previously unsuspected and may have led to the child being born breech (feet or buttocks first) or an emergency caesarean section. Breech births significantly increase the risk of injury or death to both mother and child, while emergency c-sections also carry higher risks as a full complement of surgical staff may not be available.
Identical Twin Sisters are Spotted 'Fighting' in their Mother's Womb During an Ultrasound Scan | DailyMail
April 15, 2019
Twins bring twice the happiness to their parents. They can also bring twice the headache. A pair of identical twin sisters have been spotted apparently fighting with each other while they were still in their mother's womb. In the trending video from China, the two fetuses were seemingly kicking and hitting each other as their mother underwent an ultrasound scan at four months pregnant. The twins' father, 28-year-old Mr Tao, said the footage was filmed by him when he accompanied his wife to an antenatal check late last year in the city of Yinchuan.
Pocket ultrasound: A New Era of Medical Imaging | MedicalDevice
April 16, 2019
Gioel Molinari: Butterfly iQ is the first ever handheld whole-body ultrasound system. It replaces expensive and fragile piezo crystals used in traditional systems with a single silicon chip. The chip can emit all three types of ultrasonic waves required to capture specific imaging depths and frequencies to view different parts of the whole body. Butterfly uses a mobile app that provides real-time AI interpretation and ultrasound imaging. Butterfly iQ allows medical professionals to better detect and treat diseases discovered via ultrasound.
Researchers are Testing Ultrasound to Treat Neuropathic Pain | Crescent-News
April 20, 2019
Steroid injections, nerve stimulators and spinal fusions were no match for the chronic pain in Tammy Durfee’s left side — never mind the “searing-hot poker” sensation that would jab her leg without warning. After a decade searching for relief, a four-hour procedure in Baltimore put her pain to rest. Durfee, of Higginsville, Mo., was the first U.S. patient to be treated for neuropathic pain using focused ultrasound in a medical trial being conducted by University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers. Just as a magnifying glass can concentrate sunlight to burn holes in leaves, focused ultrasound concentrates sound waves to singe a small area of the brain, preventing neurons from overreacting and triggering pain.