Arthritis & Rheumatism

Ultrasonography helps differentiate arthritis types

(HealthDay)—Ultrasound is effective for differentiating between the major types of arthritis when combined with a physical exam and patient history, according to a review recently published in The Open Medical Imaging Journal.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sonography can diagnose compression of deep peroneal nerve

(HealthDay)—Sonography (US) is important for diagnosing compression of branches of the deep peroneal nerve, according to a case study published online Aug. 10 in the Journal of Clinical Ultrasound.

Cardiology

Portable ultrasound brings help for heart failure patients

Detecting fluid retention in patients early is important to prevent their heart failure from getting worse. Nurses who are trained in the use of hand-held pocket ultrasound devices can dispense diuretic drugs more precisely. ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Polyhydramnios with normal U/S linked to adverse outcomes

(HealthDay)—Polyhydramnios with normal prenatal detailed ultrasound examination is associated with increased risk for adverse outcomes, including fetal malformations, genetic syndromes, neurologic disorders, and developmental ...

Cardiology

Atherosclerotic disease heredity mapped in nationwide study

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have mapped the significance of heredity for common forms of atherosclerotic disease. No studies have previously examined whether different forms of the disease share heredity.

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