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. ...

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.

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 ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Cheap, safe device helps avoid premature birth

A simple low-cost silicon ring can slash the risk of premature birth, a major cause of death in newborns and health problems in adult life, according to a trial reported on Tuesday by The Lancet.

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