Clinical Medical

Reviews and Case ReportsISSN: 2378-3656


 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3656/1410261

Efficacy and Tolerability of the Nasal Airway Stent in the Treatment of Snoring

Takao Miyoshi, MSc, Ikumi Sasaki, MT, Fumika Koike, MSc, Saki Oyama, MT, Wakaba Furuie, MT, Miho Akaza, MD, PhD, Tetsuo Sasano, MD, PhD, Meiyo Tamaoka, MD, PhD, Yasunari Miyazaki, MD, PhD, Naohiko Inase, MD, PhD and Yuki Sumi, MD, PhD

Article Type: Brief Report | First Published: March 30, 2019

The nastent classic, a nasal airway stent (NAS), is a tube-shaped medical device that is positioned from the nose to the soft palate near the uvula. It is expected to reduce snoring by preventing the narrowing and obstruction of the airway and reduce apnea/hypopnea index (AHI) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Out of 23 subjects recruited, 18 completed the study. Most of the subjects showed improvements of snoring measured as the percentage of snoring time in their total sleep time...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3656/1410260

Shear Wave Elastography: A New Assistant Modality in the Diagnosis of Hamartoma

Aysegul Altunkeser and Fatma Zeynep Arslan

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 27, 2019

Shear wave elastography(SWE) is a relatively new, promising modality which enables detailed information about tissues mechanical properties. Hamartomas are relatively rare, soft benign breast lesions comprised of glandulary and stromal components. The importance of radiological imaging methods increases especially in cases who do not have the typical appearance of hamartomas. Mammography and sonography are effective methods in evaluating morphological features of lesions. However, typical hamart...

 Open Access DOI:10.23937/2378-3656/1410259

Shear Wave Elastography as an Early Indicator of Breast Cancer in a Breastfeeding Patient: A Case Report and Literature Review

Aysegul Altunkeser and Fatma Zeynep Arslan

Article Type: Case Report | First Published: March 25, 2019

Shear wave elastography (SWE) is a relatively new and highly effective method to reveal mechanical features of tissue by demonstrating quantitative elasticity value. The morphological features including margin of the lesion, orientation, shape and border are considered in differentiation of breast lesions on USG. It is a known fact that malignant lesions are usually palpated as a hard mass in the physical examination. A qualitative broad information can obtain about the tissue elasticity by inte...

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