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  1. With advances in diagnostic imaging such as ultrasonography (US), computed tomography (CT), and 99mTc-MIBI-sestamibi (MIBI) scintigraphy, localized diagnosis of hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) has become possible with...

    Authors: Nobuyuki Takemoto, Ai Koyanagi, Masanori Yasuda, Yuya Yamamoto and Hiroshi Yamamoto

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:17

    Content type: Case report

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  2. Echocardiography is increasingly performed among septic patients as a routine part of evaluation and management in the intensive care unit (ICU). The rate of unanticipated critical findings (e.g., severe left ...

    Authors: Sarah J. Beesley, Ezekiel Egan, Michael J. Lanspa, Emily L. Wilson, Elliotte L. Hirshberg, Colin K. Grissom, Rebecca Burk and Samuel M. Brown

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:12

    Content type: Original article

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  3. The role of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is rapidly expanding in both resource-rich and resource-limited settings (RLS). One limitation to this rapid expansion has been the lack of educators adequatel...

    Authors: Samuel L. Burleson, David C. Pigott, John P. Gullett, Christopher Greene, Courtney B. Gibson, Scott Irvine and Daniel Kaminstein

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:14

    Content type: Short communication

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  4. Assessing heart and diaphragm function constitutes only one of the steps to consider along the weaning path. In this second part of the review, we will deal with the more systematic evaluation of the pulmonary...

    Authors: Luigi Vetrugno, Alessandro Brussa, Giovanni Maria Guadagnin, Daniele Orso, Francesco De Lorenzo, Gianmaria Cammarota, Erminio Santangelo and Tiziana Bove

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:15

    Content type: Review

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  5. Although mechanical ventilation may be a patient’s vital ally during acute illness, it can quickly transform into an enemy during chronic conditions. The weaning process is the fundamental phase that enables t...

    Authors: Luigi Vetrugno, Giovanni Maria Guadagnin, Alessandro Brussa, Daniele Orso, Eugenio Garofalo, Andrea Bruni, Federico Longhini and Tiziana Bove

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:9

    Content type: Review

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  6. Pregnancy-induced changes in cardiovascular status make women more susceptible to pulmonary edema. During cesarean section, to counterbalance the effect of hypotension caused by spinal anesthesia, anesthesiolo...

    Authors: Luigi Vetrugno, Teresa Dogareschi, Rossella Sassanelli, Daniele Orso, Ludmilla Seremet, Lisa Mattuzzi, Sara Scapol, Alessandra Spasiano, Angelo Cagnacci and Tiziana Bove

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:10

    Content type: Original article

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  7. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has an ever-growing footprint in medicine. With this growth POCUS billing and reimbursement has become an area gaining quite a bit of attention as a means of funding and sustai...

    Authors: Daralee Hughes, Michelle M. Corrado, Irene Mynatt, Michael Prats, Nelson A. Royall, Creagh Boulger and David P. Bahner

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:8

    Content type: Original article

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  8. The presence of microembolic signals (MES) during the acute phase of stroke is poorly understood, and its role and clinical application in relation to risk stratification and prognosis in patients remain uncer...

    Authors: Rodrigo Bazan, Gustavo José Luvizutto, Gabriel Pereira Braga, Silméia Garcia Zanati Bazan, João Carlos Hueb, Carlos Clayton Macedo de Freitas, Pedro Tadao Hamamoto Filho, Gabriel Pinheiro Módolo, André Petean Trindade, Marcone Lima Sobreira, Hélio Rubens de Carvalho Nunes, João Pereira Leite and Octávio Marques Pontes-Neto

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:6

    Content type: Original article

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  9. Venous limited compression ultrasonography (VLCU) is recommended in case of suspicion of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Current training pathways are rather long and include experiential phase. This aim of this...

    Authors: François Javaudin, Julie Seon, Quentin Le Bastard, Astrid Cabiot, Philippe Pes, Idriss Arnaudet, Milena Allain and Philippe Le Conte

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:5

    Content type: Original article

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  10. Necrotizing soft tissue infections are associated with high morbidity and mortality, even when the correct treatment is initiated. The diagnosis of these conditions is hard and the most sensitive methods are t...

    Authors: Luís Magalhães, Sara Raquel Pereira Martins and Ramon Nogué

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:3

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Appendicitis is the most common surgical abdominal emergency. Punctual diagnosis and rapid operative treatment of acute appendicitis are critically important, as it reduces the risk of complications, associate...

    Authors: Shihab Al Sheikh, Mariam Al Ali, Dhanya Sochel Kiran and Mohsen Al Tabatabai

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:2

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Critical care ultrasonography (CCUS) is increasingly applied also in the intensive care unit (ICU) and performed by non-experts, including even medical students. There is limited data on the training efforts n...

    Authors: Geert Koster, Thomas Kaufmann, Bart Hiemstra, Renske Wiersema, Madelon E. Vos, Devon Dijkhuizen, Adrian Wong, Thomas W. L. Scheeren, Yoran M. Hummel, Frederik Keus and Iwan C. C. van der Horst

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:1

    Content type: Original article

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  13. Patients with cardiac arrest present as a relatively frequent occurrence in the Emergency Department. Despite the advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of cardiac arrest, managing the condition ...

    Authors: Laila Hussein, Mohammad Anzal Rehman, Ruhina Sajid, Firas Annajjar and Tarik Al-Janabi

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:35

    Content type: Review

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  14. Point-of-care ultrasound is increasingly being used as a diagnostic tool in resource-limited settings. The majority of existing ultrasound protocols have been developed and implemented in high-resource setting...

    Authors: Michaëla A. M. Huson, Dan Kaminstein, Daniel Kahn, Sabine Belard, Prakash Ganesh, Vanessa Kandoole-Kabwere, Claudia Wallrauch, Sam Phiri, Benno Kreuels and Tom Heller

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:34

    Content type: Original article

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  15. To determine if an inherent perception skill along with sonographer experience, knowledge base, scanning time play a role in the identification of the normal appendix in the pediatric population. This is a ret...

    Authors: Denise Castro, Joseph Yang, Prasan Patel, Eric Sauerbrei, Wilma Hopman, Mila Kolar and Don Soboleski

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:33

    Content type: Original article

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  16. Both the interest and actual extent of use of point-of-care ultrasound, PoCUS, among general practitioners or family physicians are increasing and training is also increasingly implemented in residency program...

    Authors: Bjarte Sorensen and Steinar Hunskaar

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:31

    Content type: Review

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  17. A number of pre-hospital clinical assessment tools have been developed to triage subjects with acute stroke due to large vessel occlusion (LVO) to a specialised endovascular centre, but their false negative ra...

    Authors: Daria Antipova, Leila Eadie, Ashish Stephen Macaden and Philip Wilson

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:29

    Content type: Review

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  18. The development and adoption of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) across disciplines have created challenges and opportunities in implementing training and utilization standards. Within the context of a large, ...

    Authors: Paul Olszynski, Daniel J. Kim, Irene W. Y. Ma, Michelle Clunie, Peggy Lambos, Tom Guzowski, Matthew Butz and Brent Thoma

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:28

    Content type: Short communication

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  19. In critical care medicine, the use of transthoracic echo (TTE) is expanding. TTE can be used to measure dynamic parameters such as cardiac output (CO). An important asset of TTE is that it is a non-invasive te...

    Authors: M. J. Blans, F. H. Bosch and J. G. van der Hoeven

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:26

    Content type: Original article

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  20. We reported a case of early detection of peripheral hypoperfusion trough the evaluation of a new index in intensive care: Renal Doppler Resistive Index (RRI).

    Authors: Antonio Anile, Silvia Ferrario, Lorena Campanello, Maria Antonietta Orban and Giacomo Castiglione

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:23

    Content type: Case report

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  21. This study aims to ascertain whether (1) an educational program is sufficient to achieve adequate Diaphragm Ultrasound (DUS) assessments on healthy volunteers and (2) combining a video tutorial with a practica...

    Authors: Eugenio Garofalo, Andrea Bruni, Corrado Pelaia, Giovanni Landoni, Alberto Zangrillo, Massimo Antonelli, Giorgio Conti, Daniele Guerino Biasucci, Giovanna Mercurio, Andrea Cortegiani, Antonino Giarratano, Luigi Vetrugno, Tiziana Bove, Francesco Forfori, Francesco Corradi, Rosanna Vaschetto…

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:21

    Content type: Original article

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  22. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a tool in increasing use, but there is still a lack of basics for its routine use and evidence of its impact in intensive care.

    Authors: Julio Pontet, Christian Yic, José L. Díaz-Gómez, Pablo Rodriguez, Igor Sviridenko, Diego Méndez, Sylvia Noveri, Ana Soca and Mario Cancela

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:24

    Content type: Original article

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  23. Postoperative pulmonary complications after major abdominal surgery are associated with adverse outcome. The diagnostic accuracy of chest X-rays (CXR) to detect pulmonary disorders is limited. Alternatively, l...

    Authors: H. R. Touw, A. E. Schuitemaker, F. Daams, D. L. van der Peet, E. M. Bronkhorst, P. Schober, C. Boer and P. R. Tuinman

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:20

    Content type: Original article

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  24. The complexity of diagnosis for critically ill dyspnea presentations in the emergency department remains a challenge. Accurate and rapid recognition of associated life-threatening conditions is paramount for t...

    Authors: Olivier Felix Umuhire, Michael B. Henry, Adam Carl Levine, Giles N. Cattermole and Patricia Henwood

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:18

    Content type: Research

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  25. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) is frequently used as an objective measure of right-ventricular dysfunction. Abnormal TAPSE values are associated with poor prognosis in a number of disease s...

    Authors: Alison B. Main, Rachel Braham, Daniel Campbell, Andrew J. Inglis, Anthony McLean and Sam Orde

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:19

    Content type: Original article

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  26. The interscalene brachial plexus nerve block (ISNB) is a potentially useful method of regional analgesia for humerus fracture and shoulder dislocation reduction in the Emergency Department (ED). We examined th...

    Authors: Tyler Beals, Kay Odashima, Lawrence E. Haines, Antonios Likourezos, Jefferson Drapkin and Eitan Dickman

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:15

    Content type: Original article

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  27. Rectus sheath hematoma (RSH) is an uncommon entity associated with predisposing factors such as anticoagulation. It may mimic more frequent abdominal conditions and its accurate diagnosis is important to focus...

    Authors: Gabriela Bello and Pablo Blanco

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:13

    Content type: Case report

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  28. A fast and diagnostic accurate tool to assess the unselected category of high-acuity patients, in whom the underlying pathology is not always obvious, is needed in the emergency departments (ED). We aim to des...

    Authors: M. Riishede, C. B. Laursen, L. S. Teglbjærg, E. Rancinger, P. B. Pedersen, S. M. Luef, J. H. Clausen, O. Graumann, A. T. Lassen and G. Baatrup

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:11

    Content type: Original article

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  29. Ever-expanding uses have been developed for ultrasound, including its focused use at the bedside, often referred to as point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). POCUS has been well developed and integrated into traini...

    Authors: Charles M. LoPresti, Daniel J. Schnobrich, Renee K. Dversdal and Frank Schembri

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:10

    Content type: Original article

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  30. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between speckle-tracking-derived parameters left ventricular (LV) mechanical dispersion index (MDI), defined as the standard deviation of the...

    Authors: Mark Favot, Robert Ehrman, Laura Gowland, Ashley Sullivan, Brian Reed, Aiden Abidov and Phillip Levy

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:9

    Content type: Short communication

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  31. Traumatic pneumopericardium is rare and usually results from blunt injury. Diagnosis through clinical and chest X-ray is often difficult. Ultrasound findings of A-line artifacts in the cardiac window may sugge...

    Authors: Julina Md Noor and Elisa A. Eddie

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:7

    Content type: Case report

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  32. Although pulmonary artery catheters (PACs) have been the reference standard for calculating cardiac output, echocardiographic estimation of cardiac output (CO) by cardiologists has shown high accuracy compared...

    Authors: Christian Villavicencio, Julen Leache, Judith Marin, Iban Oliva, Alejandro Rodriguez, María Bodí and Nilam J. Soni

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:5

    Content type: Original article

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  33. Temporary transvenous pacing is a crucial procedure in emergency and critical care medicine. While fluoroscopy guidance is considered the gold-standard to place the temporary pacing electrode catheter (EC), it...

    Authors: Pablo Blanco

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:8

    Content type: Short communication

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  34. The presence of an unknown intracardiac shunt due to a patent foramen ovale may be an unusual cause of hypoxemia. We report the case of a patient who presented persistent hypoxemia after an adequate treatment ...

    Authors: Cristian Deana, Laura Conangla, Luigi Vetrugno, Massimiliano Saltarini, Stefania Buttera, Tiziana Bove, Flavio Bassi and Amato De Monte

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:6

    Content type: Case report

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  35. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an important clinical tool for a growing number of medical specialties. The current American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Ultrasound Guidelines recommend that trai...

    Authors: Youyou Duanmu, Patricia C. Henwood, Sukhjit S. Takhar, Wilma Chan, Joshua S. Rempell, Andrew S. Liteplo, Viktoria Koskenoja, Vicki E. Noble and Heidi H. Kimberly

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:3

    Content type: Original article

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  36. The use of ultrasound to visualize the diaphragm is well established. Over the last 15 years, certain indices of diaphragm function, namely diaphragm thickness, thickening fraction and excursion have been esta...

    Authors: Peter Turton, Sondus ALAidarous and Ingeborg Welters

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:2

    Content type: Review

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  37. We report a case study of fat embolism seen on ultrasound at right internal jugular vein during central venous cannulation in a patient diagnosed with fat embolism syndrome. This case demonstrates the importan...

    Authors: Osman Adi, Chan Pei Fong, Azlizawati Azil and Shaik Farid Abdul Wahab

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:1

    Content type: Case report

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  38. Current methods of assessing competence in acquiring point-of-care ultrasound images are inadequate. They rely upon cumbersome rating systems that do not depend on the actual outcome measured and lack evidence...

    Authors: Brian P. Lucas, Antonietta D’Addio, Clay Block, Harold L. Manning, Brian Remillard and James C. Leiter

    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:4

    Content type: Original article

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  39. To show that medical students can evaluate the internal jugular vein (IJV) and its anatomical variations after rapid and focused training. We also aimed to evaluate the success rate of IJV puncture in simulati...

    Authors: José Muniz Pazeli Jr., Ana Luisa Silveira Vieira, Rosimary Souza Vicentino, Luisa Jabour Pazeli, Bernardo Costa Lemos, Marinna Marques Rodrigues Saliba, Pedro Andrade Mello and Maurício Dutra Costa

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:34

    Content type: Original article

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  40. Focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) is a core competency for pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellows. The objectives of this study were (1) to evaluate test characteristics of PEM-fellow-performed FOCUS for ...

    Authors: Rosemary Thomas-Mohtat, Craig Sable, Kristen Breslin, Jacqueline G. Weinberg, Aparna Prasad, Lauren Zinns and Joanna S. Cohen

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:33

    Content type: Original article

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