Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12(Suppl 1):45
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Three-dimensional echocardiography (3DE) with real-time volumetric imaging can be a vital modality in clinical practice. Despite its potential, it remains underutilized in the acute care setting.
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:44
Point-of-care Ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming an important diagnostic tool for internal medicine and ultrasound educational programs are being developed. An ultrasound course is often included in such a curricu...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:43
Development of supraspinatus imaging guidance for primary care physicians with a focus on patient selection
Primary care physicians frequently encounter patients with supraspinatus pathology and face a difficult task of managing this subset of patients using limited imaging resources. The purpose of this study was t...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:40
Lung ultrasonography has been increasingly recognized has a valuable diagnostic tool. In adult patients with asthma/chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and wheezing, LUS usually presents as an A/nude profile...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:42
Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in cardiac arrest: results of a hands-on training for a simplified TEE protocol
Integration of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) with Focused Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) can impact decision-making, assist in the diagnosis of reversible etiologies and help guiding resuscitation of pati...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:41
The “pandemic” increase in lung ultrasound use in response to Covid-19: can we complement computed tomography findings? A narrative review
Coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which has rapidly spread to a global pandemic in March 2020. This e...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:39
To evaluate the correlation between ultrasonographic and infrared pupillary assessments in critically ill patients, including neurocritically ill patients.
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:38
Upper airway injury secondary to blunt neck trauma can lead to upper airway obstruction and potentially cause a life-threatening condition. The most important aspect in the care of laryngeal trauma is to estab...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:37
Value of point-of-care ultrasonography compared with computed tomography scan in detecting potential life-threatening conditions in blunt chest trauma patients
Ultrasonography is a suitable modality that can potentially improve patient care, saving time and lives.
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:36
POCUS and POCDUS: essential tools for the evaluation and management of carotid artery pseudoaneurysms after a gunshot wound
Evaluation of asymptomatic penetrating vascular injuries can be done with Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and Point-of-care Doppler ultrasound (POCDUS).
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:35
Pulmonary atelectasis in anesthetized children is easily reverted by lung recruitment maneuvers. However, the high airways pressure reached during the maneuver could negatively affect hemodynamics. The aim of ...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:34
Telementored ultrasound (US) connects experts to novices through various types of communication and network technologies with the overall aim to bridge the medical imaging gap between patients’ diagnostic need...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:33
Traumatic vascular injury of the limbs has the potential to cause substantial patient morbidity and mortality, and therefore, early recognition and treatment are crucial to improve outcomes. While patients wit...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:32
Point-of-care ultrasound for the detection of hydronephrosis in emergency department patients with suspected renal colic
Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) by emergency physicians for renal colic has been proposed as an alternative to computed tomography (CT) to avoid ionizing radiation exposure and shorten emergency department le...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:31
Role of point-of-care ultrasound during the COVID-19 pandemic: our recommendations in the management of dialytic patients
COVID-19 is a viral disease due to the infection of the novel Corona virus SARS-CoV-2, that has rapidly spread in many countries until the World Health Organization declared the pandemic from March 11, 2020. E...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:30
Point-of-care ultrasound to complete physical exam and to reach the diagnosis in a young man with syncope
Cardiac syncope can result from an atrial myxoma due to outflow obstruction. Myxoma is the most common primary cardiac tumor that may cause sudden death and the nonspecific symptoms may make early diagnosis di...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:29
Feasibility of renal resistive index measurements performed by an intermediate and novice sonographer in a volunteer population
The Doppler-derived renal resistive index (RRI) is emerging as a promising bedside tool for assessing renal perfusion and risk of developing acute kidney injury in critically ill patients. It is not known what...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:28
Lung ultrasound is a bedside non-irradiating tool for assessment and monitoring of lung diseases. A lung ultrasound score based on visualized artefacts allows reliable quantification of lung aeration, and is u...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:27
To test the hypothesis that optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) correlates with real-time changes in intracranial pressure, we performed ultrasound measurements of the ONSD in ambulatory patients undergoing ele...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:26
Real-time ultrasound-guided thoracentesis in the intensive care unit: prevalence of mechanical complications
The use of thoracic ultrasound during thoracentesis reduces complications. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of complications for real-time ultrasound-guided thoracentesis performed by inte...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:25
Necrotizing skin and soft tissue infections are life-threatening conditions. Reliance on gas in tissue planes leads to worsened outcomes in patients with non-gas forming types of necrotizing fasciitis (NF).
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:24
Ultrasound-guided insertion of intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation in intensive care: description of the technique
Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation (IAoBC) is a mechanical circulatory support device that has been used for more than 50 years, mainly for cardiogenic shock. Although its effect on mortality is controversi...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:23
The pandemic of COVID-19 is seriously challenging the medical organization in many parts of the world. This novel corona virus SARS-CoV-2 has a specific tropism for the low respiratory airways, but causes seve...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:22
Rationale for using the velocity–time integral and the minute distance for assessing the stroke volume and cardiac output in point-of-care settings
Stroke volume (SV) and cardiac output (CO) are basic hemodynamic parameters which aid in targeting organ perfusion and oxygen delivery in critically ill patients with hemodynamic instability. While there are s...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:21
The effectiveness of a longitudinal ultrasound curriculum for general pediatricians working in a Puerto Rican emergency department: a pilot study
The Hospital Pediatrico Universitario (HOPU) is the principal institution in Puerto Rico offering medical services to the children of the island and the Caribbean. There is limited use of point-of-care ultraso...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:20
Barriers to learning and using point-of-care ultrasound: a survey of practicing internists in six North American institutions
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly used in internal medicine, but a lack of trained faculty continues to limit the spread of POCUS education. Using a framework based on organizational change theo...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:19
Tablet vs. station-based laptop ultrasound devices increases internal medicine resident point-of-care ultrasound performance: a prospective cohort study
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming an important part of internal medicine (IM) residency training. Achieving competency requires performing a large volume of clinical exams which can be difficult wit...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:18
Quantifying systemic congestion with Point-Of-Care ultrasound: development of the venous excess ultrasound grading system
Organ congestion is a mediator of adverse outcomes in critically ill patients. Point-Of-Care ultrasound (POCUS) is widely available and could enable clinicians to detect signs of venous congestion at the bedsi...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:16
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:17
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 ...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:12
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:14
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:15
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:9
Thoracic ultrasound evaluation and B-type natriuretic peptide value in elective cesarean section under spinal anesthesia
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:10
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:8
Relationship of spontaneous microembolic signals to risk stratification, recurrence, severity, and mortality of ischemic stroke: a prospective study
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:6
The diagnosis of pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade can at times be elusive in pediatric patients since it is relatively uncommon. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) can readily be performed at the beds...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:4
Evaluation of short training session for venous limited compression ultrasonography: prospective multicenter study
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:5
The role of point-of-care ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of necrotizing soft tissue infections
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:3
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:2
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:1
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 ...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:35
Cardiac ultrasound in resource-limited settings (CURLS): towards a wider use of basic echo applications in Africa
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:34
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:33
Sonographic features of carotid artery dissection due to extension of aortic dissection: a case report
Carotid artery dissection due to extension of aortic dissection (CAEAD) is a severe complication of acute aortic dissection. The risk of ischemic stroke is increased. Early sonographic detection and repeat eva...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:32
Point-of-care ultrasound in primary care: a systematic review of generalist performed point-of-care ultrasound in unselected populations
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:31
Hepatic and portal vein Dopplers in the clinical management of patients with right-sided heart failure: two case reports
Patients with right heart failure pose significant volume management challenges for hemodynamic optimization. We present two cases in which point of care ultrasound (POCUS) of the hepatic and portal veins cont...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:30
Diagnostic value of transcranial ultrasonography for selecting subjects with large vessel occlusion: a systematic review
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...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:29
Up to one-third of critically ill patients have difficult intravenous access (DIVA). This occurs often in obese patients, those with generalized edemas or in patients with previous venous cannulations. In DIVA...
Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:27
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