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  1. An amendment to this paper has been published and can be accessed via the original article.

    Authors: B. Paolo Persona, Ilaria Valeri, Francesco Zarantonello, Edoardo Forin, Nicolò Sella, Giulio Andreatta, Christelle Correale, Eugenio Serra, Annalisa Boscolo, Giovanni Volpicelli and Paolo Navalesi
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:15

    The original article was published in The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:10

  2. Trauma is a major cause of death among the working population. Many countries have now adopted a structured approach to trauma management in which ultrasound is used as a primary evaluation tool. While its use...

    Authors: Antoine Fasseaux, Philippe Pès, Françoise Steenebruggen and Florence Dupriez
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:14
  3. As medical infrastructures are strained by SARS-CoV-2, rapid and accurate screening tools are essential. In portions of the world, reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing remains slow ...

    Authors: Daniel S. Brenner, Gigi Y. Liu, Rodney Omron, Olive Tang, Brian T. Garibaldi and Tiffany C. Fong
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:12
  4. Accurate repeat assessment of the diameter of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is important. This study investigated the reproducibility of different methods of measuring AAA diameter from ultrasound images.

    Authors: Evan O. Matthews, Jenna Pinchbeck, Kylie Elmore, Rhondda E. Jones, Joseph V. Moxon and Jonathan Golledge
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:13
  5. Lung ultrasound (LUS) and chest radiography (CXR) are the most used chest imaging tools in the early diagnosis of COVID-19 associated pneumonia. However, the relationship between LUS and CXR is not clearly def...

    Authors: Giovanni Volpicelli, Luciano Cardinale, Thomas Fraccalini, Marco Calandri, Clara Piatti, Carlotta Geninatti and Giuseppe Stranieri
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:11
  6. During COVID-19 pandemic, optimization of the diagnostic resources is essential. Lung Ultrasound (LUS) is a rapid, easy-to-perform, low cost tool which allows bedside investigation of patients with COVID-19 pn...

    Authors: Paolo Persona, Ilaria Valeri, Francesco Zarantonello, Edoardo Forin, Nicolò Sella, Giulio Andreatta, Christelle Correale, Eugenio Serra, Annalisa Boscolo, Giovanni Volpicelli and Paolo Navalesi
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:10

    The Correction to this article has been published in The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:15

  7. In 2014, over 60% of medical schools were incorporating point of care ultrasound (POCUS) into their curriculum. Today, over 6 years later, many more schools are teaching POCUS or are in the planning stages of ...

    Authors: Frances M. Russell, Audrey Herbert, Robinson M. Ferre, Bita Zakeri, Valerie Echeverria, Dina Peterson and Paul Wallach
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:9
  8. This review aims to summarise the contemporary uses of intraoperative completion Duplex ultrasound (IODUS) for the assessment of lower extremity bypass surgery (LEB) and carotid artery endarterectomy (CEA).

    Authors: Pasha Normahani, Bilal Khan, Viknesh Sounderajah, Sepideh Poushpas, Muzaffar Anwar and Usman Jaffer
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:8
  9. Transvaginal ultrasound (TVS) is a sensitive tool for detecting various conditions that contribute to pelvic pain. TVS can be also used to assess blood flow and measure the size of pelvic veins. Pelvic venous ...

    Authors: T. N. Amin, M. Wong, X. Foo, S.-L. Pointer, V. Goodhart and D. Jurkovic
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:7
  10. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become increasingly integrated into medical education given the growing role of evaluative and procedural techniques in practice today. Tele-ultrasound is a new and promisi...

    Authors: Anne E. Drake, Jonathan Hy, Gordon A. MacDougall, Brendan Holmes, Lauren Icken, Jon W. Schrock and Robert A. Jones
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:6
  11. Ultrasonographic B-lines have recently emerged as a bedside imaging tool for the differential diagnosis of acute dyspnea in the Emergency Department (ED). However, despite its simplicity, LUS has not fully pen...

    Authors: Mohamed Amine Msolli, Adel Sekma, Maryem Ben Marzouk, Wael Chaabane, Khaoula Bel Haj Ali, Lotfi Boukadida, Nasri Bzeouich, Imen Gannoun, Imen Trabelssi, Kamel Laaouiti, Mohamed Habib Grissa, Kaouthar Beltaief, Zohra Dridi, Asma Belguith, Mehdi Methamem, Wahid Bouida…
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:5
  12. Vascular compression syndromes are rare alterations that have in common the compression of an arterial and/or venous vessel by contiguous structures and can be congenital or acquired. The best known are the Th...

    Authors: Renato Farina, Pietro Valerio Foti, Andrea Conti, Francesco Aldo Iannace, Isabella Pennisi, Luigi Fanzone, Corrado Inì, Federica Libra, Francesco Vacirca, Giovanni Failla, Davide Baldanza, Stefano Palmucci, Serafino Santonocito and Antonio Basile
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:4
  13. Renal resistive index (RRI) is a promising tool for the assessment of acute kidney injury (AKI) in critically ill patients in general, but its role and association to AKI among patients with Coronavirus diseas...

    Authors: Mårten Renberg, Olof Jonmarker, Naima Kilhamn, Claire Rimes-Stigare, Max Bell and Daniel Hertzberg
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:3
  14. Symptomatic pericardial effusion (PCE) presents with non-specific features and are often missed on the initial physical exam, chest X-ray (CXR), and electrocardiogram (ECG). In extreme cases, misdiagnosis can ...

    Authors: Matthew G. Hanson and Barry Chan
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:2
  15. The aim of this study was to retrospectively determine whether teaching limited compression ultrasound (LCUS) to general practitioners (GP) would reduce the number of patients with a suspected lower extremity ...

    Authors: Ossi Hannula, Ritva Vanninen, Suvi Rautiainen, Kalle Mattila and Harri Hyppölä
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:1
  16. COVID-19 infection has been associated with a high rate of thrombotic events, such as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and acute pulmonary embolism (APE).

    Authors: Marta Alfageme, Jorge González Plaza, Santiago Méndez, Juan A. Gómez Patiño, María L. Collado, José M. Abadal, Rocío González Costero, Teresa Fontanilla and Agustín García Suárez
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:54
  17. Many point-of-care ultrasound devices are now “pocket-sized” or handheld, allowing easy transport during travel and facilitating use in crowded spaces or in austere low-resource settings. Concerns remain about...

    Authors: Samuel L. Burleson, Jonathan F. Swanson, Erin F. Shufflebarger, Douglas W. Wallace, Matthew A. Heimann, James C. Crosby, David C. Pigott, John P. Gullett, Maxwell A. Thompson and Christopher J. Greene
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:53
  18. Undifferentiated abdominal pain is a common presentation often requiring immediate medical or surgical intervention. Providing an accurate diagnosis involves a detailed patient history and thorough physical ex...

    Authors: Matthew A. Taylor, Christopher H. Merritt, Philip J. Riddle Jr., Carter J. DeGennaro and Keith R. Barron
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:52
  19. The presence of intra-abdominal calcification in the pediatric population can be due to a wide range of conditions. Calcification in the abdomen can be seen in normal or abnormal anatomical structures. In some...

    Authors: Vigil James, John Samuel, Chor Yek Kee and Gene Yong-Kwang Ong
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:51
  20. There has been limited data regarding the usefulness of lung ultrasound (US) in children with COVID-19.

    Authors: Eliana P. C. Giorno, Milena De Paulis, Yoshino T. Sameshima, Kirstin Weerdenburg, Paulo Savoia, Danilo Y. Nanbu, Thomaz B. Couto, Fernanda V. M. Sa, Sylvia C. L. Farhat, Werther B. Carvalho, Marcela Preto-Zamperlini and Claudio Schvartsman
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:50
  21. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) causes an atypical acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with thromboembolism and high shunt fraction. Shunt may be intrapulmonary, or extrapulmonary. Handheld devi...

    Authors: Rajkumar Rajendram, Arif Hussain, Naveed Mahmood and Mubashar Kharal
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:49
  22. Systematic Sonography Looking for Occult Wounds (SSLOW) in trauma is a novel technique for the evaluation of intra-abdominal wounds in penetrating trauma. No data exist regarding the effectiveness. The objecti...

    Authors: Sri Devi Jagjit, Jordan Rupp, Robinson M. Ferre, Mary Kate Jordan and Brian Bales
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:48
  23. Optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) sonography has been proposed as a reliable bedside tool for the detection of increased intracranial pressure (ICP). ONSD reacts almost simultaneously to oscillations in ICP. ...

    Authors: M. Bender, S. Lakicevic, N. Pravdic, S. Schreiber and B. Malojcic
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:47
  24. Several countries advocate screening for aneurysms of the abdominal aorta (AAA) in selected patients. In the Netherlands, routine screening is currently under review by the National Health Council. In any scre...

    Authors: J. W. Brakel, T. A. Berendsen, P. M. C. Callenbach, J. van der Burgh, R. J. Hissink and M. van den Berg
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:46
  25. 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...

    Authors: Anurag Dalai, Leanne Langford, Cole Beavis and Haron Obaid
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:40
  26. 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...

    Authors: Peiman Nazerian, Giuliano De Stefano, Giovanni Albano, Vera Gaspari, Sergio Bevilacqua, Valter Campagnolo, Pierluigi Stefàno and Stefano Grifoni
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:41
  27. 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...

    Authors: Luigi Vetrugno, Marco Baciarello, Elena Bignami, Andrea Bonetti, Francesco Saturno, Daniele Orso, Rossano Girometti, Lorenzo Cereser and Tiziana Bove
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:39
  28. To evaluate the correlation between ultrasonographic and infrared pupillary assessments in critically ill patients, including neurocritically ill patients.

    Authors: Christian D. Yic, Gabriel Prada, Sergio I. Paz, Leandro Moraes, Julio C. Pontet, Marcos E. Lasso and Alberto Biestro
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:38
  29. 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...

    Authors: Osman Adi, Kok Meng Sum, Azma Haryaty Ahmad, Mahathar Abd. Wahab, Luca Neri and Nova Panebianco
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:37
  30. Evaluation of asymptomatic penetrating vascular injuries can be done with Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and Point-of-care Doppler ultrasound (POCDUS).

    Authors: Lisandro Montorfano, Marianna Sarkissyan, Matthew Wolfers, Federico Rodríguez, Fernando Pla and Miguel Montorfano
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:35
  31. 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 ...

    Authors: Cecilia M. Acosta, Giovanni Volpicelli, Nadia Rudzik, Nicolás Venturin, Sebastián Gerez, Lila Ricci, Marcela Natal and Gerardo Tusman
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:34
  32. 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...

    Authors: Victoria Vatsvåg, Kjetil Todnem, Torvind Næsheim, John Cathcart, Daniel Kerr and Nils Petter Oveland
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:33
  33. 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...

    Authors: Stephanie Sibley, Nathan Roth, Charles Scott, Louise Rang, Heather White, Marco L. A. Sivilotti and Eric Bruder
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:31
  34. 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...

    Authors: Ana Luisa Silveira Vieira, José Muniz Pazeli Júnior and Marcus Gomes Bastos
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:30
  35. 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...

    Authors: Fatemeh Rasooli, Mehrnoosh Aligholi Zahraie and Maryam Bahreini
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:29
  36. 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...

    Authors: Mårten Renberg, Naima Kilhamn, Kent Lund, Daniel Hertzberg, Claire Rimes-Stigare and Max Bell
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:28
  37. 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...

    Authors: Silvia Mongodi, Andrea Colombo, Anita Orlando, Lorenzo Cavagna, Bélaid Bouhemad, Giorgio Antonio Iotti and Francesco Mojoli
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:27
  38. 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...

    Authors: Christopher K. Schott, Mohammad I. Hirzallah, Rock Heyman, Daniel N. Lesky, Emily B. Brant and Clifton W. Callaway
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:26
  39. 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...

    Authors: David Rene Rodriguez Lima, Andrés Felipe Yepes, Claudia Inés Birchenall Jiménez, Mario Andrés Mercado Díaz and Darío Isaías Pinilla Rojas
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:25
  40. 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...

    Authors: David Rene Rodriguez Lima, Ever Julián Duran, Ever Leonardo Rojas Díaz, Darío Isaías Pinilla Rojas, Mario Andrés Mercado Díaz and Yury Forlán Bustos Martínez
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:23
  41. 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...

    Authors: Giovanni Volpicelli and Luna Gargani
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:22