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  1. Content type: Research

    Interest in ultrasound education in medical schools has increased dramatically in recent years as reflected in a marked increase in publications on the topic and growing attendance at international meetings on...

    Authors: Richard A. Hoppmann, Victor V. Rao, Floyd Bell, Mary Beth Poston, Duncan B. Howe, Shaun Riffle, Stephen Harris, Ruth Riley, Carol McMahon, L. Britt Wilson, Erika Blanck, Nancy A. Richeson, Lynn K. Thomas, Celia Hartman, Francis H. Neuffer, Brian D. Keisler…

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:18

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  2. Content type: Original Article

    Changes of volume status can be readily inferred from variations in diameter of the inferior vena cava (IVC) measured by ultrasound. However the effect of IVC changes following acute blood loss are not fully e...

    Authors: Paolo Pasquero, Stefano Albani, Elena Sitia, Anna Viola Taulaigo, Lorenzo Borio, Paola Berchialla, Franco Castagno and Massimo Porta

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:17

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  3. Content type: Case report

    Respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation has been reported in patients with bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis due to CIDP. We report a case of CIDP that progressed to respiratory failure with norma...

    Authors: Kavi Haji, Ernest Butler and Colin Royse

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:16

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  4. Content type: Original article

    Pneumoperitoneum is a rare cause of abdominal pain characterized by a high mortality. Ultrasonography (US) can detect free intraperitoneal air; however, its accuracy remains unclear. The aims of this pilot stu...

    Authors: Peiman Nazerian, Camilla Tozzetti, Simone Vanni, Maurizio Bartolucci, Simona Gualtieri, Federica Trausi, Marco Vittorini, Elisabetta Catini, Gian Alfonso Cibinel and Stefano Grifoni

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:15

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Unrecognized esophageal intubations are associated with significant patient morbidity and mortality. No single confirmatory device has been shown to be 100 % accurate at ruling out esophageal intubations in th...

    Authors: Jordan Chenkin, Colin J. L. McCartney, Tomislav Jelic, Michael Romano, Claire Heslop and Glen Bandiera

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:14

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  6. Content type: Original research

    It is important to detect splenomegaly as it can have important diagnostic implications. Previous studies, however, have shown that the traditional physical examination is limited in its ability to rule in or ...

    Authors: Andrew P. J. Olson, Bernard Trappey, Michael Wagner, Michael Newman, L. James Nixon and Daniel Schnobrich

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:13

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  7. Content type: Original Article

    The evaluation of fluid responsiveness in patients with hemodynamic instability remains to be challenging. This investigation aimed to determine whether respiratory variation in carotid Doppler peak velocity (...

    Authors: Miguel Á Ibarra-Estrada, José A López-Pulgarín, Julio C Mijangos-Méndez, José L Díaz-Gómez and Guadalupe Aguirre-Avalos

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:12

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  8. Content type: Original Article

    Access to ultrasound has increased significantly in resource-limited settings, including the developing world; however, there remains a lack of sonography education and ultrasound-trained physician support in ...

    Authors: Sachita Shah, Blaise A. Bellows, Adeyinka A. Adedipe, Jodie E. Totten, Brandon H. Backlund and Dana Sajed

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:11

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  9. Content type: Original Article

    Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) offers several advantages over transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Despite these advantages, use of TEE by emergency physicians (EPs) remains rare, as no focused TEE proto...

    Authors: Robert Arntfield, Jacob Pace, Shelley McLeod, Jeff Granton, Ahmed Hegazy and Lorelei Lingard

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:10

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  10. Content type: Editorial

    Three Doppler-derived techniques have been proposed to assess renal perfusion at bedside: Doppler-based renal resistive index (RI) which has been extensively but imperfectly studied in assessing renal allograf...

    Authors: David Schnell and Michael Darmon

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:8

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  11. Content type: Review

    The best diagnostic strategy to confirm or exclude pulmonary embolism (PE) suspicion needs an appropriate combination of clinical assessment, plasma D-dimer measurement, and computed tomographic pulmonary angi...

    Authors: Alessandro Squizzato, Luca Galli and Victor E. A. Gerdes

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:7

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  12. Content type: Case report

    Right heart thrombus (RHT) is a life-threatening diagnosis that is rarely made in the emergency department (ED), but with the increasing use of focused cardiac ultrasound (FocUS), more of these cases may be id...

    Authors: Mansour Jammal, Peter Milano, Renzo Cardenas, Thomas Mailhot, Diku Mandavia and Phillips Perera

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:6

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  13. Content type: Original article

    Aortic stenosis (AS) is a common valve problem that causes significant morbidity and mortality. The goal of this study was to determine whether an emergency physician (EP) could determine severe AS by reviewin...

    Authors: Hasan Alzahrani, Michael Y Woo, Chris Johnson, Paul Pageau, Scott Millington and Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:5

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  14. Content type: Case report

    In some intensive care, nowadays, ultrasound diagnostics have become an extension of the physical examination (like a stethoscope). In this report, we discuss the case of an acute respiratory failure which aro...

    Authors: Federico Barbariol, Luigi Vetrugno, Livia Pompei, Adelisa De Flaviis and Giorgio Della Rocca

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:3

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  15. Content type: Case report

    The excellent sensitivity and specificity of right upper quadrant (RUQ) ultrasound for gallbladder pathology in patients with abdominal pain is heavily relied upon in routine diagnostic evaluation. The hour-to...

    Authors: Christine N Desautels, David M Tierney, Federico Rossi and Terry K Rosborough

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:2

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