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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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...

    Authors: Pablo Blanco
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:21
  29. 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...

    Authors: Veronica Sepulveda-Ortiz, Fred Warkentine, Rebecca Starr-Seal and Anna Rominger
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:20
  30. 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...

    Authors: Jonathan Wong, Steven Montague, Paul Wallace, Kay Negishi, Andrew Liteplo, Jennifer Ringrose, Renee Dversdal, Brian Buchanan, Janeve Desy and Irene W. Y. Ma
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:19
  31. 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...

    Authors: Matt Glogoza, Jonathan Urbach, Terry K. Rosborough, Susan Olet, Catherine A. St. Hill, Claire S. Smith and David M. Tierney
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:18
  32. 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...

    Authors: William Beaubien-Souligny, Philippe Rola, Korbin Haycock, Josée Bouchard, Yoan Lamarche, Rory Spiegel and André Y. Denault
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:16
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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