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  1. Lung Ultrasound Score (LUS) identifies and monitors pneumonia by assigning increasing scores. However, it does not include parameters, such as inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter and index of collapse, diaphragm...

    Authors: Paola Dell’Aquila, Pasquale Raimondo, Vito Racanelli, Paola De Luca, Sandra De Matteis, Antonella Pistone, Rosa Melodia, Lucilla Crudele, Daniela Lomazzo, Antonio Giovanni Solimando, Antonio Moschetta, Angelo Vacca, Salvatore Grasso, Vito Procacci, Daniele Orso and Luigi Vetrugno
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:21
  2. Cardiac tamponade occurs when fluid or blood, fills the pericardial space, and causes hemodynamic compromise due to compression of the heart. It is a potentially life-threatening condition, that requires rapid...

    Authors: Adi Osman, Azma Haryaty Ahmad, Nurul Shaliza Shamsudin, Muhammad Faiz Baherin and Chan Pei Fong
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:20
  3. Venous air embolism (VAE) is an uncommon event consistent in the entrainment of air from any communication between the environment and the venous vasculature that could occur during central venous catheter (CV...

    Authors: Hector Andres Ruiz Avila, Hans Fred García-Araque and Estivalis Acosta-Gutiérrez
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:19
  4. Patient access to necessary medical imaging in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) remains a major obstacle, complicating clinician decision-making and compromising patient outcomes.

    Authors: Matthew S. Haldeman, Evaristo Kunka, Mpundu Makasa and Bassim Birkland
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:18
  5. Many institutions are training clinicians in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), but few POCUS skills checklists have been developed and validated. We developed a consensus-based multispecialty POCUS skills chec...

    Authors: Nilam J. Soni, Robert Nathanson, Mark Andreae, Rahul Khosla, Karthik Vadamalai, Karthik Kode, Jeremy S. Boyd, Charles M. LoPresti, Dana Resop, Zahir Basrai, Jason Williams, Brian Bales, Harald Sauthoff, Erin Wetherbee, Elizabeth K. Haro, Natalie Smith…
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:17
  6. POCUS (point-of-care ultrasound) is an important diagnostic tool for several medical specialties. To provide safe patient care, the quality of this exam should be as high as possible. This includes solid docum...

    Authors: Larissa van Essen, Tycho J. Olgers, Moritz van Heel and Jan C. ter Maaten
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:15
  7. Needle visualisation during ultrasound-guided procedures is a skill that can be difficult to practise, with commercially available phantoms being expensive and often unrealistic. Our aim was to find an inexpen...

    Authors: Jasmine Samuel, Euan Kerr, David Young, Malcolm Watson and Diana Raj
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:14
  8. To evaluate the association between ultrasound assessment of gallbladder wall thickness (GBWT) among severe dengue patients and dengue patients with warning signs to their clinical outcomes.

    Authors: Mohd Anwar Ibrahim, Siti Suhaila Hamzah, Julina Md Noor, Mohamad Iqhbal Kunji Mohamad, Mohd Fazrul Mokhtar, Mohamad Rodi Isa and Mohammed Fauzi Abdul Rani
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:13
  9. Traditional introductory point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) courses are resource intensive, typically requiring 2–3 days at a remote site, consisting of lectures and hands-on components. Social distancing requir...

    Authors: Michael Janjigian, Anne Dembitzer, Caroline Srisarajivakul-Klein, Aron Mednick, Khemraj Hardower, Deborah Cooke, Sondra Zabar and Harald Sauthoff
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:12
  10. The use of lung ultrasound (LU) with COVID-19 pneumonia patients should be validated in the field of primary care (PC). Our study aims to evaluate the correlation between LU and radiographic imaging in PC pati...

    Authors: Pablo Fabuel Ortega, Noelia Almendros Lafuente, Sandra Cánovas García, Laura Martínez Gálvez and Aurora González-Vidal
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:11
  11. Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) use in the emergency department is associated with improved patient outcomes and increased patient satisfaction. When used for procedural guidance, it has been shown to increas...

    Authors: Frances M. Russell, Sarah K. Kennedy, Loren K. Rood, Benjamin Nti, Audrey Herbert, Matt A. Rutz, Megan Palmer and Robinson M. Ferre
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:10
  12. Pericardial effusion is a common entity which may have important implications in patient’s prognosis. In several cases, pericardiocentesis is indicated for diagnostic and/or therapeutic purposes.

    Authors: Pablo Blanco, Liliana Figueroa, María Fernanda Menéndez and Belén Berrueta
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:9
  13. In recent years, musculoskeletal ultrasound has increasingly become the common method for diagnosis for many medical specialties. Therefore, the present study was performed to evaluate the diagnostic value of ...

    Authors: Omid Ahmadi, Mehdi Motififard, Farhad Heydari, Keihan Golshani, Azita Azimi Meibody and Saeed Hatami
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:7
  14. Ultrasound measurement of the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) is a rapid, non-invasive means to indirectly assess intracranial pressure. Previous research has demonstrated the ability of emergency physician...

    Authors: Jason B. Jennings, Cynthia Oliva, Michael Joyce, Michael J. Vitto, Jordan Tozer, Lindsay A. Taylor and David P. Evans
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:6
  15. Lung ultrasound has established itself as an accurate diagnostic tool in different clinical settings. However, its effects on clinical-decision making are insufficiently described. This systematic review aims ...

    Authors: Micah L. A. Heldeweg, Lian Vermue, Max Kant, Michelle Brouwer, Armand R. J. Girbes, Mark E. Haaksma, Leo M. A. Heunks, Amne Mousa, Jasper M. Smit, Thomas W. Smits, Frederique Paulus, Johannes C. F. Ket, Marcus J. Schultz and Pieter Roel Tuinman
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:5
  16. Point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) is a useful tool for the early diagnosis of thrombosis related to the central venous catheter for dialysis (TR-CVCd). However, the application of PoCUS is still not common as a...

    Authors: Ana Luisa Silveira Vieira, José Muniz Pazeli Júnior, Andrea Silva Matos, Andreza Marques Pereira, Izadora Rezende Pinto, Letícia Esteves de Oliveira Silva, Letícia Siqueira Guilherme and Sofia Laura Archângelo e Silva
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:4
  17. SARS-CoV-2 infection, manifesting as COVID-19 pneumonia, constitutes a global pandemic that is disrupting health-care systems. Most patients who are infected are asymptomatic/pauci-symptomatic can safely self-...

    Authors: Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Jessica L. McKee, Chad G. Ball, Irene W. Y. Ma and Lawrence A. Melniker
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:2

    The Correction to this article has been published in The Ultrasound Journal 2023 15:21

  18. While intra-arrest echocardiography can be used to guide and monitor chest compression quality, it is not currently feasible on the scene of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests. Rapid and automated sonographic loc...

    Authors: Paul Olszynski, Rory A. Marshall, T. Dylan Olver, Trevor Oleniuk, Cameron Auser, Tracy Wilson, Paul Atkinson and Rob Woods
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2022 14:1
  19. Critical care ultrasound (CCUS) is now a core competency for Canadian critical care medicine (CCM) physicians, but little is known about what education is delivered, how competence is assessed, and what challe...

    Authors: Jocelyn M. Slemko, Vijay J. Daniels, Sean M. Bagshaw, Irene W. Y. Ma, Peter G. Brindley and Brian M. Buchanan
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:48
  20. Traditional anatomy teaching methods are based on the models and cadaveric dissections, providing fixed views of the anatomical structures. However, in the last few years, the emerging concept of ultrasound-ba...

    Authors: Pelagia Kefala-Karli, Leandros Sassis, Marina Sassi and Constantinos Zervides
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:47
  21. The POCUS-CA (Point-of-care ultrasound in cardiac arrest) is a diagnostic tool in the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department setting. The literature indicates that in the patient in a cardiorespiratory a...

    Authors: Diana Ávila-Reyes, Andrés O. Acevedo-Cardona, José F. Gómez-González, David R. Echeverry-Piedrahita, Mateo Aguirre-Flórez and Adrian Giraldo-Diaconeasa
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:46
  22. Diagnosing a ureteral colic is sometimes difficult; however, clinicians should not fail to detect a surgical emergency. This is why diagnostic strategies depend on the imaging examinations, especially ultrasou...

    Authors: Jean-Eudes Bourcier, Emeric Gallard, Jean-Philippe Redonnet, Morgan Abillard, Quentin Billaut, Laura Fauque, Anna Jouanolou and Didier Garnier
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:45
  23. Accurate communication is an integral component of ultrasound education. In light of the recent global pandemic, this has become even more crucial as many have moved to virtual education out of necessity. Seve...

    Authors: Bradley End, Michael I. Prats, Joseph Minardi, Melinda Sharon, David P. Bahner and Creagh T. Boulger
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:44
  24. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) devices are becoming more widely used in healthcare and have the potential to act as fomites. The objective of this project was to study the thoroughness of cleaning of POCUS m...

    Authors: Daniel Van Kalsbeek, Karl Enroth, Elizabeth Lyden, Mark E. Rupp and Christopher J. Smith
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:43
  25. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been recognized as an essential skill across medicine. However, a lack of reliable and streamlined POCUS assessment tools with demonstrated validity remains a significant b...

    Authors: Colin Bell, Natalie Wagner, Andrew Hall, Joseph Newbigging, Louise Rang and Conor McKaigney
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:42
  26. Children with multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C) tend to develop a clinical condition of fluid overload due both to contractile cardiac pump deficit and to endotheliitis with subsequent capillary leak s...

    Authors: Angelo G. Delmonaco, Andrea Carpino, Irene Raffaldi, Giulia Pruccoli, Emanuela Garrone, Francesco Del Monte, Lorenzo Riboldi, Francesco Licciardi, Antonio F. Urbino and Emilia Parodi
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:41
  27. In detecting pleural effusion, bedside ultrasound (US) has been shown to be more accurate than auscultation. However, US has not been previously compared to the comprehensive physical examination. This study s...

    Authors: Michael H. Walsh, Kang X. Zhang, Emily J. Cox, Justin M. Chen, Nicholas G. Cowley, Christopher J. Oleynick, Leo M. Smyth and Irene W. Y. Ma
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:40
  28. Lack of training is currently the most common barrier to implementation of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) use in clinical practice, and in-person POCUS continuing medical education (CME) courses have been pa...

    Authors: Nilam J. Soni, Jeremy S. Boyd, Gregory Mints, Kevin C. Proud, Trevor P. Jensen, Gigi Liu, Benji K. Mathews, Christopher K. Schott, Linda Kurian, Charles M. LoPresti, Phil Andrus, Robert Nathanson, Natalie Smith, Elizabeth K. Haro, Michael J. Mader, Jacqueline Pugh…
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:39
  29. This was an observational, cross-sectional, and multicentre study carried out from October to December 2020, through a survey sent to Spanish Society of Pulmonology and Thoracic Surgery members in public hospi...

    Authors: Cristina Ramos-Hernández, Maribel Botana-Rial, Rosa Cordovilla-Pérez, Manuel Núñez-Delgado and Alberto Fernández-Villar
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:38
  30. This systematic review aimed to investigate the reliability of ultrasound method compared with digital vaginal examinations in detecting cervical dilation.

    Authors: Zaynab Mohaghegh, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Parvin Abedi and Mohamed A. Abd El Aziz
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:37
  31. To compare the success rates of obtaining optimal 20 + 2 (2 overview + 20 planes) International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (ISUOG) planes for foetal ultrasound structural screening bet...

    Authors: Ravita Chaichanalap and Tharangrut Hanprasertpong
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:36
  32. Timely diagnosis and treatment of increased intracranial pressure can decrease morbidity and prevent mortality. The present meta-analysis aims to determine the mean value of the ONSD measured in patients with ...

    Authors: Lisandro Montorfano, Qian Yu, Stephen J. Bordes, Shankarapryan Sivanushanthan, Raul J. Rosenthal and Miguel Montorfano
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:35
  33. Lung ultrasound (LUS) is helpful for the evaluation of patients with dyspnea in the emergency department (ED). However, it remains unclear how much training and how many LUS examinations are needed for ED phys...

    Authors: Darlene R. House, Yogendra Amatya, Benjamin Nti and Frances M. Russell
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:34
  34. The goal of this study was to assess the ability of machine artificial intelligence (AI) to quantitatively assess lung ultrasound (LUS) B-line presence using images obtained by learners novice to LUS in patien...

    Authors: Frances M. Russell, Robert R. Ehrman, Allen Barton, Elisa Sarmiento, Jakob E. Ottenhoff and Benjamin K. Nti
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:33
  35. The importance of functional right ventricular failure and resultant splanchnic venous congestion has long been under-appreciated and is difficult to assess by traditional physical examination and standard dia...

    Authors: Philippe Rola, Francisco Miralles-Aguiar, Eduardo Argaiz, William Beaubien-Souligny, Korbin Haycock, Timur Karimov, Vi Am Dinh and Rory Spiegel
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:32
  36. Hip fracture is one of the most common orthopedic causes of hospital admission in frail elderly patients. Hip fracture fixation in this class of patients is considered a high-risk procedure. Preoperative physi...

    Authors: Luigi Vetrugno, Enrico Boero, Elena Bignami, Andrea Cortegiani, Santi Maurizio Raineri, Savino Spadaro, Federico Moro, Stefano D’Incà, Loris D’Orlando, Felice Eugenio Agrò, Mattia Bernardinetti, Francesco Forfori, Francesco Corradi, Sandro Pregnolato, Mario Mosconi, Valentina Bellini…
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:30
  37. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has proven itself in many clinical situations. Few data on the use of POCUS during Medical Emergency Team (MET) calls exist. In this study, we hypothesized that the use of POCU...

    Authors: M. J Blans, E Bousie, J. G van der Hoeven and F. H Bosch
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:29

    The Correction to this article has been published in The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:31

  38. In 2008 the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors delineated consensus recommendations for training in biliary ultrasound for the “detection of biliary pathology”.

    Authors: David P. Evans, Jordan Tozer, Lindsay Taylor, Michael J. Vitto and Michael Joyce
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:28
  39. COVID-19 has impacted human life globally and threatens to overwhelm health-care resources. Infection rates are rapidly rising almost everywhere, and new approaches are required to both prevent transmission, b...

    Authors: Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Jessica L. McKee and John M. Conly
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:27
  40. The aim of this retrospective study was to determine whether diagnosing a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in primary health care using limited compression ultrasound (LCUS) can save resources compared to referrin...

    Authors: Ossi Hannula, Anssi Mustonen, Suvi Rautiainen, Ritva Vanninen and Harri Hyppölä
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:26
  41. Emergent needle decompression in children is a rare event for emergency medicine and critical care providers. Hereby, risk of injury of intrathoracic structures is high and knowledge of age-specific values of ...

    Authors: Tom Terboven, Ivette Betka, Christel Weiss, Marcus Rudolph, Tim Viergutz, Georg Leonhard and Michael Schöler
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:25
  42. Ultrasound was first introduced in clinical dermatology in 1979. Since that time, ultrasound technology has continued to develop along with its popularity and utility.

    Authors: Jack Levy, Devon L. Barrett, Nile Harris, Jiwoong Jason Jeong, Xiaofeng Yang and Suephy C. Chen
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:24
  43. Hands-on ultrasound experience has become a desirable component for undergraduate medical education (UGME) curricula throughout medical schools in the United States (US) to enhance readiness for future trainin...

    Authors: Casey Glass, Aarti Sarwal, Joshua Zavitz, Joshua Nitsche, JaNae Joyner, Leilani L. Johnson, Julia Garcia-Vargas and Mary Claire O’Brien
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:23
  44. Pericardial effusion is a known complication of post-open cardiac surgery which can progress to life-threatening cardiac tamponade. Classical signs of tamponade such as hypotension and pulsus paradoxus are oft...

    Authors: Osman Adi, Azma Haryaty Ahmad, Chan Pei Fong, Asri Ranga and Nova Panebianco
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:22
  45. Ultrasonography (US) is a feasible and accessible method for the measurement of skeletal muscle mass. This technique presents acceptable intra-rater reliability; however, there are a few reports on its inter-r...

    Authors: Yosuke Takahashi, Yuji Fujino, Kohei Miura, Ayumi Toida, Tadamitsu Matsuda and Shigeru Makita
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2021 13:21