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  1. Lung collapse is a known complication that affects most of the patients undergoing positive pressure mechanical ventilation. Such atelectasis and airways closure lead to gas exchange and lung mechanics impairm...

    Authors: Gerardo Tusman, Cecilia M. Acosta and Mauro Costantini

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:8

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  2. The diagnosis and management of acutely dyspneic patients in resource-limited developing world settings poses a particular challenge. Focused cardiopulmonary ultrasound (CPUS) may assist in the emergency diagn...

    Authors: Sachita P. Shah, Sachin P. Shah, Reginald Fils-Aime, Walkens Desir, Joanel Joasil, David M. Venesy and Krithika Meera Muruganandan

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:7

    Content type: Original article

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  3. The use of emergency ultrasonography (EUS) has gained much popularity in the past few decades, and is now a mainstay of diagnostic decision-making. This expanded use is now highlighting the substantial issue o...

    Authors: Devjani Das, Monica Kapoor, Cara Brown, Afoma Ndubuisi and Sanjey Gupta

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:6

    Content type: Original article

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  4. Emergency point-of-care ultrasound (POC u/s) is an example of a health information technology that improves patient care and time to correct diagnosis. POC u/s examinations should be documented, as they compri...

    Authors: Resa E. Lewiss, Jessica Cook, Allison Sauler, Nicholas Avitabile, Nicole L. Kaban, Jeffrey Rabrich, Turandot Saul, Sebastian D. Siadecki and Dan Wiener

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:5

    Content type: Original article

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  5. Medical residents' training in ultrasonography usually follows the recommendations of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), even though these do not provide specific technical guidelines. Adequa...

    Authors: Mauricio Gómez Betancourt, José Moreno-Montoya, Ana-María Barragán González, Juan Carlos Ovalle and Yury Forlan Bustos Martínez

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:4

    Content type: Original article

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  6. Point-of-care ultrasound (POC-US) is gaining importance in almost all specialties. E-learning has been used to teach theoretical knowledge and pattern recognition. As social media are universally available, th...

    Authors: Dorothea Hempel, Stephanie Haunhorst, Sivajini Sinnathurai, Armin Seibel, Florian Recker, Frank Heringer, Guido Michels and Raoul Breitkreutz

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:3

    Content type: Original article

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  7. In critical care patients, point of care abdominal ultrasound examination, although it has been practiced for over 30 years, is not as widespread as its cardiac or pulmonary counterparts. We report two cases i...

    Authors: Joseph Dahine, Annie Giard, David-Olivier Chagnon and André Denault

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:2

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Chest tube positioning is an invasive procedure associated with potentially serious injuries. In the last few years, we have been running a project directed at developing a practical simulator of a surgical pr...

    Authors: Luigi Vetrugno, Giovanni Volpicelli, Federico Barbariol, Ilaria Toretti, Livia Pompei, Francesco Forfori and Giorgio Della Rocca

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:1

    Content type: Original article

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  9. Ventilator-induced lung injury is a form of mechanical damage leading to a pulmonary inflammatory response related to the use of mechanical ventilation enhanced by the presence of atelectasis. One proposed mec...

    Authors: Gerardo Tusman, Cecilia M. Acosta, Marco Nicola, Mariano Esperatti, Stephan H. Bohm and Fernando Suarez-Sipmann

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:19

    Content type: Short communication

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research

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  11. 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

    Content type: Original Article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  13. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Original research

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  16. 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

    Content type: Original Article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Original Article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Original Article

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  19. 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

    Content type: Editorial

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  20. 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

    Content type: Review

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  21. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  22. 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

    Content type: Original article

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  23. 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

    Content type: Case report

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