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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Appendicitis is the most common surgical abdominal emergency. Punctual diagnosis and rapid operative treatment of acute appendicitis are critically important, as it reduces the risk of complications, associate...

    Authors: Shihab Al Sheikh, Mariam Al Ali, Dhanya Sochel Kiran and Mohsen Al Tabatabai
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:2
  8. Critical care ultrasonography (CCUS) is increasingly applied also in the intensive care unit (ICU) and performed by non-experts, including even medical students. There is limited data on the training efforts n...

    Authors: Geert Koster, Thomas Kaufmann, Bart Hiemstra, Renske Wiersema, Madelon E. Vos, Devon Dijkhuizen, Adrian Wong, Thomas W. L. Scheeren, Yoran M. Hummel, Frederik Keus and Iwan C. C. van der Horst
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2020 12:1
  9. Patients with cardiac arrest present as a relatively frequent occurrence in the Emergency Department. Despite the advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology of cardiac arrest, managing the condition ...

    Authors: Laila Hussein, Mohammad Anzal Rehman, Ruhina Sajid, Firas Annajjar and Tarik Al-Janabi
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:35
  10. Point-of-care ultrasound is increasingly being used as a diagnostic tool in resource-limited settings. The majority of existing ultrasound protocols have been developed and implemented in high-resource setting...

    Authors: Michaëla A. M. Huson, Dan Kaminstein, Daniel Kahn, Sabine Belard, Prakash Ganesh, Vanessa Kandoole-Kabwere, Claudia Wallrauch, Sam Phiri, Benno Kreuels and Tom Heller
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:34
  11. To determine if an inherent perception skill along with sonographer experience, knowledge base, scanning time play a role in the identification of the normal appendix in the pediatric population. This is a ret...

    Authors: Denise Castro, Joseph Yang, Prasan Patel, Eric Sauerbrei, Wilma Hopman, Mila Kolar and Don Soboleski
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:33
  12. Both the interest and actual extent of use of point-of-care ultrasound, PoCUS, among general practitioners or family physicians are increasing and training is also increasingly implemented in residency program...

    Authors: Bjarte Sorensen and Steinar Hunskaar
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:31
  13. A number of pre-hospital clinical assessment tools have been developed to triage subjects with acute stroke due to large vessel occlusion (LVO) to a specialised endovascular centre, but their false negative ra...

    Authors: Daria Antipova, Leila Eadie, Ashish Stephen Macaden and Philip Wilson
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:29
  14. The development and adoption of Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) across disciplines have created challenges and opportunities in implementing training and utilization standards. Within the context of a large, ...

    Authors: Paul Olszynski, Daniel J. Kim, Irene W. Y. Ma, Michelle Clunie, Peggy Lambos, Tom Guzowski, Matthew Butz and Brent Thoma
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:28
  15. In critical care medicine, the use of transthoracic echo (TTE) is expanding. TTE can be used to measure dynamic parameters such as cardiac output (CO). An important asset of TTE is that it is a non-invasive te...

    Authors: M. J. Blans, F. H. Bosch and J. G. van der Hoeven
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:26
  16. We reported a case of early detection of peripheral hypoperfusion trough the evaluation of a new index in intensive care: Renal Doppler Resistive Index (RRI).

    Authors: Antonio Anile, Silvia Ferrario, Lorena Campanello, Maria Antonietta Orban and Giacomo Castiglione
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:23
  17. This study aims to ascertain whether (1) an educational program is sufficient to achieve adequate Diaphragm Ultrasound (DUS) assessments on healthy volunteers and (2) combining a video tutorial with a practica...

    Authors: Eugenio Garofalo, Andrea Bruni, Corrado Pelaia, Giovanni Landoni, Alberto Zangrillo, Massimo Antonelli, Giorgio Conti, Daniele Guerino Biasucci, Giovanna Mercurio, Andrea Cortegiani, Antonino Giarratano, Luigi Vetrugno, Tiziana Bove, Francesco Forfori, Francesco Corradi, Rosanna Vaschetto…
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:21
  18. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a tool in increasing use, but there is still a lack of basics for its routine use and evidence of its impact in intensive care.

    Authors: Julio Pontet, Christian Yic, José L. Díaz-Gómez, Pablo Rodriguez, Igor Sviridenko, Diego Méndez, Sylvia Noveri, Ana Soca and Mario Cancela
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:24
  19. Postoperative pulmonary complications after major abdominal surgery are associated with adverse outcome. The diagnostic accuracy of chest X-rays (CXR) to detect pulmonary disorders is limited. Alternatively, l...

    Authors: H. R. Touw, A. E. Schuitemaker, F. Daams, D. L. van der Peet, E. M. Bronkhorst, P. Schober, C. Boer and P. R. Tuinman
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:20
  20. The complexity of diagnosis for critically ill dyspnea presentations in the emergency department remains a challenge. Accurate and rapid recognition of associated life-threatening conditions is paramount for t...

    Authors: Olivier Felix Umuhire, Michael B. Henry, Adam Carl Levine, Giles N. Cattermole and Patricia Henwood
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:18
  21. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) is frequently used as an objective measure of right-ventricular dysfunction. Abnormal TAPSE values are associated with poor prognosis in a number of disease s...

    Authors: Alison B. Main, Rachel Braham, Daniel Campbell, Andrew J. Inglis, Anthony McLean and Sam Orde
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:19
  22. The interscalene brachial plexus nerve block (ISNB) is a potentially useful method of regional analgesia for humerus fracture and shoulder dislocation reduction in the Emergency Department (ED). We examined th...

    Authors: Tyler Beals, Kay Odashima, Lawrence E. Haines, Antonios Likourezos, Jefferson Drapkin and Eitan Dickman
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:15
  23. Rectus sheath hematoma (RSH) is an uncommon entity associated with predisposing factors such as anticoagulation. It may mimic more frequent abdominal conditions and its accurate diagnosis is important to focus...

    Authors: Gabriela Bello and Pablo Blanco
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:13
  24. A fast and diagnostic accurate tool to assess the unselected category of high-acuity patients, in whom the underlying pathology is not always obvious, is needed in the emergency departments (ED). We aim to des...

    Authors: M. Riishede, C. B. Laursen, L. S. Teglbjærg, E. Rancinger, P. B. Pedersen, S. M. Luef, J. H. Clausen, O. Graumann, A. T. Lassen and G. Baatrup
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:11
  25. Ever-expanding uses have been developed for ultrasound, including its focused use at the bedside, often referred to as point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). POCUS has been well developed and integrated into traini...

    Authors: Charles M. LoPresti, Daniel J. Schnobrich, Renee K. Dversdal and Frank Schembri
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:10
  26. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the relationship between speckle-tracking-derived parameters left ventricular (LV) mechanical dispersion index (MDI), defined as the standard deviation of the...

    Authors: Mark Favot, Robert Ehrman, Laura Gowland, Ashley Sullivan, Brian Reed, Aiden Abidov and Phillip Levy
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:9
  27. Traumatic pneumopericardium is rare and usually results from blunt injury. Diagnosis through clinical and chest X-ray is often difficult. Ultrasound findings of A-line artifacts in the cardiac window may sugge...

    Authors: Julina Md Noor and Elisa A. Eddie
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:7
  28. Although pulmonary artery catheters (PACs) have been the reference standard for calculating cardiac output, echocardiographic estimation of cardiac output (CO) by cardiologists has shown high accuracy compared...

    Authors: Christian Villavicencio, Julen Leache, Judith Marin, Iban Oliva, Alejandro Rodriguez, María Bodí and Nilam J. Soni
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:5
  29. Temporary transvenous pacing is a crucial procedure in emergency and critical care medicine. While fluoroscopy guidance is considered the gold-standard to place the temporary pacing electrode catheter (EC), it...

    Authors: Pablo Blanco
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:8
  30. The presence of an unknown intracardiac shunt due to a patent foramen ovale may be an unusual cause of hypoxemia. We report the case of a patient who presented persistent hypoxemia after an adequate treatment ...

    Authors: Cristian Deana, Laura Conangla, Luigi Vetrugno, Massimiliano Saltarini, Stefania Buttera, Tiziana Bove, Flavio Bassi and Amato De Monte
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:6
  31. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is an important clinical tool for a growing number of medical specialties. The current American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Ultrasound Guidelines recommend that trai...

    Authors: Youyou Duanmu, Patricia C. Henwood, Sukhjit S. Takhar, Wilma Chan, Joshua S. Rempell, Andrew S. Liteplo, Viktoria Koskenoja, Vicki E. Noble and Heidi H. Kimberly
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:3
  32. The use of ultrasound to visualize the diaphragm is well established. Over the last 15 years, certain indices of diaphragm function, namely diaphragm thickness, thickening fraction and excursion have been esta...

    Authors: Peter Turton, Sondus ALAidarous and Ingeborg Welters
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:2
  33. We report a case study of fat embolism seen on ultrasound at right internal jugular vein during central venous cannulation in a patient diagnosed with fat embolism syndrome. This case demonstrates the importan...

    Authors: Osman Adi, Chan Pei Fong, Azlizawati Azil and Shaik Farid Abdul Wahab
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:1
  34. Current methods of assessing competence in acquiring point-of-care ultrasound images are inadequate. They rely upon cumbersome rating systems that do not depend on the actual outcome measured and lack evidence...

    Authors: Brian P. Lucas, Antonietta D’Addio, Clay Block, Harold L. Manning, Brian Remillard and James C. Leiter
    Citation: The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:4
  35. To show that medical students can evaluate the internal jugular vein (IJV) and its anatomical variations after rapid and focused training. We also aimed to evaluate the success rate of IJV puncture in simulati...

    Authors: José Muniz Pazeli Jr., Ana Luisa Silveira Vieira, Rosimary Souza Vicentino, Luisa Jabour Pazeli, Bernardo Costa Lemos, Marinna Marques Rodrigues Saliba, Pedro Andrade Mello and Maurício Dutra Costa
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:34
  36. Focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) is a core competency for pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellows. The objectives of this study were (1) to evaluate test characteristics of PEM-fellow-performed FOCUS for ...

    Authors: Rosemary Thomas-Mohtat, Craig Sable, Kristen Breslin, Jacqueline G. Weinberg, Aparna Prasad, Lauren Zinns and Joanna S. Cohen
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:33
  37. Fluid responsiveness is an important topic for clinicians. Aggressive hydration has been shown to lead to worse outcomes. The aim of this study was to investigate the sensitivity and specificity of mitral valv...

    Authors: Ralphe Bou Chebl, Gilbert Abou Dagher, Jeffrey Wuhantu, Rana Bachir and Jennifer Carnell
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:32
  38. Right iliac fossa abdominal pain is a common reason for emergency ward admissions, its etiology is difficult to diagnose. It can be facilitated by an imaging examination, such as a Computerized Tomography scan...

    Authors: Jean-Eudes Bourcier, Emeric Gallard, Jean-Philippe Redonnet, Magali Majourau, Dominique Deshaie, Jean-Marie Bourgeois, Didier Garnier and Thomas Geeraerts
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:31
  39. Hypertensive emergency is a life-threatening state. End-organ damage affecting the heart accounts for up to 52% of hypertensive emergencies commonly encountered in the emergency department. Recent evidence ind...

    Authors: Pavitra Kotini-Shah, Susana Cuadros, Felix Huang and Joseph S. Colla
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:29
  40. Systolic anterior motion (SAM) after mitral valve repair (MVR) can adversely affect hemodynamics due to exacerbation of left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and mitral regurgitation. Intraoperative trans...

    Authors: Yusuke Seino, Nobuo Sato, Kimiya Fukui, Junya Ishikawa, Masahi Nakagawa and Takeshi Nomura
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:30