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  1. Predictive indexes of weaning from mechanical ventilation are often inaccurate. Among the many indexes used in clinical practice, the rapid shallow breathing index is one of the most accurate. We evaluated a n...

    Authors: Giovanni Ferrari, Giovanna De Filippi, Fabrizio Elia, Francesco Panero, Giovanni Volpicelli and Franco Aprà

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2014 6:8

    Content type: Original article

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  2. In children presenting to the emergency room with right lower quadrant pain, ultrasound is the preferred initial modality. In our patient, a 6-year-old male with a sudden onset of severe right lower quadrant p...

    Authors: Mathew J Nelson, Tara Paterson and Christopher Raio

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2014 6:7

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Dyspnea is one of the most frequent complaints in the Emergency Department. Thoracic ultrasound should help to differentiate cardiogenic from non-cardiogenic causes of dyspnea. We evaluated whether the diagnos...

    Authors: Concetta Pirozzi, Fabio G Numis, Antonio Pagano, Paolo Melillo, Roberto Copetti and Fernando Schiraldi

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2014 6:5

    Content type: Original article

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  4. Transcranial color-coded sonography (TCCS) has proved to be a fast and reliable tool for the detection of middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusions in a hospital setting. In this feasibility study on prehospital...

    Authors: Moriz Herzberg, Sandra Boy, Thilo Hölscher, Michael Ertl, Markus Zimmermann, Karl-Peter Ittner, Josef Pemmerl, Hendrik Pels, Ulrich Bogdahn and Felix Schlachetzki

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2014 6:3

    Content type: Original article

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  5. Clinician-performed ultrasound has become a widely utilized tool in emergency medicine and is a mandatory component of the residency curricula. We aimed to assess the effect of personalized peer-comparison fee...

    Authors: Dorothea Hempel, Emanuele Pivetta and Heidi H Kimberly

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2014 6:1

    Content type: Short communication

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  6. The diagnosis of pneumothorax with a bedside lung ultrasound is a powerful methodology. The conventional lung ultrasound examination consists of a step-by-step procedure targeted towards the detection of four ...

    Authors: Giovanni Volpicelli, Enrico Boero, Valerio Stefanone and Enrico Storti

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5:10

    Content type: Short communication

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  7. Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) is currently not a universal component of curricula for medical undergraduate and postgraduate training. We designed and assessed a simulation-based PoCUS training program for ...

    Authors: Adam R Parks, Paul Atkinson, Glenn Verheul and Denise LeBlanc-Duchin

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5:9

    Content type: Original article

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  8. Bone loss has been documented in adults in intensive care wards. Children admitted to pediatric intensive care units (PICU) are also exposed to many potential risk factors for bone loss such as immobilization,...

    Authors: Ayelet Zerem, Francis B Mimouni, Elie Picard and Sarit Shahroor

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5:8

    Content type: Original article

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  9. Non traumatic gastrointestinal emergencies in the children and neonatal patient is a dilemma for the radiologist in the emergencies room and they presenting characteristics ultrasound features on the longitudi...

    Authors: Paolo Fonio, Francesco Coppolino, Anna Russo, Alfredo D’Andrea, Antonella Giannattasio, Alfonso Reginelli, Roberto Grassi and Eugenio Annibale Genovese

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S12

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  10. To evaluate the accuracy of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of acute calculous cholecystitis in comparison with other imaging modalities.

    Authors: Antonio Pinto, Alfonso Reginelli, Lucio Cagini, Francesco Coppolino, Antonio Amato Stabile Ianora, Renata Bracale, Melchiore Giganti and Luigia Romano

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S11

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  11. The acute scrotum is a medical emergency . The acute scrotum is defined as scrotal pain, swelling, and redness of acute onset. Scrotal abnormalities can be divided into three groups , which are extra-testicula...

    Authors: Alfredo D’Andrea, Francesco Coppolino, Elviro Cesarano, Anna Russo, Salvatore Cappabianca, Eugenio Annibale Genovese, Paolo Fonio and Luca Macarini

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S8

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  12. Gastrointestinal tract perforations can occur for various causes such as peptic ulcer, inflammatory disease, blunt or penetrating trauma, iatrogenic factors, foreign body or a neoplasm that require an early re...

    Authors: FF Coppolino, G Gatta, G Di Grezia, A Reginelli, F Iacobellis, G Vallone, M Giganti and EA Genovese

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S4

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  13. The purpose of this study was to determine whether the color Doppler twinkling sign could be considered as an additional diagnostic feature of small renal lithiasis (_5mm).

    Authors: Gianfranco Vallone, Giuseppina Napolitano, Paolo Fonio, Gabriele Antinolfi, Antonio Romeo, Luca Macarini, Eugenio Annibale Genovese and Luca Brunese

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S3

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1

  14. Ultrasound is a widely used technique in the diagnosis of acute appendicitis; nevertheless, its utilization still remains controversial.

    Authors: Fabio Pinto, Antonio Pinto, Anna Russo, Francesco Coppolino, Renata Bracale, Paolo Fonio, Luca Macarini and Melchiorre Giganti

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S2

    Content type: Research

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    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 5 Supplement 1