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  1. Patient reported menstrual history, physician clinical evaluation, and ultrasonography are used to determine gestational age in the pregnant female. Previous studies have shown that pregnancy dating by last me...

    Authors: Turandot Saul, Resa E Lewiss and Marina Del Rios Rivera

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:22

    Content type: Original article

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  2. Ultrasound can rapidly identify abnormal signs, which in high prevalence settings, are highly suggestive of extra-pulmonary tuberculosis (EPTB). Unfortunately experienced sonographers are often scarce in these...

    Authors: Tom Heller, Claudia Wallrauch, Sam Goblirsch and Enrico Brunetti

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:21

    Content type: Original article

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  3. No single historical, physical, laboratory, or imaging finding is both sensitive and specific for the diagnosis of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). Cervical motion tenderness (CMT), when present, is classica...

    Authors: Resa E Lewiss, Turandot Saul and Katja Goldflam

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:20

    Content type: Case report

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  4. Ultrasound is being used increasingly to diagnose pathological free fluid accumulation at the bedside. In addition to the detection of peritoneal and pericardial fluid, point-of-care ultrasound allows rapid be...

    Authors: Paul Atkinson, James Milne, Osama Loubani and Glenn Verheul

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:19

    Content type: Short communication

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  5. Ultrasound measurement of dynamic changes in inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter can be used to assess intravascular volume status in critically ill patients, but published studies vary in accuracy as well as re...

    Authors: David J Blehar, Dana Resop, Benjamin Chin, Matthew Dayno and Romolo Gaspari

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:18

    Content type: Original article

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  6. This is a case report of a superficial penile hematoma that was difficult to distinguish clinically from a penile fracture. Such cases occur with relative frequency, and because definitive treatment is an urge...

    Authors: Adam Ash, Joel Miller and David Preston

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:17

    Content type: Case report

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  7. Emergency department visits quadrupled with the initial onset and surge during the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic in New York City from April to June 2009. This time period was unique in that >90% of the circula...

    Authors: James W Tsung, David O Kessler and Vaishali P Shah

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:16

    Content type: Original article

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  8. Ultrasonography (US) at the medical student level is developing. As clinical skills and simulation centers expand, US equipment miniaturizes, and more students are exposed to ultrasound; a digital portfolio co...

    Authors: Daralee R Hughes, Erika Kube, Brad D Gable, Francis E Madore and David P Bahner

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:15

    Content type: Original article

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  9. Ultrasound (US) vascular guidance is traditionally performed in transverse (T) and longitudinal (L) axes, each with drawbacks. We hypothesized that the introduction of a novel oblique (O) approach would improv...

    Authors: Heather M Tassone, Vivek S Tayal, Anthony J Weekes, Craymon L Garner and James H Norton

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:14

    Content type: Original article

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  10. Worldwide ultrasound equipment accessibility is at an all-time high, as technology improves and costs decrease. Ensuring that patients benefit from more accurate resuscitation and diagnoses from a user-depende...

    Authors: Innes Crawford, Paul B McBeth, Mark Mitchelson, James Ferguson, Corina Tiruta and Andrew W Kirkpatrick

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:13

    Content type: Original article

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  11. A validated tool has long been sought to provide clinicians with a uniform and accurate method to assess hydration status in the pediatric emergency medicine population. Outpatient clinicians use CDC height- a...

    Authors: Elizabeth J Haines, Gerardo C Chiricolo, Kresimir Aralica, William M Briggs, Robert Van Amerongen, Andrew Laudenbach, Kevin O’Rourke and Lawrence Melniker

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:12

    Content type: Original article

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  12. The purpose of this study is to examine current beliefs about the use, the clinical importance, the theoretical fundamentals and the utilization criteria of therapeutic ultrasound (TUS) among physical therapis...

    Authors: Wouber Herickson de Brito Vieira, Kardec Alecxandro Aguiar, Kimberly Moreira da Silva, Pablo Miranda Canela, Flávio Santos da Silva and Bento João Abreu

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:11

    Content type: Original article

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  13. Despite advances in imaging techniques, the detection of vegetative foreign bodies in soft tissues remains a difficult and sometimes even a challenging task. Clinical evaluation of such patient may present sev...

    Authors: Bhaskar Borgohain, Nitu Borgohain, Akash Handique and Parag Jyoti Gogoi

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:10

    Content type: Case report

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  14. Most commonly, patients who present to the emergency department with a history and physical examination suggestive of urinary bladder rupture report a preceding traumatic event. Spontaneous atraumatic bladder ...

    Authors: Michael C Daignault, Turandot Saul and Resa E Lewiss

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:9

    Content type: Case report

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  15. Patients with severe sepsis or septic shock often exhibit significant cardiovascular dysfunction. We sought to determine whether severity of diastolic dysfunction assessed by transthoracic echocardiography (TT...

    Authors: Samuel M Brown, Joel E Pittman, Eliotte L Hirshberg, Jason P Jones, Michael J Lanspa, Kathryn G Kuttler, Sheldon E Litwin and Colin K Grissom

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:8

    Content type: Original article

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  16. Conventional transabdominal ultrasound usually fails to visualize parts of the ureter or extrahepatic bile duct covered by bowel gas. In this study, we propose a new method for gaining acoustic access to the u...

    Authors: Chong Tang, Xuegang Wu, Qiuhong Fan and Zhensheng Deng

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:6

    Content type: Original article

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  17. The diagnosis of a superficial abscess is usually obtained through history and physical exam but bedside ultrasound (US) and computerized tomography (CT) are sometimes used to assist in the diagnosis. It is un...

    Authors: Romolo Gaspari, Matt Dayno, Justin Briones and David Blehar

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:5

    Content type: Original article

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  18. A 27-year-old man presents to the emergency department with a 1-day history of severe right upper extremity pain and swelling. The patient's status is post open reduction internal fixation for a left tibial pl...

    Authors: Tony Rosen, Betty Chang, Martha Kaufman, Mary Soderman and David C Riley

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:4

    Content type: Case report

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  19. The differential diagnosis and treatment of opacifications on the chest X-ray in critically ill patients may be challenging. This holds in particular the patient that suffers from respiratory failure with hemo...

    Authors: Jacqueline Koeze, Maarten W Nijsten, Annemieke Oude Lansink, Joep M Droogh and Farouq Ismael

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2012 4:1

    Content type: Case report

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  20. The increasing use of focused ultrasonography by non-specialists emphasizes the need for standardized trainings. We analyze physicians’ skill acquisition after the implementation of an ultrasound introductory ...

    Authors: Maxime Maignan, Xuejun Shuai, Michel Galinski, Shujuan Cheng, Tao Zhang, Tomislav Petrovic, Claude Lapandry and Frederic Lapostolle

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2011 3:85

    Content type: Original Article

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  21. The primary challenge in the initial assessment of a patient with undifferentiated shock is to quickly identify and treat any reversible causes of shock. Bedside ultrasound provides real-time information that ...

    Authors: Jean-François Lanctôt, Maxime Valois and Yanick Beaulieu

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2011 3:83

    Content type: Original Article

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  22. Sialolithiasis is a relatively common diagnosis, with an uncertain etiology, that must be considered in patients presenting with a neck mass. Traditionally, invasive sialography was used to detect salivary sto...

    Authors: K. Duprey, Robert M. Bramante, Angela R. Cirilli and Christopher C. Raio

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2011 3:78

    Content type: Case Report

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