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  1. The internal thoracic artery (ITA) is a descendant branch of the subclavian artery. The former is located bilaterally in both internal sides of the thorax near the sternum and is accompanied by two internal th...

    Authors: Pablo Blanco and Giovanni Volpicelli
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2014 6:13
  2. We have constructed a simple, inexpensive simulation model for ultrasound guided nerve blocks. To date there are no low cost, high fidelity models for nerve block simulations. The models that do exist are expe...

    Authors: Scott Sparks, David Evans and Don Byars
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2014 6:12
  3. Emergency ultrasound is gaining importance in medical education. Widespread teaching methods are frontal presentations and hands-on training. The primary goal of our study was to evaluate the impact of frontal...

    Authors: Dorothea Hempel, Tanja Stenger, Marco Campo dell' Orto, David Stenger, Armin Seibel, Stefan Röhrig, Frank Heringer, Felix Walcher and Raoul Breitkreutz
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2014 6:10
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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