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  1. Failed extubation from mechanical ventilation in critically ill patients is multifactorial, complex and not well understood. We aimed to identify whether combined transthoracic echocardiography, lung and diaph...

    Authors: Kavi Haji, Darsim Haji, David J. Canty, Alistair G. Royse, Cameron Green and Colin F. Royse
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:13
  2. Lung and diaphragm ultrasound methods have recently been introduced to predict the outcome of weaning from mechanical ventilation (MV). The aim of this study is to assess the reliability and accuracy of these ...

    Authors: Eva Tenza-Lozano, Ana Llamas-Alvarez, Enrique Jaimez-Navarro and Javier Fernández-Sánchez
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:12
  3. This study aims to compare the increased time needed to perform advanced focused cardiac measurements in the emergency department, including diastolic heart failure evaluation via E/E′, and cardiac output with...

    Authors: Joe Betcher, Al Majkrzak, Jim Cranford, Ross Kessler, Nik Theyyunni and Rob Huang
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:10

    The Letter to the Editor to this article has been published in Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:21

  4. Point-of-care (POCUS) education is rapidly expanding within medical schools and internal medicine residency programs, but lack of trained faculty is a major barrier. While POCUS training can improve short-term...

    Authors: Christopher J. Smith, Abdulrahman Morad, Christopher Balwanz, Elizabeth Lyden and Tabatha Matthias
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:9
  5. Thoracic ultrasound is helpful to evaluate lung pathology in patients with acute dyspnea. Several studies have demonstrated the efficacy of point-of-care ultrasound in patients with extrapulmonary TB and HIV c...

    Authors: Maria Teresa Giordani, Francesca Tamarozzi, Daniel Kaminstein, Enrico Brunetti and Tom Heller
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:8
  6. Bilateral retinal detachments and cortical blindness are rare complications of preeclampsia and the association of the two pathologies is exceptional. We report the case of a preeclamptic patient who presented...

    Authors: Fehmi Ferhi, Abdeljalil Khlifi, Feten Hachani, Khalil Tarmiz and Khaled Benjazia
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:6
  7. Epigastric pain is frequent in Emergency Medicine and remains a challenging situation. Besides benign etiologies such as gastritis or uncomplicated cholelithiasis, it could reveal myocardial infarction or vasc...

    Authors: Philippe Le Conte, David Trewick, Philippe Pes, Eric Frampas and Eric Batard
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:5
  8. This study evaluates the agreement between emergency physician (EP) assessment of diastolic dysfunction (DD) by a simplified approach using average peak mitral excursion velocity (eʹA) and an independent cardiolo...

    Authors: Marina Del Rios, Joseph Colla, Pavitra Kotini-Shah, Joan Briller, Ben Gerber and Heather Prendergast
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:4
  9. Recognition of the difficult airway is a critical element of emergency practice. Mallampati score and body mass index (BMI) are not always predictive and they may be unavailable in critically ill patients. Ult...

    Authors: Elizabeth A. Hall, Ibrahim Showaihi, Frances S. Shofer, Nova L. Panebianco and Anthony J. Dean
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:3
  10. Early detection of vasospasm is crucial to prevent significant delayed ischemic neurological deficit post subarachnoid hemorrhage. The standard methods of detection, including cerebral angiogram and computed t...

    Authors: Hosam Al-Jehani, Mark Angle, Judith Marcoux and Jeanne Teitelbaum
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:1
  11. Authors: Stephen Alerhand, Adam Nevel, Bret Nelson, Michael Halperin, Felipe Serrano, Gregor Prosen, Tjaša Banović, Stephanie J. Doniger, Mirjana Brvar, Barbara Furman, P. Gallego Rodríguez, Tomas Villén Villegas, A. Trueba Vicente, L. W. Alba Muñoz, C. Guillén Astete, N. Díaz García…
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9(Suppl 1):26

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  12. The rapid adoption of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has created a need to develop assessment tools to ensure that learners can competently use these technologies. In this study, the authors developed and te...

    Authors: Scott J. Millington, Robert T. Arntfield, Robert Jie Guo, Seth Koenig, Pierre Kory, Vicki Noble, Haney Mallemat and Jordan R. Schoenherr
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:25
  13. Point-of-care transthoracic echocardiography is increasingly being utilized by the intensive care physicians in the management of hemodynamically unstable patients. However, its use in the management of critic...

    Authors: Babar Fiza, Michael Tang and Michael Maile
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:24
  14. Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) is recommended by emergency medicine societies for the detection of hydronephrosis. Training of certified Emergency Physicians (EP) without prior ultrasound experience remains ...

    Authors: François Javaudin, François Mounier, Philippe Pes, Idriss Arnaudet, Frédéric Vignaud, Eric Frampas and Philippe Le Conte
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:23
  15. Atelectasis is a common finding in mechanically ventilated children with healthy lungs. This lung collapse cannot be overcome using standard levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and thus for only ...

    Authors: Gerardo Tusman, Cecilia M. Acosta, Stephan H. Böhm, Andreas D. Waldmann, Carlos Ferrando, Manuel Perez Marquez and Fernando Suarez Sipmann
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:22
  16. In the unconscious patient, there is a diagnostic void between the neurologic physical exam, and more invasive, costly and potentially harmful investigations. Transcranial color-coded sonography and two-dimens...

    Authors: Vincent Issac Lau and Robert Thomas Arntfield
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:21
  17. Conventional echocardiographic technique for assessment of volume status and cardiac contractility utilizes left ventricular end-diastolic area (LVEDA) and fractional area of change (FAC), respectively. Our go...

    Authors: Duraid Younan, T. Mark Beasley, David C. Pigott, C. Blayke Gibson, John P. Gullett, Jeffrey Richey, Jean-Francois Pittet and Ahmed Zaky
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:20
  18. Ultrasound (US) performed at the point of care has found fertile ground in perioperative medicine. In the hands of anesthesiologists, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become established as a powerful...

    Authors: Lorenzo De Marchi and Massimiliano Meineri
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:19
  19. Recently published study of Ma et al. evaluates two relatively novel measures of fluid responsiveness, carotid blood flow and corrected carotid flow time (ccFT). Both measures have been recently quoted as poss...

    Authors: Igor Barjaktarevic, Alan Chiem and Maxime Cannesson
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:18
  20. Development of hydrocephalus can occur after subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). Typically, it is diagnosed with computed tomography, CT, scan. However, transcranial sonography (TCS) can be used particularly in pat...

    Authors: Ahmed Najjar, André Y. Denault and Michel W. Bojanowski
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:17
  21. The Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) protocol is considered beneficial in emergent evaluation of trauma patients with blunt or penetrating injury and has become integrated into the Advanced ...

    Authors: Jesper Weile, Klaus Nielsen, Stine C. Primdahl, Christian A. Frederiksen, Christian B. Laursen, Erik Sloth and Hans Kirkegaard
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:16
  22. Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography is a minimally invasive monitoring tool that can provide real-time visual information on ventricular function and hemodynamic volume status in patients undergoin...

    Authors: Luigi Vetrugno, Federico Barbariol, Umberto Baccarani, Francesco Forfori, Giovanni Volpicelli and Giorgio Della Rocca
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:15
  23. Right heart thrombus in transit is an increasingly recognized medical emergency with very high mortality rate. Echocardiography helps to establish the diagnosis and can differentiate between right heart thromb...

    Authors: Eva Otoupalova, Bhavinkumar Dalal and Brian Renard
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:14
  24. The quantification of B-lines at lung ultrasonography is a valid tool to estimate the extravascular lung water (EVLW) in patients after major cardiac surgery. However, there is still uncertainty about the corr...

    Authors: Antonio Anile, Jole Russo, Giacomo Castiglione and Giovanni Volpicelli
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:13
  25. Percutaneous cardiac intervention is an invasive diagnostic and therapeutic technique which carries a significant complication rate. Although the usefulness of EFAST protocol is widely recognised, this paper w...

    Authors: José Luis Vázquez Martínez, Kary Leonisa Quiñones Coneo, Tomas Villen Villegas, María Sánchez Porras, Cesar Pérez-Caballero Macarrón, Ana Coca Pérez and Luis Fernandez Pineda
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:12
  26. In children, non-fractured wrists generally need no treatment and those that are fractured may only require a 3-week cast without any clinical follow-up. The ability to perform a point-of-care triage decision ...

    Authors: Henrik Hedelin, Christian Tingström, Hanna Hebelka and Jon Karlsson
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:11
  27. Non-invasive measures that can accurately estimate cardiac output may help identify volume-responsive patients. This study seeks to compare two non-invasive measures (corrected carotid flow time and carotid bl...

    Authors: Irene W. Y. Ma, Joshua D. Caplin, Aftab Azad, Christina Wilson, Michael A. Fifer, Aranya Bagchi, Andrew S. Liteplo and Vicki E. Noble
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:10
  28. Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access may present an alternative to central or intraosseous access in patients with difficult peripheral veins. Using venepuncture of a phantom model as a proxy, we in...

    Authors: James Griffiths, Amadeus Carnegie, Richard Kendall and Rajeev Madan
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:9
  29. The aim of this study is to assess the accuracy of a Fast Doppler protocol for the examination of an injured lower limb, namely 2-Point Fast Doppler (2PFD), in order to rapidly triage arterial lesions after pe...

    Authors: Miguel Angel Montorfano, Lisandro Miguel Montorfano, Federico Perez Quirante, Federico Rodríguez, Leonardo Vera and Luca Neri
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:8
  30. Management of congestive heart failure (CHF) is dependent on clinical assessments of volume status, which are subjective and imprecise. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is useful in the diagnosis of CHF, but h...

    Authors: Rachel Spevack, Mohamed Al Shukairi, Dev Jayaraman, Jerrald Dankoff, Lawrence Rudski and Jed Lipes
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:7
  31. Physicians are increasingly using point of care lung ultrasound (LUS) for diagnosing pneumonia, especially in critical situations as it represents relatively easy and immediately available tool. They also used...

    Authors: Saeed Ali Alzahrani, Majid Abdulatief Al-Salamah, Wedad Hussain Al-Madani and Mahmoud A. Elbarbary
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:6
  32. The aim of this study is to describe point-of-care ultrasound and Color flow Duplex Doppler characteristics of penetrating and blunt trauma-related vascular injuries of the limbs and neck.

    Authors: Miguel Angel Montorfano, Fernando Pla, Leonardo Vera, Omar Cardillo, Stefano Geniere Nigra and Lisandro Miguel Montorfano
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:5
  33. Hands-on training in point-of-care ultrasound (POC-US) should ideally comprise bedside teaching, as well as simulated clinical scenarios. High-fidelity phantoms and portable ultrasound simulation systems are c...

    Authors: Domagoj Damjanovic, Ulrich Goebel, Benedikt Fischer, Martin Huth, Hartmut Breger, Hartmut Buerkle and Axel Schmutz
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:4
  34. Authors: Jennifer R. Marin, Alyssa M. Abo, Alexander C. Arroyo, Stephanie J. Doniger, Jason W. Fischer, Rachel Rempell, Brandi Gary, James F. Holmes, David O. Kessler, Samuel H. F. Lam, Marla C. Levine, Jason A. Levy, Alice Murray, Lorraine Ng, Vicki E. Noble, Daniela Ramirez-Schrempp…
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:3

    The original article was published in Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:16

  35. We describe a case report of an infant with intussusception who presented to a pediatric emergency department with diarrhea and increased irritability. Pneumatosis intestinalis (intra-mural air) detected on po...

    Authors: Vigil James, Aswin Warier, Khai Pin Lee and Gene Yong-Kwang Ong
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:2
  36. Doppler images of pulmonary vessels in pulmonary diseases associated with subpleural consolidations have been described. Color Doppler easily identifies such vessels within consolidations while spectral Dopple...

    Authors: Cecilia M. Acosta, Gerardo Tusman, Mauro Costantini, Camila Echevarría, Sergio Pollioto, Diego Abrego, Fernando Suarez-Sipmann and Stephan H. Böhm
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:19
  37. Ultrasound measurement of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) appears to be a promising, rapid, non-invasive bedside tool for identification of elevated intra-cranial pressure. With improvements in ultrasound t...

    Authors: Garrett G. R. J. Johnson, Frederick A. Zeiler, Bertram Unger, Gregory Hansen, Dimitrios Karakitsos and Lawrence M. Gillman
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:18
  38. The diagnostic value of lung ultrasonography (LUS) and procalcitonin (PCT) in the diagnosis of lung infections is known. No studies evaluated the combination of LUS and PCT for the diagnosis of pneumonia in th...

    Authors: Peiman Nazerian, Gabriele Cerini, Simone Vanni, Chiara Gigli, Maurizio Zanobetti, Maurizio Bartolucci, Stefano Grifoni and Giovanni Volpicelli
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:17
  39. The utility of point-of-care ultrasound is well supported by the medical literature. Consequently, pediatric emergency medicine providers have embraced this technology in everyday practice. Recently, the Ameri...

    Authors: Jennifer R. Marin, Alyssa M. Abo, Alexander C. Arroyo, Stephanie J. Doniger, Jason W. Fischer, Rachel Rempell, Brandi Gary, James F. Holmes, David O. Kessler, Samuel H. F. Lam, Marla C. Levine, Jason A. Levy, Alice Murray, Lorraine Ng, Vicki E. Noble, Daniela Ramirez-Schrempp…
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:16

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:3

  40. Diagnostic tools available in low-income countries are often really basic even if patients can be as sick as those of the richer countries. Point-of-care ultrasound could be a solution for this problem. We stu...

    Authors: Alessandro Lamorte, Enrico Boero, Paola Crida, Abdul R. Conteh, Marco Foletti and Paolo Narcisi
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:14
  41. A1 Point-of-care ultrasound examination of cervical spine in emergency department

    Authors: Yahya Acar, Onur Tezel, Necati Salman, Erdem Cevik, Margarita Algaba-Montes, Alberto Oviedo-García, Mayra Patricio-Bordomás, Mustafa Z. Mahmoud, Abdelmoneim Sulieman, Abbas Ali, Alrayah Mustafa, Ihab Abdelrahman, Mustafa Bahar, Osama Ali, H. Lester Kirchner, Gregor Prosen…
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8(Suppl 1):12

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:13

  42. A growing body of evidence supports the use of bedside ultrasound for core Internal Medicine procedures and increasingly as augmentation of the physical exam. The literature also supports that trainees, both m...

    Authors: Ryan D. Clay, Elizabeth C. Lee, Marc F. Kurtzman and Renee K. Dversdal
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:11
  43. Optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) measurement using ultrasound has been proposed as a rapid, non-invasive, point of care technique to estimate intra-cranial pressure (ICP). Ultrasonic measurement of the optic...

    Authors: Frederick A. Zeiler, Markus T. Ziesmann, Patrick Goeres, Bertram Unger, Jason Park, Dimitrios Karakitsos, Michael Blaivas, Ashley Vergis and Lawrence M. Gillman
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:9