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  1. Interscalene brachial plexus block is a common regional anesthesia method for upper extremity surgery. A rare complication of this procedure is dyspnea secondary to phrenic nerve palsy and hemidiaphragm paraly...

    Authors: Danielle M. Minett, Jason E. Nace and Jason T. Nomura
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2011 3:76
  2. Radiography is the standard observation tool for examining orthopaedic injuries. Point-of-care ultrasonography may thus be a faster, non-invasive alternative to effectively identify bone fractures in the emerg...

    Authors: Tej Prakash Sinha, Sudeep Kumar, Sanjeev Bhoi, Ankur Goswami, Amit Bhasin, Radhakrishna Ramchandani, Mahaveer Singh Rodha and Vinay Gulati
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2011 3:67
  3. Non-invasiveness and instantaneous diagnostic capability are prominent features of the use of echocardiography in critical care. Sepsis and septic shock represent complex situations where early hemodynamic ass...

    Authors: Gabriele Via, Susanna Price and Enrico Storti
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2011 3:69
  4. The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical and echocardiographic findings in patients with acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart diseases (RHD) and to compare echocardiographic findings with ...

    Authors: Tovuudorj Bolormaa and Chimedregzen Tsogtochir
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2011 3:72
  5. Physical examination and laboratory testing lack sufficient accuracy to distinguish cholecystitis from cholelithiasis. As a result, imaging studies are often required to safely disposition patients presenting ...

    Authors: Mathew Nelson, Adam Ash, Christopher Raio and Michael Zimmerman
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2011 3:71
  6. The purpose of this study was to compare if non-physician, inexperienced ultrasound subjects can take quality diagnostic images after watching a brief educational video and using reference cue cards (autonomou...

    Authors: Kathleen O’Connell, Antonio J. Bouffard, Andrew Vollman, Rosario Mercado-Young, Ashot E. Sargsyan, Ilan Rubinfeld and Scott A. Dulchavsky
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2011 3:62
  7. A 41-year-old Cuban man with Down syndrome and mental retardation was brought to the Emergency Department for episodes of worsening shortness of breath over one day. Bedside color Doppler ultrasound subcostal ...

    Authors: David C. Riley, Inho Kim, Dana Sacco and Tony Rosen
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2011 3:61
  8. This case report describes a woman presenting after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with several cardiac anomalies, including a form fruste of Ebstein's anomaly complicated by a large tricuspid valve vegetation...

    Authors: Samuel M. Brown, Dylan V. Miller, Daniel Vezina, Nathan C. Dean and Colin K. Grissom
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2011 3:59
  9. A review of the development and implementation of a 4-year medical student integrated ultrasound curriculum is presented. Multiple teaching and assessment modalities are discussed as well as results from testi...

    Authors: Richard A. Hoppmann, Victor V. Rao, Mary Beth Poston, Duncan B. Howe, Patrick S. Hunt, Stanley D. Fowler, Lance E. Paulman, James R. Wells, Nancy A. Richeson, Paul V. Catalana, Lynn K. Thomas, L. Britt Wilson, Thomas Cook, Shaun Riffle, Francis H. Neuffer, James B. McCallum…
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2011 3:52
  10. A 49-year-old woman with HIV and remote tobacco use presented with fever and 2 months of progressive dyspnea. A chest radiograph showed a right upper lobe pneumonia and treatment for community-acquired pneumon...

    Authors: Mikaela Chilstrom and Michael B. Stone
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 2:41
  11. The purpose of this article is to provide a practical review of common ultrasound (US) findings in patients presenting with acute scrotal pain.

    Authors: Matthew T. Heller, Antonio Fargiano, Scott Rudzinski and Nathan Johnson
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 2:43
  12. A 15-year-old female presented to the emergency department (ED) from her optometrists office for further evaluation of reported papilledema. The patient was otherwise asymptomatic. A CT scan was performed in t...

    Authors: Robert P. Rifenburg and Joseph J. Williams
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 2:36
  13. B-lines are vertical echogenic artifacts seen on lung ultrasound that allow bedside diagnosis of pulmonary edema. The BLUE protocol, published by Lichtenstein and Mezière, suggests that cardiogenic pulmonary e...

    Authors: Giovanni Volpicelli, Vicki E. Noble, Andrew Liteplo and Luciano Cardinale
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 2:37
  14. A new category of handheld devices has recently emerged that are even smaller than current portable models, with their main advantages being increased portability and affordability relative to their counterpar...

    Authors: Mark J. Ault and Bradley T. Rosen
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 2:31
  15. A 75-year-old man with a 150-pack-year smoking history presented to the emergency department with progressively worsening shortness of breath, dyspnea on exertion, cough with white sputum and right-sided chest...

    Authors: David C. Riley, Cini Thayil and David R. Anthony
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 2:32
  16. Several studies have suggested that clinical indicators of a patient’s fluid status that are frequently used in practice are highly variable and not useful in the differentiation of these patients. In this stu...

    Authors: Richard L. Summers, LouAnn H. Woodward, Loretta Jackson, David S. Martin and Steven H. Platts
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 2:33
  17. Remote guidance techniques have been developed by NASA researchers to allow non-clinicians to perform complex ultrasound examinations on the International Space Station to increase clinical diagnostic capabili...

    Authors: R. Mercado-Young, D. S. Martin, T. Caine, K. O’Connell, K. Garcia, A. Sargsyan, S. Platts and S. A. Dulchavsky
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 2:35
  18. To evaluate the correlation between the internal jugular vein (IJV) collapsibility index and hypovolemia in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, using point of care ultrasound imaging.

    Authors: Keith Killu, Victor Coba, Yung Huang, Tanja Andrezejewski and Scott Dulchavsky
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 2:34
  19. An 86-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department after falling and being unable to get up. Her physical exam revealed massive abdominal distention and spider angiomata suspicious for possible ascites.

    Authors: Mikaela Chilstrom, Jyoti Elavunkal and Michael B. Stone
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 2:29
  20. This is a case of a healthy 61-year-old man with acute onset of dyspnea and atrial flutter where bedside emergency ultrasound was used to identify a classic echocardiographic finding called the “McConnell sign...

    Authors: Michael M. Liao, Jonathan Theoret, Elisa M. Dannemiller, Catherine Erickson, Geoffrey E. Sanz and John L. Kendall
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 2:28
  21. To introduce a new concept of the extension of focused echocardiography evaluation in life support (FEEL) with advanced life support (ALS)-compliant duplex sonography of the extracranial internal carotid arter...

    Authors: Marco Haas, Jens Allendörfer, Felix Walcher, Tobias Neumann-Haefelin, Michael Blaivas, Florian H. Seeger, Stephan J. Schreiber and Raoul Breitkreutz
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 2:27
  22. A 41 year old woman with a history of colon cancer metastatic to her lung and liver, presented to the emergency department severely dehydrated. Bedside ultrasonography revealed a tumor mass in her proximal inf...

    Authors: David C. Riley, Samuel Gerson and John Arbo
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 2:30
  23. As point-of-care ultrasound spreads across the globe, there is an increased need for training and supervision of ultrasound studies. Real-time oversight is important, especially in critically ill patients, but...

    Authors: Andrew S. Liteplo, Vicki E. Noble and Ben Attwood
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 1:25
  24. Point of care (POC) ultrasound brings another powerful dimension to the physical examination of the critically ill. A contemporary challenge for all care providers, however, is how to best incorporate ultrasou...

    Authors: Andrew W. Kirkpatrick, Lawrence M. Gillman, Rosaleen Chun, Chad G. Ball, Corina Tiruta, Rohan Lall and Michael Dunham
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 1:24
  25. Children with elbow injuries frequently present to the emergency department for evaluation. Fractures of the elbow are sometimes not visualized on plain radiographs and the only sign of an occult fracture is a...

    Authors: James W. Tsung and Michael Blaivas
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 1:21
  26. A 13-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with left knee pain after a fall. Initial radiographs were unremarkable, but the child returned to the emergency department 6 weeks later with persistent...

    Authors: Michael B. Stone and Chameeka Barrett
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2010 1:18