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  1. Acute abdomen is a medical emergency, in which there is sudden and severe pain in abdomen of recent onset with accompanying signs and symptoms that focus on an abdominal involvement. It can represent a wide sp...

    Authors: Maria Antonietta Mazzei, Susanna Guerrini, Nevada Cioffi Squitieri, Lucio Cagini, Luca Macarini, Francesco Coppolino, Melchiore Giganti and Luca Volterrani
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S6

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

  2. In emergency settings, verification of endotracheal tube (ETT) location is important for critically ill patients. Ignorance of oesophageal intubation can be disastrous. Many methods are used for verification o...

    Authors: Osman Adi, Tan Wan Chuan and Manikam Rishya
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5:7
  3. Physician-performed focused ultrasonography is a rapidly growing field with numerous clinical applications. Focused ultrasound is a clinically useful tool with relevant applications across most specialties. Ul...

    Authors: David P Bahner, Eric J Adkins, Daralee Hughes, Michael Barrie, Creagh T Boulger and Nelson A Royall
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5:6
  4. Point-of-care ultrasound (POC-US) use is increasingly common as equipment costs decrease and availability increases. Despite the utility of POC-US in trained hands, there are many situations wherein patients c...

    Authors: Nancy Biegler, Paul B McBeth, Corina Tiruta, Douglas R Hamilton, Zhengwen Xiao, Innes Crawford, Martha Tevez-Molina, Nat Miletic, Chad G Ball, Linping Pian and Andrew W Kirkpatrick
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5:5
  5. Current recommendations of stroke treatment favour a moderately elevated blood pressure in the acute phase, based on the concept of an improved cerebral perfusion. Here, cerebral blood flow was assessed in a c...

    Authors: Jonathan List, Jens E Röhl, Florian Doepp, José M Valdueza and Stephan J Schreiber
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5:4
  6. A 73-year-old man with a past medical history of myelodysplastic syndrome and recent chemotherapy presented to the emergency department with a 1-week history of progressively increasing left thigh pain and swe...

    Authors: Aleksandr Tichter and David C Riley
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5:3
  7. A 45-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 2-day history of severe left shoulder pain made worse with movement. Emergency department (ED) bedside point-of-care static and dynamic ultrasou...

    Authors: David C Riley, Martha Kaufman, Theresa M Ward, Yesenia Acevedo, Rodney Guerra and Adenike Folorunsho
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5:2
  8. Infective endocarditis is a challenging diagnosis that is rarely made in the emergency department. As the use of focused emergency ultrasound expands into more applications, including advanced echocardiography...

    Authors: Dina Seif, Andrew Meeks, Thomas Mailhot and Phillips Perera
    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5:1
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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