Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:11
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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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:10
Prospective evaluation of cardiac ultrasound performance by general internal medicine physicians during a 6-month faculty development curriculum
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:9
Point-of-care lung ultrasound for diagnosis of Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia: notes from the field
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:8
A 29-year-old patient with normal preanesthetic evaluation was planned for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) for right nephrolithiasis with right pyelolithiasis. Surgery was performed under general anesthesi...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:7
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:6
Acute fissuration of a giant splenic artery aneurysm detected by point-of-care ultrasound: case report
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:5
Emergency physician use of tissue Doppler bedside echocardiography in detecting diastolic dysfunction: an exploratory study
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:4
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...
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Early abnormal transient hyperemic response test can predict delayed ischemic neurologic deficit in subarachnoid hemorrhage
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:1
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9(Suppl 1):26
The Assessment of Competency in Thoracic Sonography (ACTS) scale: validation of a tool for point-of-care ultrasound
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:25
Management of cardiopulmonary assist devices in critically ill patients using point-of-care transthoracic echocardiography: a case series
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:24
Evaluation of a short formation on the performance of point-of-care renal ultrasound performed by physicians without previous ultrasound skills: prospective observational study
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 ...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:23
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 ...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:22
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:21
The relationship between single and two-dimensional indices of left ventricular size using hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography in trauma and burn patients
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:20
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:19
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:18
Bedside transcranial sonography monitoring in a patient with hydrocephalus post subarachnoid hemorrhage
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:17
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 ...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:16
Transesophageal echocardiography in orthotopic liver transplantation: a comprehensive intraoperative monitoring tool
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:15
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:14
A simplified lung ultrasound approach to detect increased extravascular lung water in critically ill patients
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:13
Applicability of a modified EFAST protocol (r-EFAST) to evaluate hemodynamically unstable patients after percutaneous cardiac intervention
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:12
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 ...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:11
Correlation of carotid blood flow and corrected carotid flow time with invasive cardiac output measurements
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:10
A randomised crossover study to compare the cross-sectional and longitudinal approaches to ultrasound-guided peripheral venepuncture in a model
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:9
The FAST D protocol: a simple method to rule out traumatic vascular injuries of the lower extremities
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:8
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:7
Systematic review and meta-analysis for the use of ultrasound versus radiology in diagnosing of pneumonia
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:6
Point-of-care ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound evaluation of vascular injuries in penetrating and blunt trauma
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.
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:5
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:4
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Point-of-care ultrasound identification of pneumatosis intestinalis in pediatric abdominal pain: a case report
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:2
Diagnosing acute pyelonephritis relies on the combination of historical, physical, and laboratory findings. Costovertebral angle tenderness is important, although its accuracy is unknown. Point-of-care ultraso...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:1
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:19
Estimating the accuracy of optic nerve sheath diameter measurement using a pocket-sized, handheld ultrasound on a simulation model
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:18
Diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasonography combined with procalcitonin for the diagnosis of pneumonia: a pilot study
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:17
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:16
Common pitfalls in point-of-care ultrasound: a practical guide for emergency and critical care physicians
Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is a widely used tool in emergency and critical care settings, useful in the decision-making process as well as in interventional guidance. While having an impressive diag...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:15
The Sierra Leone Ultrasound Rainbow4Africa Project (SLURP): an observational study of ultrasound effectiveness in developing countries
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:14
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A1 Point-of-care ultrasound examination of cervical spine in emergency department
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8(Suppl 1):12
Teaching the internist to see: effectiveness of a 1-day workshop in bedside ultrasound for internal medicine residents
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:11
Lung ultrasound (LUS) represents an emerging technique for bedside chest imaging in different clinical settings. A standardized approach allows the diagnosis, the quantification, and the follow-up of different...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:10
A unique method for estimating the reliability learning curve of optic nerve sheath diameter ultrasound measurement
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...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:9
Lung collapse is a known complication that affects most of the patients undergoing positive pressure mechanical ventilation. Such atelectasis and airways closure lead to gas exchange and lung mechanics impairm...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:8
The diagnosis and management of acutely dyspneic patients in resource-limited developing world settings poses a particular challenge. Focused cardiopulmonary ultrasound (CPUS) may assist in the emergency diagn...
Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:7
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