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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552270/the-accuracy-of-bedside-usg-in-the-diagnosis-of-nasal-fractures
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Bahadır Caglar, Suha Serin, Serhat Akay, Gokhan Yilmaz, Alper Torun, Zehra Hilal Adıbelli, Ismet Parlak
A comparison of the sensitivity and specificity of bedside ultrasonography with conventional radiography for the evaluation of nasal fractures. INTRODUCTION - PURPOSE: There is increasing use of ultrasonography in the Emergency Dept (ED) and other areas. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of bedside ultrasonography with conventional radiographs in the evaluation of nasal fractures in the ED. METHOD: Patients admitted to ED with maxillofacial trauma were evaluated in this prospective study...
May 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530770/diagnostic-value-of-appendicular-doppler-ultrasonography-in-acute-appendicitis
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Hüseyin Uzunosmanoğlu, Yunsur Çevik, Şeref Kerem Çorbacıoğlu, Emine Akıncı, Hakan Buluş, Kadir Ağladıoğlu
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis is one of the most common causes of acute abdominal pain prompting emergency department (ED) visits. It is critical for the physicians to promptly and accurately diagnose acute appendicitis. The present study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic efficacy of Doppler ultrasonography (USG) in patients with acute appendicitis and compare this new method with other commonly used radio-diagnostic tools. METHODS: All patients who were diagnosed with acute appendicitis at the Kecioren Training and Research Hospital ED and later underwent appendectomy between October 2012 and April 2013 were included in the study...
May 2017: Ulusal Travma Ve Acil Cerrahi Dergisi, Turkish Journal of Trauma & Emergency Surgery: TJTES
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384941/massive-ascites-and-pleural-effusion-in-preeclampsia
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Sezen Bozkurt Koseoglu, Ruya Deveer, Aysun Camuzcuoglu, Burcu Kasap, Hakan Camuzcuoglu
Preeclampsia is defined as new onset hypertension and proteinuria after 20 weeks of gestation and complicates approximately 2-8% of all pregnancies. Release of vasoconstrictive agents, endothelial damage, hyperpermeability of the capillaries and microangiopathic haemolysis involves the basic pathophysiology. It has variable clinical presentation. Here, we report a case of severe preeclampsia who developed postpartum massive ascites and pleural effusion. Primigravid patient was admitted to our clinic at 35 weeks of gestation with very high blood pressure...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178121/a-case-report-of-congenital-umbilical-arteriovenous-malformation-complicated-with-liver-failure-after-surgical-excision
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Ji-Won Han, Hyun-Young Kim, Sung-Eun Jung
RATIONALE: Few case reports of umbilical arteriovenous malformation (AVM) have been reported. Herein, we report a neonatal case of umbilical AVM who underwent liver failure after surgical excision. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a girl delivered at a gestational age of 39+5 weeks showing cyanosis and heart murmur. DIAGNOSES: Cardiac echography, abdominal ultrasonography (USG), and computed tomography revealed suspecting the umbilical AVM...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168226/does-the-use-of-bedside-ultrasonography-reduce-emergency-department-length-of-stay-for-patients-with-renal-colic-a-pilot-study
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Yong Hoon Park, Ru Bi Jung, Young Geun Lee, Chong Kun Hong, Jung-Hwan Ahn, Tae Yong Shin, Young Sik Kim, Young Rock Ha
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of adding bedside ultrasonography to the diagnostic algorithm for nephrolithiasis on emergency department (ED) length of stay. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled pilot study was conducted from October 2014 to December 2014 with patients with acute flank pain. In the non-ultrasonography group (NUSG), non-contrast computed tomography was selected based on clinical features and hematuria in the urinalysis...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126454/ultrasound-guided-retroclavicular-approach-infraclavicular-brachial-plexus-block-for-upper-extremity-emergency-procedures
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Josh Luftig, Daniel Mantuani, Andrew A Herring, Arun Nagdev
The America Society of Anesthesiology guidelines recommend multimodal analgesia that combines regional anesthetic techniques with pharmacotherapy to improve peri-procedural pain management and reduce opioid related complications. Commonly performed emergency procedures of the upper extremity such as fracture and dislocation reduction, wound debridement, and abscess incision and drainage are ideal candidates for ultrasound-guided (USG) regional anesthesia of the brachial plexus. However, adoption of regional anesthesia by emergency practitioners has been limited by concerns for potential complications and perceived technical difficulty...
January 15, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043725/use-of-radiography-and-ultrasonography-for-nasal-fracture-identification-in-children-under-18-years-of-age-presenting-to-the-ed
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Serkan Dogan, Utku Murat Kalafat, Bülent Yüksel, Türker Karaboğa, Mustafa Basturk, Tarik Ocak
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic value of ultrasonography (USG), which is rapid, inexpensive, simple, and does not involve radiation, with that of direct radiography for identifying fractures in the nasal bones of pediatric patients presenting in the emergency department with nasal trauma. EQUIPMENT AND METHODS: Patients under 18years old presenting with nasal trauma at the emergency department included prospectively. The patients' age and sex distribution, trauma type, GCS, physical examination findings, direct radiography, and USG results were recorded...
March 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040192/an-introduction-to-joint-research-by-the-usepa-and-usgs-on-contaminants-of-emerging-concern-in-source-and-treated-drinking-waters-of-the-united-states
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EDITORIAL
Dana W Kolpin, Susan T Glassmeyer, Edward T Furlong
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 1, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038826/using-color-flow-detection-of-air-insufflation-to-improve-accuracy-in-verifying-nasogastric-tube-position
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Kin Wa Wong, Hok Hang Chan, Chi Pang Wong, Ming Yin Chan, Jeffrey Cheuk Wai Chau, Tai Wai Wong
OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have shown that ultrasonography (USG), as an alternative to radiography, has a good accuracy in confirming nasogastric tube (NGT) position. Color flow detection of air insufflation is a novel approach in verifying NGT position. In our study, we aimed at evaluating its sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value (PPV), negative predictive value (NPV), and accuracy in confirming the NGT position, as compared with 2-dimensional (2D) USG. METHODS: The study was conducted on adult patients over a period of 38months in an emergency department in Hong Kong...
February 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914584/outcome-of-poorly-functioning-kidneys-secondary-to-pujo-preserved-by-pyeloplast
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Yasir Ahmad Lone, Ram Samujh, Anish Bhattacharya, Ravi Prakash Kanojia
AIMS: To study the intermediate term to long-term functional status of kidneys with split renal function(SRF) <15% secondary to PUJO which are preserved by pyeloplasty and to find out whether these kidneys can recover or eventually need nephrectomy. METHODS: 24 patients with SRF<15% and undergoing pyeloplasty with or without prior percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN) were studied. Those with associated VUR, B/L disease and redo pyeloplasties were excluded. Follow up USG and EC scan were done at 3, 9 and 18months and yearly thereafter to document functional status after surgery...
April 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27651947/association-between-complete-blood-count-parameters-and-urinary-stone-disease
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Ozay Demiray, Erdem Cevik, Ferhat Cuce
BACKGROUND: Complete blood count (CBC) parameters may associated with multiple diseases. Urinary stone disease is common public problem. Predictive value of CBC parameters may be associated with urinary stone disease. OBJECTIVES: To analyze the association between complete blood count (CBC) parameters and urinary stone disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective observational study of 3,099 patients who were admitted to the urology outpatient clinic or diagnosed with urinary stone disease in the emergency services department...
July 2016: Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27504300/idiopathic-fatal-pancytopenia-a-case-report
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Hema Goyal, Vijai Tilak
Pancytopenia is defined as decrease in red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets. Many disease processes involve the bone marrow primarily or secondarily resulting in pancytopenia. A 55-year-old male presented with generalized body weakness and few episodes of malena for last one year. Physical and systemic examination was unremarkable. CBC report revealed pancytopenia. Other haematological parameters were within normal limit. Stool for occult blood was positive. USG and CECT abdomen showed no abnormality...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27413287/ultrasonographic-changes-in-dogs-naturally-infected-with-tick-borne-intracellular-diseases
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Kalyan Sarma, D B Mondal, M Saravanan
Tick-borne infectious diseases constitute an emerging problem in Veterinary Medicine. The study was undertaken to find out the ultrasonographic changes of liver and spleen in 101 positive cases of tick borne intracellular haemoparasitic diseases in dogs. Abdominal survey of ultrasonography revealed hypo echogenicity of liver, gall bladder distension, splenomegaly, hepato-splenomegaly and ascites in various tick born intracellular diseases viz. ehrlichiosis, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, hepatozoonosis and in mixed infection...
June 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27396537/the-role-of-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-of-metacarpal-fractures
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Salih Kocaoğlu, Ayhan Özhasenekler, Ferhat İçme, Gül Pamukçu Günaydın, Alp Şener, Şervan Gökhan
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficiency of ultrasonography (USG) in identifying metacarpal bone fractures in patients admitted to the emergency department (ED) with hand injury. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients who were admitted to a training and research hospital's ED during the study period with hand trauma and had suspected metacarpal fractures were included in the study. They were examined for metacarpal fracture by USG and x-ray. Hand radiographs reviewed by an emergency physician were considered to be the criterion standard diagnostic tool...
September 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27330672/introducing-a-fresh-cadaver-model-for-ultrasound-guided-central-venous-access-training-in-undergraduate-medical-education
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Ryan Miller, Hang Ho, Vivienne Ng, Melissa Tran, Douglas Rappaport, William J A Rappaport, Stewart J Dandorf, James Dunleavy, Rebecca Viscusi, Richard Amini
INTRODUCTION: Over the past decade, medical students have witnessed a decline in the opportunities to perform technical skills during their clinical years. Ultrasound-guided central venous access (USG-CVA) is a critical procedure commonly performed by emergency medicine, anesthesia, and general surgery residents, often during their first month of residency. However, the acquisition of skills required to safely perform this procedure is often deficient upon graduation from medical school...
May 2016: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27312767/prospective-evaluation-of-the-learning-curve-for-ultrasound-guided-peripheral-intravenous-catheter-placement
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Lori A Stolz, Anthony R Cappa, Michael R Minckler, Uwe Stolz, Ryan G Wyatt, Carl W Binger, Richard Amini, Srikar Adhikari
INTRODUCTION: It is unclear how many ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous catheters (USG PIVC) one must place to become proficient at the procedure. The objective of this study was to determine the learning curve associated with PIVC placement and determine how many attempts are required for non-physician learners to reach proficiency. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study. Emergency department (ED) nurses and paramedics with competence in traditional PIVC placement underwent a USG PIVC placement training program...
July 12, 2016: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27180948/development-and-evaluation-of-a-simulation-based-curriculum-for-ultrasound-guided-central-venous-catheterization
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Robert McGraw, Tim Chaplin, Conor McKaigney, Louise Rang, Melanie Jaeger, Damian Redfearn, Colleen Davison, Tamas Ungi, Matthew Holden, Caitlin Yeo, Zsuzsanna Keri, Gabor Fichtinger
OBJECTIVE: To develop a simulation-based curriculum for residents to learn ultrasound-guided (USG) central venous catheter (CVC) insertion, and to study the volume and type of practice that leads to technical proficiency. METHODS: Ten post-graduate year two residents from the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology completed four training sessions of two hours each, at two week intervals, where they engaged in a structured program of deliberate practice of the fundamental skills of USG CVC insertion on a simulator...
November 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27154290/neonatal-septic-arthritis-in-a-tertiary-care-hospital-a-descriptive-study
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T Sreenivas, A R Nataraj, Anand Kumar, Jagdish Menon
PURPOSE: The study was conducted to evaluate clinical and microbiological profile of neonates with septic arthritis and also to assess changing epidemiology in the microbial etiology. METHODS: Twenty-nine neonates (1-28 days of life) presenting to the Department of Orthopaedics with acute septic arthritis were included in the study. This was a descriptive study, and the data were collected during the time of hospital admission. History and clinical examination of the neonates were taken, and diagnosis was made based on clinical and laboratory parameters...
July 2016: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27148460/a-case-of-isolated-celiac-artery-dissection-accompanied-by-splenic-infarction-detected-by-ultrasonography-in-the-emergency-department
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Kazumasa Emori, Nobuhiro Takeuchi, Junichi Soneda
A 46-year-old male with a history of hypertension visited the emergency department (ED) by ambulance complaining of sudden pain in the left side of his back. Ultrasonography (USG) performed at ED revealed splenic infarction along with occlusion and dissection of the celiac and splenic arteries without abdominal artery dissection. Contrast enhanced computed tomography (CT) revealed the same result. Consequently, spontaneous isolated celiac artery dissection (SICAD) was diagnosed. Because his blood pressure was high (159/70 mmHg), antihypertensive medicine was administered (nicardipine and carvedilol)...
2016: Case Reports in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27081223/magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-troubleshooter-in-obstetric-emergencies-a-pictorial-review
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Rohini Gupta, Sunil Kumar Bajaj, Nishith Kumar, Ranjan Chandra, Ritu Nair Misra, Amita Malik, Brij Bhushan Thukral
The application of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in pregnancy faced initial skepticism of physicians because of fetal safety concerns. The perceived fetal risk has been found to be unwarranted and of late, the modality has attained acceptability. Its role in diagnosing fetal anomalies is well recognized and following its safety certification in pregnancy, it is finding increasing utilization during pregnancy and puerperium. However, the use of MRI in maternal emergency obstetric conditions is relatively limited as it is still evolving...
January 2016: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
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