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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110982/point-of-care-ultrasound-is-associated-with-decreased-length-of-stay-in-children-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-soft-tissue-infection
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Margaret J Lin, Mark Neuman, Rachel Rempell, Michael Monuteaux, Jason Levy
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly being used to differentiate cellulitis from abscess in the pediatric emergency department (ED). POCUS has also been shown to decrease length of stay (LOS) for other applications among adult patients. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if ED LOS differed for children presenting with skin and soft tissue infections who received POCUS versus radiology-performed ultrasound. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of children presenting to an urban pediatric ED between January 2011 and June 2013 with a diagnosis of cellulitis or abscess who underwent soft tissue ultrasound...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036004/the-utility-of-clinical-ultrasonography-in-identifying-distal-forearm-fractures-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Iratxe Galletebeitia Laka, Frederic Samson, Inigo Gorostiza, Andrés Gonzalez, Carlos Gonzalez
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is to evaluate the utility of Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for diagnosing distal forearm fractures in pediatric emergency departments (ED). PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was carried out in children aged younger than 15 years attended in an ED with an indication of radiography because of a suspected distal forearm fracture. The POCUS was performed considering cortical irregularity or disruption compatible with fracture...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926507/point-of-care-ultrasound-could-streamline-the-emergency-department-workflow-of-clinically-nonspecific-intussusception
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Jung Heon Kim, Jeong-Yong Lee, Jae Hyun Kwon, Hyung-Rae Cho, Jong Seung Lee, Jeong-Min Ryu
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for intussusception screening streamlines the workflow of clinically nonspecific intussusception (CNI), an intussusception presenting with only 1 manifestation of the classic triad, and/or vomiting. METHODS: We reviewed 274 consecutive children with intussusception, aged 6 years or younger, who visited a tertiary care hospital emergency department between May 2012 and April 2016...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771407/imaging-strategies-for-suspected-acute-cranial-shunt-failure-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Jay Pershad, Andrew Taylor, M Kennedy Hall, Paul Klimo
OBJECTIVES: We compared cost-effectiveness of cranial computed tomography (CT), fast sequence magnetic resonance imaging (fsMRI), and ultrasonography measurement of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) for suspected acute shunt failure from the perspective of a health care organization. METHODS: We modeled 4 diagnostic imaging strategies: (1) CT scan, (2) fsMRI, (3) screening ONSD by using point of care ultrasound (POCUS) first, combined with CT, and (4) screening ONSD by using POCUS first, combined with fsMRI...
August 2017: Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28590591/hot-off-the-press-which-febrile-children-with-sickle-cell-disease-need-a-chest-x-ray
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Justin Morgenstern, Corey Heitz, William K Milne
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28509686/accuracy-of-point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-pediatric-ankle-sprain-injuries
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Sarah Jones, Keith Colaco, Jason Fischer, Jennifer Stimec, Charisse Kwan, Kathy Boutis
OBJECTIVES: In children with radiograph fracture-negative lateral ankle injuries, the main objective of this pilot study was to explore the accuracy, sensitivity, and specificity of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) performed by a pediatric emergency physician in diagnosing anterior talofibular ligament injuries, radiographically occult distal fibular fractures, and effusions compared with reference standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: This was a prospective cohort pilot study...
May 15, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466618/point-of-care-ultrasound-in-a-department-of-pediatric-and-adolescent-surgery
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Efrat Avinadav, Anastasia Almog, Dragan Kravarusic, Emanuelle Seguier, Inbal Samuk, Adrianna Nika, Enrique Freud
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is becoming a common tool for routine use in emergency medicine, anesthesiology and intensive care for diagnostic and interventional purposes. When a portable ultrasound device became available for the department of Pediatric and Adolescent Surgery at the Schneider's Children Medical Center of Israel, we added POCUS assessments to the physician's daily rounds. POCUS is performed by pediatric surgeons trained in basic ultrasonography skills...
November 2016: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284770/point-of-care-ultrasonography-to-assist-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-subluxation-of-the-radial-head-in-pediatric-patients-a-case-series
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Faruk Güngör, Taylan Kılıç
BACKGROUND: A subluxation of the radial head (SRH) is a clinical condition that commonly occurs in children under 6 years of age. History and physical examination findings typically include a child who presents with an elbow held in extension and with forearm pronation, after having suffered significant longitudinal traction on the arm, or after a fall on an outstretched hand. The diagnosis is often clinically obvious. The injury responds dramatically to closed reduction, and usually no imaging is required...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257875/game-based-combined-cognitive-and-neurofeedback-training-using-focus-pocus-reduces-symptom-severity-in-children-with-diagnosed-ad-hd-and-subclinical-ad-hd
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Stuart J Johnstone, Steven J Roodenrys, Kirsten Johnson, Rebecca Bonfield, Susan J Bennett
Previous studies report reductions in symptom severity after combined working memory (WM) and inhibitory control (IC) training in children with AD/HD. Based on theoretical accounts of the role of arousal/attention modulation problems in AD/HD, the current study examined the efficacy of combined WM, IC, and neurofeedback training in children with AD/HD and subclinical AD/HD. Using a randomized waitlist control design, 85 children were randomly allocated to a training or waitlist condition and completed pre- and post-training assessments of overt behavior, trained and untrained cognitive task performance, and resting and task-related EEG activity...
June 2017: International Journal of Psychophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214369/diagnostic-accuracy-of-history-physical-examination-laboratory-tests-and-point-of-care-ultrasound-for-pediatric-acute-appendicitis-in-the-emergency-department-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Roshanak Benabbas, Mark Hanna, Jay Shah, Richard Sinert
BACKGROUND: Acute appendicitis (AA) is the most common surgical emergency in children. Accurate and timely diagnosis is crucial but challenging due to atypical presentations and the inherent difficulty of obtaining a reliable history and physical examination in younger children. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the utility of history, physical examination, laboratory tests, Pediatric Appendicitis Score (PAS) and Emergency Department Point-of-Care Ultrasound (ED-POCUS) in the diagnosis of AA in ED pediatric patients...
May 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976448/point-of-care-ultrasound-for-nonangulated-distal-forearm-fractures-in-children-test-performance-characteristics-and-patient-centered-outcomes
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Naveen Poonai, Frank Myslik, Gary Joubert, Josiah Fan, Amita Misir, Victor Istasy, Melanie Columbus, Robert Soegtrop, Alex Goldfarb, Drew Thompson, Alexander Sasha Dubrovsky
OBJECTIVES: Distal forearm fractures are the most common fracture type in children. Point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly being used, and preliminary studies suggest that it offers an accurate approach to diagnosis. However, outcomes such as pain, satisfaction, and procedure duration have not been explored but may be salient to the widespread acceptance of this technology by caregivers and children. Our objectives were to examine the test performance characteristics of POCUS for nonangulated distal forearm injuries in children and compare POCUS to x-ray with respect to pain, caregiver satisfaction, and procedure duration...
May 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857985/emergency-physicians-performed-point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-detecting-distal-forearm-fracture
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Semra Sivrikaya, Ersin Aksay, Basak Bayram, Nese Colak Oray, Ahmet Karakasli, Emel Altintas
OBJECTIVES: Several studies focusing diagnosis of forearm fracture using Point-of-Care-Ultrasonography (POCUS) had been carried out in children. There is a lack of evidence for the utility of sonographic (US) examination for detecting of distal forearm fracture in adults. We aim to determine the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of POCUS examination for the fracture of the distal radius and ulna in adult patients presenting with blunt forearm trauma. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Adult patients presenting with acute distal forearm trauma and suspicion of fracture were enrolled into study...
September 2016: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27299296/point-of-care-ultrasound-integrated-into-a-staged-diagnostic-algorithm-for-pediatric-appendicitis
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Stephanie J Doniger, Aaron Kornblith
OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is as accurate as radiology-performed ultrasound in evaluating children with clinical concern for appendicitis. As part of a staged approach, we further hypothesized that POCUS could ultimately decrease computed tomography (CT) utilization. METHODS: This was a prospective, convenience sampling of patients aged 2 to 18 years presenting with abdominal pain to a pediatric emergency department. Those patients with prior abdominal imaging, pregnant, or unable to tolerate the examination were excluded...
June 14, 2016: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26409678/point-of-care-ultrasound-a-new-tool-for-the-identification-of-gastric-foreign-bodies-in-children
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Russ Horowitz, Stephen John Cico, John Bailitz
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been used to identify ingested gastric foreign bodies. Our aim was to describe the sonographic findings of radiopaque and radiolucent gastric foreign bodies (FBs) in children. CASE REPORT: Three children ingested different FBs. Two were confirmed with standard radiographs, one was not identified radiographically but was passed in the stool. All three objects were initially found in the stomach using POCUS. WHY SHOULD AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BE AWARE OF THIS?: With increased training and comfort, emergency physicians may begin to use POCUS for identification and monitoring of ingested FBs in the pediatric population...
January 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/26265970/choledochal-cyst-mimicking-gallbladder-with-stones-in-a-six-year-old-with-right-sided-abdominal-pain
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Rachna Subramony, Nat Kittisarapong, Isabel Barata, Matthew Nelson
Choledochal cysts are rare but serious bile duct abnormalities are found in young children, usually during the first year of life.1 They require urgent surgical intervention due to the risk of developing cholangiocarcinoma.2 Clinicians should consider this diagnosis and perform a point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) when a child presents to the emergency department (ED) with findings of jaundice, abdominal pain, and the presence of an abdominal mass. We present the case of a six-year-old child presenting only with abdominal pain upon arrival to our ED and was ultimately diagnosed by POCUS to have a choledochal cyst...
July 2015: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25934378/avoiding-computed-tomography-scans-by-using-point-of-care-ultrasound-when-evaluating-suspected-pediatric-renal-colic
#16
Carrie Ng, James W Tsung
BACKGROUND: Although renal colic in children in the United States remains relatively uncommon compared to in adults, its incidence has nearly doubled from 1999 to 2008. Noncontrast computed tomography (CT) is the current standard for the evaluation of suspected renal colic, given its high sensitivity and specificity. However, the greater lifetime risk of radiation-induced cancer from CT in pediatric patients has led to efforts to minimize radiation exposure. Additionally, pediatric renal colic is often recurrent, which might require multiple imaging studies during their lifetime...
August 2015: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24858915/the-accuracy-of-renal-point-of-care-ultrasound-to-detect-hydronephrosis-in-children-with-a-urinary-tract-infection
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Romain Guedj, Simon Escoda, Philippe Blakime, Géraldine Patteau, Francis Brunelle, Gérard Cheron
The objective of this study was to investigate the accuracy of renal point of care ultrasound (POCUS) for the detection of hydronephrosis in children with a urinary tract infection (UTI). We prospectively included all patients with a final diagnosis of UTI who visited our pediatric emergency department between November 2009 and April 2011. Emergency physicians were encouraged to perform a renal POCUS during these visits, and a follow-up renal ultrasonography was performed by a radiologist who was blinded to the results of POCUS...
April 2015: European Journal of Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine
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