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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806175/point-of-care-ultrasound-facilitated-detection-of-femoral-occlusive-septic-emboli-during-mitral-valve-surgery-a-case-report
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Melissa L Bellomy, Susan Eagle, Mias Pretorius, Ben R Barton, Yafen Liang
Acute lower extremity ischemia from septic emboli is a surgical emergency. Timely diagnosis and management are critical to improve patient outcome. However, traditional diagnostic modalities such as intraoperative angiogram are time-consuming, require special equipment and personnel, and introduce contrast exposure for critically ill patients. There are limited reports of utilization of point-of-care ultrasound to detect peripheral septic emboli. We present a case where femoral occlusive septic emboli were identified by point-of-care ultrasound after mitral valve replacement...
August 10, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796651/ultrasound-assisted-reduction-of-displaced-and-shortened-fractures-by-pediatric-emergency-physicians
#2
Eric Scheier, Uri Balla
Pediatric emergency physicians at Kaplan Medical Center regularly reduce forearm fractures under point-of-care ultrasound guidance in the pediatric emergency department. We present 3 children who arrived at our department with shortened, angulated forearm fractures within the span of a single week. We report on the successful reduction of these fractures under point-of-care ultrasound and on the maintenance of anatomic alignment at follow-up 1 week postreduction.
August 7, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796131/beyond-ultrasound-guidance-for-regional-anesthesiology
#3
De Q Tran, André P Boezaart, Joseph M Neal
Despite its popularity, ultrasound (US)-guided regional anesthesiology is associated with significant limitations. The latter can be attributed to either the US machine (ie, decreased ability to insonate deep neural structures, as well as the thoracic spine) or the operator. Shortcomings associated with the operator can be explained by errors in perception (ie, ambiguous criteria for needle/catheter tip-to-nerve proximity and subparaneural local anesthetic injection) or interpretation. Perhaps the greatest confusion afflicting US-guided regional anesthesiology originates from an intellectual misconception pertaining to its application...
August 8, 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780235/dilated-right-coronary-sinus-identified-on-point-of-care-ultrasound
#4
Damali Nakitende, Michael Gottlieb
Point-of-care cardiac ultrasound (POCUS) is a common application in Emergency Medicine. Here we present a case of an incidentally discovered dilated right coronary sinus on ultrasound. This case involved a 55-year-old female who presented with chest pain, shortness of breath, and lightheadedness. Her initial presentation was concerning for congestive heart failure (CHF) exacerbation. A bedside ultrasound was performed to assess cardiac function, where a dilated right coronary sinus was discovered. The right coronary sinus is the vein that serves as the venous return for the coronary system...
July 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777271/point-of-care-ultrasound-in-acute-neonatal-ascites
#5
Sriram Ramgopal, Stefan Scholz, Jennifer R Marin
We present a 4-week-old neonate with acute onset of bloody stools and abdominal distention. Point-of-care ultrasound performed in the emergency department allowed for rapid diagnosis of a large amount of free intra-abdominal fluid, which together with the physical findings, prompted emergent operative exploration revealing chylous ascites. Although no areas of active volvulus were identified intraoperatively, findings in the case were suggestive of small bowel volvulus and deemed as the most likely etiology for this patient's presentation...
August 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777270/point-of-care-ultrasound-identification-of-an-abdominal-hernia
#6
Michael Alfonzo, Anna von Reinhart, Antonio Riera
Pediatric emergency medicine physicians may be able to use point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) as a tool to evaluate abdominal wall masses. We present a case of a 2-month-old infant with a lower abdominal mass identified as a hernia sac by POCUS. It was initially thought to represent a Spigelian-type abdominal wall hernia but subsequently determined to be an unusual presentation of an inguinal hernia with testicular entrapment. We review each of these diagnoses in addition to relevant POCUS findings.
August 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776457/-validation-of-ultrasound-examinations-performed-by-general-practitioners
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Karsten Lindgaard, Lars Riisgaard
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic agreement when a general practitioner and subsequently a specialist (radiologist/gynecologist) performed point-of-care ultrasound examinations for certain abdominal and gynecological conditions of low to moderate complexity. DESIGN: A prospective study of inter-rater reliability and agreement. SETTING: Patients were recruited and initially scanned in general practice. The validation examinations were conducted in a hospital setting...
August 4, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771407/imaging-strategies-for-suspected-acute-cranial-shunt-failure-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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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/28764800/-we-knew-it-was-a-totally-at-random-thing-parents-experiences-of-being-part-of-a-neonatal-trial
#9
Merryl Harvey, Phumza Nongena, David Edwards, Maggie Redshaw
BACKGROUND: Studies exploring parents' trial experiences generally relate to their understanding of the consent process and the development of researcher strategies to facilitate recruitment and retention. The aim was to better understand parents' experience of being part of a trial at the time and their perceptions of trial participation in retrospect. METHODS: Data were collected in a number of ways: from recorded discussions between parents and clinicians about the MRI or ultrasound, in open-text responses to questionnaires and in qualitative interviews at 1 and 2 years after participation...
August 1, 2017: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763407/point-of-care-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-multiple-mandibular-fractures-in-an-adolescent-presenting-to-the-pediatric-emergency-department
#10
Nathan Zapolsky, Ivan Joseph Zapolsky, Czer Anthoney Lim
We present a case of an adolescent patient with multiple mandibular fractures diagnosed by point-of-care ultrasound in the pediatric emergency department. Sonographic findings consistent with fracture were identified in our patient, and early consultation expedited interdepartmental coordination and disposition. The role of ultrasound in identifying various traumatic orthopedic and maxillofacial injuries is discussed.
August 1, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763326/point-of-care-ultrasonography-findings-and-care-use-among-patients-undergoing-ultrasound-guided-shoulder-injections
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Se Won Lee, Timothy Tiu, Jeremy Roberts, Brian Lee, Matthew N Bartels, Mooyeon Oh-Park
OBJECTIVE: The aims of the study were to assess the overall reduction of pain in patients undergoing ultrasound-guided shoulder injections and to characterize the preinjection point-of-care ultrasound findings and use of clinical services postinjection including the use of magnetic resonance imaging and surgeries. DESIGN: Data of 172 patients who underwent ultrasound-guided subacromial subdeltoid injection or glenohumeral joint injection were reviewed for preinjection point-of-care ultrasound findings, change in pain intensity at 2 mos from baseline, and use of care at 6 mos' postinjection...
August 1, 2017: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759423/point-of-care-ultrasound-as-an-adjunct-in-the-diagnosis-of-neonatal-and-pediatric-superficial-soft-tissue-infection-a-report-of-two-cases
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Dalibor Kurepa, Colleen Galiczewski, Alison Civale, Vitaliya Boyar
Considerable technological advances, good safety profile, and ease of use have converged to support the use of ultrasound (US) as an important adjunct in the evaluation of superficial soft tissue infections (SSTI) in general and the differential diagnosis of cellulitis and abscess in particular. However, its use in neonatal populations has not been described. Pediatric studies report clinical examination is not always a reliable method of distinguishing cellulitis from abscess. Two (2) case reports are presented to supplement the growing body of published data that describe US imaging of SSTIs...
July 2017: Ostomy/wound Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758960/ultrasound-for-early-detection-of-joint-disease-in-patients-with-hemophilic-arthropathy
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REVIEW
Matteo Nicola Dario Di Minno, Gianluigi Pasta, Sonia Airaldi, Federico Zaottini, Antonio Storino, Ernesto Cimino, Carlo Martinoli
Joint bleeding represents the most commonly reported type of hemorrhage in patients affected by hemophilia. Although the widespread use of prophylaxis has been able to significantly reduce the onset of arthropathy, it has been shown that a non-negligible percentage of patients develop degenerative changes in their joints despite this type of treatment. Thus, periodic monitoring of the joint status in hemophilia patients has been recommended to identify early arthropathic changes and prevent the development or progression of hemophilic arthropathy...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757084/outbreak-of-health-care-associated-burkholderia-cenocepacia-bacteremia-and-infection-attributed-to-contaminated-sterile-gel-used-for-central-line-insertion-under-ultrasound-guidance-and-other-procedures
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Ramon Z Shaban, Samuel Maloney, John Gerrard, Peter Collignon, Deborough Macbeth, Marilyn Cruickshank, Anna Hume, Amy V Jennison, Rikki M A Graham, Haakon Bergh, Heather L Wilson, Petra Derrington
BACKGROUND: We report an outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia and infection in 11 patients predominately in intensive care units caused by contaminated ultrasound gel used in central line insertion and sterile procedures within 4 hospitals across Australia. METHODS: Burkholderia cenocepacia was first identified in the blood culture of a patient from the intensive care unit at the Gold Coast University Hospital on March 26, 2017, with 3 subsequent cases identified by April 7, 2017...
July 27, 2017: American Journal of Infection Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756901/respiratory-variation-in-femoral-vein-diameter-has-moderate-accuracy-as-a-marker-of-fluid-responsivity-in-mechanically-ventilated-septic-shock-patients
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Wagner Luis Nedel, Daniele Moraes Simas, Luiz Gustavo Marin, Vinicius Daudt Morais, Gilberto Friedman
Ultrasound (US) is considered the first step in evaluation of patients with shock; respiratory variation of the inferior vena cava (inferior vena cava collapsibility [IVCc]) is an important measurement in this scenario that can be impaired by patient condition or technical skills. The main objective of this study was to evaluate if respiratory variation of the femoral vein (femoral vein collapsibility [FVc]), which is easier to visualize, can adequately predict fluid responsiveness in septic shock patients...
July 27, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754527/ultrasound-use-during-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-is-associated-with-delays-in-chest-compressions
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Maite A Huis In 't Veld, Michael G Allison, David S Bostick, Kiondra R Fisher, Olga G Goloubeva, Michael D Witting, Michael E Winters
AIM: High-quality chest compressions are a critical component of the resuscitation of patients in cardiopulmonary arrest. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is used frequently during emergency department (ED) resuscitations, but there has been limited research assessing its benefits and harms during the delivery of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). We hypothesized that use of POCUS during cardiac arrest resuscitation adversely affects high-quality CPR by lengthening the duration of pulse checks beyond the current cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines recommendation of 10s...
July 25, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749165/impact-of-robotic-ultrasound-image-guidance-on-plan-quality-in-sbrt-of-the-prostate
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Stefan Gerlach, Ivo Kuhlemann, Floris Ernst, Christoph Fürweger, Alexander Schlaefer
OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound provides good image quality, fast volumetric imaging, and is established for abdominal image guidance. Robotic transducer placement may facilitate intra-fractional motion compensation in radiation therapy. We consider integration with the CyberKnife and study whether the kinematic redundancy of a seven-degrees-of-freedom robot allows for acceptable plan quality for prostate treatments. METHODS: Reference treatment plans were generated for ten prostate cancer cases previously treated with the CyberKnife...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748549/ultrasound-curricula-in-undergraduate-medical-education-a-scoping-review
#18
REVIEW
Usman Tarique, Brandon Tang, Manni Singh, Kulamakan Mahan Kulasegaram, Jonathan Ailon
The clinical applications of point-of-care ultrasound (US) have expanded rapidly over the past decade. To promote early exposure to point-of-care US, there is widespread support for the integration of US curricula within undergraduate medical education. However, despite growing evidence and enthusiasm for point-of-care US education in undergraduate medical education, the curricular design and delivery across undergraduate medical education programs remain variable without widely adopted national standards and guidelines...
July 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743339/-predictive-value-of-ultrasonic-diaphragm-thickening-fraction-on-successful-weaning-for-patients-with-myasthenia-gravis-crisis
#19
Qiang Sun, Feng Shan, Hai Dong, Yan Jiang, Yongmei Sun, Yunbo Sun
OBJECTIVE: To confirm the predictive value of diaphragm thickening fraction (DTF) on successful weaning by bedside ultrasound in patients with myasthenia gravis crisis. METHODS: A prospective study was conducted. The patients with myasthenia gravis crisis undergoing mechanical ventilation admitted to Department of Critical Care Medicine of the Affiliated Hospital of Qingdao University from March 2015 to February 2017 were enrolled. All patients underwent a low level pressure support mode of spontaneous breathing test (SBT), and rapid shallow breathing index (RSBI) was recorded...
July 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742530/i-aim-indication-acquisition-interpretation-medical-decision-making-framework-for-point-of-care-lung-ultrasound
#20
Richelle Kruisselbrink, Vincent Chan, Gian Alfonso Cibinel, Simon Abrahamson, Alberto Goffi
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July 24, 2017: Anesthesiology
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