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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429475/common-carotid-artery-sonography-versus-transthoracic-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-measurements-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Qian-Yi Peng, Li-Na Zhang, Mei-Lin Ai, Li Li, Cheng-Huan Hu, Yan-Xin Zhang, Wei Liu, Qing Feng, Yu Zou, Yu-Hang Ai
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to test the effectiveness of common carotid artery sonography in comparison with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for cardiac output measurements to provide an easier alternative for cardiac output monitoring in the intensive care unit. METHODS: This study included 148 patients who had common carotid artery Doppler examinations and TTE performed within 8 hours of each other, and the cardiac output measurement results were compared with each other...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421189/optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-ultrasound-evaluation-in-intensive-care-unit-possible-role-and-clinical-aspects-in-neurological-critical-patients-daily-monitoring
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M Toscano, G Spadetta, P Pulitano, M Rocco, V Di Piero, O Mecarelli, E Vicenzini
Background. The increase of the optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) is a reliable, noninvasive sonographic marker of intracranial hypertension. Aim of the study was to demonstrate the efficacy of ONSD evaluation, when monitoring neurocritical patients, to early identify malignant intracranial hypertension in patients with brain death (BD). Methods. Data from ultrasound ONSD evaluation have been retrospectively analyzed in 21 sedated critical patients with neurological diseases who, during their clinical course, developed BD...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419634/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-elastography-imaging-of-the-neonatal-brain-a-review
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REVIEW
Christopher Bailey, Thierry A G M Huisman, Robert M de Jong, Misun Hwang
Neonates presenting with neurologic symptoms require rapid, noninvasive imaging with high spatial resolution and tissue contrast. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is currently the most sensitive and specific imaging modality for evaluation of neurological pathology. This modality does come with several challenges in the neonatal population, namely, the need to transport a possibly critically sick neonate to the MRI suite and the necessity of the neonate to remain still for a significant length of time, occasionally requiring sedation...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419552/feasibility-and-utility-of-portable-ultrasound-during-retrieval-of-sick-preterm-infants
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Kathryn Browning Carmo, Tracey Lutz, Mark Greenhalgh, Andrew Berry, Martin Kluckow, Nick Evans
AIM: Document the incidence of haemodynamic pathology in critically ill preterm newborns requiring transport. METHOD: A transport neonatologist performed cardiac and cerebral ultrasound before and after transportation of infants born ≤ 30 weeks gestation. RESULTS: 44 newborns were studied 2008 - 2015, 21 transported by road, 19 by helicopter and 4 by fixed wing. Median birth weight 1130g (680-1960g), median gestation 27 weeks (23-30) and 30/44 were male...
April 17, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418451/cost-effectiveness-of-common-diagnostic-approaches-for-evaluation-of-asymptomatic-microscopic-hematuria
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Joshua A Halpern, Bilal Chughtai, Hassan Ghomrawi
Importance: Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria (AMH) is highly prevalent and may signal occult genitourinary (GU) malignant abnormality. Common diagnostic approaches differ in their costs and effectiveness in detecting cancer. Given the low prevalence of GU malignant abnormality among patients with AMH, it is important to quantify the cost implications of detecting cancer for each approach. Objective: To estimate the effectiveness, costs, and incremental cost per cancer detected (ICCD) for 4 common diagnostic approaches evaluating AMH...
April 17, 2017: JAMA Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410848/improving-access-to-image-guided-procedures-at-an-integrated-rural-critical-access-hospital-ultrasound-guided-thyroid-biopsy-program
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Thang Q Le, Yadiel Sánchez, Alexander S Misono, Sanjay Saini, Anand M Prabhakar
PURPOSE: Critical access hospitals face difficulty providing all services locally and may need to refer patients off-site for additional care. Providing on-site minimally invasive biopsies, may obviate visits to tertiary or quaternary care centers. This study aims to assess feasibility and outcomes of an ultrasound-guided thyroid biopsy program in a critical access hospital. METHODS: In this HIPAA compliant, IRB approved study, the Interventional Radiology (IR) database of a 19-bed, island, rural, critical access hospital without onsite pathology services affiliated with our quaternary care institution was retrospectively reviewed to identify all thyroid biopsies that were performed on site since inception of the service in April 2014 through August 2016...
February 16, 2017: Current Problems in Diagnostic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405042/ultrasonographic-measurement-of-optic-nerve-sheath-diameter-a-point-of-care-test-helps-in-prognostication-of-intensive-care-unit-patients
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Arnab Banerjee, Renu Bala, Savita Saini
Early identification of elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) is critical to ensuring timely and appropriate management to improve patient outcome. Measurement of the optic nerve sheath diameter by ultrasound is a well studied modality for noninvasive assessment of ICP. Recent studies have shown it to correlate with invasively measured ICP. We utilized this technique in our ICU and found it to be of great help in guiding patient management and predicting the prognosis. A case series of four patients is reported illustrating its utility in ICU patients...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386479/bedside-ultrasound-measurement-of-rectus-femoris-a-tutorial-for-the-nutrition-support-clinician
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Carlos Alfredo Galindo Martín, Enrique Monares Zepeda, Octavio Augusto Lescas Méndez
Intensive care unit acquired weakness is a long-term consequence after critical illness; it has been related to muscle atrophy and can be considered as one of the main nutritional support challenges at the intensive care unit. Measuring muscle mass by image techniques has become a new area of research for the nutritional support field, extending our knowledge about muscle wasting and the impact of nutritional approaches in the critical care setting, although currently there is no universally accepted technique to perform muscle measurements by ultrasound...
2017: Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379901/the-utility-of-teleultrasound-to-guide-acute-patient-management
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Christian Becker, Mario Fusaro, Dhruv Patel, Isaac Shalom, William H Frishman, Corey Scurlock
Ultrasound has evolved into a core bedside tool for diagnostic and management purposes for all subsets of adult and pediatric critically-ill patients. Teleintensive care unit coverage has undergone a similar rapid expansion period throughout the United States. Round-the-clock access to ultrasound equipment is very common in today's intensive care unit, but 24/7 coverage with staff trained to acquire and interpret point-of-care ultrasound in real time is lagging behind equipment availability. Medical trainees and physician extenders require attending level supervision to ensure consistent image acquisition and accurate interpretation...
May 2017: Cardiology in Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365544/outcomes-from-extensive-training-in-critical-care-echocardiography-identifying-the-optimal-number-of-practice-studies-required-to-achieve-competency
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Scott J Millington, Michael Hewak, Robert T Arntfield, Yanick Beaulieu, Benjamin Hibbert, Seth Koenig, Pierre Kory, Paul Mayo, Jordan R Schoenherr
PURPOSE: Optimal instruction and assessment of critical care ultrasound (CCUS) skills requires an assessment tool to measure learner competency and changes over time. In this study, a previously published tool was used to monitor the development of critical care echocardiography (CCE) competencies, the attainment of performance plateaus, and the extent to which previous experience influenced learning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A group of experts used the Rapid Assessment of Competency in Echocardiography (RACE) scale to rate a large pool of CCE studies performed by novices in a longitudinal design...
March 27, 2017: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28362573/ultrasound-assessed-gastric-antral-area-correlates-with-aspirated-tube-feed-volume-in-enterally-fed-critically-ill-patients
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Vibhu Sharma, Deepthi Gudivada, Renaud Gueret, John Bailitz
BACKGROUND: Enteral tube feed (ETF) intolerance occurs frequently in hospitalized patients and more so in critically ill patients. Most critical care nurses continue to assess gastric residual volume (GRV), especially among those with a history of ETF intolerance. We hypothesized that ultrasound assessment of GRV correlates directly with aspirated tube feed volume. METHODS: This was a prospective cohort study of a convenience sample of critically ill mechanically ventilated patients admitted to an intensive care unit receiving ETF...
April 2017: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361079/ultrasound-to-assess-diaphragmatic-function-in-the-critically-ill-a-critical-perspective
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EDITORIAL
Mark Haaksma, Pieter Roel Tuinman, Leo Heunks
Ultrasound of the diaphragm in critically ill patients has become a diagnostic technique of emerging interest among clinicians and scientists. The advantages include that it is widely available, non-invasive and examination can be performed after relatively short training and at low costs. It is used to estimate muscle mass by measurement of muscle thickness and diagnose weakness by the assessment of diaphragm movement during unassisted breathing. Thickening of the muscle during inspiration has been used to quantify force generation...
March 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357139/effect-of-focused-bedside-ultrasonography-in-hypotensive-patients-on-the-clinical-decision-of-emergency-physicians
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M Ikbal Sasmaz, Faruk Gungor, Ramazan Guven, K Can Akyol, Nalan Kozaci, Mustafa Kesapli
We assessed the effect of focused point of care ultrasound (POCUS) used for critical nontraumatic hypotensive patients presenting to the emergency department of our hospital on the clinical decisions of the physicians and whether it led to the modification of the treatment modality. This prospective clinical study was conducted at the Emergency Department of Antalya Training and Research Hospital. Nontraumatic patients aged 18 and older who presented to our emergency department and whose systolic blood pressure was <100 mmHg or shock index (heart rate/systolic blood pressure) was >1 were included in the study...
2017: Emergency Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28348943/correlation-of-ivc-diameter-and-collapsibility-index-with-central-venous-pressure-in-the-assessment-of-intravascular-volume-in-critically-ill-patients
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Abid Ilyas, Wasib Ishtiaq, Salman Assad, Haider Ghazanfar, Salman Mansoor, Muhammad Haris, Aayesha Qadeer, Aftab Akhtar
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study is to assess the correlation between inferior vena cava (IVC) diameters, central venous pressure (CVP) and the IVC collapsibility index for estimating the volume status in critically ill patients. METHODS: This cross-sectional study used the convenient sampling of 100 adult medical intensive care unit (ICU) patients for a period of three months. Patients ≥ 18 years of age with an intrathoracic central venous catheter terminating in the distal superior vena cava connected to the transducer to produce a CVP waveform were included in the study...
February 12, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340911/ultrasound-guided-vascular-cannulation-in-critical-care-patients-a-practical-review
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P Blanco
Vascular cannulation is common practice in critical care, and is traditionally performed using the landmark technique - though failures and complications are not uncommon. In this regard, ultrasound guided vascular cannulation (USGVC) has been shown to improve the procedure success rate and reduce its associated complications. This review addresses the fundamental aspects of USGVC and discusses some training issues related to this technique which is currently regarded as essential for intensivists.
December 2016: Medicina Intensiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338811/interventions-for-the-prevention-and-treatment-of-disability-due-to-acquired-joint-contractures-in-older-people-a-systematic-review
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Susanne Saal, Katrin Beutner, Julia Bogunski, Kathrin Obermüller, Martin Müller, Eva Grill, Gabriele Meyer
Background: acquired joint contractures have significant effects on quality of life and functioning. Objective: to determine the effects of interventions to prevent and treat disabilities in older people with acquired joint contractures. Methods: systematic search (last 8/2016) via Cochrane Library, PubMed, EMBASE, PEDro, CINAHL, trial registries, reference lists of retrieved articles and scientific congress pamphlets. Controlled and randomised controlled trials in English or German comparing an intervention with another intervention or standard care were included...
February 25, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299589/respiratory-variation-in-peak-aortic-velocity-accurately-predicts-fluid-responsiveness-in-children-undergoing-neurosurgery-under-general-anesthesia
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Kavita G Morparia, Srijaya K Reddy, Laura J Olivieri, Michael C Spaeder, Jennifer J Schuette
The determination of fluid responsiveness in the critically ill child is of vital importance, more so as fluid overload becomes increasingly associated with worse outcomes. Dynamic markers of volume responsiveness have shown some promise in the pediatric population, but more research is needed before they can be adopted for widespread use. Our aim was to investigate effectiveness of respiratory variation in peak aortic velocity and pulse pressure variation to predict fluid responsiveness, and determine their optimal cutoff values...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298944/4-point-ultrasonography-to-confirm-the-correct-position-of-the-nasogastric-tube-in-114-critically-ill-patients
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Marianna Zatelli, Norberto Vezzali
PURPOSE: Nasogastric feeding tube is routinely positioned in intensive care units. The complications of misplacement are rare but very dangerous for the patients. The aim of this study is to estimate the diagnostic accuracy of this new technique, 4-point ultrasonography to confirm nasogastric tube placement in intensive care. METHODS: One hundred fourteen critical ill patients monitored in ICU were included. The intensivist provided in real time to perform the exam in four steps: sonography from either the right or left side of the patient's neck to visualize the esophagus, sonography of epigastrium to confirm the passage through the esophagogastric junction and the positioning in antrum, sonography of the fundus...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297827/-application-of-bedside-ultrasound-in-measuring-gastric-residual-volume-in-neurosurgical-critical-patients-with-enteral-nutrition-support
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L Cao, X H Ye, J Li, L N Zhang, L Li, W Y Zhang, L L Deng
Objective: To explore the effect of bedside ultrasound in measuring gastric residual volume in neurosurgical critical patients with enteral nutrition support. Method: From March to August 2016, 70 critically neurological patients with continues enteral nutrition who admitted in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) were randomized into two groups. The observation group applied the bedside ultrasound monitoring gastric residual volume every day to guide the implementation of enteral nutrition. The control group used syringes withdrawing every 8 hours to measure the gastric residual volume...
March 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291455/measuring-hemodynamic-changes-in-the-ophthalmic-artery-during-applied-force-for-noninvasive-intracranial-pressure-monitoring-test-results-in-a-porcine-model
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Max Twedt, Chase Pfeifer, William Thorell, Greg Bashford
Possible traumatic brain injury victims would greatly benefit from a handheld, noninvasive intracranial pressure (ICP) monitoring tool, which a medic could operate in a remote area. Such a device would also benefit the transport of injured soldiers during en route medical care and critical care air transport. This study demonstrates the use of noninvasive blood flow measurements in the eye by ultrasound as a proxy for ICP. ICP was artificially raised in a porcine model and resultant blood flow change in the ophthalmic artery was measured...
March 2017: Military Medicine
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