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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636566/detection-of-muscle-gap-by-l-bia-in-muscle-injuries-clinical-prognosis
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L Nescolarde, J Yanguas, J Terricabras, H Lukaski, X Alomar, J Rosell-Ferrer, G Rodas
Sport-related muscle injury classifications are based basically on imaging criteria such as ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without consensus because of a lack of clinical prognostics for return-to-play (RTP), which is conditioned upon the severity of the injury, and this in turn with the muscle gap (muscular fibers retraction). Recently, Futbol Club Barcelona's medical department proposed a new muscle injury classification in which muscle gap plays an important role, with the drawback that it is not always possible to identify by MRI...
June 21, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633726/small-bowel-intussusception-in-a-pregnant-woman-a-case-report
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Roxana Covali, Lucian Ambrosie, Micea Onofriescu, Alexandru Luca, Gabriela Dumachita-Sargu, Violeta Aursulesei, Dumitru Gafitanu
INTRODUCTION: Intussusception usually is associated with children, rarely with adults. CASE PRESENTATION: A 42-year-old pregnant woman (29 weeks' gestation) reported mild pain in the upper aspect of the abdomen after an intense physical effort. Ultrasound examination found a normally evolving pregnancy and a bowel obstacle, without bowel distention. Because it was not a surgical emergency at the time of evaluation, she was sent to the hospital's Obstetrics Department...
2017: Permanente Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629375/diagnostic-performance-of-multi-organ-ultrasound-with-pocket-sized-device-in-the-management-of-acute-dyspnea
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Alfonso Sforza, Costantino Mancusi, Maria Viviana Carlino, Agostino Buonauro, Marco Barozzi, Giuseppe Romano, Sossio Serra, Giovanni de Simone
BACKGROUND: The availability of ultra-miniaturized pocket ultrasound devices (PUD) adds diagnostic power to the clinical examination. Information on accuracy of ultrasound with handheld units in immediate differential diagnosis in emergency department (ED) is poor. The aim of this study is to test the usefulness and accuracy of lung ultrasound (LUS) alone or combined with ultrasound of the heart and inferior vena cava (IVC) using a PUD for the differential diagnosis of acute dyspnea (AD)...
June 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625217/the-core-emergency-ultrasound-curriculum-project-a-report-from-the-curriculum-working-group-of-the-caep-emergency-ultrasound-committee
#4
Paul Olszynski, Dan Kim, Jordan Chenkin, Louise Rang
Emergency ultrasound (EUS) is now widely considered to be a "skill integral to the practice of emergency medicine." 1 The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) initially issued a position statement in 1999 supporting the availability of focused ultrasound 24 hours per day in the emergency department (ED). 2.
June 19, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624064/assessing-written-communication-during-interhospital-transfers-of-emergency-general-surgery-patients
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Felicity N R Harl, Megan C Saucke, Caprice C Greenberg, Angela M Ingraham
BACKGROUND: Poor communication causes fragmented care. Studies of transitions of care within a hospital and on discharge suggest significant communication deficits. Communication during transfers between hospitals has not been well studied. We assessed the written communication provided during interhospital transfers of emergency general surgery patients. We hypothesized that patients are transferred with incomplete documentation from referring facilities. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of written communication provided during interhospital transfers to our emergency department (ED) from referring EDs for emergency general surgical evaluation between January 1, 2014 and January 1, 2016...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616621/a-rare-cause-of-acute-abdominal-pain-in-children-isolated-tubal-torsion-a-case-series
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Yasemin Dere Gunal, Gokhan Berktug Bahadir, Ozlem Boybeyı, Aylin Pelin Cıl, Mustafa Kemal Aslan
Isolated tubal torsion -a rare cause of acute abdomen in children-is usually difficult to diagnose because of non-specific findings. Surgical salphingectomy is required in delayed diagnosis in most cases. Three sexual inactive adolescents diagnosed in isolated tubal torsion (ITT) were discussed for its diagnostic features and surgical management. Laboratory tests and radiological studies including ultrasonography (US), color doppler ultrasound were performed in all patients after evaluation for acute lower abdominal pain in emergency department and they underwent surgical intervention with laparotomy (n:2) and laparoscopy (n:1)...
June 2017: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616050/occult-cancer-in-patients-with-deep-vein-thrombosis-in-a-general-hospital-at-mexico-city-a-pilot-study
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Christian O Ramírez-Serrano Torres, Edgardo Román-Guzmán, Carlos-Manuel Ortiz-Mendoza
BACKGROUND: We aimed to explore the frequency of occult cancer in patients with deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) at a general hospital in Mexico City. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From March 2012 to February 2015, all patients with primary DVT of lower extremities attended in the emergency department of our hospital were studied. Initially, all patients were evaluated with clinical history, physical examination, basic laboratories, abdominal ultrasound, chest X-ray, and duplex venous ultrasonography...
2017: Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: the Official Journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614862/-thoracic-trauma-prehospital-treatment
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Michael Hansen, Thomas Hachenberg
Penetrating thoracic injuries are rare in Germany and common in urban regions. 10 percent of the patients in Emergency Departments suffer from blunt thoracic trauma. Mechanism of trauma can predict the severity of the injuries. Very fast life-threatening injuries with hemodynamic problems like tension pneumothorax or cardiac tamponade have to be diagnosed. Prehospital emergency physicians need skills in ultrasound for diagnosis and in invasive therapy like chest tube or pericardium drainage tube. The application of an algorithm in exploration of a thoracic trauma seems to be useful...
June 2017: Anästhesiologie, Intensivmedizin, Notfallmedizin, Schmerztherapie: AINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611874/ultrasound-vs-computed-tomography-for-severity-of-hydronephrosis-and-its-importance-in-renal-colic
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Megan M Leo, Breanne K Langlois, Joseph R Pare, Patricia Mitchell, Judith Linden, Kerrie P Nelson, Cristopher Amanti, Kristin A Carmody
INTRODUCTION: Supporting an "ultrasound-first" approach to evaluating renal colic in the emergency department (ED) remains important for improving patient care and decreasing healthcare costs. Our primary objective was to compare emergency physician (EP) ultrasound to computed tomography (CT) detection of hydronephrosis severity in patients with suspected renal colic. We calculated test characteristics of hydronephrosis on EP-performed ultrasound for detecting ureteral stones or ureteral stone size >5mm...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610670/lung-ultrasound-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-radiographically-confirmed-pneumonia-in-low-resource-settings
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Laura E Ellington, Robert H Gilman, Miguel A Chavez, Farhan Pervaiz, Julio Marin-Concha, Patricia Compen-Chang, Stefan Riedel, Shalim J Rodriguez, Charlotte Gaydos, Justin Hardick, James M Tielsch, Mark Steinhoff, Jane Benson, Evelyn A May, Dante Figueroa-Quintanilla, William Checkley
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide; however, its diagnosis can be challenging, especially in settings where skilled clinicians or standard imaging are unavailable. We sought to determine the diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound when compared to radiographically-confirmed clinical pediatric pneumonia. METHODS: Between January 2012 and September 2013, we consecutively enrolled children aged 2-59 months with primary respiratory complaints at the outpatient clinics, emergency department, and inpatient wards of the Instituto Nacional de Salud del Niño in Lima, Peru...
July 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593003/focused-cardiac-ultrasound-focus-by-emergency-medicine-residents-in-patients-with-suspected-cardiovascular-diseases
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Davood Farsi, Skokoufeh Hajsadeghi, Mohammad Javad Hajighanbari, Mani Mofidi, Peyman Hafezimoghadam, Mahdi Rezai, Babak Mahshidfar, Samaneh Abiri, Saeed Abbasi
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have assessed the value and accuracy of focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) performed by emergency physicians. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FOCUS performed by emergency medicine residents compared to echocardiography performed by a cardiologist in emergency department (ED) patients suspected of cardiovascular disease. METHODS: The research involved a prospective observational cross-sectional study enrolling patients over 18-years old suspected of having cardiovascular disease who required an echocardiograph...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586152/right-upper-quadrant-pain-ultrasound-first
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Margarita V Revzin, Leslie M Scoutt, Joseph G Garner, Christopher L Moore
Acute right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain is a common presenting symptom in emergency departments and outpatient medical practices, and is most commonly attributable to biliary and hepatic pathology. Ultrasound should be used as a first-line imaging modality for the diagnosis of gallstones and cholecystitis, as it allows the differentiation of medical and surgical causes of upper abdominal pathology, and in many circumstances is sufficient to guide patient management. Knowledge of strengths and limitations of ultrasound in the evaluation of RUQ is paramount in correct diagnosis...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586113/lung-consolidation-locations-for-optimal-lung-ultrasound-scanning-in-diagnosing-pediatric-pneumonia
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Brendan H A Milliner, James W Tsung
OBJECTIVES: Lung ultrasound (US) has been shown to be accurate in diagnosing pneumonia in children. Evidence to inform an optimal scanning protocol is limited. Our objective is to describe an optimized lung US scanning protocol for pediatric pneumonia based on the anatomic location and transducer orientation. METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data and images from 2 prospective lung US studies for the emergency department diagnosis of pneumonia in children (0-21 years)...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570363/point-of-care-ultrasound-identification-of-a-psoas-abscess-in-a-child-presenting-with-hip-pain
#14
Julia K Deanehan
This case-report describes a 4-year-old girl brought to the emergency department for the evaluation of limp and elevated inflammatory markers. The patient's history and physical examination did not reveal a clear source of pathology. Point-of-care ultrasound identified a right-sided psoas abscess that was confirmed with computed tomography scan. This case demonstrates the potential utility of point-of-care ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of patients presenting to the emergency department with symptoms concerning for pathology in the hip or lower abdomen...
June 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569051/the-chances-that-an-emergency-physician-will-demonstrate-three-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-by-ultrasound-in-the-emergency-department-for-credentialing-a-statistician-s-view
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Kevin H Chu, Anita Pelecanos, Nathan J Brown, Anthony Ft Brown
The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine requires 15 proctored examinations of the aorta for credentialing in ultrasonography for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Furthermore, at least three examinations need to be positive for an aneurysm. In the ED where AAA presentations are sporadic, what are the chances that an emergency physician (EP) will have the opportunity to demonstrate three AAAs in the next 12 months? The probability of an event occurring within a given time-frame can be modelled by the Poisson distribution...
May 31, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548220/bedside-ultrasound-in-acute-appendicitis-in-the-emergency-department-methodological-and-statistical-issues-on-diagnostic-value
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Fatemeh Koohi, Siamak Sabour
We were interested to read the recent paper by Gungor F and colleagues published in May issue of the Acad Emerg Med 2017.(1) The aim of the authors was to evaluate diagnostic value of point-of-care US (POCUS) in clinical decision making of emergency physicians (EPs) for acute appendicitis (AA) in the emergency department (ED).(1) A total of 264 patients were included into a prospective observational clinical study and based on their results 169 (64%) had a diagnosis of AA. This article is protected by copyright...
May 26, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546042/occluded-superficial-femoral-artery-used-for-emergency-reconstruction-a-consecutive-case-series-about-the-proper-conduit-technique
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M S Marsman, A Kh Jahrome, F L Moll, G G Koning
INTRODUCTION: Deep wound infections in the groin region can result in an acute or life threatening condition. Especially when there is no suitable vein available because of many reasons (e.g. previous surgery, small vessel diameter). Synthetic prosthesis sometimes are not 'first-choice-technique' because of contamination or infection. It was ad hoc hypothesized in an acute setting that a segment of an occluded Superficial Femoral Artery (SFA) could be used as a conduit in combination with eversion technique, known from carotid surgery...
May 22, 2017: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540907/oliguric-acute-kidney-injury-as-initial-presentation-of-renal-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-infiltration
#18
Tacyano T Leite, Alexandre B Libório, Geraldo B Silva Junior, Elizabeth De Francesco Daher
We report a case of a 20-year-old man presented to the emergency department with oliguria and renal failure requiring urgent dialysis. An ultrasound revealed enlarged kidneys, and a renal biopsy showed non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, subtype diffuse large B-cell.
May 2017: Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540661/diagnostic-accuracy-of-focused-cardiac-and-venous-ultrasound-examinations-in-patients-with-shock-and-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
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Peiman Nazerian, Giovanni Volpicelli, Chiara Gigli, Alessandro Lamorte, Stefano Grifoni, Simone Vanni
Evaluating the diagnostic performance of focused cardiac ultrasound (US) alone and combination with venous US in patients with shock and suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). Consecutive adult patients with shock and suspected PE, presenting to two Italian emergency departments, were included. Patients underwent cardiac and venous US at presentation with the aim of detecting right ventricular (RV) dilatation and proximal deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Final diagnosis of PE was based on a second level diagnostic test or autopsy...
May 24, 2017: Internal and Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535235/effect-of-cephalexin-plus-trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-vs-cephalexin-alone-on-clinical-cure-of-uncomplicated-cellulitis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Gregory J Moran, Anusha Krishnadasan, William R Mower, Fredrick M Abrahamian, Frank LoVecchio, Mark T Steele, Richard E Rothman, David J Karras, Rebecca Hoagland, Stephanie Pettibone, David A Talan
Importance: Emergency department visits for skin infections in the United States have increased with the emergence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). For cellulitis without purulent drainage, β-hemolytic streptococci are presumed to be the predominant pathogens. It is unknown if antimicrobial regimens possessing in vitro MRSA activity provide improved outcomes compared with treatments lacking MRSA activity. Objective: To determine whether cephalexin plus trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole yields a higher clinical cure rate of uncomplicated cellulitis than cephalexin alone...
May 23, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
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