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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797559/utilization-of-ultrasound-for-the-evaluation-of-small-bowel-obstruction-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Michael Gottlieb, Gary D Peksa, Ananda Vishnu Pandurangadu, Damali Nakitende, Sukhjit Takhar, Raghu R Seethala
INTRODUCTION: Small bowel obstruction (SBO) is a common presentation to the Emergency Department (ED). While computed tomography (CT) is frequently utilized to confirm the diagnosis, this modality is expensive, exposes patients to radiation, may lead to time delays, and is not universally available. This study aimed to determine the test characteristics of ultrasound for the diagnosis of SBO. METHODS: PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials were assessed for prospective trials evaluating the accuracy of ultrasound for the detection of SBO...
July 29, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796651/ultrasound-assisted-reduction-of-displaced-and-shortened-fractures-by-pediatric-emergency-physicians
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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/28777416/ultrasound-guided-intravenous-catheter-insertion-in-a-prone-patient-using-a-t-probe-in-emergency-setting
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Antonio Lazzari, Roberto Bini, Roberto Bertucci, Antonio Coletti, Paolo Voghera
INTRODUCTION: Central venous catheterizations are common intraoperative procedures.Central venous catheter (CVC) placements are usually performed with patients lying in the supine position using real-time ultrasound (US) guidance. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 43-year-old man underwent open right popliteal artery reconstruction in the prone position for a limb-threatening injury. Excessive continuous intraoperative bleeding, increased by a coexisting pelvic fracture, was temporarily stabilized by a T POD device, but with the need of external fixation, required the placement of CVC, which was not feasible whilst in the prone position without US help...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777270/point-of-care-ultrasound-identification-of-an-abdominal-hernia
#4
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/28774767/variation-in-the-evaluation-of-testicular-conditions-across-united-states-pediatric-emergency-departments
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Lois K Lee, Michael C Monuteaux, Joel D Hudgins, John J Porter, Susan C Lipsett, Florence Bourgeois, Bartley G Cilento, Mark I Neuman
OBJECTIVES: To explore the variation in diagnostic testing and management for males diagnosed with three testicular conditions (testicular torsion, appendix testis torsion, epididymitis/orchitis) using a large pediatric health care database. Diagnostic testing is frequently used in evaluation of the acute scrotum; however, there is likely variability in the use of these tests in the emergency department setting. METHODS: We conducted a cross-sectional study of males with the diagnoses of testicular torsion, appendix testis torsion, and epididymitis/orchitis...
July 26, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28763407/point-of-care-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-multiple-mandibular-fractures-in-an-adolescent-presenting-to-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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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/28731535/ultrasound-guided-drainage-for-pediatric-soft-tissue-abscesses-decreases-clinical-failure-rates-compared-to-drainage-without-ultrasound-a-retrospective-study
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Romolo Joseph Gaspari, Alexandra Sanseverino
OBJECTIVES: Soft tissue abscesses are common in the pediatric emergency department (ED). Ultrasound (US) can be used to both diagnose soft tissue abscesses as well as guide drainage. We hypothesized that clinical failure rates would be less in pediatric patients with suspected skin abscesses when evaluated with US. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of suspected pediatric skin abscesses at 4 EDs over a 22-month period. Cases were identified through electronic medical record descriptions, discharge diagnoses, and US database records...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719480/a-rare-pediatric-case-of-posttraumatic-pseudoaneurysm-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Ada Gu, April J Kam
Posttraumatic pseudoaneurysms are extremely rare in pediatric populations. In many cases, pseudoaneurysms may be confused with abscesses, epidermoid cysts, arteriovenous fistula, foreign objects, and ganglion cysts, as well as tumors. They are associated with distinguishing findings of "pulsatile mass, a palpable thrill, and an audible to-and-fro murmur" (1), which can be confirmed by various imaging techniques. In this report, we describe the case of a 4-year-old boy who presented to the pediatric emergency department 3 weeks after falling and subsequently getting cut by glass...
July 17, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702136/chronic-cholecystitis-in-the-pediatric-population-an-underappreciated-disease-process
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Brian P Blackwood, Julia Grabowski
AIM: We hypothesize that chronic cholecystitis accounts for the majority of inflammatory diseases in the pediatric population and it is difficult to predict with preoperative ultrasound. BACKGROUND: Despite the increase in gallbladder disease, there is a paucity of data on pediatric cholecystitis. Most pediatric studies focus on cholelithiasis and biliary dyskinesia rather than inflammatory gallbladder disease. METHODS: We performed a single center retrospective review of all patients who underwent cholecystectomy from 1/1/10 - 1/1/15...
2017: Gastroenterology and Hepatology From Bed to Bench
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685263/scoring-system-for-differentiating-perforated-and-non-perforated-pediatric-appendicitis
#10
Einat Blumfield, Daniel Yang, Joshua Grossman
OBJECTIVES: Appendicitis is the most common indication for emergency pediatric surgery and its most significant complication is perforation. Perforated appendicitis (PA) may be managed conservatively, whereas non-perforated appendicitis (NP) is managed surgically. Recent studies have shown that ultrasound (US) is effective for differentiating between PA and NP, and does not expose pediatric patients to ionizing radiation. The purpose of this study is to enhance the accuracy of differentiation with a novel scoring system based on clinical, laboratory, and US findings...
July 7, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674910/diagnostic-imaging-in-pediatric-thoracic-trauma
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Claudia Lucia Piccolo, Stefania Ianniello, Margherita Trinci, Michele Galluzzo, Michele Tonerini, Massimo Zeccolini, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Vittorio Miele
Thoracic trauma accounts for approximately 14% of blunt force traumatic deaths, second only to head injuries. Chest trauma can be blunt (90% of cases) or penetrating. In young patients, between 60 and 80% of chest injuries result from blunt trauma, with over half as a consequence of impact with motor vehicles, whereas in adolescents and adults, penetrating trauma has a statistically more prominent role. Pulmonary contusions and rib fractures are the most frequent injuries occurring. Chest X-ray is the first imaging modality of choice to identify patients presenting with life-threatening conditions (i...
July 4, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665898/a-case-of-testicular-rupture-diagnosed-by-point-of-care-ultrasound
#12
Sean Indra, Nirupama Kannikeswaran, Rajan Arora
Point-of-care ultrasound is an expanding diagnostic tool in the pediatric emergency department. We describe a case of testicular rupture diagnosed by ultrasound at the bedside, which led to prompt surgical intervention and repair.
July 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647851/a-questionnaire-survey-of-radiological-diagnosis-and-management-of-renal-dysplasia-in-children
#13
Giovanni Montini, Marco Busutti, Fatos Yalcinkaya, Adrian S Woolf, Stefanie Weber
BACKGROUND: The condition called renal dysplasia is considered to be a frequent cause of chronic kidney disease in children. Formally, it is defined by histological parameters. In current nephrology practice, however, the appearance of the kidneys on ultrasound scanning is often used as a basis for the diagnosis. METHODS: The European Society for Pediatric Nephrology Working Group on Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney and Urinary Tract hypothesized that the current diagnostic approach with regard to renal dysplasia was not homogeneous...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646595/point-of-care-ultrasound-work-flow-innovation-impact-on-documentation-and-billing
#14
Matthew J Flannigan, Srikar Adhikari
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the impact that an innovative automated ultrasound (US) work flow, which allows for bedside performance of examination documentation and order placement, has on point-of-care US billing compared to ordering US examinations through an electronic medical record. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of point-of-care US billing data (March 2014-February 2016) for adult and pediatric emergency departments with an emergency medicine residency and a US fellowship...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638256/comparison-of-ultrasonography-and-low-dose-computed-tomography-for-the-diagnosis-of-pediatric-urolithiasis-in-the-emergency-department
#15
Recep Sade, Hayri Ogul, Suat Eren, Akin Levent, Mecit Kantarci
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to compare ultrasonography (US) and low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) for diagnosing pediatric urolithiasis in the emergency department. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional ethics committee, and informed consent was waived. From March 2016 to March 2017, 100 consecutive patients met the selection criteria and were enrolled in the study. Patients were randomly selected in a 1:1 ratio and were allocated to one of the following two imaging groups: US or abdominal LDCT...
June 2017: Eurasian Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612057/imaging-studies-and-biomarkers-to-detect-clinically-meaningful-vesicoureteral-reflux
#16
REVIEW
Michaella Maloney Prasad, Earl Y Cheng
The work-up of a febrile urinary tract infection is generally performed to detect vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) and its possible complications. The imaging modalities most commonly used for this purpose are renal-bladder ultrasound, voiding cystourethrogram and dimercapto-succinic acid scan. These studies each contribute valuable information, but carry individual benefits and limitations that may impact their efficacy. Biochemical markers are not commonly used in pediatric urology to diagnose or differentiate high-risk disease, but this is the emerging frontier, which will hopefully change our approach to VUR in the future...
June 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610670/lung-ultrasound-as-a-diagnostic-tool-for-radiographically-confirmed-pneumonia-in-low-resource-settings
#17
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 NiƱo in Lima, Peru...
July 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586113/lung-consolidation-locations-for-optimal-lung-ultrasound-scanning-in-diagnosing-pediatric-pneumonia
#18
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/28569379/use-and-education-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-pediatric-emergency-medicine-in-saudi-arabia
#19
Abdullah Saad Alzayedi, Amani A Azizalrahman, Hamad A AlMadi, Ahmed M Althekair, Michael Blaivas, Dimitrios Karakitsos
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care ultrasound (US) is an emerging tool used by pediatric emergency physicians in the last decade. Currently in the Middle East, point-of-care US use and education are at an early stage, with no designed curriculum or guidelines for its implementation in pediatric emergency medicine (EM). The objective of this article is to describe the clinical and educational uses of point-of-care US among certified pediatric EM physicians. METHODS: A 19-question survey was sent to all certified pediatric emergency physicians and fellows in pediatric emergency fellowships in Saudi Arabia in February 2016...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547317/pelvic-pain-in-the-middle-of-the-night-use-of-mri-for-evaluation-of-pediatric-female-pathology-in-the-emergent-setting
#20
Rama S Ayyala, Asef Khwaja, Sudha A Anupindi
Acute pelvic pain in pediatric female patients is a common cause of emergency room visits. Imaging plays a crucial role in the clinical evaluation of these patients. Pelvic pain in female children can result from various pathologies. Ultrasound is the preferred first line imaging study; however, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a helpful adjunct after hours, as it is available 24/7 in many institutions. Advantages of MRI include superior delineation of anatomy and higher tissue contrast resolution, particularly of the small pelvic structures...
May 25, 2017: Emergency Radiology
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