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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29738103/bedside-sonography-performed-by-emergency-physicians-to-detect-appendicitis-in-children
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Marie Nicole, Marie Pier Desjardins, Jocelyn Gravel
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of emergency physicians with various levels of Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) experience to detect appendicitis with POCUS among children visiting a pediatric Emergency Department (ED). METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in an urban, tertiary care pediatric ED. Children aged 2 to 18 years old who presented with acute abdominal pain suggesting appendicitis were included. Patients were excluded if they had a history of appendectomy, hemodynamic instability requiring resuscitation, or were transferred with proven diagnosis of appendicitis...
May 8, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716799/emergency-and-critical-care-applications-for-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
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REVIEW
Tobias Kummer, Laura Oh, Mary Beth Phelan, Robert D Huang, Jason T Nomura, Srikar Adhikari
INTRODUCTION: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using intravascular microbubbles has potential to revolutionize point-of-care ultrasonography by expanding the use of ultrasonography into clinical scenarios previously reserved for computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging, or angiography. METHODS: We performed a literature search and report clinical experience to provide an introduction to CEUS and describe its current applications for point-of-care indications...
April 22, 2018: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29698340/teaching-point-of-care-lung-ultrasound-to-novice-pediatric-learners-web-based-e-learning-versus-traditional-classroom-didactic
#3
Aun Woon Soon, Amanda Greene Toney, Timothy Stidham, John Kendall, Genie Roosevelt
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether Web-based teaching is at least as effective as traditional classroom didactic in improving the proficiency of pediatric novice learners in the image acquisition and interpretation of pneumothorax and pleural effusion using point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS). METHODS: We conducted a randomized controlled noninferiority study comparing the effectiveness of Web-based teaching to traditional classroom didactic. The participants were randomized to either group A (live classroom lecture) or group B (Web-based lecture) and completed a survey and knowledge test...
April 24, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681446/reduction-of-radiography-with-point-of-care-elbow-ultrasonography-for-elbow-trauma-in-children
#4
Julia Tokarski, Jeffrey R Avner, Joni E Rabiner
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether point-of-care elbow ultrasound (US), with history and physical examination, can decrease radiography for patients with elbow trauma. Secondary outcomes included evaluation of pediatric emergency department (PED) length of stay (LOS) and test performance characteristics. STUDY DESIGN: This was a prospective study of patients up to age 21 years with elbow trauma necessitating radiography. After clinical examination and before radiography, pediatric emergency physicians performed elbow ultrasonography of the posterior fat pad and determined whether radiography was required...
April 19, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578644/point-of-care-diaphragm-ultrasound-in-infants-with-bronchiolitis-a-prospective-study
#5
Danilo Buonsenso, Maria C Supino, Emanuele Giglioni, Massimo Battaglia, Alessia Mesturino, Simona Scateni, Barbara Scialanga, Antonino Reale, Anna M C Musolino
BACKGROUND: Bronchiolitis is the most common reason for hospitalization of children worldwide. Many scoring systems have been developed to quantify respiratory distress and predict outcome, but none of them have been validated. We hypothesized that the ultrasound evaluation of the diaphragm could quantify respiratory distress and therefore we correlated the ultrasound diaphragm parameters with outcome. METHODS: Prospective study of infants with bronchiolitis (1-12 months) evaluated in a pediatric emergency department...
March 26, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29498941/ultrasound-guided-laryngeal-air-column-width-difference-as-a-new-predictor-for-postextubation-stridor-in-children
#6
Doaa El Amrousy, Mohamed Elkashlan, Nagat Elshmaa, Ahmed Ragab
OBJECTIVES: To assess the efficacy of ultrasound-guided laryngeal air column width difference in predicting postextubation stridor in children. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Single, tertiary care pediatric hospital. PATIENTS: This study was carried out at PICU and surgical ICU, Tanta University Hospital on 400 ventilated children between January 2015 and May 2017. Patients who received mechanical ventilation and met criteria for a weaning trial were included...
June 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29494462/point-of-care-ultrasound-to-identify-congenital-heart-disease-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Daniel Rosenfield, Jason W Fischer, Charisse W Kwan
The first presentation of congenital heart disease can be a diagnostic challenge in the emergency department. We report on 2 cases where point-of-care ultrasound identified gross cardiac abnormalities in 2 children and expedited disposition and downstream care.
March 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29465563/non-hodgkin-lymphoma-diagnostic-and-prognostic-particularities-in-children-a-series-of-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature-care-compliant
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REVIEW
Cristina Oana Mărginean, Lorena Elena Meliţ, Emoke Horvath, Horea Gozar, Mihaela Ioana Chinceşan
RATIONALE: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma remains an unpredictable condition in pediatric patients. PATIENT CONCERNS: Our first case describes an 8-year-old boy with a history of iron deficiency anemia, admitted in our clinic for recurrent abdominal pain, weight loss, loss of appetite, diarrheic stools, and fever. The second case also describes an 8-year-old boy admitted for abdominal pain and vomiting. The 3rd case refers to a 4 years and 10 months old boy admitted in our clinic with abdominal pain and loss of appetite, who was initially admitted in the Pediatrics Surgery Clinic with the suspicion of appendicitis...
February 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29438126/sonographic-evaluation-and-monitoring-of-pneumoperitoneum-after-air-enema-reduction-for-intussusception
#9
Amy Z Zhou, Amy Toporowski, James W Tsung
Abdominal radiography and computed tomography scans are standard tests to diagnose pneumoperitoneum. With the growing availability of point-of-care ultrasound, pneumoperitoneum may be diagnosed in settings without easy access to radiography or computed tomography, such as in overcrowded emergency departments or resource-poor environments. The use of point-of-care ultrasound to diagnose or monitor pneumoperitoneum has been described in adult but not pediatric patients. We present a case of point-of-care ultrasound detection of pneumoperitoneum and monitoring for tension pneumoperitoneum, after failed air enema reduction for intussusception in an infant...
February 12, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352416/point-of-care-ultrasound-in-pediatric-anesthesiology-and-critical-care-medicine
#10
REVIEW
Erik Su, Nicholas Dalesio, Aliaksei Pustavoitau
Ultrasound has increasingly become a clinical asset in the hands of the anesthesiologist and intensivist who cares for children. Though many applications for ultrasound parallel adult modalities, children as always are not simply small adults and benefit from the application of ultrasound to their management in various ways. Body composition and size are important factors that affect ultrasound performance in the child, as are the pathologies that may uniquely afflict children and aspects of procedures unique to this patient population...
April 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346232/use-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-to-guide-pediatric-gastrostomy-tube-replacement-in-the-emergency-department
#11
Toby C Myatt, Anthony J Medak, Samuel H F Lam
The presentation of a pediatric patient to the emergency department for a malfunctioning or dislodged gastrostomy tube (G-tube) is not uncommon. As such, these tubes are often replaced at the bedside. Improper placement can result in a number of complications, including perforation, fistula tract formation, peritonitis, and sepsis. The current criterion standard method to confirm proper G-tube placement is contrast-enhanced radiography. However, point-of-care ultrasound may be an alternative method to guide and confirm pediatric G-tube replacement in the emergency department...
February 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330018/testicular-adrenal-rest-tumor-screening-and-fertility-counseling-among-males-with-congenital-adrenal-hyperplasia
#12
Monika Chaudhari, Emilie K Johnson, Daniel DaJusta, Leena Nahata
BACKGROUND: Reduced fertility is a common potential problem among males with congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH), with nearly half experiencing impaired sperm production. The major cause of oligo/azoospermia in CAH is testicular adrenal rest tumors (TARTs). Studies indicate that ultrasound screening for TARTs should begin during childhood, yet it remains unclear whether boys with CAH are routinely screened for TARTs and/or counseled about infertility risk and potential interventions such as fertility testing and/or preservation...
December 21, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324634/point-of-care-ultrasound-evaluation-of-severe-renal-trauma-in-an-adolescent
#13
Jeremy M Root, Alyssa Abo, Joanna Cohen
Traumatic renal injuries are more common in pediatrics because of the relatively larger size of the kidneys in the pediatric patient. Although computerized tomography remains the criterion standard for the initial evaluation of blunt renal trauma, there is evidence that renal ultrasound may serve a role in postinjury surveillance. Here, we present a case in which point-of-care ultrasound was used to image severe blunt renal trauma in a 17-year-old adolescent boy. In this case, point-of-care ultrasound identified severely distorted renal parenchyma after a grade 5 renal laceration was identified on computerized tomography scan...
April 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298251/bedside-ultrasound-for-the-evaluation-of-epidural-hematoma-after-infant-lumbar-puncture
#14
Matthew P Kusulas, Eric P Eutsler, Andrew D DePiero
BACKGROUND: Unsuccessful lumbar puncture (LP) attempts may lead to epidural hematoma (EH) formation within the spinal canal at the site of needle insertion, which can affect subsequent attempts. We aimed to determine the rate of EH formation after infant LP using bedside ultrasound (US). Furthermore, we aimed to correlate both perceived trauma during LP and cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) red blood cell (RBC) counts with EH formation. METHODS: We enrolled infants younger than 6 months who underwent LP in the emergency department...
January 2, 2018: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29250515/basics-of-functional-echocardiography-in-children-and-neonates
#15
REVIEW
Cécile Tissot, Vincent Muehlethaler, Nicole Sekarski
Functional echocardiography has become an invaluable tool in the pediatric and neonatal intensive care unit. "Point-of-care," "target," or "focus" echocardiography allows bedside cardiac ultrasound evaluation of the hemodynamic status of the patient, helps in directing treatment, thus improves patients care. In order to be able to perform functional echocardiography, it is essential to understand the principles of ultrasound, to know the echocardiographic equipment and settings necessary to acquire the images...
2017: Frontiers in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248322/-can-a-simple-lung-ultrasound-score-predict-length-of-ventilation-for-infants-with-severe-acute-viral-bronchiolitis
#16
M Taveira, N Yousef, J Miatello, C Roy, C Claude, B Boutillier, C Dubois, A-F Pierre, P Tissières, P Durand
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasound (LU) is a bedside point-of-care technique in critical care and emergency medicine. LU is quick and non-irradiating, and provides accurate diagnostic information when compared with chest radiographs. Specific LU signs have been described for bronchiolitis. This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between severity of LU-diagnosed lung lesions, using a quantitative LU score, and the length of non-invasive ventilation (LOV) for infants diagnosed with severe viral bronchiolitis...
February 2018: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230709/point-of-care-gastric-ultrasound-and-aspiration-risk-assessment-a-narrative-review
#17
Anahi Perlas, Cristian Arzola, Peter Van de Putte
This narrative review summarizes the current knowledge on point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) of gastric contents in order to inform an assessment of aspiration risk and guide anesthetic management at the bedside. An I-AIM framework (Indication, Acquisition, Interpretation, and Medical decision-making) is used to summarize and organize the content areas. This narrative review spans the breadth of the literature on pediatric and adult subjects as well as on special patient populations such as obstetric and severely obese individuals...
April 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223689/point-of-care-hip-ultrasound-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
#18
Christopher I Cruz, Rebecca L Vieira, Rebekah C Mannix, Michael C Monuteaux, Jason A Levy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29189217/anterior-cutaneous-nerve-entrapment-syndrome-in-children-prospective-observational-study
#19
Tomislav Kifer, Zrinjka Mišak, Oleg Jadrešin, Iva Hojsak
OBJECTIVE: Anterior cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome (ACNES) is often an overlooked cause of abdominal pain. Data for pediatric patients, especially regarding the treatment modalities are scarce. The aim of this study is to present a treatment modality of ACNES with combined local subfascial anesthetic and corticosteroid injection in a prospectively collected cohort of pediatric patients. METHODS: This was a prospective observational long-term study, which included pediatric patients who were diagnosed with ACNES in a tertiary care pediatric center and followed up for at least 12 months (median 1...
November 17, 2017: Clinical Journal of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180299/initial-imaging-for-pediatric-renal-tumors-an-opportunity-for-improvement
#20
Amanda F Saltzman, Alonso Carrasco, Jason Weinman, Mariana L Meyers, Nicholas G Cost
PURPOSE: Current Children's Oncology Group studies on renal malignancy focus on minimizing treatment side effects with a goal of decreasing long-term complications. In this series we evaluate the patterns of initial imaging in children with renal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of 122 patients treated for renal tumors at our institution between 2005 and 2016. Ideal imaging was defined as cross-sectional imaging of the chest, abdomen and pelvis in a single setting without any additional ionizing radiation exposing scans...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Urology
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