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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900548/a-case-of-female-acute-urinary-retention-presenting-to-the-ed
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Kylen Swartzberg, Ahmed Adam, Feroza Motara, Abdullah E Laher
INTRODUCTION: Acute urinary retention is a rare occurrence in women necessitating further investigation. Potential underlying causes may be broadly classified into obstructive, neurological, pharmacological, and psychogenic categories. CASE: A 36-year-old nulliparous female presented to the Emergency Department with a two-day history of acute urinary retention. Point-of-care ultrasonography and CT scan imaging confirmed the presence of a large uterine mass causing compression of the bladder...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900520/first-year-medical-students-use-of-ultrasound-or-physical-examination-to-diagnose-hepatomegaly-and-ascites-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Samantha Arora, Angela C Cheung, Usman Tarique, Arnav Agarwal, Mohammed Firdouse, Jonathan Ailon
PURPOSE: To compare point-of-care ultrasound and physical examination (PEx), each performed by first-year medical students after brief teaching, for assessing ascites and hepatomegaly. Ultrasound and PEx were compared on: (1) reliability, validity and performance, (2) diagnostic confidence, ease of use, utility, and applicability. METHODS: A single-center, randomized controlled trial was performed at a tertiary centre. First-year medical students were randomized to use ultrasound or PEx to assess for ascites and hepatomegaly...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898139/point-of-care-ultrasound-its-growing-application-in-hospital-medicine
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Aidan Kingwill, Graham Barker, Adrian Wong
Point-of-care ultrasound is emerging as an important adjunct to the clinical examination. Ultrasonography has long been seen as a modality for experts but this is changing and it is hoped that, with appropriate training, point-of-care ultrasound will become a modern-day diagnostic necessity.
September 2, 2017: British Journal of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880382/reproducibility-of-point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-central-vein-diameter-measurement-separating-image-acquisition-from-interpretation
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Brian P Lucas, Antonietta D'Addio, Jennifer Clark, Clay Block, Harold Manning, Brian Remillard, J C Leiter
PURPOSE: Central vein point-of-care ultrasonography must be reproducible to detect intravascular volume changes. We sought to determine which measurement step, image acquisition or interpretation, could be more compromising for reproducibility. METHODS: Three investigators each acquired inferior vena cava (IVC) and internal jugular (IJV) vein ultrasonographic sequences (US) from a convenience sample of 21 hospitalized general medicine participants and then interpreted each US three separate times...
October 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870394/variability-in-interpretation-of-cardiac-standstill-among-physician-sonographers
#5
Kevin Hu, Nachi Gupta, Felipe Teran, Turandot Saul, Bret P Nelson, Phillip Andrus
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Cardiac standstill on point-of-care ultrasonography has been widely studied as a marker of prognosis in cardiac arrest. Return of spontaneous circulation has been reported in as few as 0% and as many as 45% of patients with cardiac standstill. When explicitly documented, the definition of cardiac activity in these studies varied from any slight change in echogenicity of the myocardium to any kinetic cardiac activity. We hypothesize that the variability in research definitions of cardiac activity may affect interpretation of video clips of patients in cardiac arrest...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868625/competency-based-assessment-in-surgeon-performed-head-and-neck-ultrasonography-a-validity-study
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Tobias Todsen, Jacob Melchiors, Birgitte Charabi, Birthe Henriksen, Charlotte Ringsted, Lars Konge, Christian von Buchwald
OBJECTIVE: Head and neck ultrasonography (HNUS) increasingly is used as a point-of-care diagnostic tool by otolaryngologists. However, ultrasonography (US) is a very operator-dependent image modality. Hence, this study aimed to explore the diagnostic accuracy of surgeon-performed HNUS and to establish validity evidence for an objective structured assessment of ultrasound skills (OSAUS) used for competency-based assessment. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective experimental study...
September 4, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865801/approach-to-acute-heart-failure-in-the-emergency-department
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REVIEW
Benton R Hunter, Jennifer Martindale, Osama Abdel-Hafez, Peter S Pang
Acute heart failure (AHF) patients rarely present complaining of 'acute heart failure.' Rather, they initially present to the emergency department (ED) with a myriad of chief complaints, symptoms, and physical exam findings. Such heterogeneity prompts an initially broad differential diagnosis; securing the correct diagnosis can be challenging. Although AHF may be the ultimate diagnosis, the precipitant of decompensation must also be sought and addressed. For those AHF patients who present in respiratory or circulatory failure requiring immediate stabilization, treatment begins even while the diagnosis is uncertain...
August 30, 2017: Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808365/intra-and-inter-observer-reliability-of-quadriceps-muscle-thickness-measured-with-bedside-ultrasonography-by-critical-care-physicians
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Vijay Hadda, Gopi C Khilnani, Rohit Kumar, Ashesh Dhunguna, Saurabh Mittal, Maroof Ahmad Khan, Karan Madan, Anant Mohan, Randeep Guleria
BACKGROUND: Muscle wasting is common among critically ill patients with sepsis and has a significant effect on clinical outcome. However, appropriate tool for measurement of muscle loss is debatable. Ultrasonography (USG) has been used for objective assessment of quadriceps muscle thickness among these patients; however, there is limited data on its reliability. AIMS AND OBJECTIVE: This study was aimed to assess the reliability of quadriceps muscle thickness as measured by critical care physicians...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
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/28794287/point-of-care-ultrasonography-is-it-time-nephrologists-were-equipped-with-the-21th-century-s-stethoscope
#10
Afagh Hassanzadeh Rad, Hamidreza Badeli
In the past 3 decades, ultrasonography has gifted internal organs visualization to physicians to have a better detection of various diseases. Previously performed solely by radiologists as a method with high feasibility and accuracy, recently ultrasonography is being recommended and used by many other physicians in practice. Ultrasonography not only can be used to diagnose and manage kidney diseases, but also is an essential tool in nephrology for the guidance of invasive procedures. This method of bedside ultrasonography by physicians in real time is called point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS)...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Kidney Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777271/point-of-care-ultrasound-in-acute-neonatal-ascites
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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/28771407/imaging-strategies-for-suspected-acute-cranial-shunt-failure-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
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/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/28755100/point-of-care-ultrasonography-in-canadian-anesthesiology-residency-programs-a-national-survey-of-program-directors
#14
Daniel Mok, Stephan K W Schwarz, Kevin Rondi
PURPOSE: Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is a useful tool with multiple perioperative applications relevant to the anesthesiologist. Nevertheless, the full scope of POCUS applications has yet to be formally incorporated into Canadian anesthesiology training. The purpose of this study was to determine the current state of POCUS training in Canadian anesthesiology residency programs. METHODS: We conducted a web-based survey of program directors from Royal College-accredited anesthesiology residency programs across Canada...
July 28, 2017: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690957/point-of-care-ultrasound-for-jugular-venous-pressure-assessment-live-and-online-learning-compared
#15
Steve Socransky, Eddy Lang, Rhonda Bryce, Martin Betz
INTRODUCTION: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a novel technique for the assessment of jugular venous pressure. Distance education may allow for efficient dissemination of this technique. We compared online learning to a live course for teaching ultrasonography jugular venous pressure (u-JVP) to determine if these teaching methods yielded different levels of comfort with and use of u-JVP. METHODS: This was an interventional trial of Canadian emergency physicians who had taken a basic POCUS course...
June 8, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662913/what-elements-of-the-history-examination-laboratory-testing-or-point-of-care-ultrasonography-are-most-useful-in-the-diagnosis%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-acute-appendicitis-in-children
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EDITORIAL
Mark J Favot, Robert R Ehrman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 26, 2017: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662558/integrating-point-of-care-ultrasonography-into-the-osteopathic-medical-school-curriculum
#17
Brian A Russ, Danika Evans, Daniel Morrad, Codee Champney, Ashley M Woodworth, Lane Thaut, Molly Thiessen
Point-of-care ultrasonography has been shown to have pervasive clinical and educational utility in medicine. The need to provide medical students with training in point-of-care ultrasonography has been recognized by an increasing number of osteopathic and allopathic medical schools. A 4-year integrated ultrasonography curriculum was implemented at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015. A review of the curriculum design, content, educational methods, and student feedback are described...
July 1, 2017: Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640133/effectiveness-of-education-in-point-of-care-ultrasound-assisted-physical-examinations-in-an-emergency-department-a-before-and-after-study
#18
Yoo Jin Choi, Jae Yun Jung, Hyuksool Kwon
Implementation of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS)-assisted physical examination (PE) in emergency departments (EDs) was conducted in the ED of an urban tertiary teaching hospital. This study examines the effect of POCUS implementation in emergency medicine departments by using a systematic education program on image acquisition to analyze decision making.Educating staff on POCUS involved a technique related to image acquisition and then accurately diagnosing subsequent POCUS results. The quasi-experimental, uncontrolled before-and-after study was performed to evaluate the education effect...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604468/point-of-care-ultrasonography-to-assess-portal-vein-pulsatility-and-the-effect-of-inhaled-milrinone-and-epoprostenol-in-severe-right-ventricular-failure-a-report-of-2-cases
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Jan-Alexis Tremblay, William Beaubien-Souligny, Mahsa Elmi-Sarabi, Georges Desjardins, André Y Denault
This article describes 2 patients with severe acute right ventricular failure causing circulatory shock. Portal vein pulsatility assessed by bedside ultrasonography suggested clinically relevant venous congestion. Management included cardiac preload reduction and combined inhalation of milrinone and epoprostenol to reduce right ventricular afterload. Portal vein ultrasonography may be useful in assessing right ventricular function in the acutely ill patient.
June 8, 2017: A & A Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603783/the-future-of-liver-elastography-in-the-field-of-hepatology
#20
EDITORIAL
Ioan Sporea
Ultrasound-based liver elastography is being increasingly used in clinical practice to help clinicians assess prognosis and recommend the most appropriate treatment in hepatology patients. In coming years liver elastography will probably be increasingly used as part of "point of care" ultrasonography.
April 2017: Ultrasound International Open
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