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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212836/point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-evaluation-of-acute-dyspnea-in-the-emergency-department
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Maurizio Zanobetti, Margherita Scorpiniti, Chiara Gigli, Peiman Nazerian, Simone Vanni, Francesca Innocenti, Valerio T Stefanone, Caterina Savinelli, Alessandro Coppa, Sofia Bigiarini, Francesca Caldi, Irene Tassinari, Alberto Conti, Stefano Grifoni, Riccardo Pini
BACKGROUND: Acute dyspnea is a common symptom in the emergency department (ED). Standard approach to dyspnea often relies on radiologic and laboratoristic results, causing excessive delay before adequate therapy is started; an integrated point-of-care ultrasonography (PoCUS) approach can shorten the time needed to formulate a diagnosis maintaining an acceptable safety profile. METHODS: Consecutive adult patients presenting with dyspnea and admitted after ED evaluation were prospectively enrolled...
February 14, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209110/bilateral-inguinal-hernia-with-an-uncommon-content%C3%A2-a-case-report
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L Soydan, H Gündoğdu, A Aslan, I Inan, A O Balık
Here we present a sixty-two year old man with bilateral swellings palpated in inguinal areas on physical examination. Ultrasonography and abdominal multi-detector computed tomography revealed a bladder herniation through the right inguinal canal and a sigmoid colon herniation through the left inguinal canal. Radiologic imaging methods are important and can guide clinicians for preemptive or emergent surgery. (Acta gastroenterol. belg., 2016, 79, 495-496).
September 2016: Acta Gastro-enterologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203189/a-mystery-of-bilateral-annular-choroidal-and-exudative-retinal-detachment-with-no-systemic-involvement-is-it-part-of-vogt-koyanagi-harada-disease-spectrum-or-a-new-entity
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Ibrahim Elaraoud, Walter Andreatta, Li Jiang, Kenan Damer, Jalil Al-Ibrahim
A 65-year-old Caucasian male presented to the eye emergency department with bilateral significant visual loss. He was otherwise healthy with no significant past medical history. Ophthalmic history was significant for chronic open-angle glaucoma, for which the patient was using latanoprost once daily to both eyes. There was no preceding history of trauma or ocular surgery and the patient was emmetropic. Two weeks prior to his presentation, he reported a headache, which settled spontaneously. Slit-lamp examination demonstrated bilateral keratic precipitates, bilateral significantly shallow anterior chamber, and bilaterally normal intraocular pressures of 16 mm Hg...
January 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178121/a-case-report-of-congenital-umbilical-arteriovenous-malformation-complicated-with-liver-failure-after-surgical-excision
#4
Ji-Won Han, Hyun-Young Kim, Sung-Eun Jung
RATIONALE: Few case reports of umbilical arteriovenous malformation (AVM) have been reported. Herein, we report a neonatal case of umbilical AVM who underwent liver failure after surgical excision. PATIENT CONCERNS: The patient was a girl delivered at a gestational age of 39+5 weeks showing cyanosis and heart murmur. DIAGNOSES: Cardiac echography, abdominal ultrasonography (USG), and computed tomography revealed suspecting the umbilical AVM...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177973/monomicrobial-klebsiella-pneumoniae-necrotizing-fasciitis-with-liver-abscess-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#5
Ching-En Chen, Yu-Chung Shih
BACKGROUND: Necrotizing fasciitis is one of the most life-threatening soft tissue infections and usually follows a major or minor trauma. Published reports regarding single microorganism liver abscess caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae in Taiwan indicate a septic metastasis rate about 12%. Although a hematogenous origin of necrotizing fasciitis from a liver abscess is rare in Taiwan, it remains possible in our clinical practice. CASE PRESENTATION: A 75-year-old man with a history of diabetes and liver abscess had a status of postdrainage 5 years earlier...
February 8, 2017: Annals of Plastic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168226/does-the-use-of-bedside-ultrasonography-reduce-emergency-department-length-of-stay-for-patients-with-renal-colic-a-pilot-study
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Yong Hoon Park, Ru Bi Jung, Young Geun Lee, Chong Kun Hong, Jung-Hwan Ahn, Tae Yong Shin, Young Sik Kim, Young Rock Ha
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of adding bedside ultrasonography to the diagnostic algorithm for nephrolithiasis on emergency department (ED) length of stay. METHODS: A prospective, randomized, controlled pilot study was conducted from October 2014 to December 2014 with patients with acute flank pain. In the non-ultrasonography group (NUSG), non-contrast computed tomography was selected based on clinical features and hematuria in the urinalysis...
December 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168038/echocardiography-for-patients-undergoing-extracorporeal-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-a-primer-for-intensive-care-physicians
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REVIEW
Zhongheng Zhang
Echocardiography is an invaluable tool in the management of patients with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) and subsequent extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) support and weaning. At the very beginning, echocardiography can identify the etiology of cardiac arrest, such as massive pulmonary embolism and cardiac tamponade. Eliminating these culprits saves life and may avoid the initiation of extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation. If the underlying causes are not identified or intrinsic to the heart (e...
2017: Journal of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162192/-the-454th-case-a-29-week-pregnant-woman-with-abdominal-pain-hyperlipemia-and-multiorgan-dysfunction
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D Wu, J Xu, J M Peng, L K Ma, S Chen, X G Li, T P Zhang, J M Qian
A 32 year-old woman in the third trimester of pregnancy was admitted for severe acute pancreatitis due to hypertriglyceridemia. During hospitalization she developed multiorgan dysfunction, infected pancreatic necrosis, abdominal compartment syndrome and intrauterine fetal death. She was successfully treated by multidisciplinary team including department of emergency medicine, ICU, gastroenterology, obstetrics, endocrinology, ultrasonography, radiology, infectious disease, nutrition and surgery.
February 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161351/trends-in-imaging-use-for-the-evaluation-and-follow-up-of-kidney-stone-disease-a-single-center-experience
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Kevan M Sternberg, Benjamin Littenberg
PURPOSE: Recent reports support the use of renal ultrasonography (US) as the initial imaging study for the evaluation of patients with suspected renal colic. Urologists, however, often advocate for computed tomography (CT) to better define stone size and location, especially prior to proceeding with endourologic intervention. One concern with using US as the initial imaging study is that CT may be required at a later time, obviating the reduction in costs and radiation gained by using US...
February 1, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139307/the-efficiency-of-bedside-ultrasonography-in-patients-with-wrist-injury-and-comparison-with-other-radiological-imaging-methods-a-prospective-study
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Ahmet Burak Oguz, Onur Polat, Muge Gunalp Eneyli, Behnan Gulunay, Merve Eksioglu, Serdar Gurler
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to determine the efficiency of ultrasound (US) scanning in patients with wrist trauma admitted to the emergency department and to compare US diagnostic usage with other radiological imaging methods. METHODS: Patients who presented to the emergency department with wrist injury and who met the inclusion criteria and exclusion criteria were eligible. For all patients, US evaluation of the whole wrist was performed by an emergency physician before other radiological imaging methods (radiographies, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging)...
January 26, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130666/clinical-utility-of-abdominal-and-pelvic-ultrasound-in-the-evaluation-of-right-iliac-fossa-pain-in-females
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O Ahmed, A C Rogers, P Balfe, B M Waldron, F Pretorius, M P McMonagle
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound (US) is often the imaging modality of choice in women with acute right iliac fossa (RIF) pain, identifying the appendix in up to 99% of patients. The literature, however, lacks clear guidelines on how ultrasonography should be performed to maximise sensitivity and specificity in such patients. Many centres perform untargeted abdomino-pelvic scans, including organs such as the liver and spleen, which unlikely contribute to the presenting complaint. AIMS: We aimed to evaluate the clinical utility of unfocussed abdominal and pelvic US in women of reproductive age with acute RIF pain...
January 27, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28129607/a-rare-case-of-jejunogastric-intussusception-following-gastric-surgery
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Yash Vaidya, Rajan Vaithianathan
INTRODUCTION: Jejunogastric intussusception (JGI) is an extremely rare complication of prior gastric surgery. Fewer than 200 cases have been reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case of an elderly male who presented with typical abdominal pain, hematemesis and a palpable epigastric mass. Ultrasonography and upper endoscopy diagnosed jejunogastric intussusception. Emergent laparotomy with manual reduction of the efferent loop intussusception resulted in successful treatment...
January 10, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127786/high-resolution-transthoracic-ultrasonography-for-assessment-of-pleural-lines-in-patients-with-dyspnea-with-ct-comparison-an-observational-study
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Hong Li, Yi-Dan Li, Wei-Wei Zhu, Lan-Lan Sun, Xiao-Guang Ye, Ling-Yun Kong, Qi-Zhe Cai, Wei Jiang, Li Wang, Xiu-Zhang Lu
OBJECTIVES: Detection of B-line in dyspneic patients is often accompanied by abnormal changes of pleural line on transthoracic ultrasonography (TUS). The aim of the study was to evaluate the relevance and diagnostic performance of pleural line abnormalities and B-lines detected on high-resolution TUS against the computed tomography (CT) findings. METHODS: Transthoracic ultrasonography was performed in patients admitted to the emergency department with dyspnea. The pleural line and accompanying B-line were assessed using a linear transducer...
January 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125311/functional-outcomes-following-immediate-repair-of-penile-fracture-a-tertiary-referral-centre-experience-with-76-consecutive-patients
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Francesco De Luca, Giulio Garaffa, Marco Falcone, Amr Raheem, Evangelos Zacharakis, Majed Shabbir, Abdelkareem Aljubran, Asif Muneer, Fiona Holden, Claire Akers, Nim Christopher, David J Ralph
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to report surgical and functional outcomes in patients who underwent immediate penile fracture repair following location of the tunical tear with ultrasonography. METHODS: Patients' clinical notes from September 2005 to October 2015 were reviewed. The inclusion criteria were the documented presence of an albugineal laceration at the preoperative ultrasonography and during surgical exploration. In total, 76 patients were enrolled in the study...
January 26, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124631/is-ultrasonography-guided-drainage-a-safe-and-effective-alternative-to-incision-and-drainage-for-deep-neck-space-abscesses
#15
P Dabirmoghaddam, A Mohseni, Z Navvabi, A Sharifi, S Bastaninezhad, A Safaei
BACKGROUND: Deep neck space abscesses are common head and neck surgery emergencies. Traditionally, surgical incision and drainage has been the main treatment for deep neck abscesses. Recently, it has been suggested that ultrasound-guided drainage of neck abscesses can be an effective and less invasive alternative to incision and drainage. METHODS: Patients with deep neck space abscesses referred to the emergency department of Amiralam Hospital were assessed and enrolled to the study if they met the inclusion criteria...
January 26, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107821/effects-of-a-single-20%C3%A2-mg-dose-of-letrozole-on-ovarian-function-post-dominant-follicle-selection-an-exploratory-randomized-controlled-trial
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H C M Allaway, D R Chizen, G P Adams, R A Pierson
BACKGROUND: Our objective was to explore the impact of a single dose of an aromatase inhibitor (letrozole) administered at defined times of the follicular phase or immediately after ovulation on dominant follicle development, luteogenesis and new follicle wave emergence. METHODS: A prospective pilot study using a randomized complete block, controlled, open label design was conducted at an academic clinical research center. Forty-five healthy, female volunteers (25...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Ovarian Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105581/point-of-care-ultrasound-identification-of-pneumatosis-intestinalis-in-pediatric-abdominal-pain-a-case-report
#17
Vigil James, Aswin Warier, Khai Pin Lee, Gene Yong-Kwang Ong
We describe a case report of an infant with intussusception who presented to a pediatric emergency department with diarrhea and increased irritability. Pneumatosis intestinalis (intra-mural air) detected on point-of-care ultrasonography (but not apparent on plain abdominal radiographs) alerted the emergency physicians towards the severity of disease process.
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074327/when-should-negative-endobronchial-ultrasonography-findings-be-confirmed-by-a-more-invasive-procedure
#18
Basil S Nasir, Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Moishe Liberman
The treatment of non-small cell lung cancer is largely dependent on accurate staging in order to determine appropriate therapy. Despite advances in imaging, such as computed tomography and positron emission tomography, invasive mediastinal staging is frequently needed to rule out mediastinal involvement prior to curative-intent stereotactic ablative radiotherapy or surgical resection. Surgical mediastinal staging with mediastinoscopy, or anterior mediastinotomy, were traditionally considered the gold standard for invasive mediastinal staging...
January 10, 2017: Annals of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073795/in-patients-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-skin-and-soft-tissue-infections-what-is-the-diagnostic-accuracy-of-point-of-care-ultrasonography-for-the-diagnosis-of-abscess-compared-to-the-current-standard-of-care-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
David Barbic, Jordan Chenkin, Dennis D Cho, Tomislav Jelic, Frank X Scheuermeyer
OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this systematic review was to determine the accuracy of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) in diagnosing abscess in emergency department (ED) patients with skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI). The secondary objective was the accuracy of POCUS in the paediatric population subgroup. SETTING: Prospective studies set in emergency departments. PARTICIPANTS: Emergency department patients (adult and paediatric) presenting with SSTI and suspected abscess...
January 10, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069140/the-comparison-of-radiography-and-point-of-care-ultrasonography-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-metatarsal-fractures
#20
Nalan Kozaci, Mehmet Oguzhan Ay, Mustafa Avci, Inan Beydilli, Sadullah Turhan, Eda Donertas, Ertan Ararat
OBJECTIVE: It was aimed to compare the efficacy of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) with radiography in the diagnosis and management of metatarsal fracture (MTF). METHODS: Patients aged 5-55 years admitted to emergency room due to low-energy, simple extremity trauma and had a suspected MTF, were included in this prospective study. Patients were evaluated by two different emergency physicians in the emergency room. The first physician performed POCUS examination...
February 2017: Injury
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