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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786021/developing-and-implementing-a-global-emergency-medicine-course-lessons-learned-from-rwanda
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Sojung Yi, Olivier Félix Umuhire, Doris Uwamahoro, Mindi Guptill, Giles N Cattermole
Background: There is a growing demand by medical trainees for meaningful, short-term global emergency medicine (EM) experiences. EM programs in high-income countries (HICs) have forged opportunities for their trainees to access this experience in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, few programs in LMICs have created and managed such courses. As more LMICs establish EM programs, these settings are ideal for developing courses beneficial for all participants. We describe our experience of creating and implementing a short-term global EM course in Rwanda...
September 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29785716/randomised-italian-sonography-for-occiput-position-trial-ante-vacuum-r-i-s-pos-t-a
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Tullio Ghi, Andrea Dall'Asta, Bianca Masturzo, Beatrice Tassis, Monica Martinelli, Nicola Volpe, Federico Prefumo, Giuseppe Rizzo, Gianluigi Pilu, Luisa Cariello, Lorenzo Sabbioni, Antonio Morselli-Labate, Tullia Todros, Tiziana Frusca
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the ultrasound diagnosis of fetal head position reduces the risk of failed vacuum delivery and improves labor outcomes. METHODS: R.I.S.POS.T.A. (Randomised Italian Sonography for Occiput POSition Trial Ante Vacuum) was a randomised controlled trial conducted from April 2014 to June 2017 and involving thirteen Italian maternity hospitals. Singleton term pregnancies with cephalic presentation where a decision for instrumental delivery by vacuum extractor was made were included...
May 21, 2018: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784474/point-of-care-ultrasound-differentiation-of-lung-consolidation-and-normal-thymus-in-pediatric-patients-an-educational-case-series
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Cynthia A Gravel, Richard G Bachur
BACKGROUND: There is a growing body of evidence to support the utility of lung point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in pediatric patients with multiple pulmonary pathologies, particularly pneumonia. As we increase our use of lung POCUS for pediatric patients with respiratory complaints, we must be mindful of the normal anatomy and sonographic findings within the pediatric chest and aware of how to distinguish normal findings (e.g., thymus) from pathologic findings (e.g., consolidation). CASE REPORTS: We report four cases of pediatric patients who presented to the Emergency Department with respiratory complaints for which POCUS was able to distinguish lung consolidation and normal thymus in the anterior chest...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781108/an-exploratory-study-of-sectra-table-visualization-improves-the-effectiveness-of-emergency-bedside-echocardiography-training
#4
Di Shi, Joseph H Walline, Jihai Liu, Xuezhong Yu, Jun Xu, Priscilla P Song, Huadong Zhu, John M O'Donnell
OBJECTIVES: Echocardiography is an essential tool in emergency medicine, and its training is the most challenging of all types of bedside ultrasound (US) training. This study investigated the effectiveness of the Sectra Table (Sectra AB, Linköping, Sweden), an anatomy visualization and collaboration tool, in improving the quality of echocardiography training for emergency medicine physicians. METHODS: We conducted an exploratory prospective observational study from 2015 to 2017 and enrolled 66 trainees who participated in a 2...
May 21, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780194/ultrasound-assisted-emerging-technologies-for-chemical-processes
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Anton A Kiss, Rob Geertman, Matthias Wierschem, Mirko Skiborowski, Bjorn Gielen, Jeroen Jordens, Jinu J John, Tom Van Gerven
The chemical industry has witnessed many important developments during past decades largely enabled by process intensification techniques. Some of them are already proven at commercial scale (e.g. reactive distillation) while others (e.g. ultrasound-assisted extraction/crystallization/reaction) are on their way to becoming the next-generation technologies. This article focuses on the advances of ultrasound (US)-assisted technologies that could lead in the near future to significant improvements in commercial activities...
May 2018: Journal of Chemical Technology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778890/dual-photoacoustic-ultrasound-multi-parametric-imaging-from-passion-fruit-like-nano-architectures
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Paolo Armanetti, Salvador Pocoví-Martínez, Alessandra Flori, Cinzia Avigo, Domenico Cassano, Luca Menichetti, Valerio Voliani
Ultrasound (US) imaging is a well-established diagnostic technique to image soft tissues in real time, while photoacoustic (PA) is an emerging imaging technique employed to collect molecular information. Integration of PA and US imaging provides complementary information enhancing diagnostic accuracy without employing ionizing radiations. The development of contrast agents able to combine PA and US features is pivotal to improve the significance of PAUS imaging and for PAUS-guided treatment of neoplasms. Here, we demonstrate in relevant ex-vivo models that disassembling passion fruit-like nano-architectures (pfNAs) can be employed in PAUS imaging...
May 17, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778367/role-of-gonadotropin-releasing-hormone-agonists-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-hcg-progesterone-and-estrogen-in-luteal-phase-support-after-hcg-triggering-and-when-in-pregnancy-hormonal-support-can-be-stopped
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REVIEW
Dominique de Ziegler, Paul Pirtea, Claus Yding Andersen, Jean Marc Ayoubi
Luteal phase support is mandatory in ovarian stimulation cycles in assisted reproductive technology owing to a deficit in LH pulsatility after the effects of exogenous hCG-used for triggering ovulation-vanish. This is classically accomplished by means of exogenous P administration, but emerging new options include microdoses of hCG and exogenous GnRH agonist. Although luteal phase support is commonly continued for up to 10 weeks into pregnancy, there is accumulating evidence that it can be stopped after the first ultrasound or even after a positive pregnancy test...
May 2018: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777851/point-of-care-ultrasound-performed-by-a-medical-student-compared-to-physical-examination-by-vascular-surgeons-in-the-detection-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms
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Trinh Mai, Michael Y Woo, Kim Boles, Prasad Jetty
OBJECTIVE: To determine the test characteristics of point-of-care ultrasonography performed by a medical student versus physical examination by vascular surgeons compared to a gold standard reference scan for the detection of abdominal aortic aneurysms. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observer-blinded study recruiting patients from an outpatient vascular surgery clinic. Participants were screened for abdominal aortic aneurysms by standardized physical examination by a blinded vascular surgeon, followed by a point-of-care ultrasound examination by a blinded medical student...
May 16, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774966/test-characteristics-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-retinal-detachment-in-the-emergency-department
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Daniel J Kim, Mario Francispragasam, Gavin Docherty, Byron Silver, Ross Prager, Donna Lee, David Maberley
Previous studies of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) have reported high sensitivities and specificities for retinal detachment (RD). Our primary objective was to assess the test characteristics of POCUS performed by a large heterogeneous group of emergency physicians (EPs) for the diagnosis of RD. METHODS: This was a prospective diagnostic test assessment of POCUS performed by EPs with varying ultrasound experience on a convenience sample of emergency department (ED) patients presenting with flashes or floaters in one or both eyes...
May 18, 2018: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774832/intense-focus-of-alveolar-echinococcosis-south-kyrgyzstan
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Bakhadyr Bebezov, Nurlan Mamashev, Tilek Umetaliev, Iskender Ziadinov, Philip S Craig, Deborah E Joekel, Peter Deplazes, Felix Grimm, Paul R Torgerson
Human alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is a highly pathogenic zoonotic parasitic disease caused by Echinococcus multilocularis. An ultrasound study in southern Kyrgyzstan during 2012 revealed a prevalence of 4.2% probable or confirmed AE and an additional 2.2% possible AE, representing an emerging situation. The risk for probable or confirmed AE was significantly higher in dog owners.
June 2018: Emerging Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773479/emergency-department-diagnosis-of-septic-pulmonary-embolism-due-to-infectious-endocarditis-using-bedside-ultrasound
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Jason Arthur, Juvenal Havyarimana, Ashley Booth Norse
BACKGROUND: Septic pulmonary embolism (SPE) is a rare disorder caused by metastasis of infectious thrombi to the lungs. Most commonly, this occurs as a result of infectious endocarditis. This clinical entity may easily be confused for more common and less mortal diagnoses such as pneumonia, bronchitis, or pulmonary embolism. CASE REPORT: A 47-year-old woman presented in respiratory distress with a complaint of cough productive of rusty sputum, shortness of breath, and pleuritic chest pain...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769153/point-of-care-ultrasound-to-diagnose-appendicitis-in-a-canadian-emergency-department
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Sameer Sharif, Steven Skitch, Dean Vlahaki, Andrew Healey
OBJECTIVES: Appendicitis is a common surgical condition that frequently requires diagnostic imaging. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard for diagnosing appendicitis. Ultrasound offers a radiation-free modality; however, its availability outside business hours is limited in many emergency departments (EDs). The purpose of this study is to evaluate the test characteristics of emergency physician-performed point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to diagnose appendicitis in a Canadian ED...
May 17, 2018: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768359/case-report-of-gastric-distension-due-to-superior-mesenteric-artery-syndrome-mimicking-hollow-viscus-perforation-considerations-in-critical-care-ultrasound
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Yan-Mei Feng, Dong Wan, Rui Guo
RATIONALE: Critical care ultrasound identifies the signs of free intraperitoneal air and echogenic free fluid always indicates hollow viscus perforation (HVP) and needs immediate surgical interventions. However, in rare cases, these classic signs may also mislead proper clinical decisions. We report perforated viscus associated large peritoneal effusion with initial critical care ultrasound findings, whereas computed tomography (CT) examination confirmed a giant stomach due to superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS)...
May 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766248/imaging-of-the-knee-in-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis
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REVIEW
Robert Hemke, Nikolay Tzaribachev, Anouk M Barendregt, J Merlijn van den Berg, Andrea S Doria, Mario Maas
In juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), imaging is increasingly used in clinical practice. In this paper we discuss imaging of the knee, the clinically most commonly affected joint in JIA. In the last decade, a number of important steps have been made in the development of imaging outcome measures in children with JIA knee involvement. Ultrasound is undergoing a fast validation process, which should be accomplished within the next few years. The validation processes of MRI as an imaging biomarker for clinical trials in the JIA knee are at an advanced stage, with important data available on the feasibility, reliability and validity of the Juvenile Arthritis MRI Scoring system...
June 2018: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764827/not-so-mass-effect-finding-of-a-remarkable-incidentaloma-in-a-teenager-with-neurofibromatosis
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Daniel John Keen, Hannah Norman-Bruce, Salah Mansy
A 13-year-old boy with neurofibromatosis type 1 presented to the emergency department twice in a fortnight with moderate intermittent abdominal pain, radiating to the back and associated with nausea and vomiting. He examined as a well child with a soft abdomen and minimal tenderness. A history of constipation was identified but he failed to respond to a trial of laxatives. Subsequent ultrasound abdomen demonstrated a large mass surrounding the porta hepatis. MRI further characterised a focal, non-aggressive lesion extending from his liver, encapsulating his pancreas, portal vessels and laterally displacing his spleen and left kidney...
May 14, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764532/cjem-debate-series-pocus-all-physicians-practicing-emergency-medicine-should-be-competent-in-the-use-of-point-of-care-ultrasound
#16
Paul Atkinson, Paul Olszynski, Jordan Chenkin, Daniel J Kim, Greg Hall
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 2018: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763777/incorporation-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-into-morning-round-is-associated-with-improvement-in-clinical-outcomes-in-critically-ill-patients-with-sepsis
#17
Zhonghua Chen, Yucai Hong, Junru Dai, Lifeng Xing
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been widely used in the intensive care unit (ICU). However, it is largely unknown whether the use of POCUS is associated with improved patient-important outcomes. The study aimed to investigate whether incorporation of POCUS during morning round on a routine basis was able to improve clinical outcomes in critically ill patients with sepsis. DESIGN: It was a prospective observational study. SETTING: A tertiary care emergency intensive care unit...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761687/emergency-extracorporeal-shockwave-lithotripsy-eswl-as-opposed-to-delayed-swl-dswl-for-the-treatment-of-acute-renal-colic-due-to-obstructive-ureteral-stone-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#18
Stefano Bucci, Paolo Umari, Michele Rizzo, Nicola Pavan, Giovanni Liguori, Fabio Barbone, Carlo Trombetta
BACKGROUND: To assess the efficacy of emergency extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (eSWL) as first-line treatment in patients with acute colic due to obstructive ureteral stone. METHODS: 74 patients were randomized to emergency SWL within 12 hours (eSWL group) and deferred SWL later than 3 days (dSWL group). Follow-up included ultrasound, KUB (Kidney-Ureter-Bladder) radiography and CT (computed tomography) scan at 24 hours, 7 days, 1 and 3 months from the treatment...
May 14, 2018: Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica, the Italian Journal of Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761678/ultrasound-of-jugular-veins-for-assessment-of-acute-dyspnea-in-emergency-departments-and-for-the-assessment-of-acute-heart-failure
#19
Batsheva Tzadok, Shay Shapira, Eran Tal-Or
BACKGROUND: When a patient arrives at the emergency department (ED) presenting with symptoms of acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF), it is possible to reach a definitive diagnosis through many different venues, including medical history, physical examination, echocardiography, chest X-ray, and B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become a mainstream tool for diagnosis and treatment in the field of emergency medicine, as well as in various other departments in the hospital setting...
May 2018: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761151/endoscopic-ultrasound-guided-choledochoduodenostomy-as-palliative-treatment-a-challenging-case-report
#20
Helena Ribeiro, Richard Azevedo, Ana Caldeira, Rui Sousa, Eduardo Pereira, António Banhudo
We report the case of an 88-year-old female with obstructive jaundice due to a periampullary tumor. The patient developed acute cholangitis and consequent clinical deterioration, so it was decided to perform palliative biliary drainage. Due to duodenal tumor invasion, it was not possible to perform endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. A different approach was attempted and it was decided to carry out an endoscopic ultrasound-guided choledochoduodenostomy. This procedure was performed with a linear echoendoscope, and using a duodenal bulbar approach, a fistula was created between the bulb and the common bile duct...
April 2018: GE Portuguese Journal of Gastroenterology
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