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Sonography AND pneumothorax

Sophie Rym Hamada, Nathalie Delhaye, Sebastien Kerever, Anatole Harrois, Jacques Duranteau
BACKGROUND: The initial management of a trauma patient is a critical and demanding period. The use of extended focused assessment sonography for trauma (eFAST) has become more prevalent in trauma rooms, raising questions about the real "added value" of chest X-rays (CXRs) and pelvic X-rays (PXR), particularly in haemodynamically stable trauma patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a management protocol integrating eFAST and excluding X-rays in stable trauma patients...
December 2016: Annals of Intensive Care
Javier Rodríguez-Fanjul, Carla Balcells, Victoria Aldecoa-Bilbao, Julio Moreno, Martín Iriondo
BACKGROUND: The prognosis of neonatal respiratory distress may be difficult to estimate at admission. Lung ultrasound is a useful diagnostic tool that is quick, requires little training, and is radiation free. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to analyze whether early lung ultrasound can predict respiratory failure. METHODS: From January to December 2014, lung ultrasound was performed on neonates admitted with breathing difficulties if they were older than 32 weeks and not intubated...
2016: Neonatology
Ozlem Tasci, Osman Nuri Hatipoglu, Bekir Cagli, Veli Ermis
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of our study was to compare the efficacies of two sonographic (US) probes, a high-frequency linear-array probe and a lower-frequency phased-array sector probe in the diagnosis of basic thoracic pathologies. The secondary purpose was to compare the diagnostic performance of thoracic US with auscultation and chest radiography (CXR) using thoracic CT as a gold standard. METHODS: In total, 55 consecutive patients scheduled for thoracic CT were enrolled in this prospective study...
July 8, 2016: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
Richard Amini, Lori A Stolz, Nicholas C Hernandez, Kevin Gaskin, Nicola Baker, Arthur Barry Sanders, Srikar Adhikari
STUDY OBJECTIVES: Multiple curricula have been designed to teach medical students the basics of ultrasound; however, few focus on critical problem-solving. The objective of this study is to determine whether a theme-based ultrasound teaching session, dedicated to the use of ultrasound in the management of the hypotensive patient, can impact medical students' ultrasound education and provide critical problem-solving exercises. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study using an innovative approach to train 3rd year medical students during a 1-day ultrasound training session...
2016: Advances in Medical Education and Practice
M Zanobetti, A Coppa, P Nazerian, S Grifoni, M Scorpiniti, F Innocenti, A Conti, S Bigiarini, S Gualtieri, C Casula, P F Ticali, R Pini
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of a new protocol, Chest Abdominal-Focused Assessment Sonography for Trauma (CA-FAST), during the primary survey and to estimate its diagnostic accuracy when compared with thoracoabdominal computed tomography (CT) scan. METHODS: A prospective accuracy study was performed from November 2012 to November 2013 at the Emergency Department. Only adult trauma patients who underwent a CA-FAST examination prior to a thoracoabdominal CT scan were enrolled...
December 18, 2015: European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: Official Publication of the European Trauma Society
Xingjun Zhuang, Qinxue Wang, Ningning Wang, Xiaowei Hou, Jianshun Zhang, Hongliang Chi
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to explore the clinical effectiveness of a combination therapy of transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and percutaneous microwave coagulation therapy (PMCT) in treating hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) abutting the diaphragm. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Six cases with HCC were treated with TACE followed by PMCT one month later with the aid of artificial pneumothorax. RESULTS: CT/MRI revealed complete necrosis in the tumor lesions and the treated tumor margins (≥ 5 mm)...
2016: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
Jitendra Balesa, Vinita Rathi, Sunil Kumar, Anupama Tandon
BACKGROUND: Few studies have assessed the utility of chest ultrasonography in the diagnosis of pneumothorax in India. METHODS: Chest ultrasonography was undertaken in 126 haemodynamically stable patients, followed by a chest radiograph within 30 minutes. If pneumothorax was not seen on the chest radiograph, a non-contrast computed tomography of the thorax was performed within 3 hours. The time taken to make or exclude a diagnosis of pneumothorax, by ultrasonography, was assessed...
January 2015: Indian Journal of Chest Diseases & Allied Sciences
Robert Gekle, Laurence Dubensky, Stephanie Haddad, Robert Bramante, Angela Cirilli, Tracy Catlin, Gaurav Patel, Jason D'Amore, Todd L Slesinger, Christopher Raio, Veena Modayil, Mathew Nelson
OBJECTIVES: Resuscitation often requires rapid vascular access via central venous catheters. Chest radiography is the reference standard to confirm central venous catheter placement and exclude complications. However, radiographs are often untimely. The purpose of this study was to determine whether dynamic sonographic visualization of a saline flush in the right side of the heart after central venous catheter placement could serve as a more rapid confirmatory study for above-the-diaphragm catheter placement...
July 2015: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Daniel A Lichtenstein
This review article describes two protocols adapted from lung ultrasound: the bedside lung ultrasound in emergency (BLUE)-protocol for the immediate diagnosis of acute respiratory failure and the fluid administration limited by lung sonography (FALLS)-protocol for the management of acute circulatory failure. These applications require the mastery of 10 signs indicating normal lung surface (bat sign, lung sliding, A-lines), pleural effusions (quad and sinusoid sign), lung consolidations (fractal and tissue-like sign), interstitial syndrome (lung rockets), and pneumothorax (stratosphere sign and the lung point)...
June 2015: Chest
Felix J Hüttner, Tom Bruckner, Ingo Alldinger, Roland Hennes, Alexis Ulrich, Markus W Büchler, Markus K Diener, Phillip Knebel
BACKGROUND: The insertion of central venous access devices, such as totally implantable venous access ports (TIVAPs), is routine in patients who need a safe and permanent venous access. The number of port implantations is increasing due to the development of innovative adjuvant and neo-adjuvant therapies. Currently, two different strategies are being routinely used: surgical cut-down of the cephalic vein (vena section) and direct puncture of the subclavian vein. The aim of this trial is to identify the strategy for the implantation of TIVAPs with the lowest risk of pneumothorax and haemothorax...
2015: Trials
Michael C Soult, Leonard J Weireter, Rebecca C Britt, Jay N Collins, Timothy J Novosel, Scott F Reed, L D Britt
The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using ultrasound (US) in place of portable chest x-ray (CXR) for the rapid detection of a traumatic pneumothorax (PTX) requiring urgent decompression in the trauma bay. All patients who presented as a trauma alert to a single institution from August 2011 to May 2012 underwent an extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST). The thoracic cavity was examined using four-view US imaging and were interpreted by a chief resident (Postgraduate Year 4) or attending staff...
April 2015: American Surgeon
Ross Mattox, Kenneth E Reckelhoff, Aaron B Welk, Norman W Kettner
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this case series is to describe the use of diagnostic ultrasound (US) in the detection of occult rib and costal cartilage fractures presenting as chest wall pain to a chiropractic clinic. CLINICAL FEATURES: Three patients presented with chest wall pain and tenderness. Two of the patients presented with acute chest wall injury and 1 carried a previous diagnosis of rib fracture after trivial trauma 2 months earlier. INTERVENTION AND OUTCOMES: Diagnostic US was selected as a non-ionizing imaging tool for these patients after negative digital radiography studies...
June 2014: Journal of Chiropractic Medicine
T Berlet, R Etter
Introduction. Thoracic subcutaneous emphysema may be caused by various pathologies. In mechanically ventilated patients, timely diagnostic workup is particularly important, as the presence of subcutaneous surgical emphysema may indicate pneumothorax, representing a risk factor for the development of life threatening tension pneumothorax. Thoracic ultrasound is of proven value for the detection of pneumothorax but has so far been considered of little value in the context of subcutaeneous emphysema, due to poor visibility of anatomic structures...
2014: Case Reports in Radiology
Daniel Lichtenstein, Simon van Hooland, Paul Elbers, Manu L N G Malbrain
Over the past decade, critical care ultrasound has gained its place in the armamentarium of monitoring tools. A greater understanding of lung, abdominal, and vascular ultrasound plus easier access to portable machines have revolutionised the bedside assessment of our ICU patients. Because ultrasound is not only a diagnostic test, but can also be seen as a component of the physical exam, it has the potential to become the stethoscope of the 21st century. Critical care ultrasound is a combination of simple protocols, with lung ultrasound being a basic application, allowing assessment of urgent diagnoses in combination with therapeutic decisions...
November 2014: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
Mohammad Mehdi Hosseini, Alireza Yousefi, Abbas Hassanpour, Shahrokh Jahanbini, Mohammad Zaki-Abbasi
Some patients with nephrolithiasis who become candidates for percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL) have a single kidney. This poses a challenge for the physician regarding the safety and efficacy of this procedure for these patients. This study has aimed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of PCNL in these patients. Between 2002 and 2014, out of 10,800 cases who underwent PCNL in our centres, 412 had a single kidney. We recorded the results and complications in these patients. Out of 412 patients, 279 were men and 133 women...
June 2015: Urolithiasis
Nasrin Khalessi, Zahra Farahani, Mamak Shariat, Golnaz Rezaeizadeh
Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is an important cause of brain injury in premature neonates. Current study tries to define associated risk factors of IVH in preterm neonates in Aliasghar Children Hospital during 2008 to 2011. In this study, the risk factors have been evaluated in premature neonates with IVH, who had at least one brain sonography since their admission in NICU. A total of 63 premature neonates with IVH were assessed. Mean gestational age was 29.81 (24-34) weeks and mean birth weight was 1290...
2014: Acta Medica Iranica
Seyed Seifollah Beladi-Mousavi, Abbasali Zeraati, Farzaneh Sharifipour, Masih Naghibi, Farnaz Kalani, Sara Moussavinik, Marzieh Beladi-Mousavi
INTRODUCTION: Tuberous sclerosis, an autosomal dominant disorder, is characterized by hamartomas in different organs of body. Kidney involvement is quite common in this disorder and sometimes it is accompanied by adult polycystic kidney disease. CASE: A 46-year-old woman who was being treated for adult polycystic kidney disease and systemic hypertension was admitted to this hospital because of acute lower limb edema. Color Doppler sonography study showed deep vein thrombosis of lower limbs and also left iliac vein...
2012: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
Uri Adrian Prync Flato, Hélio Penna Guimarães, Renato Delascio Lopes, Jorge Luís Valiatti, Elias Marcos Silva Flato, Ricardo Gonçalves Lorenzo
Trauma is the leading cause of death in people below 45 years-old in Brazil, and responsible for one third of all intensive care unit admissions. The increasing knowledge on ultrasound diagnosis methods and its availability for life-threatening injuries (such as cardiac tamponade and abdominal cavity solid organs rupture leading to hemorrhagic shock) diagnosis and monitoring, lead to the development o the FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) protocol, aimed to be used both in the emergency and intensive care unit settings...
September 2010: Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva
Gregory M Press, Sara K Miller, Iman A Hassan, Kiyetta H Alade, Elizabeth Camp, Deborah Del Junco, John B Holcomb
BACKGROUND: Ultrasound is widely considered the initial diagnostic imaging modality for trauma. Preliminary studies have explored the use of trauma ultrasound in the prehospital setting, but the accuracy and potential utility is not well understood. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the accuracy of trauma ultrasound performed by helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) providers. METHODS: Trauma ultrasound was performed in flight on adult patients during a 7-month period...
December 2014: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Yassir Abdulrahman, Shameel Musthafa, Suhail Y Hakim, Syed Nabir, Ahad Qanbar, Ismail Mahmood, Tariq Siddiqui, Wafaa A Hussein, Hazim H Ali, Ibrahim Afifi, Ayman El-Menyar, Hassan Al-Thani
INTRODUCTION: The clinical significance of extended Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (EFAST) for diagnosis of pneumothorax is not well defined. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the utility of EFAST in blunt chest trauma (BCT) patients. STUDY DESIGN: A single blinded, prospective study. PARTICIPANTS: All patients admitted with BCT (2011-2013). SETTINGS: Level 1 trauma center in Qatar. PROCEDURES AND OUTCOME MEASURES: Patients were screened by EFAST and results were compared to the clinical examination (CE) and chest X-ray (CXR)...
January 2015: World Journal of Surgery
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