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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315613/the-learning-curve-in-diagnosing-acute-appendicitis-with-emergency-sonography-among-novice-emergency-medicine-residents
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Jeehyun Kim, Kipum Kim, Jungwan Kim, Jungwoo Yoo, Wonjoon Jeong, Sunguk Cho, Kihyuk Joo, Yongchul Cho, Jinwoong Lee, Seung Ryu, Yeonho Yoo
PURPOSE: Ultrasonography (US) has good accuracy for diagnosing appendicitis when it is performed by emergency physicians. This study aimed to determine the amount of experience that is required to achieve competency in this field. METHODS: Three novice emergency medicine residents completed a 1-day training course regarding the US diagnosis of appendicitis. Then, they performed appendix US in the emergency department on patients complaining of right lower quadrant pain...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29276136/duplex-sonography-of-vertebral-arteries-for-evaluation-of-patients-with-acute-vertigo
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Peiman Nazerian, Sofia Bigiarini, Rudi Pecci, Lucia Taurino, Marco Moretti, Andrea Pavellini, Elisa Capretti, Stefano Grifoni, Simone Vanni
We evaluated the role of vertebral artery extracranial color-coded duplex sonography (VAECCS) in predicting vertebrobasilar stroke in consecutive patients presenting to the emergency department with vertigo of suspected ischemic origin. The final diagnosis was established by a panel of experts consisting of an emergency physician, a neurologist, and an otoneurologist. Vertebrobasilar stroke was diagnosed when an acute brain ischemic lesion congruent with symptoms was detected by neuroimaging during the index visit or a stroke was diagnosed within a 3-mo period after emergency department presentation...
December 21, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29258724/does-oral-radiocontrast-affect-image-quality-of-abdominal-sonography
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Christopher Dang, Eitan Dickman, Mark O Tessaro, Pranjal Patel, Maxim Dzeba, Antonios Likourezos, Illya Pushkar, Peter Homel, Lawrence E Haines
OBJECTIVE: Emergency Department patients with abdominal pain may require both an ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT) for an accurate diagnosis. Patients are often asked to drink oral radiocontrast while awaiting ultrasound, in order to better expedite a CT in the case of a non-diagnostic US. The impact of oral radiocontrast on US image quality has not been studied. We compared the quality of US images obtained before and after the ingestion of oral radiocontrast in healthy adult volunteers...
November 20, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235731/collaborative-model-for-training-and-credentialing-point-of-care-ultrasound-6-year-experience-and-quality-outcomes
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Carolynne J Cormack, Peter R Coombs, Kate E Guskich, Gabriel E Blecher, Neil Goldie, Ronnie Ptasznik
INTRODUCTION: Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) is a rapidly growing area, providing physicians with a valuable diagnostic tool for patient assessment. This paper describes a collaborative model, utilising radiology department ultrasound expertise, to train and credential physicians in PoCUS. A 6-year experience of the implementation and outcomes of the programme established within the emergency departments of a large, multi-campus hospital network are presented. METHODS: A collaborative model was initially developed and implemented between radiology and emergency departments...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223612/predictive-value-of-focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma-fast-for-laparotomy-in-unstable-polytrauma-egyptians-patients
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Adel Hamed Elbaih, Sameh T Abu-Elela
PURPOSE: The emergency physicians face significant clinical uncertainty when multiple trauma patients arrive in the emergency department (ED). The priorities for assessment and treatment of polytrauma patients are established in the primary survey. Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) is very essential clinical skill during trauma resuscitation. Use of point of care ultrasound among the trauma team working in the primary survey in emergency care settings is lacking in Suez Canal University Hospitals even ultrasound machine not available in ED...
December 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207432/-sonography-of-the-optic-nerve-a-new-bedside-tool-in-intensive-care
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Christopher Hohmann, Konrad R Koch, Roman Pfister, Guido Michels
History and clinical findings Here, we present the case history of a 76-year old man with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to a cardiogenic shock and a consecutive no-flow-time of approximately 10 minutes. After 25 minutes of resuscitation procedures a spontaneous return of circulation could be established. The patient was admitted to our center for emergency coronary angiography. After coronary stenting the patient was admitted to our intensive care unit and treated in accordance with the guidelines on cardiogenic shock due to myocardial infarction...
December 2017: Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204277/cytomegalovirus-mononucleosis-induced-thyroiditis-in-an-immunocompetent-patient
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V Larouche, M Tamilia
Enteroviruses, including coxsackieviruses and Echovirus, are well known pathogens responsible for the development of thyroiditis. We describe the case of a 49-year-old woman with no personal or family history of thyroid disease who presented to the emergency room with a two-week history of daily fevers up to 39°C, a sore throat, occasional palpitations and diaphoresis, decreased appetite and an unintentional 10 kg weight loss over the same time course Physical examination revealed mild tachycardia, an intention tremor and a normal-sized, nontender thyroid gland without palpable nodules...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151003/lung-ultrasound-in-the-critically-ill-luci-a-translational-discipline
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Daniel A Lichtenstein, Manu L N G Malbrain
In the early days of ultrasound, it was not a translational discipline. The heart was claimed by cardiologists, with others, such as gynaecologists, urologists and vascular surgeons claiming their part while the rest was given to radiologists. Only recently, ultrasound transgressed and crossed the usual borders between the different disciplines, such as emergency and critical care medicine. The advent of portable machines in the early 1980s, allowed the critical care physician to perform bedside ultrasound, and the development of whole body critical care ultrasound (CCUS) was born...
November 18, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146418/diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-extended-focused-abdominal-sonography-for-trauma-e-fast-performed-by-emergency-physicians-compared-to-computed-tomography
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Haldun Akoglu, Omer Faruk Celik, Ali Celik, Rabia Ergelen, Ozge Onur, Arzu Denizbasi
INTRODUCTION: The diagnostic accuracy of the FAST exam performed by EM residents were shown to be similar to radiology residents. However, in the last 2 decades, an extended-FAST (E-FAST) protocol including thoracic examination to exclude pneumo- and hemothorax was introduced. The accuracy of emergency physicians (EPs) while performing E-FAST is a less studied area, especially in Europe. The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the E-FAST exam performed by EM residents with the results of CT scan as a gold standard...
November 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29079961/in-achilles-tendinopathy-the-neovascularization-detected-by-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-is-abundant-but-not-related-to-symptoms
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Armanda De Marchi, Simona Pozza, Enzo Cenna, Franco Cavallo, Giorgia Gays, Luca Simbula, Paola De Petro, Alessandro Massè, Giuseppe Massazza
PURPOSE AND HYPOTHESIS: Mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy is characterized by a proliferation of small vessels, called neovascularization, which can be demonstrated by power Doppler sonography (PD). Neovascularization can be correlated with diagnosis and consequent therapies focused on vascular supply. Published data regarding the relationship between neovascularisation and symptoms, such as pain and disability, are contradictory. The hypothesis that contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) could detect with more sensibility than PD the new vessel ingrowth in human degenerated Achilles tendons and therefore the correlation of neovascularization with pain and disability, was evaluated...
October 27, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075893/radiologic-evaluation-of-children-prior-to-swl-to-what-extent-they-are-exposed-to-radiation
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Bilal Eryildirim, Ozlem Turkoglu, Cemal Goktas, Ovunc Kavukoglu, Rasim Guzel, Kemal Sarica
The objective of this study is to evaluate the average radiation exposure in children with renal stones before SWL treatment. Mean radiation exposure values were evaluated in 110 children before SWL treatment. While some children referred to the emergency department (ED) with colic pain, remaining cases referred to outpatient department (OD). Although low-dose NCCT was performed in ED; KUB and abdominal sonography were first performed in other cases referring to OD where CT has been applied if needed. The type of imaging modality used and the mean radiation exposure were evaluated and comparatively evaluated with respect to the department referred, patient as well as stone related parameters...
October 26, 2017: Urolithiasis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028915/point-of-care-paediatric-gastric-sonography-can-antral-cut-off-values-be-used-to-diagnose-an-empty-stomach
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J J Moser, A M Walker, A O Spencer
Background: Gastric sonography is emerging as a valuable clinical point-of-care tool to assess aspiration risk. A recent study proposed that a single cut-off cross-sectional area (CSA) in the supine position could diagnose an empty stomach in the parturient. This study establishes the sensitivity and specificity of a single CSA cut-off measurement in both supine and right lateral decubitus (RLD) positions in the diagnosis of an empty antrum in paediatric patients. Methods: Following induction of anaesthesia, antral sonography was performed in supine and RLD positions in 100 fasted paediatric patients prior to upper endoscopic evaluation...
November 1, 2017: British Journal of Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018630/a-versatile-ultrasound-simulation-system-for-education-and-training-in-high-fidelity-emergency-scenarios
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Saverio Farsoni, Luca Astolfi, Marcello Bonfe, Savino Spadaro, Carlo Alberto Volta
Point of care ultrasonography and the related focused assessment with sonography for trauma protocol, if performed by experienced physicians, is a highly sensitive examination, and specific for the detection of free fluids. Different systems and methods have been proposed for training, including simulation as one of the most efficient. This paper presents an ultrasound training system, specifically designed to be used during bedside high fidelity simulation scenarios, that could facilitate the learning process...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986709/uterine-artery-pseudoaneurysm-in-the-setting-of-deep-endometriosis-an-uncommon-cause-of-hemoperitoneum-in-pregnancy
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Zoe Feld, Tami Rowen, Andrew Callen, Ruth Goldstein, Liina Poder
Uterine, ovarian, and placental pathologies are among the differential considerations for a pregnant woman presenting with abdominal and pelvic pain. Imaging plays a key role in the initial work-up of these patients. Sonography is often the first line test; however, evaluation of pelvic pathology can be limited in the gravid state, especially in mid- or late-term pregnancy. We present a case of a pregnant woman who came to the emergency room at 25 weeks with acute abdominal and pelvic pain. Both ultrasound and MR imaging findings revealed intraperitoneal hemorrhage, initially of unknown origin, as well as endometriomas and deep endometriosis...
October 6, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28952811/ct-in-the-evaluation-of-acute-injuries-of-the-anterior-eye-segment
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Khaled Gad, Eric L Singman, Rohini N Nadgir, David M Yousem, Jay J Pillai
OBJECTIVE: Slit-lamp ophthalmologic examination and ocular B-scan sonography of the globe are frequently constrained by technical limitations in the setting of traumatic orbital injury. The main purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic performance of CT in acute anterior segment ocular injuries as an adjunctive diagnostic modality. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively identified 122 patients who presented to the emergency department from April 2011 through April 2016 with recent direct trauma to the anterior segment of the eye...
December 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942415/confusion-and-abdominal-symptoms-following-a-rugby-tackle
#16
Demetris Ioannides, Madeleine Davies, Stefan Kluzek
A 19-year-old man was sent to the emergency department following a pitch-side assessment for suspected concussion, unexplained upper abdominal tenderness and vomiting, following a high-impact tackle during a rugby match. A Focussed Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) scan performed in the emergency department suggested intra-abdominal free fluid, and subsequent head and abdominal CT imaging showed no intracranial lesion but confirmed a significant haemoperitoneum due to large splenic tear and bleeding...
September 23, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28880409/the-rate-of-cervical-length-shortening-in-the-management-of-vasa-previa
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Ron Maymon, Yaakov Melcer, Josef Tovbin, Marina Pekar-Zlotin, Noam Smorgick, Eric Jauniaux
OBJECTIVES: There is no consensus about the optimal surveillance strategy in women with a diagnosis of vasa previa. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of the rate of change in cervical length measurements in the management of singleton pregnancies with a diagnosis of vasa previa. METHODS: We performed a retrospective case-control study of our databases for pregnancies with a prenatal diagnosis of vasa previa that were followed with transvaginal sonography for cervical length and evaluated the impact of the changes in cervical length on the need for emergency cesarean delivery...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830315/integrating-musculoskeletal-sonography-into-rehabilitation-therapists-experiences-with-training-and-implementation
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Julie McLaughlin Gray, Gelya Frank, Shawn C Roll
Musculoskeletal sonography is rapidly extending beyond radiology; however, best practices for successful integration into new practice contexts are unknown. This study explored non-physician experiences with the processes of training and integration of musculoskeletal sonography into rehabilitation. Qualitative data were captured through multiple sources, and iterative thematic analysis was used to describe two occupational therapists' experiences. The dominant emerging theme was competency, in three domains: technical, procedural, and analytical...
January 2017: OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828025/endovascular-repair-of-the-traumatic-dissection-of-the-subclavian-axillary-artery-report-of-four-cases
#19
Mohammad Ali Ostovan, Javad Kojuri, Pooyan Dehghani
Traumatic injuries to the subclavian-axillary artery, although uncommon, are associated with high morbidity and mortality rates if not managed promptly. The emergence of endovascular techniques offers an alternative to the surgical management of these injuries. We herein present 4 cases of traumatic subclavian-axillary artery injury with limb ischemia successfully managed via the endovascular approach with non-covered self-expandable stents. We achieved excellent immediate results with limb salvage and without complications...
April 2017: Journal of Tehran Heart Center
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28818179/multiple-trauma-and-emergency-room-management
#20
Michael Frink, Philipp Lechler, Florian Debus, Steffen Ruchholtz
BACKGROUND: The care of severely injured patients remains a challenge. Their initial treatment in the emergency room is the essential link between first aid in the field and definitive in-hospital treatment. METHODS: We present important elements of the initial in-hospital care of severely injured patients on the basis of pertinent publications retrieved by a selective search in PubMed and the current German S3 guideline on the care of severely and multiply traumatized patients, which was last updated in 2016...
July 24, 2017: Deutsches Ärzteblatt International
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