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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639253/ultrasonography-in-trauma-a-nation-wide-cross-sectional-investigation
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Jesper Weile, Klaus Nielsen, Stine C Primdahl, Christian A Frederiksen, Christian B Laursen, Erik Sloth, Hans Kirkegaard
BACKGROUND: The Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) protocol is considered beneficial in emergent evaluation of trauma patients with blunt or penetrating injury and has become integrated into the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) protocol. No guidelines exist as to the use of ultrasonography in trauma in Denmark. We aimed to determine the current use of ultrasonography for assessing trauma patients in Denmark. METHODS: We conducted a nation-wide cross-sectional investigation of ultrasonography usage in trauma care...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623905/educational-standards-for-training-paramedics-in-ultrasound-a-scoping-review
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Ben Meadley, Alexander Olaussen, Ashleigh Delorenzo, Nick Roder, Caroline Martin, Toby St Clair, Andrew Burns, Emma Stam, Brett Williams
BACKGROUND: Paramedic-performed out-of-hospital ultrasound is a novel skill that has gained popularity in some services in recent years. In this setting point-of care ultrasound (POCUS) can provide additional information that can assist with management and guide transport to the most appropriate facility. We sought to explore the different educational approaches used for training paramedics in ultrasound in the out-of-hospital setting. METHODS: Ovid MEDLINE, EMBASE, EBM Reviews, The Cochrane Library, CINAHL plus, The Monash University Research Repository and the British Thesis Library were searched from the 1(st) of January 1990 to the 6(th) of April 2016...
June 17, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580890/international-federation-for-emergency-medicine-consensus-statement-sonography-in-hypotension-and-cardiac-arrest-shoc-an-international-consensus-on-the-use-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-for-undifferentiated-hypotension-and-during-cardiac-arrest-corrigendum
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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569379/use-and-education-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-pediatric-emergency-medicine-in-saudi-arabia
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Abdullah Saad Alzayedi, Amani A Azizalrahman, Hamad A AlMadi, Ahmed M Althekair, Michael Blaivas, Dimitrios Karakitsos
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care ultrasound (US) is an emerging tool used by pediatric emergency physicians in the last decade. Currently in the Middle East, point-of-care US use and education are at an early stage, with no designed curriculum or guidelines for its implementation in pediatric emergency medicine (EM). The objective of this article is to describe the clinical and educational uses of point-of-care US among certified pediatric EM physicians. METHODS: A 19-question survey was sent to all certified pediatric emergency physicians and fellows in pediatric emergency fellowships in Saudi Arabia in February 2016...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557070/color-and-power-doppler-sonography-for-pneumothorax-detection
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John R Richards, Julianne M Awrey, Sarah E Medeiros, John P McGahan
The use of B- and M-mode sonography for detection of pneumothorax has been well described and studied. It is now widely incorporated by sonographers, emergency physicians, trauma surgeons, radiologists, and critical care specialists worldwide. Lung sonography can be performed rapidly at the bedside or in the prehospital setting. It is more sensitive, specific, and accurate than plain chest radiography. The use of color and power Doppler sonography as an adjunct to B- and M-mode imaging for detection of pneumothorax has been described in a small number of studies and case reports but is much less widely known or used...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511475/colour-doppler-evaluation-of-extracranial-carotid-artery-in-patients-presenting-with-acute-ischemic-stroke-and-correlation-with-various-risk-factors
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Samrin Haq, Manoj Mathur, Jasvir Singh, Navkiran Kaur, Raminderpal Singh Sibia, Rajesh Badhan
INTRODUCTION: Stroke is defined as an abrupt onset of neurologic deficit due to vascular cause. It is one of the leading causes of mortality and morbidity all over the world making early diagnosis and treatment inevitable. Lesions of extra cranial carotid arteries are implicated in majority of cases of acute ischemic stroke. Carotid Doppler is a non-invasive imaging technique, with sensitivity approaching that of angiography. Computed Tomography (CT) plays a major role to assess the site and nature of the lesion in patients with acute ischemic stroke...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511233/-diagnostic-imaging-in-cases-of-acute-scrotum
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Natalie Ring, Gundula Staatz
Acute scrotum is one of the most common urologic emergencies in children and adolescents. This condition involves acute testicular pain, which is often accompanied by scrotal swelling and erythema. It is most important to distinguish between cases that require immediate surgery and those that can be treated conservatively. As patient history and physical findings may not always be unequivocal, ultrasound with Colour-Coded Doppler Sonography is the imaging modality of choice for further evaluation. Testicular torsion and other differential diagnoses such as epididymitis, appendiceal torsion, intratesticular haematoma after trauma, or complicated inguinal hernia have to be considered...
May 16, 2017: Aktuelle Urologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503749/a-prospective-evaluation-of-transverse-tracheal-sonography-during-emergent-intubation-by-emergency-medicine-resident-physicians
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Shadi Lahham, Jamie Baydoun, James Bailey, Sandra Sandoval, Sean P Wilson, John C Fox, David E Slattery
OBJECTIVES: Establishing a definitive airway is often the first step in emergency department treatment of critically ill patients. Currently, there is no agreed upon consensus as to the most efficacious method of airway confirmation. Our objective was to determine the diagnostic accuracy of real-time sonography performed by resident physicians to confirm placement of the endotracheal tube during emergent intubation. METHODS: We performed a prospective cohort study of adult patients in the emergency department undergoing emergent endotracheal intubation...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482805/management-of-potentially-life-threatening-emergencies-at-74-primary-level-hospitals-in-mongolia-results-of-a-prospective-observational-multicenter-study
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Naranpurev Mendsaikhan, Davaa Gombo, Ganbold Lundeg, Christian Schmittinger, Martin W Dünser
BACKGROUND: While the capacities to care for and epidemiology of emergency and critically ill patients have been reported for secondary and tertiary level hospitals in Mongolia, no data exist for Mongolian primary level hospitals. METHODS: In this prospective, observational multicenter study, 74 primary level hospitals of Mongolia were included. We determined the capacities of these hospitals to manage medical emergencies. Furthermore, characteristics of patients presenting with potentially life-threatening emergencies to these hospitals were evaluated during a 6 month period...
May 8, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471117/antepartum-hemorrhage-from-previous-cesarean-sectioned-uterus-as-a-potential-sign-of-uterine-artery-pseudoaneurysm
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Ning Zhang, Wei-Hua Lou, Xue-Bin Zhang, Jian-Hua Lin, Wen Di
Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), a leading cause of maternal mortality, can occur within 24 h of delivery (primary PPH), or during the period from 24 h after delivery to Week 6 of puerperium (secondary PPH). It requires health professionals to be alert to the symptoms to ensure prompt diagnosis and treatment, especially in the case of rupture of a uterine artery pseudoaneurysm (UAP) due to its life-threatening consequence (Baba et al., 2014). Most of the published case reports or case serials describe UAP as a possible cause of delayed PPH after traumatic procedures during delivery or pregnancy termination, including cesarean section (CS), manual removal of the placenta, or dilation and curettage (D&C) (Wald, 2003)...
May 2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470978/sonography-of-dermatologic-emergencies
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Ximena Wortsman
Dermatologic conditions may be the subjects of potential emergency consultations, and the knowledge of their sonographic appearance can facilitate an early diagnosis and management. In this pictorial essay, the sonographic dermatologic anatomy, technique, and conditions that can be supported by a prompt sonographic diagnosis are reviewed. The sonographic signs that may help diagnose these entities are discussed with a practical approach.
May 4, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460064/the-use-of-ultrasound-to-assess-giant-cell-arteritis-review-of-the-current-evidence-and-practical-guide-for-the-rheumatologist
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Sara Monti, Alberto Floris, Cristina Ponte, Wolfgang A Schmidt, Andreas P Diamantopoulos, Claudio Pereira, Jennifer Piper, Raashid Luqmani
Colour duplex sonography (CDS) of temporal arteries and large vessels is an emerging diagnostic tool for GCA. CDS can detect wall oedema, known as a halo, throughout the length of the vessel and shows higher sensitivity compared with biopsy. Specificity reaches 100% in case of bilateral halos. A positive compression sign has been demonstrated to be a robust marker with excellent inter-observer agreement. The assessment of other large vessels, particularly the axillary arteries, is recognized to further increase the sensitivity and to reliably represent extra-cranial involvement in other areas...
April 27, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440856/when-a-cesarean-section-scar-is-more-than-an-innocent-bystander-in-a-subsequent-pregnancy-ultrasound-to-the-rescue
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REVIEW
Divya Singh, Ladbans Kaur
Over the years, cesarean section has played a pivotal role in reducing maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. With the rising trend of this surgery, a substantial number of pregnant women have a cesarean section scar. The scar can serve as the abode of grave conditions in subsequent pregnancies, namely cesarean scar pregnancy, morbidly adherent placenta, and scar dehiscence. Sonography has emerged as a robust tool for the diagnosis of these potentially life-threatening conditions. This review highlights the key sonographic features of various complications that can occur at the cesarean scar site in subsequent pregnancies...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435503/ultrasound-guided-radial-artery-compression-to-assess-blood-pressure
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Leonard Bunting, Andrew Butki, Ashley Sullivan
INTRODUCTION: We proposed using compression sonography to observe the coaptation and collapse of the radial artery as a surrogate for automated cuff blood pressures (BP). We hypothesize that the pressure required to achieve coaptation and complete collapse of the artery would correlate to the diastolic and systolic BP, respectively. This pilot study was to assess the feasibility of ultrasound-guided radial artery compression (URAC) for BP measurement and compare patient comfort levels during automated cuff with URAC measurements...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434082/senior-general-surgery-residents-can-be-trained-to-perform-focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma-patients-accurately
#15
Sheng-Der Hsu, Cheng-Jueng Chen, De-Chuan Chan, Jyh-Cherng Yu
PURPOSES: Researchers studying trauma have found that physicians are able to perform a focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) with minimal training and achieve ideal accuracy. However, there are currently no consensus or standard guidelines regarding the performance of this assessment. The aim of our study was to clarify the value of FAST performed by well-qualified senior general surgery residents in cases of suspected blunt abdominal trauma, which presents an important diagnostic problem in emergency departments...
April 22, 2017: Surgery Today
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430713/a-national-survey-of-neonatologists-barriers-and-prerequisites-to-introduce-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-neonatal-icus
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Hussnain S Mirza, Gregory Logsdon, Anoop Pulickal, Mark Stephens, Rajan Wadhawan
Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound refers to the use of portable imaging. Although POC ultrasound is widely available to the neonatologists in Australia and Europe, neonatologists in the United States report limited availability. Our objective was to seek the US neonatologists' perception of barriers and prerequisites in adopting POC ultrasound in neonatal intensive care units. An online survey link was sent via e-mail to 3000 neonatologists included in the database maintained by the American Academy of Pediatrics...
April 20, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429475/common-carotid-artery-sonography-versus-transthoracic-echocardiography-for-cardiac-output-measurements-in-intensive-care-unit-patients
#17
Qian-Yi Peng, Li-Na Zhang, Mei-Lin Ai, Li Li, Cheng-Huan Hu, Yan-Xin Zhang, Wei Liu, Qing Feng, Yu Zou, Yu-Hang Ai
OBJECTIVES: This study was designed to test the effectiveness of common carotid artery sonography in comparison with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) for cardiac output measurements to provide an easier alternative for cardiac output monitoring in the intensive care unit. METHODS: This study included 148 patients who had common carotid artery Doppler examinations and TTE performed within 8 hours of each other, and the cardiac output measurement results were compared with each other...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427001/emergency-room-thoracotomy-for-acute-traumatic-cardiac-tamponade-caused-by-a-blunt-cardiac-injury-a-case-report
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Kenichiro Ishida, Yoshihiro Kinoshita, Nobutaka Iwasa, Masaro Nakae, Masayuki Sakaki, Yohei Ieki, Kyosuke Takahashi, Yumiko Shimahara, Taku Sogabe, Keiichiro Shimono, Mitsuhiro Noborio, Daikai Sadamitsu
INTRODUCTION: Traumatic blunt cardiac injuries have a high mortality rate, and prompt diagnosis and treatment can be lifesaving in cardiac tamponade. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 62-year-old man was transferred to the emergency department after a motor vehicle accident. He was hemodynamically unstable. A focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) showed pericardial fluid with right ventricular collapse consistent with cardiac tamponade in the subxiphoid view...
2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402415/single-versus-repeat-doses-of-misoprostol-for-treatment-of-early-pregnancy-loss-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#19
Yossi Mizrachi, Ann Dekalo, Ohad Gluck, Hadas Miremberg, Lotem Dafna, Ohad Feldstein, Eran Weiner, Jacob Bar, Ron Sagiv
STUDY QUESTION: Does repeat administration of misoprostol for early pregnancy loss increase the treatment success rate? SUMMARY ANSWER: Repeat administration of misoprostol does not increase the treatment success rate, and is associated with more analgesics use. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: Misoprostol reduces the need for surgical evacuation and shortens the time to complete expulsion in patients with early pregnancy loss. However, the impact of repeat doses of misoprostol is not clear...
June 1, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400940/early-diagnosis-of-penetrating-cardiac-and-pleural-injury-by-extended-focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma
#20
K P Singaravelu, Rama Prakasha Saya, Vinay R Pandit
In India, stab injury is not uncommon, but identifying potential life threatening conditions in the emergency room (ER) and initiating prompt treatment are challenging. This is a case report of a young patient who presented to the ER with assault injury to the chest and shock; timely extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma helped to fast-track the patient to the operating room. A brief review of diagnosis and management of penetrating cardiac injury is presented herewith.
October 2016: Heart Views: the Official Journal of the Gulf Heart Association
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