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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494994/predicting-return-visits-to-the-emergency-department-for-pediatric-patients-applying-supervised-learning-techniques-to-the-taiwan-national-health-insurance-research-database
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Ya-Han Hu, Chun-Tien Tai, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen, Hai-Wei Lee, Sheng-Feng Sung
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Return visits (RVs) to the emergency department (ED) consume medical resources and may represent a patient safety issue. The occurrence of unexpected RVs is considered a performance indicator for ED care quality. Because children are susceptible to medical errors and utilize considerable ED resources, knowing the factors that affect RVs in pediatric patients helps improve the quality of pediatric emergency care. METHODS: We collected data on visits made by patients aged ≤18years to EDs from the National Health Insurance Research Database...
June 2017: Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484942/minimal-training-sufficient-to-diagnose-pediatric-wrist-fractures-with-ultrasound
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Henrik Hedelin, Christian Tingström, Hanna Hebelka, Jon Karlsson
BACKGROUND: In children, non-fractured wrists generally need no treatment and those that are fractured may only require a 3-week cast without any clinical follow-up. The ability to perform a point-of-care triage decision if radiographs are needed could improve patient flow and decrease unnecessary radiographs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of ultrasound (US) as a point-of-care triage tool for pediatric wrist injuries with limited training. METHODS: Physicians with no previous US experience attended a 1...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483547/changes-in-emergency-department-imaging-perspectives-from-national-patient-surveys-over-two-decades
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Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Tarek N Hanna, James S Babb, Richard Duszak
PURPOSE: To use patient-generated data to assess the changing role of emergency department (ED) imaging for a spectrum of clinical indications. METHODS: The Household Component Emergency Room Visits File was obtained from 1996 through 2014 for the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey, a nationally representative survey of US households. Percentage of visits associated with various imaging modalities was computed annually, stratified by respondents' self-reported primary condition during the visit...
May 5, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473276/cardiac-tamponade-secondary-to-purulent-pericarditis-diagnosed-with-the-aid-of-emergency-department-ultrasound
#4
Mackenzie Gabler
Purulent pericarditis is a rare but devastating disease process and even when treated, carries a poor prognosis. Cardiac tamponade is the most severe complication of purulent pericarditis and without acute surgical intervention, is often fatal. Diagnosis requires pericardiocentesis; however, early consideration of the disease and its complications in the emergency department (ED) can be life-saving. Here, we present a case of an intravenous drug user who presented with altered mental status and a rectal temperature of 105...
April 27, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466184/thirty-day-emergency-room-visits-and-hospital-admissions-after-outpatient-non-vascular-image-guided-procedures
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Quang Nguyen, Sahil V Mehta, Jieming Fang, Robert Sheiman, Robert Kane, Muneeb Ahmed, Ammar Sarwar, Bettina Siewert, Olga R Brook
PURPOSE: To evaluate the rate of post-procedure emergency department (ED) visits and hospital admissions following outpatient non-vascular image-guided interventions performed under moderate sedation and to identify common and preventable causes of emergency department visits and hospital admissions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Institutional review board approval was acquired for this HIPAA-compliant retrospective study with waiver of informed consent. 1426 consecutive patients undergoing 1512 outpatient image-guided procedures under moderate sedation from November 2012 to August 2014 were included...
May 2, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28465683/chronic-administration-of-tadalafil-improves-the-symptoms-of-patients-with-amicrobic-magi-an-open-study
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Sandro La Vignera, Rosita A Condorelli, Laura M Mongioi, Aldo E Calogero
Aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of pharmacological treatment with Tadalafil 5 mg daily on symptoms and quality of sperm parameters in selected patients with amicrobic MAGI (male accessory gland inflammation). 120 patients with amicrobic MAGI (mean age 27.0 ± 6.0 years) with mild-moderate ED (erectile dysfunction) according to IIEF-5 (International Index of Erectile Function 5 Items) scores underwent pharmacological treatment with Tadalafil 5 mg daily for six months. Before and after treatment these patients were evaluated through IIEF-5, semen analysis (according to WHO Criteria, 2010), SI-MAGI (Structured Interview about Male Accessory Gland Inflammation), and ultrasound evaluation...
2017: International Journal of Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460809/ultrasound-guided-interscalene-nerve-block-vs-procedural-sedation-by-propofol-and-fentanyl-for-anterior-shoulder-dislocations
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Esmaeil Raeyat Doost, Mohammad Mehdi Heiran, Mitra Movahedi, Amirhossein Mirafzal
BACKGROUND: Few studies were performed to compare ultrasound guided brachial plexus block with procedural sedation for reduction of shoulder dislocations in the Emergency Department (ED). This study was done to provide further evidence regarding this comparison. METHODS: This was a randomized clinical trial performed on patients presenting with anterior shoulder dislocations to the emergency department of an academic level 2 trauma center. Exclusion criteria were any contraindications to the drugs used, any patient which may not be potentially assigned into both groups because of an underlying medical condition, presence of neurovascular compromise related to the dislocation, presence of concomitant fractures, and patient refusal to participate in the study...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460807/diagnostic-approach-to-constipation-impacts-pediatric-emergency-department-disposition
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Corrie E Chumpitazi, Chris A Rees, Elizabeth A Camp, Erin B Henkel, Karina L Valdez, Bruno P Chumpitazi
OBJECTIVES: Constipation is a common cause of abdominal pain in children presenting to the emergency department (ED). The objectives of this study were to determine the diagnostic evaluation undertaken for constipation and to assess the association of the evaluation with final ED disposition. METHODS: A retrospective chart review of children presenting to the pediatric ED of a quaternary care children's hospital with abdominal pain that received a soap suds enema therapy...
April 26, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28459070/can-limited-education-of-lung-ultrasound-be-conducted-to-medical-students-properly-a-pilot-study
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Jang Sun Lim, Sanghun Lee, Han Ho Do, Kyu Ho Oh
Objectives. Lung ultrasonography (LUS) is a useful examination to identify lung problems. Unfortunately, there are currently no LUS educational programs for medical students. We designed a brief LUS training course for medical students during the ED rotation. The purpose of training was improving cognitive and psychomotor learning domains, knowledge of ultrasound, knowledge of LUS, image acquisition, and image interpretation. Methods. Forty students in their fourth year of medical school were enrolled in this study...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453186/emergency-physicians-are-able-to-detect-right-ventricular-dilation-with-good-agreement-compared-to-cardiology
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Matt A Rutz, Julie M Clary, Jeffrey A Kline, Frances M Russell
OBJECTIVE: Focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) is a useful tool in evaluating patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with acute dyspnea. Prior work has shown that right ventricular (RV) dilation is associated with repeat hospitalizations and shorter life expectancy. Traditionally, RV assessment has been evaluated by cardiologist-interpreted comprehensive echocardiography. The primary goal of this study was to determine the interrater reliability between emergency physicians (EPs) and a cardiologist for determining RV dilation on FOCUS performed on ED patients with acute dyspnea...
April 28, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435488/clinician-performed-bedside-ultrasound-in-improving-diagnostic-accuracy-in-patients-presenting-to-the-ed-with-acute-dyspnea
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Dimitrios Papanagnou, Michael Secko, John Gullett, Michael Stone, Shahriar Zehtabchi
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosing acute dyspnea is a critical action performed by emergency physicians (EP). It has been shown that ultrasound (US) can be incorporated into the work-up of the dyspneic patient; but there is little data demonstrating its effect on decision-making. We sought to examine the impact of a bedside, clinician-performed cardiopulmonary US protocol on the clinical impression of EPs evaluating dyspneic patients, and to measure the change in physician confidence with the leading diagnosis before and after US...
April 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424505/usefulness-of-serum-fetuin-a-level-as-a-marker-of-erectile-dysfunction
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W Kandeel, W El-Shaer, A Sebaey, A A Abou-Taleb, A Fathy, B Elmohamady, A I Mansour
This study aimed to evaluate the correlation between serum levels of fetuin-A and the presence and severity of erectile dysfunction (ED) in Egyptian population. The study was performed on 60 ED patients and 20 age-matched healthy controls. A comprehensive medical history and complete physical examination were obtained and performed in all participants. ED and its severity were assessed via International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF-5). Doppler ultrasound, fasting blood glucose level, complete lipid profile, serum total testosterone (TT) and serum fetuin-A were performed...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Impotence Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414680/a-rare-cause-of-abdominal-pain
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E M Dauchy, M Modica, N Masri
CASE: A 54 year old woman with hypothyroidism presented with right flank pain that began acutely one week prior to presentation. She was told initially she had a urinary tract infection and treatment resulted in mild symptomatic improvement. The pain returned and she presented to another Emergency Department (ED); and was told the pain was due to constipation. She returned to the ED the next day when her pain worsened and her labs were notable for WBC of 19,000/uL, BUN/Cr of 28/0.75 mg/dL, AST of 31 U/L, ALT of 92 U/L and total bilirubin of 0...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410544/does-respiratory-variation-in-inferior-vena-cava-diameter-predict-fluid-responsiveness-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Elliot Long, Ed Oakley, Trevor Duke, Franz E Babl
BACKGROUND: The aim of fluid resuscitation is to increase stroke volume, yet this effect is observed in only 50% of patients. Prediction of fluid responsiveness may allow fluid resuscitation to be administered to those most likely to benefit. The aim of this study was to systematically review the test characteristics of respiratory variation in inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter as a predictor of fluid responsiveness in patients with acute circulatory failure. METHODS: Electronic searches combined with reference review of identified studies...
May 2017: Shock
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392182/differences-in-cavernosal-artery-parameters-according-to-different-anatomic-sampling-locations-during-the-diagnosis-of-vascular-erectile-dysfunction-using-duplex-ultrasound
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Fabio Pezzoni, Fabrizio Ildefonso Scroppo, Giorgio Cavallini
OBJECTIVE: To establish a standard location for examining penile cavernosal arteries (CAs) using dynamic duplex Doppler ultrasound (PDDU) examination in the diagnosis of non-arterial erectile dysfunction (ED) or arterial insufficiency. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two groups of 105 patients each were enrolled. The first group (age 56.3 ± 6.0 years) displayed clinical patterns of arterial insufficiency; the second group (age 35.2 ± 4.7 years) displayed clinical patterns of non-arterial ED...
April 6, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376563/the-effect-of-access-to-electronic-health-records-on-throughput-efficiency-and-imaging-utilization-in-the-emergency-department
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Matthew M Knepper, Edward M Castillo, Theodore C Chan, David A Guss
STUDY OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whether the availability of Electronic Health Records (EHRs) reduces throughput time and utilization of advanced imaging for patients in an academic ED. DATA SOURCES: All patients arriving at an academic Emergency Department (ED) via ambulance between June 1, 2011, and June 4, 2012, were included in the study. This accounted for 9,970 unique ambulance patient visits. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective noninterventional analysis of patients in an academic ED...
April 4, 2017: Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366287/whole-body-computed-tomography-versus-selective-radiological-imaging-strategy-in-trauma-an-evidence-based-clinical-review
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Brit Long, Michael D April, Shane Summers, Alex Koyfman
BACKGROUND: Trauma patients often present with injuries requiring resuscitation and further evaluation. Many providers advocate for whole body computed tomography (WBCT) for rapid and comprehensive diagnosis of life-threatening injuries. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the literature concerning mortality effect, emergency department (ED) length of stay, radiation, and incidental findings associated with WBCT. DISCUSSION: Physicians have historically relied upon history and physical examination to diagnose life-threatening injuries in trauma...
March 21, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341982/pocket-sized-point-of-care-cardiac-ultrasound-devices-role-in-the-emergency-department
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A Colclough, P Nihoyannopoulos
BACKGROUND: Acute breathlessness accounts for 8% of accident and emergency attendances. Point-of-care cardiac ultrasound (US) effectively reduces time to diagnosis. Fast and practical information via pocket-sized cardiac US devices may better the diagnosis in this complex patient group. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 40 consecutive patients presenting with shortness of breath at the emergency department (ED). Divided into two groups were all adult patients over 18 with acute breathing difficulties (triage category 1-3): 21 patients received a short focused cardiac US scan using a pocket-sized Vscan and 19 patients received no scan...
May 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336237/point-of-care-ultrasound-sonographic-posterior-fat-pad-sign-a%C3%A2-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
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Yoshito Okumura, Nestor Maldonado, Kyle Lennon, Bryan McCarty, Philipp Underwood, Mathew Nelson
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of elbow fracture can sometimes be difficult with plain radiography due to overlapping bones, growth plates, and maturing bones in the pediatric population. The radiographic posterior fat pad (PFP) sign is one of the frequently referenced indirect signs of an occult elbow fracture. This sign can be falsely negative if the sign is subtle, and can be falsely positive when the position of the elbow is not flexed at 90 degrees. CASE REPORT: We discuss a case in which sonographic PFP sign helped to diagnose an elbow fracture...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298566/ultrasound-evaluation-of-the-entheses-in-daily-clinical-practice-during-tumor-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-blocking-therapy-in-patients-with-ankylosing-spondylitis
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Fréke Wink, George A Bruyn, Fiona Maas, Ed N Griep, Eveline van der Veer, Hendrika Bootsma, Elisabeth Brouwer, Suzanne Arends, Anneke Spoorenberg
OBJECTIVE: To assess structural and inflammatory ultrasound (US) lesions of entheses in ankylosing spondylitis (AS) patients with active disease and to evaluate inflammatory lesions after 6 months of tumor necrosis factor (TNF-α) blocking therapy, in daily clinical practice. METHODS: Consecutive patients with AS were clinically evaluated and underwent US examination of 9 bilateral entheses before and after 6 months of TNF-α blocking therapy. US examination included the following as inflammatory lesions: bone erosions/cortical irregularities, enthesophytes, calcifications as structural lesions; adjacent bursitis, effusion, increased tendon hypoechogenicity or thickness; and positive power Doppler (PD) signal...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
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