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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640133/effectiveness-of-education-in-point-of-care-ultrasound-assisted-physical-examinations-in-an-emergency-department-a-before-and-after-study
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Yoo Jin Choi, Jae Yun Jung, Hyuksool Kwon
Implementation of point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS)-assisted physical examination (PE) in emergency departments (EDs) was conducted in the ED of an urban tertiary teaching hospital. This study examines the effect of POCUS implementation in emergency medicine departments by using a systematic education program on image acquisition to analyze decision making.Educating staff on POCUS involved a technique related to image acquisition and then accurately diagnosing subsequent POCUS results. The quasi-experimental, uncontrolled before-and-after study was performed to evaluate the education effect...
June 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629375/diagnostic-performance-of-multi-organ-ultrasound-with-pocket-sized-device-in-the-management-of-acute-dyspnea
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Alfonso Sforza, Costantino Mancusi, Maria Viviana Carlino, Agostino Buonauro, Marco Barozzi, Giuseppe Romano, Sossio Serra, Giovanni de Simone
BACKGROUND: The availability of ultra-miniaturized pocket ultrasound devices (PUD) adds diagnostic power to the clinical examination. Information on accuracy of ultrasound with handheld units in immediate differential diagnosis in emergency department (ED) is poor. The aim of this study is to test the usefulness and accuracy of lung ultrasound (LUS) alone or combined with ultrasound of the heart and inferior vena cava (IVC) using a PUD for the differential diagnosis of acute dyspnea (AD)...
June 19, 2017: Cardiovascular Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625217/the-core-emergency-ultrasound-curriculum-project-a-report-from-the-curriculum-working-group-of-the-caep-emergency-ultrasound-committee
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Paul Olszynski, Dan Kim, Jordan Chenkin, Louise Rang
Emergency ultrasound (EUS) is now widely considered to be a "skill integral to the practice of emergency medicine." 1 The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP) initially issued a position statement in 1999 supporting the availability of focused ultrasound 24 hours per day in the emergency department (ED). 2.
June 19, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624064/assessing-written-communication-during-interhospital-transfers-of-emergency-general-surgery-patients
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Felicity N R Harl, Megan C Saucke, Caprice C Greenberg, Angela M Ingraham
BACKGROUND: Poor communication causes fragmented care. Studies of transitions of care within a hospital and on discharge suggest significant communication deficits. Communication during transfers between hospitals has not been well studied. We assessed the written communication provided during interhospital transfers of emergency general surgery patients. We hypothesized that patients are transferred with incomplete documentation from referring facilities. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of written communication provided during interhospital transfers to our emergency department (ED) from referring EDs for emergency general surgical evaluation between January 1, 2014 and January 1, 2016...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611874/ultrasound-vs-computed-tomography-for-severity-of-hydronephrosis-and-its-importance-in-renal-colic
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Megan M Leo, Breanne K Langlois, Joseph R Pare, Patricia Mitchell, Judith Linden, Kerrie P Nelson, Cristopher Amanti, Kristin A Carmody
INTRODUCTION: Supporting an "ultrasound-first" approach to evaluating renal colic in the emergency department (ED) remains important for improving patient care and decreasing healthcare costs. Our primary objective was to compare emergency physician (EP) ultrasound to computed tomography (CT) detection of hydronephrosis severity in patients with suspected renal colic. We calculated test characteristics of hydronephrosis on EP-performed ultrasound for detecting ureteral stones or ureteral stone size >5mm...
June 2017: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609532/effect-of-abdominal-ultrasound-on-clinical-care-outcomes-and-resource-use-among-children-with-blunt-torso-trauma-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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James F Holmes, Kenneth M Kelley, Sandra L Wootton-Gorges, Garth H Utter, Lisa P Abramson, John S Rose, Daniel J Tancredi, Nathan Kuppermann
Importance: The utility of the focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examination in children is unknown. Objective: To determine if the FAST examination during initial evaluation of injured children improves clinical care. Design, Setting, and Participants: A randomized clinical trial (April 2012-May 2015) that involved 975 hemodynamically stable children and adolescents younger than 18 years treated for blunt torso trauma at the University of California, Davis Medical Center, a level I trauma center...
June 13, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593003/focused-cardiac-ultrasound-focus-by-emergency-medicine-residents-in-patients-with-suspected-cardiovascular-diseases
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Davood Farsi, Skokoufeh Hajsadeghi, Mohammad Javad Hajighanbari, Mani Mofidi, Peyman Hafezimoghadam, Mahdi Rezai, Babak Mahshidfar, Samaneh Abiri, Saeed Abbasi
INTRODUCTION: Few studies have assessed the value and accuracy of focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) performed by emergency physicians. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FOCUS performed by emergency medicine residents compared to echocardiography performed by a cardiologist in emergency department (ED) patients suspected of cardiovascular disease. METHODS: The research involved a prospective observational cross-sectional study enrolling patients over 18-years old suspected of having cardiovascular disease who required an echocardiograph...
June 2017: Journal of Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569051/the-chances-that-an-emergency-physician-will-demonstrate-three-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-by-ultrasound-in-the-emergency-department-for-credentialing-a-statistician-s-view
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Kevin H Chu, Anita Pelecanos, Nathan J Brown, Anthony Ft Brown
The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine requires 15 proctored examinations of the aorta for credentialing in ultrasonography for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). Furthermore, at least three examinations need to be positive for an aneurysm. In the ED where AAA presentations are sporadic, what are the chances that an emergency physician (EP) will have the opportunity to demonstrate three AAAs in the next 12 months? The probability of an event occurring within a given time-frame can be modelled by the Poisson distribution...
May 31, 2017: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548220/bedside-ultrasound-in-acute-appendicitis-in-the-emergency-department-methodological-and-statistical-issues-on-diagnostic-value
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Fatemeh Koohi, Siamak Sabour
We were interested to read the recent paper by Gungor F and colleagues published in May issue of the Acad Emerg Med 2017.(1) The aim of the authors was to evaluate diagnostic value of point-of-care US (POCUS) in clinical decision making of emergency physicians (EPs) for acute appendicitis (AA) in the emergency department (ED).(1) A total of 264 patients were included into a prospective observational clinical study and based on their results 169 (64%) had a diagnosis of AA. This article is protected by copyright...
May 26, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537680/clinical-features-imaging-findings-treatment-aspects-of-elastofibroma-dorsi-and-long-term-outcomes-after-surgical-resection
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M Bartocci, C Dell'Atti, E Meacci, M T Congedo, N Magarelli, L Bonomo, A Leone
OBJECTIVE: We aim to present clinical features, imaging findings, treatment aspects of the elastofibroma dorsi (ED), which is a benign tumor arising from connective tissue at the scapular region, and long-term outcomes after surgical resection. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated retrospectively 82 patients (55 females, 27 males; mean age, 60 years; age range, 23-78 years) with ED who underwent surgery between January 1994 and May 2014; subsequently all patients were invited for follow-up, which consisted of physical and US examinations...
May 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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
#14
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
#19
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
#20
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
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