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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087089/point-of-care-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-posterior-sternoclavicular-joint-dislocation
#1
Rachel R Bengtzen, Ryan C Petering
BACKGROUND: Posterior sternoclavicular dislocations can be challenging diagnostically, as traumatic force often happens to the lateral shoulder rather than directly to the sternoclavicular joint. Shoulder radiographs do not illustrate the sternoclavicular joint well, and can miss the diagnosis. This injury, however, has the potential for life-threatening complications due to proximity of mediastinal structures that might also be injured. CASE REPORT: The following case illustrates a delayed diagnosis of posterior sternoclavicular dislocation...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050884/eliciting-renal-tenderness-by-sonopalpation-in-diagnosing-acute-pyelonephritis
#2
Jeremy S Faust, James W Tsung
Diagnosing acute pyelonephritis relies on the combination of historical, physical, and laboratory findings. Costovertebral angle tenderness is important, although its accuracy is unknown. Point-of-care ultrasound-guided palpation (sonopalpation) may aid clinicians in localizing pain to discrete anatomic structures in cases of suspected acute pyelonephritis lacking classic features. We describe three low-to-moderate pre-test probability cases wherein maximal tenderness was elicited by renal sonopalpation, aiding in the diagnosis of acute pyelonephritis...
December 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045845/drop-the-knife-and-pick-up-the-transducer
#3
Sathyaseelan Subramaniam, Nooruddin Tejani, Michael Secko
Ultrasound has a diagnostic and procedural role when managing breast abscesses. We present the case of an adolescent girl diagnosed with a breast abscess with point-of-care ultrasound who subsequently underwent ultrasound-guided aspiration as a form of definitive management.
January 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012823/primary-care-management-of-skin-abscesses-guided-by-ultrasound
#4
Laura J S Greenlund, Stephen P Merry, Tom D Thacher, William J Ward
BACKGROUND: Primary care providers often manage skin abscesses in the outpatient setting. Estimating the size and depth of an abscess, and distinguishing abscess from cellulitis by clinical exam can be challenging due to surrounding firm tissue induration. Definitive treatment of abscess requires incision and drainage, and the approach chosen may be altered by abscess size, depth, and surrounding neurovascular structures. METHODS: For 31 consecutive patients seen in the primary care outpatient clinic we prospectively compared the estimated size of skin abscesses by clinical examination with that determined by ultrasound...
December 21, 2016: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008692/a-response-to-diagnostic-performance-of-wells-score-combined-with-point-of-care-lung-and-venous-ultrasound-in-suspected-pulmonary-embolism
#5
Robert R Ehrman, John Z Gallien
We enjoyed the article by Nazerian et al., Diagnostic performance of Wells' Score combined with point-of-care lung and venous ultrasound in suspected pulmonary embolism [1]. We recognize the need to safely exclude the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE) without the use of ionizing radiation through use of evidence-based clinical decision aids (CDAs). We agree that point-of-care ultrasound can play a role in the evaluation of suspected PE. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 22, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008681/prediction-rule-for-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-embolism-enhanced-by-lung-and-venous-ultrasound-making-confusion-or-increasing-efficiency
#6
Giovanni Volpicelli, Simone Vanni, Cecilia Becattini, Giuseppe Francesco Sferrazza Papa, Chiara Gigli, Stefano Grifoni, Peiman Nazerian
We thank the Authors for their interest in our study [1] and the questions raised. Our response begins from their conclusion: "…we fear that uWells' may create more noise than signal in the already murky PE milieu". We find curious that two strongly evidence based applications of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) added to the clinical evaluation might create confusion rather than resolving challenging questions. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
December 22, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998636/use-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-ovarian-hyperstimulation-syndrome
#7
Sowdhamani Bellapu, Joshua Guttman
BACKGROUND: Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS) occurs when ovaries are overstimulated and enlarged due to fertility treatments resulting in a shift of serum from the intravascular space to the third space, mainly the abdominal cavity. It is the most serious complication of ovarian hyperstimulation for assisted reproduction. CASE REPORT: We present the case of a 40-year-old woman who presented with abdominal bloating and nausea 2 weeks after undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF); she was diagnosed by an outside radiology ultrasound as having a ruptured ovarian cyst...
December 17, 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27998322/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
#8
Paul Atkinson, Justin Bowra, James Milne, David Lewis, Mike Lambert, Bob Jarman, Vicki E Noble, Hein Lamprecht, Tim Harris, Jim Connolly
: Introduction The International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) Ultrasound Special Interest Group (USIG) was tasked with development of a hierarchical consensus approach to the use of point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) in patients with hypotension and cardiac arrest. METHODS: The IFEM USIG invited 24 recognized international leaders in PoCUS from emergency medicine and critical care to form an expert panel to develop the sonography in hypotension and cardiac arrest (SHoC) protocol...
December 21, 2016: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994100/the-impact-of-systematic-point-of-care-ultrasound-on-management-of-patients-in-a-resource-limited-setting
#9
Alastair Stanley, Bahati M K Wajanga, Hyasinta Jaka, Rachael Purcell, Lauren Byrne, Felicity Williams, Candace Rypien, Abigail Sharpe, Patrick Laws, Lucas Faustine, Tshepo Leeme, Emmanuel Mwabutwa, Robert Peck, Matthew Stephens, Daniel Kaminstein
Although target point-of-care (POC) ultrasonography has been shown to benefit patients in resource-limited settings, it is not clear whether a systematic POC ultrasound assessment in these settings can also lead to similar changes in patient management. A predefined systematic set of POC ultrasound scans were performed on inpatients at a tertiary referral hospital in Tanzania to see if this resulted in changes to patient management. Of the 55 patients scanned, an abnormality was detected in 75% (N = 41), and a change in patient management was recommended or implemented on the basis of POC ultrasound findings in 53% (N = 29)...
December 19, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989537/delayed-cardiac-tamponade-a-rare-but-life-threatening-complication-of-catheter-ablation
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Elizabeth Yetter, Jared Brazg, Diane Del Valle, Laura Mulvey, Eitan Dickman
Delayed cardiac tamponade (DCT) is a rare and life-threatening complication of catheter ablation performed as a treatment of atrial fibrillation, with few cases described in the medical literature. We present the case of a 57year-old man presenting with DCT 61days following a catheter ablation procedure. To the best of our knowledge, this is the most delayed case of cardiac tamponade (CT) following catheter ablation described in the literature. We also discuss the importance of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in the diagnosis and treatment of CT...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27987483/the-diagnostic-utility-of-sonographic-carotid-flow-time-in-determining-volume-responsiveness
#11
Hamid Shokoohi, Grant W Berry, Murteza Shahkolahi, Jackson King, Jordan King, Mohammad Salimian, Ameneh Poshtmashad, Ali Pourmand
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to predict volume responsiveness and to assess the diagnostic accuracy of carotid flow time (FTc) with the change in hydration status before and after a passive leg raise (PLR) maneuver. METHODS: Participants who presented at a community health fair in a dehydrated state following a prolonged fast while observing the month of Ramadan were recruited. Sonographic FTc measurements were obtained in the semi-Fowler position and after a PLR maneuver while participants were in a fasting state and repeated approximately 3 hours after breaking their fast...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986838/a-randomised-experiment-comparing-low-cost-ultrasound-gel-alternative-with-commercial-gel
#12
Christine Riguzzi, Allison Binkowski, Mike Butterfield, Farhad Sani, Nathan Teismann, Jahan Fahimi
OBJECTIVE: Point-of-care ultrasound is a portable, relatively low-cost imaging modality with great potential utility in low-resource settings. However, commercially produced ultrasound gel is often cost-prohibitive and unavailable. We investigated whether images obtained using an alternative cornstarch-based gel would be of comparable quality with those using commercial gel. METHODS: This was a blinded, randomised, cross-over study comparing commercially produced ultrasound gel with home-made cornstarch-based gel...
December 16, 2016: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981283/lung-artefacts-and-their-use
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Christoph F Dietrich, Gebhard Mathis, Michael Blaivas, Giovanni Volpicelli, Armin Seibel, Nathan S Atkinson, Xin Wu Cui, Fan Mei, Dagmar Schreiber-Dietrich, Dong Yi
The science of lung ultrasound has grown tremendously over the last two decades and lung ultrasound has not only entered the mainstream of point of care ultrasound but has become a dominant topic. Understanding lung ultrasound signs and artifacts is critical to being able to correlate findings with actual pathology and normal anatomy and physiology. Investigators have described multiple lung ultrasound artifacts and findings and it is important to understand both the physics and anatomic basis behind them...
December 5, 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981272/ultrasonography-as-an-integrated-tool-in-clinical-decision-making-in-the-emergency-department
#14
Adela C Golea, Eugenia Gp Mureșan, Sorin S Lăcan, Mihaela Gh Pasc, Sorana D Bolboacă
AIM: The aim of this retrospective study was to identify the role of ultrasonography as a decision-making and screening tool in emergency patients with pathological changes. MATERIAL AND METHOD: The study was carried out for 28 months in the Emergency Department of the County Emergency University Hospital, Cluj-Napoca. An ultrasound examination was performed as part of the clinical algorithm within the first hour of treating non-critical patients after they had been triaged...
December 5, 2016: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976448/point-of-care-ultrasound-for-non-angulated-distal-forearm-fractures-in-children-test-performance-characteristics-and-patient-centered-outcomes
#15
Naveen Poonai, Frank Myslik, Gary Joubert, Josiah Fan, Amita Misir, Victor Istasy, Melanie Columbus, Robert Soegtrop, Alex Goldfarb, Drew Thompson, Alexander Sasha Dubrovsky
OBJECTIVES: Distal forearm fractures are the most common fracture type in children. Point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly being used and preliminary studies suggest it offers an accurate approach to diagnosis. However, outcomes such as pain, satisfaction, and procedure duration have not been explored but may be salient to the widespread acceptance of this technology by caregivers and children. Our objectives were to examine the test performance characteristics of POCUS for non-angulated distal forearm injuries in children and compare POCUS to x-ray with respect to pain, caregiver satisfaction, and procedure duration...
December 15, 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974170/getting-it-right-the-first-time-defining-regionally-relevant-training-curricula-and-provider-core-competencies-for-point-of-care-ultrasound-education-on-the-african-continent
#16
Margaret Salmon, Megan Landes, Cheryl Hunchak, Justin Paluku, Luc Malemo Kalisya, Christian Salmon, Mundenga Mutendi Muller, Benjamin Wachira, James Mangan, Kajal Chhaganlal, Joseph Kalanzi, Aklilu Azazh, Sara Berman, El-Sayed Zied, Hein Lamprecht
Significant evidence identifies point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) as an important diagnostic and therapeutic tool in resource-limited settings. Despite this evidence, local health care providers on the African continent continue to have limited access to and use of ultrasound, even in potentially high-impact fields such as obstetrics and trauma. Dedicated postgraduate emergency medicine residency training programs now exist in 8 countries, yet no current consensus exists in regard to core PoCUS competencies...
December 11, 2016: Annals of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974132/faculty-development-in-point-of-care-ultrasound-for-internists
#17
Anna Maw, Cathy Jalali, Deanna Jannat-Khah, Kirana Gudi, Lia Logio, Arthur Evans, Stacy Anderson, Joshua Smith
Lack of general medicine faculty expertise is a likely contributor to the slow adoption of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) by internal medicine (IM) residency training programs. We developed a 10-week faculty development program, during which 15 faculty members participated in 2 hours and 10 hours of online didactic and hands-on training, respectively. Pre-post comparisons showed that there were statistically significant improvements in faculty participants' ability to interpret images (p<0.001), perceived understanding of the capabilities and limitations of POCUS (p=0...
2016: Medical Education Online
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27968920/the-future-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-internal-medicine
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EDITORIAL
J Torres Macho, G García de Casasola
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2016: Revista Clínica Española
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965727/emergency-department-diagnosis-of-a-concealed-pleurocutaneous-fistula-in-a-78-year-old-man-using-point-of-care-ultrasound
#19
Richard Amini, Albert Amini, Patrick Hollinger, Suzanne Michelle Rhodes, Charles Schmier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2016: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957515/ultrasound-skill-and-application-of-knowledge-assessment-using-an-innovative-osce-competition-based-simulation-approach
#20
Annette Rebel, Habib Srour, Amy DiLorenzo, Dung Nguyen, Shelly Ferrell, Sanjay Dwarakanatli, Emily Haas, Randall M Schell
BACKGROUND: Despite Point-of Care Ultrasound (PoC US) rapidly becoming an important tool in perioperative medicine structured education, PoC US is currently rarely integrated into the anesthesiology residency curriculum. The aim of this project was to assess the current ultrasound skills of anesthesiology residents at one institution and evaluate the needs for development of a formal ultrasound curriculum. METHODS: A event containing 6 different OSCE PoC US stations was developed with following stations: vascular, peripheral nerve block, lung ultrasound, transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) human model, pathologic TTE (simulator), and inferior vena cava (IVC) evaluation (simulator)...
July 2016: Journal of Education in Perioperative Medicine: JEPM
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