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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/29148002/targeting-zero-catheter-related-bloodstream-infections-in-pediatric-intensive-care-unit-a-retrospective-matched-case-control-study
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Daniele G Biasucci, Mauro Pittiruti, Alessandra Taddei, Enzo Picconi, Alessandro Pizza, Davide Celentano, Marco Piastra, Giancarlo Scoppettuolo, Giorgio Conti
INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of a new three-component 'bundle' for insertion and management of centrally inserted central catheters (CICCs), designed to minimize catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs) in critically ill children. METHODS: Our 'bundle' has three components: insertion, management, and education. Insertion and management recommendations include: skin antisepsis with 2% chlorhexidine; maximal barrier precautions; ultrasound-guided venipuncture; tunneling of the catheter when a long indwelling time is expected; glue on the exit site; sutureless securement; use of transparent dressing; chlorhexidine sponge dressing on the 7th day; neutral displacement needle-free connectors...
November 8, 2017: Journal of Vascular Access
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144490/neonatal-lung-ultrasound-exam-guidelines
#3
D Kurepa, N Zaghloul, L Watkins, J Liu
Point-of-care ultrasound (POC-US) is increasingly used especially in emergency and critical-care medicine. It is focused, quick and does not expose patients to ionizing radiation. It encompasses all organ systems and has well-defined indications. Lung ultrasound (LUS) represents one of the most exciting applications in the field of POC-US. It is particularly important to emphasize the role of LUS in neonatology due to the specific pathology inherent in lung immaturity as well as in the particular sensitivity of neonates to repeated radiation exposure...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143503/-lung-and-pleural-space-ultrasonography-for-pulmonologist
#4
Leslie Noirez, Laurent P Nicod
In the past twenty years ultrasound has been the subject of renewed interest in lung exploration in the broad sense. The necessity of accessing a means of rapid exploration at the bed of the patient in a critical situation has led to the development of a pleuro-pulmonary ultrasound semiology to make it a diagnostic tool of choice which exceeds the strict framework intensive care units and emergency services. With the diagnosis of thoracic tumors or the exploration of interstitial syndromes, it tends to integrate more into the daily practice of the pulmonologist...
November 15, 2017: Revue M├ędicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132574/major-abdominal-trauma-critical-decisions-and-new-frontiers-in-management
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REVIEW
Megan Brenner, Christopher Hicks
A standardized approach should be used with a patient with abdominal trauma, including primary and secondary surveys, followed by additional diagnostic testing as indicated. Specific factors can make the diagnosis of serious abdominal trauma challenging, particularly in the face of multiple and severe injuries, unknown mechanism of injury, altered mental status, and impending or complete cardiac arrest. Advances in technology in diagnosis and/or treatment with ultrasound, helical computed tomography, and resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) have significantly advanced trauma care, and are still the focus of current and ongoing investigations...
February 2018: Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131347/critical-care-ultrasound-a-national-survey-across-specialties
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Jeffrey R Stowell, Ross Kessler, Resa E Lewiss, Igor Barjaktarevic, Bikash Bhattarai, Napatkamon Ayutyanont, John L Kendall
PURPOSE: Management of the critically ill patient requires rapid assessment and differentiation. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) improves diagnostic accuracy and guides resuscitation. This study sought to describe the use of critical care related POCUS amongst different specialties. METHODS: This study was conducted as an online 18-question survey. Survey questions queried respondent demographics, preferences for POCUS use, and barriers to implementation. RESULTS: 2735 recipients received and viewed the survey with 416 (15...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128035/bedside-identification-of-massive-pulmonary-embolism-with-point-of-care-transesophageal-echocardiography
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Tomislav Jelic, Melanie Baimel, Jordan Chenkin
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in those who are hemodynamically unstable and cannot be imaged to confirm the diagnosis. Echocardiography can allow for rapid assessment of patients in shock, but requires adequate transthoracic windows to obtain clinically useful information. Emergency physician-performed transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) may be a useful tool when transthoracic echocardiography fails. CASE REPORT: An 86-year-old woman presented to the emergency department after a fall at home...
November 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126689/the-feasibility-and-impact-of-routine-combined-limited-transthoracic-echocardiography-and-lung-ultrasound-on-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-admitted-to-icu-a-prospective-observational-study
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Kavi Haji, Darsim Haji, David J Canty, Alistair G Royse, Dhaksha Tharmaraj, Meor Azraee, Lynda Hopkins, Collin F Royse
OBJECTIVES: Limited transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) and lung ultrasound increasingly is performed in the intensive care unit (ICU), though used in a goal-directed rather than routine manner. DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTINGS: Tertiary ICU. PARTICIPANTS: Ninety-three critically ill participants within 24 hours of admission to ICU. METHODS: A treating intensivist documented a clinical diagnosis and management plan before and after combined limited TTE and lung ultrasound...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112479/a-new-era-in-critical-care-ultrasound-professionalization
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Samuel M Brown, Hiroshi Sekiguchi, Michael R Pinsky
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November 7, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104765/postnatal-gestational-age-estimation-using-newborn-screening-blood-spots-a-proposed-validation-protocol
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Malia S Q Murphy, Steven Hawken, Katherine M Atkinson, Jennifer Milburn, Jesmin Pervin, Courtney Gravett, Jeffrey S A Stringer, Anisur Rahman, Eve Lackritz, Pranesh Chakraborty, Kumanan Wilson
Background: Knowledge of gestational age (GA) is critical for guiding neonatal care and quantifying regional burdens of preterm birth. In settings where access to ultrasound dating is limited, postnatal estimates are frequently used despite the issues of accuracy associated with postnatal approaches. Newborn metabolic profiles are known to vary by severity of preterm birth. Recent work by our group and others has highlighted the accuracy of postnatal GA estimation algorithms derived from routinely collected newborn screening profiles...
2017: BMJ Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098114/high-frequency-ultrasound-obtaining-optimal-images-and-the-effect-of-image-artifacts-on-image-quality
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Ruth S Burk, Mary Jo Grap, Valentina Lucas, Cindy L Munro, Paul A Wetzel, Christine M Schubert
Objective: High-frequency ultrasound (HFUS) images are being researched for use in the prevention, detection, and monitoring of pressure injuries in patients at risk. This seminal longitudinal study in mechanically ventilated adults describes image quality, the incidence of image artifacts, and their effect on image quality in critically ill subjects. Approach: Mechanically ventilated subjects from three adult intensive care units were enrolled, and multiple sacral images from each subject were obtained daily...
November 1, 2017: Advances in Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29072885/cardiopulmonary-ultrasound-for-critically-ill-adults-improves-diagnostic-accuracy-in-a-resource-limited-setting-the-africa-trial
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Torben K Becker, Chelsea A Tafoya, Maxwell Osei-Ampofo, Matthew J Tafoya, Ross A Kessler, Nikhil Theyyunni, Hussein A Yakubu, Daniel Opuni, Daniel J Clauw, James A Cranford, Chris K Oppong, Rockefeller A Oteng
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of a cardiopulmonary ultrasound (CPUS) examination on diagnostic accuracy for critically ill patients in a resource-limited setting. METHODS: Approximately half of the emergency medicine resident physicians at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) in Kumasi, Ghana, were trained in a CPUS protocol. Adult patients triaged to the resuscitation area of the emergency department (ED) were enrolled if they exhibited signs or symptoms of shock or respiratory distress...
October 26, 2017: Tropical Medicine & International Health: TM & IH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057120/ivc-measurements-in-critically-ill-patients-with-acute-renal-failure
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Rami Jambeih, Jean I Keddissi, Houssein A Youness
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the inferior vena cava (IVC) measurement by bedside ultrasound (US-IVC) predicts improvement in renal function in patients with acute kidney injury (AKI). DESIGN: Prospective observational study. SETTING: Medical intensive care unit. PATIENTS: 33 patients with AKI were included. INTERVENTION: US-IVC was done on admission. The patients' management was done by the primary teams, who were unaware of the US-IVC findings...
2017: Critical Care Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29054388/comparative-effectiveness-of-a-pilot-patient-centered-ultrasound-report-in-the-management-of-hydronephrosis
#14
Geolani W Dy, John L Gore, Wade W Muncey, Jonathan S Ellison, Paul A Merguerian
PURPOSE: Hydronephrosis is a common pediatric abnormality and can be associated with substantial parental anxiety, especially in the prenatal period. Radiology reports contain complex content that can be difficult for lay audiences to comprehend, potentially contributing to parental distress. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We developed and piloted a patient-centered radiology report (PCRR) for renal ultrasounds (US) in children with hydronephrosis (Figure). We obtained consensus from a multidisciplinary panel of experts regarding critical US report components...
September 28, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049016/skeletal-muscle-ultrasonography-in-nutrition-and-functional-outcome-assessment-of-critically-ill-children-experience-and-insights-from-pediatric-disease-and-adult-critical-care-studies-formula-see-text
#15
Chengsi Ong, Jan Hau Lee, Melvin K S Leow, Zudin A Puthucheary
Evidence suggests that critically ill children develop muscle wasting, which could affect outcomes. Muscle ultrasound has been used to track muscle wasting and association with outcomes in critically ill adults but not children. This review aims to summarize methodological considerations of muscle ultrasound, structural findings, and possibilities for its application in the assessment of nutrition and functional outcomes in critically ill children. Medline, Embase, and CINAHL databases were searched up until April 2016...
September 2017: JPEN. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048709/comparison-of-percutaneous-dilatational-tracheostomy-guided-by-ultrasound-and-bronchoscopy-in-critically-ill-obese-patients
#16
Jieqiong Song, Lizhen Xuan, Wei Wu, Duming Zhu, Yijun Zheng
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to compare the efficacy and safety of percutaneous dilatational tracheostomy (PDT) with ultrasound (US) or bronchoscopic guidance for critically ill patients, notably obese patients. METHODS: This work was a retrospective study. The study included mechanically ventilated patients who underwent PDT from August 2013 to July 2015 in the Department of Critical Care Medicine of Zhongshan Hospital. The patients were classified according to the different guidance methods during tracheotomy and their body mass index in the following 4 groups: normal bronchoscopy group, normal US group, obese bronchoscopy group, and obese US group...
October 19, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033272/graduating-surgical-residents-lack-competence-in-critical-care-ultrasound
#17
Renuka Tripu, Margaret H Lauerman, Daniel Haase, Syeda Fatima, Jacob Glaser, Cassandra Cardarelli, Thomas M Scalea, Sarah Murthi
OBJECTIVE: Ultrasound provides accessible imaging for bedside diagnostics and procedural guidance, but may lead to misdiagnosis in untrained users. The main objective of this study was to determine observed and self-perceived competence with critical care ultrasound in graduated general surgery residents. DESIGN: The design of this study was a retrospective review. Ultrasound training program records were reviewed for number of prior ultrasound examinations performed, self-perceived competence, observed competence on faculty examinations, and intended future use of individual critical care ultrasound examinations...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019796/monitoring-modalities-and-assessment-of-fluid-status-a-practice-management-guideline-from-the-eastern-association-for-the-surgery-of-trauma-east
#18
David S Plurad, William Chiu, Ali S Raja, Samuel M Galvagno, Uzer Khan, Dennis Y Kim, Samuel A Tisherman, Jeremy Ward, Mark E Hamill, Vicki Bennett, Brian Williams, Bryce Robinson
BACKGROUND: Fluid administration in critically ill surgical patients must be closely monitored to avoid complications. Resuscitation guided by invasive methods are not consistently associated with improved outcomes. As such, there has been increased use of Focused Ultrasound and Arterial Pulse Waveform Analysis (APWA) to monitor and aid resuscitation. An assessment of these methods using the GRADE (Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation) framework is presented...
October 11, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016368/perioperative-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-ambulatory-anesthesia-thinking-beyond-nerve-blocks
#19
Ranjit Deshpande, Davinder Ramsingh
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Ultrasound has become readily available in the perioperative area. In this review, we aim to bring forth some uses of ultrasound beyond that in regional anesthesia. RECENT FINDINGS: Critical care and emergency physicians have embraced ultrasound in their respective fields. We as anesthesiologists and practitioners of acute care medicine are not immune to this penetration. There is been a lot of recent literature on the various uses of perioperative point of care ultrasound...
October 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986154/ultrasound-in-acute-internal-medicine-time-to-set-a-european-standard
#20
REVIEW
Michael Justinus Blans, Frank Hendrik Bosch
Nowadays point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is considered indispensable for critical care and emergency physicians. POCUS is a noninvasive tool, can be done at the bedside, leads to instant diagnostic information and is safe in terms of radiation. POCUS could also be very suitable for internists in the field of acute internal medicine. There are differences between European internists in the use of POCUS from no use at all to more outlined educational programs. In literature there are examples of comprehensive POCUS guidelines which could serve as an example for the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)...
October 3, 2017: European Journal of Internal Medicine
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