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Emergency department Echo

Brant Hager, Michael Hasselberg, Eric Arzubi, Jonathan Betlinski, Mark Duncan, Jennifer Richman, Lori E Raney
This column describes Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes), a teleconsultation, tele-education, telementoring model for enhancing primary care treatment of underserved patients with complex medical conditions. Numerous centers have adapted ECHO to support primary care treatment of behavioral health disorders. Preliminary evidence for behavioral health ECHO programs suggests positive impacts on providers, treatment planning, and emergency department costs. ECHO has the potential to improve access to effective and cost-effective behavioral health care by virtually integrating behavioral health knowledge and support in sites where specialty providers are not available...
February 15, 2018: Psychiatric Services: a Journal of the American Psychiatric Association
Naureen Farook, L Cochon, A D Bode, B P Langer, A A Baez
BACKGROUND: Accurate identification of patients at risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) places a substantial burden on emergency physicians (EPs). Bayesian nomogram for risk stratification in low- to intermediate-risk cardiovascular patients has not been investigated previously. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to develop a comparative diagnostic model using Bayesian statistics for exercise treadmill test (ETT) and stress echocardiogram (ECHO) to calculate post-test diagnostic risk of MACE using HEART (history, electrocardiogram, age, risk factors, and troponin) risk score as predictor of pretest probability...
February 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Jeff J Clawson, Isabel Gardett, Greg Scott, Conrad Fivaz, Tracey Barron, Meghan Broadbent, Christopher Olola
Introduction Early recognition of an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) can increase the patient's likelihood of survival. As the first point of contact for patients accessing medical care through emergency services, emergency medical dispatchers (EMDs) represent the earliest potential identification point for AMIs. The objective of the study was to determine how AMI cases were coded and prioritized at the dispatch point, and also to describe the distribution of these cases by patient age and gender. Hypothesis/Problem No studies currently exist that describe the EMD's ability to correctly triage AMIs into Advanced Life Support (ALS) response tiers...
February 2018: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Carmel Moazez, Vicken Zeitjian, Christian Breburda, Ranjini Roy
Ebstein's anomaly is a rare congenital heart disease that presents with apical displacement of the septal and posterior leaflets of the tricuspid valve. It has a wide spectrum of clinical presentations and has been shown to manifest itself any time from birth to adulthood. Our patient is a 43-year-old male with a history of intravenous heroin abuse who presented to the emergency department with worsening shortness of breath and lower extremity edema. He denied any prior cardiac history. A transthoracic echo showed normal left ventricular function, but a large 2...
2017: Case Reports in Cardiology
Nicolas Lim, Aileen McCabe, John Cronin
A 54-year-old man presented with severe right upper quadrant (RUQ) abdominal pain. He denied any infective symptoms. On clinical examination, he was afebrile and anicteric. His abdomen was soft with tenderness elicited on the RUQ. A point-of-care ultrasound in the emergency department demonstrated a distended gallbladder with a thickened wall and an impacted large gallstone at the neck of the gallbladder. Furthermore, the point-of-care ultrasound also identified a highly reflective echo from the anterior surface of the gallstone and marked posterior acoustic shadowing...
November 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
M Deborah Colony, Frank Edwards, Dylan Kellogg
Chest pain is a commonly encountered emergency department complaint, with a broad differential including several life-threatening possible conditions. Ultrasound-assisted evaluation can potentially be used to rapidly and accurately arrive at the correct diagnosis. We propose an organized, ultrasound assisted evaluation of the patient with chest pain using a combination of ultrasound, echocardiography and clinical parameters. Basic echo techniques which can be mastered by residents in a short time are used plus standardized clinical questions and examination...
September 8, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Geoffrey Chupp, Michel Laviolette, Lauren Cohn, Charlene McEvoy, Sandeep Bansal, Adrian Shifren, Sumita Khatri, G Mark Grubb, Edmund McMullen, Racho Strauven, Joel N Kline
Bronchial thermoplasty is an endoscopic therapy for severe asthma. The previously reported, randomised sham-controlled AIR2 (Asthma Intervention Research 2) trial showed a significant reduction in severe asthma exacerbations, emergency department visits and hospitalisations after bronchial thermoplasty. More "real-world" clinical outcome data is needed.This article compares outcomes in bronchial thermoplasty subjects with 3 years of follow-up from the ongoing, post-market PAS2 (Post-FDA Approval Clinical Trial Evaluating Bronchial Thermoplasty in Severe Persistent Asthma) study with those from the AIR2 trial...
August 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
Shahriar Dadkhah, Zakaria Almuwaqqat, Samian Sulaiman, Husein Husein, Quang Nguyen, Saad Ali, Tuncay Taskesen
BACKGROUND: Despite improvements in identifying high-risk patients with non-ST segment ACS (acute coronary syndrome), low risk patients presenting with atypical chest pain and non-diagnostic Electrocardiogram (ECG) continued to undergo unnecessary admissions and testing. Since 1992, our chest pain protocol included using 4-hour serial biomarkers from ED admission in combination with stress testing to evaluate these patients. Our study aimed at determining whether a new accelerated diagnostic protocol using sensitive cardiac troponin I (cTnI) 2 hours after admission to the ED followed by stress testing is safe and effective in emergency settings, allowing for appropriate triage, earlier discharge and reducing costs...
September 2017: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
Seyed Abbas Mirabbasi, Koroush Khalighi, Suresh Mukkamala, Archana Kodali
Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a rare form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that involves thickening of the distal portion of the left ventricular wall. Most commonly seen in the Japan, with a prevalence rate of about 15% of all HCM patient, its incidence in the USA is approximately 3% of HCM cases. We report a case of a 46-year-old woman with history of hypertension who presented to emergency department with worsening dyspnea and orthopnea with features of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and diffuse large T-wave inversions in the lateral leads on a 12-lead ECG...
March 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
Alfredo Intorcia, Marco A Perrone, Riccardo Morgagni, Domenico Sergi, Massimo Marchei, Mauro Borzi, Francesco Romeo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
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
Jithin G Varghese, Qurat-Ul-Ain Jelani, Stuart Zarich, Brooks Walsh
BACKGROUND: Focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) can be extremely helpful in identifying unexpected diagnoses that can significantly alter treatment options. The diagnosis of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy (TCM) may be difficult to identify. CASE REPORT: We describe a 47-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department (ED) with atypical features of TCM. Her clinical features included being a premenopausal woman with mild chest pain with a lack of identifiable emotional or physical stressors or significant electrocardiographic changes...
May 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Manav Aggarwal, Mrigakshi Gupta, Vikrant Vijan, Anjith Vupputuri, Sanjeev Chintamani, Bishnukiran Rajendran, Rajesh Thachathodiyal, Rajiv Chandrasekaran
INTRODUCTION: Diagnosing heart failure is often a challenge for the healthcare providers due to it's non-specific and usually subtle physical presentations. The outcomes for treatment are strongly related to the stage of the disease. Considering the importance of early and accurate diagnosis, it is important to have an easy, inexpensive, non-invasive, reliable and reproducible method for diagnosis of heart failure. Recent advancement in radiology and cardiology are supporting the emerging technique of lung ultrasound through B-line evaluation for identifying extravascular lung water...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
Louise Dunphy, Elizabeth Keating, T Parke
A man aged 33 years, born in Nepal, but resident in the UK for 7 years presented to the emergency department with a 4-day history of general malaise, fever (temperature 38.6°C) and a non-productive cough. His medical history was unremarkable and no high-risk behaviour was identified. Clinical examination confirmed decreased air entry bilaterally with bibasal crackles. He was tachycardic, with a heart rate of 120 bpm. Further investigation with a 12-lead ECG confirmed supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) which was terminated with vagal manoeuvres...
November 2, 2016: BMJ Case Reports
Avinoam Shiran, David S Blondheim, Sara Shimoni, Mohamed Jabarren, David Rosenmann, Alex Sagie, David Leibowitz, Marina Leitman, Micha Feinberg, Ronen Beeri, Salim Adawi, Avraham Shotan, Sorel Goland, Lev Bloch, Sergio L Kobal, Noah Liel-Cohen
Aims: Left ventricular (LV) two-dimensional longitudinal strain (2DLS) analysis by echocardiography has been suggested as a useful tool for the detection of acute coronary syndromes (ACS). Our aim was to determine whether 2DLS analysis could assist in triage of patients with chest pain (CP) in the emergency department (ED). Methods and results: We prospectively enrolled patients presenting to the ED with CP and suspected ACS but without a diagnostic ECG or elevated troponin...
September 1, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
Can Ozen, Emre Salcin, Haldun Akoglu, Ozge Onur, Arzu Denizbasi
OBJECTIVES: Our primary goal is to investigate the hypothesis that in patients with a detectable ventricular wall motion (VWM) in cardiac ultrasonography (US) during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), survival rate is significantly more than in patients without VWM in US. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In our prospective, single center study, 129 adult cardiac arrest (CA) patients were enrolled. Cardiac US according to Focus Assessed Transthoracic Echo (FATE) protocol was performed before CPR...
March 2016: Turkish Journal of Emergency Medicine
Echo Fallon, Sierra Fung, Georgina Rubal-Peace, Asad E Patanwala
To identify predictors of patient satisfaction with pain control measured after emergency department (ED) discharge. This was a prospective, cross-sectional study conducted in an academic, urban ED in the United States. Adult patients with a pain-related complaint were interviewed via telephone within 72 hr of discharge from the ED. A standardized questionnaire was used to obtain demographic and clinical information. The primary outcome of interest was patient satisfaction with pain management in the ED measured using the following question: "How often was your pain well controlled in the ED?" (0-10 scale; 0 = never, 10 = always)...
April 2016: Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal
Manouchehr Hekmat, Hamid Ghaderi, Hassan Tatari, Abbas Arjmand Shabestari, Seyedeh Adeleh Mirjafari
Pericardial cysts are rare lesions. These benign anomalies are located in the middle mediastinum. In this article, we present a 24-year-old man who was referred to the emergency department with dyspnea and persistent cough. In physical exam, no abnormality was found. His past medical history was normal. His trans-thoracic echocardiogram showed an echo-lucent space next to the right atrium at the right cardiophrenic angle. No pericardial effusion was found. The patient underwent surgery. After midsternotomy, a huge cyst measuring approximately 13 × 8 × 5 cm in diameters was found on the right side and outside the pericardium that was totally excised...
January 2016: Iranian Journal of Radiology: a Quarterly Journal Published By the Iranian Radiological Society
Shiv Chopra, Nadine Hachach-Haram, Daniel L H Baird, Katherine Elliott, Harry Lykostratis, Sophie Renton, Joseph Shalhoub
BACKGROUND: Efficient handover of patient information is fundamental for patient care and service efficiency. An audit exploring surgeons' views on written handover within a Trust's surgical specialties concluded that clear deficiencies existed. Such concerns have been echoed in the General Medical Council's guidance on safe surgical handover. AIMS: To design and implement bespoke software for surgical handover using the audit results of surgeons' perceptions of existing processes...
April 2016: Postgraduate Medical Journal
Teresa Victoria, Ann M Johnson, J Christopher Edgar, Deborah M Zarnow, Arastoo Vossough, Diego Jaramillo
OBJECTIVE: Fetal MRI at 3 T is emerging as a promising modality for evaluating fetal anatomy. The objective of this study was to compare the quality of images obtained with commonly used fetal imaging sequences at 1.5 T and 3 T. We hypothesized that the visualization and anatomic detail of fetal structures would be better at 3 T than at 1.5 T. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective search of the radiology department database at our institution identified 58 fetal MRI examinations performed at 3 T to evaluate body abnormalities during the period from July 2012 to February 2014...
January 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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