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Antonio Calvo Cebrián, Alberto López García-Franco, Jorge Short Apellaniz
Point-of-Care Ultrasound is a method of performing a rapid clinical ultrasound, with the aim of responding to a clinical question immediately. This is not an ultrasound performed systematically as the radiologists do, nor does it pretend to replace it. It is useful in some kind of screening (abdominal aortic aneurysm) and is of special interest in ultrasound-guided procedures (joint infiltration by injection). It allows to adapt the derivations, minimising the uncertainty, ruling out certain pathologies due to its high diagnostic precision...
March 30, 2018: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578644/point-of-care-diaphragm-ultrasound-in-infants-with-bronchiolitis-a-prospective-study
#2
Danilo Buonsenso, Maria C Supino, Emanuele Giglioni, Massimo Battaglia, Alessia Mesturino, Simona Scateni, Barbara Scialanga, Antonino Reale, Anna M C Musolino
BACKGROUND: Bronchiolitis is the most common reason for hospitalization of children worldwide. Many scoring systems have been developed to quantify respiratory distress and predict outcome, but none of them have been validated. We hypothesized that the ultrasound evaluation of the diaphragm could quantify respiratory distress and therefore we correlated the ultrasound diaphragm parameters with outcome. METHODS: Prospective study of infants with bronchiolitis (1-12 months) evaluated in a pediatric emergency department...
March 26, 2018: Pediatric Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29574878/effect-of-emergency-physician-performed-point-of-care-ultrasound-and-radiology-department-performed-ultrasound-examinations-on-the-emergency-department-length-of-stay-among-pregnant-women-at-less-than-20-weeks-gestation
#3
Brian B Morgan, Amanda Kao, Stacy A Trent, Nicole Hurst, Lauren Oliveira, Andrea L Austin, John L Kendall
OBJECTIVES: We sought to confirm retrospective studies that measured an approximately 20% reduction in emergency department (ED) length of stay (LOS) in early-gestation pregnant women who receive emergency physician-performed point-of-care ultrasound (US) examinations rather than radiology department-performed US examinations for evaluation of intrauterine pregnancy (IUP). METHODS: A randomized controlled clinical trial was performed at an urban academic safety net hospital and 2 Naval medical centers in the United States...
March 25, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29499992/point-of-care-ultrasound-for-the-diagnosis-of-skull-fractures-in-children-younger-than-two-years-of-age
#4
Niccolò Parri, Bradley J Crosby, Lisa Mills, Zachary Soucy, Anna Maria Musolino, Liviana Da Dalt, Angela Cirilli, Laura Grisotto, Nathan Kuppermann
OBJECTIVES: To determine the accuracy of skull point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for identifying fractures in children younger than 2 years of age with signs of head trauma, and the ability of POCUS to identify the type and depth of fracture depression. STUDY DESIGN: This was a multicenter, prospective, observational study of children younger than 2 years of age with nontrivial mechanisms of injury and signs of scalp/skull trauma. Patients were enrolled if they underwent computed tomography (CT)...
February 28, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29392549/acute-fissuration-of-a-giant-splenic-artery-aneurysm-detected-by-point-of-care-ultrasound-case-report
#5
Philippe Le Conte, David Trewick, Philippe Pes, Eric Frampas, Eric Batard
BACKGROUND: Epigastric pain is frequent in Emergency Medicine and remains a challenging situation. Besides benign etiologies such as gastritis or uncomplicated cholelithiasis, it could reveal myocardial infarction or vascular disease. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) could be performed in such situation. CASE PRESENTATION: A healthy 66-year-old man with no previous medical history was admitted to the Emergency Department for a rapid onset epigastric pain. He reported taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for 1 week prior to admission...
February 1, 2018: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383965/the-value-of-head-us-system-in-detecting-subclinical-abnormalities-in-joints-of-patients-with-hemophilia
#6
Hortensia De la Corte-Rodriguez, E Carlos Rodriguez-Merchan, M Teresa Alvarez-Roman, Mónica Martin-Salces, Carlo Martinoli, Víctor Jimenez-Yuste
BACKGROUND: Prevention of hemarthrosis is the key factor in the adequate management of people with hemophilia (PWH). If hemarthrosis occurs, early diagnosis of joint damage is essential to make personalized treatments. This study is aimed at gaining an understanding of the ability of point-of-care ultrasound (US) using the `Hemophilia Early Arthropathy Detection with Ultrasound´ (HEAD-US) protocol to detect abnormalities in joints without history of hemarthrosis and clinically asymptomatic joints of PWH...
February 15, 2018: Expert Review of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29368313/the-use-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-to-diagnose-patent-foramen-ovale-in-elective-hip-and-knee-arthroplasty-patients-and-its-association-with-postoperative-delirium
#7
Nan Gai, Ronit Lavi, Philip M Jones, Hwa Lee, Douglas Naudie, Daniel Bainbridge
PURPOSE: Hip and knee arthroplasty surgeries are associated with embolism of materials such as air, cement, and fat. Patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a common congenital cardiac condition that has been reported to lead to paradoxical embolism. This observational study aimed to investigate if the presence of a PFO was associated with an increased risk of postoperative delirium in patients undergoing primary elective hip or knee arthroplasties. METHOD: This was a prospective cohort study at a tertiary teaching hospital...
January 24, 2018: Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia, Journal Canadien D'anesthésie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29363781/advanced-hemophilic-arthropathy-sensitivity-of-soft-tissue-discrimination-with-musculoskeletal-ultrasound
#8
Annette von Drygalski, Randy E Moore, Sonha Nguyen, Richard F W Barnes, Lena M Volland, Tudor H Hughes, Jiang Du, Eric Y Chang
OBJECTIVES: Point-of-care musculoskeletal ultrasound (US) is increasingly used by hemophilia providers to guide management; however, pathologic tissue differentiation with US is uncertain. We sought to determine the extent to which point-of-care musculoskeletal US can identify and discriminate pathologic soft tissue changes in hemophilic arthropathy. METHODS: Thirty-six adult patients with hemophilia A/B were prospectively enrolled. Point-of-care musculoskeletal US examinations were performed on arthropathic joints (16 knees, 10 ankles, and 10 elbows) using standard views by a musculoskeletal US-trained and certified hematologist, who recorded abnormal intra-articular soft tissue accumulation...
January 24, 2018: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290893/ultrasound-curriculum-taught-by-first-year-medical-students-a-four-year-experience-in-tanzania
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Sean P Denny, William B Minteer, Reece T H Fenning, Sahil Aggarwal, Debora H Lee, Shella K Raja, Kaavya R Raman, Allison O Farfel, Priya A Patel, MarkLieber, Megan E Bernstein, Shadi Lahham, John C Fox
BACKGROUND: Diagnostic imaging is an integral aspect of care that is often insufficient, if not altogether absent, in rural and remote regions of low to middle income countries (LMICs) such as Tanzania. The introduction of ultrasound can significantly impact treatment in these countries due to its portability, low cost, safety, and usefulness in various medical assessments. This study reviews the implementation of a four-week ultrasound course administered annually from 2013-2016 in a healthcare professional school in Mwanza, Tanzania by first-year allopathic US medical students...
2018: World Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29260226/effect-of-cervical-pessary-on-spontaneous-preterm-birth-in-women-with-singleton-pregnancies-and-short-cervical-length-a-randomized-clinical-trial
#10
RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Gabriele Saccone, Giuseppe Maria Maruotti, Antonia Giudicepietro, Pasquale Martinelli
Importance: Spontaneous preterm birth is a major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. It is unclear if a cervical pessary can reduce the risk of spontaneous preterm delivery. Objective: To test whether in asymptomatic women with singleton pregnancies and no prior spontaneous preterm birth but with short cervical length on transvaginal ultrasound, use of a cervical pessary would reduce the rate of spontaneous preterm birth at less than 34 weeks of gestation...
December 19, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223612/predictive-value-of-focused-assessment-with-sonography-for-trauma-fast-for-laparotomy-in-unstable-polytrauma-egyptians-patients
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Adel Hamed Elbaih, Sameh T Abu-Elela
PURPOSE: The emergency physicians face significant clinical uncertainty when multiple trauma patients arrive in the emergency department (ED). The priorities for assessment and treatment of polytrauma patients are established in the primary survey. Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) is very essential clinical skill during trauma resuscitation. Use of point of care ultrasound among the trauma team working in the primary survey in emergency care settings is lacking in Suez Canal University Hospitals even ultrasound machine not available in ED...
December 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216627/a-simplified-approach-to-extravascular-lung-water-assessment-using-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-patients-with-end-stage-chronic-renal-failure-undergoing-hemodialysis
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William Beaubien-Souligny, Maxime Rhéaume, Marie-Christine Blondin, Shérine El-Barnachawy, Annik Fortier, Jean Éthier, Louis Legault, André Y Denault
BACKGROUND: Fluid overload leading to pulmonary congestion is an important issue in patients undergoing hemodialysis. This study aimed to determine if a simplified method of extravascular lung water assessment using ultrasound provided clinically relevant information. METHODS: This prospective study recruited 47 patients from a single hemodialysis center. Pulmonary ultrasound was performed before and after 2 hemodialysis sessions in 28 regions on the thorax. The B-line score was defined as the percentage regions where B-lines were present...
December 7, 2017: Blood Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180299/initial-imaging-for-pediatric-renal-tumors-an-opportunity-for-improvement
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Amanda F Saltzman, Alonso Carrasco, Jason Weinman, Mariana L Meyers, Nicholas G Cost
PURPOSE: Current Children's Oncology Group studies on renal malignancy focus on minimizing treatment side effects with a goal of decreasing long-term complications. In this series we evaluate the patterns of initial imaging in children with renal tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed records of 122 patients treated for renal tumors at our institution between 2005 and 2016. Ideal imaging was defined as cross-sectional imaging of the chest, abdomen and pelvis in a single setting without any additional ionizing radiation exposing scans...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175356/point-of-care-ultrasound-use-in-patients-with-cardiac-arrest-is-associated-prolonged-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-pauses-a-prospective-cohort-study
#14
Eben J Clattenburg, Peter Wroe, Stephen Brown, Kevin Gardner, Lia Losonczy, Amandeep Singh, Arun Nagdev
OBJECTIVE: We aim to evaluate if point-of-care ultrasound use in cardiac arrest is associated with CPR pause duration. METHODS: This is a prospective cohort study of patients with cardiac arrest (CA) presenting to an urban emergency department from July 2016 to January 2017. We collected video recordings of patients with CA in designated code rooms with video recording equipment. The CAs recordings were reviewed and coded by two abstractors. The primary outcome was the difference CPR pause duration when POCUS was and was not performed...
January 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110982/point-of-care-ultrasound-is-associated-with-decreased-length-of-stay-in-children-presenting-to-the-emergency-department-with-soft-tissue-infection
#15
Margaret J Lin, Mark Neuman, Rachel Rempell, Michael Monuteaux, Jason Levy
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is increasingly being used to differentiate cellulitis from abscess in the pediatric emergency department (ED). POCUS has also been shown to decrease length of stay (LOS) for other applications among adult patients. OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine if ED LOS differed for children presenting with skin and soft tissue infections who received POCUS versus radiology-performed ultrasound. METHODS: We performed a retrospective cohort study of children presenting to an urban pediatric ED between January 2011 and June 2013 with a diagnosis of cellulitis or abscess who underwent soft tissue ultrasound...
January 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026892/prompt-diagnosis-of-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-with-papillary-muscle-rupture-by-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-the-emergency-department
#16
Koon Ho Cheung, Colin Graham Alexander
A previously healthy 61-year-old man presented to the emergency department with chest pain and dyspnoea for 6 hours. Examination revealed distress with an apical pansystolic murmur. Initial electrocardiogram showed sinus tachycardia and ST elevation in leads II, III, and aVF compatible with an inferior ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Point-of-care echocardiography in the emergency department showed a flail anterior mitral leaflet and severe mitral regurgitation, leading to a provisional diagnosis of papillary muscle rupture...
September 2017: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024379/can-a-renal-nurse-assess-fluid-status-using-ultrasound-on-the-inferior-vena-cava-a-cross-sectional-interrater-study
#17
Ulrich Steinwandel, Nicholas Gibson, Amanda Towell, James J R Rippey, Johan Rosman
INTRODUCTION: Ultrasound of the inferior vena cava (IVC-US) has been used to estimate intravascular volume status and fluid removal during a hemodialysis session. Usually, renal nurses rely on other, imprecise methods to determine ultrafiltration. To date, no study has examined whether renal nurses can reliably perform ultrasound for volume assessment and for potential prevention of intradialytic hypotension. This pilot study aimed to determine if a renal nurse could master the skill of performing and correctly interpreting Point of Care Ultrasound on patients receiving hemodialysis...
October 11, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018630/a-versatile-ultrasound-simulation-system-for-education-and-training-in-high-fidelity-emergency-scenarios
#18
Saverio Farsoni, Luca Astolfi, Marcello Bonfe, Savino Spadaro, Carlo Alberto Volta
Point of care ultrasonography and the related focused assessment with sonography for trauma protocol, if performed by experienced physicians, is a highly sensitive examination, and specific for the detection of free fluids. Different systems and methods have been proposed for training, including simulation as one of the most efficient. This paper presents an ultrasound training system, specifically designed to be used during bedside high fidelity simulation scenarios, that could facilitate the learning process...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960319/sonographic-assessment-of-volaemia-development-and-validation-of-a-new-method-in-dogs
#19
M Cambournac, I Goy-Thollot, A Violé, C Boisvineau, C Pouzot-Nevoret, A Barthélemy
OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to describe a method for the sonographic assessment of volaemia, to determinate inter- and intra-operator variability and to assess the ability to detect blood loss after blood donation in healthy dogs. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The left kidney was identified in a spleno-renal view, and transverse views of the caudal vena cava and aorta were obtained in 12 dogs. Vessel diameters were measured in B-mode, in duplicate by two operators, and the caudal vena cava:aorta ratio was calculated...
September 27, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911978/effect-of-12-month-resistance-and-endurance-training-on-quality-quantity-and-function-of-skeletal-muscle-in-older-adults-requiring-long-term-care
#20
Akito Yoshiko, Takashi Kaji, Hiroki Sugiyama, Teruhiko Koike, Yoshiharu Oshida, Hiroshi Akima
Older adults requiring long-term care will experience age-associated deterioration of the quality and quantity of skeletal muscle if no interventions are performed. Long-term training is considered a typical intervention method and is effective for improvement of both muscle quantity and physical function. However, how such training affects muscle quality [i.e., fat-to-muscle ratio as determined by echo intensity (EI)] in older adults requiring long-term care remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a 12-month physical training intervention on the quality and quantity of skeletal muscle, physical function, and blood chemistry in older adults requiring long-term care...
September 11, 2017: Experimental Gerontology
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