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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430713/a-national-survey-of-neonatologists-barriers-and-prerequisites-to-introduce-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-neonatal-icus
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Hussnain S Mirza, Gregory Logsdon, Anoop Pulickal, Mark Stephens, Rajan Wadhawan
Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound refers to the use of portable imaging. Although POC ultrasound is widely available to the neonatologists in Australia and Europe, neonatologists in the United States report limited availability. Our objective was to seek the US neonatologists' perception of barriers and prerequisites in adopting POC ultrasound in neonatal intensive care units. An online survey link was sent via e-mail to 3000 neonatologists included in the database maintained by the American Academy of Pediatrics...
April 20, 2017: Ultrasound Quarterly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419618/correspondence-response-to-letter-to-the-editor-ultrasound-assisted-lumbar-puncture-on-infants-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Michael Gorn
We would like to thank our reader for his/her interest in our work and continuing support of point-of-care ultrasound in pediatric emergency medicine. Our study was conducted at a large academic emergency department with pediatrics and emergency medicine residents, nurse practitioners who function at or above the level of a senior resident (PGY-3 and 4), and pediatric emergency fellows who function as attending physicians. As a routine, all initial lumbar puncture (LP) attempts are made by learners. This article is protected by copyright...
April 17, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416252/hydroceles-not-just-for-men
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Danielle Biggs, Amy Patwa, Steve Gohsler
BACKGROUND: Hydroceles develop in females through the canal of Nuck. This canal is formed when the processes vaginalis fails to obliterate during development. The canal of Nuck can lead to the formation of not only hydroceles, but hernias as well. Although physicians typically think of hydroceles occurring in males, on rare occasions, they do occur in females because of this defect. They are often mistaken for incarcerated hernias, making ultrasound an excellent tool to distinguish between them and guide further treatment...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412493/the-clinical-impact-and-prevalence-of-emergency-point-of-care-ultrasound-a-prospective-multicentre-study
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Xavier Bobbia, Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Christophe Pradeilles, Chloé Hudson, Laurent Muller, Pierre Géraud Claret, Marc Leone, Jean-Emmanuel de La Coussaye
OBJECTIVE: The main objectives of our study were to evaluate the prevalence of emergency point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) use and to assess the impact of POCUS on: diagnostic, therapeutic, patient-orientation and imaging practices. METHODS: This was a one-day, prospective, observational study carried out across multiple centres. Fifty emergency departments (EDs) recorded all POCUS performed over a 24h period. The prevalence of POCUS was defined as the number of POCUS/number of patients seen in all units...
April 12, 2017: Anaesthesia, Critical Care & Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383844/-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-emergency-department-a-case-report-of-acute-dyspnea-during-pregnancy
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L Marissiaux, M Gensburger, A Tromba, B Duysinx, P Meunier, V D'Orio, A Ghuysen
On the basis of the case report of a pregnant woman with acute pleuritis, this article describes the diagnostic modalities of dyspnea during pregnancy. The utility and effectiveness of bedside ultrasound examination by the emergency physician («POCUS») are reviewed in view of recent literature data. The ultrasound in this case is considered to be the extension of physical examination aiming at providing answers with immediate clinical relevance.
July 2016: Revue Médicale de Liège
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28357139/effect-of-focused-bedside-ultrasonography-in-hypotensive-patients-on-the-clinical-decision-of-emergency-physicians
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M Ikbal Sasmaz, Faruk Gungor, Ramazan Guven, K Can Akyol, Nalan Kozaci, Mustafa Kesapli
We assessed the effect of focused point of care ultrasound (POCUS) used for critical nontraumatic hypotensive patients presenting to the emergency department of our hospital on the clinical decisions of the physicians and whether it led to the modification of the treatment modality. This prospective clinical study was conducted at the Emergency Department of Antalya Training and Research Hospital. Nontraumatic patients aged 18 and older who presented to our emergency department and whose systolic blood pressure was <100 mmHg or shock index (heart rate/systolic blood pressure) was >1 were included in the study...
2017: Emergency Medicine International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28355246/search-8es-a-novel-point-of-care-ultrasound-protocol-for-patients-with-chest-pain-dyspnea-or-symptomatic-hypotension-in-the-emergency-department
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Jung Hwan Ahn, Jin Jeon, Hong-Chuen Toh, Vicki Elizabeth Noble, Jun Su Kim, Young Sik Kim, Han Ho Do, Young Rock Ha
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to evaluate a problem-oriented focused torso bedside ultrasound protocol termed "Sonographic Evaluation of Aetiology for Respiratory difficulty, Chest pain, and/or Hypotension" (SEARCH 8Es) for its ability to narrow differential diagnoses and increase physicians' diagnostic confidence, and its diagnostic accuracy, for patients presenting with dyspnea, chest pain, or symptomatic hypotension. METHODS: This single-center prospective observational study was conducted over 12 months in an emergency department and included 308 patients (184 men and 124 women; mean age, 67...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353530/cranium-penetrating-mass-detected-by-ultrasound-expedited-management-of-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
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Brian Morgan, Hsien Lee Lau, Sharon Yellin
A 6-year-old boy presented to the pediatric emergency department with a unilateral 5 × 3-cm superficial mass on the postauricular region growing for 1 month. Point-of-care ultrasound was used to evaluate the mass, which revealed a complex cystic mass penetrating the temporal bone. After confirmatory magnetic resonance imaging, the patient was transferred for neurosurgical evaluation, and the tumor was excised. Pathology revealed Langerhans cell histiocytosis.
April 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28353529/an-infant-diagnosed-with-hydrocephalus-by-point-of-care-ultrasound
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Susan K Yaeger, Jennifer R Marin
Point-of-care ultrasound has become a valuable tool for pediatric emergency physicians, with an increasing number of indications being described. In this case presentation, we demonstrate the use of point-of-care ultrasound in the pediatric emergency department to diagnose ventriculomegaly in an infant presenting with a seizure.
April 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342574/ultrasound-findings-in-tension-pneumothorax-a-case-report
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Maxine Inocencio, Jeannine Childs, Mikaela L Chilstrom, Kristin Berona
BACKGROUND: Delayed recognition of tension pneumothorax can lead to a mortality of 31% to 91%. However, the classic physical examination findings of tracheal deviation and distended neck veins are poorly sensitive in the diagnosis of tension pneumothorax. Point-of-care ultrasound is accurate in identifying the presence of pneumothorax, but sonographic findings of tension pneumothorax are less well described. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 21-year-old man with sudden-onset left-sided chest pain...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341982/pocket-sized-point-of-care-cardiac-ultrasound-devices-role-in-the-emergency-department
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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...
March 24, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336237/point-of-care-ultrasound-sonographic-posterior-fat-pad-sign-a%C3%A2-case-report-and-brief-literature-review
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Yoshito Okumura, Nestor Maldonado, Kyle Lennon, Bryan McCarty, Philipp Underwood, Mathew Nelson
BACKGROUND: Diagnosis of elbow fracture can sometimes be difficult with plain radiography due to overlapping bones, growth plates, and maturing bones in the pediatric population. The radiographic posterior fat pad (PFP) sign is one of the frequently referenced indirect signs of an occult elbow fracture. This sign can be falsely negative if the sign is subtle, and can be falsely positive when the position of the elbow is not flexed at 90 degrees. CASE REPORT: We discuss a case in which sonographic PFP sign helped to diagnose an elbow fracture...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291128/the-use-of-ultrasound-in-obstetric-anesthesia
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Carolyn F Weiniger, Limor Sharoni
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review considers an array of recent applications for point-of-care ultrasound in clinical practice including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures that may be relevant for the obstetric anesthesiologist. The rapid advancement of technology and clinical applications for bedside ultrasound in obstetric anesthesiology requires an appraisal of the limitations and uses. RECENT FINDINGS: The review presents the most recent literature describing ultrasound-guided airway assessments, airway management, cricothyroidotomy, transthoracic echocardiography, gastric volume assessments, point-of-care lung ultrasound diagnoses, intracranial pressure assessments, vascular access, neuraxial blocks, and transversus abdominis plane blocks...
March 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284770/point-of-care-ultrasonography-to-assist-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-subluxation-of-the-radial-head-in-pediatric-patients-a-case-series
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Faruk Güngör, Taylan Kılıç
BACKGROUND: A subluxation of the radial head (SRH) is a clinical condition that commonly occurs in children under 6 years of age. History and physical examination findings typically include a child who presents with an elbow held in extension and with forearm pronation, after having suffered significant longitudinal traction on the arm, or after a fall on an outstretched hand. The diagnosis is often clinically obvious. The injury responds dramatically to closed reduction, and usually no imaging is required...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284769/sustainable-resuscitation-ultrasound-education-in-a-low-resource-environment-the-kumasi-experience
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Chelsea A Tafoya, Matthew J Tafoya, Maxwell Osei-Ampofo, Rockefeller A Oteng, Torben K Becker
BACKGROUND: Point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) is an increasingly important tool for emergency physicians and has become a standard component of emergency medicine residency training in high-income countries. Cardiopulmonary ultrasound (CPUS) is emerging as an effective way to quickly and accurately assess patients who present to the emergency department with shock and dyspnea. Use of POCUS, including CPUS, is also becoming more prevalent in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs); however, formal ultrasound training for emergency medicine resident physicians in these settings is not widely available...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28282364/lung-ultrasound-for-the-regional-anesthesiologist-and-acute-pain-specialist
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Stephen C Haskins, Ban C Tsui, Jemiel A Nejim, Christopher L Wu, Jan Boublik
In this article, we discuss the emerging role of lung point-of-care ultrasonography for regional anesthesiologists and pain management specialists. Lung ultrasonography is a well-established clinical tool that is used on a routine basis in emergency rooms and critical care units internationally to evaluate patients with respiratory distress; however, its benefits to the regional anesthesiologist and pain specialist are not as well known and are practiced less frequently. This review article covers the clinical evidence in support of lung point-of-care ultrasonography as a rapid and superior tool to traditional imaging modalities such as chest radiography and fluoroscopy...
May 2017: Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279544/inferior-vena-cava-filter-limb-fracture-with-embolization-to-the-right-ventricle
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Bradley S Jackson, Mykel Sepula, Jared T Marx, Chad M Cannon
BACKGROUND: Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter and filter limb embolization is a known phenomenon, with a prevalence of up to 25% for certain filter types. Most commonly, the site of embolization is to the heart. Point-of-care ultrasound is an easily accessible imaging modality that should be utilized when considering IVC filter complications. CASE REPORT: A 28-year-old woman with a history of metastatic sarcoma and IVC filter placement for deep venous thrombosis presented to the Emergency Department (ED) for chest pain...
March 6, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268119/effects-of-student-performed-point-of-care-ultrasound-on-physician-diagnosis-and-management-of-patients-in-the-emergency-department
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Daniel S Udrea, Andrew Sumnicht, Deanna Lo, Logan Villarreal, Stephanie Gondra, Richard Chyan, Audra Wisham, Vi Am Dinh
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing integration of ultrasound training into medical education, there is an inadequate body of research demonstrating the benefits and practicality of medical student-performed point-of-care ultrasound (SP-POCUS) in the clinical setting. OBJECTIVES: The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects that SP-POCUS can have on physician diagnosis and management of patients in the emergency department, with a secondary purpose of evaluating the diagnostic accuracy of SP-POCUS...
March 3, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256349/ultrasound-assisted-removal-of-a-fishbone-stuck-in-a-tongue-in-the-emergency-department
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David Kanon, Paige Skinner, William A Kennedy, Angela R Cirilli
BACKGROUND: Foreign body (FB) impaction in the oropharyngeal region-and specifically the tongue-is a common problem in the emergency department that often requires specialty consultation and admission for operative intervention. Over the years, the use of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has increased ease and success of FB removal in other anatomic regions, but is only rarely reported for extraction of FB from the tongue outside of the operating room. CASE REPORT: This case demonstrates a unique case of ultrasound-guided removal of a fishbone from the tongue in the emergency department after blind attempts failed...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28255470/ultrasound-utility-in-the-diagnosis-of-a-morel-lavall%C3%A3-e-lesion
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Scott LaTulip, Rameshwar R Rao, Alan Sielaff, Nik Theyyunni, John Burkhardt
Morel-Lavallée lesions are uncommon injuries that can be associated with significant comorbidities if not detected early. Rapid diagnosis in the Emergency Department could significantly improve patient outcomes. We describe the diagnosis of such a lesion through the use of ultrasound imaging in the Emergency Department to utilize a fast, cost-effective imaging technique that does not subject the patient to radiation exposure. Our patient received surgical consultation but improved with conservative management...
2017: Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
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