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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29235731/collaborative-model-for-training-and-credentialing-point-of-care-ultrasound-6-year-experience-and-quality-outcomes
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Carolynne J Cormack, Peter R Coombs, Kate E Guskich, Gabriel E Blecher, Neil Goldie, Ronnie Ptasznik
INTRODUCTION: Point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) is a rapidly growing area, providing physicians with a valuable diagnostic tool for patient assessment. This paper describes a collaborative model, utilising radiology department ultrasound expertise, to train and credential physicians in PoCUS. A 6-year experience of the implementation and outcomes of the programme established within the emergency departments of a large, multi-campus hospital network are presented. METHODS: A collaborative model was initially developed and implemented between radiology and emergency departments...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223689/point-of-care-hip-ultrasound-in-a-pediatric-emergency-department
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Christopher I Cruz, Rebecca L Vieira, Rebekah C Mannix, Michael C Monuteaux, Jason A Levy
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 1, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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...
November 23, 2017: Chinese Journal of Traumatology, Zhonghua Chuang Shang za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29182210/the-role-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-intra-abdominal-hypertension-management
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Bruno M Pereira, Renato G Pereira, Robert Wise, Gavin Sugrue, Tanya L Zachrison, Alcir E Dorigatti, Rossano K Fiorelli, Manu L N G Malbrain
BACKGROUND: Intra-abdominal hypertension is a common complication in critically ill patients. Recently the Abdominal Compartment Society (WSACS) developed a medical management algorithm with a stepwise approach according to the evolution of the intra-abdominal pressure and aiming to keep IAP ≤ 15 mm Hg. With the increased use of ultrasound as a bedside modality in both emergency and critical care patients, we hypothesized that ultrasound could be used as an adjuvant point-of-care tool during IAH management...
November 28, 2017: Anaesthesiology Intensive Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29180495/handheld-echocardiography-current-state-and-future-perspectives
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Mohammed A Chamsi-Pasha, Partho P Sengupta, William A Zoghbi
Echocardiography is the primary imaging modality for diagnosing cardiac conditions. Over the past 2 decades, technological advancements have resulted in the emergence of miniaturized handheld ultrasound equipment that is compact and battery operated, and handheld echocardiography can be readily performed at the point of care with reasonable image quality. The simplicity of use, availability at the patient's bedside, easy transportability, and relatively low cost have encouraged physicians to use these devices for prompt medical decision making...
November 28, 2017: Circulation
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
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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...
November 23, 2017: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29174452/diagnosing-centrally-located-pulmonary-embolisms-in-the-emergency-department-using-point-of-care-ultrasound
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Kristin H Dwyer, Joshua S Rempell, Michael B Stone
OBJECTIVE: The study objective was to investigate the combined accuracy of right heart strain on focused cardiac ultrasound (FOCUS) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) on compression ultrasound (CUS) for identification of centrally located pulmonary embolism (PE) diagnosed on computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA). METHODS: This was a prospective observational study using a convenience sample of patients undergoing CTPA in the emergency department (ED) for evaluation of PE...
November 14, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162442/utility-of-common-bile-duct-measurement-in-emergency-department-point-of-care-ultrasound-a-prospective-study
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Shadi Lahham, Brent A Becker, Abdulatif Gari, Steven Bunch, Maili Alvarado, Craig L Anderson, Eric Viquez, Sophia C Spann, John C Fox
BACKGROUND: Measurement of the common bile duct (CBD) is considered a fundamental component of biliary point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS), but can be technically challenging. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to determine whether CBD diameter contributes to the diagnosis of complicated biliary pathology in emergency department (ED) patients with normal laboratory values and no abnormal biliary POCUS findings aside from cholelithiasis. METHODS: We performed a prospective, observational study of adult ED patients undergoing POCUS of the right upper quadrant (RUQ) and serum laboratory studies for suspected biliary pathology...
November 18, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159006/the-sound-games-introducing-gamification-into-stanford-s-orientation-on-emergency-ultrasound
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Viveta Lobo, Andrew Q Stromberg, Peter Rosston
Point-of-care ultrasound is a critical component of graduate medical training in emergency medicine. Innovation in ultrasound teaching methods is greatly needed to keep up with a changing medical landscape. A field-wide trend promoting simulation and technology-enhanced learning is underway in an effort to improve patient care, as well as patient safety. In an effort to both motivate students and increase their skill retention, training methods are shifting towards a friendly competition model and are gaining popularity nationwide...
September 18, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144490/neonatal-lung-ultrasound-exam-guidelines
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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/29142797/cervical-funneling-potential-pitfall-of-point-of-care-pelvic-ultrasound
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Lori A Stolz, Richard Amini, Elaine H Situ-LaCasse, Faryal Shareef, Heather A Reed, Srikar Adhikari
Though point-of-care ultrasound applications continue to expand, there are findings that are not within the scope of emergency ultrasound. It is important for emergency physicians to be aware of incidental findings that can be identified on comprehensive ultrasounds performed by other imaging departments in order to fully understand the limitations of bedside ultrasound. In this case, a gravid patient presented to the emergency department with pelvic cramping and vaginal bleeding. Point-of-care transabdominal pelvic ultrasound examination was performed and demonstrated cervical funneling...
September 3, 2017: Curēus
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/29124412/evaluation-of-a-short-formation-on-the-performance-of-point-of-care-renal-ultrasound-performed-by-physicians-without-previous-ultrasound-skills-prospective-observational-study
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François Javaudin, François Mounier, Philippe Pes, Idriss Arnaudet, Frédéric Vignaud, Eric Frampas, Philippe Le Conte
BACKGROUND: Point-of-Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) is recommended by emergency medicine societies for the detection of hydronephrosis. Training of certified Emergency Physicians (EP) without prior ultrasound experience remains debated. We investigate performance of a brief training session for the detection of hydronephrosis with PoCUS performed by EP without previous ultrasound experience. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational study of a convenience sample of patients older than 18 years with presumed renal colic, acute pyelonephritis or documented acute renal failure...
November 9, 2017: Critical Ultrasound Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122375/blunt-traumatic-axillary-artery-truncation-in-the-absence-of-associated-fracture
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Emily Bokser, William Caputo, Barry Hahn, Josh Greenstein
BACKGROUND: Axillary artery injuries can be associated with both proximal humeral fractures (Naouli et al., 2016; Ng et al., 2016) [1,2] as well as shoulder dislocations (Leclerc et al., 2017; Karnes et al., 2016) [3,4]. We report a rare case of an isolated axillary artery truncation following blunt trauma without any associated fracture or dislocation. CASE REPORT: A 58-year-old male presented to the emergency department for evaluation after falling on his outstretched right arm...
October 7, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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
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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...
October 27, 2017: Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098123/point-of-care-ultrasound-diagnosis-of-a-massive-thoracoabdominal-aortic-aneurysm
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Allison M Yee, Cyrus V Etebari, Srikar Adhikari, Richard Amini
This report highlights an atypical presentation of extensive thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm with intramural hematoma and transient paralysis of the lower extremities. Clinical suspicion for aortic pathology prompted a point of care ultrasound of the heart and aorta, which demonstrated a thoracic and abdominal aortic aneurysm with intraluminal pathology. Consultation and transfer to a tertiary care facility was based solely on the emergency physician's ultrasound. Subsequent computed tomography (CT) imaging confirmed the ultrasound findings and discovered a left common iliac artery thrombosis consistent with the patient's presentation...
August 26, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095776/previous-looks-may-be-deceiving-point-of-care-ultrasound-to-diagnose-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy-despite-a-previously-normal-echocardiogram
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Christopher Woll, Lei Chen
We describe a case of a 17-year-old boy presenting to the emergency department following a presyncopal episode with exertion. His medical history is significant for a murmur, which was determined to be benign in nature after a normal echocardiogram at 12 years of age. His workup in the emergency department included an electrocardiogram, which was significant for left ventricular hypertrophy, and a point-of-care ultrasound, which was significant for severe concentric left ventricular hypertrophy with diastolic dysfunction consistent with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy...
November 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095775/vaginal-foreign-bodies-the-potential-role-of-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-the-pediatric-emergency-department
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Isabel Theresia Gross, Antonio Riera
Transabdominal point-of-care ultrasound may be a helpful tool during the evaluation of children with suspected vaginal foreign bodies. We discuss the case of an 11-year-old girl presenting after having placed a pen into her vagina. The patient attempted to remove the pen, but there was concern the cap may have been retained in the vagina. Point-of-care ultrasound findings confirmed a retained pen cap that was subsequently removed by pediatric surgery. We discuss the role of transabdominal point-of-care ultrasound for the detection of vaginal foreign bodies in pediatric patients...
November 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092966/use-of-emergency-department-point-of-care-ultrasound-in-a-case-of-cholecystitis
#20
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
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