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Rafael Frederico Bruns, Cinthia Manzano Menegatti, Wellington P Martins, Edward Araujo Júnior
AIM: To determine the applicability of pocket ultrasound as a complementary method for clinical evaluation during the first trimester of pregnancy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted with 86 pregnant women attended in an emergency. The same operator performed the first examination with pocket device Vscan (General Electric, Vingmed Ultrasound, Horten, Norway) and then repeated the exam using a traditional handset high resolution Voluson 730 Expert (General Electric Healthcare Ultrasound, Milwaukee, WI, USA)...
September 2015: Medical Ultrasonography
Konrad Friedrich Stock, Bettina Klein, Dominik Steubl, Christian Lersch, Uwe Heemann, Stefan Wagenpfeil, Florian Eyer, Dir-Andre Clevert
PURPOSE: Time savings and clinical accuracy of a new miniature ultrasound device was investigated utilizing comparison with conventional high-end ultrasound instruments. Our objective was to determine appropriate usage and limitations of this diagnostic tool in internal medicine. METHODS: We investigated 28 patients from the internal-medicine department. Patients were examined with the Acuson P10 portable device and a Sonoline Antares instrument in a cross-over design...
October 2015: Abdominal Imaging
Mariana Mirabel, David Celermajer, Anne-Sophie Beraud, Xavier Jouven, Eloi Marijon, Albert A Hagège
Focused cardiac ultrasound (FCU) has emerged in recent years and has created new possibilities in the clinical assessment of patients both in and out of hospital. The increasing portability of echocardiographic devices, with some now only the size of a smartphone, has widened the spectrum of potential indications and users, from the senior cardiologist to the medical student. However, many issues still need to be addressed, especially the acknowledgment of the advantages and limitations of using such devices for FCU, and the extent of training required in this rapidly evolving field...
March 2015: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
Douglas L Miller, Chunyan Dou, Krishnan Raghavendran
Pulmonary ultrasound examination has become routine for diagnosis in many clinical and point-of-care medical settings. However, the phenomenon of pulmonary capillary hemorrhage (PCH) induction during diagnostic ultrasound imaging presents a poorly understood risk factor. PCH was observed in anesthetized rats exposed to 1.5-, 4.5- and 12.0-MHz diagnostic ultrasound to investigate the frequency dependence of PCH thresholds. PCH was detected in the ultrasound images as growing comet tail artifacts and was assessed using photographs of the surface of excised lungs...
June 2015: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Matthew Keys, Beatrice Z Sim, Ogilvie Thom, Matthew J Tunbridge, Adrian G Barnett, John F Fraser
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Ultrasound is a common and necessary part of acute care medicine, but may present an infection risk to patients secondary to transfer of infectious agents between patients. Our primary objective was to detect blood contamination on ultrasound equipment in emergency departments (EDs) and intensive care units. Secondary objectives included detection of microbial contamination and determination of factors associated with contamination. DESIGN AND SETTING: We tested ultrasound equipment used in five EDs and five ICUs for blood and microbial contamination, and collated and analysed contamination data using tables and multiple logistic regression...
March 2015: Critical Care and Resuscitation: Journal of the Australasian Academy of Critical Care Medicine
Armand Mekontso Dessap, Chloe Jansen, Florence Boissier, Keyvan Razazi, Nicolas de Prost, Gaël Michaud, Florence Cizeau, David Ducellier, Shariq Abid, Jean-Winoc Decousser, Christian Brun-Buisson
Contamination of a point-of-care ultrasound system (POCUS) mainly involved electrocardiography accessories and included pathogenic microorganisms. The use of a glass-sealed control panel significantly facilitated its cleaning and reduced its bacterial contamination compared with a standard control panel. Overall hand hygiene compliance during examinations with POCUS was poor.
December 2014: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
G E Chalouhi, V Bernardi, Y Ville
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2015: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
M E Sellars, A Deganello, P S Sidhu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2014: Ultraschall in der Medizin
Alyssa Abo, Kenneth Kelley, Nathan Kuppermann, Seric Cusick
Ultrasound is gaining momentum for use in the pediatric emergency department. It is important to understand the fundamentals of ultrasound equipment as it relates to pediatric emergency medicine.
March 2011: Pediatric Emergency Care
Robert Dalla Pozza, Markus Loeff, Rainer Kozlik-Feldmann, Heinrich Netz
BACKGROUND: The aims of this study were to determine the usefulness of hand-carried ultrasound devices in pediatric cardiology and to compare the performance of three different hand-carried ultrasound devices in a pediatric cardiology outpatient clinic and intensive care unit. METHODS: One hundred ten patients (49 male; mean age, 6.4 ± 5.2 years; range 0.1-38 years) with congenital heart defects or innocent heart murmurs were examined using Siemens Acuson P10, Siemens Acuson P50, and Philips CX 50 systems...
December 2010: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
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