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ORIGINAL ARTICLE • Lung Ultrasound Training and Evaluation for Proficiency Among Physicians in a Low-Resource Setting

Lung ultrasound (LUS) is an effective tool to evaluate patients with dyspnea in the emergency department (ED). While a systematic review of LUS training recommended a three-step approach of teaching theoretical knowledge ......
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MULTIMODALITY IMAGING DOPPLER DILEMMAS • Pacemaker Lead–Induced Tricuspid Valve Stenosis?

Tricuspid valve (TV) stenosis (TS) is a rare condition and occurs in about 2.4% of cases of primary TV disease. Most commonly, it is caused from rheumatic disease. Endocarditis and large right atrial tumor are other causes of TS ......
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CLINICAL FOCUS REVIEW • Point-of-care Ultrasound in Cardiac Arrest

Point-of-care ultrasound – an established reliable bedside diagnostic modality for the differentiation of shock – is increasingly used during the management of cardiac arrest. Various resuscitation guidelines advocate for the role of point-of-care ultrasound in cardiac arrest ......
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VALVULAR HEART DISEASE • Natural History of Moderate Aortic Stenosis with Preserved and Low Ejection Fraction

The authors of this study sought to evaluate if moderate AS is associated with increased mortality in comparison with propensity-matched patients, stratified by ejection fraction (EF), and transaortic gradient, which potentially may justify AV replacement by TAVR ......
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BRIEF RESEARCH COMMUNICATION • The Impact of Norepinephrine on Myocardial Perfusion in Critical Illness

Myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) is a well-validated method of qualitative and quantitative assessment of myocardial perfusion in the non-critically ill. Therefore, the authors' goal was to investigate whether MCE can be used to assess norepinephrine-related perfusion abnormalities ......
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RESEARCH • Lung Ultrasound in a Tertiary Intensive Care Unit Population: A Diagnostic Accuracy Study

Etiology of respiratory failure in ICU patients include cardiogenic pulmonary edema (CPE), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), atelectasis, and pneumonia . Chest X-ray and thoracic computed tomography (CT) are still the most common diagnostic modalities of ICU patients with respiratory failu...
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE • Results from a Spanish National Survey on the Application of Ultrasound in Pulmonology Services

While ultrasound use initially started for guidance during pleural procedures, over time it has proven useful in the assessment of the lung parenchyma, diaphragm, and chest wall. Therefore, it has become a basic first-line tool to establish a differential diagnosis in patients with dyspnea......
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EDUCATIONAL AND CLINICAL PRACTICE ORIGINAL RESEARCH • Bedside Abdominal Ultrasound in Evaluating Nasogastric Tube Placement

Nasogastric tube (NGT) is commonly used in daily clinical practice for a variety of indications such as administration of enteral nutrition and medications, gastric decompression, irrigation, and diagnostic procedures. Chest radiograph has several disadvantages such as a source of irradiation, time-...
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CASE REPORT • Novel Role of Focused Airway Ultrasound in Early Airway Assessment of Suspected Laryngeal Trauma.

Laryngeal injuries, which are rare, are often undiagnosed in the initial evaluation of the trauma patient. Delayed recognition and intervention may lead to serious complications, including death due to upper airway obstruction ......
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BRIEF RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS • Improved Thrombus Assessment by Transesophageal Echocardiography: The DOLOP (Detection of Left Atrial Appendage Thrombosis Utilizing Optison) Study

Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is an essential clinical tool to assess for thrombus in the left atrial appendage (LAA) prior to cardioversion or ablation in the setting of atrial fibrillation (AF) or flutter ......
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