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REVIEW ARTICLE/BRIEF REVIEW • Echocardiography Findings in Amniotic Fluid Embolism: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Amniotic fluid embolism (AFE) – one of the leading causes of maternal death in high-income countries – is a rare clinical syndrome reported to complicate one to eight per 100,000 pregnancies with a mortality rate between 20% and 60%. Presentation includes profound maternal hypotension (with or ...
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE • Exploratory Study to Assess Feasibility of Intracerebral Hemorrhage Detection by Point of Care Cranial Ultrasound.

Use of ultrasound for detection of intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) using diagnostic high end transcranial color-coded duplex machines has been only limited studied. There is no published literature on imaging techniques and parenchymal topography for cranial B mode imaging. Studies assessing feasibil...
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE • Retrospective Analysis of the Diagnostic Accuracy of Lung Ultrasound for Pulmonary Embolism in Patients with and without Pleuritic Chest Pain

Pleuritic chest pain – sharp chest pain exacerbated by breathing or coughing – is a common presenting symptom in the emergency department (ED) and requires a careful differential diagnosis between benign conditions such as musculoskeletal pain, and more serious diseases like pulmonary embolism (...
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RESEARCH • Doppler Study of Portal Vein and Renal Venous Velocity Predict the Appropriate Fluid Response to Diuretic in ICU: A Prospective Observational Echocardiographic Evaluation.

There has been a growing interest in the diagnosis and treatment of fluid overload and venous congestion in recent years. Fluid overload implies peripheral edema but also could result in pulmonary edema and venous congestion, which can alter tissue perfusion.  Several studies have shown an associat...
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CASE REPORT • A Simple Algorithm for Differential Diagnosis in Hemodynamic Shock Based on Left Ventricle Outflow Tract Velocity–Time Integral Measurement: A Case Series

Pericardial effusions represent a clinical spectrum of disease ranging from asymptomatic to obstructive shock and can be the etiology of nonspecific cardiopulmonary symptoms, unrecognized shock, and abrupt clinical deterioration. Therefore, identification of pericardial effusion remains challengin...
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Unexpected Vascular Ultrasound Findings Prompting Hemodynamic Management in an Infant in Respiratory Failure

Often, use of point-of-care ultrasound modalities at the patient bedside is dichotomized into diagnostic versus procedural ultrasound. However, as described in this case, it is important to recognize the crossover that can occur in procedural ultrasound and the potential for making diagnostic discov...
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Effect of an Ultrasound-First Clinical Decision (CD) Tool in Emergency Department Patients with Suspected Nephrolithiasis: A Randomized Trial

The author concluded that implementation of the US-first CDS tool resulted in lower CT use for ED patients with suspected nephrolithiasis, and promoted US use without increasing costs, ED revisits, or additional CT scans performed during ED revisits......
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CASE STUDY • ‘Hydro-point’ – The Forgotten and Unspoken Entity in Hydropneumothorax

Lung point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) showed hydro-point, dynamic air–fluid interface (DAFI) sign and a characteristic triple sign, namely barcode sign/stratosphere sign, hydro-point and sinusoidal pattern in right lung. These features are seen in effusive pneumothorax......
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ORIGINAL RESEARCH • Diagnostic Utility of Point of Care Ultrasound in Identifying Cervical Spine Injury in Emergency Settings

CT scan has emerged as a good screening tool in C-spine injury due to its high negative predictive value. However, in a hemodynamically unstable trauma patient, many clinical guidelines do not recommend CT scan, which results in delayed clearance of C-spine in these unstable patients.......
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