Volume 5 Supplement 1

Topics in emergency abdominal ultrasonography

Research

Edited by Luca Brunese and Antonio Pinto

Publication of this suppement has been funded by the University of Molise, Universiy of Siena, University of Cagliari, University of Ferrara and University of Turin. The Supplement Editors declare that they have no competing interests.

  1. Research

    Sources of error in emergency ultrasonography

    To evaluate the common sources of diagnostic errors in emergency ultrasonography.

    Antonio Pinto, Fabio Pinto, Angela Faggian, Giuseppe Rubini, Ferdinando Caranci, Luca Macarini, Eugenio Annibale Genovese and Luca Brunese

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S1

    Published on: 15 July 2013

  2. Research

    US detection of renal and ureteral calculi in patients with suspected renal colic

    The purpose of this study was to determine whether the color Doppler twinkling sign could be considered as an additional diagnostic feature of small renal lithiasis (_5mm).

    Gianfranco Vallone, Giuseppina Napolitano, Paolo Fonio, Gabriele Antinolfi, Antonio Romeo, Luca Macarini, Eugenio Annibale Genovese and Luca Brunese

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S3

    Published on: 15 July 2013

  3. Research

    Gastrointestinal perforation: ultrasonographic diagnosis

    Gastrointestinal tract perforations can occur for various causes such as peptic ulcer, inflammatory disease, blunt or penetrating trauma, iatrogenic factors, foreign body or a neoplasm that require an early re...

    FF Coppolino, G Gatta, G Di Grezia, A Reginelli, F Iacobellis, G Vallone, M Giganti and EA Genovese

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S4

    Published on: 15 July 2013

  4. Research

    Sigmoid diverticulitis: US findings

    Acute diverticulitis (AD) results from inflammation of a colonic diverticulum. It is the most common cause of acute left lower-quadrant pain in adults and represents a common reason for acute hospitalization, ...

    Maria Antonietta Mazzei, Nevada Cioffi Squitieri, Susanna Guerrini, Amato Antonio Stabile Ianora, Lucio Cagini, Luca Macarini, Melchiore Giganti and Luca Volterrani

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S5

    Published on: 15 July 2013

  5. Research

    The role of US examination in the management of acute abdomen

    Acute abdomen is a medical emergency, in which there is sudden and severe pain in abdomen of recent onset with accompanying signs and symptoms that focus on an abdominal involvement. It can represent a wide sp...

    Maria Antonietta Mazzei, Susanna Guerrini, Nevada Cioffi Squitieri, Lucio Cagini, Luca Macarini, Francesco Coppolino, Melchiore Giganti and Luca Volterrani

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S6

    Published on: 15 July 2013

  6. Research

    Intestinal Ischemia: US-CT findings correlations

    Intestinal ischemia is an abdominal emergency that accounts for approximately 2% of gastrointestinal illnesses. It represents a complex of diseases caused by impaired blood perfusion to the small and/or large ...

    A Reginelli, EA Genovese, S Cappabianca, F Iacobellis, D Berritto, P Fonio, F Coppolino and R Grassi

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S7

    Published on: 15 July 2013

  7. Research

    US in the assessment of acute scrotum

    The acute scrotum is a medical emergency . The acute scrotum is defined as scrotal pain, swelling, and redness of acute onset. Scrotal abnormalities can be divided into three groups , which are extra-testicula...

    Alfredo D’Andrea, Francesco Coppolino, Elviro Cesarano, Anna Russo, Salvatore Cappabianca, Eugenio Annibale Genovese, Paolo Fonio and Luca Macarini

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S8

    Published on: 15 July 2013

  8. Research

    Contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in blunt abdominal trauma

    In the assessment of polytrauma patient, an accurate diagnostic study protocol with high sensitivity and specificity is necessary. Computed Tomography (CT) is the standard reference in the emergency for evalua...

    Lucio Cagini, Sabrina Gravante, Corrado Maria Malaspina, Elviro Cesarano, Melchiorre Giganti, Alberto Rebonato, Paolo Fonio and Michele Scialpi

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S9

    Published on: 15 July 2013

  9. Research

    Abdominal vascular emergencies: US and CT assessment

    Acute vascular emergencies can arise from direct traumatic injury to the vessel or be spontaneous (non-traumatic).

    Eugenio Annibale Genovese, Paolo Fonio, Chiara Floridi, Monica Macchi, Anna Maccaferri, Antonio Amato Stabile Ianora, Lucio Cagini and Gianpaolo Carrafiello

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S10

    Published on: 15 July 2013

  10. Research

    Ultrasonography (US) in the assessment of pediatric non traumatic gastrointestinal emergencies

    Non traumatic gastrointestinal emergencies in the children and neonatal patient is a dilemma for the radiologist in the emergencies room and they presenting characteristics ultrasound features on the longitudi...

    Paolo Fonio, Francesco Coppolino, Anna Russo, Alfredo D’Andrea, Antonella Giannattasio, Alfonso Reginelli, Roberto Grassi and Eugenio Annibale Genovese

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2013 5(Suppl 1):S12

    Published on: 15 July 2013