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  1. Original article

    The Assessment of Competency in Thoracic Sonography (ACTS) scale: validation of a tool for point-of-care ultrasound

    The rapid adoption of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has created a need to develop assessment tools to ensure that learners can competently use these technologies. In this study, the authors developed and te...

    Scott J. Millington, Robert T. Arntfield, Robert Jie Guo, Seth Koenig, Pierre Kory, Vicki Noble, Haney Mallemat and Jordan R. Schoenherr

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:25

    Published on: 22 November 2017

  2. Short communication

    Evaluation of a short formation on the performance of point-of-care renal ultrasound performed by physicians without previous ultrasound skills: prospective observational study

    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 ...

    François Javaudin, François Mounier, Philippe Pes, Idriss Arnaudet, Frédéric Vignaud, Eric Frampas and Philippe Le Conte

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:23

    Published on: 9 November 2017

  3. Review

    Point-of-care transcranial Doppler by intensivists

    In the unconscious patient, there is a diagnostic void between the neurologic physical exam, and more invasive, costly and potentially harmful investigations. Transcranial color-coded sonography and two-dimens...

    Vincent Issac Lau and Robert Thomas Arntfield

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:21

    Published on: 13 October 2017

  4. Short communication

    Postural lung recruitment assessed by lung ultrasound in mechanically ventilated children

    Atelectasis is a common finding in mechanically ventilated children with healthy lungs. This lung collapse cannot be overcome using standard levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) and thus for only ...

    Gerardo Tusman, Cecilia M. Acosta, Stephan H. Böhm, Andreas D. Waldmann, Carlos Ferrando, Manuel Perez Marquez and Fernando Suarez Sipmann

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:22

    Published on: 13 October 2017

  5. Original article

    The relationship between single and two-dimensional indices of left ventricular size using hemodynamic transesophageal echocardiography in trauma and burn patients

    Conventional echocardiographic technique for assessment of volume status and cardiac contractility utilizes left ventricular end-diastolic area (LVEDA) and fractional area of change (FAC), respectively. Our go...

    Duraid Younan, T. Mark Beasley, David C. Pigott, C. Blayke Gibson, John P. Gullett, Jeffrey Richey, Jean-Francois Pittet and Ahmed Zaky

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:20

    Published on: 11 October 2017

  6. Short communication

    POCUS in perioperative medicine: a North American perspective

    Ultrasound (US) performed at the point of care has found fertile ground in perioperative medicine. In the hands of anesthesiologists, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) has become established as a powerful...

    Lorenzo De Marchi and Massimiliano Meineri

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:19

    Published on: 9 October 2017

  7. Letter to the Editor

    Time to correct the flow of corrected flow time

    Recently published study of Ma et al. evaluates two relatively novel measures of fluid responsiveness, carotid blood flow and corrected carotid flow time (ccFT). Both measures have been recently quoted as poss...

    Igor Barjaktarevic, Alan Chiem and Maxime Cannesson

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:18

    Published on: 4 October 2017

  8. Original article

    Ultrasonography in trauma: a nation-wide cross-sectional investigation

    The Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST) protocol is considered beneficial in emergent evaluation of trauma patients with blunt or penetrating injury and has become integrated into the Advanced ...

    Jesper Weile, Klaus Nielsen, Stine C. Primdahl, Christian A. Frederiksen, Christian B. Laursen, Erik Sloth and Hans Kirkegaard

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:16

    Published on: 20 June 2017

  9. Review

    Transesophageal echocardiography in orthotopic liver transplantation: a comprehensive intraoperative monitoring tool

    Intraoperative transesophageal echocardiography is a minimally invasive monitoring tool that can provide real-time visual information on ventricular function and hemodynamic volume status in patients undergoin...

    Luigi Vetrugno, Federico Barbariol, Umberto Baccarani, Francesco Forfori, Giovanni Volpicelli and Giorgio Della Rocca

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:15

    Published on: 19 June 2017

  10. Case report

    Right heart thrombus in transit: a series of two cases

    Right heart thrombus in transit is an increasingly recognized medical emergency with very high mortality rate. Echocardiography helps to establish the diagnosis and can differentiate between right heart thromb...

    Eva Otoupalova, Bhavinkumar Dalal and Brian Renard

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:14

    Published on: 15 June 2017

  11. Case report

    Applicability of a modified EFAST protocol (r-EFAST) to evaluate hemodynamically unstable patients after percutaneous cardiac intervention

    Percutaneous cardiac intervention is an invasive diagnostic and therapeutic technique which carries a significant complication rate. Although the usefulness of EFAST protocol is widely recognised, this paper w...

    José Luis Vázquez Martínez, Kary Leonisa Quiñones Coneo, Tomas Villen Villegas, María Sánchez Porras, Cesar Pérez-Caballero Macarrón, Ana Coca Pérez and Luis Fernandez Pineda

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:12

    Published on: 12 June 2017

  12. Original article

    Correlation of carotid blood flow and corrected carotid flow time with invasive cardiac output measurements

    Non-invasive measures that can accurately estimate cardiac output may help identify volume-responsive patients. This study seeks to compare two non-invasive measures (corrected carotid flow time and carotid bl...

    Irene W. Y. Ma, Joshua D. Caplin, Aftab Azad, Christina Wilson, Michael A. Fifer, Aranya Bagchi, Andrew S. Liteplo and Vicki E. Noble

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:10

    Published on: 20 April 2017

  13. Original article

    A randomised crossover study to compare the cross-sectional and longitudinal approaches to ultrasound-guided peripheral venepuncture in a model

    Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access may present an alternative to central or intraosseous access in patients with difficult peripheral veins. Using venepuncture of a phantom model as a proxy, we in...

    James Griffiths, Amadeus Carnegie, Richard Kendall and Rajeev Madan

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:9

    Published on: 3 April 2017

  14. Original article

    The FAST D protocol: a simple method to rule out traumatic vascular injuries of the lower extremities

    The aim of this study is to assess the accuracy of a Fast Doppler protocol for the examination of an injured lower limb, namely 2-Point Fast Doppler (2PFD), in order to rapidly triage arterial lesions after pe...

    Miguel Angel Montorfano, Lisandro Miguel Montorfano, Federico Perez Quirante, Federico Rodríguez, Leonardo Vera and Luca Neri

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:8

    Published on: 21 March 2017

  15. Original article

    Serial lung and IVC ultrasound in the assessment of congestive heart failure

    Management of congestive heart failure (CHF) is dependent on clinical assessments of volume status, which are subjective and imprecise. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is useful in the diagnosis of CHF, but h...

    Rachel Spevack, Mohamed Al Shukairi, Dev Jayaraman, Jerrald Dankoff, Lawrence Rudski and Jed Lipes

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:7

    Published on: 7 March 2017

  16. Review

    Systematic review and meta-analysis for the use of ultrasound versus radiology in diagnosing of pneumonia

    Physicians are increasingly using point of care lung ultrasound (LUS) for diagnosing pneumonia, especially in critical situations as it represents relatively easy and immediately available tool. They also used...

    Saeed Ali Alzahrani, Majid Abdulatief Al-Salamah, Wedad Hussain Al-Madani and Mahmoud A. Elbarbary

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:6

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  17. Review

    Point-of-care ultrasound and Doppler ultrasound evaluation of vascular injuries in penetrating and blunt trauma

    The aim of this study is to describe point-of-care ultrasound and Color flow Duplex Doppler characteristics of penetrating and blunt trauma-related vascular injuries of the limbs and neck.

    Miguel Angel Montorfano, Fernando Pla, Leonardo Vera, Omar Cardillo, Stefano Geniere Nigra and Lisandro Miguel Montorfano

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:5

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  18. Short communication

    An easy-to-build, low-budget point-of-care ultrasound simulator: from Linux to a web-based solution

    Hands-on training in point-of-care ultrasound (POC-US) should ideally comprise bedside teaching, as well as simulated clinical scenarios. High-fidelity phantoms and portable ultrasound simulation systems are c...

    Domagoj Damjanovic, Ulrich Goebel, Benedikt Fischer, Martin Huth, Hartmut Breger, Hartmut Buerkle and Axel Schmutz

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:4

    Published on: 16 February 2017

  19. Erratum

    Erratum to: Pediatric emergency medicine point-of-care ultrasound: summary of the evidence

    Jennifer R. Marin, Alyssa M. Abo, Alexander C. Arroyo, Stephanie J. Doniger, Jason W. Fischer, Rachel Rempell, Brandi Gary, James F. Holmes, David O. Kessler, Samuel H. F. Lam, Marla C. Levine, Jason A. Levy, Alice Murray, Lorraine Ng, Vicki E. Noble, Daniela Ramirez-Schrempp…

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:3

    Published on: 3 February 2017

    The original article was published in Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:16

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