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  1. Case report

    Ultrasound assessment of visual loss during severe preeclampsia: a case report

    Bilateral retinal detachments and cortical blindness are rare complications of preeclampsia and the association of the two pathologies is exceptional. We report the case of a preeclamptic patient who presented...

    Fehmi Ferhi, Abdeljalil Khlifi, Feten Hachani, Khalil Tarmiz and Khaled Benjazia

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:6

    Published on: 12 February 2018

  2. Short communication

    Emergency physician use of tissue Doppler bedside echocardiography in detecting diastolic dysfunction: an exploratory study

    This study evaluates the agreement between emergency physician (EP) assessment of diastolic dysfunction (DD) by a simplified approach using average peak mitral excursion velocity (eʹA) and an independent cardiolo...

    Marina Del Rios, Joseph Colla, Pavitra Kotini-Shah, Joan Briller, Ben Gerber and Heather Prendergast

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:4

    Published on: 25 January 2018

  3. Original article

    Ultrasound evaluation of the airway in the ED: a feasibility study

    Recognition of the difficult airway is a critical element of emergency practice. Mallampati score and body mass index (BMI) are not always predictive and they may be unavailable in critically ill patients. Ult...

    Elizabeth A. Hall, Ibrahim Showaihi, Frances S. Shofer, Nova L. Panebianco and Anthony J. Dean

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:3

    Published on: 18 January 2018

  4. Original article

    Early abnormal transient hyperemic response test can predict delayed ischemic neurologic deficit in subarachnoid hemorrhage

    Early detection of vasospasm is crucial to prevent significant delayed ischemic neurological deficit post subarachnoid hemorrhage. The standard methods of detection, including cerebral angiogram and computed t...

    Hosam Al-Jehani, Mark Angle, Judith Marcoux and Jeanne Teitelbaum

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2018 10:1

    Published on: 4 January 2018

  5. Meeting Abstracts

    Abstracts from the 13th WINFOCUS World Congress on Ultrasound in Emergency & Critical Care

    Stephen Alerhand, Adam Nevel, Bret Nelson, Michael Halperin, Felipe Serrano, Gregor Prosen, Tjaša Banović, Stephanie J. Doniger, Mirjana Brvar, Barbara Furman, P. Gallego Rodríguez, Tomas Villén Villegas, A. Trueba Vicente, L. W. Alba Muñoz, C. Guillén Astete, N. Díaz García…

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9(Suppl 1):26

    Published on: 21 December 2017

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 9 Supplement 1

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. 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

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