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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Short Communication

    Doppler images of intra-pulmonary shunt within atelectasis in anesthetized children

    Doppler images of pulmonary vessels in pulmonary diseases associated with subpleural consolidations have been described. Color Doppler easily identifies such vessels within consolidations while spectral Dopple...

    Cecilia M. Acosta, Gerardo Tusman, Mauro Costantini, Camila Echevarría, Sergio Pollioto, Diego Abrego, Fernando Suarez-Sipmann and Stephan H. Böhm

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:19

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  14. Original article

    Estimating the accuracy of optic nerve sheath diameter measurement using a pocket-sized, handheld ultrasound on a simulation model

    Ultrasound measurement of optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) appears to be a promising, rapid, non-invasive bedside tool for identification of elevated intra-cranial pressure. With improvements in ultrasound t...

    Garrett G. R. J. Johnson, Frederick A. Zeiler, Bertram Unger, Gregory Hansen, Dimitrios Karakitsos and Lawrence M. Gillman

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:18

    Published on: 10 November 2016

  15. Original article

    Diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasonography combined with procalcitonin for the diagnosis of pneumonia: a pilot study

    The diagnostic value of lung ultrasonography (LUS) and procalcitonin (PCT) in the diagnosis of lung infections is known. No studies evaluated the combination of LUS and PCT for the diagnosis of pneumonia in th...

    Peiman Nazerian, Gabriele Cerini, Simone Vanni, Chiara Gigli, Maurizio Zanobetti, Maurizio Bartolucci, Stefano Grifoni and Giovanni Volpicelli

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:17

    Published on: 9 November 2016

  16. Review

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

    The utility of point-of-care ultrasound is well supported by the medical literature. Consequently, pediatric emergency medicine providers have embraced this technology in everyday practice. Recently, the Ameri...

    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 2016 8:16

    Published on: 3 November 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:3

  17. Original article

    The Sierra Leone Ultrasound Rainbow4Africa Project (SLURP): an observational study of ultrasound effectiveness in developing countries

    Diagnostic tools available in low-income countries are often really basic even if patients can be as sick as those of the richer countries. Point-of-care ultrasound could be a solution for this problem. We stu...

    Alessandro Lamorte, Enrico Boero, Paola Crida, Abdul R. Conteh, Marco Foletti and Paolo Narcisi

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:14

    Published on: 26 October 2016

  18. Meeting abstracts

    12th WINFOCUS world congress on ultrasound in emergency and critical care

    A1 Point-of-care ultrasound examination of cervical spine in emergency department

    Yahya Acar, Onur Tezel, Necati Salman, Erdem Cevik, Margarita Algaba-Montes, Alberto Oviedo-García, Mayra Patricio-Bordomás, Mustafa Z. Mahmoud, Abdelmoneim Sulieman, Abbas Ali, Alrayah Mustafa, Ihab Abdelrahman, Mustafa Bahar, Osama Ali, H. Lester Kirchner, Gregor Prosen…

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8(Suppl 1):12

    Published on: 7 September 2016

    This article is part of a Supplement: Volume 8 Supplement 1

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:13

  19. Original article

    Teaching the internist to see: effectiveness of a 1-day workshop in bedside ultrasound for internal medicine residents

    A growing body of evidence supports the use of bedside ultrasound for core Internal Medicine procedures and increasingly as augmentation of the physical exam. The literature also supports that trainees, both m...

    Ryan D. Clay, Elizabeth C. Lee, Marc F. Kurtzman and Renee K. Dversdal

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:11

    Published on: 11 August 2016

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