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  1. Original article

    Lung ultrasound in internal medicine: training and clinical practice

    Lung ultrasound (LUS) represents an emerging technique for bedside chest imaging in different clinical settings. A standardized approach allows the diagnosis, the quantification, and the follow-up of different...

    Chiara Mozzini, Anna Maria Fratta Pasini, Ulisse Garbin and Luciano Cominacini

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:10

    Published on: 8 August 2016

  2. Original Article

    A unique method for estimating the reliability learning curve of optic nerve sheath diameter ultrasound measurement

    Optic nerve sheath diameter (ONSD) measurement using ultrasound has been proposed as a rapid, non-invasive, point of care technique to estimate intra-cranial pressure (ICP). Ultrasonic measurement of the optic...

    Frederick A. Zeiler, Markus T. Ziesmann, Patrick Goeres, Bertram Unger, Jason Park, Dimitrios Karakitsos, Michael Blaivas, Ashley Vergis and Lawrence M. Gillman

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:9

    Published on: 8 August 2016

  3. Letter to the Editor

    Ultrasonography for the assessment of lung recruitment maneuvers

    Lung collapse is a known complication that affects most of the patients undergoing positive pressure mechanical ventilation. Such atelectasis and airways closure lead to gas exchange and lung mechanics impairm...

    Gerardo Tusman, Cecilia M. Acosta and Mauro Costantini

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:8

    Published on: 5 August 2016

  4. Original article

    Focused cardiopulmonary ultrasound for assessment of dyspnea in a resource-limited setting

    The diagnosis and management of acutely dyspneic patients in resource-limited developing world settings poses a particular challenge. Focused cardiopulmonary ultrasound (CPUS) may assist in the emergency diagn...

    Sachita P. Shah, Sachin P. Shah, Reginald Fils-Aime, Walkens Desir, Joanel Joasil, David M. Venesy and Krithika Meera Muruganandan

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:7

    Published on: 3 June 2016

  5. Original article

    Current status of emergency department attending physician ultrasound credentialing and quality assurance in the United States

    The use of emergency ultrasonography (EUS) has gained much popularity in the past few decades, and is now a mainstay of diagnostic decision-making. This expanded use is now highlighting the substantial issue o...

    Devjani Das, Monica Kapoor, Cara Brown, Afoma Ndubuisi and Sanjey Gupta

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:6

    Published on: 26 May 2016

  6. Original article

    A workflow task force affects emergency physician compliance for point-of-care ultrasound documentation and billing

    Emergency point-of-care ultrasound (POC u/s) is an example of a health information technology that improves patient care and time to correct diagnosis. POC u/s examinations should be documented, as they compri...

    Resa E. Lewiss, Jessica Cook, Allison Sauler, Nicholas Avitabile, Nicole L. Kaban, Jeffrey Rabrich, Turandot Saul, Sebastian D. Siadecki and Dan Wiener

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:5

    Published on: 20 May 2016

  7. Original article

    Learning process and improvement of point-of-care ultrasound technique for subxiphoid visualization of the inferior vena cava

    Medical residents' training in ultrasonography usually follows the recommendations of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), even though these do not provide specific technical guidelines. Adequa...

    Mauricio Gómez Betancourt, José Moreno-Montoya, Ana-María Barragán González, Juan Carlos Ovalle and Yury Forlan Bustos Martínez

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:4

    Published on: 31 March 2016

  8. Original article

    Social media to supplement point-of-care ultrasound courses: the “sandwich e-learning” approach. A randomized trial

    Point-of-care ultrasound (POC-US) is gaining importance in almost all specialties. E-learning has been used to teach theoretical knowledge and pattern recognition. As social media are universally available, th...

    Dorothea Hempel, Stephanie Haunhorst, Sivajini Sinnathurai, Armin Seibel, Florian Recker, Frank Heringer, Guido Michels and Raoul Breitkreutz

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:3

    Published on: 12 March 2016

  9. Original article

    Phantom model and scoring system to assess ability in ultrasound-guided chest drain positioning

    Chest tube positioning is an invasive procedure associated with potentially serious injuries. In the last few years, we have been running a project directed at developing a practical simulator of a surgical pr...

    Luigi Vetrugno, Giovanni Volpicelli, Federico Barbariol, Ilaria Toretti, Livia Pompei, Francesco Forfori and Giorgio Della Rocca

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:1

    Published on: 18 February 2016

  10. Short communication

    Real-time images of tidal recruitment using lung ultrasound

    Ventilator-induced lung injury is a form of mechanical damage leading to a pulmonary inflammatory response related to the use of mechanical ventilation enhanced by the presence of atelectasis. One proposed mec...

    Gerardo Tusman, Cecilia M. Acosta, Marco Nicola, Mariano Esperatti, Stephan H. Bohm and Fernando Suarez-Sipmann

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:19

    Published on: 12 December 2015

  11. Research

    The evolution of an integrated ultrasound curriculum (iUSC) for medical students: 9-year experience

    Interest in ultrasound education in medical schools has increased dramatically in recent years as reflected in a marked increase in publications on the topic and growing attendance at international meetings on...

    Richard A. Hoppmann, Victor V. Rao, Floyd Bell, Mary Beth Poston, Duncan B. Howe, Shaun Riffle, Stephen Harris, Ruth Riley, Carol McMahon, L. Britt Wilson, Erika Blanck, Nancy A. Richeson, Lynn K. Thomas, Celia Hartman, Francis H. Neuffer, Brian D. Keisler…

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:18

    Published on: 21 November 2015

  12. Original Article

    Inferior vena cava diameters and collapsibility index reveal early volume depletion in a blood donor model

    Changes of volume status can be readily inferred from variations in diameter of the inferior vena cava (IVC) measured by ultrasound. However the effect of IVC changes following acute blood loss are not fully e...

    Paolo Pasquero, Stefano Albani, Elena Sitia, Anna Viola Taulaigo, Lorenzo Borio, Paola Berchialla, Franco Castagno and Massimo Porta

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:17

    Published on: 4 November 2015

  13. Original article

    Accuracy of abdominal ultrasound for the diagnosis of pneumoperitoneum in patients with acute abdominal pain: a pilot study

    Pneumoperitoneum is a rare cause of abdominal pain characterized by a high mortality. Ultrasonography (US) can detect free intraperitoneal air; however, its accuracy remains unclear. The aims of this pilot stu...

    Peiman Nazerian, Camilla Tozzetti, Simone Vanni, Maurizio Bartolucci, Simona Gualtieri, Federica Trausi, Marco Vittorini, Elisabetta Catini, Gian Alfonso Cibinel and Stefano Grifoni

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:15

    Published on: 6 October 2015

  14. Original article

    Defining the learning curve of point-of-care ultrasound for confirming endotracheal tube placement by emergency physicians

    Unrecognized esophageal intubations are associated with significant patient morbidity and mortality. No single confirmatory device has been shown to be 100 % accurate at ruling out esophageal intubations in th...

    Jordan Chenkin, Colin J. L. McCartney, Tomislav Jelic, Michael Romano, Claire Heslop and Glen Bandiera

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:14

    Published on: 17 September 2015

  15. Original research

    Point-of-care ultrasonography improves the diagnosis of splenomegaly in hospitalized patients

    It is important to detect splenomegaly as it can have important diagnostic implications. Previous studies, however, have shown that the traditional physical examination is limited in its ability to rule in or ...

    Andrew P. J. Olson, Bernard Trappey, Michael Wagner, Michael Newman, L. James Nixon and Daniel Schnobrich

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:13

    Published on: 17 September 2015

  16. Original Article

    Respiratory variation in carotid peak systolic velocity predicts volume responsiveness in mechanically ventilated patients with septic shock: a prospective cohort study

    The evaluation of fluid responsiveness in patients with hemodynamic instability remains to be challenging. This investigation aimed to determine whether respiratory variation in carotid Doppler peak velocity (...

    Miguel Á Ibarra-Estrada, José A López-Pulgarín, Julio C Mijangos-Méndez, José L Díaz-Gómez and Guadalupe Aguirre-Avalos

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:12

    Published on: 26 June 2015

  17. Original Article

    Perceived barriers in the use of ultrasound in developing countries

    Access to ultrasound has increased significantly in resource-limited settings, including the developing world; however, there remains a lack of sonography education and ultrasound-trained physician support in ...

    Sachita Shah, Blaise A. Bellows, Adeyinka A. Adedipe, Jodie E. Totten, Brandon H. Backlund and Dana Sajed

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:11

    Published on: 19 June 2015

  18. Original Article

    Focused transesophageal echocardiography for emergency physicians—description and results from simulation training of a structured four-view examination

    Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) offers several advantages over transthoracic echocardiography (TTE). Despite these advantages, use of TEE by emergency physicians (EPs) remains rare, as no focused TEE proto...

    Robert Arntfield, Jacob Pace, Shelley McLeod, Jeff Granton, Ahmed Hegazy and Lorelei Lingard

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:10

    Published on: 12 June 2015

  19. Review

    Point-of-care ultrasound in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism

    The best diagnostic strategy to confirm or exclude pulmonary embolism (PE) suspicion needs an appropriate combination of clinical assessment, plasma D-dimer measurement, and computed tomographic pulmonary angi...

    Alessandro Squizzato, Luca Galli and Victor E. A. Gerdes

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:7

    Published on: 27 May 2015

  20. Case report

    The diagnosis of right heart thrombus by focused cardiac ultrasound in a critically ill patient in compensated shock

    Right heart thrombus (RHT) is a life-threatening diagnosis that is rarely made in the emergency department (ED), but with the increasing use of focused cardiac ultrasound (FocUS), more of these cases may be id...

    Mansour Jammal, Peter Milano, Renzo Cardenas, Thomas Mailhot, Diku Mandavia and Phillips Perera

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:6

    Published on: 13 May 2015

  21. Original article

    Can severe aortic stenosis be identified by emergency physicians when interpreting a simplified two-view echocardiogram obtained by trained echocardiographers?

    Aortic stenosis (AS) is a common valve problem that causes significant morbidity and mortality. The goal of this study was to determine whether an emergency physician (EP) could determine severe AS by reviewin...

    Hasan Alzahrani, Michael Y Woo, Chris Johnson, Paul Pageau, Scott Millington and Venkatesh Thiruganasambandamoorthy

    Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:5

    Published on: 18 April 2015

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