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  1. Content type: Original article

    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...

    Authors: James Griffiths, Amadeus Carnegie, Richard Kendall and Rajeev Madan

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:9

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  2. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:8

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  3. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:7

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  4. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:6

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  5. Content type: Review

    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.

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:5

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  6. Content type: Short communication

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:4

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  7. Content type: Erratum

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:3

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

  8. Content type: Case report

    We describe a case report of an infant with intussusception who presented to a pediatric emergency department with diarrhea and increased irritability. Pneumatosis intestinalis (intra-mural air) detected on po...

    Authors: Vigil James, Aswin Warier, Khai Pin Lee and Gene Yong-Kwang Ong

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2017 9:2

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  9. Content type: Short Communication

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:19

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  10. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:18

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  11. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:17

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  12. Content type: Review

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:16

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

  13. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:14

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  14. Content type: Meeting abstracts

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

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8(Suppl 1):12

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    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

  15. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:11

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  16. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:10

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  17. Content type: Original Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:9

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  18. Content type: Letter to the Editor

    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...

    Authors: Gerardo Tusman, Cecilia M. Acosta and Mauro Costantini

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:8

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  19. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:7

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  20. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:6

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  21. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:5

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  22. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:4

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  23. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:3

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  24. Content type: Case report

    In critical care patients, point of care abdominal ultrasound examination, although it has been practiced for over 30 years, is not as widespread as its cardiac or pulmonary counterparts. We report two cases i...

    Authors: Joseph Dahine, Annie Giard, David-Olivier Chagnon and André Denault

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:2

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  25. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2016 8:1

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  26. Content type: Short communication

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:19

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  27. Content type: Research

    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...

    Authors: 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…

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:18

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  28. Content type: Original Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:17

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  29. Content type: Case report

    Respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation has been reported in patients with bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis due to CIDP. We report a case of CIDP that progressed to respiratory failure with norma...

    Authors: Kavi Haji, Ernest Butler and Colin Royse

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:16

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  30. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:15

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  31. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:14

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  32. Content type: Original research

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:13

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  33. Content type: Original Article

    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 (...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:12

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  34. Content type: Original Article

    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 ...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:11

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  35. Content type: Original Article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:10

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  36. Content type: Editorial

    Three Doppler-derived techniques have been proposed to assess renal perfusion at bedside: Doppler-based renal resistive index (RI) which has been extensively but imperfectly studied in assessing renal allograf...

    Authors: David Schnell and Michael Darmon

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:8

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  37. Content type: Review

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:7

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  38. Content type: Case report

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:6

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  39. Content type: Original article

    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...

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

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:5

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  40. Content type: Case report

    In some intensive care, nowadays, ultrasound diagnostics have become an extension of the physical examination (like a stethoscope). In this report, we discuss the case of an acute respiratory failure which aro...

    Authors: Federico Barbariol, Luigi Vetrugno, Livia Pompei, Adelisa De Flaviis and Giorgio Della Rocca

    Citation: Critical Ultrasound Journal 2015 7:3

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