US Journal Club: June 2020 – Small Bowel Obstruction

Paper #1 Accuracy of Abdominal Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Small Bowel Obstruction in the Emergency Department Frasure S, et al. World J Emerg Med. 2018;9(4):267-271. doi:10.5847/wjem.j.1920-8642.2018.04.005 Full text: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117534/ Introduction and background informationPatients frequently present to the ED with signs and symptoms concerning for small bowel obstruction (SBO)Literature estimates that 13 million patients present … Continue reading US Journal Club: June 2020 – Small Bowel Obstruction

US Journal Club: May, 2020 Soft-Tissue Ultrasound

Paper #1: The Effect of Soft-tissue Ultrasound on the Management of Cellulitis in the Emergency Department Tayal V, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2006;13(4):384‐388. DOI:10.1197/j.aem.2005.11.074 Full text: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1197/j.aem.2005.11.074 Introduction and background informationThere are approximately 2 million annual visits for skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) per year in US Emergency Departments1Differentiating cellulitis from abscess can … Continue reading US Journal Club: May, 2020 Soft-Tissue Ultrasound

US Journal Club April, 2020: COVID-19 Edition

Paper #1: Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound findings in novel coronavirus disease-19 pnemoniae: a case report and potential applications during COVID-19 outbreak Buonsenso, D et al. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2020 Mar;24(5):2776-2780. DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202003_20549. Full text: https://www.europeanreview.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2776-2780.pdf Introduction and background information The COVID-19 outbreak began December 2019 in Wuhan, China and has since become a global pandemic … Continue reading US Journal Club April, 2020: COVID-19 Edition

US Journal Club February, 2020: Ultrasound in Hypotension

Paper #1: Does Point-of-Care Ultrasonography Improve Clinical Outcomes in Emergency Department Patients With Undifferentiated Hypotension? An International Randomized Controlled Trial From the SHoC-ED Investigators Atkinson, P et al. Annals of Emergency Medicine; 72: 478 - 489. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2018.04.002  Full text: https://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(18)30325-1/fulltext  Introduction and background information Patients presenting to the ED with hypotension require a high level of … Continue reading US Journal Club February, 2020: Ultrasound in Hypotension