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 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

US Journal Club November, 2019: Ocular Ultrasound

Paper 1 Optic nerve ultrasound for the detection of elevated intracranial pressure in the hypertensive patient Roque, P.J. et al. Annals of Emergency Medicine, Volume 58, Issue 4. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2011.09.025 Full Text Background informationMalignant hypertension is defined as a blood pressure >180/120 with signs of end-organ dysfunction. These patients require rapid blood pressure control.In patients with … Continue reading US Journal Club November, 2019: Ocular Ultrasound

US Journal Club September, 2019: Lung Ultrasound

Paper 1 Lung Ultrasound Integrated with Clinical Assessment for the Diagnosis of Acute Decompensated Heart Failure in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial Pivetta, E et al. European Journal of Heart Failure, 21: 754-766. doi:10.1002/ejhf.1379 Full Text Background informationAcute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is a common presentation to the Emergency Department, accounting for more … Continue reading US Journal Club September, 2019: Lung Ultrasound