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Feb
2016

In our study, we sought to report the management, clinical outcomes, and follow-up rates of patients who presented for evaluation of breast abscess in the Emergency Department (ED) after hours. A retrospective search of ultrasound reports at our institution identified all patients from January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2013 who were scanned in the ED after hours to evaluate for breast abscess. Patient demographics, clinical information, imaging findings, follow-up rates, and outcomes were reviewed.

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Jan
2015

The red, swollen, infected hand can be a diagnostically challenging presentation in the emergency department (ED). Hand infections are a relatively uncommon ED complaint, and diagnoses may range from simple cellulitis to deep space abscess, and even to suppurative flexor tenosynovitis. The accurate differentiation of these clinical entities is of paramount importance to healing and recovery of function.

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Jan
2015

Osteomyelitis is a challenging and commonly considered diagnosis in the emergency department. Early recognition and treatment with appropriate antibiotic therapy is crucial to prevent complications.
This case reviews relevant literature and typical ultrasound features of osteomyelitis.

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Aug
2014

Sialolithiasis with salivary gland obstruction can mimic more frequently occurring illnesses such as facial and dental infection and abscess. It is often difficult to discern the etiology of facial pain and swelling on physical examination alone, requiring advanced imaging in the emergency department.
We describe the case of a 37-year-old man who presented with 5 days of worsening unilateral facial pain and swelling.

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Apr
2014

Bedside musculoskeletal ultrasonography.

Crit Care Clin 2014 Apr 18;30(2):243-73, v. Epub 2014 Jan 18.
Mary J Connell, Teresa S Wu
Bedside sonography for the evaluation of soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions has become indispensible for physicians caring for patients in critical, emergency, and urgent care settings. This article reviews indications, techniques, and imaging appearances of common conditions encountered in clinical practice.

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Mar
2013

To analyze the diagnostic, monitoring, and procedural applications of ultrasound (US) imaging in neurocritical care (NCC) patients.
US imaging has been extensively validated in various subset of critically ill patients, but not specifically in the NCC population. We reviewed the clinical applications of US imaging for heart, vascular, brain, and lung evaluation and for possible procedural uses in NCC patients.

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Sep
2011

The purpose of the study was to compare bedside ultrasound (US) and panorex radiography in the diagnosis of a dental abscess in emergency department (ED).
A retrospective review of ED records of adult patients with atraumatic facial pain, swelling, and toothache who received a panorex x-ray and bedside US was performed. Medical records were reviewed for ED evaluation and disposition.

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Jun
2008

The concept of bedside EUS.

Gastrointest Endosc 2008 Jun 18;67(7):1180-4. Epub 2008 Apr 18.
Shyam Varadarajulu, Mohamad A Eloubeidi, C Mel Wilcox
Although the role of bedside endoscopy for the provision of emergent diagnosis and therapy is well known, the concept of bedside EUS requires further validation.
To evaluate the concept of bedside EUS and assess its impact on patient management.
A prospective study.

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Jun
2008

Ultrasonography (US) is a reliable and useful diagnostic tool for the assessment of hip pathology. It depicts changes within the coxo-femoral joint (synovitis, erosions, osteophytes) and in the adjacent peri-articular tissues (calcifications, tendonitis, enthesitis, bursitis) in many rheumatic diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis, osteoarthritis, polymyalgia rheumatica ) and in some orthopaedic disorders (septic arthritis, trauma, abscess, painful hip after arthroplasty). It is commonly used both in adults and in children.

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Jul
2005

Soft tissue infections are a common presenting complaint in the emergency department (ED). The authors sought to determine the utility of ED bedside ultrasonography (US) in detecting subcutaneous abscesses.
Between August 2003 and November 2004, a prospective, convenience sample of adult patients with a chief complaint suggestive of cellulitis and/or abscess was enrolled.

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Nov
2004

Researchers have described the use of bedside emergency ultrasound as an effective way to evaluate for and accurately drain potential abscesses. Similarly, descriptions exist of long bone fracture evaluation in the wrist and hands. Tendon injury can also be detected with ultrasound and exploration can be obviated or at least focused.

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Jan
2005

Complimentary to orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT), living donor liver transplantation (LDLT) is increasingly considered a therapeutic option in the therapy of end-stage liver disease. Accurate pre- and postoperative imaging is crucial for the transplantation success and represents an established part of the current evaluation algorithms. This article summarizes the most important requirements and the current imaging standards.

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Mar
2001

As the role of the general surgeon continues to evolve, the surgeon's use of ultrasound imaging will surely influence practice patterns, particularly for the evaluation of patients in the acute setting. With the use of real-time imaging, the surgeon receives "instantaneous" information to augment the physical examination, to narrow the differential diagnosis, or to initiate an intervention. With select ultrasound examinations, the surgeon can rapidly evaluate adult and pediatric patients with an acute abdomen, especially those patients who are hypotensive.

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Dec
1969

To assess the diagnostic value of thoracic CT-scans in comparison with conventional chest radiographs in ICU-patients.
Chest radiographs and corresponding thoracic CT-scans of 25 consecutive surgical ICU-patients were reviewed and interpreted independently by two radiologists. We analyzed the additional information provided by CT-scans and the diagnostic and therapeutic relevance of these findings.

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Mar
1999

Radiology plays a central role in the evaluation and management of pleural space infections. Conventional radiographs, including decubitus films, remain the primary radiological study in the detection of parapneumonic pleural effusions. Loculated collections develop as a result of visceral-to-parietal pleural adhesions and appear radiographically as longitudinally oriented, lenticular-shaped opacities.

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Apr
1998

As the role of the general surgeon continues to evolve, the surgeon's use of ultrasound will surely influence practice patterns, particularly for the evaluation of patients in the acute setting. With the use of real-time imaging, the surgeon receives "instantaneous" information to augment the physical examination, narrow the differential diagnosis, or initiate an intervention. With select ultrasound examinations, the surgeon can rapidly evaluate adult and pediatric patients who present with an acute abdomen, especially those in shock.

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Apr
1994

In one's attempt to arrive at the most accurate diagnosis in the critically ill, the selection of the most efficacious and rapid imaging modality can be problematic to clinicians, especially if the clinical presentation is confusing. The selection most often, is between US and CT. In general, US is advantageous in that it can be performed at bedside and is a faster and less costly examination.

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Aug
1989

Twenty-five patients underwent bedside ultrasonographic examination through a postoperative skull defect, and the images were compared with axial computed tomography (CT) scans. The patients included 12 with cerebrovascular disease, two with brain tumor, one with a brain abscess, and 10 with head injury. Clear ultrasonographic images were obtained in all patients except one who had undergone a suboccipital craniectomy.

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Aug
1989

Real-time sonographic findings in 20 infants with bacterial meningitis are reported. The spectrum of features included normal scans, ventricular enlargement, focal areas of increased cortical echogenicity, ventricular bands, and cerebral abscess. Areas of increased cortical echogenicity on sonography representing meningoencephalitis corresponded to areas of contrast enhancement seen on computed tomography (CT).

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