Impact of Endotracheal Tube Twisting on the Diagnostic Accuracy of Ultrasound for Intubation Confirmation

Ultrasound is a readily-available technique used to identify accurate placement of an endotracheal tube (ETT) after an intubation attempt. There is limited research on using manipulation of the ETT to improve the diagnostic accuracy of ETT location confirmation. Our study sought to directly assess whether ETT twisting during the standard grayscale technique influenced the accuracy of intubation confirmation by ultrasound.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research

Related Links:

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Marie Allen, 42, from North Carolina, had Vaser liposuction, a non-invasive form that sees fat cells blasted away using ultrasound saves. But she suffered burns.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have produced the first laser ultrasound images of humans, according to an MIT News report. The advancement is important because the technique they used may help remotely image and assess the health of infants, burn victims, and accident survivors in hard-to-reach places. Conventional ultrasound requires contact with a patient’s body, and while it is generally coonsidered noninvasive, it may not be ideal in situations where the probe would have to touch burn victims, babies, or other patients with sensitive skin. The report also noted ...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Imaging R & D Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Forward surgical team training and performance improvement metrics should focus on optimizing commonly performed operative procedures and non-operative interventions. Operative procedures that were commonly performed, and those associated with higher rates of morbidity and mortality, can set surgical benchmarks and outline training and skillsets needed by forward surgical teams. PMID: 31863088 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Clinical non-invasive ultrasounds require their transducers to make contact with the skin, as that allows high frequency vibrations to travel through the body. Many patients, including children, people with burns, and those with sensitive skin would ...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Diagnostics Medicine Orthopedic Surgery Radiology Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Using propensity score-matched analysis we showed that pharmacological thromboprophylaxis after EVLA seems to be equally effective with 3 days or 10 days of treatment with a similar success rate and safety profile. Undoubtedly, a large randomised control trial, ideally including a group without pharmacological thromboprophylaxis, is needed to draw more definitive conclusions on the optimal duration of pharmacological post-EVLA thromboprophylaxis. PMID: 31869428 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Swiss Medical Weekly - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Swiss Med Wkly Source Type: research
Airway management is a common procedure performed in the Emergency Department with significant potential for complications. Many of the traditional physical examination maneuvers have limitations in the assessment and management of difficult airways. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been increasingly studied for the evaluation and management of the airway in a variety of settings.
Source: The American Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Microbubble contrast agents were introduced more than 25 years ago with the objective of enhancing blood echoes and enabling diagnostic ultrasound to image the microcirculation. Cardiology and oncology waited anxiously for the fulfillment of that objective with one clinical application each: myocardial perfusion, tumor perfusion and angiogenesis imaging. What was necessary though at first was the scientific understanding of microbubble behavior in vivo and the development of imaging technology to deliver the original objective.
Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Review Article Source Type: research
Authors: Plečko M, Bohaček I, Tripković B, Čimić M, Jelić M, Delimar D Abstract Anterior section of the hip joint capsule is innervated by femoral nerve and obturator nerve, and posterior section is innervated by the nerve to quadratus femoris muscle and occasionally by the superior gluteal (posterolateral region) and sciatic nerve (posterosuperior region). One of the regional anesthesia options for hip surgery is the fascia iliaca compartment block (FICB) that affects nerves important for hip innervation and sensory innervation of the thigh - femoral, obturator and lateral femoral cutaneous nerve. FICB can b...
Source: Acta Clinica Croatica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Acta Clin Croat Source Type: research
Authors: Tada M, Inui K, Okano T, Mamoto K, Koike T, Nakamura H Abstract The general disease activity of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is well controlled by disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs, but local inflammation often remains in a few small joints. Electroporation, making small pores in cell membranes, has proven useful for drug delivery. The safety of a combination therapy of methotrexate (MTX) and electroporation for local joint inflammation in RA was investigated in a prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, exploratory study (UMIN000016606). The patients were randomly allocate...
Source: Clinical Medicine Insights: Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Clin Med Insights Arthritis Musculoskelet Disord Source Type: research
ConclusionThe objective parameters for the DSM II Colormeter, Cutometer and Dermascan high frequency ultrasound were all found to have moderate to strong ROC AUC values and combination of the Cutometer R0 and Dermascan scar thickness and intensity values can be used to create an objective global scar scale that can accurately differentiate patients with hypertrophic burn scarring from non-hypertrophic scars or normal skin.
Source: Burns - Category: Dermatology Source Type: research
More News: Burns | Emergency Medicine | Study | Ultrasound