Regulating Critical Care Ultrasound, It Is All in the Interpretation
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) use is rapidly expanding as a practice in adult and pediatric critical care environments. In January 2020, the Joint Commission endorsed a statement from the Emergency Care Research Institute citing point-of-care ultrasound as a potential hazard to patients for reasons related to training and skill verification, oversight of use, and recordkeeping and accountability mechanisms for clinical use; however, no evidence was presented to support these concerns. Existing data on point-of-care ultrasound practices in pediatric critical care settings verify that point-of-care ultrasound use continues to increase, and contrary to the concerns raised, resources are becoming increasingly available for point-of-care ultrasound use. Many institutions have recognized a successful approach to addressing these concerns that can be achieved through multispecialty collaborations.
Conclusion: Ambulatory renal and cardio-vascular follow-up in case of neonatal medical history can be enhanced, with necessity to raise awareness and to edict guidelines available to pediatricians.What is Known:•There is a compelling evidence of long-term renal and cardiovascular consequences of prematurity and low birth weight.•Specific cardiovascular and renal follow-up guidelines, coming from professional organizations, are currently not available for these patients.What is New:•Pediatricians in ambulatory setting do not adapt their renal and cardiovascular follow-up in case of neonatal medical history.&b...
CONCLUSION: The ultrasonography measure of right liver lobe diameter by itself can reliably identify patients with NAFLD with a good sensitivity and specificity, however, this can be improved by adding the LAP mathematical index in our population. PMID: 33031969 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Publication date: Available online 10 October 2020Source: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology (English Edition)Author(s): Mateus Meira Vasconcelos, João Paulo Jordão Pontes, Alexandre de Menezes Rodrigues, Demócrito Ribeiro de Brito Neto, Rodrigo Rodrigues Alves, Fernando Cássio do Prado Silva, Denis Fabiano de Souza
This study was designed to examine the effect of TEAS for pain relief in women undergoing transvaginal ultrasound-guided oocyte aspiration. This single-blinded, multicenter, randomized controlled trial was performed in China between May 2013 and May 2015. The subjects were randomized to mock TEAS and TEAS. TEAS or mock TEAS was administered 30 min before oocyte retrieval until the end of the operation. The primary and secondary endpoints were the pain measured using the visual analog scale (VAS) within 1 min and 1 hour after oocyte retrieval, respectively. Serum β-endorphin levels were tested in the firs...
This is another great e-book on breast sonography in e-book format.Covers all major aspects of sonography of breast pathology in an Atlas format.Includes benign and malignant breast masses among others. Download from Amazon's secure site and view in your amazon Kindle app on iphone, android mobile or tab, as well as Kindle reader.https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HDG9JRL
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Chemical Engineering Research and DesignAuthor(s): Alice Bouchez, Peggy Vauchel, Leandro Galvan D’Alessandro, Krasimir Dimitrov
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Pei Li Fan, Hong Ding, Feng Mao, Ling Li Chen, Yi Dong, Wen Ping Wang
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Davide Colombi, Marcello Petrini, Gabriele Maffi, Gabriele D. Villani, Flavio C. Bodini, Nicola Morelli, Gianluca Milanese, Mario Silva, Nicola Sverzellati, Emanuele Michieletti
Conclusion: Earlier resolution of articaine block makes it more favorable than bupivacaine for ambulatory surgery. This trial is registered with (NCT04189198). PMID: 33029135 [PubMed]
Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): Paul J. Zetlaoui, Elodie Gauthier, Dan Benhamou