Michael Blaivas

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Inadequate needle thoracostomy rate in the prehospital setting for presumed pneumothorax: an ultrasound study
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA 30041, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 29:1285-9. 2010
  2. ncbi request reprint Video analysis of accidental arterial cannulation with dynamic ultrasound guidance for central venous access
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA 30041, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 28:1239-44. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Factors associated with self-reported pain scores among ED patients
    Catherine A Marco
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA 30041, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 30:331-7. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Analysis of lawsuits filed against emergency physicians for point-of-care emergency ultrasound examination performance and interpretation over a 20-year period
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA 30041, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 30:338-41. 2012
  5. pmc Ultrasound confirmation of guidewire position may eliminate accidental arterial dilatation during central venous cannulation
    Lawrence M Gillman
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, T2N 2T9, Canada
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 18:39. 2010
  6. doi request reprint An unseen danger: frequency of posterior vessel wall penetration by needles during attempts to place internal jugular vein central catheters using ultrasound guidance
    Michael Blaivas
    Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cummings, GA, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:2345-9; quiz 2359. 2009
  7. doi request reprint A prospective comparison of procedural sedation and ultrasound-guided interscalene nerve block for shoulder reduction in the emergency department
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cuming, GA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:922-7. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Unexpected findings on point-of-care superficial ultrasound imaging before incision and drainage
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North side Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA 30041 USA
    J Ultrasound Med 30:1425-30. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Water bath evaluation technique for emergency ultrasound of painful superficial structures
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, Atlanta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 22:589-93. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Prospective comparison of emergency physician-performed venous ultrasound and CT venography for deep venous thrombosis
    Stephen A Shiver
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, 30912 2800, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 28:354-8. 2010

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  1. ncbi request reprint Inadequate needle thoracostomy rate in the prehospital setting for presumed pneumothorax: an ultrasound study
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA 30041, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 29:1285-9. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the frequency of inadequate needle chest thoracostomy in the prehospital setting in trauma patients suspected of having a pneumothorax (PTX) on the basis of physical examination...
  2. ncbi request reprint Video analysis of accidental arterial cannulation with dynamic ultrasound guidance for central venous access
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA 30041, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 28:1239-44. 2009
    ..Although accidental arterial penetration with the needle may occur periodically without notice and with little harm, actual arterial dilation and line placement may result in serious complications...
  3. doi request reprint Factors associated with self-reported pain scores among ED patients
    Catherine A Marco
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA 30041, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 30:331-7. 2012
    ..This study was undertaken to describe and compare pain scores in a variety of painful conditions and identify factors associated with self-reported pain scores...
  4. doi request reprint Analysis of lawsuits filed against emergency physicians for point-of-care emergency ultrasound examination performance and interpretation over a 20-year period
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA 30041, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 30:338-41. 2012
    ..The study aims to define extent of lawsuits filed against emergency physicians (EPs) over point-of-care emergency ultrasound (US) during the last 20 years...
  5. pmc Ultrasound confirmation of guidewire position may eliminate accidental arterial dilatation during central venous cannulation
    Lawrence M Gillman
    Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Calgary, 1403 29 Street NW, Calgary, T2N 2T9, Canada
    Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med 18:39. 2010
    ..Dynamic ultrasound confirmation of guidewire position within the vein prior to dilation may help to prevent and even eliminate this feared complication...
  6. doi request reprint An unseen danger: frequency of posterior vessel wall penetration by needles during attempts to place internal jugular vein central catheters using ultrasound guidance
    Michael Blaivas
    Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cummings, GA, USA
    Crit Care Med 37:2345-9; quiz 2359. 2009
    ..To evaluate the frequency of unsuspected posterior vessel wall penetration of the internal jugular vein during ultrasound-guided needle cannulation...
  7. doi request reprint A prospective comparison of procedural sedation and ultrasound-guided interscalene nerve block for shoulder reduction in the emergency department
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cuming, GA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 18:922-7. 2011
    ..The secondary objectives were to compare one-on-one health care provider time, pain experienced by the patient during reduction, and patient satisfaction between the two groups...
  8. ncbi request reprint Unexpected findings on point-of-care superficial ultrasound imaging before incision and drainage
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North side Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA 30041 USA
    J Ultrasound Med 30:1425-30. 2011
    ..In this case series, point-of-care ultrasound interrogation provided rapid assessment and discovery of potentially catastrophic anatomic relationships, avoiding serious complications...
  9. ncbi request reprint Water bath evaluation technique for emergency ultrasound of painful superficial structures
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, Atlanta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 22:589-93. 2004
    ..Emergency sonologists should keep this technique in mind when contact between skin and the ultrasound transducer is likely to cause a patient significant discomfort...
  10. doi request reprint Prospective comparison of emergency physician-performed venous ultrasound and CT venography for deep venous thrombosis
    Stephen A Shiver
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, 30912 2800, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 28:354-8. 2010
    ..Venous thromboembolic disease is a major cause of mortality and morbidity...
  11. ncbi request reprint Intraoral ultrasound in the diagnosis and treatment of suspected peritonsillar abscess in the emergency department
    Matthew Lyon
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, AF 2056, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:85-8. 2005
    ..Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) can be a life-threatening disease and may lead to significant complications without drainage...
  12. ncbi request reprint Feasibility of FAST examination performance with ultrasound contrast
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912, USA
    J Emerg Med 29:307-11. 2005
    ..In conclusion, ultrasound contrast use is feasible during the FAST examination and allows enhanced evaluation of solid organ parenchyma during evaluation for solid organ injury...
  13. ncbi request reprint Change in differential diagnosis and patient management with the use of portable ultrasound in a remote setting
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Wilderness Environ Med 16:38-41. 2005
    ..The goal of this study was to determine whether the use of a portable ultrasound (US) device on selected patients in a remote setting would alter physician diagnosis and management...
  14. ncbi request reprint False positive abdominal aortic aneurysm on bedside emergency ultrasound
    Matthew Lyon
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912 4007, USA
    J Emerg Med 26:193-6. 2004
    ..We report a case of a false positive abdominal aortic aneurysm diagnosed in a patient with a previously unknown large malignant para-aortic lymph node...
  15. ncbi request reprint Real-time B-mode ultrasound in the ED saves time in the diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
    Daniel Theodoro
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 22:197-200. 2004
    ..0001). EPs and ISs had excellent agreement (kappa = 0.9). Compression ultrasound performed by EPs resulted in a significant decreased time to disposition. Agreement with ISs was excellent...
  16. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound image quality comparison between an inexpensive handheld emergency department (ED) ultrasound machine and a large mobile ED ultrasound system
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:778-81. 2004
    ..Questions have been raised regarding image quality (IQ) provided by portable ultrasound (US) machines...
  17. ncbi request reprint Bedside emergency ultrasonographic diagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture in blunt abdominal trauma
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, Atlanta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 22:601-4. 2004
    ..We present 3 cases of diaphragmatic rupture discovered shortly after the patients' arrival, on initial trauma evaluation with the FAST. A discussion of previous literature and ultrasound technique for diagnosis follows the cases...
  18. doi request reprint Feasibility of emergency physician diagnosis of hypertrophic pyloric stenosis using point-of-care ultrasound: a multi-center case series
    George E Malcom
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York, USA
    J Emerg Med 37:283-6. 2009
    ..We review the technique of incorporating point-of-care ultrasound into the physical examination of infants with suspected HPS and discuss the possible role of point-of-care ultrasound in the management of these patients...
  19. doi request reprint Needle tip visualization during ultrasound-guided vascular access: short-axis vs long-axis approach
    Michael B Stone
    Department of Emergency Medicine, SUNY Downstate Kings County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 28:343-7. 2010
    ..This study aims to identify whether long-axis or short-axis approaches to ultrasound-guided vascular access afford improved visibility of the needle tip...
  20. ncbi request reprint Detection of metallic ocular foreign bodies with handheld sonography in a porcine model
    Stephen A Shiver
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th St, AF 2056, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 24:1341-6. 2005
    ..Intraocular foreign bodies (IOFBs) are a frequent concern. Orbital computed tomography (CT) is traditionally used for evaluation. We sought to evaluate bedside ocular sonography for detecting metallic IOFBs...
  21. ncbi request reprint A prospective comparison of supine chest radiography and bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of traumatic pneumothorax
    Michael Blaivas
    Section of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 12:844-9. 2005
    ..Supine anteroposterior (AP) chest radiography may not detect the presence of a small or medium pneumothorax (PTX) in trauma patients...
  22. ncbi request reprint Comparison of perceived and actual times spent by residents performing ultrasound examinations on patients
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, AF 2056, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:397-9. 2003
    ..More residents will be taking time during their shifts to perform bedside US examinations for educational purposes, thus further challenging time resources...
  23. ncbi request reprint Comparison of infection rates among ultrasound-guided versus traditionally placed peripheral intravenous lines
    Srikar Adhikari
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 29:741-7. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to compare infection rates of peripheral intravenous (IV) lines placed under ultrasound guidance with traditionally placed IV lines...
  24. ncbi request reprint Utility of bedside sonography to distinguish soft tissue abnormalities from joint effusions in the emergency department
    Srikar Adhikari
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Dr, Cumming, GA 30041 7659 USA
    J Ultrasound Med 29:519-26. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the utility of bedside sonography to differentiate soft tissue abnormalities from joint effusions...
  25. ncbi request reprint Point-of-care sonographic detection of left endobronchial main stem intubation and obstruction versus endotracheal intubation
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, GA 30041, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 27:785-9. 2008
    ..These techniques have also been applied to diagnosis of right endobronchial main stem intubation, which may be confused with a unilateral pneumothorax in some cases...
  26. ncbi request reprint Frequency of incomplete abdominal aorta visualization by emergency department bedside ultrasound
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:103-5. 2004
    ..To determine how often emergency physicians (EPs) scanning the abdominal aorta (AA) of nonfasted emergency department (ED) patients are able to visualize the entire AA...
  27. ncbi request reprint Emergency diagnostic paracentesis to determine intraperitoneal fluid identity discovered on bedside ultrasound of unstable patients
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912 4007, USA
    J Emerg Med 29:461-5. 2005
    ..Six unstable patients were evaluated with the FAST examination and found to have large quantities of intraperitoneal fluid. In each case the fluid was sampled and proposed management changed due to fluid identification...
  28. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound-guided interscalene block for shoulder dislocation reduction in the ED
    Michael Blaivas
    Section of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 24:293-6. 2006
    ..We present 4 cases of patients receiving ultrasound-guided interscalene blocks for pain control and muscle relaxation during shoulder reduction. Complete pain control, muscle relaxation, and joint reduction were achieved in each case...
  29. doi request reprint Role of bedside transvaginal ultrasonography in the diagnosis of tubo-ovarian abscess in the emergency department
    Srikar Adhikari
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
    J Emerg Med 34:429-33. 2008
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  30. ncbi request reprint The effect of ultrasound guidance on the perceived difficulty of emergency nurse-obtained peripheral IV access
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
    J Emerg Med 31:407-10. 2006
    ..After a brief tutorial, ultrasound guidance for IV access in emergency patients significantly decreased the perceived difficulty in difficult access patients...
  31. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic utility of cholescintigraphy in emergency department patients with suspected acute cholecystitis: comparison with bedside RUQ ultrasonography
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Cumming, Georgia 30041, USA
    J Emerg Med 33:47-52. 2007
    ..Our study demonstrates that the utility of cholescintigraphy in the evaluation of ED patients with suspected acute cholecysitis after a negative ultrasound examination is very limited...
  32. ncbi request reprint Elevated intracranial pressure detected by bedside emergency ultrasonography of the optic nerve sheath
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, AF 2056, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:376-81. 2003
    ..A rapid, portable, and noninvasive means of detecting EICP is desirable when conventional imaging methods are unavailable...
  33. doi request reprint Point-of-care ultrasound diagnosis of pediatric cholecystitis in the ED
    James W Tsung
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center NYU School of Medicine, New York, 10016, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 28:338-42. 2010
    ..We discuss the technique and potential utility of point-of-care ultrasound evaluation in a series of pediatric patients with suspected cholecystitis or biliary tract disease...
  34. ncbi request reprint Gastric outlet obstruction secondary to linitis plastica of the stomach as shown on transabdominal sonography
    Stephen A Shiver
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912 4007, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 23:989-92. 2004
  35. ncbi request reprint Control of hemorrhage in critical femoral or inguinal penetrating wounds--an ultrasound evaluation
    Michael Blaivas
    Section of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912 4007, USA
    Prehosp Disaster Med 21:379-82. 2006
    ..Some military physicians teach compression of the distal abdominal aorta (AA) with a knee or a fist as a temporizing measure...
  36. ncbi request reprint Frequency of radiology self-referral in abdominal computed tomographic scans and the implied cost
    Michael Blaivas
    Section of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, AF 2056, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 25:396-9. 2007
    ..This move has often been justified as a method to limit self-referral. However, clinicians may not be the only ones capable of referring imaging business to themselves...
  37. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound image transmission via camera phones for overreading
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 23:433-8. 2005
    ..Emergency physicians using ultrasound frequently encounter unfamiliar findings during routine ultrasound examination. This is especially common for less experienced practitioners...
  38. ncbi request reprint Diagnosis of periorbital gas on ocular ultrasound after facial trauma
    S Timothy McIlrath
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 23:517-20. 2005
    ..We present 3 cases of isolated facial trauma in which routine evaluation with ocular ultrasound led to the discovery of periorbital air with one patient having air insufflating the upper lid of the affected side...
  39. ncbi request reprint Emergency diagnosis of Fournier's gangrene with bedside ultrasound
    Daniel Morrison
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 23:544-7. 2005
    ..We present 6 cases of Fournier's gangrene diagnosed in the ED at the patient's bedside using ultrasound. None of the patients had a history of diabetes, and 5 had sources of infection determined...
  40. ncbi request reprint A study of bedside ocular ultrasonography in the emergency department
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:791-9. 2002
    ..There are a number of potential uses that may greatly aid the emergency physician (EP) and avoid lengthy consultation or other diagnostic tests...
  41. ncbi request reprint A prospective comparison of ultrasound-guided and blindly placed radial arterial catheters
    Stephen Shiver
    Section of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:1275-9. 2006
    ..Arterial cannulation for continuous blood-pressure measurement and frequent arterial-blood sampling commonly are required in critically ill patients...
  42. ncbi request reprint Acute lower extremity pain in an adult patient secondary to bilateral popliteal cysts
    Stephen A Shiver
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912 4007, USA
    J Emerg Med 34:315-8. 2008
    ..The bilateral cysts were diagnosed on bedside ultrasound by the treating emergency physician and a disposition quickly made...
  43. ncbi request reprint Bilateral peritonsillar abscess diagnosed on the basis of intraoral sonography
    Matt Lyon
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912 4007, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 22:993-6. 2003
  44. ncbi request reprint Detection of soft tissue foreign bodies in the presence of soft tissue gas
    Matt Lyon
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia 30912 4007, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 23:677-81. 2004
    ..To determine the effect of soft tissue gas on the accuracy of foreign body detection by realtime sonography...
  45. ncbi request reprint Emergency nurses' utilization of ultrasound guidance for placement of peripheral intravenous lines in difficult-access patients
    Larry Brannam
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, AF 2037, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:1361-3. 2004
    ..The authors describe the patient population for which ultrasound (US)-guided peripheral IVs are used and evaluate the success rates for such lines by ENs...
  46. ncbi request reprint Sonographic measurement of the inferior vena cava as a marker of blood loss
    Matthew Lyon
    Section of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 23:45-50. 2005
    ..Detecting and monitoring blood loss in trauma patients can often be challenging when an obvious source of hemorrhage is not readily seen...
  47. ncbi request reprint Use of emergency ultrasound in a rural ED with limited radiology services
    Matthew Lyon
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Wills Memorial Hospital, Washington, GA 30673, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 23:212-4. 2005
  48. ncbi request reprint Patient follow-up after negative lower extremity bedside ultrasound for deep venous thrombosis in the ED
    S Timothy McIlrath
    Section of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 24:325-8. 2006
    ..To evaluate the rate of patient compliance with follow-up ultrasound (US) examinations 5 to 7 days after emergency physician EP performed US exams to rule out lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the ED...
  49. ncbi request reprint Emergency department sonographic measurement of optic nerve sheath diameter to detect findings of increased intracranial pressure in adult head injury patients
    Vivek S Tayal
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, USA
    Ann Emerg Med 49:508-14. 2007
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Testicular ultrasound
    Michael Blaivas
    Section of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th Street, AF 2039, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Emerg Med Clin North Am 22:723-48, ix. 2004
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Emergency department diagnosis of pediatric hip effusion and guided arthrocentesis using point-of-care ultrasound
    James W Tsung
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center NYU School of Medicine, New York, New York 10016, USA
    J Emerg Med 35:393-9. 2008
    ..We report on the use of point-of-care ultrasound to diagnose hip effusion and to guide arthrocentesis in a series of pediatric patients presenting with hip pain to the ED...
  52. ncbi request reprint Confirmation of endotracheal tube placement after intubation using the ultrasound sliding lung sign
    Blake Weaver
    Section of Emergency Ultrasound, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 13:239-44. 2006
    ..Many other tools and examination findings have been used to confirm ETT placement; erroneous placement of the ETT has even been confirmed by US...
  53. ncbi request reprint Meeting abstracts to published manuscripts: how does emergency ultrasound compare?
    Srikar Adhikari
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 30:1275-9. 2011
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Comparison of bedside ultrasound and panorex radiography in the diagnosis of a dental abscess in the ED
    Srikar Adhikari
    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198 1150, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 29:790-5. 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)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound-guided drainage of peritonsillar abscess by the emergency physician
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 21:155-8. 2003
    ..Three others were found to have PTA, with 2 requiring real-time ultrasound needle guidance to accomplish abscess drainage after multiple failures with the blind approach...
  56. ncbi request reprint Significant hemoperitoneum in blunt trauma victims with normal vital signs and clinical examination
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 20:218-21. 2002
    ..These cases suggest that a screening ultrasound examination may have a role in the evaluation of most blunt trauma patients...
  57. ncbi request reprint Color doppler in the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy in the emergency department: is there anything beyond a mass and fluid?
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, New York 11030, USA
    J Emerg Med 22:379-84. 2002
    ..Presented are three cases of ectopic pregnancy diagnosed on the basis of abnormal color Doppler findings, and a discussion of the technique...
  58. ncbi request reprint Dissection of the proximal thoracic aorta: a new ultrasonographic sign in the subxiphoid view
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 20:344-8. 2002
    ..We present a previously undescribed echocardiographic finding associated with proximal dissection of the thoracic aorta in 7 cases...
  59. ncbi request reprint Future directions and conclusions
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Atlanta, GA 30912, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:S305-7. 2007
    ..The future of critical care ultrasound will include development of protocols that cannot be derived from current traditional imaging practices and much research is still ahead of us...
  60. ncbi request reprint Short-axis versus long-axis approaches for teaching ultrasound-guided vascular access on a new inanimate model
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 10:1307-11. 2003
    ..Also, to assess if there was a difference in the number of skin penetrations and needle redirections between the two guidance techniques...
  61. ncbi request reprint Noninvasive intracranial cerebral flow velocity evaluation in the emergency department by emergency physicians
    Michael Shafé
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 11:774-7. 2004
    ..Transcranial Doppler (TCD) is an accepted modality for the evaluation of cerebral blood flow velocities...
  62. ncbi request reprint Intraperitoneal blood missed on a FAST examination using portable ultrasound
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Am J Emerg Med 20:105-7. 2002
    ..These findings should caution emergency physicians to be aware of this limitation along with the many advantages of these new and popular hand-held ultrasound units...
  63. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound-guided peripheral i.v. insertion in the ED
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, USA
    Am J Nurs 105:54-7. 2005
  64. ncbi request reprint Ultrasound in the detection of venous thromboembolism
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Northside Hospital Forsyth, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Crit Care Med 35:S224-34. 2007
    ..This article delves into available literature and describes performance of both applications in a critical care setting...
  65. ncbi request reprint Tissue harmonic imaging improves organ visualization in trauma ultrasound when compared with standard ultrasound mode
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 9:48-53. 2002
    ..Recently, new ultrasound (US) technology has become available that improves organ visualization in abdominal scans...