Affiliation: Medical College of Georgia
Blaivas M. Bedside emergency department ultrasonography in the evaluation of ocular pathology. Acad Emerg Med. 2000;7:947-50 pubmed
..This brief report describes its use in two ED patients who presented with acute ocular pathology. The diagnoses were quickly made with ED ultrasound, and subsequently confirmed with more traditional methods of ocular evaluation. ..
Blaivas M, Brannam L. Testicular ultrasound. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2004;22:723-48, ix pubmed
Blaivas M, Lyon M, Duggal S. A prospective comparison of supine chest radiography and bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of traumatic pneumothorax. Acad Emerg Med. 2005;12:844-9 pubmed
..Furthermore, US allowed sonologists to differentiate between small, medium, and large PTXs with good agreement with CT results. ..
Blaivas M, Brannam L, Hawkins M, Lyon M, Sriram K. Bedside emergency ultrasonographic diagnosis of diaphragmatic rupture in blunt abdominal trauma. Am J Emerg Med. 2004;22:601-4 pubmed
..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. ..
Blaivas M. Transesophageal echocardiography during cardiopulmonary arrest in the emergency department. Resuscitation. 2008;78:135-40 pubmed publisher
..This case series describes the use of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) during cardiac arrest by emergency physicians. The cases illustrate some of the potential benefits of TEE during cardiopulmonary arrest. ..
Blaivas M, Harwood R, Lambert M. Decreasing length of stay with emergency ultrasound examination of the gallbladder. Acad Emerg Med. 1999;6:1020-3 pubmed
..001; 95% CI = 28 min to 1 hr, 56 min). In a teaching hospital with a residency program, ESUEs decrease ED LOS for these patients. The difference was most apparent for patients presenting after hours. ..
Blaivas M, Theodoro D, Duggal S. Ultrasound-guided drainage of peritonsillar abscess by the emergency physician. Am J Emerg Med. 2003;21:155-8 pubmed
..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...
Blaivas M, Lyon M, Brannam L, Duggal S, Sierzenski P. Water bath evaluation technique for emergency ultrasound of painful superficial structures. Am J Emerg Med. 2004;22:589-93 pubmed
..Emergency sonologists should keep this technique in mind when contact between skin and the ultrasound transducer is likely to cause a patient significant discomfort...