M Blaivas

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Affiliation: Medical College of Georgia
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Incidence of pericardial effusion in patients presenting to the emergency department with unexplained dyspnea
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 8:1143-6. 2001
  2. ncbi Decreasing length of stay with emergency ultrasound examination of the gallbladder
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 2600, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 6:1020-3. 1999
  3. ncbi 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
  4. ncbi 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
  5. ncbi 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
  6. ncbi 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
  7. ncbi 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
  8. ncbi 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
  9. ncbi 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
  10. ncbi 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

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  1. ncbi Incidence of pericardial effusion in patients presenting to the emergency department with unexplained dyspnea
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 8:1143-6. 2001
    ..To evaluate the frequency of pericardial effusion in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) with unexplained, new onset dyspnea...
  2. ncbi Decreasing length of stay with emergency ultrasound examination of the gallbladder
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL 60453 2600, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 6:1020-3. 1999
    ....
  3. ncbi 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...
  4. ncbi 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...
  5. ncbi 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...
  6. ncbi 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...
  7. ncbi 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...
  8. ncbi 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...
  9. ncbi 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...
  10. ncbi 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...
  11. ncbi 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
  12. ncbi 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...
  13. ncbi 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
    ....
  14. ncbi 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...
  15. ncbi Reliability of adnexal mass mobility in distinguishing possible ectopic pregnancy from corpus luteum cysts
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Ultrasound, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th St, AF 2056, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 24:599-603; quiz 605. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of paraovarian pelvic mass mobility as an indicator of mass identity, corpus luteum versus other, in ruling out ectopic pregnancy...
  16. ncbi 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...
  17. ncbi 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. ncbi 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...
  19. ncbi 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...
  20. ncbi 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...
  21. ncbi Outcome in cardiac arrest patients found to have cardiac standstill on the bedside emergency department echocardiogram
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 8:616-21. 2001
    ..Many emergency medical systems have protocols in place to stop resuscitative measures in the field; however, further predictors need to be developed for cardiac arrest patients brought to the emergency department (ED)...
  22. ncbi Ultrasound-guided breast abscess aspiration in a difficult case
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 8:398-401. 2001
    ..Drainage of the abscess was successfully completed in one attempt with real-time visualization and guidance of the needle. The consulting surgeon requested that ultrasound be available at the patient's follow-up visit to the ED...
  23. ncbi Emergency evaluation of patients presenting with acute scrotum using bedside ultrasonography
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 8:90-3. 2001
    ..Acute scrotal pain is not a rare emergency department (ED) complaint. Traditional reliance on medical history and physical examination can be precarious as signs and symptoms can overlap in various etiologies of acute scrotal pain...
  24. ncbi Emergency ultrasonography in the evaluation of the acute scrotum
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 8:85-9. 2001
    ..This paper briefly describes the technology and technique involved with the performance of testicular ultrasound examination and briefly discusses its potential application at bedside in the ED...
  25. ncbi Potential errors in the diagnosis of pericardial effusion on trauma ultrasound for penetrating injuries
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 7:1261-6. 2000
    ..To evaluate ultrasound error in patients presenting with penetrating injury with a potential for pericardial effusion...
  26. ncbi Do emergency physicians save time when locating a live intrauterine pregnancy with bedside ultrasonography?
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 7:988-93. 2000
    ....
  27. ncbi Bedside emergency department ultrasonography in the evaluation of ocular pathology
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee 53226, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 7:947-50. 2000
    ..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...
  28. ncbi Lower-extremity Doppler for deep venous thrombosis--can emergency physicians be accurate and fast?
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Christ Hospital and Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    Acad Emerg Med 7:120-6. 2000
    ..Although LE Doppler has become the preferred test for diagnosing DVTs, it is not always available 24 hours per day...
  29. ncbi 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...
  30. ncbi 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...
  31. ncbi 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 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...
  33. ncbi 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...
  34. doi Transesophageal echocardiography during cardiopulmonary arrest in the emergency department
    Michael Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Northside Hospital Forsyth, 1200 Northside Forsyth Dr, Cumming, GA 30041, United States
    Resuscitation 78:135-40. 2008
    ..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...
  35. ncbi 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...
  36. ncbi 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...
  37. ncbi 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...
  38. ncbi 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...
  39. ncbi 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...
  40. ncbi 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...
  41. ncbi 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...
  42. ncbi 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
  43. ncbi 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
    ....
  44. doi 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...
  45. ncbi 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
  46. doi 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...
  47. doi 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...
  48. ncbi 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...
  49. doi 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...
  50. ncbi 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...
  51. ncbi 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...
  52. ncbi Triage in the trauma bay with the focused abdominal sonography for trauma (FAST) examination
    M Blaivas
    Department of Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, 300 Community Drive, Manhasset, NY 11030, USA
    J Emerg Med 21:41-4. 2001
    ..The FAST examination helped us to accurately determine which of the two patients required operative intervention first, despite that patient's appearance of relative hemodynamic stability in comparison to the other stabbing victim...
  53. ncbi 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...
  54. doi 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
    ....
  55. ncbi 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...
  56. ncbi 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...
  57. ncbi 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...
  58. ncbi 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...
  59. ncbi 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...
  60. doi 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...
  61. ncbi 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...
  62. ncbi Evaluation of extremity trauma with sonography
    Matt Lyon
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, 1120 15th St, AF 2056, Augusta, GA 30912 4007, USA
    J Ultrasound Med 22:625-30. 2003
    ..To report on the use of bedside sonography in the diagnosis and treatment of penetrating extremity trauma...
  63. ncbi 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...
  64. ncbi 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
  65. ncbi 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...
  66. ncbi 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...
  67. ncbi 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...
  68. doi 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...
  69. ncbi 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...
  70. ncbi 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...
  71. ncbi A rapid noninvasive method of detecting elevated intracranial pressure using bedside ocular ultrasound: application to 3 cases of head trauma in the pediatric emergency department
    James W Tsung
    Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Harlem Hospital Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
    Pediatr Emerg Care 21:94-8. 2005
    ..0 mm in adults, 4.5 mm in children aged 1 to 15, and 4.0 mm in infants up to 1 year of age. We report the application of this technique to 3 cases of head trauma in the pediatric emergency department...
  72. ncbi History of emergency ultrasound
    John L Kendall
    J Ultrasound Med 23:1130-3; author reply 1133-5. 2004
  73. doi Feasibility of correlating the pulse check with focused point-of-care echocardiography during pediatric cardiac arrest: a case series
    James W Tsung
    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Bellevue Hospital Center NYU School of Medicine, Emergency Care Institute, New York, NY 10016, United States
    Resuscitation 77:264-9. 2008
    ..We report our preliminary clinical observations of using focused point-of-care echocardiography to correlate with the pulse check during resuscitation in a series of pediatric cardiac arrests...
  74. ncbi Diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancy using bedside transvaginal ultrasonography in the ED: a 2-year experience
    Srikar Adhikari
    Section of Emergency Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska 68198, USA
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