eFAST for Chest Trauma

By: Annemarie Daecher, MD Reviewed by: Jonathan Kaplan, MD Paper #1 Diagnostic accuracy of eFAST in the trauma patient: a systematic review and meta-analysis Netherton S, Milenkovic V, Taylor M, Davis PJ. CJEM. 2019 Nov; 21(6):727-738. doi: 10.1017/cem.2019.381. PMID: 31317856.  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31317856/ Introduction and Background:  Traumatic injuries are the most common cause of morbidity and mortality … Continue reading eFAST for Chest Trauma

US Journal Club: June 2020 – Small Bowel Obstruction

Paper #1 Accuracy of Abdominal Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Small Bowel Obstruction in the Emergency Department Frasure S, et al. World J Emerg Med. 2018;9(4):267-271. doi:10.5847/wjem.j.1920-8642.2018.04.005 Full text: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6117534/ Introduction and background informationPatients frequently present to the ED with signs and symptoms concerning for small bowel obstruction (SBO)Literature estimates that 13 million patients present … Continue reading US Journal Club: June 2020 – Small Bowel Obstruction

US Journal Club: May, 2020 Soft-Tissue Ultrasound

Paper #1: The Effect of Soft-tissue Ultrasound on the Management of Cellulitis in the Emergency Department Tayal V, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2006;13(4):384‐388. DOI:10.1197/j.aem.2005.11.074 Full text: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1197/j.aem.2005.11.074 Introduction and background informationThere are approximately 2 million annual visits for skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs) per year in US Emergency Departments1Differentiating cellulitis from abscess can … Continue reading US Journal Club: May, 2020 Soft-Tissue Ultrasound

US Journal Club April, 2020: COVID-19 Edition

Paper #1: Point-of-Care Lung Ultrasound findings in novel coronavirus disease-19 pnemoniae: a case report and potential applications during COVID-19 outbreak Buonsenso, D et al. Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2020 Mar;24(5):2776-2780. DOI: 10.26355/eurrev_202003_20549. Full text: https://www.europeanreview.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2776-2780.pdf Introduction and background information The COVID-19 outbreak began December 2019 in Wuhan, China and has since become a global pandemic … Continue reading US Journal Club April, 2020: COVID-19 Edition