ULTRASOUND EVALUATION OF THE PLEURA

Jun 27, 2019 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on ULTRASOUND EVALUATION OF THE PLEURA

Introduction Print Section Listen As early as 1967, it was apparent that ultrasound was ideally suited for the detection of pleural effusions.1 In addition, thoracic ultrasonography can also detect less…

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ULTRASOUND EVALUATION OF THE LUNG

Jun 27, 2019 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on ULTRASOUND EVALUATION OF THE LUNG

Introduction Print Section Listen Lung ultrasonography is easy to learn, simple to perform, and has strong clinical utility for the critical care clinician. Interestingly, radiologists have not been instrumental in…

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ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF CARDIAC TRAUMA

Jun 27, 2019 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF CARDIAC TRAUMA

Introduction Print Section Listen Traumatic injuries to the chest wall can arise from blunt or penetrating forces. Blunt cardiac injury occurs commonly in thoracic injury approximately 20–76% of the time…

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ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC DIAGNOSIS OF CARDIAC TAMPONADE

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Introduction Print Section Listen Cardiac tamponade is defined as a decompensated form of cardiac compression caused by the accumulation of pericardial effusion and rising intrapericardial pressure.1 Cardiac tamponade may complicate…

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ECHOCARDIOGRAPHIC DIAGNOSIS AND MONITORING OF ACUTE MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION AND ASSOCIATED COMPLICATIONS

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Introduction Print Section Listen For the patient with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) pressing priorities exist. Symptoms must be ameliorated, lethal arrhythmias identified and treated, arteries opened, and complications identified and…

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