Danielle K Matilsky

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INTRODUCTION Transumbilical laparoscopically assisted appendectomy (TULAA) has been reported in the literature as an alternative to traditional three-port laparoscopic appendectomy (LA). Our study compares outcomes between LA and the one-trocar transumbilical technique in a single institution over a concurrent time frame for all cases of pediatric(More)
Fournier's gangrene is a condition marked by fulminant polymicrobial necrotizing fasciitis of the urogenital and perineal areas. We present a patient with Fournier's gangrene and describe the physical examination and bedside sonographic findings. These findings can assist in the evaluation of patients with concerning symptoms so there can be timely(More)
BACKGROUND M-mode or "motion" mode is a form of ultrasound imaging that is of high clinical utility in the emergency department. It can be used in a variety of situations to evaluate motion and timing, and can document tissue movement in a still image when the recording of a video clip is not feasible. OBJECTIVES In this article we describe several(More)
AIM The purpose of this study was to compare lung ultrasound findings in both the supine and upright positions in heart failure patients presenting with dyspnea or chest pain. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed lung ultrasonography on 50 heart failure patients in the emergency department. Each subject underwent eight-zone lung sonography in the seated(More)
BACKGROUND Some subcutaneous foreign bodies (FBs) are not easily visualized during physical examination and may not be detected on radiographic evaluation. Ultrasound (US) is capable of visualizing FBs of varying compositions. Previous studies have examined the use of US to detect FBs in deceased animal or human tissue. This study used live anesthetized(More)
INTRODUCTION The placement of a central venous catheter (CVC) remains an important intervention in the care of critically ill patients in the emergency department, and bedside ultrasound can be used for procedural guidance as well as conformation of placement. Microbubble contrast-enhanced ultrasound may facilitate CVC tip position localization, and the(More)
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