Matthew Dayno

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BACKGROUND Ultrasound measurement of dynamic changes in inferior vena cava (IVC) diameter can be used to assess intravascular volume status in critically ill patients, but published studies vary in accuracy as well as recommended diagnostic cutoffs. Part of this variability may be related to movements of the vessel relative to the transducer during the(More)
Rhabdomyolysis is an uncommon finding in the emergency department. However, the clinical implications of rhabdomyolysis are important, with a significant minority of patients developing acute renal failure and multiorgan failure. When present, the cause of elevated aminotransferases in the setting of rhabdomyolysis is often unclear. We sought to determine(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of a superficial abscess is usually obtained through history and physical exam but bedside ultrasound (US) and computerized tomography (CT) are sometimes used to assist in the diagnosis. It is unclear which imaging modality is superior for patients with superficial soft tissue infections. We compared the diagnostic accuracy of CT(More)
OBJECTIVES Sonoelastography can visualize components of skin and soft tissue abscesses, including the abscess cavity and surrounding induration, related to the patient's response to the infection. We speculate that characteristics of the induration surrounding an abscess may predict which abscesses will eventually fail therapy. METHODS We conducted a(More)
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