Rasmus Aagaard

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Metabolic markers are measured by microdialysis to detect postoperative ischaemia after reconstructive surgery with myocutaneous flaps. If a haematoma develops around the microdialysis catheter, it can result in misinterpretation of the measurements. The aim of the present study was to investigate whether a haematoma in a flap can be identified and(More)
The first Danish Society for Emergency Medicine (DASEM) recommendations for the use of clinical ultrasound in emergency departments has been made. The recommendations describes what DASEM believes as being current best practice for training, certification, maintenance of acquired competencies, quality assurance, collaboration and research in the field of(More)
Focused emergency ultrasound is rapidly evolving as a clinical skill for bedside examination by physicians at all levels of education. Ultrasound is highly operator-dependent and relevant training is essential to ensure appropriate use. When supplementing hands-on focused ultrasound courses, e-learning can increase the learning effect. We developed an(More)
BACKGROUND Although lung ultrasound (US) is accurate in diagnosing pneumothorax (PTX), the training requirements and methods necessary to perform US examinations must be defined. OBJECTIVE Our aim was to test whether animal laboratory training (ALT) improves the diagnostic competency and speed of PTX detection with US. METHODS Twenty medical students(More)
Objectives Small pneumothoraxes (PTXs) may not impart an immediate threat to trauma patients after chest injuries. However, if these patients require positive pressure ventilation even a small amount of pleural air may be relevant. Point-of-care lung ultrasonography (US) is a reliable tool in the diagnosis of PTX, but the performance characteristics(More)
OBJECTIVES Dilation of the right ventricle during cardiac arrest and resuscitation may be inherent to cardiac arrest rather than being associated with certain causes of arrest such as pulmonary embolism. This study aimed to compare right ventricle diameter during resuscitation from cardiac arrest caused by hypovolemia, hyperkalemia, or primary arrhythmia(More)
BACKGROUND Small pneumothoraxes (PTXs) may not impart an immediate threat to trauma patients after chest injuries. However, the amount of pleural air may increase and become a concern for patients who require positive pressure ventilation or air ambulance transport. Lung ultrasonography (US) is a reliable tool in finding intrapleural air, but the(More)
OBJECTIVE To study if the public is able to recognise and understand the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) sign for automated external defibrillators (AEDs), and to explore how national resuscitation councils have adopted the sign. METHODS A survey was conducted among travellers in an international airport serving 21 million(More)
INTRODUCTION Advanced life support (ALS) guidelines recommend ultrasound to identify reversible causes of cardiac arrest. Right ventricular (RV) dilatation during cardiac arrest is commonly interpreted as a sign of pulmonary embolism. The RV is thus a focus of clinical ultrasound examination. Importantly, in animal studies ventricular fibrillation and(More)