Turandot Saul

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BACKGROUND Bedside ultrasound is emerging as a useful tool in the assessment of intravascular volume status by examining measurements of the inferior vena cava (IVC). Many previous studies do not fully describe their scanning protocol. OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to evaluate which of three commonly reported IVC scanning methods demonstrates(More)
Most commonly, patients who present to the emergency department with a history and physical examination suggestive of urinary bladder rupture report a preceding traumatic event. Spontaneous atraumatic bladder rupture is relatively uncommon, but can occur in the context of a recent alcohol binge. The alcohol-intoxicated patient presents diagnostic and(More)
We present a case of 2-dimensional ultrasound-assisted confirmation of nasogastric tube (NGT) placement using both soft tissue neck and epigastric sonographic imaging. Given our findings and review of the literature, we suggest that bedside ultrasound evaluation of NGT placement is a straightforward, rapid, and novel alternative method to the “gold(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 Department of Radiology performed ultrasound for patients suspected of having intussusception in resource-limited settings might be either unavailable or significantly time delayed. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to present a case of intussusception successfully diagnosed by point-of-care ultrasound and to review the sonographic appearance and(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)
We have constructed a simple and inexpensive simulation model for the educational instruction of health care providers to detect normal and abnormal ocular conditions in the bedside emergency setting. Such a training model serves to increase the comfort level in performing ocular ultrasound examinations and can increase the accuracy of examination(More)
Pyomyositis (PM) is an infection of skeletal muscle, often associated with an abscess. Patients typically have predisposing risk factors or are immune compromised. The disease is often misdiagnosed, mistreated,and goes undetected until late in the patient's clinical course.We present a case of a patient without obvious predisposing risk factors who(More)
BACKGROUND Emergency physicians can utilize bedside ultrasound to aid in the diagnosis of abdominal wall hernias and in the reduction of incarcerated hernias. OBJECTIVES To review the sonographic appearance and diagnostic criteria of abdominal wall hernias and to describe the potential use of ultrasound as an aid in hernia reduction. CASE REPORT An(More)