Wendy Ruggeri

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BACKGROUND Emergency department bedside ultrasonography (EUS) can expedite treatment for patients. However, it is unknown how much experience is required for competency in the sonographic diagnosis of cholelithiasis and cholecystitis. OBJECTIVES The objective was to assess the learning curve of physicians training in right upper quadrant (RUQ) EUS. (More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to prospectively assess the learning curve of emergency physician training in emergency bedside sonography (EBS) for first-trimester pregnancy complications. METHODS This was a prospective study at an urban academic emergency department from August 1999 through July 2006. Patients with first-trimester vaginal(More)
BACKGROUND It is unknown how an intensive emergency ultrasound (EUS) experience compares with comparable exposure done over the course of residency training. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to compare the accuracy of EUS of the gall bladder done by physicians after a 2-week EUS elective with similarly numbered examinations done by physicians longitudinally(More)
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