Emergency department right upper quadrant ultrasound is associated with a reduced time to diagnosis and treatment of ruptured ectopic pregnancies.

@article{Rodgerson2001EmergencyDR,
  title={Emergency department right upper quadrant ultrasound is associated with a reduced time to diagnosis and treatment of ruptured ectopic pregnancies.},
  author={Jim Rodgerson and William G. Heegaard and Dave Plummer and John Hicks and Joe Clinton and Steven Sterner},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2001},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={331-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the time to diagnosis and treatment of patients with ruptured ectopic pregnancy is significantly less for patients who had emergency department (ED) right upper quadrant (RUQ) ultrasound (US) compared with those who had US in the radiology department. METHODS The authors conducted a retrospective review of eligible patients presenting to an urban ED between January 1990 and December 1998. Patients were included in the study if they were seen in the ED, had a… CONTINUE READING
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