Month  Topic  Articles
 July  FAST ● Rozycki GS, Ochsner MG, et al. Prospective evaluation of surgeons’ use of ultrasound in the evaluation of trauma patients. J Trauma1993; 34(4):516-527.
● Jehle D, Guarino J, et al. Emergency department ultrasound in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma. Amer J Emer Med1993; 11(4):342-346.
● Branney SW, Wolfe RE, et al. Quantitative sensitivity of ultrasound in detecting free intraperitoneal fluid. J Trauma1995; 39(2): 375-380.
● Ma OJ, Mateer JR, et al. Prospective analysis of a rapid trauma ultrasound examination performed by emergency physicians. J Trauma1995; 38(6):879-885.
● Henderson SO, Sung J, et al. Serial abdominal ultrasound in the setting of trauma. J Emer Med2000; 18(1): 79-81.
● Ma OJ, Gaddis G, et al. Prospective analysis of the effect of physician experience with the FAST examination in reducing the use of CT scans. Emer Med Austral 2005; 17:24-30.
● Moylan M, Newgard CD, et al. Association between a positive ED FAST examination and therapeutic laparotomy in normotensive blunt trauma patients. J Emer Med 2007; 33(3):265-271.
 August  Vascular Access  PubMed Collection

● Panebianco NL, Fredette JM, et al.  What you see (sonographically) is what you get: vein and patient characteristics associated with successful ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous placement in patients with difficult access.  Acad Emer Med2009; 16(12):1298-1303.

● Milling TJ, Jr., Rose J, Briggs WM, Birkhahn R, Gaeta TJ, Bove JJ, Melniker LA. Randomized, controlled clinical trial of point-of-care limited ultrasonography assistance of central venous cannulation: the Third Sonography Outcomes Assessment Program (SOAP-3) Trial. Crit Care Med. 2005;33(8):1764-1769.

● Leung J, Duffy M, Finckh A. Real-time ultrasonographically-guided internal jugular vein catheterization in the emergency department increases success rates and reduces complications: a randomized, prospective study. Ann Emer Med  2006;48(5):540-547.

● Karakitsos D, Labropoulos N, De Groot E, Patrianakos AP, Kouraklis G, Poularas J, Samonis G, Tsoutsos DA, Konstadoulakis MM, Karabinis A. Real-time ultrasound-guided catheterisation of the internal jugular vein: a prospective comparison with the landmark technique in critical care patients. Crit Care. 2006;10(6):R162.

● Milling TJ, Holden C, et al.  Randomized controlled trial of single-operator vs. two-operator ultrasound guidance for internal jugular central venous cannulation.  Acad Emer Med 2006; 13(3):245-247.

● Stone MB, Nagdev A, et al.  Ultrasound detection of guidewire position during central venous access.  Am J Emer Med 2010; 28(1):82-84.

● Moak JH, Lyons MS, et al.  Needle and guidewire visualization in ultrasound-guided internal jugular vein cannulation.  Am J Emer Med 2011; 29(4):432-6.

 September  Early pregnancy Pub Med collection● Shih CHY.  Effect of emergency-physician performed pelvic sonography on length of stay in the emergency department.  Ann Emer Med 1997; 29(3):348-352.

● Burgher SW, Tandy TK, et al.  Transvaginal ultrasonography  by emergency physicians decreases patient time in the emergency department.  Acad Emer Med1998; 5:802-807.

● Dart RG, Dart L, et al.  The predictive value of endometrial stripe thickness in patients with suspected ectopic pregnancy who have an empty uterus at ultrasonography.  Acad Emer Med1999; 6(6):602-608.

● Blaivas M, Sierzenski
P, et al.  Do emergency physicians save time when locating a live intrauterine pregnancy with bedside ultrasonography?  Acad Emer Med 2000; 7(9):988-993.

● Rodgerson JD, Heegaard WG, et al.  Emergency department right upper quadrant ultrasound is associated with reduced time to diagnosis and treatment of ruptured ectopic pregnancies.  Acad Emer Med 2001; 8(4):331-336.

● Tayal VS, Cohen H, et al.  Outcome of patients with an indeterminant emergency department first-trimester pelvic ultrasound to rule out ectopic pregnancy.  Acad Emer Med 2004; 11(9):912-917.

● Adhikari S, Blaivas M, et al.  Diagnosis and management of ectopic pregnancy using bedside transvaginal ultrasonography in the ED: a 2-year experience.  Amer J Emer Med 2007; 25:591-596.

 October  Cardiac see fellowship dropbox
 November  Hepatobiliary see fellowship dropbox
 December  Renal see fellowship dropbox
 January  Aorta see fellowship dropbox
 February  DVT see fellowship dropbox
 March  Lung  Pubmed Collection .● Blaivas M, Lyon M, et al.  A prospective comparison of supine chest radiography and bedside ultrasound for the diagnosis of traumatic pneumothorax.  Acad Emer Med2005; 12(9):844-849.  .● Noble VE, Murray AF, et al.  Ultrasound assessment for extravascular lung water in patients undergoing hemodialysis.  Chest2009; 135(6):1433-1439.● Volpicelli G, Caramello V, et al.  Bedside ultrasound of the lung for the monitoring of acute decompensated heart failure.  Amer J EmerMed 2008; 26:585-591.

● Brook OR, Beck-Razi N, et al.  Sonographic detection of pneumothorax by radiology residents as part of the extended focused assessment with sonography for trauma.  J Ultrasound Med2009; 28(6):749-755.

● Parlamento S, Copetti R, et al.  Evaluation of lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of pneumonia in the ED.  Amer J Emer Med 2009; 27:379-384.

● Wilkerson RG, Stone MB.  Sensitivity of bedside ultrasound and supine anteroposterior chest radiographs for the identification of pneumothorax after blunt trauma.  Acad Emer Med 2010; 17(1):11-17.

● Volpicelli G, Cardinale L, et al.  A comparison of different diagnostic tests in the bedside evaluation of pleuritic pain in the ED.  Amer J Emer Med 2011; xx(x):xxx-xxx.

● Zanobetti M, Poggioni C, et al.  Can chest ultrasonography substitute standard chest radiography for evaluation of acute dyspnea in the Emergency Department?  Chest 2010 [epub]

 April  Ocular  Pubmed Collection

● Blaivas M, Theodoro D, Sierzenski PR.  A study of bedside ocular ultrasonography in the emergency department.  Acad Emer Med2002; 9(8):791-799.

● Blaivas M, Theodoro D, Sierzenski PR. Elevated intracranial pressure detected by bedside emergency ultrasonography of the optic nerve sheath. Acad Emer Med2003;10:376-381.

● Tayal VS, Neulander M, Norton HJ, et al. Emergency department sonographic measurement of optic nerve sheath diameter to detect findings of increased intracranial pressure in adult head injury patients. Ann Emer Med2007;49:508-514.

● Kimberly HH, Shah S et al.  Correlation of optic nerve sheath diameter with direct measurement of intracranial pressure.  Acad Emer Med 2008; 15(2):201-204.

● Le A, Hoehn ME, et al.  Bedside sonographic measurement of optic nerve sheath diameter as a predictor of increased intracranial pressure in children.  Ann Emer Med2009; 53(6):785-791.

● Shinar Z, Chan L, et al.  Use of ocular ultrasound for the evaluation of retinal detachment.  J Emer Med 2011; 40(1):53-57.

● Yoonessi R, Hussain A, et al. Bedside ocular ultrasound for the detection of retinal detachment in the emergency department.  Acad Emer Med 2010; 17(9):913-917.

 May  Soft tissue See dropbox folder
 June  Ortho & Regional Anesthesia Pubmed Collection .

● Liebmann O, Price D, et al.  Feasibility of forearm ultrasonography-guided nerve blocks of the radial, ulnar, and median nerves for hand procedures in the emergency department.  Ann Emer Med2006; 48(5):558-562.

● Nomura J, Leech S, et al.  A randomized controlled trial of ultrasound-assisted lumbar puncture.  J Ultrasound Med2007; 26:1341-1348.

● Chinnock B, Khaletskiy A, et al.  Ultrasound-guided reduction of distal radius fractures.  J Emer Med2009; [Epub ahead of print].

● Patel DD, Blumberg SM, et al.  The utility of bedside ultrasonography in identifying fractures and guiding fracture reduction in children.  Ped Emer Care2009; 25(4):221-225.

● Stone MB, Wang R, et al.  Ultrasound-guided supraclavicular brachial plexus nerve block vs procedural sedation for the treatment of upper extremity emergencies.  Am J Emer Med2008; 26(6):706-710.

 Supplemental  Pediatrics Pubmed Collection .

● Ong AW, McKenney MG, et al.  Predicting the need for laparotomy in pediatric trauma patients on the basis of the ultrasound score.  J Trauma2003; 54(3):503-508.

● Sola JE, Cheung MC, et al.  Pediatric FAST and elevated liver transaminases:an effective screening tool in blunt abdominal trauma.  J Surg Research2009; 157(1):103-107.

● Agkur FM, Aktug T, et al.  Prospective Study Investigating Routine Usage of Ultrasonography as the Initial Diagnostic Modality for the Evaluation of Children Sustaining Blunt Abdominal Trauma.  J Trauma1997; 42(4):626-628.


 IVC Pubmed Collection

● Lyon M, Blaivas M, et al.  Sonographic measurement of the inferior vena cava as a marker of blood loss.  Am J Emer Med2005; 23:45-50.

● Brennan JM, Ronan A, et al.  Handcarried ultrasound measurement of the inferior vena cava for assessment of intravascular volume status in the outpatient hemodialysis clinic.  Clin J Amer Soc Nephrol2006; 1:749-753.

● Stawicki SP, Braslow BM, et al.  Intensivist use of hand-carried ultrasonography to measure IVC collapsibility in estimating intravascular volume status: correlations with CVP.  J Amer Coll Surg2009; 209:55-61.

● Blehar DJ, Dickman E, et al.  Identification of congestive heart failure via respiratory variation of inferior vena cava diameter.  Amer J Emer Med2009; 27(1):71-75.

● Nagdev AD, Merchant RC, et al.  Emergency department bedside ultrasonographic measurement of the caval index for noninvasive determination of low central venous pressure.  Ann Emer Med2010; 55:290-295.

● Wallace DJ, Allison M, et al.  Inferior vena cava percentage collapse during respiration is affected by the sampling location: an ultrasound study in healthy volunteers.  Acad Emer Med2010; 17(1):96-99.


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