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1. Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients in Emergency Departments: Guidelines

Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients in Emergency Departments: Guidelines Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients in Emergency Departments: Guidelines | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients in Emergency Departments: Guidelines Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients in Emergency Departments: Guidelines Last updated: August 20, 2019 Project Number: RB1370-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices (...) and Systems Report Type: Summary of Abstracts Result type: Report Question What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of point of care ultrasound in the emergency department? Key Message No relevant evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding the use of point of care ultrasound in the emergency department. Files Rapid Response Summary of Abstracts Published : August 20, 2019 Follow us: © 2019 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health Get our newsletter:

2019 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

2. Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Suspected or Known Chronic Heart Failure in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness

Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Suspected or Known Chronic Heart Failure in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Suspected or Known Chronic Heart Failure in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Suspected or Known Chronic Heart Failure in Emergency Departments (...) : Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Suspected or Known Chronic Heart Failure in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness Last updated: August 27, 2019 Project Number: RB1380-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary of Abstracts Result type: Report Question What is the clinical utility of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with suspected or known chronic heart failure

2019 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

3. Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness

Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness Point of Care Ultrasound (...) for Assessment of Patients with Deep Vein Thrombosis in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness Last updated: August 29, 2019 Project Number: RB1381-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary of Abstracts Result type: Report Question What is the clinical utility of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with deep vein thrombosis in the emergency department? What is the cost effectiveness of point of care ultrasound for the assessment

2019 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

4. Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Obstetrical Issues in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness

Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Obstetrical Issues in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Obstetrical Issues in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Obstetrical Issues in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness Point of Care Ultrasound (...) for Assessment of Patients with Obstetrical Issues in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness Last updated: September 11, 2019 Project Number: RB1382-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary of Abstracts Result type: Report Question What is the clinical utility of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with obstetrical issues in the emergency department? What is the cost effectiveness of point of care ultrasound for the assessment

2019 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

5. Smartphone-, Tablet-, or App-Based Portable Ultrasound: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness

Smartphone-, Tablet-, or App-Based Portable Ultrasound: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness Smartphone-, Tablet-, or App-Based Portable Ultrasound: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Smartphone-, Tablet-, or App-Based Portable Ultrasound: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness Smartphone-, Tablet-, or App-Based Portable Ultrasound: A Review of Clinical Effectiveness Last updated: September 27, 2019 Project Number: RC1173-000 Product Line: Research Type (...) : Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary with Critical Appraisal Result type: Report Question What is the clinical effectiveness of smartphone-, tablet-, or app-based portable ultrasound? Key Message No evidence regarding the clinical effectiveness of smartphone-, tablet-, or app-based portable ultrasound was identified. Files Rapid Response Summary with Critical Appraisal Published : September 27, 2019 Follow us: © 2019 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health Get our newsletter:

2019 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

6. Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Physical Trauma in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness

Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Physical Trauma in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Physical Trauma in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness | CADTH.ca Find the information you need Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Physical Trauma in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment (...) of Patients with Physical Trauma in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness Last updated: September 16, 2019 Project Number: RB1383-000 Product Line: Research Type: Devices and Systems Report Type: Summary of Abstracts Result type: Report Question What is the clinical utility of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with physical trauma in the emergency department? What is the cost-effectiveness of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients

2019 Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health - Rapid Review

7. Determination of Gestational Age by Ultrasound

Determination of Gestational Age by Ultrasound Guideline No. 388-Determination of Gestational Age by Ultrasound - Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada Email/Username: Password: Remember me Search Terms Search within Search Volume 41, Issue 10, Pages 1497–1507 Guideline No. 388-Determination of Gestational Age by Ultrasound x Kimberly Butt , MD Fredericton, NB x Kenneth I. Lim Correspondence Corresponding author: Dr. Ken Lim , MD , x Kenneth I. Lim Correspondence Corresponding author: Dr (...) . Ken Lim Vancouver, BC No. 388, October 2019 (Replaces No. 303, February 2014) DOI: To view the full text, please login as a subscribed user or . Click to view the full text on ScienceDirect. Abstract Objective To assist clinicians in assigning gestational age based on ultrasound biometry. Outcomes To determine whether ultrasound dating provides more accurate gestational age assessment than menstrual dating with or without the use of ultrasound. To provide maternity health care providers

2019 Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada

8. High-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma

High-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma High-intensity focused ultr High-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma asound for glaucoma Interventional procedures guidance Published: 25 September 2019 www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg661 Y Y our responsibility our responsibility This guidance represents the view of NICE, arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. When exercising their judgement, healthcare professionals are expected to take this guidance fully (...) . Nothing in this guidance should be interpreted in a way that would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties. Commissioners and providers have a responsibility to promote an environmentally sustainable health and care system and should assess and reduce the environmental impact of implementing NICE recommendations wherever possible. 1 1 Recommendations Recommendations 1.1 Evidence on the safety and efficacy of high-intensity focused ultrasound for glaucoma is inadequate in quality and quantity

2019 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Interventional Procedures

9. Abdominal ultrasound for diagnosing abdominal tuberculosis or disseminated tuberculosis with abdominal involvement in HIV-positive individuals. (PubMed)

Abdominal ultrasound for diagnosing abdominal tuberculosis or disseminated tuberculosis with abdominal involvement in HIV-positive individuals. Accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis in people living with HIV is difficult. HIV-positive individuals have higher rates of extrapulmonary tuberculosis and the diagnosis of tuberculosis is often limited to imaging results. Ultrasound is such an imaging test that is widely used as a diagnostic tool (including point-of-care) in people suspected of having (...) abdominal tuberculosis or disseminated tuberculosis with abdominal involvement.To determine the diagnostic accuracy of abdominal ultrasound for detecting abdominal tuberculosis or disseminated tuberculosis with abdominal involvement in HIV-positive individuals.To investigate potential sources of heterogeneity in test accuracy, including clinical setting, ultrasound training level, and type of reference standard.We searched for publications in any language up to 4 April 2019 in the following databases

2019 Cochrane

10. Identification of patients and plaques vulnerable to future coronary events with near-infrared spectroscopy intravascular ultrasound imaging: a prospective, cohort study. (PubMed)

Identification of patients and plaques vulnerable to future coronary events with near-infrared spectroscopy intravascular ultrasound imaging: a prospective, cohort study. Near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) intravascular ultrasound imaging can detect lipid-rich plaques (LRPs). LRPs are associated with acute coronary syndromes or myocardial infarction, which can result in revascularisation or cardiac death. In this study, we aimed to establish the relationship between LRPs detected by NIRS (...) -intravascular ultrasound imaging at unstented sites and subsequent coronary events from new culprit lesions.In this prospective, cohort study (LRP), patients from 44 medical centres were enrolled in Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Slovakia, UK, and the USA. Patients with suspected coronary artery disease who underwent cardiac catheterisation with possible ad hoc percutaneous coronary intervention were eligible to be enrolled. Enrolled patients underwent scanning of non-culprit segments using NIRS-intravascular

2019 Lancet

11. Cervical assessment by ultrasound for preventing preterm delivery. (PubMed)

Cervical assessment by ultrasound for preventing preterm delivery. Measurement of cervical length by ultrasound is predictive of preterm birth (PTB). There are three methods of ultrasound cervical assessment: transvaginal (TVU), transabdominal (TAU), and transperineal (TPU, also called translabial). Cervical length measured by TVU is a relatively new screening test, and has been associated with better prediction of PTB than previously available tests. It is unclear if cervical length measured (...) by ultrasound is effective for preventing PTB. This is an update of a review last published in 2013.To assess the effectiveness of antenatal management based on transvaginal, transabdominal, and transperineal (also called translabial) ultrasound screening of cervical length for preventing preterm birth.For this update, we searched the Cochrane Pregnancy and Childbirth's Trials Register, ClinicalTrials.gov, and the WHO International Clinical Trials Registry Platform (ICTRP) to 30 August 2018; reviewed

2019 Cochrane

12. Hand-held ultrasound devices for cardiac assessment and diagnosis of heart failure, in the community or primary care setting

Hand-held ultrasound devices for cardiac assessment and diagnosis of heart failure, in the community or primary care setting Hand-held ultrasound devices - Health Technology Wales > Hand-held ultrasound devices Hand-held ultrasound devices Topic Status Complete Hand-held ultrasound devices for cardiac assessment and diagnosis of heart failure, in the community or primary care setting. Outcome of the appraisal Hand-held ultrasound devices (HUDs) show promise in the diagnosis of heart failure (...) was this topic appraised? Heart failure is a common and serious condition that is exerting an increasing burden on cardiology and heart imaging services in Wales. The diagnosis of heart failure can be suspected from clinical assessment and biochemical testing but the use of cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) is pivotal to either confirming or excluding the diagnosis. Echocardiography is usually done in a hospital setting, but the use of hand-held ultrasound devices means that it can be offered as a quick

2019 Health Technology Wales

13. Ultrasound-Guided Pectoral Nerve Block I and Serratus-Intercostal Plane Block Alleviate Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Modified Radical Mastectomy

Ultrasound-Guided Pectoral Nerve Block I and Serratus-Intercostal Plane Block Alleviate Postoperative Pain in Patients Undergoing Modified Radical Mastectomy Simultaneous application of pectoral nerve block and serratus-intercostal plane block (SPB) is one of the most desirable multimodal analgesic strategies, with wide implementation of the enhanced recovery after surgery pathway for modified radical mastectomy (MRM).The aim of the present study was to investigate the efficacy and safety (...) of ultrasound-guided pectoral nerve block I (PECS I) and SPB for postoperative analgesia following MRM.A randomized, prospective study.An academic medical center.A total of 61 women undergoing MRM were randomly divided into 2 groups. The control group (group C, n = 32) received general anesthesia only, whereas the PECS I + SPB treated group (group PS, n = 29) received a combination of pectoral nerve block and SPB in addition to general anesthesia.Pain scores on a visual analog scale, opioid consumption

2019 EvidenceUpdates

14. Ultrasound-Guided Erector Spinae Plane Block in Patients Undergoing Open Epigastric Hernia Repair: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study

Ultrasound-Guided Erector Spinae Plane Block in Patients Undergoing Open Epigastric Hernia Repair: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study Hernia repair is associated with considerable postoperative pain. We studied the analgesic efficacy of bilateral ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block in patients undergoing open midline epigastric hernia repair (T6-T9).Sixty patients 18-65 years of age were randomly allocated into 2 groups. Patients in the erector spinae plane block group received (...) bilateral ultrasound-guided erector spinae plane block at the level of T7 transverse process using 20 mL of bupivacaine 0.25% on each side, while the control group received bilateral sham erector spinae plane block using 1 mL of normal saline. All patients underwent general anesthesia for surgery. Pain severity (visual analog scale), consumption of intraoperative fentanyl, time to first request of rescue analgesia, and postoperative pethidine consumption were recorded over the first 24 hours

2019 EvidenceUpdates

15. Randomized comparison between perineural dexamethasone and dexmedetomidine for ultrasound-guided infraclavicular block

Randomized comparison between perineural dexamethasone and dexmedetomidine for ultrasound-guided infraclavicular block This randomized trial compared perineural dexamethasone (5 mg) and dexmedetomidine (100 µg) for ultrasound-guided infraclavicular brachial plexus block. We hypothesized that both adjuvants would result in similar durations of motor block and therefore designed the study as an equivalence trial (equivalence margin=3.0 hours).One hundred and twenty patients undergoing upper limb (...) surgery with ultrasound-guided infraclavicular block (using 35 mL of lidocaine 1%-bupivacaine 0.25% with epinephrine 5 µg/mL) were randomly allocated to receive perineural dexamethasone (5 mg) or dexmedetomidine (100 µg). Patients and operators were blinded to the nature of the perineural adjuvant. After the performance of the block, a blinded observer assessed the success rate (defined as a minimal sensorimotor composite score of 14 out of 16 points at 30 min) as well as the incidence of surgical

2019 EvidenceUpdates

16. Diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound performed by novice versus advanced sonographers for pneumonia in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound performed by novice versus advanced sonographers for pneumonia in children: A systematic review and meta-analysis Childhood pneumonia is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. Growing evidence suggests that lung ultrasound (LUS) may be a reliable diagnostic alternative to chest x-ray for childhood pneumonia. However, it is unclear whether sonographer experience affects the diagnostic accuracy of LUS. We summarize the diagnostic accuracy of LUS

2019 EvidenceUpdates

17. Ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids

Ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids Ultr Ultrasound-guided high-intensity tr asound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous anscutaneous focused ultr focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine asound for symptomatic uterine fibroids fibroids Interventional procedures guidance Published: 24 July 2019 www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ipg657 Y Y our responsibility our responsibility This guidance represents the view of NICE, arrived at after (...) Recommendations Recommendations 1.1 Current evidence on the safety of ultrasound-guided high-intensity transcutaneous focused ultrasound for symptomatic uterine fibroids shows there are well-recognised complications including skin burns. The evidence on © NICE 2019. All rights reserved. Subject to Notice of rights (https://www.nice.org.uk/terms-and- conditions#notice-of-rights). Page 1 of 5efficacy is limited in quality. Therefore, this procedure should only be used with special arrangements for clinical

2019 National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence - Interventional Procedures

18. Ultrasound-guided transvaginal ovarian needle drilling for clomiphene-resistant polycystic ovarian syndrome in subfertile women. (PubMed)

Ultrasound-guided transvaginal ovarian needle drilling for clomiphene-resistant polycystic ovarian syndrome in subfertile women. Ovulatory disturbance is a key diagnostic feature of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), leading to infertility and correspondingly heavy disease burden. Many therapeutic strategies have been used to induce ovulation for women with PCOS who are infertile. Ultrasound-guided transvaginal ovarian needle drilling (UTND) is a novel surgical method used to induce ovulation

2019 Cochrane

19. Hand-held ultrasound devices for cardiac assessment and diagnosis of heart failure

Hand-held ultrasound devices for cardiac assessment and diagnosis of heart failure Hand-held ultrasound devices - Health Technology Wales > Hand-held ultrasound devices Hand-held ultrasound devices Topic Status Complete Hand-held ultrasound devices for cardiac assessment and diagnosis of heart failure, in the community or primary care setting. Outcome of the appraisal Hand-held ultrasound devices (HUDs) show promise in the diagnosis of heart failure in a primary care or community setting (...) and serious condition that is exerting an increasing burden on cardiology and heart imaging services in Wales. The diagnosis of heart failure can be suspected from clinical assessment and biochemical testing but the use of cardiac ultrasound (echocardiography) is pivotal to either confirming or excluding the diagnosis. Echocardiography is usually done in a hospital setting, but the use of hand-held ultrasound devices means that it can be offered as a quick and portable test to people in a primary care

2019 Health Technology Wales

20. Recommendations for good practice in Ultrasound: Oocyte retrieval

Recommendations for good practice in Ultrasound: Oocyte retrieval 1 2 Disclaimer The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (hereinafter referred to as 'ESHRE') developed the current good practice recommendations document, to provide clinical recommendations to improve the quality of healthcare delivery within the European field of human reproduction and embryology. This guideline represents the views of ESHRE, which were achieved after careful consideration of the scientific (...) the correctness, completeness, and accuracy of the good practice recommendations in every respect. In any event, these good practice recommendations do not necessarily represent the views of all clinicians that are member of ESHRE. The information provided in this document does not constitute business, medical or other professional advice, and is subject to change. 3 Recommendations for good practice in Ultrasound: oocyte pick-up. Content Authors 4 Introduction 5 Methodology 6 Recommendations 9 Definition: 9

2019 European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology