Intrauterine Pregnancy Detection and Gestational Age Assessment During Early Pregnancy by a Handheld Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Device Compared to a High-End Ultrasound System. An Accuracy and Reliability Study

Mariela Skendi , MD, MSc; Roxane Liard , MD, MSc; Charlotte Besacier , MD; Jean-Michel Correas , MD, PhD; Sohela Moussaoui , MD, MSc; Julie Chastang , MD, MSc; Gladys Ibanez , MD, PhD – The main objective of this study is the evaluation of the accuracy and reliability of a handheld point of care ultrasound device (POCUS-hd) for intrauterine pregnancy (IUP) detection compared to comprehensive reference transabdominal ultrasound (TU).

E-Point Septal Separation Accuracy for the Diagnosis of Mild and Severe Reduced Ejection Fraction in Emergency Department Patients  

José Atilio Núñez-Ramos, MD, MSc; María Camila Pana-Toloza, MD, MSc; Sheyla Carolina Palacio-Held, MD – Chest pain, dyspnea and syncope are among the most common reasons to seek care in the Emergency Department (ED). Chest pain accounts for more than a thousand visits per year [1], dyspnea and syncope represent approximately 7 to 8% of ED consults [2,3]. At this moment, a thorough cardiovascular evaluation cannot be accomplished only with physical examination. Valvular disease and systolic dysfunction diagnosis improve when evaluated with a physical exam along with cardiac ultrasound [4].