A Rare Cause of Neck Lump in an Infant

David J McCreary, MBBS MRCPCH PgC US; Salmah Lashhab, MBChB MRCPCH – A 5 month old girl presented to the Paediatric Emergency Department with a rapidly growing neck mass over 24 hours. She was systemically well and otherwise asymptomatic.

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).

A National Survey of Prehospital Care Services of United Kingdom for Use, Governance and Perception of Prehospital Point of Care Ultrasound

Salman Naeem, MBBS, Dip IMC, PG Cert Medical ultrasound; Christopher Edmunds, MBChB, FRCEM, FFICM, FIMC2; Thomas Hirst, MA, MBBS, MSc, Dip IMC; Julia Williams, PhD, BSc FCPara FEA4; Amir Alzarrad; James Ronaldson; Jon Barrat, RAMC, FRCEM, FIMC, DMCC; East Anglian Air Ambulance Research, Audit, Innovation and Development (RAID) Group; PreHospital Trainee Operated Research Network (PHOTON) – Point of care ultrasound (POCUS) has become a common practice in prehospital care over the last 10 years. There is lack of literature on its use and governance structure in United Kingdom (UK) prehospital care services.

Pictorial Essay of Cervical Duplex Ultrasonography

Siddharth Bhattacharjee, MBBS, MRCP (UK); Richa D. Jain, MD; Lokesh Bathala, DM; Anuradha HK, DM; Vijay K. Sharma, MD – Cervical duplex ultrasonography (CDU) is a simple, non-invasive, portable technique, that provides valuable high-quality visual information about the integrity of the carotid and vertebral vessels, plaque morphology and flow hemodynamics.

Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Blocks: Suggested Procedural Guidelines for Emergency Physicians

Joseph R. Brown, MD; Andrew J. Goldsmith, MD, MBA; Alexis LaPietra DO, FACEP; Jose L. Zeballos, MD; Kamen V. Vlassakov, MD; Alexander B. Stone, MD; R. Starr Knight, MD; Jennifer Carnell, MD; Arun Nagdev, MD – Acute pain is one of the most frequent, and yet one of the most challenging, complaints physicians encounter in the emergency department (ED). Currently, opioids are one of several pain medications given for acute pain, but given the long-term side effects and potential for abuse, alternative pain regimens are sought.