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IMAGING Management

Point-of-care ultrasound: a reliable bedrock of the general hospital

2018 11 Jul

Consultant anaesthetist Tim Pepall has been using SonoSite ultrasound systems for the past decade Point-of-care ultrasound is at the heart of Frimley Park Hospital’s anaesthesia department, guiding procedures such as vascular access and nerve blocks. Dr Tim Pepall, a consultant anaesthetist at Frimley Park, explained: “It’s essential to use... Read more

Cardiology Management

How AI is changing the landscape of echocardiography

2018 11 Jul

The growth of artificial intelligence (AI) over the past decades has been exponential with tremendous opportunities now offered by deep learning.  Indeed, automation and AI are changing the landscape of echocardiography by providing complimentary tools to physicians to enhance patient care, according to a review published in the journal Echocardiography. ... Read more

ICU Management

Point-of care ultrasonography in critical care

2018 01 Jun

A brief overview of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the ICU: for the already converted, a reminder of how POCUS has changed ICU practice; for the ultrasound naïve, an aperitif to leave the reader with interest in this evolving paradigm shift of patient care. As intensivists, we have all faced this scenario: a 28-year-old woman, 35... Read more

IMAGING Management

Point-of-Care Ultrasound goes Underground

2017 16 Jun

Consultant Anaesthetist Stephan Rauscher uses point-of-care ultrasound as part of his daily routine working in the emergency department (ED) at the Katharinenhospital in Stuttgart. He is also involved in the training and scheduling of emergency physicians from the department. Any of these clinicians could potentially be called to an emergency in the... Read more

ICU Management

ESICM Regional Conference - Hemodynamic Monitoring 2017

2017 15 Jun

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ICU Management

Echocardiography is Essential Tool for Fluid Responsiveness

2016 27 Sep

Echocardiography is an essential tool to predict and measure fluid responsiveness, according to a recent article, which provides a practical guide. Ashley Miller and Justin Mandeville outline the physiological basis of fluid resuscitation, and describe how fluid responsiveness can be assessed with echocardiography. They also look at the limitations... Read more

IMAGING Management

Imaging Detects Prosthetic Heart Valve Complications

2016 05 May

Multimodality imaging can be used to detect and diagnose prosthetic heart valve complications, where a dysfunction is rare but can be life threatening, according to the first recommendations published on this subject. When a dysfunction does occur in heart valve replacement using mechanical or biological prostheses, it is crucial to determine... Read more