medical studies

Thanks to an Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) research grant, a new ultrasound training initiative is helping emergency department clinicians in Australia more easily find a patient’s vein during cannulation . Gold Coast University Hospital Emergency Department physician Dr. Amy Archer-Jones...[Read more]
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force issued the report “Pain Management Best Practices: Updates, Gaps, Inconsistencies, and Recommendations.” The U.S. Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Task Force) was created under the 2016...[Read more]
In a 2018 article published in the ICU: Management & Practice section of HealthMangement.org , Drs. Adrian Wong and Jonathan Wilkinson discussed the benefits of deploying point-of-care ultrasound for patients in various forms of shock . They conclude that POCUS...[Read more]
In a July 2019 study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine , researchers determined that ultrasound-guided line insertions improves the first-attempt success rates over traditional palpation methods for children with predicted difficult access. Previous research had shown successful first-attempt rates...[Read more]
In a July 2019 article published in HealthManagement.org , Dr. Francois Louw M.D., clinical assistant professor at the Bill Nelems Pain and Research Centre at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, described an extensive list of strategies to reduce opioid...[Read more]
In a March 2019 meta-analysis of eight studies published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine , data shows that the use of pelvic point-of-care ultrasound (PPOCUS) can lead to pregnant patients spending less time in the Emergency Department. These...[Read more]
The use of opioids in the ICU and the post-operative period is common, with patients often receiving opioids even after simple surgeries. Though opioids are effective in providing fast pain relief, the side effects of respiratory depression, cough suppression, confusion,...[Read more]
SonoSite MSK portable ultrasound uses
Researchers obtained data from the public Medicare files to find data on provider referral for medical imaging to identify the providers referring MSK extremity imaging examinations to radiologists . The results? In 2014, a total of 4,275,647 MSK extremity imaging...[Read more]
SonoSite and ultrasound guided vascular access
How does ultrasound-guided vascular access improve care and reduce costs? In a new article in Axis Imaging, Fujifilm SonoSite's Chief Medical Officer Diku Mandavia writes about how Matthew Ostroff, ARNP, a vascular access specialist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare System, a...[Read more]
SonoSite iViz for MSK
Point-of-care ultrasound plays an important role in sports medicine, and is key to the successful treatment of many injuries, whether assessing muscles, tendons and ligaments for damage or for guiding spinal column injections . Returning to the sports field as...[Read more]