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Imaging and echocardiography key papers


Training and governance

Chambers JB et al.
‘Basic Screening Echocardiography: A Training Programme’ (2011).
JICS  12,No 4(October 2011):293-294
Colebourn CL et al.
‘Bridging the Gap: Training Critical Care Clinician-Echocardiographers through a Collaborative Curriculum’.
Journal of the Intensive Care Society 11 (2010): 13–6.
Fox K
‘A Position Statement: Echocardiography in the Critically Ill’.
JICS 9, no. 2 (July 2008): 197–198. 
Ketzler, J. T.
‘ICU Echocardiography : Should We Use It in a Heart Beat?’
Chest 122, no. 4 (1 October 2002): 1121–1123. doi:10.1378/chest.122.4.1121. 
Neri L et al.
Toward an Ultrasound Curriculum for Critical Care Medicine’.
Critical Care Medicine 35, no. Suppl (May 2007): S290–S304. doi:10.1097/01.CCM.0000260680.16213.26.
Orme RMLE et al.
‘Impact of Echocardiography on Patient Management in the Intensive Care Unit: An Audit of District General Hospital Practice’. 
British Journal of Anaesthesia 102, no. 3 (2009): 340–344.
Price S et al.
‘Echocardiography Practice, Training and Accreditation in the Intensive Care: Document for the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS)’. 
Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2008 Oct 6;6:49. doi: 10.1186/1476-7120-6-49.
See KC et al. 
Basic critical care echocardiography by pulmonary fellows: learning trajectory and prognostic impact using aminimally resourced training model*.
Crit Care Med. 2014 Oct;42(10):2169-77. doi: 10.1097/CCM.0000000000000413.

LV assessment

Bergenzaun L et al.
Assessing left ventricular systolic function in shock: evaluation of echocardiographic parameters in intensive care.

Volume assessment

Feissel M et al.
Respiratory changes in aortic blood velocity as an indicator of fluid responsiveness in ventilated patients with septic shock.
Chest. 2001;119:867–873.

Vieillard-Baron A et al.
Superior vena caval collapsibility as a gauge of volume status in ventilated septic patients.
Intensive Care Med. 2004;30:1734–1739.

Lamia B et al.
Echocardiographic prediction of volume responsiveness in critically ill patients with spontaneously breathing activity.
Intensive Care Med. 2007;33:1125–1132.

Mandeville, Justin C., and Claire L. Colebourn.
‘Can Transthoracic Echocardiography Be Used to Predict Fluid Responsiveness in the Critically Ill Patient? A Systematic Review’.
Critical Care Research and Practice 2012 (2012): 1–9. doi:10.1155/2012/513

Møller-Sørensen et al.
‘Measurements of Cardiac Output Obtained with Transesophageal Echocardiography and Pulmonary Artery Thermodilution Are Not Interchangeable’.
Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica 58, no. 1 (January 2014): 80–88. doi:10.1111/aas.12227.

Airapetian N et al.
Does Inferior Vena Cava Respiratory Variability Predict Fluid Responsiveness in Spontaneously Breathing Patients?
Critical Care (London, England) 19 (2015): 400. doi:10.1186/s13054-015-1100-9.

Right heart assessment

Rudski LG et al.
‘Guidelines for the Echocardiographic Assessment of the Right Heart in Adults: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography’.
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography 23, no. 7 (July 2010): 685–713. doi:10.1016/j.echo.2010.05.010.
Laver RD et al.
Echocardiographic estimation of mean pulmonary artery pressure in critically ill patients.


General ultrasound

Lichtenstein D and Axler O.
‘Intensive Use of General Ultrasound in the Intensive Care Unit. Prospective Study of 150 Consecutive Patients’.
Intensive Care Medicine 19, no. 6 (1993): 353–55.

Lung ultrasound

 Lichtenstein DA
‘Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill’.
Annals of Intensive Care 4, no. 1 (2014): 1. doi:10.1186/2110-5820-4-1. 
FALLS protocol – Lichtenstein, D.
‘FALLS-Protocol: Lung Ultrasound in Hemodynamic Assessment of Shock’.
Heart, Lung and Vessels 5, no. 3 (2013): 142–47.
BLUE protocol – Lichtenstein DA and Mezière GA.
‘Relevance of Lung Ultrasound in the Diagnosis of Acute Respiratory Failure: The BLUE Protocol’.
Chest 134, no. 1 (July 2008): 117–25. doi:10.1378/chest.07-2800.
Nazerian P et al.
Accuracy of point-of-care multiorgan ultrasonography for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism.
Dinino E et al.
‘Diaphragm Ultrasound as a Predictor of Successful Extubation from Mechanical Ventilation’.
Thorax 69, no. 5 (May 2014): 431–35. doi:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2013-204111
Lichtenstein DA
How can the use of lung ultrasound in cardiac arrest make ultrasound a holistic discipline. The example of the SESAME − protocol.
Pesenti A.
“Imaging in Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.”
Intensive Care Medicine, March 31, 2016. doi:10.1007/s00134-016-4328-1.




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