Research Underway

1. Paediatric Pneumonia and Lung Ultrasound (PLUS) study

Screening paediatric patients with suspected pneumonia using lung ultrasound prior to radiography.

Our objective is to determine if we can safely reduce LOS and use of radiography in children suspected of having pneumonia by first screening with lung ultrasound.

Status: actively enrolling patients (25% of target enrolment now achieved)

2.  Clinician Performed Ultrasound for the detection of small bowel obstruction in the Emergency Department

Screening patients with suspected SBO prior to further imaging and consultation.

Our objective is to determine if ultrasound can be used to screen/rule-out SBO in patient with low, medium or high pre-test probability for SBO.

Status: currently rolling out study (anticipated enrolment April 1/2017)

 

Here is a short video tutorial on the approach to SBO Ultrasound.

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