Pushing the Boundaries of POCUS—beyond the heart & lungs

By | 09/04/2019

This is a reference list for a talk given at the fantastic 2019 Critical Care Symposium conference that occurs in Manchester each year. The talk is at the end of the reference list. We’re updating details about our POCUS fellowships too, but until then, please contact us on

Hansen HC, Helmke K.
Validation of the optic nerve sheath response to changing cerebrospinal fluid pressure: ultrasound findings during intrathecal infusion tests.
J Neurosurg.; 1997 Jul;87(1):34–40. Weblink

Blaivas M, Theodoro D, Sierzenski PR.
Elevated intracranial pressure detected by bedside emergency ultrasonography of the optic nerve sheath.
Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Apr;10(4):376–81. Weblink

Ultrasonographic optic nerve sheath diameter to detect increased intracranial pressure in adults:a meta-analysis. Acta radiologica 2019 Feb;60(2):221–9. Weblink

Sargsyan AE, Hamilton DR, Melton SL, Amponsah D, Marshall NE, Dulchavsky SA.Ultrasonic evaluation of pupillary light reflex.
Crit Ultrasound J. 2009;1(2):53–7. Webink

Van de Putte P, Perlas A.
Ultrasound assessment of gastric content and volume.British journal of anaesthesia. 2014 Jul;113(1):12–22. Weblink

Not forgetting the fantastic www.gastricultrasound.org as well to learn how to undertake volumetric gastric ultrasound

Ultrasound for Lower Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis: Multidisciplinary Recommendations From the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound Consensus Conference.Circulation 2018 Apr 3;137(14):1505–15. Weblink

Ferrari G, De Filippi G, Elia F, Panero F, Volpicelli G, Aprà F. Diaphragm ultrasound as a new index of discontinuation from mechanical ventilation.
Crit Ultrasound J. Springer; 2014;6(1):8. Weblink

A narrative review of diaphragm ultrasound to predict weaning from mechanical ventilation: where are we and where are we heading?Peter Turton, Sondus ALAidarous and Ingeborg Welters
The Ultrasound Journal 2019 11:2 Weblink

Vetrugno L, Guadagnin GM, Barbariol F, Langiano N, Zangrillo A, Bove T. Ultrasound Imaging for Diaphragm Dysfunction: A Narrative Literature Review. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Jan 4. Weblink

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