US Didactics/Scan shifts
Week 1 – The Thoracic Aorta and Anatomy-
Week 2 – The Abdominal Aorta and Regional Anatomy –
Week 3 – Case based presentations by Faculty Thoracic and Abdominal Aorta Pathology, Fellows present and review Aorta Studies –
Podcasts: Soundbytes: Aorta
7. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Robert F. Reardon, Thomas Cook, and Dave Plummer
Dawson/Mallin iBook Chapters:
Volume1, Chapter 3 – Aorta
Aorta Studies: PubMed Collection
Thoracic Aorta Studies
Kabirdas D, Scridon C, Brenes JC, Hernandez AV, Novaro GM, Asher CR. Accuracy of transthoracic echocardiography for the measurement of the ascending aorta: comparison with transesophageal echocardiography. Clin Cardiol. 2010; 33:502–7.
Taylor RA, Oliva I, Van Tonder R, Elefteriades J, Dziura J, Moore CL. Point-of-care focused cardiac ultrasound for the assessment of thoracic aortic dimensions, dilation, and aneurysmal disease. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Feb;19(2):244-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01279.x. Epub 2012 Jan 30.
Evangelista A, Flachskampf FA, Erbel R, Antonini-Canterin F, Vlachopoulos C, Rocchi G, Sicari R, Nihoyannopoulos P, Zamorano J; European Association of Echocardiography; Document Reviewers:, Pepi M, Breithardt OA, Plonska-Gosciniak E. Echocardiography in aortic diseases: EAE recommendations for clinical practice. Eur J Echocardiogr. 2010 Sep;11(8):645-58. doi: 10.1093/ejechocard/jeq056. Erratum in: Eur J Echocardiogr. 2011 Aug;12(8):642
Liao ZY, Tsai JP, Kuo JY, Hung CL. Large aortic aneurysm mimicking a cardiac tumor. Cardiovasc Ultrasound. 2010 Aug 17;8:33. doi: 10.1186/1476-7120-8-33.
Perkins AM, Liteplo A, Noble VE. Ultrasound diagnosis of type a aortic dissection. J Emerg Med. 2010 May;38(4):490-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2008.05.013. Epub 2008 Nov 26
Fojtik JP, Costantino TG, Dean AJ. The diagnosis of aortic dissection by emergency medicine ultrasound. J Emerg Med. 2007 Feb;32(2):191-6. Epub 2007 Jan 22.
Labovitz AJ, Noble VE, Bierig M, et al. Focused cardiac ultrasound in the emergent setting: a consensus statement of the American Society of Echocardiography and American College of Emergency Physicians. J Am Soc Echocardiog. 2010; 23:1225–30. CrossRef, Web of Science® Times Cited: 3
Roudaut RP, Billes MA, Gosse P, et al. Accuracy of M-mode and two-dimentional echocardiography in the diagnosis of aortic dissection–an experience with 128 cases. Clin Cardiol. 1988; 11:553–62
Rosenberg H, Al-Rajhi K ED ultrasound diagnosis of a type B aortic dissection using the suprasternal view. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Nov;30(9):2084.e1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2011.11.012. Epub 2012 Jan 12
Barrett C, Stone MB.Emergency ultrasound diagnosis of type a aortic dissection and apical pleural cap. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Apr;17(4):e23-4. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00709.x. Epub 2010 Mar 24. No abstract available.
Kaban J, Raio C Emergency department diagnosis of aortic dissection by bedside transabdominal ultrasound. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Aug;16(8):809-10. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00448.x. Epub 2009 Jun 22. No abstract available.
Abdominal Aorta Studies
Bentz S, Jones J. Towards evidence-based emergency medicine: best BETs from the Manchester Royal Infirmary. Accuracy of emergency department ultrasound scanning in detecting abdominal aortic aneurysm. Emerg Med J. 2006 Oct;23(10):803-4. Review
Sakalihasan N, Limet R, Defawe OD. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. Lancet.2005;365:1577-89.
Wilmink AB, Quick CG. Epidemiology and potential for prevention of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Brit J Surg.1998;85:55–62.
Ernst CB. Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm. N Engl J Med.1993;328:1167-72.
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm: recommendation statement. Ann Inter Med.2005;142(3):198-202.
Fink HA, Lederle FA, Roth CS, Bowels CA, Nelson DB, Haas MA. The accuracy of physical examination to detect abdominal aortic aneurysm. Arch Intern Med.2000;160(6):833-6.
Hermsen K, Chong WK. Ultrasound evaluation of abdominal aortic and iliac aneurysms and mesenteric ischemia. Radiol Clin N Am.2004;42:365-81.
Kuhn M, Bonnin RL, Davey MJ, Rowland JL, Langlois SL. Emergency department ultrasound scanning for abdominal aortic aneurysm: accessible, accurate, and advantageous. Ann Emerg Med.2000;36(3):219-23.
Lin PH, Bush RL, McCoy SA, Felcai D, Pasnelli TK, Nelson JC, Watts K, Lam RC, Lumsden AB. A prospective study of a hand-held ultrasound device in abdominal aortic aneurysm evaluation. Am J Surg.2003;186(5):455-9.
American College of Emergency Physicians. Policy Statement. 2001:Emergency Ultrasound Guidelines.
Johnston KW, Rutherford RB, Tilson MD, Shah DM, Hollier L, Stanley JC. Suggested standards for reporting on arterial aneurysms. Subcommittee on reporting standards for arterial aneurysms, Ad Hoc committee on reporting standards, Society for Vascular Surgery and North American Chapter, International Society of Cardiovascular Surgery. J Vasc Surg.1991;13:444–50.
Miller J, Grimes P, Miller J. Case report of an intraperitoneal ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm diagnosed with bedside sonography.Acad Emerg Med.1999;6(6),661–4.
Tayal VS, Graf CD, Gibbs MA. Prospective study of accuracy and outcome of emergency ultrasound for abdominal aortic aneurysm over two years. Acad Emerg Med 2003 Aug;10(8):867-871.
Rubano E, Mehta N, Caputo W, Paladino L, Sinert R. Systematic review: emergency department bedside ultrasonography for diagnosing suspected abdominal aortic aneurysm. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Feb;20(2):128-38. doi: 10.1111/acem.12080.
Hoffmann B, Bessman ES, Um P, Ding R, McCarthy ML Successful sonographic visualisation of the abdominal aorta differs significantly among a diverse group of credentialed emergency department providers. Emerg Med J. 2011 Jun;28(6):472-6. doi: 10.1136/emj.2009.086462. Epub 2010 Aug 2
Hoffmann B, Um P, Bessman ES, Ding R, Kelen GD, McCarthy ML Routine screening for asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm in high-risk patients is not recommended in emergency departments that are frequently crowded. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Nov;16(11):1242-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00502.x.
Moore CL, Holliday RS, Hwang JQ, Osborne MR. Screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm in asymptomatic at-risk patients using emergencyultrasound. Am J Emerg Med. 2008 Oct;26(8):883-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2007.11.030.
Davarn S, Reardon R, Joing S Ultrasound use in the diagnosis of abdominal aortic aneurysm. Acad Emerg Med. 2007 Apr;14(4):323. No abstract available
Costantino TG, Bruno EC, Handly N, Dean AJ. Accuracy of emergency medicine ultrasound in the evaluation of abdominal aortic aneurysm. J Emerg Med. 2005 Nov;29(4):455-60