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Point-of-care transcranial Doppler by intensivists

Overview of attention for article published in Critical Ultrasound Journal, October 2017
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Title
Point-of-care transcranial Doppler by intensivists
Published in
Critical Ultrasound Journal, October 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13089-017-0077-9
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Authors

Vincent Issac Lau, Robert Thomas Arntfield

Abstract

In the unconscious patient, there is a diagnostic void between the neurologic physical exam, and more invasive, costly and potentially harmful investigations. Transcranial color-coded sonography and two-dimensional transcranial Doppler imaging of the brain have the potential to be a middle ground to bridge this gap for certain diagnoses. With the increasing availability of point-of-care ultrasound devices, coupled with the need for rapid diagnosis of deteriorating neurologic patients, intensivists may be trained to perform point-of-care transcranial Doppler at the bedside. The feasibility and value of this technique in the intensive care unit to help rule-in specific intra-cranial pathologies will form the focus of this article. The proposed scope for point-of-care transcranial Doppler for the intensivist will be put forth and illustrated using four representative cases: presence of midline shift, vasospasm, raised intra-cranial pressure, and progression of cerebral circulatory arrest. We will review the technical details, including methods of image acquisition and interpretation. Common pitfalls and limitations of point-of-care transcranial Doppler will also be reviewed, as they must be understood for accurate diagnoses during interpretation, as well as the drawbacks and inadequacies of the modality in general.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 152 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 26 17%
Other 25 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 11%
Researcher 15 10%
Student > Master 9 6%
Other 31 20%
Unknown 29 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 91 60%
Neuroscience 11 7%
Engineering 3 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 1%
Psychology 2 1%
Other 5 3%
Unknown 38 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 101. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 December 2021.
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#323,601
of 21,742,867 outputs
Outputs from Critical Ultrasound Journal
#4
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#7,735
of 300,605 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Critical Ultrasound Journal
#1
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