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Here is a partial listing of studies on ED ultrasound use:
• Kuhn M, Bonnin RL, Davey MJ, et al. Emergency department ultrasound scanning for abdominal aortic aneurysm: Accessible, accurate, and advantageous. Ann Emerg Med 2000; 36:219-223.
• Shuman WP, Hastrup W, Kohler TR, et al. Suspected leaking abdominal aortic aneurysm: Use of sonography in the emergency room. Radiology 1988; 168:117.
• Plummer D, Clinton J, Matthew B. Emergency Department ultrasound improves time to diagnosis and survival in ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Abstract in Acad Emerg Med 1998; 5:417.
• Lanoix R, Leak LV. A preliminary evaluation of emergency ultrasound in the setting of an emergency medicine training program. Am J Emerg Med 2000; 18:41.
• Jehle D, Davis E, Evans T, et al. Emergency department sonography by emergency physicians. Am J Emerg Med 1989; 7:605.
• Boulanger BR, Rozycki GS, Rodriguez A. Sonographic assessment of traumatic injury: Future developments. Surg Clin North Am 1999; 79:1297-1314.
• McKenney MG, Martin L, Lentz K, et al. 1,000 consecutive ultrasounds for blunt abdominal trauma. J Trauma 1996; 40:607-612.
• Rozycki GS, Ochsner MG, Feliciano DV, et al. Early detection of hemoperitoneum by ultrasound of the right upper quadrant: A multicenter study. J Trauma 1998: 45:878-883.
• Healey MA, Simons RK, Winchell RJ, et al. A prospective evaluation of abdominal ultrasound in blunt trauma: Is it useful? J Trauma 1996; 40:875-883.
• Scalea TM, Rodriguez A, Chiu WC, et al. Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST): Results from an international consensus conference. J Trauma 1999; 46:466-472.
• Jehle D, Guarino J, Karamanoukian H. Emergency department ultrasound in the evaluation of blunt abdominal trauma. Am J Emerg Med 1993; 34:516-527.
• Ma OJ, Mateer JR, Ogata M, et al. Prospective analysis of a rapid trauma ultrasound examination performed by emergency physicians. J Trauma 1995; 38:879-885.
• Shuman WP, Hastrup W Jr, Kohler TR, et al. Suspected leaking abdominal aortic aneurysm: use of sonography in the emergency room. Radiology 1988; 168:117-119.
• Miller J, Grimes P. Case report of an intraperitoneal ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm diagnosed with bedside ultrasonography. Acad Emerg Med 1999; 6:661-664.