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Point-of-care ultrasonography to predict fluid responsiveness in children

A systematic review and meta-analysis

Pediatric Anesthesia

Reviewed June 2023 by Dr Justin Skowno

All anaesthetists have given many fluid boluses, mostly to try and help their patients. Unfortunately, knowing whether that bolus actually achieved the goal you had hoped for is rather harder than it...

Ultrasound Assessment of Gastric Fluid Volume in Children Scheduled for Elective Surgery After Clear Fluid Fasting for 1 Versus 2 Hours

A Randomized Controlled Trial

Anesthesia Analgesia

Reviewed July 2023 by Dr David Stoeter

This small randomized single-blinded controlled trial is the second such trial comparing gastric fluid volumes after a 1-hour versus a 2-hour clear fluid fast in children undergoing general...

Determining residual gastric volume in healthy children using ultrasound

Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia

Reviewed September 2023 by Dr Marlene Johnson

Summary This Canadian study was a prospective, observational study of 33 healthy volunteers aged between 2-14. It examined residual gastric volume using ultrasound, after patients were given 250mL...

Assessing the utility of ultrasound guided vascular access placement with longer catheters in critically ill pediatric patients

Pediatric Anesthesia

Reviewed August 2023 by Dr K C Law

Summary This is a retrospective single-center cohort study looking at using ultrasound to place longer length peripheral intravenous cannulae to prolong its indwelling life-span and use, increase...


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