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The reliability of ultrasound compression test performed by general ICU nurses in the critically ill patients: A preliminary prospective clinical study

  • Roman Skulec
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    Corresponding author: Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, Masaryk Hospital Usti nad Labem, Socialni pece 3316 /12A, Usti nad Labem 401 13, Czech Republic.
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    Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, J.E. Purkinje University, Masaryk Hospital Usti nad Labem, Socialni pece 3316/12A, Usti nad Labem 400 11, Czech Republic

    Emergency Medical Service of the Central Bohemian Region, Vancurova 1544, Kladno 272 01, Czech Republic

    Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Charles University, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Sokolska 581, Hradec Kralove 500 05, Czech Republic
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  • Alena Kohlova
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    Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, J.E. Purkinje University, Masaryk Hospital Usti nad Labem, Socialni pece 3316/12A, Usti nad Labem 400 11, Czech Republic

    Department of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health Studies, J.E. Purkinje University, Pasteurova 3544/1, Usti nad Labem 400 96, Czech Republic
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  • Lenka Miksova
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    Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, J.E. Purkinje University, Masaryk Hospital Usti nad Labem, Socialni pece 3316/12A, Usti nad Labem 400 11, Czech Republic
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  • Vladimir Cerny
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    Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Intensive Care, J.E. Purkinje University, Masaryk Hospital Usti nad Labem, Socialni pece 3316/12A, Usti nad Labem 400 11, Czech Republic

    Emergency Medical Service of the Central Bohemian Region, Vancurova 1544, Kladno 272 01, Czech Republic

    Department of Research and Development, Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, University Hospital Hradec Kralove, Sokolska 581, Hradec Kralove 500 05, Czech Republic

    Department of Anesthesia, Pain Management and Perioperative Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2, Canada
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Published:March 23, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2020.03.007

      Highlights

      • Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in the critically ill patients is a challenging problem.
      • Bedside ultrasound compression test (UCT) is the first line diagnostic measure.
      • General nurses can perform UCT with overall sensitivity of 88.9% and specificity of 99.0%.

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