Endoscopic ultrasound and endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy in the evaluation of upper gastrointestinal tract subepithelial lesions – a single center’s experience in the Philippines

Jonard Co, George Cordova, Laurence ER Tirol, Ma Cecil Sison

Subepithelial masses (SEMs) are common incidental findings during routine endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) has been established as the modality of choice for the evaluation of these lesions. Diagnostic accuracy for differentiating benign versus malignant SEMs range from 48-68% in some studies. In the Philippines, EUS has only been recently used for the past 5 years and is limited to only a few centers nationwide. This study created a descriptive ...

Accuracy of Emergency Medicine resident-performed bedside ultrasound in diagnosing cholelithiasis: a retrospective study

Aldrin Peregrin, Romulo Babasa III

Abdominal pain secondary to cholelithiasis is one of the most frequent causes of emergency room visits. Point-of-care ultrasound has the potential to help in the quick assessment of the presence of cholelithiasis speeding up the management of patients. This study aims to determine the accuracy of emergency medicine (EM) resident-conducted bedside/point-of-care ultrasonography to detect cholelithiasis in patients with suspected biliary colic.

Clinical Utility of Point of Care Ultrasound in Severe Ankle Ligament Injuries at St. Luke’s Medical Center-QC Emergency Department

Cherielynn Diann Go, Romulo Babasa III

The most common mechanism of ankle injury is inversion and plantar flexion, which often leads to tearing of the lateral ligaments complex. Ankle sprains are injuries commonly encountered and often under-diagnosed in the ER and little is known with regard to the best diagnostic modality for them.

Efficacy of Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Fine Needle Aspiration in Treatment of Thyroid Cystic Nodules

Avigael Junsay, Roberto Mirasol

To determine the efficacy of percutaneous fine needle aspiration in the treatment thyroid cystic nodules and factors that affect it

Ultrasound of the Eye As a Screening Tool For Increased Intracranial Pressure Among Patients Presenting with Headache At the ED of St. Luke’s Medical Center

Joseph Elerino Sunga, Romulo Babasa

When a patient presents at the emergency room with headache, the ER physician will likely be focused on eliminating the possibility of life-threatening diseases. However, only a subset of patients with this complaint is found to have life-threatening intracranial pathology upon imaging.