Reference : Evaluation of a protocol for fast localised abdominal sonography in horses (FLASH) ad...
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Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/22639
Evaluation of a protocol for fast localised abdominal sonography in horses (FLASH) admitted for colic.
English
Busoni, Valeria mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Imagerie médicale >]
De Busscher, Virginie [> >]
Lopez, Diego [> >]
Verwilghen, Denis mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
Cassart, Dominique mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de morphologie et pathologie > Département de morphologie et pathologie >]
2011
Veterinary Journal
Elsevier
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1090-0233
1532-2971
[en] The aim of this prospective study was to establish a protocol for fast localised abdominal sonography of horses (FLASH) admitted for colic. The FLASH protocol was then presented to clinicians without extensive ultrasound (US) experience to determine whether they could learn to use it in less than 15 min. The clinical subjects comprised 36 horses that had been referred for colic over a 2 month period. Each horse was examined at admission and FLASH findings at seven topographical locations were compared to serial clinical examinations, surgical and non-surgical outcomes, or with post-mortem reports. FLASH was able to show free abdominal fluid and abnormal intestinal loops, with a mean time of 10.7 min required to complete the protocol. The positive and negative predictive values of requirement for surgery of dilated turgid small intestinal loops using FLASH were 88.89% and 81.48%, respectively. The results suggested that FLASH is a technique that can be used in an emergency setting by veterinarians without extensive US experience to detect major intra-abdominal abnormalities in horses with colic.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/22639
10.1016/j.tvjl.2010.02.017

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