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Abdominal and Cardiac Evaluation with Sonography in Shock (ACES): an approach by emergency physicians for the use of ultrasound in patients with undifferentiated hypotension
  1. P R T Atkinson1,
  2. D J McAuley1,
  3. R J Kendall1,
  4. O Abeyakoon1,
  5. C G Reid2,
  6. J Connolly3,
  7. D Lewis4
  1. 1
    Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2
    Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust, Basingstoke, UK
  3. 3
    Newcastle Acute Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, UK
  4. 4
    The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich, UK
  1. Dr P R T Atkinson, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK; paul.atkinson{at}addenbrookes.nhs.uk

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  • Competing interests: PRTA, RJK, DL and DJMcA organise and teach on emergency ultrasound UK level 1 and advanced ultrasound courses at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Ipswich Hospital. PRTA and DL co-direct the focused ultrasound websites EmergencyUltrasound.org.uk and GPultrasound.org.uk. CGR organises and teaches on emergency training ultrasound courses in Basingstoke. JC organises and teaches on NEMUS emergency ultrasound courses in the Northern Deanery.

  • Ethics approval: The local ethics committee (Cambridgeshire 2) has approved analysis and publication of the cases included in this paper. No identifiable patient information has been used and all images of scans have been anonymised. Cases are example but typical cases taken from our collective experience.

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Footnotes

  • Competing interests: PRTA, RJK, DL and DJMcA organise and teach on emergency ultrasound UK level 1 and advanced ultrasound courses at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and Ipswich Hospital. PRTA and DL co-direct the focused ultrasound websites EmergencyUltrasound.org.uk and GPultrasound.org.uk. CGR organises and teaches on emergency training ultrasound courses in Basingstoke. JC organises and teaches on NEMUS emergency ultrasound courses in the Northern Deanery.

  • Ethics approval: The local ethics committee (Cambridgeshire 2) has approved analysis and publication of the cases included in this paper. No identifiable patient information has been used and all images of scans have been anonymised. Cases are example but typical cases taken from our collective experience.

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