Beth Isreal Deaconess Medical Center Boston

Research

Abstracts

The last 5 years:
Lam S, Lambert M, Felder M, Kerwin C, Konicki PJ, Villalba M, Bailitz J, Blehar D, Fox JC, Hoffmann B, Liteplo AS, Roberts R. A Multi-site Validation Of An Ultrasound Image Rating Scale--a Pilot Study. ICEP Spring Symposium, May 11, 2011.

Bailitz J, Hoffmann B, Nolting L, Budhram G, Cosby K, Bengiamin R, Baty G, Summers S, Ferre R, Hunt P. Accuracy of emergency medicine residents during completion of the American College of Physicians Minimum Ultrasonography Training Benchmarks. Denver, CO. 2012, 2012. Published abstract online at Ann Emerg Med 2012 60(4s):s6.

Skomorovsky E, Lin M, Hoffmann B. The fellow as teacher. Harvard Medical School Education Day. Boston, 10/2014.

Wong M, Hoffmann B. A Bayesian Interpretation of Cardiac Standstill in Cardiac Arrest. SAEM Annual Scientific Meeting, abstract, San Diego 2015

Lin M, Gurley K, Yitshak-Sade M; Hoffmann B. Bedside Ultrasound for Endotracheal Tube Verification in Pediatric Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit Patients: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Scientific Assembly, MEMC Congress Rome, Italy, 2015

Eckart P, Hsieh H-Y, Hoffmann B, Friderici J, Pham J. Accuracy of Resident Performed Bedside Lung Ultrasound in validation of the BLUE Protocol. Scientific Meeting Abstract, 12th WINFOCUS congress, Boston 2015

Algitami M, Hoffmann B. Point of Care Ultrasound in Emergency Departments within teaching hospitals in Saudi Arabia. Scientific Assembly, EMSA Dubai, 2015.

Singleton J MD, Hinson J, MD, Kane E, Wright S, Schafer JM, Hoffmann B. Feasibility of Emergency Ultrasound to detect suspected impacted Esophageal Foreign Body. A Proof of Concept Study. SAEM Annual Meeting Abstract 2016.

Herbst M, Carter E, Wu S, Schafer J, Welwarth J, Hoffmann B. Feasibility of Pneumoperitoneum Diagnosis using Point-of-Care Ultrasound. A Pilot study using a Fresh Cadaver Model. SAEM Annual Meeting Abstract 2016.

Schafer J, Welwarth J, Hoffmann B. Splenic Ultrasound Findings In Patients With HIV And TB. A Systematic Review Of The Literature. SAEM Annual Meeting Abstract 2016.
Gullett JP, Donnelly JP , Auster M, Welwarth J, Schafer JM, Hoffmann B. Accuracy of Sonographic CHF Diagnosis Compared to Conventional CXR in Patients Presenting with Undifferentiated Shortness of Breath. SAEM Annual Meeting Abstract 2016.

Welwarth J, Schafer J, Hardin J, Skomorovsky E, Hoffmann B. SAEM Scientific Assembly 2016. Abstract oral presentation: Prehospital Ultrasound Training for Diagnosis of Pneumothorax: A Review of the Literature and Meta-Analysis. SAEM Annual Meeting Abstract. New Orleans 2016.

P Atkinson, J Bowra, J Milne, M Lambert, B Jarman, V Noble, H Lamprecht, D Lewis, T Harris, R Gangahar, M Stander, C Muhr, J Connolly, R Gaspari, R Kessler, C Raio, P Sierzenski, B Hoffmann, C Pham, M Woo, P Olszynski, R Henneberry, O Frenkel, J Chenkin, G Hall, L Rang, M Valois, C Wurster, M Tutschka, R Arntfield, J Fischer, M Tessaro. Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest (SHoC)-Hypotension: derivation of an evidence-based consensus algorithm for the integration of point of care ultrasound into resuscitation of hypotensive patients. CJEM 18 (S1), S44-S44

P Atkinson, J Bowra, J Milne, M Lambert, B Jarman, V Noble, H Lamprecht, D Lewis, T Harris, R Gangahar, S Bomann, A Goudie, H Poncia, A Bystrzycki, G Blecher, M Rose, S Dass, O Doran, R Large, A Salter, J Sadewasser, A Murray, M Rawson, M Stander, C Muhr, J Connolly, R Gaspari, R Kessler, C Raio, P Sierzenski, B Hoffmann, C Pham, M Woo, P Olszynski, R Henneberry, O Frenkel, J Chenkin, G Hall, L Rang, M Valois, C Wurster, M Tutschka, R Arntfield, J Fischer, M Tessaro. Sonography in Hypotension and Cardiac Arrest (SHoC)-Cardiac Arrest: A consensus on the integration of point of care ultrasound into advanced cardiac life support during cardiac arrest. CJEM 18 (S1), S45-S46.

Balk D Lee C, Schafer JM, Welwarth J, Hardin J, Hoffmann B. Accuracy of Lung Ultrasound compared to Chest Xray in Pediatric Pneumonia: Meta-analysis and Systematic Review. SAEM Annual Meeting, Orlando Abstract 2017.

Schafer JM, Welwarth J, Balk D Lee C, Hardin J, Hoffmann B. Rates of Pericardial Effusion in Patients with HIV/TB Co-infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. SAEM Annual Meeting Abstract, Orlando 2017.

Hoffmann B, Kilker B, Rhyne R, Schafer JM, Welwarth J, Balk D Lee C, Hardin J, Biliary Ultrasound Competency Testing - A Pilot study using a large virtual ultrasound simulator case series to assess the diagnostic accuracy of a diverse group of sonographers. SAEM Annual Meeting Abstract, Orlando 2017.

Lee C, Balk D, Schafer JM, Welwarth J, Hardin J, Hoffmann BAccuracy of Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) in Disaster Settings: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. SAEM Annual Meeting Abstract, Orlando 2017.

Lee C, Balk D, Schafer JM, Welwarth J, Hardin J, Hoffmann B. Expanded Applications of Ultrasound in the Disaster Setting: A Systematic Review. SAEM Annual Meeting Abstract, Orlando 2017.

Presentations

multiple national and international presentations by our faculty >200
Our most recent locations include, but are not limited to Sweden, Norway, Austria, Greece, Canada, South Africa, Arabia

Manuscripts

Terkamp C, Walter B, Benter T, Hoffmann B, Kirchner G, Dettmer A, Caselitz M, Wagner S, Reindel H, Simanowski J, Manns M, Gebel M. Ultrasound education by simulator training - high acceptance by ultrasound trainees of all qualification level. Praxis (Bern 1994). 2006 May 17;95(20):809-13.

Hoffmann B, Um P, Bessman ES, Ru D, Kelen GD, McCarthy ML. Routine screening for asymptomatic abdominal aortic aneurysm in high-risk patients is not recommended in emergency departments that are frequently crowded. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Nov;16(11):1242-50.

Hoffmann B, Nguyen H, Hill HF. Diaphragmatic laceration after penetrating trauma – direct visualization and indirect sonographic finding using FAST in the emergency department. J Ultrasound Med. 2009, Sep;28(9):1259-63.

Burlina P, Pinhero A, Hoffmann B, Yuh D, Abraham T. Estimating blood flow motion in the left intraventricular cavity. In: Proc. IEEE International Conf. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, IEEE Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 2010.

Pham JC, Kirsch T, Hill P, DeRuggiero K, Hoffmann B. 72-hour returns may not be a good indicator of safety in the emergency department: a national study. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Apr;18(4):390-7.

Juang R, McVeigh ER, Hoffmann B, Yuh D, Burlina P. Automatic segmentation of the left-ventricular cavity and atrium in 3D ultrasound using graph cuts and the radial symmetry transform. In: Proc. 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, IEEE Biomedical Imaging, 2011:606-9.

Mukherjee R, Sprouse C, Abraham T, Hoffmann B, McVeigh E, Yuh D, Burlina P. Myocardial motion computation in 4D ultrasound. In: Proc. 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, IEEE Biomedical Imaging, 2011:1070-73.

Hoffmann B, Bessman ES, Um P, Ding R, McCarthy ML. Successful sonographic visualization of the abdominal aorta differs significantly among a diverse group of credentialed emergency department providers. Emerg Med J, 2011 Jun;28(6):472-6.

Burlina P, Hoffmann B, Abraham T. Computing left ventricular hemodynamics from echographic optical flow of CEUS microspheres. In: Proc. IEEE/NIH Life Science Systems & Applications Workshop (LiSSA), 2011. IEEE Life Science, 2011:67-72.

Hoffmann B, Gullett JP, Fuller DC, Hill HF, Hosek WT, Westergaard MC, Smith JA. Bedside Ultrasound of the Neck confirms Endotracheal Tube Position in Emergency Intubations. Ultraschall in Med. 2014, Oct;35(5):451-8.

Lam SH, Bailitz J, Blehar D, Becker BA, Hoffmann B, Liteplo AS, Rajan KB, Lambert M. Multi-Institution Validation of an Emergency Ultrasound Image Rating Scale-A Pilot Study. J Emerg Med, 2015, Jul;49(1):32-39.e1.

Singleton J, Dagan A, Edlow J, Hoffmann B. Real-Time Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter Reduction measured with Ultrasound after Lumbar Puncture in Pseudotumor Cerebri. Am J Emerg Med. 2015, Jun;33(6):860.e5-7.

Gullett J, Donelly JP, Sinert R, Hosek B, Hill H, Fuller D, Feldman I, Galetto G, Auster M, Hoffmann B.
Interobserver agreement in the evaluation of B-lines using bedside ultrasound. J Crit Care. 2015 Sep 1

Lin M, Gurley K, Hoffmann B. Bedside Ultrasound for Tracheal Tube Verification in Pediatric Emergency Department and ICU Patients: A Systematic Review. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 2016

Atkinson P, Bowra J, Milne J, Lewis D, Lambert M, Jarman B, E Noble V, Lamprecht H, Harris T, Connolly J. and SHoC working group. International Federation for Emergency Medicine Consensus Statement: Sonography in hypotension and cardiac arrest (SHoC): An international consensus on the use of point of care ultrasound for undifferentiated hypotension and during cardiac arrest. CJEM. 2016 Dec 21:1-12.

Singleton J, Schafer JM, Hinson JS, Kane E, Wright S, Hoffmann B. Bedside Sonography for the Diagnosis
of Esophageal Food Impaction, Am J Emerg Med. 2017 In Press.

Hoffmann B. Acute left flank pain. Int J Emerg Med. 2009 May;2(2):131.

Hoffmann B, Gullett JP. Emergency ultrasound for the detection of esophageal intubation. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Apr;17(4):464-5.

Hoffmann B, Gullett JP. Bedside transthoracic sonography in suspected pulmonary embolism. A new tool for emergency medicine physicians. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Sep;17(9):e88-e93.

Fong T, Hoffmann B. Woman with right-sided flank pain. Obstructing midureteral calculus with moderate hydronephrosis. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Feb;57(2):182,188.

Hoffmann B. Sonographic bedside detection of sialolithiasis with submandibular gland obstruction. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Jun;29(5):574.e5-7.

Hoffmann B, Burlina P. Ultrasound in Trauma – From Civilian to the Combat Casualty Environment. Supplement to Combat Casualty Resuscitation Symposium, Defense Research and Development Canada (DRDC/NATO), Conference Supplement. 2011.

\Fong TC, Hoffmann B. Images in clinical medicine. Disappearance of a breast prosthesis during Pilates. N Engl J Med. 2011 Dec 15;365(24):2305.

Hoffmann B, Nürnberg D, Westergaard MC. Focus on abnormal air: Diagnostic ultrasonography for the acute abdomen. Eur J Emerg Med. 2012 Oct;19(5):284-91.

Kilker BA, Holst JM, Hoffmann B. Bedside Ocular Ultrasound in the Emergency Department. Eur J Emerg Med. 2013 Aug 30.

Morton M, Masterson M, Hoffmann B. Case Report: Ovarian Torsion in Pregnancy - Diagnosis and Management. J Emerg Med, 2013 Sep;45(3):348-51.

Holst JM, Kilker BA, Wright S, Hoffmann B. Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction – diagnosis in the emergency department. Eur J Emerg Med. 2013 Dec 21.

Lewiss R, Hoffmann B, Belieux J, Phelan MB. Point-of-Care Ultrasound education: The increasing Role of Simulation and Multi-Media Resources. J Ultrasound Med. 2014 Jan;33(1):27-32

Lewiss RE, Noble VE, Hoffmann B, Kendall J, Liteplo AS, Moak JH, Panebianco N, Tayal VS. The Core Content of Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Fellowship Training. Fellowship Training guidelines from the American College of Emergency Physicians and Academy of Emergency Ultrasound Joint Task Force. Acad Emerg Med J., 2014, Apr;21(4):456-61..

Wright S, Hoffmann B. Emergency ultrasound of acute scrotal pain. Eur J Emerg Med. 2015 Feb;22(1):2-9.

Lewiss RE, Noble VE, Hoffmann B, Kendall J, Liteplo AS, Moak JH, Panebianco N, Tayal VS.The Core Content of Emergency Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Fellowship Training.Fellowship Training guidelines from the American College of Emergency Physicians and Academy of Emergency Ultrasound Joint Task Force. Acad Emerg Med J., 2014


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