Articles by Vigil James in JoVE
Handheld Metal Detector Screening for Metallic Foreign Body Ingestion in Children Vigil James1, Hazwani Binte Hamzah2, Sashikumar Ganapathy1 1Children's Emergency, KK women's and Children's Hospital, 2Department of Radiology, KK women's and Children's Hospital Here, we present a protocol to use the handheld metal detector, to screen for the presence of ingested metallic foreign bodies in children who present to the pediatric emergency medicine department with a history of foreign body ingestion.
Other articles by Vigil James on PubMed
Point-of-care Ultrasound Identification of Pneumatosis Intestinalis in Pediatric Abdominal Pain: a Case Report Critical Ultrasound Journal. Dec, 2017 | Pubmed ID: 28105581 We describe a case report of an infant with intussusception who presented to a pediatric emergency department with diarrhea and increased irritability. Pneumatosis intestinalis (intra-mural air) detected on point-of-care ultrasonography (but not apparent on plain abdominal radiographs) alerted the emergency physicians towards the severity of disease process.
Emergency Department Diagnosis of Idiopathic Pneumoparotitis with Cervicofacial Subcutaneous Emphysema in a Pediatric Patient Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine. Nov, 2017 | Pubmed ID: 29849370 Idiopathic pediatric pneumoparotitis, being rare, is often misdiagnosed in acute care settings, resulting in inappropriate initial management and emergency department (ED) disposition. We report the case of a previously well 11-year-old boy who presented to our ED with acute left cheek swelling and pain. He was diagnosed with pneumoparotitis with cervicofacial subcutaneous emphysema with the aid of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) and radiographs. Despite appropriate initial ED and inpatient management, he developed bilateral involvement and pneumomediastinum. After 72 hours, his condition improved and he was discharged well after five days of hospitalization. This case report highlights the use of POCUS and radiographs to facilitate an early diagnosis and appropriate ED disposition.
Handheld Metal Detector for Metallic Foreign Body Ingestion in Pediatric Emergency Indian Journal of Pediatrics. 08, 2018 | Pubmed ID: 29299756 Foreign body ingestion is a common problem for which children present to the emergency department. The most common ingested foreign bodies among children are coins. Metal detector is an equipment, which measures a change in inductance of a coil when an electroconductive material is placed near it and produces an audio-visual signal. The present study was conducted to determine the effectiveness and feasibility of HMD in the local Pediatric population.