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Review and discussion of recent literature in point of care ultrasound.

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Review and discussion of recent literature in point of care ultrasound.

    How to Do POCUS Research

    How to Do POCUS Research

    We have reviewed a lot of POCUS articles on this podcast, but we don't often talk about the process of performing a research study. On this episode, we bring on world-class POCUS expert and researcher Michael Gottlieb to discuss the ins and outs of performing, publishing, and reviewing ultrasound research studies. This is Part 1 of 2.

    https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/92

    • 18 min
    Pediatric Peritonsillar Abscess

    Pediatric Peritonsillar Abscess

    For peritonsillar abscesses, sometimes you need imaging to make the diagnosis clear. Many turn to CT, but ultrasound offers an appealing alternative. A transcervical approach can be used which is likely less uncomfortable than the intra-oral method. This study looks at the implementation of a transcervical ultrasound protocol in a pediatric emergency department to see if it helps this population.

    https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/91
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31713253

    • 18 min
    The FASH Exam

    The FASH Exam

    The FASH exam is not just a typo when trying to write about the FAST exam. FASH stands for Focused Assessment with Sonography for HIV-associated Tuberculosis (TB). This exam combines various body areas to look for evidence of TB. You can look for extra fluid (pericardial, pleural, ascites), enlarged abdominal lymph nodes, and solid organ lesions (spleen, liver). This has been described for a while, but there have not been many studies on how accurate it might be...until now.

    https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/90
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31904699

    • 12 min
    GI Bleed Risk

    GI Bleed Risk

    It's not what you think - POCUS is not going to be used to diagnose a GI bleed. However, perhaps it can be used to risk stratify this diverse group of patients. These authors had the idea to check IVC, echo, and LVOT VTI to see if it could help predict which patients are going to have adverse events from their bleed.

    https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/89
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31379015

    • 19 min
    POCUS in COVID-19

    POCUS in COVID-19

    COVID-19 is here, there, and everywhere. Mike Mallin joins in to examine the first published reports on POCUS being used on the front lines. We discuss the sonographic findings and potential uses during this pandemic.

    https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/88

    • 20 min
    A POCUS Protocol for Renal Colic

    A POCUS Protocol for Renal Colic

    We know that point of care ultrasound can be used to find evidence of urinary obstruction in patients with renal colic from a kidney stone. However, it is not clear how to put this into practice. Who should get an ultrasound? Who needs further testing after ultrasound? This article poses one protocol to see if it can help save time and money in the emergency department.

    https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/87

    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31661942

    • 14 min

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