By Resa E. Lewiss, MD on 05/13/19 06:00 AM
Resa and Mike team up to discuss important happening at SCUF 2019 Annual conference. Guest stars Nova Panebianco and Sara Damewood!
By Michael Prats, MD on 04/29/19 06:00 AM
We use ultrasound a lot. Sometimes we find things that are not clearly related to the reason the patient came in. The prevalence of these incidental findings relates to the usefulness of the diagnostic test. These authors take the bull by the horns, randomly whole-body-POCUS scanning emergency department patients to see what sort of findings might pop up. But should disease prevalence change our use of the tool? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30587153
By Michael Prats, MD on 04/15/19 06:00 AM
Fractures of the distal radius are pretty common among people who choose not to break their fall with their face. Sure - it's not hard to see these on xray, but is there a better way? Ultrasound is great for finding fractures, but what about being able to guide the reduction? This has been shown to be useful in a pediatric population, but this study looks at a population of adult patients in the emergency department to see just how accurate ultrasound is for determining if the pieces have been put back together. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30191190