By Michael Prats, MD on 11/20/17 04:00 AM
This is the second study from the REASON group - one of the most rigorously performed studies of ultrasound in cardiac arrest. In this article, they are looking at the population in pulseless electrical activity (PEA) with cardiac motion on ultrasound. From this group, they differentiate those with organized rhythms. The idea is that perhaps this population would have a different survival or respond to treatments differently. By reanalyzing their previous data, they are able to answer these questions.
By Michael Prats, MD on 11/06/17 04:00 AM
We know that POCUS can be used to diagnose many different types of infection. We also know that these infections can lead to serious systemic illness in the form of sepsis. Whenever we see a patient with sepsis, we want to know the source infection as quickly as possible so that we can treat it appropriately with antibiotics and/or a procedural intervention. Therefore, this paper takes a look to see if using ultrasound in the diagnostic work up of these undifferentiated infected patients can help diagnose the source and lead to better treatment.
By Michael Prats, MD on 10/23/17 06:00 AM
Members of the GEL team recently traveled to beautiful Montreal, Canada for the World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education 2017. Amidst the great speakers, great friends, and wonderful education - we picked out a few interesting research abstracts that we thought would be interesting to discuss.