Septic Arthritis of the Hip

Does POCUS Expedite Care?

By Michael Prats on 04/26/21 04:00 AM

We have been ultrasounding hips for a while now. We know this modality is accurate for finding effusions. This can really help in cases of suspected septic arthritis. Unlike patients with this disease, this study takes multiple steps forward. First it asks the question - "Does point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) in the emergency department lead to a faster diagnosis?". Then it goes further by trying to determine whether or not POCUS can lead to earlier treatment as well. Fascinating results from a really hip study! https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/110 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33000078/


Innovation Through Collaboration

Combined Fellowships & Ways to Work Together

By Michael Prats on 03/29/21 04:00 AM

In this Special Edition podcast, Mike is joined by POCUS leaders and educators Nova Panebianco and Cameron Baston to discuss their recent publication on interdepartmental collaboration with ultrasound. They discuss their process for creating a combined fellowship and share additional pointers in achieving mutually beneficial relationships between departments. https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/109 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30592332/


Lung Ultrasound for Acute Chest Syndrome

Accuracy & Satisfaction

By Delia Gold on 03/15/21 04:00 AM

Acute chest syndrome is such a great application for lung ultrasound, especially in pediatrics where we do everything we can to dodge the harmful affects of ionizing radiation. We have covered this once before on the podcast, but it was ages ago. This is a recent well-done study that takes another look to see how ultrasound compares to the commonly employed chest radiography. Join the GEL Jr team as they discuss how this might play out in practice! https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/108 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32928462/


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