Short versus Long for IJ Cannulation

The Battle of the Axes

By Michael Prats on 02/03/20 05:00 AM

It is an age-old question - short or long axis? Using ultrasound guidance for internal jugular vein cannulation is now fairly standard. There are a lot of opinions regarding if it is best to visualize the target in short axis (cross section) or long axis (parallel to the vein). There are certainly benefits to both. This episode features a prospective randomized trial that attempts to put an end to this debate.

Focused Cardiac Ultrasound for Acute Aortic Syndromes

A New Diagnostic Algorithm?

By Michael Prats on 01/20/20 06:00 AM

Acute aortic syndromes such as aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm, penetrating ulcer are tricky. No one wants to miss these deadly diseases, but we also don't want to test everyone who has the slightest sign of this wily diagnosis. Point of care ultrasound can detect signs of aortic pathologies, but there haven't been any good studies to determine if this is accurate or safe....until now.

US-Guided Regional Anesthesia for Acute Pain: The Evidence

Part 2

By Michael Prats on 12/23/19 05:00 AM

Back with more blocks in Part 2. Mike and Mike continue to explore, discuss, and laugh about the evidence for ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia for acute pain management.

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