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Shoulder Dislocation Revisited

A Better Way to Diagnose?

By Michael Prats on 08/03/20 05:00 AM

People have been using POCUS to diagnosis shoulder dislocation for a while now, although it is far from standard of care in most places. We have seen that it is really accurate compared to xray, but this well-done study adds some important information to the existing literature. They measure the glenohumeral distance in an attempt to make a quantifiable cut-off point for dislocation. They also take a look at potential time savings of ultrasound compared to xray! https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/96 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32111508


Small Bowel Obstruction (#2)

Revisiting The Accuracy of POCUS

By Michael Prats on 10/15/19 06:00 AM

POCUS can be used to visualize small bowel obstruction (SBO) fairly easily. It has proven itself superior to xrays and has some advantages over CT, which for most people is the standard for diagnosis. Although initial work was quite promising, there were no large studies done confirming the accuracy of ultrasound for this purpose. In this podcast we examine the latest study (plus discuss a bonus similar one) that reveals maybe this is not as good as we thought! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30762916


Ocular POCUS of Retinal Detachment, Vitreous Hemorrhage, and Vitreous Detachment

The Sound of Sight

By Michael Prats, MD on 06/10/19 06:00 AM

They say seeing is believing...what about seeing a study about a machine that listens in order to see an organ that itself is used to see? Most scholars agree this too is believing. Of course, we are (in a convoluted way) referring to ocular ultrasound. Historically a great party trick, can this modality accurately diagnose visual problems in the emergency department? It's been done before, but it hasn't been done to this degree. Sit back, relax, and visualize the latest in ocular POCUS research. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30977855


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