GEL Live! Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter & How to G.E.L.

Part 1

By Michael Prats on 12/14/20 04:00 AM

This episode is a real holiday special! Creagh and Mike collaborate with the Denver Health Ultrasound team to do a live (at the time) journal club on a recent article about optic nerve sheath diameter. We do a deep dive into the intricacies of the article but also develop important general principles for Gathering Evidence from the POCUS Literature. This is Part 1 of 2 episodes! https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/103


Ischemic Stroke

Focused Echo for Embolic Source

By Michael Prats on 11/23/20 04:00 AM

I know your first thought - is this for real?! The POCUS enthusiasts have gone off the rails again! Well - that very well may be the case, but hear me out- this is a fascinating idea. This article presents a novel strategy for searching for embolic etiologies in the acute phase of ischemic strokes (which means even climbing into CT with a handheld device!). "Why?" you may rightfully ask. That is a really great question, and I'm glad you asked. I guess you will have to check out this episode to find out! https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/102 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32532655/


Diverticulitis

The Accuracy of POCUS

By Michael Prats on 11/09/20 04:00 AM

Ultrasound of the bowel is a relatively new application for POCUS users. It came into the spotlight proving itself with small bowel obstruction, but now we are slowly peristalsing even further down the colon of indications. You may be surprised to find that you can actually see diverticulitis on ultrasound, but it turns out it's not that hard! The question is - how reliable are the sonographic findings? This study is one of the largest to compare POCUS to CT to investigate this important application. https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/101 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32653332/


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GEL Jr. has launched!

Get ready for some great pediatric POCUS content from your new favorite podcast hosts Delia Gold, Lianne McLean, and Russ Horowitz! Super excited for this great team! The first episode is out now - check it out!