How to Do POCUS Research - Part 1

with Michael Gottlieb

By Michael Prats on 05/25/20 05:00 AM

We have reviewed a lot of POCUS articles on this podcast, but we don't often talk about the process of performing a research study. On this episode, we bring on world-class POCUS expert and researcher Michael Gottlieb to discuss the ins and outs of performing, publishing, and reviewing ultrasound research studies. This is Part 1 of 2. https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/92


Pediatric Peritonsillar Abscess

A Transcervical Ultrasound Protocol

By Delia Gold on 05/11/20 05:00 AM

For peritonsillar abscesses, sometimes you need imaging to make the diagnosis clear. Many turn to CT, but ultrasound offers an appealing alternative. A transcervical approach can be used which is likely less uncomfortable than the intra-oral method. This study looks at the implementation of a transcervical ultrasound protocol in a pediatric emergency department to see if it helps this population. https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/91 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31713253


The FASH Exam

Diagnosing TB in HIV

By Michael Prats on 04/27/20 05:00 AM

The FASH exam is not just a typo when trying to write about the FAST exam. FASH stands for Focused Assessment with Sonography for HIV-associated Tuberculosis (TB). This exam combines various body areas to look for evidence of TB. You can look for extra fluid (pericardial, pleural, ascites), enlarged abdominal lymph nodes, and solid organ lesions (spleen, liver). This has been described for a while, but there have not been many studies on how accurate it might be...until now. https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/90 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31904699


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