By Chris San Miguel, MD on 02/26/18 04:00 AM
Point of care ultrasound can be great for finding and excluding deep vein thrombosis, but this is a high-risk diagnosis, so we want to be sure. Previous evidence has shown that a cursory look at two points along the lower extremity was not sufficient to rule out a DVT. This article attempts to re-examine the accuracy of POCUS for this indication with a more thorough examination.
By Michael Prats, MD on 10/23/17 06:00 AM
Members of the GEL team recently traveled to beautiful Montreal, Canada for the World Congress on Ultrasound in Medical Education 2017. Amidst the great speakers, great friends, and wonderful education - we picked out a few interesting research abstracts that we thought would be interesting to discuss.
By Michael Prats, MD on 07/31/17 02:00 AM
Ultrasound of the IVC is the people's volume responsiveness test. The idea is that you can non-invasively tell if a patient will benefit from getting more IV fluids. Everybody wants this to work so we can have a simple test to help us in critical situations. It is more reliable in mechanically ventilated patients with a fixed tidal volume but how about the non-intubated patient? Can we trust it?