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VExUS

The Venous Excess Ultrasound Grading System & Acute Kidney Injury

By Michael Prats on 09/28/20 04:00 AM

You may have heard whispers of a magical new way to determine if your patient has too much fluid on board. The VExuS (Venous Excess UltraSound) grading system has been described as a way to use the IVC in combination with abdominal organ doppler in order to determine the degree of venous congestion. This is the first study that takes a look at the VExUS system to see if it can predict acute kidney injury in post-operative patients. https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/99 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7142196/


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


Unselected Patients

The Prevalence of Pathology in the ED

By Michael Prats, MD on 04/29/19 06:00 AM

We use ultrasound a lot. Sometimes we find things that are not clearly related to the reason the patient came in. The prevalence of these incidental findings relates to the usefulness of the diagnostic test. These authors take the bull by the horns, randomly whole-body-POCUS scanning emergency department patients to see what sort of findings might pop up. But should disease prevalence change our use of the tool? https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30587153


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