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Integrated Lung Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of COVID-19

Better than PCR?!

By Michael Prats on 02/01/21 04:00 AM

Look - we're sorry. We know you are sick of COVID-19, but when this came across our desk we knew it was important. So far we know that point-of-care lung ultrasound is accurate for the diagnosis and even that extent of sonographic findings can correlate with the severity of disease. Now we ask - could it provide a superior diagnostic strategy to even our beloved PCR?? https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/105 https://www.annemergmed.com/article/S0196-0644(20)31269-5/fulltext


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


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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!