Showing 18 results for "Vascular"


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/


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/


Return of the Aortic Dissection

POCUS Accuracy and Time

By Michael Prats on 08/31/20 05:00 AM

We are making some headway in the evidence behind using point-of-care ultrasound in aortic emergencies. This study takes a look at sensitivity and specificity for acute aortic dissection (which has been a few times before) and also compares POCUS to a control group to see if it causes delays or improves times to diagnosis or treatment (has not been done prospectively before). They even look at mortality! https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/97 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31971274/


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