Incidental Findings in POCUS: “Chance favors the prepared mind”
Sara Obeid, MD MPH; Benjamin Galen, MD; Trevor Jensen, MD MS - Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) has the potential to rapidly aide in diagnostic algorithms at the bedside, however POCUS users are often faced with the dilemma of appropriate management of incidental findings.
A Point-of-Care Ultrasound Rotation for Medical Education Fellows in Emergency Medicine
Alanna O’Connell, DO; Al’ai Alvarez, MD; Peter Tomaselli, MD; Arthur Au, MD; Dimitrios Papanagnou, MD MPH; Resa E. Lewiss, MD - A Medical Education (MedEd) fellowship provides emergency medicine (EM) residency graduates the structured and rigorous training to develop skills as educators. Although not accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), MedEd [...]
Sonographic Crepitus, a Point-of-Care Ultrasound Finding
Brian Kohen, MD; Michael Halperin, MD MPH; Gloria Felix, MD; Trevor Dixon, MD; Michelle Montenegro, MD; Fenil Patel, MD - Necrotizing fasciitis is a life-threatening polymicrobial skin and soft tissue infection that requires prompt diagnosis and treatment. Delays in diagnosis and treatment can result in an increase in morbidity and mortality . Necrotizing fasciitis has [...]
Diagnosing Paget-Schroetter Syndrome Using Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
Khaled Taha, MD, MSc, MRCP, MRCEM; Tomás Breslin, MD, MRCP, FRCEM; John M. Moriarty, MD, FSIR; Shammy Ali, MBBS, MD; Bernhard Louw, MBChB, DipPEC (SA) - Paget-Schroetter Syndrome, or effort thrombosis, is a relatively rare disorder. It refers to axillary-subclavian vein thrombosis (ASVT) that is associated with strenuous and repetitive activity of the upper extremities [...]
Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in Bedside Diagnosis of Pyomyositis
Olusegun Oduyoye, MBBS, MSc, FHEA, FRCPE; Euan Thomas, BSc, MSc - Pyomyositis is an acute bacterial infection of skeletal muscle that results in localised abscess formation presenting with symptoms, including pain, swelling, erythema, and fever. It is usually associated with tropical climates; however, there has been an increasing number of cases presenting with pyomyositis in [...]
The Takotsubo Syndrome: Clinical Diagnosis Using POCUS
Josu López Libano, MD; Lorenzo Alomar Lladó, MD; Leire Zarraga López - Takotsubo syndrome is a cardiomyopathy that can mimic an acute heart attack, in terms of clinical presentation, electrocardiographic changes, and findings on echocardiogram. Point-of-care-ultrasound (POCUS) can be used to detect this condition, even though the definitive diagnosis is made angiographically.
Ultrasound Image Quality Comparison Between a Handheld Ultrasound Transducer and Mid-Range Ultrasound Machine
Nayema Salimi, MD; Antonio Gonzalez Fiol, MD; N. David Yanez, PhD; Kristen L. Fardelmann, MD; Emily Harmon, MD; Katherine Kohari, MD; Sonya Abdel Razeq, MD; Urania Magriples, MD; Aymen Alian, MD - Not all labor and delivery floors are equipped with ultrasound machines which can serve the needs of both obstetricians and anesthesiologists. This cross-sectional, [...]
POCUS Arts and Humanities
The Beauty of Sound Waves
Ai Phi Thuy Ho, MD - “The Beauty of Sound Waves” is an artwork representing the anatomy of various organs in the human body that can be detected by ultrasound, either as normal findings or pathology.