Benjamin T. Galen, MD – This is a very exciting issue of POCUS Journal. We have two new sections: a book review and Innovations in POCUS Curriculum.
Reviewed by: Daniel Restrepo, MD, FHM – Drs. Clare and Duncan, as well as the contributing authors for the chapters have compiled a comprehensive and complete work that champions the practice of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) by generalists, denoting its myriad utilities and diagnostic power.
Peter C. Nauka, MD; Darlene LeFrancois, MD; Benjamin T. Galen, MD – Lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is prevalent amongst hospitalized patients and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Delays in DVT diagnosis may result from relying on duplex ultrasound studies performed and interpreted by the vascular laboratory.
Fan J. Yang, MD; Brian Kohen, MD; Sowmya Sanapala, MD; Michael Halperin, MD MPH – It is estimated that 20 million people in the United States have gallbladder disease. Of the patients who present to the Emergency Department (ED) with abdominal pain, 3-10% have acute cholecystitis.
Weihao Chen, MBBS (Spore), MRCP (UK), MMed (Int Med); Readon Teh, MBBS (Spore), MRCP (UK); Absar Qurishi, MBBS (Chittagong), MRCP (UK) – We present a case of a 64-year-old gentleman for whom point of care ultrasound (POCUS) expedited the diagnosis and subsequent early treatment of colon adenocarcinoma.
Alexander Sheeka, BMBS BSc; Richard Jenkins, MBBS FRCR; Sufi Sadigh, FRCR; Nicholas Alexander, FRCS; Afshin Alavi, FRCRM – We present a case of delayed diagnosis of retained glass foreign body in the inguinal region of a child using ultrasonography following penetrating trauma to the upper thigh.
Sergio Velasco Malagón, MD; Juliana Moreno Ladino, MD; Hector Andres Ruiz, MD – COVID-19 generates a series of challenges, one of them being thrombotic manifestations of the disease. The growing use of POCUS and its wide versatility have expanded its use outside of radiology rooms.
Grace B. DeMarco, MD; Qiuchen Jiang, MD; Ernest A. Fischer, MD MS – A 73-year-old male with a recent finding of pericardial effusion and syncope was evaluated with point of care ultrasound for recurrent effusion. A thickened left ventricle and recurrent pericardial effusion were found.
Hadiel Kaiyasah, CABS FACS ESCP; Lamis Abufool, MBBS; Labib Al Ozaibi, CABS ESCP – Pilonidal sinus is a common problem encountered in proctology clinics. It has a wide spectrum of clinical picture ranging from a single asymptomatic pit to a more complex disease with multiple sinuses and secondary openings.
Zouheir I. Bitar FRCPuk, EDEC; Mohamad Abdelfatah MD; Ossama Sajeh Maadarani, FRCP; Muath Alanbaei, MD; Rashed Juma Al Hamdan, MD – Detecting dilated coronary sinus when assessing patients in an acute emergency with point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is important for differential diagnosis, including the detection of persistent left superior vena cava (PLSVC) and right ventricular dysfunction.