Browsing: Ultrasound

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Deep venous thrombosis is a can't-miss diagnosis. Learn how to use the 3-point ultrasound exam to make sure DVTs do not go unnoticed.
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An important goal for cardiac point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) curricula is creating a straightforward method of remembering ultrasound probe orientation.
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Back pain is a common chief complaint in the emergency department. However, not all back pain is simple lumbago, and as emergency physicians, it is crucial to be aware of more insidious causes of back
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A leading goal for any point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) curriculum is creating excellent, low-cost, rapid-assembly models for teaching. Associated goals include minimizing the assembly units and maxim
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Shortness of breath is one of the most common EMS chief complaints, with the majority of our population endorsing a history of COPD, CHF, or both. Prehospital POCUS is a quick, non-invasive, and effec
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Because endocarditis carries an exceptionally high in-hospital mortality rate, early diagnosis is instrumental in promoting good outcomes.
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Pulmonary embolism (PE) has an annual incidence ranging from 39-115 per 100,000 making it the third most common cardiovascular emergency behind myocardial infarction and stroke. With mortality rates o
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Aortic dissection (AD) is a life-threatening condition caused by the separation of the intimal layer of the aorta from the medial layer, allowing blood to penetrate the media and create a false plane
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The 60/60 sign is an ultrasound finding that can help increase specificity in diagnosing right ventricular dysfunction in the setting of an acute pulmonary embolism.
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In the setting of a malignant pericardial effusion with tamponade and pulmonary embolism, medical management can be difficult due the need for heparinization as well as pericardiocentesis. In a peri-s