Browsing: Ultrasound

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
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
Because endocarditis carries an exceptionally high in-hospital mortality rate, early diagnosis is instrumental in promoting good outcomes.
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
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.
If pediatric abdominal ultrasound is routinely and deliberately taught to EM residents, a cultural shift away from obtaining abdominal CTs in children would be the desired outcome.
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
Ovarian torsion, marked by pelvic and abdominal pain and considered a surgical emergency, can be difficult to diagnose but should not be overlooked, especially among pediatric patients.
AAAs are generally asymptomatic before rupture and often lethal due to delays in diagnosis and care, as most are missed for alternative diagnoses before hemodynamic compromise occurs. Traditional phys
Point-of-care ultrasound may be the best, and quickest, way to diagnose Fournier’s Gangrene, an acute necrotic infection of the perineal, genital, or perianal regions.