Category: US VS THEM

Occult Pneumothorax: Tube or Observe?

This post is a collaboration between on The POCUS Atlas and The Original Kings of County/Clinical Monster. If you’re interested in collaborating on a POCUS oriented topic, please contact us.   It’s another day at your local university hospital. You’re nearing the end…

Sono Basics: Focused Echocardiography

Focused echocardiography in the emergency department, also known as cardiac ultrasound, is a valuable tool used to help diagnose and manage a diverse array of cardiovascular pathology.  In this post, we will be going over the basic techniques and indications; future…

PE or not PE, that is the question…

Written by Randi Ozaki             …and probably one of the more annoying clinical questions that we’re faced with in the ED. PERC (pulmonary embolism rule-out criteria), D-dimer and Well’s criteria have been discussed ad nauseam,…

Right on Target: A Petite Peds Post

Written by Dr. Michelle DiMare Welcome back! This month’s post is brought to you by my sudden increase in peds shifts and everyone’s favorite chief complaint: vomiting. While ultrasounding a tiny, crying, puking, squirmy patient can often seem like a…

More Ultrasound, Less Cowbell

 By Dr. Michelle DiMare These days, the Pediatric ED is frequently filled with the cutest, most snot filled kids you’ve ever seen. With most of them reporting some degree of cough and fever, pneumonia is frequently considered on our differential…

US vs the RUQ

  By Dr. Michelle DiMare   Welcome back and Happy New Year!   While the gallbladder itself and the majority of its pathology are usually considered easily identifiable on basic bedside ultrasound, finding the common bile duct often earns top…