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POCUS in Renal Failure

February 24, 2014 1 Comment
POCUS in Renal Failure

Ray and I have been teaching bedside ultrasound to the medical students at NOSM for the last couple of years. I taught them Renal/Bladder EDE last month. Kudos to Andrew Skinner from St. Paul’s in Vancouver for creating the powerpoint. I added measurement of the kidney in the long axis to the Renal part of […]

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Lung pulse

February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Lung pulse

Anton Helman (@EM_Cases) from EM Cases sent a tweet asking about the lung pulse and if we use and recommend it. We do. It’s mentioned at the end of the Thoracic chapter by Ben Ho. Jordan Chenkin (@POCUS_Toronto) presented Airway EDE at EDE 3 last month and spoke of the lung pulse. We will include […]

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Best wrist angle for Art line with POCUS

January 23, 2014 0 Comments
Best wrist angle for Art line with POCUS

I was glancing through the latest (January) issue of the Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing, because that’s how we roll at the EDE Blog, and I noticed this article… Kucuk et al. Forty-five degree wrist angulation is optimal for ultrasound guided long axis radial artery cannulation in patients over 60 years old: a randomized […]

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Carpal tunnel syndrome

January 12, 2014 1 Comment
Carpal tunnel syndrome

There are quite a number of studies looking at the use of ultrasound to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). The median nerve swells just proximal to the carpal tunnel in patients with CTS. The thought is that one can measure the size of the nerve to make the diagnosis. A recent article was published in […]

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Pseudogestational sac

December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Pseudogestational sac

You all know to be wary of the pseudogestational sac in the setting of a potential ectopic pregnancy. An article by Benson this past March in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine gives us a little more data regarding this entity. The pub med link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23443178 The quick and dirty summary‚Ķ This article was from […]

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Femoral nerve block gear

November 28, 2013 2 Comments
Femoral nerve block gear

Even though we teach the femoral nerve block at EDE 2 and have collectively done a bunch ourselves, it still takes a bit of time to do the block. It’s not a 2-minute procedure. One of the battles is getting together all the gear needed to do the block. That gear is not usually all […]

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Squeezing knee to see more fluid in bursa

November 28, 2013 1 Comment
Squeezing knee to see more fluid in bursa

We sometimes get asked if scanning the suprapatellar bursa for an effusion has any risk of missing an effusion that is located in the knee joint. The risk is pretty low. The bursa and the knee joint are continuous with each other. But if you want to make doubly sure, you can always squeeze the […]

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