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EDE 3 Journal Club

November 26, 2015 0 Comments
EDE 3 Journal Club

As part of the last two EDE 3 events, Dr. Tom Jelic held an online journal club. Tom did a great job summarizing some of the latest articles from the POCUS literature, with comments from several EDE 3 instructors and participants who chimed in with their take and experience. Several JCs were held this fall […]

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Say this 3 times fast… “Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion”

July 9, 2015 0 Comments
Say this 3 times fast… “Tricuspid Annular Plane Systolic Excursion”

At the last EDE 3, Dr Andrea Unger presented the parasternal short axis view and some newer Cardiac EDE concepts. Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion was one of them, a term which I am hard-pressed to remember! Its acronym, TAPSE, is easier to recall, but Andrea wisely renamed this entity as “Base Jump”. While working […]

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Ultrasound for skull fractures

June 13, 2015 0 Comments
Ultrasound for skull fractures

Go to Ken Milne’s The Skeptic’s Guide to Emergency Medicine to see his podcast on using ultrasound to diagnose skull fractures featuring yours truly as a guest. Ken leads the charge for using social media to educate the medical masses.  Not only does he run the SGEM podcast but is a member of the Best […]

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Common Bile Duct Measurements: Not very useful for emergency physicians

January 29, 2015 1 Comment
Common Bile Duct Measurements: Not very useful for emergency physicians

Editors note: Lloyd has provided several great biliary scans to the blog and in his previous CBD related post talked about how an incidental finding of dilated CBD helped guide him towards diagnosing a patient with pancreatic cancer.  While all of us at the EDE blog are POCUS enthusiasts, we must acknowledge that there is […]

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POCUS may improve clinical exam skills

December 31, 2014 0 Comments
POCUS may improve clinical exam skills

There is a legitimate concern that with newer technologies physicians are failing to develop, or are losing their clinical exam skills.  Let’s face it, in the era of CTs and MRIs the quality of many medical practitioner’s neurological exam skills have become sketchy.  Not you of course!  But I am sure you know a few […]

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Necrotizing Fasciitis: Let’s scare you into using POCUS shall we?

December 13, 2014 0 Comments
Necrotizing Fasciitis:  Let’s scare you into using POCUS shall we?

  Warning: Scary article ahead. Point-of-Care Ultrasound Diagnosis of Necrotizing Fasciitis Missed By Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging It’s one of those diagnoses that scares us.  Hard to figure out clinically in many cases at initial presentation.  Adjunctive tests can be false negative.  How can we increase our sensitivity?  Use your POCUS skills of […]

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Supraclavicular vs. infraclavicular: which to use for subclavian lines with POCUS?

September 29, 2014 0 Comments
Supraclavicular vs. infraclavicular: which to use for subclavian lines with POCUS?

Dr Maja Stachura, who is now staff at Vancouver General ED, tried to help answer this question while she was an ultrasound fellow in Sudbury. The results of her project were recently published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Click here for the pub med link. Here’s the lowdown: Methods: Prospective anatomical survey of […]

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S/Q saline injection for pediatric art lines placed with POCUS guidance?

September 21, 2014 1 Comment
S/Q saline injection for pediatric art lines placed with POCUS guidance?

I was catching up on back issues of Anesthesia & Analgesia when I came across this article from the May 2014 issue: Nakayama et al. A novel method for ultrasound-guided radial arterial catheterization in pediatric patient. This was actually 2 studies in 1, or 2 phases as the authors call it. Common features of both […]

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#POCUS for DVT in the ICU: Can it be Done?

July 6, 2014 1 Comment
#POCUS for DVT in the ICU: Can it be Done?

Anton Helman (@EMCases) from EM Cases brought up a recent article on Twitter regarding DVT POCUS performed by internal medicine residents in the ICU. The results were…disappointing… But does this spell the end for DVT EDE? Let’s peel back the layers of the onion & see. If you would like to read the article yourself, […]

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IVC Meta-Analysis Analyzed

April 9, 2014 1 Comment
IVC Meta-Analysis Analyzed

One of the most interesting and controversial areas of POCUS/EDE is the IVC scan. In fact, it’s soooo controversial that I have have edited the PowerPoint for the course for each of the last 4 courses! Pierre Collin and I are alter-egos for IVC (I do the lecture in English and Pierre handles IVC in […]

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