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A very scary abscess story

January 13, 2014 0 Comments
A very scary abscess story

Dr. Andrea Unger is an emergency physician and avid POCUS educator.  She has recorded some of the scariest images you will ever see when it comes to abscesses, reinforcing why ultrasound should be a crucial part of your exam of potential fluid collections. [Ed.] I was asked to come and see a patient, by a […]

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Small Bowel Obstruction is not hard to find with POCUS: Lloyd Gordon makes his case

December 22, 2013 0 Comments
Small Bowel Obstruction is not hard to find with POCUS:  Lloyd Gordon makes his case

  This patient complained of vomiting, hematemesis, abdominal distension. POCUS revealed normal looking small bowel with normal peristalsis in the pelvis and lower abdomen. The upper abdomen had a few lengths of SB which were distended (SBO) and with poor peristalsis. CT confirmed small bowel obstruction plus revealed tiny areas of free air (micro-perforation).   […]

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DVT: “Augmenting” your physical exam

December 16, 2013 1 Comment
DVT: “Augmenting” your physical exam

  Dr. Gordon is fast becoming an expert not only at performing various applications but remembering to put together great images and video for teaching others.  And don’t forget, the patient’s family members can make great assistants! Below is his first submission to the EDE Blog but I have no doubt there will be many […]

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Making Mountains out of Moles: The molar pregnancy

November 30, 2013 0 Comments
Making Mountains out of Moles: The molar pregnancy

I was called into an exam room by our physician assistant  the other day.  She had just done a POCUS on a 43 year old female, gravida 5, 10 weeks pregnant, with vaginal spotting and no significant pain.  We are lucky to have some keen PA’s who are completing their certification in basic POCUS.  This […]

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