Ultrasound is an incredible tool that keeps becoming more valuable. In this article, the authors show how point-of-care ultrasound of the musculoskeletal system can help clinicians identify a diversity of diseases, including soft tissue infections, abscesses, and foreign bodies! In a later issue, the authors explore the use of ultrasound to identify bone and joint issues.
Ectopic pregnancy has significant health consequences and represents an important cause of morbidity and mortality for women of reproductive age. Making the diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy expeditiously is critical to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with the condition.
The authors of this two-center study found that magnetic resonance is not superior to ultrasound in diagnostic accuracy for placenta accreta spectrum disorders, and its usefulness is tempered particularly by a tendency to falsely upgrade the stage of severity.
Lesioning of the posterior portion of the VIM thalamus is most efficacious. Lesions extending beyond this portion can lead to adverse side effects in those with essential tremor treated with MRI-guided focused ultrasound.
Ultrasound has emerged as a critical tool for use at the bedside to guide both diagnosis and treatment strategies. In this article, the authors discuss cardiac arrest, congenital abnormalities, pneumothorax, pleural effusion, and pneumonia.
Ultrasound has emerged as a critical tool for use at the bedside to guide not only diagnosis but treatment strategies as well. The first part of this article focuses on the uses and limitations of cardiac ultrasound in the acute setting. Part II will include discussion of cardiac arrest, congenital abnormalities, pneumothorax, pleural effusion, and pneumonia.
Ultrasound is evolving rapidly as the ideal imaging modality for many common pediatric complaints. In the second part of this series, the authors discuss point-of-care use of ultrasound for concerns regarding the kidneys, ovaries, testicles, gallbladder, and small bowel obstruction. The ability to make critical diagnoses safely and rapidly with ultrasound is an invaluable clinical tool to facilitate and improve pediatric care.
Ultrasound is rapidly evolving as the ideal imaging modality for many common pediatric complaints. This two-part series reviews the select applications of ultrasound, reviewing the basic techniques, indications, and limitations for each exam.
Ultrasound is an integral aspect of caring for patients in the emergency department, and real-time use of this imaging modality at the bedside allows practitioners a hands-on approach to the clinical evaluation of patients. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has particular benefit in the critically ill patient for whom rapid information for decision-making is essential. Given this benefit, there is clear application for POCUS in the patient in cardiac arrest.