Inferior vena cava collapsibility detects fluid responsiveness among spontaneously breathing critically-ill patients

Written by Nick Dulin, MD Reviewed by Jonathan Kaplan, MD Corl KA, et al. Inferior vena cava collapsibility detects fluid responsiveness among spontaneously breathing critically-ill patients. J Crit Care. 2017;41:130-137. Full text: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28525778/ BackgroundBoth under and over resuscitation are associated with worsened clinical outcomes in critically ill patients2Assessing fluid status is essential in the management … Continue reading Inferior vena cava collapsibility detects fluid responsiveness among spontaneously breathing critically-ill patients

Utility of POCUS or evaluating aortic syndromes

Integration of transthoracic focused cardiac ultrasound in the diagnostic algorithm for suspected acute aortic syndromes Kristen La MD PGY1 Ultrasound Journal Club, January 20 2021 Article:  Nazerian P, Mueller C, Vanni S, Soeiro AM, Leidel BA, Cerini G, Lupia E, Palazzo A, Grifoni S, Morello F. Integration of transthoracic focused cardiac ultrasound in the diagnostic … Continue reading Utility of POCUS or evaluating aortic syndromes

Ultrasound vs CT for Abdominal Aortic Dissection

January 20, 2021 By: Karen Custodio, DO Reviewed by: Jonathan Kaplan, MD Ultrasonographic Measurement of Aortic Diameter by Emergency Physicians Approximates Results Obtained by Computed Tomography Knaut AL, Kendall JL, Patten R, Ray C. Ultrasonographic measurement of aortic diameter by emergency physicians approximates results obtained by computed tomography. J Emerg Med. 2005;28(2):119-126. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2004.07.013 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/15707804/ Introduction and … Continue reading Ultrasound vs CT for Abdominal Aortic Dissection

Too much of a good thing – Toxicology Blog

Author: Kristen La, MD, Emergency Medicine Resident PGY1Fellow: Richard Chen, MD, Medical Toxicology Fellow PGY5Faculty: David Goldberger, MD, Medical Toxicology / Emergency Medicine Attending The case: You are working a night shift at the Emergency Department (ED) of a Philadelphia hospital. A 25 year old woman presents to the ED for nausea, vomiting, headache, and … Continue reading Too much of a good thing – Toxicology Blog