POC US for Shoulder Dislocation

April 27, 2021 By Bri Hartman MD Reviewed by Jonathan Kaplan MD Gottlieb M, Holladay D, Peksa GD. Point-of-care ultrasound for the diagnosis of shoulder dislocation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 Apr;37(4):757-761. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2019.02.024. Epub 2019 Feb 19. PMID: 30797607. Introduction and background information Shoulder dislocations are a very common … Continue reading POC US for Shoulder Dislocation

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

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

eFAST for Chest Trauma

By: Annemarie Daecher, MD Reviewed by: Jonathan Kaplan, MD Paper #1 Diagnostic accuracy of eFAST in the trauma patient: a systematic review and meta-analysis Netherton S, Milenkovic V, Taylor M, Davis PJ. CJEM. 2019 Nov; 21(6):727-738. doi: 10.1017/cem.2019.381. PMID: 31317856.  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31317856/ Introduction and Background:  Traumatic injuries are the most common cause of morbidity and mortality … Continue reading eFAST for Chest Trauma