Tag Archive: uss

JC: Should USS be first investigation for renal colic? St.Emlyn’s

A few years ago I was asked to see a patient in the rapid assessment unit with severe pain in the flank. She looked as though she had renal colic and we instituted the usual management, most notably analgesia with…
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JC: Point of care USS for Hypotension in the ED. St.Emlyn’s

[blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/PBSherren/status/323826308276699138″] Many thanks to Peter Sherren for spotting this paper published in Intensive Care medicine this month. Point of care ultrasound is one of my interests and only this week I met a patient whose life was certainly saved…
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JC: Diagnostic panacea? USS that paeds abscess?? St.Emlyn’s

Most emergency physicians love gadgets.  And ultrasound machines are great gadgets. If you’re keeping up with the Emergency Medicine literature, you’d be forgiven for believing that ultrasound is the way to diagnose just about anything in an ED. Even your…
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