Category Name: ultrasound


US Probe: Ultrasound for Small Bowel Obstruction

The Mount Sinai interns' latest US pearl shows us that: The proper use of POCUS for small bowel obstruction can expedite care, replace plain film radiography, reduce cost, reduce duration of stay, lead to expedited surgical consultations, and reduce unnecessary radiation. Better yet, studies h...


US Probe: Ultrasound for Regional Wall Motion Abnormalities

Clinical history and physical concerning for acute coronary occlusion...equivocal EKG...normal Troponin or Troponin still pending... Bedside echo for regional wall motion abnormalities can detect imminent focal ischemia


FOAMed Resource Series Part II: Ultrasound

FOAMed has revolutionized medical education. This is the second part of a multipart series evaluating FOAMed resources for learners of all levels. Today’s post covers ultrasound, an essential tool in emergency medicine.

clinical cases

A Case of Non-bacterial Thromboembolic Endocarditis

A 59 year-old male presented to the emergency department with a chief complaint of difficulty concentrating and loss of vision. He had presented to the same facility the day prior for chest pain, chills, and a cough. During his prior visit, the patient underwent a chest x-ray which demonstrated a co...