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Ask Me Anything With Mike Stone, MD (@bedsidesono)

Update: This AMA will be happening Friday, December 12th from Noon-1:30pm EST.

We're very pleased to announce that our next Ask Me Anything will be with Mike Stone, MD, RDMS. Dr. Stone is the Division Chief of Emergency Ultrasound and the Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship Director at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA, and can be found on Twitter as @bedsidesono.
Live Blog Ask Me Anything with Mike Stone, MD (@bedsidesono)
 

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Ask Us Anything With Mike & Matt

Our AMA with Dr. Mike Mallin & Dr. Matt Dawson from the Ultrasound Podcast, held on Friday, November 14th from 2-3:30pm EST.

Live Blog Ask Us Anything with Mike & Matt
 

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Ultrasound for Small Bowel Obstruction

Editor's note: This article was listed in EM Curious' #FOAMed Review 19th Ed.

Quicker diagnosis (vs waiting for CT), quicker treatment (IVF, NG tube, surgery), and earlier consult/admission to Surgical team. Everyone benefits: ED flow, overburdened nurses, other patients requiring attention in the ED, and most of all, the patient himself.

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Ultrasound for Pediatric Skull Fractures

Diagnose important traumatic injuries quickly, avoid unnecessary ionizing radiation in kids, and do so with an extremely easy ultrasound application to learn. Moreover, skull fracture found to be more predictive than scalp swelling or vomiting for traumatic brain injury, increasing likelihood by 4-fold to 20-fold.

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Hip Ultrasound and Arthrocentesis

"Emergency physicians with ultrasound training have been shown to be capable of visualizing effusions of the hip with a sensitivity between 80-85% and specificity between 98-100%"
Tyler Dschaak, MD provides a brief overview of hip ultrasound in the ED, including diagnosis of effusions and arthrocentesis.

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EMCrit/Sinai ED Critical Care Conference Recap

"With a little help from my friends..."
Today was the 9th annual ED critical care conference hosted at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine and the emDocs crew was in attendance. This conference is described as "the largest free Emergency Critical Care conference in the country," and speakers this year included giants like Rich Levitan, Haney Mallemat, and Scott Weingart. And the rumors about the cage match between Andy Jagoda and Anand Swaminathan were true.