Category Name: Ultrasound G.E.L.

Ultrasound G.E.L.

Ultrasound G.E.L. – Inferior Vena Cava Collapsibility for Fluid Responsiveness

Ultrasound of the IVC is the people's volume responsiveness test. The idea is that you can non-invasively tell if a patient will benefit from getting more IV fluids. Everybody wants this to work so we can have a simple test to help us in critical situations. It is more reliable in mechanically ventilated patients with a fixed tidal volume but how about the non-intubated patient? Can we trust it?

Ultrasound G.E.L.

Ultrasound G.E.L. – Speckle Tracking for Acute Coronary Syndrome

If you haven’t heard of speckle tracking on echocardiography - it is a pretty cool idea. So maybe this Speckle Tracking echocardiography (STE) would be of use as a point-of-care study to help identify patients that need more emergent revascularization when acute coronary syndrome is suspected.