Category Archives: Lung

Ultrasound at #SMARTmi2019 #POCUS

Multiorgan ultrasound assessment in the ED (@giovolpicelli) Abdominal and Cardiac Evaluation with Sonography in Shock (ACES): an approach by emergency physicians for the use of ultrasound in patients with undifferentiated hypotension. Point-of-care multiorgan ultrasonography for the evaluation of undifferentiated hypotension in the emergency department A controversial view perhaps?? Echography is mandatory for the initial management of critically ill patients: no Septic shock: from pathophysiology to treatment (Tavazzi) Transthoracic echocardiography and mortality in sepsis: analysis of… Read More »

WINFOCUS Lung Course 2019

BASIC LEVEL Key reference – International evidence-based recommendations for point-of-care lung ultrasound. Lung Ultrasound overview Ultrasound whilst very useful does suffer from ideal vs reality difference. Often images obtained in real-life patients and conditions don’t reflect those seen at courses. BUT it is usually good enough. Limitations Bones of thoracic cage 70% of pleura is still visible Air in lung Surface imaging techniques Recommends scanning in 8 sectors (c.f. Lichtenstein’s BLU protocol which utilises 6… Read More »