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Case of the Week: October 15, 2018

Hi fellow Ultra-geeks, The POCUS team at here Western had another great week full of interesting clinical cases and long, in-depth discussions about pleural morphology, diastology, and the meaning of life. The usual. The Case This case comes from our ED POCUS friends, and adds some very welcome variety to the abundance of heart and lung scans we've seen in the past [...]

By | 2018-10-15T18:54:12+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|0 Comments

Case of the Week: October 9, 2018

Good morning ultrasound keeners, I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend and filled up on delicious brussel sprouts, quinoa, and Tofurkey (...just me?).  This past week has seen some seriously awesome POCUS cases, so competition for COTW/COTG was fierce! The Case This is a sixty-something year-old gentleman admitted for symptomatic bradycardia. He subsequently developed respiratory failure - enter team POCUS. What [...]

By | 2018-10-09T13:31:12+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|0 Comments

Case of the Week: September 24, 2018

Happy Monday POCUS enthusiasts! First off - as Dany mentioned last week, his time with us has sadly ended and I'll be taking the reins as the sole POCUS fellow and COTW curator.  I don't expect to be able to match his level of Dad jokes (he did write the answers to last week's COTW below, for those of you needing one last plethora [...]

By | 2018-09-24T15:53:54+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|0 Comments

Case of the Week: September 17, 2018

Hello again people's republic of POCUS, It's already time to get your final sun fix before the fall comes. Yes, the seasons are about to change once more. And, sadly, much like sunny days of summer, my time as your POCUS prefect and as the geek who brought you the case of the week is coming to an end. I want to thank you [...]

By | 2018-09-18T19:00:17+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|0 Comments

Case of the Week: September 11, 2018

The Case Our first case features a familiar foe. A young woman has been readmitted to ICU for respiratory failure. Her first stay was for right sided endocarditis due to Staphylococcus trumpus (or something like that, I may have failed my ID rotation). Her lung ultrasound suggests it may have been deported to a new home. COTG [...]

By | 2018-09-12T19:10:02+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Case of the Week: September 11, 2018

Case of the Week: September 4, 2018

A tremendous Tuesday to you POCUS platoon, Today's POCUS lesson is sure to teach you a thing or and have you feeling as light as air. Without a further ado, let's get at it The Case Our COTW comes from the Cardiac surgery recovery unit where an unfortunate sexagenarian is suffering from some hypoxemia post mitral valve repair through a right chest [...]

By | 2018-09-06T01:41:40+00:00 September 5th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Case of the Week: September 4, 2018

Case of the Week: August 27th, 2018

The last week of August is here already so get your whites out before they go out of fashion (done this mean I need to drop my gain after labor day?). If you're feeling that pre long weekend prostration the POCUS posse is here to help you power(doppler) through. The Case Our case of the week features a 63M admitted in the [...]

By | 2018-09-01T23:36:35+00:00 September 1st, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Case of the Week: August 27th, 2018

Case of the Week: August 20

A blithesome beginning of the week my B-line chasing brethren (and sisteren?) Hopefully you've all returned home energized from the recent CRUS course and are ready to Make Artefacts Great Again! If you're still looking for a little extra inspiration, the COTW/COTG has you covered, so let's get down to business. The Case Our first case features a 69F admitted with SOB [...]

By | 2018-08-24T18:00:26+00:00 August 24th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Case of the Week: August 20

Case of the Week: August 13, 2018

Happy Monday A-line Aficionados, The best week of the year is finally here, CRUS week! It's time to see old friends, share some laughs and rediscover the pleasure of finding the costodiaphragmatic angle in healthy volunteers. But for now, lube up it's COTW time! The Case Our COTW case comes from ED POCUS Pro Pedagogue Drew Thompson. It features a young gentleman with testicular cancer and a history of [...]

By | 2018-08-15T20:01:55+00:00 August 15th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Case of the Week: August 13, 2018

Case of the Week: July 23, 2018

Hi POCUS pros, Congrats to Les Bleus on a sweet World Cup win and on the soccer world for teaching us how to feign catastrophic illness severity (some of those collisions looked like they had an Injury Severity Score of at least 76). But enough of that, let's get your week kicked off right with a healthy dose of cool POCUS cases from the [...]

By | 2018-07-25T03:19:58+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Case of the Week: July 23, 2018