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Case of the Week: November 19, 2018

Happy Monday fellow UltraGeeks, I'm very sad to say that this is my last COTW e-mail for a while. I'll be back later in 2019 for round two as the ultrasound fellow here at Western, but for now let me say that it's been a real pleasure to share my love of ultrasound learning with you all each week. In addition, COTW will be [...]

By | 2018-11-20T22:51:10+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|0 Comments

Case of the Week: November 12, 2018

Hi POCUS people, I hope you all enjoyed a lovely Remembrance Day weekend. Here in London we got our first sprinkling of snow, which was highly exciting for this Vancouverite.  Bring on the holiday season! The Case This case comes to us from Dr Heather Hames from our fantastic ED POCUS contingent.  This was an elderly gentleman who presented with weakness, falls, and [...]

By | 2018-11-20T20:10:54+00:00 November 20th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|0 Comments

Case of the Week: October 28, 2018

Morning POCUS pals, Hope you're all gearing up to enjoy some serious hocus-pocus this Hallowe'en! The Case This was a 70-something gentleman who was received in the ICU after an intra-operative arrest during an orthopedic surgery for a hip fracture with an intramedullary hip screw. Given that clinical context, and the clips below, what might have occurred to cause his arrest? [...]

By | 2018-10-31T20:20:10+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Case of the Week: October 28, 2018

Case of the Week: October 22, 2018

It's the end of the block here at Western, so big thanks to our rotators - John Landau, Nick Packer, and Matt White - for a fantastic month of ultrasound learning. The Case I give you "A Tale of Two Kidneys."  This week we have renal scans from two separate, unrelated patients; but both have interesting findings. What do you see? [...]

By | 2018-10-23T22:41:38+00:00 October 23rd, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Case of the Week: October 22, 2018

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|Comments Off on Case of the Week: October 15, 2018

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|Comments Off on Case of the Week: October 9, 2018

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|Comments Off on Case of the Week: September 24, 2018

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|Comments Off on Case of the Week: September 17, 2018

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