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Case of the Week: July 18, 2018

Hi all, Happy Monday all. The best day of the week because it's time for COTW! This week's cases come from none other than the Donald (aka the POCUS POTUS) who was late for his meeting with the Queen acquiring these great scans. So blow past them old ladies to get a front row seat, it's POCUS time! The Case Our COTW features a tough [...]

By | 2018-07-18T22:44:44+00:00 July 16th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|0 Comments

Clip of the Week: June 25, 2018

I hope you all will join me in sending a huge shout out and thanks to Hailey Hobbs for the great COTW work and general POCUS awesomeness she's given us over the last year. She's leaving big shoes to fill and an even bigger hole in our hearts :'( Now, enough of the waterworks, on to the ultrasound. The Case: A 74 year old [...]

By | 2018-06-28T09:13:07+00:00 June 28th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|1 Comment

Clip of the Week: June 18, 2018

This is it - My last COTW. Next week Dany Burke, and later Katie Wiskar will take over the COTWs, and though the writing may change the awesome sonography will stay the same!! Writing these COTWs and showing off all of the great scans that we do here at Western has been one of the highlights of my year. Luckily I can still enjoy [...]

By | 2018-06-18T21:17:02+00:00 June 18th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Clip of the Week: June 18, 2018

Clip of the Week: June 14, 2018

CCW POCUS crew has been hard at work and would like to welcome this months' rotators Dr. Kimberley Lewis, Mo Dairi, and Steve Roy. They will be providing some of the COTW cases over the next few weeks (we hope!). This weeks case comes from Drs. Fulan Cui and Scott Anderson.  We'll leave the interpretation and critique of Andersons POCUS skills to you (but feel [...]

By | 2018-06-15T10:24:30+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Clip of the Week: June 5, 2018

The Clip-of-the-Week Returns this week after a short hiatus in May. To those of you who were worried, we're sorry, and you can breathe a sigh of relief now because the POCUS cases will continue! The Case: This case comes from Zainab Al Duhalib, thanks Zainab for capturing the clip. Too much context would give it away, but I will tell you that the [...]

By | 2018-06-06T13:34:20+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Clip of the Week: June 5, 2018

Clip of the Week: May 15, 2018

Welcome to our newest rotators: Ali AlHarbi, Mike Beyea, and Zainab AlDuhalib who will be providing you with COTW material for Block 12. The Case:  Without any clinical context - can you guess what type of patient this clip might be from? What abnormalities can you spot? COTG: Same patient, what are we assessing for here? [...]

By | 2018-06-15T10:24:18+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Clip of the Week: May 15, 2018

Clip of the Week: April 30, 2018

The Case: A 62M patient with ascites requires paracentesis. POCUS is performed to help landmark.  What do you think of these images? Is there ascites present? Is this a safe location to perform paracentesis? If not, why not? COTG: A patient post MVC with C-spine injury and tracheostomy. Here are an M-mode image and 2D clip of the diaphragm while on trach [...]

By | 2018-06-15T10:24:10+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Clip of the Week: April 30, 2018

Clip of the Week: April 16, 2018

Happy Monday everyone! Welcome to your weekly dose of POCUS (last week replaced by ultra-rounds). Before we get into the case I'd like to welcome our POCUS rotators for the month: Paul Cameron a CCW PGY4, and Erica Beatty a PGY4 Emergency Medicine resident from Laval. I'd also like to Thank everyone who made it out to POCUS Jeopardy last Thursday! The Case:  A [...]

By | 2018-05-01T12:59:15+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Clip of the Week: April 16, 2018

Clip of the Week: April 3, 2018

Before we get to this week's clip, I'd like to offer a brief congratulations to everyone who has completed the first step of their royal college examinations - including both of our current rotators Alice and Fu. This week we have some ED-POCUS team curated content. Not sure who took the clip, but thanks ED team! The Case: A 42M (was probably just minding [...]

By | 2018-04-16T15:16:34+00:00 April 3rd, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Clip of the Week: April 3, 2018

Clip of the Week: February 22nd, 2018

The COTW:  A young male with a collagen-vascular disorder presents with shock. Here is one view from his POCUS, what do you think? Leave a comment below! Answer from Last week:  This young man has a very broken looking heart, and it wasn't because his true love crushed him on Valentine's day - he has a dilated cardiomyopathy.  Vince Lau, our POCUS alumnus and echo-aficionado [...]

By | 2018-06-15T10:24:05+00:00 February 24th, 2018|Case of the Week, Cases|Comments Off on Clip of the Week: February 22nd, 2018