Category Archives: Abdomen

A PoCUS Year in Review – Part 1

I’ve just wrapped up a phenomenal year of POCUS learning and thought I would share some of my cases and accompanying pearls. This is a two-part series. Here are the first 4 take home points, in no particular order. 1. Compare sides. I was early into my fellowship when a colleague pulled me aside to […]

Free Fluid? Not just in Trauma!

63yo M c/o severe abdominal pain that awoke him from sleep at 0600.  Presented to ED at 1200 c/o lower abdominal pain.  Triage nurse noted patient to be slightly pale so placed the patient into the resuscitation room.  +Nausea, no vomiting; no back pain; no chest pain; no SOB; no travel. O/E: BP: 185/79, HR: […]