Vector Flow Imaging Case Study: Technology Developed for Clinical Impact

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Apr 25, 2017 5:27:54 AM

Christopher C. Raio, MD MBA FACEP
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY, USA Progressive Emergency Physicians

  

A 72 year-old female with a past medical history significant for diabetes and congestive heart failure presented to the emergency department with three days of worsening fatigue. “Mom just has not been acting like herself, and today seems slightly confused at times”, her daughter stated. The day prior, the patient developed a mild, dry cough and fever, with a maximum temperature of 101.2°F (38.4°C). Vital signs on arrival were:

Temperature: 100.5°F (38.1°C)
Pulse: 88 beats/min
BP: 112/76 mmHg
Respirations: 24 breaths/min
Pulse Ox: 95%

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Topics: Emergency Medicine

EMED Case Study: Identifying Endometrioma with Ultrasound

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Sep 22, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Jerry Chiricolo, MD FACEP
Chief, Division of Clinical Ultrasound, New York Methodist Hospital, USA

 

 

 


A 26-year-old female, with no significant past medical history, presented to the emergency department complaining of severe lower abdominal pain. It began as moderate intensity, right lower quadrant (RLQ) pain and was associated with her menses beginning six days prior; however, it acutely worsened two hours prior to arrival. The pain was now sharp and localized to the RLQ, and radiated to the lower back. On presentation, the patient appeared in moderate distress with normal vital signs. The patient was evaluated by the emergency medicine physician who elicited right adnexal tenderness on physical examination. The clinical concerns included ovarian torsion and an immediate point-of-care ultrasound was performed. 

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Topics: Emergency Medicine

EMED Case Study: Identifying Intraperitoneal Free Air with Ultrasound

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Sep 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Christopher C. Raio, MD MBA FACEP
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, West Islip, NY, USA Progressive Emergency Physicians

 

 


A 55-year-old male with a past medical history significant for gastroesophageal reflux disease and hypertension presented to the emergency department, complaining of severe abdominal pain and distention. The patient stated that the pain began to develop while attending a party the previous evening. The pain was sharp, greater in the upper-abdominal area, and worsened throughout the course of the night. On presentation at the emergency department, the patient was tachycardic, diaphoretic, and appeared to be in moderate distress, exhibiting diffuse abdominal tenderness. The patient was immediately evaluated by the emergency department team, placed on telemetry monitoring, intravenous access was gained and hydration initiated, and appropriate blood specimens were collected. The emergency medicine resident decided to perform a focused abdominal ultrasound to help elucidate the cause of the patient’s undifferentiated acute abdominal pain.

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Topics: Emergency Medicine

Introducing the bk3500 Ultrasound System for Emergency Medicine

Posted by BK Ultrasound on Mar 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Dr. Patel discusses his pain points in his emergency department and how the bk3500 point of care ultrasound system has helped solve his problems. You may have found yourself in a situation similar to the one described below.

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Topics: Emergency Medicine

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