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January Update

January 30th, 2024

We're building out our new comprehensive Bedside Ultrasound Manual. Check it out here. New chapters added regularly!

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Case 33: Parotid Mass

October 6th, 2023

A 73-year-old male with a past medical history including atrial fibrillation and hypertension presented to the ED for admission for planned resection of a parotid mass with ENT. He first noted pain to his right cheek several months prior. Over this period, a mass was noted. The mass continued to grow over time, raising...

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Case 32: Perforated Gallbladder

September 1st, 2023

  A 77-year old man presented to the emergency department with a complaint of appetite loss over the past 15 days. He reported ongoing symptoms for the past 5 months. However, over the previous 15 days, his appetite had been so poor that he only drank 1-2 nutrition drinks per day. He reported a 10-15 lbs weight lo...

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Case 31: A Man with Shortness of Breath

August 1st, 2023

A 77-year-old patient presented to a rural Emergency Department with a chief complaint of shortness of breath a day prior to presentation. Patient also reported that he fell several weeks ago and hurt his ribs. He was subsequently admitted to the hospital and was ultimately treated for pyelonephritis. He endorsed being...

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Case 30: Ultrasound-Guided Extraction of a Foreign Body

May 15th, 2023

A 53-year-old homeless alcoholic female presented to the emergency department with a chief complaint of localized left lower quadrant abdominal pain secondary to a possible gunshot wound. She was unclear but stated she thinks some boys in a gang fired at her two days prior with a possible BB gun. Pertinent medical...

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Case 29: Perforated Diverticulitis

February 2nd, 2023

A 37-year-old female presented to the emergency room with severe, radiating bilateral flank pain lasting one week. Pain was constant and pressure-like. Patient had a past medical history significant for constipation, ovarian cysts, diverticulitis, and a colonic polypectomy. She denied fever, vomiting, and denied melena...

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Case 28: Nah-bscess

September 1st, 2022

A 35 year old male with a history of IV drug use and HIV on ART presents to the emergency department with pain and redness of his left upper extremity for a few days. He denies systemic symptoms or prior history of abscess. Vitals: Temp 98.5, HR 93,  BP 122/75, RR20 Physical Exam: Notable for a large, well circums...

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