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Dr. Istrail Gives Grand Rounds on POCUS

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On January 18th, 2022 I had the privilege of giving Internal Medicine Grand Rounds on point-of-care ultrasound. The title of the talk was "Expanding the limits of the physical exam with point-of-care ultrasound." Take a look:

It is a 1-hour talk on the history of our physical exam and how POCUS can improve our diagnosis and management of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF).

1:50: History of the physical exam

8:30: What is point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS)

9:40: Diagnosing pulmonary edema with auscultation vs POCUS

14:50: Expanding our physical exam to include POCUS

15:40: Lung POCUS

28:00: JVD and the method of lewis

32:25: Origin of the "5 centimeter below the sternum" right atrial depth estimate

32:50: Assessing JVD with POCUS

37:40: Measuring right atrial depth with POCUS

39:30: using Dr. Istrail's method to estimate right atrial pressure - cases

43:40: CHF cardiac exam vs POCUS exam

50:00: Challenges to wide adoption / Conclusion

51:17: Question and Answer portion


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