By John Christian Fox
There are already lots of reference texts on the best way to practice a bedside ultrasound. Atlas of Emergency Ultrasound is various. it's a visually dynamic atlas, packed packed with pictures of a extensive spectrum of pathologic entities and emergency stipulations. Over three hundred certain examples of optimistic ultrasound findings are supplied, masking each organ approach and showcasing the complete variety of pathology the clinician may possibly come across while utilizing ultrasound. every one situation includes numerous photographs with special captions and minimum textual content, allowing quickly reference in a hectic medical environment. either universal and infrequent findings are integrated. A unfastened significant other site can also be on hand (www.cambridge.org/9780521191685), that includes video clips of cardiac, vascular and gastrointestinal ultrasound sequences and a number ultrasound-guided tactics. Written via a number one emergency ultrasound health care provider and educator, and containing over 800 top of the range pictures, Atlas of Emergency Ultrasound is a useful source for any clinician utilizing bedside ultrasound.
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Note that there is greater than 1 cm of echolucent space between the visceral and parietal pericardium both anterior and posterior (asterisks) consistent with a large effusion. Pericardiocentesis: In the same patient with an SLE and pericardial tamponade, a pericardiocentesis is attempted using a subxiphoid approach. The hyperechoic reverberating needle (arrow) can be seen entering the pericardial space (asterisk) under ultrasound guidance. Cardiac tamponade with diastolic right ventricle collapse: Subxiphoid view in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) reveals a circumferential pericardial effusion (asterisks) with collapse of the right ventricular free wall during diastole (arrow) and near obliteration of the RV lumen, consistent with pericardial tamponade.
41 Chapter 4: Ultrasound of the lung Normal lung, linear, M-mode, false lung point: Note the intermittent “seashore sign” of sliding aerated lung (arrowheads). In contrast to the “lung point” of pneumothorax, here in the intervening period the bright white pleural line disappears entirely (arrows) and the deeper pericardium is visible. Increasing the depth would make the lung pericardial motion more apparent. Pneumothorax, linear, M-mode, lung point: The “stratosphere sign” is again seen below the pleural line (white arrowheads), but this time is momentarily interrupted by a return of the “seashore sign” (black arrowheads) as the collapsed lung touches the chest wall with inspiration.
Known as a “lung point,” this represents an area of lung that intermittently touches the parietal pleura and is considered 100% specific for pneumothorax. 41 Chapter 4: Ultrasound of the lung Normal lung, linear, M-mode, false lung point: Note the intermittent “seashore sign” of sliding aerated lung (arrowheads). In contrast to the “lung point” of pneumothorax, here in the intervening period the bright white pleural line disappears entirely (arrows) and the deeper pericardium is visible. Increasing the depth would make the lung pericardial motion more apparent.