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India and Southeast Asia are home to the endangered Asian elephant, which is rapidly declining in numbers due to poaching and habitat destruction . In Myanmar, there are currently around 5,000 wild elephants, and another 3,500 that have worked in...[Read more]
Time is of the essence in the emergency department, where a prompt diagnosis can literally mean the difference between life and death . In this environment, access to point-of-care ultrasound is essential, providing vital information to help clinicians rapidly determine...[Read more]
Professional sportsmen and women rely on rapid, accurate assessment and treatment of injuries to allow them to regain match fitness and return to the field at the earliest opportunity . At Harlequin FC rugby club, point-of-care ultrasound complements physical examination...[Read more]
In the last decade there has been a widespread adoption of portable ultrasound in point of care (POCUS) for primary care . Its potential for timely assessment and rapid diagnosis continues to attract family doctors, and more and more are...[Read more]
Ultrasound guided regional anesthesia (USGRA) in 21 st century has set a new standard of perioperative care for a wide range of surgical sub-specialty procedures, including orthopedic, general, thoracic, colorectal, breast, gynecologic and cosmetic surgery. The use of Ultrasound guided...[Read more]
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is widely used in nephrology for guiding the creation of fistulas and informing decisions on their viability and performance for dialysis. Dr. Jennifer Hanko is a consultant nephrologist at Belfast City Hospital , a 900-bed modern university...[Read more]
STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) Air Ambulance is a non-profit emergency air transport organization* that serves rural communities in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. Funded by donations from private individuals, STARS was founded by Dr. Gregory Powell, who had...[Read more]
Dr. Luanne Freer is, to put it mildly, comfortable with being uncomfortable. A trained emergency medicine physician who grew up in the Washington DC area, Dr. Freer serves as medical director of Yellowstone National Park through Medcor Inc. When she’s...[Read more]
An advocate for the expansion of the use of point-of-care ultrasound, Dr. Yasmin Endlich is an anesthesiologist who practices medicine in Australia and regularly travels to Papua New Guinea to provide medical training to local physicians . Here, she explains...[Read more]
Dr. Achai Bulabek is a clinical officer with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) . At age 28, she is currently serving a region between Sudan and South Sudan (her native country). Her hospital recently adopted a point-of-care ultrasound system (POCUS) that...[Read more]