Osgood-Schlatter disease is a developmental disorder that causes musculoskeletal problems and is rare in the normal population. However, the condition is more common in teenagers who play sports, affecting an estimated 3-5% percent of this population; it causes painful inflammation...[Read more]
Did you know that SonoSite’s first mission was to create an ultrasound machine that could be carried into battle? The concept was simple: Get treatment to a trauma victim by giving a frontline clinician an ultrasound machine that could be...[Read more]
Since point-of-care ultrasound systems were originally designed for dealing with emergencies in a battlefield setting, it's not surprising that ultrasound now plays a pivotal role in emergency vehicles around the world. Dr Ramón de Elías Hernandez, head of on-call doctors...[Read more]
Vietnam’s wild elephant population has dropped from over 2,000 animals to less than 100 in 20 years, making the country’s 60 or so captive elephants vital to preserving the genetic lines of this critically endangered species. Dr. Willem Schaftenaar, Veterinary...[Read more]
The role of the anaesthesiologist is evolving to include perioperative care. With hospitals seeking innovative ways to streamline patient care and improve outcomes, anaesthesiologists are increasingly expected to provide patient care beyond general anaesthesia and nerve blocks. But beyond the...[Read more]
Are you a pulmonologist, interventional pulmonologist, or thoracic surgeon? Check out our webinar “Lung Cancer: The State of the Disease,” from the Endoscopy Division of Fujifilm. More people die every year from lung cancer than from colon, breast, and prostate...[Read more]
Ultrasound crtical to stabilizing patients and saving lives
In the world of emergency medicine, there’s nothing fun about the guessing game. With a seriously ill or injured patient, every second counts and the wrong diagnosis can actually have a significant impact on health. That’s why having all available...[Read more]
Pregnant Manatee Returned to the Wild
When you think of manatee migration, you don’t normally picture aircraft. But that is how Washburn the pregnant manatee was transported from Massachusetts, where she was rescued (just off the coast) to Sea World in Orlando, Florida, where she spent...[Read more]
Dr. Sonia Szlyk, an anesthesiologist and director of regional anesthesia for North American Partners in  Anesthesia's Mid-Atlantic division, explains how local anesthesia (aided by ultrasound guidance) is  helping control post-operative discomfort wit
It’s no secret that the U.S. is in the throes of a major heroin epidemic, at least partly caused by the over-prescription of opioid painkillers by well-meaning physicians. When it comes to perioperative pain control, there are new ways to...[Read more]
Log into SonoSite Institute today, and begin your ultrasound-guided paravertebral nerve block education with our new learning module
Log into SonoSite Institute today, and begin your ultrasound-guided paravertebral nerve block education with our new learning module. This module will show you how to: Describe the indications and contraindications of an ultrasound-guided paravertebral nerve block. Review the gross and...[Read more]