Dr Adam Garnett, a sports and exercise medicine consultant at the Jersey Sports Medicine Clinic, divides his time between treating rugby players suffering from acute trauma injuries and triathletes and runners with overuse injuries. He explained how the use of...[Read more]
Point-of-care ultrasound is an essential tool for Dr Mark Ridgewell, an early pioneer of sport and exercise medicine (SEM). Through the course of his career, Mark has worked with many amateur and professional sportsmen and women, beginning with rugby and...[Read more]
Schistosomiasis, a disease that is common in sub-Saharan Africa, is particularly widespread in Madagascar. The Schistosoma mansoni parasite responsible for the disease is linked to fibrotic changes in the liver which can be detected using point-of-care ultrasound. Junior doctor Hannah...[Read more]
Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) is an emergency technique for temporarily blocking the blood flow to the lower body in the event of subdiaphragmatic internal bleeding. A guidewire and balloon-like device are inserted into the aorta via...[Read more]
Hand-carried ultrasound systems from SonoSite are helping to guide regional blocks more accurately and more effectively at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, according to anaesthetists Dr Stef Oosthuysen and Dr Morné Wolmarans. Stef explained: “Guiding regional blocks by peripheral nerve...[Read more]
Time is of the essence in an emergency situation, and may be the difference between life and death. Ambulance crews on the front line must decide rapidly whether or not a patient is suffering from a lifethreatening condition requiring specialist...[Read more]
Point-of-care ultrasound systems play an important role in the treatment of complicated medical cases at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford, as consultant intensivist and anaesthetist Dr Justin Kirk-Bayley explained. The Royal Surrey County Hospital is a 527-bed general...[Read more]
Point-of-care ultrasound is a valuable tool for successful dialysis fistula surgery, allowing pre‑operative mapping to find a suitable site and post‑operative fistula scanning to check for stenosis and adequate blood flow. Anna Jerram, a clinical vascular scientist at the Manchester...[Read more]
SonoSite sells it's 100,000 system
FUJIFILM SonoSite employees sign the shipping container for the 100,000th system sold FUJIFILM SonoSite is delighted to announce that we have recently sold our 100,000th system. A SonoSite X-Porte, our premier kiosk ultrasound system , was delivered to a hospital...[Read more]
During the Summer of 2017, a group of healthcare professionals – the majority from the Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca (HCUVA) in Murcia, Spain – travelled to Kenya in partnership with the Spanish NGO Cirugía Solidaria . They...[Read more]