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Confirm COVID-Induced Venous Thromboembolic Disease with Handheld Ultrasound

Watching for venous thromboembolic disease (VTE) in emergency rooms is common practice. With the presence of COVID-19, physicians are now reporting more VTEs, particularly in COVID patients in critical care. “One thing of note is that the clots may form directly in the lung of COVID patients,” said Dr. Shane Arishenkoff, an internal medicine physician at…

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Using Handheld Ultrasound to Diagnose Cardiac Complications in a 99-Year-Old Female

An original member of the Clarius medical advisory board, Dr. Shane Arishenkoff was one of the first physicians to use Clarius ultrasound. He routinely uses point-of-care ultrasound to diagnose difficult cases in his position as a general internist and point-of-care ultrasound lead for Vancouver General Hospital’s clinical teaching unit. We recently asked Dr. Arishenkoff to…

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Diagnosing Lung Complications Due to COVID-19 Using Handheld Ultrasound

There are now literally thousands of studies documenting the efficacy of using ultrasound for diagnosing complications related to COVID-19. Although CT combined with a PCR test is likely the best test for confirming COVID, ultrasound is a suitable alternative especially considering that ultrasound is typically easier and faster to access and does not expose the…

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[VIDEO] Avoid Systemic Opioids and Improve Postoperative Pain Control with a PEC 1 Block for Shoulder Surgeries

A relatively simple and risk-free procedure, the Pectoral Nerve (PECs) block is widely used to control post-operative pain, particularly following breast surgeries. A 2020 study published by the Department of anesthesiology at Stony Brook University Health Science Center analyzed 19 randomized control trials and concluded: “When compared to general anesthesia with systemic opioids, PECs block…

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[VIDEO] Using Ultrasound to Guide Intra-Articular Injections of the Knee is Gaining Popularity. Here’s why.

Dr. Gregory Hickman, the medical director and anesthesia director at the Andrews Institute Ambulatory Surgery Center in Florida recently shared his master tips for performing ultrasound-guided injections during a webinar hosted by Clarius, The Mobile RA: Using Handheld Ultrasound to Guide PEC and Supraclavicular Blocks Plus Intra-Articular Injections. Watch the recording of the full webinar…

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Practical Tips for Learning Podiatry Ultrasound Skills

By James Ferrie, B.Pod, M.A. Pod.A A sought-after Podiatrist based in Melbourne, Australia, James Ferrie first started using ultrasound in his practice to guide regenerative injection therapy. Now he says it has become an invaluable tool for diagnostic purposes as well. Read his article to learn more. “As a Podiatrist, I’m very interested in the…

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[VIDEO] A Beginner’s Video Guide to Handheld Ultrasound for Podiatrists

As ultrasound scanning is a new skill for many of our podiatry users, we’ve developed a series of educational videos and narrated examples of common pathology with Dr. Oron Frenkel an emergency physician who leads the Clarius Medical Advisory Board. Scroll down to watch some examples below and visit Clarius Classroom to see the complete…

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