Pediatric POCUS Podcast

Bladder Fullness with Dr. Almaz Dessie and FEMinEM host Dr. Resa E. Lewiss

August 08, 2019 Tama Thé
Pediatric POCUS Podcast
Bladder Fullness with Dr. Almaz Dessie and FEMinEM host Dr. Resa E. Lewiss
Show Notes

In a very special journal club, we team up with Dr. Resa E. Lewiss and the FEMinEM podcast to answer the question:

"In children awaiting a radiology-performed transabdominal pelvic ultrasound, can point-of-care ultrasound decrease time to radiology and improve first-attempt success compared to sensation of bladder fullness?"

We sit down with Dr. Almaz Dessie, first author on the recent RCT published in Annals of Emergency Medicine titled Point-of-Care Ultrasound Assessment of Bladder Fullness for Female Patients Awaiting Radiology-Performed Transabdominal Pelvic Ultrasound in a Pediatric Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Dr. Almaz Dessie is an attending in Pediatric Emergency medicine at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia and completed fellowships in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound. 

Dr. Resa E. Lewiss is a legend in the POCUS world and is the host of the FEMinEM podcast.  

Link to the article:

Dessie A, et al. Point-of-Care Ultrasound Assessment of Bladder Fullness for Female Patients Awaiting Radiology-Performed Transabdominal Pelvic Ultrasound in a Pediatric Emergency Department: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Annals of emergency medicine. 2018

Additional literature cited in the podcast:

Chen L, et al, Utility of bedside bladder ultrasound before urethral catheterization in young children. Pediatrics. 2005


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