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Parasternal Long Axis View

The parasternal long axis (PLAX) view is ideally obtained with the patient in the left lateral decubitus position with the ultrasound probe placed in either the 3rd, 4th, or 5th intercostal space on the left sternal border (around the…
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Lung Sliding On Ultrasound

During normal respirations, the parietal pleura slides over the visceral pleura. This movement can be visualized with ultrasound. The lack of sliding can be a concerning sign for pneumothorax, although data suggests that such a finding may…
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Placing Post-Pyloric Feeding Tubes

Ileus is a common problem we face in the intensive care unit (ICU), and in pursuit of safer enteral nutrition, we are routinely placing small bore feeding tubes (SBFT) past the gastric pylorus. This is especially important in patients with…
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ABOUT DR. RISHI

Harvard combined clinical fellow in critical care and cardiothoracic anesthesiology looking to improve medical education and patient safety

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