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Cxr Adequacy

CXR’s can be misleading, some common points to be aware of:

Erect vs supine (fluid layering):


AP view can magnify the heart (PA vs AP):


Rotation – are the spinous processes centered between the medial edges of the clavicles? Note how heart width changes with rotation.


Penetration – vertebral bodies should be just visible behind the heart

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Inspiration – should be about 9-10 posterior ribs seen

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Labeled ribs:




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Nose Refresher




A resident of ill-repute was minding his own business on the way to his shift when he was assaulted. He complains of nose pain and that conference is too early in the morning. The attending was anxiously awaiting the arrival of said tardy resident, and then was immediately seen as above. What is is happening?

A. the correct approach to “feedback” for tardiness as per departmental policy

B. an attending of ill-repute minding her own business

C. bilateral carotid massage

D. an impending nasal fracture, which today’s pearl will be about

E. all of the above

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Having Trouble Finding That Gallbladder?

Try Bret’s expert tips to improve RUQ view and finding the GB using the sonographic rib spreader!



Frostbite Review

Chilly day, time to review frostbite recommendations….


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Admit for Esbl Uti?

You have a patient sent by her PMD for a UTI. She had just received her culture results showing ESBL that is susceptible only to carbapenems. The PMD wants her admitted for IV antibiotics. She has no other symptoms. Is there a way to avoid this admission?

Carl “Scooter” Mickman