Ultrasound for Deep and Superficial vein clots part 1.  Calf Clots?!?!  #FOAMED

Calf Clots?!?!  Is there anything more exciting than calf clots?  Oh yeah……everything.  Well, the thing is,  we’re actually treating these now.  So, we probably should talk more about it.  So here we go……

Yo, we also want to mention a new awesome project you may be interested in:

The POCUS (point-of-care ultrasound) ATLAS collaboration project is looking for help from the ultrasound community. Using crowd sourcing and image sharing, our goal is to highlight the use of ultrasound around the world, focusing on rare, exotic and perfectly captured images, including not only awesome pathology but also novel uses of bedside ultrasound. Our project will ultimately result in production of The POCUS ATLAS, a free peer-reviewed e-book, that will be available to be shared and used for global ultrasound education. We will also be building an online, searchable archive to allow for easy image sharing. 

Submitting an image to THE POCUS ATLAS is easy, simply find a noteworthy image, write a caption and submit. An explanation of the submission process can be found at our website, thepocusatlas.com, by clicking on the contribute tab. Our team is looking forward to seeing the incredible images that the online ultrasound community has to offer! We will keep the community updated through our blog, email newsletter, and twitter feed, so be sure to sign up or follow us on twitter (@thepocusatlas)! 



Mike, Matt, Casey & Jacob

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  2. Que diablos dudes. Citing a crappy meta analysis which concluded that anticoagulants “may” reduce propagation of calf clots is not the same as the “probably” stated. We’re still having patients follow up for a comprehensive study in a week for persistent calf pain. Equally w no good literature but not shoving rat poison or some new designer drug company shill rat poison down their gullets for what percentage of propagation which wouldn’t be later picked up?

  3. Hey guys, I think it is great that you are discussing this, however I have to echo what Peter is saying here. CHEST released their 10th edition of Antithrombtic Therapy for VTE Disease this year and recommend that for isolated distal DVTs of the legs (i.e. calf veins), one should perform serial imaging of deep veins for 2 weeks to evaluate for propagation over anti-coagulation. Also if you do a recent literature search the CACTUS study just published in the Lancet Haematology this month (December 2016) recommends against systemic anti-coagulation. (This study is not without flaws either though) . Keep the discussion going!

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