Alexis Pelletier-Bui, MD

Back to Basics: Ocular Ultrasound Part 2

Last week, we learned the basics on how to perform an ocular ultrasound and what a normal eye looks like on ultrasound.  This week, we cover 5 eye pathologies that are easy to diagnose with use of ultrasound.

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Back to Basics: Pseudogout

 

Pseudogout

· Aka Calcium Pyrophosphate Deposition Disease (CPPD)

· Findings:

o Deposits of calcium pyrophosphate crystals within the joint space-> seen as chondrocalcinosis (calcification of the cartilage) on x-ray

· Affected Groups:

o Age >50 years

o Both genders impacted equally

o Hemochromatosis

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Back to Basics: Recurrent Polymorphic VT/Torsades de Pointes

It's pretty easy to remember what to do with unstable polymorphic VT/Torsades de Pointes (shock 'em!), but what are your options with recurrent stable episodes?  

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