Reviewer: Dr. Kristina Jacomino
Prospective diagnostic test assessment of three-point compression ultrasonography performed by ED physicians in a Spanish general district hospital as compared with Doppler US performed by radiology.
- Follow up radiology ultrasound performed after ED visit, unknown how this time lapse affects results
- Majority of patients had BMI >30
- Only experienced, attending physicians participated in the study, limiting generalizability
Practice changing? - Possibly
Take home point – The value of ED performed POCUS DVT studies correlates with experience in compression sonography; therefore, care must be taken to maintain skill and proficiency to use this POCUS modality in clinical decision making.