Kidney360 2021 10 13;2(10):1669-1676. Epub 2021 Aug 13.
Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Renal Transplantation, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.
Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is a limited ultrasound study performed by the clinician at the bedside as a component or an adjunct to physical examination. POCUS has multiple applications in nephrology practice, including evaluation of obstructive uropathy, objective assessment of volume status, arteriovenous access assessment, and procedural guidance. However, unlike specialties such as emergency medicine, POCUS training is not yet integrated into most nephrology fellowship curricula, and the sonographic applications taught vary widely among fellowship programs. Read More