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Abdominal and Cardiac Evaluation with Sonography in Shock (ACES): an approach by emergency physicians for the use of ultrasound in patients with undifferentiated hypotension
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    Rapid Ultrasound for Shock/Hypotension (RUSH)

    We greatly enjoyed reading the ACES ultrasound protocol by Atkinson et al. to evaluate patients with hypotension of unknown etiology.[1] We have been using a similar protocol for a few years with the addition of pneumothorax windows to examine for spontaneous or iatrogenic pneumothorax as the cause for shock.[2]

    We call our protocol the RUSH exam, an acronym for Rapid Ultrasound for Shock/Hypotension. We find th...

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