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Bush Beats Vol-7 No-1, 2021

Bush Beats Vol-7 No-1, 2021

Point-of-Care Ultrasound: An Overview In the medical terminology point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is defined as the use of an image-producing ultrasound device for diagnostic and procedural guidance, at the point of care, in real time allowing for direct correlation with signs and symptoms, by the clinician himself.1 In the clinical setting, not only that it increases accuracy of diagnoses and aids procedures, it also reduces the time spent on diagnoses, and decreases the overall costs.2 Modern POCUS systems can be attached to a cart for ease of movement and portability, carried in laptop-sized housing, attached to a tablet, or even a…
Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Overview Functional bowel disorders comprise a spectrum of chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorders characterized by abdominal pain, bloating, distention, and/or bowel habit abnormalities (constipation, diarrhea, or mixed constipation and diarrhea) in the absence of any organic or biochemical pathology.1,2 These are primarily attributed to the deranged functioning of the well-coordinated brain- gut axis that results in an array of symptoms that can affect any part of GI tract.3 Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a highly prevalent functional bowel disorder characterized by symptoms of abdominal pain or discomfort that occur with changes in bowel function.