Tonson la Tour A, et al. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 Aug;28(8):866-872.

Methodology: 3/5
Usefulness: 3/5

Question and Methods: This prospective cohort study tried to identify whether PoCUS can be used to diagnose intussusception by emergency department physicians.

Findings: PoCUS had a sensitivity of 87% and specificity of 97% when performed by emergency medicine physicians, which translated to a LR+ 24.8 and LR- 0.14.

Limitations: This study was of small sample size and not powered to compare PoCUS experience of the physicians involved.

Interpretation: Adds to the evidence that PoCUS may easily be taught to help assess for intussusception in a paediatric emergency department.

By: Dr. Patrick Fisk

Journal Club Supervisor: Dr. Ian Stiell

Associated Articles of Interest
uOttawa PoCUS Infographic Project
Echoes: Taking Your POCUS Game to the Next Level