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Tue, 07/28/2020 - 13:12Thomas Binder

Nobody is born an expert and we all make mistakes. True, in medicine such mistakes can have detrimental effects. But as humans, we also have the ability to learn from the mistakes and failures of others.

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Tue, 07/21/2020 - 16:28philipp_1

It can be pretty embarrassing if you miss a pathology or an important finding. But it is even worse if you have mistaken a pathologic finding for an entire organ. When I was new to abdominal ultrasound this is what almost happened to me.

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LVH
Mon, 06/29/2020 - 12:36Thomas Binder
While left ventricular hypertrophy is a common finding, its assessment can be quite difficult. I certainly had my learning’s here. Lets start with the 5 most important things you should NOT do when you are looking at the thickness of the myocardium...
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00 Diastolic dysf
Sun, 06/21/2020 - 18:38philipp_1

Did you ever take the time to read an old cardiology journal - maybe, one from the late 80ies – early 90ies? In a way it is amazing how much we already knew about diastolic dysfunction 30-40 years ago.

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Graphic Heart failure
Thu, 06/18/2020 - 11:22Thomas Binder

Are you familiar with the following scenario? You are imaging a patient where the EF that you calculate makes a huge difference. Will the patient be referred to surgery? Is heart failure treatment needed? Should chemotherapy be discontinued?

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Sun, 06/14/2020 - 15:03Thomas Binder

As Albert Einstein put it: Success comes from curiosity, concentration, perseverance and self criticism. So lets jump right into some of the things that I learned by making mistakes. This time we will deal with the topic of aortic stenosis here are the top five:

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Wed, 06/10/2020 - 21:09Thomas Binder

Thank god, the dark clouds of COVID-19 are slowly vanishing. Six months of being kept hostage by the pandemic are enough.  Let us sail out of the crisis towards new frontiers.

To celebrate we are initiating a teaching series, which will help you shine.

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COVID survey artwork
Tue, 06/02/2020 - 12:03Thomas Binder

While the COVID-19 wave is moving to new territories it is time to look back to better understand our role in the pandemic. Many of us played an important role, either in keeping the numbers of infected individuals down or by spreading the disease.

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Harry lime Third man
Thu, 04/02/2020 - 15:34Thomas Binder

No matter which colleague you talk to, in which country you live or in which medical environment you work in we currently all have the same problem:

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COVID
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:32Thomas Binder

The world of ultrasound does not stop turning and we will still need to perform US exams in our patients.

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