Stanford Medicine 25 Blog

  • Examination of the Trachea

    Watch our video by Visiting Professor, Dr. Andrew Elder, as he shows us how to conduct the examination of the trachea!…

  • The Birth of Percussion

    Leopold Auenbrugger was a physician, but he was also a composer who wrote an opera for an Austrian empress. However the coming together of music and medicine had its origins in watching his father tap on the side of wine barrels to determine their contents.

  • The Spine Sign

    Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has a sensitivity and specificity for pleural effusions of 93% and out performs chest x-ray in detecting and characterizing pleural effusions. Using POCUS physicians are able to detect as little as 5ml of pleural fluid.

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