About

Welcome to NephroPOCUS.com. The purpose of this website is to serve as a comprehensive resource for anybody interested in point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS), particularly pertaining to nephrology practice (= NephroPOCUS). It is home for growing collection of ultrasound images, interesting cases, infographics and visual abstracts.

Why POCUS? POCUS performed at the bedside is primarily intended to provide answers to focused questions such as: “Does the patient have hydronephrosis?”, “Is there a pericardial effusion?”, “what is the volume status?” etc. and narrow the differential diagnosis. Moreover, it serves as a non-invasive and a dynamic clinical tool that helps us monitor the response to interventions such as dialysis or diuretic therapy. It also enhances the care of end-stage renal disease patients on dialysis by allowing the physicians to detect subclinical hypervolemia and titrate the ultrafiltration goals.

Meet the team:

I am Abhilash Koratala, an academic nephrologist and clinician-educator.

I have developed a nephrology-oriented POCUS program for internal medicine residents and nephrology fellows at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. I have also designed a comprehensive POCUS video curriculum encompassing all the diagnostic applications, currently considered to be within the scope of nephrology practice. In addition, I promote POCUS on various online platforms and currently author a series of posts for a feature called Focus on POCUN on the Renal Fellow Network, a nephrology blog that partners with the American Society of Nephrology.

Apart from POCUS, I enjoy all aspects of nephrology and have authored over 120 scientific publications, primarily comprising of but not limited to interesting case studies. Feel free to contact me with any questions or suggestions.

Content management advisor: Ms. Deepti Bhattacharya