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Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2016 Feb;34(1):151-7. doi: 10.1016/j.emc.2015.09.003.

Advances in Point-of-Care Thoracic Ultrasound.

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1
Northwest Acute Care Specialists, Emergency medicine, 825 Northeast Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232, USA. Electronic address: zarethirwin@mac.com.
2
Northwest Acute Care Specialists, Emergency medicine, 825 Northeast Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232, USA.

Abstract

Pulmonary ultrasound continues to develop and is ideally suited for the evaluation and treatment of respiratory emergencies. It is portable, can be performed rapidly, has no ionizing radiation, and is highly sensitive and specific for the diagnosis of pneumothorax, pneumonia, pulmonary edema, and free fluid in the chest.

KEYWORDS:

Hemothorax; Pleural effusion; Pneumonia; Pneumothorax; Pulmonary edema; Pulmonary ultrasound

PMID:
26614246
DOI:
10.1016/j.emc.2015.09.003
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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