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Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Nov;35(11):1738-1742. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2017.09.006. Epub 2017 Sep 8.

A novel method of assessing for lung sliding using Doppler imaging.

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1
Mount Sinai St. Luke's Mount Sinai West, Department of Emergency Medicine, 1111 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025, United States.
2
Mount Sinai St. Luke's Mount Sinai West, Department of Emergency Medicine, 1111 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025, United States. Electronic address: ssiadecki@chpnet.org.
3
Mount Sinai St. Luke's Mount Sinai West, Department of Emergency Medicine, 1111 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10025, United States. Electronic address: tsaul@chpnet.org.

Abstract

Ultrasound is an ideal modality in the emergency department (ED) to assess for pneumothorax given its rapid availability, portability, and repeatability to assess clinical status changes. Certain patient populations and clinical circumstances may present challenges to the performance of this examination. In this article, we review patterns of the presence or absence of lung sliding in the commonly utilized sonographic modes in the ED setting. We also describe a novel technique to evaluate lung sliding using tissue Doppler.

KEYWORDS:

Doppler; Lung sliding; M-mode; Pneumothorax

PMID:
28927949
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajem.2017.09.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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