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Arch Dis Child. 2018 Nov 9. pii: archdischild-2017-314538. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2017-314538. [Epub ahead of print]

Utility of lung ultrasound scanning in neonatology.

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Neonatal Directorate, King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women Perth, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.
Centre for Neonatal Research & Education, School of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia.


The utility of point-of-care lung ultrasound in neonatology is rapidly expanding. This review summarises current evidence of a diagnostic, procedural and observational tool valuable in the management of newborns requiring intensive care. Approaching a patient, probe in-hand with focused clinical question is essential, and barriers to implication together with important research questions are explored.


lung ultrasound; neonatology; point of care

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Competing interests: PLW is a co-author of the online learning package hosted by ASUM ‘Lung Ultrasound In Neonatology’ with reference to illustrations provided in online supplementary video files S1a–f.

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