Ultrasound is a good 1st imaging choice for pneumonia

CT may be the gold standard for diagnosing complicated pneumonia, but lung...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Use lung ultrasound to diagnose pediatric pneumonia Ultrasound bests x-ray for identifying pulmonary edema Lung ultrasound beats chest x-ray for heart failure detection Lung ultrasound a practical tool for disease diagnosis Ultrasound finds more pneumonia than x-ray
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Abstract Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is performed by a physician at the bedside and is standard practice in obstetric, emergency, and musculoskeletal medicine. When compared with formal sonography, POCUS is equivalent in screening for abdominal aortic aneurysm and as accurate in diagnosing deep venous thrombosis. POCUS has high accuracy for diagnosing pneumonia and detecting acute decompensated heart failure but is less accurate than computed tomography for identifying pulmonary embolism. POCUS confirmation of intrauterine pregnancy rules out an ectopic pregnancy. In the third trimester of high-risk preg...
Source: American Family Physician - Category: Primary Care Authors: Tags: Am Fam Physician Source Type: research
AbstractAnomalous origin of left coronary artery from the pulmonary artery (ALCAPA) is a life-threatening ischemic congenital cardiac disease, resulting in myocardial dysfunction and heart failure within the first year of life. The authors report the case of a 1-mo-old infant with a radiological diagnosis of pneumonia handled with point-of-care lung ultrasound (POCUS) due to the persistence of dyspnea, despite a week of antibiotic therapy. Lung ultrasound showed a non-univocal interpretation of the lesion and gave indication to the second level instrumental diagnostics that confirmed the presence of ALCAPA. There is no cas...
Source: Indian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
AbstractBackgroundThe complexity of diagnosis for critically ill dyspnea presentations in the emergency department remains a challenge. Accurate and rapid recognition of associated life-threatening conditions is paramount for timely treatment. Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has been shown to impact the diagnosis of dyspnea presentations in resource-rich settings, and may be of greater diagnostic benefit in resource-limited settings.MethodsWe prospectively enrolled a convenience sample of 100 patients presenting with dyspnea in the Emergency Department at University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (UTH-K) in Rwanda. After a t...
Source: Critical Ultrasound Journal - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Point-of-care lung ultrasound has a higher sensitivity than chest x-ray for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Lung ultrasound a practical tool for disease diagnosis Ultrasound finds more pneumonia than x-ray Ultrasound elevates diagnosis of pulmonary embolism AIUM: Lung US can handle diagnosis of pediatric pneumonia
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​BY GREGORY TAYLOR, DO, &SCOTT LAGERVELD, DOA 54-year-old man with a significant past medical history of atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure presented to the ED with a chief complaint of difficulty walking. He was evaluated at an outside hospital two months earlier, and was found to have methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, lower extremity cellulitis, and acute decompensated congestive heart failure (CHF). He clinically improved over one week, his autoimmune workup was negative, and he was discharged. He failed to follow up with nephrology, cardiology, and dermatology, and st...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
Authors: Carlucci P, Trigiani M, Mori PA, Mondoni M, Pinelli V, Casalini AG, Conte EG, Buggio G, Villari L, Marchetti G Abstract Diseases of the pleura and pleural space are common and present a significant contribution to the workload of respiratory physicians, accounting for an annual incidence of more than 1.5 million cases in the US with the majority of cases resulting from congestive heart failure, pneumonia, and cancer 1. Although the radiographic and ultrasonographic detection of pleural abnormalities may be obvious, the determination of a specific diagnosis can often represent a challenge. Since pleural eff...
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
Lung ultrasound can accelerate the diagnosis of life-threatening diseases in adults with respiratory symptoms.
Source: The Journal of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review highlights the use of basic lung ultrasound and introduces the concept of integrated cardiac and lung ultrasound (ICLUS) in the care of patients in the cardiac intensive care unit (ICU).Recent FindingsCardiac ultrasound is a fundamental imaging modality that is the gold standard for the diagnosis of cardiac pathology at the bedside. However, the demographics of the modern cardiac ICU are evolving to encompass patients with complex multi-organ system dysfunction in addition to acute cardiovascular disease. Therefore, a more comprehensive diagnostic approach is needed to allow the cardiol...
Source: Current Cardiovascular Imaging Reports - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractPneumonia is a common cause of morbidity and mortality in adults in the United States. While pneumonia classically presents with a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, the presentation can vary widely in adults. This review evaluates history and physical examination findings of pneumonia and several conditions that mimic pneumonia. Pneumonia is a potentially deadly disease. History and examination findings are variable in pneumonia, and many conditions mimic pneumonia. These conditions include pulmonary embolism, diffuse interstitial lung disease, endocarditis, vasculitis, diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, acute decom...
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
By HUGH HARVEY, MD Artificial intelligence requires data. Ideally that data should be clean, trustworthy and above all, accurate. Unfortunately, medical data is far from it. In fact medical data is sometimes so far removed from being clean, it’s positively dirty. Consider the simple chest X-ray, the good old-fashioned posterior-anterior radiograph of the thorax. One of the longest standing radiological techniques in the medical diagnostic armoury, performed across the world by the billions. So many in fact, that radiologists struggle to keep up with the sheer volume, and sometimes forget to read the odd 23,000 of the...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized AI Data Hugh Harvey Radiology Source Type: blogs
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