X-ray plus ultrasound manages pneumonia in kids

A combination of chest x-ray and lung ultrasound offers a workable way to manage...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology has key role to play in the midst of COVID-19 AI differentiates COVID-19 from other pneumonia CT shows pneumonia patterns in kids with coronavirus Radiologists distinguish COVID-19 pneumonia on CT Ultrasound is a good 1st imaging choice for pneumonia
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Use of lung ultrasound in COVID-19: comparison with ultra-high-resolution computed tomography among 29 patients at "D. Cotugno" hospital, Naples, Italy. Infez Med. 2020 Sep 01;28(3):346-350 Authors: Iodice V, Pisaturo M, Fusco FM, Tambaro O, Parrella G, Di Flumeri G, Viglietti R, Pisapia R, Palmiero G, Bignardi E, Coppola M, Rescigno C, Sangiovanni V Abstract Ultra-High-Resolution Computed Tomography (U-HR-CT) is the reference imaging technique for pneumonia in the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Pulmonary Ultrasound (LUS) could be a valid diagnostic alternative for the imaging of COVID-1...
Source: Infezioni in Medicina - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infez Med Source Type: research
AbstractThe association between coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia and venous thrombotic disorders is still unclear. We assessed the association between COVID-19 infection-related pneumonia and proximal deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) in a cohort of patients admitted to our hospital during the European outbreak in the front line of Cremona, Lombardy. In a single-center cross-sectional study, all patients hospitalized for more than 5  days in Internal Medicine Department with confirmed COVID-19 pneumonia received 2-point compressive ultrasound assessment (CUS) of the leg vein system during a single day. Ninety-fo...
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractCoronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which has rapidly spread to a global pandemic in March 2020. This emergency condition has been putting a severe strain on healthcare systems worldwide, and a prompt, dynamic response is instrumental in its management. While a definite diagnosis is based on microbiological evidence, the relationship between lung ultrasound (LU) and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) in the diagnosis and management of COVID-19 is less clear. Lung ultrasound is a point-of-care imaging to...
Source: Critical Ultrasound Journal - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
ConclusionIt seems unnecessary to perform chest imaging in children to diagnose COVID-19. Chest radiography can be used in symptomatic children to assess airway infection or pneumonia. CT should be reserved for when there is clinical concern to assess for possible complications, especially in children with coexisting medical conditions.
Source: Pediatric Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
The World Health Organization (WHO) published rapid guidance on July 30 in...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Ultrasound correlates with COVID-19 severity, duration CT radiomics can predict COVID-19 pneumonia outcomes 4 imaging features that define severe COVID-19 WHO ups coronavirus mortality rate to 3.4% WHO officially names coronavirus disease COVID-19
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THE NOVEL coronavirus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), has led to a global pandemic termed as “coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)”, causing an unprecedented pressure on healthcare systems. Clinical care for COVID-19 patients varies widely in different parts of the world, with rapid evolution in diagnostic and therapeutic management. New insights into clinical imaging techniques are bein g acquired rapidly to reduce infection risk and maximize resource utilization. Previously, ultrasonography was established as an effective and inexpensive alternative imaging modality for the ident...
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Special Article Source Type: research
The purpose of this study is to observe the potential of lung ultrasound in evaluating the severity of COVID-19 pneumonia. Lung ultrasound of patients was performed in ten zones of the chest walls. The features of the ultrasound images were observed, and a lung ultrasound score (LUS) was recorded. The ultrasound features and scores were compared between the refractory group (PaO2/FiO2 ≤100 mmHG or on ECMO) and the nonrefractory group. The prediction value of the LUS was studied by receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis.
Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) disease (COVID-19) is characterized by a severe pneumonia and/or acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in about 20% of infected patients. Computed tomography (CT) is the routine imaging technique for diagnosis and monitoring of COVID-19 pneumonia. Chest CT has high sensitivity for diagnosis of COVID-19, but is not universally available, requires infected or unstable patient to be moved to the Radiology unit with potential exposure of several people, CT room needs proper sanification after use, and is underutilized in children and pregnant women for radioexposition concerns.
Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
Lung ultrasound (LUS) has recently been advocated as an accurate tool to diagnose coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pneumonia. However, reports on its use are based mainly on hypothesis studies, case reports or small retrospective case series, while the prognostic role of LUS in COVID-19 patients has not yet been established. We conducted a prospective study aimed at assessing the ability of LUS to predict mortality and intensive care unit admission of COVID-19 patients evaluated in a tertiary level emergency department.
Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Original Contribution Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Our study suggested that COVID-19 pneumonia was associated with hypercoagulable state. However, the rate of VTE in COVID-19 pneumonia patients was not significantly higher than that in CAP patients. PMID: 32628040 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol Source Type: research
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