Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19
Dr James Rippey Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19 Medical Education video on performing and interpreting lung ultrasound in suspected SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) patients
Considering that female sexual hormones may modulate the inflammatory response and also exhibit direct effects on the cells of the immune system, herein, we intend to discuss the sex differences and the role of estradiol in modulating the lung and systemic inflammatory response, focusing on its possible application as a treatment modality for SARS-CoV-2 patients. COVID-19 patients develop severe hypoxemia early in the course of the disease, which is silent most of the time. Small fibrinous thrombi in pulmonary arterioles and a tumefaction of endothelial were observed in the autopsies of fatal COVID-19 cases. Studies showed...
Conditions: SARS-CoV 2; COVID Interventions: Behavioral: Telephonic medical visit; Procedure: Gastrointestinal endoscopy; Procedure: Abdominal ultrasound Sponsor: Hospital del Río Hortega Recruiting
Abstract OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on maternal, perinatal and neonatal outcomes by performing a systematic review of available published literature on pregnancies affected by COVID-19. METHODS: We performed a systematic review to evaluate the effects of COVID-19 on pregnancy, perinatal and neonatal outcomes. We conducted a comprehensive literature search using PubMed, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, China National Knowledge Infrastructure Database and Wan Fang Data until 20 April 2020 (studies were identified through PubMed alert after that date). For the research...
As reported in recent American Society of Echocardiography statements by Kirkpatrick et al.1 and Johri et al.,2 point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is playing an increasingly important role in the diagnosis of cardiovascular pathology, including the assessment of myocardial injury in coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 infection. B uonsenso et al.3 in another publication suggested that lung ultrasound could replace stethoscopes in order to reduce the risk for exposure.
CONCLUSIONS: Chinese Clinical Guidance for COVID-19 Pneumonia Diagnosis and Treatment (7th edition) by National Health Commission is recommended to follow as it provides detailed diagnostic procedures using currently available tools. We suggest clinicians further explore the saliva's utility as a specimen for nuclear acid test and the use of lung ultrasound. PMID: 32374007 [PubMed - in process]
Abstract Patients with novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) typically present with bilateral multilobar ground-glass opacification with a peripheral distribution. The utility of point-of-care ultrasound has been suggested, but detailed descriptions of lung ultrasound findings are not available. We evaluated lung ultrasound findings in 10 patients admitted to the internal medicine ward with COVID-19. All of the patients had characteristic glass rockets with or without the Birolleau variant (white lung). Thick irregular pleural lines and confluent B lines were also present in all of the patients. Five of the 10 pati...
Sir —The novel coronavirus (Sars-Cov-2) produces a mild to severe lower respiratory tract infection that is commonly identified by imaging in affected patients, in some cases even before symptom development.1 Computed tomography (CT) has been the primary imaging method evaluated to date and is often b eing recommended as a screening tool for patients suspected of having COVID-19.2 Lung ultrasound is an alternative imaging method with emerging evidence that supports its ability to identify characteristic lesions seen in COVID-19 that are highly consistent with CT imaging,3,4 without many of the do wnsides.
Dr Gregory Brogan Imaging of COVID-19 pneumonia: a critical care perspective Overview of lung imaging for COVID-19 pneumonia, from a critical care perspective (Critical Care Compendium)
The grave clinical context of the pandemic must be understood. Italy is immersed in COVID-19. Most of the world will soon follow. The United States currently has the most documented cases of COVID-19 of any nation. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) associated acute cardiomyopathy is common in critical care patients and is associated with a high mortality. COVID-19 patients frequently require mechanical support for adequate oxygenation. A severe shortfall of ventilators is predicted.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization formally declared the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) (also known as COVID-19) a pandemic. This has impacted the way health care facilities operate globally to ensure patient and practitioner safety and to minimize all risks associated with infection transmission.