Guidance for Ultrasound Protection During COVID-19
American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine publishes 9 tips to protect patients and sonographers.
Publication date: Available online 5 June 2020Source: American Journal of Infection ControlAuthor(s): Lauren E. Gibson, Edward A. Bittner, Marvin G. Chang
Diagnostic Imaging's Weekly Scan: June 5, 2020
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Conclusions: LU could be of value when managing COVID-19 neonates. We describe the findings of lung ultrasound monitoring during the first week following diagnosis in three neonates with SARS-CoV-2 infection.What is known:• Lung ultrasound (LU) is a useful tool in COVID-19 management in adults. To date, no report on LU and neonates with SARS-CoV-2 infection has been published.What is new:• This study adds evidence about LU findings in neonates with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
The global pandemic of COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) is an unprecedented event that is overloading health services worldwide. In M éxico, the situation is no less worrying. When we started working with lung ultrasound (LUS) in México 118 cases and 1 dead have been registered in the country; at the time of writing this manuscript 56,594 cases and 6,090 deaths have been confirmed. The increase of cases and the saturation of all medical services at all levels calls for swift action and close attention. It also calls for precise diagnoses, especially in patients in respiratory distress.
To investigate the feasibility of lung ultrasound in evaluating coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and distinguish the sonographic features between COVID-19 and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), a total of 12 COVID-19 patients and 20 CAP patients were selected and underwent the lung ultrasound. Modified Buda scoring system for interstitial lung disease (ILD) was used to evaluate the severity and treatment effect of COVID-19 on ultrasonography. The differences between modified lung ultrasound (MLUS) score and high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) Warrick score were analyzed to evaluate their correlation.
Authors: Giannini A, Mantovani A, Vezzoli C, Franchini D, Finazzi P PMID: 32486608 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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