In Reply to Fiala LTE, Published Online 4-8-20: Lung Ultrasound for COVID-19 Evaluation in the Emergency Department: Is It Feasible?

Publication date: Available online 28 May 2020Source: Annals of Emergency MedicineAuthor(s): Jon Wolfshohl, Andrew Shedd, James P. d’Etienne, Eric H. Chou
Source: Annals of Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

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Authors: Jiang ZZ, He C, Wang DQ, Shen HL, Sun JL, Gan WN, Lu JY, Liu XT Abstract In December 2019, an outbreak of coronavirus infection emerged in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China, which is now named Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The outbreak spread rapidly within mainland China and globally. This paper reviews the different imaging modalities used in the diagnosis and treatment process of COVID-19, such as chest radiography, computerized tomography (CT) scan, ultrasound examination, and positron emission tomography (PET/CT) scan. A chest radiograph is not recommended as a first-line imaging modality for COVI...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Source: Respiration - Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: research
Edinburgh University team find heart damage in 55% of ultrasounds from 69 countriesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHeart scans of coronavirus patients in hospital have revealed a range of abnormalities that can disrupt the ability to pump blood and in severe cases lead to a life-threatening failure in the organ.Doctors at Edinburgh University examined ultrasound scans known as echocardiograms from more than 1,200 patients in 69 countries and found heart problems in 55%, with one in seven exhibiting signs of “severe abnormalities”.Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Medical research Coronavirus outbreak Heart disease Health Heart attack World news Society Science Source Type: news
There is growing evidence regarding the imaging findings of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), in chest X-ray and Computed Tomography scan (CT). At this moment, the role of Lung Ultrasonography (LUS) has yet to be explored. The main purpose of this study is to evaluate the correlation between LUS findings and chest CT in confirmed (positive RT-PCR) or clinically highly suspicious (dyspnea, fever, myasthenia, gastrointestinal symptoms, dry cough, ageusia or anosmia) of COVID-19 patients. This prospective study was carried out in the emergency department (ED), confirmed or clinically highly suspicious COVID-19 patients wer...
Source: Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
AbstractThe Italian College of Breast Radiologists by the Italian Society of Medical Radiology (SIRM) provides recommendations for breast care provision and procedural prioritization during COVID-19 pandemic, being aware that medical decisions must be currently taken balancing patient ’s individual and community safety: (1) patients having a scheduled or to-be-scheduled appointment for in-depth diagnostic breast imaging or needle biopsy should confirm the appointment or obtain a new one; (2) patients who have suspicious symptoms of breast cancer (in particular: new onset palpab le nodule; skin or nipple retraction; o...
Source: La Radiologia Medica - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
A Philips Healthcare team has converted shipping containers into offsite COVID-19...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Philips reports ultrasound security issue Philips to collaborate with American Telemedicine Philips teams up with MD Anderson in oncology Philips launches Lumify ultrasound scanner in Japan Philips gets FDA nod for ultrasound for COVID-19
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CONCLUSIONS: This translational diagnostic tool will assist emergency and primary care clinicians, as well as out-of-hospital providers, in effectively managing people with suspected or confirmed SARS-CoV-2. PMID: 32633414 [PubMed - in process]
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
FromCNN:"Handheld devices also cost much less than traditional ultrasound machines. The ones sold by Butterfly, GE and Philips range in price from around $2,000 to $5,000, whereas traditional devices can cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.The Butterfly iQ is currently equipped for 19 different types of scans and tests. A "major" limitation is the inability to perform the spectral Doppler test used to identify some more acute heart conditions."The Butterfly iQ costs $2,000. There is a first-year fee of $400:
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: POCUS Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2020Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Mouhand F.H. Mohamed
Source: Academic Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
AbstractCOVID-19 pandemic is representing a serious challenge to worldwide public health. Lung Ultrasonography (LUS) has been signaled as a potential useful tool in this pandemic contest either to intercept viral pneumonia or to foster alternative paths. LUS could be useful in determining early lung involvement suggestive or not of COVID-19 pneumonia and potentially plays a role in managing decisions for hospitalization in isolation or admission in general ward. In order to face pandemic, in a period in which a large number of emergency room accesses with suspicious symptoms are expected, physicians need a standardized ult...
Source: Journal of Ultrasound - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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