Ultrasound autopsies help doctors understand 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]
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:https://store.butterflynetwork.com/us/en/iq/configure/References:https://www.cnn.c...
Publication date: Available online 7 July 2020Source: Academic RadiologyAuthor(s): Mouhand F.H. Mohamed
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...
CONCLUSION: Transient fetal skin edema noted in these two patients with COVID-19 in the second trimester may represent results of fetal infection or altered fetal physiology due to maternal disease or may be unrelated to the maternal illness. PMID: 32649505 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Emerging evidence suggests that COVID-19 patients are at a higher risk of stroke and promptly diagnosing and treating such patients is a priority in hospitals across the world. Moreover, identifying which COVID-19 patients are at increased risk of de...
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]
Authors: Schmid M PMID: 32616145 [PubMed - in process]
Publication date: Available online 3 July 2020Source: Anaesthesia Critical Care &Pain MedicineAuthor(s): Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Gary Duclos, Ophélie Dransart-Rayé, Nicolas Nowobilski, Belaid Bouhemad