Lung Ultrasound and Sonographic Subpleural Consolidation in COVID-19 Pneumonia Correlate with Disease Severity.

Lung Ultrasound and Sonographic Subpleural Consolidation in COVID-19 Pneumonia Correlate with Disease Severity. Crit Care Res Pract. 2021;2021:6695033 Authors: Bitar ZI, Shamsah M, Maadarani O, Bamasood OM, Bitar AZ, Alfoudri H Abstract Introduction: One of the ultrasonic features of COVID-19 pneumonia is the presence of subpleural consolidation (SPC), and the number of SPCs varies among patients with COVID-19 pneumonia. Aim: To examine the relationship between disease severity and the number of SPCs on admission. Methodology. This observational, prospective, single-center study included patients with suspected COVID-19 infection who had been transferred to the ICU. A specialized intensivist in critical care ultrasound performed lung ultrasound (LUS) and echocardiography within 12 hours of a patient's admission to the ICU. The aeration score was calculated, and the total number of SPCs was quantified in 12 zones of the LUS. Results: Of 109 patients with suspected COVID-19 pneumonia, 77 (71%) were confirmed. The median patient age was 53 (82-36) years, and 81 of the patients (73.7%) were men. The aeration score and the counts of subpleural consolidation in each zone were significantly higher in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia (P=0.018 and P
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Publication date: Available online 8 October 2020Source: European Journal of RadiologyAuthor(s): Davide Colombi, Marcello Petrini, Gabriele Maffi, Gabriele D. Villani, Flavio C. Bodini, Nicola Morelli, Gianluca Milanese, Mario Silva, Nicola Sverzellati, Emanuele Michieletti
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
How accurate is chest imaging for diagnosing COVID-19?Why is this question important?People with suspected COVID-19 need to know quickly whether they are infected, so that they can self-isolate, receive treatment, and inform close contacts. Currently, formal diagnosis of COVID-19 infection requires laboratory analysis of blood or nose and throat samples. The laboratory test, called RT-PCR, requires specialist equipment and takes at least 24 hours to produce a result. Further, RT-PCR is not completely accurate and a second RT-PCR or a different test may be required to confirm the diagnosis.COVID-19 is a respiratory infectio...
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EchoNous, a developer of novel ultrasounds, has found a way to leverage multiple critical clinical technologies within a single device. The result is KOSMOS, a handheld 3-in-1 device consisting of an ultrasound, electronic stethoscope, and an ECG, al...
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Ultrasound imaging of the lung (LUS) and associated tissues has demonstrated clinical utility in COVID-19 patients. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the possibilities of a portable pocket-sized ultrasound scanner in the evaluation of lung involvement in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia.We conducted 437 paired readings in 34 LUS evaluations on hospitalized patients with COVID-19. The lung ultrasound scans were performed on the same day with a standard high-end ultrasound scanner (Venue GO ™, GE Healthcare, Chicago, IL, USA) and a pocket-sized ultrasound scanner (Butterfly iQ, Butterfly Network Inc., Guilford, CT, USA).
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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...
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) of the lung in patients with COVID-19 plays a key role in the emergency room and intensive care unit. Lung ultrasound is able to depict typical pulmonary findings of COVID-19 and is therefore suitable for diagnosis and follow-up of these patients. CLINICAL/METHODOLOGICAL ISSUE: Lung ultrasound in COVID-19 patients in the emergency room and intensive care unit. STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: Computed tomography (low-dose CT) and X‑ray of the lung. METHODOLOGICAL INNOVATIONS: Lung ultrasound in COVID-19 patients. RECOMMENDATIO...
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Authors: Dini FL, Bergamini C, Allegrini A, Scopelliti M, Secco G, Miccoli M, Boni S, Brigada R, Perlini S Abstract Lung Ultrasound (LUS) is regarded to be potentially useful to diagnose lung injury in older adults living in nursing homes with suspected COVID-19 pneumonia. We aimed at evaluating presence lung injury among senior nursing home residents by LUS performed with portable wireless scanner echography. The study population consisted of 150 residents with a mean age of 88 years (85% female) residing in 12 nursing homes in Northern Italy. Subjects had to have a history of recent onset of symptoms compatible w...
Source: Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Monaldi Arch Chest Dis Source Type: research
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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...
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