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Silvia Mongodi, Gabriele Via, Martin Girard, Isabelle Rouquette, Benoit Misset, Antonio Braschi, Francesco Mojoli, Bélaïd Bouhemad
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasound (LUS) has been successfully applied for monitoring aeration in ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) and to diagnose and monitor community-acquired pneumonia. However, no scientific evidence is yet available on whether LUS reliably improves the diagnosis of VAP. METHODS: In a multicenter prospective study of 99 patients with suspected VAP, we investigated the diagnostic performance of LUS findings of infection, subpleural consolidation, lobar consolidation, and dynamic arborescent/linear air bronchogram...
April 2016: Chest
Edward J Schenck, Kapil Rajwani
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Point of care ultrasound continues to become more prevalent in the diagnosis and management of many disease states. In this review, we focus on the use of bedside lung ultrasound (LUS) in the diagnosis of pneumonia. We describe the sonographic findings associated with pneumonia and the recent literature exploring its use in different settings and patient populations. RECENT FINDINGS: The limited sensitivity of chest radiography in the diagnosis of pneumonia has been well described...
April 2016: Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases
Antonio Pagano, Fabio Giuliano Numis, Giuseppe Visone, Concetta Pirozzi, Mario Masarone, Marinella Olibet, Rodolfo Nasti, Fernando Schiraldi, Fiorella Paladino
Lung ultrasound (LUS) in the emergency department (ED) has shown a significant role in the diagnostic workup of pulmonary edema, pneumothorax and pleural effusions. The aim of this study is to assess the reliability of LUS for the diagnosis of acute pneumonia compared to chest X-ray (CXR) study. The study was conducted from September 2013 to March 2015. 107 patients were admitted to the ED with a clinical appearance of pneumonia. All the patients underwent a CXR study, read by a radiologist, and an LUS, performed by a trained ED physician on duty...
October 2015: Internal and Emergency Medicine
Mattia Guerra, Giovanni Crichiutti, Paolo Pecile, Carla Romanello, Eva Busolini, Francesca Valent, Angelo Rosolen
UNLABELLED: To analyse the usefulness of bedside lung ultrasound (LUS) in detecting lung consolidation in a paediatric emergency room (ER) setting, febrile children seen at our ER from 2008 to 2012 with a moderate to severe respiratory distress underwent LUS, chest X-ray (CXR) and laboratory investigations. At first ER assessment, LUS identified a lung consolidation in 207 patients of 222 children enrolled, with a liver-like appearance in 75 (36.2%) and an associated pleural effusion in 36...
February 2016: European Journal of Pediatrics
Vincenzo Basile, Antonio Di Mauro, Egisto Scalini, Paolo Comes, Ignazio Lofù, Michael Mostert, Silvio Tafuri, Mariano M Manzionna
BACKGROUND: Clinical assessment is the gold standard for diagnosis of bronchiolitis. To date, only one study found LUS (Lung Ultrasound) to be a valuable tool in the diagnosis of bronchiolitis. Aim of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of lung ultrasonography in the diagnosis and management of bronchiolitis in infants. METHODS: This was an observational cohort study of infants admitted to our Pediatric Unit with suspected bronchiolitis. A physical examination and lung ultrasound scans were performed on each patient...
May 21, 2015: BMC Pediatrics
Shen-Hao Lai, Kin-Sun Wong, Sui-Ling Liao
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasonography has been advocated in diagnosing pediatric community-acquired pneumonia. However, its function in identifying necrotizing pneumonia, a complication, has not been explored. This study investigated the value of lung ultrasonography in diagnosing pediatric necrotizing pneumonia and its role in predicting clinical outcomes. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 236 children with community-acquired pneumonia who were evaluated using lung ultrasonography within 2-3 days after admission...
2015: PloS One
Michael Romano, Tomislav Jelic, Jordan Chenkin
There is evidence to suggest that point-of-care ultrasound assessment of the lungs has a higher sensitivity and specificity than chest radiography for the diagnosis of pneumonia. It is unknown if the same is true for pneumonia complications. We present and discuss the case of a 61-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department with confusion, decreased level of consciousness, and signs of sepsis. A chest x-ray revealed a right sided infiltrate. An ultrasound of the patient's lungs was performed, and revealed a complex loculated fluid collection consistent with an empyema...
September 2016: CJEM
Xiong Ye, Hui Xiao, Bo Chen, SuiYang Zhang
Lung ultrasonography (LUS) is being increasingly utilized in emergency and critical settings. We performed a systematic review of the current literature to compare the accuracy of LUS and chest radiography (CR) for the diagnosis of adult community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). We searched in Pub Med, EMBASE dealing with both LUS and CR for diagnosis of adult CAP, and conducted a meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of LUS in comparison with CR. The diagnostic standard that the index test compared was the hospital discharge diagnosis or the result of chest computed tomography scan as a "gold standard"...
2015: PloS One
Jing Liu, Fang Liu, Ying Liu, Hua-Wei Wang, Zhi-Chun Feng
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasonography is useful for the diagnosis of pneumonia in children and adults. This study investigated the lung ultrasound findings in severe neonatal pneumonia. METHODS: From September 2012 to October 2013, 80 neonates admitted to Bayi Children's Hospital, affiliated with the Beijing Military General Hospital, were divided into two groups: 40 neonates with severe pneumonia according to their medical history, clinical manifestations, and chest radiograph findings and 40 neonates with no lung disease (control group)...
August 2014: Chest
Miguel A Chavez, Neha Naithani, Robert H Gilman, James M Tielsch, Subarna Khatry, Laura E Ellington, J Jaime Miranda, Ghanashyam Gurung, Shalim Rodriguez, William Checkley
PURPOSE: The World Health Organization (WHO) case management algorithm for acute lower respiratory infections has moderate sensitivity and poor specificity for the diagnosis of pneumonia. We sought to determine the feasibility of using point-of-care ultrasound in resource-limited settings to identify pneumonia by general health practitioners and to determine agreement between the WHO algorithm and lung consolidations identified by point-of-care ultrasound. METHODS: An expert radiologist taught two general practitioners how to perform point-of-care ultrasound over a seven-day period...
August 2015: Lung
Hee Yoon, Se Jin Kim, Kang Kim, Ji Eun Lee, Byung Woo Jhun
Thoracic ultrasound (TUS) is an easy-to-use imaging modality that aids physicians in the differential diagnosis of respiratory diseases. However, no data exist on the TUS findings of acute eosinophilic pneumonia (AEP) or their clinical utility in patients with AEP. Thus, we performed an observational study on TUS findings and their clinical utility for follow-up in patients with AEP. We prospectively screened patients who visited the emergency department for acute respiratory symptoms at the Armed Forces Capital Hospital in South Korea between February 2014 and July 2014...
2015: PloS One
Francesco Corradi, Claudia Brusasco, Alessandro Garlaschi, Francesco Paparo, Lorenzo Ball, Gregorio Santori, Paolo Pelosi, Fiorella Altomonte, Antonella Vezzani, Vito Brusasco
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Chest X-ray is recommended for routine use in patients with suspected pneumonia, but its use in emergency settings is limited. In this study, the diagnostic performance of a new method for quantitative analysis of lung ultrasonography was compared with bedside chest X-ray and visual lung ultrasonography for detection of community-acquired pneumonia, using thoracic computed tomography as a gold standard. METHODS: Thirty-two spontaneously breathing patients with suspected community-acquired pneumonia, undergoing computed tomography examination, were consecutively enrolled...
2015: BioMed Research International
Maria A Pereda, Miguel A Chavez, Catherine C Hooper-Miele, Robert H Gilman, Mark C Steinhoff, Laura E Ellington, Margaret Gross, Carrie Price, James M Tielsch, William Checkley
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Pneumonia is the leading cause of death of children. Diagnostic tools include chest radiography, but guidelines do not currently recommend the use of lung ultrasound (LUS) as a diagnostic method. We conducted a meta-analysis to summarize evidence on the diagnostic accuracy of LUS for childhood pneumonia. METHODS: We performed a systematic search in PubMed, Embase, the Cochrane Library, Scopus, Global Health, World Health Organization-Libraries, and Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature of studies comparing LUS diagnostic accuracy against a reference standard...
April 2015: Pediatrics
Peiman Nazerian, Giovanni Volpicelli, Simone Vanni, Chiara Gigli, Laura Betti, Maurizio Bartolucci, Maurizio Zanobetti, Francesca Romana Ermini, Cristina Iannello, Stefano Grifoni
OBJECTIVES: Despite emerging evidences on the clinical usefulness of lung ultrasound (LUS), international guidelines still do not recommend the use of sonography for the diagnosis of pneumonia. Our study assesses the accuracy of LUS for the diagnosis of lung consolidations when compared to chest computed tomography (CT). METHODS: This was a prospective study on an emergency department population complaining of respiratory symptoms of unexplained origin. All patients who had a chest CT scan performed for clinical reasons were consecutively recruited...
May 2015: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Felippe Leopoldo Dexheimer Neto, Juliana Mara Stormovski de Andrade, Ana Carolina Tabajara Raupp, Raquel da Silva Townsend, Fabiana Gabe Beltrami, Hélène Brisson, Qin Lu, Paulo de Tarso Roth Dalcin
OBJECTIVE: Bedside lung ultrasound (LUS) is a noninvasive, readily available imaging modality that can complement clinical evaluation. The Bedside Lung Ultrasound in Emergency (BLUE) protocol has demonstrated a high diagnostic accuracy in patients with acute respiratory failure (ARF). Recently, bedside LUS has been added to the medical training program of our ICU. The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of LUS based on the BLUE protocol, when performed by physicians who are not ultrasound experts, to guide the diagnosis of ARF...
January 2015: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
Sonia L Betancourt, Diana Palacio, George S Bisset
Acute appendicitis is a common pediatric surgical emergency. Successful surgical appendectomy requires removal of the appendix and its contents. A retained appendicolith is a complication that occurs when the appendicolith is expulsed from the appendix as a result of perforation or failure of removal during surgery. An ectopic appendicolith can migrate to a variety of ectopic locations, acting as a nidus for abscess. Clinical presentation may be delayed by days, weeks or even months after surgery. We present and discuss an unusual case of empyema caused by migration of an appendicolith into the chest cavity...
July 2015: Pediatric Radiology
Xiao-lei Liu, Rui Lian, Yong-kang Tao, Cheng-dong Gu, Guo-qiang Zhang
PURPOSE: To analyse the ultrasonographic findings of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) and its efficacy for diagnosis of CAP compared with chest X-ray (CXR). METHODS: Patients who presented to the Emergency Department with suspected CAP were included in the study. Bedside ultrasonography was performed at each intercostal space in the midclavicular, anterior axillary, midaxillary and paravertebral lines. Any pulmonary consolidation, focal interstitial pattern, pleural-line abnormalities and subpleural lesions were recorded, and the numbers of subpleural lesions and intercostal spaces with pleural-line abnormalities were counted...
June 2015: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Meng-Chieh Ho, Chin-Ru Ker, Jong-Hau Hsu, Jiunn-Ren Wu, Zen-Kong Dai, I-Chen Chen
BACKGROUND: Pneumonia is a life-threatening disease in children. With the current lack of universal diagnostic criteria, the diagnosis is usually made on clinical manifestations and findings from chest radiographs. Ultrasonography has recently been applied to the detection of pulmonary diseases. However, few data have been published showing its effectiveness in detecting pneumonia in children. The objective of this study was to determine the power of lung ultrasonography (LUS) for the diagnosis of pneumonia in children...
February 2015: Pediatrics and Neonatology
Susanna Esposito, Simone Sferrazza Papa, Irene Borzani, Raffaella Pinzani, Caterina Giannitto, Dario Consonni, Nicola Principi
BACKGROUND: There are few prospective evaluations of point-of-care ultrasonography (US) for the diagnosis of pediatric community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). In particular, there are very few data concerning the efficiency of US in comparison with that of chest radiography (CR) in defining different kinds of lung alterations in the various pulmonary sections. The aim of this study was to bridge this gap in order to increase our knowledge of the performance of US in diagnosing CAP in childhood...
April 17, 2014: Italian Journal of Pediatrics
Nga Wing Tsai, Chun Wai Ngai, Ka Leung Mok, James W Tsung
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasound has been shown to identify in real-time, various pathologies of the lung such as pneumonia, viral pneumonia, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Lung ultrasound maybe a first-line alternative to chest X-ray and CT scan in critically ill patients with respiratory failure. We describe the use of lung ultrasound imaging and findings in two cases of severe respiratory failure from avian influenza A (H7N9) infection. METHODS: Serial lung ultrasound images and video from two cases of H7N9 respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation in a tertiary care intensive care unit were analyzed for characteristic lung ultrasound findings described previously for respiratory failure and infection...
2014: Critical Ultrasound Journal
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