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Lung ultrasound edema

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By Jason Mann No BS pulmonary critical care fellow
Thiago M Santos, Daniel Franci, Carolina M G Coutinho, Diego L Ribeiro, Marcelo Schweller, José R Matos-Souza, Marco A Carvalho-Filho
BACKGROUND: Lung ultrasound (US) is an excellent tool to assess lung edema in a myriad of different clinical situations. We hypothesized that lung US might also be a good prognostic and management instrument in septic patients, regardless of disease severity. METHODS: This was a prospective observational cohort study at an urban academic emergency department (ED). Inclusion criteria were as follows: septic patients, at least 18 years old, admitted at the ED of a tertiary hospital...
December 2013: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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