A lung ultrasound score for early triage of elderly patients with acute dyspnea.
CJEM. 2019 Jan 25;:1-7
Authors: Markarian T, Zieleskiewicz L, Perrin G, Claret PG, Loundou A, Michelet P, Bobbia X
CLINICIAN'S CAPSULEWhat is known about the topic?A lung ultrasound has good accuracy in finding the cause of acute dyspnea.What did this study ask?Can a simple lung ultrasound score, done early, detect dyspneic patients who will require intensive care?What did this study find?A modified lung ultrasound (MLUS) has very good accuracy in predicting intensive care unit admission and/or death.Why does this study matter to clinicians?Dyspneic patients with a high MLUS should be monitored and treated early.
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