Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) for hospitalists and general internists.
Acta Clin Belg. 2019 Dec 09;:1-7
Authors: Vandemergel X
Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is currently implemented in various medical fields by clinicians for the bedside examination of patients. Evidence supports the fact that adding an ultrasound technology in daily practice (hand-held ultrasound device), called by some 'stethoscope of the future', improves patient care and allows an earlier diagnosis in a hospital setting. In this article, we reviewed the historical evolution of the use of ultrasound in medicine and the possibilities of using POCUS for hospitalists and general internists based on the existing scientific literature.
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