Limits...
The role of chest ultrasonography in the management of respiratory diseases: document I.

Zanforlin A, Giannuzzi R, Nardini S, Testa A, Soldati G, Copetti R, Marchetti G, Valente S, Inchingolo R, Smargiassi A - Multidiscip Respir Med (2013)

Bottom Line: It can be used to complete and widen the general objective examination also in emergency situations, at the patient's bedside.The aim of this document is to promote better knowledge and more widespread use of thoracic ultrasound among respiratory physicians in Italy.This document I is focused on basic knowledge of chest ultrasonography technique, physical basis, aims and characteristics, fields of application.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Pulmonary Medicine Department, UniversitàCattolica del SacroCuore, University Hospital "A, Gemelli", Roma, Italy. smargiassi.a@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT
Chest ultrasonography can be a useful diagnostic tool for respiratory physicians. It can be used to complete and widen the general objective examination also in emergency situations, at the patient's bedside. The aim of this document is to promote better knowledge and more widespread use of thoracic ultrasound among respiratory physicians in Italy. This document I is focused on basic knowledge of chest ultrasonography technique, physical basis, aims and characteristics, fields of application. Document I shows how chest ultrasonography can be useful to detect and monitor pleural diseases, pleural effusions and pneumothorax and how it can assess diaphragmatic kinetics and pathologies.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus

Posterior longitudinal scan in a seated patient, with sector probe showing a free-flowing pleural effusion at the base of the hemithorax.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3750689&req=5

Figure 1: Posterior longitudinal scan in a seated patient, with sector probe showing a free-flowing pleural effusion at the base of the hemithorax.

Mentions: Fluid accumulations of small dimension can be investigated with the linear probe, but for a complete examination of most effusions an in-depth study is necessary, possible only with a low-frequency probe (convex or sector) (Figure 1) [6].


The role of chest ultrasonography in the management of respiratory diseases: document I.

Zanforlin A, Giannuzzi R, Nardini S, Testa A, Soldati G, Copetti R, Marchetti G, Valente S, Inchingolo R, Smargiassi A - Multidiscip Respir Med (2013)

Posterior longitudinal scan in a seated patient, with sector probe showing a free-flowing pleural effusion at the base of the hemithorax.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC3750689&req=5

Figure 1: Posterior longitudinal scan in a seated patient, with sector probe showing a free-flowing pleural effusion at the base of the hemithorax.
Mentions: Fluid accumulations of small dimension can be investigated with the linear probe, but for a complete examination of most effusions an in-depth study is necessary, possible only with a low-frequency probe (convex or sector) (Figure 1) [6].

Bottom Line: It can be used to complete and widen the general objective examination also in emergency situations, at the patient's bedside.The aim of this document is to promote better knowledge and more widespread use of thoracic ultrasound among respiratory physicians in Italy.This document I is focused on basic knowledge of chest ultrasonography technique, physical basis, aims and characteristics, fields of application.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Pulmonary Medicine Department, UniversitàCattolica del SacroCuore, University Hospital "A, Gemelli", Roma, Italy. smargiassi.a@gmail.com.

ABSTRACT
Chest ultrasonography can be a useful diagnostic tool for respiratory physicians. It can be used to complete and widen the general objective examination also in emergency situations, at the patient's bedside. The aim of this document is to promote better knowledge and more widespread use of thoracic ultrasound among respiratory physicians in Italy. This document I is focused on basic knowledge of chest ultrasonography technique, physical basis, aims and characteristics, fields of application. Document I shows how chest ultrasonography can be useful to detect and monitor pleural diseases, pleural effusions and pneumothorax and how it can assess diaphragmatic kinetics and pathologies.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus