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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.

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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.

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Upper left, anechoic effusion; upper right, echogenic effusion; lower left, complex septated effusion; lower right, complex non-septated effusion.
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Figure 3: Upper left, anechoic effusion; upper right, echogenic effusion; lower left, complex septated effusion; lower right, complex non-septated effusion.

Mentions: Thanks to ultrasonography, the early identification of an organized pleural effusion, empyema or hemothorax accelerates the diagnostic process making thus possible an earlier, more effective intervention (Figure 3).


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)

Upper left, anechoic effusion; upper right, echogenic effusion; lower left, complex septated effusion; lower right, complex non-septated effusion.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Show All Figures
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Figure 3: Upper left, anechoic effusion; upper right, echogenic effusion; lower left, complex septated effusion; lower right, complex non-septated effusion.
Mentions: Thanks to ultrasonography, the early identification of an organized pleural effusion, empyema or hemothorax accelerates the diagnostic process making thus possible an earlier, more effective intervention (Figure 3).

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.

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Related in: MedlinePlus