Prospective observational study of point-of-care ultrasound for diagnosing pneumonia

Volume: 104, Issue: 1, Pages: 12 - 18
Published: Jun 7, 2018
Abstract
Objectives The clinical diagnosis of pneumonia lacks specificity and may lead to antibiotic overuse, whereas radiological diagnoses can lack sensitivity. Point-of-care lung ultrasound is an emerging diagnostic tool. There are limited prospective data, however, on the accuracy of sonologists in the paediatric emergency department setting. We aimed to test the diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound for pneumonia using chest radiograph (CR) as the...
Paper Details
Title
Prospective observational study of point-of-care ultrasound for diagnosing pneumonia
Published Date
Jun 7, 2018
Volume
104
Issue
1
Pages
12 - 18
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