Lung ultrasound findings in patients with COVID-19

  • The current SARS-CoV-2 outbreak leads to a growing need of point-of-care thoracic imaging that is compatible with isolation settings and infection prevention precautions. We retrospectively reviewed 17 COVID-19 patients who received point-of-care lung ultrasound imaging in our isolation unit. Lung ultrasound was able to detect interstitial lung disease effectively; severe cases showed bilaterally distributed B-Lines with or without consolidations; one case showed bilateral pleural plaques. Corresponding to CT scans, interstitial involvement is accurately depicted as B-Lines on lung ultrasound. Lung ultrasound might be suitable for detecting interstitial involvement in a bedside setting under high security isolation precautions.

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Author:Daniel T. MarggranderORCiD, Frauke BorgansGND, Volkmar Jacobi, Holger NebGND, Timo WolfORCiDGND
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-637012
DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/s42399-020-00553-0
ISSN:2523-8973
Parent Title (English):SN comprehensive clinical medicine
Publisher:Springer International Publishing
Place of publication:[Cham]
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2020/10/01
Date of first Publication:2020/10/01
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2022/09/16
Tag:COVID-19; Interstitial pneumonia; Lung ultrasound; SARS-CoV-2
Volume:2
Issue:11
Page Number:7
First Page:2151
Last Page:2157
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Open Access funding enabled and organized by Projekt DEAL.
Institutes:Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 61 Medizin und Gesundheit / 610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universit├Ątspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 4.0