Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill

Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill

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Written by a pioneer in critical care ultrasound, this book discusses the basic technique and a€œsignaturesa€ of lung ultrasound and explains its main clinical applications. The tools and clinical uses of the BLUE protocol, which allows diagnosis of most cases of acute respiratory failure, are first described in detail. Careful attention is then devoted to protocols derived from the BLUE protocol a€“ the FALLS protocol for diagnosis and management of acute circulatory failure, the Pink protocol for use in ARDS, and the SESAME protocol for use in cardiac arrest a€“ and to the LUCI-FLR program, a means of answering clinical questions while reducing radiation exposure. Finally, the book discusses all the possible settings in which lung ultrasound can be used, discipline by discipline and condition by condition. Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill comprehensively explains how ultrasound can become the stethoscope of modern medicine. It is a superb complement to the authora€™s previous book, Whole Body Ultrasonography in the Critically Ill.We define as a€œclean areasa€ all other parts of the ultrasound machine and avoid to touch them without strong reason during ... Our on-site disinfectant product (in a dedicated place, never handled during the examination) is poured onto a simple not woven compress which allows an efficient work. ... We do not like to see products devoted for the grounds; they may be too detergent for our subtle equipment, anbsp;...

Title:Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill
Author:Daniel A. Lichtenstein
Publisher:Springer - 2015-10-16


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