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Thoracic ultrasound may aid evaluation of complicated pneumonia
 

Thoracic ultrasound may aid evaluation of complicated pneumonia

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Thoracic ultrasound (US) may be a useful tool to further evaluate pulmonary complications in complicated pneumonia, especially chest X-ray results are inconclusive, according to a presentation at the 21st Congress of the Asian Pacific Society of Respirology (APSR 2016) held in Bangkok, Thailand.
 
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14 Dec 2016 - General
 
Chest ultrasounds aren't that popular in looking for pulmonary edema and other lung complications. Computed Tomography are the first line of diagnostics for most of them. It could be either plain or with contrast. Introducing dye to a patients body can be expensive and can increase the risk of possible allergic reaction. While with this new proposal of using ultrasound can be noninvasive, accessible, less expensive and more advanced in detecting lung complications. This should be applied in ...
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