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Value of portable real-time ultrasound in the ICU.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6831885     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 2-yr retrospective analysis was undertaken of the value of portable real-time sonography on 107 patients in the ICU. A total of 88 abnormal findings were detected in 69 of 107 patients. Of these, 36 were clinically significant as the patients' therapy and clinical courses were modified by the ultrasound findings. In many instances, where the ultrasound findings were negative, this information had, nevertheless, important ramifications to the clinician and was frequently as helpful to him as a positive finding. A 20% yield of unsuspected abnormalities was also found, some of which were clinically significant and warranted specific action. We believe that the portable real-time ultrasound examination is, indeed, a valuable diagnostic tool to the ICU clinician and is most likely underutilized.
B S Slasky; D Auerbach; M L Skolnick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  1983 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-05-05     Completed Date:  1983-05-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  160-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Critical Care*
Intensive Care Units*
Middle Aged
Ultrasonics / instrumentation

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