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Early Multi-organ Point-of-Care Ultrasound Evaluation of Respiratory Distress During SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak: Case Report
Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med ; 2020.
Artículo | WHO COVID | ID: covidwho-331797


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is caused by the virus known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) Several case series from Italy and China have highlighted the lung ultrasound findings of this disease process and may demonstrate its clinical utility during the current pandemic Case Report We present a case of a COVID-19 patient who presented to the emergency department twice within a 24-hour period with rapidly progressing illness A multi-organ point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) evaluation was used on the return visit and assisted clinical decision-making


A multi-organ POCUS exam allows for quick assessment of acute dyspnea in the emergency department As the lung involvement of COVID-19 is primarily a peripheral process it is readily identifiable via lung ultrasound We believe that when applied efficiently and safely a POCUS exam can reduce clinical uncertainty and potentially limit the use of other imaging modalities when treating patients with COVID-19


This case highlights the utility of an early multiorgan point-of-care assessment for patients presenting with moderate respiratory distress during the severe SARS-CoV-2 pandemic





Texto completo: Disponible Base de datos: WHO COVID Tipo del documento: Artículo Revista: Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med Año: 2020