Egyptian Journal of Bronchology

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66--69

Diagnostic impact of integrating ultrasonography into routine practice in respiratory intensive care units


Haitham Salah 
 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

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Haitham Salah
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, 147 Khalifa El Maamoun Street, Abassia Square, Cairo 11566
Egypt

Ultrasound (US) has received increasing interest from chest physicians in recent years especially in Respiratory ICU (RICU) settings. US examination is a valuable method in diagnosis of various thoracic conditions including pleural or pericardial effusion, empyema, pneumothorax, pulmonary embolism, and pneumonia. Its bedside application, easy to learn, short examination time, lower cost, guiding biopsy procedures, altering treatment plans and shortening ICU stay made US a valuable indispensable routine tool in daily management of critically ill RICU patients.


How to cite this article:
Salah H. Diagnostic impact of integrating ultrasonography into routine practice in respiratory intensive care units.Egypt J Bronchol 2014;8:66-69


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Salah H. Diagnostic impact of integrating ultrasonography into routine practice in respiratory intensive care units. Egypt J Bronchol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Nov 25 ];8:66-69
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