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Author Bourcier, Jean-Eudes ♦ Paquet, Julie ♦ Seinger, Mickael ♦ Gallard, Emeric ♦ Redonnet, Jean-Philippe ♦ Cheddadi, Fouad ♦ Garnier, Didier ♦ Bourgeois, Jean-Marie ♦ Geeraerts, Thomas
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Elsevier
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Social problems & services; associations ♦ Social welfare problems & services ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Natural history of organisms ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human anatomy, cytology, histology ♦ Diseases ♦ Management & auxiliary services ♦ General management ♦ Manufacture for specific uses ♦ Precision instruments & other devices
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Respiratory System ♦ Anatomy ♦ Eukaryota ♦ Organisms ♦ Respiratory Tract Diseases ♦ Diseases ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Persons ♦ Persons ♦ Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services ♦ Health Services Administration ♦ Health Care
Subject Keyword Discipline Emergency ♦ Discipline Medicine ♦ Emergency Service, Hospital ♦ Lung ♦ Pneumonia ♦ Diagnosis ♦ Aged ♦ Female ♦ Humans ♦ Male ♦ Point-of-care Systems ♦ Radiography, Thoracic ♦ Sensitivity And Specificity ♦ Tomography, X-ray Computed ♦ Ultrasonography ♦ Comparative Study ♦ Journal Article
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to assess the potential of bedside lung ultrasound examination by the attending emergency physician in the diagnosis of acute pneumonia. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This observational single-center study was conducted between January 2010 and June 2012 in the emergency unit of a general hospital, and analyzed 144 adult patients. The ultrasound examination was performed by one of five trained emergency physicians, and a chest radiograph interpreted by a radiologist. The primary end point was the diagnosis of hospital discharge. RESULTS: We found a sensitivity of 0.95 for the ultrasound examination against 0.6 for radiography (P < .05). The negative predictive value was 0.67 against 0.25 for radiography (P < .05). CONCLUSION: These results exhort to promote the use of thoracic ultrasound in the first-line diagnosis of pneumonia.
Description Author Affiliation: Bourcier JE ( Emergency, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department, Lourdes Hospital, Lourdes, France. Electronic address: je.bourcier@gmail.com.); Paquet J ( Emergency, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department, Lourdes Hospital, Lourdes, France.); Seinger M ( Emergency, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department, Lourdes Hospital, Lourdes, France.); Gallard E ( Emergency, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department, Lourdes Hospital, Lourdes, France.); Redonnet JP ( Emergency, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department, Lourdes Hospital, Lourdes, France.); Cheddadi F ( Emergency, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department, Lourdes Hospital, Lourdes, France.); Garnier D ( Emergency, Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department, Lourdes Hospital, Lourdes, France.); Bourgeois JM ( CFFE (Centre Francophone de Formation en Echographie) and, Centre Médical Delta, Nîmes, France.); Geeraerts T ( Anesthesiology and Critical Care Department, Toulouse University Hospital, University Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France.)
ISSN 07356757
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2014-02-01
Publisher Place United States
e-ISSN 15328171
Journal The American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume Number 32
Issue Number 2


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus