On 31 December 2019, China informed the World Health Organization (WHO) of a novel viral pneumonia in the city of Wuhan (Hubei). The WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) on 30 January 2020. Subsequently, on 12 March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic(1).
Point-of-care lung ultrasound is performed at the patient’s bedside, and offers the trained clinician a rapid imaging adjunct to the chest X-ray
Wee Ming Peh,
Steffi Kang Ting Chan,
Yi Lin Lee,
Pravin Shivaji Gare,
Vui Kian Ho
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practice is mentioned. More than a half of the publications draw attention to the possibility of using point-of-care ultrasound examinations. Advantages of ultrasonography most often mentioned by the authors include: good effects of screening, safety, short duration and low cost. The authors of eight publications also indicate disadvantages associated with ultrasound imaging used by a general practitioner.ConclusionsIn the Polish literature, there are relatively few papers on the role of
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radiography (X-ray) is the basic source of information about the location and severity of pulmonary pathology for a physiotherapist. A number of limitations of this method, such as: one-dimensional image difficult to interpret, static method, and the risk of complications related to ionizing radiation, prevents its widespread use in physiotherapy(6,7).
Considering the specificity of pediatric surgery, point-of-care ultrasound ultrasonography is a potentially attractive tool for the monitoring of the
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