Journal article

Multi-organ point-of-care ultrasound for COVID-19 (PoCUS4COVID): international expert consensus

Arif Hussain, Gabriele Via, Lawrence Melniker, Alberto Goffi, Guido Tavazzi, Luca Neri, Tomas Villen, Richard Hoppmann, Francesco Mojoli, Vicki Noble, Laurent Zieleskiewicz, Pablo Blanco, Irene WY Ma, Mahathar Abd Wahab, Abdulmohsen Alsaawi, Majid Al Salamah, Martin Balik, Diego Barca, Karim Bendjelid, Belaid Bouhemad Show all

Critical Care (UK) | BMC | Published : 2020

Abstract

COVID-19 has caused great devastation in the past year. Multi-organ point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) including lung ultrasound (LUS) and focused cardiac ultrasound (FoCUS) as a clinical adjunct has played a significant role in triaging, diagnosis and medical management of COVID-19 patients. The expert panel from 27 countries and 6 continents with considerable experience of direct application of PoCUS on COVID-19 patients presents evidence-based consensus using GRADE methodology for the quality of evidence and an expedited, modified-Delphi process for the strength of expert consensus. The use of ultrasound is suggested in many clinical situations related to respiratory, cardiovascular and thr..

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