Shalim J. Rodriguez

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INTRODUCTION WHO case management algorithm for paediatric pneumonia relies solely on symptoms of shortness of breath or cough and tachypnoea for treatment and has poor diagnostic specificity, tends to increase antibiotic resistance. Alternatives, including oxygen saturation measurement, chest ultrasound and chest auscultation, exist but with potential(More)
read with interest the study conducted by Dr Rajajee and colleagues [1] and we do support the potential of ultrasound in the critical care setting [2]. We have observed that the best way to visualize artifi cial airways is with a longitudinal image of the trachea (Figure 1). Transversal images allow one to visualize the tube, but do not give certainty about(More)
PURPOSE The World Health Organization (WHO) case management algorithm for acute lower respiratory infections has moderate sensitivity and poor specificity for the diagnosis of pneumonia. We sought to determine the feasibility of using point-of-care ultrasound in resource-limited settings to identify pneumonia by general health practitioners and to determine(More)
BACKGROUND Pneumonia is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in children worldwide; however, its diagnosis can be challenging, especially in settings where skilled clinicians or standard imaging are unavailable. We sought to determine the diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound when compared to radiographically-confirmed clinical pediatric pneumonia.(More)
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