Bedside Ultrasound Reduces Diagnostic Uncertainty and Guides Resuscitation in Patients With Undifferentiated Hypotension.

@article{Shokoohi2015BedsideUR,
  title={Bedside Ultrasound Reduces Diagnostic Uncertainty and Guides Resuscitation in Patients With Undifferentiated Hypotension.},
  author={Hamid Shokoohi and Keith Boniface and A Pourmand and Yiju Teresa Liu and Danielle L. Davison and Katrina D Hawkins and Rasha E Buhumaid and Mohammad Salimian and Kabir Yadav},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={2562-9}
}
OBJECTIVES Utilization of ultrasound in the evaluation of patients with undifferentiated hypotension has been proposed in several protocols. We sought to assess the impact of an ultrasound hypotension protocol on physicians' diagnostic certainty, diagnostic ability, and treatment and resource utilization. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING Emergency department in a single, academic tertiary care hospital. SUBJECTS A convenience sample of patients with a systolic blood… CONTINUE READING
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