Chest ultrasonography for the diagnosis and monitoring of high-altitude pulmonary edema.

@article{Fagenholz2007ChestUF,
  title={Chest ultrasonography for the diagnosis and monitoring of high-altitude pulmonary edema.},
  author={Peter J Fagenholz and Jonathan A Gutman and Alice F Murray and Vicki Elizabeth Noble and Stephen Hodges Thomas and N. Stuart Harris},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2007},
  volume={131 4},
  pages={1013-8}
}
BACKGROUND The comet-tail technique of chest ultrasonography has been described for the diagnosis of cardiogenic pulmonary edema. This is the first report describing its use for the diagnosis and monitoring of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE), the leading cause of death from altitude illness. METHODS Eleven consecutive patients presenting to the Himalayan Rescue Association clinic in Pheriche, Nepal (4,240 m) with a clinical diagnosis of HAPE underwent one to three chest ultrasound… CONTINUE READING

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