Deep impact of ultrasound in the intensive care unit: the "ICU-sound" protocol.

  title={Deep impact of ultrasound in the intensive care unit: the "ICU-sound" protocol.},
  author={Emilpaolo Manno and Mauro Navarra and Luciana Faccio and Mohsen Motevallian and Luca Bertolaccini and Abdou Mfochiv{\`e} and Marco Pesce and Andrea Evangelista},
  volume={117 4},
BACKGROUND Ultrasound can influence the diagnosis and impact the treatment plan in critical patients. The aim of this study was to determine whether, without encountering major environment- or patient-related limitations, ultrasound examination under a critical care ultrasonography protocol can be performed to detect occult anomalies, to prompt urgent changes in therapy or induce further testing or interventions, and to confirm or modify diagnosis. METHODS One hundred and twenty-five… CONTINUE READING
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