Early recognition of the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) pneumonia by chest ultrasound

  title={Early recognition of the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) pneumonia by chest ultrasound},
  author={Americo Testa and Gino Soldati and Roberto Copetti and Rosangela Giannuzzi and Grazia Portale and Nicol{\'o} Gentiloni-Silveri},
  booktitle={Critical care},
INTRODUCTION The clinical picture of the pandemic influenza A (H1N1)v ranges from a self-limiting afebrile infection to a rapidly progressive pneumonia. Prompt diagnosis and well-timed treatment are recommended. Chest radiography (CRx) often fails to detect the early interstitial stage. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of bedside chest ultrasonography (US) in the early management of the 2009 influenza A (H1N1)v infection. METHODS 98 patients who arrived in the Emergency… CONTINUE READING
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