Performance comparison of lung ultrasound and chest x-ray for the diagnosis of pneumonia in the ED.

  title={Performance comparison of lung ultrasound and chest x-ray for the diagnosis of pneumonia in the ED.},
  author={J. Bourcier and Julie Paquet and Mickael Seinger and Emeric Gallard and Jean-Philippe Redonnet and Fouad Cheddadi and Didier Garnier and Jean-Marie Bourgeois and Thomas Geeraerts},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  volume={32 2},
OBJECTIVE The aim of our study was to assess the potential of bedside lung ultrasound examination by the attending emergency physician in the diagnosis of acute pneumonia. MATERIAL AND METHODS This observational single-center study was conducted between January 2010 and June 2012 in the emergency unit of a general hospital, and analyzed 144 adult patients. The ultrasound examination was performed by one of five trained emergency physicians, and a chest radiograph interpreted by a radiologist… CONTINUE READING
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