Point-of-care lung ultrasonography for early identification of mild COVID-19: a prospective cohort of outpatients in a Swiss screening center

  title={Point-of-care lung ultrasonography for early identification of mild COVID-19: a prospective cohort of outpatients in a Swiss screening center},
  author={Simon M. Schaad and T Brahier and Mary-Anne Hartley and Jean-Baptiste Cordonnier and Luca Bosso and Tanguy Espejo and Olivier Pantet and Olivier Hugli and Pierre-Nicolas Carron and Jean-Yves Meuwly and No{\'e}mie Boillat-Blanco},
  journal={BMJ Open},
Objectives Early identification of SARS-CoV-2 infection is important to guide quarantine and reduce transmission. This study evaluates the diagnostic performance of lung ultrasound (LUS), an affordable, consumable-free point-of-care tool, for COVID-19 screening. Design, setting and participants This prospective observational cohort included adults presenting with cough and/or dyspnoea at a SARS-CoV-2 screening centre of Lausanne University Hospital between 31 March and 8 May 2020. Interventions… 
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