The use of portable ultrasound devices in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review of the literature.

@article{Becker2016TheUO,
  title={The use of portable ultrasound devices in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review of the literature.},
  author={Dawn Becker and Chelsea A. Tafoya and S{\"o}ren L Becker and Grant H. Kruger and Matthew J. Tafoya and Torben K. Becker},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2016},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={
          294-311
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To review the scientific literature pertaining to the use of hand-carried and hand-held ultrasound devices in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), with a focus on clinical applications, geographical areas of use, the impact on patient management and technical features of the devices used. METHODS The electronic databases PubMed and Google Scholar were searched. No language or date restrictions were applied. Case reports and original research describing the use of hand-carried… CONTINUE READING

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