Using ultrasound lung comets in the diagnosis of high altitude pulmonary edema: fact or fiction?

@article{Wimalasena2013UsingUL,
  title={Using ultrasound lung comets in the diagnosis of high altitude pulmonary edema: fact or fiction?},
  author={Yashvi H Wimalasena and Jeremy Windsor and Mark Edsell},
  journal={Wilderness & environmental medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={159-64}
}
High altitude pulmonary edema is a life-threatening condition that remains a concern for climbers and clinicians alike. Within the last decade, studies have shown ultrasonography to be valuable in the accurate diagnosis of a variety of lung pathologies, including cardiogenic pulmonary edema, pleural effusion, pneumothorax, and lung consolidation. Recently, studies conducted in remote areas have demonstrated that ultrasound lung comets can be used as a measure of subacute pulmonary edema and… CONTINUE READING

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