Friday, March 22, 2024

Lung Ultrasound to Evaluate Pulmonary Edema


Prospective clinical study of 44 newborns, mean body weight 3 kg. All with critical congenital heart diseases and underwent heart surgery. CXR and Lung US were compared to guide management of diuretics, vasoactive inotropes, etc. Good correlation was noted.

An element of subjective assessment is needed. Probably, may not replace CXR. Or, it will take a very long time to replace CXR as an exclusive tool to assess pulmonary edema.

Basak Kaya et al. Pediatrics & Neonatology 2024 xxx (xxx) xxx.

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