Simple, Almost Anywhere, With Almost Anyone: Remote Low-Cost Telementored Resuscitative Lung Ultrasound
McBeth PB et al, The Journal of Trauma, 71(6)
Apnea (APN) and pneumothorax (PTX) are common immediately life-threatening conditions. Ultrasound is a portable tool that captures anatomy and physiology as digital information allowing it to be readily transferred by electronic means. Both APN and PTX are simply ruled out by visualizing respiratory motion at the visceral-parietal pleural interface known as lung sliding (LS), corroborated by either the M-mode or color-power Doppler depiction of LS. We thus assessed how economically and practically this information could be obtained remotely over a cellular network.
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