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European Respiratory Society Statement on Thoracic Ultrasound

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  • Christian B Laursen
  • Amelia Clive
  • Rob Hallifax
  • Pia Iben Pietersen
  • Rachelle Asciak
  • Jesper Rømhild Davidsen
  • Rahul Bhatnagar
  • Eihab O Bedawi
  • Niels Jacobsen
  • Courtney Coleman
  • Anthony Edey
  • Gabriele Via
  • Giovanni Volpicelli
  • Gilbert Massard
  • Francesco Raimondi
  • Matthew Evison
  • Lars Konge
  • Jouke Annema
  • Najib M Rahman
  • Nick Maskell
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Thoracic ultrasound is increasingly considered to be an essential tool for the pulmonologist. It is used in diverse clinical scenarios, including as an adjunct to clinical decision making for diagnosis, a real-time guide to procedures, and a predictor or measurement of treatment response. The aim of this European Respiratory Society task force was to produce a statement on thoracic ultrasound for pulmonologists using thoracic ultrasound within the field of respiratory medicine. The multidisciplinary panel performed a review of the literature, addressing major areas of thoracic ultrasound practice and application. The selected major areas include equipment and technique, assessment of the chest wall, parietal pleura, pleural effusion, pneumothorax, interstitial syndrome, lung consolidation, diaphragm assessment, intervention guidance, training, and the patient perspective. Despite the growing evidence supporting the use of thoracic ultrasound, the published literature still contains a paucity of data in some important fields. Key research questions for each of the major areas were identified, which serve to facilitate future multi-centre collaborations and research to further consolidate an evidence-based use of thoracic ultrasound, for the benefit of the many patients being exposed to clinicians using thoracic ultrasound.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Respiratory Society Statement on Thoracic Ultrasound
Volume57
Publication dateMar 2021
Pages2001519
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021
SeriesEuropean Respiratory Journal. Supplement
ISSN0904-1850

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