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2019 Oct 03

Ultrasound J



Comparisons of two diaphragm ultrasound-teaching programs: a multicenter randomized controlled educational study.


Garofalo E, Bruni A, Pelaia C, Landoni G, Zangrillo A, Antonelli M, Conti G, Biasucci D G, Mercurio G, Cortegiani A, Giarratano A, Vetrugno L, Bove T, Forfori F, Corradi F, Vaschetto R, Cammarota G, Astuto M, Murabito P, Bellini V, et al.
Ultrasound J. 2019 Oct 03; 11(1):21.
PMID: 31578700.


This study aims to ascertain whether (1) an educational program is sufficient to achieve adequate Diaphragm Ultrasound (DUS) assessments on healthy volunteers and (2) combining a video tutorial with a practical session is more effective in making learners capable to obtain accurate DUS measurements, as opposed to sole video tutorial.