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2022 Mar 18

Healthcare (Basel)



Can Lung Ultrasound Be the Ideal Monitoring Tool to Predict the Clinical Outcome of Mechanically Ventilated COVID-19 Patients? An Observational Study.


Vetrugno L, Meroi F, Orso D, D'Andrea N, Marin M, Cammarota G, Mattuzzi L, Delrio S, Furlan D, Foschiani J, Valent F, Bove T
Healthcare (Basel). 2022 Mar 18; 10(3).
PMID: 35327046.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, lung ultrasound (LUS) has been widely used since it can be performed at the patient's bedside, does not produce ionizing radiation, and is sufficiently accurate. The LUS score allows for quantifying lung involvement; however, its clinical prognostic role is still controversial.