Scientific article

POCUS : diagnostiquer la pneumonie par l’échographie pleuropulmonaire

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 19, no. 847, p. 2008-2013
Publication date2023-10-25

Point-Of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) has emerged to support the diagnosis process and management strategies. Its use for the diagnosis of pneumonia has been shown to be reliable and effective over the past decade. Various ultrasonography patterns exist, none of which are pathognomonic for pneumonia. Therefore, POCUS findings must be interpreted in association with the clinical setting. POCUS enables early identification of complications such as parapneumonic effusion and pulmonary abscess. It also provides guidance for invasive procedure such as thoracocentesis and pleural drainage. The forthcoming results of the Swiss OCTOPLUS study will provide data on the clinical and economic impact of a diagnostic strategy based on targeted lung ultrasonography.

  • Humans
  • Point-of-Care Systems
  • Pneumonia / diagnostic imaging
  • Ultrasonography
  • Drainage
  • Lung / diagnostic imaging
Citation (ISO format)
SANDOZ, Ella et al. POCUS : diagnostiquer la pneumonie par l’échographie pleuropulmonaire. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2023, vol. 19, n° 847, p. 2008–2013. doi: 10.53738/REVMED.2023.19.847.2008
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