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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
  • Konge, Lars
  • Jouke Annema
  • Najib M. Rahman
  • Nick Maskell

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 multicentre 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.

TidsskriftThe European Respiratory Journal
Udgave nummer3
StatusUdgivet - 2021

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Funding Information:
Support statement: This work was supported by the European Respiratory Society information for this article has been deposited with the Crossref Funder Registry.

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© ERS 2021

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