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The Use of Focused Lung Ultrasound in Patients Suspected of COVID-19

Project: Research

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COVID is a major health problem causing massive capacity problems at hospitals. Rapid and accurate diagnostic workflow is of paramount importance. Access to radiological diagnostics tools such as x-ray or computed tomography of the chest are limited even in high-resource settings.

Focused lung ultrasound, FLUS, is a point-of-care diagnostic tool that allows rapid and on-site assessment of lung abnormalities. No transportation of the patient is required thus lowering risk of spreading SAR-CoV- inside the hospital.

This study aims to explore the diagnostic value of FLUS in the COVID-19 pandemic and to explore if FLUS findings can predict risk of respiratory failure.

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04327674
Effective start/end date31/03/202030/10/2022

ID: 187275979