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A New Tool in the Examination of Lungs in the Emergency Department: Lung Ultrasound
1 Department of Emergency Medicine, Ufuk University School of Medicine, Dr. Rıdvan Ege Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey  
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, Ankara Training and Research Hospital Ankara, Turkey  
3 Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland  
4 Department of Emergency Medicine, Uşak University School of Medicine Training and Research Hospital, Uşak, Turkey  
5 Department of Emergency Medicine, Uşak University School of Medicine, Uşak, Turkey  
Eurasian J Emerg Med 2017; 16: 137-140
DOI: 10.5152/eajem.2017.95967
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Key Words: Consolidation, lung ultrasound, pleural effusion, pneumonia
Abstract

Pneumonia is a worldwide major healthcare and economic problem. It has a considerable effect on morbidity and mortality. The use of lung ultrasound (LUS) has gained popularity in intensive care units and emergency departments (EDs). LUS has recently been shown to be highly effective for evaluating pulmonary conditions and has been increasingly recognized as a potentially useful approach for diagnosing community-acquired pneumonia. Here we present the case of a patient with dyspnea due to pneumonia. Pleural effusion and parancimal images were obtained by LUS, and the pleural thickness was determined. We found that LUS is a useful tool for diagnosing pneumonia and detecting pleural effusion in EDs.

 

Cite this article as: Evrin T, Katipoğlu B, Szarpak L, Yılmaz A, Ünlüer EE. A New Tool in the Examination of Lungs in the Emergency Department: Lung Ultrasound. Eurasian J Emerg Med 2017; 16: 137-40

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