Lung ultrasonography ‘rapid, sensitive and safe’ in detecting acute chest syndrome

Using lung ultrasonography to identify acute chest syndrome in patients with sickle cell disease resulted in favorable diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity and specificity, according to results published in CHEST.
“Acute chest syndrome (ACS) in sickle cell disease remains a significant diagnostic challenge, and lung ultrasound may offer a more rapid, sensitive and safe (ie, no ionizing radiation) diagnostic approach that can be employed at the bedside to aid clinicians’ decision-making,” Julia Z. Xu, MD, MScGH, assistant professor of medicine at University of Pittsburgh School of

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