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An Introduction to Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Laennec to Lichtenstein. Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 2021 05;28(3):193-199

Date

12/16/2021

Pubmed ID

34906303

DOI

10.1053/j.ackd.2021.07.002

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85120990749   2 Citations

Abstract

Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) is rapidly evolving as a noninvasive adjunct to physical examination among various specialties. POCUS increases the sensitivity of conventional physical examination by providing the answers to simple clinical questions at the bedside. As such, it can reduce fragmentation of care and expedite management. In addition, using bedside ultrasound as the first-line investigation may eliminate unnecessary radiation and contrast exposure. The advent of highly portable and affordable ultrasound devices has made the use of POCUS more practical and user-friendly, making it the stethoscope of the 21st century. This review will provide an overview of the rationale for integrating POCUS into nephrology practice. We also discuss the current scope of POCUS practice and state of training.

Author List

Koratala A, Kazory A

Author

Abhilash Koratala MD Associate Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Humans
Nephrology
Physical Examination
Point-of-Care Systems
Point-of-Care Testing
Ultrasonography