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LUS & Physiotherapy

Thoracic ultrasound: Potential new tool for physiotherapists in respiratory management. A narrative review.
Le Neindre A, Mongodi S, Philippart F, Bouhemad B.
J Crit Care. 2016 Feb;31(1):101-9
Lung ultrasound training: curriculum implementation and learning trajectory among respiratory therapists.
See KC, Ong V, Wong SH, Leanda R, Santos J, Taculod J, Phua J, Teoh CM.
Intensive Care Med. 2016 Jan;42(1):63-71

Physiotherapist-initiated lung ultrasound to improve intensive care management of a deteriorating patient and prevent intubation: a case report.
Leech M, Bissett B, Kot M, Ntoumenopoulos G.
Physiother Theory Pract. 2015 Jul;31(5):372-6

Lung ultrasound for critical care physiotherapists: a narrative review.
Leech M, Bissett B, Kot M, Ntoumenopoulos G.
Physiother Res Int. 2015 Jun;20(2):69-76

Impact of lung ultrasound on clinical decision making in critically ill patients.
Xirouchaki N, Kondili E, Prinianakis G, Malliotakis P, Georgopoulos D.
Intensive Care Med. 2014 Jan;40(1):57-65
Diagnostic thoracic ultrasound within critical care.
Ntoumenopoulos G, Hough J.
J Physiother. 2014 Jun;60(2):112
Ultrasound assessment of lung aeration loss during a successful weaning trial predicts postextubation distress*.
Soummer A1, Perbet S, Brisson H, Arbelot C, Constantin JM, Lu Q, Rouby JJ; Lung Ultrasound Study Group.
Crit Care Med. 2012 Jul;40(7):2064-72
Chest ultrasounds to guide manual reexpansion of a postoperative pulmonary atelectasis: a case report.
Cavaliere F1, Biasucci D, Costa R, Soave M, Addabbo G, Proietti R.
Minerva Anestesiol. 2011 Jul;77(7):750-3
The dynamic air bronchogram. A lung ultrasound sign of alveolar consolidation ruling out atelectasis.
Lichtenstein D1, Mezière G, Seitz J.
Chest. 2009 Jun;135(6):1421-5

LUS summaries/overviews

Lung ultrasound in the critically ill.
Lichtenstein DA
Ann Intensive Care. 2014 Jan 9;4(1):1

Basic concepts in the use of thoracic and lung ultrasound.
Piette E, Daoust R, Denault A.
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2013 Feb;26(1):20-30
Thoracic Ultrasound
Joel P. Turner, MD, MSc, FRCP, Jerrald Dankoff, MDCM, CSPQ
Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, Volume 30, Issue 2, May 2012, Pages 451–473
Ultrasound in the management of thoracic disease.
Lichtenstein DA
Crit Care Med. 2007 May;35(5 Suppl):S250-61.

LUS & Neonates/Paediatrics

Lung Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Pneumonia in Children: A Meta-analysis
Maria A. Pereda, MDa, Miguel A. Chavez, MDa,b, Catherine C. Hooper-Miele, MDa, Robert H. Gilman, MD, DTMHc, Mark C. Steinhoff, MDd, Laura E. Ellington, MDa, Margaret Gross, MA, MLISe, Carrie Price, MLSe, James M. Tielsch, PhDf, William Checkley, MD, PhD
Pediatrics, 2015, vol 135/4 (714-722)
Evaluation of Pulmonary Emergencies Using Point-Of-Care Ultrasound in the Pediatric Emergency Department: A Review
Sherman, JM., Alyssa, M.
December 2015 Volume 16, Issue 4, Pages 244–255

LUS vs CXR/CT/Auscultation

Lung ultrasound in critically ill patients: comparison with bedside chest radiography.
Xirouchaki N1, Magkanas E, Vaporidi K, Kondili E, Plataki M, Patrianakos A, Akoumianaki E, Georgopoulos D.
Intensive Care Med. 2011 Sep;37(9):1488-93
Ultrasound performs better than radiographs.
Agricola E, Arbelot C, Blaivas M, Bouhemad B, Copetti R, Dean A, Dulchavsky S, Elbarbary M, Gargani L, Hoppmann R, Kirkpatrick AW, Lichtenstein D, Liteplo A, Mathis G, Melniker L, Neri L, Noble VE, Petrovic T, Reissig A, Rouby JJ, Seibel A, Soldati G, Storti E, Tsung JW, Via G, Volpicelli G.
Thorax. 2011 Sep;66(9):828-9
Comparative diagnostic performances of auscultation, chest radiography, and lung ultrasonography in acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Lichtenstein D1, Goldstein I, Mourgeon E, Cluzel P, Grenier P, Rouby JJ.
Anesthesiology. 2004 Jan;100(1):9-15.

LUS & Pneumonia

Lung ultrasound for the diagnosis of pneumonia in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Chavez MA, Shams N, Ellington LE, Naithani N, Gilman RH, Steinhoff MC, Santosham M, Black RE, Price C, Gross M, Checkley W1.
Respir Res. 2014 Apr 23;15:50


Diagnostic accuracy of lung ultrasound for interstitial lung disease in patients with connective tissue diseases: a meta-analysis.
Song G, Bae SC, Lee YH.
Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2016 Jan-Feb;34(1):11-6. Epub 2016 Jan 20.

LUS & Miscellaneous

International evidence-based recommendations for point-of-care lung ultrasound.
Volpicelli G1, Elbarbary M, Blaivas M, Lichtenstein DA, Mathis G, Kirkpatrick AW, Melniker L, Gargani L, Noble VE, Via G, Dean A, Tsung JW, Soldati G, Copetti R, Bouhemad B, Reissig A, Agricola E, Rouby JJ, Arbelot C, Liteplo A, Sargsyan A, Silva F, Hoppmann R, Breitkreutz R, Seibel A, Neri L, Storti E, Petrovic T; International Liaison Committee on Lung Ultrasound (ILC-LUS) for International Consensus Conference on Lung Ultrasound (ICC-LUS).
Intensive Care Med. 2012 Apr;38(4):577-91
International expert statement on training standards for critical care ultrasonography.
Expert Round Table on Ultrasound in ICU.
Intensive Care Med. 2011 Jul;37(7):1077-83
American College of Chest Physicians/La Société de Réanimation de Langue Française statement on competence in critical care ultrasonography.
Mayo PH1, Beaulieu Y, Doelken P, Feller-Kopman D, Harrod C, Kaplan A, Oropello J, Vieillard-Baron A, Axler O, Lichtenstein D, Maury E, Slama M, Vignon P.
Chest. 2009 Apr;135(4)
Lung ultrasonography as a direct measure of evolving respiratory dysfunction and disease severity in patients with acute pancreatitis.
Skouras C, Davis ZA, Sharkey J, Parks RW, Garden JO, Murchison JT, Mole DJ
HPB (Oxford). 2015 Oct 16
Simplified lung ultrasound protocol shows excellent prediction of extravascular lung water in ventilated intensive care patients.
Enghard P, Rademacher S, Nee J, Hasper D, Engert U, Jörres A, Kruse JM.
Crit Care. 2015 Feb 6;19:36