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Surgeon-performed ultrasound in the ICU setting.

Authors
  • Habib, Fahim A
  • McKenney, Mark G
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Surgical clinics of North America
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2004
Volume
84
Issue
4
Identifiers
PMID: 15261757
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

Evaluation of critically ill patients is often challenging due to altered sensorium, underlying disease, and the presence of multiple drains or monitoring devices. In such circumstances, the ability of physicians to perform ultrasound examinations in the intensive care unit provides a useful diagnostic and therapeutic adjunct. In this article,we review the application of surgeon-performed ultrasonography in the evaluation and management of critically ill patients.

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