Publications

There are a number of possible situations where handheld lung ultrasound could play a valuable role in the detection and management of patients with suspected/confirmed COVID-19.

Point‐of‐care lung ultrasound in the assessment of patients with COVID‐19: A tutorial

This tutorial provides a practical method to learn lung ultrasound and a cost‐effective method of preventing contamination of ultrasound equipment and a practical method for performing and interpreting lung ultrasound.

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Lung assessment with point-of-care ultrasound in respiratory coronavirus disease (COVID-19): a prospective cohort study

This Swiss study demonstrated that LUS demonstrated excellent predictive characteristics in a high-prevalence setting of hospitalized patients with suspected COVID-19 and moderate to severe symptoms.

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A Case of Covid-19 Detected at Home With POCUS

Novel times call for novel solutions and our case demonstrates one possible path for home detection and monitoring of COVID-19. Ultrasound in particular was helpful in the clinician eliminating other potential diagnoses, such as pulmonary embolus.

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Annals of Emergency Medicine

POCUS can improve diagnostic sensitivity for COVID-19 pneumonia, in conjunction with PCR and clinical assessment.

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Association of Anaesthetists

Point‐of‐care lung ultrasound in patients with COVID‐19 – a narrative review.

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Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

Portable Pocket-Sized Ultrasound Scanner for the Evaluation of Lung Involvement in Coronavirus Disease 2019 Patients.

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Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

A Review of Early Experience in Lung Ultrasound in the Diagnosis and Management of COVID-19.

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Critical Care Explorations

Ultrasound Teleguidance to Reduce Healthcare Worker Exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019.

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Journal of Ultrasound In Medicine

Lung Ultrasound in COVID-19 A Role Beyond the Acute Phase?

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JAMA

Characteristics and Outcomes of 21 Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 in Washington State

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Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

A review of early experience in lung ultrasound in the detection
And management of covid-19.

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Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology

Lung Ultrasound in Children with COVID-19: Preliminary Findings.

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Anesthesia-Analgesia

Application of Lung Ultrasound During the Coronavirus
Disease 2019 Pandemic: A Narrative Review.

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Hofgrefe

COVID-19 - More Lung Pocus and Sparing Use of Stethoscope, Chest X-Ray and Lung CT

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Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine

COVID‐US: A simplified approach to cardiopulmonary ultrasound in suspected and confirmed COVID‐19 patients in surge crisis.

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Scientific American

Handheld Ultrasound Devices Are Speeding Detection of COVID-19.

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Journal of the ASE

Echo in Pandemic: Front Line Perspective, Expanding Role of Ultrasound and Ethics of Resource Allocation.

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American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Severe acute respiratory distress syndrome in coronavirus disease 2019–infected pregnancy: obstetric and intensive care considerations.

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American Society of Echocardiography

ASE Statement on Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS)
During the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

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Ultraschall in Medicine

Benefits, Open questions and Challenges of the use of Ultrasound in the COVID-19 pandemic era. The views of a panel of worldwide international experts.

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The Journal of Urgent Care Medicine

Chest X-Ray Findings in 636 Ambulatory Patients with COVID-19 Presenting to an Urgent Care Center: A Normal CXR is no Guarantee.

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The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

COVID-19 outbreak: less stethoscope, more ultrasound

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Intensive Care Medicine

Findings of lung ultrasonography of novel corona virus pneumonia.

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JAMA

Characteristics and Outcomes of 21 Critically Ill Patients With COVID-19 in Washington State.

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Radiology

Can Lung US Help Critical Care Clinicians in the Early Diagnosis of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pneumonia?

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Podcast

Ultrasound G.E.L Special Edition: POCUS in COVID-19.

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Protocols
COVID ICU Protocols
By Dr. Bryan Reidy
Note: The proposed protocol below is based on expert suggestion but has yet to be validated by prospective trials.