BLUE protocol ultrasonography in Emergency Department patients presenting with acute dyspnea


Bekgoz B., KILIÇASLAN İ., BİLDİK F., KELEŞ A., DEMİRCAN A., Hakoglu O., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.37, no.11, pp.2020-2027, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ajem.2019.02.028
  • Journal Name: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2020-2027
  • Keywords: Dyspnea, BLUE protocol, Bedside lung ultrasonography, Emergency Department, LUNG ULTRASOUND, DIAGNOSIS, ACCURACY, FAILURE

Abstract

Objective: Dyspnea is a common Emergency Department (ED) symptom requiring prompt diagnosis and treatment. The bedside lung ultrasonography in emergency (BLUE) protocol is defined as a bedside diagnostic tool in intensive care units. The aim of this study was to investigate the test performance characteristics of the BLUE-protocol ultrasonography in ED patients presenting with acute dyspnea.