AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.37, no.11, pp.2020-2027, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
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Dyspnea, BLUE protocol, Bedside lung ultrasonography, Emergency Department, LUNG ULTRASOUND, DIAGNOSIS, ACCURACY, FAILURE
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.