Lung Ultrasound in Pediatric Pneumonia

Lung ultrasound reduces need for CXR in children with suspected pneumonia
Clinical Question:
Does the use of lung ultrasound safely reduce the need
for chest radiography in children?

Bottom Line:
Handheld ultrasound is
making its way into clinical practice, and this study shows that it can
safely reduce the use of chest radiography (CXR) in children with
clinically suspected pneumonia and may make care more efficient. (LOE =
1b-)

Reference:
Jones BP, Tay ET, Elikashvili I, et al. Feasibility and
safety of substituting lung ultrasonography for chest radiography when
diagnosing pneumonia in children: a randomized controlled trial. Chest

2016;150(1):131-138.
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