Publication
Title
Chest ultrasonography in modern day extreme settings : from military setting and natural disasters to space flights and extreme sports
Author
Abstract
Chest ultrasonography (CU) is a noninvasive imaging technique able to provide an immediate diagnosis of the underlying aetiology of acute respiratory failure and traumatic chest injuries. Given the great technologies, it is now possible to perform accurate CU in remote and adverse environments including the combat field, extreme sport settings, and environmental disasters, as well as during space missions. Today, the usage of CU in the extreme emergency setting is more likely to occur, as this technique proved to be a fast diagnostic tool to assist resuscitation manoeuvres and interventional procedures in many cases. A scientific literature review is presented here. This was based on a systematic search of published literature, on the following online databases: PubMed and Scopus. The following words were used: "chest sonography," "thoracic ultrasound," and "lung sonography," in different combinations with "extreme sport," " extreme environment," "wilderness," "catastrophe," and "extreme conditions." This manuscript reports the most relevant usages of CU in the extreme setting as well as technological improvements and current limitations. CU application in the extreme setting is further encouraged here.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Canadian respiratory journal : journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society. - Oakville, Ont.
Publication
London : Hindawi ltd , 2018
ISSN
1198-2241
1916-7245
Volume/pages
(2018) , 9 p.
Article Reference
8739704
ISI
000428449200001
Medium
E-only publicatie
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 04.05.2018
Last edited 02.09.2021
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