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Ultrasonographic-Guided Resuscitation of the Surgical Patient

Thursday, January 18, 2018

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Asanthi Ratnasekera, Paula Ferrada

The authors summarize the rationale and utility of point of care ultrasonography for identifying factors associated with hypotension or hypoxia in a deteriorating surgical patient, including hypovolemia, LV dysfunction, PE, pleural fluid, ascites, etc.  Their claim is that a variety of other diagnostic measures are less accurate, and that a single ultrasonographic exam of the abdomen, lung, pleura, and heart in a single study is efficient, useful, and can be performed in any location.   

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