Publications

There are a number of possible situations where handheld lung ultrasound could play a valuable role in the detection and management of patients with suspected/confirmed COVID-19.

Research Letter
The University of Washington releases results in the critical care of COVID-19 patients
JAMA
Article in Press
Early experience at The University of Pennsylvania reports that characteristic ultrasound findings can be used to help physicians detect, stage and track the progression of COVID-19
Ultrasound in Med. & Biol.
Clinical Extract
Physicians in Rome show preliminary findings indicating lung ultrasound is able to detect COVID-19 pneumonia and to predict patients at risk of intensive care unit admission and death.
Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
Open Access Publication
Analysis of available data from prior epidemics and recent case reports, suggest to this group that lung ultrasound may be preferred over chest radiography or computed tomography in the monitoring of COVID-19.
Anesthesia-Anelgesia
Open Access Publication
Literature review by German Prof. Dr. Osterwalder finds that lung point-of-care ultrasound is an underutilized valuable alternative in the management of COVID-19.
Praxis (Bern 1994)
Publication
A simplified approach to cardio-pulmonary POCUS for COVID‐19 patients.
Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Publication
Insights into the use of point-of-care ultrasound for real-time decisions within pulmonary intervention.
The Scientific American
In Press
Echo in Pandemic: Front Line Perspective, Expanding Role of Ultrasound and Ethics of Resource Allocation
Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
In Press
The Use of POCUS in a critically ill pregnant women with COVID-19
The American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology
New Guidelines
Use of POCUS During Coronavirus Pandemic
American Society of Echocardiography
Journal Article
Benefits, Open questions and Challenges of the use of Ultrasound in the COVID-19 pandemic era. The views of a panel of worldwide international experts.
European Journal of Ultrasound
Journal Article
CXR for COVID-19 Triage
Journal of Urgent Care Medicine
Journal Article
COVID-19 outbreak: less stethoscope, more ultrasound
The Lancet
Journal Article
Aerosol and Surface Stability of SARS-CoV-2 as Compared with SARS-CoV-1
The New England Journal of Medicine
Journal Article
Findings of lung ultrasonography of novel corona virus pneumonia during the 2019–2020 epidemic
Intensive Care Medicine
Research Letter
Characteristics and Outcomes of 21 Critically Ill
Patients With COVID-19 in Washington State
Letter to the Editor
Can Lung US Help Critical Care Clinicians in the Early Diagnosis of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pneumonia?
RSNA
Protocols
A Seattle Intensivist’s One-Pager on COVID-19
By Dr. Nick Mark
Protocols
COVID ICU Protocols
By Dr. Bryan Reidy
Note: The proposed protocol below is based on expert suggestion but has yet to be validated by prospective trials.
Case Study
A Preliminary Study on the Ultrasonic Manifestations of Peripulmonary Lesions of Non-Critical Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19).
Case Study
POCUS in COVID-19: Ultrasound Gel Podcast
By Dr. Mike Mallin, Dr. Michael Prats and Dr. Jacob Avila
Podcast
Managing Suspected COVID-19 Patients
By Dr. Mike Stone, Dr. Micheal Prats, Dr. Mike Mallin and Dr. Jacob Avila