POCUS: A Valuable Tool in Differentiating Lung Pathology

Authors

  • Gurjeet singh a/l Harvendhar Singh Emergency Department Hospital Selayang, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Loke Wei Cheng Emergency Department Hospital Selayang, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.31674/mjmr.2022.v06i04.006

Abstract

The emergency department of Malaysia has been greatly affected by overcrowding, longer waiting times, and longer admission times ever since the world was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, it is essential for the emergency department to obtain an accurate diagnosis early and provide earlier treatment for better outcomes for patients. The use of bedside lung ultrasound is useful in these scenarios in differentiating different causes of respiratory symptoms, and further management and definite treatment can be provided accordingly.

 

Keywords:

Lung Pathology, Respiratory Symptoms, COVID-19

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Published

2022-10-01

How to Cite

Singh, G. singh . a/l H. ., & Cheng, L. W. . (2022). POCUS: A Valuable Tool in Differentiating Lung Pathology. Malaysian Journal of Medical Research (MJMR), 6(4), 29-32. https://doi.org/10.31674/mjmr.2022.v06i04.006