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Lung ultrasound may help predict Covid patient outcomes

Publicado em 11 fevereiro 2021

Sao Paulo, Feb 11 (IANS) Lung ultrasound, considered a simple method for diagnosing lung disease, can also help predict the clinical progression of severe Covid-19 patients, a new study suggests.

The study, published in the journal Annals of Intensive Care, showed that the higher the lung ultrasound score, the greater the risk of admission to an intensive care unit (ICU), intubation and death.

"We found lung ultrasound to be a good predictor of the need for intensive care with endotracheal intubation and the risk of death for Covid-19 patients admitted to the emergency room. It can be a simple, cheap way to estimate the prognosis for patients infected by the virus," said researcher Heraldo Possolo de Souza from the…