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Saturday, February 3, 2018

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Emergency Medicine. 2018 January;50(1): 38-40 - Author(s): Smith T., Taylor T., Meer J
"Acute dyspnea, with or without hypoxia, is a common patient presentation in the ED, and can be the result of a myriad of mainly cardiac, pulmonary, and metabolic conditions—many of which are life-threatening. Therefore, it is crucial to determine or narrow the diagnosis promptly and initiate appropriate treatment. Focused ultrasound of the lungs can provide important information that can change a patient’s clinical course within minutes of initial evaluation..."