Point-of-care ultrasound in nephrology

Qandeel H. Soomro, Richard Amerling

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Abstract

Purpose of review The use of POCUS has grown tremendously with the introduction of innovative, easy-to-carry and maneuver hand-held devices. This review focuses on nephrology-centric applications of POCUS that can be incorporated on a daily basis to make impactful and prompt clinical decisions. Recent findings We review articles covering use of POCUS in the dialysis unit, the Emergency Department, office, and ICU for assessment of volume status, access issues, stones, obstruction, and to help manage patients with AKI, shock, and heart failure. Summary POCUS is a welcome addition to our bedside diagnostic armamentarium and has great utility in nephrology. Trials are ongoing in evaluating outcomes with POCUS and physicians’ clinical experience using it has been extremely positive.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)176-183
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
Volume30
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • B-lines
  • Critical care
  • Dialysis
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Nephrology
  • Point-of-care ultrasound

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