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Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Children

Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Children 2020, 7(11), 213; https://doi.org/10.3390/children7110213
Received: 7 October 2020 / Revised: 26 October 2020 / Accepted: 3 November 2020 / Published: 6 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Pediatric Anesthesia)
Anesthesiologists and other acute care physicians perform and interpret portable ultrasonography—point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS)—at a child’s bedside, in the perioperative period. In addition to the established procedural use for central line and nerve block placement, POCUS is being used to guide critical clinical decisions in real-time. Diagnostic point-of-care applications most relevant to the pediatric anesthesiologist include lung ultrasound for assessment of endotracheal tube size and position, pneumothorax, pleural effusion, pneumonia, and atelectasis; cardiac ultrasound for global cardiac function and hydration status, and gastric ultrasound for aspiration risk stratification. This article reviews and discusses select literature regarding the use of various applications of point-of-care ultrasonography in the perioperative period. View Full-Text
Keywords: pediatric; anesthesia; point-of-care; bedside ultrasound; surgery; perioperative; diagnostic imaging pediatric; anesthesia; point-of-care; bedside ultrasound; surgery; perioperative; diagnostic imaging
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