New Advances in Lung Ultrasound

A special issue of Diagnostics (ISSN 2075-4418). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Imaging and Theranostics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2025 | Viewed by 1510

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1. Simulation Laboratory of Endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Techniques, Medical University of Gdansk, 80-211 Gdansk, Poland
2. Lung Transplantation Department of Cardio Surgery Clinic, University Clinical Center in Gdansk, 80-211 Gdansk, Poland
Interests: LUS; chest sonography; lung ultrasonography

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lung ultrasonography (LUS) has evolved considerably in recent decades, gaining prominence in diverse medical disciplines. This non-invasive diagnostic modality offers significant benefits in evaluating pulmonary and pleural pathologies, encouraging an increasing number of clinicians to utilize it, especially in bedside diagnostics. It facilitates timely, repeatable examinations without necessitating patient relocation, a critical advantage in managing patients with severe conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic has particularly highlighted the utility of LUS in challenging clinical scenarios, demonstrating its capacity for rapid, real-time pulmonary assessment. LUS forms an integral part of point-of-care ultrasound, now extensively utilized in emergency medicine, intensive care, neonatology, pediatrics, family medicine, and various internal medicine subspecialties. Despite the growing body of evidence for the utility of LUS, there is a discernible gap in comprehensive, evidence-based understanding of LUS, especially from a multidisciplinary perspective. This gap underscores the necessity for continued scholarly inquiry and dissemination, particularly contributions encompassing clinical, sonographic, and engineering insights in applying LUS. We invite submissions (of original research, systematic reviews, case studies, etc.) that advance the scientific and clinical understanding of lung ultrasonography. Contributions should ideally focus on novel methodologies, clinical efficacy, comparative studies, and technological innovations in LUS. We look forward to your submissions and encourage you to read and share these novel data with fellow clinicians.

Dr. Natalia Buda
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • LUS
  • chest sonography
  • lung ultrasonography
  • pulmonary pathologies
  • pleural pathologies

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Ultrasonographic Assessment of the Diaphragm
by Taiga Itagaki, Yusuke Akimoto, Takuya Takashima and Jun Oto
Diagnostics 2024, 14(14), 1481; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics14141481 - 10 Jul 2024
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Mechanical ventilation injures not only the lungs but also the diaphragm, resulting in dysfunction associated with poor outcomes. Diaphragm ultrasonography is a noninvasive, cost-effective, and reproducible diagnostic method used to monitor the condition and function of the diaphragm. With advances in ultrasound technology [...] Read more.
Mechanical ventilation injures not only the lungs but also the diaphragm, resulting in dysfunction associated with poor outcomes. Diaphragm ultrasonography is a noninvasive, cost-effective, and reproducible diagnostic method used to monitor the condition and function of the diaphragm. With advances in ultrasound technology and the expansion of its clinical applications, diaphragm ultrasonography has become increasingly important as a tool to visualize and quantify diaphragmatic morphology and function across multiple medical specialties, including pulmonology, critical care, and rehabilitation medicine. This comprehensive review aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the role and limitations of ultrasonography in assessing the diaphragm, especially among critically ill patients. Furthermore, we discuss a recently published expert consensus and provide a perspective for the future. Full article
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Detection of Pneumothorax in Severe Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome—Lung Ultrasound Pitfalls
by Konrad Mendrala, Sylweriusz Kosiński, Tomasz Czober, Paweł Podsiadło, Szymon Skoczyński and Tomasz Darocha
Diagnostics 2024, 14(2), 206; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics14020206 - 18 Jan 2024
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Lung ultrasound is gaining popularity as a quick, easy, and accurate method for the detection of pneumothorax. The typical sonographic features of pneumothorax are the absence of lung sliding, the presence of a lung point, the absence of a lung pulse, and the [...] Read more.
Lung ultrasound is gaining popularity as a quick, easy, and accurate method for the detection of pneumothorax. The typical sonographic features of pneumothorax are the absence of lung sliding, the presence of a lung point, the absence of a lung pulse, and the absence of B-lines. However, we found that in some cases, each of these elements might be misleading. Full article
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