Written by a pioneer in critical care ultrasound, this book discusses the basic technique and “signatures” of lung ultrasound and explains its main clinical applications. The tools and clinical uses of the BLUE prool, which allows diagnosis of most cases of acute respiratory failure, are first described in detail. Careful attention is then devoted to prools derived from the BLUE prool – the FALLS prool for diagnosis and management of acute circulatory failure, the Pink prool for use in ARDS, and the SESAME prool for use in cardiac arrest – and to the LUCI-FLR program, a means of answering clinical questions while reducing radiation exposure. Finally, the book discusses all the possible settings in which lung ultrasound can be used, discipline by discipline and condition by condition. Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill comprehensively explains how ultrasound can become the stethoscope of modern medicine. It is a superb complement to the author’s previous book, Whole Body Ultrasonography in the Critically Ill.
The tools of the BLUE-prool: Basic notions: the indispensable.- . Which unit.-Which probe.- Specific notions.- The seven principles of L.U.C.I..- The BLUE-points.- The 10 signatures at a glance.- The pleural line.- The A-profile and the A-line.- The A-profile and lung sliding.- The B-line.- Interstitial syndrome and lung rockets.- The B-profile, the B’-profile.- The A’-profile and pneumothorax.- PLAPS.- PLAPS and pleural effusion.- PLAPS and lung consolidation. The C-profile.- BLUE-DVT. Deep venous thrombosis in the BLUE-prool.- Simple emergency cardiac sonography.- The BLUE-prool in clinical use: Basic principle of the BLUE-prool. The 8 profiles. The data.- Excluded patients of the BLUE-prool.- Frequently asked questions on the BLUE-prool.- The BLUE-prool and pneumonia.-The BLUE-prool and acute hemodynamic pulmonary edema.- The BLUE-prool, asthma and COPD.- The BLUE-prool and pulmonary embolism.-The BLUE-prool and pneumothorax.-The main products derived from the BLUE-prool: Pink-prool (lung ultrasound in ARDS).- The LUCI-FLR project (decrease of medical irradiation).- FALLS-prool (heart, lung, venous ultrasound in management of acute circulatory failure).-SESAME-prool (ultrasound in cardiac arrest).-Extension of lung ultrasound to specific disciplines, wider settings, various considerations: Lung ultrasound in the neonate.-All specialties involved in lung ultrasound.- Critical ultrasound, lung, heart and DVT apart.-The Extended BLUE-prool.-Non critical ultrasound.-Various considerations.- How to learn the BLUE-prool.- Holistic ultrasound, a new definition - how it can impact critical medicine.- Lung artifacts from A to Z