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Bedside Ultrasound in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: Newer Uses

  • Yuki Shiomi
  • Hiroshi KurosawaEmail author
Critical Care (J Giuliano and M Bigham, Section Editor)
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  1. Topical Collection on Critical Care

Abstract

Purpose of Review

To explore recent advancements in the use of point-of-care ultrasound in the pediatric intensive care unit or during the perioperative period.

Recent Findings

Ultrasound is useful for selecting an appropriate endotracheal tube size, predicting postextubation stridor, assessing vocal cord paralysis, performing ultrasound-guided lung recruitment, assessing circulatory volume status, performing transcranial Doppler for assessment of cerebral perfusion, assessing intracranial hypertension, assessing central venous catheter tip position, and performing arterial line cannulation.

Summary

There has been rapid progress in the use of point-of-care ultrasound in pediatric critical care, which can revolutionize daily clinical practice. However, further studies are required to verify that some of these areas of clinical application are translatable and scalable to widespread adoption.

Keywords

Pediatric intensive care unit Point-of-care ultrasound Endotracheal tube Postextubation stridor Transcranial Doppler Lung recruitment 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and Animal Rights and Informed Consent

This article does not contain any studies with human or animal subjects performed by any of the authors.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pediatric Critical Care MedicineHyogo Prefectural Kobe Children’s HospitalKobeJapan

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