Six versus eight and twenty-eight scan sites for B-line assessment: differences in examination time and findings

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Nora A. Spraakman, Jildau A. Meinderts, Justin D. Postma, Arlinde J. Roelofs, Leonie Tijsma (patient inclusions for this sub-study) Renske Wiersema, Geert Koster, Frederik Keus, Iwan CC van der Horst (project leaders).


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In unresponsive patients, informed consent was first obtained from the legal representatives. Consent for use of the study data was asked at a later time if the patient recovered consciousness. If the patient died before consent was obtained, the study data were used, and the legal representatives were informed of the study. The study was approved by the local institutional review board (METc M18.228393).

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Cox, E.G.M., Wiersema, R., Wong, A. et al. Six versus eight and twenty-eight scan sites for B-line assessment: differences in examination time and findings. Intensive Care Med 46, 1063–1064 (2020).

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