Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Applications in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Journal – Current Anesthesiology Reports
Article type – Journal research article – Literature review
Publication date – Jan – 2021
Authors – Timothy T. Tran, Maung Hlaing, Martin Krause
Keywords – Low-and middle-income countries, ultrasound
Open access – Yes
Speciality – Anaesthesia, General surgery, Health policy
World region Global
Language – English
Submitted to the One Surgery Index on January 17, 2021 at 12:14 am
Purpose of Review
This review highlights the applications of point-of-care ultrasound in low- and middle-income countries and shows the diversity of ultrasound in the diagnosis and management of patients.
There is a paucity of data on point-of-care ultrasound in anesthesiology in low- and middle-income countries. However, research has shown that point-of-care ultrasound can effectively help manage infectious diseases, as well as abdominal and pulmonary pathologies.
Point-of-care ultrasound is a low-cost imaging modality that can be used for the diagnosis and management of diseases that affect low- and middle-income countries. There is limited data on the use of ultrasound in anesthesiology, which provides clinicians and researchers opportunity to study its use during the perioperative period.
OSI Number – 20873