Focused Issue on Critical Ultrasound

Posted On 2019-11-22 10:23:06

This focused issue on “Critical Ultrasound” is edited by:

  • - Daniel De Backer, Department of Intensive Care, CHIREC Hospitals, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium;
  • - Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Medical and Surgical ICUs University Hospital Ambroise Paré, Assistance Publique des Hôpitaux de Paris, Boulogne-Billancourt, France;
  • - Caibao Hu, Department of Critical Care Medicine, Zhejiang Hospital, Hangzhou, China.

Critical Care Ultrasounds (CCUS) has now been recognized as an essential part of critical care practice. CCUS is best defined as the ultrasound procedures performed at bedside by intensivists for diagnostic procedures as well as for guidance of therapeutic management and invasive procedures. CCUS applications have been described in depth in several consensus and review papers. It includes (non-exhaustive list) echocardiography, lung ultrasounds, abdominal ultrasounds, vascular ultrasounds, and cerebral ultrasounds.

Editorial on Critical Ultrasound

Critical Ultrasounds: a foreword
Daniel De Backer, Antoine Vieillard-Baron, Caibao Hu

Original Article on Critical Ultrasound

Focused airway ultrasound: an armamentarium in future airway management
Osman Adi, Meng Sum Kok, Shaik Farid Abdull Wahab

Review Article on Critical Ultrasound

Field Guide to Critical Care Echocardiography: the UK View
Claire Colebourn

Advances in lung ultrasound in critically ill patients
Luigi Vetrugno, Tiziana Bove, Giovanni Maria Guadagnin, Daniele Orso, Alessandro Brussa, Giovanni Volpicelli

Role of echocardiography in the management of veno-arterial extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation patients
Clotilde Bailleul, Nadia Aissaoui

Echocardiographic assessment of left ventricular function
Yoann Zerbib, Julien Maizel, Michel Slama

Hemodynamic monitoring of ARDS by critical care echocardiography
Mathieu Godement, Antoine Vieillard-Baron

Echocardiographic approach to shock
Daniel De Backer, Simone Giglioli