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Pleural Ultrasound for Clinicians


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Clinical Indications for Pleural Ultrasound. Basic Physics of Diagnostic Ultrasound and Control "Knobology". Getting Started: Bringing the Ultrasound Machine to the Patient. Image Interpretation: Normal Ultrasound of the Chest. Image Interpretation: Pleural Effusions. Image Interpretation: Related Thoracic Structures. Pneumothorax. Artifacts, Pitfalls, and Limitations. Real-Time Ultrasound-Guided Pleural Procedures . Ultrasound Skills and Application beyond the Pleura . Ultrasound Training and Accreditation. Choosing a Thoracic Ultrasound Machine. Index .

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Claire L Tobin BA BMBCh MRCP, Clinical Pleural Fellow, Respiratory Department, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia.Y C Gary Lee MBChB PhD FCCP FRACP Winthrop Professor of Respiratory Medicine, University of Western Australia; Consultant & Director of Pleural Services, Respiratory Department, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital; Head, Pleural Disease Unit, Lung Institute of Western Australia.


"This is the first book on this topic and it is a valuable contribution to the field of pulmonology. I teach and perform ultrasound-guided pleural procedures, and I found this to be a complete and concise manual on the topic. Weighted numerical score: 99 - 5 stars."
-K. P. Ravikrishnan, FRCP(C), FACP (William Beaumont Hospitals), from Doody's Book Reviews (TM)

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