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Empowering the willing: the feasibility of tele-mentored self-performed pleural ultrasound assessment for the surveillance of lung health.

Overview of attention for article published in The Ultrasound Journal, January 2022
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Title
Empowering the willing: the feasibility of tele-mentored self-performed pleural ultrasound assessment for the surveillance of lung health.
Published in
The Ultrasound Journal, January 2022
DOI 10.1186/s13089-021-00250-6
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Authors

Kirkpatrick, Andrew W., McKee, Jessica L., Ball, Chad G., Ma, Irene W. Y., Melniker, Lawrence A., Kirkpatrick, Andrew W, McKee, Jessica L, Ball, Chad G, Ma, Irene W Y, Melniker, Lawrence A

Abstract

SARS-CoV-2 infection, manifesting as COVID-19 pneumonia, constitutes a global pandemic that is disrupting health-care systems. Most patients who are infected are asymptomatic/pauci-symptomatic can safely self-isolate at home. However, even previously healthy individuals can deteriorate rapidly with life-threatening respiratory failure characterized by disproportionate hypoxemic failure compared to symptoms. Ultrasound findings have been proposed as an early indicator of progression to severe disease. Furthermore, ultrasound is a safe imaging modality that can be performed by novice users remotely guided by experts. We thus examined the feasibility of utilizing common household informatic-technologies to facilitate self-performed lung ultrasound. A lung ultrasound expert remotely mentored and guided participants to image their own chests with a hand-held ultrasound transducer. The results were evaluated in real time by the mentor, and independently scored by three independent experts [planned a priori]. The primary outcomes were feasibility in obtaining good-quality interpretable images from each anatomic location recommended for COVID-19 diagnosis. Twenty-seven adults volunteered. All could be guided to obtain images of the pleura of the 8 anterior and lateral lung zones (216/216 attempts). These images were rated as interpretable by the 3 experts in 99.8% (647/648) of reviews. Fully imaging one's posterior region was harder; only 108/162 (66%) of image acquisitions was possible. Of these, 99.3% of images were interpretable in blinded evaluations. However, 52/54 (96%) of participants could image their lower posterior lung bases, where COVID-19 is most common, with 99.3% rated as interpretable. Ultrasound-novice adults at risk for COVID-19 deterioration can be successfully mentored using freely available software and low-cost ultrasound devices to provide meaningful lung ultrasound surveillance of themselves that could potentially stratify asymptomatic/paucisymptomatic patients with early risk factors for serious disease. Further studies examining practical logistics should be conducted. ID ISRCTN/77929274 on 07/03/2015.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 3 16%
Other 3 16%
Unspecified 2 11%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 1 5%
Professor 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 8 42%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 4 21%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 11%
Unspecified 2 11%
Materials Science 1 5%
Computer Science 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 9 47%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 16 March 2022.
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#6,688,923
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Outputs from The Ultrasound Journal
#78
of 121 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#165,914
of 458,760 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Ultrasound Journal
#29
of 37 outputs
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