Ultrasound in Acute Dyspnea in the Field
Acute heart failure is one of the main causes of acute respiratory distres in prehospital emergency setting. The early and correct diagnosis is important because the misdiagnosis can result in deleterious consequeance to patients. Rapid bedside tests (like NT-proBNP) and point-of-care lung ultrasound could be useful methods in field. This study confirmed that the combination of ultrasound sign in combination with rapid NT-proBNP test has a hibh diagnostic accuracy in differentiating between cardiac and pulmonray causes of acute dyspnea in the field and the tretament possibilities in clinical obscure cases are mainly improved.
|Study Design:||Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
|Official Title:||Combination of Lung Ultrasound(a Comet-tail Sign) and N-terminal Pro-brain Natriuretic Paptide in Differentiating Acute Dyspnea in Prehospital Emergency Setting|
|Study Start Date:||July 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||April 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
acute dyspnea, field, diagnostic
All patients with shortness of breath as the primary complaint (defined as eitherthe sudden onset of dyspnea without history of chronic dyspnea or an increase in the severity of chronic dyspnea and were age >18 years.
|Center for Emergency Medicine maribor|
|Maribor, Slovenia, 2000|
|Principal Investigator:||Štefek Grmec, MD,PhD,Prof.||Center of Health Center for Emergency Medicine Maribor|