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Table 2 Effect of ultrasound on clinical-decision making reported by ICU studies

From: The impact of lung ultrasound on clinical-decision making across departments: a systematic review

Study Year Patients (n), symptom Ultrasound Diagnosis change Management change Type of changes
Barman 2020 108, respiratory failure Lung + cardiac 40 (37%) 39 (36%) Invasive 44/69
n-Invasive 25/69
Haji 2018 93, unspecified Lung + cardiac 53 (58%) 60 (68%) Invasive 2/60
n-Invasive 58/60
Wallbridge 2017 50, respiratory failure Lung + caval 17 (34%) 15 (30%) Invasive 1/15
n-Invasive 14/15
Xirouchaki 2014 253, MV adults Lung N/A 119 (47%) Invasive 81/119
n-Invasive 38/119
Total   504   110 (43.8%) 233 (42.2%) Invasive 128/263
n-Invasive 135/263
Kröner 2008 36 adults Lung 16 of 43 (37.2%) 18 of 48 (38%) N/A
  1. MV mechanically ventilated; N/A not available; TOTAL referred to the compilation of studies published after April 2008; ICU intensive care unit