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Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill

The BLUE Protocol

Authors: Lichtenstein, Daniel A.

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  • Discusses the basic technique and “signatures” of lung ultrasound
  • Comprehensive description of relevant protocols including the BLUE protocol for respiratory failure and the FALLS protocol for shock
  • The only book to focus exclusively on lung ultrasound in critical care
  • Explains in detail all the possible settings in which lung ultrasound can be used
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About this book

Written by a pioneer in critical care ultrasound, this book discusses the basic technique and “signatures” of lung ultrasound and explains its main clinical applications. The tools and clinical uses of the BLUE protocol, which allows diagnosis of most cases of acute respiratory failure, are first described in detail. Careful attention is then devoted to protocols derived from the BLUE protocol – the FALLS protocol for diagnosis and management of acute circulatory failure, the Pink protocol for use in ARDS, and the SESAME protocol for use in cardiac arrest – and to the LUCI-FLR program, a means of answering clinical questions while reducing radiation exposure. Finally, the book discusses all the possible settings in which lung ultrasound can be used, discipline by discipline and condition by condition. Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill comprehensively explains how ultrasound can become the stethoscope of modern medicine. It is a superb complement to the author’s previous book, Whole Body Ultrasonography in the Critically Ill.

About the authors

Written by a pioneer in critical care ultrasound, this book discusses the basic technique and “signatures” of lung ultrasound and explains its main clinical applications. The tools and clinical uses of the BLUE protocol, which allows diagnosis of most cases of acute respiratory failure, are first described in detail. Careful attention is then devoted to protocols derived from the BLUE protocol – the FALLS protocol for diagnosis and management of acute circulatory failure, the Pink protocol for use in ARDS, and the SESAME protocol for use in cardiac arrest – and to the LUCI-FLR program, a means of answering clinical questions while reducing radiation exposure. Finally, the book discusses all the possible settings in which lung ultrasound can be used, discipline by discipline and condition by condition. Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill comprehensively explains how ultrasound can become the stethoscope of modern medicine. It is a superb complement to the author’s previous book, Whole Body Ultrasonography in the Critically Ill.

Reviews

“The introduction to Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill: The BLUE Protocol highlights the development of lung US for the critically ill and the hurdles encountered. … this book serves as an excellent reference for the topic of lung US from a comprehensive approach that has not previously been available. The author provides thorough background and has structured the concepts so as to appeal to any acute care specialty.” (Davinder Ramsingh, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 125 (4), October, 2017)

“The book reflects the colossal experience of a dedicated physician evaluating the lungs with simple ultrasound technology. It is rich in practical points, clinical pearls, anecdotes, and historical and philosophical citations. … Dr. Lichtenstein is one of the pioneers of bedside ultrasound. Hence, the book is also the history of three decades of personal struggle to advance bedside ultrasound to where it is today. … a unique book which we believe will become an instant classic.” (André Denault, Martin Girard and Yiorgos Alexandros Cavayas, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie, February, 2016)


Table of contents (41 chapters)

Table of contents (41 chapters)
  • Basic Knobology Useful for the BLUE-Protocol (Lung and Venous Assessment) and Derived Protocols

    Pages 3-9

    Lichtenstein, Daniel A.

  • Which Equipment for the BLUE-Protocol? (And for Whole-Body Critical Ultrasound). 1 – The Unit

    Pages 11-22

    Lichtenstein, Daniel A.

  • Which Equipment for the BLUE-Protocol 2. The Probe

    Pages 23-35

    Lichtenstein, Daniel A.

  • How We Conduct a BLUE-Protocol (And Any Critical Ultrasound): Practical Aspects

    Pages 37-43

    Lichtenstein, Daniel A.

  • The Seven Principles of Lung Ultrasound

    Pages 45-49

    Lichtenstein, Daniel A.

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15371-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-15370-4
  • with online files
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35741-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lung Ultrasound in the Critically Ill
Book Subtitle
The BLUE Protocol
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15371-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15371-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15370-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35741-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVI, 376
Number of Illustrations
53 b/w illustrations, 136 illustrations in colour
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