The bell rang at the Center for Emergency Department as Ph.D. candidate Stig Holm Ovesen and Associate Professor Jesper Weile published the article "Point-of-care lung ultrasound in emergency medicine: A scoping review with an interactive database."

There is a significant amount of research emerging on point-of-care lung ultrasound in emergency medicine. Therefore, the purpose of this scoping review was to provide an overview of the evidence.

The review provides an overview of 406 studies, of which a full 92% had an observational study design, and 79% had a primary diagnostic accuracy aim. This leaves a continued lack of research investigating benefit for patients — particularly whether point-of-care lung ultrasound changes clinical decisions. If ultrasound does not alter further evaluation or treatment, it cannot change anything for the patient.

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