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Role of Point-of-care Ultrasound Imaging in Neonatal Sepsis

Rema Nagpal, Pradeep Suryawanshi

Keywords : Cardiac hemodynamics, Gut ultrasound, Lung ultrasound, Neonates, Point-of-care ultrasound, Sepsis

Citation Information : Nagpal R, Suryawanshi P. Role of Point-of-care Ultrasound Imaging in Neonatal Sepsis. Pediatr Inf Dis 2020; 2 (3):89-98.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10081-1249

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 25-11-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Neonatal sepsis remains a very common cause of morbidity and mortality. Point-of-care ultrasound imaging is a useful tool to determine the site of infection, the progress of sepsis, and prognosis/outcomes of septic neonates. The organ system imaging that is useful includes cardiac ultrasound for delineation of the hemodynamics, cranial imaging for changes in meningitis/ventriculitis, lung ultrasound for early detection of effusions and consolidation, and gut imaging for gut perfusion and viability in necrotizing enterocolitis. We describe the role of ultrasound imaging in the early diagnosis and management of neonatal sepsis.


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