Tuberculosis
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Véronique Suttels, World Conference on Lung Health 2022: Point-of-care ultrasound as a potential triage tool for tuberculosis (Part 1)

Published Online: November 12th 2022

Pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) is a contagious infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, symptoms can include a cough, chest pain and breathlessness, and in some cases the infection can spread to other organs. In this touchRESPIRATORY interview, we speak with Dr. Veronique Suttels (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland) to discuss the strengths and limitations of point of care ultrasound as a triage tool for TB and the aims and methodology of the study analysing this.

The abstract entitled ‘Point-of-care thoracic ultrasound for the detection of pulmonary TB: intermediate analysis of a prospective cohort in Benin’ was presented at the World Conference on Lung Health, 8-11 November 2022.

Questions:

  1. What are the strengths and limitations of the use of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) as a triage tool for tuberculosis? (0:15)
  2. What were the aims and methodology of your study? (3:39)

Disclosures: Véronique Suttels has nothing to disclose in relation to this video interview.

Support: Interview and filming supported by Touch Medical Media Ltd. Interview conducted by Victoria Jones.

Filmed as a highlight of the World Conference on Lung Health 2022.

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