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Véronique Suttels, World Conference on Lung Health 2022: Point-of-care ultrasound as a potential triage tool for tuberculosis (Part 2)

Published Online: November 12th 2022

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) is a potential triage tool for tuberculosis (TB) that could allow non-specialist healthcare workers to guide decision-making in TB management. In this touchRESPIRATORY interview, we speak with Dr. Veronique Suttels (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland) to discuss the intermediate analysis of the study investigating POCUS in Benin and the potential impact POCUS could have in the detection of tuberculosis in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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 were the study findings? (0:15)
  2. What will be the potential impact of POCUS in the detection of tuberculosis in Sub-Saharan Africa? (2:56)
  3. What will be the next steps toward realising the potential of this technology? (6:10)

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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