Written by an intensivist familiar with ultrasound, this book describes a new clinical tool: ultrasound for the intensive care and emergency physician. It specifically details findings of immediate clinical relevance throughout its pages. This volume is not only an exhaustive atlas dealing with the most variable aspects of the critically ill patient, but it is above all a guide, a permanent aid in the therapeutic decision.
An English translation of L’Echographie Générale en Réanimation was necessary,
after two French versions in 1992 and 2002.
Ultrasound has, it is true, gained a more important place in emergency and
intensive care medicine.Technological evolution alone does not explain this popularity.
Technology develops extremely quickly, but we have always suggested –
and continue to do so – that before rushing to the most modern ultrasound units,
we should already make optimal use of so-called obsolete devices. Since at least
1978, the quality of the images was sufficient to make life-saving diagnoses. One
interesting outcome of technological progress is increasing miniaturization,
which makes ultrasound easier to exploit in unusual places such as the ambulance