Continuous Monitoring Versus Intermittent Auscultation of Wheezes in Patients Presenting With Acute Respiratory Distress
Y. K. Au, T. Muqueem, V. Faveau, A. Cardenas, P. Glasser, B. Geris, M. Glass, G. Hassen
Lung auscultation is used in the diagnosis and
management of respiratory diseases in both outpatient and acute care settings. This study conducted in 2019 at NYC Health + Hospitals showed continuous auscultation to be more sensitive than intermittent auscultation in determining the presence of wheezes in patients presenting with asthma or COPD exacerbation.
Published in 2022 by the Journal of Emergency Medicine.