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Contrast enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) a novel tool to detect intestinal epithelial barrier dysfunction in severe COVID-19 disease

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Tews, Hauke Christian ; Kandulski, A. ; Schmid, S. ; Peschel, G. ; Gülow, K. ; Schlosser, S. ; Schirner, S. ; Stroszczynski, C. ; Müller, M. ; Jung, E.M.
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Ten patients with confirmed COVID-19 disease were studied. Nine patients required intensive care treatment, among them four needed extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Contrast enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) was performed by one experienced investigator as a bolus injection of up to 2.4 ml of sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles via a central venous catheter. B-Mode evaluation and strain ...


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