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Erratum to: P95 B-lines on chest ultrasound predicts elevated left ventricular diastolic pressures
© The Author(s). 2017
- Published: 11 July 2017
The original article was published in Critical Care 2017 21:57
After publication of this supplement abstract below in , it was brought to our attention that for abstract P95 all the authors should have the following affiliation: Internal Medicine, Ahmadi Hospital, Kuwait Oil Company, Ahmadi, Kuwait.
Z. Bitar1, O. Maadarani2, R. Al Hamdan2
1Hôpitaux universitaires Paris-Sud, Hôpital de Bicêtre, Inserm UMR S_999, Univ Paris-Sud, Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France; 2zouheir bitar, Fahahil, Kuwait
Introduction: We investigated the relationship between the ultrasonic B profiles and Spectral tissue Doppler echocardiography (E/E’ ratio), a non-invasive surrogate for left ventricular diastolic pressures, in patients presenting with suspicion of acute pulmonary edema.
Methods: This is a prospective observational study of 61 consecutive patients presenting with acute pulmonary edema and B - profile detected by echocardiography with a 5 MHz curvilinear probe. The Filling pressure of the left ventricle considered high when E/E’ is equal or > 15 or when value between 9 and 14 with ultrasound chest B pattern. The filling pressure is considered normal if E/E’ is equal or below 8 or the value between 9 and 14 with A-line pattern (1).
Chest ultrasound profiles based Spectral tissue Doppler echocardiography E/E’
Thoracic ultrasound profile
95% confidence interval
0.812 to 0.968
0.623 to 0.98
Positive predictive value
0.889 to 0.996
Negative predictive value
0.454 to 0.883
Conclusions: Detecting the B-profile in lung ultrasound is highly sensitive and specific for elevated left ventricular diastolic pressures in patients with acute pulmonary oedema.