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Table 3 Administrated treatments by the rapid response teams at the bedside in POCUS group versus the physician judgment (control) treatment groupsa

From: Bedside POCUS during ward emergencies is associated with improved diagnosis and outcome: an observational, prospective, controlled study

  Control group n = 82 POCUS group n = 83 P value
Drainage 8 (10) 14 (17) 0.18
Volemic expansion 40 (49) 29 (35) 0.07
Diuretics 13 (16) 16 (19) 0.56
Nitrates 2 (2) 7 (8) 0.16
Noninvasive ventilation 15 (18) 21 (25) 0.27
Oxygen therapy 58 (71) 53 (64) 0.34
Invasive ventilation 20 (24) 9 (11) 0.02
Aerosol bronchodilators 22 (27) 21 (25) 0.82
Aerosol corticoids 9 (11) 4 (5) 0.14
Systemic corticoid 13 (16) 4 (5) 0.02
Antibiotic 43 (52) 28 (34) 0.02
Curative anticoagulation 4 (5) 5 (6) 1
Aspirin 2 (2) 0 0.25
Inotrope 3 (4) 3 (4) 1
Vasopressor 29 (35) 7 (8) 0.00002
Antiarrhythmic 1 (1) 1 (1) 1
Transfusion 7 (9) 3 (4) 0.21
Physiotherapy 7 (9) 9 (11) 0.61
  1. aData are expressed as no. (%) of participants
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