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Seeing is Believing: The Import of Lung Ultrasound!

Keywords : BLUE protocol, Lung ultrasound, Lung ultrasound score, Pneumonia

Citation Information : Seeing is Believing: The Import of Lung Ultrasound!. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (8):894-895.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24291

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


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