TABLE 3

Lung ultrasound findings in critically ill patients with SARS-CoV-2 pneumonia per patient#

VariableOverallMissingSymptomsDifference (95% CI)p-valueMissing
≤14 days>14 days
BLUE per case n76032380.0556
 A20 (26)13 (41)5 (13)28 (4–51)
 A/B16 (21)7 (22)9 (24)−2 (−23–20)
 B11 (15)4 (13)6 (16)−3 (−22–16)
 C29 (38)8 (25)18 (47)−12 (−48–2)
B-lines n512521240.8931
 Total7±57±57±4
PLAPS n68827370.66112
 Present50 (74)19 (70)29 (78)−8 (−33–17)
 Absent18 (26)8 (30)8 (22)8 (−17–33)
Lung scores calculated n245210140.24452
 LUS19±118±320±6

Data are presents as n (%) or mean±sd, unless otherwise stated. SARS-CoV-2: severe acute respiratory syndrome-coronavirus-2; BLUE: bedside lung ultrasound in emergency; PLAPS: posterolateral alveolar and/or pleural syndrome; LUS: lung ultrasound score. #: data are presented as 76 examinations in 61 patients.