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Table 2 Pre- and post-test diagnoses

From: Impact of bedside lung ultrasound on physician clinical decision-making in an emergency department in Nepal

Pre-test diagnosisPost-test diagnosisN
Change in diagnosis 124 (44.3%)
 PneumoniaNo pneumonia: viral or other febrile illness58
 PneumoniaCOPD10
 COPDPneumonia28
 COPDHeart failure4
 Enteric feverPneumonia2
 AsthmaPneumonia3
 Heart failureCOPD2
 Heart failurePneumonia5
 Viral respiratory illnessPneumonia3
 Pleural effusionPneumonia4
 Pleural effusionNormal1
 PneumothoraxNormal2
 Pulmonary contusionNormal2
No change in diagnosis 156 (55.7%)
 PneumoniaPneumonia110
 COPDCOPD14
 AsthmaAsthma2
 Heart failureHeart failure12
 Viral respiratory illnessViral respiratory illness12
 PneumothoraxPneumothorax3
 End stage renal disease/fluid overloadEnd stage renal disease/fluid overload2
 Pleural effusionPleural effusion1