Role of Point of care ultrasound of lungs at pulmonology department of Gajju Khan Medical College, Swabi.


  • Zia Ul Haq Gajju Khan Medical College Swabi KPK.
  • Muhammad Umar Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.
  • Imtiaz Khan Gajju Khan Medical College Swabi.



ARDS, Gajju-Khan-Medical-College, Point-of-Care, Pakistan, Pneumonia, Pulmonary Embolism, Pneumothorax, Swabi, Ultrasound


Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of Point of care Lung Ultrasound at Pulmonology Department Gajju Khan Medical College Swabi. Study Design: Cross Sectional study. Setting: Department of Pulmonology, Gajju Khan Medical College, Swabi. Period: March 2019 to December 2019. Material & Methods: All the patients presented to OPD meeting inclusion and exclusion criteria were included, patients were selected by consecutive non-probability sampling technique. Results: Total of 139 patients were included in our study mean age was 50.40 years, range 21-93 years and standard deviation was ±18.257. Eighty one patients had Pleural Effusion, thirteen had pneumonia and 45 patients had diffuse alveolar-interstitial syndrome. Diagnostic thoracocentesis were performed on first attempt in all patients of pleural effusions without any complication. Conclusion: Our study concluded that Point of care lung Ultrasound is a useful strategy both for diagnosis and intervention of pulmonary patients at a resource limited areas.

Author Biographies

Zia Ul Haq, Gajju Khan Medical College Swabi KPK.

FCPS, Assistant Professor Pulmonology, 

Muhammad Umar, Lady Reading Hospital Peshawar.

FCPS, Assistant Professor Pulmonology, 

Imtiaz Khan, Gajju Khan Medical College Swabi.

FCPS, Senior Registrar Pulmonology,