Shortage of X ray expertise putting children at risk

Royal College of Radiologists 'deeply concerned' about lack of training for those performing X rays and scans on children
Source: Telegraph Health - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: scans x rays baby P audit royal college of radiology NHS training Source Type: news

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Founder of both InTouch Health and Computer Motion, Dr. Yulun Wang is considered one of the fathers of modern surgical robotics. Originally a graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Wang developed AESOP (Automated Endoscopic System f...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Exclusive Surgery Source Type: blogs
Emergency diagnostics demand fast, easily available, and cost-effective procedures. The higher the accuracy of radiological imaging, the better it supports the surgeon in decision-making for further treatment. Cone-beam computed tomography has been proven to be a reliable tool in diagnosing fractures of the hand and distal forearm. It can be easily installed, has a high spatial resolution, and a potentially lower radiation dose when compared with multislice computed tomography or a series of plain x-rays.
Source: The Journal of Hand Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: The Hand Surgery Landscape Source Type: research
Discussion Foreign bodies are common problems for young children particularly ages 2-4 years who will mouth many objects and aspirate or swallow them. Children will also place foreign objects in other body orifices such as ears or noses. It is also not uncommon that young girls will inadvertently have toilet paper caught in the vaginal area during hygiene. Many of these foreign bodies may work their way out naturally not causing any problems, or may come to attention later because of chronic problems such as a foul-smell or discharge. Older children may tell adults that they have placed a foreign body in an orifice and thu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
by Drew Rosielle (@drosielle)A Series of Observations on Opioids By a Palliative Doc Who Prescribes A Lot of Opioids But Also Has Questions.This is the 5th post in a series about opioids, with a focus on how my thinking about opioids has changed over the years. See also:Part 1 – Introduction, General Disclaimers, Hand-Wringing, and a Hand-Crafted Graph.Part 2 – We Were Wrong 20 years Ago, Our Current Response to the Opioid Crisis is Wrong, But We Should Still Be Helping Most of our Long-Term Patients Reduce Their Opioid DosesPart 3 – Opioids Have Ceiling Effects, High-Doses are Rarely Therapeutic, and Ano...
Source: Pallimed: A Hospice and Palliative Medicine Blog - Category: Palliative Care Tags: cancer opioids pain rosielle The profession Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: Hip pathology may mimic lumbar spinal stenosis. In the two cases presented, plain X-rays failed to document hip fractures (case 1) and AVN (case 2), respectively, both of which were later diagnosed on MRI studies. PMID: 31583162 [PubMed]
Source: Surgical Neurology International - Category: Neurosurgery Tags: Surg Neurol Int Source Type: research
This study was conducted to quantify the human tolerance from inferior to superior impacts to whole lumbar spinal columns excised from 43 post mortem human subjects. The specimens were fixed at the ends, aligned in a consistent seated posture, load cells were attached to the proximal and distal ends of the fixation, and the impact was applied using a custom accelerator device. Pretest X-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans, prepositioned X-rays, and posttest X-rays, CT scans and dissection data were used to identify injuries. Right, left, and interval censoring processes were used for the survival analysis, 16 were righ...
Source: Annals of Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Authors: Tags: Ann Biomed Eng Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 27 September 2019Source: Materials TodayAuthor(s): Chuntian Cao, Michael F. Toney, Tsun-Kong Sham, Ross Harder, Paul R. Shearing, Xianghui Xiao, Jiajun WangAbstractWith the growing need for sustainable energy technologies, advanced characterization methods become more and more critical for optimizing energy materials and understanding their operation mechanisms. In this review, we focus on the synchrotron-based X-ray imaging technologies and the associated applications in gaining fundamental insights into the physical/chemical properties and reaction mechanisms of energy materials. We wil...
Source: Materials Today - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
Smoke-measuring smart shirts, breath sound analyzing algorithms, and smart inhalers pave the way of pulmonology and respiratory care into the future. As the number of patients suffering from asthma, COPD, or lung cancer due to rising air pollution and steady smoker-levels will unfortunately not decrease any time soon, we looked around what technology can do to help both patients and caregivers. The results are breathtaking. Attacks of breathlessness are too common The diseases which pulmonologists and respiratory care specialists attempt to fight are among the most common conditions in the modern world – and t...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers AI asthma cancer cancer treatment care COPD diagnostics inhaler lung lung cancer management medical specialty pulmonology respiratory respiratory care Source Type: blogs
Conclusion Clinical assessment and X-rays are typically sufficient for a hand specialist to diagnose and manage chronic wrist pain and few patients require additional imaging. Level of Evidence This is a Level III study. [...] Thieme Medical Publishers 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.Article in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Abstract  |  Full text
Source: Journal of Wrist Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Scientific Article Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 September 2019Source: Sensors and Actuators B: ChemicalAuthor(s): A.M. Fekry, M. Shehata, S.M. Azab, A. WalcariusAbstractCaffeine (Caf) is one of the most widespread compounds in food components, beverages and medicines, which drives us to find a simple, fast and convenient method for its determination. The promising Nano-Cobalt (II, III) oxide modified carbon paste (NCOMCP) sensor was fabricated and applied to the sensitive determination of Caf in both aqueous (0.01 mol L-1 H2SO4) and micellar media (0.5 mmol L-1 sodium dodecylsulfate, SDS). Surface characterization was ...
Source: Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
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