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Does US performed by ED docs generate further imaging?

Does ultrasound performed by emergency physicians generate further imaging...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: US elastography for liver evaluation: Worth the cost? Canadian head CT rule reduces unnecessary exams Do ED MRI scans reduce hospital stays for MS patients? Who should read point-of-care ED ultrasound exams? Increases in ED imaging use aren't across-the-board
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LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 315th LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Rob Macsweeney of Critical Care Reviews posts the 2 hour livestream of the ADRENAL...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Education LITFL review Source Type: blogs
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Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Conclusion Detection of KRAS or p53 mutation in plasma is not an effective screening tool for pancreatic cancer because accumulation of multiple mutations is required for malignant transformation in the pancreas.
Source: Pancreas - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
Todd and Lindsey Taylor had barely settled in at home in Syracuse, New York with their new baby, London, when their world turned upside down. London, who had seemed perfectly healthy at birth, woke up nine days later vomiting and struggling to breathe. They rushed her to their local children’s hospital. “The doctors did an ultrasound and found a large blood clot in her aorta that was blocking the flow of blood to her kidneys,” says Todd. “They said she was in near fatal condition when we arrived, but they put her on dialysis and were able to stabilize her.” Desperate for options The doctors in...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories blood clot Dr. Anne Hansen Dr. Heung-Bae Kim Midaortic Syndrome and Renovascular Hypertension (MAS/RVH) Program neonatal intensive care unit Source Type: news
Conclusions: Our review provides clinical and histopathological features of a primary liposarcoma of the thyroid to enable the identifi ­cation of this rare tumor entity and assist in the decision-making process regarding therapeutic options and tumor follow-up.Eur Thyroid J
Source: European Thyroid Journal - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn immunocompetent individuals, a symptomatic cytomegalovirus primary infection or reinfection should be considered in patients presenting with pericardial effusion and serositis.
Source: Journal of Medical Case Reports - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
Radiology has witnessed the introduction of amazing new discoveries such as ultrasound, CT, MRI, and PET. These technologies have vastly improved the care of patients across the world. However, the “next big thing” in radiology may not be a new scanner technology but rather new discoveries in the ways we utilize imaging data that many refer to as “artificial intelligence.”
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Opinion Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: In view of its advantages, the incorporation of ultrasonography into routine clinical practice when performed by an expert is recommended, but only in support of other diagnostic elements. The issue of low sensitivity should be further addressed. KEY WORDS: Appendicectomy, Diagnostic accuracy, Histology. PMID: 29339596 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
Conclusions: New multiple enhancing solid liver lesions should raise suspicion of uveal melanoma liver metastases. Discussion of challenging cases with the radiologist may be beneficial, as pertinent information such as size, location, and molecular prognostication status of the primary tumor can guide radiological interpretation of hepatic lesions.Ocul Oncol Pathol 2018;4:254-260
Source: Ocular Oncology and Pathology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
ConclusionsA standardized ultrasound scanning protocol demonstrates that the airway can be measured by emergency sonologists with good inter-operator reliability in all but epiglottic thickness. The measurements correlate with Mallampati score but not with BMI. Future investigation might focus on ultrasound evaluation of the airway in patients receiving airway management to determine whether ultrasound can predict challenging or abnormal airway anatomy prior to laryngoscopy.
Source: Critical Ultrasound Journal - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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