Development of injury risk models to guide CT evaluation in the emergency department after motor vehicle collisions.

The objective of this study was to (1) create risk models for internal injuries of occupants involved in MVCs based on CT body regions (head, neck, chest, abdomen/pelvis, cervical spine, thoracic spine, and lumbar spine) and (2) evaluate the performance of these risk prediction models to predict internal injury. METHODS: All Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) 2008 injury codes were classified based on which CT body region would be necessary to scan in order to make the diagnosis. Cases were identified from the NASS-CDS. The NASS-CDS data set was queried for cases of adult occupants who sought medical care and for which key crash characteristics were all present. Forward stepwise logistic regression was performed on data from 2010-2014 to create models predicting risk of internal injury for each CT body region. Injury risk for each region was grouped into 5 levels: very low (
Source: Traffic Injury Prevention - Category: Accident Prevention Authors: Tags: Traffic Inj Prev Source Type: research

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Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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Conclusions: The present study results show that all the dose parameters of HRCTV, bladder, and rectum with 60Co were comparable with those of 192Ir HDR source. The isodose distribution is more bulge out for 60Co in cranial-caudal direction compared to that of 192Ir. However, these differences can be reduced by treatment planning optimization techniques. The clinical plan evaluation in each slice and plane is necessary to explore the logistic and financial benefits of miniaturized 60Co source over 192Ir HDR source.
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There are juxtaposed opinions in the literature as to the efficacy of fluorodeoxyglucose –positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG-PET/CT) for evaluating cervical lymph nodes in esophageal cancer. Much of this debate resides within a larger, more contentious issue–the potential treatment options for the cervical nodal basin. On one hand, 3-field dissection performed by experienced surgeons historically emerged as superior to lesser dissection. The vast experience of Akiyama and colleagues1 was described in their manuscript from 1994, in which patients treated with 3-field esophagectomy were found t...
Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
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Source: The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery - Category: Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery Authors: Tags: Thoracic Source Type: research
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