Radiological trends in trampoline-related paediatric injuries in a major paediatric trauma centre: a 6-year experience

AbstractAimReview of visits to the radiology department related to trampoline injuries in a major trauma centre in the UK over a 6-year period, and analysis of imaging performed, injury type, and seasonal trends in children under 18  years of age.Subject and methodsRetrospective review of the Radiology Information System (RIS) for requests and reports between January 2012 and December 2017 containing the search term “tramp*” with an age of
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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AbstractThe authors prospectively studied ionizing radiation exposure in consecutive 107 very low birth weight (VLBW) neonates, admitted to their Level III neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Number of X-rays, their indications and calculated dose of radiation were documented. Their mean birth weight (+SD) and gestational age (+SD) were 1077 ( ±219.8) g and 29.7 (+2.57) wk respectively. Extremely low birth weight (ELBW) neonates underwent significantly higher radiographs when compared with VLBW neonates; 7.5(5 –13.25)vs. 2(1 –6);p 
Source: Indian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Conclusions: The global LUS score explains most of the variance in the RALE score. This information adds to the available evidence that LUS is a potentially radiation–free alternative to the CXR in ventilated ICU patients.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Acute critical care 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
Jnl Wrist Surg DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1693147 Background Scaphoid fracture accounts for approximately 15% of acute wrist fractures. Clinical examination and plain X-rays are commonly used to diagnose the fracture, but this approach may miss up to 16% of fractures in the absence of clear-cut lucent lines on plain radiographs. As such, additional imaging may be required. It is not clear which imaging modality is the best. The goal of this study is to summarize the current literature on scaphoid fractures to evaluate the sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy of four different imaging modalities. Case description&emsp...
Source: Journal of Wrist Surgery - Category: Orthopaedics Authors: Tags: Survey or Meta-Analysis Source Type: research
Conclusions: We conclude that late radiographic dysplasia does occur after normal clinical and ultrasound screening in breech babies, although not to the same extent as recently published data. We cannot recommend prophylactic abduction devices for breech babies who have a normal hip ultrasound at 6 weeks of age. Consideration must be given to further clinical and radiographic follow-up for hip dysplasia when the risk factor of breech presentation is present. Level of Evidence: Level II—prospective comparative trial.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Hip Source Type: research
FDA is alerting women, healthcare providers, and others getting breast cancer screening that thermography is not an effective alternative to mammography and should not be used in place of mammography for breast cancer screening or diagnosis. The agency said there is no valid scientific data to demonstrate that thermography devices, when used on their own or with another diagnostic test, are an effective screening tool for any medical condition, including the early detection of breast cancer or other diseases and health conditions. Mammography, which involves taking X-rays of the breasts, is the most effective breast cancer...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Imaging Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2018Source: The Egyptian RheumatologistAuthor(s): Amany R. El-Najjar, Nillie Ezzeldin, Khaled M. El-Gerby, Nashwa M. Alazizi, Hoda A. IbraheemAbstractAim of the workTo investigate the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels in serum and synovial fluid of patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and to determine the relationship of VEGF levels with clinical manifestation, physical function, radiographic grading and ultrasonography (US) findings.Patients and methods45 patients with KOA and 15 matched control subjects were enrolled. Western Ontario McMaster Osteoarthritis inde...
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
ConclusionRoutine CXR consumes valuable time and resources (≅$155,000 annually) and rarely affects management. Selection should be guided by clinical factors.
Source: Journal of Critical Care - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Publication date: March 2018Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal, Volume 70, Issue 1Author(s): Ghada Youssef, Nashwa Taher Allam, Wafaa Gaber, Angie Afifi, Dina HeshamAbstractBackgroundRheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with elevated plasma level of inflammatory markers. Chronic inflammation is known to predispose to endothelial dysfunction and increased arterial stiffness, which is an important marker of subclinical atherosclerosis and increased cardiovascular risk.ObjectiveThe aim is to test for the relationship between disease activity and arterial stiffness in RA patients.MethodsThe study included 90 RA patients, at...
Source: The Egyptian Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2018Source: The Egyptian RheumatologistAuthor(s): Amany R. El-Najjar, Nillie Ezzeldin, Khaled M. El-Gerby, Nashwa M. Alazizi, Hoda A. IbraheemAbstractAim of the workTo investigate the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels in serum and synovial fluid of patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) and to determine the relationship of VEGF levels with clinical manifestation, physical function, radiographic grading and ultrasonography (US) findings.Patients and methods45 patients with KOA and 15 matched control subjects were enrolled. Western Ontario McMaster Osteoarthritis inde...
Source: The Egyptian Rheumatologist - Category: Rheumatology Source Type: research
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