I was recently hired as a consultant to review claims for services provided by about 2 dozen DPMs. The fraud and the abuse are staggering. Most of those involved are young associates in private practices. The practice owners impressed these associates with how much money they can make if they bill as instructed. I have reviewed cases for an initial visit with unilateral heel pain. The patient ended up with BILATERAL xrays, ultrasound and fluoroscopy all for “comparison”. Patients... Fraud
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Podiatric Residents & Physicians Source Type: forums

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Authors: Wu YY, He FD, Chen K, Quan JR, Guo XY Abstract OBJECTIVE: To compare the clinical effectiveness of ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection with and without needle release of the A1 pulley in treating trigger finger. METHODS: A total of 60 patients with trigger finger were enrolled in this retrospective study. Among them, 30 patients were treated with ultrasound-guided needle release of the A1 pulley with corticosteroid injection (group A) and 30 patients were treated with single ultrasound-guided corticosteroids injection (group B). The following parameters were evaluated including clinical paramete...
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
Pocket-size ultrasound devices that cost 50 times less than the machines in hospitals (and connect to your phone). Virtual reality that speeds healing in rehab. Artificial intelligence that’s better than medical experts at spotting lung tumors. These are just some of the innovations now transforming medicine at a remarkable pace. No one can predict the future, but it can at least be glimpsed in the dozen inventions and concepts below. Like the people behind them, they stand at the vanguard of health care. Neither exhaustive nor exclusive, the list is, rather, representative of the recasting of public health and medic...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized HealthSummit19 technology Source Type: news
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
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Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Technology Medical Practice Physicians AI Alex Logsdon Artificial intelligence Radiology Source Type: blogs
ConclusionLimy bile is a rare clinical entity of unknown etiology but obstruction of the cystic duct may be the most important step in its occurrence. The condition needs cholecystectomy as in most of the cases it is associated with gall stones. There are no reported long term sequelae and long term follows up is not recommended.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Authors: Rodriguez RM, Ernat JJ Abstract Ultrasonography is a commonly utilized tool in orthopedic surgery for the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including pathology about the wrist. Its value should not be underestimated when other diagnostic resources are unavailable - such as in a combat setting where ultrasounds, but not X-ray, are a standard equipment item. An active duty soldier presented to an orthopedic provider in an austere environment with chronic dorsal wrist pain due to a previous fall. Physical examination and dynamic ultrasound examination allowed the deployed pro...
Source: Military Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Mil Med Source Type: research
Authors: Lu B, Deng H, Chen B, Zhao J Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate and evaluate the accuracy of ultrasound (US) imaging for measurement of ischiofemoral space (IFS) compared with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Twenty-five hips of 16 patients with hip pain and ipsilateral quadratus femoris muscle (QFM) edema were recruited to the IFI group, and 19 hips of 19 patients without hip pain and QFM edema were recruited as the control group. IFS of both groups was measured by US and MRI. The correlations and differences between US and MRI measurements were then assessed. Last, the receiver operating ch...
Source: Journal of X-Ray Science and Technology - Category: Radiology Tags: J Xray Sci Technol Source Type: research
Rationale: The physeal separations and septic osteomyelitis in newborns are unusual, which represents a challenging problem in diagnosis and treatment. Patient concerns: A 2-day-old mature male suddenly complained by parents about minimal swelling around the left knee, decreased left extremity motion and no fever. Diagnosis: Preliminary x-rays of the lower extremities demonstrated a displaced distal femoral physeal, Laboratory investigation indicated infection. Magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound showed displaced distal femoral physeal. A needle aspiration confirmed the diagnosis. Intervention: Debridement...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
In Afghanistan, when we went out for a mission, the thought always calmed me down that no matter what happens the medical team has our back, says Lieutenant Colonel Dirk Mathes, currently Desk Officer at NATO’s Headquarters to The Medical Futurist in the middle of a field somewhere close to Craiova, Romania. We’re sipping coffee from white plastic cups, while some military vehicles fire at imaginary enemies in the distance. A live firing exercise is underway on the first day of the NATO Vigorous Warrior Multinational Joint Medical Exercise. How did we end up there? Sometimes our Editor-in-Chief was asking herse...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine army exercise field medical military military medical NATO review technology telemedicine virtual reality Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: Diagnostic testing is not indicated for the majority of patients with low back pain.
Source: Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine - Category: Occupational Health Tags: ACOEM PRACTICE GUIDELINE Source Type: research
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