Conservative Tx for Spontaneous Pneumothorax Seems Noninferior
Modest but statistically fragile evidence suggests noninferiority to prompt interventional management (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 30, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Journal, Source Type: news

Conservative Tx for Spontaneous Pneumothorax Seems Noninferior
THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 -- Conservative management with initial observation may be noninferior to immediate interventional management for carefully selected patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax, according to a study published in the Jan.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgery Unnecessary in Many Pneumothorax Cases Surgery Unnecessary in Many Pneumothorax Cases
Conservative management may be a viable alternative to surgical intervention in spontaneous pneumothorax cases, a study found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - January 29, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Uncertain findings sabotage x-ray's value for pneumonia
Has the performance of radiography for detecting pneumonia been overstated?...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI enhances evaluation of chest x-rays AI algorithm identifies pneumothorax on chest x-rays Canada-U.S. duo wins RSNA pneumonia AI challenge RSNA launches AI challenge to detect pneumonia on x-rays Google AI algorithm shows promise for chest x-rays (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - December 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

X-Ray AI Alerts Radiologists to Suspected Pneumothorax
On-device AI algorithms pinpoint suspected pneumothorax, alerting radiologists sooner. (Source: Diagnostic Imaging)
Source: Diagnostic Imaging - December 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Authors: Whitney J. Palmer Tags: Conferences/RSNA Conference Source Type: news

Deep Learning Models Can Help Interpret Chest Radiographs
Models developed to detect pneumothorax, opacity, nodule or mass, fracture on frontal chest radiographs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - December 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

What Causes Respiratory Failure?
Discussion The respiratory system is a complex system. The upper airways must remain patient. The lower airways must interface with the vascular system. The musculoskeletal system must provide mechanical function and the central nervous system must provide overall control. Respiratory failure occurs when the overall system cannot support the body’s necessarily ventilation, oxygenation or both. Children are at higher risk of respiratory failure. They have few intrinsic lung parenchyma problems, but have very small airways that increase the airflow resistance by themselves but then have to contend with problems such as...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 2, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Recurrent Spontaneous Pneumothoraces and Vaping Recurrent Spontaneous Pneumothoraces and Vaping
Might vaping be a risk factor for spontaneous pneumothorax?Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Pneumothorax -- Time for New Guidelines? Pneumothorax -- Time for New Guidelines?
A new review examines current guidelines for the management of pneumothorax. Should they be revised?Seminars in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

J & amp;J ’s Auris Has Solid Data to Support Monarch
Johnson & Johnson’s Auris Health revealed late-breaking data from the BENEFIT study during the CHEST 2019 Conference in New Orleans last week. BENEFIT is a study of the Monarch Platform, a robotic technology indicated for the use in diagnostic and therapeutic bronchoscopic procedures. BENEFIT assessed the safety and feasibility of using a robotic system to aid in the diagnosis of peripheral pulmonary lesions 1cm to 5 cm in size. During the study, investigators performed robotic-assisted bronchoscopy using the Monarch Platform on 55 patients across five study sites. The Monarch Platform localized targe...
Source: MDDI - October 26, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Software Source Type: news

SIIM, EuSoMII bolster partnership
The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the European Society...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Societies team up to promote ethics in radiology AI ACR, SIIM announce winners of AI pneumothorax challenge SIIM seeks new editor in chief for JDI SIIM announces new board members for 2019-2020 term ACR, SIIM, STR announce AI challenge for pneumothorax (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zebra teams with Emergent Connect
Artificial intelligence software developer Zebra Medical Vision's AI1 software...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Intelerad partners with Zebra Zebra partners with Medsynaptic for AI in India Zebra's AI algorithm for CT brain bleeds gets FDA OK FDA clears Zebra's AI algorithm for pneumothorax IntellaPACS changes name to Emergent Connect (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Intelerad partners with Zebra
PACS vendor Intelerad Medical Systems is partnering with Artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Intelerad to launch enterprise software at RANZCR 2019 Zebra partners with Medsynaptic for AI in India Zebra's AI algorithm for CT brain bleeds gets FDA OK FDA clears Zebra's AI algorithm for pneumothorax Intelerad, Clario deploy joint system in Ark. Intelerad acquires Clario (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACR keeps up pressure on changes to E/M payments
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is continuing to pressure members of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR updates appropriateness criteria ACR urges CMS not to reallocate payments for E/M ACR, SIIM announce winners of AI pneumothorax challenge ACR debuts patient-oriented educational offerings ACR chosen to provide B-reader training (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI algorithm identifies pneumothorax on chest x-rays
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm can accurately identify pneumothorax...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR, SIIM announce winners of AI pneumothorax challenge Video from SIIM 2019: Dr. Jim Whitfill on AI, enterprise imaging, and patient engagement AI outperforms physicians for interpreting chest x-rays AI can identify, triage abnormal chest x-rays AI can't replace radiologists for chest x-ray reads (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
Title: Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/10/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - October 10, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

ACR updates appropriateness criteria
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has released an updated version of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR urges CMS not to reallocate payments for E/M ACR, SIIM announce winners of AI pneumothorax challenge ACR debuts patient-oriented educational offerings ACR chosen to provide B-reader training ACR welcomes minorities, women to radiology program (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACR urges CMS not to reallocate payments for E/M
The American College of Radiology (ACR) is asking the Centers for Medicare...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR, SIIM announce winners of AI pneumothorax challenge ACR debuts patient-oriented educational offerings ACR chosen to provide B-reader training ACR welcomes minorities, women to radiology program RSNA, ACR to collaborate on 3D printing registry (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 2, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Video from C-MIMI 2019: Dr. Bradley Erickson on key AI trends
AUSTIN, TX - Dr. Bradley Erickson, PhD, of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR, SIIM announce winners of AI pneumothorax challenge C-MIMI: AI could cut mammography workload in half Video from ISMRM 2019: Dr. Bradley Erickson on machine learning and clinical MRI Live from C-MIMI: Dr. Bradley Erickson on AI and radiology Is deep learning in radiology an art or a science? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACR, SIIM announce winners of AI pneumothorax challenge
The American College of Radiology (ACR) and the Society for Imaging Informatics...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR debuts patient-oriented educational offerings ACR chosen to provide B-reader training SIIM seeks new editor in chief for JDI SIIM announces new board members for 2019-2020 term ACR, SIIM, STR announce AI challenge for pneumothorax (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

What Are Pulmonary Embolism Risk Factors?
Discussion Pulmonary embolism (PE) is potentially life-threatening but fortunately rare event especially in the pediatric population. It was first described in children in 1861. PE is likely underreported because of minimal or non-specific clinical symptoms. The incidence is estimated at 0.05-4.2% with the 4.2% based on autopsy reports. It is probably also increasing as more central venous catheters (CVC) are used, and more children are surviving previously poor prognostic diseases. There is a bimodal distribution with cases
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 23, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ACR debuts patient-oriented educational offerings
The American College of Radiology has acquired the My CT Colonography center...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR chosen to provide B-reader training ACR welcomes minorities, women to radiology program RSNA, ACR to collaborate on 3D printing registry ACR, SIIM, STR announce AI challenge for pneumothorax ACR lauds bipartisan bill on 'surprise' medical charges (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zebra partners with Medsynaptic for AI in India
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Zebra Medical Vision has signed...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Zebra's AI algorithm for CT brain bleeds gets FDA OK FDA clears Zebra's AI algorithm for pneumothorax Zebra gets new patent for bone density analysis Zebra wins CE Mark for emergency imaging AI algorithms Israel awards Zebra 3 grants for AI algorithms (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 16, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Clears GE Healthcare's AI Triage Algorithm on X-Ray Device FDA Clears GE Healthcare's AI Triage Algorithm on X-Ray Device
The algorithm analyses chest x-rays for pneumothorax and flags suspected cases for radiologists to prioritize.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Hospital Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

ACR chosen to provide B-reader training
The U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has selected...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR welcomes minorities, women to radiology program RSNA, ACR to collaborate on 3D printing registry ACR, SIIM, STR announce AI challenge for pneumothorax ACR lauds bipartisan bill on 'surprise' medical charges ACR Foundation bestows humanitarian awards (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACR welcomes minorities, women to radiology program
The American College of Radiology (ACR) has opened up applications for its...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RSNA, ACR to collaborate on 3D printing registry ACR, SIIM, STR announce AI challenge for pneumothorax ACR lauds bipartisan bill on 'surprise' medical charges ACR Foundation bestows humanitarian awards ACR to bring agenda to Capitol Hill Advocacy Day May 22 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 9, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pain Management After VATS for Pneumothorax Pain Management After VATS for Pneumothorax
This study assessed the analgesic efficacy of different techniques for the management of postoperative pain following video-assisted thoracic surgery for pneumothorax.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - August 30, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Electrical injury: an unusual cause of pneumothorax and a review of literature - Handa A, Tendolkar MS, Singh S, Gupta PN.
Electrical injuries are a common occurrence and can be minor or even fatal depending on the voltage to which an individual has been exposed to. Electrical current causes tissue damage by producing heat due to local tissue resistance. Serious electrocution ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 29, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

SIIM seeks new editor in chief for JDI
The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) is looking for a new...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM announces new board members for 2019-2020 term ACR, SIIM, STR announce AI challenge for pneumothorax SIIM announces awards at annual meeting NYMIIS pairs with SIIM to revive informatics symposium Mason to retire as SIIM executive director (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 26, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Approval & #039;Finally & #039; Recognizes Vertebral Body Tethering as a Mainstream Scoliosis Treatment
A first-of-its-kind FDA approval represents a major win for Zimmer Biomet and, most importantly, the field of scoliosis treatment. Called The Tether – Vertebral Body Tethering System, the device is intended to treat growing children and adolescents whose spinal curves are approaching or have reached the range where surgical treatment is an option. It is intended to correct the most common form of scoliosis (idiopathic scoliosis) that has not responded to conservative treatment options, such as external bracing. “This decision takes an innovative surgical approach, vertebral body tetherin...
Source: MDDI - August 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Orthopedics Implants Source Type: news

RSNA, ACR to collaborate on 3D printing registry
The RSNA and the American College of Radiology (ACR) have announced that they...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 3D-printed head customizes neurosurgery simulation 3D-bioprinted model reproduces heart structure, function RSNA 2019 to expand AI coverage RSNA R&E Foundation OKs grant money SIIM: New reimbursement codes set to advance 3D printing ACR, SIIM, STR announce AI challenge for pneumothorax (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 8, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SIIM announces new board members for 2019-2020 term
The Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) has announced new additions...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR, SIIM, STR announce AI challenge for pneumothorax SIIM announces awards at annual meeting SIIM appoints new executive director NYMIIS pairs with SIIM to revive informatics symposium Mason to retire as SIIM executive director (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Video from SIIM 2019: Dr. Jim Whitfill on AI, enterprise imaging, and patient engagement
DENVER - A new artificial intelligence (AI) challenge aimed at spurring development...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SIIM: AI can detect diseases of cerebral hemispheres ACR, SIIM, STR announce AI challenge for pneumothorax (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 27, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Zebra Med Scores Nod for Intracranial Hemorrhage Alert Solution
Three times the charm when it comes to Zebra Medical. The Kibbutz Shefayim, Israel-based company has managed to win its third FDA clearance – this time for its artificial intelligence-based technology. The company’s technology is named HealthICH, which is an AI alert for intracranial hemorrhage.Zebra Med's intracranial hemorrhage triage solution can provide early detection of people who may have experienced a brain bleed. The algorithm is comprised of a, tailor-made neural network architecture designed to identify intracranial hemorrhage while tackling several challenges, such as relativ...
Source: MDDI - June 17, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Zebra's AI algorithm for CT brain bleeds gets FDA OK
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Zebra Medical Vision has received...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Zebra's AI algorithm for pneumothorax Zebra gets new patent for bone density analysis Zebra wins CE Mark for emergency imaging AI algorithms Israel awards Zebra 3 grants for AI algorithms Zebra, Clalit Health tout research at RSNA 2018 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ACR, SIIM, STR announce AI challenge for pneumothorax
A machine-learning challenge to develop algorithms for the detection of pneumothorax...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ACR lauds bipartisan bill on 'surprise' medical charges ACR Foundation bestows humanitarian awards ACR taps Monticciolo as new president SIIM announces awards at annual meeting SIIM: AI can accurately detect cerebral microbleeds (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 3, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA clears AI tool to help radiologists spot pneumothorax
Zebra Medical Vision's tool interprets medical imaging and flags potential cases for specialist review. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 13, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

FDA clears Zebra's AI algorithm for pneumothorax
Artificial intelligence (AI) software developer Zebra Medical Vision has received...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Zebra gets new patent for bone density analysis Zebra wins CE Mark for emergency imaging AI algorithms Israel awards Zebra 3 grants for AI algorithms Zebra, Clalit Health tout research at RSNA 2018 FDA clears Zebra Medical's CAC scoring software (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Real-World Data on Medtronic & #039;s Lung Cancer Device Is Promising
Recently published results of a large, multicenter trial could go a long way toward boosting adoption of electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) procedures using Medtronic's superDimension navigation system to aid in lung cancer diagnosis, staging, and treatment. The 12-month results of the NAVIGATE study were published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. "It's not enough anymore to just make a really amazing new technology, it has to be backed with clinical and economic evidence and one that allows really broad adoption around the globe to really impact as many patients as we can," Emily Elswi...
Source: MDDI - January 31, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

CO2 Pneumothorax Following Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy CO2 Pneumothorax Following Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy
This case highlights the awareness and therapeutic choice of noninvasive management for capno-thorax, an uncommon but potentially serious complication of laparoscopic surgery.BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Are The Potential Complications of a Tracheostomy?
Discussion In the past, indications for tracheostomy were often because of infection, but today are more often due to need for chronic airway support and/or ventilation. Many more children and infants are having tracheostomies placed. Decannulation rates for these children are low due to concomitant complex chronic disease such as neurological, pulmonary and congenital heart diseases. Co-morbidies are common with 3-4 being average, and frequently also including chronic technology such as gastrostomy tubes or ventriculoperitoneal shunts. Approximately 8% of children do not survive the hospitalization where the tracheostomy ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 7, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A pathology not be overlooked in blunt chest trauma: analysis of 181 patients with bilateral pneumothorax - Özdil A, Kavurmacı Ö, Akçam Tİ, Ergönül AG, Uz İ, Şahutoğlu C, Yüzkan S, Çakan A, Çağırıcı U.
BACKGROUND: Bilateral pneumothorax (BPTx) can become tension PTx and a cause of mortality, especially in severe multi-trauma patients. The purpose of this study was to analyze the incidence, morbidity, mortality, and associated factors of BPTx in multi-tra... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Patient's Elevated Airway Pressure Puzzles Providers
Discussion Whether they’re “sensed” through difficulty in ventilating a patient manually via a bag-valve mask or noted because of a ventilator alarm, elevated airway pressures present a risk of harm to the patient. Many ventilators are set to not only alarm at certain airway pressures, but to alter the inspiratory flow delivered to a patient in order to avoid further elevations in airway pressure. This may result in a reduction in the tidal volume delivered to the patient and/or reduced minute ventilation, both of which may result in hypoventilation and resulting hypercapnia. This adjustment, which ventil...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - November 29, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: John Freese, MD Tags: Airway & Respiratory Exclusive Articles Source Type: news

A Ball of Fun: Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis Presenting as a Pneumothorax
Conference abstracts (Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates)
Source: The Aspergillus Website - updates - November 19, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: GAtherton Source Type: news

Finding Lung Cancer Outside the Airways Just Got Easier
Diagnosing solitary lung tumors located outside of a patient's main airways has long been a challenge, but evidence is building around a technology designed to improve access to such tumors. According to data unveiled this week at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Paris, Broncus Medical's Archimedes virtual bronchoscopy navigation system helped to more than double the diagnostic yield for nodules with negative bronchus sign or an airway leading to the nodule. The six-year-old, San Jose, CA-based company said the Archimedes System is the only system of its kind offering real-...
Source: MDDI - September 17, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

AI spots lung nodules on CT, with low false-positive rate
A group from Alabama has developed a deep-learning artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI algorithm can triage head CT exams for urgent review NIH issues huge database of CT scans for AI testing SNMMI: AI can avoid patient misidentification on PET/CT Deep learning accurately detects brain hemorrhage AI can prescreen chest CT studies for pneumothorax (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Routine X - Ray Not Needed After US - Guided Central Line Insertion
Low risk of pneumothorax, catheter misplacement after ultrasound - guided procedure (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - August 7, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Pulmonology, Radiology, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Critical Care, Journal, Source Type: news

Routine X-Ray Not Needed After US-Guided Central Line Insertion
TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 -- Pneumothorax and catheter misplacement after ultrasound-guided central venous catheter (CVC) insertion are rare and thus do not justify post-procedural chest X-ray (CXR), according to a study published in the July issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Transporting Patients to Appropriate Receiving Destinations
Conclusion EMS is in a position to be the initiator of specialty center destination. In large cities with multiple hospitals, EMS should transport patients to the closest, most appropriate facility based on patient condition, even if this requires passing a closer facility. Where there are hospitals with multiple specialty services, EMS may be asked to activate a specific team, such as the stroke or cardiac team. In rural communities, EMS can communicate with the local hospital and by letting the hospital know of patient condition, help start the interfacility transport process from the field....
Source: JEMS Special Topics - July 19, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Dennis Edgerly, MEd, EMT-P Tags: Exclusive Articles Columns Operations Source Type: news

REBOA: The Next Stop on the Road to Trauma Management?
The management of major trauma has a long history of failures found along a road of good intention. From Military Anti-Shock Trousers (MAST) to aggressive crystalloid administration, we’ve seen management strategies come and go over the years, after the reality of the practice didn’t measure up to the expectation of improved outcomes. Today, we have several novel concepts being implemented across the world to try to move the needle for trauma resuscitation. Tranexamic acid (TXA), blood product administration, and simple (finger) thoracostomy are a few of the advances that seem to be gaining interest in EMS. Alt...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - July 5, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Mark E.A. Escott, MD, MPH, FACEP, NRP Tags: Trauma Exclusive Articles Columns Source Type: news