Pediatrics

Traumatic brain injury rare for children with isolated vomiting

(HealthDay)—Children presenting with head injury with isolated vomiting rarely have clinically important traumatic brain injury (ci-TBI) or traumatic brain injury on computed tomography (TBI-CT), according to a study published ...

Surgery

AAP, POSNA release 5 pediatric orthopedic recommendations

(HealthDay)—As part of the Choosing Wisely campaign, the American Academy of Pediatrics and Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America have released a list of five orthopedic tests and procedures that are commonly ordered ...

Oncology & Cancer

Computed tomography useful for staging head, neck melanoma

(HealthDay)—Patients with head and neck melanoma benefit from the introduction of initial staging using computed tomography (CT), according to research published online Aug. 21 in Head & Neck.

Cardiology

Research supports pulmonary benefits for ACEIs, ARBs

(HealthDay)—Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) might play an important role in the prevention and treatment of emphysema, according to a study published in the May ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Teleradiology aids in assessment of thoracolumbar spine fractures

(HealthDay)—Video clips of computed tomography (CT) scans can be captured by smartphone and transmitted to surgeons' personal smartphones for reliable diagnosis, classification, and proposed treatment of thoracolumbar spine ...

Oncology & Cancer

Use of local RVUs could aid CT unit management

(HealthDay)—There is considerable variation in computed tomography (CT) radiologists' reporting workload across different tests, with a corresponding need for methods that normalize radiologist work to address reporting ...

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