Neuroscience

Optic nerve ultrasound may ID increased intracranial pressure

(HealthDay)—Optic nerve ultrasonography can help diagnose increased intracranial pressure with high specificity and sensitivity for patients with traumatic and nontraumatic brain injury, according to a review published ...

Cardiology

PCPs perform ultrasound for DVT similarly to vascular experts

(HealthDay)—Compared to vascular experts, general practitioners perform compression ultrasonography for diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the leg similarly well, according to a study published in the November/December ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ultrasonography not necessary for evaluation of hypothyroidism

(HealthDay)—Imaging studies, including thyroid ultrasonography, are not required for the evaluation of hypothyroidism, and their risks include treatment of incidentally discovered nodules, patient and physician anxiety, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ultrasound findings correlate with inflammatory myopathies

(HealthDay)—Ultrasonography findings seem to correlate well with the disease activity of idiopathic inflammatory myopathies (IIMs), and may be a useful tool for patient evaluation, according to a study published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Sound waves could be viable alternative in diagnosing minor fractures

Researchers conducted a study of the usefulness and efficiency of portable ultrasound in detecting the presence of minor fractures in patients presenting to a minor injuries unit. Analysis showed that 85% of patients with ...

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