Search Tag: computed tomography

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CEUS - increasing use in emergency and critical care

2018 08 May

Point-of-care ultrasonography has distinct advantages over computed tomography (CT) in terms of portability, cost, lack of ionising radiation, and improved spatial resolution. Still, CT has superior diagnostic accuracy in many urgent and emergent conditions. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) using intravascular microbubbles holds promise to close... Read more

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Predicting Neurologic Outcome in Cardiac Arrest Patients

2017 11 Jul

Researchers in South Korea previously reported that diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) could be used to predict neurologic outcomes before targeted temperature management (TTM) after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) from cardiac arrest. In a new study, the same team of researchers compared the efficacy of brain computed... Read more

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Doctor-Patient Relationship is Key to Reducing CT Scan Overuse in ED

2015 23 Nov

In emergency department settings, overuse of computed tomography (CT) for minor head injury continues despite rigorously validated clinical decision rules like the Canadian CT Head Rule (CCHR). Medical experts say one in every three CT scans performed on patients with minor head injury is unnecessary. New research from Yale University has found that,... Read more

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Intracranial Pressure Monitoring in TBI: Consensus Statements

2015 22 Oct

Seven consensus statements from a panel of leading international experts in the treatment of severe traumatic brain injury (sTBI) provide a clear interpretation of the results from the BEST TRIP trial, which have led to ongoing debate over the value of intracranial pressure monitoring in sTBI. These new consensus statements, published in Journal of... Read more

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Specialised Ambulance Increases ‘Golden Hour' Thrombolysis

2014 20 Nov

The use of a stroke emergency mobile unit (STEMO) helped increase the percentage of stroke patients who received thrombolysis to break down blood clots within the so-called ‘golden hour', the 60 minutes from time of symptom onset to treatment, a window of time when treatment may be most effective, according to researchers in Germany. A STEMO is a specialised... Read more