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IMAGING Management

#ECR2020: The Abused Child and the Role of Imaging

2020 21 Jul

In an eye-opening session on the abused child, experts at #ECR2020 the role of imaging and determining/diagnosing child abuse.   Child abuse is quite common across the world. In the Netherlands alone, between 100,000 and 160,000 children are victims of some form of abuse every year, highlighted Prof. Rick van Rijn, a paediatric radiologist at... Read more

ICU Management

Multimodal neuromonitoring catheter insertion

2019 24 Jan

Secondary complications   Reports on secondary complications arising from insertion of a multimodal monitoring sensor using a dual lumen introducer kit in patients with subarachnoid haemorrhage, head injury or intracranial haemorrhage.   Maintenance of sufficient cerebral oxygen supply to meet metabolic demand is a key goal in managing... Read more

IMAGING Management

Ruling out CT for Minor Head Trauma

2015 29 Dec

Combinations of history and physical examination features in clinical decision rules can identify patients with minor head trauma at low risk of severe intracranial injuries, and for whom head CT may not be necessary. The findings are based on a systematic review conducted by Joshua S. Easter, MD, MSc, of the Department of Emergency Medicine, University... Read more

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

DDI in Trauma Patients

2014 17 Aug

Management of critically injured patients is usually complicated and challenging. A structured team approach with comprehensive survey is warranted. However, delayed diagnosis of co-existing injuries that are less severe or occult might still occur, despite a standard thorough approach coupled with advances in image intervention. Clinicians are easily... Read more