Search Tag: paediatric

#RSNA14: Many Chest X-rays In Children Are Unnecessary

2014 03 Dec

According to a study presented this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), researchers at the Mayo Clinic have found that many children receive chest x-rays that may be unnecessary and have no clinical benefit.     "Chest x-rays can be a valuable exam when ordered for the correct indications," said Ann... Read more

Congenital Heart Surgery: High-Quality Hospitals Offer Lowest-Cost Care

2014 28 Nov

A new study has found that US children’s hospitals providing the highest-quality care for children undergoing heart surgery also appear to deliver care most efficiently at a low cost. The study, led by the University of Michigan, covered 30,670 heart surgery patients aged 0-18 years across 27 different hospitals. The findings were presented at the American... Read more

93% of Paediatric Fractures Splinted Improperly

2014 12 Oct

According to a recent study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, approximately 90 percent of potential paediatric fractures are splinted improperly in emergency rooms and urgent care centres.   The findings of the research were presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (APP) National Conference & Exhibition... Read more

Paediatric Appendicitis: Algorithm Reduces CT Scan Use

2014 05 Aug

A study recently published in the journal Surgery and conducted by researchers of the Mayo Clinic Children’s Center, highlights that an algorithm designed to aid the diagnosis of appendicitis in paediatric patients lowers the use of computed tomography (CT) scans. The most frequent reason for acute abdominal pain in children, acute appendicitis is... Read more

Paediatric Medical Imaging: The Three ‘Rights’

2014 17 Jul

In order to promote the safe and effective use of medical imaging, the Mayo Clinic has started a collaborative effort to ensure that a national protocol is put into action. This initiative, published online in the Journal of Patient Safety, calls for the American College of Radiology, the Joint Commission, the Intersociety Accreditation Commission... Read more