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In this section, we will highlight the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in medicine during the past week.
Targeting of Low-Dose CT Screening According to the Risk of Lung-Cancer Death
Analysis of data from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), a randomized trial comparing the...
1. Individuals at high risk of lung cancer stand to benefit from screening with low-dose CT, whereas those at low risk of lung cancer do not.
Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent)
Study Rundown: The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) identified individuals at high risk of lung cancer by...
1. Approximately half (47%) of parents surveyed were aware that ionizing radiation from head computed tomography (CT) scans could increase their child’s risk of cancer, although 63% underestimated the risk.
2. Almost all (90%) parents wanted to be informed of potential risks of ionizing radiation from diagnostic tests before...
1. Point-of-care ultrasound had 88% sensitivity and 97% specificity for skull fractures .
2. Interobserver agreement among 17 clinicians trained in ultrasound was 0.86.
Study Rundown: Head trauma is a very common, potentially devastating source of childhood injuries. While computed tomography (CT) is the gold standard diagnostic test for the...