Tag: radiology

1. Early head-to-pelvis CT imaging for patients experiencing out-of-hospital circulatory arrest is safe, expedites diagnosis, and can meaningfully impact management. Evidence Level Rating: 2 (Good) Out-of-hospital circulatory arrest (OHCA) is a devastating event. For patients resuscitated from an OHCA event, determining the etiology is often challenging due to a lack of...
Lower risk of dementia in patients with atrial fibrillation taking non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants: A nationwide population-based cohort study 1. Among patients with incident atrial fibrillation, the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants compared with warfarin was associated with a decreased risk of dementia. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) While...
Image: PD 1. Male patients with mild traumatic brain injury demonstrated increased white matter abnormalities in the uncinate fasciculus compared to female-matched controls in brain MRI scans. 2. Uncinate fasciculus (UF) abnormalities detected by MRI was an independent risk factor for persistent post-concussion syndromes. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Fair) Study Rundown: The effect...
Image: PD 1. Emergency Department (ED) use of radiography in asthma increased significantly between 1995 and 2009.  2. Pediatric-focused EDs have significantly lower rates of radiography use in children with asthma, bronchiolitis and croup. Study Rundown: Nearly one million children in the U.S. present to the ED each year for asthma, bronchiolitis, or...
Image: PD 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...