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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25340388/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-rib-fractures
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Travis S Henry, Jacobo Kirsch, Jeffrey P Kanne, Jonathan H Chung, Edwin F Donnelly, Mark E Ginsburg, Darel E Heitkamp, Ella A Kazerooni, Loren H Ketai, Barbara L McComb, J Anthony Parker, James G Ravenel, Carlos Santiago Restrepo, Anthony G Saleh, Rakesh D Shah, Robert M Steiner, Robert D Suh, Tan-Lucien H Mohammed
Rib fracture is the most common thoracic injury, present in 10% of all traumatic injuries and almost 40% of patients who sustain severe nonpenetrating trauma. Although rib fractures can produce significant morbidity, the diagnosis of associated complications (such as pneumothorax, hemothorax, pulmonary contusion, atelectasis, flail chest, cardiovascular injury, and injuries to solid and hollow abdominal organs) may have a more significant clinical impact. When isolated, rib fractures have a relatively low morbidity and mortality, and failure to detect isolated rib fractures does not necessarily alter patient management or outcome in uncomplicated cases...
November 2014: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/25334835/a-rare-case-with-an-unusual-presentation-endobronchial-metastasis-of-pelvic-chondrosarcoma
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Ayse Bahadir, Mediha Ortakoylu, Aysun Olcmen, Hasan Akin, Sinem Iliaz, Ibrahim Dincer, Naciye Arda
Bronchology/Interventional Global Case ReportsSESSION TYPE: Global Case ReportPRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PMINTRODUCTION: Chondrosarcomas are the second most frequent primary malignant bone tumors, after osteosarcomas . They are also the most common primary malignant chest wall tumors. 5-15% of chondrosarcomas are located in the thoracic wall .The most frequent site of metastasis are the lungs; other sites include the bones, brain, regional lymph nodes, and liver . Although, most pulmonary metastases present with multiple peripheral, round nodules of varying size on roentgenograms, certain metastatic sarcomas such as osteosarcomas may have unusual presentation i...
October 1, 2014: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/24603073/acr-appropriateness-criteria-blunt-chest-trauma
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Jonathan H Chung, Christian W Cox, Tan-Lucien H Mohammed, Jacobo Kirsch, Kathleen Brown, Debra Sue Dyer, Mark E Ginsburg, Darel E Heitkamp, Jeffrey P Kanne, Ella A Kazerooni, Loren H Ketai, James G Ravenel, Anthony G Saleh, Rakesh D Shah, Robert M Steiner, Robert D Suh
Imaging is paramount in the setting of blunt trauma and is now the standard of care at any trauma center. Although anteroposterior radiography has inherent limitations, the ability to acquire a radiograph in the trauma bay with little interruption in clinical survey, monitoring, and treatment, as well as radiography's accepted role in screening for traumatic aortic injury, supports the routine use of chest radiography. Chest CT or CT angiography is the gold-standard routine imaging modality for detecting thoracic injuries caused by blunt trauma...
April 2014: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/20936599/special-operator-level-clinical-ultrasound-an-experience-in-application-and-training
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Andrew R Morgan, William N Vasios, David A Hubler, Peter J Benson
Over the past few decades, ultrasound has evolved from a radiology and subspecialist-centric instrument, to a common tool for bedside testing in a variety of specialties. The SOF community is now recognizing the relevancy of training medics to employ this technology for multiple clinical indications in the austere operating environment. In the Fall 2008 issue of Journal of Special Operations Medicine two of the authors described the concept of training SOF medics to employ portable ultrasound as a diagnostic aid...
2010: Journal of Special Operations Medicine: a Peer Reviewed Journal for SOF Medical Professionals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/9148981/lung-hernia
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C Glenn, W Bonekat, A Cua, D Chapman, R McFall
Lung hernia is an uncommon entity usually resulting from trauma or inadequate healing from recent or remote thoracic surgery. A small percentage may be congenital. Four cases are reported, each demonstrating lung herniation resulting from either accidental or postsurgical trauma. Most of the previous cases have been reviewed in various surgical and radiological journals with only rare mention in the emergency medicine literature. Because emergency physicians may be the most immediate contact for patients who develop a lung herniation, they should be cognizant of this entity as a possible delayed complication to chest wall injury...
May 1997: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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