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Cynthia M Adams, Mark I Neuman, Jason A Levy
OBJECTIVES: To determine the test characteristics of point-of-care ultrasonography for the identification of a drainable abscess and to compare the test characteristics of ultrasonography with physical examination. In addition, we sought to measure the extent to which ultrasonography impacts clinical management of children with skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs). STUDY DESIGN: We performed a prospective study of children with SSTIs evaluated in a pediatric emergency department...
February 2016: Journal of Pediatrics
Seungsoo Lee, Young-Hun Choi, Jung-Eun Cheon, Myung-Joon Kim, Mi-Jung Lee, Myoung Ju Koh
OBJECTIVE: To review imaging features of fibrous hamartoma of infancy (FHI), focusing on ultrasonography (US) findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed pediatric patients who were diagnosed with pathologically confirmed FHI in two children's hospitals from 2004 to 2013. Imaging features of US, Doppler US, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were evaluated. RESULTS: Thirteen pediatric patients (M:F = 7:6; age 5-22 months, mean 11...
May 2014: Skeletal Radiology
R Vohra, C Rangan, R Bengiamin
BACKGROUND: Crotaline snakebites are routinely assessed with serial external examinations. We sought to correlate external findings with changes observed on ultrasound imaging. METHODS: This was a prospective, observational study of consecutive rattlesnake envenomation in patients treated at a single hospital in central California. Information recorded for each case included clinical data, gross external examination, and ultrasound images of tissue edema, localized fluid collections, and video footage of muscle fasciculations...
November 2014: Clinical Toxicology
Doh Young Lee, Jungirl Seok, Yoon-joong Kim, Min-Su Kim, Myung-Whun Sung, J Hun Hah
BACKGROUND: Although ultrasound is regarded as the first choice imaging modality for evaluating a pediatric neck mass, neck computed tomography (CT) is necessary for urgent surgical conditions such as deep neck infections. Our aim was to evaluate the diagnostic effectiveness of and proper patient selection for neck CT as a method for the initial evaluation of pediatric neck masses in the emergency department. METHODS: We analyzed the medical records of 105 pediatric patients who visited the emergency department with neck mass whose initial imaging work-up was a neck CT and who visited the emergency department with a neck mass...
October 2014: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
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