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Guidelines on diagnosing complicated intra-abdominal infections updated

The Infectious Diseases Society of America offered recommendations on initial imaging and cultures for suspected appendicitis, cholecystitis, cholangitis, diverticulitis, and intra-abdominal abscesses.
17 Jul 2024

CT perfusion imaging not often available at hospitals treating acute ischemic stroke

In findings from a Texas Medicare cohort validated with national data, 3% of patients with acute ischemic stroke were evaluated with CT perfusion, and most cases were evaluated at hospitals that did not offer this test.
31 Mar 2021

Patients with low-risk S. aureus bacteremia may not need routine imaging

In a retrospective cohort study in the Netherlands, relapse-free survival at 90 days was similar in patients with low-risk S. aureus infection who received additional imaging and those who did not.
17 Apr 2024

ACP Hospitalist - Brief Case Guidelines

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.

New guidance on CPR, chest imaging, and ECMO

Medical societies addressed appropriate resuscitation and chest imaging practices for patients with COVID-19, as well as general use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO).
15 Apr 2020

New guideline explains use of advanced imaging in cardiovascular infections

A new multisociety guideline compares radionuclide imaging with fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/CT and single photon emission CT/CT leukocyte scintigraphy with echocardiography and cardiac CT for patients with infections.
20 Mar 2024

Unnecessary blood tests and imaging common in cellulitis hospitalizations, study finds

Over two-thirds of patients with uncomplicated cellulitis received imaging, none of which would have been recommended by guidelines from the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
11 Apr 2018

Thermal imaging of affected skin improves accuracy of cellulitis diagnosis

A combination of maximum temperature in the affected area and the ALT-70 (asymmetry, leukocytosis, tachycardia, and age ≥70 years) prediction model provided the greatest specificity for identifying cellulitis in ED patients, a study found.
3 Apr 2024

Clinical decision support may be best strategy to reduce imaging for pulmonary embolism

In a systematic review of 17 studies, electronic clinical decision support was associated with a reduction in the use of imaging ranging between 8.3% and 25.4%, a rise in diagnostic yield of 3.4% to 4.4%, and an increase in appropriate ordering of 18% to 19%.
10 Jan 2018

April 3, 2024

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