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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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/04/03/thermal-imaging-of-affected-skin-improves-accuracy-of-cellulitis-diagnosis.htm
3 Apr 2024

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).
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2020/04/15/2.htm
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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/03/20/new-guideline-explains-use-of-advanced-imaging-in-cardiovascular-infections.htm
20 Mar 2024

ACP Hospitalist - Brief Case Guidelines

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/write/brief-case-submission-guidelines.html

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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2021/03/31/4.htm
31 Mar 2021

April 3, 2024

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/04/03/

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.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2018/04/11/2.htm
11 Apr 2018

March 20, 2024

ACP Hospitalist provides hospital-based physicians with news and information about the practice of hospital medicine.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/03/20/

Algorithm appears to safely exclude PE, reduce need for imaging

The YEARS algorithm combines three components of the original Wells clinical decision rule (clinical signs of deep venous thrombosis, hemoptysis, and likely diagnosis of pulmonary embolism) with varying D-dimer thresholds.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/weekly/archives/2017/06/07/3.htm
7 Jun 2017

High-sensitivity troponin-based pathway safe, effective for chest pain patients without CAD

The American College of Cardiology expert consensus decision pathway for chest pain did not meet the criteria for safety among patients with known coronary artery disease (CAD), according to a study conducted in U.S. EDs.
https://acphospitalist.acponline.org/archives/2024/03/27/high-sensitivity-troponin-based-pathway-safe-effective-for-chest-pain-patients-without-cad.htm
27 Mar 2024

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