Radiology

2016/01/11MEDICAL UPDATE

X-ray appears unreliable for spotting hip osteoarthritis

by Bruce Sylvester: Researchers report that in most cases hip x-rays are unreliable for diagnosing hip osteoarthritis (OA). The findings appeared on Dec. 8, 2015 in the British Medical Journal.

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2013/05/15MEDICAL UPDATE

AATS Report 2013 – Single dose HRE reduces transfusion

Aim is for better outcomes in anemic surgical patients with fewer transfusion-related complications, according to study presented at 93rd AATS Annual Meeting.  Anaemia increases operative mortality and morbidity in non-cardiac and cardiac surgical procedures. Anaemia surgical patients may require more blood transfusions, raising the risk of transfusion-related complications and increasing costs.

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2013/03/01MEDICAL UPDATE

GPs prefer delivering test results

According to a study in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Radiology, primary care physicians prefer to deliver the results of radiology examinations themselves and feel medico-legally obligated by recommendations within radiology reports.

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