Orthopedics Information Center
Platelet-rich plasma injections did not significantly improve knee osteoarthritis pain symptoms or joint structure compared with placebo injections in a randomized controlled trial.
A 72-year-old woman with a history of lung cancer and hypertension presents to the emergency department with diarrhea, which has persisted for 1 to 2 weeks, and darkening of her right lower limb. What is your diagnosis?
Ob/Gyn Information Center
Researchers provide a comprehensive overview of prenatal screening for fetal aneuploidies, including traditional serum screening, ultrasound imaging, and cell-free DNA testing.
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Incidentally Discovered Short Cervix 1. What every clinician should know Clinical features and incidence Transvaginal ultrasound (TVU) cervical length (CL) is a screening test for prediction of preterm birth (PTB). A normal cervix is about 25-60 mm long outside of pregnancy and up to 28 weeks of gestation. After 28 weeks, even women destined to…
On several occasions when my patient’s podagra has been unresponsive to colchicine and indomethacin, I have had remarkable results with ultrasound to the big toe. What do your experts think?—Stanley Miller, MD, Goodyear, Ariz. I am not aware that others have utilized this therapy, but its success is surprising since mechanical disruption of gouty tophi…
A 2-month-old infant is brought to the emergency department with a history of vomiting for the past 4 days. Can you make the diagnosis?
General description of procedure, equipment, technique Intravascular ultrasound provides cross-sectional (tomographic) views of the artery to assess the anatomy. The catheters are approximately 1 mm in diameter and consist of two types: A mechanical catheter in which the ultrasound crystal rotates around the catheter within a protective sheath A multiple array catheter with multiple crystals…
Type 2 Diabetes Information Center
Investigators assessed the relationship among lean or fatty fish intake, fatty acid supplements, and lowered severity of type 2 diabetes in women following pregnancy.
Should a patient with a negative abdominal ultrasound be referred for cholecystectomy?
The Waiting Room
Assessing the costs of portable ultrasound technology.