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Thứ Năm, 28 tháng 5, 2020

Ultrasound Can Diagnose Many Arm Fractures in Kids

By Lisa Rappaport
May 22, 2020
(Reuters Health) - While ultrasound can accurately diagnose many upper extremity fractures in children, a new study suggests it may not always catch elbow fractures.
Researchers conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis, examining data from 32 studies with 2,994 pediatric patients who had a total of 3,415 scans for symptoms consistent with upper extremity fracture. As a reference point to compare the accuracy of ultrasounds, 30 studies used plain radiographs; one study used radiographs, MRI or bone scan; and one study used MRI.

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