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The Therapeutics and Technology Assessment Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has reassessed the use of neuroimaging in patients presenting to the emergency department with seizure.
Mar 1, 2008 Issue
AHA Guidelines on Cardiac CT for Assessing Coronary Artery Disease [Practice Guidelines]
The American Heart Association (AHA) has released guidelines for the use of cardiac computed tomography (CT) when evaluating patients for coronary artery disease.
Sep 1, 2007 Issue
Counseling Women About Mammography: Benefits vs. Harms [Cochrane for Clinicians]
Studies of mammography show a 0.1 percent absolute reduction in breast cancer mortality with mammography. This means that if 2,000 women are offered mammography over 10 years, one woman would have her life prolonged, 10 healthy women would be treated unnecessarily for breast cancer, and about 200 wo...
Aug 1, 2007 Issue
AGA Releases Position Statement on CT Colonography [Practice Guidelines]
Although computed tomographic (CT) colonography is considered investigational for colorectal screening, the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) suggests that it could significantly influence patient care and how the field of gastroenterology is defined.
Jun 1, 2007 Issue
ACS Recommendations on MRI and Mammography for Breast Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines]
According to new guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS), women at high risk of developing breast cancer should receive annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as an adjunct to mammography.
Noninvasive cardiac imaging can be used for the diagnostic and prognostic assessment of patients with suspected or known coronary artery disease. It is central to the treatment of patients with myocardial infarction, coronary artery disease, or acute coronary syndromes with or without angina. Radion...
Minor head injury is commonly seen in the primary care and emergency department settings. Minor head injury typically includes brief loss of consciousness or other symptoms of concussion. Several clinical decision rules have been developed and validated to help identify patients who need CT of the brain.
Neck pain caused by blunt trauma from a motor vehicle collision, fall, or other injury is a common occurrence. Many patients who decline ambulance transport after an injury will present to their primary care physician rather than the emergency department. Two clinical rules have been developed and v...
New guidelines for diagnostic testing in patients with nonacute headache have been released by the U.S. Headache Consortium and endorsed by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the American Headache Society (AHS), the American College of Emergenc...