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Majority of PCPs assigned high value to medical imaging

January 26, 2015

The majority of primary care physicians considered access to medical imaging to be essential to patient care, indicating that it aided in establishing earlier and more definitive diagnoses, according to a recent survey.

“Advanced medical imaging constituted one of the most rapidly growing services among Medicare beneficiaries from the mid-1990s until the mid-2000s.” researcher Christine M. Hughes, BA, of the Hadley Hart Group in Chicago, and colleagues wrote. “Since 2005, however, this trend has slowed, but reductions in payment for and/or utilization of advanced imaging continue to be advocated by many policymakers. If imaging utilization has increased, likely it has been requested with increased frequency; thus, the perspectives of ordering physicians may have important policy implications.”

TBI characterization and classification need change for improved treatment

January 23, 2015
Researchers have announced a study to analyze 5,400 patients presenting within 24 hours of a clinical traumatic brain injury diagnosis in an attempt to personalize…
In the Journals

All-inside ACL demonstrates safety in skeletally immature athletes

January 22, 2015
For skeletally immature athletes, use of an all-inside ACL reconstruction technique demonstrated safety at short-term follow-up, according to study results.Researchers…
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Andrews talks treatment of young athletes with in-season shoulder dislocations

January 20, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — At Orthopedics Today Hawaii 2015, James R. Andrews, MD, spoke about the treatment of young athletes who have in-season shoulder dislocations. He…
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Biologics as the next step in future of rotator cuff surgery

January 20, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — For the repair of rotator cuff tears, healing matters; however, the use of biologics and patches has unanswered questions, according to a speaker…
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Tissues at a 3-cm Depth Vigorously Heat Using 3-MHz Ultrasound

Athletic Training and Sports Health Care, November/December 2014, Volume 6 Issue 6
Therapeutic ultrasound is often used to produce vigorous heating (Δ ⩾4°C) in tissues. Vigorous heating…
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Pediatric Annals December 2014

Sports Medicine: December 2014

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

The past two decades have witnessed an amazing increase in the participation in competitive sports by children of all…
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Pediatric orthopedic surgeon discusses current trends in managing ACL injuries in young athletes

November 6, 2014
DEAL, N.J. — Daniel W. Green, MD, reviews what orthopedic surgeons should focus on when treating a young patient…
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