• Letter to Editor: Ultrasound imaging as the first line of investigation to diagnose intestinal malrotation in children: Safety and efficacy

    3 monthes ago - By Journal of Pediatric Surgery

    We read with much interest and curiosity the article by Binu et al. The authors have successfully used their standardized Ultrasound as a bedside procedure to diagnose malrotation, especially in neonates. However, we feel that Ultrasound is already the first line and often diagnostic investigation for malrotation of midgut. Creating an ‘equivocal' group eliminates the false positives and negatives but justifiably, these terms can only be used if just two groups ‘Ultrasound positive' and ‘Ultrasound negative' for malrotation are compared to a gold standard .
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  • Real-time intestinal ultrasound images promote shared understanding in IBD patients

    Real-time intestinal ultrasound images promote shared understanding in IBD patients

    3 monthes ago - By Healio

    According to a presenter at the Crohn's and Colitis Congress, point-of-care intestinal ultrasound in pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease eliminates intolerable preparation and promotes shared understanding.
    “We need to reframe the way in which we're using imaging for monitoring and managing IBD patients,” Michael Dolinger, MD, MBA, advanced pediatric IBD fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, said. “We can actually use imaging for tight control to show patient's inflammation, improvement and lack thereof and adjust treatment
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