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Osteoporotic vertebral fractures are often under reported by radiologists, particularly non-musculoskeletal radiologists.
Researchers from the United Kingdom performed a retrospective cohort study to investigate the reporting and follow-up of vertebral fragility fractures (VFFs) by radiologists at their facility. Patients with osteoporotic VFFs are at increased risk of future fractures, including hip fractures.
Chest x-ray uses a very small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the chest. It is used to evaluate the lungs, heart and chest wall and may be used to help diagnose shortness of breath, persistent cough, fever, chest pain or injury. It also may be used to help diagnose and monitor treatment for a variety of lung conditions such as pneumonia, emphysema and cancer. Because chest x-ray is fast and easy, it is particularly useful in emergency diagnosis and treatment.
Patients with rotator cuff tears who underwent repair within 6 months after injury experienced statistically and clinically superior improvement in outcomes compared with patients who underwent repair after 6 months of injury, according to recently published results.
Surgeon-level reporting on surgical outcomes is a controversial topic that has received much blowback from the medical community, but Ashish Jha, MD, MPH, believes it is a necessary step to ensure top quality care, according to an op-ed penned in JAMA. Surgical outcomes are currently reported by hospital, but many critics of surgeon-level reporting argue that individual outcomes offer too small a sample size to accurately gauge an organization's level of quality.