The optimal insertion site for tube thoracostomy is at the mid-axillary line in the triangle of safety.  This avoids any major nerves or arteries aside from the intercostal vessels.  Ultrasound-guided localization of this site performed better than palpation. In semi-elective…
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There have been a few studies that have demonstrated that bedside ultrasound has a high sensitivity and specificity for fracture diagnosis. Researchers in Italy compared the accuracy of US to that of plain radiography (the gold standard) in 204 children…
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Lumbar puncture (LP), commonly performed in infants to rule out meningitis, is often not successful in the hands of inexperienced operators. Investigators conducted a study of 128 infants younger than 6 months. They compared traditional LP to LP preceded by…
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